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Free Festival Venues

We only have the one venue this August - our online venue! So check out those shows coming LIVE to you at home!

Our fabulous physical venues will be back in 2021 - from the courtyards of the Free Sisters and Pear Tree to nightclubs, caves, bars and tents - there's something for everyone at the Free Festival!


The Free Sisters

The Free Sisters (Fringe Venue 272)

139 Cowgate. Phone: 0131 622 6802

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 Accessible Bar Food AirCon All ages until 8pm, then 18+ only

Described as “The Free Festival’s version of the Pleasance Courtyard”, the Free Sisters is located on the Cowgate, right in the middle of town. It is a huge bar and hotel complex, and Edinburgh's premier party venue - open from breakfast time until 3am daily. The venue hosts free Fringe shows in six performance spaces around the venue, including in a marquee and busking in the courtyard. There are also four public bars, indoors and out, a large courtyard space to enjoy a drink outside, and a host of food options, plug giant TV sports screens and also a hotel located just to the side.


Laughing Horse Online

Laughing Horse Online (Fringe Venue 1)

On your Laptop, Phone or Tablet... In Your House. Phone: 020 3287 5533

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 Bar Food

The Laughing Horse's Online venue - Watch these festival shows online streamed, zoomed and viewed from the comfort of your own sofa, while getting all of the fun and laughs of being at the Fringe



Free Festival Venues

In 2021, we look forward to welcoming you back at all of these venues in Edinburgh....


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