In-person shows take place at venues across Edinburgh, with the potential for both indoor and outdoor performances. 

All registered live, in-person performances are operated in accordance with City of Edinburgh Council and Scottish Government safety regulations, such as those pertaining to covid-19.

In 2021, that included one-metre social distancing, required face-coverings indoors and regular hand washing. Many Fringe venues applied safety measures such as clear ventilation, one-way systems, bubble seating and contactless payment.

We will update audiences and artists on what restrictions may be in place for in-person performances at Fringe 2022 – sign up to our mailing list to be kept in the loop.

There are two kinds of online events at the Fringe: scheduled and on demand.

Scheduled shows: Audiences buy tickets as they would to a traditional in-person event. Shows have a dedicated start and end time and are treated as an ‘appointment to view’ event.

On-demand shows: Audiences buy tickets to watch at their leisure. Some online shows have a viewing window (where the show will be available to watch for a set amount of time).

Detailed information about how each individual online event is viewed is available at the point of booking.

Fringe Player and other online platforms: Audiences can view many Fringe shows via Fringe Player. Available via, this bespoke digital platform offers an exciting way to engage with Fringe shows. Both on-demand and scheduled online shows are available on Fringe Player. Where other platforms (such as Zoom, YouTube and Vimeo) are being used to host online work, information on how to access these is provided at the point of purchase.

Online shows are available to watch from August but can be pre-booked once their listing is published on

All Fringe events are e-ticketed, with shows listed online at Audiences can attend shows by showing their tickets on a mobile device or printing them at home. You can find out more information on ticketing on our Box Office information page.

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 emails updates 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.