Adelaide Fringe Guide
The Adelaide Fringe Festival is not just limited to the Garden of Unearthly Delights. There are plenty of other venues all over the city where you can catch a show or exhibition. These are our favourites from venues close to the Central Market Arcade. Check one out and be sure to visit us on your way!
Tempt your cultural senses and catch an art exhibition from a local Adelaide artist. Greetings from... is an exhibition from local artist, Josh Maloney who creates his work at Tutti Arts, a multi arts hub for artists with a disability. This exhibition is located so close to the Central Market Arcade that you can easily pop past on your lunch break after getting a bite to eat.
“Josh Maloney, of Tutti Arts, presents his first solo exhibition, taking viewers on a wild journey across places both real and imagined. Maloney's love of vintage animation is made clear in his use of graphic black outlines and the stylised view he presents. A delight for both the eyes and the soul, don't miss out on this fantastic exhibition!”
Where: Exhibition Space at Dentons Fisher Jeffries
Level 1, 19 Gouger St, Adelaide SA 5000
When: Wednesday 26th Feb – Friday 13th Feb
Get your feet tapping and your hands clapping with the cultural sounds of Cafe Musica presented by the Australian Migrant Resource Company. This vibrant performance of music and dance running just over an hour is a great way to start your night. Grab some dinner before or after the show at Sushi Train or Ding Hao.
“Experience some fantastic world music and dance performances by some of Adelaide's talented African and Middle Eastern artists in an intimate cabaret setting. Presenting infectious music, song and dance from many rich traditions fused with contemporary sounds. Enjoy our great little venue close to Central Market in the heart of the city.”
Where: Australian Migrant Resource Centre
23 Coglin Street, Adelaide SA 5000
When: 6pm Friday 6th March, Friday 13th March & Saturday 14th March
Experience a Fringe Show with a difference and take an op-shop walking tour around our side of town. We love sustainability here at Central Market Arcade and op-shopping is a fun and easy way to be more sustainable especially with our clothing choices. Once you're finished with the tour pop into Central Market Arcade and check out our stores that are promoting green initiative such as OMmade Meet the Maker, Pop-up Bookshop and The Honey Shoppe.
Soso’s Op-shop Walking Tour
“This is exactly what it says on the box. Local larger-than-life identity, Soso Soso, takes you on a tour of his favorite op-shops. You never know where you will end up philosophically or geographically. You're bound to take home a bargain and a story or two. Two hours spent with Soso is two hours well spent. All proceeds go to Fly Bird Fly Studio to support artists affected by homelessness.”
Where: Gallery at Fly Bird Fly Studio
When: 10am Tuesday 25th March, Tuesday 3rd March & Saturday 7th March
A popular choice for the Fringe is a comedy show but with so many to choose from its hard to settle for just one. With AdeLoL Stories you will not only enjoy a laugh but you will also learn a little about Adelaide's History!
"AdeLOL Podcast is back, with a twist, for the 2020 Fringe. This year's show will feature unique and hilarious story shares from listeners, as well as plenty of live comedy from Dan and Tom, the 2018 SA History Trust Emerging Historians of the Year.
AdeLOL is a comedy podcast which explores stories from South Australia's unique, and often hilarious, history. Dan is a born and bred South Australian, and every episode he tells stories to his mate Tom, who moved to SA from the United Kingdom back in 2003 (and brings a touch of the outsider's perspective). Every episode features a different local beer and a different local story."
Where: The Cabaret Room at The Crown & Sceptre Hotel
308 King William Street, Adelaide SA 5000
When: 7pm Thursday 5th March – Saturday 7th March
SOMETHING FOR THE KIDS
The Fringe is not just for adults, there is lots of great shows for the kids too! Spend a day in the city and catch Ordinary Ed before taking a stroll down to Central Market Arcade for lunch. On Fridays and Saturdays we even have a bunch of free activities for the kids too!
“Ed the emu is anything but ordinary! A true tall tale of the Great Emu War follows an improbable family as they venture into a crazy neighbourhood full of plastic people, giant monsters and genius children! Ed must overcome the implausible to achieve his dancing dreams. A new play featuring original songs and music.”
Where: Mainstage at Bakehouse Theatre
255 Angus St, Adelaide SA 5000
When: 11am Monday 2nd March – Saturday 7th March
Tickets: $10 - $15