Welcome to the Participant Area

Are you planning to bring a show to the next Edinburgh Festival Fringe
(07 – 31 August 2015), or to manage a venue? Then you’re in the right place!


Coming up at Fringe Central

If you are a Fringe participant, member of the press or media, or an arts industry professional, Fringe Central is your home away from home during August. Be certain to download the Fringe Central Events Programme to learn more about the many Participant-focused free events.

Download the 2015 Fringe Central Events Programme

The Events Programme lists all of the fantastic events on offer. Here are a few that are coming up shortly:

  • 1-2-1s with the Independent Theatre Council (Tue 25 August, 12:00 and Wed 26 Aug, 10:00)
    Please email j.elliman@itc-arts.org to book a place.
    Find out more
  • Disability – a creative advantage (Wed 26 August, 11:00)
    Find out more and book tickets

  • The Sanctuary (Wed 26 August, 11:00)
    Find out more
  • Your Emotional Health (Wed 26 August, 12:30)
    Please email workshop@equity.org.uk to book a place.
    Find out more
  • Adelaide Info Session (Wed 26 August, 15:30)
    Find out more and book tickets

  • Artists of Colour Meet Up (Sat 29 August, 17:30 - Fringe Central 1)
    As a part of the conversation on race, colorism and activist art, Pursuit of Nappiness founder, Shaina Lynn is hosting a meetup in collaboration with the Edinburgh Festival Fringe to design an award for artists of colour. The event aims to bring together artists and participants of the festival to promote visibility in their practice and engage in the experience of being a person of colour at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Shaina is focused on creating a greater dialogue around race and art- to develop a global network of artists that lasts beyond the few weeks of the festival.

  • Fringe Central Swap Shop (Sun 30 August - Tue 01 September)
    Find out more

Other events

  • Participant's Council feedback event
    (Thu 27 August, 18:30 at Forest Theatre, Greenside @ Infirmary Street)

    The Participants’ Council is an elected advisory body that acts as the voice of Fringe participants to the Board on all matters relating to the Fringe. As the end of the 2015 Fringe approaches, the Participant's Council is hosting an event to allow participants to provide feedback on all things Edinburgh Fringe. The event starts at 18:30 in the Forest Theatre at Greenside @ Infirmary Street on Thursday 27th August. Please note that as capacity is limited so please arrive in good time.


Browse the menu on the left to find out everything you need to know about taking part in the Fringe:

Fringe Guides

As a starting point, these guides and resources cover all the major aspects of bringing a show to the Fringe:

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