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Photograph: Cynthia Sciberras

In its seventh year the Fringe will present the largest program in its history, and create a brand-new 'Off Broadway' cultural precinct

Sydney's Fringe might not be as old or well-funded as Melbourne's but at age seven its program will boast a healthy 300 productions across 50 venues – including a new pop-up cultural precinct on Parramatta Road called "Off Broadway", which will activate disused shopfronts as well as involving local businesses and venues.

Popular events returning this year include:
Fringe Ignite: the opening party for Sydney Fringe, taking place on September 3 in Darlinghurst's Stanley Street and surrounding laneways. This year's curator is jazz pianist and composer Barney McAll.
Silent Dinner Party: following the success of last year's record-sitting event, this "living artwork" will return to Paddington Town Hall on Saturday 24 September.

There's also special Fringe Kids program this year, focusing on the September 24-25 weekend during school holiday and encompassing workshops with local Instagrammer Susie Rugg (@HandyWithScissors) and kid-friendly performances and events at 5 Eliza Street, Newtown.

The full fringe program of music, comedy, theatre, cabaret and more, will be announced on August 1.

By: Dee Jefferson

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