Cart 0
FRINGE HQ graphic.jpeg

 INTRO

This new open access Indi arts hub in the heart of Kings Cross continues the work undertaken by Sydney Fringe over the past four years to activate underutilised and unused space for the independent arts sector of Sydney. This project, the first of its kind in Sydney, aims to create a sustainable way for cultural organisations to work with Government and land owners to open new small-medium sized cultural spaces. In a city that is rapidly developing it is vital we forge a new and vibrant way forward to ensure that the next generation of artists have permanent space in Sydney.

FRING HQ  features four performance spaces across three levels. It will be open for an initial six month period and will provide a home for emerging artists to develop their craft, and for established artists to test out new ideas. With no curatorial guidelines this open access space is limited only by our local artists’ imaginations. With theatre, cabaret, live music and immersive events and more this is the newest, hottest place to be this year in one of the city’s oldest entertainment precincts.


“We are incredibly excited and proud to be heading up this project in partnership with property owners Greencliff, long time partners the City of Sydney and our new partner the State Government. It is a unique opportunity to be part of a new narrative for the Kings Cross area as a thriving theatre precinct, amplifying and adding to the already wonderful established spaces in the area.

Having non-curated space that is open to any and all artists to perform in is absolutely imperative to the health of the entire arts sector. There is now no longer a single theatre space in Sydney that does not have curatorial guidelines attached. This is detrimental to young artists who have not yet built a reputation or have the experience required to be programmed into such theatres. It also stifles the creativity of established artist who don’t always want to present a finished product, and require space that is responsive and can be utilised at all stages through the development of a work.

That is why this project is SO important. Over the trial period the project has the ability to double the existing current theatre activity in Sydney. That’s more shows, more voices and more Sydney stories reaching local audiences than ever before. I hope that the Indi arts community and audiences a-like embrace this space and help us demonstrate to funding bodies that there is a need for subsidised, affordable small – medium sized cultural infrastructure that offers diverse programming and is accessible to all. I look forward to welcoming everybody to FRINGE HQ!”  

Kerri Glasscock- Sydney Fringe Festival Director & CEO

1200x300 page headers3.jpg
 
 

 

1200x300 page headers.jpg

NEW BLOOD THEATRE

GROUND FLOOR

Located on the ground floor of FRINGE HQ the New Blood Theatre is a flexible space that seats between 50-60 people depending on the configuration.  A secluded space at the back of the building, quirky architecture and hidden nooks are your best friend. Mount your project on raised stage at one end of the venue and fan out the 60 odd chairs to face it. Or maybe place your audience on the stage and use the hidey-holes and platforms naturally created by the old bar. Maybe you’ll split the difference and face the audience front-on in the middle of the room, or set it traverse, or get rid of the seats altogether and let your audience become completely immersed inside the performance. This space is waiting for your big ideas!

Fee: $825 + Tech Fee = (one week of space - bump in Monday, shows Tuesday – Saturday Bump out after show)

Venue hire is subsidised by government support, the hire fee pays for an onsite venue manager and for administration of your ticketing

Technician will be provided for bump in and out minimum 3 hour call.  Venue Hirer will need to provide their own show operators.

Equipment and Services: Hire of this space comes with a Basic PA System (audio mixer with aux input and speakers) and basic ceiling lighting rig and desk with manually operated lighting channels. For full specs including lighting rig plans see link below.

Please Note that there is no onsite parking and parking restrictions apply in surrounding streets. The venue is also not wheelchair accessible

BRING A FRIEND and get $100 GST incl off your hire fee.

FRINGE HQ thinks theatre is better with friends. If you bring a friend who wants to do the same dates as you in one of the alternate spaces you can both apply to have your fee reduced by $100 each upon singing of contract. The difference in fees will be applied once your box office is reconciled. Scroll down to learn more about brining a friend.

Key Contact Erica Brennan

fringe.hq@sydneyfringe.com

0421553429

FRINGE HQ is located at 26 Bayswater Rd, Potts Point


LEVEL UP!

LEVEL 1

Located Level 1 of FRINGE HQ Level Up! is best suited to an L shape seating or no fixed seating arrangements. Seats up to 40 people depending on configuration. Level Up! Is actually two spaces in one You can take audiences on a literal adventure up to level one and then immerses them inside two separate but connected rooms. Or set out the chairs in an L shape around the small raised stage and give them a great show.

Fee: $770 + Tech Fee = (one week of space - bump in Monday, shows Tuesday – Saturday Bump out on Saturday after show)

Venue hire is subsidised by government support, the hire fee pays for an onsite venue manager and for administration of your ticketing

Technician will be provided for bump in and out minimum 3 hour call.  Venue Hirer will need to provide their own show operators.

Equipment and Services: Hire of this space comes with a Basic PA System, Lighting Rig and desk with manually Operated Lighting channels.

Please Note that there is no onsite parking and parking restrictions apply in surrounding streets. The venue is also not wheelchair accessible.

BRING A FRIEND and get $100 off your hire fee.

FRINGE HQ thinks theatre is better with friends. If you bring a friend who wants to do the same dates as you in one of the alternate spaces you can both apply to have your fee reduced by $100 each upon singing of contract. The difference in fees will be applied once your box office is reconciled. Scroll down to learn more about bringing a friend.

FRINGE HQ thinks theatre is better with friends. If you bring a friend who wants to do the same dates as you in one of the alternate spaces you can both apply to have your fee reduced by $100 each upon singing of contract/ The difference in fees will be applied once your box office is reconciled.

Key Contact Erica Brennan

fringe.hq@sydneyfringe.com

0421553429

FRINGE HQ is located at 26 Bayswater Rd, Potts Point


TOP SHELF

LEVEL 2

On the highest level of HQ is where we keep our Top Shelf - a development space with the optional performance venue takeover. A healthy arts ecology needs more than a performance venue. It needs space for it weird and magnificent ideas to grow, try, grow, fail and succeed.

Hire Fee = $715 + Tech Fee = (one week of space - bump in Monday, shows Tuesday – Saturday Bump out on Saturday after show)

Top Shelf’s Fee is in-kind if participating in the 10,000 INITIATIVE see below for details.

Venue hire is subsidised by government support, the hire fee pays for an onsite venue manager and for administration of your ticketing

Technician will be provided for bump in and out minimum 3 hour call. Venue Hirer will need to provide their own show operators.

BRING A FRIEND and get $100 off your hire fee.

FRINGE HQ thinks theatre is better with friends. If you bring a friend who wants to do the same dates as you in one of the alternate spaces you can both apply to have your fee reduced by $100 each upon singing of contract/ The difference in fees will be applied once your box office is reconciled. See below for more info on bringing a friend.

Equipment and Services: Hire of this space comes with a Basic PA System (audio mixer with aux input and speakers) Lights TBC.

Please Note that there is no onsite parking and parking restrictions apply in surrounding streets. The venue is also not wheelchair accessible.

Full specs available soon.

10,000 HOURS INITIATIVE- for shows so fringe they haven’t even been created yet.

We are a fan of maths at FRINGE HQ and the rule apparently is it takes ten thousand hours to become a master of your craft. So come rack up some hours investigating, experimenting and creating. Apply to the 10,000 Hours Initiative with your ideas, explorations or question you are itching to explore. FRINGE HQ provides in-kind space for artists to develop and refine ideas with its 10,000 Hours Initiative at an ad-hoc basis.

Email fringe.hq@sydneyfringe.com to request your EOI form. Please allow two week’s response turnaround. EOIs will be assessed on a continuous, ongoing basis and programmed according to space availabilities. Projects must submit EOI’s at least 6 weeks out from proposed start date.

Key Contact Erica Brennan

erica@sydneyfringe.com

0421553429

FRINGE HQ is located at 26 Bayswater Rd, Potts Point

The Bring-a-Friend arrangement might look something like this

Erica wants to produce a version of 80’s Rock Opera ‘Paris’ by John English in the New Blood Theatre and she brings her mate Charley along who want to create his dream production of ‘Lesbian Vampires of Sodom’ in the Level Up! They agree on the same dates for their wickedly camp seasons of work.

Once their box office is reconciled Erica ends up paying $725 + tech fees and Charley pays $670 + tech fees because they brought a friend.

‘Paris’ performs 6pm Tuesday – Saturday the last week of March Lesbian Vampires performs at 7:30 Tuesday to Saturday the SAME week. The reviews are wildly devise for both. But they made enough at on ticket sales to have a good bit of profit share to go around. They were also thrilled to share the experience together and share their audiences.

Charley and Erica are glad they brought a friend.

Have a theatre mate you can bring?

Get in touch with Erica at fringe.hq@sydneyfringe.com or by phone 0421553429 with any questions or queries.

1200x300 page headers2.jpg
Name of Best Contact Person *
Name of Best Contact Person
Phone number of Best Contact *
Phone number of Best Contact
Venue Preference *
You may tick multiple spaces.
Please enter dates in the following format DD/MM/YY to DD/MM/YY
Session Time
Check all start times you are available for. Please note actual session start time will be at the discretion of the Program Manager.
Max performance run time is 60 mins.