Are you a registered Fringe venue or working / volunteering on the Fringe and have questions about what to expect and what is expected of you? 

We've gathered a number of useful resources below to help and, we are always available for confidential support and guidance on [email protected] or +44 (0)131 226 0026 (option 2).

Resources for working and volunteering in venues and at the festival

If your experience does not meet the expectations outlined above we want to hear from you. Complete this form to tell us about your experience  please be assured that any report made to EFFS via this portal is held in the strictest confidence.

The following venues have signed up to our best practice guidance for employing staff and engaging volunteers. That guidance, put together in collaboration with BECTU, Equity, Volunteer Edinburgh and other experts, can be viewed in the list of resources above.

Please note: the staff in any venue listed on as PBH's Free Fringe@[Venue Name] are directly employed by the venue rather PBH's Free Fringe. As a performer collective, forming a cooperative model, those taking part at these venues must sign up to the guiding ethos setting out best practice for PBH’s Free Fringe. If you are looking for bar work within these venues, you will need to contact the bar directly.