Box office

The Fringe Box Office opens from the launch of the 2019 Fringe Programme, but tickets for some shows go on sale through our website earlier in the year. On this page, you'll find information about Box Office locations, opening times and booking telephone numbers, as well as helpful booking tips and advice.

Early tickets on sale

To allow our audiences to plan their trips and book their tickets as early as possible, we begin selling tickets for some shows through our website early in the year. The dates for 2019 tickets going on sale are:

  • 31 January
  • 28 February
  • 21 March
  • 18 April
  • 16 May
  • 05 June - Full programme launch

After the full programme launch, you also buy tickets by phone through our ticket booking line on +44 (0)131 226 0000 or in person over the counter at 180 High Street, Edinburgh.

Book online at

Book your tickets online at our website 24 hours a day, seven days a week from your PC, tablet or mobile device.

Book from your iPhone or Android device

Download the official free Fringe App for iPhone and Android from your app store.

Book in person

The opening dates and times of our official ticket collection and sales points for the 2019 Fringe will be listed here once confirmed.

Book over the phone

The opening dates and times of our telephone booking line for the 2019 Fringe will be listed here once confirmed.

Friends Exclusive Box Office

The Friends exclusive Box Office is located on Old Assembly Close next to the edfringe shop at 180 High Street, Edinburgh.

Our Friends of the Fringe can take advantage of an exclusive Box Office and ticket booking telephone line, as well as a great 2for1 ticket offer and much more! Click here for full details.

The opening dates and times of our Friends of the Fringe Box Office for the 2019 Fringe will be listed here once confirmed.

Virgin Money Half Price Hut

The opening dates and times of the Virgin Money Half Price Hut for the 2019 Fringe will be listed here once confirmed.

With thousands of half price tickets available every day, the Virgin Money Half Price Hut at the Mound Precinct is the place to grab a bargain.

Ticket collection points and opening hours

Details of ticket collection points for 2019 will be available here once confirmed.

Booking advice and fees

  • Booking fees - A booking fee of 80p per ticket (up to a maximum of £4.80) is applied to all bookings, including in person counter sales, except on tickets purchased from the Half Price Hut.
  • Exchanges and refunds - Please note that, from the moment that the transaction is completed, all Fringe tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable unless a show has been cancelled or the particulars of the show change in a manner that results in you being unable or unwilling to attend, in which case we shall notify you and reimburse the price of the tickets as soon as possible. In respect of purchases through the Website or the official Fringe App, completion is deemed to be once you have agreed to the terms and conditions and clicked to confirm your purchase.
  • Latecomers - If you arrive late for an event for which you have purchased tickets, you may not be guaranteed entry. It is your responsibility to arrive to an event before or at the advertised start time. No refunds will be granted for refusal of entry to an event due to late arrival on the part of the customer.
  • Concessions - For many performances, general concession prices are applicable to students, registered unemployed, customers with disabilities, senior citizens (65+ or 60+ and in receipt of a UK state pension) and children under the age of 18. Proof of status must be presented at the venue. Concession tickets are only valid when accompanied by appropriate identification.
  • Group discounts - For many performances, a 10% discount for groups of 10 persons or more is available. Please check prior to making your booking.
  • School groups - Thinking of bringing your class to the Fringe this year? Have a look at our booking guide for teachers for some helpful tips
  • Family tickets - Family tickets are available for some shows for two adults and two children, or one adult and three children under the age of 18.
  • Free tickets - Free shows can be ticketed or non-ticketed. Ensure that you book a ticket for free ticketed shows.
  • 2for1 ticket offer - A number of shows will take part in the 2for1 ticket offer on 05 - 06 August 2019. To take advantage of the offer, please ensure that you purchase tickets in multiples of two. Please note, the 2for1 Ticket Offer applies only to full price tickets.
  • Friends 2for1 ticket offer - In addition to the general 2for1 ticket offer above, there is an additional set of shows that participates in the Friends 2for1 ticket offer that allows Friends to have 2for1 tickets on any performance. This offer is exclusive to Friends of the Fringe. To take advantage of the offer, please ensure that you add full price tickets to the basket in multiples of two. This cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.  
  • Virgin Money Half Price Hut - Many events sell tickets for that day's performance at half price at the Virgin Money Half Price Hut. The opening dates and times of the Virgin Money Half Price Hut for the 2019 Fringe will be listed here once confirmed. 
  • Early ticket sales - To allow our audiences to plan their trips and book their tickets as early as possible, we begin selling tickets online at early in the year. All shows that register for the Festival Fringe are given the option to put their tickets on sale through the Fringe Box Office early, so the number of shows available for early ticket purchase through our website depends entirely on the preference of the participating companies. As show registration for inclusion in our printed programme is open until early April, the number of shows available for sale online continues to grow as we approach our programme launch. Specific early ticket sale dates are listed here.
  • Fringe-time - The Fringe website and programme use a 24-hour clock to display show performances. However, Fringe days begin at 05:00 and end at 04:59, so shows in the early hours (e.g. 01:30) will be listed for the day before. Please ensure that you have booked tickets for the correct date before completing your purchase.
  • Ticket collections - If you have asked to collect your tickets, your tickets will be available for collection from 05 June 2019 at the Fringe Box Office, 180 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1QS. Details of other collection points can be found here. Please bring the payment card used for the transaction or a copy of your booking confirmation.

    Please note that, unless explicitly agreed, tickets ordered through the website, phone, or Fringe App will not be available for collection at the venue or the venue's box office.
  • Posted tickets - If you choose to have your tickets posted to you, they will be posted to the address saved in your account details at time of posting. It's important to note that changes made to your address details after a booking is made but before ticket posting could impact the address to which tickets are sent. Ticket posting will begin in mid-June, and will be processed in chronological order of purchase. Please note, postage of tickets is not available for bookings made via the official Fringe App.

    You should contact us in good time to inform us of tickets not received at [email protected] or by calling +44 (0)131 226 0015. Please note that unless we have been negligent in our commitment to dispatch the tickets to you, an order not arriving is not sufficient grounds for a refund. In all circumstances, once we have been informed of the problem we will take all reasonable measures to ensure that you can attend the events booked. Due to the time required to process and post out tickets, the website has a 14-day cut off period for ticket posting. Any ticket purchases made for performances within the next 14 days must be collected from one of our collection points.
  • Accessibility - Reasonable adjustments will be made at venues to give the best possible access for customers with disabilities. However, given the temporary nature of some Fringe venues, facilities may vary. Visit our accessibility page for further details or you can search for wheelchair accessible shows using the search bar. Our show filter panel (accessible from the search results page) also features a number of accessibility searching options.

    A number of Fringe shows provide signed, audio-described, relaxed and captioned performances. You can search for these shows through the Filter results panel (accessible from the show search results page) or for further information, call 0131 226 0002, text phone 07860018299, email [email protected] or go to
  • Babes in arms policies - Babes in arms policies vary from venue to venue. For more information about the policies that are in place at specific Fringe venues please check the venue and show listing pages. Alternatively contact the Fringe Box Office at [email protected].