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Welcome to the 2019 Free Edinburgh Festival!

Our new programme is now live, and we're back in Edinburgh August 1st to 25th




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There's tons of Free Fringe Festival fun in 2019

It's a new year, and a new prograamme of shows! And we have some of the biggest laughs at the Fringe again this year, with our huge comedy show selection - and don't forget we also have a huge programme of cabaret, theatre, music, children's shows and more. Check out the What's On menu above to browse this years programme and plan your August of arts and Entertainment at our venues all around town!

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

Latest News & Reviews
Review of The Presented

Review: The Presented at 59E59 Theaters

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Article about Nathan Cassidy: Observational

An Interview with Nathan Cassidy

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Article about Absolute Zero: Jez Watts

If You Like Funny Dirty Standup You'll Like Jez Watts

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Review of Object of Desire

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!

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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!

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