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Sprawling, diverse and just a little bit crazy.
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the Festival for the hordes of visitors and performers that descend on the city every year. From its humble beginnings in 1947, the Fringe has grown into the largest arts festival in the world. It has spawned copycat events everywhere from Dublin to New York, but nowhere has quite captured the heady exuberance and sheer diversity of the Scottish capital in August.
Travelling early on Friday the 24th of August and returning on Monday the 27th of August 4 full days and 3 nights.
Edinburgh offers you a unique cultural experience from drama to street stalls, comedy, dance, theatre to street parades, musicians and includes the Edinburgh Tattoo and the Edinburgh Military International Festival, from the traditional to the downright Bizarre against the back drop of the most beautiful and historic city in the world.
Meet Steve your Social Circle host and founder, Steve has visited the festival many times and we are able to take advantage of his incredible knowledge and expertise to guide you to the best shows and locations in this vibrant city. Where else can you get this personnel service to enhance your visit and experience of the greatest show on earth.
Sugarhouse Close Single room with en-suite facilities.
In the heart of the city centre close to all the action, you will enjoy your own en-suite room with wi-fi all food with breakfasts and evening meals is included too make this an all inclusive package, catering to all your requirements for a stress free weekend enjoying all that Edinburgh has to offer.
What is included:
Steve your host will organize the best attractions and tourist spots to visit over the course of your weekend, you are welcome to join in this itinerary, or you may decide to venture out on your own or with friends and Steve can advice you on some of the local attractions, we invite you attend dinner each evening, when we can talk over the exciting days events sharing information and stories with your group of friends and companions.
We will visit each day a selection of the best culture and unique gems of Edinburgh during our 4 day stay, from Friday the 24th of August to Monday the 27th of August 2018.
Upon Arrival in Edinburgh we will check-in then head off for our first adventure within this vibrant and energetic capital city of Scotland.
This 4 day break will introduce you to Edinburgh and its perfect for those who wish to see Edinburgh at its very best while enjoying all the attractions of the Edinburgh Festival and Fringe.
Every August for three weeks the city of Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital, welcomes an explosion of creative energy from around the globe.
With 53,232 performances of 3,398 shows in 300 venues in 2017 there are quite literally thousands of reasons to visit the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Student theatre companies rub shoulders with TV celebrities, Dutch comedians mix with Polish jazz musicians, and novices line up alongside seasoned pros. What unites this disparate bunch is the belief that they’ll find a willing audience and the hope that their show will go down in Fringe lore.
The Fringe takes place all over the city. Shows play not only in established year-round venues such as the Traverse Theatre, Cabaret Voltaire and The Stand comedy club, but also in ad-hoc spaces in rooms above pubs, public parks and even moving vehicles. Some venues, such as the Assembly Rooms, Gilded Balloon, Pleasance and Underbelly, are big enough to constitute a festival in their own right, although the smaller, unexpected places often host gems to be discovered.
The Fringe story dates back to 1947, when eight theatre groups turned up uninvited to perform at the (then newly formed) Edinburgh International Festival, an initiative created to celebrate and enrich European cultural life in the wake of the Second World War. Not being part of the official programme of the International Festival didn’t stop these performers – they just went ahead and staged their shows on the ‘Fringe of the Festival’ anyway – coining the phrase and our name ‘(Edinburgh) Festival Fringe’. Year on year more and more performers followed their example and in 1958 the Festival Fringe Society was created in response to the success of this growing trend.
The Big Four – Assembly, Gilded Balloon, The Pleasance, Underbelly. These are the largest venue operators, and in many case the most long-standing (Underbelly being a relative newcomer with 15 years' history). They each operate multi-room venue complexes, often across multiple sites.
Besides the Big Four, there are a number of mid-scale operators running multi-room venues, and again sometimes operating across more than one site. They may specialise in certain genres (comedy at Just the Tonic, theatre at Greenside Venues) or run a programme across all genres (C venues).
Free venues – Some promoters use a different financial model. Instead of charging performers to hire the room, and audiences to attend, they make their spaces available for free, with audiences making a donation at the end of the show.
Alongside the Fringe is The Edinburgh Military Tattoo, great shopping, whiskey drinking and Haggis eating opportunities.
Experience a memorable weekend, the memories stay forever and once visited you will want to come back year after year its that addictive.
Socialising and enjoying the local cuisine and bars is the perfect way to end each day, and we will all meet nightly to eat and discuss the days activities, Steve our host will choose restaurants that offer the best in local delicacies and will give that true flavour of the city and people.
What’s left to do: Simply book and come join us….
PLACES ARE LIMITED to 10 - YOU MUST BOOK EARLY to take advantage of the best price and be assured of a place on this extremely popular weekend with your host Steve.
Price increase on the 1st of May 2018 of £30.00, another good reason to book your weekend away NOW!
Price: Member £395.00 Non Member £445.00. To receive member price you must be a member at time of booking and at time of event.
We suggest booking a direct train from Manchester Piccadilly to Manchester Waverley.
* You are responsible for booking your own trains.
Lunch and any organised payable tours or show tickets are not included and would be payable locally.
With Social Circle you will have your own guide who will make your trip one to remember, add to this great company, friendships that are formed, lively conversation, nights out and general relaxed atmosphere, this is your Social Circle Guarantee. Just an incredible trip organised for you with like-minded people.