Audiences can attend a wide range of Fringe shows both in person and online, via scheduled online performances and on-demand digital shows.


In-person shows

In-person shows take place at venues across Edinburgh, with the potential for both indoor and outdoor performances.

All registered live, in-person performances are operated in accordance with City of Edinburgh Council and Scottish Government safety regulations, such as those pertaining to covid-19.

In 2021, that included one-metre social distancing, required face-coverings indoors and regular hand washing. Many Fringe venues applied safety measures such as clear ventilation, one-way systems, bubble seating and contactless payment.

We will update audiences and artists on what restrictions may be in place for in-person performances at Fringe 2022 – sign up to our mailing list to be kept in the loop.

For information about visiting and getting around Edinburgh take a look at our visitor experience guide.

 

Is my show sold out?

The Fringe Box Office is allocated a percentage of tickets to sell on behalf of each show, which varies between shows and venues. When a show is listed as having 'no ticket allocation remaining', this means our allocation has sold out; however, it's always worth checking with the venue in case they have their own allocation.

Venues can also allocate additional tickets to the Fringe Box Office – for example if restrictions around venue capacity are relaxed and more seats become available – so it's also worth checking back now and then to see if a show has any more tickets available.

Online shows

There are two kinds of online events at the Fringe: scheduled and on demand.

  • Scheduled shows: Audiences buy tickets as they would to a traditional in-person event. Shows have a dedicated start and end time and are treated as ‘appointment to view’ events.
  • On-demand shows: Audiences buy tickets to watch at their leisure. Some online shows have a viewing window (where the show is available to watch for a set amount of time).

Detailed information about how to view each individual online event is available at the point of booking.

Online platforms:
Online shows take place on a range of different platforms such as Zoom, YouTube and Vimeo. Information on how to access these is provided at the point of purchase.

Online shows are available to watch from August but can be pre-booked once their listing is published on edfringe.com.


Programme and tickets

All Fringe events are listed online at edfringe.com. You can find out more information on ticketing on our Box Office information page.

Stay in the loop

Whether you’re a seasoned Fringe veteran or interested in visiting for the first time, be the first to know the latest Fringe updates by signing up to receive our emails updates or through our social media channels. 

Please note: except during the Fringe our social media channels are monitored during our office hours: 10:00 – 18:00, Monday – Friday.


Visit the Fringe Shop

Our online Fringe Shop is the place to find limited-edition Fringe goodies from festivals past and present, from hoodies and t-shirts to posters and postcards. Plus, you get the warm glow of knowing that the funds we raise through the Fringe Shop provide vital support for the Fringe Society’s charitable activities, helping artists and audiences at the festival.