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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.

An 80-seat temporary theatre, first introduced at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, is moving to London to become a third space for the Pleasance Theatre...

Director Katie Mitchell is to make her Edinburgh International Festival debut this August as part of a residency by Paris-based Theatre des Bouffes du...

Producer Underbelly and London venue the New Diorama Theatre have announced the winners of its inaugural Untapped Edinburgh competition, for which three emerging companies...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe chief executive Shona McCarthy has warned that the annual arts festival could risk becoming unaffordable if costs continue to rise, in...

Scottish arts organisations have criticised ‘devastating’ cuts to children’s theatre companies in the latest funding round, labelling them a “huge blow” to the sector. Creative...

Ayr Gaiety Theatre and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe are among organisations to receive 100% cuts to their regular funding from Creative Scotland. The public body...

Almost a third of workers at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe are unpaid, new research has revealed. The results have prompted entertainment union BECTU to meet...

Danish ballet dancer and choreographer Peter Schaufuss has revealed plans for a full-time ballet school in Edinburgh at his two city-centre venues. Schaufuss, who helped...

Venue operator Sweet, which runs spaces at the Edinburgh and Brighton fringes, is to open a second permanent space in Brighton and expand its...
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