Festival time in Edinburgh is unique. Previously, we gave you an insight into the Edinburgh Art Festival. This week, we will give you a glimpse into one of the greatest culture events in the world, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
The Fringe is incomparable and unforgettable! With 40,000 performances taking placing during three and a half weeks in August and a 400-page programme divided in the following sections: Cabaret, Music, Dance and Physical Theatre, Comedy, Musical and Opera, Events, Exhibitions and Children’s Shows, there is certainly something for every one!
As you can see the variety of events and performances is unbelievable, unimaginable, from street theatre and performances, stand-up comedy in bars to well-established and renowned international and local productions. The streets are packed with actors and performers distributing flyers and promoting their shows. Last year, John Malcovich, one of Hollywood’s most famous stars, was also on Royal Mile distributing leaflets. This is also the place to be for performers from all over the world. Here they have a chance to showcase their talent and also watch their peers from every corner of the globe.
It’s without a doubt the most important cultural of the year and there couldn’t be a better place for it than Edinburgh. Welcoming and beautiful, Edinburgh is a small city with amazing architecture and historical sites. The city itself is a wonderful place to visit. During the festival it becomes a vibrant stage. Since the city is hosting so many plays and performances, almost every public space becomes a venue.
Tickets are not expensive; there are lots of same-day ticket deals and much to watch for free. It’s quite intense so planning and booking in advance is highly recommended.
If you have never been to the Fringe, watch the video on the Edinburgh Fringe website and you will understand what it’s all about and what you are missing if you are not coming…