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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.

A playwright and poet who employed the rich, muscular vernacular of his native Scotland to often vivid effect, Donald Campbell, who has died aged...

Pleasance Theatre Trust has announced 20 productions that will share an investment of over £140,000 as part of its Pleasance Futures development programme. The trust...

For just over a year Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge was a regular columnist for The Stage in between the show winning awards at Edinburgh...

Emma Dennis-Edwards’ one-woman show Funeral Flowers began life as a community project with London’s Royal Court, before transferring to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where...

The Edinburgh International Festival is expanding its remit to take on mid-scale work from a much broader geographical reach at this year's edition in...

A play by journalist Bim Adewunmi that was commissioned as part of an initiative for debut playwrights but cancelled without notice is to be...

Theatre companies Barrel Organ, Burnt Lemon and Poltergeist have won this year's Untapped Award, for which they win a full Edinburgh Fringe run. The award,...

Edinburgh residents are being urged to offer their spare rooms to artists at this year’s Fringe Festival in a bid to make the event...

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society is teaming up with crowdfunding platform Kickstarter to support theatremakers bringing shows to the fringe. Kickstarter is also pledging $7,000...
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