This summer, we should have been welcoming you to the Pleasance. However, for the first time in 36 years, the gates are locked and the Courtyard stands empty.
280 shows have been cancelled, countless experiences have been lost. The effects have been devastating, both on and off the stage.
To make sure the Pleasance and everyone we support can return in 2021, we need your help.
We are not-for-profit, a charity funded by our ticket sales receiving no regular government subsidy. By donating the cost of a ticket from this year's festival, you’ll help make sure we can be there in the future.
The Pleasance exists to champion artists and develop bright ideas, to nurture talent and inspire new careers. Therefore we pledge that 30% of everything we raise will go directly to emerging theatre-makers and comedians, with a dedicated fund to help debut shows reach Fringe 2021, supporting the next generation of performers.
The Pleasance Courtyard is our home at the centre of the Fringe. An extraordinary place full of possibilities where artists and audiences thrive in a melting pot of creativity. It's a place for everyone, built by us, but made unforgettable by you.
By donating, you will enable us to reopen 30 venues across Edinburgh and London, welcome over 600,000 audience members from around the world, programme over 350 companies, provide 200 peer to peer training opportunities and £150,000 in artists grants.
We want to rebuild what is lost and invest one again in the future. We want to bring artists back to the stage. We want to ensure the Edinburgh Festival Fringe remains the world’s greatest theatrical showcase and training ground.
Together, we can open the gates again. Thank you for your support.