Coronavirus update

The 2020 Fringe is not going ahead as planned.

Read the Chief Executive's update

Read the statement from the August Edinburgh festivals

We also provide resources and guidance from arts industry and government to help support our artists and partners.

The Fringe Society want to do everything we can to support Fringe artists and partners during this time. Our team are here for you, so please do get in touch with us by emailing [email protected].  


The Fringe Society is committed to increasing accessibility at the festival and we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to express themselves through creativity and experience the thrill of live performance.

Our vision is that the Edinburgh Festival Fringe can be the most inclusive arts festival in the world, and we think every Fringe company can play a part in that.

We have created a guide to help you find out what you need to know about making your show more inclusive, ensuring that more people can enjoy your work.

Open the Fringe guide to putting on an Accessible show

The guide contains the tools to make small changes which will have a huge impact:

  • What you need to know about captioning shows.
  • How to get started with creating a touch tour.
  • What to consider if you're planning a relaxed performance.

We're here to help! If you have any questions about putting on an accessible show get in touch with us by emailing [email protected] for information on how your show can be involved.

The Equality Act legislation states that service providers (in this case, venues) should make reasonable adjustments to their premises so that there are no physical barriers stopping or making it unreasonably difficult for wheelchair users or people with particular access requirements to use the services.

Check with your venue what their accessibility is, and make sure this is effectively conveyed to audiences.

Please get in touch with [email protected] if you have any specific questions about the information on this page. A member of our team can set up a 10-minute slot to talk things over with you on the phone or through Skype.

Please note, slots are based on team availability.