Sign up as a Friend by purchasing a one-off membership or get a discount by setting up a Direct Debit.


  Friend Good Friend Close Friend Best Friend Patron Angel
  £49 or
£39 DD
£69 or
£59 DD
£99 or
£89 DD
£185 or
£169 DD
£500 £1,600+
Exclusive bulletins ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Priority booking line  ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Merchandise discount (10%) ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Programme discount (50%) ✔️ ✔️        
Programme delivered      ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
2for1 tickets on
participating shows
10 20 30 50 50 50
(once per show) (twice per show)
Friend reception invites     ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Year-round EFFS event invites          ✔️ ✔️
Acknowledgement of support on web and programme          ✔️ ✔️
Behind the scenes access to Fringe Central             ✔️
Exclusive time with Fringe Senior Management             ✔️
Exclusive Fringe Passes when available            ✔️

You can save time and money by setting up an annual Direct Debit for your Fringe Friends membership. As a Direct Debit customer, you’ll save up to 20% on the cost of any Friends membership.

Direct Debit is a simple, convenient and secure way to pay for your Fringe Friend membership; your subscription comes out of your bank automatically and there’s no need to contact us to pay. You can cancel your Direct Debit at any time.

Please note: Direct Debits are only open to Friends in the UK.

Sign up and pay by Direct Debit

Do you know a Fringe Fanatic? Arts Addict? Dance Devotee?  Are you looking for a unique gift idea for the Fringe fan in your life? From just £49 you can gift a summer of inspirational theatre, comedy, dance and much, much more with a Friends of the Fringe membership. From 2for1 ticket offers to invitations to exclusive members’ events, our Friends membership is the perfect ticket to a great Fringe experience. 

Gift memberships are delivered as a voucher that can be redeemed either online, in person or on the telephone. Visit the Fringe Shop for more information and to buy. 

Buy a gift membership

If you have been given a gift membership, you can redeem it here.

We have a full list of terms and conditions on our website, but there are a few key points to bear in mind: 

  • Purchasing via Direct Debit is the cheapest way to buy a Friends membership. 
  • We will aim to send all Close Friends, Best Friends, Patrons and Angels a copy of the official Fringe programme by launch date, dependent on date of sign-up. Friends and Good Friends can use their discount code to order a programme to be delivered to their door for launch. 
  • Some Friend tiers are eligible to receive invitations to special events during the Fringe – these events may be subject to capacity limits and / or safety restrictions. 
  • Friend memberships are non-refundable.

Check our complete terms and conditions for more info, or call +44 (0)131 226 0036 to speak to the Friends team.