Happy 70th Birthday to the Fringe
With over 250 venues across the city centre, Edinburgh Fringe is by far the world’s largest arts festival and a fabulous treat for the whole family 4th – 28th August.
The Fringe – as it’s usually referred to – is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year so that is reason alone to go and check out the amazing events, theatre, comedy, street art and more that makes the Fringe the most remarkable of art festivals this August.
Planning is key!
Here you can search title, venue, date, category of show and find out what is happening. With so much going on across the city, it is definitely advisable to book tickets in advance to save frustrating queues.
There are two different ways to buy tickets; either from the Fringe central box office or from the venue hosting the performance. Worth a bit of planing and the official website has all details on tickets here.
When shows are selected, it’s a good idea to check locations are not too far apart. Parts of Edinburgh are very crowded, parts are very hilly so don’t underestimate the time it takes to walk from one venue to another. That said, Edinburgh has an above average number of great, independent coffee shops and lovely places to eat and many ice cream shops, so there are always treats to encourage tired feet.
Free show preview on the Royal Mile
Once in Edinburgh the most exciting street to head for is the Royal Mile, a cobbled pedestrian stretch packed daily with entertainers touting their shows in many different guises, FREE show previews, amazing street performers. Expect this to be very crowded but highly entertaining!