Fremantle International Street Arts Festival started as a celebration of Fremantle’s local busking culture in 1999 and has grown into a showcase of the world’s best street theatre.

Each year over the Easter long weekend, the streets of Fremantle are transformed into an open-air theatre of the amazing, weird and wacky, while Fremantle’s famous alfresco dining steps up a notch, with pop-up bars and eateries extending into the streets.

Entertainment centres around several major ‘pitches’ or performance locations and roving performers pop up in surprising and interesting places all across the City.

Vision impaired or blind people can enjoy these shows via the Access All Arts audio description program, run in conjunction with DADAA WA. Check out the FAQs page for details on how to book this service.

It takes a special kind of artist to entertain crowds on the streets and many of our performers have traveled across the globe to perform for you in Fremantle. If you’ve enjoyed their performance, put some money in the hat, this is how they make their living.

Theatre doesn’t always need to be in a black box with curtains. Enjoy international productions performed in the open air.

These performers aren’t static, you’ll see them pop up in places all around Fremantle during the festival. We’ve given you a starting point; see if you can catch them along the way.

There’s nothing better than the sounds of live music filling the open air during the festival. Check out this year’s musical acts and bands.