Partner with Sydney Fringe

Partner with Sydney Fringe to support thousands of performers, events and venues to realise their creative potential.


Growing each year in footprint and diversity, we are Sydney’s festival. With 84 venues, 500 events, 2,181 artists and 76,429 attendees at our 2023 festival, we collectively contributed over $34.4 million in economic impact to the city. We are a celebration of the amazing work of independent artists, art makers and performers.



Each year we invite audiences to explore undiscovered parts of the city for new experiences and fill every corner of Sydney with fierce, brave, delicious, experimental and extraordinary work. For all sponsorship, marketing and fundraising enquiries For The Sydney Fringe please get in touch with our Partnerships team below.



Innovating, re-imagining and invigorating Sydney’s art and theatre landscape.


“The Sydney Fringe Festival ignites Sydney in ways that push the boundaries of what is possible and works year-round with our partners to think outside the box and find lasting solutions to enable more cultural spaces to open, and existing spaces to flourish. We activate unused and under-utilised space, creating pop-up venues that transform the cityscape for audiences to explore something truly unique each September.”

Kerri Glasscock, The Sydney Fringe
CEO & Festival Director

We are so proud to work with our partners to build on the cultural fabric of our city and showcase brands through epic events, activations and exquisite moments.




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2023 Partnership Highlights

Fringe Ignite
The Rocks (PMNSW) and the NSW Government

In its 10th year Fringe Ignite took over the Rocks for our free opening night party. The event engaged 80 artists across four stages, presenting a diverse range of Fringe offerings, including comedy, cabaret, drag, contemporary music, Q&A sessions with Fringe artists and was headlined by, Rogue Traders. Engaging local businesses and activating public spaces, the event attracted a diverse audience and brought The Rocks to life with music and performance.

Caribe Carnaval
Kensington Street

Since 2017 Sydney Fringe has been partnering with Kensington Street to deliver extraordinary, one-of-a-kind street parties. This year was no different. For one night only, Chippendale’s Kensington St was transformed with the sounds and sights of the Carribean. Produced in collaboration with Melbourne based picó collective El Gran Mono, the event featured over 40 performers with live music, DJs, dancers and cultural performers taking over the street.

Art Occupation
Sydney Place

Art Occupation, at Sydney Place, saw a collective of artists transform the laneways surrounding Sydney Place into a dynamic living artwork. The month-long celebration commenced with an epic Block Party featuring DJs, Poof Doof, an AI dream bar, art vending machines, and live murals. This activation offered an immersive experience, blending Sydney Place’s corporate community with the cultural vibrancy of Sydney Fringe.


Hello Darling
Darling Quarter and Sydney Waterfront Co

Hello Darling, a pop-up 180 seat tent and garden, was installed next to Tumbalong Park for 3 weeks of amazing programming. Hello Darling provided a family friendly Festival Garden by day (as part of the Fringe Kids) and an adult only playground by night, for drag, cabaret and magic performances. With 37 performances presented across the ten- day activation, increasing footfall and visitation to the precinct.

Darling Quarter

We showcased an explosion of creative cardboard possibilities during this engaging and free day of fun. Kids had the opportunity to construct recyclable creations and participate in an exciting cardboard kids parade. With just under 800 attendees, the event sparked the imaginations of our young participants.

The Rocks (PMNSW)

Sideshow brought together leading independent artists in collaboration, performances and site-specific activations. Bringing life to the historic Rocks Precinct. 6—8 Atherden Street was taken over and activated with a pop-up theatre, gallery and piano bar. 37 George Street was activated as a home to immersive and interactive productions and Bay 43 housed headline touring works from around the world.

Georges River Council

For one night only Fringeville took over Hurstville Plaza providing the residents of South West Sydney with an immersive Fringe experience. With the continued support of Georges River Council for the second year, 2023 Fringeville in 2023 saw heightened community engagement, enabling the participation of local arts and cultural collectives in the event.

Georges River Council & Hurstville Entertainment Centre

Led by Chinese-Australian writer, comedian and food enthusiast Jennifer Wong, Feast brought together six of Sydney’s funniest, food-loving comedians, and a chef for a sumptuous night of storytelling, laughter and Filipino cuisine. Supported by Georges River Council and presented at Hurstville Entertainment Centre.

Acoustic Ritual
George Place

In its 4th year, Acoustic Ritual transformed the majestic foyer space of George Place with a morning acoustic concert series featuring music in all its glory. These free concerts engaged 14 artists across 4 weeks, showcasing extraordinary independent musicians. The performances were open to the public and office residents, providing its tenants with a unique pre-work experience.

Metro Movie Night
Marrickville Metro

For a second year, we hosted a Movie Night at Marrickville Metro. This family friendly focused evening included a free outdoor film screening, electric roaming performances and a tween friendly DJ, as part of the Fringe Kids program.

Best Served Loud
Young Henrys and Parramatta City Council

We activated The Albion Hotel for one night only with an epic lineup of some of the best western Sydney artists. Sydney Fringe’s support of this event enabled Young Henrys to bring its iconic ‘Best Served Loud’ music event to Western Sydney for the first time.

Cabaret Club
Castlereagh Boutique Hotel

The Cabaret Club returned to the Castlereagh Boutique Hotel taking over two spaces within the hotel creating the intimate Reagh Bar and the larger Club Room. The program featured everything from stand up, improvised musicals, classic cabarets and a variety of spectacular drag performances.


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