When is the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2012?
The festival runs for three weeks from August 3 to 27th.
Where does the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2012 take place?
The event takes place in a variety of venues throughout Edinburgh. For information it is best to contact the Fringe Office for specifics. Events cost between 6 and 12 pounds although some are cheaper, some are more expensive and there are some events that are free.
What is the Edinburgh Fringe Festival?
If you are looking for a large event with a wide variety of talent, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2012 is the place to be. With over 42 thousand performances scheduled that encompass almost 2,700 different shows and booked in 279 venues there is a lot to see. And if that is not enough, there are also 814 free shows that you can attend.
Saving money at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival
For the person trying to save a bit of money on tickets, the time to go is the first week when the shows are trying to get people in the seats while the press is visiting. You may also find cheaper preview events at the end of July. There may also be an opportunity to buy cheaper tickets near the end of the event as was done in 2008, but there is no guarantee. If there is a show that you have to attend, it is best to book when you have the funds available. If you can get a group of more than ten people together, you may qualify for a group discount but this is not available for everything.
What types of performances are at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival?
Comedies are the most prevalent form of entertainment at the Fringe with approximately 36% of the shows being in the genre. There are 45 Shakespearian productions in addition to 757 theatre shows, 357 music events and a poetry area with 41 events.
There is an Olympic-themed fun event called the Club Noir Burlesque which will be held at a concert venue within the city. This event will host 2,000 festival goers with an Olympic pub quiz put on by Al Murray, comedian and publican as well as La Clique Royale putting on an event called “The Queen’s Selection” which is a sexy, funny dangerous show. It will be held in a tented venue on George Street located in the centre of New Town.