The Sydney Fringe is a leading voice for independent arts advocacy in Sydney. Our primary practical operations comprise of our annual Sydney Fringe Festival happening in August & September, as well as management of our pop up open access venues operating year-round and some of Sydney’s best parties.
The Sydney Fringe Festival is the largest independent arts event in New South Wales with over 500 events in every genre you can imagine each year.
Each August and 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.
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, Inner East, Western Sydney and elsewhere. Discover all our precincts and venues and explore your city in your way.
The festival runs from August- September every year and in 2022 WE ARE BACK, after two years of cancelled festivals and we are ready to party like its 2019.
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 on the 15th of 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.
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.
We accept MasterCard, Visa debit and credit and AMEX.
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.
Some venues also operate an in-person box office directly before each performance but be aware that events may be sold out by this time. Please note that the online box office remains open until 5 minutes after each show starts so if you happen to be at one of our hubs and notice a show’s about to start that you’d like to see, jump on your phone to buy a last minute ticket (subject to availability).
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.
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. On the event page for the show you are attending, you will see the rating of the show which will indicate whether this is suitable for children.
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.
We do not operate a telephone box office but we are on hand to assist you.
Absolutely! Please get in touch:
Phone: 02 7813 4527
The Sydney Fringe uses trusted third-party ticketing providers, Today Tix and Show Film First.
Our printed Festival Guide is distributed throughout the city and is available to pick up at various locations. Alternatively, it is available online and can be found here. To check out the guides from previous years, head to our Festival Archive.
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.
Please fill out the form on our Contact Us page and we will pass your comments on to the relevant production company.
Artist Registrations are open from April 1st to 30th annually. Further information about registrations is available on the Artists Page.
General venue registrations are open each year from 1-30 April. Further information about registrations is available on the Venues Page.
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.
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.
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 7813 4527 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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