Welcome to the Participants' Area
The 2014 Edinburgh Festival Fringe takes place between 1 and 25 August.
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest arts festival on earth, an inspiring celebration of the best performance and entertainment emerging from every continent of our planet. We are an open-access festival; our programme includes anyone with a show to present and a venue willing to host them. The Festival Fringe Society does not produce any shows, invite anyone to perform, run any venues or pay any fees to artists, and no single individual or committee determines who can or cannot perform at the Fringe. Participation relies entirely on the initiative of thousands of performers who chose to put a show at our festival every year.
- Interested in taking part?
- 2014 Show Registration Deadline Dates
- 2014 Show Registration Fees
- Roadshows - how to take part in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe
- Participants' Bulletins
- Contact Us
Then you’ve arrived at the right place! You can browse the menu on the left to find out everything you need to know about taking part in the Fringe, and as a starting point, our resources below cover all the major aspects of bringing a show to the Fringe:
- The Fringe Guide to Doing a Show (05 December 2013)
- The Fringe Guide to Registering a Show (14 January 2014)
- Venue search facility and advice on choosing a venue
- The Fringe Guide to Selling a Show (12 December 2013)
- The Fringe Guide to Sustainable Practice (04 July 2013)
Registration for the 2014 Edinburgh Festival Fringe is now open and once again there will be a chance to sign-off your show to get your listing and tickets online before the full programme launch in early June.
The dates you need to know are:
- Wednesday 22 January – sign-off date for putting tickets on sale online on 06 February
- Wednesday 26 February – sign-off date for putting tickets on sale online on 13 March
- Wednesday 19 March – Discount registration deadline – register your show by this date for a discounted fee
- Wednesday 26 March – sign-off date for putting tickets on sale online on 10 April
- Wednesday 09 April – Printed programme deadline – register your show by this date for inclusion in the printed programme
- Wednesday 30 April – sign-off date for putting tickets on sale online on 13 May
- Thursday 05 June – full programme and Box Office launch
Please note you should allow at least five working days for proofs to be ready after paying for your registration. This means you will need to register at least five days in advance of any sign off date to meet that on sale deadline. Your venue will also need to sign-off your show information before your listings go online and tickets on sale.
Once you have registered your show, more details about the procedures for proofing, signing off and getting your shows on sale will be sent to you or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. You can also use the various Fringe guides to help you through the process.
We’re delighted to announce that we’ve frozen registration fees again for 2014, making this the 7th year running that there’s been no increase in charges. Your registration fee gives you access to all the Fringe Society services to help you make the most of the festival.
The fees for 2014 are:
Full run - (6 or more performances - discount rate) - £295.20 (£246.00 excl VAT)
Full run - (6 or more performances - full rate) - £393.60 (£328.00 excl VAT)
Limited run (3 to 5 performances) - £204.00 (£170.00 excl VAT)
Limited run (1 or 2 performances) - £96.00 (£80.00 excl VAT)
Please note there is no discounted fee for limited run shows.
The registration deadline for inclusion in the printed programme is 09 April 2014.
Your registration fee includes:
- access to facilities and professional development events at Fringe Central, our participants’ centre, in August
- bespoke advice about how to manage your media and marketing campaign from our Media Office
- individual advice from our Participant Development service to identify what you hope to get out of the Fringe and help you make the right contacts, whether you are interested in touring your show or more personal career development
- year round support on all aspects of your Fringe visit including choosing your venue, legal and licensing issues and information for international companies
- your show listing and image in the Fringe printed programme, online at www.edfringe.com and in the Fringe App.
Every year the Fringe Society goes on the road to bring you information about how to take part in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. These free events are a great chance to get advice from experts about your Fringe visit and to meet the Venue Managers who might host your show. We also have links to recordings of past events on our podcasts and recordings page, including video from our live-streamed Participant Roadshow in January 2014 on how to take part in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Orlando – Tuesday 20 May – 17:00 to 19:00 – The Orlando Fringe Orange Venue (The Margeson Theater at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center)
As part of the Orlando Fringe, Fringe Society staff present an informal guide to taking your show to Edinburgh.
All roadshows are free to attend. You can reserve a place by emailing email@example.com and letting us know which date you are coming.
If you can’t make any of the dates above, we also have a video recording of a roadshow that we held on 23 January 2014 in Edinburgh, where a panel of performers, venue managers and society staff provided information for prospective participants seeking to bring a show to the Fringe (including topics such as why you may wish to come to the Fringe, tips for finding a venue, technical considerations, marketing, touring and budgeting). You can watch this video here.
The Fringe Society sends out regular e-bulletins with news and information about taking part in the Fringe. By signing up to our mailing list, you'll be kept up-to-date with news and information. Just fill in the Subscribe box on the left hand side of this page.
You can read the most recent bulletin and previous editions by clicking here.
The Participant Services team is here to help you every step of the way. Please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org or +44 (0)131 226 0026 (option 2). If you are in Edinburgh, you can drop into our office to see us at 180 High Street, EH1 1QS.