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Audience at the Silent Disco in the Pleasure Garden lit up with lights

Photo: Audience at the Silent Disco in the Pleasure Garden. FRINGE WORLD Festival 2023. Image by Miles Noel.

Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to delight in performances across comedy, cabaret, dance, circus and theatre as part of the 2024 FRINGE WORLD festival, which will run from 19 January to 18 February.

The State Government will provide an additional $1.5 million, through Lotterywest, to FRINGE to support its 2024 season, which includes FRINGE Sunday Funday and a free community event that will bring families together for a fun-filled day with live entertainment. This brings the total support through Lotterywest for the 2024 festival to $2.7 million.

Additional Lotterywest support has been provided in response to challenges faced in recent years due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lotterywest's support is enabling FRINGE to bring world-class performances to Western Australia, including new show, Fruits de la Passion, that features heart-pounding dance acts. Families will be able to enjoy Dinosaur Time Machine, which will give them a chance to get up close and personal with a life-sized T-Rex.

To secure FRINGE WORLD's future in WA, the State Government has also committed $2.9 million in new funding to enable the staging of the popular festival in 2025, 2026 and 2027.

In addition, $350,000 has been provided through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries to support ARTRAGE to deliver the event in 2024 and plan for 2025.

Since 1994, Lotterywest has provided more than $15 million to ARTRAGE, which delivers FRINGE WORLD Festival each year.

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Page reviewed 27 February 2023