Performing at Pleasance Edinburgh

Performing at Pleasance Edinburgh

Fringe 2017 Applications

Formal applications to perform at the Pleasance during our 33rd season on the Edinburgh Festival Fringe have now closed.

Whilst the majority of our programming will be completed by 12th April (the deadline for being included in the Fringe brochure), we may have individual dates or a limited number of runs still available after this point. 

If you are interested in bringing your show to Edinburgh, please send us further information on your show to

The Pleasance Edinburgh dates for 2017 are Wednesday 2nd - Monday 28th August inclusive, with technical rehearsals taking place in the venue from Sunday 30th July.

Below you will find our Performers' Information Pack, which has a great deal of information on our festival operation and deal.


Join Us

We welcome work from anyone with a good idea, passionately believing that the best new and unknown names should stand side-by-side, in the same programme, with the most established acts performing today. The draw of a big name in one year has so often heralded the discovery of the next. As a not-for-profit charity, we believe in sharing risks and in placing a value on the arts. We do not rent rooms - instead we carefully curate a rich and varied programme from the great volume of submissions we receive.


About Applications

As we programme on a rolling basis, there is no formal deadline but you are advised to apply as soon as possible, as slots are often provisionally filled early on. The deadline to be included in the Fringe's printed programme is Wednesday 12th April. 

Please keep in mind that because our final programme depends on the overall artistic and technical balance of the shows in each space, it cannot be finalised until April. We will do our very best to keep you informed about the status of your applications and make decisions as early as possible, but please be patient. Please contact us if you urgently require a decision or if you no longer wish to be considered.


Frequently Asked Questions

A guide to some of the most common questions about bringing a show to the Pleasance in Edinburgh can be found HERE.


Contact Us

If you have any queries, or would like to follow up an existing application, please contact us on or call 0207 619 6868.

Download our Information Pack

Download pack

In our Performers' Information Pack you will find a practical guide to our venues, the costs and considerations you should make when preparing for the festival. We recommend that you read this in full prior to applying. You can download the pack using the following link.

Our Spaces

View our spaces

We have a huge range of spaces in Edinburgh suitable for almost any show within the breadth of human imagination. You can find more detailed information, including images, plans and 360 degree videos by following this link.

Apply online

Apply online

Formal applications have now closed.

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