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Dunedin Fringe 2021

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

12th March 2021

Statement from Dunedin Fringe Arts Trust Director Gareth McMillan

Thunderbirds are go! Thanks to the collective efforts of our team of five million (with a shout out to Tāmaki for taking a bit extra for the team), Aotearoa is back in Alert Level One and we can enjoy being in the privileged position of gathering, celebrating, and fringing. We encourage you to make the most of the opportunity - we've got an amazing line up of exciting diverse events kicking off on the 17th March. Please check the listings on this website for new events, cancellations, and updates.  Just don't forget to stay vigilant, sign in, wash your hands, and keep doing the good things.

Cancellations & changes to the programme

Again! Again!  Cancelled.

Sleepwalkers  Cancelled.

Sausage Party Cancelled.

Tomās Ford: Have a Bath With Me Cancelled.

Midlife Cartooning  Live performance at All Saints' Church has been moved to an online show

Passing Through Thursday 18 March session has a start time change from 6pm to 6.30pm

The Book of Mark  Duration has been updated from 90 minutes to 120 minutes (with a 10 minute interval).

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