Wynnum Fringe is an award winning spark on Queensland’s cultural calendar, an annual event of statewide and national note, contributing to the breadth and accessibility of cultural practice beyond the limits of Brisbane’s CBD. The festival celebrates non-mainstream arts, entertainment and cultural experiences taking place in the bayside suburban precinct of Wynnum. It creates venues from under-used public and private spaces, brings in purpose-built portable venues, creates an uplifting carnival atmosphere with street design, lighting, food trucks and activations and presents a program of both ticketed and free arts and cultural events that appeal to a wide range of audiences, ages and backgrounds.
Our audience has grown rapidly in three years. Since the inaugural event in 2020 the festival has seen a 300% increase in ticket sales each year. With attendees from across Australia, the event has generated over $2.5 million of direct benefit to the local economy, provided arts experiences to over 70,000 attendees and employed over 1,000 arts workers. In March 2022 Wynnum Fringe won the most prestigious award in the Queensland Industry, the Gold Matilda for outstanding contributions to the Arts & Entertainment industry. Crazy? Yep! It’s been a whirlwind to say the least. It wouldn’t be possible without you supporting us!
For info and more details about our epic 2023 line-up check out the ‘2023 Program Schedule’
Charity Partners 2023
We are all about community at Wynnum Fringe. The festival gives back with Do Good Days! Every Wednesday during this year’s Wynnum Fringe, $1 from every ticket will be donated to one of our incredibly well-deserving charity partners.
Just by enjoying a show on Brisbane’s vibrant bayside, you will be doing great things to support the charities below:
Wed 15th Nov – Bayside Community Fund
Wed 22nd Nov – Down Syndrome Qld
Wed 29th Nov – The Forgotten Women