The world's largest arts festival with over 40,000 performances and more than 2,500 shows packed into 250 venues across the city. The fringe is open to all: anyone can perform and everyone does- from students to superstars. Booking line: 0131 226 0000
Theatre critic Mark Fisher, author of The Edinburgh Fringe Survival Guide, gives his personal tips for the 2013 programme
Exploring the opportunities of one-off performances and events this August...
Key information on box offices, programmes, access and information to simplify your summer festivals...
Don't let the crowds fool you; unlike many tourist hot-spots, Edinburgh can offer you a very cheap full day out...
Beyond the festivals
Some of the world's most spectacular scenery and most enduring experiences are just a short trip away. Why not extend your visit to Edinburgh's Festivals and explore Scotland?
Choose from national collections and international blockbusters to more intimate spaces and exhibits to venues that encourage exploration and adventure.
The villages of Edinburgh are well worth discovering – each is surprisingly close to the city centre, and a world away from what you might expect.