NZ Fringe Festival in Wellington - 2017 Programme Launch

Let us take you to the fringes of your imagination!


New Zealand Fringe Festival
10 February – 4 March 2017

Let us take you to the fringes of your imagination!

NZ Fringe is New Zealand’s cutting-edge arts festival in Wellington, and in our 27th year we are thrilled to have over 140 events and we reckon you should get out and experience at least three: we know you’ll fall in love with one, we know at least one will be “the next big thing” and one is guaranteed to give you something to talk about FOREVER.

We have more than 30 International events travelling to Wellington for Fringe from Ireland, England, Finland, China, Australia, Canada, USA, and the Shetlands! This is our biggest international contingent, word is getting out, NZ Fringe is world class.

 “I've been lucky enough to travel to some of the biggest Fringe Festivals in the world, including Edinburgh and Adelaide, and experience some amazing shows. I'm super proud that some of the best are coming here to you. From the Fringes to beyond your imagination.” - Hannah Clarke, NZ Fringe Director

In Fringe 2017 you can explore Wellington’s best cats, (yes cats), epically throwback to the 80s, go on a Snapchat adventure, discover the Deep Space (of Naenae), blow bubbles, laugh, cry, make bold choices and regret nothing!

35% of our festival is Free / Koha, there’s new accessibility features on the website, and every single Fringe event is prepared to fire up your imagination!

The Fringe team and the hundreds of talented and amazing artists are thrilled to be part of bringing you all the bits that make up this exciting festival and we look forward to seeing you at as many bits as possible, filling up your whole self!


Become A Fringe Addict!
For $15 an Fringe Addict Card is your personal subscription to savings - with this mighty little beast you get nearly 30% off ALL your Fringe tickets.

Sign Up for RUSH TIX!
Bargain hunters paradise - great discounts, 2-for-1 deals or ticket giveaways! Sign up to our RUSH TIX mailing list to receive details on daily deals during the Fringe Festival.

Further information: 

NZ Fringe Ticketing

Tickets to most Fringe shows can be purchased directly online at

Visit the Fringe Festival Programme to discover our exciting shows, and add tickets to your shopping cart. When your cart is full of exciting Fringe bits, you can complete your ticket purchase.

No booking fees for 2017 - Fringe isn’t charging booking fees in 2017 but you may incur a credit card processing fee at the end of your transaction.

Where to Buy Tix and Bits - Online of course!  Or at the Fringe Festival Box Office on Bond Street (BOBS) - open from 11am to 6pm from 10 Feb - 4 Mar 2017.  Drop in to BOBS for Fringe tickets, information, tees, totes, addict cards and all things Fringe Festival.  BOBS will be staffed by Fringe experts to help YOU maximise your Fringe experience!  You can also get special limited edition Fringe t-shirts and tote bags from us there too!

Free/Koha - 35% of the Fringe programme is Koha (free) - a New Zealand Māori custom which can be translated as gift, present, offering, donation or contribution. Many koha shows have very limited capacity. To avoid disappointment, secure your ticket in advance by booking online for just $5. We also encourage you to also koha at the performance.

Ticket Types

Fringe has on average three ticket types: 

  • Full/General: this is the standard full price ticket.
  • Concession rates apply to: all students with ID, Community Service Card holders, and Gold Card holders.
  • Fringe Addicts (FA): buy a personalised Fringe Addict card for just $15 and get approx 30% discount on all your shows and other special Fringe benefits!


Addict Cards - Become and Fringe Addict and get high on Fringe benefits for just $15. An Addict Card is your personal subscription to savings, with this mighty little beast you get nearly 30% off all your Fringe tickets. And you'll get extra special deals like discounts on merch, drinks at venues, and a heads up on even more ticket discounts.

What are you waiting for? You know you want that Fringe hit! Get your card during the festival at:

Rush Tix- Bargain hunters paradise - great discounts, 2-for-1 deals or ticket giveaways! Fringe Festival RUSH TIX will be available 12-2pm Mon-Fri during the Fringe. Sign up to our RUSH TIX mailing list to receive details on daily deals and where the Fringe RUSH TIX Bicycle will be that day to claim your Fringe swag!


Contact details: 
Brianne Kerr - Marketing Manager

Written by

New Zealand Fringe Festival

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