The Sydney Fringe is playing a vital role in the Covid recovery of our city. We are delighted to be joining forces with the NSW Government through their CBD Revitalisation Fund to present Sydney Fringe Sideshow and Bernie Dieter’s Club Kabarett, running from 15th February 2022. With over 150 performances and featuring over 100 artists, this year you don’t have to wait until September to experience Fringe.

The Sydney Fringe Festival is the largest independent arts festival in New South Wales with over 450 events presented in over 70 venues across Greater Sydney each year.

Each year culture creators from all over the city join forces with us to share Sydney’s stories presenting new work from all genres. Outside of festival time we activate unused space creating new cultural infrastructure and precincts.

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Fringe HQ

Located in the heart of Newtown, Fringe HQ provides vital open access, subsidised space for local, independent artists to develop and present exciting, innovative new work.


Leadership & Advocacy

The Sydney Fringe is Sydney’s leader in addressing prohibitive issues facing local independent artists and venues. We advocate, activate and agitate for reform. Join us.

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For Artists and Venues

As an open access festival our program is curated by our artists. Discover ways you can participate as an artist or venue.

Get Involved


Throw us a line to support the next generation of Sydney’s culture creators and together we can build a vibrant night life to be proud of.


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Join us in investing in Sydney’s cultural life and be part of the city’s most diverse and vibrant cultural offering.

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Providing space for artists and Fringe experiences for audiences isn’t just for September. Discover how Sydney Fringe is supporting the local, independent creative sector.

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Pieces of audio art and conversations, with music, performance, and culture makers from across Sydney. Offering an insight into the creative mind and why a vibrant arts culture is so important.



From roller-skating discos on city rooftops, late-night cabaret shows, dancing all night in office buildings, block parties, dinner and shows to micro festivals of professional development, we are energetic big thinkers!

We believe anything is possible and love working with our partners to realise a shared vision.

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