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2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival Facts

The Edinburgh Fringe is bursting at the seams this year. Looking at the figures below, you could be quite busy in August.

“Stats Entertainment”

  • Total number of Fringe Shows : 3,398
  • Number of venues: 300
  • Expected performances: 53,232
  • Countries represented: 62
  • International countries: 58
  • Number of free shows: 686
  • Pay what you want shows: 215
  • Edinburgh Fringe Festival Premiers: 1,683

As you may have seen in the Fringe programme there are quite a few different genres of entertainment. Here’s a look at this years genres by percentage.

Fringe shows’ genres by percentage

  • Cabaret and variety: 4%
  • Children’s Shows: 4%
  • Comedy: 35% (you’re having a laugh!)
  • Dance, Circus and Physical theatre: 4%
  • Events: 3%
  • Exhibitions: 1%
  • Music: 14%
  • Musicals and Opera: 3%
  • Spoken Word: 3%
  • Theatre: 28%

**The figures below were all correct as the date of the Fringe Programme launch but may have altered depending on cancellations and no shows.

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