We’ve got less than one month left before all the Fringe fun begins and we can’t wait!

It’s that time of the year again when we do the call out for volunteers. As an email subscriber you get the first chance to sign up before we start hitting the socials with the call to arms. We’re looking for people who would like to work on the front of house across a number of shows and venues as well as people who are interested in assisting with our social media activation.

Volunteering with Fringe is a great way to see shows for free, have fun with other volunteers and meet new people, but probably one of the best benefits is being able to include your involvement on your c.v. – great for students of events management, arts and marketing. We also get a lot of return volunteers (because they have such a great time), so if you’re keen to get involved don’t delay, simply fill in the online form located on our website and we’ll be in touch. Support the arts and your local live entertainment scene, feel the buzz and join in the fun.


Tickets are already selling so don’t delay if there’s something you’re keen to see. One of the things that Newcastle Fringe is most proud of is that the festival enables emerging artists to create new work and present it to audiences in an affordable and immediate way. It’s the core of why we exist. This year we’ve got loads of shows premiering at the festival – 12 in total,  so we’ve put together a quick run down of some of our ‘picks of the premieres’ with direct links to the show pages. In addition to those shows listed below. there’s also 9 LivesIn the Loop, and Chicks Cover the Chair – all of which we have featured in previous newsletters. New work is the juicy, delicious stuff of Fringe festivals and exactly what we’re all about! See it first – before it becomes famous. 



Newcastle Fringe could not happen without the support of our partners. We’ve been very fortunate to have built long standing relationships with several organisations that have remained loyal to our shared purpose of supporting our local performing arts scene and the development of our emerging artists, contributing to a vibrant community and building social equity through artistic expression. Thank you. 

Please enjoy these messages from two of our valuable partners Newcastle Live and Engineroom Design.

Newcastle Live is the Hunter’s online entertainment and lifestyle guide. We’re devoted to everything happening in the region – from what’s on, to what matters.

People visit our website, subscribe to our email newsletter, and listen to our podcasts and live stream to keep up to date with local entertainment and lifestyle news. We’re here to help you find #TheBestOfNewcastle and inspire you to plan your next adventure.

Quite simply, we are Newcastle… And we’re always keen to hear from you, so come and say hello on Facebook or Instagram and visit to keep up to date with what’s on and what matters.

Engineroom Design offers big Creative Agency expertise in a nimbler, more affordable model.

Over the last 15 years, Engineroom Design has grown into a powerful branding, packaging, digital design and marketing agency servicing a broad range of local Newcastle and National brands.

We’re passionate about providing clients with real and relevant creative solutions that make an actual difference to their business. We do this through a process that unpacks potential, builds a new way of thinking through strategy, and translates it into intelligent and robust identity systems, packaging and communications.

We believe that the best creative ideas come from a strong foundation built upon the power of clarity and simplicity and have built a team of passionate designers, web developers, strategists, copywriters and project managers that all resonate with this belief. No high maintenance relationships or upselling. Just simple, effective and aesthetic design solutions from a local Creative Agency that has the experience and knowledge to accelerate your brand’s potential.

Want to learn more? Check out our latest work or get in contact with us.

With the Thrifty Newcastle 500 Supercars Championship running at the same time as the first week of Fringe this year, it’s important that you get your tickets early. Don’t delay – tickets went on sale a little earlier than usual this time round and some shows are already selling well. We don’t want anyone to miss out on seeing their favourites. 

Explore the program now, gather your mates and start booking. This is your very own Fringe festival – join in the fun!

A big thank you to all of our 2023 Principal Sponsors and Partners