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See you in 2021

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What's happening with the Free Festival in 2021?

We'll have more details here as soon as we know more about what shows can be produced for Fringe 2021, we're hoping to have some shows in venues and online in August.

Until then stay safe and well, and we still hope to see you in some way in Edinburgh in August

2021 COVID-19 Update for Performers

Our latest information for performers on where we are for the Fringe in 2021 can be found HERE

Please Note, The information on our performers pages for Edinburgh is not currently up to date, but is correct as per a "normal" Fringe. Keep an eye on our Covid update page for where we currently are.

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The Free Fringe Festival in 2020 was online...

...for one year only, our Edinbrugh venues were replaced by a daily programme of LIVE online Fringe Shows, bringing the biggest laughs direct to your living rooms!

Next year, don't worry, next we'll be back in Edinburgh - renewed for what we hope will be an amazing return of the Fringe.

We are the biggest comedy producer at the Fringe - and don't forget we also have a huge programme of cabaret, theatre, music, children's shows and more.

Running the Free Festival costs a lot of Money

Some of this money is recouped through sponsorship & advertising. If you would like to contribute and help keep these venues free for performers and audiences click here

Latest News & Reviews
Article about Nathan Cassidy: Observational - THE ONLY LIVE SHOW AT THIS YEARS EDINBURGH FRINGE

The Scotsman Coverage of the Fringe's first live show for 2020

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THE FREE FRINGE FESTIVAL Launches it's Online Listings for Fringe 2020! You can now check out our Online Line-up for August

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Article about Show Up, Kids! Online LIVE!


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Article about Meryl O'Rourke: Vanilla

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Best in Free: Best of the Fringe

With award winners and nominees, over many years we've had critically acclaimed Fringes, alongside a bucket-load of four and five-star reviewed shows.

This means our shows are free and also some of the best of the Fringe - while we allow performers and audiences experience the freedom too, with a chance to experiment and enjoy, just without the huge costs! Just what the Fringe should be!

Pay What You Want

All of our shows can be watched for free - but the only way the performers make money is by your donations, and at this time these donations are more important to them than ever.

And this is the same for out online shows where you can donate via Paypal or get a Pay What You Want ticket - or in Edinburgh where you make donations direct to the performers - please give generously if you can!

Free Freinge Festival shows in Edinburgh
9,053 Performances, 410 Shows

In 2019 we had exciting new venues, shows and even this brand new website!

Several venues were refurbished to make your free Fringe viewing all that more pleasurable - Our music stages returned, and our courtyards were buzzing with the Fringe atmosphere you have come to expect from the Fringe's largest free show provider.

And though we can't do that this year...
We will be back LIVE in Edinburgh in 2021