1 - 30 September

The Sydney Fringe Festival is the largest independent arts festival in New South Wales with over 450 events presented in over 70 venues across Greater Sydney each year. Each September emerging artists and culture creators from all over the city join forces with us to share Sydney’s stories, presenting new work from all genres.


Sydney Fringe has a bold vision to be celebrated as one of the world’s leading Fringe festivals and we are well on our way!

We are a not-for-profit, open-access festival which means we welcome all artists, creative people and audiences from all walks of life. Each September culture creators from all over the city join forces with us to demonstrate the type of city they want to live in all year round. Our program is curated by our artists for our audiences. Where else can you see HUNDREDS of world premieres made in your backyard? Or if you are a visitor popping by our beautiful city, what better way to get to know Sydney’s true feelings?

The Sydney we love is vibrant, experimental, expressive, playful, creative, and diverse. We look forward to a day when our creative communities are adequately resourced, effectively supported and valued for the contribution they make to our great global city. Until then, we will continue to celebrate together each September as Sydney Fringe works with the community to transform the landscape of our city into unique experiences, you won’t find at any other time of the year.

Join us for the Sydney Fringe Festival — a month of delicious, unfiltered, eclectic performances, where literally anything could happen. You might even witness the best and the worst shows of your life. On. The. Same. Night.



Meet the fabulous force behind The Sydney Fringe. Read a little more about the humans behind the magic and the wheels that keep this ship turning.

The Archives

Dive head first into our historical documents and guides. See the change in Fringe through the pages of the guide.

Leadership and Advocacy

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 projects in partnership with local and state governments, and major partners 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.

Find Out More

Our 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’ to enable 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.


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.