Anticipating Scotland in 2019: Edinburgh's Festival Fringe

 Photo: David Monteith Hodge

Photo: David Monteith Hodge

What is the Edinburgh Fringe?  It is the world's largest arts festival transforms Scotland's capital every August, as thousands of performers take to hundreds of stages all over the city to present shows of all kinds and for every taste.  As you will see from the video, “on the whole is it’s one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen.  It’s like a playground for the imagination.  It like a massive fun house.  It’s one of the most important melting pots for ideas in the world (for the last 70 years!)  You can go see anything—circus, dance, cabaret, comedians, actors, buskers…from a serious drama to juggling, to a clown act to a naked drag queen. They cater for every taste.” 

What makes it special?

  • Totally open-access, the Fringe is proud to include in their program anyone with a story to tell and a venue willing to host them.

  • Audiences can enjoy theatre, comedy, dance, circus, cabaret, children's shows, physical theatre, musicals, opera, music, spoken word, exhibitions and events.

  • It's a magnet for creative producers, the industry and the media making it the biggest and most dynamic international arts market in the world.