This year we are thrilled to have our first ever Festival Village! Kensington Street Precinct, Chippendale is one of our favourite places in the city, home to the world-famous Spice Alley and a swag of other award winning eateries, bars and restaurants. We’ll be transforming the strip into our official Festival Village for the month of September. 

Check out our highlights below and head to our BUY TICKETS page to search by show, genre tag, venue or date, for all the event details. 

 

THE SANDSTONE COTTAGE

Enter new worlds each night as the cottage is transformed with immersive theatre, installations, cabaret and burlesque nightly.
 

CHILTON-CHALMERS: NIGHT OUT IN SYDNEY 4TH - 5TH SEPT

CHILTON-CHALMERS: NIGHT OUT IN SYDNEY
4TH - 5TH SEPT

CLOCKFIRE THEATRE COMPANY 6TH + 27TH SEPT

CLOCKFIRE THEATRE COMPANY
6TH + 27TH SEPT

SECRET IDENTITY 7TH - 14TH SEPT

SECRET IDENTITY
7TH - 14TH SEPT

THE OYSTER CLUB: GLAMDROGYNOUS FREAKSHOW 8TH SEPT

THE OYSTER CLUB: GLAMDROGYNOUS FREAKSHOW
8TH SEPT

con-strukt 28th - 29th Sept

con-strukt
28th - 29th Sept

THE FUTURE ... NOW! 4TH - 5TH SEPT

THE FUTURE ... NOW!
4TH - 5TH SEPT

UP LATE AND UNCUT: BURLESQUE MUSEUM 16TH + 17TH SEPT

UP LATE AND UNCUT: BURLESQUE MUSEUM
16TH + 17TH SEPT

likewise: dinner party 4th - 5th sept

likewise: dinner party
4th - 5th sept

TOXIC KISS PRESENTS: SMASH HIT 6TH - 13TH SEPT

TOXIC KISS PRESENTS: SMASH HIT
6TH - 13TH SEPT

estelle astaire's woes & ware 13th - 23rd sept

estelle astaire's woes & ware
13th - 23rd sept

QUAD BIKE PRESENTS.. "THIS IS YOUR LIFE" 11TH - 12TH SEPT

QUAD BIKE PRESENTS.. "THIS IS YOUR LIFE"
11TH - 12TH SEPT

WE'RE GOING BACKWARDS PEOPLE 11TH - 12TH SEPT

WE'RE GOING BACKWARDS PEOPLE
11TH - 12TH SEPT


THE HILARIUM

Visit The Hilarium where you'll find headline international comedy acts alongside some of Sydney's brightest up-and-coming comedians. Curated by Dean Haglund
 

too much light makes the baby go blind - 30 plays in 60 minutes 1st - 14th sept

too much light makes the baby go blind - 30 plays in 60 minutes
1st - 14th sept

heckle club 4th - 25th sept

heckle club
4th - 25th sept

comedy lab 11th - 25th sept

comedy lab
11th - 25th sept

australia's favourite comedian nick sun 26th - 28th sept

australia's favourite comedian nick sun
26th - 28th sept

roast battle - verbal violence 1st - 29th sept

roast battle - verbal violence
1st - 29th sept

third degree burnie - fire is cool and magic is hot!  5th - 8th sept

third degree burnie - fire is cool and magic is hot! 
5th - 8th sept

naughty hands: signs of love, lust & insults 15th - 17th sept

naughty hands: signs of love, lust & insults
15th - 17th sept

seizure kaiser - kill yourself 29th sept

seizure kaiser - kill yourself
29th sept

best of the fest 1st - 22nd sept

best of the fest
1st - 22nd sept

dean haglund x-files improv 6th - 27th sept  

dean haglund x-files improv
6th - 27th sept
 

al del bene - kicking and screaming (Usa) 22nd - 23rd sept

al del bene - kicking and screaming (Usa)
22nd - 23rd sept

gareth & rob - shame and anger 29th sept

gareth & rob - shame and anger
29th sept

trickstar magic show 5th - 8th sept

trickstar magic show
5th - 8th sept

set list - comedy without a net 7th - 30th sept

set list - comedy without a net
7th - 30th sept

jarred fell (nz) - magic isn't real 23rd sept

jarred fell (nz) - magic isn't real
23rd sept

matty b - a blunt instrument 30th sept

matty b - a blunt instrument
30th sept

Head to our BUY TICKETS page to search by show, genre tag, venue or date, for all the event details. 


EAT + DRINK

Home to 22 restaurants, crossing culinary terrains of the world's cuisines, Kensington Street is Sydney's most bustling and gastronomically rich Eat Street. Spice Alley's Kopi-Tiam weaves into the streets architectural fabric the flavours of the Asian metropolis with 6 Hawker style eateries. With over 800 dishes and three bars there is simply no other place to experience the Sydney Fringe Festival. 

DINNER AND SHOW PACKAGES

Pre-Purchase Your Dining Packages Now and Save Up To 51%!
We know that there is nothing worse than trying to find a place to dine Pre or Post show, only to find that they can't accommodate you. That's why Sydney Fringe Festival have partnered with 3 Kensington Street restaurants to offer 3 very special menus to take the stress out of dining & save you money. 

Step 1: Select your tickets to a show at the Sandstone Cottage or the Hilarium
Step 2: Select and purchase your dining package. 
Step 3: Book your arrival time and number of guests dining (must be at least 1hr 10 min prior to show time).
Step 4: Arrive at the restaurant at the time of your booking and present the ticket either on your phone or printed out (be sure to inform the staff of your show time).
Step 5: Enjoy your dinner & the show.

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Mekong Kensington Street $ 38 (normally valued at $78) - 1 curry, 2 sides & complimentary glass of wine

Entree
Stir fried Amok curry with Scallop, Pipi, Barramundi & King Prawn
or 
Braised Beef Rib Curry

Sides
Grilled Cabbage, Orange, Soy & truffle oil & Steamed Rice

Wine
Plus a complimentary glass of High Altitude Pinot Grigio

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Olio Kensington Street $38 (normally valued at $78) - 2 courses & complimentary glass of wine

Entree
Caponata e Ricotta, Warm Sicilian Caponata with Artisanal Ricotta Cheese Cream
or 
Calamari, Chargrilled Calamari Salad with Tomato, Fennel, Lemon Vinaigrette

Mains
Tonnarelli, Squid Ink Tonnarelli with Cime di Rapa, Mussels and Fresh Cherry Tomatoes (Vegetarian Option Available) 
or 
San Pietro, NZ John Dory, Topinambour, Lemon and Caper Sauce
or 
Cappello del Prete, Slow Cooked Wagyu Oyster Blade with Celeriac Puree, Pickled Onion and Jus

Wine
Plus complimentary glass of House Wine

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Eastside Grill $38 (normally valued at $66) - 2 courses & complimentary glass of wine

Entree
Grilled Clarence River Baby Octopus Black Pepper Glaze
or 
Cabbage & Mushroom Salad Toasted Sesame Dressing 

Main

Grilled Wagyu Hanger Steak, Crispy Witch's Polenta
or
Grilled Mirror Dory Fillet a la minute Spicy Kimchee

Wine
Plus complimentary glass of High Altitude Pinot Grigio
or 
Canberra Syrah

Conditions: 

  • If you are dining pre-show, you must book your arrival to be at least 1hr & 10 min prior to your show's start time. 
  • If dining after the show please note the kitchen closes at 9.30pm sharp.
  • Book the restaurant by following the online link in the email you receive with your ticket.
  • Please present your printed ticket for your dinner package to the restaurant staff upon arrival, and let them know the time of your show so that your booking can be adequately accommodated. 
  • You must order from the menu you select below.
  • Due to market availability, the restaurant reserves the right to amend the menu without notice.  
  • Medical allergies can be accommodated, should you mention in the [special requests] section of the booking form at time of purchase. Dietary preferences cannot be accommodated with this pre purchased menu due to time restraints to ensure you make your show on time.