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Edinburgh Fringe Society Issues Statement As Historic Festival Closes

The Edinburgh Fringe Society has issued the following statement as Fringe 2021 comes to an end:

"After an extraordinary 25 days, the 2021 Edinburgh Festival Fringe has drawn to a close, having brought artists, arts industry, media and audiences together once again to celebrate the magic of live performance.

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Edinburgh Fringe 2021 – Round-Up

I'm not sure what I can add to what people who were also there have already said about Edinburgh this year except to agree. It was exceptionally chilled. It was nice not to have flyers thrust into your hand on every corner. It was also nice not to be bombarded by PRs begging critics to come to shows. If anything it was the other way round, I had to beg venues to be let in to shows as many were – understandably given the difficulties in warming up – only works-in-progress.

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More Edinburgh Fringe Tickets Go On Sale

Tickets go on sale for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe today at edfringe.com.

Tickets for over 170 shows will be released at noon, with more programme details set to be announced weekly in the run up to the Fringe (6-30 Aug).

This year, for the first time ever, the programme features a range of both online and in person shows, with theatre, comedy, music, dance, musicals, variety, visual art, events and more represented.

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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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