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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.

Last month, Lyn Gardner asked, in advance of this year’s Edinburgh Fringe, for people to look out for each other. She wrote: “For some...

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On almost my last day at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2015 I saw a show called Labels made by Joe Sellman-Leava who had asked...

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe may have had its curtain call, but many shows that played there can now be seen elsewhere across the UK....

The end of this year’s Edinburgh Fringe was marked, as ever, with the various awards presented across the city, its annual take on the...

This is the first year I have taken a show to the fringe. Although I love it, Edinburgh is not kind on anyone with...

Rosie Kay Dance Company’s 5 Soldiers – The Body is the Frontline is to be live-streamed from a working army drill hall. The performance on September...

Every year in Edinburgh, for one performance only that attracts thousands of people, a young man dressed as a gorilla dressed as an old...
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