With the start of 2021 brings the 74th anniversary of the Edinburgh International Festival and Fringe. The International Festival started in 1947 and a number of uninvited groups came along to Edinburgh and performed around the fringes of the official International Festival and year after year the uninvited returned and in 1958 the Festival Fringe Society was born. 2020 was the first year the festival was cancelled.
Today, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society is a registered charity,
The Festival Fringe has three core objectives:
1 providing support, advice and encouragement to all the amazing artists, producers and venues who create the Fringe each year, from help with choosing a venue or writing a
press release, to advice on touring, free access to rehearsal space, and professional
development activities and events
2 assisting the audiences who come to Edinburgh by helping you navigate what’s on offer with comprehensive, accurate and up-to-date information and ticketing
3 promoting this wonderful and unique festival to the rest of the world.
Edinburgh has festivals of all sorts throughout the year below is a list of the Festivals and dates they take place or for the official sites click on Edinburgh Festival above.