Whether you’re a longtime visitor, a seasoned performer, or this is your first experience of the festival, the Fringe Society is here to help you make the most of your time in Edinburgh.

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

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.

Early on-sale tickets

Before the official programme launches in June, we release several batches of tickets early on edfringe.com. You can browse shows from as early as January and get a head start on planning your fringe. Check out our early on-sale dates or simply see what shows are on sale now

Plan and book online

Creating an account on edfringe.com 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 – if that sounds up your street, you can find out how to get your hands on the official Fringe Programme.

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 edfringe.com account. Download our app for iPhone or Android.

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 inspiration.edfringe.com, 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.