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

Every August for three weeks the city of Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital, welcomes an explosion of creative energy from around the globe.

With 53,232 performances of 3,398 shows in 300 venues in 2017 there are quite literally thousands of reasons to visit the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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.

Edinburgh Festival Fringe street performer

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 long standing support of our audiences, sponsors, supporters and the goodwill of the Friends of the Fringe and Fringe 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 the performers and audience members who flock to Edinburgh each and every year.

There are a number of ways of supporting the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society from one-off donations to becoming a Friend of the Fringe. To find out more and begin supporting the Fringe please visit the Support us section of the website.