Underbelly at Edinburgh Fringe

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2 Aug -
28 Aug 2017,

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The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest arts festival in the world, and Underbelly is one of its largest venue operations. Our 2017 season includes several venues across the city: Udderbelly’s pasture at George Square Gardens; the return of our Circus Hub on The Meadows, the first venue dedicated to circus at the Fringe; and our original Cowgate site with several venues and three buzzing licenced bars. In 2016, we sold over 249,000 tickets to Underbelly shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. We love Edinburgh – there’s simply no better place to be in August!

Perform with us

If you've got a fantastic show that you'd like to bring to Underbelly, then we'd love to talk to you! Underbelly is committed to programming the best of new writing and new talent. It's what we're most interested in and it's why Underbelly has grown on the Fringe. We're looking for productions that excite and intrigue, and that suit our spaces. We're also, obviously, looking for shows that we feel will interest the audience and sell tickets. We programme across all genres - comedy, theatre, physical theatre, circus, dance, children's shows and music. Find out more

'The Underbelly is one of the most exciting, atmospheric spaces on the Fringe and increasingly, one of the most important'


'One very recognizable sight at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe is a giant purple cow lying on its back in Bristo Square on the grounds of Edinburgh University'

New York Times