Newtown is our spiritual home, it’s where the Sydney Fringe began a decade ago and in celebration of our tenth birthday we wanted to do something a little special for the independent heartland of Sydney. With the help of the State Government's ACTIVATE grant program we are shining a spotlight on this great precinct, amplifying our annual offerings and creating a few new extra special ones too.
Our official opening party FRINGE IGNITE will take place down King Street. We’ve amped up our Innocent Bystander Touring Hub, expanding to two venues. Our Emerging Artist Sharehouse is back, where you can take part in the World’s Best/Worst House Party. Plus we are filling local businesses, shops and bars with live music and comedy.
KING ST CRAWL X FRINGE IGNITE
FRINGE IGNITE returns for a fifth year!
FRINGE IGNITE is back and this year we’ve teamed up with the crew from the King Street Crawl to fill the entire length of King Street with free live music all afternoon and night. It’s a battle of North end vs South end. Head on up to the North end of King St if you’re over 18, feel like a drink with your music or want to settle in for the night and let the music roll. If you are keen to venue hop, have some younger ones with you or feel more in the mood for some low-fi acoustic sets head on down to South King as we fill up shopfronts and cafes with some of the best local singer songwriters and instrumentalists the city has to offer.
The Good Boys
The Van Demons
+ more to come!
WORLD’S BEST/WORST HOUSE PARTY
Emerging Artist Share House
10 - 14 SEPT
Erskineville Church Hall
6 SEPT - ALICE TERRY
7 SEPT - BILLIE MCCARTHY
THIS EVENT IS FREE
MUSEUM OF FLEAS
The Imperial Hotel - Erskineville
24 - 28 SEPT
FIND US AT:
Emerging Artists Sharehouse | Erskineville Town Hall, 104 Erskineville Road, Erskineville
PACT | 107 Railway Parade, Erskineville
The Imperial Hotel Sydney | 35 Erskineville Rd, Erskineville
Erskineville Anglican Church Hall | 55 Erskineville Rd, Erskineville
Innocent Bystander Touring Hub - Old 505 Gallery | Level 1, 5 Eliza Street, Newtown
Innocent Bystander Touring Hub - Old 505 Theatre | Level 1, 5 Eliza Street, Newtown
New Theatre | 542 King St, Newtown
Tortuga Studios | 31 Princes Highway, St Peters
Plan your trip ahead and jump on public transport to all our Sydney Fringe venues.
BUS: There are a number of services that come through Newtown, so look out for any bus that stops at Newtown station or anywhere on King St and this will drop you right in the centre of the fun!
TRAIN: Getting the train to the Newtown Hub gives you lots of options. Jump on the Inner West Line and hop off at Newtown Station, or take the Bankstown line and hop off at Erskineville Station for the north end of the precinct or St Peters for the South end.
CAR: There is on street parking available throughout the precinct, but most is 2 hour timed and parking in peak dining times can be difficult. Allow ample time to park if driving is your best option.
DRINK AND DINE
One of the best parts of the Newtown Precinct is the plethora of drink and dining options! King st, Enmore rd and Erskineville rd boast options from all over the world, from cheap and cheerful to high dining, you have all the choices at your finger tips. Looking for a drink before or after the show? There are no shortages of pubs, small bars and dancing spots to extend your evening.