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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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