Fringe University LLC works with multiple universities and organizations to create an international learning experience utilizing international fringe festivals (particularly the Edinburgh Festival Fringe). We do this by offering university classes, as well as, creating opportunities and making arrangements for university student performing arts groups to perform at fringe festivals.
What We Do
Fringe University was founded in 2010 by three friends who had a passion for Fringe festivals. All were actively involved in academia and the performing arts and wanted to help others with the desire to perform or study abroad at this iconic festival. The company had a trial year in 2010, and was officially operating at the 2011 Edinburgh Festival Fringe with Drexel University students. Since 2011, we have had other universities bringing entire groups of students for their own particular classes, or individual students from various universities joining in our regularly scheduled classes.
About the Edinburgh Fringe
The Edinburgh Fringe holds the title from the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's largest arts festival. Some numbers from the 2017 festival:
- 53,232 performances of
- 3,398 shows by approximately (avg. 1,980 performances per day)
- 24,000 performers in
- 300 different venues
- 22.6 MILLION Tickets sold! (not including any of the 800+ free shows!)
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