In 2016 the Sydney Fringe managed the conception and direction of a new creative arts precinct OFF BROADWAY in partnership with the Inner West Council. Placing creative tenants into empty shopfronts and activating temporary performance spaces. The project saw the Fringe work with local government and land owners to create smoother pathways for new creative spaces to open and successfully deliver the Off Broadway Festival Hub, transforming a vacant retail warehouse into a vibrant creative arts hub for the festival period.
The OFF BROADWAY PRECINCT now provides a permanent home for the Independent artists of Sydney. Enabling artists to become self-sufficient, to have secure spaces that they have ownership over, where they can turn cultural practice into sustainable businesses, and a new cultural precinct that provides the audiences and patrons of Sydney with a vibrant, unique and varied cultural offering.