About EdFest

EdFest is a gathering of eight of the core venues that present a world-class programme of shows as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe; Assembly, Dance Base, Gilded Balloon, Just the Tonic, Pleasance, Summerhall, Underbelly and Zoo. This collaboration was brought on by the impact of the Covid pandemic that created a two-year hiatus for the Festival. The last full festival was in 2019. 2020 was cancelled. And in 2021, most of the EdFest venues  operated at about ten percent of what they did pre-pandemic.

The endeavour behind working together is to collaborate on all the complexities of rebuilding this incredible event and at the heart of it is our commitment to programming world-class shows and creating wonderful experiences for audiences.

This website brings together all the EdFest shows under our collective banner and makes it easy for you to buy tickets for any of the eight venues in one basket. There is a search function that helps you find what you want to see when. Show pages with information from the venues and presenting companies, along with audience reviews and star rating, so that you can share these easily and get  a rounded view of what is on offer and what you want to see.

From now until the end of the Festival we will  be constantly updating the website with offers, so make sure you sign up  to our newsletters so that you have all the latest information on what’s going on.

We all love this festival and the drive behind this endeavour is to make it easy for you to find shows you want to see. Make this site your go to place for "the best curated shows at the festival fringe”.