The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the single biggest celebration of arts and culture on the planet.
Every August, for three weeks, the city of Edinburgh welcomes an explosion of creative energy from around the globe.
Why visit the Fringe?
Performers of all stripes take to stages across the city to present shows for every taste. From big names in the world of entertainment to unknown artists looking to build their careers, the festival caters for everyone and includes theatre, comedy, dance, physical theatre, circus, cabaret, children’s shows, musicals, opera, music, spoken word, exhibitions and events.
Edinburgh, Scotland?s capital city, is a historical city situated on the east coast of Scotland on the Firth of Forth. Edinburgh has been the Scottish capital since the 15th century. It has two distinct areas, both UNESCO listed World Heritage Sites: the Old Town, dominated by Edinburgh Castle, and the neoclassical New Town.
Home of the Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh is enriched with culture and literature, fine architecture, beautiful parks and galleries, including The National Gallery of Scotland, and has a small city centre that?s easily walkable. Well-known visitor attractions include Edinburgh Castle and the Palace of Holyrood House separated by the historical Royal Mile, the Royal Yacht Britannia, the Scott Monument, the National Museum of Scotland and the Royal Botanic Garden. With a population of almost 500,000, Edinburgh is Scotland’s second largest city after Glasgow.
A festival city, Edinburgh hosts 11 festivals each year, including the Fringe: Edinburgh Science Festival, Edinburgh International Children’s Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival, Edinburgh Art Festival, Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Edinburgh International Festival, Edinburgh International Book Festival, Edinburgh International Storytelling Festival and Edinburgh’s Hogmanay. More information is available at?edinburghfestivalcity.com.