Sydney Fringe Festival is back! 500+ shows this August

Sydney Fringe comedy

Sydney’s largest independent arts festival, has today announced its full program of over 500 events across 50 venues and nine festival hubs from 16 August – 30 September 2022, making it Fringe’s largest and longest program to date.

There’s a literal TONNE on, so we’re only going to give you a taste here – go to the Sydney Fringe Festival website for more to get planning.

The LIMITLESS festival: with a dedicated hub at 107 Redfern, LIMITLESS celebrates deaf and disabled artists across a two-week program of inclusive, diverse and show-stopping performances and exhibitions.

Highlights include 300 Paintings in Lockdown, comedian Sam Kissajukian’s take on art, the artistic process and mental health; and Crips and Creeps Comedy, an inclusive comedy night celebrating comedians who are marginalised due to sexuality, race, gender or disability. Renowned artist Digby Webster will also be exhibiting a selection of works in the gallery. 

A full venue takeover of the historic ballroom and breakfast room at the Castlereagh Hotel, Sydney Fringe Cabaret Club features a month-long program of fabulous cabaret shows, while Fringe Comedy will present over 135 shows at the Factory Theatre. 

Another buzzing new festival hub in the heart of the city is The Barracks Comedy Club, a showcase of the best emerging and established comedians. With over 15 performances a week throughout September, highlights include AJ Lamarque’s English Breakfast, a sentimental comedy show following AJ’s journey as a mixed raced, queer person; and Tu Nri Banega, a Hindi comedy show about the everyday struggles of immigrants from India. 

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