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Fringe Festival

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It’s edgy, diverse, inspirational and super creative and it’s the biggest little fringe in Australia.

In a city that boasts a vibrant cultural heritage, the Newcastle Fringe Festival has been running annually since 2016 when Phillip Aughey was inspired by a visit to the Edinburgh Fringe to bring the fringe concept to his hometown of Newcastle.

Each year the volunteers of the Newcastle Fringe put together a festival that showcases a smorgasbord of performing arts from Newcastle, Australia and the world for five amazing days across several venues.

The Fringe is committed to bringing as much variety in entertainment options as possible to cater for all interests – Comedy, Theatre, Children’s Theatre, Music, Dance, Cabaret and Circus. There is something for everyone.

The Fringe is committed to providing performing artists with a launching pad for original work and critical experience in professional performance. Generally open access, there is a minimum of 25% of all acts created and performed by students, graduates and amateur companies.

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