Edinburgh Fringe Registration Reopens in May as Fringe Player Announced

Submitted by Erin Roche on Wed, 14 Apr '21 7.44pm
How Long - Ed Fringe - Erin Roche (2009)

Another bright light for the future of the Edinburgh festival, arts and culture community shines today as  the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society announces that show registration for Fringe 2021 will open on Wednesday 5th May.

Artists and venues will be able to register Fringe shows right up until the end of the festival. The Fringe’s world-class programme will be available to browse and book at edfringe.com, with tickets going on sale for audiences in early summer.

As Scotland navigates its roadmap out of lockdown, much is still unknown about what the Fringe will look like this August. However, a range of scenarios are being prepared for, from socially distanced live events to digital offerings.

The Fringe Society introduces the brand-new Fringe Player, an online platform that aims to bring some festival magic into homes across the world, while providing a secure space for artists, companies and venues to host their shows digitally, available to any registered 2021 Fringe show. 

Any live performance registered as part of the 2021 Fringe will be expected to adhere to public health guidance from the Scottish Government.

Audiences can search, browse and buy tickets to both online and in-person work through tickets.edfringe.com. More details on individual shows and Fringe 2021 will be available in early summer.

Shona McCarthy, Chief Executive, Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society said: “We’re delighted to be able to open registration for 2021. Of course, we’re still very much in planning mode as we await further updates from the Scottish Government, but this feels like a hugely positive step in the right direction.

“Through the work being created across the various digital platforms, including the Fringe Player, artists have a brilliant opportunity to reach audiences and communities all over the world. I look forward to seeing how our Fringe creatives use these platforms in 2021 and beyond.”

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe will take place from 06 – 30 August 2021. Learn more at edfringe.com