Digs hosts wanted for EdFringe

Mar 13 2019 | By More

EdFringe teams up with TheatreDigsBooker.com

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society is urging Edinburgh residents to join up as with TheatreDigsBooker to host fringe participants during August.

TheatreDigsBooker is an online platform with provides accommodation exclusively to performers and theatre staff. It already has 100 digs available in Edinburgh year-round and provides accommodation at an affordable rate.

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Announcing the new partnership, Shona McCarthy chief executive of the society, said it is committed to making accommodation more affordable for artists at the Fringe, describing it as one of the biggest issues participants face.

She said: “In partnership with TheatreDigsBooker’s online platform, we are reaching out to the residents of Edinburgh to register their property and host an artist in their spare room.

“Over a third of Edinburgh residents visit the Fringe during August and this is another way they can engage and support the artists that make this festival diverse, inclusive and amazing.

She added that they would be: “Ensuring that those participating at the fringe, including performers, producers and technical staff can continue to bring incredible work to our city each year, irrespective of background or financial status.

“It’s also a fantastic opportunity to see the Fringe in a whole new light.”

Host Fiona Knowles who is heading into her fifth festival season after first listing her spare room in 2014 said: “I love using TheatreDigsBooker and wouldn’t list my room anywhere else.

“As an actress myself, I’ve also used it as a guest and for both purposes it’s safe, reliable and convenient. As a host, I’m confident that guests will treat my home with respect and the support and communication from TheatreDigsBooker is really good.”

The fringe adds that given the rising costs of staying in Edinburgh in August, it is looking for people who are primarily interested in the experience both they and the artists can share, as opposed to the financial return they can gain.

This scheme is aimed at those who have a spare room that they can offer to an artist or participant registered with the Fringe at minimal cost.

Listings and links:

To host a Fringe participant please register at: https://hello.theatredigsbooker.com/edinburgh-fringe/

If you are a participant at the 2019 Fringe and are looking for a place to stay: https://www.edfringe.com/take-part/accommodation


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  1. Edlets says:

    http://www.edlets.com are also able to help, Edlets are the official partners of The Fringe and the main booking website for performers and visitors to The Fringe, direct link from Edfringe, free to list only small booking fee for guests on confirmed bookings only. We can list whole properties and rooms. Call us now 0131 500 0020