Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Browsing & Buying

So the first week of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe has passed and the reviews are flooding in. While our Edinburgh Festival feed has a small selection of reviews, for more comprehensive coverage you should check out the official site, where you can view attendees reviews and see what shows are hot by searching for a specific show. A better opportunity for finding a show of interest and sifting through reviews may be found courtesy of the Scotsman. The Metro also provide reviews (you can also pick this newspaper up free every weekday morning) . If this is all too conventional Ewan Spence produces a daily podcast from The Edinburgh Festival that might aid your choice.

Edinburgh Festival Fringe e-ticket tent Edinburgh Festival Fringe Half Price Hut

So you’ve found the show and want to book? The Microsoft sponsored e-ticket tent (pictured above left) has a host of computers where you can browse edfringe.com and make your electronic booking, all using Microsoft’s upcoming Vista edition of Windows. Once booked you can pick your tickets up from the desk inside. Just across from the e-ticket tent is the Half Price Hut (pictured above right) where a rotating LCD board displays the less popular shows that have half price tickets available. So grab a programme from the e-ticket tent and match the show name to a description and you just might find a show you’ll enjoy, for half the normal price (tickets only available for shows running that day). This Fringe Ticket Village is located on the corner of Waverley Bridge and Princes St.

Oh and today sees the official start of the Edinburgh International Festival and yesterday was the Edinburgh International Book Festival’s turn. It’s all go in Edinburgh!

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