Six sizzling weeks


Thrill seekers, romantics, heartbreakers, this one is for you! RUNAWAY Gardens is THE go-to place this Fringe, with world class cabaret, live music and comedy.
16 Aug 2022
25 Sep 2022

RUNAWAY Gardens returns to its iconic harbourside location at The Rocks in the boutique Spiegeltent garden showcasing Sydney's best live, luscious and up late entertainment.

Step into the opulent interior of the Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent and set fire to those mid-winter blues! There are non-stop laughs in store with the RUNAWAY Comedy Allstars, intimate performances with the RUNAWAY Legends and so much more. 

What's On


RUNAWAY Legends Series

Bona fide legends of the Australian music scene light up the Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent in a unique series of performances. Catch the likes of Daryl Braithwaite, Kate Ceberano, Diesel and more. Odette and Jack Ladder will also feature in two special Friday Up Late gigs.

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Come and lose yourself at our spectacular Spiegeltent late night lock in, where all the festivals most notorious libertines come to drink, unwind, and listen to some of Sydney’s most sizzling Jazz.

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RUNAWAY Comedy Allstars

This series of solo shows by comedy allstars including Arj Barker, Jimeoin, Akmal, Lawrence Mooney will deliver an unstoppable onslaught of gags! Not to mention the special star-studded one off Multicultural Comedy Gala including Dilruk Jayasinha, Georgie Carroll, Tahir. 

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Poof Doof Drag Brunch Club

If a bar stacked with mimosas and a full-tilt showcase of dazzling drag, comedy, burlesque and cabaret superstars sounds like your version of heaven, then you’ll want a ticket to this wild afternoon. It’s a limited season so drink up biatches!

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Merrick Watt’s Idiot’s Guide to Wine

Know nothing about wine? Learn from the man who is simultaneously an idiot and an expert. There’s only two performances,  so snap up tickets now.

Don’t miss out – indulge and inspire your nocturnal imaginings at RUNAWAY Gardens. Sell your soul for a ticket! Chop-chop!

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Bernie Dieter’s Club Kabarett

Risqué but always extraordinary, the queen of Weimar punk returns with a six-week season of the world-wide smash hit. From dazzling spectacles of sword swallowing and hair hanging to boundary pushing burlesque and jaw dropping Cirque Du Soleil aerialists it will be a night of full-frontal fabulousness.

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RUNAWAY Sessions

Swing by for bars, beats and bites with live DJs at FREE Runaway Sessions.

  • 5-6pm Knock Off Sessions, every Thursday and Friday
  • 1-5pm Sun Garden Party, every Saturday and Sunday 

Only till 25 September. 

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