Edinburgh Festival Fringe


The Pauline Quirke Academy also gives our students the exciting opportunity to perform at the world-famous Edinburgh Festival Fringe!

Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest arts festival in the world and runs throughout August each year.

In its seven-decade existence, the number of shows, venues and audience members has sky-rocketed.

PQA has formed an exciting partnership with Riddle's Court, a unique and stunning Grade-II listed building along Edinburgh's Royal Mile.

PQA Venues

PQA Venues @Riddle's Court allows PQA to host three performance spaces during the Fringe Festival. The building has recently undergone a £5m refurbishment transforming it into a state-of-the-art venue.

Our older students are given the chance to bring their show to one of the most famous arts festivals in the world with the help of their fellow Academy students and with support from their Academy Principal.

Our Academy shows are programmed alongside professional shows in order that our students get the full experience of what it's like to bring a show to Edinburgh Fringe.

Full list of PQA Shows