Fool’s Paradise at Adelaide Fringe, the new home of circus and cabaret

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Welcome to the new home of circus and cabaret at Adelaide Fringe. Sited at the centre of the CBD in the southern half of Tarntanyangga (Victoria Square) Fool’s Paradise will be an epicentre of activity for the Fringe.

Presenting two unique venues, each with a stacked program of circus, physical theatre, comedy, music and magic, and an equally impressive program of food and beverage offerings from local South Australian producers.

At Fool’s Paradise, you can see the best Adelaide fringe shows – all in one place! With circus, physical theatre, comedy, music and magic there is something for everyone.

From February 15 to March 19 (excluding Mondays), Fool’s Paradise will host more than 25 Fringe acts in its inaugural program across venues The Vault and The Pyramid.

Food and beverages

Come for the shows and stay for the food!

With an equally impressive program of food and beverage offerings from local South Australian producers, entry to the Fool’s Paradise outside area is free. The hub will host food trucks and a selection of bespoke bars opening late, along with outdoor shows such as trapeze acts.

Pizza Reggina

Among the local suppliers offering food and beverages are The Filipino Project, known for their Filipino street food packed with exotic flavour, and Pizza Reggina, fast becoming a new favourite for mobile pizza across Adelaide.

Smooth Operators are new kids on the block offering smoothies for those more health conscious, while for others, classic donuts will be an appealing option.

The vault at Fool's paradise

The Vault at Fool’s Paradise

Known for its repertoire of late-night adult circus, Melbourne based circus group; Head First Acrobats, will be performing Crème de la Crème, GODZ and Pre-Hysterical across this year’s Fringe in The Vault.

Other acts in The Vault include children/cabaret performer Paul Dabek with two shows, and YUCK Circus with YUCK Circus: Deadset.

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The Pyramid, directed by Max Mason, will host a broad range of physical theatre, including live circus act Love Life Laundry, based on the life of acrobat couple Anthony Tran and Fay McFarlane. It will also be home to multiple music extravaganzas, including Wonderfull! A Celebration of Stevie Wonder, 80s Ladies, and Remember the Time: a Michael Jackson Tribute.

Right in the heart of Adelaide and close to public transport options it’s never been easier to get to the Fringe.

Fool’s Paradise has its official opening night in Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga on Friday, 17 February and closes on Sunday, 19 March 2023.

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