What is the
Edinburgh Fringe /
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the world’s largest performing arts festival, taking place over three weeks every August. The festival dates back to 1947 when eight theatre groups turned up to perform uninvited at the Edinburgh International Festival, staging their shows on the fringe of the festival. Since this spontaneous artistic movement, millions have flocked to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe every year to present, enjoy, and programme art of every genre. From big names to unknown artists, the festival has something for everyone, with shows spanning theatre, comedy, dance, physical theatre, musicals, opera, music, exhibitions and events.