At Fringe Central we offer support on all aspects of participating in the Fringe, as well as practical services for those visiting the Fringe, such as access to computers, printing and free wifi.  

The Artist Support, Arts Industry, Artist Development and Media teams will be based within Fringe Central at St James Quarter in 2022, helping those participating in the Fringe to navigate their visit and offering a space for anyone with questions to ask or just in need of a break. 

  • Fringe Artist Development team. 

  • Fringe Arts Industry and Media offices. 

  • A programme of 30+ discussions, meetups and networking events to help Fringe artists and arts industry establish new collaborations and advance their careers at the festival. 

  • Access to computers, printing and free wifi. 

  • One-to-one mental health first aid appointments provided by Space to Breathe, 09 – 19 Aug. 

Every event in the programme is free for registered Fringe participants, and the first batch is now available to browse and book on Fringe Connect, the Fringe Society’s online platform for artists and industry.  

Browse the Fringe Central events programme

St James Quarter, Level one

  • Access from Register Square / Princes Street:
    Enter past Starbucks and Itsu. Head down the escalator to level 1. Follow path until the end of concourse and Fringe Central is on the right-hand side past the escalator.

  • Access from Little King Street / Elm Row / Omni Centre:
    Enter past John Lewis and Bross Bagels, take a right-hand turn, and follow path to the end of the concourse. Fringe Central is on the right-hand side past the escalator.

  • Access from Elder Street and St James Square:
    From St James Square follow the steps up into the building, take a left and follow the concourse around to the lift. Take the lift down to level 1. Fringe Central is straight ahead.

Finding our event spaces

Leith Street
Exit St James Quarter via the Princes Street exit on level 1, walk past Itsu and go down the stairs or ramp, taking a left at the bottom to head about 80m down the road. The event space is on your left.

The Spiegeltent
This year we have the pleasure of getting to use a beautiful Spiegeltent for some events, located in St James Square. Accessible from inside the St James Quarter from level 3, and from street level via Elder Street and Register Square / Princes Street.

Please get in touch with [email protected] if you have any specific questions about the information on this page.