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The Royal Mile during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Photo: Jan Kranendonk/Shutterstock

Edinburgh Festival Fringe or Edinburgh International Festival

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe (Edinburgh Fringe) is the world’s largest open access performing arts festival featuring theatre, circus, dance, cabaret and comedy shows. The festival takes place every August for three weeks in Scotland’s capital city at the same time as the Edinburgh International Festival, a separate festival to the Ed Fringe. Get The Stage Special Digital Edition: Edinburgh Fringe, with every Edinburgh Fringe review, on The Stage App. Search 'The Stage theatre news' in your app store to download the app for free.

The Edinburgh International Festival is an annual performing arts festival that takes place in Scotland’s capital city every August. Performances include opera, dance, spoken word, and theatre. The Festival occurs at the same time as the Edinburgh Fringe.

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A 10-point code of conduct outlining how Edinburgh’s 11 festivals should work with volunteers is to go before the city’s council. The code will be...

Playwrights Alice Birch, Tanika Gupta, Gary McNair and Linda McLean have been nominated for the James Tait Black Prize for Drama. The £10,000 playwriting prize...

A revival of Ionesco's Rhinoceros is the major winner at this year's Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland.The co-production between Edinburgh's Royal Lyceum Theatre, the Edinburgh International Festival...

The Edinburgh International Book Festival is becoming an "incubator" for new theatre, according to its director Nick Barley. Speaking at the launch of the programme...

Buskers at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe will be able to accept cashless donations using a contactless payment system as part of a new...

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society has promised to address the issue of fair pay for workers as it launches its biggest ever programme of...

Pauline Quirke Academy is moving into venue operation and will run a listed building in Edinburgh as part of this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Riddle’s...

The Edinburgh Fringe started by accident. In 1947, eight companies took advantage of the existence of the official Edinburgh International Festival to programme their...
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