Edinburgh Fringe Festival on a Budget

Want to have the fun but on half the funds? For summer festival savings there’s a host of handy ways to see more shows for less. And don’t forget there are 100s of free shows and events at the festivals, including over 85% of the exhibitions in the Edinburgh Art Festival! If you like a good bargain then you’ll love out tips for getting the best value out of your festival experience. Some of the best festival moments are free so free your time and make the most of them. Welcome to the cheap seats. Serviced City Pads supply short stay serviced apartment accommodation.

Festival Previews – Early birds are rewarded by getting reduced priced tickets prior to the shows officially opened. Savings for these dry run rehersals are great so plan an early August arrival and enjoy preview prices.

2 for 1 tickets – The Fringe is awash with half-price offers while other festivals often do giveaways through media partners in the form of cut out coupons in the newspapers. The biggest of these is the Fringe 2 for 1 weekend, where a huge chunk of the programme is discounted on the first Sunday and Monday of the festival. Many venues also list 2 for 1 shows at the venue box office throughout the Festival.

Find the freebies – The only thing better than perfect is a free show. For the fantastic festival experience, seek out the freebies on Edinburgh Fringe Official Website highlighted Events page or by visiting each individual festival website to find out about any free events in the programme. Serviced Apartment Accommodation through Serviced City Pads.Barter or Bust – Fringe performers who are promoting their show with flyers on the High Street may offer you free tickets for performances at the start of the Festival (especially if they have an important reviewer coming to their show, and they want there to be a big audience!) Please contact the Serviced City Pads reservations team on 0844 335 8866 for short stay accommodation.
Start Working – If your a festival fanatic and want to see the inner workings, you could take a job or volunter at a venue. Contact venues directly to find out what’s on offer. As well as the thrill of being part of the action you get to see all the action – for free.

Go Online – For giveaway goodies, sync up with social networking. Most of the festivals and venues have their own blogs, Facebook pages and Twitter updates. These are often used for ticket and giveaways or discounted offers so poke, follow and tweet your way to cheaper festival fun.

Soak it up – While away the hours just soaking up the festival atmosphere. Save your Sunday afternoon on the August 9th for Holyrood Park, to catch the colour and spectacle of the Festival Cavalcade.

Hang out at the festival venues, chat to performers and enjoy watching the world go by. Whole days can disappear at places like The Pleasance Courtyard, Underbelly Pasture and Assembly’s Lane Bar. See that day out with a bang and make a date for the Saturday night fireworks displays of the tattoo. Pick your own vantage point and get your mates together for the midnight showpiece above Edinburgh Castle. Serviced City Pads.