What's all this then?

EdFest is a gathering of seven of the core venues that present a world-class programme of shows as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe; Assembly, C-ARTS, Gilded Balloon, Just the Tonic, Pleasance, theSpaceUK, Underbelly and ZOO.

This collaboration was initiated in 2022 after the impact of the Covid pandemic that created a two-year hiatus for the Festival. The last full festival was in 2019. 2020 was cancelled. And in 2021, most of the EdFest venues operated at about ten percent of what they did pre-pandemic. The endeavour behind working together is to collaborate on all the complexities of rebuilding this incredible event and at the heart of it is our commitment to programming world-class shows and creating wonderful experiences for audiences.

This website brings together all the EdFest shows under our collective banner and makes it easy for you to buy tickets for any of the seven venues in one basket. There is a search function that helps you find what you want to see when. Show pages with information from the venues and presenting companies.

New this year, we have introduced Love the Fringe Membership scheme! In 2024 becoming a member entitles you to free tickets and exclusive offers across all EdFest venues.

We all love this festival and the drive behind this endeavour is to make it easy for you to find shows you want to see. Make this site your go to place for "the best shows and exclusive offers at the festival fringe”.