Edinburgh Fringe May Cut Free Sunday

Every year for 25 years, the Edinburgh Fringe has hosted a free Sunday, offering hundreds of acts and drawing 200,000 people. But costs have doubled in the past few years and organizers say they can’t afford it. “We love Fringe Sunday. It’s fantastic, a wonderfully inclusive occasion that gets a broad mix of people which you wouldn’t see in theatres. But costs have risen from £32,000 in 1998 to £65,000, and are set to rise in years ahead, while income from catering concessions was less than half that figure.”