Edinburgh Festival Fringe aims to be a permit-free festival, however if you (or any members of your team) are visiting from outside the EEA we recommend that you have a Welcome Letter from both Gilded Balloon and the Fringe Society to assist entry to the UK, either in obtaining a visa before travelling or at the border. The welcome letter confirms that the show is registered with the Fringe and that we are a permit-free festival.

To get your welcome letters from the Fringe Society & Gilded Balloon, please download this form, fill in all details for all members of your team and send to Bee ( and Participants at Ed Fringe (