The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the single greatest celebration of arts and culture on the planet. 

Artists and performers take to hundreds of stages all over the city 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.

In the midst of great uncertainty, there is one thing we know: there will be a Fringe from 06 – 30 August 2021, be it live or digital or both. It’s still too early to say exactly what the festival will look like at this stage.

We will take our lead from official guidance and continue to plan for the 2021 Fringe with the health and safety of our participants and audiences in mind.

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, a registered charity, is the company that organises the structure that underpins the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The level of commitment required for such an undertaking would not be possible if it weren’t for the enthusiasm of the people of Edinburgh, combined with the longstanding support of our audiences, sponsors, supporters and the goodwill of the Fringe Friends and Angels.

The Fringe Society strives to provide support that exceeds participant and public expectations, and we ask you to join us in supporting this challenge. Every penny you give makes a difference, helping us to develop the services we provide for performers and audience.

There are a number of ways of supporting the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, from one-off donations to becoming a Fringe Friend.

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