Festival Fringe

For many, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the main attraction and focal point of the annual Edinburgh International Festival featuring over 2,500 shows in more than 250 venues from church halls and bars to large capacity theatres … and, as recent years have shown, even the odd caravan and telephone booth!

In fact, the Fringe is just about everywhere during the month of August with a particular concentration of events in and around the Royal Mile and, therefore, 123 High Street.  Apart from the official programme of Fringe events, you’ll find weird and wonderful free events waiting for you around every corner offering the impromptu opportunity to enjoy everything from avant-garde street theatre to jugglers, acrobats, magicians and every imaginable type of music and dance from around the world.

Over the years, the Fringe has justifiably earned its reputation as the largest and most diverse contemporary arts festival in the world with an eclectic and innovative mix of music, theatre, exhibitions, workshops and, most famously, comedy with a long history of launching the careers of many of today’s top international stand-up stars from Eddie Izzard to Billy Connolly.