Important dates


Show registration opens in January and closes in August on the last day of the Fringe. Show registration is temporarily unavailable from 17:00 (GMT) on the day of the registration deadline until late May while the printed programme is being finalised. During this time you can view your details on EdFringeware but you won't be able to submit a show for registration.

Venue registration is open all year round.


Discount deadline for show registration

A discounted registration fee is available for full-run shows (six or more performances) registered before the discount deadline. For more details, please see the Registering and Paying for a Show page.

Please be aware that in the run up to and around discount and programme deadlines the system experiences high volumes of users.  Please ensure you are familiar with edfringeware and the information you will be asked to supply when registering your show. Full details can be found in the Fringe Guide to Registering a Show, and always allow plenty of time to complete your registration.


Online show registration deadlines

Tickets for next season's shows will be advertised and made available for purchase online on, and the Fringe App at several pre-set dates between January and May. The full programme will be launched on 06 June when all tickets will go onsale and phone and counter sales will open.

Shows need to be registered and signed-off by participants and venues a certain amount of time in advance of these release dates in order to be included in the next onsale:

Sign-off date Onsale date
Monday 22 January Thursday 1 February
Monday 12 February Thursday 2 March
Monday 05 March Thursday 22 March
Tuesday 03 April Thursday 19 April
Tuesday 01 May Thursday 17 May


For more information about the sign-off process, please go to the Proofing Process page.


Printed programme show registration deadline

The official printed programme will be launched on 06 June 2018 and for a show to be included in the printed programme it must be registered by 11 April (17:00 BST)

If you register a show after the 11 April deadline it won't be included in the printed programme but can still be advertised online at and the Fringe App. The programme team will liaise with you about the process and timescale for getting your listing online.