Monday 9th of June 2014
The event just keeps getting even better each year according to Car Hire Edinburgh Airport staff, who have been to the festival in the past and will be suggesting it to all car hire customers who are in the area during the event.
Over 3,000 shows will be at the Edinburgh Fringe this year making it the biggest in its history according to organisers, an 11% increase. The on-line purchasing experience has also been improved, making it easier for customers to search and filter shows and they can even create a calendar of events and share booked and favourite shows.
The number of ticket collection point has also been increased around the city, with the arrivals hall at Edinburgh Airport and the Insitut francais d’Ecosse in the west end of the city. There is even a ticket office in Queen Street Station in Glasgow.
Kath M Mainland, chief executive of The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, said “This programme is the culmination of the creativity and hard work of thousands of people. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is many things to many people and part of the success of the Fringe is that whatever you are looking for, and in whatever capacity you are looking, you can almost certainly be satisfied by what you find. This year the Fringe includes 3,193 shows, which is a record number of shows, but more importantly the programme offers the widest selection of international high-quality arts and entertainment that you will find in any one place at any one time. A truly unique experience. This year is an incredibly important year for Scotland with major international cultural, sporting and political events taking place. With our eclectic range of shows and uniquely diverse range of voices the Fringe will, as always, be at the centre of things and promises to keep residents and visitors unbored.”
There will be 49,497 performances culminating in 299 venues across Edinburgh, which includes a number of new ones including the revamped Riddle’s Court, an A-listed courtyard house.