Fringe Hub Venues

The following Fringe Hub venues may also be available for hire during the Northern Fringe Festival. If you are interested in performing in one of these venues, please register your event as a Fringe Hub Artist to be considered for one of these venues. The Northern Fringe Festival Coordinator will then be in touch to discuss your registration further.


Wonderland Spiegeltent - Strand Park

Wonderland Spiegeltent"Spiegeltent" is Dutch for mirror tent, these Belgium travelling dance halls have been graced by stars such as Edith Piaff and Marlene Dietrich for decades.

With its luxurious and exciting ambiance, the Wonderland Spiegeltent provides a truly unique, intimate circus, cabaret or theatre venue in a stylish, historic European setting, which comes complete with stained glass windows and mirrors.

  • Some seats will have slight obstructed view, recommend arriving early and line up to secure best seats.
  • There will be a bar inside and outside of the tent. This will be open one (1) hour prior and one (1) hour post each show.
  • This tent is accessible for people with disabilities and has a combination of booths and chairs.

Maximum capacity will be 350 and will be General Admission.

The May Wirth - Strand Park

The May WirthThe May Wirth is your classic circus big top tent that is perfect for events looking for that little extra something. It first came to Townsville in 2019 at both Strand Park and Queens Gardens for the North Australian Festival of Arts and Northern Fringe Festival.

Empire Theatre - Strand Park and Central Park

The Empire Theatre is a slightly more intimate venue still with the ability for aerials. It first came to Townsville in 2019 at Queens Gardens for the North Australian Festival of Arts and Northern Fringe Festival and will return in 2021.

Pinocchi’s Palace - Central Park

Pinocchi’s Palace is a new festival hub venue for the Northern Fringe Festival 2021. Designed with our mascot Pinocchi in mind, this intimate tent is perfect for  a smaller crowd.

Main Stage - Central Park

The Main Stage will bring Central Park alive with a range of dance performances and musicians keeping you entertained throughout the festival.