Back for 2020

December 04th, 2019
Back for 2020
The Stirling Fringe is back for its fourth season in 2020 from Friday, February 21 to Sunday, March 1 and the Adelaide Hills is buzzing with excitement.

Coming off a high in 2019, the 2020 season promises to be even bigger and better with new locations and exciting performances.

“We’re going to be moving to the Stirling Community Theatre on the first weekend which is really exciting and we’ve got a big lineup,” Creative Director of Bamboozled Productions Louise Clark said.

“Along with the opening night party there will be an all singing all dancing cabaret, and that’s going to be wonderful to watch out for.”

“We’ve also got Dave Thornton, who’s going to be coming along doing one show only, some beautiful state theatre people, and Erik the Dog from Australia’s Got Talent.”

Despite the 2019 Stirling Fringe being a success, it wasn’t smooth sailing initially with Louise saying that it was in jeopardy of not happening.

“We went into our third year and even though ticket sales were good, it’s a lot of pressure and a little more costly than people realise, and I was having trouble finding sponsorship,” she said.

“But the opening night party last year was incredible, it was just phenomenal, we couldn’t have fit any more people.”

However with their troubles conquered, the Hills team managed to pull together an event worth remembering, which people were then eager to fund in 2020.

“We have amazing support from the Stirling Community Shop, a bunch of ladies who have been absolutely fantastic, the Stirling Markets who have been really supportive, the Stirling Hotel, Prancing Pony whose come in for a second year, Boltz Electrical, and also funnily enough, someone at my son’s school who loves the Stirling Fringe so he’s invested and helped with the GoFundMe page,” she said.

“It’s great to see people come together and give it fresh energy.”

The event is a team effort with Louise running the show, and of all her event experience, the Stirling Fringe holds a special place in her heart.

“I’ve done a lot of events, but it’s my baby really. I’m the main sponsor and rely on ticket sales to cover the cost,” she said.

“I do the programming, design, production, and initially there’s a skeleton team with Jared Stevens the Associate Producer, and Sara Gioiosa for marketing.”

“I’d love to be able to grow it and expand it over the coming years.”


With all of its sponsors, the team are not out of the woods yet and are still encouraging financial support from businesses and the community.

“I was still doing it for free initially, almost six months of full time work, so I need to get sponsorship or I can’t carry on,” Louise said.

“Get on board, buy some tickets, see some shows! Especially with the introduction of the Stirling Theatre, the capacity is twice the size.”

To donate, go to their Go Fund Me page at http://www.gofundme.com/f/Stirling-Fringe-2020

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