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.  

In 2023, Fringe Central will be splot across two city-centre locations for the first time:

  • Fringe Central: Artist Hub will be at Quaker Meeting House.
  • Fringe Central: Arts Industry and Media Offices will be at Appleton Tower.

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.

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 Fringe Society will continue to provide support and services to both groups this year via the Fringe Central: Arts Industry and Media Offices in Appleton Tower, just off George Square. This is where they can access our ticketing services, meet with our Arts Industry and Media teams and have a quiet place to work.

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

Please note: the below events took place in 2022; we've kept them here to give you an idea of what sort of events take place at Fringe Central. We'll update this page with 2023 listings once the events are confirmed.

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