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Sydney Fringe Festival announces first shows. On sale now!

Sydney Fringe soars to new heights with its headline circus, theatre, cabaret, dance, and touring works now on sale for Sydney Fringe Festival 2023, with full program released 1st August.

Sydney Fringe Festival 2023 soars to new heights/takes flights/hits its stride with expanded Spiegeltent Festival Garden in new Entertainment Quarter Home, and grand opening of the Hello Darling tent in Darling Quarter featuring a spectacular showcase of circus, theatre, cabaret and drag shows. Tickets for the headline program of NSW’s largest independent arts Festival now on sale! From Parramatta to Sydney’s beautiful harbour, across the CBD to the inner eastern and western suburbs, the festival will spread across every inch of the city this year, with art and culture lovers encouraged to snap up tickets for the 52 events released today.

Alongside its iconic headliners, circus, underground cabaret and dance performances, Sydney Fringe has also unveiled a number of performances in pop-up historic venues in The Rocks, and the full Spiegeltent Festival Gardens program with two tents jam packed with award-winning cabaret, circus, musical theatre and kids' entertainment.

Sydney Fringe CEO and Festival Director Kerri Glasscock said: “This year’s festival has shaped up to be our most extraordinary and fabulous yet. Because there is so much to see, we’ve decided to give you a sneak peek now so you can snap up some of the headlines early with more to go on sale in a couple of weeks. These shows include our Fringe Kids headliners, the Festival Garden full program, all our Touring Hub shows, and the full Sideshow announce. There are SO many fantastic shows in here, so dive in and explore.”


Made in Sydney – 5-9 September

Showcasing Sydney's, the best homegrown performance works ready for the global stage.

The Made in Sydney program presents the best of the best locally made independent theatre.

Touring Hub 12- 23 September

The 2023 program features award-winning, unmissable productions from the USA, New Zealand, Poland, the UK and all across Australia. With three shows a night, a courtyard bar and one of the best vibes around, we recommend you settle in and make a night of it.

“...Stunning...sharply written...”— Vanguard Culture

WINNER — San Diego International Fringe Festival Artist Pick 2019


An absurd solo piece adapted from an advocate of the ‘Theatre of Pure Form’. Performed in Polish with English subtitles.

“A tour de force who will make you laugh–to tears".

ME, MY CULT, AND I - Spoken word and storytelling 19 - 23 SEP

“Refreshing, real, comical, raw, cathartic and captivating” *****— Fourth Wall Media, 2022

OOL - THEATRE (UK) 19 - 23 September

Max, of multi-award winning Second Body, is about to perform the perfect show. It will answer all your questions.

Combining live music, storytelling and theatre this new piece examines the origins of life.

LOVE/LOVE/LOVE/ LOVE/LOVE (NZ) 19—23 September

“A high octane and purposeful performance” — Stuff NZ

Spiegeltent Festival Garden 31 August – 30 September- Entertainment Quarter

Sydney Fringe introduces a brand new Spiegeltent Festival Gardens - a playground of performance, libations and laughs. Nestled in the vibrant heart of Sydney’s Inner East, our vibrant outdoor Festival Garden will make its home at The Entertainment Quarter.

Sideshow 31 August – 1 October- The Rocks

Traverse the historic streets of The Rocks and dive into an evening of immersive performances, visual arts, genre-bending music, theatre, and hilarious comedy, all while supporting Sydney's best new talent.

Some Highlights:

Hello Darling Tent, 15- 30 September- Darling Quarter

Darling Quarter is the proud home of our brand-new Hello Darling tent, bringing explosive performance and fabulous mayhem to the green. Hosting a program of drag delights, unbelievable circus and cabaret.

Spankie Jackzon Just The Tip

Fringe Kids 15 – 30 September

Fringe Kids is bouncing back to Darling Quarter this year with a line-up of brilliant shows which are as educational as they are bonkers!


Sydney Fringe is hitting Sydney’s Southern suburbs to celebrate the flavours and creativity of Southwest Sydney.

Jenny Wongs Feast 14 September, Hurstville Entertainment Centre

Join six of Sydney's funniest, food-loving comedians, writers, and a chef for a sumptuous night of storytelling, laughter, and Filipino cuisine. It’s dinner and a show, but not as you know it. Best shared with friends and loved ones.

ABOUT SYDNEY FRINGE FESTIVAL: The Sydney Fringe Festival is the largest independent arts festival in NSW, representing thousands of artists across all art forms. It has built a reputation for nurturing and supporting emerging artists, presenting established artists in the development of new works, promoting small to medium-sized venues and activating public spaces. In addition to the presentation of art, this festival engages the local community of residents and supports small business and night-time economy. This festival aims to give a voice to those who produce work all year round and compete with main stage events for publicity, and large corporations for custom. This festival represents the cultural heart of the city and celebrates all things Sydney from local community groups to well-known touring artists.

The Sydney Fringe Festival is proudly supported by the City of Sydney, NSW Government via Create NSW and the Inner West Council.


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