Choose your shows
The first step is to decide what you want to see out of the literally hundreds of shows on offer!
They’re all listed on the FRINGE WORLD What’s On page, where you can search by genre, price range and age suitability as well as date, time and suburb or venue. One important factor to pay attention to in the search results is the Kleenheat Sizzle Factor, which indicates if the show is family-friendly or high up on the raunchy scale.
We’ve rounded up some suggestions in our post on Four kinds of Fringe shows you should see this year. Still struggling to choose? Check out Fringefeed for recommendations and reviews (updated daily during the festival) or swing by a Fringe box office to chat with the expert staff!
Plan your schedule
The great thing about Fringe is that most shows are only about an hour long, so you can easily catch two (or more!) in one night. This works especially well if you choose shows at one of the FRINGE WORLD Hubs like The Pleasure Garden in Northbridge or Girls School in East Perth - but there are plenty of city venues that are within walking distance of each other.
Make sure to allow enough time between the shows you choose to travel between locations, grab a drink and find the right room (or spiegeltent, as the case may be).
If the distance between venues is a bit too much, Transperth’s free CAT buses are your friend. PSA: the Yellow CAT (from Perth Busport to Girls School) is running later in the evenings during Fringe!
Don't forget dinner
In between all the entertainment, you gotta eat!
The city is always bustling at this time of year, so if you’ve got your eye on a particular restaurant, it’s smart to book a table in advance.
Of course, if you want to keep things loose, there are plenty of places where you can just walk in, like Perth’s best burger joints. The Pleasure Garden and Girls School hubs also have a range of street food options on site.
Get your tickets
You can buy tickets online directly from the Fringe website (and simply show your e-ticket for entry on the night), or visit a Fringe box office in the city. Got your heart set on a show? Book in advance to avoid disappointment, as many do sell out.
If you’re planning to see a few shows this season, it’s well worth considering becoming a Fringe Friend. You’ll get access to 30% off tickets for a range of shows plus other benefits like exclusive discounts and the ability to skip the line for show entry at Girls School and The Pleasure Garden!
Check out a new drink or dessert spot
Make the most of your night out by going for a drink somewhere you’ve never been to before. You could take advantage of Perth’s balmy summer evenings at one the best rooftop bars in town, or discover a quirky underground bar.
As a Fringe ticket holder you can also access 20+ special Fringey offers, like 10% off at Whisk Creamery - which sounds like the perfect way to wrap up a perfect night out!
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