The first tickets for over 170 shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe are set to be made available.
Tickets for shows will be made available to book from 12 pm on Thursday, event organisers have announced.
Programme details for the festival are due to be set out weekly in the run up to the Fringe, with a range of online and socially distanced in-person shows.
As well as ticketed shows, street events at the Fringe will also be returning this August, it has been confirmed.
Organisers have indicated that one metre social distancing will be in place at shows, whilst masks should be worn indoors and regular hand washing and clear ventilation is strongly advised.
Shona McCarthy, Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society chief executive, said she has been inspired by the way producers and artists have adapted to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions.
“After the year we’ve all had, it brings me an indescribable amount of joy to see Fringe shows going on sale,” she said.
“Fringe operators and artists have been working tirelessly to make this Fringe not only possible, but as safe, accessible and engaging as it can be,” she said.
“Things will, of course, look a little different this year. But embracing the unknown and turning it into something magical is what the Fringe does best.
“I’m excited to see the ways that digital platforms are being used to create exciting, accessible work, and I’m inspired by the way producers and artists have adapted to the ongoing restrictions to bring live performance back to our lives.
“There’s still work to do, and with the situation ever-changing, we’ll be updating the programme and ticket site weekly.
“I’m proud of the resilience of our Fringe community, and we’re excited to make this festival the very best it can be.”