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 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 you 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 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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

  • Exclusive 2for1 ticket offer throughout the 2018 Fringe on a huge number of participating shows2 - with a choice of more than 2,000 shows in the Friends 2for1 offer this year!
  • 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' Exclusive Box Office
  • Exclusive Friends booking phone line
  • 10% off Fringe merchandise at the Fringe shop

Sign in to become a Friend for 2018

Gift memberships

The perfect gift for the Fringe fans in your life, Friends memberships can be bought throughout the year. If you are interested in purchasing a Friends membership as a gift, please contact us on +44 (0)131 226 0036 for details.

Terms and conditions

1 Additionally, by becoming a Friend of the Fringe by Direct Debit, you'll save £3 off 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 2018 programme launch (06 June). All Friends of the Fringe 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.

4 Friends of the Fringe receptions for Close and Best Friends of the Fringe 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.

 

 

Full terms and conditions can be found here. Please check out our FAQs for more information or call +44 (0)131 226 0036 to speak to the Friends team.


Friend - £35 per year

Your benefits include everything listed above as well as:

  • 2for1 ticket offer on up to 15 shows from the Friends Ticket Offer (limited to two tickets per show run, per membership)

Close Friend - £70 per year

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

 

  • 2for1 ticket offer on up to 25 shows from the Friends Ticket Offer (limited to four tickets per show run, per membership)
  • An invitation for you and a guest to attend exclusive Friends Receptions held during the Fringe4

Best Friend - £160 per year

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

  • 2for1 ticket offer for an unlimited number of shows from the Friends Ticket Offer (limited to six tickets per show run, per membership)
  • Your name printed in the Official Programme when signed up before the programme production deadline on 30 April 2018.
  • A copy of our Annual Review delivered direct to your door

Fringe Patron - £500 per year

Alongside all of the benefits received by our Best Friends, Fringe Patrons will receive a unique insight to the Fringe Society to bring 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 all of the benefits received by our Best Friends, Fringe Angels will receive a unique insight to the Fringe Society to bring you even closer to the Festival Fringe. You will have behind-the-scenes access to Fringe Central, our participants’ hub throughout the Fringe, as well as time with members of our Senior Management team. And of course we will thank you in the Fringe programme and here on edfringe.com.

To learn more about Fringe Angel memberships, please contact Development Manager Fiona Carr on 0131 240 1913 or email fiona.carr@edfringe.com.


Paying by Direct Debit

Direct Debit is no longer available for the 2018 Fringe. Please check back after the Fringe when Direct Debit will open again for 2019 membership.

 

Become a Friend for 2018

Becoming a Friend of the Fringe for 2018 is quick and easy!

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