News : Dunedin Fringe Festival


Dunedin Fringe 2021

This is the Dunedin Fringe blog for updates relating to the Festival.


Again! Again!  Owing to personal reasons, this event has withdrawn from the festival.

Midlife Cartooning  Friday 19 March session is cancelled, but will still be going ahead on Wednesday 24 March at 5.30pm


15th January 2021

Statement from Dunedin Fringe Arts Trust Director Gareth McMillan.

After an amazing programme launch, the change in Alert Levels is a speed bump but one we've thoroughly prepared for. Most Fringe events can proceed under Level Two, albeit with reduced capacity and mitigation measures in place. Our thoughts go out to everyone affected, and while we're hoping to return to business as usual in the near future, we have further contingency planning ready to roll out if required. 

We'd like to reassure patrons that we have robust systems for refunding tickets and these are detailed in our terms and conditions, specifically section 5b: ‘In the event of a cancellation by Dunedin Fringe or the Promoter, the ticket price (minus any reasonable transaction and administration fees) will be refunded’.

Please note, at this point in time we are only selling up to a venue’s Alert Level Two capacity. If we return to Alert Level One, then the capacity will be adjusted upwards accordingly.

We encourage anyone with concerns about the festival to contact our office, For public health information we refer you to the MoH website.



About Us

The Dunedin Fringe Festival is the world’s southernmost Fringe Festival. Initiated in 2000, Dunedin Fringe aims to bring experimental contemporary art to a wider audience and to support the work of emerging artists. Dunedin Fringe is an annual event which happens every March timed to coincide with other fringe festivals in New Zealand and Australia.

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Dunedin Fringe Arts Trust
PO Box 1331
Dunedin 9054
New Zealand

03 477 3350