TO THE FREE EDINBURGH
Festival will be back in 2017 - August 3rd-27th!
extra kids festival beforehand from July 30th).
Our 2017 Programme will launch at the end of May
2017, as we are currently busy programming the
venues for August. If
you are a performer, click here to apply to take
part in 2017!
website contains the shows that we had across
our venues last Fringe, in August 2016.
We had some new
exciting venues for you to choose from (there'll
be more in 2017!), and a
another big selection of the very best free shows
- with the usual massive comedy selection,
along with three brand new 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!
hope to follow the success of 2016 in 2017, our
shows and performers won or where nominated for numerous
awards, an amazing recognition of our programming. We
have started the performer application process
now, and this will keep going for a few months.
It's a big job finding 350 fabulous free Fringe
We had a hugely
critically acclaimed Fringe last year, with a
huge bucket-load of five-star reviewed shows and
even more four star reviewed shows - which
proves 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 tool on
the left of this page to see what was on in 2016,
and we hope to see you in Edinburgh through the
Fringe month of August again next year!
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...