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The Edinburgh Festival Fringe

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The Fringe will look a little different this year but the world's biggest cultural festival will run with a blended approach to give performers and attendees an element of normality again. Audiences will be able to access a wide range of performances through socially distanced in-person events, scheduled online performances and on-demand digital shows.

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe will take place between 6th and 30th August 2021 with hundreds of performances taking place across the city.

You can watch performances from the comfort of your own home live with scheduled online shows, or make use of the new Fringe Player by watching the performances back at your own leisure with both featuring captioning built-in.

With precautions still in place, there will be no familiar Fringe guide printed and engagement will be mostly online. Every event will be e-ticketed and physical contact will be minimal where possible. Street events will make a return so get ready to tip those buskers!

How to Book

A list of shows can be browsed on the website where tickets can also be purchased:

Use this page to browse accessible performances and find access information for all venues before you go. It is recommended you make most of the Access Bookings team to ensure your experience will be a thoroughly enjoyable one.

More information about ticket booking can be found on the Fringe's Box Office frequently asked questions.

Photo of a Fringe performance - woman on her knees going backwards and a man falling towards her with three men holding him back.

Photo of: A Fringe performance © Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society / David Monteith Hodge.

Changing Places toilets

  • The Booking Office Pub, Waverley Bridge, EH1 1BQ, 06:00 – 00:00
  • National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, EH1 1JF, 10:00 – 17:00
  • The Scottish Parliament, 1 Horse Wynd, EH99 1SP, opening hours vary – visit
  • Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art – Modern One – 75 Belford Road, Edinburgh, EH4 3DR - 09:00 -17:00