Fringe World Events

DATE: 15 Jan 21 - 29 Jan 21

LOCATION: The Piazza

Cockburn Gateway will host four different Fringe World Festival acts across 7 nights of shows in the Cirque Du Gateway marquee on the Piazza, in front of Lone Star Rib House.

Tickets start from just $15 and can be purchased online here.

Click here for the full schedule of Cirque Du Gateway Summer Fest '21 entertainment including pop-up cinema, super sundowners and carnival-themed school holiday activities.


Best Show Ever - Cockburn Special

Friday 15 and Sunday 17 January at 6pm

A special edition of an amazing show, exclusively for the Cockburn Gateway Shopping City Piazza! Three of WA’s most awarded entertainers have combined their talents to bring you an explosive world premiere: BEST SHOW EVER! Don’t miss these marvellous madmen as they concoct, clown and conjure up a not-to-be-missed, family-friendly spectacle that’s equal parts science, circus and magic. It’s not just amazing, it’s the BEST SHOW EVER! Between them, these artists have won: FRINGE WORLD WA Winner for Best Children's Event - 2018, 2019 & 2020 FRINGE WORLD WA Nominee for Best Children's Event - 2018 Adelaide Fringe Magic Weekly Award - 2019 WA Magician of the Year - 2003, 2005 & 2018 As seen on Penn & Teller: Fool Us 2020

Comedy Hypnotist Matt Hale Presents Bonkers

Saturday 16 January at 5pm and Sunday 24 January at 6pm

Joyful. Crazy. Fun! The unmissable hypnosis show with a party vibe! A brand new show from popular fest fave (& 2020 Award Winner!). Enjoy from onstage or in the audience (you choose!) “Can't-miss if you want to belly laugh” UrbanList, 2020 “Absolute must-see” Perth Happenings, 2020 ★★★★★ FamFriendly Adelaide, 2020 ★★★★½ Fringefeed, 2020 ★★★★½ InDaily, 2020 "Embrace your silly side...laugh until your belly hurts!" ★★★★ Xpress, 2020 “What you want from Fringe – a 60-minute party” Tulpa Mag, 2020 “Fun is the theme & Hale delivered it in spades!” InDaily, 2020 If you thought previous years were ridiculously fun, this year we'll go completely...Bonkers! Comedy Hypnotist Matt Hale is back to share his modern brand of hypno laughs - no swinging watches & 100% chicken free! Regularly sells out. Book now!

Splash Test Dummies

Friday 22 and Saturday 23 January at 6.30pm

Rub-a-dub-dub, The Dummies are back with some splish splashing circus set to drown you in tears of laughter From the makers of hit show Trash Test Dummies comes a new production of oceanic proportions! Splash Test Dummies are here, ready to roll out their beach towels and spring into a brand new hour of circus filled hilarity for the whole family. See a brilliant array of catch-your-breath stunt work, acrobatics, juggling and the side-splitting, slapstick comedy for which the dummies are famous. Join the Dummies and come dive from bathtubs to beaches in this new aquatic adventure. Praise for Trash Test Dummies: "Circus and acrobatic show perfect for families" ★★★★★ Edinburgh Festival For Kids "Adept, unadulterated mischief" ★★★★★ The Times UK

Abracadabra and Other Useless Magic Words

Friday 29th January at 6pm

After eight years at the FRINGE WORLD festival, Perth's favourite rock'n'roll magician is still in the magic circle! Breaking the first two rules of magic, the runaway renegade Jon Madd takes you on a retrospective journey through his Maddgical career, sharing his invaluable insights on basic magic psychology, as well as some simple sleights. This workshop brings smiles on peoples faces not just during the show, but long after you leave as you apply the tricks & skills that you will learn. Jon's teaching is infectious, & his passion contagious, as he entertains audiences all over Perth! Suitable for kids of ALL AGES, from eight to EIGHTY! "Madd's sheer love of magic tricks shines through as he plays with the children he teaches!" ★★★★ The Australia Times, 2016