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.
Please note: Fringe Central is now closed following Fringe 2023. We'll update this page with information on Fringe Central 2024 once it is confirmed. In the meantime, please use this information for reference / as a guideline only.
In 2023, Fringe Central was split across two city-centre locations for the first time:
- Fringe Central: Artist Hub was at Quaker Meeting House.
- Fringe Central: Arts Industry and Media Offices was at Appleton Tower.
Fringe Central: Artist Hub
The Fringe Central: Artist Hub will be located at the Quaker Meeting House on Victoria Terrace. A former Fringe venue of 25 years’ standing, the Quaker Meeting House is an iconic building located in the heart of the Old Town, a stone’s throw from both the Grassmarket and the Royal Mile.
It will be a welcoming, inclusive space dedicated specifically to Fringe artists, where they can access Fringe Society services, meet fellow Fringe artists or just grab a tea or coffee and escape the buzz of the festival. The hub will be open between 10:00 and 18:00, seven days a week, and any artist from any venue will receive a warm and friendly welcome from the Fringe Society team. This space is for anyone, and everyone involved with bringing a show to the Fringe.
The hub will have a wellbeing focus as the Fringe Society is working for the first time with local mental health charity Health in Mind, to offer one-to-one support for artists, workshops during the festival and targeted resources on Fringe Connect, a digital platform for Fringe artists and arts industry. Following artist feedback from previous years, and in keeping with the wishes of the building’s owners, the space will be alcohol-free throughout the Fringe.
The Fringe Society offers year-round support and services to Fringe artists, including advice on connecting with industry, support creating press materials and guidance around managing and improving ticket sales or resolving any problems with their show. All of these services will be available in person at the Fringe Central: Artist Hub.
Our light printing services are available from 11:00 – 17:00. Please note we are unable to print flyers and posters. If you have any questions ahead of making the journey regarding printing, please get in touch on [email protected]. Please also see our services directory for a list of local companies that provide full printing services.
Book a chat with our Artist Development team
If you are planning your Fringe journey and wish to discuss your goals and objectives in order to make the most of the Artist Development services, please get in touch with us at [email protected] so that we can advise and support you in the best way possible.
Fringe Central: Media and Arts Industry Offices
The Fringe Central: Arts Industry and Media Offices will be located at Appleton Tower, just off George Square. Formerly the home of Fringe Central, this year it will exclusively house the Arts Industry and Media offices.
The building and offices will open to industry and media from Tuesday 01 August 2023 and throughout the Fringe will be open 10:00 – 18:00, Monday to Saturday.
The arts industry and the media represent two vital components of the Fringe ecosystem, providing Fringe artists with significant opportunities to increase their profile and progress their careers beyond the festival.
The offices are here to support the accredited arts industry and media with on-the-ground support while they’re in Edinburgh. Industry and media will be able to collect their passes and make use of the desk access and co-working space, along with the free wi-fi.
For industry new to the Edinburgh Fringe, there will be a weekly opportunity to meet other first-timers alongside more experienced members of the Fringe arts industry community on Tuesday mornings. Industry can also visit the Fringe Central: Arts Industry and Media Offices to seek programme recommendations and advice from our industry associates, request bespoke show lists, find out who’s in town and uncover what events are happening through the month that they might want to get in their diaries!
Fringe Central events programme
The Fringe Central events programme is a series of discussions, workshops and networking opportunities to help artists make the most of the Fringe. All events are available to browse and book on Fringe Connect, the Fringe Society’s online platform for artists and industry.