Photography Credit: Clare Hawley

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.


Sydney Fringe has a bold vision to be celebrated as one of the world’s leading Fringe festivals and we are well on our way! Each September emerging artists and 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 the Sydney Fringe works with public and private sector partners to activate unused space, drive policy and regulatory reform and advocate for independent artists to build a vibrant and sustainable arts, culture and creative industries sector.

We are a not-for-profit, open-access festival which means we welcome all artists, creative people and audiences from all walks of life. Each September culture creators from all over the city join forces with us to demonstrate the type of city they want to live in all year round. Our program is curated by our artists for our audiences. Where else can you see HUNDREDS of world premieres made in your backyard? Or if you are a visitor popping by our beautiful city, what better way to get to know Sydney’s true feelings?

The Sydney we love is vibrant, experimental, expressive, playful, creative, and diverse. We look forward to a day when our creative communities are adequately resourced, effectively supported and valued for the contribution they make to our great global city. Until then, we will continue to celebrate together each September as we work with the community to transform the landscape of our city into unique experiences, you won’t find at any other time of the year.

Join us for the Sydney Fringe Festival — a month of delicious, unfiltered, eclectic performances, where literally anything could happen.