Every penny you donate as part of your Friends membership will help the Fringe Society support artists affected by the current situation, as well as ensuring everyone, regardless of their background or circumstances, has the chance to enjoy the Fringe in future. 

Friends will receive regular updates about the festival and the work of the Society, and if you sign up today we will freeze the price of your membership for 2021 too, when lots of additional benefits will become available ahead of next year’s Fringe (including 2for1 tickets on hundreds of shows!). 

The following levels of Friends membership are available:

  • Friend – from £39 per year 
  • Good Friend – from £69 per year
  • Close Friend – from £99 per year
  • Best Friend – from £175 per year

Friend – £39 per year (£32 Direct Debit) 

Good Friend – £69 per year (£58 by Direct Debit)

Close Friend – £99 per year (£85 by Direct Debit)

Best Friend – £175 per year (£157 by Direct Debit)

Save time and money by setting up an annual Direct Debit for your Fringe Friends membership. As a Direct Debit customer, you’ll save 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.

Become a friend by Direct Debit


1 Fringe Friends who pay by annual Direct Debit save on the cost of all membership tiers.

2 Available on selected shows - bookings must be made via the Fringe Box Office, over the phone, on edfringe.com or the official Fringe App. The offer is only applicable against full price tickets and cannot be redeemed on preview days. All tickets (including those available in the Friends 2for1 ticket offer) are subject to availability.

3 Unless otherwise specified, we will aim to deliver the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Programme to all Friends with UK addresses by the programme launch day, provided you have signed up at least one month prior to that date. However, factors outside our control, such as delays in the mail, may result in later delivery. Non-UK residents will receive the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Programme as close to the programme launch date as possible. Following launch, programmes will be delivered to UK residents within 10 days of becoming a Friend. Non-UK residents should allow up to three weeks for delivery.

4 Fringe Friends receptions for Close and Best Friends are subject to availability.