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Save the Fringe

Save the Fringe

Year-round Fringe centre part of £7.5 million campaign

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society is to include a year-round fringe centre in Edinburgh as part of a £7.5 million “Save the Fringe” fundraising campaign to secure its long-term revival after Covid.

August 24, 2021 | By | Reply More
Physical distancing lifted – official responses

Physical distancing lifted – official responses

Theatres and events respond to physical distancing news

The announcement in Holyrood on Tuesday that, if all goes according to plan, physical distancing will be completely lifted on Monday 9 August 2021 has been welcomed by Edinburgh’s theatres and events organisers.

June 24, 2021 | By | Reply More
EdFringe sets dates

EdFringe sets dates

EdFringe adds Fringe Player & opens registration May 5

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society has announced that show registration for the 2021 fringe will open on May 5 and that participants can use a new Fringe Player to share productions online.

April 14, 2021 | By | Reply More
Fleabag creator first EdFringe Pres

Fleabag creator first EdFringe Pres

EdFringe creates new President role

Phoebe Waller-Bridge, the creator of Fleabag, has been announced as the first honorary President of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society today, Friday 19 February 2021.

February 19, 2021 | By | Reply More
EdFringe Board: Noms Open

EdFringe Board: Noms Open

Nominations open for EdFringe Board of Directors:

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society has opened nominations for the three vacant places on its board of directors and announced a September date for its 2020 AGM.

July 24, 2020 | By | Reply More
EdFringe Goes Online

EdFringe Goes Online

Fringe Society’s 2020 digital plans announced:

Edinburgh’s fringe venues might be having a fallow year in 2020, but the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society is keeping the sprit of the Fringe alive with a series of alternative digital plans.

July 15, 2020 | By | Reply More
Elections for EdFringe

Elections for EdFringe

Society GM fails to pass constitutional amendment:

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society will elect three new members to its board of directors, after a specially convened general meeting failed to amend its own rules.

July 10, 2020 | By | 1 Reply More
£1.25M “life raft” for EdFringe

£1.25M “life raft” for EdFringe

£1M loan & £0.25M grant for Fringe Society:

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, the charity which oversees the Edinburgh Fringe, has been awarded £249,000 grants and a £1million interest-free loan to help support it through Covid-19 recovery.

June 16, 2020 | By | 1 Reply More
Support for festivals and workers

Support for festivals and workers

Festivals can repurpose existing grants:

The Scottish government and Edinburgh Council have both said that Edinburgh’s August festivals can repurpose existing grants to ensure their future.

April 1, 2020 | By | Reply More
All five August Fests off

All five August Fests off

All Edinburgh’s August 2020 festivals have been pulled:

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Edinburgh International Festival, Book Festival, Art Festival and the Royal Edinburgh Military Tatttoo will not be held in 2020.

April 1, 2020 | By | Reply More