The Funny Side of Edinburgh – Visiting during Edinburgh’s Fringe Comedy Festival

By julien - Last updated: Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - Save & Share - Leave a Comment

Knock, knock! Who’s there?

Edinburgh city breaks can’t be beaten when the hilarity of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival is in town. Thanks to the popularity of the festival Edinburgh hotels get booked up fast, so searching for deals on Edinburgh holidays in advance is a good idea.

Edinburgh city Centre

Edinburgh city Centre

Entertainment at the Fringe

Even though the Edinburgh Fringe Festival has earned a long-lasting reputation for comedy – both stand-up and comic drama – the festival does also offer a variety of performances from other genres. Mime and progressive art forms, including live art, can be found at the Fringe too.
Performances, talks and workshops are organised every day from the morning through to the evening and it’s easy to find something for everyone. There are performances especially dedicated to children, workshops created for the whole family to enjoy and educative talks for those people looking to expand their knowledge about theatre.
Stay at the Hilton Grosvenor Hotel and feel at home whether on your own, on a romantic break or holidaying with all the family.

Getting Involved at the Fringe

If you don’t just want to visit the Fringe Festival for a quick weekend or take the family for a few days of culture and entertainment, becoming directly involved with the festival and staying for the entire month might be closer to what you’re looking for.
There are always jobs being advertised on the official Edinburgh Fringe website and simple application procedures are in place. The Apex Hotel is a good choice if you plan to stay in the city for a long time.
If you have a creative streak in your bones, you might even think about entering your own production into the line-up. Anyone is welcome to enter the festival, but the selection process is tough. Good luck!

Edinburgh History

If you do visit Edinburgh in order to enjoy the festival, make sure you leave enough time to visit some of the city’s historical sights too, including Edinburgh Castle. Our travel guide to Edinburgh shows just how much the city has to offer the avid historian, and the Macdonald Roxburghe Hotel will certainly help to make you aware of this as it’s one of the oldest hotels in Edinburgh.
Whatever your plans for the Edinburgh Fringe, Edinburgh car hire will give you the freedom that you need to enjoy both the festival and the city in general too.

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