The first shows at this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe will be available to book on Thursday 01 July.

Shows at this year's festival – which will run from 06 – 30 August – will fall into three broad formats:

  • live in-person events that meet government safety guidelines
  • scheduled or as-live online performances that give a live experience of happening at a stated date and time
  • online on-demand shows which can be viewed any time throughout the Fringe, from any time zone around the world.

More shows will be added weekly in July and throughout August.

It's also worth noting that, in keeping with our sustainability aims and public safety measures, this year's Fringe will be fully e-ticketed, with exemptions for any audience members with access requirements. All audience members will receive a confirmation code via email for their performance – they can show this at the venue to gain entry, either on a mobile device or as a print-out.



Photo: A Womb of One's Own (2019), Pleasance. Photographer: David Monteith-Hodge.