Performing at Fringe 2020? Start here

Important Notice – the 2020 Fringe will not go ahead as planned. We will continue to cover Fringe news and stories and still welcome artists contacting us but the dates given in our ‘Key Dates’ and other pages are no longer valid.

How can we help?

If you are performing at Fringe 2020 – reach out! There are numerous ways we can help you and increase your ticket sales :

  • Meet the Performers‘ – in either a video interview or published article you get to introduce yourself and your show to our readers. We link through directly to the Edinburgh Fringe ticket site for your show, and for our most successful interviews last year we had hundreds of click-throughs. Want to apply? Use our Performer Contact Form to send us more details of your show.
  • Must-See Shows’ – We publish must-see shows by category in lists of 10. These helped target audiences find shows of interest and again we helped dozens of performers improve their ticket sales by linking all shows to the Fringe Box Office. Whilst our Editorial team determines list composition, you are welcome to provide details of your show for consideration using the Performer Contact Form. Details of when lists will be published are shown in our Key Dates page.
  • EFC Newsletter – New for this year will be an EFC newsletter in conjunction with This will be published shortly before the start of Fringe and include the best of our interviews and ‘must-see’ lists.
  • Reviews – During Fringe we review a variety of shows, and we hope to increase the number of performances we visit and review this year. You can read the criteria by which we assess shows here. Our Editorial team ultimately decides which shows are reviewed, though we welcome performers to send us details of shows we could potentially review through our Performer Contact Form.

New to EDI?

Edinburgh can de daunting for first timers. See articles we have written under category ‘performing at the Fringe’ for tips and tricks to staging a successful show.

Keep the conversation going

Performing at the Fringe for the first time? Or just want to share an interesting story about your Fringe show or preparations? We want to hear about it! Get in touch with us through the Contact Page form.