10 queer events to see at Melbourne Fringe Festival

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With over 450 events to choose from in the Melbourne Fringe Festival, we've selected just ten of our favourite shows featuring queer artists and performers! From drag, to cabaret, to comedy, to music, to live readings - there's something for everyone.

Anna Piper Scott sitting, wearing a glossy gold gown, with a yellow background


Anna Piper Scott: Such An Inspiration
A controversial stand up show that "puts the trans in transgressive"
Where: Trades Hall - Old Council Chambers
When: 6 - 23 October
Price: $20-$28

Abstract Art in blue and mauve tonings

‘A Rainbow of Tomorrows’ Exhibition
A group exhibition exploring Blak queer futurism
Where: Koorie Heritage Trust - Ground Floor Gallery & Digital Fringe
When: 9 Oct - 12 Nov
Price: Free

Person wearning bright green against a background of green ferns

Bleep Bloop
A pop-comedy album by multi-award winning comedian Lou Wall!
Where: Trades Hall - Quilt Room & Shorts Place Social
When: 18 - 23 October
Price: $15-30

Person elegantly dressed in white, with one boob hanging out (but covered), waving a Trans flag

Breasts Become Her
A Tale of Two Titties
Where: Trades Hall - Meeting Room & Shorts Place Social
When: 15 - 22 October
Price: $20-30 (free tickets for Mob)

Person dressed gayly as a clown, clicking a long thin yellow balloon

Have you left your imaginary friend alone for far too long? Have they putrefied in your absence?
Where: The Butterfly Club - Upstairs
When: 17 - 23 October
Price: $30-37

Two women in bathing suits on a shark-shaped lilo

Heave ho (and hoes!) ‘tward the party cruise of a lifetime upon the almighty... Spirit of Tasmania.
Where: Trades Hall - Common Rooms
When: 17 - 23 October
Price: $23-28

Four females dressed in white and silver against a galaxy of silver stars

A queer glitter bomb of an event where men are from mars and women are eating them.
Where: Trades Hall - Solidarity Hall
When: 6 - 14 October
Price: $15-30

Four scantily clad, androgenous people

Stripped Queer
An evening of readings showcasing queer artists reading original works, completely naked.
Where: Harehole Melbourne
When: 6 - 15 October
Price: $15-25

A collage of a person, on the left in drag, on the right out of drag

The Big D
Experience a hilarious, heartfelt & raw tale of Drag, Drinking and Determination.
Where: Victorian Pride Centre - Theatrette
When: 14-16 October
Price: $19-26

Five of the Yummy performers, dressed in outlandishly colourful costumes
Drag and burlesque at its very best!
Where: The Parlour
When: 14 - 15 October
Price: $27-35


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