Edinburgh Festival Fringe

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest arts festival in the world and takes place every August for three weeks.

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

About Edinburgh Festival Fringe

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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 at Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Fringe Schools Poster Competition Exhibition

Fringe Schools Poster Competition Exhibition

22nd May 2018 - 24th August 2018
The winning entries to the 2018 Fringe Schools Poster Competition will be on display at Dynamic Earth from 22nd May until 24th August.
Bongo’s Bingo

Bongo’s Bingo

26th July 2018 - 31st August 2018
Bongo’s Bingo continues to see sell-out shows across the UK and we’re thrilled to bring it to the Edinburgh Fringe this August.
Ulster American

Ulster American

28th July 2018 - 26th August 2018
A confrontational and brutally funny new play by David Ireland (Cyprus Avenue), exploring abuses of power, the confusion of cultural identity and the silencing of the female voice.
Meek

Meek

31st July 2018 - 26th August 2018
Presented by Headlong in association with Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Meek is a tale which reflects on our own fraught times.
Tori Scott Is #Thirsty

Tori Scott Is #Thirsty

1st August 2018 - 27th August 2018
Join Tori Scott and her band The Shame Spirals on an audacious musical journey of slurred autobiographical stories and songs she stole from other people.
Alice Fraser: Ethos

Alice Fraser: Ethos

1st August 2018 - 27th August 2018
Ethos is a silly, funny and smart show that explores what it is to be human and brought to the Fringe by award-winning writer, broadcaster and comedy performer, Alice Fraser.
Jarred Christmas  ‘Remarkably Average’ Edinburgh Fringe Show

Jarred Christmas  ‘Remarkably Average’ Edinburgh Fringe Show

1st August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Catch Jarred Christmas when he brings his brand-new show ‘Remarkably Average’ to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe!
Felicity Ward: Busting A Nut

Felicity Ward: Busting A Nut

1st August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Felicity Ward returns to the Edinburgh Fringe after a two-year hiatus. She’s back and ready to bust a nut-ful of jokes.
Chris Turner: We’re Where We Were

Chris Turner: We’re Where We Were

1st August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Don't miss Manchester lad Chris Turner when he brings his show - We're Where We Were - to the Edinburgh Fringe!
Pelican: Fisk

Pelican: Fisk

1st August 2018 - 27th August 2018
Prepare yourself for an hour of the most surreal and physical style of comedy as critically acclaimed Pelican bring a brand new, mad cap, uplifting and hugely entertaining show to this year’s Fringe
Voldemort and the Teenage Hogwarts Musical Parody

Voldemort and the Teenage Hogwarts Musical Parody

1st August 2018 - 27th August 2018
From two co-creators of Thrones! The Musical comes a Harry Potter musical parody that is sure to leave you spellbound.
Thrones! The Musical Parody

Thrones! The Musical Parody

1st August 2018 - 26th August 2018
The smash-hit must-see show of the Fringe is back, bigger and Lannister-badder than ever with a prime slot in George Square Theatre.
Baby Wants Candy: The Completely Improvised Full Band Musical

Baby Wants Candy: The Completely Improvised Full Band Musical

1st August 2018 - 27th August 2018
The musical improv smash hit wonder Baby Wants Candy is back at the Fringe with more brand new, ad-libbed, undefined, exhilarating 55-minute musicals.
Adulting

Adulting

1st August 2018 - 27th August 2018
Catch award-winning cabaret artist Tash York when she brings her show "Adulting" to the Edinburgh Fringe!
Adele Cliff: Sheep

Adele Cliff: Sheep

2nd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Adele Cliff is fast becoming one of the most sought-after acts on the UK circuit and she brings her hotly anticipated debut hour to the Festival Fringe.
Craig Hill: C’mon the Lads!

Craig Hill: C’mon the Lads!

2nd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Scotland's kilted and award-winning comedy treasure is back at the Fringe with a new show and it is soooooo not about fit-baws!
The Wedding Reception

The Wedding Reception

2nd August 2018 - 27th August 2018
Edinburgh Fringe: The Wedding Reception - The 5-star show that promises love, honour and disarray and a 3-course meal.
On the Exhale

On the Exhale

2nd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Martín Zimmerman’s play is a compulsive and visceral examination of American gun violence and directed by double Fringe First award-winner Christopher Haydon.
Scott Bennett: Leap Year

Scott Bennett: Leap Year

2nd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Scott Bennett has rapidly established himself as one of the fastest rising stars on the UK’s comedy circuit today and brings his show 'Leap Year' to the Fringe.
Ada Campe and the Psychic Duck

Ada Campe and the Psychic Duck

2nd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Join 2018 NATYS winner, Ada Campe, for a show about wonderful women, strange encounters and a fairground mystery that occurred on the Welsh coast many moons ago...
Underground Railroad Game

Underground Railroad Game

2nd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Soho Theatre presents... Underground Railroad Game, an R-rated, kaleidoscopic and fearless comedy, at Traverse Theatre in August.
Daniel Sloss: X

Daniel Sloss: X

2nd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Catch the new show from Daniel Sloss, the internationally acclaimed, award-winning Scottish stand-up comedian when he returns to the Edinburgh Fringe!
Pamela’s Palace

Pamela’s Palace

2nd August 2018 - 27th August 2018
Interactive Theatre International brings 'Pamela’s Palace', a brilliantly funny and bittersweet comedy, to the Edinburgh Fringe.
Lloyd Langford: Why The Big Face?

Lloyd Langford: Why The Big Face?

2nd August 2018 - 27th August 2018
The ever-charming, award-winning Lloyd Langford returns to the Fringe with his new show 'Why The Big Face?'
CLASS

CLASS

2nd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
A parent-teacher meeting goes very wrong in CLASS – a new play about learning difficulties: in school, in life, wherever.
The Greatest Play in the History of the World...

The Greatest Play in the History of the World...

2nd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Starring Julie Hesmondhalgh (Coronation Street, Broadchurch), The Greatest Play... is squashed full of exquisite observation and heartbreaking beauty.
Jake Howie: Read My Lips

Jake Howie: Read My Lips

2nd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Warm and quick-witted,newcomer Jake Howie brings his frank take on life, love, sex and politics to this year’s Fringe.
Set List: Stand-Up Without a Net

Set List: Stand-Up Without a Net

2nd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Gilded Balloon brings 'Set List: Stand-Up Without a Net' to the Fringe and it's fast, furious, reliably brilliant and different every night!
Jimeoin: Roast Chicken Result!

Jimeoin: Roast Chicken Result!

2nd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
World class stand-up as the Irishman from Australia brings his brilliantly observed, ever-evolving and hilarious comedy to his incredible 25th Edinburgh Fringe.
Signor Baffo’s Restaurant

Signor Baffo’s Restaurant

2nd August 2018 - 27th August 2018
Making its Edinburgh Fringe debut, Interactive Theatre International presents 'Signor Baffo’s Restaurant', an interactive children’s comedy.
Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

2nd August 2018 - 27th August 2018
Don't miss the legendary show, Faulty Towers The Dining Experience, when it returns for its 11th Edinburgh Fringe!
Coriolanus Vanishes

Coriolanus Vanishes

2nd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Coriolanus Vanishes is a contemporary tragedy exploring how childhood memories can besiege adult relationships.
James Hancox: Sports For The Unsporty

James Hancox: Sports For The Unsporty

2nd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
James Hancox has always been rubbish at sports. As a response, he’s invented his own and plans to unveil them to the world, one fringe show at a time, in his debut solo hour.
Imran Yusuf: Saint, Sinner, Sufi

Imran Yusuf: Saint, Sinner, Sufi

2nd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Imran Yusuf, a truly unique voice in the world of comedy, bring his show 'Saint, Sinner, Sufi' to The Stand Edinburgh Fringe.
The Best of Scottish Comedy

The Best of Scottish Comedy

3rd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
See the best comics on the contemporary Scottish circuit with at least four acts on every bill at The Stand Comedy Club Fringe.
Cirque Berserk

Cirque Berserk

3rd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Britain’s biggest theatre-circus spectacular, Cirque Berserk, makes its eagerly anticipated Fringe debut at EICC!
The Lady Boys of Bangkok: Wonder Women

The Lady Boys of Bangkok: Wonder Women

3rd August 2018 - 27th August 2018
Uncork the champagne as the country's number 1 touring cabaret show - The Lady Boys of Bangkok celebrate 20 years with their new ‘Wonder Women’ Tour.
Fringe Ceilidhs in Lauriston Hall

Fringe Ceilidhs in Lauriston Hall

3rd August 2018 - 25th August 2018
Come along for some good exercise and great fun with Edinburgh Ceilidhs in Lauriston Hall during the Festival Fringe!
The Best of Red Raw

The Best of Red Raw

3rd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
We bring together some of our favourites for the Fringe. Watch out for rising stars trying new material too.
Forth on the Fringe

Forth on the Fringe

3rd August 2018 - 4th August 2018
Radio Forth on the Fringe is one of the ‘must see’ shows of this year’s Edinburgh Festival. See it at Edinburgh Playhouse!
The Stand Comedy Club at New Town Theatre

The Stand Comedy Club at New Town Theatre

3rd August 2018
The Stand Comedy Club celebrates its 21st anniversary at the Edinburgh Fringe with the best of 20 years visiting the stage at New Town Theatre.
Princess Pumpalot: The Quest for the Purple Super-Farting Bean

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

3rd August 2018 - 14th August 2018
Can Princess Pumpalot and her best friend, Guffy, find the purple super-farting bean and save Wiffyville from Prince Nastavia and the low-flying gnomes?
Tygers Of Pan Tang - Edinburgh Festival

Tygers Of Pan Tang - Edinburgh Festival

3rd August 2018
Catch heavy metal band, Tygers Of Pan Tang, when they return to Stramash as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe!
The Stand Late Club

The Stand Late Club

3rd August 2018
Late-night comedy at its best, five comics, two hours and a late bar at The Stand Comedy Club Festival Fringe!
The Best of Irish Comedy

The Best of Irish Comedy

3rd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
The Stand Comedy Club brings The Best of Irish Comedy, featuring four top comics for the price of one, back to the Fringe.
What Girls Are Made Of

What Girls Are Made Of

3rd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Performed with a live band, 'What Girls Are Made Of' is the true story of Cora Bissets's journey, celebrating life’s euphoric highs and epic shitstorms.
Chinese Youth Arts and Culture Festival

Chinese Youth Arts and Culture Festival

3rd August 2018 - 5th August 2018
Organised by Scotland-China Chamber of Commerce, the 4th Chinese Arts and Culture Festival will be held in EICC from 3rd to 5th August.
The Stand Late Club

The Stand Late Club

4th August 2018
Late-night comedy at its best, five comics, two hours and a late bar at The Stand Comedy Club Festival Fringe!
Frankomime’s Monster

Frankomime’s Monster

4th August 2018 - 17th August 2018
Posturous Productions bring you 'Frankomime’s Monster', a children's show full of scientific rigor (of the "mortis" variety), songs and very, very small crowd scenes as part of the PBH Free Fringe.
The Five Star Revue (A Title Not A Lie)

The Five Star Revue (A Title Not A Lie)

4th August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Posturous Productions presents: The Five Star Revue (A Title Not A Lie), a sketch show with a title which isn't technically false advertising!
Elvis McGonagall: Full Tartan Jacket

Elvis McGonagall: Full Tartan Jacket

4th August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Prepare yourself for an hour of dazzling Weltschmerz, satirical verse and anarchic wit with the 2006 World Slam Champion, BBC Radio 4 regular and walking shortbread tin Elvis McGonagall.
Out of Leftfield

Out of Leftfield

4th August 2018 - 17th August 2018
Join investigative reporter Stuart Doublehorn and fine out what is going on in the small town of Leftfield! Part of PBH Free Fringe.
The Stand Comedy Club at New Town Theatre

The Stand Comedy Club at New Town Theatre

4th August 2018
The Stand Comedy Club celebrates its 21st anniversary at the Edinburgh Fringe with the best of 20 years visiting the stage at New Town Theatre.
TalkFest 2018

TalkFest 2018

6th August 2018
Join Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland and Made in Scotland to explore what stimulates the artists behind this year’s Edinburgh Festivals.
Nigel Slater’s Toast

Nigel Slater’s Toast

7th August 2018 - 26th August 2018
A tale of love, loss...and toast. NigelSlater's TOAST tells his childhood through the tastes and smells he grew up with.
The Stand Comedy Club at New Town Theatre

The Stand Comedy Club at New Town Theatre

10th August 2018
The Stand Comedy Club celebrates its 21st anniversary at the Edinburgh Fringe with the best of 20 years visiting the stage at New Town Theatre.
The Stand Late Club

The Stand Late Club

10th August 2018
Late-night comedy at its best, five comics, two hours and a late bar at The Stand Comedy Club Festival Fringe!
The Stand Late Club

The Stand Late Club

11th August 2018
Late-night comedy at its best, five comics, two hours and a late bar at The Stand Comedy Club Festival Fringe!
The Stand Comedy Club at New Town Theatre

The Stand Comedy Club at New Town Theatre

11th August 2018
The Stand Comedy Club celebrates its 21st anniversary at the Edinburgh Fringe with the best of 20 years visiting the stage at New Town Theatre.
Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night

13th August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Love, hysteria, and deception reign in this Victorian reimagining of Shakespeare’s classic 'Twelfth Night' from Some Kind of Theatre.
TalkFest 2018

TalkFest 2018

13th August 2018
Join Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland and Made in Scotland to explore what stimulates the artists behind this year’s Edinburgh Festivals.
In Conversation at the Traverse: Live Podcast Events

In Conversation at the Traverse: Live Podcast Events

13th August 2018
A unique opportunity to join two celebrated artists, as they talk about their lives, work and what it means to create theatre today.
The Stand Late Club

The Stand Late Club

17th August 2018
Late-night comedy at its best, five comics, two hours and a late bar at The Stand Comedy Club Festival Fringe!
The Stand Comedy Club at New Town Theatre

The Stand Comedy Club at New Town Theatre

17th August 2018
The Stand Comedy Club celebrates its 21st anniversary at the Edinburgh Fringe with the best of 20 years visiting the stage at New Town Theatre.
The Stand Comedy Club at New Town Theatre

The Stand Comedy Club at New Town Theatre

18th August 2018
The Stand Comedy Club celebrates its 21st anniversary at the Edinburgh Fringe with the best of 20 years visiting the stage at New Town Theatre.
Waverley Care Comedy Gala

Waverley Care Comedy Gala

18th August 2018
Edinburgh’s biggest comedy event, the Waverley Care Comedy Gala, returns to the Edinburgh Playhouse on Saturday 18th August.
The Stand Late Club

The Stand Late Club

18th August 2018
Late-night comedy at its best, five comics, two hours and a late bar at The Stand Comedy Club Festival Fringe!
In Conversation at the Traverse: Live Podcast Events

In Conversation at the Traverse: Live Podcast Events

20th August 2018
A unique opportunity to join two celebrated artists, as they talk about their lives, work and what it means to create theatre today.
The Stand Comedy Club at New Town Theatre

The Stand Comedy Club at New Town Theatre

24th August 2018
The Stand Comedy Club celebrates its 21st anniversary at the Edinburgh Fringe with the best of 20 years visiting the stage at New Town Theatre.
The Stand Late Club

The Stand Late Club

24th August 2018
Late-night comedy at its best, five comics, two hours and a late bar at The Stand Comedy Club Festival Fringe!
The Stand Late Club

The Stand Late Club

25th August 2018
Late-night comedy at its best, five comics, two hours and a late bar at The Stand Comedy Club Festival Fringe!
The Best of Northern

The Best of Northern

25th August 2018
The Stand Comedy Club brings you some of finest North East comedians who regularly reside at The Stand's Newcastle Comedy Club.
The Stand Comedy Club at New Town Theatre

The Stand Comedy Club at New Town Theatre

25th August 2018
The Stand Comedy Club celebrates its 21st anniversary at the Edinburgh Fringe with the best of 20 years visiting the stage at New Town Theatre.

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