Sydney Fringe Festival
Not One Venue – Many Venues
From the website:
The Sydney Fringe celebrates the cultural heart of Sydney. It is varied, quirky, exceptional, fun, moving, inspiring and informative. Dare to dig a little deeper with us and you will discover a world that exists just outside your everyday. Around the corner from where you catch the bus, underneath where you have your morning coffee and across the road from where you work. It’s here year round, generating incredible works, experimenting with ideas, entertaining, informing and creating. Whether its a fabulous independent retailer, a tiny little theatre company, an emerging musician or comedian, a great artisan cafe or hidden gallery we intend to find it for you. So step out your door this spring and see what your city has to offer.
Now in it’s fifth year the Sydney Fringe Festival is the largest independent arts festival in NSW and this year we are gearing up for the biggest most impressive festival yet. Not only are we presenting some of the best artists the city has to offer but we are also featuring family events, artist workshops, public forums and street activations. We are supporting emerging and early career artists, and partnering with some of our favourite arts organisations. Spread out across five cultural villages, the Sydney Fringe Festival presents hundreds of productions in over 60 venues. We celebrate local artists and encourage new audiences to experience the independent arts of Sydney to build a stronger more sustainable sector.
On any given night in Sydney you can catch wind of a tiny little production in an unknown venue, if you know where to look. It is these hidden gems that the Sydney Fringe offers up every spring. We want you to wind your way around little streets, find wonderful offerings by our local artisans and we’re going to help you get there. Be it by bus, train or on foot we have wonderful artist trails for you to explore, venues to discover and have made it as easy as possible for you to see as much as possible of your city this spring.
Sydney Fringe Opening Night
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What’s On (Click Image)
Festival Guide e-book (Click image below)
Tickets can be bought online at sydneyfringe.com via each event’s unique show page.
For any enquiries, phone (02) 9550 6087
Stay in the Know
SWe will try to keep you updated with major announcements but visit the festival website and social media pages for news, behind-the-scenes sneak peeks and all updates.
To pick up a program: swing by to Fringe HQ at 5 Eliza St Newtown.
1 – 30 September
Sydney Fringe Festival Weekly Guide:
Week 1: The Inner City
- Sunday 31 Aug 4–8pm, Fringe Ignite – Festival launch party, Crown Street, Surry Hills
- Monday 1 Sep 8pm, Story Club, Giant Dwarf Redfern
- Thursday 4 Sep 6–8pm, Art Pharmacy Opening Night, 20 Oxford Sq Darlinghurst
- Saturday 6 Sep 5pm, Adelaide Fringe Info Session, Tap Gallery Darlinghurst
- Friday 5 Sep & Saturday 6 Sep 6pm; Sunday 7th 4pm, Foley Street Laneway Bar, btwn Crown &Burton Streets Darlinghurst
- Sunday 7 Sep 10am–2pm, Fathers Day Picnic and Affordable Art Auction, Paddington ReservoirGardens & Paddington Town Hall
Week 2: Community Ideas & Laughs
- Tuesday 9 Sep, You Are Here presented by Milkcrate Theatre, 107 Projects Redfern
- Saturday 13 Sep 5pm, I Love Green Letter Guides, The Den Chippendale
- Sunday 14 Sep 10am–2pm, Surry Hills Family Day Picnic, Prince Alfred Park Surry Hills
- Sunday 14 Sep 3–7.30pm, Public Forums, Eternity Playhouse Darlinghurst
Week 3: Family Events Aplenty
- Wed 17 & Thu 18 Sep 9pm; Sunday 14 & 21 Sep 8PM, Gigi Dearest, The Imperial Erskineville
- Friday 19 Sep 6pm, The Matilda Waltz, New Theatre Newtown
- Friday 19 Sep 8pm, The Chaser’s Empty Vessel, Giant Dwarf Redfern
- Saturday 20 Sep – Sunday 21 Sep from 11am, Fringe Kids, 5 Eliza Street Newtown
- Saturday 20 Sep – Sunday 21 Sep, Newtown Night Market, Location & times TBA
- Sunday 21 Sep 10am–2pm, Newtown Family Day Picnic, Camperdown Memorial Park Newtown
- Late Night Music at the Sly Fox, every night during the Festival for late-night live music & DJs.
Week 4: The Final Frontier
- Wednesday 24 – Saturday 27 Sep 6.30pm, All the Single Lad(ie)s, PACT Theatre Erskineville
- Wednesday 24 & Friday 26 Sep 8.30pm; Thursday 25 Sep 7:30pm, The Explorers Club: Antarctica,The Newsagency Marrickville
- Thursday 25 & Sat 27 Sep 6.45pm; Sunday 28th 5.45pm, Aaron Chen, The Factory Marrickville
- Friday 26 Sep 6.30pm, In The Night Garden, Corner Applebee & Hutchinson Streets St Peters
- Saturday 27 6pm & Sunday 28 Sep 2pm, Faversham Street Closing Weekend, Between SydenhamRd & Hans Pl Marrickville
- Sunday 28 Sep 10am – 2pm, Enmore Park Family Day Picnic, Corner Victoria & Enmore RoadsEnmore
Week 5: The Last Days
- Monday 29 Sep 7pm, Fringe Film Comp Screening, Giant Dwarf Redfern
- Tuesday 30 Sep 5pm–12am, Fringe Awards & Festival Come Down Party, Venue 505 Surry Hills
All The Venues.
Click on the image to go to the venue site for performances, dates and times.
5 ELIZA – THE ANNEX
5 ELIZA – THE TENT
ANNANDALE CREATIVE ARTS CENTRE
ARCHWAY 1 THEATRE
BETTER READ THAN DEAD
CHRISSIE COTTER GALLERY
DICKSON ST SPACE
GLEBE JUSTICE CENTRE
GOLDEN AGE CINEMA AND BAR
LEICHHARDT TOWN HALL
OLD 505 THEATRE
SEYMOUR CENTRE – SOUND LOUNGE
SPECTRUM (EXCHANGE HOTEL)
ST STEPHEN’S UNITING CHURCH
TAP GALLERY – DOWNSTAIRS THEATRE
TAP GALLERY – UPSTAIRS THEATRE
TAP GALLERY WINDOW GALLERY
THE DEN (CHIPPENDALE HOTEL)
THE FACTORY THEATRE
THE IMPERIAL HOTEL – CABARET ROOM
THE ITALIAN FORUM
THE OLD FITZROY HOTEL
THE RECORD CRATE
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