The Edinburgh Fringe is an incredible festival, and right now, we all have a unique opportunity to make it even better. To reduce its environmental impact, and the waste associated with the props, costumes, and flyers from almost four thousand shows. To ensure we are all taking huge steps forward in the festival’s physical and financial accessibility. To protect diversity in all of its forms, and build a space that is fair and welcoming for everyone. The cancellation of the 2020 Fringe is disappointing, but it also gives us a unique opportunity to step back and think about how we can improve. The responsibility to build a better, brighter, #FutureFringe lies with all of us. Thus far, 2020 has been a time of upheaval crisis, and rebuilding. That can extend to the Fringe too.


The Future Fringe campaign invites you to imagine a better Fringe. Whoever you are, wherever you are, we need your insights and opinions on how the Fringe can be fairer, greener, more diverse, more accessible. We want to hear from everyone – whether you’re an actor, a director, a producer, a writer, an audience member, or an Edinburgh resident. If you have thoughts about what the 2021 Edinburgh Fringe should look like, share them!


This summer, the Future Fringe campaign will be collecting responses. We’d love to hear what you think the future of the Fringe should hold. These responses can be in the form of a letter, a poem, a painting, a play – the sky’s the limit! We will be displaying artistic responses on our website throughout the month of August, so take a look at other’s submissions and get inspired. We will be using your submissions to connect people across the Fringe landscape over issues they truly care about. Going forwards, we’ll use the submissions to create support and guidance for artists, production companies, and venues to make the Fringe the best festival it can be.

Deadline for submissions is 23:59, 31st August