The Fringe programme can be overwhelming, so we've put together a smaller version with the help of our school and community partners, highlighting themes such as mental health, climate and relevance to the curriculum. Take a look and see which shows might suit you and your learners.

Fringe 2024 Communities and Schools Guide (.pdf download)

We'd like to thank Edinburgh College for their support with this project.

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 continue to update the table below with more offers as they are confirmed.

You can filter this spreadsheet and view offers by cost (some have a cost attached, others are free and some require travel expenses cover), type of school (ASN, Early Years, Primary, Secondary), audience age range, dates, venue etc.

How to use the search filters

In this example, the search results have been filtered for shows that are suitable for secondary schools, for ages 14+, with performances taking place on 16, 17 or 18 August: school offers search filter screengrab


Please note this information is as submitted by performers and is not the responsibility of the Fringe Society.

If you’re interested in any of these offers, please contact [email protected] and we will connect you with the relevant company.

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.