Auckland Fringe Festival 2019

Auckland Fringe Festival 2019

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, providing experiences to satisfy the most discerning of creative palates. With a programme that’s open access and non-curated, there’s truly something for everyone to sink their teeth into.

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 Roman Temples to retirement villages to shipping containers and theatres.

Q Theatre sits at the heart of Fringe, with a bangin' lineup of comedy, cabaret, theatre, circus, 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 live art, acrobatic extravaganzas and music to dance 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.


From the hands that brought you Burn Her... Actressexual.
Award-winning playwright Sam Brooks has been told that he writes well for women. Now he has to prove it - with a different actress every night.

Feb 19 to Mar 2 2019

Stack That Bass

Stack That Bass is the bass-heavy circus brain-child of four acrobatic friends from Aotearoa - with a live DJ, slick comedy and acrobatic antics, the Tibia crew throw down the ultimate circus music video.

Feb 19 to Feb 20 2019

This Is How We're Gonna Die

The end of the world is imminent and one Kiwi flat cannot stop arguing. So how are they gonna die? Full of secrets and regret? Or holding hands and ready for anything? 

Feb 19 to Feb 23 2019

NZ Party Playlist

Got a Deep Obsession with NZ Music? Let your hips Swing to NZ PARTY PLAYLIST made up of NZ Music's finest beats from the 90's & 2000's.

Feb 22 to Mar 1 2019

TRIAGE! A Nursing Cabaret

Ever used an IV pole as a stand-in microphone while belting out Beyoncé in the ICU? 

Welcome to Triage! Starring Zuleika Khan: multi - award winning Australian writer, Nurse & Soul Diva!

Feb 23 2019

Le Aerial

Be thrilled by a spectacular display of aerial grace and beauty.

Feb 26 to Feb 28 2019


UK company Heady Conduct weave together physical storytelling and live music to tell Tiresias' tale as he lives through renowned Greek myths and legends, told in Heady Conduct's intoxicating style. 


Feb 27 to Mar 2 2019

Hamerkop (ex-Bachelorette) performs 'Remote'

Hamerkop (Annabel Alpers, ex-Bachelorette, and Adam Cooke) bring Remote - their new surround-sound sculpture project -to Auckland for one intimate performance, building a sonic experience around a small gathering of lucky participants.

Feb 28 2019

Run Rabbit

It's a series of explosions and interruptions.
It's all about being on the inside and digging your way out.
It's a deep, mischievious, devious rage.
Welcome to the fray...

Feb 28 to Mar 2 2019

Only Bones v1.0

Only Bones v1.0 returns to Q after winning Auckland Fringe awards for Best in Theatre and Best of The Fringe! A non verbal minimalist physical comedy about a lot using very little...

Apr 7 2019

Eat & Drink at Citizen Q

Visit Q

So you’re coming to Q. You’ve even picked a show and bought your tickets. You’ll need to know how to get here. But that’s just the beginning. Arrive early and head to the cafe, you can have dinner or just a snack. You’re only missing one thing - a drink. It’s lucky we’ve got a great bar then... more

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