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We're back and raring to go! Our programme of shows for 2017 is now live! Our Edinburgh Fringe shows run from Aug 3rd to 27th this year, with the Kids Festival shows starting on July 30th. This year we have a record-breaking 400 shows at our venues, and more venues than ever!  

We have 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 is 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's our 14th year in Edinburgh, and we hope to follow the successes from previous years where our shows and performers won or where nominated for numerous awards. This is an amazing recognition of our programming, and we have so much for you to look forward to this time around - so use the search options on the left to discover the gems that are in our programme! 

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We had a hugely critically acclaimed Fringe last year, with a massive bucket-load of five-star reviewed shows and even more four star reviewed shows - 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 our programme, using the calendar or search tools on the left of this page to see what was is on in 2017, and we hope to see you in Edinburgh through the Fringe month of August again! 

And Lucky Clucky, our chicken mascot has got a new job - he's been elected to become the Fringe's President Cluck - we hope he'll guide you through the fun and games of another crazy Edinburgh Fringe with all of our fabulous free shows! 

Running The Free Festival costs a lot of money... some of 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
Become 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...


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