Here you’ll find useful links to our monthly newsletters and copies of minutes from past venue manager meetings.

Contact [email protected] to sign up for our regular Venue Managers e mail newsletters to get the latest news and helpful information sent to your inbox.

Alternatively, you can read past newsletters on the links below:

Below you will find dated minutes of meetings which have been passed by the Fringe Society and those venues represented at the most recent meeting.

These are password protected. If you need to access these, please email [email protected] to receive a password.

Official 2020 Edinburgh Festival Fringe dates: 07– 31 August.

Venue manager meetings

Each year the Fringe Society hosts three venue manager meetings. Upcoming dates will be listed here once confirmed.


Venue registration is open year-round and there isn’t a specific deadline for inputting venue information on EdFringeware. However, for a venue to be listed in the printed programme, there needs to be at least one Fringe show registered as taking place there. Show registration opens in early January, closes during April and May then reopens until the end of August. The deadlines for shows to register with us in 2020 are:

  • programme discount deadline – 11 March (17:00 GMT)
  • programme deadline – 08 April (17:00 BST)
  • registration reopens for online-only listings – 25 May.

Some shows and venues choose to be listed online ahead of the programme launch date in June (though this does involve meeting earlier submission deadlines). The pre-launch dates for 2019 are listed below, with their deadlines in brackets:

  • 30 January (approval deadline 21 January)
  • 27 February (approval deadline 11 February) 
  • 19 March (approval deadline 04 March)
  • 16 April (approval deadline 01 April)
  • 14 May (approval deadline 23 April)
  • 10 June – full programme launch.

More information on show registration.

There are also deadlines for booking advertising in our printed programme:

  • advertising discount deadline – 13 February (17:00 GMT)
  • advertising deadline – 23 April (17:00 GMT).

More information on booking advertising as a venue or show.