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EXPLORE THE ROCKS

Sydney Fringe Festival - The Rocks Hub
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Join in, see, create and discover with curious and playful experiences around every corner in The Rocks.

1to30 September
Daily
Daily
Various locations around The Rocks
www.sydneyfringe.com/2019-program/the-rocks-hub

With events spread out across our sprawling city, Sydney Fringe Festival celebrates and highlights the amazing work of local independent artists, art makers and performers. Audiences are invited to explore their city, and discover the fantastic creative offerings local artists prepare year-round.

In 2019, for the first time, The Fringe expands to The Rocks Hub, with a program featuring 66 events across 13 spaces, with curious and playful experiences on every corner of the iconic precinct.

The Sydney premiere of the high-octane comedy staged on a vintage bus: SPEED: THE MOVIE, THE PLAY will headline a vibrant program including ten productions in unique, historic locations through the Rocks.

A free program will run Friday to Sunday filling the streets and laneways with shows, performances, and hidden surprises – and there will also be the eclectic The Rocks Markets stalls to explore.

Highlights of The Rocks Hub include an interactive temporary chalk art installation, The Rocks Square STAGE PINK featuring The Welcome Choir, Junkyard Beats and The Gramophone Man.

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First Fleet Park

Saturdays, 11am-3pm
FREE

Circus School - Learn how to juggle and hula hoop with Aerialize Pop-up Circus School

Sundays, 2pm-4pm
FREE

Get Loose in your Sunday Shoes - Footloose flash mob and vintage dance workshops with Sydney Vintage Dance Studio.

The Rocks Square

Saturdays, 12 noon-2pm
FREE

Junk, Jive and Wail - Make your own junk instrument with Junkyard Beats

Sundays, 12 noon-3pm
FREE

Turn Trash into Treasure - Make art to be added to the Reverse Garbage sculpture wall.

Foundation Park

Saturdays, 2pm-4pm
FREE

The Story Tree - gather round for storybook tales

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TICKETED SHOWS
TICKETED SHOWS
Immerse yourself in these unique Fringe performances exclusive to The Rocks Hub
Free Shows
Free Shows
Save your seats at one of these free Fringe Shows
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WEDNESDAYS  |  THURSDAYS  |  FRIDAYS  |  SATURDAYS  |  SUNDAYS

 

WEDNESDAYS

THE MERCANTILE HOTEL
7pm-10pm, Irish acoustic solo band playing covers and Irish music.

 

THURSDAYS

THE FORTUNE OF WAR
7pm-11pm, join in the chorus of a classic pub tune at Sydney's oldest pub.

THE MERCANTILE HOTEL
7pm-10pm, Irish acoustic solo band playing covers and Irish music.

Thu 5 Sep
Motown Night with Jukes and Jay - Take an unforgettable ride on the soul train at The Mercantile Hotel with the ultimate celebration of the number one songs of Motown!

This live music spectacular will transport you back to the golden era. Soul superstars The Temptations, Diana Ross and the Supremes, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and Marvin Gaye reigned at the top of the charts. Hits of Motown celebrates the most influential era in pop history in a big night of back-to-back hits that will leave you breathless.

$5 happy hour from 5pm-7pm, dinner specials, $10 Tennessee Whiskey cocktails, $10 bar snacks.

 

FRIDAYS

THE ROCKS SQUARE
4pm-6pm, Hip To Be In The Square - jive to 20s, 30s and 40s tunes with The Gramophone Man.

THE OBSERVER HOTEL COURTYARD
6pm-8pm, Shanty Club - meet your mates and gather round for some shanty sing-a-longs.

THE DOSS HOUSE
8pm-late, live music from local artists.

THE FORTUNE OF WAR
8pm – midnight, join in the chorus of a classic pub tune at Sydney's oldest pub.

THE MERCANTILE HOTEL
5pm-8pm, acoustic solo outside the pub.
9pm-12.30am, Irish Cover Band with Cara K, Mark Oats and Matt.

THE PUSH BAR
7.30pm – 11pm, dance the night away while sipping on cocktails as DJ’s spin their tunes until late.

 

SATURDAYS

THE ROCKS SQUARE
2pm-2.30pm, Junkyard Jamboree - Junkyard Beats perform a junkyard jamboree.
6pm-8pm, Swoon Over Tunes - join the Welcome Choir, Sydney's favourite pub choir.

ENDEAVOUR TAP ROOMS
4pm-6pm, solo Blues artist.
6pm-8pm, Blues duo.

HARBOUR ROCKS HOTEL
12 noon-2pm, smooth sax tunes in Nurses Walk.

THE DOSS HOUSE
8pm-late, live music from local artists.

THE FORTUNE OF WAR
3pm-midnight, join in the chorus of a classic pub tune at Sydney's oldest pub.

THE MERCANTILE HOTEL
3pm-7pm, Blackwater Band.
9pm-12.30am, live cover band The Soniks.

THE PUSH BAR
7.30pm-11.30pm, join the resident Push Piano Man for song requests and sing-a-longs.

 

SUNDAYS

THE ROCKS SQUARE
1pm-4pm, Sunday Swing Sessions:

Sun 1 Sep, Mary Heart. 
Sun 8 Sep, The Faculties. 
Sun 15 Sep, The Aston Martinis. 
Sun 22 Sep, Sara O’Connor. 
Sun 29 Sep, Wes Pudsey & the Sonic Aces.

ENDEAVOUR TAP ROOMS
3pm-7pm, solo Blues artist.

HARBOUR ROCKS HOTEL
12 noon-2pm, smooth sax tunes in Nurses Walk.

THE DOSS HOUSE
From 6pm, an authentic Irish Traditional Session. Dance a jig, clap your hands and join in.

THE FORTUNE OF WAR
1pm – 10pm, join in the chorus of a classic pub tune at Sydney's oldest pub.

THE MERCANTILE HOTEL
3pm-7pm, Shindig - Irish Band.
8pm-11.30pm, Shaylee Wilde - Irish Rock 30yr residency.

 

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History Through Whiskey
History Through Whiskey
Thursday 12 September
from 7pm
The Doss House

Deep in the Den of The Doss House a storyteller sits, candles flicker and tastings of whisky await your arrival. Join them for a bespoke whisky event that evokes the past with every glass. During this unique experience,...

Fringe Cocktail
Fringe Cocktail
Sunday 1 September 2019 to Monday 30 September 2019
Pony Dining

Try a delicious Sydney Fringe Festival-themed cocktail - Vodka, cranberry juice and passion fruit syrup topped...

Sydney Fringe Festival Offer
Brews and BBQs
Sunday 1 September 2019 to Monday 30 September 2019
The Endeavour Tap Rooms

Head to The Endeavour this September for their special smoked menu all month and choose from: Southern smoked...

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Twelfth Night - The Shakesbeer Sessions 2
Twelfth Night - The Shakesbeer Sessions 2
Wednesday 21 August
from 7.30pm
Wednesday 4 September
from 7.30pm

The night of short, sharp Shakespeare reimagines the classic comedy of shipwreck, mistaken identity and lust. Love triangles left and right as a stranded Viola, enters Orsino's service to woo Olivia yet falls in love...

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The Rocks Markets
Fridays and Saturdays 10am-9pm
Sundays 10am – 5pm

Wander, wonder and discover the eats and treats of The Fringe Festival inspired eclectic stalls.

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