Coronavirus update

The 2020 Fringe is not going ahead as planned.

Read the Chief Executive's update

Read the statement from the August Edinburgh festivals


The Fringe Arts Industry office can help offer help and guidance navigating the world’s largest arts marketplace – the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. 

Whether this is your first Fringe or your fifteenth we can help you get the most out of your festival experience. If you’re new to the Fringe, we can share local knowledge on finding your way around Edinburgh, as well as info on what events you might like to attend. If you’re a Fringe pro, we have expert insider knowledge on what shows might suit your venue, which artists are keen to tour or who’s looking for an agent.

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The Arts Industry Office is open throughout the year for questions and queries about accreditation or attendance at the Fringe. Speak to the team by emailing [email protected] or call +44 (0)131 240 1902.

During August the Arts Industry Office is based at Fringe Central is at Appleton Tower, on the corner of Windmill and Chapel Streets. It’s open from Monday 29 July – Monday 26 August, 10:00 – 20:00.

The Arts Industry Office can provide accreditees with 1-2-1 meetings in order to help support in navigating the Fringe. We can provide bespoke guidance on finding shows within your programming remit, navigating Edinburgh as a city and filling you in on some of our must-attend events hosted by us and our partners.

The Fringe is the biggest arts marketplace in the world, which makes it an unparalleled opportunity to network with international arts industry figures.

Accrediting with the Arts Indusrty Office will give you access to networking opportunities and events to help make the most of your time in Edinburgh.

Aside from our Arts Industry offering, Fringe Central is also a hub for artists, which means there’ll always be someone around worth talking to.

We host over 100 professional development and networking events aimed at performers, media and the arts industry, so feel free to show up to any that catch your eye – if nothing else, it’s a great place to mingle with engaged, inquisitive artists.

The 2020 Fringe Central events programme will launch in May. To get an idea of what types of events are available, take a look at the 2019 Fringe Central Events programme.

Programmers and presenters with a significant track record and ability to buy work may be granted access to our complimentary ticketing service. To be considered for complimentary ticketing, you will need to provide evidence of your ability to book work during the accreditation process.

This service is not designed to subsidise the cost of tickets altogether but rather to help accreditees see a greater quantity and range of work than their own budgets allow.