Our 2020 plans are in full swing
12 February 2020
August is still many months away, but things are hotting up at Fringe Society HQ as we're pulling together some of the many elements that will help #MakeYourFringe. We’ve already revealed the first 100+ shows that will be at the 2020 Fringe; here’s what else we’re up to.
Access bookings service
Our access booking service is open, available to anyone with an access requirement who wants to visit the Fringe. You can use the service if you or someone you know:
- would like to book specific accessibility services, eg a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units or seating in relation to the location of a BSL interpreter
- requires specific accessibility information for each venue
- requires extra assistance when at a venue, including avoiding waiting in queues and busy environments
- has specific seating requirements
- is a wheelchair user
- requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance.
If you’re in or around Edinburgh, pop into the Fringe Shop and Box Office at 180 High Street during our Box Office opening hours for a visit. Our friendly staff will be happy to help you out with any queries you might have.
Our Registration team is busy assisting all the artists who want their shows to be included in this year’s Fringe programme. If you’ve ever thought about performing at the festival – or you want to do it this year – check out our list of five things you need to know before bringing a show to the Fringe.
Working with schools
Alongside our partners Imaginate, we’ve opened recruitment for Teachers’ Theatre Club – a group of Edinburgh educators who attend live performances so they can better engage with the arts and pass that onto the children and young people they teach. We’ve also kicked off our Fringe in Schools project, where Fringe performers go into Edinburgh schools to lead workshops and lessons – they’ll be heading into classrooms over the next month.
The Fringe Society is a registered charity – find out how you can get involved.
Thumbnail photo: David Monteith-Hodge.