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

Whilst the Fringe is not due to take place as planned in 2020, you can still support the charity that underpins the festival by becoming a Fringe Friend.

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
  • celebrate the Fringe and what it stands for all over the world.

Membership tiers

Fringe Patron

£500 per year

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.

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.

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 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 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.

Become a Friend for 2020

Becoming a Friend of the Fringe for 2020 is quick and easy!

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