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.
Who is this guide for?
Anyone considering bringing a show to the Fringe, no matter the scale of your ambition or experience.
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.
A quick introduction to the Fringe, downloadable handbooks, a Fringe glossary, and useful external resources.
This section contains a brief introduction to the financial considerations of bringing a show to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Finding a venue can be a daunting task, but we have plenty of resources to help.
Important legal information that you need to know when bringing a show to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
If you are using any music in your show, you may need to arrange licences and pay a licence fee.
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.
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.
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.
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 and programmers with your work needn't be daunting. We’ve put together lots of advice to help you connect and promote your show.
Develop yourself professionally and develop your audience by attending events and opportunities within the industry.
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.
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.