edinburgh fringe

News: Edinburgh Fringe Launches Scheme To Encourage New Audiences

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society and Lothian has launched the 2018 Fringe Days Out scheme, providing £50,000 of Fringe vouchers and Lothian bus tickets to reach those in Edinburgh that have never experienced the Fringe before.

News: Late Arrival At Edinburgh Fringe For Barry Award Winner

This year's Melbourne International Comedy Festival Barry Award winner Sam Campbell is to come to the Edinburgh Fringe with his acclaimed show The Trough.

Campbell is the latest winner of the Australian award won by Hannah Gadsby in 2017. Gadsby went on to be joint winner of the Edinburgh Comedy Award.

News: Comedy Super Fans Attempt Epic Cycle Ride To The Edinburgh Fringe

Comedy super fans David and Carole Chapple are attempting a marathon cycling/gigging trip on the way to the Edinburgh Fringe this year.

In 2014 David set the Guinness World Record for most shows seen in a season of the Edinburgh Fringe.

In 2017 they did 70 stunts through the year for Mind. There is more about that here.

News: Edinburgh Fringe Officially Launches 2018 Programme

The official 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe Programme has been launched, inviting performers and audiences from across the globe to "leap into the unknown" and embark on their very own Fringe adventure.

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018 runs from August 3 - 27. Details here.

News: Edinburgh Fringe 2017 – Final Figures

After 53,232 performances of 3,398 shows in 300 venues across Edinburgh, the curtain falls on the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The 2017 Fringe included performances in a swimming pool, a boat, a bathroom, a football ground, a tunnel and a racecourse, and featured shows that addressed themes of belonging, identity, grief, Brexit, Trump, fake news, the Syrian conflict, gender and activism.

News: Edinburgh Fringe Society Election Results

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society has marked the final six days of the 2017 Fringe by announcing the outcome of the elections to the Society’s governing body, the Board of Directors.

News: Edinburgh Fringe Programme Launches

The official 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe Programme has been launched with shows catering for all ages and appetites, inviting performers and spectators from around the world to join the Alliance of Defiance and celebrate 70 years of defying the norm at the Fringe.

News: Panti Bliss To Give Edinburgh Fringe Central Welcome Address

Panti Bliss, Ireland’s foremost drag queen, will give the 2017 Fringe Central Welcome Address at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

On Friday the 4th of August Panti, the stage name of performer Rory O’Neill, will welcome Fringe participants to Fringe Central, the Fringe Society’s centre for performing companies, venues, media and arts industry professionals attending the Fringe.

News: Edinburgh Fringe To Reduce Length Of Shows

Noon Update: Sorry comedians, I'm afraid this is an April Fool.

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival is to reduce the length of its comedy shows from 2018.

This year's Fringe Festival, running from August 4 - 28, will be the final year when shows will run for the traditional 55 minutes/one hour. From 2018 they will be a maximum of 39 minutes. 

News: First Batch Of Edinburgh Fringe Tickets Go On Sale

The first shows for the 70th anniversary edition of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe have been released. Tickets can be purchased on edfringe.com. More tickets will be released over the next four months before the full Fringe programme is announced on 7 June.

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