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.  

We'll update this page with specific information on Fringe Central 2024 once it is confirmed.

Fringe Central is 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. It will be open daily throughout the festival, 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.

For a second year, we've partnered with local mental health charity Health in Mind to give Fringe Central a wellbeing focus, offering 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. 

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.

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.

Alternatively, you can fill out our Artist Development prep sheet so we can quickly figure out the best way we can help!


Fringe Central will also open to industry and media from late July.

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 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!

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.  

We'll announce the 2024 Fringe Central events programme ahead of this year's festival. In the meantime, check out the 2023 programme highlights for an idea of what to expect.

Frequently asked questions

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