Comprising Assembly, Dance Base, Gilded Balloon, Just the Tonic, Pleasance, Summerhall, Underbelly and ZOO, EdFest.com provides a centralised booking and reviews hub providing access to 1,159 shows across comedy, dance, theatre, and music at 140 venues, featuring performers from 32 different countries.
Some notable shows in the 2022 EdFest.com line up are:
Assembly: The Choir of Man, Beats on Pointe, Friendsical, Love, Loss & Chianti and Queenz: The Show with Balls!
DanceBase: Ballet Ireland: Bold Moves, Scottish Dance Theatre: Antigone, Interrupted, The Dan Daw Show
Gilded Balloon: Late’n Live, Maisie Adam: Buzzed, Leith Social, Afghanistan Is Not Funny by Henry Naylor, Jack Docherty: Nothing But
Just The Tonic: Jimeoin: The Craic!, Tom Stade: The High Road, Aliya Kanani: Where are from, from?, Jack Gleadow: Jack’s Entertainment, Anthony Devito: My Dad Isn’t Danny Devito
Pleasance: Freedom Ballet of Ukraine: Ballet Freedom, Sophie Duker: Hag, Ben Hart: Wonder, Tim Vine: Breeep!, SK Shlomo: Breathe
Summerhall: Learning to Fly, Life is Soft, Mama Love, Talisk, Efterkland
Underbelly: La Clique, Rhys Nicholson: Rhys! Rhys! Rhys!, Dragons & Mythical Beasts, Circa: Humans 2.0, Unfortunate: The Untold Story of Ursula the Sea Witch
ZOO: Night Dances, Runners, Rocky, Sad Book, Far Gone, Every Word Was Once An Animal
The new EdFest.com website has been designed to give audiences a more bespoke experience, allowing them to search and find shows they will love. Companies and venues will update information on a regular basis and the public will be encouraged to review shows and share with their friends. The new experience gives ticket buyers a more rounded view of what’s on offer.
Speaking on behalf of the eight EdFest.com venues, Jim Hollington, CEO of Dance Base, said: “The last two years have been incredibly hard for everyone in the arts and entertainment sector. It’s therefore critical that this year’s Edinburgh Fringe is a success, to protect the future of our own organisations, of the performing artists who make the Fringe, and of our contribution to the city of Edinburgh overall.
“As producing venues, we invest a huge amount of time, energy and money curating and producing some of the best entertainment in the world and bringing that to Edinburgh. Whilst the pandemic created numerous challenges, it did allow us to stop and think about how we could collaborate and do things better. Across the eight EdFest.com venues we share a similar vision and so it made sense for us to pool our sales and marketing resources to drive efficiencies across our own operations and ultimately make things easier for customers. Our box offices will also all be linked and audiences will be able to buy for multiple venues.
We are so excited to welcome back Fringe loyalists who turn up every year, Edinburgh locals, first timers and all our wonderful performers and staff to Edinburgh’s celebration of art and culture. Regardless of whether this is your first or 40th year at The Fringe, visit the website here to book spectacular shows and enjoy the very best of Edinburgh this August. We can’t wait to get going! ”