Fringe crowds grow by nearly a million

Published: 29 August 2018

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe’s official audience has grown by almost a million in under a decade after organisers announced another record-breaking year.

Organisers of the event, which recorded its best-ever box office returns for the sixth year in a row, with 2,838,839 issued, said almost half its tickets were sold in Scotland.

We have had another incredibly successful Festival this year...I’m delighted to see the number of international performers continuing to grow.

William Burdett-Coutts, Artistic Director, Assembly Festival


The Fringe’s final day tally was five per cent increase on its record-breaking 70th anniversary season in 2017 and a 52 per cent increase, of 979,604, on the 2009 event. 

The 900-capacity McEwan Hall, which was in use after a three-year hiatus, played host to the biggest shows in Underbelly’s programme, which sold more than 420,000 tickets...

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