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Sydney Fringe Tickets On Sale

Media Release: August 5, 2010 in Arts, Circus, Comedy, Dance, Film & Television, Indigenous, Music, Theatre |

The Festival your mother warned you about.
12 noon Monday August 9, 2010

fringe performersIf you like to take risks, support the subversive or be in the know for T, don’t miss your chance when tickets go on sale at 9am on Monday August 9 for the inaugural Sydney Fringe, which will take place across Sydney’s Inner West from September 10 to 26, 2010.

The Sydney Fringe is a cultural smackdown profiling the diversity of new art and its artists; it is a look underneath to the urban and the unconventional. It ranges from edgy, alternative theatre to major concerts and visual arts openings and brief encounters in surprising places; from free one-off events to all night parties, and performances of all scales.

With prices widely kept to the level of $20–$25, tickets are available by telephoning 02 9550 3666 or at, where the full program will be revealed, a multi-disciplinary event showcasing the best in emerging contemporary cultural practice.

With a curated program of 700+ performances of more than 250 shows and events, The Sydney Fringe will encompass performing, literary, visual and digital arts, including theatre, dance, film, cabaret, poetry, burlesque, comedy, music and more.

With 76 theatre shows, 59 music acts, 30 musicals, 25 visual arts exhibitions, 16 full length comedies, 13 digital arts pieces, 11 pieces of burlesque or circus, 8 dance productions, four children’s theatre companies, two film festivals, as well as underground artspace tours, street festivals, alternative fashion parades, masquerade balls and street theatre, and artists ranging from the experienced (Helpmann Award winners such as Chloe Dallimore or aging rockers like John Paul Young) to the new and undiscovered — The Sydney Fringe will become this city’s alternative cultural centerpiece.

Along with the curated component of the Fringe, there will be many other events including laneway festivals, street art and an exciting partnership with the iconic Imperial Hotel, which is reopening after three years and a fantastic renovation and will be Fringe Central for the seventeen days of The Sydney Fringe.

While events of this size are usually focused on the CBD, The Sydney Fringe has found its natural home in the Inner West, where it is being produced by a local organisation – the Newtown Entertainment Precinct Association (NEPA). It is felt that Newtown is the ideal setting, as it is an area with the largest number of independent theatres and live performance spaces in Sydney, and the higher concentration of independent working artists than any other community in Australia. It’s the red beating heart of Sydney’s vital bohemian culture, a mashup of ethnicity, sexuality and lifestyles.

The Sydney Fringe is a two week, multi-discipline cultural event set within the theatres, galleries, clubs and public spaces of Sydney’s Inner West. The largest alternative arts event in NSW, The Sydney Fringe is a peek underneath at the urban and the unconventional, with activity ranging from edgy, alternative theatre to major concerts and visual arts openings; from free one-off events to all night parties, and performances of all scales.

The Sydney Fringe has been founded by the Newtown Entertainment Precinct Association (NEPA), an alliance of Inner West arts and cultural venues, and it is proudly supported by the City of Sydney and Marrickville Council in association with Century Venues, Peter Lehmann Wines, Canadian Club, Grolsch, Purple Goat Design, The Sydney Morning Herald, Bytecraft and Sydney Airport, as well as the Alternative Media Group, artshub Australia,, Avantcard, Drum Media Magazine, FBi Radio, Figureight, Marameo Designs, Newtown Business Precinct Association, Spotpress, Sydney Star Observer, Sydney Transport Authority and Time Out Sydney.

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