Discover and be delighted as The Sydney Fringe Festival comes to The Rocks for the first time this September.

The Rocks Hub Festival program invites Sydney to join in, see, create and discover with curious and playful experiences around every corner. 

Every Friday to Sunday across the festival come wander the streets and laneways to explore shows, performances, eclectic market stalls and other hidden surprises.

Craving colour? Check out our temporary chalk art installation, or contribute to our community chalk mural. Love to strike a pose? Then visit The Rocks Square STAGE PINK installation, and snap and share for your chance to win.


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SPEED THE MOVIE, THE PLAY

20TH - 29TH SEPT

Presented by Act/React and Pforma Holdings in association with Sydney Fringe Festival.

There’s a bomb on a bus. If the bus drops below 50 miles an hour, it blows up. What do you do? What do you do?!

Climb aboard our vintage bus for this shameless homage to the 1994 action thriller Speed, the film that proved once and for all that the best drama is on public transport.

After sold-out seasons at the Brisbane Comedy Festival and Perth Fringe World, this high-octane comedy complete with Keanu-worthy special effects explodes into Sydney for the first time.


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BY THE WATERCOOLER

The Rockery
5-8 + 12-13 SEPT

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The Natural Conservatorium For Wise Women

Bay 43 The Rocks
6 - 7 SEPT

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Sonic Feet - Strings in Concert

Bay 43 The Rocks
13 SEPT


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GET YOUR NANNA ON

Atherden Street
14 + 15 SEPT
Head to Atherden Street on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 September and play lawn bowls, do some knitting, sip on delightful tea and eat some tasty scones to celebrate The Tea Cosy’s new location.

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Dream Slash Nightmare

Bay 43 The Rocks
27 - 28 SEPT

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This is not what I look like (when I go outside)

Sandstone Gallery
20 - 21 SEPT


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Lilies and Dust

The Rockery
20-22 + 27-29 SEPT

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BBQ BREWS AND BLUES FESTIVAL

Endeavour Tap Rooms
1 - 30 SEPT
Enjoy a special New Orleans smoked meats menu, an exclusive Endeavour Bourbon Ale, live blues music every weekend and New Orleans movie nights in the King’s Head

 

FREE ACROSS THE ROCKS HUB

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10AM - 9PM
THE ROCKS MARKETS
Wander, wonder and discover the eats and treats of The Fringe Festival inspired eclectic stalls.

4PM - 6PM
HIP TO BE IN THE SQUARE 
The Rocks Square
Jive to 20s, 30s and 40s tunes with The Gramophone Man

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6PM - 8PM
SHANTY CLUB
Observer Hotel
Meet your mates and gather round for some shanty
sing-a-longs

7.30PM - 11PM
THE PUSH BAR

Dance the night way while sipping on cocktails as DJ’s spin their tunes until late.

8PM - LATE
THE DOSS HOUSE
Live music from local artists

8PM - MIDNIGHT
PUB SING A LONG
Fortune of War
Join in the chorus of a classic pub tune at Sydney’s oldest pub

9PM - 12.30AM
LIVE MUSIC-
IRISH COVER BAND
The Mercantile Hotel
with Cara K, Mark Oats and Matt


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10AM - 9PM
THE ROCKS MARKETS
Wander, wonder and discover the eats and treats of The Fringe Festival inspired eclectic stalls.

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11AM - 3PM
CIRCUS SCHOOL
First Fleet Park
Learn how to juggle and hula hoop with Aerialize’s Pop Up Circus School  

12PM - 2PM
LIVE MUSIC
Harbour Rocks Hotel

Smooth sax tunes in Nurses Walk

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MIDDAY - 2PM
JUNK, JIVE AND WAIL
The Rocks Square
Make your own junk instrument
with Junkyard Beats

2PM
JUNKYARD JAMBOREE
The Rocks Square Stage
J
unkyard Beats perform a Junkyard Jamboree 

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2PM - 4PM
STORY TREE 
Foundation Park
Gather round for Storybook tales

4PM - 8PM
LIVE MUSIC
Endeavour Tap Rooms
Solo Blues 4-6pm and Blue Duo 6-8pm

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6PM - 8PM 
SWOON OVER TUNES - The Welcome Choir
The Rocks Square Stage
Join ’The Welcome Choir’ - Sydney’s favourite pub choir
- Saturday 7 Get Lucky - Daft Punk
- Saturday 14 Living on a prayer - Bon Jovi
- Saturday 21 Like a Prayer - Madonna
- Saturday 28 Help - Beatles
 

3PM - 7PM
LIVE MUSIC
Fortune of War 
Join in the chorus of a classic pub tune at Sydney’s oldest pub

3PM - 7PM
LIVE MUSIC - BLACKWATER
The Mercantile Hotel

7.30PM - 11.30PM
LIVE MUSIC
The Push Bar
Join the resident Push Piano Man for song requests and sing-a-longs

8PM - 12AM
LIVE MUSIC
Fortune of War 
Join in the chorus of a classic pub tune at Sydney’s oldest pub

8PM - 12AM
LIVE MUSIC
The Doss House  
Live music from local artists

9PM - 12.30AM
LIVE MUSIC - The Soniks - Pop & Rock covers band
The Mercantile Hotel

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10AM - 5PM
THE ROCKS MARKETS
Wander, wonder and discover the eats and treats of The Fringe Festival inspired eclectic stalls.

12PM - 2PM
LIVE MUSIC
Harbour Rocks Hotel

Smooth sax tunes in Nurses Walk

MIDDAY - 3PM
TURN TRASH INTO TREASURE
The Rocks Square

Make art to be added to the Reverse Garbage sculpture wall

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1PM - 4PM
SUNDAY SWING SESSIONS
The Rocks Square Stage
live swing music every Sunday
1st- Mary Heart
8th- The Faculties
15th- The Aston Martinis
22nd- Sara O’Connor
29th- Wes Pudsey & the Sonic Aces

1PM - 10PM
LIVE MUSIC
Fortune of War 
Join in the chorus of a classic pub tune at Sydney’s oldest pub

2PM - 4PM
GET LOOSE IN YOUR SUNDAY SHOES
First Fleet Park

Footloose flash mob and vintage dance workshops with Sydney Vintage Dance Studio 

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3PM - 7PM
SHINDIG
The Mercantile Hotel
Irish band 

3PM - 7PM
LIVE MUSIC
Endeavour Tap Rooms
Solo Blues Artist

6PM - 12AM
LIVE MUSIC
The Doss House  
An authentic Irish Traditional Session. Dance a jig, clap your hands and join in.

8PM - 11.30PM
SHAYLEE WILDE
The Mercantile Hotel

Irish Rock 30 year residency 


GETTING THERE

FIND US AT:
Atherden Street | Atherden Street The Rocks
Bay 43 The Rocks | 1-5 Hickson Rd (enter via Circular Quay Way) The Rocks
First Fleet Park | Btwn Circular Quay Station and MCA The Rocks
Foundation Park | The Rocks
Sandstone Gallery | 6-8 Atherden Street The Rocks
The Observer Hotel | 69 George St The Rocks
The Rockery | 6-8 Atherden Street,
The Rocks The Rocks Square | Playfair St near Argyle St The Rocks 

Plan your trip ahead and jump on public transport to all our Sydney Fringe venues.

BUS: The Rocks Hub is accessible to most CBD bus routes from Wynyard Station, as well as a range of bus stops around the north end of the CBD. 

TRAIN: Trains run all day and most of the evening, with the closest train station being Circular Quay, The Rocks Hub is also within walking distance from Wynyard and Martin Place Stations. 

FERRY: Come to the festival via ferry, with all ferry routes travelling via Circular Quay.

A BIRDS EYE VIEW OF THE ROCKS HUB

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DRINK AND DINE

The Rocks Hub is your home for fun, feasting and adventure at this year’s Fringe. Head on down to The Rocks Markets every Friday, Saturday and Sunday to discover Fringe inspired treats. While you are there, pop in to one of the many restaurants, cafes and bars to taste the flavours of Fringe. 

Experience unique Fringe performances exclusive to The Rocks Hub and discover tasty eats and treats at The Rocks Markets.


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PONY DINING

Try a delicious Sydney Fringe Festival-themed cocktail - Vodka, cranberry juice and passion fruit syrup topped with fairy floss - $18.

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THE DOSS HOUSE

Drop into The Doss House before or after you're Sydney Fringe Festival show and try one of their Pink Cocktails - $18 each.

Clover club - Beefeater Gin, fresh lemon juice, raspberries, sugar, whites

Rosie Fawn - Chambord, Beefeater Gin, elderflower liqueur, rose syrup, fresh lemon juice, whites


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TAYIM

Before you see your Sydney Fringe Festival show, have dinner at Tayim between 5pm and 7pm and choose from two mezze, a main, a baklava and a wine for $50 per person.

To top it off, why not try their 'A Yorkshire Ruby' pink cocktail: shaken cocktail with Gin, pomegranate liquor, grapefruit, chilli and some barrel spiced bitters. The taste is a wonderful mix of sweetness and spice, where the spicy chilli is offset with the sweetness of the pomegranate liquor.

The ideology is that it’s made in homage to a young lady from Yorkshire who had lovely red ruby hair and loved spicy and citrus cocktails.

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ENDEAVOUR TAP ROOMS

Enjoy a special New Orleans smoked meats menu, an exclusive Endeavour Bourbon Ale, live blues music every weekend and New Orleans movie nights in the King’s Head Room on Tue 10 and 24 Sep.