Fringe World Family Shows Perth

FRINGE WORLD Festival is Western Australia's most popular festival and the third largest Fringe in the world. The 2019 Festival will run from 18 January to 17 February 2019 and feature more than 700 shows at 138 venues all over the Perth metro area. We have rounded up our top picks of family and budget friendly Fringe World events worth attending this year.


Trash Test Dummies

This sidesplitting family circus show with slapstick routine takes household wheelie bins to new heights, and delivers a dump-truck full of hilarity! 

When: 18th January - 3rd February
Where: Big Top at Woodside Leisure Garden, Russell Square Northbridge
Price: Tickets $16.50 - $27.50. Purchase your tickets at

Let it Go! Singalong And Dance Party!

Join in the fun with your favourite songs from kids films! Bring your singing voice and happy feet and Let it Go! Journey under the sea and ride on a magic carpet to a whole new world in this interactive, immersive experience of pure imagination! There will be bubbles, a snowstorm and much more!. Recommended for ages 3 - 12

When: 19th, 20th and 24th January at 10:30am
Where: Big Top at Sunset Veranda, Brighton Reserve, 204 The Esplanade, Scarborough
Price: Tickets $12.50. Family discounts available. Purchase here

Wonderland at WonderRealm

A cultural explosion showcasing world heritage and culture, music, dance and circus arts. With facepainting, giant bubbles, fashion parades, Brazillian percussion, Samba dancers, circus and much more, this is family event not to be missed!  Suitable for children all ages.

When: Friday 15th February to Sunday 17th. From 4:30pm.
Where: WonderRealm Bassendean, 48 Old Perth Rd, Bassendean
Price: Free (no tickets required)

Little Pleasures

The family favourite show returns to the Pleasure Garden for another year. Experience a little taste of FRINGE WORLD fun, for free! Best for ages 0-9 years. For more info:

When: Saturday 19th January to Sunday 27th January (not on Mon or Tues) at 3pm
Where: The Woodside Pleasure Garden, James St, Northbridge
Price: Free (no tickets required).


Pirates!! is a choose-your-own adventure story where the audience become the crew. Tie on a bandanna and set sail on the high seas, the only limits on this adventure are what you can dream up next. Suitable for ages 4-12 and of course parents are welcome to join in too!

When: Saturday 19th January to Sunday 27th January
Where: Pirate Ship Playground at Heathcote Reserve, Near the Playground at Fremantle Esplanade, and Playscape at Yagan Square
Price: Pay-as-you-feel

Tone Deft: The Little Mermaid Sing a Long

Spend a balmy Fringe evening reliving Disney’s catchiest tunes and singing your heart out with a special choral appearance by women’s show choir Tone Deft. Following the Choir performance, sit back and sing along with Disney’s classic The Little Mermaid.  This show is suitable for all ages.

When: Saturday 2nd February 7pm
Where: Northbridge Piazza, Corner of Lake St and James St, Northbridge
Price: Free (no ticket required)

Buzzing About with the Bee Babette

Be taken on a guided tour by native bee expert, the Bee Babette! Buzz around our Woodside Pleasure Garden and marvel at the wonders of our native bees. Bee assured you'll take away some sweet factoids, and your idea of what a bee is, previously based on the introduced European honeybee, will be changed forever! Suitable for all ages.

When: Saturday 9th February at 4pm
Where: The Woodside Pleasure Garden, Russell Square, James St, Northbridge
Price: Free (no tickets required)

Summer's Last Stand: All Ages Party

All ages party! School holidays are nearly over, so grab your mates and celebrate the end of Summer at the Sunset Veranda. We're throwing a fancy dress party with music, free entertainment, cheap food and beach vibes in our Under the Sky space. Suitable for ages. Kids under 12 must be supervised by an adult.

When: Wednesday 30th January at 6pm
Where: Under the Sky at Sunset Veranda, Brighton Reserve, 204 The Esplanade, Scarborough
Price: Free (no ticket required)

Seaworthy Craft

Led by local artists, children will delight in creating something to take home, or to make their creative mark on our beautiful Sunset Veranda venue. Each workshop will explore different materials, methods and themes.

When: 19th, 20th, 24 and 25th January and 1st and 2nd February
Where: Under the Sky at Sunset Veranda, Brighton Reserve, 204 The Esplanade, Scarborough
Price: Free (no tickets required).

Magnus Explosion Laboratory

What do you get if you add a human Berocca(r) host to a laboratory full of science experiments? An explosively good time! Join effervescent Magnus Danger Magnus for a safe and interactive exploration of some favourite STEM concepts. Recommended for ages 3 - 12.

When: Sunday 20th January and Sunday 27th January at 3:30pm
Where: Big Top at Sunset Veranda, Brighton Reserve, 204 The Esplanade, Scarborough
Price: All tickets $10. Purchase here

City of Perth Fringe Sundays

Thanks to the City of Perth you can experience tasters and teasers from some of the best shows in the Fringe, and it's all free! Bring the family, kids or a gaggle of mates and head to Yagan Square amphitheatre on Sundays for awesome entertainment and chill vibes.

When: Sunday 20th and 27th January and Sunday 3rd and 10th February at 4pm
Where: Yagan Square, Wellington St, Perth
Price: Free (no tickets required).

The Splash Zone: Mermaids

Perth's favourite FRINGE WORLD mermaids are back. Catch a kiss, hear a tale, or have a splashy fun afternoon when the weather is too warm. Perfect for little dreamers and the young at heart. Suitable for all ages.

When: From 18th January to 17th February (check website for times)
Where: The Pleasure Garden, James St, Northbridge
Price: Free (no tickets required).

Cirque Du Gateway

Cockburn Gateway is set to offer a summer of fun as they partner with the 2019 Fringe World Festival. From hypnotists to story telling, fantasy magic to creative comedy, there is a performance to suit everybody. There will also be the String Symphony by the Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, Madagascar Circus Show, Puppetry workshops, Biz Circus , Free outdoor cinema and more!

When: From 10th January to 3rd February (check website for times and details)
Where: Cockburn Central, 816 Beeliar Drive, Success
Price: Free (no tickets required).

Candice Kocken - Kids Around Perth South of the River, Hills & Events Reporter / Mum of 3 kids.
Candice is a Mum of 3 who loves cooking, sewing and taking her kids out to explore our beautiful state of WA. Follow Candice and her adventures @uncannymum on Instagram.

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