What is the Fringe?

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the world's largest arts festival, surpassed only by the Olympics in terms of global ticketed events.

Since 1947, every August, for three weeks, the city of Edinburgh welcomes an explosion of creative energy from around the globe as thousands of performers take to hundreds of stages all over Edinburgh to present shows for every taste.


From big names in the world of entertainment to unknown artists looking to build their careers,

the festival caters for everyone and includes theatre, comedy, dance, physical theatre, circus, cabaret, children's shows, musicals, opera, music, spoken word, exhibitions and events.

Riddles Court is a 16th Century courtyard House set behind the Royal Mile, just a stone's throw from Edinburgh Castle. ​Located right at the heart of Edinburgh Festival Fringe - in prime position, with the city’s extensive public transport network and main line train station just minutes away.

​The property contains significant architectural features documenting its 400 year history. Many aristocratic, influential and creative people have lived here or been associated with this building including
King James VI, Sir John Clerk of Penicuik, Sir David Hume and Sir Patrick Geddes.
We will be at Q1 the venue's largest theatre space and, like Petit Théâtre de la Reine,
the theatre's capacity is 100 seats.
Winner of Best Venue for 2018 (Theatre Weekly’s Best of The Fest)



Riddles Court

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