See you in 2021

17 July 2020

What a strange year! Just over three months ago we announced our decision to suspend programming for the 2020 Assembly Festival.

Since then we have spent the time keeping safe, doing background work and keeping a watching brief on how the situation has developed in case there was any last-minute possibility of putting on a slimmed-down festival.

After careful consideration, we have decided to not schedule any live events this August. There are too many risks to make this feasible and the current guidelines from the Scottish Government reinforce this.

We have made this decision alongside our partner venues, Gilded Balloon, Pleasance and Underbelly as well as the University of Edinburgh and the guidance of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, The City of Edinburgh Council and the Scottish Government.

Although we won’t be putting on physical events this summer, we’ll shortly be sharing our online plans and a little more about what the team have been up to, so please stay tuned.

Beyond this, our eyes are firmly focused on the summer of 2021 and our 40th Assembly Festival.

Take care and see you soon,

The Assembly Team