How To Have A Great Time at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2014
Five handy To Do List tips to make sure you have a great time at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this year!
Whether it’s seeing the unmissable, catching the latest fresh talent, saving some pennies, eating like a king or drinking like a fish, we’ve got it covered!
We’re jetting up to the Edinburgh Fringe this weekend, and we’ll be sharing with you the best quirky, offbeat, and downright amazing events at this years festival!
Featuring some To Do List favourites, including La Clique, Miss Hope Springs, Tina T’urner Tea Lady, EastEnd Cabaret, The LipSinkers and Guilt & Shame, to name but six! Check them out, plus 33 other unmissable show at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival – if you tick off even a few of these, you’ll be a happy haggis!
Delve into the Free Fringe
The La Favorita Freestival aims to engage audiences and enrich the festival as a whole by making adventurous, contemporary, high quality shows as accessible as possible. The Freestival programme promises to represent the very best in contemporary comedy and arts, and groundbreaking new talent.
See More for Less!
There are lots of lower-priced preview performances in the first week of the Fringe, and a lot of shows offer 2-for-1 tickets over the first weekend.
After that, the Virgin Money Half Price Hut is open at the Mound Precinct 6-25 August, 10:00 – 21:00 each day. You’ll also find that the larger venues (Assembly, Underbelly, Pleasance) run their own 2-for-1 ticket offers which are usually advertised near their own box offices.
And if you’re visiting Edinburgh for more than a few days, it might be worth becoming a Friend of the Fringe – for £25, your year-long friendship with the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society gets you access to exclusive 2-for-1 ticket offers throughout the festival amongst other perks!
Don’t Go Hungry!
Make sure to sample local and exotic delights – maybe a deep-fried Mars bar, maybe some award-winning vegetarian food, or maybe something in between.
For cheap eats, you could a lot worse than checking out the Urbanspoon Edinburgh listings.
For a combination of convenience and excellence, you should try out La Favorita Delivered for an ace pizza or seven (the Team Scotland pizza looks pretty amazing).
And for those who like their food street-based, look no further than the Street Food Sunday Markets running every Sunday in August from 11am-4pm on Castle Terrace.
Booze Merrily in a Popup!
Spend an hour or three in one of the many permanent, and some not-so-permanent, drinking dens of Edinburgh.
Bob & Miss Behave’s Bookshop is a licensed free venue which, as well as serving food and drink, plays host to a range of comedy, cabaret and theatre performances.
The Jeremiah Weed Cow Shed returns to Cowgate, a veritable rodeo of food, bars and comedy (not to mention the booze) every day ’til 3am .
The Hendrick’s Carnival of Knowledge is open from noon until evening, serving fab gin cocktails, and promises to combine “exceptional experts & erudite amateurs in a fiesta of learning & fine cocktails.”
Plus, don’t miss the Havana Club Mojito Embassy, the Pommery Champagne Cafe Bar, Udderbelly’s Pasture & MORE!