Sydney Fringe Festival 2012 – 1000 artists and performers

August 7th, 2012


* SYDNEY Festival

Sydney Fringe has an estimated 1000 artists and performers involved this year and will be presenting 254 shows over the 24 day run of the festival

  • 7 – 30 September 2012
  • Average ticket cost is just $20

* Voting now open for Taste of Newtown until 17 September 2012 *

The Sydney Fringe has changed its structure to be completely open access The Sydney Fringe has an estimated 1000 artists and performers involved this year and will be presenting 254 shows over the 24 day run of the festival.  73 Venues for 2012.

Free events from parties at the Fringe festival ‘club’ bar Five Eliza, to art shows and street fairs
Box office information:
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Some headlining shows / acts:

Le Gateau Chocolat, the outrageous larger-than-life, operatic star of La Soiree in his solo debut.

Piff The Magic Dragon in Jurassic Bark. The sell-out Edinburgh Fringe show makes its Sydney debut at the Fringe at the Sydney Opera House SOH; accompanied by Mr Piffles the world’s first million-dollar Chihuahua

Itch-E and Scratch-E performing as part of the Opening Show free street party – Free For All

Blue Beat in Double Bay are putting on some special shows just for the Fringe with acts including Tim Freedman, Vince Jones and James Morrison

Taking over HAHA’s famous Marrickville Bowling club parties, The Fringe and HAHA are presenting BROU-HAHA showcasing some of Sydney’s most talented electronic artists in the electronic music scene.

Krystle Warren will be launching her album release “Love Songs: A Time You May Embrace.”

We even have a reality TV star amongst the ranks – Jimmy Reilly one of the finalists of 2011’s “Beauty And The Geek” takes to the stage in ‘Short Plays For Silly People’

Damien Callinent from Spicks and Specks and The Fat in his successful comedy show ‘The Merger’, Chaser co-founder Dominic Knight telling about getting arrested filming CNNN;  Aleisha McCormack of Network Ten’s  The Circle in her self-written theatrical piece “How to get Rich” directed by Julia Zemiro and Heath Franklin’s Chopper trialling his brand new show.

The Fringe is turning some of Sydney’s institutions upside down with some decidedly fringey behaviour. Venues from Bondi to Rookwood, Parramatta to Chatswood’s Concourse and throughout the inner west and inner city. We are teaming up with the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Museum to make sure the Fringe will reach every corner of Sydney this September

– The Sydney Opera House is hosting two Sydney Fringe shows. Le Gateau Chocolat,  the outrageous larger-than-life, operatic star of La soiree in his solo debut. Piff The Magic Dragon in Jurassic Bark. The sell our Edinburgh Fringe show makes it SOH debut accompanied by Mr Piffles the worlds first million dollar Chihuahua
– Sydney Museum hosts the infinitely popular Jurassic Lounge with Friends of the Sydney Fringe.

Go Glebe! The Sydney Fringe has had an influx of Glebe venues this year, making it one of the busiest hot spots in the inner west this September. With all the alternative arts and entertainment on offer this year at Glebe make sure you make a stop at the alternative markets on Saturdays on Glebe Point Road. Check out shows at the following venues:
– Bedlam Bar and food
– Gallery Red
– Harold Park Hotel
– Mr Falcons
– Salerno Gallery
– The Roxbury Hotel
– The Tate and Toxtieth Hotel

The Fringe continues to weave its own brand of magic and mayhem by offering the strangest occurrences in the most unexpected of places;
– Marrickville Surf Life Saving Club’s annual carnival – Marrickville has everything! But did you know it had a beach??!!
– Contemporary music and dancing from the days of Queen Elizabeth the 1st at St Marys cathedral (Chapter Hall)
– A writer’s festival in a bar? Only at the Sydney Fringe Writers’ Festival – at Harold Park Hotel
– Would you like some puppetry with your merlot? Gazebo Wine Garden hosts Captain, My Captain – a show told by puppetry and light installations
84 comedy shows at a variety of venues, especially centred around The Factory in Marrickville but also including the Seymour Centre and King Street Theatre, Newtown
Five Eliza Festival Club – this year, managed by the Newtown Hotel and styled as an ode to Freaky Tiki – the hit pop-up bar from last year’s Fringe.
31 Visual Arts exhibitions and installations… all over Sydney from the Sydney Airport to The Forum and countless galleries across Sydney. This year with a visual art cycle tour!
46 Theatre shows showcasing independent writers, actors, directors & other creative including

• the return of 2011 Fringe Award winner Helen Leary in her new show Last at the Old 505;
• Steampunked! – a neo-Victorian sci-fi twist on Shakespeare’s The Tempest;
• Footprints on Water by Matt Cameron at the New Theatre – darkly comic themes of sex, God, betrayal;
• 2011 Award-winner cult-hero Tommy Bradson returns to Seymour Centre’s Reginald Theatre with Sweet Sixteen: The Birthday Party Massacre
• Frank Christie, Frank Clarke –  a brilliant new Australian musical at the Forum in Leichhardt
• Steve Sheehan’s bizarre Dating the World (“an international lecture on love”)

Plus Cabaret and Burlesque – at various venues across Sydney
Full info, festival guide, media resource site and more at
Sydney Fringe Festival 2012

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