Performing at Pleasance Edinburgh

Join us for Fringe 2019!

Performing at Pleasance Edinburgh

Submissions for the 2019 Festival Programme Are Now Open!! Join our Edinburgh programme showcasing some of the best Theatre, Comedy and Children's Work at the fringe.

Everything you need to submit a show for consideration as part of our 2019 fringe programme can be found below. For any question regarding the information contained on this page, the performers’ pack or the submission form itself, please don’t hesitate to get in touch on


How to Submit your Show

After reading our Performers' Information Pack, simply follow the link at the bottom of the page to submit the details of your show using our online form. We'll let you know once we've received your submission and keep you as up to date as we can throughout the programming process.


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 Submissions

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 10th 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.

For a detailed overview of the Fringe process, you can find a recording of this year's Festival Open House HERE.


Contact Us

If you have any queries, or would like to arrange a meeting to discuss performing at the Pleasance, please contact us on or call 0207 619 6868.



Edinburgh Artist Support  

Alongside submissions for the Fringe programme, we offer a whole host of Artist Support Opportunities for Edinburgh. You can find out more about these and how to get involved, in our Edinburgh Artist Support pack BELOW and  HERE.




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 making a submission. 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.

Submit your show


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