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The 8 best things to do at the Adelaide Fringe Festival

Here's what shows we'll be catching!
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Australia’s biggest – and arguably most entertaining – arts festival is back for another year of fun, frivolity, and five-star entertainment.

For 64 years, the Adelaide Fringe Festival has spotlighted tens of thousands of talented dancers, singers, comedians, artists, and more; from already-established industry icons to emerging talent – many of whom get their start on the Adelaide Fringe Festival stages.

But with so many shows and experiences to choose from, it can be hard to decide how to spend your time. Especially if you are visiting Adelaide for the occasion and don’t have the time to spare.

Below, we’ve listed our must-attend events at the Adelaide Fringe Festival for 2024, scroll on for more…

Star Dreaming: Full Dome Experience. IMAGE: Supplied

Star Dreaming: Full Dome Experience

Learn about the beginnings of time and space and the life cycle of stars through the eyes of two children in Star Dreaming in its premiere at the Adelaide Fringe Festival.

From the arid heartland of Western Australia to the remote site of the Square Kilometre Array radio telescope to taking a trip back in time to the ancient land of the Yamaji people, discover how much the scientific world and the ancient world have in common in this immersive, and thought-provoking experience the whole family is sure to enjoy.

Tickets are between $8 and $12.

For more information and to purchase your tickets click here.

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Maho Magic Bar

In this interactive drinking experience, you’ll be treated to a night of mischief, amazement, cocktails, and laughter straight from the streets of Tokyo.

With fresh tricksters, fresh tricks, and even fresher cocktails as you indulge in a drink or two, you’ll be treated to a magical experience as an all-new crew of Japanese magicians and illusionists descend upon your table and quite literally blow your mind!

Tickets are between $62 and $82.

For more information and to purchase your tickets click here.

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Limbo – The Return

Prepare yourself to be thrilled in this circus spectacle of other worldly proportions.

Wowing audiences across the globe with a jaw-dropping mix of cabaret, circus, acrobatics heart-pounding live music, LIMBO – The Return is sure to leave you on the edge of your seat in its highly anticipated return down under.

Tickets are between $60 and $85.

For more information and to purchase your tickets click here.

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Sleep’s Hill Tunnel

In an Australian premiere, visitors will be treated to an exclusive look inside Adelaide’s Sleep’s Hill Tunnel which has been transformed from old railway tracks to an immersive art experience that features light and projection work, as well as unique time-lapse footage from renowned creative minds.

Tickets are between $18 and $25. This activity contains flashing lights which may not be suitable for people with photosensitive epilepsy or sensory sensitivities.

For more information and to purchase your tickets click here.

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Lloyd Langford – Blunt

You’ve seen Welsh comedian Lloyd Langford grace Aussie screens through his hilarious appearances on the likes of Have You Been Paying Attention? Thank God You’re Here, Spicks & Specks and Would I Lie to You? And now the 40-year-old is stepping out at the Adelaide Fringe Festival with his brand new show Blunt.

Expect the unexpected, but know from the moment you sit down you’ll be in the firing line because Lloyd is far more comfortable in his own skin, and a bit more critical about everyone elses.

Tickets are between $29 to $39.

For more information and to purchase your tickets click here.

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Hans: Disco Spektakulär

Hans really needs no introduction!

After taking his award-winning cabaret show Disco Spektakulär across the globe, he’s finally returned to Australia for a string of performances as part of the Adelaide Fringe Festival.

Whether you are in the mood for some dancing, some singing, or just some hearty laughs, Hans will get the party started in no time, with plenty of glitter to help spread the good-time disco spirits.

Tickets are between $48 and $85.

For more information and to purchase your tickets click here.

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Natural Wonders

In this extraordinary immersive experience held at the Adelaide Botanic Gardens, you’ll be taken on a journey through a series of projected and immersive artworks. Bringing together art, light, and music for all to enjoy, this unique activity takes place under the stars and brings to life diverse natural ecosystems in a carefully curated, and wholly innovative way.

Tickets are between $18 and $35. This event is not fully accessible due to route length and terrain.

For more information and to purchase your tickets click here.

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Broken at MOD

If you are looking for an activity that’s slower in pace, we recommend heading along to Broken, an interactive exhibition at Australia’s leading future-focused museum MOD.

Get a feel for the future and the many alternate stories that may unfold if the chips fall a certain way.

Intrigued? Drop in and work out ways to improve the biggest issues society is facing, with the overarching message that being ‘broken’ is not inevitable, unavoidable, or permanent and things can change for the better if you only have hope and a little vision.

This exhibition is free to attend.

For more information click here.

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