Edinburgh Festival Fringe

See Edinburgh come alive with an exciting range of theatre, comedy, music, dance, circus and more with the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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2nd August - 26th August
Various locations throughout Edinburgh.
Prices vary – see individual events for details.

For over three weeks in August, the city welcomes an explosion of creative energy as artists and performers from 58 countries take to stages across the city to present shows for every taste. This year will feature an astonishing 3,317 shows and 51,446 performances, all of which take part in 262 different venues across the city.

From well-known names to up-and-coming artists looking to establish their careers, the Fringe, as it’s affectionately known, has something for everyone. With theatre, comedy, dance, physical theatre, circus, cabaret, children’s shows, musicals, opera, music, spoken word and exhibitions all available, however you like your culture, there’s something for all the family here.

This year’s programme features performances tackling some of the most topical issues in the world today. From politics and current affairs to the environment; AI and technology to sport; LGBTQ+ and neurodiverse-led work to capitalism and the female experience.

There are 354 free shows and 577 Pay What You Can/Want shows in this year’s programme.

The world-famous Fringe street events will take place in their usual home of the High Street and the Mound, and feature international street performers and buskers, mingling with Fringe artists and other festival favourites to provide a fun and varied family-friendly experience. The street events will run daily from 02 to 26 August 2024. British Sign Language (BSL) performances take place on 11, 17 and 22 August 2024 in West Parliament Square.

To ensure the Edinburgh Festival Fringe is as accessible to as many people as possible, a number of performances and events will be relaxed, BSL interpreted, captioned and audio described. See Accessible shows for full listings.

Free sensory tools (such as fidget toys and sunglasses) are available for anyone who may find the Fringe overwhelming. These can be ordered in advance via the Accessibility section of the website. Please note, there is a payable charge for ear defenders.

Tickets for all shows are e-ticketed, so there’s no need to collect physical tickets. Book tickets either via the Edinburgh Festival Fringe website, on the Fringe App, over the phone (call +44 (0)131 226 0000) or in person at the Fringe Box Office on Old Assembly Close on the High Street, (next to the Fringe Shop).

Unleash your Fringe. Find out more on the Edinburgh Festival Fringe website.