Ever dreamed of doing a show at the Edinburgh Fringe? Thousands have done it, and those thousands have made millions of mistakes. And while they'll tell you mistakes are part of the fun, they're really not. Mistakes suck. We know, because we've made them.
This is your guide to navigating the behemoth that is the Edinburgh Fringe - the biggest arts festival in the world, which attracts 20,000 performers each year. Whether you're a dancer, comedian, cabaret act, ventriloquist, juggler, playwright or all of the above, we're here to help with every aspect of preparing for and tackling the Fringe - plus we've backed up our knowledge by asking performers, producers, agents, press and venue staff for their best advice and top tips.
Learn to (amongst many other things):
- Pick & book a venue
- Flyer correctly
- Network in Edinburgh
- Stay healthy and sane for the month!
- Prepare and distribute your publicity
- Organise your get in
- Get the best accommodation and transport
And lots more.
Your Fringe experience starts here.
Featuring advice and tips from Nick Helm (BBC, Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee), Cariad Lloyd (BBC Radio 4, Channel 4, BBC3, Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee), Benny Davis (Axis Of Awesome, creator of smash hit 4 Chords Song) and many, many more.
"I love it! The chatty style makes it super easy to read and it's loaded up with excellence. Really wish I'd had it before I went the first time."
- Brydie Lee-Kennedy, comedian
"I can see this becoming the definitive insider's guide."
- Richard Stamp, Editor, Fringe Guru
"This is better than a Lonely Planet guide."
- Chris Harcum, New York based theatre maker