Make a booking for a Fringe show for your school or class by contacting [email protected] or call our Communities and Groups dedicated phone number: 0131 226 0027.

Many Fringe shows and companies offer discounted or free tickets for schools, educational workshops or creative packs as a part of their Fringe show. We’ll share information about these offers below once they have been confirmed.

Stuck wondering what the Fringe is and how to explain it to your class? Check out our video explaining all about the world’s greatest art festival in two minutes!

Additional teaching resources by level (each link will download a zip file):

Get in touch by emailing [email protected].

Redhall School visit to the Fringe

Bringing a group of learners to the Fringe can be a daunting thought, but there are hundreds of shows every year that will inspire, motivate and thrill children and young people.

The following guide – available on this page or as a downloadable .pdf – is designed to be a handy resource for schools and teachers planning a visit to the Fringe. It's based on feedback from teachers in secondary, primary and ASN schools who brought classes in 2019, as well as from consultation events with teachers in Edinburgh. While we know that learners from different schools, ages, stages, abilities and requirements have different needs, this guide will give you a starting point to plan a successful Fringe visit regardless of which school you’re from.

Still stuck? 

Contact [email protected] and we’ll do our best to guide you.

The community ticketing initiative (CTI) provides free Fringe tickets for people in and around Edinburgh who might not otherwise have the opportunity to attend, with tickets generously donated by Fringe artists and companies. It was previously known as the Children and Young People (CYP) ticketing scheme, and expanded in 2023 to allow eligible children and adults to take part. 

We’re open to involving new organisations in this project as long as we have capacity, including schools. If your school has a hub or group which supports young people who match any of the eligibility criteria below and would like to be part of CTI, please get in touch by emailing [email protected]

Eligibility criteria for CTI 

CTI tickets are intended for people who would otherwise not have the opportunity to attend the Fringe.

Ticket recipients must live in Edinburgh or the Lothians and fall under one of the following categories:

  • at risk, vulnerable, marginalised or isolated
  • experiencing additional barriers to attending the festival.