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NZ Fringe Festival

Wellington Arts & Culture


About NZ Fringe Festival

NZ Fringe is New Zealand's cutting-edge arts festival and takes place in March every year in venues all over Wellington. With the help of the NZ Festival (then known as The New Zealand International Festival of the Arts) Fringe was born as a one-week ‘festival within a festival’, in its ideal home: BATS Theatre. The festival quickly grew from there and established itself as a ‘must’ - not just for artists creating work off the main-stages but also for Wellington’s culture loving creatures, our enthusiastic audiences, the people always keen for something great in your face: YOU GUYS! Since the 90s, Fringe has been through many guises and has spread through the city’s crevices, up it’s trees, in and out of all its venues, down to the south coast and as far up as Kapiti and Upper Hutt. A vital and enthralling part of our artistic landscape, simultaneously a rite of passage for artists and audiences.


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