Welcome to ThreeWeeks


ThreeWeeks has been discovering and championing great new shows and great new talent at the Edinburgh Festival since 1996.

LONGEST ESTABLISHED: ThreeWeeks is the longest established specialist magazine at the Edinburgh Festival, the world’s biggest cultural event, and has been discovering and championing new and exciting comedy, cabaret, dance, musical, theatre and spoken word talent every summer since 1996.

HALF A MILLION READERS: Each August half a million festival-goers rely on the ThreeWeeks free weekly magazine, daily email update, website and podcast for a comprehensive guide to all of the festivals that take place in Edinburgh during August, including the International, Book, Art and Politics festivals and the awe inspiring Edinburgh Fringe.

ALL OVER EDINBURGH: The ThreeWeeks Weekly Magazine is available to pick up for free at sites all over Edinburgh during August, with pick-up points in bars, cafes and box offices at all the key festival venues. Meanwhile the preview edition, published in late July, is also delivered direct to homes all over central Edinburgh.

TWO DECADES OF EXPERIENCE: The ThreeWeeks editors have been covering the Edinburgh Festival for twenty years, and provide their expertise and continued passion for the world’s greatest cultural extravaganza each August, interviewing performers, directors and producers, commissioning guest columns, and reporting on key events in the Festival City.

VIBRANT REVIEW TEAM: This experience is complemented each year by a vibrant young review team who take in hundreds of shows first hand, sharing their opinions in ThreeWeeks, and helping us spot and champion the best new talent.

The ThreeWeeks Weekly Magazine is our flagship publication, a full-colour tabloid-sized magazine, published weekly during August and packed with reviews, interviews and exclusive columns.

You can pick up your free copy of ThreeWeeks from all the key venues at the Edinburgh Festival and numerous other places across the city as well. Meanwhile the preview edition, published in late July, is also distributed to thousands of homes all over central Edinburgh.

Find out where to pick up a copy here or read a digital version of the magazine here.

The TW Daily lands in the inbox of thousands and thousands of Fringe fans every day, in the run up to and during the Festival. It provides all the latest news, interviews, columns and reviews in one place.

To sign up for free click here.

In addition to the magazine and daily email, there is this website. All of our news, reviews, previews, interviews and columns appear here too, plus you can search content by genre, by venue or by year.

ThreeWeeks has been podcasting from the Fringe for over a decade. The all new TW:Talks podcast will see Co-Editor Chris Cooke regularly interview some of our favourite performers, in Edinburgh during the summer, and in London all year round.
Click here to find out more.

Just like ThreeWeeks Edinburgh discovers and champions great shows, performers and new talent at the Edinburgh Festival, ThisWeek London does the same all year round, with a set of Three To See recommendations every day of the year plus the Caro Meets interviews with some of our favourite performers, producers and directors.

ThisWeek London also benefits from the two decades ThreeWeeks has been covering the Edinburgh Festival, tipping Fringe favourites old and new (and brand new) as they appear in London. Check all this out online or sign up for the free TW Weekly email.

ThreeWeeks is a founder member of the Festival Media Network, a group of independent media which cover, preview and/or review the Edinburgh Festival each August.

FMN aims to encourage collaboration and the sharing of knowledge between member media, to promote and represent member media to festival and city organisations, producers, performers and venues, and other media groups, and to promote journalistic and editorial best practice in covering arts festivals.

For more information on FMN check festivalmedianetwork.com

From 1996 to 2013 ThreeWeeks also ran an acclaimed MediaSkills training programme each summer, providing formal and on-the-ground arts journalism training to hundreds of great young writers, giving future arts and media talent guidance, feedback and unique access to the world’s most exciting festival. Alumni from this programme are amongst the current review team.

From 2006 to 2010 ThreeWeeks also covered the Brighton festivals that take place each May, and we hope to re-publish archive content from those seasons here in due course. Although we no longer cover these annual cultural events, we still highly recommend them, including the Brighton Festival, the Brighton Fringe, The Great Escape, Artists Open Houses and the Charleston Festival.

Last Updated: July 2016