The Sydney Fringe is Sydney’s leader in addressing prohibitive issues facing local artists. We advocate, activate and agitate for reform.  Each year we drive a number of key projects in partnership with local and state governments, and major stakeholders to build a more viable, vibrant and sustainable sector.



Each year the Sydney Fringe runs a six month program of workshops and masterclasses designed to equip early career artists with the necessary producing tools required to put on their festival show, and provide more established artists with a brush up on producing skills. Over the past few years the program has been expanded to include specific masterclasses on Access and Inclusion and Building Sustainable Practice.


Our annual opening celebration FRINGE IGNITE was born from a recommendation of the 2013 Live Music and Performance Action Plan created by the City of Sydney to develop an event template that was ‘Live and Local’. This enabled struggling high streets across the country to revitalise their area with live music events, and to encourage local businesses to host live music. FRINGE IGNITE continues to develop resources to enable others to produce similar events and is presented in partnership with APRA/AMCOS and the Live Music Office. Sydney Fringe is delighted to have played a role in the creation of this wonderful program filling high streets all across NSW with local live music.


We are a proud member of the World Fringe Network!

World Fringe is the International Fringe Festival Association bringing the Fringe community together. Each year over 200 Fringe Festivals across the globe showcase hundreds of thousands of artists and performers. 19 million people see approximately 170 thousand performers in 60,000 free and ticketed events. Over 8 million Fringe tickets are sold in over 6 thousand venues across the globe.