The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the single biggest celebration of arts and culture on the planet. Every year, our charming wee city welcomes an explosion of creativity from around the world. From big names in the entertainment world to soon-to-be-famous artists and entertainers looking to launch their careers, the Festival Fringe is one of the most important melting pots for ideas and creativity in the world. With 50,000+ performances across hundreds of venues over three fun-tastic weeks in August, there are literally thousands of reasons to visit the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017.
2017 Marks 70 Years Of World-Class Entertainment
As the 70th anniversary of the Festival Fringe, this year’s Fringe is no laughing matter. All jokes aside, the festival has come a long way from the eight theatre groups who turned up uninvited at the first Edinburgh International Festival seventy years ago to stage their own Fringe of Festivals. Fast-forward seventy years later, and the theatrics have grown to epic proportions. With theatre, comedy, dance, circus, cabaret, children’s shows, musicals, opera, exhibitions and events throughout Edinburgh, the Fringe has become a festival in its own right. Today, it is an annual roulette of comedic relief and sensational entertainment for performers and theatre-goers alike.
All Of Edinburgh’s A Stage
When it comes to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, there is no such thing as traditional theatre spaces. Every nook and cranny of Edinburgh is transformed into a unique, charismatic space for theatre-hungry audiences and captivating performers eager to showcase their wares. Pubs, clubs, churches and university buildings all welcome artists and audiences through their doors. Pop-up venues, funky adapted spaces, busses, tunnels, and cobbled closes are all fair game.
Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 On A Budget
Cash poor does not need to mean culture poor. If you are visiting Edinburgh on a budget, there are still plenty of ways to make the most of the Fringe Festival. On Monday the 7th and Tuesday the 8th of August, take advantage of the many 2-4-1 offers available. Visiting the Virgin Money Half Price Hut is also sure to pay off. Every day, the hut holds a selection of tickets that are (you guessed it) half price. For the ultimate Fringe Free experience, make your way to the Royal Mile where there are always amazing free acts to enjoy. Be sure to keep an eye out for flyer-ers passing by – they usually have great discounts for shows starting soon!
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