Fringe Guru is an established independent cultural website, dedicated to impartial coverage of fringe festivals around the UK.  We were founded in Edinburgh in 2007, and we've been reviewing shows at the Edinburgh Fringe each year since then.  We're also active in Brighton, Buxton and Amsterdam, and we're expanding our horizons further as time goes on.

We're owned and run by a team of Fringe enthusiasts, principally based in Scotland.  Our co-founders are Richard Stamp, our editor and lead reviewer, and David Court, who looks after the website and manages the technical side.  Craig Thomson is responsible for guarding our ethical standards.

Our ethos is to aim for selective quality coverage, in preference to completism or rapid growth.  We'll never be the largest reviewer, but we hope we'll earn your trust.  We have no news agenda to maintain and no external shareholders to satisfy – so we're free to do what we think is best, to inform the public and support the work we love.

The Fringe Guru website is run by Fringe Guru Ltd, a company registered in Scotland, number SC360286.

Get in touch by email

hello@fringeguru.com is our email address for general enquiries.

Do you want to tell us about your show at the Vault Festival?  We have a special address for that.  Find out more here.

Get in touch by phone

0131 20 80 403 is our phone number for:

  • enquiries from the general public
  • advertising bookings and related enquiries
  • administrative issues, for example to follow up on a ticket request we've made.
But please don't telephone to tell us about your show.  There are thousands shows at the festivals we cover, and there's only one of us answering the phone.  You're much more likely to reach the right person if you email us your press release - this page tells you how.

Do you want to contact us by post?

We prefer to receive press releases by email.  That's because our team is split between Edinburgh, Brighton and York, and some of us travel from place to place depending on what we're covering at the time.  If you do have something you'd like to send us, please email us first, and we'll give you a specific address based on who's best-placed to read it.

Our registered office

Our registered office address at which formal legal documents may be served is Summit House, 4-5 Mitchell Street, Edinburgh EH6 7BD.

Don't send press releases to this address, because they are unlikely to reach us.  This address is only for certain formal communications, such as legal notices or requests to examine our company register.  Even if you want to make a complaint, to ensure a timely response please contact us by email instead.