Sydney Fringe Festival 2022: what to look forward to

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The Sydney Fringe Festival is now the largest independent arts festival in NSW and this year in 2022, it’s back!

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.

Will you be heading along? It’s on from 16 August to 20 September 2022.

Get planning and whet your appetite for the best of what the State and country have to show you with some of these season highlights.

Fringe Ignite

The official Fringe opening party; Sydney Fringe Sideshow, a series of intimate, bite-sized shows activating The Rocks precinct; and Global Fringe, a massive line-up of shows from around the world made available on demand.

And then there’s Lola’s Piano Bar, the ultimate pop-up musical theatre club; Chatterbox Live, a series of shows featuring Sydney’s best storytellers sharing true, life changing stories; and Mise en Place, a room where food and performance unite for intimate shows including How to make the perfect ____, a performative project by Malvina Tan exploring comfort food. Tortuga Studios are also back for Sideshow, creating a gallery space featuring local artists. 

Outside within The Rocks precinct, a number of pop-up performances will take place, including Brunchercize, a fun 80s themed dance class hosted by burlesque performer and dancer Rainbow; Dolly Parton’s Dance Party, a celebration of everyone’s favourite country music superstar Dolly Parton; and world renowned acapella group the Trinitones

For more info, tickets and to plan, head to the Sydney Fringe website