February 25 – March 6
Sydney Fringe Sideshow is a new event making its debut this year.
The program is a smorgasbord of over 100 shows, art displays, installations, immersions, and performances spread across four venues in the Rocks.
Nine Amazing Nights
Nine amazing nights of theatre, comedy, music, visual art, projections, food, drink, and permissible merriment, ticketed and free, all happening at the harbour end of George Street. The venues are a short walk away from each other in one of Sydney’s premier tourist districts. There’s lots of transport options and the walk from any of them is an extra treat.
Jazz, Blues, Electro, Cabaret, Pop, Rock
Feast your ears at the Old Observer Hotel, the musical hub of Sideshow. Here you’ll hear jazz, blues, electro, cabaret, pop, rock and a trippy music/spoken word piece.
Tiptoe surreptitiously into the Gallery – an inconspicuous little building hiding behind the Old Observer – and experience Tortuga Studio’s Liminal, a multi-sensory, innovative installation, a technical digital work juxtaposed against the historical surroundings.
Tortuga Studios showcases its artists in another thought-provoking work, Hue + Cry, an installation that will occupy the erstwhile morgue of the Old Coroner’s Court.
Bookended by Spectacular Opening and Closing Weekends
Sideshow’s closing weekend, March 5 and 6, features luminous installations by Tortuga Studios, hilarious performances by the Funniest Comedians You’ve Never Heard of; immersive storyteller Nella; and 2019 Sydney Fringe Festival nominee for Best Comedy, Hot Chick / Tired Mum!
The Terraces, 35 George St
The Old Observer Hotel, 69 George St
The Old Coroner’s Court, 102 George St
The Gallery, 73 George St