Edinburgh Fringe - Statistics

The Team at Plan My Fringe are always interested in the facts and figures behind the Edinburgh Fringe, and we obviously have too much time on our hands. We have provided these stats, graphs and maps because we can! We hope you also find them interesting.

The totals currently only show information based on the 2022 shows that have been released so far. As soon as more shows are released, the stats will automatically be updated.

The shows and performance total will regularly change during the Fringe as shows and performances get added or cancelled.

More stats and graphs will be added as we think of them.

Total Shows


Total Performances


Still to Come


In Progress




Average Performances in progress during any time of the day (5th to 29th August 2022)

(excludes Online-On-Demand)

Daily Performance Count

(excludes Online-On-Demand)

Duration of Shows (Minutes)

Shows for each Genre

Shows for each Type

Heatmap of Fringe Performances

The redder the area, the more performances in that area. To just view a clickable map of the Fringe, go to the Fringe Map

How many shows could you possibly see at the 2022 Fringe?

311 Shows

This is slightly down on our 2019 record. The Plan My Fringe algorithm said the maximum number of different shows that could possibly have be seen during the 25 days of the 2019 Fringe was 321 shows. That averages 12.84 shows a day! If you don't believe us, you can find the proof here.

Due to the cancelled 2020 Fringe and reduced 2021 Fringe, these numbers weren't beaten in these years.

We have run the algorithm again for 2022 and can't quite beat 2019, but have come up with 311 In-Person shows during the 25 days of the 2022 Fringe. See the proof here.