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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2023

4 August 2023 - 28 August 2023

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One of the largest arts festivals in the world, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe takes place in the Scottish capital from 4 to 28 August, 2023.

The world’s oldest fringe festival runs alongside the Edinburgh Festival. This year there will be some 670 shows during the Fringe. Details of what’s on at the 2023 Fringe can be found here.

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2023

Expect theatre, cabaret, musicals, circus, comedy, dance, spoken words and free performances (as well as 404 pay-as-you-like shows), as the world takes to the streets of Auld Reekie.

GuruDodo from the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, c. David Monteith Hodge
GuruDodo from the 2016 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, c. David Monteith Hodge

Edinburgh Fringe Comedy

The Edinburgh Fringe is famous for launching the career of many a young pretender and this year will no doubt be no different.

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High Street c. David Monteith Hodge
High Street c. David Monteith Hodge
Edinburgh Fringe 2023 Dates

Edinburgh Fringe 2023 will run from 4 to 28 August.

Edinburgh Fringe Tickets

You can purchase tickets online at or from the Fringe Box Office (see address below). The Virgin Half Price Hut on the Mound Precinct also sells half-price tickets each day of the Fringe from 10am to 9pm. For full details about how you can buy your tickets and where to collect them, visit here.

Edinburgh Fringe Programme

The full programme for Edinburgh Festival Fringe 20232 can be viewed here.

Edinburgh Festival Fringe The Mound c. David Monteith Hodge
The Mound c. David Monteith Hodge

Edinburgh Free Fringe

The Fringe is renowned for its free performances.

Edinburgh Fringe Box Office

Edinburgh Fringe Box Office is at 180 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1QS. The box office can be contacted at or at +44 (0)131 226 000.

Edinburgh Fringe Accommodation and Flights to Edinburgh

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Cover photo: MakeYourFringe by Laurence Winram. All photos, © Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society.


4 August 2023
28 August 2023


Edinburgh Fringe Box Office
180 High Street
Edinburgh,EH1 1QSUnited Kingdom
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Before setting up Travel Begins at 40, Mark was the publisher of AsiaLIFE Cambodia and a freelance travel writer. When he is not packing and unpacking his travelling bag, Mark writes novels, including To Cook A Spider and Peppered Justice. He loves walking, eating, tasting beer, isolation and arthouse movies, as well as talking to strangers on planes, buses and trains whenever possible. Most at home when not at home.

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