Our top picks for this year’s Sydney Fringe Festival

Festivals, Play, Sydney / 3 September 2019

Sydney Fringe Festival celebrates its 10th birthday with a jam-packed month of events celebrating creativity, culture and the arts.

The Sydney Fringe Festival is upon us again, taking over Sydney for the entire month of September. In the nooks and crannies of greater Sydney, pop-up venues and cultural hotspots will play host to many different events, classes and shows such as award winning plays, comedy, burlesque, music, visual arts, and much more. Check out our list of must-sees at the Sydney Fringe, and get ready to let your freak flag fly.

Speed: The Movie, The Play: 20-28th Sept

Head to The Rocks Hub this month and you can catch 60+ events across 13 spaces. Running from 20th-28th September is premiere comedy show, ‘Speed: The Movie, The Play’. Staged on a vintage Volvo bus, this immersive performance is based on the iconic 1994 Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock action thriller. One thing is for certain, you’ll be settling into a night of sniggers and hilarity with this show.

Innocent Bystander Touring Hub

Back for the second year running is the Innocent Bystander Touring Club. Taking over the Old 505 Theatre and the Downstairs Gallery at The Newtown School of Arts, punters can expect a carefully curated line up shows from around the globe.

Unyoked Supper Series

Head to the Paddington Hub during the festival and you’ll find pop-up spaces playing host to theatre, cabaret, talks, yoga and panel discussions. A must-see experience for foodies is the Unyoked Supper Series. Hosted in partnership with YOKE magazine, the three-session supper series explores concepts of co-creation, motivated by the power of ancient wisdom, storytelling and conversation. The Supper Series is running 12th, 17th and 21st September, with limited tickets.


Taking over Hurstville Plaza for three nights, Fringeville is promising a jam packed program of free entertainment, along with a pop-up bar, food trucks, digital projections and more. This event encourages participation from both young and old, playing host to a Fringe Kids and Families Program during the day light hours. A must visit for people of all ages!

Dance All Night Official Closing Party – Sat 28th Sept

As for the 2019 closing party, well this year Fringe Festival is going out with a bang, inviting one and all to dance the night away. Running at the City Tatts Club on Saturday 28th September, get ready to boogie your way through the prohibition 20s, Cuban club 40s, soul train 70s and disco fever 80s, with an all night dance party, running from 7pm-3am.

These are just some of the events happening during this year’s Sydney Fringe Festival. For the full 2019 program, click here.