The Gothenburg Fringe is an explosion of creativity in our great city, where you will find cutting-edge performances in unique and unexpected places, as well as some classic venues. Discover the places you should hang out at to enjoy the very best our festival has to offer.
If the walls at Gothenburg’s infamous club Nefertiti could talk, they would tell stories about many memorable concerts of Swedish and international jazz legends, unforgettable jam sessions and vibrant club nights. Besides hosting performances for the first time at Gothenburg Fringe, Nefertiti will be our social hub, a place to share delicious food, festival stories and drinks - and the venue of this year’s awards ceremony.
Andra Långgatan 30
Gothenburg’s best stage for entertainment and culture. Kvarterscenen 2Lång is a creative meeting place which offers theatre, entertainment, and theatre courses.
Home to everything from folk music clubs and lecturers to stand-up comedians and swing jazzers - debuting at Gothenburg Fringe in 2020.
The epitome of a backstreet theatre. Unassuming and covered in graffiti on the outside, Trixter is well-rehearsed at transporting guests to imagined worlds on the inside.
A must-visit venue at every Fringe festival, the artists here are given a platform to deliver top-notch performances, while the care given by those at Trixter make them dear partners to everyone they work with.
For the first time in its six-year-long history, Gothenburg Fringe has added a venue on “the other side of the river”, on the beautiful island of Hisingen. Just a short and free ferry ride away from the city centre lies Gothenburg’s oldest cinema, Aftonstjärnan, built in the early 20th century. Today, it is used as a venue for a variety of events, including festivals, theatre and film screenings.
Probably the most spectacular addition for 2021 is the majestic Kronhuset, located right in the heart of Gothenburg in Västra Nordstan. Built between 1642 and 1652, this is one of Gothenburg’s oldest buildings and was originally used as storage space for military equipment.
Since 2021, Kronhuset is the home of the newly-established culture centre Kronhuset Kreativ Arena.
Göteborgs Dramatiska Teater
GDT prides itself on reflecting society outside the box and showing what is happening behind closed doors.
It wants to give voice to the people who are not seen, those who have been condemned or overshadowed, show power relations and see reality from new perspectives.