Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018
August 3 - August 27
One of the largest arts festivals in the world, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018 takes place in the Scottish capital from 3 to 27 August. Marking its 71st anniversary, this year sees some 3,548 shows performed in the world’s oldest fringe festival, that runs alongside the Edinburgh Festival 2018.
Expect theatre, cabaret, musicals, circus, comedy, dance, spoken words and almost 400 free performances, as the world takes to the streets of Auld Reekie.
This year headliners from the world of TV and film include Su Pollard from Hi-de-Hi, Ester Rantzen and Maureen Lipman. While comedians Rory Bremner, Jack Docherty, Lee Ridley and Reginald G. Hunter will tease you with their alternative sense of humour and compete for the accolade of the best Edinburgh Fringe joke.
From the world of cabaret, Yana Alana will make her debut at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018, with Between the Cracks, or you could take in the Comfort Food Cabaret. With 2018 marking the 250th anniversary of the circus, Cirque Alfonse will perform Tabarnak at Underbelly’s Circus Hub, while Finnish choreographer and dancer will perform the minimalistic This is the Title at Dance Base.
Gruff Rhys from the Super Fury Animals headlines the music selection, while the Queen’s Hall hosts country singer Beth Nielsen Chapman, and the Colin Steele Quintet will play some Miles Davis at the Jazz Bar. The music of Bon Jovi features in the musical We’ve Got Each Other, alternatively you could try Trump the Musical.
As for the spoken word, poet Neil Hilborn will read his poems at Summerhall, while the wisdom of Phil Jupitus and former Labour leader Ed Milliband can also be heard at this year’s Fringe.
In total, performers from some 51 countries will appear at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018, in what promises to be the highlight of the Festival season.
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Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018 Dates
Edinburgh Fringe 2018 runs from 3 to 27 August.
Edinburgh Fringe Tickets
You can purchase tickets online at edfringe.com 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
Edinburgh Free Fringe
In total, there will be 697 free performances, as well as a further 260 where you can choose to pay what you want.
Edinburgh Fringe Venues
For Edinburgh Fringe 2018, some 317 venues are putting on performances. A full list of the venues can be found here. https://tickets.edfringe.com/venues
Edinburgh Fringe Box Office
Edinburgh Fringe Box Office is at 180 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1QS. The box office can be contacted at edfringe.com or at +44 (0)131 226 000.
Edinburgh Fringe Accommodation
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