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5 Of The Best Things To See At This Year’s Adelaide Fringe Festival

After Edinburgh, the Adelaide Fringe is the biggest fringe festival in the world. Now in its 58th year, the festival celebrates the best of Australian art, culture and creativity, splashing South Australia with a kaleidoscope of colour from February 16 to March 18.

With thousands of shows across hundreds of venues around South Australia, it’s virtually impossible to take in absolutely everything on offer. To make it a little easier, we’ve picked five events we reckon you should check out.

#1 Opening Night Street Party

Posted by Adelaide Fringe on Wednesday, 17 January 2018

What better way to welcome the 2018 Fringe than by getting amongst the official opening night street party? It’ll see North Terrace transformed into one big Fringe venue, where six performance spaces will host over 60 artists, a fabulous night market and loads of pop-up performances.

There are so many (mostly free) events to check out on opening night, too.

Visit the website for more information.

When: 5pm to 10pm, Friday, February 16, 2018

Where: North Terrace, Adelaide


#2 Courtney Act: Under the Covers

Aussie drag superstar Courtney Act is heading home for Adelaide Fringe with her new stage show Under the Covers.

Tuck yourself in, relax and enjoy Act’s covers some of your favourite songs. Tickets start at $40 and can be booked online.

When: 7pm, Saturday, February 17 and Sunday, February 18, 2018

Where: The Garden of Unearthly Delights, East Terrace, Adelaide


#3 Isaac Lomman Hypnosis (Live)

Isaac Lommon

Image: Isaac Lommon / Facebook

Every wanted to be hypnotised? Comedy hypnotist Isaac Lomman’s hilarious and unforgettable show picks volunteers from the crowd and manipulates their minds for a good laugh.

It’s received rave reviews, is totally family friendly, and needs to be seen to be believed. Tickets start at $30 and can be booked online.

When: Friday, February 16, to Sunday, March 18, 2018

Where: Cornucopia at Gluttony, Rymill Park, Corner of East Terrace and Rundle Road, Adelaide


#4 Street Art Explosion

street art explosion

Image: Toa Heftiba

Now in its third year, the Street Art Explosion program commissioned some of Adelaide’s most promising and established artists to create new public murals and installations all across Adelaide city and its suburbs.

Go see them in action throughout the festival! For maps to find them and more information, visit the website.

When: Friday, February 16 to Sunday, March 18, 2018

Where: Adelaide City and surrounds


#5 Deadly Funny

deadly funny

Image: Deadly Funny / Facebook

The Deadly Funny Comedy Festival unearths the freshest and funniest Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander talent from across the country.

Entrants take place in a private workshop with famous funny man Kevin Kropinyeri before taking it to the stage, where they’ll compete for a $2000 cash prize. Entry is free, just rock up and enjoy yourself!

When: Sunday, March 4, 2018

Where: Institute Theatre, 52 Commercial Road, Port Augusta

(Lead image: Tony Virgo / Adelaide Fringe)