4 Adelaide Fringe shows set in nature for you to see this festival season

Combine your love for arts and nature by catching one of these Adelaide Fringe shows at Adelaide Botanic Garden.

The Garden of Unearthly delights is all kinds of awesome, but it’s not the only city garden to get your fix of the Adelaide Fringe this year.

If you’re looking to get away from the crowds, why not head to the Black Box Theatres within Adelaide Botanic Garden and catch a Fringe show in its beautiful natural surrounds?

There are 21 shows to choose from and here are four that we recommend:

1. PUBsing @ The Fringe

PUBsing is staged in the stunning International Rose Garden, letting you truly take in the wonder of Adelaide Botanic Garden. 

There will be lyrics up on a big screen, and audience members are encouraged to learn simple harmonies and sing along.

Organisers tout this as ‘low pressure vocal fun with lots of laughter and silliness, this show will be the perfect antidote to the workday blues’.


  • Friday 19 February to Sunday 21 February, 6 pm each day
  • Tuesday 9 March to Wednesday 10 March, 6 pm each day
  • Sunday 14 March, 4:10 pm
  • Tuesday 16 March to Thursday 18 March, 6 pm each day
  • Sunday 21 March, 6 pm

Duration: 90 minutes

Where: Open Air Theatre at Adelaide Botanic Garden (in the International Rose Garden)

Tickets: From $14.25, bookings via Adelaide Fringe.


 2. Junior detective collective: The mystery of the golden scoop

The premise of this show is that it's a typical Wednesday at Dice-Cream-Ice-Creamery, when suddenly it's revealed that the golden scoop has been stolen. In this exciting new 'whodunit', everyone's guilty.

The whole family can get involved and join the 'Junior Detective Collective' and work together to unravel the mystery of who stole the golden scoop.


  • Tuesday 23 February to Thursday 25 February, 6:40 pm each day
  • Tuesday 2 March to Thursday 4 March, 6:40 pm each day

Duration: 45 minutes

Where: The AmphiTheatre at Adelaide Botanic Garden (In the First Creek Wetlands area)

 Tickets: From $13.00, bookings via Adelaide Fringe.


3. The Reichstag is burning

In this critically acclaimed cabaret show, the star of the show explores a world that is on fire as she takes on the smoky stage with her fierce vocals.

It’s basically a combination of cabaret and stories of a dark post-modern world.


  • Friday 19 February to Sunday 21 February, 8:20 pm each day
  • Tuesday 23 February to Sunday 28 February 28, 8:20 pm each day
  • Tuesday 9 March to Sunday 14 March, 8:20 pm each day

Duration:  70 minutes

Where: Black Box Theatre at Adelaide Botanic Garden (in Noel Lothian Hall within the heritage-listed tram barn)

Tickets: From $15, bookings via Adelaide Fringe.


4. Blinky Bill is on the loose

Cheeky and courageous koala, Blinky Bill is a truly iconic Australian character.

In this world premiere musical theatre adventure for the whole family, Blinky goes on an adventure and meets many delightful new friends including Professor Wombat, Angelina Wallaby and Go-Go Goanna.

Ten original songs will have the whole family toe-tapping and humming all the way back home to their very own gumtree.


  • Saturday 13 March to Sunday 14 March, 6:40 pm each day
  • Tuesday 16 March to Sunday 21 March, 6:40 pm each day

Duration: 60 minutes

Where: The AmphiTheatre at Adelaide Botanic Garden (In the First Creek Wetlands area)

Tickets: From $19, bookings via Adelaide Fringe.


Can’t get enough of this March madness in nature? Check out the full line-up of shows at Adelaide Botanic Garden produced by the award-winning team at Hartstone-Kitney Productions.

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