Melbourne Fringe 2021 – EOI

MKA | Pavilion

In 2021 MKA is offering co-production and fee support for new or existing new writing theatre / contemporary performance projects to be presented in October, during the Melbourne Fringe Festival, as part of our 2021 programming at the MKA | PAVILION (Fitzroy Gardens).
For details on how to apply read below or call on 0412-834-129.
To apply, fill in the EOI form linked below.


Key Dates

25 June: Early Bird Fringe Registration closes

9 July: Fringe Registrations closes

30 September: Festival opens

1 October: MKA | PAVILION opens
4 – 17 October: MKA PAVILION shows run*

17 October: Fringe closes

*all works will take place in the second and third weeks of the 2021 Melbourne Fringe: within October 4th to October 17th.

The Offer

Season Length:
We’re open to different season lengths! Maybe your show is a one night only event. Maybe it should run for three nights?
Multiple shows a night for a shorter run? One show a night for the full two weeks?


The Pavilion at Fitzroy Gardens is a super weird super unique venue. It was a cafe/restaurant and now it’s the MKA Summer palace (or in this case, Spring).  This is not a normal venue! It’s in the middle of beautiful gardens, next to the Fairies Tree and the Miniature Tudor Village (lol). A stage show in the venue might build a set or it might use the huge glass windows and the forest beyond. Perhaps you dont even want to do the show inside- maybe you want to use the Miniature Tudor Village (again: lol). Let’s talk! 

more on the venue:




– An upfront season fee of between $600-$2000 depending on the needs of the work. audience capacity, and length of run.
– co-production profit share (ie. you’ll be taking something around 85% of the door)

– bumpin and technical rehearsals time in the venue

– storage on site

– shared dressing room / backstage area
– negotiable technical support depending on the project needs

– Marketing support from MKA 

– Front of house staff

– Producing staff support from MKA

– Registration covered up front

Who Are You?

– new writing for theatre

– experimental performance

– adaptations of existing works

– live art / performance art

– not seeing what you do here? Message us and find out if it fits

Selection Process

We will get back to you ASAP!! about your application (ie. same day or next day) to discuss if the project is of interest or not for further discussion.