Ticket sales at the Edinburgh Fringe were up by an estimated 5 per cent this year, according to organisers.
The Fringe Society said more than 1,943,000 tickets were issued, with many established venues reporting an increase in attendance of between 20 per cent and 30 per cent.
It follows a slight drop in ticket sales last year caused by a clash with the Olympics being held in London.
Kath Mainland, of the Fringe Society, said: “Our loyal and enthusiastic audience has once again been treated to the most amazing cultural experience.”
Running for the whole of August, this year saw 2,871 shows take place across 273 venues.