On Friday tickets went on sale for the 2010 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Here are a few pieces of key information from the Edinburgh Blog:
- The programme can be browsed online or the printed version can be picked up from venues across Edinburgh - as tradition dictates, I sourced mine from the branch of Waterstones on Edinburgh’s George St
- Tickets are available online, at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe shop (180 High Street) or over the telephone (0131 226 0000).
- Tickets are available at “2 for the price of 1″ on the 9th and 10th of August - most of the shows, including the big name acts, participate in this
- Previews are a great way to see good shows for less money. Check out the programme for the dates of these on a per show basis; typically between 4th and 6th August
- The Fringe half-price hut is open (at The Mound Precinct) from 11th August - 30th August. While you’re unlikely to pick up half price tickets for headline acts, it is a great way to cheaply experience the diversity of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and support the acts that make the festival so varied
You can browse past Edinburgh Blog Fringe reviews to get an idea of the acts on offer. Comedy is perhaps the staple good of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. I would recommend Tim Vine, The Penny Dreadfuls, Jason Byrne, Alun Cochrane, Mark Watson, Pete Firman and Political Animal to get you started. In terms of theatre you could do worse than a Guy Masterson play at the Assembly or any production at the Traverse theatre, which always has a strong line up. More tips to come in the build up to August…
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