The countdown to Adelaide Fringe begins today as the innovative and creative programme is unveiled.
Today (18 December), tickets go on sale for almost 800 events across 13 genres in 285 venues, including open-air and outdoor amphitheatre performances and digital experiences for people to enjoy from home.
Adelaide Fringe's 2021 event features everything through live music, cabaret, burlesque, circus and physical theatre, film, comedy, dance, magic, art, workshops, talks, family shows and not-so-family shows.
The 2021 Adelaide Fringe ambassadors are international comedian Ross Noble, Adelaide-born actor and creator Tilda Cobham-Hervey, multi award-winning musicians Electric Fields and 'Today' show entertainment presenter Brooke Boney. The ambassadors will help to promote South Australia and Adelaide Fringe to audiences here and beyond.
"We are so excited for Fringe goers to be able to snap up tickets from today!" Adelaide Fringe Director and CEO Heather Croall says. "Artists, venues and Adelaide Fringe staff have been working tirelessly over the past few months to pull together this incredible programme of events, while also ensuring audiences can engage with Fringe in a safe way."
More than $750,000 worth of grants have been issued to artists presenting at the festival by Fringe, with further funds going towards helping venues build spaces suitable for COVID guidelines.
"With more outdoor spaces being activated and many events offering online experiences, people will be able to enjoy Fringe their way,” Heather says.
"We are rolling out e-ticketing even further this year to ensure contact-free, safe admittance to venues and our website is even more user-friendly than ever with some great new features allowing audiences to browse by the local area and event type to see what they can watch from home and go see nearby to home." The full programme (and ticket information – they're on sale now) can be viewed here.
Adelaide Fringe 2021 takes place from 19 February-21 March.