If you happen to be walking around the Scottish Lochs in August, make sure to visit the capital of
The first edition of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe took place in 1947. It came to life when eight theatre companies were uninvited to the Edinburgh International Festival. One of them performed the medieval morality play “Everyman” not in
At the beginning of the seventies, the Fringe became too important to be organised only by volunteers and therefore John Milligan was employed as its first administrator. In the years eighties, almost 500 companies took part in the Fringe, making it the largest arts festival in the world. In 2000, it became the first festival to sell its tickets online in real time. Seven years later, more than one and a half million (1,697,293 precisely) tickets were sold for Fringe performances, which clearly achieved its position in the world.
The 2009 Edinburgh Festival Fringe was a record-breaking edition. Let’s have a look at the figures on the official website: in three weeks time 18,901 performers took to the stage to give 34,265 performances in 256 different venues. 1,859,235 tickets were sold and 465 shows were for free. What about 2010? We already know that the 64th edition of the Fringe will take place between the 6th and 30th August. Are you feeling like performing at this event? What are you waiting for? Book your tickets and live the greatest adventure of your life!