Fringe Common Rooms
Every year, the annual Melbourne Fringe Festival gets a little bit more frenetic and experimental, but it’s usually relegated to just a few weeks towards the end of the year. Not anymore.
Fringe Common Rooms is the new permanent home for Melbourne Fringe and its partner artists, with events and parties taking place all year long.
It promises to be a haven for inclusivity and creativity – two tenets that have informed the festival throughout the years. Expect live music, comedy acts, cabarets, dance parties, workshops and more at Trades Hall.
Among its first events is Passionpop, a series of monthly dance parties dedicated to pop icons such as Kylie and Dannii Minogue, Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson and the Bee Gees; a rebel rave (with a matching neon dancefloor) called Blankë Pøp; a queer speed-dating extravaganza and party hosted by Fanny Paq; naughty and psychedelic shows by Brooklyn queer cabaret troupe Blunderland; an inclusive comedy show free from sexist and racist punchlines; and more.
Tickets for Fringe Common Rooms’ first slate of shows are available now, and a second program announcement is coming soon.