Auckland Fringe is a feistily independent open-access arts festival which runs in Auckland for a summery two weeks kicking off in late February. Open to anyone who wants to be involved, Auckland Fringe is all about inclusivity, celebration of otherness and having a dang good time in this wonderful city of ours.

This region-wide arts festival is the catalyst for the most exciting, outrageous and unique events in the Auckland cultural calendar. It’s a festival with bite, providing experiences to satisfy the most discerning of creative palates. There’s truly something for everyone to sink their teeth into.

Check out all the Auckland Fringe Festival performances in the central city below. For the full programme, click here

An Open Apology

Three performers juggle their apologies for four unapologetic hours, saying sorry over and over. Until it loses meaning. Until it gains new meaning. Until they’re sick of saying sorry. Until they have to find new ways to say sorry altogether. 

This fragile planet

An electric collaboration between The New Zealand Dance Company, The Conch and choreographer Ross McCormack, this dance theatre work interrogates the delicacy of our ecosystems, our effect on Mother Earth, and the beauty of art and nature intertwining. This Fragile...


When marine archaeologist Rebekah Poleman volunteers for a routine expedition in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, her thirst for isolation invites a nightmare scenario: Rebekah finds herself unteathered from her submarine, stranded four-thousand feet deep in the lightless Midnight...

Lust Island

This year we're tackling the world of reality TV and creating truly awful British alter-egos, in a parody of the popular show, Love Island. Each 50 - 60 minute show will take place on the “set” of Lust Island, where young,...

Jelly Baby

Jelly Baby has arrived with a test of endurance and an exploration into the mind of someone who lives in a Fat body. Created by Alice Kirker, Jelly Baby is a Fat Rebellion. It’s a silly, gleeful, wicked, cautious experiment.

Just one more

Arlo Gibson (Non Flower Elements, Owls Do Cry) and Ross McCormack (System, Out of Context) present Just One More. A durational performance that explores human ambition and our constant drive to be better, but how do we know when we...


#UsTwo is created by sisters Sarah & Catherine Delahunty, only a year apart in age, who shared a bedroom as children and are now sharing the stage sixty years later. Both high-profile New Zealanders and outspoken political voices, Sarah and...


Fast paced, wild, and extremely naughty, Perry is a one-man show about unfastening yourself from the rules and letting loose. For one tight hour Perry (40% old man clown, 60% unbridled malice) flirts with your willingness to suspend disbelief as...

Last updated: 08 March 2020