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What to know about Sydney Fringe Festival

The largest independent arts festival in NSW features more than 450 events in 70 venues across Sydney from 1 to 30 September.

A live performance on stage in the spiegeltent

Sydney Fringe Festival is painting the town pink! The annual event celebrating creativity, culture, diversity and togetherness, promises to be a showstopper. Here’s what to know.

A festival for everyone

This annual festival represents thousands of artists across all art forms. It has built a reputation for pushing boundaries, nurturing and supporting emerging artists and presenting established artists in the development of new works.

Sydney Fringe engages local communities of residents, workers and visitors. It also supports small business and our night-time economy by actively promoting small to medium-sized venues and activating public spaces.

450 events over 70 venues

There’s too much happening to summarise! From circus to comedy, film and music to workshops and events for kids. Explore the full program to find something for you.

A commitment to accesssibility

Fringe organisers believe the festival belongs to everyone and should be accessible, creating safe and inclusive experiences for all members of our communities. This includes reducing financial barriers where possible. See all free events.

Get more information on accessibility at

Discount tickets for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

Sydney Fringe is always looking to create better content, improved experiences and accessible options for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, including discounted tickets. Learn more about Deadly Tix.

Visit Sydney Fringe for tickets and all festival info.

The City of Sydney is a proud partner of Sydney Fringe Festival.

Published 31 August 2023

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