Fringe Friends pay an annual membership fee which provides vital support for the Fringe Society's charitable objectives; in exchange, Friends receive exclusive benefits such as ticket offers, a priority booking line and discounts in the Fringe Shop.

We have several membership tiers to suit different budgets, with a variety of benefits available at each tier – we've outlined these below. Every penny of your Friends membership will help the Fringe Society support artists affected by the pandemic.

Fringe Fringe membership tiers

All Fringe Friends will receive a fantastic range of benefits based on membership level.

Friend

  • Exclusive year-round bulletins
  • Lanyard and membership card (collect from Fringe shop)
  • Priority booking line 
  • Merchandise discount (10%)
  • Programme delivery discount (50%)
  • 10x 2for1 tickets on participating shows (valid once per show run)
£49 for one year   £39 BY DIRECT DEBIT

Good Friend

  • Exclusive year-round bulletins
  • Lanyard and membership card (collect from Fringe shop)
  • Local business offers card (collect from Fringe shop)
  • Priority booking line 
  • Merchandise discount (10%)
  • Programme delivery discount (50%)
  • 20x 2for1 tickets on participating shows (valid once per show run)
£69 for one year    £59 BY DIRECT DEBIT

Close Friend

  • Exclusive year-round bulletins 
  • Lanyard and membership card (collect from Fringe shop)
  • Local business offers card (collect from Fringe shop)
  • Priority booking line 
  • Merchandise discount (10%)
  • Programme delivered at time of launch*
  • 30x 2for1 tickets on participating shows (valid once per show run)
  • Invites to Fringe Friend Receptions (limited capacity offered on a first-come-first-serve basis)
  • Priority access to programme launch event tickets
£99 for one year    £89 BY DIRECT DEBIT

Best Friend

  • Exclusive year-round bulletins 
  • Lanyard and membership card (collect from Fringe shop)
  • Local business offers card (collect from Fringe shop)
  • Priority booking line 
  • Merchandise discount (10%)
  • Programme delivered at time of launch*
  • 50x 2for1 tickets on participating shows (valid twice per show run)
  • Invites to Fringe Friend Receptions (limited capacity offered on a first-come-first-serve basis)
  • Priority access to programme launch event tickets
£189 for one year    £169 BY DIRECT DEBIT

* Your membership must be active a month before launch to receive your programme by this date. See complete terms and conditions for more information.
 

Fringe Patron membership tiers

Emerging Patron

  • All the benefits of a Best Friend.
  • Recommendations of hotels, restaurants and activities for during your stay. 
  • Acknowledgement on the website.
  • Acknowledgement in the printed programme. 
  • Invites to the programme launch.
  • Exclusive time with the Friends team. 

£500 per year or £45 monthly with UK Direct Debit.

Front Row Patron

  • All the benefits of an Emerging Patron.
  • Invites to the review of the year event.
  • Behind-the-scenes access to Fringe Central artist hub.

£1,600 per year or £140 monthly with UK Direct Debit.

Backstage Patron

  • All the benefits of a Front Row Patron.
  • Invites to further celebrations throughout the year.
  • Exclusive VIP Fringe passes when available.

£2,500 per year or £215 monthly with UK Direct Debit.

Spotlight Patron

  • All of the benefits of a Backstage Patron.
  • Invitations to the VIP Industry Welcome Address.

£5,000 per year or £420 monthly with UK Direct Debit.

Showstopper Patron

  • All of the benefits of a Spotlight Patron.
  • Exclusive time with the Chief Executive.
  • Opportunity to invoice ticketing post-festival.

£7,500 per year or £630 monthly with UK Direct Debit.

Fringe Champions and Benefactors' Circle

Our Fringe Champions and Benefactors provide vital support to the Fringe Society’s charitable work and receive all of the benefits of a Showstopper Patron as well as opportunities to support a specific part of our charitable work.

If you’re considering becoming a Fringe Champion or Benefactor please contact the team on [email protected] or call +44 (0)131 226  0036.

Fringe Champion: £10,000+
Benefactors' Circle: £50,000+

Monthly payments are available for Fringe Patrons, Champions and Benefactors in the UK via the Direct Debit scheme. To set up monthly payments, please contact the team on [email protected] or call +44 (0)131 226 0036.


Paying by Direct Debit

Save time and money by setting up an annual Direct Debit for your Fringe Friends membership. As a Direct Debit customer, you’ll save on the cost of any Friends membership. Direct Debit is a simple, convenient and secure way to pay for your Fringe Friend membership; your subscription comes out of your bank automatically and there’s no need to contact us to pay. You can cancel your Direct Debit at any time.

BECOME A FRIEND AND PAY BY DIRECT DEBIT

Please note: Direct Debits are only open to Friends in the UK. International supporters can become Friends using the standard card payment option  just click the green button of your preferred tier above.


Gift a Fringe Friend membership

The perfect gift for the Fringe fans in your life, Friends memberships can be bought throughout the year. Find out more about gift memberships.


Check out our Fringe Friends FAQ and our complete terms and conditions for more info, or call +44 (0)131 226 0036 to speak to the Friends team.

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