Performing at Pleasance Edinburgh

Performing at Pleasance Edinburgh

Submissions for the 2018 Festival Programme Are Now Closed

With the deadline for the fringe's print programme having passed, submissions for the 2018 Festival are now closed. While our programme is full, we are able to consider shows on an ad hoc basis for the few gaps which remain. If you are still interested in being part of the Pleasance's programme for the coming festival, please contact the programming team on or 020 7619 6868.

If you are interested in submitting a show for the 2019 fringe you can find all the information about bringing a show to the Fringe with us below and in our 2018 Performers' Pack (some minor details may be subject to change). It is worth noting that we won't be opening applications for the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe until December 2018, with our main programming period spanning from February to April 2019.


**The information below is for reference**

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 11th 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 arrange a meeting to discuss performing at the Pleasance, 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.

Submit your show


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