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PR & Directing deal for Performers
Free Fest News

Edinburgh Fringe Early Deadline Approaches!
Ed Fringe Website

SHOW APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN for the 2014 Free Festival
Free Fest News

TWONKEYS BLUE CADABRA The Fringe Guru Richard Stamp gets Twonkeyed..and loves it!

Free For All - This was the year of the Free Fringes
The Guardian

GORDON Gordon Theatre Sally Stott The Scotsman
The Scotsman


We're now busy preparing for the 2014 Free Fringe Festival, which will be back in Edinburgh from July 31st to August 24th 2014. Keep an eye on this website for updates, and our new programme will be available here from May 2014. (you can still have a look at last years programme and reviews at the moment)

For performers - now is the time to apply to take part in 2014... CLICK HERE to go to the performers area, and read about how the Free Festival Works, to see the venues we have available for 2014, and to put in your show applications.

In 2013 we had another packed programme of shows in venues across Edinburgh with over 6,400 performances of 365 different shows. Our shows won: Edinburgh Comedy Awards, Malcolm Hardee Awards, and were nominated for the TO&ST Cabaret Awards, and Total Theatre Awards. Shows have transferred to the west end, will be appearing worldwide, and some great things have happened for many of our shows and performers.

All of this, along with over 40 five star reviews shows, and 140 four star reviewed shows mean our free shows are also a sign of top quality Fringe shows, while we let performers and audiences experience the freedom of the Fringe, with a chance to experiment and enjoy. Just what the Fringe should be!

In 2013 we had shows in 20 venues, which had 36 performance spaces between then - and we will be back at these venues and more in 2014! We had a huge selection of Fringe Comedy, Theatre, Cabaret, Music, Spoken Word and Children's shows that made our 10th Anniversary year another fantastic year of Fringe entertainment, and probably our most critically acclaimed year too.

And as always, it was all Free! with the performers asking for a donation at the end, so audiences could get out and see as much of the vibrant, manic, exciting Fringe action as possible.

Running 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
Become 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...


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