Time Out says
The arty party is back IRL this year, with new venues joining the celebration for the first time
After going global online last year, Sydney Fringe is back IRL bigger and better than ever before for 2021. Two new venues will join the city-wide celebration presenting incredible art happenings from exciting creative minds across the whole of September. Erskineville’s experimental and emerging arts hero PACT will play host to the Young Henry’s Made in Sydney Hub, building off of works first presented as part of last year's digital program, Global Fringe. We can’t wait to see what this year’s yet-to-be-announced crop have in store for us.
Sydney Fringe will also welcome the inaugural outing of the City Tatts Musical Theatre and Cabaret Hub, commandeering the Segars Ballroom and Omega Lounge at Pitt Street at City Tattersalls Club. They’ll field glittering razmataz from some of Sydney’s most fabulous cabaret, musical theatre and dance stars, with a li’l lubrication care of a pop-up wine bar from Innocent Bystander.
Spanning theatre, comedy, visual art, music, film, dance, circus, poetry and more, 2021 will be a treat. The Fringe fest swung into action last year, supporting 20 artists locked out of venues to create new works as part of the festival’s residency program. You’ll be able to see the results of those endeavours and so much more presented as part of must-see series Art in Isolation. Fringe has also teamed up with Darlinghurst Theatre Company to house a new platform for Auslan interpreted and relaxed performances at the Eternity Playhouse every Monday night during September. Fringe Comedy will return to the Factory Theatre, and NIDA showcases the popular Emerging Artist Touring Hub at Erskineville Town Hall. Darling Quarter will welcome Fringe Kids, including a bunch of free family-friendly gigs including special musical guest appearances and silent discos.
“After our incredibly successful digital program last year, Sydney Fringe is delighted to be returning in 2021 with a physical footprint that will once again bring life, colour and support to the precincts and venues of Sydney," Sydney Fringe director Kerri Glasscock says. “The 2021 Festival will celebrate the sector’s tenacity and invites audiences to get back out and explore Sydney’s amazing talent while directly supporting the artists and venues who need it most. Watch this space, because we can’t wait to show you what we have in store.”
We can’t wait to see either, with the full program announced sometime in July. You can find out more details at their website here. It’s going to be amazing.
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