Friends

Become a Friend, Patron or Angel and support the work of the Fringe Society

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, a registered charity, works year-round to support the Fringe. As caretakers of the world’s largest arts festival, we:

  • provide support, advice and encouragement to all the amazing artists, producers and venues who create the Fringe each year
  • assist the audiences who come by helping them navigate what’s on offer with comprehensive, accurate and up-to-date information and ticketing
  • promote this wonderful and unique festival to the rest of the world

Our Friends, Patrons and Angels receive excellent benefits, including an exclusive 2for1 ticket offer, while providing support that is vital to the ongoing success of the Fringe.

Starting at just £321 per year, all Fringe Friends benefit from:

  • an exclusive 2for1 ticket offer on a huge number of participating shows2
  • the official Fringe Programme delivered to your door3
  • the opportunity to sign up for exclusive Friends e-bulletins
  • access to the Friends' exclusive Box Office during the Fringe
  • Virgin Money Half Price tickets available in the Friends' Box Office
  • exclusive Friends booking phone line
  • 10% off Fringe merchandise at the Fringe shop.

Sign in to become a Friend for 2020

Gift a Fringe Friend membership today!

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


Friend – £39 per year (£32 by Direct Debit) 

Your benefits include everything listed above as well as:

  • Two tickets for the price of one on 15 different shows (offer valid once per show) 

Good Friend – £69 per year (£58 by Direct Debit)

Your benefits include all of the fantastic Friends’ benefits listed above as well as:

  • Two tickets for the price of one on 30 different shows (offer valid once per show) 

Close Friend – £99 per year (£85 by Direct Debit)

Your benefits include all of the fantastic Friends’ benefits listed above as well as:

  • Two tickets for the price of one on up to 50 shows (maximum four tickets per show*)
  • Invites to VIP Friends events 4

* If you book four tickets per show this would be 25 shows; if you book two tickets per show this would be 50 shows.


Best Friend – £175 per year (£157 by Direct Debit)

Your benefits include all of the fantastic Friends’ benefits listed above as well as:

  • Two tickets for the price of one on unlimited shows (maximum six tickets per show)
  • Invites to VIP Friends events 4
  • Your name in the Fringe Programme.
  • A copy of our Annual Review delivered direct to your door.

Fringe Patron – £500 per year

Alongside the benefits received by our Best Friends, Fringe Patrons will receive a unique insight into the Fringe Society, bringing you even closer to the Festival Fringe. And of course we will thank you in the Fringe programme and here on edfringe.com.


Fringe Angel – £1,600 to £10,000 per year

Alongside the benefits received by our Fringe Patrons, Fringe Angels will get behind-the-scenes access to Fringe Central, our participants’ hub throughout the Fringe, as well as time with members of our Senior Management team.

To learn more about Fringe Angel memberships, please contact Development Manager Fiona Carr on 0131 240 1913 or email [email protected].


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. Please note Direct Debits are only open to Friends in the UK.
Become a Friend by Direct Debit
 


Terms and conditions

1 Fringe Friends who pay by annual Direct Debit save on the cost of all membership tiers.

2 Available on selected shows - bookings must be made via the Fringe Box Office, over the phone, on edfringe.com or the official Fringe App. The offer is only applicable against full price tickets and cannot be redeemed on preview days. All tickets (including those available in the Friends 2for1 ticket offer) are subject to availability.

3Programmes will be delivered following the 2020 programme launch (tbc). All Fringe Friends who sign up after the programme launch date will receive their programme within 10 working days of becoming a Friend. Non-UK residents will receive their programme as soon as possible and timescales will vary depending on delivery address. Following launch, programmes will be delivered to UK residents within 10 days of becoming a Friend. Non-UK residents should allow up to three weeks for delivery. 

4 Fringe Friends receptions for Close and Best Friends are subject to availability.

Normal ticketing terms and conditions apply.

Membership is non-refundable.

Membership covers one Edinburgh Festival Fringe and runs until 31 December in the year of the Fringe you purchased it for. By becoming a Friend by Direct Debit, you'll save on the cost of membership and it will renew automatically. You can choose to cancel at any time.

Look for the purple Friends icon in the programme and on edfringe.com to indicate shows participating in the Friends 2for1 offer.

 

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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