WELCOME TO THE FREE EDINBURGH FRINGE
Sadly our 2018 Fringe Season is now over... but
do not worry, we will be back in Edinburgh next
year August 1st to 25th!
We look forward to
seeing our friends and fans again in 2019.
are now open for Fringe 2019 - Click here for
information on bringing a show to Edinburgh 2019
with The Free Festival, how it all works, venue
specifications and to submit a show application.
2018 we had a record-breaking
9237 performances, of 402 shows at our 25 venues,
more venues than ever, with a number of awards
won and award nominations for our shows plus
many highly rated shows by the critics.
We had some exciting new venues for you to
choose from, several venues that
benefited from refurbishments and lots of extra
facilities to make your
free Fringe viewing all that more pleasurable!
There was the usual massive comedy selection,
along with four music stages, some fantastic
cabaret, theatre, children's shows, spoken word
a walking tour and some busking, plus our free
nightclubs to dance the night away after the
If you are feeling nostalgic - have a look through
the programme to see what we had in store this
year, and our 2019 programme will be released
It was also our 15th Anniversary year
in 2018 - Can
you believe that? 15 years of the very best free
shows Edinburgh has to offer!
had a hugely critically acclaimed Fringe,
with award winners and nominations, a massive bucket-load of five-star reviewed shows and even more four star reviewed shows
- which proves that our free shows are a sign of
top quality Fringe shows, while we allow
performers and audiences experience the freedom
of the Fringe, with a chance to experiment and
enjoy, without the huge costs! Just what the Fringe
The Free Festival costs a lot of money...
some of this
money is recouped through sponsorship, advertising and
our comedy courses... If you would like to contribute
and help keep the venues free for acts and audiences,
please click button above
a Free Festival Venue...
If you run a Fringe venue in Edinburgh and
would like to either become part of the Free
Festival or list your free shows with us, or
if you are a new venue looking to have free
shows at your venue for the Fringe,
click here for some more information...