Faqs

ABOUT SYDNEY FRINGE

What is The Sydney Fringe?

The Sydney Fringe is a leading voice for independent arts advocacy in Sydney. Our primary practical operations comprise of our annual 30 day arts Festival, as well as management of Fringe HQ  – our pop up open access venues operating year-round.

What is the Sydney Fringe Festival?

The Sydney Fringe Festival is the largest independent arts event in New South Wales with over 450 events in every genre you can imagine each year.

 

Each September culture creators from all over the city join forces with us share Sydney’s stories and demonstrate the type of city they want to live in all year round and artists from the fringe around the country and the world join us to make a truly global local festival.

Where is The Sydney Fringe Festival?

The Sydney Fringe Festival takes place in pop-up and existing venues and public spaces all over the greater Sydney area, with major hubs in the CBD, Newtown, Kings Cross and elsewhere. Discover all our precincts and venues and explore your city in your way.

Where is Fringe HQ?

Fringe HQ is a pop up venue, it could be anywhere! Check out the Fringe HQ page for current location and events.

When is the Sydney Fringe Festival?

The festival runs from 1-30 September every year except for this year due to the COVID-19 crisis we have cancelled our 2020 festival.

TICKETING

How can I buy tickets for the Sydney Fringe Festival?

All Sydney Fringe Festival tickets can be purchased online from 1st August on our What’s On page. Some tickets to our Headline Events go on sale throughout July. To make sure you don’t miss any early ticket releases, keep an eye on our social channels, as well as subscribing to our e-newsletter.

When can I buy tickets for the Sydney Fringe Festival?

All tickets can be purchased online from 1st August on our Buy Tickets page. Some tickets to our feature shows go on sale throughout July and can be found on our Feature Events page. To make sure you don’t miss any early ticket releases, keep an eye on our social channels, as well as subscribing to our e-newsletter.

How can I buy tickets to Fringe HQ Events?

Tickets for Fringe HQ events are released on a rolling basis. You can see current Fringe HQ events here.

To make sure you don’t miss any upcoming events, keep an eye on our social channels, as well as subscribing to our e-newsletter

What credit cards are accepted?

We accept MasterCard, Visa debit and credit and AMEX.

Can I buy physical tickets?

No, all tickets are purchased online.

We do this for reasons of environmental sustainability and to keep staffing costs down, so audiences pay less while artists make more.

Most venues also operate an in-person box office directly before each performance. Be aware that events may be sold out by this time.

I don’t have a printer at home, can I collect my tickets elsewhere?

You can show staff your e-ticket on your phone when you arrive at the venue, and door staff at most Fringe venues will have a door list on the night. If in doubt please call the individual venue.

What tickets do I buy my children?

Children under 12 are considered a Concession where concession tickets are available.
Variable tickets for children under 1 are show specific. Please contact our box office for details.

Can tickets be exchanged or refunded?

We will only refund or exchange tickets in the event of a show cancellation. If you have purchased tickets to a show that has subsequently been cancelled, please await further instructions from our box office team.

Can I book tickets over the phone?

We do not operate a telephone box office but we are on hand to assist you.

I’m having trouble purchasing a ticket, can you help?

Absolutely! Please get in touch:
Phone: 02 9550 6087
Email: boxoffice@sydneyfringe.com

EVENT INFORMATION

Where can I get a copy of this years Festival Guide?

Our festival guide can be found here. To check out the guides from previous years, head to our Festival Archive.

Where can I find information about Fringe HQ Events?

Check out the Fringe HQ page for current and upcoming events.

How do I find out the age suitability of a show?

Age suitability and specific content warnings are stated on the relevant event pages for each show. Please remember that there is no legal classification system for live performance and these ratings are self-nominated by creators.

What if I have feedback about a show or performance?

Please fill out the form on our Contact Us page and we will pass your comments on to the relevant production company.

Participating In The Sydney Fringe

How can I register a show for Sydney Fringe Festival?

Artist Registrations are open from April 1st to 30th annually. Further information about registrations is available on the Artists Page.

How can I register a show for Fringe HQ?

Fringe HQ registrations are open year round and subject to availability. Further information about Fringe HQ is available on the Artists Page.

How can I register my venue to host Sydney Fringe Festival events?

General venue registrations are open from March 1st to 31st annually, and venues working with a specific event producer can register until April 30th. Further information about registrations is available on the Venues Page.

How can I volunteer at Sydney Fringe Festival?

Applications for our volunteer program open mid-year annually. Further information about applying to volunteer is available on the Volunteers Page. To make sure you don’t miss any information, keep an eye on our social channels, as well as subscribing to our e-newsletter.

Transport and Accommodation

What are my transport options for Sydney Fringe Festival?

General transport information is stated on each venue’s page. For more detailed public transport enquiries, please visit http://www.transportnsw.info/. For further car parking information, please see the individual venue’s website.

For tourists and visitors, we have a whole page dedicated to discovering Sydney.

Questions Still Not Answered?

Many questions about individual events, venues, and hubs can be found on their respective pages. If your question still isn’t answered please give us a call on 02 9550 6087 or e-mail hq@sydneyfringe.com