There are so many performances on, no one can know everything about them all, and most are like you and know very little about what’s on. It’s worth coming to soak in the atmosphere, go to the Royal Mile and see what’s being advertised there and go see anything that tickles your fancy.
The small stages, a burlesque atmosphere, the most beautiful city I know… this is not a matter of knowing, it’s a matter of daring to fall in love with a place at a time of year that just begs for it.
If still running, don’t miss out on Vaudeville in the Bongo-Club or the Spiegeltent or perhaps an Orkestra del Sol concert.
That’s part of the fun and excitement of the festivals – the bad shows are probably more fun to watch and talk about than the good ones :-))
It can get pricey so get the brochure beforehand as some shows are half price at the beginning – (pre-view shows); lots are free and the brochure will tell you which are.
There is also a half price tent – somewhere – where you can get tickets on the day if there are any left
you’ll love it i’m sure – accommodation can be hard to find and expensive at festival time
have a fab time
I agree with everyone above… amazing place, amazing event.
Remember, it’s a lot more than just theatre – there is a lot of dance and movement, music, and even film…and the going out scene is a fantastic mix of bars and events at the venues….and yes, you can spend a lot of money.
If money is an issue, think about applying for a volunteer job at one of the venues.
Thanks for all the replies! I’ve never been to Edinburgh but I’m planning to move there for a longer period of time next year. Figured this festival could be a good introduction to the city, I don’t really know what to expect but I guess I should just relax about it. ;) Volunteering would have been fun, but I probably won’t be able to stay more than a week (if that) because of work. If anyone has more tips, let me know.
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