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Date Confirmed For Edinburgh Fringe Tickets To Go On Sale

Tickets for shows at this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe will be available to book on Thursday, 1 July.

Shows at this year's festival – which will run from 6 – 30 August – will fall into three broad formats:

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe – Latest Update

Following last week's registration announcement, there is a new update from Shona McCarthy, Chief Executive of the Fringe Society.

In it she shares some information on the newly launched Fringe Artist and Venue Recovery Fund, as well as some additional thoughts around what this year's Fringe might look like.

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society Opens Fringe Artist and Venue Recovery Fund

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society has announced that the Fringe Artist and Venue Recovery Fund is open for applications.

A £75,000 funding pot is available to Fringe companies, creatives and venues to support projects that will enable a return to the Fringe in 2021 or 2022. The fund will prioritise projects that seek to improve opportunities for access on the Fringe by underrepresented groups.

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe Set To Open Show Registrations

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society has announced that show registration for Fringe 2021 will open on Wednesday 5 May.

Artists and venues will be able to register Fringe shows right up until the end of the festival. The Fringe’s world-class programme will be available to browse and book at edfringe.com, with tickets going on sale for audiences in early summer.

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News: Professor Sir Timothy O’Shea to step down as Chair of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society Board

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society has announced that Professor Sir Timothy O’Shea will step down from his role as Chair of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society Board of Directors on 30 March 2021.

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News: Question Mark Over Edinburgh Fringe 2021

The Edinburgh Fringe may not return in its traditional form for at least another year.

A story in The Scotsman wonders if some kind of social distancing rules may still be in place next summer, so that even if the Fringe returns next year the structure could be different. 

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News: Creative Scotland Offers Lifeline to Comedy Industry

Creative Scotland has offered a lifeline to the Scottish Comedy Industry, including 'comedy' in its latest announcement.

A statement today says that culture and heritage sectors are to benefit from a £59 million funding package to protect jobs and help the industry weather the effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Video: Message From Edinburgh Fringe – Keep The Fringe Spirit Alive

11 July was World Fringe Day – a celebration of the international fringe movement that started in Edinburgh and has given rise to more that 200 festivals around the world.

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society's Chief Executive, Shona McCarthy, has recorded a short message outlining our story so far, and hopefully offering some optimism and solidarity.

Watch below.

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News: Edinburgh Fringe Announces Virtual Fringe Events

Following the announcement that the Edinburgh Festival Fringe will not be going ahead as planned in 2020, the Edinburgh Fringe Society has unveiled alternative digital plans taking place this summer, complementing a variety of activities planned by Fringe artists and venues.  

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News: £1 Million Funding Package For Edinburgh Fringe Society From Scottish Government

The Scottish Government has agreed a funding package for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, the charity that underpins the world-famous Fringe Festival.

As part of a commitment to support cultural, social and economic recovery, the Fringe Society will receive a £1 million interest-free loan from the Scottish Government. It will also benefit from a £149,000 Pivotal Enterprise Resilience Fund grant and a £100,000 grant from City of Edinburgh Council. 

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