Friday, 7 August 2015

Edinburgh Fringe tips


The Edinburgh Fringe Festival is the largest arts festival in the world, making it the ideal destination for actors, writers and directors to show off their latest work. It also makes a great holiday destination for arts lovers, with comedy, drama, musicals and children’s shows ready to entertain from the 5th-31st August. This will be my second year heading up to the festival, and this year I am producing a show which has been pretty stressful!

If you’re heading up to Edinburgh this August, here are a few tips for surviving your festival experience.

1. Research

The Edinburgh Fringe festival website will have all the shows that are playing throughout the month. Look at websites such as the BBC and review sites such as Broadway Baby, all there to help you decide which shows to go and see. Whether you’re into Shakespeare or Musicals, have a quick look, and maybe order some tickets in advance.

2. Take all the flyers

If you dare to head into the city centre and onto the Royal Mile, you will be bombarded with flyers the whole way down. Take them and put them in your bag to have a look at a later date. Interested in a show? Chances are the cast and crew will be on the mile. Go and talk to them, or congratulate someone who you saw perform the night before. It’s a great way to interact with the performers, and it will really make their day too. Who knows, you could discover a hidden gem

3. Money

It can get expensive. Tickets are generally around £7.50-£10, and the money can rack up pretty fast. Pace yourself, and also try out the free fringe if you want to see some cracking shows, but don’t have the funds. Also look out for 2 for 1 deals or get there early to enjoy cheaper tickets for preview shows!

4. Social Media

Enjoyed a show? Find the show on twitter or facebook and send them a quick message. Performers want to get the buzz about their show, and what better to let them know that!

5. Enjoy

Explore all the venues, climb up the Arthur Seat at 5am in the morning, see some incredible, but also some rubbish shows. You honestly will never experience anything like this ever again!

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2 comments

  1. Hi! I'm Kasey!, I am a huge fan of your blog and been following it since early 2015. I wish I got to meet you in scotland as I was actually in Edinburgh 2 weeks before you posted this blog post, it would have been amazing to meet up with a fellow blogger like myself. Apart from that lovely post!
    -kasey

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    1. Aw thank you so much - this is so lovely!! xx

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