New Zealand Fringe Festival welcomes first-timers, one-off attendees, and seasoned Fringe fanatics!
NZ Fringe Festival is an open-access festival, which means that artists and performers are free to register their events without any barriers. Each year's programme depends entirely on who decides to register and we're lucky to always have a stunning array of talented people join us each year. It's a real lucky dip of bold, daring and diverse works!
We welcome both local, national and international artists every year into our programme.
The Festival isn’t held in one singular location, rather a myriad of venues all across Wellington to the outskirts of town partake in facilitating the Fringe. For example, we have had shows happening from seasoned arts venues such as Te Auaha, Hannah Playhouse, The Gryphon, to out-of-the-box spaces like the Wellington Zoo, Botanic Gardens and even a board games cafe... anything is possible!
TAKE A RISK AND HAVE FUN.
Step out of your comfort zone. Go to shows you wouldn’t normally go to. You never know, you just might discover something new about yourself. The most important part of Fringe is getting out there and having fun.
VISIT THE FRINGE BOX OFFICE.
Nau mai haere mai to the Fringe Box Office! Located at 17 Allen Street, Te Aro, Wellington.
Our box office is now closed for 2023 and will re-open in 2024 for next year's festival.
TRY OUR LIMITED EDITION FRINGE BEER.
The stunning team at Garage Project will soon release their 2024 flavour of "Beyond the Pale.” Now a Garage Project tradition, every year Beyond the Pale celebrates New Zealand’s own wonderful Fringe Festival with an unorthodox foray into the weird and wonderful!
GRAB SOME FRINGE MERCH.
Check out our online shop (2024 launch coming soon!) or come down to our box office during the festival season.