Fringe Swap Shop

Fringe Swap Shop

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Unwanted props, usable furniture, gorgeous costumes, venue and set construction materials – we want them all! Every Fringe, tonnes of waste 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... 

Creating Autobiographical Theatre in The Deaf & Hearing Ensemble

Creating Autobiographical Theatre in The Deaf & Hearing Ensemble

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. A look at creating autobiographical theatre in an ensemble – whose story is it? How to tread the line between what you need to say and what you want to say... 

How to Do a Show at the Fringe

How to Do a Show at the Fringe

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest open access festival in the world. Meet Society and venue staff, producers and performers for expert advice on how to bring your own show to Edinburgh. 

Poorboy Playroom – More Fun, Less Fear

Poorboy Playroom – More Fun, Less Fear

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. How often is your creative practice playful? Is fun the thing we’re scared to have? Amid the pressures of the Fringe, Poorboy use their unique methodology to help artists collaborate playfully and professionally... 

Venue Marketplace

Venue Marketplace

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Are you thinking of bringing a show to the Fringe next year? The venue marketplace 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... 

Let's Talk

Let's Talk

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Have you ever been a bit worried about someone you are working with or studying alongside? Been concerned they are not coping but unsure how to broach this with them? Help is at hand with this session... 

Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property

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... 

House and ACE 1-2-1 Sessions

House and ACE 1-2-1 Sessions

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. House and Arts Council England are joining forces to offer surgery sessions at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe for artists, companies and producers with a venue programmer or Arts Council manager... 

The Essential Role of the Arts in Addressing Climate Change

The Essential Role of the Arts in Addressing Climate Change

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. In this dynamic talk, Creative Carbon Scotland Director, Ben Twist, discusses how climate change is a product of culture in the widest sense: the way in which we live in the world... 

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... 

Musical Theatre Workshop With the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Musical Theatre Workshop With the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Want to be better prepared to audition for musical theatre at a drama school? You are invited to join a member of staff from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland for a practical musical theatre workshop session: bring along a memorised song of your choice with appropriate sheet music, be coached on your acting and vocal technique and find out more about what it’s like to audition for musical theatre training. 

Whose Work Is It Anyway? (The Space Between Us and the Things We Do Together)

Whose Work Is It Anyway? (The Space Between Us and the Things We Do Together)

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. Join members of the young performance company Junction 25 as they ask: whose work is it anyway? This round table discussion led by a selection of performers aged between 11-18 along with Co-Artistic Director of Junction 25, Tashi Gore, aims to consider questions of ownership and authorship in work made by young people and why young voices matter in the world of performance. 

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... 

Queering the Mainstream Debate

Queering the Mainstream Debate

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. As we progress towards a more inclusive society, many LGBTQI artists are losing the safe spaces where they would traditionally create and present their work... 

Brighton Fringe: Can You Cut It?

Brighton Fringe: Can You Cut It?

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 2017... 

Auditions for MA Acting and MA/MFA Acting International

Auditions for MA Acting and MA/MFA Acting International

This event is an opportunity to apply for East 15 Acting School’s MA in Acting and for the MA/MFA Acting International programme. East 15 is part of the University of Essex. Details at east15... 

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. ITC will be available for focused one-to-one surgeries where you can discuss your own specific problems in detail... 

MA/MFA in Theatre Directing

MA/MFA in Theatre Directing

This event is an opportunity for you to apply for East 15 Acting School’s MA/MFA in Theatre Directing led by Mathew Lloyd – one of the UK's foremost authorities on director training and formerly Artistic Director of the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester... 

Building Robustness: How to Deal with 'No'

Building Robustness: How to Deal with 'No'

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, specifically for Fringe participants. To survive within the theatre industry, it is essential to befriend oneself. In this practical workshop, led by Andrea Brooks, East 15 Acting School’s Head of MA Acting, you’ll explore and begin to build healthy habits to deal with the inevitable pitfalls that you can encounter when forging an acting career, and also gain invaluable insights into casting processes. 

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... 

Training in the UK for Internationals

Training in the UK for Internationals

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. A presentation followed by questions and answers about drama school training. The session will cover technical (stage management, lights, sound, props etc), costume, scenic art, design, directing and actor training... 

Creating Autobiographical Theatre in The Deaf & Hearing Ensemble

Creating Autobiographical Theatre in The Deaf & Hearing Ensemble

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. A look at creating autobiographical theatre in an ensemble – whose story is it? How to tread the line between what you need to say and what you want to say... 

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. 

Open Forum: Racial Diversity at the Fringe

Open Forum: Racial Diversity at the Fringe

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. The Fringe is the world’s largest arts festival but is it a racially diverse festival? The Fringe Society are here to support and encourage participation at the Fringe but is there more we could be doing? Join the Society and invited guests to share your thoughts and ideas in an open forum discussion. 

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... 

Contracts: The What, Why and How

Contracts: The What, Why and How

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... 

#TheSoloFilter: Criticism In Action

#TheSoloFilter: Criticism In Action

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Ever left a performance discussing what you would have done differently? #TheSoloFilter is an opportunity to remake a performance into the piece you wish you had seen... 

Production Road Map

Production Road Map

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. An interactive workshop with Ros Maddison, head of production at RCS, investigating the key production elements in the process of putting on a theatre production and to discover how these fit together in the journey towards opening night... 

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... 

Careers in Production

Careers in Production

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, specifically for Fringe participants. Discussion led by Ros Maddison, Head of Production at RCS, outlining training and opportunities in Technical Theatre, Theatre Production Arts and Theatre Design... 

Demystifying CRP: An Introduction to Critical Response Process

Demystifying CRP: An Introduction to Critical Response Process

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Want to receive constructive and meaningful feedback on your work in development? Maybe CRP is for you. CRP is an artist-centred, facilitated process designed by choreographer Liz Lerman and has been used around the world in a huge range of contexts... 

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 from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe... 

TalkFest 2016: Script Surgeries With Professional Playwrights

TalkFest 2016: Script Surgeries With Professional Playwrights

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Written a play? Looking for feedback on your writing, and advice on taking it to the next draft? 50-minute, one-to-one sessions for Fringe participants and/or Scotland-based playwrights... 

EU Funding Opportunities

EU Funding Opportunities

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Millions of euros are available from EU funding programmes, and arts organisations all over Europe are gaining support for their projects and activities – and UK arts organisations can also benefit... 

Black Theatre Live Information Session

Black Theatre Live Information Session

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, specifically for Fringe participants. An active session to promote national touring for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic theatre at the Fringe, through the Black Theatre Live consortium blacktheatrelive... 

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... 

Info and Discussion Session: Time to Shine Youth Arts, 2014-2016

Info and Discussion Session: Time to Shine Youth Arts, 2014-2016

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Time To Shine, Scotland’s arts strategy for young people aged 0–25, was launched in February 2014. The establishment of nine regional Youth Arts Hubs were instrumental in the initial implementation of the strategy... 

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... 

Young People – Building Peace Through the Arts

Young People – Building Peace Through the Arts

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. The world is struggling to cope with millions of displaced people seeking refuge from conflict, many young. How can the arts promote human rights, freedom of expression, build peace and develop resilience in children and young people living in crisis? Experts and young artists will come together to share their practice, consider key questions and engage with the audience in a creative dialogue... 

TalkFest 2016: The Way I See It

TalkFest 2016: The Way I See It

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Writer, actor and director Adura Onashile (Expensive Shit; HeLa) leads a workshop on the process of merging different media – dance, music and film – to tell stories that are rooted in powerful realities... 

Physical Theatre: In Conversation With...

Physical Theatre: In Conversation With...

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. The Fringe Society chats with physical theatre practitioners at the top of their game about making it in the business... 

Voicebox Toolbox: How to Avoid Cracking Your Voice During the Fringe

Voicebox Toolbox: How to Avoid Cracking Your Voice During the Fringe

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. A practical session of advice and exercises, designed specifically for the vocal demands of the festival including the vocal mechanism, how to protect your voice (both on the Royal Mile and on stage), what to do when things go wrong and effective and efficient vocal-ups... 

Moving On in Stage Management

Moving On in Stage Management

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Already working? Recently graduated or starting out in stage management? This session aims to help you progress in the industry... 

Not in Front of the Children!

Not in Front of the Children!

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Is anything off-limits in performance for children and young people? Imaginate will host and facilitate a panel discussion about what is a suitable topic, theme or concept to be explored by theatre and dance for children and young people... 

Fringe Artists of Colour Meet Up

Fringe Artists of Colour Meet Up

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme. As a part of the conversation on race, colorism and activist art, pursuitofnappiness.org founder, Shaina Lynn, is hosting a meetup with the Fringe Society... 

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... 

Beyond Touring: From International Networking to Transnational Projects

Beyond Touring: From International Networking to Transnational Projects

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, specifically for Fringe participants. We’re at one of the largest international arts events so there’s no better time to develop international links and learn about international opportunities such as Creative Europe support for collaborative European projects... 

TalkFest 2016: Stepping Away from the Desk

TalkFest 2016: Stepping Away from the Desk

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. A workshop presentation on playwriting and collaboration with Kieran Hurley. Kieran is a playwright and theatre-maker, but it's possible that he only ended up as one by mistake because he wanted to be in a band but couldn't play an instrument... 

Striking the Balance: Artist Versus Producer

Striking the Balance: Artist Versus Producer

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. There can be a fine line between being an artist and being the producer of your own work. How do you make sure your work is meeting your artistic standards while also managing admin and arranging tours? This informal round table discussion looks at how you manage your time, the pros and cons of self-producing and the practical realities... 

Adelaide Fringe Information Session

Adelaide Fringe Information Session

Adelaide Fringe is Australia’s largest open-access festival, with over 1,000 events across every art form in over 300 venues. Meet the Adelaide Fringe team and previous Fringe artists and get first-hand tips on presenting your work in Adelaide... 

Meet the Participants' Council

Meet the Participants' Council

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. The Participants' Council is an elected advisory body that acts as your voice to the board of the Fringe Society... 

Puppetry and Animation Workshop

Puppetry and Animation Workshop

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. In this playful but intensive practical workshop you can explore the principles and fundamentals of object animation... 

Just What Is a Contract?

Just What Is a Contract?

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Equity negotiates working terms and conditions for around 45,000 professional performers. If you work on a contract, issue a contract or want to do either then come to this session to find out what should be included, what to look out for and how to avoid pitfalls and exploitation. 

Postgraduate Pathways to the Profession: Actors and Directors

Postgraduate Pathways to the Profession: Actors and Directors

Part of the Fringe Central Event Programme. Interested in forging a career as a professional theatre practitioner? In this dynamic workshop you’ll gain invaluable advice on how best to kick-start your career... 

Achieve Your Goals!

Achieve Your Goals!

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, specifically for Fringe participants. This will give you tips and techniques for defining achievable career goals that fit in with other areas of your life and identifying the steps to reach these... 

BA Performance in BSL and English: Audition Preparation

BA Performance in BSL and English: Audition Preparation

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, specifically for Fringe participants. This session is for deaf and hard of hearing performers who are interested in auditioning for the BA Performance (in BSL and English) course at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland... 

Critics v Creatives – Writing About Theatre Design

Critics v Creatives – Writing About Theatre Design

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Do critics understand the design process? How do we write about theatre design? How does it feel to have your work critiqued? The work of theatre designers and theatre critics can seem worlds apart... 

Process and Play: Celebrating Communication in The Deaf & Hearing Ensemble

Process and Play: Celebrating Communication in The Deaf & Hearing Ensemble

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. This workshop will focus on using play theory and setting up rules in the devising process to create performances whilst employing techniques such as viewpoints and durational improvisation... 

Social Media: The Next Step

Social Media: The Next Step

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Tips on linking your social media with your marketing and PR campaigns. Engaging with the wider festival audience and increasing your followers through social media... 

Acting: In Conversation With...

Acting: In Conversation With...

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, specifically 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... 

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... 

Movement and Voice Workouts

Movement and Voice Workouts

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. If you’re performing within the festival these workout sessions, led by senior staff from East 15 Acting School, will be invaluable in helping you to sustain your body and voice through the remainder of your time here... 

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... 

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... 

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 could be 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 to discuss comedy and politics. 

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... 

You Couldn't Make It Up: How to Improvise

You Couldn't Make It Up: How to Improvise

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Improv comedy is a big part of the UK comedy scene and this workshop will introduce you to some core improvisation skills such as comic timing, to say ‘yes, and’, to develop characters and storylines, and how to listen... 

Your Life in Theatre

Your Life in Theatre

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. 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 or emerging company... 

What About Directors?

What About Directors?

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Stage Directors UK has had a massive impact with its fee campaigns, new style contracts and compelling master classes on the art and craft of directing... 

TalkFest 2016: The Business of Playwriting

TalkFest 2016: 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 – from working with an agent, to negotiating contracts and getting your work published. 

Comedy in Reality Television

Comedy in Reality Television

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. The rise of reality shows and the public appetite for a good game show has increased the demand for pithy one-liners and hilarious anecdotes... 

Feeling a Little Sketchy – Creating Characters in Comedy

Feeling a Little Sketchy – Creating Characters in Comedy

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Not brave enough to try stand-up? Creating characters and sketches are the perfect introduction to writing and performing live comedy... 

One-on-One Surgeries for Creative Artists

One-on-One Surgeries for Creative Artists

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. CGO Surgeries are an opportunity for personal coaching, advice, support, and re-energising for a creative artist or a small company... 

How to Write a Sitcom and Get Yourself Noticed

How to Write a Sitcom and Get Yourself Noticed

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Funny Women has been running its Comedy Writing Award for five years, so our producers and advisors are well placed to help you generate ideas, formulate joke structure and bring comic themes and characters to life... 

US Tour Booking Tips 101

US Tour Booking Tips 101

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: we will talk about defining your objective, promotion, researching the possibilities, networking, establishing routing and dates, booking, transportation, merchandise, visas and taxes... 

Social Media for Beginners

Social Media for Beginners

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. What’s a hashtag? How do you increase your followers? What’s the best way to promote your show on social media? This workshop will guide you through the dos and don’ts of social media marketing and how to maximise your online presence... 

How to Crowdfund for your Arts Project

How to Crowdfund for your Arts Project

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. You've heard about crowdfunding and you want to know how to crowdfund for your creative project – so what's next, how do you start, what do you need to do? The team at Crowdfunder UK will take you through the vital steps towards getting your project live and funded... 

Cyber Risk and the Entertainment Industry

Cyber Risk and the Entertainment Industry

Cybercrime is increasing exponentially. Criminals are always on the lookout for targets of opportunity. With thousands of part-time workers and amateur performers, the Fringe potentially provides rich pickings for cyber crooks... 

TalkFest 2016: Invisible Stories

TalkFest 2016: Invisible Stories

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. A workshop exploring audio narratives of unseen objects with designer and theatre artist Kai Fischer: Last Dream (On Earth) and Vanishing Point associate artist... 

Producers’ Gathering

Producers’ Gathering

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme. A coffee morning for arts producers attending the Edinburgh Fringe. Hosted by independent producers, Sally Rose and Xavier de Sousa, this meeting aims to connect producers and those interested in the practice from the wider UK and internationally whilst in Edinburgh for the festival... 

Changing the Culture

Changing the Culture

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Do you want to know more about how festivals directors and organisers can tackle the complex aspects of sustainability? At this event we’ll hear stories and ideas from the Edinburgh International Science Festival (the world’s first science festival) and Imaginate (Scotland’s international festival of performing arts for children and young people): two of the twelve Edinburgh Festivals working jointly and independently to creatively minimise their impact on the environment... 

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... 

Cabaret Chinwag

Cabaret Chinwag

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. As over the past few years, Cabaret Chinwag will offer a weekly natter about the hottest shows and latest rumblings in cabaret at the Fringe... 

Making Work With Young Performers

Making Work With Young Performers

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Imaginate will host and facilitate a panel discussion around making professional theatre and dance with young performers, to share best practice and why people feel driven to make this work... 

MA Classical and Contemporary Texts: Auditions

MA Classical and Contemporary Texts: Auditions

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s MA Classical and Contemporary Text programme is holding auditions for its 2017-2018 academic year. This is a one year practical, vocational Masters Programme with pathways in either acting or directing... 

Technical Theatre and Actor Training

Technical Theatre and Actor Training

A presentation followed by questions and answers about drama school training. The session will cover technical (stage management, lights, sound, props etc), costume, scenic art, design and directing as well as actor training... 

#TheSoloFilter: Researching Re-authorship

#TheSoloFilter: Researching Re-authorship

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Ever left a performance discussing what you would have done differently? #TheSoloFilter is an opportunity to remake a performance into the piece you wish you had seen... 

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 the opportunity 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. 

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... 

What Is Autism?

What Is Autism?

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. Having an understanding and awareness of autism is a vital first step in planning your own autism-friendly or relaxed performance... 

What Is an Autism-Friendly, or Relaxed, Performance?

What Is an Autism-Friendly, or Relaxed, Performance?

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. The National Autistic Society is proud to be working with the Fringe Society to make this year’s event more autism-friendly than ever before... 

Auditioning for Drama School

Auditioning for Drama School

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

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... 

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. Make friends, support each other and build relationships that will sustain you during your run... 

Access Fringe

Access Fringe

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. The Fringe Society is committed to improving access for all. Join us as we discuss our ambitions for the coming years, share case studies from industry peers and set festival stakeholders the challenge of working with us to make the Edinburgh Festival Fringe the most accessible festival in the world... 

Working With Sign Language Interpreters in Performance

Working With Sign Language Interpreters in Performance

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. This is a practical workshop session for people who are currently working with sign language interpreters in performance, or for those who hope to do so in the future... 

The Shakespeare Monologues for Auditions

The Shakespeare Monologues for Auditions

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Based on the famous Shakespeare forum in New York, and currently growing in popularity in Glasgow, this practical workshop will help new and experienced actors to gain fresh insight into their Shakespeare monologues... 

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 and best international arts market in the world, which means that it attracts thousands of arts professionals from all over the globe: venue programmers, producers, festival directors and agents who are looking to discover new talent, book a touring show or establish new collaborations... 

Acting With Archetypes

Acting With Archetypes

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, specifically for Fringe participants. This workshop offers an opportunity to experience some of the unique work of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s MA in Classical and Contemporary Text programme... 

Fringe Sustainability Drop-In Sessions

Fringe Sustainability Drop-In Sessions

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Have you wanted to work more sustainably? Have questions about the Fringe Sustainable Practice Award? Interested in what your fellow artists and Fringe participants are doing about the climate? Our drop-in sessions for sustainable consultation return... 

TalkFest 2016: Building Worlds

TalkFest 2016: Building Worlds

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, specifically for Fringe participants. One of the biggest challenges we have as writers is not being able to resist the urge to start writing before we are ready... 

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 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... 

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... 

Fringe Central Welcome Address

Fringe Central Welcome Address

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. To formally welcome you to Fringe Central we will be hosting a keynote speech from a well-known figure from the arts world... 

How to Get Your Show Noticed

How to Get Your Show Noticed

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

How to Hit the Ground Running

How to Hit the Ground Running

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. What's the key to hitting the ground running at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe? This interactive talk, led by FringeReview... 

Access Training Tool Tutorial

Access Training Tool Tutorial

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. The Fringe Society has created a free online training resource for anyone taking part in the festival that aims to improve the experiences of disabled audiences and participants... 

Marketing Your Show

Marketing Your Show

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

What Can You Do to Make Your Venue Autism-Friendly?

What Can You Do to Make Your Venue Autism-Friendly?

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Join our experts to find out how your venue can become autism-friendly. More than one in 100 people are autistic... 

Disability Equality Training

Disability Equality Training

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Practical training sessions for you 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...