WELCOME TO THE FREE EDINBURGH FRINGE
We're back in 2018! New Shows! New Venues! New
This year our
shows will run August 2nd to 26th
2018 at our venues across Edinburgh.
With extra kids
festival dates beforehand again as well from
July 31st. Our 2018 programme will be
launched here at the end of May...
Last year our Edinburgh
Fringe shows ran through August in 2017 and we
had a record-breaking 400 shows at our venues,
more venues than ever, more award nominations
than ever, and our busiest year as well. We're
really looking forward to much more and an even better
2018! We can't wait to tell you soon!
you are a performer, you can still apply to
perform with us, although we have now completed
most of our programming - gaps may appear. Click
here to apply!
2017 we had some exciting new venues for you to
choose from, including the return of the
Counting House, and a another big selection of
the very best free shows...
There was the usual massive comedy selection,
along with four music stages, some fantastic
cabaret, theatre, children's shows, spoken word
a walking tour and some busking. As always there
was so much to choose from! Expect more this
It will be our 15th Anniversary year this year,
so we are aiming to make 2018 a huge year!
In 2017 we
had a hugely critically acclaimed Fringe,
with a massive bucket-load of five-star reviewed
shows and even more four star reviewed shows,
two nominations for best comedy, and many more
award nominations - which proves that our free
shows are a sign of top quality Fringe shows,
while we let performers and audiences experience
the freedom of the Fringe, with a chance to
experiment and enjoy. Just what the Fringe
Do check out what we had in our programme, using
the calendar or search tools on the left of this
page to see what was on in 2017, our
2018 programme will be available in May, and we
hope to see you in Edinburgh through the Fringe
month of August again next time around!
The Free Festival costs a lot of money...
some of this
money is recouped through sponsorship, advertising and
our comedy courses... If you would like to contribute
and help keep the venues free for acts and audiences,
please click button above
a Free Festival Venue...
If you run a Fringe venue in Edinburgh and
would like to either become part of the Free
Festival or list your free shows with us, or
if you are a new venue looking to have free
shows at your venue for the Fringe,
click here for some more information...