Auckland Fringe Festival 2017

Auckland Fringe festival is back!

Auckland Fringe is the catalyst for the most exciting, outrageous and unique events in the Auckland cultural calendar. It’s a festival with bite, appealing to all sorts of audiences through a diverse range of artists, kick-ass squished face aesthetic, and the kind of anarchic buzz little seen since punk went mainstream (thanks Green Day).

With a vision to be a seriously sassy Fringe respected both nationally and internationally, Fringe is collaborating with a fantastic team of folk. They are 100% supporting artists to up-skill and present, and determined to offer a diverse range of art forms and a totally open-access experience with venues ranging from living rooms to beaches to urban squares and theatres.

Q Theatre sits at the heart of Fringe, with a bangin' lineup of comedy, cabaret, theatre, puppetry, dance, and more! With a plethora of local and international artists, Q guarantees one of the Fringiest nights out on the block. Come for one and stay for more with tours of the city, dance extravaganzas and music to hum your summer nights away to.

Auckland Fringe is a beastie on the move, and Q is right there cantering alongside. And you’re so ready Auckland, Fringe can feel it.

A solo genderqueer, kinky,  femmesexual ,  polyminded , gay-divorcee comedic odyssey through the real life of Michelle/Ryan."Ze" (a gender neutral pronoun) details the gains, losses, frustrations, & celebration in the tension between being authentic, & belonging.

Feb 21 to Feb 25 2017

Stand-up meets time travel in this 2017 Auckland Fringe show when quirky London comedian bumps into some past selves. ‘Joyous fun hour****!’ (Funny Women). Nominated best comedy Buxton Fringe


Feb 21 to Feb 25 2017

Take to the streets and make a love story possible. You represent The Giftgivers, a bespoke courier service celebrating anniversaries and connecting couples separated by long distance.


Feb 21 to Mar 11 2017

The People Who Play with Theatre present a vision of the apocalypse, through the eyes of the one man not invited. Trapped in a Countdown, audiences will experience the end of the world through Tom, and the disastrous vegetables who haunt him.

Feb 21 to Feb 25 2017

Nannas and the Poppas, Fringe, Pride

The Nannas and the Poppas are back from the future and they’re ready to rock!.. After they have a nice cup of tea and a biscuit.




Feb 21 to Feb 25 2017

Turn off the lights, turn up the harmony and wind back the clock about 500 years for a quick game of Choir in the Dark.




Feb 23 to Feb 24 2017

An evocative telling by a traveller on an epic journey to find her lost Mother. Memories are traded for access to destinations, imagination is the fuel and a true telling is the final exit point from grief.

Feb 28 to Mar 3 2017

Join crooner Tomás Ford as he travels the world on an epic manhunt, without realising that he just might be the one being hunted. A hilarious, nail-bitingly tense spy thriller.

Feb 28 to Mar 4 2017

After a sold-out season at this year’s Tempo Dance Festival, directors Andrew Cesan and Kayla Paige present four newly developed works highlighting the exciting versatility of dance.



Mar 1 to Mar 2 2017

Descend into Q Vault for this immersive illumination.





Mar 8 to Mar 11 2017

A one-to-one encounter high up overlooking our city. Created in collaboration with local primary school children from Newton Central School, together you and a child performer look out at Auckland and imagine its future.


Mar 8 to Mar 10 2017

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