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About Edinburgh Festival Fringe

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest arts festival in the world and takes place every August for three weeks in Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city.

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.

Upcoming Events

Fringe Festival Schools Poster Competition Exhibition

Fringe Festival Schools Poster Competition Exhibition

06 June 2017 - 28 August 2017
The winning entries to the 2017 Fringe Schools Poster Competition are on display at Dynamic Earth.
Little Shakespeare Company Summer Camp and Fringe Production

Little Shakespeare Company Summer Camp and Fringe Production

31 July 2017 - 12 August 2017
Sign up now to Little Shakespeare Company's summer camp which culminates in an Edinburgh Fringe production!
Thrones! The Musical

Thrones! The Musical

02 August 2017 - 28 August 2017
The acclaimed musical parody phenomenon, Thrones! The Musical, is back with a newly updated and extended version.
Tom Houghton - Class Half Empty

Tom Houghton - Class Half Empty

02 August 2017 - 28 August 2017
Gilded Balloon and MZA Present: Tom Houghton (Comedian of the Year finalist 2017) with his show, Class Half Empty.
Tom Stade: I Swear

Tom Stade: I Swear

02 August 2017 - 27 August 2017
The Canadian tour de force returns with a new show ‘I Swear’, prepare for another epic blast of Tom Stade!
Micky Bartlett - Typical!

Micky Bartlett - Typical!

02 August 2017 - 28 August 2017
Northern Ireland's Micky Bartlett brings 'Typical!' his funniest show yet to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
The Gardener

The Gardener

02 August 2017 - 27 August 2017
Cumbernauld Theatre present: The Gardener, a play about amateur gardening, growing old, and of a life spent in love.
Balloonatics

Balloonatics

02 August 2017 - 15 August 2017
Scottish comedian Chris Henry brings his hit kids show, Balloonatics, to Edinburgh Fringe as part of his world tour.
Oskar’s Amazing Adventure

Oskar’s Amazing Adventure

02 August 2017 - 27 August 2017
Come and enjoy this heart-warming tale, the perfect summer treat for young children and their families.
Shazia Mirza: With Love From St Tropez

Shazia Mirza: With Love From St Tropez

02 August 2017 - 28 August 2017
Lies, lies and more lies when Shazia Mirza brings her brand new show 'With Love From St Tropez' to the Fringe!
Gareth Waugh - Honestly?

Gareth Waugh - Honestly?

02 August 2017 - 28 August 2017
Gareth Waugh: Honestly? is the most dishonest debut you’ll see all Fringe. Don't miss this eagerly-awaited solo debut!
Baby Wants Candy: The Completely Improvised Full Band Musical

Baby Wants Candy: The Completely Improvised Full Band Musical

02 August 2017 - 27 August 2017
Baby Wants Candy, one of last year’s Top Ten Reviewed Comedy Shows returns to Edinburgh Fringe Festival!
Dan Antopolski: Return of The Dan Antopolski

Dan Antopolski: Return of The Dan Antopolski

02 August 2017 - 27 August 2017
Triple Perrier Award nominee Dan Antopolski returns to the Fringe with a brand new hour of comedy.
Ongals: Babbling Comedy

Ongals: Babbling Comedy

02 August 2017 - 28 August 2017
Ongals present: Babbling Comedy - A high energy non-verbal comedy spectacular tickling the funny bone of every age.
Colin Cloud: DARE

Colin Cloud: DARE

02 August 2017 - 27 August 2017
Don't miss Colin Cloud when he brings his show to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Carla Lippis - Cast A Dark Shadow

Carla Lippis - Cast A Dark Shadow

02 August 2017 - 26 August 2017
The Playhouse on the Fringe 2017 presents: Carla Lippis - Cast A Dark Shadow.
Tom Skelton: Blind Man’s Bluff

Tom Skelton: Blind Man’s Bluff

02 August 2017 - 28 August 2017
Join character comedy maverick Tom Skelton on a wild gallop through the history of blindness and his own sight loss.
Hyprov: Improvisation Under Hypnosis

Hyprov: Improvisation Under Hypnosis

02 August 2017 - 28 August 2017
Hyprov: Improvisation Under Hypnosis - The undisputed late night hit of 2016's Fringe is back.
Kai Humphries - Punch Drunk

Kai Humphries - Punch Drunk

02 August 2017 - 28 August 2017
Gilded Balloon and MZA present: Kai Humphries - Punch Drunk, a wonderfully affirming and downright hilarious story.
Ed Byrne: Spoiler Alert

Ed Byrne: Spoiler Alert

02 August 2017 - 27 August 2017
Go on, spoil yourself! when Ed Byrne returns to the Fringe this year with a show called Spoiler Alert.
MARK THOMAS  A Show That Gambles on the Future

MARK THOMAS A Show That Gambles on the Future

02 August 2017 - 27 August 2017
Mark Thomas returns to Summerhall with yet another brand new seventy minutes of his famous investigative escapades.
Michelle Shocked: Truth vs Reality

Michelle Shocked: Truth vs Reality

02 August 2017 - 16 August 2017
The Playhouse on the Fringe 2017 presents: Triple Grammy nominated artist Michelle Shocked: Truth vs Reality.
TAPE FACE

TAPE FACE

02 August 2017 - 27 August 2017
The long awaited return of the show the world can't stop talking about comes to the Edinburgh Fringe.
Danny Condon: Songs from the Black Sheep

Danny Condon: Songs from the Black Sheep

02 August 2017 - 26 August 2017
The Playhouse on the Fringe 2017 presents: Danny Condon and his hilarious caberet: Songs from the Black Sheep.
Massaoke’s Club La La - Edinburgh Fringe 2017

Massaoke’s Club La La - Edinburgh Fringe 2017

03 August 2017 - 27 August 2017
The Fringe's number one party just got bigger! Massaoke's new night, Club La La, comes to Assembly's Spiegeltent.
Nick Cody - On Fire!

Nick Cody - On Fire!

03 August 2017 - 27 August 2017
Australia’s acclaimed comedy super-nova Nick Cody is back at the Fringe with a brand-new hour of kickass stand-up.
Sunil Patel: Titan

Sunil Patel: Titan

03 August 2017 - 27 August 2017
Sunil Patel brings his second hour of nihilistic gags to the Edinburgh Fringe this August with 'Titan'.
Ignorance Is Chris - Edinburgh Fringe

Ignorance Is Chris - Edinburgh Fringe

03 August 2017 - 27 August 2017
Award-nominated Scottish comedian Chris Henry brings his raw and hilarious show, Ignorance Is Chris, to the Fringe.
Caleidocello

Caleidocello

03 August 2017 - 28 August 2017
Viennese Cellist Peter Hudler presents his music show 'Caleidocello'- Ode to the seemingly useless at the Fringe.
Daniel Sloss: Now

Daniel Sloss: Now

03 August 2017 - 27 August 2017
Award-winning Scottish comedian Daniel Sloss brings his new show 'Now' to the Edinburgh Fringe.
Margaret Thatcher Queen of Game Shows

Margaret Thatcher Queen of Game Shows

03 August 2017 - 27 August 2017
Multi-award winning Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for her fourth year.
Emotional Terrorism

Emotional Terrorism

03 August 2017 - 26 August 2017
Ellyn Daniels puts a hilarious spin on her soul-bearing tale of one girl’s journey from humiliation to liberation.
Enterprise: By Brian Parks

Enterprise: By Brian Parks

03 August 2017 - 28 August 2017
Internationally acclaimed playwright Brian Parks brings his brand-new, fast-paced and surreal comedy to the Fringe.
Quarter Life Crisis

Quarter Life Crisis

03 August 2017 - 27 August 2017
Quarter Life Crisis is a hilarious and cheeky one woman show about hiting the quarter century milestone.
The Darling Monologues

The Darling Monologues

03 August 2017 - 11 August 2017
Meet Lily, Sadie and Ruby, acutely observed characters brought to life by their creator, author Angela Jackson.
Cabareilidh

Cabareilidh

03 August 2017
Have fun this Fringe Festival with Cabareilidh, the first dinner variety cabaret show of its kind, at the Ghillie Dhu!
Penetrator by Anthony Neilson

Penetrator by Anthony Neilson

03 August 2017 - 12 August 2017
Darkly hilarious & compelling, Penetrator takes a long hard look at urban masculinity and the limits of friendship.
Njambi McGrath: Breaking Black

Njambi McGrath: Breaking Black

03 August 2017 - 27 August 2017
Breaking Black - An exploration of a black British/African woman’s experience in a hostile post-Brexit Britain.
Jimeoin: Ridiculous

Jimeoin: Ridiculous

03 August 2017 - 27 August 2017
Award winning Comedian Jimeoin brings his new show 'Ridiculous' to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Shappi Khorsandi: Mistress and Missfit

Shappi Khorsandi: Mistress and Missfit

03 August 2017 - 27 August 2017
Fringe favourite Shappi Khorsandi is back with a brand new show for the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Set List - Stand Up Without a Net

Set List - Stand Up Without a Net

03 August 2017 - 27 August 2017
Literally as they walk on stage, comedians must instantly create a spontaneous and original NEW stand-up set!
Mary Go Nowhere

Mary Go Nowhere

03 August 2017 - 28 August 2017
Mary Go Nowhere - A brand new black comedy and a deliciously dark script for this year’s Fringe-goers.
Whose Line Is It Anyway?

Whose Line Is It Anyway?

03 August 2017 - 27 August 2017
Hosted by Clive Anderson, a live extravaganza of the improvisational comedy show is coming to the Fringe this August!
Craig Hill: Someone’s Gonna Get Kilt!

Craig Hill: Someone’s Gonna Get Kilt!

03 August 2017 - 27 August 2017
Scotland's kilted comedy treasure Craig Hill brings his latest riotous show Someone’s Gonna Get Kilt to the Fringe!
The Rise and Fall of Marcus Monroe

The Rise and Fall of Marcus Monroe

03 August 2017 - 27 August 2017
Introducing the worldwide premiere of ‘The Rise And Fall Of Marcus Monroe’ hitting the stage for the first time.
Cirkopolis

Cirkopolis

04 August 2017 - 28 August 2017
Cirkopolis - Quebec's Cirque Éloize transform classic film Metropolis into a virtuosic spectacle for the whole family.
Cabareilidh

Cabareilidh

04 August 2017
Have fun this Fringe Festival with Cabareilidh, the first dinner variety cabaret show of its kind, at the Ghillie Dhu!
Robin Hood: The Panto

Robin Hood: The Panto

04 August 2017 - 16 August 2017
Sherwood Forest gets air-lifted to Edinburgh in Pumpkin Pantos’ debut Fringe production of Robin Hood: The Panto!
Bill Martin: The Stories Behind the Songs

Bill Martin: The Stories Behind the Songs

04 August 2017 - 27 August 2017
Bill Martin MBE will be appearing at The Dome during the Fringe, telling the stories behind the songs that he wrote.
Princess Pumpalot: The Quest for the Purple Super-Farting Bean

Princess Pumpalot: The Quest for the Purple Super-Farting Bean

04 August 2017 - 18 August 2017
Princess Pumpalot: The Quest for the Purple Super-Farting Bean is a fast, fun packed show for all the family.
Circus Hub

Circus Hub

04 August 2017 - 26 August 2017
Underbelly's Circus Hub is back at The Meadows bigger and better than ever before!
Monski Mouse’s Baby Disco Dance Hall

Monski Mouse’s Baby Disco Dance Hall

04 August 2017 - 27 August 2017
Get your disco-dancing-booties on! Monski Mouse’s Baby Disco Dance Hall is back at Edinburgh Festival Fringe!
Princes of Main: New Year’s Eve

Princes of Main: New Year’s Eve

04 August 2017 - 28 August 2017
Join Princes of Main for the funniest, weirdest, most cathartic New Year’s Eve party you’ve ever been to.
Home Sweet Garden

Home Sweet Garden

04 August 2017 - 15 August 2017
Asylon Theatre proudly presents its new, highly visual production of Home Sweet Garden for ages 4+ at Botanic Gardens.
BrickCity – The Backstage Tour

BrickCity – The Backstage Tour

04 August 2017 - 25 August 2017
Join LEGO artist Warren Elsmore and his team for a backstage tour and experience an amazing LEGO city built live!
Craft Scotland Summer Show

Craft Scotland Summer Show

04 August 2017 - 27 August 2017
The Craft Scotland Summer Show returns again this year to the second floor of White Stuff during the Festival Fringe.
Dark Side of the Moon: The Full Dome Experience

Dark Side of the Moon: The Full Dome Experience

04 August 2017
A dome spectacular at Dynamic Earth featuring the 1973 album 'The Dark Side of the Moon' in explosive surround sound.
Protestimony

Protestimony

04 August 2017 - 28 September 2017
Protestimony is a visual and interactive art exhibition using artworks etc. created by refugees in the Calais Jungle.
Godspell

Godspell

04 August 2017 - 19 August 2017
Shotgun Theatre presents: Godspell - A vibrant and compelling musical about love, hope and finding friendship.
The Drunk and Heckle Show

The Drunk and Heckle Show

05 August 2017 - 26 August 2017
Edinburgh Fringe Festival: The Drunk and Heckle show hosted by Canadian comic David Tsono is back!
Dark Side of the Moon: The Full Dome Experience

Dark Side of the Moon: The Full Dome Experience

05 August 2017
A dome spectacular at Dynamic Earth featuring the 1973 album 'The Dark Side of the Moon' in explosive surround sound.
The Reformation Festival Chorus

The Reformation Festival Chorus

05 August 2017
The Reformation Festival Chorus presents a programme of inspirational choral music on 5 August as part of the Fringe.
Free Fringe Music at the Museum

Free Fringe Music at the Museum

05 August 2017 - 27 August 2017
Experience the joy of live music with different performers every day in partnership with Live Music Now Scotland.
Cabareilidh

Cabareilidh

05 August 2017
Have fun this Fringe Festival with Cabareilidh, the first dinner variety cabaret show of its kind, at the Ghillie Dhu!
Cally Beaton: Super Cally Fragile Lipstick

Cally Beaton: Super Cally Fragile Lipstick

05 August 2017 - 26 August 2017
Cally Beaton is ready to come out about her double life in her hilarious brand-new stand-up show at the Fringe!
Cabareilidh

Cabareilidh

06 August 2017
Have fun this Fringe Festival with Cabareilidh, the first dinner variety cabaret show of its kind, at the Ghillie Dhu!
Dark Side of the Moon: The Full Dome Experience

Dark Side of the Moon: The Full Dome Experience

06 August 2017
A dome spectacular at Dynamic Earth featuring the 1973 album 'The Dark Side of the Moon' in explosive surround sound.
Beauty

Beauty

07 August 2017 - 12 August 2017
Beauty is a fast paced piece of theatre for the Fringe by Claire Wood, presented by Edinburgh Graduate Theatre Group.
Volpone

Volpone

07 August 2017 - 12 August 2017
Edinburgh Graduate Theatre Group present: Ben Jonson's Volpone, a rollicking comedy, at The Royal Scots Club.
Migrant Sisters

Migrant Sisters

07 August 2017 - 11 August 2017
Heading to the Fringe? Take in Migrant Sisters, a debut play from the brand new Sisters Theatre Company.
Whisky, Ghosts and Sherlock Holmes at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Whisky, Ghosts and Sherlock Holmes at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

07 August 2017
Join whisky expert Charles MacLean & Sherlock author Bonnie MacBird for an evening of history, murder and a wee dram!
Michael Griffiths: Sweet Dreams

Michael Griffiths: Sweet Dreams

09 August 2017 - 11 August 2017
The Playhouse on the Fringe 2017 presents: Helpmann Award winner Michael Griffiths: Sweet Dreams.
Whisky, Ghosts and Sherlock Holmes at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Whisky, Ghosts and Sherlock Holmes at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

09 August 2017
Join whisky expert Charles MacLean & Sherlock author Bonnie MacBird for an evening of history, murder and a wee dram!
Off the Top!

Off the Top!

09 August 2017 - 19 August 2017
The Playhouse on the Fringe 2017 presents: TV and Broadway veteran Jason Kravits - Off the Top!
The Polar Bears Go Up!

The Polar Bears Go Up!

10 August 2017 - 27 August 2017
The Polar Bears are back for the Festival Fringe and they are moving up in the world. See them at the EICC.
Whisky, Ghosts and Sherlock Holmes at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Whisky, Ghosts and Sherlock Holmes at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

11 August 2017
Join whisky expert Charles MacLean & Sherlock author Bonnie MacBird for an evening of history, murder and a wee dram!
Dark Side of the Moon: The Full Dome Experience

Dark Side of the Moon: The Full Dome Experience

11 August 2017
A dome spectacular at Dynamic Earth featuring the 1973 album 'The Dark Side of the Moon' in explosive surround sound.
Jimeoin - Even More Ridiculous!

Jimeoin - Even More Ridiculous!

11 August 2017 - 26 August 2017
Jimeoin - Even More Ridiculous! Extra Friday & Saturday night 9pm shows! Later, ruder, sillier and absolutely full-on.
TOTT at Edinburgh Fringe

TOTT at Edinburgh Fringe

11 August 2017
The UKs only Tribute Band to Chrissie Hynde & The Pretenders, play The Merchants' Hall 11th August as part of Fringe.
Hot Dub Time Machine

Hot Dub Time Machine

12 August 2017
Hot Dub Time Machine is the World’s First Time Travelling Dance Party and it's at the Royal Highland Centre in August.
Dark Side of the Moon: The Full Dome Experience

Dark Side of the Moon: The Full Dome Experience

12 August 2017
A dome spectacular at Dynamic Earth featuring the 1973 album 'The Dark Side of the Moon' in explosive surround sound.
Cabareilidh

Cabareilidh

13 August 2017
Have fun this Fringe Festival with Cabareilidh, the first dinner variety cabaret show of its kind, at the Ghillie Dhu!
’Art to Wear’ International Contemporary Jewellery Show

’Art to Wear’ International Contemporary Jewellery Show

13 August 2017 - 20 August 2017
For the first time ever, Lily Luna will be holding a designer jewellery exhibition during the Fringe Festival.
Dark Side of the Moon: The Full Dome Experience

Dark Side of the Moon: The Full Dome Experience

13 August 2017
A dome spectacular at Dynamic Earth featuring the 1973 album 'The Dark Side of the Moon' in explosive surround sound.
A Boy Named Cash

A Boy Named Cash

14 August 2017 - 26 August 2017
A one-man band greatest hits tribute to the legend Johnny Cash featuring Monty Cotton, as seen on The Voice.
Bona Fide

Bona Fide

14 August 2017
Bona Fide asks the cream of Edinburgh Fringe 2017’s comics to perform material written for one night only!
Viva La Shambles

Viva La Shambles

14 August 2017
Join anarchic makers of madness Viva La Shambles for their monthly night of chaotic live comedy brought to the Fringe!
Whisky, Ghosts and Sherlock Holmes at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Whisky, Ghosts and Sherlock Holmes at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

14 August 2017
Join whisky expert Charles MacLean & Sherlock author Bonnie MacBird for an evening of history, murder and a wee dram!
Prévert: Piano & Poetry - Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Prévert: Piano & Poetry - Edinburgh Festival Fringe

14 August 2017 - 18 August 2017
Take a musical and poetic voyage through time with 20 year old French concert pianist, Alexandre Prévert.
Whisky, Ghosts and Sherlock Holmes at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Whisky, Ghosts and Sherlock Holmes at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

16 August 2017
Join whisky expert Charles MacLean & Sherlock author Bonnie MacBird for an evening of history, murder and a wee dram!
Cabareilidh

Cabareilidh

17 August 2017
Have fun this Fringe Festival with Cabareilidh, the first dinner variety cabaret show of its kind, at the Ghillie Dhu!
Dark Side of the Moon: The Full Dome Experience

Dark Side of the Moon: The Full Dome Experience

18 August 2017
A dome spectacular at Dynamic Earth featuring the 1973 album 'The Dark Side of the Moon' in explosive surround sound.
Waverley Care Comedy Gala

Waverley Care Comedy Gala

18 August 2017
Edinburgh’s biggest comedy event returns with an all-star cast at the Edinburgh Playhouse on 18th August.
Margaret Thatcher Queen of Club Nights

Margaret Thatcher Queen of Club Nights

19 August 2017
Former Prime Minister and global cabaret superstar Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho will be hosting a club night!
Dark Side of the Moon: The Full Dome Experience

Dark Side of the Moon: The Full Dome Experience

19 August 2017
A dome spectacular at Dynamic Earth featuring the 1973 album 'The Dark Side of the Moon' in explosive surround sound.
Dark Side of the Moon: The Full Dome Experience

Dark Side of the Moon: The Full Dome Experience

20 August 2017
A dome spectacular at Dynamic Earth featuring the 1973 album 'The Dark Side of the Moon' in explosive surround sound.
Cabareilidh

Cabareilidh

20 August 2017
Have fun this Fringe Festival with Cabareilidh, the first dinner variety cabaret show of its kind, at the Ghillie Dhu!
The Gin Whore Tour

The Gin Whore Tour

21 August 2017 - 27 August 2017
Historical tales of hooch & harlots, paired with the very best gins, in this slightly naughty one woman show.
Cabareilidh

Cabareilidh

24 August 2017
Have fun this Fringe Festival with Cabareilidh, the first dinner variety cabaret show of its kind, at the Ghillie Dhu!
Showhawk Duo at Edinburgh Fringe 2017

Showhawk Duo at Edinburgh Fringe 2017

24 August 2017 - 26 August 2017
The Showhawk Duo's live show knows no boundaries and will leave you amazed. Watch them at Stramash in August!
Dark Side of the Moon: The Full Dome Experience

Dark Side of the Moon: The Full Dome Experience

25 August 2017
A dome spectacular at Dynamic Earth featuring the 1973 album 'The Dark Side of the Moon' in explosive surround sound.
Cabareilidh

Cabareilidh

25 August 2017
Have fun this Fringe Festival with Cabareilidh, the first dinner variety cabaret show of its kind, at the Ghillie Dhu!
Margaret Thatcher Queen of Club Nights

Margaret Thatcher Queen of Club Nights

26 August 2017
Former Prime Minister and global cabaret superstar Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho will be hosting a club night!
Dark Side of the Moon: The Full Dome Experience

Dark Side of the Moon: The Full Dome Experience

26 August 2017
A dome spectacular at Dynamic Earth featuring the 1973 album 'The Dark Side of the Moon' in explosive surround sound.
Cabareilidh

Cabareilidh

26 August 2017
Have fun this Fringe Festival with Cabareilidh, the first dinner variety cabaret show of its kind, at the Ghillie Dhu!
Cabareilidh

Cabareilidh

27 August 2017
Have fun this Fringe Festival with Cabareilidh, the first dinner variety cabaret show of its kind, at the Ghillie Dhu!
Dark Side of the Moon: The Full Dome Experience

Dark Side of the Moon: The Full Dome Experience

27 August 2017
A dome spectacular at Dynamic Earth featuring the 1973 album 'The Dark Side of the Moon' in explosive surround sound.
NYOS Camerata with Comedian Vikki Stone

NYOS Camerata with Comedian Vikki Stone

27 August 2017
Comedian/composer Vikki Stone performs her new orchestral work Concerto for Comedian and Orchestra with NYOS Camerata.

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