Planning to bring a show to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe? Find out all you need to know in this handy guide.

Find out more on show organisation, finding a venue, registration, budgeting, building audiences and reaching out to the media.

Anyone considering bringing a show to the Fringe, no matter the scale of your ambition or experience.

Information sessions

Every year the Fringe Society runs a series of online and in person information sessions to help you find out about how to take part in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and to make the most of all the opportunities on offer.

Getting started

A quick introduction to the Fringe, downloadable handbooks, a Fringe glossary, and useful external resources.

Budgeting and finance

This section contains a brief introduction to the financial considerations of bringing a show to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Finding a venue

Finding a venue can be a daunting task, but we have plenty of resources to help.

Insurance and legal

Important legal information that you need to know when bringing a show to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.


Our vision is that the Edinburgh Festival Fringe will be the most inclusive open access arts festival in the world. This section contains all you need to know to make your show more inclusive.

Staying green

As one of Edinburgh’s eleven international festivals year-round, the Fringe Society is committed to environmental sustainability, and in supporting all Fringe participants to run greener shows.

International performers

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe has a long tradition of welcoming companies and performers from across the world. If you are coming from outside the UK, there are a few extra things to think about.


How you sell your tickets is an important consideration for companies performing at the Fringe. This section will give you all the information you need.

Marketing and promotion

With over 3,000 shows, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the biggest arts festival in the world. This section provides guidance and resources to help you get out and sell your show.