The 2020 Edinburgh Festival Fringe will run from 07– 31 August.

The first batch of shows at the 2020 Fringe have now been revealed. To give future festival-goers as much time as possible to plan their Fringe adventures, we add shows online every month, in easy-to-digest batches, ahead of our full programme launch on Wednesday 10 June.


More will be revealed on:

  • 30 January

  • 27 February

  • 19 March

  • 16 April

  • 14 May

  • 10 June (programme launch)

Add the dates to your calendar

There are more than 3,500 shows on offer at the Fringe, so we understand that compiling your schedule can feel like a daunting task. To help you out, we’ve created several different ways to choose and book tickets ahead of time – leaving you free to soak in the festival atmosphere once you arrive.

Plan and book online

Creating an account on will give you access several tools to help you plan your Fringe, including your own personalised Fringe planning calendar. Our advanced search tool will help you to narrow down your selection by genre, date, time and several other options. Then, when you’ve got a more manageable set of results, you can create a shortlist by clicking the ‘Add to my favourites’ button.

Fringe Programme

Combing through the paper programme with a highlighter pen is still a time-honoured tradition among many Fringe-goers. You can get your hands on a copy of the 2020 Programme from 10 June 2020.

Fringe App

If all that pen-and-paper business sounds a bit old hat to you, the entire Fringe Programme is also available via our free Fringe App. The app also comes with several nifty features, including ‘Nearby Now’ and syncing your favourites from your account. The updated 2020 app will be released ahead of the Fringe.

Inspiration Machine

Of course, if you're the type of person who'd rather throw caution to the wind, you could always let our #InspirationMachine pick a show for you. Located on the Mound and online at, the machine whizzes through every listing in the Fringe Programme to present you with a completely random show, often accompanied by a performer-made video giving a small taste of what the show's like. Give it a spin – it could just #MakeYourFringe!


Whether you’re a seasoned Fringe veteran or interested in visiting for the first time, be the first to know the latest Fringe updates by signing up to receive our email bulletins or through our social media channels. 

Please note: except during the Fringe our social media channels are monitored during our office hours: 10:00 – 18:00, Monday – Friday.