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Edinburgh Fringe Festival

2 August - 26 August


The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the single biggest celebration of arts and culture on the planet.

Every August for three weeks the city of Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital, welcomes an explosion of creative energy from around the globe.

With 53,232 performances of 3,398 shows in 300 venues in 2017 there are quite literally thousands of reasons to visit the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Every year thousands of performers take to hundreds of stages all over Edinburgh to present shows for every taste. From big names in the world of entertainment to unknown artists looking to build their careers, the festival caters for everyone and includes theatre, comedy, dance, physical theatre, circus, cabaret, children’s shows, musicals, opera, music, spoken word, exhibitions and events.


2 August
26 August
Event Categories:


Edinburgh Fringe
+44 (0)131 226 0026


Event Size
Major (75001 Plus)
Music Genre
Non Genre Specific
Age Restrictions
Family Friendly
Arts, Comedy, Food Markets, Music / Dance Tent, Poetry, Workshops


United Kingdom + Google Map

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I find out my venue number?

Your venue number will be assigned by the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society when your venue is approved.


What is the venue map?

The venue map refers to the online interactive map that lists all venues ( as well as printed copies available at the back of the Fringe programme and fold out maps available from mid July at the Fringe Shop and Box Office and from venues around Edinburgh.


Are there any restrictions on what/where can be a venue?

Not really – it can be a performance space, meeting point or outdoor location, but it must fall within the EH post code area.

Please feel free to contact if you would like further advice.


I need to change one of the venue’s registered contacts email addresses?

Please email


Participants can’t see my venue(s) or performance space(s) when they register their shows – what do I need to do?

Please make sure you have submitted the performance space to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society for approval. Please follow this guidance on submitting a space.


What is the Fringe’s commission on ticket sales?

The Fringe takes 4% (plus VAT) from the sale of every ticket sold through its Box Office. Every ticketed show must allocate a minimum of 25% of its tickets to the Fringe Box Office. You will set the number of tickets you wish to offer for sale through the Fringe Box Office on the Payout and Fringe Allocation page in the Show section. There is no surcharge applied to free shows (ticketed or otherwise).


When will the payout be issued?

The transfer of funds is processed no later than the end of September following a given festival.


Why do you ask for access information twice?

Access information is gathered concerning access to the venue, and access to the performance space as this may well be different. Please give as much detail as possible regarding performance space access to assist audience members.


How much does it cost to register a venue?

Venue registration is free of charge. Any shows or events you register within your venue will be subject to the usual registration fees.

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