The 2018 Edinburgh Fringe Festival in numbers

Wow, astound, impress or annoy your friends as you queue for your next show with these Fringe facts.

  • Total Shows – 3548

  • Total venues – 317

  • Performances – 56,796

  • Countries represented – 55

  • International countries – 51

  • Free Shows – 697

  • Pay what you want shows – 260

  • Premiers – 1937

Ever wondered what the breakdown in  2018 Fringe genres are? Well wonder no more.

  • Cabaret and variety – 6%

  • Children’s show – 4%

  • Comedy – 35%

  • Dance, circus and physical theatre – 3%

  • Events – 2%

  • Exhibitions – 1%

  • Music – 14%

  • Musical and Opera – 4%

  • Spoken word – 4%

  • Theatre – 27%

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

Don’t forget if you are hitting up social media with your snaps from the Fringe this year to include the hashtags #IntoTheUnknown and #EdFringe

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