Perform at the street events as a school or class

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe takes place every August for just over three weeks. It’s the world’s largest open access art festival where you and your classes can find theatre, comedy, circus, music, dance and much more in venues and streets all over Edinburgh. Additionally, street performers from around the world perform on the Royal Mile and at the Mound for thousands of people every day.

The Community Stage gives you the chance to bring your class and perform whatever piece of live theatre, music, comedy, storytelling or any other art form you like – a chance for your budding Fringe artists to experience being a street performer at the world-famous Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

After your performance, your class will have the opportunity to meet an experienced Fringe street performer, talk to them about what it takes to become a street artist and go on a walking tour of the Fringe street events.

At Fringe 2024, 30-minute slots on the Community Stage are available to schools on Thursday 22 August. For more info and to sign up, please email [email protected].

A class of schoolkids performs on the outdoor Mercat stage as part of the Fringe street events. Photo credit: Schools on the street (2019). Photographer: David Wilkinson.

In 2018, at one of our teacher consultations, there was a call for space to be made within the street events programme specifically for school-aged children and young people to perform. 

This led to the successful pilot of our "Schools on the street" project in 2019. Over 100 young people, from schools across Edinburgh and beyond, performed on the Royal Mile on one of three days we’d set aside for the project. 

In 2023, the project was renamed as the Community Stage.