The Sydney Fringe Festival has released its full program and it is busting at the seams. Over 500 events in 50 venues and 9 festival hubs. From mid-August to the end of September, you will hardly be able to move in Sydney without tripping over a festival event.
“This year’s program is an incredible testament to the resilience and passion of the independent arts sector in Sydney. Despite the immense difficulty of the past two years they are uniting to bring you the work that has been bubbling away under the surface during lockdowns.
With 500 shows, nine festival hubs and work from every genre there has never been a better time to get out and explore Sydney Fringe. This is our city’s festival, and a celebration of Sydney stories, so get ready because Fringe is back and we need you,” says CEO and Festival Director Kerri Glasscock.
This year’s festival includes some program innovations. LIMITLESS is a new micro-festival that will have its home at 107 Redfern and feature the works and contributions of people with disabilities. The two week program will include performances, exhibitions, workshops and be a chill, accessible, and fully inclusive place to hang out.
The historic Castlereagh Hotel in Sydney’s CBD will host the Fringe Cabaret Club with a month-long schedule of caberets shows.
The Factory Theatre in Marrickville will be comedy central for a fantastic collection of comedy shows. They’ll share the laughs with The Barracks Comedy Club, a new space for the Fringe this year.
Erskineville Town Hall will be the place to see new and emerging artists and there’ll be a Youth Hub at Newtown High School of the Performing Arts.
Further afield, Fringeville will return to Hurstville in Sydney’s south for a night of festivities, followed by shows at the Civic Centre for a whole weekend. Out west, Riverside Theatres at Parramatta will host 9 days of theatre, dance, cabaret and comedy performances.
Some of the biggest thrills will be had at The Rocks with Runaway Gardens and Spiegeltent hosting a festival within a festival. The Seymour Centre will convert its courtyard into the Touring Hub with Made in Sydney presenting local artists and works.
You’ll need to start planning early!