During the Fringe, the Society manages two vibrant street performance spaces in the heart of the city.

These areas are on the Royal Mile (between Cockburn Street and George IV Bridge, also known as High Street) and the Mound Precinct.

These spaces become the focus of the festival atmosphere that takes over Edinburgh in August, with thousands of locals and tourists mingling to see the spectacular acts that travel from all over the world to entertain the crowds.

This guide is for anyone wishing to get involved or participate with the street events on the areas managed by the Fringe Society - High Street and the Mound Precinct.

Fringe Groups, buskers, street performers, living statues, portrait artists, pipers, or finale show organisers - all the information you need is here.

If you're looking for information about visiting street events read our guide to visiting street events.

If you're looking for information about running a market stall during the Fringe, take a look at our dedicated market stall guide.

Getting started

Here we introduce you to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and the vibrant street performance spaces which attract thousands of locals and tourists throughout August.


Everything you need to know about registering for a street event.