Edinburgh Festival Fringe

  • 05 August 2022 - 29 August 2022
  • Various locations throughout Edinburgh

See Edinburgh come alive with an exciting range of theatre, comedy, music, dance, circus, musicals & more for the 75th anniversary of the Fringe.


For over three weeks in August, the city welcomes an explosion of creative energy as artists and performers from around the world take to stages across the city to present around 3000 shows for every taste.

From well-known names to up-and-coming artists looking to establish their careers, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 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.

Edinburgh Fringe Festival Credit David Montieth Hodge 2019(Image Credit David Montieth Hodge)

Simply too many to mention here, programmes taking to the stage this year include Hamlet with Ian McKellen; musical comedy duo Flo & Joan’s brand new show, Sweet Release; the musical might of Mark Billingham, Val McDermid, Chris Brookmyre, Luca Veste, Doug Johnstone and Stuart Neville – collectively known as the Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers; and Irish traditional singer Cara Dillon.   

And for the younger members of the family there’s a multitude of entertaining and engaging events to choose from, such as The Adventures of Bo Peep for 2 to 6-year-olds; The Funny Punny Magic Show, which is presented in partnership with Edinburgh Deaf Festival and a charming adaptation of Beatrix Potter’s The Tale of Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny.

With its roots in 1947 when eight theatre groups turned up uninvited to perform at the Edinburgh International Festival, the Festival Fringe Society was created in 1958 and true to its origins, the Society takes no part in vetting any of the festival’s events. Anyone with a story to tell and a venue willing to host them is included in the programme.

Edinburgh Fringe Festival Whiteout Credit David Montieth Hodge 2016(Image Credit David Montieth Hodge)

The 75th anniversary of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe takes place from 05 – 29 August 2022. View the programme here



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