Sydney Fringe will hit the streets again this September, bigger and bolder than ever!


While further energizing its existing ‘Fringe Central’ precincts – Inner West, Inner East and the CBD and retaining its hit festival club Five Eliza in Newtown – Sydney Fringe is planning to engage even more of Greater Sydney.

Last year the ever-growing festival ventured out to ICE and Riverside Theatres in Parramatta as well the new Concourse in Chatswood. This year Sydney Fringe will add to the venue list under the banner ‘Fringe Local’.

“Wherever you are in this great city,” says Festival Director Richard Hull (right), “You can put an event on for Sydney Fringe 2012. Let your imagination run wild, be adventurous, ruffle a few feathers, do something different! It’s easy to participate and September in Sydney should be a time when we can all let our hair down and have some fun.”

Fringe Local is an opportunity for artists to be creative right where they live and offers a platform to showcase their talents as part of NSW’s largest alternative visual and performing arts festival. Says Hull:    “We want to ‘unleash’ Sydney and new venues can help us do it.”

Venue operators will be able to showcase their spaces to a wider and growing market through the festival’s website and other marketing initiatives, promoting their businesses in the process.

“It’s FREE to register a venue online and you don’t have to commit to being part of the festival until you find an event to include. So what are you waiting for? Sign up online today at and include your venue on our Registered Venues List.”

For more information, download the Venue Handbook at or email [email protected]

Artist and Event registration will open on 1 March with the latest news always available on the Sydney Fringe website and Facebook page. To mark the opening of registration, Sydney Fringe is invading the groovy Venue 505 on Friday 2 March for one night only.

All are welcome:  prospective performers, producers and Fringe fans who simply want to relive a little of the magic from last year’s Fringe Club.

The night features live music from the 2011  ‘So You Think You Can Busk’ winners, the Rusty Spring Syncopators and Five Eliza regulars Geoff Bull’s New Orleans Four. Plus great food available from the 505 kitchen and Team Fringe on hand to answer all your questions.

Friday 2 March at 8.30pm (doors open 7.30pm) Tickets on the door only: $20 ($15)
The ticket price includes your Fringe Registration Fee if you sign up on the night!
Venue 505, 280 Cleveland Street Surry Hills.    More info: [email protected]

Sydney Fringe 2012 runs from 7-30 September.