With the Edinburgh Fringe Festival coming up again, I thought I’d write a post about some tips about attending the festival. And I’ve just edited a some photos from the last two years from when I attended the festival.
1. Take out money before getting to the festival
Sometimes later in the day, the atm machines go out of service, or there’s a huge line up to take out money. If you have the opportunity, take out some money before hitting the festival.
2. Book popular shows in advance
This is a bit obvious popular shows can sell out quickly. If there’s a show you want to see, book in advance.
Sold out shows may also have last minute tickets available at the venue, so if you forgot to get tickets, go to the venue anyway.
3. Bring change and small bills/notes
The Fringe Festival includes some street performances and free live theatre or comedy shows that you can see for free. However at the end of the free shows, the performers ask for a donation.
4. Book accommodation ahead of time
The last two years I’ve attended the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, I was already living in Edinburgh so I didn’t need to rent a room in a hotel or hostel.
August is a crazy busy month in Edinburgh, so it’s best to book your accommodation well in advance. And be prepared to pay a little more, as prices for rooms or beds are sometimes doubled.
5. Check out the Virgin Money Half Price Hut
Generally the shows range from £5.00-£30.00 for a ticket, with the average being about £10.00. Everyday the Virgin Money Half Price Hut will have tickets to select shows for half off.
Edinburgh Fringe Festival Photos
Have you attended the Edinburgh Fringe?