We are a not-for-profit, open-access festival which means we welcome all artists and creative people and audiences from all walks of life. Each August and 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 the absolute bones of the place?
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 Sydney Fringe works with the community to transform the landscape of our city into unique experiences, you won’t find at any other time of the year.
In 2022, we presented our largest festival ever and saw over 1600 performances by over 2200 artists hit the streets of Greater Sydney across 26 postcode areas. Of course, the Covid-19 crisis meant that our 2020 and 2021 activity was completely reimagined, and we presented a digital international collaboration- Global Fringe, bringing the best from around the world to your backyard.
More than ever, we need our independent artists, thinkers, and creators. Join us and join the biggest party in Sydney!