Show Registration for Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2021 Set to Open in May

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society (EFFS), the charity that underpins the world-renowned Edinburgh Fringe, has announced the opening of this year’s show registration as 5th May 2021. This process is available to artists and venues until the end of the festival with any live performance registered as part of the 2021 Fringe being expected to adhere to public health guidance from the Scottish Government.

While we all emerge from lockdown, this year’s Fringe format remains a bit of an unknown but a range of options, from socially distanced live events to digital offerings, are being prepared for. The programme will be available in the Fringe website with tickets going on sale there early this summer.

EFFS Chief Executive Shona McCarthy said “We’re delighted to be able to open registration for 2021. Of course, we’re still very much in planning mode as we await further updates from the Scottish Government, but this feels like a hugely positive step in the right direction.

“Through the work being created across the various digital platforms, including the Fringe Player, artists have a brilliant opportunity to reach audiences and communities all over the world. I look forward to seeing how our Fringe creatives use these platforms in 2021 and beyond.”

Part of the support given by EFFS to both artists and audiences is the brand new online platform Fringe Player that aims to bring the festival to homes across the globe, while providing a secure platform for artists, companies and venues to host their shows. The platform is available to any registered 2021 Fringe show or venue to use if they wish.

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe will take place from 06th till 30th August 2021.

 Irene Brown

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