The Edinburgh Free Fringe Festival

by Free Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Edinburgh Free Fringe Festival


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Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 11th September 2020 at 9:02am

Support the Free Edinburgh Fringe Festival to keep the Fringe Free in 2021

by Free Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

The current Coronavirus Crisis has many organisations and artists in the arts industries without an income, including us.

The Free Festival has been running shows at the Edinburgh Fringe since 2004, providing an innovative format for performers and audiences at the world's largest arts festival.

It's the grass-roots of the Fringe, supporting new and innovative talent outside of the big corporate venues. It's where performers are not charged high rental prices to perform like in a lot of Fringe venues, and audiences are not asked to pay high ticket prices to attend events - instead they donate what they can at the end of the show.

This method has opened up the Fringe to many more performers making it much more affordable to bring a show to the Edinburgh Fringe, and opened up the arts to people who can't afford high ticket prices. We make things fairer for the artists and audience. 

In 2019 there were over 9,000 performances of 400 different free Edinburgh Fringe Festival shows and we hope to bring back a similar programme in 2021. A huge festival of free fun available to all.

Much like all of the arts in 2020 we have been affected by the covid shutdown and the cancellation of the Fringe, so help us to continue supporting artists in future years at the Edinburgh Fringe, with all donations helping to keep the Free Fringe Festival running in future years, support artists and make sure audiences know about the grass-roots Fringe.

This year we are running online shows Aug 7-30 (details on help support performers by watching these shows and donating to then with our rewards.

Thank You! 

Last Years Free Fringe Festival in Photos - and we hope again in 2021!






This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

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Free Festival Badge

Be the proud owner of a free Festival Pin badge, worn by performers at the Fringe

£5 or more

Watch and Donate to an Online Free Fest Show

Select your online show from (Running Aug 7-30) to donate to that show. Email us at to let us know which show you're supporting and watching. If it's a ticketed show, we'll reply with the link to watch it. Donations are split between the Performer of the show and the Free Festival.

£9 or more

AJ Bell Fringe on Friday Ticket 14th August 21:00

On the 14th of August at 9pm, kick back and enjoy all your Fringe favourites from the comfort of your own home, with a ticket to the AJ Bell Fringe on Friday. Featuring, your host Jayde Adams alongside the likes of Reuben Kaye, Fern Brady, Travis Jay, Myra DuBois and a special live performance from Abandoman plus many more.

£15 or more

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Limited Edition Free Festival Mug

Be the proud owner of a limited edition Free Fringe Festival Mug, featuring our mascot, Lucky Clucky the chicken in his disco gear from the 2019 Fringe and our 2020 online Free Shows. Includes UK Postage.

£20 or more

Watch & Donate to Four Online Free Fest Shows

Select your four online show from (Running Aug 7-30) to donate to those shows. Email us at to let us know which shows you're supporting and watching. If any of the shows are ticketed show, we'll reply with the link to watch them. Donations are split between the Performer of the show and the Free Festival.

£25 or more

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Fringes of the World Artists Tote Bags

Pick up a very limited edition tote bag and bit of worldwide Fringe history, from a random selection from a range of Artists bags given out to performers at various festivals which Laughing Horse has attended over the last decade - including the Edinburgh Fringe, Brighton Fringe and Australia's Adelaide Fringe and Perth Fringe World. (Incl. UK Postage)

£50 or more

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Website and Social Media Thank You and Link

Plug your thing.... and get a big sloppy thank your from us on the front page of our website ( for the next year, and also posts on our social media pages (Facebook - & and Twitter

Let's make 'The Edinburgh Free Fringe Festival' happen

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