Prahran’s performing arts playground So Soirée is returning for Fringe Festival

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Prahran’s performing arts playground So Soirée is returning for Fringe Festival

Melbourne Fringe Festival So Soiree
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Expect to be wowed at this year’s So Soirée Fringe Garden - Prahran’s performing arts playground is back bigger and better than ever.

Produced by the City of Stonnington and part of the Melbourne International Fringe Festival, it’s on from Saturday October 7 until Sunday October 22 with a bumper program of 18 fabulous shows showcasing talented performers, pushing the boundaries of comedy, circus, cabaret and burlesque.

Over two weeks there’s something for every festival fan, including the return of Australia’s favourite drag queens and bingo grannies, as well as exciting new events and award-winning performances.

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So Soirée Fringe Garden program highlights

Prahran Square Circus and Street Arts Spectacular – take the family to see some of Australia’s best circus firemen and buskers in action for free on Saturday 7 to Sunday 8 October from 11am – 4pm.

Speed: The Movie, The Play – board a vintage bus in Prahran Square for the show’s Victorian premiere and laugh your way through a fun-filled one-hour experience that pays homage to the 1994 iconic action thriller Speed from Tuesday 10 to Sunday 22 October.

So Soirée Fringe Garden – have a great night out in the stunning Grattan Gardens full of spring flowers and magical lighting and hosting a vintage caravan cocktail bar. This year the fabulous circus tent will house a dazzling program from 12 to 22 October on Thursdays to Sundays. Headlining the star-studded line-up is Karen From Finance, Briefs Factory, Hot Department, Rouge and Granny Bingo.

Rouge – experience the new age circus, a decadent blend of sensational acrobatics, operatic cabaret and twisted burlesque in the Ukiyo tent from Thursday 19 to Sunday 22 October.
NICA Circus Hub – see new works featuring high flying aerials, acrobatics, dance and roller skating at Green Street including Alienation by Jake Silvestro, a commission supported by Stonnington from Thursday 5 to Saturday 21 October.

There’s free entry into Grattan Gardens from 5pm where you can enjoy a drink and the charming Greville Street or playful garden bar before heading to something sensational. Get ready to be wowed, laugh, and have an eccentric, bold and unforgettable Fringe experience.

Tickets on sale now. For more information visit and see what’s happening at #so soiree.