The Fringe turns eight this year, and is throwing a month-long party in a massive warehouse space in Sydney Park, to celebrate
Sydney's Fringe might not be as old or well-funded as Melbourne's but in 2016 its program boasted a healthy 300 productions across 50 venues, activating disused shopfronts as well as involving local businesses and venues.
In 2017, the Fringe has partnered with property developer HPG to secure a massive 7000m-square space in Sydney Park that it proposes to transform with art installations, circus, immersive theatre performances and parties.
It's also enlivening Chippendale's Kensington Street precinct for the entirety of the festival, with two venues dedicated to comedy and theatre. The Kensington Street Festival Village will officially launch on September 2 with the Sydney Fringe opening party: Fringe Ignite.