5 June 2014

Fringe-goers in Glasgow and the West of Scotland will once again this summer be able to buy and collect their tickets to the world’s largest arts festival at the Fringe Society’s Glasgow Box Office inside First ScotRail’s Queen Street Station. This announcement comes ahead of the unveiling of the full Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme this morning.

For the third year running, The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society is working alongside First ScotRail to encourage Glasgow audiences to take the train to the capital to experience everything the Edinburgh Fringe has to offer.

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Glasgow Box Office at Queen Street Station will open on 25 July and remain open throughout the run of the Fringe until 25 August. Audiences will be able to buy tickets in person and pick up tickets booked in advance online or by telephone before catching a train.

The Fringe Box Office at Queen Street Station was first introduced two years ago. Sales at the Glasgow Box Office increased by 38% last year from the 2012 figure when the service was launched. At the same time the number of prepaid tickets collected from Queen Street Station increased by 16%. This has all taken place to the backdrop of an increase in the total number of customers from the “G”, “ML” and “PA” postcodes rising by 14% between 2013 and 2012.

Kath M Mainland, Chief Executive of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, said:

“We are delighted to be working alongside First ScotRail to bring the Glasgow Box Office to Queen Street Station.

“We know there is demand for a Fringe Box Office in Glasgow so it makes perfect sense to offer this service once again to help audiences from the West of Scotland to make their Fringe experience as easy and enjoyable as possible.

“We are incredibly grateful to First ScotRail for giving us the space in Queen Street Station to provide this facility and connect audiences from across Scotland with everything that’s happening at The Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year.”

Steve Montgomery, Managing Director of First ScotRail added:

“We are absolutely delighted to once again host the Fringe’s Glasgow Fringe Box Office at Queen Street Station.

“We know that a lot of our customers travelling between Glasgow and Edinburgh during August will want to take in some shows at what is the biggest and most exciting festival in the world and First ScotRail is committed to helping make the experience as smooth as possible.”

Notes to Editors:

  • The Box Office will be located on the main concourse of Queen Street Station and will be open every day from 25 July – 25 August, Monday to Friday from 10:00 – 19:00 and weekends (Saturday and Sunday) from 10:00 – 18:00.
  • The 2014 Edinburgh Festival Fringe runs from 1 – 25 August.
  • For more information please contact the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Media Office on 0131 240 1919 or media@edfringe.com