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The End of Endinburgh Fringe Festival

The End of Endinburgh Fringe Festival

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival was established in 1947 and is one of the biggest arts festivals in the world. It is estimated that the festival hosts 55,000 performances of 3,548 different shows in 317 venues. The name of the festival comes from the fact that 8 uninvited theatre companies came to The Edinburgh International Festival and were refused performances spaces, so they literally performed on the fringes of the festival! To increase inclusivity, anybody can perform at the Fringe Festival with any kind of act (though it has become a mecca for comedians and comedy lovers). It has been a launching pad for British comedy luminaries like Stephen Fry, Emma Thompson, Graham Norton and Rachel Weiz.

Learn more about the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with our activities below…

Activity Ideas:

  • Print out and enjoy our Theatre Activity Book – here 
  • Learn more about the arts with these videos from our partners at Street Theatre – here, here and here
  • Enjoy a virtual tour of Scotland – here
  • Learn more about The Fringe Festival with our activity book – here