Theatre, Storytelling, Cabaret

Queers on the Fringe



ticket includes first drink!

Weds 23 Sep - Sat 3 Oct | 1 hour Online Events
Old 505 Theatre

How do you make a show when you don't know if there'll be an audience? Well, if there's anything queers and fringe festivals have in common it's being able to adapt, making something outta nothing, turning sawdust into glitter.

Closing out Sydney Fringe’s inaugural festival-in-a-pandemic, local artist Maeve Marsden hosts a mixed bag of artists, writers, comedians and musicians for an experiment in intimate entertainment, ready to deliver story, song and catharsis to an audience of 5, or maybe 50, or 500 strangers tuning in from their lounge rooms…

Charmingly chaotic, with a pocket full of heart, wit and rage, Maeve will draw on her work as a theatre maker, curator of Queerstories, creator of award-winning cabaret and improviser of terrible dad jokes, to offer up the unexpected, equal parts playful, personal and political. Queers on the Fringe celebrates Sydney’s queer underground, which still has some grit despite the flashy corporate vibe for which the city is known. This ain’t Mardi Gras. It’s Fringe.

With Brendan Maclean, Jamaica Moana, Victoria Zerbst, Nina Oyama and Jojo Zaho.

#ICYMI: Last chance return-stream September 26th to October 3rd. Tune in! 

Show details

Show details
  • 1 hour
  • Venue 1: Online Events
  • Venue 2: Old 505 Theatre
  • Please note: This event has both In person performances at the Old 505 Theatre (pending government restrictions) and an on-demand streamed performance. Please read our COVID-safe information below and on the Venue page.
  • This event will also be live-streamed as part of Global Fringe Gala Week 4.
  • The performance on Friday 25th September will be Auslan Interpreted.
Performance notes
  • Content warnings:
Venue details & accessibility
Online Events

When the live or on-demand stream is available it will be housed on this event page. Simply scroll down until you see the video image, and click play! In 2020 all online Global fringe events are Pay What You Feel. There is no pay-wall stopping you from accessing the event, but we encourage all viewers to click the “Pay What You Feel Now” icon within the video screen and contribute what you believe the work has been worth to you.

Old 505 Theatre

Level 1, 5 Eliza Street, Newtown

COVID-19 Safety

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic this venue does not allow door sales at this time and has distancing measures in place, meaning all tickets must be purchased in group-size bundles.

The Old 505 Theatre, Sydney Fringe and the producing companies have all developed and adhere to comprehensive COVID-safe plans. However, there is of course an inherent risk in attending live events during a pandemic and audiences choosing to attend do so at their own risk. Please feel free to contact Sydney Fringe or the Venue to receive a full copy of the COVID-safe plans.

If you are uncomfortable or unsure about attending the theatre in person, we encourage you to experience the work during our Global Fringe season online.

Read about the in-venue COVID-safe procedures on the Old 505 venue page.


This Venue is not Wheelchair Accessible.


“In a market where queer voices are often sanitised, Queerstories is political and pivotal... Queerstories is an invitation for the world to listen to the queer community at its rawest and, above all, it's a safe space for queer readers to come home to.” Books+Publishing review for Queerstories

  • Curated and Hosted by – Maeve Marsden
  • With – Brendan Maclean, Jamaica Moana, Victoria Zerbst, Nina Oyama and Jojo Zaho
  • Photography – Patrick Boland
Presented by
  • Maeve Marsden
  • Presented in partnership with Erica Brennan as part of the Made In Sydney Programme