Friday, March 5th, 2010
The biggest ever Adelaide Fringe has gone astronomical, breaking yet another record. With ten days left in the 2010 Adelaide Fringe program more than 200,000 tickets have been issued through the FringeTIX box office.

That’s more tickets sold than for the whole Adelaide Fringe last year and almost 10,000 more tickets sold than the previous record. In 2006, 190,894 tickets were sold.

The Minister Assisting the Premier in the Arts John Hill announced the stellar sales yesterday evening.

“The 50th anniversary Adelaide Fringe has broken several records, starting with the number of registered shows at 705 and now selling 200,000 tickets with ten days of Adelaide Fringe magic still to go,” he said.

“It’s a fantastic result that shows just how much Adelaide residents and our national and international guests love the entertainment that the Adelaide Fringe has to offer.”

Adelaide Fringe CEO Sandy Verschoor said she was delighted with the sales result and assured audiences that tickets were still available for performances from music to cabaret, comedy, theatre, puppetry, circus and dance.

She said in addition to tickets sold through FringeTIX, tens of thousands of tickets had been sold on the door at the 296 Adelaide Fringe venues across the city. “There is enough Adelaide Fringe left for everyone to enjoy – check out the BankSA Support Act program, which gives punters bang for their buck, and for daily performance details.

“A huge thank you to the State Government, Adelaide Fringe sponsors, staff and, of course, artists for making 2010 a record-breaking year.”

The majority of FringeTix revenue is passed directly back to Adelaide Fringe artists.

For more information contact:

Michelle Read / Publicity Coordinator

Email [email protected] / Mobile +61 418 805 001 / Direct +61 8 8100 2018

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Duncan Fraser / Publicist

P: +61 8 8100 2019
M: +61 404 334 049


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