Frequently Asked Questions


How do I find out my venue number?

Your venue number will be assigned by the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society when your venue is approved.


What is the venue map?

The venue map refers to the online interactive map that lists all venues ( as well as printed copies available at the back of the Fringe programme and fold out maps available from mid July at the Fringe Shop and Box Office and from venues around Edinburgh.


Are there any restrictions on what/where can be a venue?

Not really - it can be a performance space, meeting point or outdoor location, but it must fall within the EH post code area.

Please feel free to contact if you would like further advice.


I need to change one of the venue's registered contacts email addresses?

Please email


Participants can't see my venue(s) or performance space(s) when they register their shows - what do I need to do?

Please make sure you have submitted the performance space to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society for approval. Please follow this guidance on submitting a space.


What is the Fringe's commission on ticket sales?

The Fringe takes 4% (plus VAT) from the sale of every ticket sold through its Box Office. Every ticketed show must allocate a minimum of 25% of its tickets to the Fringe Box Office. You will set the number of tickets you wish to offer for sale through the Fringe Box Office on the Payout and Fringe Allocation page in the Show section. There is no surcharge applied to free shows (ticketed or otherwise).


When will the payout be issued?

The transfer of funds is processed no later than the end of September following a given festival.


Why do you ask for access information twice?

Access information is gathered concerning access to the venue, and access to the performance space as this may well be different. Please give as much detail as possible regarding performance space access to assist audience members.


How much does it cost to register a venue?

Venue registration is free of charge. Any shows or events you register within your venue will be subject to the usual registration fees.