WELCOME TO THE 2018 FREE EDINBURGH FRINGE
Welcome to our programme for 2018! We have new shows,
new Venues and a new Logo!
This year our
shows will run July 29th to August 26th
2018 at our venues across Edinburgh.
The first few
days are our Kids festival dates, with the full
programme starting August 2nd.
This year we have a record-breaking
9237 performances, of 402 shows at our 25 venues,
more venues than ever, with more award nominated
shows appearing, top name comedians, the best in
theatre, cabaret and children's shows from all
over the world - including the Fringe's smallest
venue, and the only Fringe show entirely in
year we have some exciting new venues for you to
choose from, and several of our venues are
benefiting from refurbishments to make your
Fringe viewing all that more pleasurable!
There is 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
As always there
is so much to choose from - have a look through
the programme now and make a note of what you
want to see.
It is also our 15th Anniversary year this year,
so we're really happy to be presenting what we
think is our best programme ever. 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
Do check out what we had in our programme, using
the calendar or search tools on the left of this
page to see what was is on in
2018. And see you all around the venues
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...