The Sydney Fringe Festival is the largest independent arts festival in NSW. We are a cultural industries organisation supporting the next generation of producers, artists and social entrepreneurs working year-round to raise Sydney’s profile as a vibrant global city.


Growing each year in footprint and diversity, we are Sydney’s festival. With events spread across 24 postcode areas of the city, the festival celebrates the amazing work of local independent artists, art makers and performers. Inviting audiences to visit undiscovered parts of the city for new experiences and contributes over $11million in economic impact.

We activate Sydney in ways that push the boundaries of what is possible. We work year-round with our partners to think outside the box and find lasting solutions to enable more cultural space to open, and existing spaces to flourish. We activate unused and underutilised space, creating pop-up and temporary  venues transforming the city scape for audiences to explore something truly unique each September.


Now more than ever Sydney needs it’s Fringe Festival, and Sydney Fringe is perfectly primed to present the innovative, dynamic and nimble activity that is required to reactivate our city as we enter the recovery phase of the Covid-19 pandemic. I do hope you will join us.

Kerri Glasscock
The Sydney Fringe
CEO & Festival Director


The Sydney Fringe provides a platform for Sydney stories by Sydney voices in their originating landscape.

Where else can you see literally hundreds of world premieres made right in your back yard? And if you are stopping by visiting our beautiful city then our annual festival is the perfect draw card to gain an understanding of how Sydney is feeling, what we are doing and where we are going.

Each September culture creators join forces with us to demonstrate the type of city they want to live in year round, share their unique stories, and present new work from all genres.

As an open access festival, our program is curated by our artists for our audiences and offers a vibrant snapshot of our times.


It’s been a long time between gigs for The Sydney Fringe team but it’s certainly not been wasted. In between advocating for our sector, leading discussions on post COVID recovery, and Sydney’s 24 hour economy, we’ve been busy scouring our City for the BEST talent, buildings and partners (that’s you) to bring together.

In 2022, we will elevate the City as one of the best festival cities in the world. From harbourside activations to pop-up theatres that energise precincts, we’ll be setting the suburbs alight across the inner west, CBD, inner east and Western Sydney.

Sydney’s artists are ready for this.

Sydney’s audiences are ready for this.

We’re ready.

Are you?

Partnership Testimonials

“Sydney Fringe 2019 was one for the ages, bigger, better and decadent-er than ever before! As humble Sydneysiders, we were proud and privileged to be associated with such a fun, inclusive and progressive festival that helps make up the beating heart of arts and culture in our city.”

Greg Hall
Marketing Manager
Young Henrys

“Since 2017, Kensington Street has been a strategic and presenting partner of the Sydney Fringe Festival. Providing in-kind and financial investment to the Sydney Fringe to activate our dining precinct. The economic benefit that comes from the annual partnership is a contributing factor to our investment as we see continued growth each year in this area, but equally important is the cohesion of community, and broader brand awareness that participating in the festival brings.

We work with the Sydney Fringe team to produce large scale free to the public events in our precinct. These activations attract between 5000-7000 people and are a key economic and marketing driver for our 35+ businesses.”

Marcus Chang
Executive Director
Kensington Street Holdings