TO THE FREE EDINBURGH
2017 Fringe is over, but don't worry we'll be
back in 2018 - From August 2nd to 26th!
ran through August this year and we had a record-breaking 400 shows at our venues,
more venues than ever, more award nominations
than ever, and our busiest year as well. We're
already looking forward to doing even better in
2017 we had some exciting
new venues for you to choose from,
including the return of the Counting House, and a
another big selection of the very best free shows...
There was the usual massive comedy selection,
along with four music stages, some
fantastic cabaret, theatre, children's shows,
spoken word a walking tour and some busking. As
always there was so much to choose from!
It was out 14th year in Edinburgh, and we
hope to follow the successes in 2018 with a huge 15th
anniversary year -
For performers we'll be starting the official
application process to take pare in late
December, but if you have show ideas or wish to
talk to us about performing, you can email us at
We had a hugely
critically acclaimed Fringe, with a
massive bucket-load of five-star reviewed shows and
even more four star reviewed shows, two
nominations for best comedy, and many more award
nominations - which
proves that our free shows are a sign of top quality
Fringe shows, while we let performers and
audiences experience the freedom of the Fringe,
with a chance to experiment and enjoy. Just
what the Fringe should be!
Do check out
what we had in our
programme, using the calendar or search tools on
the left of this page to see what was on in 2017,
our 2018 programme will be available in May, and we hope to see you in Edinburgh through the
Fringe month of August again next time around!
The Free Festival costs a lot of money...
this money is recouped through sponsorship,
advertising and our comedy courses... If you would
like to contribute and help keep the venues free for
acts and audiences, please click button above
a Free Festival Venue...
If you run a Fringe venue in Edinburgh and
would like to either become part of the Free
Festival or list your free shows with us, or
if you are a new venue looking to have free
shows at your venue for the Fringe,
click here for
some more information...