CreativeMornings

CreativeMornings

CreativeMornings is a breakfast lecture series for the creative community. It exists in over 170 cities across the world, one of which is Edinburgh. Led by CreativeMornings Edinburgh Host Alex Humphry-Baker, the session began with a period of general mingling time, as might expected at a networking event... 

Creative Solutions for Creative Careers

Creative Solutions for Creative Careers

As part of Fringe Central’s Young Voices: Fresh Perspective programme, the Scottish Drama Training Network presented Creative Solutions for Creative Careers. Young arts creators were invited to the free hour long event to discuss the difficulties facing them as they enter the industry... 

Auditions and Interviews – MA Acting and MA Theatre Directing

Auditions and Interviews – MA Acting and MA Theatre Directing

East 15 is holding auditions for these dynamic MA degrees. For more information email e15apply@essex.ac.uk with Edinburgh in the email title. 

Fringe Swap Shop

Fringe Swap Shop

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Unwanted props, usable furniture, gorgeous costumes – we want them all! Every Fringe, tonnes of items go to the bin when they could be reused elsewhere or recycled... 

Fringe Guide to Running a Venue

Fringe Guide to Running a Venue

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Managing a venue at the Fringe can be a hugely rewarding experience, but is also a mammoth undertaking for all involved... 

How to Do a Show at the Fringe

How to Do a Show at the Fringe

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest open access arts festival in the world. The Fringe can be a brilliant experience and invaluable for your career, but you need to be prepared... 

Bilingualism in Theatre - Workshop

Bilingualism in Theatre - Workshop

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe Participants. Explore how to create a bilingual theatre performance, share skills and experiences, explore reasons behind it and adjust the form accordingly... 

Meet the Venues

Meet the Venues

Are you thinking of bringing a show to the Fringe next year? This event offers a unique opportunity to meet with venue representatives face-to-face, pitch your show and get a chance to see the spaces when they are fully operational... 

Bilingualism in Theatre - Discussion

Bilingualism in Theatre - Discussion

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Join the participants of the Bilingualism in Theatre – Workshop for a conversation on how you create bilingual theatre performances... 

Locating Your Inner Ooomph

Locating Your Inner Ooomph

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. How to locate energy and build resilience. This workshop gives tools to resource the inner “oomph” to thrive! Andrea Brooks combines vast experience of training professional actors with her fascination with the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves... 

Whose Line is Anyway? – Captioning your Fringe show

Whose Line is Anyway? – Captioning your Fringe show

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Closed captions, speech to text, integrated captions, theatre captions... What's the difference, what's the cost, what will work best for your performance, and why bother? Join us for an informative discussion exploring the ins and outs of captioning... 

Discover Melbourne Fringe

Discover Melbourne Fringe

Sure, Edinburgh’s pretty awesome, but Melbourne Fringe is one of the most adventurous, edgy, exciting festivals around (even if we do say so ourselves). He’s come a whole hemisphere to talk to you, so join Creative Director Simon Abrahams for a chat and a drink as he dishes the dirt on the 2017 programme and how you can get involved... 

The Future of the Fringe as a World Stage

The Future of the Fringe as a World Stage

As we mark 70 years of this phenomenal festival we want to take stock and explore the future of the Fringe. Join Shona McCarthy, Chief Executive of the Fringe Society to explore how the Fringe can continue to be a vibrant, globally-connected arts festival in a world where geopolitics are putting up boundaries and walls... 

Tara Theatre and Touring to London

Tara Theatre and Touring to London

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. An introduction to Tara Theatre and touring to London, and how to build profile at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe to do so... 

Beyond Tick Boxes

Beyond Tick Boxes

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. A ‘no holds barred’ session voicing the realities of engaging with disabled artists and audiences. Featuring a panel of organisations and artists who are pioneers in access and inclusion, including Battersea Arts Centre and Touretteshero... 

An Introduction to Copyright & Intellectual Property Issues

An Introduction to Copyright & Intellectual Property Issues

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Creative work is usually made in harmony but deciding who owns the final work can cause uncertainty and strife... 

Setting Out

Setting Out

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Starting out in the business? Join us for a run through of key things on a need to know and need to do basis – finding sources of work, not getting ripped off, registering for tax, understanding the jargon – we can help guide you to it and through it. 

Sustainable Shows: Emerging Trends

Sustainable Shows: Emerging Trends

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Environmental sustainability is a growing trend in the arts, with opportunities for innovative artistic and production development... 

Rural Touring Introduction and Update Session

Rural Touring Introduction and Update Session

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. An opportunity to hear and ask questions about how rural touring works. Get up-to-date news featuring a panel of touring schemes, producers, funders and artists, followed by an informal networking session with touring scheme staff from England, Scotland and Wales, as well as rural touring programmers from Sweden and Estonia... 

Introduction to Arts Sponsorship

Introduction to Arts Sponsorship

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. This quick-fire seminar will take you through the key steps to arts sponsorship from attracting a business to nurturing and developing long lasting arts and business partnerships... 

The Outcast in Theatre

The Outcast in Theatre

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Do you ever feel like an Outcast? What, never?? This exploratory workshop uses clown, improvisation and multiple varieties of other mischief to investigate our theme of The Outcast... 

Find Your Feet

Find Your Feet

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Being a performer is hard on the feet and not just for dancers... 

The Future of Inclusive Theatre

The Future of Inclusive Theatre

A panel discussion with Caroline Bowditch (performance artist and choreographer); Dr Ben Fletcher-Watson (University of Edinburgh); Michael Richardson (Heriot-Watt University). As relaxed performances and BSL interpretation of theatre continue to rise, this panel asks: how will inclusive practice develop in the future? Autism-friendly spaces, D/deaf theatre and neurodivergent- and disabled-led companies all point towards new possibilities for performance by, and with, previously excluded groups... 

Your Organisation Structure

Your Organisation Structure

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. As your organisation grows, funders and other advisors may suggest you need a more formal structure. This session will guide you through the choices... 

Meet the Producers

Meet the Producers

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. The Independent Theatre Council is at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe to help you get started in the performing arts and to support you as you grow... 

1-2-1 with the Independent Theatre Council

1-2-1 with the Independent Theatre Council

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. An opportunity for new companies, producers and other Fringe participants to discuss their legal and management issues with ITC’s Legal Manager... 

ISPA Series at the Fringe – Beyond the Transaction: Creating Internationalism

ISPA Series at the Fringe – Beyond the Transaction: Creating Internationalism

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. In a world of increasing cultural conflict, how are artist-led organisations developing new models that support enduring international connections, understanding, and great art? Vanishing Point’s Matt Lenton and Severine Wyper, and Ahmed El Attar of Downtown Contemporary Art Festival Cairo, Studio Emad Eddin and Summerhall Middle East Season, kick off this session exploring approaches to international creative partnerships, networks, residencies, co-production, and audience development... 

Amateur Theatre Meet Up

Amateur Theatre Meet Up

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. A unique opportunity for amateur theatre practitioners to meet each other. Enjoy some light nibbles and refreshments whilst making friends, supporting each other and building relationships that will sustain you during your run and perhaps beyond... 

Equity: Drop-in Advice

Equity: Drop-in Advice

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Informal, individual drop-in space for you to ask Equity’s advice about contracts, pay, training, marketing or any other issue you want to discuss... 

Training for Technical Theatre and Acting

Training for Technical Theatre and Acting

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. A presentation and Q&A about drama school training. Covering technical, costume, scenic art, design and directing as well as actor training... 

Get Your Brighton Fringe on!

Get Your Brighton Fringe on!

Ready to take your show to England’s largest arts festival? Want to showcase your work to a fresh audience? If you answered ‘yes’ to these questions, this is the event for you! Learn how to take part in Brighton Fringe 2018... 

Nuts and Bolts of Starting a Performing Arts Company

Nuts and Bolts of Starting a Performing Arts Company

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. ITC's legendary short course provides an overview of the fundamental information that you should be aware of when setting up a performing arts company... 

Funny Money

Funny Money

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. What do you know about free gigs? Or Pay-to-Play gigs? Or ticketed bringers gigs? How do you feel about them? Come to this event organised by the Equity Comedians' Network which is actively working to create a climate where payments are fair and transparent... 

Black Theatre Live: Making the Most of Touring Opportunities

Black Theatre Live: Making the Most of Touring Opportunities

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. An introduction to the Black Theatre Live national touring theatre consortium with practical insight for companies and promoters into touring for diverse Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic artists at the Fringe... 

Sustaining a Career on the Fringe

Sustaining a Career on the Fringe

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe can provide a brilliant career springboard if you’re starting out but if you’re a mid-career artist how does the Fringe fit into your life? Is it compatible with having a family? Or a mortgage? Can you keep Fringe-ing as your career develops? The Stage and leading industry figures discuss strategies and solutions for sustaining a career on the Fringe. 

Contracts: The What, Why and How Independent Theatre Council

Contracts: The What, Why and How Independent Theatre Council

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Whenever your organisation enters into a business arrangement there is likely to be a contract in existence, whether it is written or just implied by conversation and actions... 

The Bigger Picture: Partnerships in Europe

The Bigger Picture: Partnerships in Europe

How do I develop relationships with professionals in other European countries? What opportunities are there to collaborate across borders with other creators. Join us to hear from Creative Europe-supported projects in music, theatre and dance that connect artists and other professionals across Europe... 

The Fringe Fair

The Fringe Fair

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. An opportunity to meet key organisations such as funders, arts councils, training providers and agencies. Taking the format of a career fair, you can browse from table to table, gathering the knowledge and advice you need. 

Disability: The Low Down

Disability: The Low Down

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Join actor and artistic director Robert Softley (birdsofparadisetheatre.co.uk) and others in a discussion on being disabled in the entertainment industry... 

The Sanctuary

The Sanctuary

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Your opportunity to get away from the madding crowd to a calm, completely quiet space where you can just be for a while before going back out there... 

Fringe Festivals Around the World

Fringe Festivals Around the World

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. A once-a-year chance to meet and hear from fringe festival directors and producers from around the world. Join the discussion and get the insights, hear how to take part and how they differ to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe... 

What Fringe Next?

What Fringe Next?

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Performer? Where can you go next? What touring opportunities are out there? A fascinating insight into other fringe festivals from a performer’s point of view! Meet and hear from performers who have recently experienced other fringes... 

Script Surgeries with Gowan Calder and Stephen Greenhorn

Script Surgeries with Gowan Calder and Stephen Greenhorn

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Writing a play and looking for some advice on how to take it to the next draft? The script surgeries are 50 minute, one-to-one sessions with professional playwrights Stephen Greenhorn and Gowan Calder for registered Fringe participants and/or Scotland-based playwrights... 

Fringe Artists of Colour Meet-Up

Fringe Artists of Colour Meet-Up

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. As a part of the conversation on race, colourism and activist art, pursuitofnappiness.org founder, Shaina Lynn is hosting a meetup in collaboration with the Edinburgh Festival Fringe... 

Creative Producing: A Workshop

Creative Producing: A Workshop

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. A taster of Mountview’s Masters in Creative Producing, led by its course leader Chris Grady. Whether attendees are interested in applying for the course or not, Chris will talk about the key building blocks of Creative Producing from commissioning writers and working with venues through to financial planning and casting... 

The Future Voice of Theatre Critics

The Future Voice of Theatre Critics

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Come and hear from Scotland's new network of Young Critics (16-21) reviewing work across Scotland. Learn about the training, tools and insights they developed at an international exchange, and how they adapted these for their own context, creativity and voice as a critic... 

The Performer Playwright

The Performer Playwright

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Why do some playwrights choose to perform their own work? What comes first, the performance skills or the craft of playwriting? Join Pauline Goldsmith (Bright Colours Only) as she explores the particular challenges and rewards of writing and performing a piece she knows intimately... 

World Fringe Street Café

World Fringe Street Café

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Breakout sessions aimed at Street and Outdoor Arts. Concentrating on career development and touring opportunities... 

Street Arts – Where To Go Next?

Street Arts – Where To Go Next?

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. What opportunities are out there in the street arts sector? Join the discussion on current trends, overcoming issues and hear about new opportunities... 

Mastering the Media Matrix

Mastering the Media Matrix

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. The press release is dead! Join arts journalist Elaine Liner for an hour of insider tips and tricks for boosting publicity (with or without a PR person)... 

Introduction to the Korean Arts Market

Introduction to the Korean Arts Market

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Korea Arts Management Service (KAMS) has established itself over the years as an important meeting point for cutting-edge artistic exchange and collaboration... 

Bilingual China/UK Producers Workshop

Bilingual China/UK Producers Workshop

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Come share a cup of tea and bilingual discussion with Chris Grady (London/ UK), author of Your Life in Theatre, producer and coach for creative practitioners, and Joanna Dong (London/China), producer and director of Performance Infinity, liaison for international theatre collaborations... 

Acting Through Song

Acting Through Song

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. An interactive session with specialist staff from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, the leading UK Musical Theatre training provider... 

Why Postgraduate Study? A panel Discussion

Why Postgraduate Study? A panel Discussion

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Course leaders from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts discuss the benefits of Postgraduate Study and the range of courses on offer... 

One-on-One Surgeries for Creative Artists

One-on-One Surgeries for Creative Artists

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. An opportunity to spend 50 minutes, one-on-one with producer/coach Chris Grady, exploring where you are in your career/journey/project, and where you would like to be... 

Surviving & Moving Forward from the Fringe

Surviving & Moving Forward from the Fringe

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. A panel including Chris Grady (London), and Kate Taylor (Edinburgh) will look at making the most of your time in Edinburgh (with some immediate survival tips) and the time immediately after the festival to harness the way forward for you and your work... 

Opportunities for new Musical Theatre after the Fringe

Opportunities for new Musical Theatre after the Fringe

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. If you’re a producer, director or writer of a new musical at the Fringe, come join us for networking, advice and discussion about further opportunities in the UK for your current or future musical theatre production... 

Backstage Takes Centre Stage

Backstage Takes Centre Stage

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. For those wanting to pursue a career backstage or for those who are already established, the Fringe Society hosts a discussion with Stage Managers and Technicians, often the hidden stars on the Fringe... 

Writing and Producing Your Own Work: Top Tips and Study Options

Writing and Producing Your Own Work: Top Tips and Study Options

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Central’s Professor Sally Mackey will lead an information session with the opportunity for questions on how to develop and hone the skills of writers and creative producers working in the creative industries across the globe... 

Politics and Satire

Politics and Satire

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Satire has always been an important part of comedy and is healthy for politics. In a world gone a bit mad, where Donald Trump is the leader of the free world, satire may be the only way to make sense of things! Join Funny Women and a panel of political movers and shakers hosted by Ayesha Hazarika to discuss comedy and the changing world of politics. 

Make it as a Musical Director

Make it as a Musical Director

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. An interactive session with specialist staff from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, the leading UK Musical Theatre training provider... 

ISPA Series at the Fringe – Art and Power: Creating New Models

ISPA Series at the Fringe – Art and Power: Creating New Models

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe Participants. Today artists have more control over how they create and distribute work, audiences drive when and how they participate, curators are less hierarchical in approaches to programming... 

Crossing the Line

Crossing the Line

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Join Youth Theatre Arts Scotland (YTAS) and Imaginate for a discursive workshop for age 13+ and adult theatre makers exploring: what is the "line" when creating with young people, who sets the parameters? To what extent are young people "active" collaborators? To what extent do young people create their self-representation when producing autobiographical work? What are the power dynamics at play between young and adult theatre makers?  

Creating Contemporary Performance

Creating Contemporary Performance

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. This workshop introduces participants to the process of creative devising; making their own original performance work from their own ideas and experiences of the world in which they live... 

We're All in this Together: Part 2

We're All in this Together: Part 2

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Our first panel event put artists and reviewers on the same page. This session delves deeper to talk about responsibilities, as critics and makers ask, ‘can we change the world?’ Expect politics and personal viewpoints on the arts industry and beyond... 

Feminism in Theatre

Feminism in Theatre

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. A panel discussion featuring a selection of voices from across the theatre industry and across the globe – writers, performers, directors and critics – discussing: why is feminist theatre still necessary? 

Careers in Theatre Production

Careers in Theatre Production

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Ros Maddison, Head of Production at RCS, outlines and discusses training and opportunities in Scotland in Technical Theatre, Theatre Production Arts & Theatre Design... 

Auditions – BA World Performance and MA Acting International

Auditions – BA World Performance and MA Acting International

East 15 is holding auditions for both these creative and challenging courses, exploring global performance and acting for overseas students. For more information email e15apply@essex... 

Adelaide Fringe Information Session

Adelaide Fringe Information Session

Adelaide Fringe is Australia’s largest open access festival, with over 1,100 events across every art form in over 400 venues. Meet the Adelaide Fringe team and previous Fringe artists and get first-hand tips on presenting your work in Adelaide... 

Auditioning for Drama School

Auditioning for Drama School

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. This practical workshop will provide insight, tips and hints about how to maximise the participant’s potential for success when auditioning for acting courses... 

Asian Artists Gathering

Asian Artists Gathering

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. A tea-time gathering for Asian artists participating in or attending the Fringe as well as for those who have an interest in developing/touring work in Asia to come together... 

Parenting in the Performing Arts Coffee Morning

Parenting in the Performing Arts Coffee Morning

Join other parents/carers and their children at an informal coffee morning. A chance to relax, socialise, reconnect with the sector and chat about the barriers facing carers working in the performing arts... 

Mental Health is a Fringe Issue

Mental Health is a Fringe Issue

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. From Bryony Kimmings to Richard Gadd, more and more performers are using Edinburgh Festival Fringe shows to explore mental health issues... 

How To be an Industry Leader

How To be an Industry Leader

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Join our panel of theatre production industry leaders as they share the learning experiences that built their careers, offer their top three life lessons to becoming an industry leader, suggest practical steps for excelling in your career beyond the Fringe, and answer the questions you’re burning to ask... 

Don't Speak

Don't Speak

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. How do you present yourself to the media when gender becomes part of the agenda? Join us to discuss how to be smart when representing yourself with the media and push an equalist agenda... 

Acting: In Conversation with...

Acting: In Conversation with...

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. The Fringe Society chats with actors at the top of their game. Hear how they started out, what they consider career highs and lows and what they would do differently... 

Queer Artists Mixer

Queer Artists Mixer

A casual get-together for queer artists attending the Fringe from all over the world. In the main concourse of Fringe Central, queer artists and allies meet one another and learn about each other’s work at the Fringe and beyond... 

Voice & Movement Workshop

Voice & Movement Workshop

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. These practical workshops are led by senior staff of East 15 who will offer tools for keeping your voice, your body and your playful imagination alive during a demanding run... 

Visual Storytelling

Visual Storytelling

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. This is a workshop for anyone interested in exploring visual theatre skills. What can we say on stage without words? The workshop will be led by artist Ramesh Meyyappan and will focus on how we create stories physically and visually using a technique called sign mime... 

The Local, The Global and The Universal

The Local, The Global and The Universal

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. How do you write about your own experiences and where you’re from, but still ensure it’s a story for everyone? How do you transcend the local and embrace the global and the universal? Writer Adam McNamara and director Joe Douglas (Stand By) deliver a practical workshop on writing and directing a new play rooted in lived experience, but still hugely imaginative... 

The Art of Participation

The Art of Participation

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Scotland is world renowned for producing high quality participatory arts projects, although the work is not often seen, it reaches people far and wide around the country... 

An Introduction to Critical Response Process

An Introduction to Critical Response Process

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. In this practical workshop, a CRP facilitator will introduce Liz Lerman’s Critical Response Process and lead the group through a feedback session on a fragment of work in progress... 

Freaking Out and F*cking Up

Freaking Out and F*cking Up

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Building and maintaining a sustainable career in the performing arts, in whatever sense, requires an abundance of skills including a serious amount of determination, bravery and resilience... 

EU Funding is Still Available...

EU Funding is Still Available...

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. This event will provide an overview of EU funding opportunities for the arts sector, including the Creative Europe: Culture sub-programme and others which are easy to apply for – no budgets or match funding required! EU opportunities continue to be relevant to the UK – at least until early 2019 – so make sure you are aware of what’s on offer... 

Freaking Out and F*cking Up

Freaking Out and F*cking Up

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Building and maintaining a sustainable career in the performing arts, in whatever sense, requires an abundance of skills including a serious amount of determination, bravery and resilience... 

Stand Up to Stand Out: How to Find Your Funny

Stand Up to Stand Out: How to Find Your Funny

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Humour is essential in our everyday lives and defines our humanity. As the leading community in female comedy, Funny Women runs many workshops to help people to perform, write and do business with humour... 

The Art of Networking

The Art of Networking

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Does anyone actually love networking? And love it or hate it, how do you know if it's been useful? A fast-moving, practical session including live networking practice in a safe and supportive space to help participants enjoy making an impression and get the most out of networking at the world's biggest arts festival... 

Devil's Advocate Panel

Devil's Advocate Panel

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Imaginate and Caroline Bowditch (carolinebowditch.com), alongside a panel of invited provocateurs, will share some questions to spark off discussion and challenge our thinking around the visibility of disabled people in theatre and dance for young audiences... 

Speaking Out

Speaking Out

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Join Susan Worsfold, Director (The Last Post, Eve) and specialist in the Nadine George Voice Work technique, to explore creative approaches to developing your voice and how this approach can be applied to your own work and practice... 

Tickets to my Trauma

Tickets to my Trauma

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. An event for artists performing about themselves and their health, illness and disability to explore the question – how do we market, support and publicise ourselves when the specifics of ourselves are so hard to talk about? This event gives artists opportunities to be part of the growing TSOTF community by sharing ideas, strategies and conversations around the marketing and press needs of performances dealing with health, illness and disability. 

One-on-One Consultations for Small Independent Productions Interested in Touring The U.S.

One-on-One Consultations for Small Independent Productions Interested in Touring The U.S.

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Offered in conjunction with Brown Paper Tickets’ workshop, US Tour Booking for Small and Independent Shows, these sessions are one hour long and are opportunities to discuss how your company can successfully tour to the US... 

Access Fringe: What Next?

Access Fringe: What Next?

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Our vision is for a Fringe where anyone can participate and physical, social, geographic, or financial factors do not prevent access... 

We're All in this Together: Part 1

We're All in this Together: Part 1

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. The myths that pit reviewer and artist as oppositional forces outdate the recent attention to ‘fake news’. This panel is a public relationship counselling session, as critics and makers get together to discuss the symbiotic relationship that fuels the arts industry, and ask ‘what do you want of me?’ Followed by an informal mingle to get to know what makes each other tick... 

The Future of the Fringe in Edinburgh

The Future of the Fringe in Edinburgh

As we mark 70 years of this phenomenal festival we want to take stock and explore what the Fringe should look like in the future. Join Shona McCarthy, Chief Executive of the Fringe Society to explore how the Fringe can work for local artists, performers and cultural entrepreneurs whilst remaining world-leading on impact, inclusion and access... 

I Second That Emotion

I Second That Emotion

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Michael John McCarthy and Martin O’Connor (Turntable) run a workshop on the crossover between music and storytelling, exploring the process behind their unique theatre project which aims to combat loneliness and isolation. 

US Tour Booking For Small And Independent Shows

US Tour Booking For Small And Independent Shows

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Thinking of touring in the US? This workshop will provide you with some useful information prior to getting started... 

One for the Critics – Networking Event

One for the Critics – Networking Event

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Reviewing can be a lonely job so, while we’re all here at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, we’ve planned some time away from the frantic schedules of walk-watch-write-repeat to get together, grab a drink, and talk shop... 

Live Shows in an Internet Media Age

Live Shows in an Internet Media Age

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Led by a panel of students, alongside alumni and staff from Queen Margaret University’s Media, Communication and Performing Arts Division, this discussion will offer perspectives and insights on the relevance and challenges of presenting live performance in a digital age, examining where writing, performance and production skills can blend with digital and online media. 

ISPA Series at the Fringe – Festivals: Creating Opportunities

ISPA Series at the Fringe – Festivals: Creating Opportunities

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Some festivals develop organically while others are created for a very specific reason or purpose. This highly interactive session explores the unique dynamics at play in developing international festivals, and the unique opportunities they provide to audiences, artists and presenters... 

Interviews – BA Stage and Production Management

Interviews – BA Stage and Production Management

East 15 is holding interviews for this practical-based professional training, which prepares you for production roles in theatre and creative industries. For more information email e15apply@essex... 

Why do we need Amateur Theatre?

Why do we need Amateur Theatre?

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Scottish Community Drama is a national organisation supporting amateur theatre clubs across Scotland. We invite anyone with an interest in amateur theatre to a discussion about the challenges facing the sector... 

British Sign Language & English/Deaf Culture

British Sign Language & English/Deaf Culture

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s Rita McDade leads a session for those interested in or currently working with deaf performers, and will explore the possibilities of collaborating between languages... 

Social Media: The Next Step

Social Media: The Next Step

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. How do you join up your social media channels with the marketing and PR campaigns for your show? What are the best ways to engage with the wider festival audience and what are the top tips for making an impact on social. 

Directing and Diversity

Directing and Diversity

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Join Jenny Sealey MBE, Artistic Director of Graeae Theatre Company and SDUK, to discuss how we address issues of diversity in our industry... 

How to Tour Your Show

How to Tour Your Show

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. A common objective for artists participating in the Fringe is to create touring opportunities for their work. This seminar will talk about the various types of touring that exist, how you develop your networks, and how to plan, prepare and manage a tour... 

A Mentally Well Fringe

A Mentally Well Fringe

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. A team of mental health professionals from NHS Lothian will offer an experiential workshop. There will be a brief introduction to managing stress and distress followed by opportunities to try out different strategies and approaches including: mindful walking, mindful meditation, breathing and visualisation, body scan, music therapy, cognitive strategies, exercise and mental wellbeing, and compassionate approach to mental wellbeing. 

Comedy: In Conversation With...

Comedy: In Conversation With...

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. The Fringe Society chats with comedians at the top of their game. Hear how they started out, what they consider their career highs and lows and what they would do differently... 

Damn Everything but the Circus

Damn Everything but the Circus

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Facilitated by National Centre for Circus Arts graduate, Vee Smith, each session will have a different panel of industry professionals with Q&As, and will explore some of the factors that shape the world of circus... 

How to Win the Edinburgh Fringe Sustainable Practice Award

How to Win the Edinburgh Fringe Sustainable Practice Award

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. A session focused on encouraging productions to consider the sustainable design, marketing, operation, and strike of their shows, and to help them in their application for the Edinburgh Fringe Sustainable Practice Award... 

Theatre Production: Pathways and Possibilities

Theatre Production: Pathways and Possibilities

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. A panel discussion looking at the variety of pathways to theatre production as well as the pros (and possible cons) of training in these disciplines and the abundant employment opportunities... 

Get Your Show Seen by the Right People

Get Your Show Seen by the Right People

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe Participants. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe enjoys a unique position as the biggest international arts market in the world, which means it attracts thousands of arts professionals from across the globe: venue programmers, producers, festival directors and agents who are looking to discover new talent, book a touring show or establish new collaborations... 

From the Body to the Text

From the Body to the Text

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. In this workshop, RCS Head of the MA Classical and Contemporary Text programme, Mark Saunders, will lead a practical, physical workshop that explores connections of text and movement... 

Cyber Risk and the Entertainment Industry

Cyber Risk and the Entertainment Industry

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. The Fringe potentially provides rich pickings for cyber crooks. Thousands of transactions happen every day with part-time workers using temporary box offices and venues with limited IT security... 

Access on a Budget

Access on a Budget

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. How much does it cost to make your show accessible? How can you bring that down? And is it worth it? Join our invited guests as we investigate the economics of access at the Fringe, and look at how to deliver an accessible show for as low a cost as possible... 

Sorted and Serene!

Sorted and Serene!

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. A workshop which will look at the essential tools for staying serene and on top of production and stage-management tasks leaving you free to enjoy your Fringe! Sheryl-Lynne Valensky developed East 15’s Stage and Production Management programme... 

Social Media for Beginners

Social Media for Beginners

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. How do you go about promoting your show on social media? What are the dos and don’ts? What social media channels are best for you and how do they work? Discover how to make the most of social media in this introductory workshop. 

The Business of Playwriting

The Business of Playwriting

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Join a panel of professional practitioners to discuss making a career as a playwright in Scotland. Chaired by Fiona Sturgeon Shea, Creative Director of Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland. 

Budokon Yoga

Budokon Yoga

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Budokon combines yoga, martial arts, meditation, and animal movements! It will improve your strength, flexibility, control and balance, this combination of training elements is unique, fun, and challenging... 

Fringe Central Welcome Address

Fringe Central Welcome Address

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Join Panti Bliss, Ireland’s foremost “gender discombobulist” and “accidental activist” as she formally launches Fringe Central and gives her unique insight on all things Fringe... 

DIY Mindfulness Toolkit Event

DIY Mindfulness Toolkit Event

Producing a show at, performing in, or attending the Edinburgh Fringe is exciting and inspiring but it can also be hectic and draining, an experience made even more challenging if your artistic practice involves narrating experiences of your own health, illness or disability... 

MA Classical and Contemporary Text – Auditions

MA Classical and Contemporary Text – Auditions

The RCS is holding auditions for this innovative programme for actors and directors, with some experience, who want to become more reflective, aspirational practitioners. For more information visit www... 

First Time at the Fringe

First Time at the Fringe

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Is this your first time? Edinburgh can be daunting for new participants. Come and meet Fringe Society staff and learn what we can do to support your experience while in Edinburgh... 

How to Get Your Show Noticed

How to Get Your Show Noticed

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Meet PR and media insiders for tips on everything from social networking and contacting reviewers to increasing audience numbers... 

One Person Production Gathering

One Person Production Gathering

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. A unique opportunity for solo performers to meet each other and Fringe Society staff. Enjoy some light nibbles and refreshments whilst making friends, supporting each other, and building relationships that will sustain you during your run and perhaps beyond... 

Cabaret Chinwag

Cabaret Chinwag

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Join cabaret critic Ben Walters, formerly of Time Out London, now of the Scotsman and NotTelevision.net, and guests for a weekly natter about the hottest shows and latest rumblings in cabaret at the Fringe... 

Marketing Your Show

Marketing Your Show

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Hear from our Marketing and Media team on effective ways to promote your show at the Fringe with useful information on how to get your show noticed including engaging audiences through social media, flyering tips, and writing effective press releases... 

Disability Equality Training

Disability Equality Training

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. A practical training session for front of house staff and performers to look at how you can better respond to the needs of disabled customers, as well as looking at some of the wider social issues. 

Contracts: The What, Why and How?

Contracts: The What, Why and How?

Whenever your organisation enters into a business arrangement there is likely to be a contract in existence, whether it is written or just implied by conversation and actions. This vital session will help you identify when a contract exists, provide practical guidance on how to draft a contract and explain the consequences of breaking a contract. 

Meet the Producers

Meet the Producers

The Independent Theatre Council is at the Edinburgh Fringe to help you get started in the performing arts and to support you as you grow. You are invited to Meet the Producers, an informal session with a panel of experienced performing arts producers, who will explain the secrets of their trade and answer your questions... 

Fringe Guide to Running a Venue

Fringe Guide to Running a Venue

Managing a venue at the Fringe can be a hugely rewarding experience, but is also a mammoth undertaking for all involved. You may be intending to take over an existing space and using it to create a makeshift theatre; or maybe you already manage your own year round space... 

Rural Touring Introduction and Meet the Rural Touring Schemes

Rural Touring Introduction and Meet the Rural Touring Schemes

An opportunity to hear and ask questions about how rural touring works plus get up to date news involving companies, producers and touring schemes. Followed by an open session to network and meet touring scheme staff drawn from England, Scotland and Wales... 

How to Do a Show at the Fringe

How to Do a Show at the Fringe

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest open access arts festival in the world. The Fringe can be a brilliant experience and invaluable for your career, but you need to be prepared... 

Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property

Creative work is usually made in harmony but deciding who owns the final work can cause uncertainty and strife. Find out the basic rules that help you decide if there is copyright in a work, who owns the copyright in a work and how to use a work when you are not the copyright owner... 

Adelaide Info Session

Adelaide Info Session

Every summer artists from around the globe head to Australia’s biggest open access arts festival. Find out what, where, why and how you can be part of this four week explosion of art, performance and fun... 

Disability – A Creative Advantage

Disability – A Creative Advantage

Looking at disability from a fresh perspective, Jo Verrent, Senior Producer at Unlimited illustrates just how disabled artists are using their lived experience (of disability) as a creative spur to create art that is innovative and universally appealing... 

Your Organisation Structure

Your Organisation Structure

As your organisation grows, funders and other advisors may suggest you need a more a formal structure. This session will guide you through the choices. Find out what the difference is between a CIO and CIC, an LLP and a Ltd... 

Musical Theatre: In Conversation With…

Musical Theatre: In Conversation With…

The Fringe Society chats with musical theatre practitioners at the top of their game about making it in the business. Hear how they started out, what they consider career highs and lows and tips for getting your foot in the door... 

East 15 Speed Dating Event

East 15 Speed Dating Event

East 15 Acting School is hosting an intimate speed dating event aimed at actors and new and developing companies. This is your chance to meet in a small group with industry professionals with a range of expertise... 

Nuts and Bolts of Starting a Performing Arts Company

Nuts and Bolts of Starting a Performing Arts Company

ITC’s legendary short course provides an overview of the fundamental information that you should be aware of when setting up a performing arts company. ITC’s team of experts will explain company formation, planning, contracts and intellectual property law and much more... 

The Fringe Fair

The Fringe Fair

An opportunity to meet key organisations such as funders, arts councils, training providers and agencies. Taking the format of a career fair, you can browse from table to table gathering the knowledge and advice you need... 

Puppetry and Animation Workshop

Puppetry and Animation Workshop

An intensive and essential grounding in the principles of animation. We begin with the etymology of the word animation. ‘Anima’ meaning soul and ‘mation’ denoting movement. Gently we breathe life and soul into the objects and marvel as they come alive... 

Voice and Movement Clinic

Voice and Movement Clinic

Are you feeling the strain of the festival on your voice and body? Come along to our voice and movement clinic to ease out some tension and freshen up your performance technique. Run by senior teaching staff at the dynamic East 15 Acting School... 

Children as Artistic Agents of Social Change: Whose Identity Is It Anyway?

Children as Artistic Agents of Social Change: Whose Identity Is It Anyway?

Article 12 (UNCRC) says adults must listen to and take account of children’s views and their creative expression should be valued. ENOC’s video shorts project, Austerity Bites: Children’s Voices culminated in 32 powerful films produced by European children about austerity... 

Grow Old Disgracefully – Being Funny As an Older Woman

Grow Old Disgracefully – Being Funny As an Older Woman

Older women have the comedy edge because they are less inhibited and have more stories to tell. Award-winning octogenarian comic, Lynn Ruth Miller, started performing stand up in her 70s and has celebrated the art of growing old disgracefully in her show Ageing is Amazing... 

Stand Up to Stand Out: How to Find Your Female Funny

Stand Up to Stand Out: How to Find Your Female Funny

Humour is essential in our everyday lives and defines our humanity. Lynne Parker created Funny Women in 2002, which is now the UK’s leading community for female comedy helping women to perform, write and do business with humour... 

No Balls Please!

No Balls Please!

A fun and lively discussion about the competitive female spirit. Joined by a brilliant panel of comedians and sports women (who better to talk about competitiveness?) this event will provide an insight into the worlds of both comedy and sport from women in the know!  

On the Road: Touring Your Fringe Production to South Africa

On the Road: Touring Your Fringe Production to South Africa

South Africa's National Arts Festival is Africa’s largest and most colourful multi-discipline arts event held in Grahamstown each July. Spanning every genre the Fringe programme includes about 450 productions – mostly South African but with an increasingly significant international presence... 

Feeling a Little Sketchy: The Sketch Comedy Comeback

Feeling a Little Sketchy: The Sketch Comedy Comeback

Sketch comedy is making a comeback! If you’re not brave enough to try stand-up yet, then sketch is the perfect introduction to writing and performing comedy. More acts are pushing the boundaries of comedy and developing new styles that challenge audiences... 

You Couldn’t Make It Up: How to Improvise

You Couldn’t Make It Up: How to Improvise

Improv comedy is a British export, adopted by America and is now making its way back across the pond to impact the ever developing UK comedy scene. Find out why with this introduction – just bring your imagination... 

Stand Up to Stand Out: How to Find Your Female Funny

Stand Up to Stand Out: How to Find Your Female Funny

Humour is essential in our everyday lives and defines our humanity. Lynne Parker created Funny Women in 2002, which is now the UK’s leading community for female comedy helping women to perform, write and do business with humour... 

How to Write a Sit Com and Get Yourself Noticed

How to Write a Sit Com and Get Yourself Noticed

Channel 4 celebrates the excellence of female writers and performers in 2015 with great comedy commissions from Sharon Horgan, Jessica Knappett, Caitlin and Caz Moran and Julia Davis... 

Does Age Matter?

Does Age Matter?

Is comedy just for young people? Are we overcoming misogyny to confront a new breed of ageism? Given that there is still a balance to achieve in terms of representing women on the small screen, where does age draw the line? We examine the impact of modern technology and improved access to new comedy, and explore how women are using this to get their work in front of commissioners. 

Street Arts – Where to Go Next?

Street Arts – Where to Go Next?

Performers, join a discussion set up specifically for Street and Outdoor Artists. Hear from a panel of industry professionals about career development opportunities, touring destinations and how to progress and reach new audiences... 

Fringe Festivals Around the World

Fringe Festivals Around the World

A once-a-year chance to meet and hear from Fringe Festival directors around the world. Join the discussion and get the insights, hear why they're important and how they differ. Ask a question on how you could take part and tour to more destinations... 

The Lopsided Universe of Puppetry and Playwriting

The Lopsided Universe of Puppetry and Playwriting

A practical workshop with playwright Lewis Hetherington and puppeteer Ailie Cohen. Lewis and Ailie (The Secret Life of Suitcases) explore the creative possibilities of combining two different art forms to tell stories of adventure, liberation and discovery... 

Achieving Social Change, Festival by Festival

Achieving Social Change, Festival by Festival

Stella Hall is an agent of social and artistic change. She founded Newcastle's Juice, EAT and Enchanted Parks festivals, runs Darlington's Festival of Thrift and led the long-running (since 1193!) Preston Guild in 2012, Barclay's New Stages at the Royal Court and the Belfast Festival at Queen’s... 

Achieving Social Change, Festival by Festival

Achieving Social Change, Festival by Festival

Stella Hall is an agent of social and artistic change. She founded Newcastle's Juice, EAT and Enchanted Parks festivals, runs Darlington's Festival of Thrift and led the long-running (since 1193!) Preston Guild in 2012, Barclay's New Stages at the Royal Court and the Belfast Festival at Queen’s... 

Brighton Up Your Fringe

Brighton Up Your Fringe

Ready to take your show to England’s largest arts festival? Want to showcase your work to a fresh audience? Fancy a new Fringe experience? If you answered yes to these questions, this is the event for you! Come along and learn how to take part in Brighton Fringe 2016... 

Creatively Curious?

Creatively Curious?

Curious to know what inspires theater makers? So are we! We are inviting Fringe artists from far and wide to share what inspires them. Come along and absorb a whirlwind evening of pure visual delights... 

Going There!

Going There!

A practical workshop exploring and confronting ‘issues’ through playwriting, performance and, importantly, comedy – with Robert Softley Gale and Johnny McKnight. Robert and Johnny (director and writer of Wendy Hoose) are leading theatre artists whose work entertains and challenges audiences in radical new ways... 

Relaxed Performance: New Ways to Engage Children With Autism

Relaxed Performance: New Ways to Engage Children With Autism

Relaxed Performances now take place around the world. These events encourage vulnerable audiences to visit the theatre, particularly children with autism. Changes include reducing the intensity of special effects, visual stories to familiarise spectators with a venue, and training staff to assist visitors... 

Creative Exchange: Spoken Word

Creative Exchange: Spoken Word

A creative play space for Spoken Word artists. Meet your peers and exchange creative ideas, try out a new piece of material for critical feedback or simply share the inspirations behind your work. 

What is the Point of Children’s Theatre?

What is the Point of Children’s Theatre?

Join leading makers as we discuss what motivates artists to make theatre and dance for young audiences. What have artists discovered about their practice and what have they discovered about their audiences?  

Diversely Creative

Diversely Creative

'We live in one of the most diverse societies the world has ever seen, yet this is not reflected in the culture we produce, or in who is producing it' (Sir Brian McMaster). What is the festivals role in supporting and encouraging BAME artists and producers? As the world’s largest open-access arts festival, where should the Fringe sit within this? 

Acting: In Conversation With...

Acting: In Conversation With...

The Fringe Society chats with actors at the top of their game. Hear how they started out, what they consider career highs and lows and what they would do differently. Previous guests include Miriam Margoyles, George Wendt and Anthony Rapp... 

CGO Creativity Panel

CGO Creativity Panel

End of week one, how to capitalise on success, how to heal critical wounds, what to do next if you are a new creative artist/emerging company. Meet some critical friends. The session will be led by Chris Grady and one CGO Associate (see also CGO Surgery)... 

Phoney or False Reviews Online – What Can I Do?

Phoney or False Reviews Online – What Can I Do?

The bane of many a modern small company is the adverse online review. Years of goodwill can be undone by a one-sided online rant and a one-star rating. Some reviews are completely fake and intended to cause damage... 

Theatre: In All Its Forms!

Theatre: In All Its Forms!

A look at new and original ways of presenting and producing theatre. Join the creative teams behind A Play a Pie and a Pint, Theatre Uncut and The Village Pub Theatre to discuss the accessibility of their work and the relationship it creates with audiences and artists alike. 

Workshop with Voice Coach Yvonne Morley

Workshop with Voice Coach Yvonne Morley

Yvonne has been an established vocal coach for over 30 years, working in a number of drama schools and she is also an associate with the Royal National Theatre's Voice department. Yvonne will tailor the workshop to the needs of the group, covering presence, impact, range, accents and much more... 

Meet the Agent: Paul Harper at Keddie Scott Associates

Meet the Agent: Paul Harper at Keddie Scott Associates

Paul works as the Scottish agent for Keddie Scott Associates Ltd, a London based agency. Paul's clients are currently appearing in River City, Outlander, Wicked, Once, Avenue Q, Macbeth (feature film)… to name but a few... 

Cabaret Chinwag

Cabaret Chinwag

Join cabaret critic Ben Walters, formerly of Time Out London, now of the Scotsman and NotTelevision.net, and guests for a weekly natter about the hottest shows and latest rumblings in cabaret at the Fringe... 

Poorboy Playroom – More Fun, Less Fear

Poorboy Playroom – More Fun, Less Fear

How often is your creative practice playful? Is fun the thing we’re scared to have? Amid the pressures of the Fringe, Poorboy/The Bell Rock Co. use their unique methodology to help artists collaborate playfully and professionally... 

Be a Media Darling: How to Make the Press Love You and Come Back for More

Be a Media Darling: How to Make the Press Love You and Come Back for More

Need better media coverage? Learn easy steps for generating positive publicity in print, online – everywhere! – from social media pro and arts journalist Elaine Liner. Insider tips for working with/without a publicist... 

How to Tour Your Show

How to Tour Your Show

A common objective for artists participating in the Fringe is to create touring opportunities for their work. This event will talk about how to develop your show after the Fringe with particular focus on touring networks in the UK... 

Self-Marketing for Actors: Spotlight's Emma Dyson

Self-Marketing for Actors: Spotlight's Emma Dyson

Spotlight's Emma Dyson will be giving essential advice on how best to market yourself in the industry, covering everything from CVs, photos and showreels, to how to approach agents and casting directors... 

Comedy: In Conversation With...

Comedy: In Conversation With...

The Fringe Society chats with comedians at the top of their game. Hear how they started out, what they consider their career highs and lows and what they would do differently. Previous guests include Ed Byrne, Sean Hughes, Caroline Rhea and Greg Proops... 

Smash It Up!

Smash It Up!

Scottish playwright Stef Smith (Swallow, Roadkill) will lead a practical workshop for playwrights looking at the relationship of form, content and character. In particular, Stef will examine how and why a playwright might build complex characters for a chaotic, contemporary world... 

The Transgender Tipping Point

The Transgender Tipping Point

‘My music is not based on my being transgender. It's based on my being a human being.’ – Lucas Silveira. In a year where transgender issues took centre stage, join a panel of artists and activists as they discuss gender identity in the arts, the challenges for the coming years and the impact of those magazine covers on the industry... 

Honest Deception: Challenging the Audience from the Heart

Honest Deception: Challenging the Audience from the Heart

A practical playwriting and performance workshop with Gary McNair (A Gambler’s Guide to Dying). Gary’s work is brave, funny and intensely human. Discover how he maintains an intimate relationship with his audience, how he generates ideas, and explore the process behind transforming these ideas into memorable theatrical experiences... 

WGGB – The Writers’ Union

WGGB – The Writers’ Union

WGGB is the TUC affiliated union for writers negotiating terms, agreements and conditions with BBC, ITV, C4, PACT and TMA. We lobby for writers at Westminster, Holyrood, and Brussels... 

Scaling Up: From Fringe to Number One Touring

Scaling Up: From Fringe to Number One Touring

Producers David Hutchinson and Phillip Rowntree discuss how they grew touring company Sell a Door from a shoestring Fringe company to a large scale and West End production company. Founded in 2008, Sell a Door first produced a show in Edinburgh and now regularly tours large commercial theatres with tours including Avenue Q, The History Boys and Sunset Song... 

How to Sell Your Show

How to Sell Your Show

Meet PR and media insiders: tips on everything from social networking and contacting reviewers to increasing audience numbers. Led by the Fringe Society's media office, this discussion will give you invaluable advice on marketing your show at the festival... 

Contracts: The What, Why and How?

Contracts: The What, Why and How?

Whenever your organisation enters into a business arrangement, there is likely to be a contract in existence, whether it is written or just implied by conversation and actions. This vital session will help you identify when a contract exists, provide practical guidance on how to draft a contract and explain the consequences of breaking a contract. 

Meet the Producers

Meet the Producers

The Independent Theatre Council is at the Edinburgh Fringe to help you get started in the performing arts and to support you as you grow. You are invited to Meet the Producers, an informal session with a panel of experienced performing arts producers, who will explain the secrets of their trade and answer your questions... 

Fringe Guide to Running a Venue

Fringe Guide to Running a Venue

Managing a venue at the Fringe can be a hugely rewarding experience, but is also a mammoth undertaking for all involved. You may be intending to take over an existing space and using it to create a makeshift theatre or maybe you already manage your own year round space... 

Rural Touring Introduction and Meet the Rural Touring Schemes

Rural Touring Introduction and Meet the Rural Touring Schemes

An opportunity to hear and ask questions about how rural touring works involving companies, producers and touring schemes followed by an open session to network and meet touring scheme staff drawn from England, Scotland, Wales and further afield... 

Rural Touring Introduction and Meet the Rural Touring Schemes

Rural Touring Introduction and Meet the Rural Touring Schemes

An opportunity to hear and ask questions about how rural touring works involving companies, producers and touring schemes followed by an open session to network and meet touring scheme staff drawn from England, Scotland, Wales and further afield... 

How to Do a Show at the Fringe

How to Do a Show at the Fringe

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest open access arts festival in the world. The Fringe can be a brilliant experience and invaluable for your career, but you need to be prepared... 

Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property

Creative work is usually made in harmony but deciding who owns the final work can cause uncertainty and strife. Find out the basic rules that help you decide if there is copyright in a work, who owns the copyright in a work and how to use a work when you are not the copyright owner. 

Breaking Down Language Barriers

Breaking Down Language Barriers

The Fringe attracts artists, companies and audiences from all over the world, but how do you engage with an audience who don’t share the same first language as you? This discussion will look at when and why foreign language work succeeds, the challenges of presenting non English speaking work at the Fringe and what resources exist that could help you overcome language barriers... 

Your Organisation Structure

Your Organisation Structure

As your organisation grows, funders and other advisors may suggest you need a more a formal structure. This session will guide you through the choices. Find out what the difference is between a CIO and CIC, an LLP and a Ltd... 

Adelaide Fringe Info Session

Adelaide Fringe Info Session

It’s all about Adelaide. Every summer artists from around the globe head down under to Australia’s biggest open-access arts festival. Find out what, where, why and how you can be part of this four week explosion of art, performance and fun... 

Creatively Curious?

Creatively Curious?

Curious to know what inspires designers and directors? So are we! We are inviting Fringe artists from far and wide to share what inspires them. Come along and absorb a whirlwind evening of pure visual delights... 

£500,000? Fine! Why Data Protection Matters

£500,000? Fine! Why Data Protection Matters

As you hire a cast for your latest production, send out mass promotional e-mails from a database or blog into the wee small hours, do you stop to consider whose personal data you are processing and whether what you are doing is subject to data protection laws? The specialist Data Protection Defence Team from BTO Solicitors discusses in plain language how to avoid an irksome £500,000 fine for getting things wrong. 

Musical Theatre: In Conversation With…

Musical Theatre: In Conversation With…

The Fringe Society chats with musical theatre practitioners at the top of their game about making it in the business. Hear how they started out, what they consider career highs and lows and tips for getting your foot in the door... 

Nuts and Bolts of Starting a Performing Arts Company

Nuts and Bolts of Starting a Performing Arts Company

ITC’s legendary short course provides an overview of the fundamental information that you should be aware of when setting up a performing arts company. ITC’s team of experts will explain company formation, planning, contracts and intellectual property law and much more... 

The Fringe Fair

The Fringe Fair

An opportunity to meet key organisations such as funders, arts councils, training providers and agencies. Taking the format of a career fair, you can browse from table to table gathering the knowledge and advice you need... 

Breaking Down Barriers: Working with Hard to Reach Groups

Breaking Down Barriers: Working with Hard to Reach Groups

A discussion on approaches to working collaboratively with people who face barriers in participating in the arts. Join a mixed panel of experts to explore the different types of barriers that exist and the successful engagement techniques and models that are helping overcome them... 

A Trade Union for Writers

A Trade Union for Writers

WGGB is the TUC affiliated union for writers negotiating terms, agreements and conditions with BBC, ITV, C4, PACT and theatre organisations. We lobby for writers at Westminster, Holyrood, and Brussels... 

Auditions for the New York Film Academy

Auditions for the New York Film Academy

The New York Film Academy is auditioning students for the New York Film Academy's BFA, AFA, MFA and Conservatory programs in Acting for Film and Musical Theatre. For audition requirements please email fringeauditions@nyfa... 

The World Fringe Fair

The World Fringe Fair

This is your chance to meet Fringes from across the globe and find out how you can take part in their festivals. Browse the tables and meet organisers in person to discover all the opportunities to get your work seen on the UK and international Fringe circuit... 

Breaking Down Barriers: Early Years Arts @ the Fringe

Breaking Down Barriers: Early Years Arts @ the Fringe

Presenting work specifically for early years audiences isn’t that common place in the Fringe. What’s stopping companies/artists and is there a way to overcome these obstacles? Join us for a conversation on why early years arts are important and how we make the Fringe more accessible for babies, toddlers and their adults... 

Interpreting Shakespeare with Ian McDonald and Liz Carruthers

Interpreting Shakespeare with Ian McDonald and Liz Carruthers

Led by poet and translator Ian McDonald and director Liz Carruthers, this practical workshop will explore innovative ways of adapting Shakespeare and other works of fiction. Ian’s acclaimed Gaelic translation of Macbeth, MacBheatha, directed by Liz, is part of the Made in Scotland showcase. 

Breaking Down Barriers: Women in the Fringe

Breaking Down Barriers: Women in the Fringe

Does the Fringe work for women? What images and messages do we see and hear? Are women fairly represented? Join us for a conversation about where women stand in the world’s largest arts festival and what, if anything, needs to be done... 

What Fringe Next?

What Fringe Next?

Performer? Where should you go next? What touring opportunities are out there? A fascinating insight to other Fringe festivals from a performer’s point of view! Hear from and meet performing companies and venues who have recently experienced other Fringes... 

Fringe Festivals Around the World

Fringe Festivals Around the World

A once-a-year chance to meet and hear from national and international Fringe Festival Producers. Join the discussion and get the insights, hear why they're important and how they differ... 

What Fringe Next?

What Fringe Next?

Performer? Where should you go next? What touring opportunities are out there? A fascinating insight to other Fringe festivals from a performer’s point of view! Hear from and meet performing companies and venues who have recently experienced other Fringes... 

Brighton Fringe: Bring It On!

Brighton Fringe: Bring It On!

Are you ready to take your show to England’s largest arts festival? Do you have a new piece of work to showcase to a fresh audience? If you answered yes to either of these, this is the event for you... 

Fringe Festivals Around the World

Fringe Festivals Around the World

A once-a-year chance to meet and hear from national and international Fringe Festival Producers. Join the discussion and get the insights, hear why they're important and how they differ... 

Careers in Film, the Digital Revolution and Crowd-Funding

Careers in Film, the Digital Revolution and Crowd-Funding

Blake Babbitt (383 Productions founder) is a producer and director based out of New York City. He will conduct an exciting and well-rounded filmmaking workshop that emphasises various careers in the film industry, the digital revolution and how to create a successful crowd-funding campaign... 

Smashed to Pieces in the Still of the Night with David Leddy

Smashed to Pieces in the Still of the Night with David Leddy

Practical workshop about making experimental multi-artform performance. How might we smash up stories and put them back together in a radical way? Emerging and experienced theatre-makers welcome... 

Auditioning Effectively for the Camera

Auditioning Effectively for the Camera

Roger Del Pozo is the director of Performing Arts enrolment at the New York Film Academy and a casting director in NYC. Employing insights gathered from over 10 years working for some of the New York's busiest casting companies, he will take you through every step of what it takes to audition successfully... 

Brighton Fringe: Bring It On!

Brighton Fringe: Bring It On!

Are you ready to take your show to England’s largest arts festival? Do you have a new piece of work to showcase to a fresh audience? If you answered yes to either of these, this is the event for you... 

Streaming and the Music Industry

Streaming and the Music Industry

What impact has streaming had on the music industry? What are the pros and cons? A panelled discussion focusing on the key details involved in streaming music and the future of music consumption... 

How to Tour Your Show Internationally

How to Tour Your Show Internationally

Presented with the British Council, this event is for artists and producers interested in touring their shows at an international level. In addition to having a high quality piece of work that can generate opportunities overseas, you need to be very well prepared and have a strategy in place... 

Touring in the USA

Touring in the USA

If you have ever been interested in touring the United States with your show, either from abroad or from the US, this session will start the discussion about touring resources, different touring markets in the US and how to network with potential venues. 

How to Make It as a Visual Artist

How to Make It as a Visual Artist

How do you communicate your work to curators? And how do you develop your practice while earning a living? This event will provide useful advice and tips for putting together a portfolio and making sure your CV is doing you justice... 

Is an Arts Administration Degree for Me?

Is an Arts Administration Degree for Me?

Thinking of going into performing arts management? Have you wondered if you should get an arts administration degree? Meet and talk with others who are also asking these questions and consider your options. 

Meet the National Theatre Literary Department and Studio

Meet the National Theatre Literary Department and Studio

This talk is ideal for theatre-makers of all kinds who create work from scratch and want to find out more about how the National Theatre develops work. We will be taking questions regarding how we curate the Studio programme, how to submit scripts to the literary department and what kinds of development opportunities the National Theatre offers to artists... 

Acting: In Conversation with...

Acting: In Conversation with...

The Fringe Society chats with actors at the top of their game. Hear how they started out, what they consider career highs and lows and what they would do differently. Previous guests include Miriam Margoyles, George Wendt and Anthony Rapp... 

CGO Creativity Panel

CGO Creativity Panel

End of Week One: how to capitalise on success, how to heal critical wounds, what to do next if you are a new creative artist/emerging company. Meet some critical friends. The session will be led by Chris Grady and one CGO Associate (see also CGO Surgery Sat 9th)... 

Leaps of the Imagination with Natasha Gilmore and Robert Alan Evans

Leaps of the Imagination with Natasha Gilmore and Robert Alan Evans

Led by Barrowland Ballet’s Artistic Director Natasha Gilmore and playwright Robert Alan Evans (Pondlife McGurk, Sleeping Beauties), a lively workshop on adapting ideas for different audiences and art forms... 

Acting Workshop with Annelie Powell

Acting Workshop with Annelie Powell

Casting director at the Royal Shakespeare Company, Annelie Powell will be giving practical help and advice for auditioning and working in theatre and TV. She will choose six random CVs (from the 35 in attendance) and work one-to-one with the actor(s). 

Comedy: In Conversation with...

Comedy: In Conversation with...

 Fringe Central provides a series of free seminars and workshops for fringe participants looking to learn more about the industry and further their skills. In Conversation with... 

How to Be a Professional Actor: Spotlight’s Emma Dyson and Annelie Powell

How to Be a Professional Actor: Spotlight’s Emma Dyson and Annelie Powell

Spotlight’s Emma Dyson and casting director Annelie Powell will be giving essential career advice on everything from CV’s, photos and showreels, to how to approach agents and casting directors... 

Cabaret Chinwag

Cabaret Chinwag

Join cabaret critic Ben Walters, formerly of Time Out London, now of the Scotsman and NotTelevision.net, and guests for a weekly natter about the hottest shows and latest rumblings in cabaret at the Fringe... 

Meet the Casting Director: Annelie Powell (Q&A)

Meet the Casting Director: Annelie Powell (Q&A)

Annelie Powell, casting director at the Royal Shakespeare Company will be discussing how she got started in the industry, the working life of a casting director and the process of a project from the first read-through of a script to the final stage of casting... 

Be a Media Darling: How to Make the Press Love You and Come Back for More

Be a Media Darling: How to Make the Press Love You and Come Back for More

Need more media coverage? Can't afford a publicist? (Not happy with the one you have?) Learn to generate positive publicity in print, online - everywhere! - with easy steps from media expert and arts journalist Elaine Liner... 

Meet the Casting Director: Annelie Powell (Q&A)

Meet the Casting Director: Annelie Powell (Q&A)

Annelie Powell, casting director at the Royal Shakespeare Company will be discussing how she got started in the industry, the working life of a casting director and the process of a project from the first read-through of a script to the final stage of casting... 

How to Tour Your Show UK

How to Tour Your Show UK

A common objective for artists participating in the fringe is to create touring opportunities for their work. This event will talk about how to develop your show after the Fringe with particular focus on touring networks in the UK... 

Plays and Games: Getting the Audience in the Show with Clare Duffy

Plays and Games: Getting the Audience in the Show with Clare Duffy

Join playwright Clare Duffy for a practical workshop about the challenges of combining live interaction and scripted drama. Clare Duffy (Play Dough, part of Made in Scotland, at this year’s Festival, Money: The Game Show) is a playwright and director... 

Poorboy Playroom

Poorboy Playroom

How often is your creative practice playful? Is fun the thing we’re scared to have? Amid the pressures of the Fringe, Poorboy and The Bell Rock Co. use their unique methodology to help artists collaborate playfully and professionally... 

How to Sell Your Show

How to Sell Your Show

Meet PR and media insiders: tips on everything from social networking and contacting reviewers to increasing audience numbers. Led by the Fringe Society's Media Office, this discussion will give you invaluable advice on marketing your show at the festival...