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Welcome to the 2019 Free Edinburgh Festival!

Check out our programme of shows - every day until August the 25th all around Edinburgh




What's On Now
Freshly Squeezed Comedy
10:20 at The City Café
10:20 at The Counting House
Scottie Dog & Friends!
10:30 at Bar 50
Lee Kyle – ConQuest
10:40 at The City Café
Games With James
11:00 at The Counting House
About Comedy: Stand-Up Comedy Courses
11:00 at The Free Sisters
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Best in Free: Best of the Fringe

With award winners and nominees, over many years we've had critically acclaimed Fringes, alongside a bucket-load of four and five-star reviewed shows.

This means our shows are free and also some of the best of the Fringe - while we allow performers and audiences experience the freedom too, with a chance to experiment and enjoy, just without the huge costs! Just what the Fringe should be!

Pay What You Want

All of our shows take a collection at the end, for you to pay what you think the show is worth.

All of this goes to the performer to help them produce thier show - but if you can't afford to pay there is no neeed to: our shows are for everyone

Free Freinge Festival shows in Edinburgh
9,053 Performances, 410 Shows

We have exciting new venues, shows and even a brand new website this year.

Several venues have been refurbished to make your free Fringe viewing all that more pleasurable - Our music stages are back, our courtyards are ready to soak up the atmosphere and you can come and watch some shows from all over the world.

All day, every day August 1-25, FOR FREE!

Running the Free Festival costs a lot of Money

Some of this money is recouped through sponsorship & advertising. If you would like to contribute and help keep these venues free for performers and audiences click here