As a result of the COVID-19 shutdown, the 2020 Edinburgh Festival will not now take place. Depending on what restrictions still apply by August, some Fringe shows could still go ahead, but all the main festival organisations and Fringe venues have now halted preparations.

During the COVID-19 shutdown, the TW team are recommending and covering theatre, comedy and other Fringe-style entertainment that is available online – both on-demand and live streaming shows. Check out all the latest tips and interviews on the ThisWeek London website here.

Meanwhile, why not delve into the ThreeWeeks archives and check out our Edinburgh Festival coverage year-by-year from over the last decade…


EDINBURGH FESTIVAL 2019: including interviews with Alex Keen, Cheong-euy Park, Dave Chawner, Eloïse Poulton, Gabriela Flarys, Hannah Maxwell, Joan Clevillé, Keisha Thompson, Matt Parker, Matthew Greenhough, Rachel E Thorn, Robin Morgan, Robyn Perkins and Stevan Mijailovic.

EDINBURGH FESTIVAL 2018: including interviews with Bryony Twydle, Colette Redgrave, Dan Coleman, Faye Treacy, Ian Smith, Jake Howie, James Dangerfield, John Pendal, Lisa Fa’alafi, Marny Godden, Neema Bickersteth, Rosie Jones, Sid Singh, Victoria Firth and Yianni Agisilaou.

EDINBURGH FESTIVAL 2017: including interviews with Alison Skilbeck, Anya Anastasia, Caroline Mabey, Chloe Mashiter, Danyah Miller, Francesco de Carlo, James Rowland, John Hastings, Kally Lloyd-Jones, Marisa Carnesky, Matt Abbot, Rebecca Johannsen, Sunil Patel and Yolanda Mercy.

EDINBURGH FESTIVAL 2016: including interviews with Amelia Ryan, Frances M Lynch, Goodbear, Helen Duff, Jonny & The Baptists, Juliette Burton, Lucy Garland, Mark Watson, Matt Winning, Melanie Gall, Njambi McGrath, Patrick Monahan, Phil Dunning, Shôn Dale-Jones and Tim Renkow.

EDINBURGH FESTIVAL 2015: including interviews with Adam Forde, Ali McGregor, Doug Segal, Elspeth Turner, Goose, Henry Maynard, Kally Lloyd-Jones, Luke Wright, Maddy Anholt, Michael Legge, Penny Ashton, Shelley Mitchell, Sofie Hagen, Stuart Bowden and Will Pickvance.

EDINBURGH FESTIVAL 2014: including interviews with Apphia Campbell, Axis Of Awesome, Catriona Knox, Celia Pacquola, Curtis Uhlemann, Dan Schreiber, David Lee Morgan, Fascinating Aida, Figs In Wigs, Janey Godley, Lucy Ayrton, Mr B, Sophie Willan, Susan Calman and Zoe Lyons.

EDINBURGH FESTIVAL 2013: including interviews with Bridget Christie, Dan Cook, Dean Friedman, Diane Spencer, Die Roten Punkte, EastEnd Cabaret, John Hinton, Matt Okine, Monkey Poet, Scroobius Pip, Tamsin Fitzgerald, The Boy With Tape On His Face, The Real MacGuffins and Tomás Ford.

EDINBURGH FESTIVAL 2012: including interviews with Chilly Gonzales, Chris McCausland, DeAnne Smith, Hannah Gadsby, Jane Bom-Bane, John Robins, Jonathan Prag, Molly Taylor, Phill Jupitus, Rhod Gilbert, Rhys Darby, Sarah Kendall, Tony Law, Tricity Vogue and Vikki Stone.

EDINBURGH FESTIVAL 2011: including interviews with Adam Riches, Amanda Palmer, Barry Cryer, Beardyman, Brett Goldstein, Dusty Limits, Glenn Wool, Le Gateau Chocolat, Natasha Gilmore, Nick Pynn, Paul Nathan, Rosie Wilby, Sammy J, Terry Alderton and Tim Key.

EDINBURGH FESTIVAL 2010: including interviews with Brett Dean, Camille O’Sullivan, Denise Black, Eric, Felicity Ward, Hardeep Singh Kohli, Idiots Of Ants, Jarred Christmas, Jennifer Coolidge, Karen Koren, Kevin Eldon, Mervyn Stutter, NoFit State Circus, Robert Inston and Tara Flynn.