With the Edinburgh Fringe Festival gaining momentum into its second half, Fringe-goers are now able to get half-price tickets at the Half Price Hut. While the physical hut itself has been retired, visitors are invited to make their way to The Box Office to get same-day tickets and save some hard-earned cash for that extra beer at The Festival Village.
However, there is a secret code you must adhere to so the staff know you’re one of the locals who knows what’s going on. You must use a pass code, if you may (or else, you shall not pass). So, whether you’re trying to impress your date, or are a family of five who’s spending too much on tickets alone, here’s what you need to do to get those discounted tickets:
- See what shows are available each day here. The shows will be displayed in chronological order, so you can take your pick during the times that suit you most.
- Make sure it’s between 10 am and 6 pm. That is when the Half Price Hut is open, you do not want to go all that way just to be turned away.
- So, you’ve picked what shows to see that day and turned up on time. Now, you must say the words ‘Half Price Hut’ to the staff at the Box Office to retrieve your discount.
- Remember not to get discouraged if your first pick isn’t available, since the tickets are based on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. Make sure to have a second, a third, or even a fourth option ready.
This is great news for all of us in Edinburgh since the Fringe season is expensive as it is, so any way to save on shows is a bonus. We can continue to live our best lives, and be able to afford it at the same time.