Fringe Central takes over a garden space in the Perth Cultural Centre every summer | Source: Cam Campbell

Fringe World Festival: The Must-See Shows

Fringe World Festival makes its eagerly-awaited return on 14th January this year and there’s certainly no shortage of stellar local and interstate talent on display.

The 2022 program features more than 500 shows performing at 109 venues in 31 suburbs all across Perth and featuring more than 1,900 artists.

Fringe World media release

Running until February 13, the world’s third-largest Fringe World is a popular affair with the people of Perth. According to ArtRage’s, the organisation that produces Fringe, impact report 2021 the ticketed events attracted 226,800 in attendance equating to A$5.9 million spent at the box office.

In 2022 the program features more than 500 shows performed by 1,900 artists. With so much entertainment on offer, here’s a breakdown of the must-see shows at Fringe World Perth 2022.

Comedy Hypnotist Matt Hale: Absolute Chaos!

Price: $25 – $40
Duration: 60 min

A veteran of Fringe, Matt Hale never fails to mesmerise, shock and entertain an audience. His hilarious group hypnosis sessions regularly sell out back to back with the comedy award-winner bringing a brand new show and big party vibes this year.

Matt Hale
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Rove McManus – Loosey Goosey

Price: $52
Duration: 60 min

Rising from stand-up comedian to Australia’s most successful talk show host, Rove is back on stage in his hometown Perth for a loose comedy show covering a wide range of topics.

Yuck Circus: DEADSET 

Price: $32 – $34
Duration: 50 min

The previous Fringe award-winning show is back again this year celebrating the meeting of comedy and the circus. The sell-out show from West Australian Production company YUCK mixes larrikin humour and high-flying acrobatics in a thrilling night of entertainment.

Yuck Circus
Source: Fringe

Briefs: Bite Club

Price: $47 – $57
Duration: 65 min

A ten-year staple of the Fringe scene, the award-winning cabaret from Brisbane is back with its unique mix of music, circus, drag, burlesque, theatre, and comedy. In the new show, Briefs join forces with wonderful songbird Sahara Beck to bring soaring vocals to their tomfoolery and heart-stopping hooliganism.

Adults Only Magic Show

Price: $25 – $33
Duration: 65 min

The winner of Best Magic Show, Adelaide Fringe Weeklies ’21, magic duo Sam & Justin present a spectacularly jam-packed show. Audiences are treated to a hilariously raucous comedy, mind-bending illusions and stunningly dangerous stunts seen around the world.

DIVAS – The Drag Revue: Fierce and Fabulous 

Price: $35 – $40
Duration: 60 min

The ultimate drag variety show, this event promises singing, dancing, disco hits and show-stopping costumes on a big scale. The energetic show hosted by drag “Perthonality” Dean Misdale offers the perfect entertaining night out filled with fun, drinks and moving the body.

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