Discover the Best of Perth Fringe World


Perth comes alive like never before during the Fringe World Festival. This annual extravaganza of creativity, entertainment, and artistic expression transforms the city into a hub of excitement and creativity, making it the ultimate destination for both locals and tourists alike. 

In this article, we’ll discuss why Perth Fringe Festival is an absolute must visit-event, highlight the diverse range of shows and performances as well as offer valuable insights on how to efficiently plan your Fringe adventure.

An annual tradition

Perth Fringe World is not just an event; it’s a cultural phenomenon that captures the essence of our city’s artistic spirit. Running annually from January to February, the festival brings the streets of Perth to life with an electrifying atmosphere that’s simply contagious. Whether you’re a local seeking a memorable night out or a visitor to Perth eager to experience the city’s dynamic arts scene, Fringe World Perth has something for everyone.

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Annual tradition

What’s on: Fringe World Perth

One of the most exciting aspects of Perth Fringe World is the huge variety of shows and performances on offer. From comedy to theatre, music to cabaret, and everything in between, you’ll be spoilt for choice. 

Comedy lovers can indulge in hilarious stand-up acts, and theatre enthusiasts will be treated to thought-provoking performances that ignite conversations. For those who seek to be wowed, the circus performances promise an exciting night of entertainment. Alongside this array of shows, Fringe Festival also offers dance shows, visual art and film installations, children’s shows, street performances and much more. The beauty of Fringe is that there is truly something for everyone.

Here are a few of our picks for Fringe in 2024, broken down by genre:

Comedy3 Course Comedy
Located just around the corner from the Alex at Varsity, Northbridge – this show features a rotating lineup of three of the best comedians at Fringe.

Cabaret & VarietyBarbieQ: 25 Years & Counting

Another local show in Northbridge at Connections Nightclub. This is a show for those looking for more of a vibrant cabaret show,  brought to you by the Connections Nightclub Entertainment Manager – BarbieQ.

Musical All the Rage: Jessie Gordon and Mark Turner
The Ellington Jazz Club is a must-visit in Perth, and this show from the multi-award-winning duo Mark and Jess takes you through a quirky hour of improvised songs each night.

After receiving glowing reviews at Sydney Fringe, this show hits Boola Bardip in Perth to deliver a deep dive into Anna Dooley’s personal medical struggles.

Visual Arts & FilmLightbox
This free event takes place in the Northbridge piazza each day of Fringe, where you can see international artists on display right on the doorstep of Alex Hotel. 

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Why you shouldn’t miss Perth Fringe World 2024

Perth Fringe World isn’t just about the incredible shows; it’s an experience that immerses you in the very soul of the city. Here’s why you shouldn’t miss it:

Vibrant atmosphere: The festival’s energy is palpable, and the streets are buzzing with excitement. It’s a fantastic opportunity to soak in the lively atmosphere of Perth.

Diverse entertainment: With a multitude of shows and genres, Fringe World offers something for everyone. It’s a chance to broaden your horizons and discover new forms of art and performance.

Support local artists: Fringe World Perth is a platform for both emerging and established artists to showcase their talent and by attending, you’re supporting the local arts scene.

Food and drink: Enjoy a cold drink or a bite to eat at the central hub of Fringe; The Pleasure Garden before, after or in-between shows. 

Hours of entertainment: The immersive and interactive nature of many shows ensures you’ll leave with unforgettable memories and stories to share.

Alex Hotel: proud supporter of Perth Fringe Festival

As advocates for the arts, The Alex Hotel is proud to support our friends over at Perth Fringe Festival.

As we are located in Northbridge, you’re never far from the Fringe action when you stay at Alex Hotel. No need to worry about long commutes or finding parking; everything is at your doorstep.

To make your stay even sweeter we’re offering a 15% discount on direct bookings in Feb when you use the code PIOK at checkout. 

Visit our website, select your dates, and support local by booking directly with us. 

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Planning your Fringe Festival Experience

To ensure you make the most of your night at Fringe World Perth, here are some tips to keep in 


Securing your tickets

Popular shows can sell out quickly, so it’s advisable to book your tickets in advance. Check the Fringe World website for the latest show listings and availability.

Dining reservations

If you plan to dine before or after a show, consider making restaurant reservations, especially during peak times. The team at Shadow Wine Bar are happy to accommodate your pre or post show bookings, feel free to book now via the website.

Getting to Fringe

If you’re not staying at the Alex Hotel, plan your transportation to and from the festival venues. Public transport is readily available, or you can opt for rideshare services.

Arrive early

Arriving a bit early gives you time to explore the festival atmosphere, grab a drink, and soak in the pre-show excitement.

Planning your Fringe Festival Experience

Embrace Fringe Season

Perth Fringe World is a must-see every year, serving as a celebration of art, culture, and the vibrant spirit of Perth. 

Don’t miss out on this exciting upcoming season. Check out the official Fringe World Perth website for show listings, ticket information, and event updates. 

Looking for the perfect accommodation to end off your night in the best way? We would love to have you at the Alex. Book online via our website or get in touch with our friendly team if you have any queries.

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