Where do I book Comedy Festival Tickets?
Tickets to most Comedy Festival shows can be purchased through the following avenues:
- Online: www.sydneycomedyfest.com.au
- Phone: 02 9020 6966 (Festival Box Office) or 132 849 (Ticketek)
– In Person:

– Festival Box Office: Enmore Theatre, 130 Enmore Road, Newtown NSW 2042. Open    9am-6pm Mon-Fri and 10am-4pm Sat. Closed Sunday.
– Venue Box Offices at the door: Please note that many shows sell out in advance so it is best to pre-book tickets.
– Ticketek Outlets: For a full list of Ticketek Outlets and opening hours click here.




Festival Dates: 20 April – 17 May 2020 
Applications Open: 
27 September 2019
Applications Close:
10 November 2019
Applications Assessed & Festival Programmed: 
11 November 2019 – 27 January 2020
Full Program Released: 
27 February 2020
Festival Galas: 
20-22 April 2020
Festival Awards: 
16 May 2020



The Sydney Comedy Festival is a curated event and invites comedians of all genres, shapes and sizes to apply to take part. The application process is as follows:
STEP 1Create a username and password.
STEP 2 – Use your new username and password to login to the online application forms.
STEP 3 – Go to the MY SHOWS page, press the ADD A SHOW button and complete as much of the information you can. The more information you can supply the better. You may edit the information for each show as often as you wish until applications close on 10 November 2019. Remember to press SAVE.
STEP 4 – After applications close, we will assess each application and successful applicants will be offered a venue, date/s and time/s for their show. Please note:
1. We receive far more applications than we can accommodate. If your application is unsuccessful, we will happily offer feedback and advice on how to strengthen future applications.
2. We aim to complete the curation of the Festival as quickly as possible. However, due to the nature of curating a large festival, some applicants may not receive a decision until late-January 2020.
STEP 5 – Once a successful applicant accepts the venue, date/s and time/s offered they become a Festival PARTICIPANT and are given access to the online registration forms where they will need to supply more detailed information about their show (eg: final show description, images, ticket prices, comprehensive technical information, etc).


What type of performers/shows can apply?
Anyone can apply. Sydney is the most diverse city in Australia and the Sydney Comedy Festival strives to present comedic performances of all types. In short, if it’s funny, we want to see it.

Is there an age limit to apply?
No there isn’t, however some venues are licensed and cannot permit under 18s on the premises. Nonetheless, most Festival venues are accessible to All Ages.

Does it cost to apply for the Festival?
No. You may complete an application for one or more shows at no cost.

Does it cost to register for the Festival?
Yes. Successful applicants must pay a Festival Registration Fee of $300+GST.



Can international performers apply?
Yes. However, all international performers need an appropriate work visa. For international performers without residency, you will need an Australian promoter to sponsor you for an entertainment visa.

What if I don’t have an Australian promoter to sponsor me?
Please indicate this in the “Is there anything else you would like to tell us about your show?” question in the online application form. Once applications close, we will forward your details to Australian promoters and ask them to contact you directly if they are interested in producing your show.




How can my business get involved with the Sydney Comedy Festival?
Each year the Festival partners with a range of businesses whose support is invaluable in helping to ensure that the Festival’s high standards of entertainment are maintained while ensuring that the Festival is accessible to everyone who likes to laugh.

Just as our sponsors and partners support us we are also committed to supporting them and the festival offers a dynamic platform for customer engagement through:

- Access to a responsive and loyal database
– Extensive digital, print, radio and outdoor marketing campaigns
– Media love and attention
– Onsite product sampling and sales
– Premium hospitality tickets
– Corporate networking opportunities
– Positive Brand association

While different shows and properties attract different audiences, our core comedy goers are women and men (51/49), 26–50 years old, who are professional and tech savvy, have a high disposable income and who attend our events with friends or in larger groups.
Planning for 2020 is already underway and with exciting sponsor and partnership opportunities still available we are more than happy to sit down and have a chat with you to tailor a package to suite your needs! Contact the festival on 02 9020 6919 or email info@sydneycomedyfest.com.au


What if I just want to buy advertising space with the SCF?
Think the SCF audience is right for you and your business? There are several opportunities to purchase advertising with the festival. Contact info@sydneycomedyfest.com.au or call 02 9020 6919.




Parking for the Enmore Theatre is available at the nearby Enmore TAFE through Ticketek  CLICK HERE


 Enmore Theatre

By Bus:Buses 423, 426 and 428 depart from Circular Quay, travel through the city via Castlereagh Street to Eddy Avenue Haymarket, through George Street Broadway and Newtown and stop directly outside the Enmore Theatre.

Buses 352 and 355 depart from Bondi Junction, and bus 370 departs from Coogee and travels though Randwick and Newtown and stop directly outside Newtown Train Station, which is a 3 minute walk to the Enmore Theatre

By Train: The Enmore Theatre is a 3 minute walk from Newtown Train Station on King Street. Newtown Station is 3 stops from Central Station, where Newtown trains depart from Platform 19.

Factory Theatre

By Bus:The following bus services stop outside the theatre: 423 and 426 (428 turns off at Addison Rd – Vic on the Park Hotel, 2 min walk from the Factory.) These services operate from Circular Quay via Central Station.

By Train: The Factory Theatre is a 20 minute walk or a 5 minute bus ride from Newtown Railway Station. Bus services 423 and 426 operate from Newtown Station directly to The Factory Theatre. These services are reasonably frequent and continue late into the evening (after midnight).   The Factory Theatre is also a 15 minute walk from Sydenham and Marrickville Railway Stations

The Comedy Store

By Bus: Ride to Anzac Parade near Lang Rd bus stop. From Inner West 355 goes direct to EQ (last stop 7:09pm)

By Train: To Central, Circular Quay, St. James, Museum, connect by bus

The Concourse

By Bus:


Sydney CBD Stops

The Concourse Stop


Time of Travel


Park St
-Clarence St corner King St

Victoria Ave corner Anderson St

Mon-Fri (every 10mins)Sat-Sun (20 mins)

15-20 mins approximately



Victoria Ave corner Anderson St

Mon-Fri (every 10-20mins)Sat-Sun (30-40 mins)

25 mins approximately


Macquarie St

Chatswood St – Railway St

Mon-Fri (every 10-20mins)Sat-Sun (30-40 mins)

23 mins approximately

By Train:

The Concourse is a two-minute walk from the Chatswood Interchange, which incorporates both train and bus terminals. From the Chatswood Interchange, walk down Chatswood Mall and onto Victoria Avenue, east of the station.









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