The Fringe street events have now come to a close for 2021.

We would like to thank all the performers and audiences who brought the Edinburgh streets to life over August. 

Registration for the 2021 street events has now closed.

We'll update this page when we have more information about registering for next year's Fringe street events: 05 - 29 August 2022. 

As part of registration, you are asked to identify which of the following street events categories you fall into.

  • Buskers 
    Performers who are able to work within a small area, performing to passers-by. Slots last 30 minutes, with five minutes to introduce your act and 25 minutes to perform.

  • Street performers (circle shows) 
    Street performers who perform within circles of people. They are capable of entertaining audiences for 45 minutes with a combination of circus skills and comedy. You should only register for these slots if you are an experienced street performer.

  • Living statues 
    Mime artists who pose as statues, sometimes with realistic, statue-like make-up. We require a level of experience in this category.

  • Portrait artists / caricaturists 
    The performers set up close to City Chambers and draw / paint paying customers.

  • Pipers (bagpipes) 
    We have limited spaces and time slots for pipers, as these instruments are loud, but we do accept some applications.

Fringe Connect is our social network and events space that will be home for artists and arts industry professionals. Street performers are welcome to set up a profile, explore the opportunities section which houses performance opportunities, discounts and more, and attend discussion and networking events.

You will also be able to search for, reach out to and connect with other artists and industry professionals for onward opportunities and connections.

Register for Fringe Connect

If you have general questions about participating in the Street Events please or contact our Street Events team on [email protected].