Melbourne Fringe Festival lands at the Victorian Pride Centre this October

Fringe Festival highlights

The Victorian Pride Centre will be the host venue for 26 shows over 10 days as part of Melbourne Fringe Festival between Friday 7 October and Sunday 23 October, 2022.

The diverse line-up of shows at the Pride Centre showcases LGBTIQ+ artists, featuring stand-up comedy, theatre, cabaret, live music, an interactive music show for kids, and panel discussions about inclusive design.

Key program highlights include Cheers, Queers! – a showcase with some of Melbourne’s brightest LGTBIQ+ comedians, The Big D – a hilarious new show from drag performer Abril LaTrene,and Shapeshifting – a storytelling and music event for Trans communities with Key Change choir. Find the full program below.   

Melbourne Fringe Festival is one of Australia’s largest and most-loved performing arts festivals, and the Victorian Pride Centre is thrilled to be part of its 2022 program.

Tickets now available on the Melbourne Fringe website –

Quote attributed to Justine Dalla Riva, CEO Victorian Pride Centre:

“We cannot wait to see this diverse range of shows bring some Melbourne Fringe magic to the Pride Centre! It will be a thrill to see our incredible multipurpose Theatrette used to its full potential as a space for LGBTIQ+ emerging artists and independent performing arts.”

About Melbourne Fringe Festival:

“The Melbourne Fringe Festival is Open Access – that means that anyone with something to say is invited to come say it under our umbrella. With 450+ events presented annually by Melbourne’s emerging and independent artistic talent across every possible artform, in-theatre experiences sit alongside digital art, live streams and outdoor events made by big names, new names and everyday citizens scratching their creative itches.” (from

Check out the program here.