Performer / Participant Electric Pitches are now on sale! There are limited pitches available so book now to avoid disappointment!
Performer Electric Pitches are the standard performer rate + £9 Electric Hook Up Installation fee / £22 per night for 1 Performer Adult. Minimum stay 14 nights.
if your show falls through*
and the rest later on in April
for no extra cost - van / caravan / kitchen sink... you only pay for yourself
whenever you want free of charge*
*See Terms and Conditions for full details
We know you need to be in Edinburgh for a long time and we’re geared up to make sure you will be comfortable for that length of time. Open from 6th – 31th August 2020. Get in touch if you need to speak to us about arriving before 6th August.
Some of you may be here for the 1st time, or maybe you’re a seasoned pro – either way it can be a tiring and emotional time full of highs and lows. We get it and we want you to come “home” and feel relaxed and de-stressed. We have spaces for you to relax in and have a catch up, as well as a bar and canteen to fuel up in. As well as that our team will get to know you and are always good sounding boards and happy to have a chat…
If you make a booking then your family and friends can come and stay with you and only pay the participant rates. Get them to come and join in the fun and experience the Fringe and Festivals with you.
Skip the hassle by staying in on of our Pre-Pitched Tents, complete with comfy air beds! Only an additional £11 per night for a 2 Person Tent and £22 per night for a 4 Person Tent. See more about our Pre-Pitched Tents here.
Easy access to all Edinburgh Venues by public transport and a great tram link. Buses and trams are regular and affordable and daily, weekly and monthly passes available. An Edinburgh Trams monthly pass is £54 for unlimited travel and includes Lothian Buses.
You’re working at The Fringe and trying to produce a great show on a low budget; the last thing you need is cripplingly expensive accommodation. Well, here’s your answer – stay for the entire Festival period for £338! The cheapest hostel price for a bed in a mixed dorm of 20 with no privacy is about £760 for the same period.
The Royal Highland Centre is a great facility itself and we will be adding a lot more too. Here are just a few things we have as standard: loads of charging points, proper hot showers (always kept spick and span), lots of proper flushing toilets, all day cafe, licensed bar, camp kitchen, an undercover seating area where all are welcome to bring your own beers, relax and chill out, share stories etc… There is also a small “loch” with a beach in the middle of the campsite!
YES!! We had lots of Edinburgh Fringe and Festival Performers stay with us for the full 4 weeks every year for the last four years, many of those returning customers, which really shows (excuse the pun) that it works! You can bring what you need, for example large groups often bring tents and marquees. The beauty is that you really can create your own space and make it feel like home. You can chill out and relax peacefully by the lake or hang out with other Fringe Participants and Goers in the social areas. On top of that, you will join a community of people having the time of their lives…
Show off your wares whenever you like to hundreds of campers with previews of your shows – have fun with it, try something new and promote yourselves silly…. .and hand out as many flyers as you want!
We’re set up so you can camp as a group with your crew and team. Bring campervans, bring caravans, bring tents, bring gazebos, bring your kitchen sink, bring it all – we have space!
We know this may be a new thing for you and maybe something which you might have some questions about before booking. So, why not send us an email, give us a call or have a live chat with us by clicking below – we’re always willing to have a chat or answer any queries you may have.
Phone: 01315 641405
The Camping Ninja crew really friendly and helpful, nothing too much trouble. Breakfast great, site clean and tidy, showers hot etc. basically everything you want… and more. Cannot rate these guys highly enough, would definitely go back again and recommend them to everyone.
The whole place had such a friendly atmosphere, we ended up much preferring performing there than in our own venue in the city centre. We started calling it ‘home’, as it was for almost a month, and felt like we were all part of one big family.
These guys are just brilliant. Friendliest of welcomes, amazing staff. This was a great facility. Last year it was impossible to get a place to stay at a price you could afford. The facilities were excellent and the people, both Ninja staff and the campers were really friendly and helpful.
One standard price whatever you’re bringing
PERFORMER PITCH £13 PER ADULT PER NIGHT / £5.50 PER CHILD PER NIGHT (AGED 3-15)
Minimum 10 night stay for non-electric Performer pitches.
GET AN ELECTRIC PERFORMER PITCH FOR AN EXTRA £9 PER NIGHT
Minimum 14 night stay for Electric Performer pitches. Limited number available.
Bring your own tent, campervan, caravan, trailer tent, milk float (whatever you want)!
Set yourself up in a group with plenty of space to relax or find a spot on your own away from it all – up to you.
We charge per person per night and there is no limit to how many tents you bring or what size – we do ask that you bring a tent appropriate to how many people are going to be in it and how long you are staying – we trust your judgement on this!
If you want to avoid the hassle and arrive to your lovingly pre-erected tent, just get in touch to enquire about staying in one of our Pre-Pitched Tents!
Over the last 5 years, we’ve welcomed over 130 Performers and Performance groups at Edinburgh Festival Camping. We’ve met musicians, comedians, dance troupes, magicians, youth theatre groups, fire dancers, one-man shows, poets, painters, burlesque dancers, circus acts – you name it!
We know that coming to the Festivals can be hard work, and intimidating, particularly if you’re by yourself. That’s why our friendly and inclusive campsite is the perfect place for you to come home to. We try our absolute best to get to know our customers and to make everyone feel part of our campsite community. Our sociable Giant Tipis are the heart of the campsite where you’ll get to know us and the other guests on site, and maybe even partake in some of the daily evening entertainment.
“The usual things people would expect from a decent campsite were all in place – clean toilets and showers, a cooking tent (which we didn’t use as we had our own stuff, but it looked nice), good washing facilities etc and a breakfast tent, which also served snacks and hot drinks in the evening too.
As none of us were regular campers, our tent putting-up skills were interesting. We knew we’d put them up incorrectly, but we thought ‘that’d do’ and a few days into our stay we came back to the campsite to Kind David (he was very kind) saying “you’ll be the death of me”, revealing that the tents were collapsing under heavy winds, so they’d put the tents up as they should be (i.e. with the correct poles in the correct places), as well as hammering down our wind break etc.
We started calling it ‘home’, as it was for almost a month, and felt like we were all part of one big family. For instance, you feel like you can happily wander around the entire time in your dressing gown and no one will bat an eyelid.
All in all, we had a blast. It was almost like a retreat coming back to the campsite from the city – we’d’ve spent more time in the city, but we actually just wanted to go back and get our dressing gowns back on after our show most days. We’ll definitely return. :-)”
– Operation Teaset, a Manchester-based comedy theatre group.
Remember there is a minimum 10 night stay to qualify for the discounted Performer / Participant rate and a 14 night minimum stay for Electric Performer Pitches.
We are open from 6th – 31st August 2020. If you need to arrive before the 6th August, please get in touch with us.