Welcome to the Universal Arts Festival Fringe website
Another year completed – our 26th year on the Fringe – and we remain at the heart of it, the biggest live arts festival in the world.
This year at the New Town Theatre we brought you spectacular shows from India, Mexico, China, Spain, USA, Australia, Romania, Canada and Finland alongside stunning new work from England and Scotland. We garnered lots of four and five-star reviews and some great audiences for shows from morning to night. The History of Music won a special editorial award from ThreeWeeks and Ticket to Bollywood won best director at the Asian Arts Awards.
Our new garden bar and seating area outside the venue wasd a huge success, thanks to The Famous Grouse and their support and sponsorship. Together we hope we made our award-winning venue an even better place to spend the Fringe.
The garden is now gone and the venue is turned once more into Freemasons' Hall for another eleven months. Fringe 2016 dates are 5-29 August – if you want to be part of it then it's never to soon to get in touch. We are already making plans ...
We hope to see you next August.
Universal Arts Festival 2015 was sponsored by
“Universal Arts is a crucial part of the fabric of the Fringe, bringing music, theatre and dance from all over the world” The Herald
We are international producers, agents and promoters based in Edinburgh. We programme and manage the NEW TOWN THEATRE in the Grade 1 listed Freemasons' Hall, one of the most beautiful venues in the Festival.
“dedicated to quality” Daily Telegraph
“a long record of welcoming quality international work” The List
HERALD ARCHANGEL AWARD WINNERS 2009 for 20-year track record of top international theatre at the Fringe
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