The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society has published its Annual Review of 2013.
During the 2013 Fringe, and throughout the whole year, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society continued to focus on its three core objectives: to advise, support and encourage everyone who takes part in the Fringe, to help the audience navigate their way round by providing comprehensive information about what’s on and a one-stop ticket shop, and to promote the Fringe all around the world throughout the year.
2013 was a record-breaking year for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. With a programme boasting a staggering 2,871 shows, up from 2,695 in 2012, the Fringe remains the largest open access arts festival in the world. Growing participation in the festival was matched by unparalleled box office success, as the estimated total number of tickets issued reached an all time high of almost two million – a 5% increase from 2012.