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

We go on the road to bring you information about how to take part and to make the most of all the opportunities on offer. Find your closest information session or access past podcasts and videos.

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.

Registration

Everything you need to know about registering your show. From registration fees to deadlines, we've got you covered.

Insurance and legal

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

Music licensing

If you are using any music in your show, you may need to arrange licences and pay a licence fee.

Accessibility

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 twelve 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.

Ticketing

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.

Approaching promoters

Approaching promoters and programmers with your work needn't be daunting. We’ve put together lots of advice to help you connect and promote your show.

Your time at the Fringe

Develop yourself professionally and develop your audience by attending events and opportunities within the industry.

Fringe Central

Guidance on all the main areas run by the Fringe Society, including Fringe Central - available to any and all performers, producers, company members, arts industry or members of the media wanting to make use of our services and meet up with fellow Fringe participants.

Future touring

For many artists the opportunity to generate touring invitations is a major reason to attend the Fringe, as it provides a platform to gather press attention and to get your work seen by potential bookers.