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Newcastle Fringe Festival Opens!

Newcastle Fringe Festival has been running since 2016 and growing every year. 2020 was lining up to be the biggest festival since inception with ticket sales up 250% on the previous year, but due to COVID, had to be cancelled just 2 days from launch.


Fast forward 12 months and the 2021 festival is bigger than anything the fringe team could imagine with 100+ events running over 5 days in 11 different venues across the city of Newcastle. Ticket sales have quadrupled with several shows selling out in advance.

Australia’s biggest little fringe festival has come of age and now includes the inaugural Newcastle Fringe Emerging Film Maker’s Festival which had 91 entries from 24 different countries and features shorts and animations before a screening of AACTA award nominated film A Lion Returns; a FREE family weekend of activities including markets, street performers, workshops and live music at The Station; a series of workshops for kids, adults, students and professionals and a series of double bills performing at the iconic Lizottes venue. All of this, in addition to the usual fare of burlesque, theatre, comedy, poetry, children’s theatre, circus and music of every possible genre.

The program is impressive, extensive and literally has something for everyone to enjoy. For more information, visit:


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