Creative Project: The Importance of Place – Collaging Workshop for Creatives

Creative Project: The Importance of Place – Collaging Workshop for Creatives

21 August 2018, 10:00-13:00, The Space @ Jury’s Inn. Workshop: exploring your place relationships, connecting with circles of support and your artistic inspiration from your individual sense of home, in a collaging workshop... 

Tony Slattery's Crimes Against Improv

Tony Slattery's Crimes Against Improv

Whose Line is it Anyway? star and inaugural Perrier Comedy Awards winner Tony Slattery returns to where his comedic heart truly lies; with his brand-new, headlining, all-star improvisation show... 

Eliza's Big Adventure!

Eliza's Big Adventure!

Oh no, Eliza the explorer has been kicked out of her kingdom! She needs to go on an adventure to prove she is the best explorer and make it back in time for the summer celebration. Come and join her on her adventure as she dances with monkeys, makes friends with a sea princess and has a strange encounter with some aliens! Will she get back in enough time? 

Integrity

Integrity

A stray hand on the knee – a slip? A meeting at the boss’s place – a set-up? A campaign pledge on student tuition fees – for the bin? This play explores the nuances of political and personal/sexual integrity... 

The Bean Counter

The Bean Counter

Competitions are serious business. Jellybean counting contests are considerably competitive. And serious. And official. The 351st Regular Recurring Edinburgh Jellybean Counting Competition Final is about to begin... 

Barbara Nice: Barbara's Box Office

Barbara Nice: Barbara's Box Office

After many years of coming to the Fringe, Barbara Nice knows the frustration of not being able to find the right show for you. That's why she came up with Barbara's Box Office. Audiences pitch in the elements of their perfect show and together we make that show... 

Hangry Americans

Hangry Americans

Hungry + Angry = Hangry. American expat comedians Molly Sokhom and Neil Thornton bring you a night of no-fries-left-behind comedy. Exploring the intersection of food and fury, they confuse carbs with love and hunger with boredom... 

Comfort Food Cabaret

Comfort Food Cabaret

Australia’s singing cook presents her award-winning musical food-cabaret in its UK debut. You'll be serenaded by the soulful songstress as she cooks a comfort food-inspired three-course meal before your eyes… and you’ll get to taste each dish! 

Jings Crivvens Help Ma Boab

Jings Crivvens Help Ma Boab

Tayberry Tales, in association with the Jings Crivvens Help Ma Boab creative writing project led by playwright Jodie Marshall. We will showcase new work inspired by Dundee poet St Mary's Tam. 

Barbara Nice: Raffle

Barbara Nice: Raffle

Triumphant return to the Fringe for one week only. Barbara Nice brings her touring show, Raffle, to this year's Fringe. Star of her own BBC Radio 2 sitcom, Barbara Nice is at the top of her game... 

Two by Jim Cartwright (Clueless Presents)

Two by Jim Cartwright (Clueless Presents)

Whether you're after a relaxing lager or fancy a reminiscent Babycham, The White Oak is the pub for you. Here you'll find that the bitter is never off and there's plenty of it. Grab yourself a drink, sit back and watch a blend of characters appear before your very eyes... 

Silent MacDisco Walking Tours

Silent MacDisco Walking Tours

Boogie back into the silent era with this glorious mash-up of Charlie Chaplin meets Bee Gees meets Donald Where’s Your Troosers in this interactive tale of love and laughter. We tell the story you do the dancing... 

Kono: Song Cycle of a New Town

Kono: Song Cycle of a New Town

From prehistory to 1877, you choose which version of Scotsman JT Stewart's Palmerston will be told through music by one of New Zealand's celebrated Maori instrument makers and his pure-voiced Pakeha wife... 

Deadly Dungeon Murder Mystery

Deadly Dungeon Murder Mystery

Join the Secret Society of Scottish Scoundrels and investigate the shocking murder of Judge Mental. As you move through the Dungeon, the sinister story will unfold around you. Keep your wits about you as you encounter famous characters from Scotland’s past – no one is above suspicion... 

Jo Jingles – Jo Visits the Seaside

Jo Jingles – Jo Visits the Seaside

Following successful, sell-out shows in previous years, Jo Jingles is back for more Fringe fun. This year's theme is a trip to the seaside, so join Big Jo and the team as we all enjoy a fun adventure to the beach! We have musical instruments to play and fun props too, with lively action songs guaranteed! Don't forget those shorts and shades (optional of course). 

Mindful Disco

Mindful Disco

Rise and shine with Mindful Disco! A guided event combining dance and mindfulness. Boogie to uplifting tunes, move your body in wisdom and start your day off in fabulous style. Hosted by Zen Gwen, who offers mindfulness training in Edinburgh, and Sheena Byrne, an Edinburgh based dance teacher... 

Story Builders

Story Builders

How to build a story – for everyone! Want to be the best storyteller you know? Come and join the Story Builders! You'll learn the secrets of every great story and together we'll create a spectacular story built from your ideas... 

The Wedding Reception

The Wedding Reception

Totally immersive and highly improvised, this two-hour theatrical dining experience returns to Edinburgh inviting audiences to become guests at Will and Kate’s very surprise, not-so-civilised wedding reception... 

King Arthur – The Panto

King Arthur – The Panto

When Uther Pendragon passes away England falls without king. Merlin the wizard is tasked with finding the new king. He does this by organising a contest. He puts a sword in a big stone... 

The Miss Behave Gameshow

The Miss Behave Gameshow

Direct from Las Vegas and a cheeky smash-hit season at Sydney Opera House, Gameshow is back! 10 shows only! New games! New acts! New prizes! 'Madness. It's fast, feverish, frantic, frenetic, frenzied, fantastic fun that could spell the end of variety as we once knew it' (Las Vegas Review)... 

The Snake Oil Art Show

The Snake Oil Art Show

This show is an interactive science show, involving members of the public as audience, in the apparently controversial science of homeopathy. We will dispel a few myths by using art as our way in... 

Sunday Service With Ola

Sunday Service With Ola

Sunday Service With Ola is a unique event experience that uses a church theme to bring you stand-up comedy, group discussion and music. Welcome to the dopest concept comedy show. Join the congregation... 

Shhh... The Elves Are Very Shy

Shhh... The Elves Are Very Shy

...and elfologist Dr Faye Greenwood is here to tell us why – and how you can help. Can her two tiny friends be encouraged to come out and say hi? And can you spot the evidence of elf activity all around us? A small scale show for the smallest of audience members and their families... 

I Have Always Been a Storm

I Have Always Been a Storm

In a fantastical world where weather is rigidly controlled by the Shipping Forecast, an individual weather pattern dares to question their assigned role. With help from the audience (and lots of dancing), they battle the powers-that-be to reclaim their identity and emerge as the force of nature they truly are... 

Pub Singalong R3volution

Pub Singalong R3volution

Feel the power of knees-up! Add your voice to the many and discover what singalong means in these interesting times. Can it change the universe? 'Charming, thoughtful and bloody good fun' (Time Out)... 

Battle of the Superheroes – The Great Superhero Debate (Free Festival)

Battle of the Superheroes – The Great Superhero Debate (Free Festival)

This worldwide hit show for geeks and non-geeks everywhere returns with a changing line-up of hilarious comedians with a mixture of stand-up comedy and interactive debate to find out who is the greatest superhero... 

Roald in Clay

Roald in Clay

Inspired by the characters of Roald Dahl, come and make a Wonka pot on the potter’s wheel or hand build a Matilda or an enormous crocodile! The most squishy squashy substance, clay lends itself to making just about anything the renowned author ever wrote about! Just think of all his wonderful stories and they conjure up some fantastic images! After the success of the Mad Hatters Potting Tea Party these pottery taster workshops give you a chance to make your favorite Dahl character and to have a go on the pottery wheel! Ages 5-105. 

EdFest Quest

EdFest Quest

Did you know there are over 3000 shows at the Fringe, dozens of incredible international acts at the 'proper' Festival and a growing ecosystem of arts events around town this August? EdFest Quest is an interactive scavenger hunt that helps you decide what to see and where to go, then sends you on an adventure through the wonderland of the Edinburgh festivals... 

Ben Dali: Trance of a Lifetime

Ben Dali: Trance of a Lifetime

Last chance to catch Edinburgh's premier hypnotist, including greatest hits plus new sketches. Expect random and unforgettable moments in Dali's most adult and groundbreaking extravaganza... 

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In 2016, Volvo launched their Human Made marketing campaign. New adverts focused on individual human lives. School children. Explorers. Factory workers. Global sales increased by 20%... 

Alex Love: How to Win a Pub Quiz – 90s Edition

Alex Love: How to Win a Pub Quiz – 90s Edition

Highly interactive show that's part stand-up, part actual pub quiz. Expand your trivia, compete against other teams, win prizes. Returning for fifth Fringe run; this year’s theme is the 90s... 

Romeo and/or Juliet

Romeo and/or Juliet

Based on Ryan North’s New York Times bestseller, this interactive version of Romeo and Juliet lets you determine the story Shakespeare should have written. We all know the classic tale of two star-crossed lovers, but seriously weren’t there, like, a thousand ways it could have worked out for them? Maybe she follows him to Mantua... 

Strings for Kids: Misha's Gang Presents

Strings for Kids: Misha's Gang Presents

Misha Rachlevsky and Russia's finest string players engage, educate and entertain youngsters of all ages in a musical journey full of fun, interaction and surprises. Learn how sounds are made, how many nails it takes to make a cello (tricky!), what the dots, lines and squiggles mean, and much more... 

Faulty Towers the Dining Experience

Faulty Towers the Dining Experience

Fully immersive, highly interactive and acclaimed internationally, this is the five-star show where Basil, Sybil and Manuel serve a three-course meal alongside a good, strong dollop of mayhem... 

Brain Rinse

Brain Rinse

Runner-up Best Comedy Show Buxton Fringe 2017. Brain Rinse is a bizarre, madcap, interactive sketch show starring you, the audience. Love, war, suicide, Beethoven, sex therapy and more... 

Tape Facebook Live!

Tape Facebook Live!

Tape Face presents an evening with the best acts at the Edinburgh Fringe with a social media twist. Join the studio audience as we twist the reality of 300,000 people around the world online... 

Social Media Suicide

Social Media Suicide

@izzybaby1991: 'You're invited to a very special 27th birthday party. One I promise you won't forget!' Social Media Suicide is a darkly comic one-woman show about the lengths a girl will go for online fame... 

Imaginary Porno Charades

Imaginary Porno Charades

Sixty minutes of unstoppable panel show mayhem. You’ll be glad they can last that long! Featuring teams of performers from across the Edinburgh Fringe, all of them ready to charade their audiences good and hard... 

Doktor James's Bad Skemes

Doktor James's Bad Skemes

The scores are in. Doktor James has been voted the worst villain ever (worst as in rubbishest, not as in most evil). He needs Edinburgh's most naughtiest children to help with his brilliant plans and prove that he is the worst villain ever (worst as in most evil, not as in rubbishest)... 

Fear Itself

Fear Itself

Do you want to rid your life of fear? Then let renowned psychologist Dr Greenwood free you from the ghosts of your past as she takes you on a journey into the darkest parts of the human psyche... 

Story Builders

Story Builders

How to build a story – for everyone! Want to be the best storyteller you know? Come and join the Story Builders! You'll learn the secrets of every great story and together we'll create a spectacular story built from your ideas... 

Only Fools and 3 Courses

Only Fools and 3 Courses

Only Fools and 3 Courses dining invitation. Lovely Jubbly! Join us for the dinner event of the year which combines fine food and comedy action, served up Only Fools and Horses style... 

Princess Pumpalot: The Quest for the Purple Super-Farting Bean

Princess Pumpalot: The Quest for the Purple Super-Farting Bean

Can Princess Pumpalot (The Farting Princess) and her best friend, Guffy, find the purple super-farting bean and save Wiffyville from Prince Nastavia and the low-flying gnomes? Aided by bizarre clues from a werewolf, a mummy and a prisoner, Princess Pumpalot and Guffy embark on a mind-boggling adventure... 

Sit With Us for a Moment and Remember

Sit With Us for a Moment and Remember

A bench in a public space, and a plaque saying 'sit with us for a moment and remember'. It is a dedication to a loved one and an invitation to sit, close your eyes, and listen... This interactive performance, for a single participant at a time, is performed by members of The Lincoln Company mentored by award-winning theatre maker Michael Pinchbeck... 

The Big Balloon Singalong

The Big Balloon Singalong

Caring for kids with a curious craze for karaoke? Then look no further than The Big Balloon Singalong! Fun for all the family and featuring all the greatest hits (...that are in the public domain)! Every morning at the National Museum of Scotland, come along, singalong and let all your voices soar... 

Mr McClelland's Damn Good Dance

Mr McClelland's Damn Good Dance

'My favourite DJ on the planet... If you're looking for a party get a ticket' (Tom Loud, Hot Dub Time Machine). Melbourne's most celebrated festival party DJ finally comes to Edinburgh to present a sweaty, joyous night of dancing to all genres... 

Werewolves

Werewolves

The village of Miller's Hollow is haunted by werewolves. Night falls and the innocent villagers are murdered in their sleep. By day the villagers try to pick off the werewolves. Who will survive? A game of accusation, lying, bluffing, second-guessing and assassination hosted by the one and only inimitable games master, Nick Phillips... 

Hamlet (An Experience)

Hamlet (An Experience)

After breaking new ground with their award-winning Richard III (A One Woman Show), Brite Theater are once again reinventing Shakesperian performance with this new production of Hamlet directed by Kolbrun Bjort Sigfusdottir... 

The Wedding Reception

The Wedding Reception

Totally immersive and highly improvised, this two-hour theatrical dining experience returns to Edinburgh inviting audiences to become guests at Will and Kate’s very surprise, not-so-civilised wedding reception... 

Pamela's Palace

Pamela's Palace

Pamela is the hard won queen of a buzzing beauty salon. But behind the glamour, there are secrets that threaten to bring the walls of her suburban Palace crumbling down. With all the drama of a Mike Leigh, the sparkle of Strictly Ballroom and a free glass of bubbles, this brilliantly funny and bittersweet comedy celebrates the vulnerability and strength of everyone trying to make their way in an unforgiving world... 

Tales from the Fireside

Tales from the Fireside

Join Edinburgh's most infamous ghosts for an afternoon of storytelling and adventure! Explore the remains of the fireside and discover just how gruesome life used to be in the old town... 

Extreme MoMentum!

Extreme MoMentum!

The world’s only motivational mind reader returns to the Fringe, but this time, it’s extreme! Dangerous stunts and death-defying spectacles, all performed for your entertainment and inspiration! Phil attempts to stay ‘in the moment’, in order to read your mind in order to avoid career-ending injuries or even death! A new and improved version of last year’s show, described as both ‘empowering’ and ‘enlightening, educational and enriching’ by The Reviews Hub (4 1/2 stars) and ‘inspiring, uplifting and gently intriguing’ by Fringe Guru (4 stars)... 

Massaoke Mixtape

Massaoke Mixtape

The Fringe's number one late-night party is back with a brand-new show. Live band... giant lyrics... everyone sings together! Create the ultimate mixtape with the sensational Massaoke band, taking you on a glittering, spandex-clad journey through all your favourite singalong hits, with mash-ups, megamixes and more... 

Mickey Sharma's Mixed Blessings

Mickey Sharma's Mixed Blessings

We live in an increasingly mixed world when it comes to race, sexuality, gender and families. After realising that when it comes to dating, Mickey has a definitive bias towards white women, it was time to take a deeper look into whether it was nature or nurture... 

Sanderson Jones: That's the Spirit!

Sanderson Jones: That's the Spirit!

Join Sanderson (award-winning social entrepreneur, award-nominated comedian) for a super fun, immersive hour of mindfulness, movement, laughter and song. Reset your soul with a dose of Pentecostal well-being (contains zero crystals)... 

Not My Audience! The Stand-Up Showcase with a Twist: You Decide the Material!

Not My Audience! The Stand-Up Showcase with a Twist: You Decide the Material!

Which comic belongs in your bubble? Send your suggestions through our app: comedy gold or utter crap? Three top comedians compete to impress with tailor-made jokes based on the demographics and requests of the audience... 

Pamela's Palace

Pamela's Palace

Pamela is the hard won queen of a buzzing beauty salon. But behind the glamour, there are secrets that threaten to bring the walls of her suburban Palace crumbling down. With all the drama of a Mike Leigh, the sparkle of Strictly Ballroom and a free glass of bubbles, this brilliantly funny and bittersweet comedy celebrates the vulnerability and strength of everyone trying to make their way in an unforgiving world... 

Kids' Birthday Bash!

Kids' Birthday Bash!

Is it your kid's birthday? Well it is today! Sit in on a 40-minute birthday party for all the kids in the room! Kids get to play games, win prizes and they even get to blow out the candles on the birthday cake! Family fun guaranteed at this interactive children's show! All performed by professional children's entertainer and comedian, Christian Elderfield... 

Lcy Hopk: Secrt Circl

Lcy Hopk: Secrt Circl

Calling the courageous, faithless and broken. The late-night ceremony of love we always hoped we’d never need. Hosted by award-winning priestess/shapeshifter/person Lucy Hopkins and supported by a small ever-changing cast of the most exquisite Fringe idiots... 

Adventurers Wanted: Rebellion

Adventurers Wanted: Rebellion

The adventure returns! Tabletop role-playing games meets live storytelling in an improvised epic brought to life over a whole month. Witness the legend unfold over 100 individual hour-long shows, or play yourself! Adventurers Wanted is designed to be open and accessible – whether you’ve played role-playing games before or have no idea what they are! The story that gets told is down to the players: there’s no way of knowing where the adventure will end up, but it’s guaranteed to be unlike anything else, and 'the most fun hour at the Fringe' (ExeuntMagazine... 

Chris Betts vs the Audience

Chris Betts vs the Audience

The cult hit returns! Comedian and contrarian Chris Betts will argue the opposite of anything. The topics are chosen by the audience so every show is completely new and different. 'Drolly original sense of reasoning' (Scotsman)... 

Faulty Towers the Dining Experience

Faulty Towers the Dining Experience

Fully immersive, highly interactive and acclaimed internationally, this is the five-star show where Basil, Sybil and Manuel serve a three-course meal alongside a good, strong dollop of mayhem... 

Shakespeare for Kids: Under the Greenwood Tree

Shakespeare for Kids: Under the Greenwood Tree

Meet William Shakespeare and some of his fabulous friends on a mission to change the world! Adventure, suspense and lots of laughs. A perfect introduction to some of Shakespeare’s much loved plays, exploring his love of the natural world... 

Mickey Sharma – Filthy Club Comic

Mickey Sharma – Filthy Club Comic

With five Edinburgh shows under his belt and nine years experience as a professional, Mickey brings his best material. No feelings, just good jokes. 

Oliver Meech: When Magic and Food Collide

Oliver Meech: When Magic and Food Collide

After two sell-out runs, Oliver's back with his latest magical mash-up. A comedy magic show stuffed with jaw-dropping, mouth-watering tricks. Tummies will rumble, ribs will be tickled and gobs will be smacked... 

Stand-Up Philosophy – Free

Stand-Up Philosophy – Free

Bored of mindless comedy shows? Then come to Stand-Up Philosophy. It's like stand-up comedy – only it's philosophical. Each day, a different line-up of the Fringe's most intelligent stand-up comedians will join professional philosophers to answer the big questions of philosophy, making arguments as well as jokes (although there are also plenty of jokes)... 

Don Juan

Don Juan

Don Juan: the world's greatest lover, the most audacious of men. He does whatever he wants, lives big and loves big. An epic celebration of the boldness of love, Don Juan is an interactive performance party... 

Huge News

Huge News

Kyron and Menschy will deliver a fresh batch of comedic biscuits nightly accompanied by a preemptive doggy bag of accessible uploads so you can relive the madness whenever and wherever you want... 

Comedians Against Humanity

Comedians Against Humanity

Join the audience wielding Cards Against Humanity to challenge the Fringe's best comedians to create material on the spot. Interactive, inappropriate, improvised fun! Satisfying your desire to laugh hard in spite of yourself since 2015... 

Agatha Is Missing!

Agatha Is Missing!

Agatha Christie is missing and ace detective, Miss Clarissa Marbles, needs your help in solving the crime. Was it the cook, the husband, the secret admirer... or you? Everyone is a suspect in this fun-filled whodunnit... 

Agent November Investigates: Rob Berry

Agent November Investigates: Rob Berry

Agent November is hot on the trail of international thief Rob Berry! A priceless artefact is missing from the Museum of Secrets. Can you crack this immersive escape game and avoid a diplomatic disaster? An Agent November Mystery, now bigger and better than before... 

Baby Paradise: Part One

Baby Paradise: Part One

Power? Sex? Control? Part One: Meet Baby, a prostitute willing to entertain you with Barbie dolls… Experience a bizarre underworld of desire and oppression. In bambule.babys’ immersive performance installation nothing is safe or pretty... 

The Showstoppers' Kids Show

The Showstoppers' Kids Show

Fringe favourites and Olivier Award-winning improvisers, The Showstoppers, take your kids' ideas and transform them on the spot into interactive musical adventures. Harry Potter in space? Done! Dora and the Gruffalo meet dinosaurs under the sea? No worries! Kids (and only kids!) decide who we meet and where we go to create a show tailor-made to their imaginations... 

zazUtinany

zazUtinany

Award-winning comedy troupe zazU presents zazUtinany, an absurdly silly comedy game show incorporating live acts, games, a quiz and even some cheeky prizes. Come as a team, come on your own or come with your pet (no pets allowed) – either way that infamous Haribo trophy could be yours... 

Square Go

Square Go

Max is a normal-ish kid in a normal-ish town. He spends his days daydreaming and hanging out with his weird wee pal Stevie Nimmo. But when Max is called for his first Square Go, a fight by the school gates, it’s his own demons he must wrestle with first... 

Baby Paradise: Part Two

Baby Paradise: Part Two

Power? Sex? Control? Part Two: Baby, the Barbie doll-playing prostitute, becomes more and more a doll herself. Experience a bizarre underworld of desire and oppression. In bambule.babys’ immersive performance installation nothing is safe or pretty... 

Agent November Investigates: Murder Mr E

Agent November Investigates: Murder Mr E

There's been a murder. Race against time to solve it or you might be next! Investigate the Museum of Secrets in this immersive escape game. An Agent November Mystery, now bigger and better than before... 

A Dram Is Worth a Thousand Words

A Dram Is Worth a Thousand Words

Home of the largest single malt, single cask collection, The Scotch Malt Whisky Society invites you to a three dram tutored whisky tasting like no other, in the company of our brand ambassador. 

Agent November Investigates: Major X

Agent November Investigates: Major X

You are the hero in this ingenious escape game! Crack the Major's riddles, beat the clock and defuse the device before it's too late! Edinburgh needs you! An Agent November Mystery, now bigger and better than before... 

Trumpageddon

Trumpageddon

President Trump returns for a third season at his 'summer White House' after two sell-out years (and a most relaxing golfing holiday at Adelaide Fringe). Immerse yourself in Donald's vision for a better tomorrow... 

Absolute Legends

Absolute Legends

From Calum MacInnes, creator of the epic Zero Quest trilogy, comes a brand-new children's show for 2018. An interactive fantasy adventure for the ages. Do battle with fierce monsters, avoid deadly traps and become an absolute legend all before lunchtime... 

Mr Fizzywigg's Story Factory

Mr Fizzywigg's Story Factory

Come help jolly Mr Fizzywigg create a new story before his beloved factory is shut forever! Using all the tools of the trade, including the giant wheel of silly voices and the massive box of zany hats, Mr Fizzywigg leads his team of intrepid Fizzywiggers to create a new theatrical masterpiece! Your kids provide the plot, characters, dialogue and sound effects in this interactive workshop... 

Party Game

Party Game

“What did you expect? This is immersive theatre.” One of the performers said, shattering the fourth wall in an unscripted moment about halfway through this 90-minute mixture of songs, dancing and quirky party games... 

Not I

Not I

Jess Thom has Tourettes, a condition that means she makes movements and noises she can't control, called tics. Following the award-winning Backstage in Biscuit Land, she takes on Samuel Beckett's short play in a theatrical experience that explores neurodiversity and asks who is allowed to perform what and who gets the final say... 

Losers

Losers

These four friends are absolutely obsessed with reality TV. They’d do anything for their 15 minutes of fame. So, equipped with your trusty voting handset, help catapult one of them to fame by grinding the others into the gutter... 

Trumpageddon

Trumpageddon

Trumpageddon has a strong premise – a facile Q and A with the man of the hour. It is enjoyable enough but occasionally struggles to be larger than life, particularly when the source material is himself so overblown... 

Home

Home

A tale of unexpected friendship. Exploring a new and unknown world, Home immerses audiences with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities (PMLD) in a multisensory story of discovery... 

The MMORPG Show – No Rolls Bard

The MMORPG Show – No Rolls Bard

I have never played Dungeons and Dragons. I never thought I would want to. But after seeing The MMORPG Show - No Rolls Bard I am genuinely considering taking it up as a hobby.The creator of Knightmare Live, Paul Flannery, brings us a ridiculous improvised comedy featuring tabletop gaming and quite a substantial amount of audience participation... 

Amy Conway's Super Awesome World

Amy Conway's Super Awesome World

Amy Conway’s Super Awesome World is a hidden gem of the Fringe that starts off all fun and games (literally) before delving into an account of living with depression that is so heartfelt and honest that it left this stony-hearted critic a tearful mess... 

Baby Loves Silent Disco: Juniors vs Seniors

Baby Loves Silent Disco: Juniors vs Seniors

Two DJs live on stage and on the mics... two channel headsets... parents vs kids! 90 minutes of festival family fun where parents and kids battle it out on the dance floor. One DJ cranking up the hottest new chart tunes whilst the other simultaneously spins nostalgic retro floor-fillers... 

Richard III (A One-Woman Show)

Richard III (A One-Woman Show)

It’s Shakespeare performed in a completely new way: a Shakespeare play condensed to the size of one woman, Emily Carding, and the way she deals with the audience.Carding is Richard III, and Richard III, Carding shows us, is the only thing Richard III is really about... 

07800 834030: Thank You for Waiting

07800 834030: Thank You for Waiting

Miranda Kane's show, 07800 834030: Thank You For Waiting returns to the Edinburgh Fringe for more secrets, confessions and answers – the dirtier the better.The show does what it says on the tin – Miranda hands out her number to the masses of the public at the festival and we listen to the stories they leave on her voicemail... 

Roald Dahl's Marvellous Medicine

Roald Dahl's Marvellous Medicine

Did you know that Roald Dahl not only wrote George's Marvellous Medicine, but came up with some marvellous medicine of his own?! Join Roald Dahl’s doctor, Professor Tom Solomon, for a fascinating trip into the whoopsey-splunkers world of Dahl’s amazing medical inventions... 

Zinus

Zinus

Congratulations! You have been selected to work for Zinus Family Inc Ltd LLP. On this first induction day we will equip you with all the tools necessary to become an invaluable member of our company... 

Zinus

Zinus

Congratulations! You have been selected to work for Zinus Family Inc Ltd LLP. On this first induction day we will equip you with all the tools necessary to become an invaluable member of our company... 

From the Ground Up

From the Ground Up

Do you let people influence you? Would you fight for peace? Is who you are determined by where you live? Is race important? From the Ground Up is a thrilling and provocative interactive show that unites and divides the audience through a series of challenging questions, stories and dilemmas, both political and personal... 

King Arthur

King Arthur

Classical music close up where wriggling is allowed. Live violin and cello music give an educational and interactive experience for all the family. Music with a royal theme and the story of King Arthur. 

Wriggle Around the World

Wriggle Around the World

An educational, interactive and light-hearted classical music experience for all the family. Come and hear a violin and cello close up in a concert where wriggling is allowed. Sell-out shows 2015 and 2016... 

Two Dunnit

Two Dunnit

Life is ordinarily quite reasonable for POIROT – the Penrith Organisation for Investigating the Reasonably Ordinary T (it’s a silent T). Then Lucia Keight and Robin Eyers stumble upon something decidedly unreasonable and definitely not ordinary... 

Working Method – Enkidu Khaled

Working Method – Enkidu Khaled

Part of Summerhall’s Big in Belgium season, Working Method is an interactive piece which explores the process of making art. Enkidu Khaled is a Belgian-Iraqi theatre-maker. In this show he draws on personal experience and outlines a four-step method to show the audience how to translate their ideas into staged works... 

Fate of the Date

Fate of the Date

An interactive comedy where the audience uses simple remote controls to choose what happens next on Rob’s blind date! You decide things like: which girl is best for him? What will his first words be? What will he wear? Will you choose to help poor Rob find true love? Or… humiliate him beyond all measure? It’s up to you! Thousands of possibilities and 11 different endings means a different hysterical adventure every show! 

Ancient Shrines and Half Truths

Ancient Shrines and Half Truths

Tripadvisor meets Pokemon Go in this absurd, fantastical tour that proves how liable we are to being led.Keeping up with contemporary demands, faux tour operators Binge Collective have installed a travel app in devices, which they allocate to audience members upon arrival... 

The Showstoppers' Kids Show

The Showstoppers' Kids Show

Seeing The Showstoppers’ Kids Show is like watching a new improvised episode of Horrible Histories. So yes, on this day at least, there are plenty of poo jokes which are met with due glee... 

Stealth Aspies: Autistic People Speak

Stealth Aspies: Autistic People Speak

Autistic people speak for themselves in this ensemble show, written from surveys completed only by Autistic people. The voices of real people on the spectrum finally get heard and performed by a 100% neurodiverse cast... 

Five Encounters on a Site Called Craigslist

Five Encounters on a Site Called Craigslist

After an hour of a narcissistic one man show, we were left with the dilemma of whether to applaud the honesty of Sam, or be totally appalled by the stark exposure of his personality... 

Jane Doe

Jane Doe

Nobody wants to be lectured. That phrase suggests being sat, face down at your desk, with a monotoned teacher informing you in thorough detail just how the Roman Empire came to power... 

Mortimer Sparks and the Sands of Imaginaria

Mortimer Sparks and the Sands of Imaginaria

Discover the power of your imagination with the world's bravest explorer, Mortimer Sparks, in this interactive adventure for children. Join Mortimer as he ventures into the mystical island of Imaginaria, home to magical shapeshifting sand and a civilisation that has mysteriously disappeared... 

The Edinburgh Fringe as a Classroom

The Edinburgh Fringe as a Classroom

International workshop, professional development and networking event. Fringe University invites you to meet with students, graduates, and professors to find out how you can get the most out of the Fringe. 

Adventurers Wanted: A 250-Hour Epic Tabletop Roleplaying Game

Adventurers Wanted: A 250-Hour Epic Tabletop Roleplaying Game

How do you review a show which involves you spectating other people playing Dungeons and Dragons? Whilst tempting to let a dice roll determine its outcome, I feel the Game Master (GM) would probably outlaw this as “unauthorised play”... 

Bombastic Declaration of Love – Julie Cafmeyer

Bombastic Declaration of Love – Julie Cafmeyer

There is nothing more personal that the truth, and to present the truth of stage is an invariably brave act. The stage after all has for many years been an arena of lies and performance... 

Agent November: Major X Plow-Shun / The Murder of Mr E

Agent November: Major X Plow-Shun / The Murder of Mr E

Within his immaculate MI5-style office set up as an escape room experience for up to ten people, Agent November offers willing accomplices the opportunity to take on the role of spies with the ideal mixture of puzzles, immersive drama and tongue-in-cheek humour... 

Alex Love: How to Win a Pub Quiz

Alex Love: How to Win a Pub Quiz

The premise of Alex Love - How to win a Pub Quiz is that the audience become participants in a quiz, having been taught how to actually win it (you get the answers right!).The show is simply structured into two clear halves... 

£¥€$ (LIES) – Ontroerend Goed

£¥€$ (LIES) – Ontroerend Goed

What is money? For Belgian theatre group Ontroerend Goed, money isn’t actually metal coins or pieces of paper with numbers printed on them, no, money is so much more than a physical object... 

The End, the End, the End…

The End, the End, the End…

The amount a show takes liberties with narrative should be directly compensated by how much it has to say. The End, The End, The End... is a thoroughly baffling piece of work that, though admirable in the quality of its performers and technical team, doesn’t delve nearly deep enough or clearly enough into its subject matter to warrant being essentially an hour of disjointed, occasionally powerful, often confusing scenes... 

Knightmare Live

Knightmare Live

As a child of the eighties, I dreamed of appearing on Knightmare; the high-tech fantasy adventure game where three adolescent friends used their inability to discern left from right to guide a fourth friend encumbered by a vision-impairing helmet through a dungeon filled with monsters, riddles and inexplicable random holes in the floor... 

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

“Manuel, please sit the guests down,” from the very first sentence, you know this is not going to be any ordinary evening meal – and I’m already clutching my glass of wine, fearful of it being spilt down my dress... 

Dram & Smoke: The Campfire Cocktails Experience

Dram & Smoke: The Campfire Cocktails Experience

Take a journey to a woodland campfire hideaway within the unique setting of a former biscuit factory. During this interactive masterclass you’ll be tutored on the ins and outs of creating great cocktails, roll up your sleeves to put what you learn into practice and enjoy the fruits of your libation labour... 

The House Always Wins!

The House Always Wins!

Returning to the Fringe, Stephen invites you to enter the world of the hustler and enjoy an evening of card tricks, cheats and scams in this intimate and interactive show. Experience the magic in front of your eyes as you discover why we can all be fooled... 

Diary

Diary

A man reads his diary. 

GooseChase: The Fringe Game

GooseChase: The Fringe Game

Get ready to immerse yourself as Edinburgh becomes your playground thanks to GooseChase and the Adelaide Fringe! Edinburgh’s biggest scavenger hunt, The Fringe Game challenges you to solve clues, complete missions, collect points… and points mean prizes! Play this game as a team or fly solo to complete hundreds of unique missions, tasks and puzzles to take the lead... 

Gobland for the Goblins!

Gobland for the Goblins!

Best Children’s Show, Edinburgh Fringe 2017 (The Derek Awards). *****(Families Edinburgh). Choices always matter. Play the video game and save Gobland! Magic, goblins and gaming combine in this fantasy choose-your-own-adventure show from award-winning writer James Beagon... 

Battle of the Superheroes: The Great Superhero Debate (Free Festival)

Battle of the Superheroes: The Great Superhero Debate (Free Festival)

Come watch and be part of this interactive, fun mixture of stand-up and interactive comedy debate as a compere and a number of the best comedians from around the Fringe converge in a verbal war of words in an endeavour to find out who is the greatest superhero of them all... 

Flamenco for Kids

Flamenco for Kids

Feel that southern Spanish energy! Fringe sell-out returns to Edinburgh, bringing the opportunity for your child to come on stage and learn some rhythms, some steps and even do a short performance... 

Calvinball

Calvinball

Following our sell-out 2016 with Head in the Clouds, Ipdip are bringing back our marvellous outdoor play for babies, toddlers and their families. Lively, musical and slightly wild, this unique theatre experience draws on the natural curiosities of children (and ex-children) inviting, but not demanding, participation... 

Trevor Lock's Community Circle

Trevor Lock's Community Circle

The no-two-shows-the-same, expectation defying Fringe classic that never actually starts... continues... exactly as before. Warning: this show contains nothing. 'The most fun you can have without taking your clothes off' ***** (Mirror)... 

Princess Pumpalot: The Quest for the Purple Super-Farting Bean

Princess Pumpalot: The Quest for the Purple Super-Farting Bean

Can Princess Pumpalot (The Farting Princess) and her best friend Guffy find the purple super-farting bean and save Wiffyville from Prince Nastavia and the Low-flying Gnomes? Aided by bizarre clues from a werewolf, a mummy and a prisoner, Princess Pumpalot and Guffy embark on a mind-boggling adventure... 

Locked in the Distillery Escape Game

Locked in the Distillery Escape Game

In the wake of a heinous break-in at Summerhall Distillery, the situation we all feared has come to pass: a vodka themed group of extremists is determined to put a permanent end to the success of Pickering’s gin... 

More Classic Stanley

More Classic Stanley

Join award-winning Irish comic Andrew Stanley as he returns with more messing, more questions and more mayhem. ‘A comic so clearly destined for the top with astonishingly good observational material delivered and timed to perfection’ (Scotsman). 

Scotch Egg Club Presents: Whisky on Water

Scotch Egg Club Presents: Whisky on Water

Ever wanted to drink whisky, eat cheese, chocolate and scotch eggs while cruising along a canal? Well now you can! Scotch Egg Club brings you a Whisky tasting with a difference, where you'll sample six delicious drinks, including three drams, each carefully paired with either cheese, chocolate or scotch eggs, and three cocktails... 

Snigel and Friends

Snigel and Friends

Join Snigel, the inquisitive snail, in their cosy home underneath the leafy canopy; a colourful and sensory world where Snigel’s insect friends come to visit, brought to life by dancers, Caroline Bowditch, Welly O’Brien and Alex McCabe, and performer Zac Scott... 

Imaginary Porno Charades

Imaginary Porno Charades

An hour of unstoppable panel show mayhem. You’ll be glad they can last that long! A variety of performers from across the Fringe form our two teams, ready to charade their audiences good and hard... 

Lush Lock-in!

Lush Lock-in!

Come experience the Lush Life in our exciting shop with 90 minutes of product-making, bath art demonstrations, talks from local charities, live acoustic music, a complimentary cuppa, and free massage treatment tasters in our tranquil spa on a first come first served basis. 

Only Fools and 3 Courses

Only Fools and 3 Courses

Join us for the interactive dinner event of the year combining a fine 3 course meal and top comedy action served up Only Fools and Horses style. Cushty. Marlene and Boycie are hosting a gala dinner but will things go to plan with Del, Rodney, Trigger, Raquel, Tony and Uncle Albert on the guest list? Expect a night of fun, chaos and mayhem in friendly party atmosphere with some of the finest comedy actors in the land, professionally produced to the highest standards with your enjoyment at the top of the menu... 

Beam

Beam

This is one of Granny's stories. A true story of 10 pairs of knickers, a leap, a waft of lavender, a blue suit, and true love. True love? Does that even exist anymore? Times are hard, put on your slipper socks and join Granny – she has something sweet to share... 

Pussy Play Masterclass

Pussy Play Masterclass

Ever made a pussy out of plasticine? Now is the time to get down and dirty with our vulvas and the crowds are hungry for it. Burlesque legend Strawberry Siren presents a gift that keeps on giving in Pussy Play, an interactive and playful masterclass filled with original techniques to perfect the art of playing with your partner's pussy or even your own... 

Guru Dudu's Silent Disco Walking Tour

Guru Dudu's Silent Disco Walking Tour

Guru Dudu returns to Edinburgh with daily tours of spontaneous flash mobs through the streets, interpretative dance around local landmarks, group singing and lots of fun interaction with onlookers... 

#Instalove

#Instalove

Inspired by cynicism. Based on romance. One woman finds herself on the brink of love, lust, fear and hope. You, the audience, are her prospects. You decide how her story unfolds. #Instalove is a stormy yet joyful celebration of all the reasons we seek love and why we seek the partners we do... 

Doktor James' Akademy of Evil

Doktor James' Akademy of Evil

Doktor James is sick of living at home and not being taken seriously as a super villain. He is really, really naughty and he just wants to beat his superhero brother and take over the world... 

The Mystery at Ginger Creek: An Interactive Adventure

The Mystery at Ginger Creek: An Interactive Adventure

Welcome to Ginger Creek, where curious characters and perplexing events are the norm. Join Hank O'Hara and Sally Silver-Gunz as they run from the law, stumble over clues and suffer from amnesia... 

Douglas Walker Has a Nice Sit Down

Douglas Walker Has a Nice Sit Down

The Fringe is a bloody hectic business. We all need to have a little rest now and then. So, Douglas (the handsome one from Racing Minds) is going to have a nice sit down for an hour every day... 

Shakespeare for Kids: Toil and Trouble

Shakespeare for Kids: Toil and Trouble

Meet William Shakespeare, and some of his fabulous friends for a truly magical experience. We are back! Expect more adventures, suspense and lots of laughs. A perfect introduction to some of Shakespeare's much loved plays, bringing his original language to life for new audiences, this is an accessible, interactive and relaxed performance in the picturesque surroundings of St Peter’s gardens... 

Kidocracy

Kidocracy

Kidocracy is an interactive comedy show for children aged 6+, presented by Brehon, an ancient Irish know-it-all who’s in charge of an island where children get to rule because the grown-ups have obviously made such a mess of the world. 

Chris Betts vs The Audience

Chris Betts vs The Audience

A live game show that pits the audience against the wits of grand inquisitor, comedian and pedant Chris Betts. Brace yourselves for Betts to oppose your viewpoints, no matter how ridiculous or convoluted the argument becomes... 

Neal Portenza

Neal Portenza

Winner (People's Champion) Amused Moose Comedy Award, '16 Edinburgh Fringe. 'One of the most exhilarating and insane nights of comedy I've ever experienced' ***** (Sydney Morning Herald)... 

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

Experience our swanky new venue as we celebrate our 10th Fringe! Still with 70% improvised, every show is different and chaos is king as Basil, Sybil, and Manuel serve a 3-course meal... 

Damien Slash: Demographic

Damien Slash: Demographic

When an innovation guru is faced with the problem of death, drastic attempts to innovate his way out of the problem result in a catastrophic shattering of the matrix. A multi-character meltdown of madcap personalities and extraordinary vocal variations... 

Massaoke's Club La La

Massaoke's Club La La

The Fringe's number one party just got bigger! Rocking until 2.30am Fridays and Saturdays, Massaoke's new night, Club La La, comes to Assembly's stunning Spiegeltent, Palais du Variété... 

Bubble Show with Mini Milkshake

Bubble Show with Mini Milkshake

Every child goes inside a bubble! Award-nominated (Fringe World Perth) Dr Bubble and Milkshake present a new bubble story about sharing. Filled with beautiful bubble sculptures leading up to the spectacular million bubble finale... 

Dates – At the Speed of Sound!

Dates – At the Speed of Sound!

From Helsinki, a brand-new speed-dating concept for theatre lovers! First relax, enjoying one of two sparkling comedies about first dates in restaurants from prolific Finnish screenwriter John Lundsten... 

Fright Bus Service

Fright Bus Service

A theatrical sightseeing tour on-board a classic 1960s Routemaster bus, taking you on a journey around the darker side of Europe’s most haunted city. Join your creepy conductor and a peculiar psychic investigator on a hilarious trip around the ancient city’s sites of murder, torture, execution and paranormal activity... 

Hambone : enobmaH

Hambone : enobmaH

Studlier than a studmuffin, beefier than a beefcake, Hambone is the pork pie of male perfection. This one-man hurricane force tears through the frustration, stupidity and inadequacy of millennial masculinity... 

Joe Hart: Alpha, Beta, Gamer

Joe Hart: Alpha, Beta, Gamer

New interactive video game show from Joe Hart (SYTYF? Finalist and Tickled Pig Winner)! Nerd out, level up and just maybe live to respawn another day. Featuring custom made video games for the audience to play, win and, possibly, break live on stage... 

Jellybean: When Will I Be Famous?

Jellybean: When Will I Be Famous?

Come join Jellybean, the biggest kid in the world, as he tries his hardest to get famous. The craziest kids' entertainer will have you in stitches as you help him gain worldwide attention... 

Cinders: The Folk Tale

Cinders: The Folk Tale

The children’s play this year is based on a compilation of the many folk tales from around the world that were the origins of the tale of Cinderella. These tales were told to children around the camp fire in countries such as Ireland, Scotland and Germany, and by travelling folk... 

Tarantella by Hilaire Belloc

Tarantella by Hilaire Belloc

This interactive show has dance, hip hop, rhythms, spoken word and poetry with a mixture of the old and the new woven together for fun, family entertainment. Explore the sounds and rhythms of well-known poetry in a modern context... 

Bright Lights, Big City Impro

Bright Lights, Big City Impro

Six improvisers barrel through the funnies in City Impro’s debut Edinburgh Fringe show where suggestions provided by you inspire an epic series of improvised comedy games, sketches and songs... 

Tea Mixology Workshop

Tea Mixology Workshop

Bluebird Tea Co are on a mission to make you happy with a cuppa. This thriving, young company want to open British minds to the idea that tea types and flavours can be mixed to create a variety of taste sensations... 

House of Verse

House of Verse

One entertaining community. Join our variety culture. We are an eclectic performance troupe who share regular variety events across Leicester. Home to spokenword, rap, beatbox, comedy, DJing, live music, live art and beyond... 

Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School

Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School

Life-drawing glamorous, quirky-cabaret performers in an atmosphere of boozy hilarity? Founded in Brooklyn, Anti-Arts School events now take place in 150 cities worldwide. Between sketching, why not sample a cocktail in the amazing new art-deco interior of Gem Electric... 

Little Meerkat's Big Panic

Little Meerkat's Big Panic

Go on an award-winning, magical, musical, multi-sensory adventure in the Kalahari desert with Little Meekat and her friends Elephant and Wise Monkey to find out all about Calm and what to do with very big feelings... 

Séance

Séance

The exclusive and intimate event returns to Brighton after its 2013-16 sell-out Edinburgh and Brighton Fringe runs. Twelve guests join Peter Antoniou for a thrilling and shocking adventure into the world of spirit contact... 

Sexiety

Sexiety

Sex: we (almost) all do it, but we hardly talk about it. How do you keep sexual desire burning in a long term relationship? Where do our ideas about sex come from? Theatre company Gehring and Ketelaars share, together with journalist Gian van Grunsven, new insights about what sexuality is and can be... 

All In

All In

The latest production by Embolon Theatre, All In is such a hybrid of genres that I am unsure on whether to refer to it as a play, a stand-up comedy show, or a mind-bending social experiment... 

BADD

BADD

to know how to recognise the occult in your child? How to be vigilant for signs of Satan? Hoping for practical tips to drive the Devil out? This is the educational lecture for you.Pam, perfectly tailored in a pink pant suit and pearl earrings, is ready to help all those parents and concerned citizens out there who are 'Bothered by Dungeons and Dragons' (BADD), by sharing her research and advice... 

The Ugly Duckling & Other Tales

The Ugly Duckling & Other Tales

On a lake somewhere not far away, a mother duck is sitting on her eggs. But one doesn’t look like the others; it’s a different shape, a brighter colour and is much, much bigger! What will happen when the egg hatches, and what stories will hatch with it? Join Above Bounds as they explore the most loved Hans Christian Anderson story using songs, shadow puppetry and some of your input to tell this famous tale... 

Couples+Pairs

Couples+Pairs

Each performance of Blue Heart Theatre’s relationship based plays features five short dramas where the company chooses the first three and the audience the last two. The four-piece cast’s capacity to perform any one of these plays from the pick of a hat is impressive, although the promised interactive audience participation is an anti climax: two audience members quietly rummage in the hat and choose the last two plays - if the choice is going to be part of the performance, let the whole audience be part of the process... 

Power Story

Power Story

Blooming Ludas presents Power Story – a tooth-achingly sweet participatory, environmentally friendly piece of storytelling. Co-Artistic Directors Haeweon Yi and Francine Dulong take time to get to know each audience member before immersing us in the world of Bloomingdale, a struggling town with an energy problem... 

Blues and Burlesque

Blues and Burlesque

After last year’s sell-out run, the Blues and Burlesque are back with a new show. Once again, songs and piano playing from ex-Dexys jazz reprobate Pete Saunders are upstaged superbly by the show’s extraordinary hostess Lady Beau Peep ... 

Escape: A Magic Show

Escape: A Magic Show

Escape the mundane and the everyday and see the world through the eyes of a magician. Luke Robson takes you on a journey back in time, featuring escapes throughout history. Including curious characters such as Mackenzie, the man who played cards with the Devil himself; Jack Sheppard, the 18th century jail-breaker, and the legendary Houdini, who escaped from more than just his straitjacket... 

Peter Antoniou: 'Psychic' Comedian

Peter Antoniou: 'Psychic' Comedian

If you could ask a psychic a question what would it be? Fresh off his sell-out international tour, and with sell-out runs in London's West End, let 'Psychic' comedian Peter Antoniou peer inside your head, fondle your frontal lobe, and tickle your funny bone... 

The Meebles Get The Show On The Road

The Meebles Get The Show On The Road

Be different! Join the Meebles on their madcap adventures in a circus van, racing against time to save the children from all being made the same by Von Zalatan and his virtual obedience factory... 

Free Mindful Ki & Aikido Taster Sessions: Everyone Welcome!

Free Mindful Ki & Aikido Taster Sessions: Everyone Welcome!

Brighton Fringe free mindful Ki and Aikido taster sessions, everyone welcome! Brighton Ki Society. Family friendly, audience interaction, relaxed . Please arrive by 2:15pm wearing loose, comfortable clothing such as a tracksuit or gi for the start of the Shin Shin Toitsu Do (Japanese yoga) session at 2:30pm, where you will learn unification of mind and body, natural movement, meditation and breathing... 

Between You and Me

Between You and Me

This Brighton-based forum theatre company produce thought-provoking performances about social and political matters, using storytelling, discussion, and re-enactment. 'Between You and Me' has been created in collaboration with Mankind and is based on true stories and experiences... 

The Story of You and I (A Performance Trilogy)

The Story of You and I (A Performance Trilogy)

If you ever crave the feeling that all the weight has been taken off your shoulders, this show and its desire to unburden you is worth a shot. An intimate experience exploring the physical and metaphorical meeting and interaction between two or three people, The Story of You & I simply requires the members of its’ audience to give and receive, whilst keeping an open mind... 

Sky Lounge

Sky Lounge

Embassy Court's time-travelling cocktail bar is visiting the future. Come and join us for a cocktail, or two, on the 11th floor sun terrace of this iconic 1930s modernist seafront apartment block and explore the world in 2030... 

Battle of the Superheroes: The Great Superhero Debate

Battle of the Superheroes: The Great Superhero Debate

A variety of comedians come together to find out who is the greatest superhero of them all. With a mixture of stand-up comedy and interactive debate, this hilarious show can be enjoyed by geeks and non-geeks in equal measure... 

Doktor James' Akademy of Evil

Doktor James' Akademy of Evil

Doktor James is sick of living at home and not being taken seriously as a supervillain. He is really, really naughty and he just wants to beat his superhero brother and take over the world... 

The Wedding Reception

The Wedding Reception

An unbeatable theatrical dining experience where you become guests at a wedding reception to remember. Kate and Will are expecting a small family gathering to celebrate their wedding... 

Pavillion 7090

Pavillion 7090

7090 are the hosts of a playground full of music, films and installations. It offers a warm place to their strange, obscure but mainly curious takes on life. 7090 are called "the Bermuda Triangle of performing arts"... 

Simon Warner's Viva Hypnosis

Simon Warner's Viva Hypnosis

“Incredibly Funny!” (SG Fringe), “Redefining Comedy Hypnotism” (British Comedy Guide). Get ready to be transported to the hypnotic glitz and glamour of fabulous Las Vegas where you get the chance to be the star of the show... 

Circus Abyssinia

Circus Abyssinia

Starring Ethiopian jugglers Bibi and Bichu, the inimitable Konjowoch Troupe, 'Circus Abyssinia' is circus at its most enchanting and surreal: as seen through the eyes of a child. The show tells the tale of two little Ethiopian brothers, whose dream of joining the circus is dismayed by the absence of circus in Africa... 

Decide-A-Quest

Decide-A-Quest

A high-energy comedy reworking of classic game books such as ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ and ‘Find Your Fate’. Embark upon a Quest to find the Yeti and use your deciding powers to guide your avatar, ‘You’... 

HumanMachine: Artificial Improvisation

HumanMachine: Artificial Improvisation

Albert is a lovable nerd who dreams of the big stage. Lonely but resourceful, Albert builds himself a friend, whom he calls A.L.Ex (Artificial Language Experiment). A.L.Ex is a small humanoid robot and a unique computer creation running artificial intelligence... 

The Print-shop

The Print-shop

Brighton comics creators and graphic novelists Joe Decie, Hannah Eaton and Daniel Locke are spending a week producing hundreds of original drawings, prints and comics that explore and respond to the daily life of Brighton... 

Singing the Silver Screen with the Close Shaves

Singing the Silver Screen with the Close Shaves

The Close Shaves brings you its unique ‘Female Barberswing’ sound with 3-part harmony Swing songs from the fabulous Silver Screen era and beyond. With the ukulele, novelty percussion and extra special guests thrown in, be prepared for these ladies to take you on a fun-filled musical meander through a magical time of movie memories, with a technicolour finale to boot! You will have the opportunity to sing during the performance, not only in the trademark Close Shaves sing-along, but a unique chance to participate in a free workshop a few hours before the show (16:00), led by the wonderful Emily Macdonald, Close Shaves' member and musical director of Brighton Swing Choir... 

The Tap Dancing Mermaid

The Tap Dancing Mermaid

The Moon has got a story to tell about a tippetty-top tap dancer who he has been watching at night. Marina Skippett creeps out at night to tap dance on the boardwalk to the sounds of the sea... 

How to be Good at Everything

How to be Good at Everything

Do you lack basic skills? Do you want to be good at everything? Then you should watch 'How to be Good at Everything'. Expertly hosted by knowledgeologist, Katie Davison, and Jay Bennett, her friend, you will learn how to be good at everything*... 

Life in the City 2017: An Inclusive City

Life in the City 2017: An Inclusive City

Poetry reading, exhibition, workshop and photography. Reading of selected poems, by the poets on May 20 at 2 pm. Preceded by a workshop at 11 am at a cost of £3 per person (limited places)... 

Silent Disco Walking Tours with Guru Dudu

Silent Disco Walking Tours with Guru Dudu

Guru Dudu returns with his hilarious dance-walking tours where everyone wears headphones (supplied) and can hear the fun commentary from Guru Dudu and the dance mix of uplifting favourites from the 70s, 80s, 90s and 00’s... 

Zach & Viggo: Dream Team

Zach & Viggo: Dream Team

Winner: Best Comedy Award, Brighton Fringe, 2016. Winner: Critics Choice Award, Brighton Fringe, 2016. After a successful tour across Europe, Australia and the US, Norwegian-American comedy duo Zach & Viggo return to Brighton for the premiere of their brand-new show, ‘Dream Team’! Directed by Jonny Woolley... 

Mocks, Shocks and Two Smoking Coffee Cups

Mocks, Shocks and Two Smoking Coffee Cups

It's a new term and welcome to the Claremont School of Life where many a member of staff has plenty to say about their working day. Be prepared to witness ups and downs, tears and tantrums, the pain and glory of a group of people united only by counting down the days until the next holiday! And who exactly was the mysterious 'Mr Nobody' that broke the switch on the hot water urn and forgot to feed the gerbil over the holidays? All will be revealed in this interactive and fast moving fiasco, with a surprise or two along the way! 

The Privileged

The Privileged

Have you ever seen a polar bear in the flesh? Been close enough to notice just how white these magnificent mammals are? Here is your chance to get up close and personal: remove your shoes, coats and bags, as you are about to encounter the Arctic’s whitest predator, with black skin... 

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

Chaos ensues as soon as you arrive at this fully immersive show where you dine, served by Basil, Sybil and Manuel. Join them for lashings of laughter, spontaneity and plenty of participation, along with a 3-course meal... 

Richard III (a one-woman show)

Richard III (a one-woman show)

Richard III. An audience. Anything can happen. All the world is a stage. What part will you play? Pushing the boundaries of Shakespearean Performance, Brite Theater have re-imagined Richard III as a bold and engaging one-woman show... 

Good Grief... Living with Loss

Good Grief... Living with Loss

A day offering people the opportunity to step into our experiences of living with loss and bereavement. This will be through a number of agencies who work with bereaved adults and children, families and friends, offering information and advice, with a selection of demonstrations showing, in the afternoon, creative ways of working and living with the loss of a loved one and with time to talk and remember those close to us who have died... 

Trainspotting

Trainspotting

This acclaimed production recaptures the passion and controversy of the famous novel and hit film, repackaging it into an immersive show. The audience is literally part of the show, including the notorious 'Worst Toilet in Scotland' scene... 

Doug Segal: I Can Make You Feel Good

Doug Segal: I Can Make You Feel Good

"Imagine if Derren Brown was funny" Evening Standard. Brighton Fringe award-winner Doug Segal is back with a show designed to make you feel good! Doug is a fast paced comic entertainer performing seeming feats of mind control... 

Ragroof Tea Dance

Ragroof Tea Dance

THE MAIN THING IS ABOUT BUYING CAKE! Ragroof take you to LaLaLand (14 May) in our very own City of Stars for an afternoon of Hollywood musical delights: American Smooth, Foxtrot, Jive, & all that jazz... 

City Impro by the sea

City Impro by the sea

A rip-roaring rollercoaster of laughter where six improvisers make everything up on the spot as they race from one game to another. Join us for an adrenaline-fuelled improvised comedy show where there's just enough time to catch your breath... 

Kidocracy

Kidocracy

‘Kidocracy’ is an interactive theatre show for children aged 6+, presented by Keith Farnan ('Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow'). Appearing as his alter-ego, Brehon, an ancient Irish know-it-all, the show begins when children are told they are being given an island to rule... 

Julie Jepson: Randomonium

Julie Jepson: Randomonium

Lamb Comedy are beside themselves with excitement to be welcoming Barcelona's No.1 star, Juanita Martinez Conchitez Fernandez, in a Brighton Fringe first. Also featuring Shannon Crabsticks, The Irish-ish mermaid with shipping forecast Tourettes... 

Allo Allo

Allo Allo

Dining invitation, pop along to this 'umble café for a night to remember as Rene juggles the Gestapo, the Resistance, his secret affairs and his wife, Edith. A hilarious comedy dinner show not to be missed! 

Viggo Venn: The Life of Pepito

Viggo Venn: The Life of Pepito

Winner, Rising Star: The Media Eye, 2016. Award-winning Gaulier-trained comedian Viggo Venn performs the UK premiere of his debut solo show ‘The Life of Pepito’ at Brighton Fringe! Through clown, characters and physical comedy, Venn gives us a glimpse into the life of Pepito - a man who works in a cookie factory, only to discover he’s actually a character in a play... 

Comedy Happy Hour: The Chat Show

Comedy Happy Hour: The Chat Show

This show is the perfect way to start off your night at Brighton Fringe, as you spend an hour in the company of genial Scottish comedian Vladimir McTavish and guests in an early evening soiree that brings you highlights of four Fringe shows... 

Cheekykita: Somewhere in the Ether

Cheekykita: Somewhere in the Ether

Cheekykita's dream... where anything can happen. A surreal absurd place that's a little bit upside down. One of the strangest acts you're ever likely to see, this one-woman character comedian has drawn similarities to 'The Mighty Boosh' and Spike Milligan... 

Shhh Dating

Shhh Dating

Join Shhh Dating for a session of flirting games, eye gazing and no talking (till the end)! Shhh Dating has been storming the dating scene in London for 4 years and been praised by Timeout, BBC and the New York Times... 

Joe & Liam are Friends and Conquistadors

Joe & Liam are Friends and Conquistadors

A double bill from: Joe Hart (SYTYF finalist, Tickled Pig winner, as seen on BBC Trending) and Liam Webber (Best New Act nominee, Midlands Comedy Awards). Tech-savvy gay nerd Joe is a comedic wizard... 

Children's Sing-Along Fun with Dave Benson Phillips

Children's Sing-Along Fun with Dave Benson Phillips

The well-known children’s entertainer and TV presenter Dave Benson Phillips ('Playdays', 'Playhouse Disney', 'Fun Song Factory', 'Boj!') performs popular children's songs on his trusty guitar... 

WMD Makes Everything Better

WMD Makes Everything Better

WMD Comedy is a three man sketch troupe with an online following for making strange and wonderful content. In their brand new live show, you can find out about the conception of the Soviet flag, what to do when your friend won't give up his moustache, and how to escape a maze with a deranged maze-man and an idiot... 

Last Orders At The Dog & Dumplings

Last Orders At The Dog & Dumplings

Boogaloo Stu’s dark comedy 'Last Orders At The Dog & Dumplings' is an uproarious and merciless exposé of the cold-blooded takeover striking our communities in the name of regeneration... 

Stick or Wizard?

Stick or Wizard?

‘Stick or Wizard?’ It’s your choice! Gaulier-trained clown, Oli Weatherly, invites you to take a trip with him through the wilderness of his imagination and to make a choice... 

... Yes?

... Yes?

... Yes is a comedy show about LOVE (not the sappy kind) It's a bit mad, but a GOOD mad- think a mixture of Monty Python and Blind Date... for adults. ... Yes answers questions that you never knew you needed answered such as; Can you play Guess Who Live onstage? Do penguins have knees? Are you better off marrying a shell shocked WW2 veteran or tempt your fate with the flock of seagulls, snapchat fanatic you just met online? ... 

AART TV Live Broadcast!

AART TV Live Broadcast!

New Zealand’s finest Mikey the Aartist returns to Brighton Fringe for the launch of AART TV Live with special guest artists Jim Parkyn (Aardman Animations) and George Egg (Anarchist Cook 2)... 

Curry Leaf Cafe – Cooking Masterclasses & Food Talk

Curry Leaf Cafe – Cooking Masterclasses & Food Talk

Brighton's award-winning Curry Leaf Cafe is running a series of interactive talks & cookery masterclasses at its new Kemptown Kitchen. 9th May, 12-2pm - interactive vegan cookery masterclass with Chef Kanthi (includes tasters)... 

re:Verse

re:Verse

Ever wondered what a pavlova recipe sounds like in bossa nova? Or craved fitness tips set to industrial techno? Part improv, part concert, 're:Verse' is an interactive musical comedy show performed by a pianist and vocalist... 

Ladies Marmalade

Ladies Marmalade

Ladies Marmalade is a show with 3 unusual and hilarious women who will make you taste different flavours of comedy . So outrageous and powerful; Arielle Souma, Victoria Howden and special guest; break down walls for your delight... 

The Tim Bat Trick Show

The Tim Bat Trick Show

Gentleman juggler and unwitting clown Tim Bat performs his impressive repertoire of amazing tricks with aplomb. But when the props (and naughty puppets) get the upper hand, frantic hilarity ensues... 

Only Fools & 3 Courses

Only Fools & 3 Courses

You are invited as Marlene and Boycie's guests at their Gala Dinner. Things, however, don't go quite to plan with Del Boy, Uncle Albert and Rodney on the guest list - not to mention Trigger! A fantastic night's entertainment for all 'Only Fools' fans, with a three course meal included. 

Caspar Thomas: More Magic & Mentalism

Caspar Thomas: More Magic & Mentalism

Following successful runs at Brighton Fringe and Edinburgh Fringe 2015 and 2016, Caspar returns to Brighton to perform more close-up, interactive, before-your-very-eyes sleight of hand magic and mentalism... 

Macbeth

Macbeth

Embarking on a tale of ambition, blood and murder of their own, Mac and Lady Mac build a fast food empire. With a healthy dose of nutritional advice thrown in, who knew a story of witches, ghosts and murder could be this much fun?! Pocket Oxford Theatre’s madcap extravaganzas are the perfect introduction to the Bard’s timeless stories... 

Learn To Throw a Pot

Learn To Throw a Pot

Come along and learn to throw your own pot on the potters wheel at the Painting Pottery Cafe! Learn a new skill alongside other beginners with one of our fabulous potters in this structured workshop that will teach you how to create a lasting ceramic piece... 

Musical Bingo

Musical Bingo

It’s just like regular bingo, but instead of shouting out numbers we play songs! Each round takes on a different theme of song choices, these could be based on either a decade, genre or just a quirky random topic... 

James Bennison: How to be a Winner

James Bennison: How to be a Winner

James Bennison. Comedian. Winner. As well as being an award-winning comedian, James has also won every game show in existence. Now you too can learn how to be a winner. Do you have what it takes to win a Jamesified version of every show from the 80s (to current day) and be awarded the James Bennison Trophy for Winning? "... 

The Establishment: Eton Mess

The Establishment: Eton Mess

Dan Lees and Neil Frost as two quintessentially English gentlemen from a bygone era, struggling to hold onto their whimsical world of cricket, tea and secret arms deals. “Another much-needed chapter in our national legacy of lampooning the powers that be, building on Peter Cook, the Pythons and The Fast Show ... 

I Charleston Brighton Speakeasy

I Charleston Brighton Speakeasy

I Charleston Brighton Speakeasy is back with a bang! The Charleston girls will take you through the A-Z of '20s dance with a twist of jazz and a dash of electro-swing. With live music, workshops in abundance, competitions and mesmerising performances this is the perfect chance to release your inner flapper and dapper in the beautiful Spiegeltent. 

Woodland Tribe

Woodland Tribe

Help create a unique adventure playground! Over the course of Brighton Fringe, children and adults of all ages can use hammers, nails, saws, rope and a huge quantity of wood to co-create the play space of their dreams! Evening sessions include a free drink in the ticket price... 

Zach & Viggo: Thunderflop

Zach & Viggo: Thunderflop

Winner: Best Comedy, Brighton Fringe 2016. Award-winning Norwegian-American comedy duo Zach & Viggo return to Brighton a year after taking home the Best Comedy Award! Through a series of surreal and free-flowing vignettes, Zach Zucker and Viggo Venn take the audience on an absurd trip through their wild imagination into the deepest, darkest depths of stupidity! “This was a true fringe highlight” ***** (The Latest)... 

Children's Area: The Den

Children's Area: The Den

The Den is a new, purpose-built family-friendly area at The Warren. Bringing together a strong community of children's charities, workshops and local business owners, The Den will provide play facilities and creative projects... 

Werewolf: Live

Werewolf: Live

A hidden role game a la Secret Hitler or The Resistance, Werewolf is a classic of deduction and bluffing. Players are either werewolves or villagers. Your goal? Wolves must kill villagers; villagers must kill wolves... 

Unity Through Struggle

Unity Through Struggle

We are a group of young people concerned about our future in the UK, with such dramatic changes happening all around us. Together, through combined arts, crafts, interactive digital artworks and live, hands-on digital workshops, we would like to invite other young people to join the conversation and have a say in our future... 

Much Ado About Bingo

Much Ado About Bingo

Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your Bingo Dabber! Join 1970s telly host and crimplene-clad showbiz legend Derek Daniels for a sensationally silly Shakespearean round of retro musical bingo... 

Being Hueman Being

Being Hueman Being

Luke brings his world of fantasy and ridiculousness to Brighton, keen to ignite pure idiocy out of nowhere. This clown takes us on an absurd adventure in a show about vulnerability, our imperfection and what is beautiful about not being quite normal... 

Fallen Angel

Fallen Angel

Inspired by the age-old legend 'The Faerie Boy of Leith', 'Fallen Angel' is a disturbing new supernatural thriller... Beat. Beat. Beat. Do you believe in faeries? Beat. Beat... 

Wank Bank Masterclass

Wank Bank Masterclass

Rural Ranga, the Australian artist who created an art book from his happy ending massages in New York City, brings you an informative, interactive and playful masterclass of original techniques to perfect the art of handling your partner’s member (or even your own)... 

Once and Future

Once and Future

The land is sick. Our stories will serve us. A round table of poets, rappers, storytellers and musicians invoke the spirit of Arthur. This event is for lovers of song and spoken word, a place for adventurous minds to explore timeless myths of this land through the voices of its people. 

Talking to the Dead

Talking to the Dead

Is it possible to communicate with the dead? Magicians Griffin and Jones intend to find out. Using techniques from Victorian seance rooms, they invite you to join them in an unforgettable journey into the unknown... 

Marcel Lucont's Whine List

Marcel Lucont's Whine List

Marcel Lucont is one of the great comic characters of the new millenium; a soft-spoken Gallic egotist with bare feet beneath his blue suit, and a large glass of pinot noir permanently in hand... 

Wank Bank Masterclass

Wank Bank Masterclass

The Aussies have a certain way with words and in the case Adam Seymour with his hands also. He grew up in the countryside of Victoria, Australia where his ginger hair made him a ‘ranga’, derived from orangutan... 

Hyena

Hyena

I’ve finally found it: the Fringiest show at the Fringe! Hyena is a free-wheeling, difficult, often uncomfortable and sometime revelatory experience. Romana Soutus’ one woman show starts with her locked in a dog cage, and things just get more disturbing from there on in... 

The Wedding Reception

The Wedding Reception

From the creators of the Faulty Towers Dining Experience, The Wedding Reception is an interactive show which includes a three course meal. It largely hits its mark in creating a memorable evening of entertaining Fringe farce... 

Hotel Europa

Hotel Europa

As audiences members we almost always experience performance in a passive and inert way. Sitting satisfied in a large group watching others perform for us, we are allowed to interpret the work as we are directed to, or however else we wish... 

From the Mouths of the Gods

From the Mouths of the Gods

The ever experimental Flanagan Collective is back with their new show, From the Mouths of the Gods, all about maths, free will, and determinism, with a little bit of kissing thrown in... 

The Forest

The Forest

Trapped in lives filled with daydreams, Thea and Robin both crave an escape from their everyday routines. One day, they are drawn into the dark and mysterious forest and find themselves on an unexpected journey of self-discovery filled with surprising encounters and experiences that change their lives forever... 

Battle of the Supervillains: The Great Supervillain Debate

Battle of the Supervillains: The Great Supervillain Debate

Why should the superheroes have all the fun and the glory? In this version of the Battle of the Superheroes show, a variety of comedians step up to make the case for the greatest supervillain... 

The Happening

The Happening

What’s for breakfast today? Another stand-up show? Or instead a connective journey through mind/body, love/loss, power/vulnerability, sound/silence and timeful/timelessness? Immersive theatre meets improvised dance meets childlike play! Explore a different world each day with XX... 

Along the Silk Road: Try Chinese Painting and Calligraphy!

Along the Silk Road: Try Chinese Painting and Calligraphy!

Try your hand at Chinese traditional painting calligraphy! Even state presidents won’t miss it during their visits in China. Chinese schoolchildren will demonstrate ink brush painting and writing, and then turn the brushes over to the audience... 

Magic Porridge Pot

Magic Porridge Pot

Help Boy cook magic porridge! Splat porridge in a magic food fight! Jump in the huge sea of porridge! Professional interactive theatre for kids who don't want to sit still and watch! Little 'uns come on stage throughout! Join Boy as he ventures into the woods to find food for his sick dad... 

Puss in Boots

Puss in Boots

Help Puss storm the Ogre's bouncy castle! Chase enchanted mice! Splat magic mud pies! Meeow! Purr! Professional interactive theatre for kids who don’t want to sit still and watch! Little ‘uns come onstage throughout! Join Puss as he tries on his magic boots! Boy is poor, Mum is ill: what can Puss do? Will the Ogre eat Puss? Will Puss trick the Ogre? Will Boy ever find the gold? 2014/15 edfringe sell-out! ‘Outstanding show… No-one does it quite like Spotlites’ (FringeReview... 

Golden Goose

Golden Goose

Chop the tree to rescue the gluey goose! Stick tight to its gooey golden feathers! Sail away on the magic land-ship! Professional interactive theatre for kids who don't just want to sit still and watch! Little 'uns come on stage throughout! Join Boy as he shares his food with a starving old wizard who shows him the magical golden goose! Make the sad princess laugh! 2013 edfringe sell-out! 'Enchanting... 

Enormous Turnip

Enormous Turnip

Help Grandad plant the tiny seed! Slide in the snail slime! Heave up the enormous turnip! Professional interactive theatre for kids who don't just want to sit still and watch! Little 'uns come on stage throughout! Join Boy and Grandad as they tend the seeds! The family is hungry; what will grow? Will the birds steal the seeds? Will the slugs and snails munch the leaves? Will there be enough for tea? Will the turnip ever stop growing? Pop! Kapow! 2011/12/13/14/15 edfringe sell-out! 'So perfect' **** (ThreeWeeks)... 

The Mindspace

The Mindspace

In this innovative and original piece of immersive, improvised theatre, we are invited to step inside The Mindspace to talk to the personified projections of the human mind. By interacting with the six actors: The Seeker, The Seer, The Boatman, The Mother, The Soldier and The Man in the Chair, we must attempt, in ninety minutes, to put the issues of this mind at rest, leaving the mind and its characters in a happier state... 

In Fidelity

In Fidelity

Rob Drummond is known for being one of Scotland’s most experimental and accessible theatre makers and his new show In Fidelity is no exception. Taking his inspiration from diverse sources like Take Me Out and Charles Darwin’s theories about evolution and the survival of the fittest plus more than a little bit of real life experience Drummond attempts to answer some of the fundamental questions about love, relationships and fidelity but he needs some help from us... 

Guru Dudu's Silent Disco Walking Tours

Guru Dudu's Silent Disco Walking Tours

Never before have I had to so strongly caution an audience - if you don’t enjoy having all eyes on you, look away now. It’s time to grab your headphones and get down to some classic funk, whilst also visiting some of the top sights around Edinburgh’s Royal Mile district... 

Strictly Come Trancing

Strictly Come Trancing

Ben Dali’s Strictly Come Trancing has a flashy presentation as he enters to Eye Of The Tiger in a glittering jacket and pop-star headset. Dali has a good sense of humour and immediately connects with his audience; explaining what hypnosis is and, crucially, that it doesn’t work on everyone... 

Short & Curly: A Curly Night In

Short & Curly: A Curly Night In

This hilarious comedy sketch follows comic-actor duo Curly (Paul F Taylor) and Short (Rebecca Shorrocks) through a night of trying to prove they can act– Curly’s laminated CV is even scattered across the seats to help prove his point... 

Stories from Around the World

Stories from Around the World

Calling all explorers! Join us on the voyage of a lifetime to discover fairy tales, myths and legends from around the globe. Straight from a successful UK tour, Fusion Theatre present their magical, interactive, fast-paced, hilarious storytelling adventure, for all the family! But, come closer, we have seen terrible things, rough seas, creepy crawlies, armies of monkeys, monsters of the deep, so we can only accept the bravest sailors on this mission... 

The Science of Laughter

The Science of Laughter

We all love a good laugh, but why do we do it? What is it exactly that makes our mouths curl up, eyes water and noses snort like a pig? Join Professor Ian Mclaughlin and special guest Doctor Daniel Watkins from the Institute of Comedy Research as they take us on a belly laugh ride through the current scientific theories about guffaws and giggles... 

FiXion?

FiXion?

My story. Our story. His story. FiXion? is a Playback Theatre production by students from Taylor University, Indiana. Playback is an original form of improvisational theatre in which the audience members tell stories from their lives and watch them enacted on the spot... 

Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon

Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon

The fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm are turned on their heads in this fast-paced, rollicking ride as two narrators and several actors attempt to combine all 209 stories, ranging from classics like Snow White, Cinderella, and Hansel and Gretel to more bizarre, obscure stories like The Devil's Grandmother and Lean Lisa... 

The Life of the Party

The Life of the Party

Travel across time from mod to rave to disco with Calling All Parties in a vivacious interactive theatrical and film experience. Come frolic as party guests in a live montage of celebrations or simply survey the scene – either way you will experience The Life of the Party... 

A Fool’s Paradise: 30 Shakespeare Scenes in 60 Minutes

A Fool’s Paradise: 30 Shakespeare Scenes in 60 Minutes

For a fast-paced, fun show filled with audience interaction, A Fool’s Paradise might be for you. This talented troupe of five women set themselves the terrifying task of performing 30 scenes from Shakespeare in an hour, having the audience shout out numbers and filling in bingo sheets provided, making it a rapidly paced, competitive and fun show to spectate... 

Being a Dad

Being a Dad

2016 is the Year of the Dad and it’s all about the difference a great dad can make to children’s well-being, confidence and educational attainment. Children, families and society as a whole benefit from the positive involvement of fathers, but many fathers, especially disadvantaged young fathers, willing to be positively involved in the lives of their children, are routinely denied that possibility... 

Blood Will Have Blood

Blood Will Have Blood

Immer City’s intriguing audio-immersive take on an oft-forgotten part of the tale of Macbeth is a wonderfully atmospheric and unique experience, if one that still feels rough around the edges... 

Sirqus Alfon: I Am Somebody

Sirqus Alfon: I Am Somebody

Sirquis Alfon, an international trio of street entertainers, take to the stage at Gilded Balloon this year, offering a variety show of crowd-pleasing fun and impressive technical mastery... 

Awakening, Sweet and Sour Sensory Composition

Awakening, Sweet and Sour Sensory Composition

You don a white mask and read a list of instructions upon entering The Space at Jury’s Inn. “If you have any problem during the performance, please quietly leave the space”, you’re told... 

Cannonball on the Rock – Oysters and Champagne

Cannonball on the Rock – Oysters and Champagne

Discover the history of the Auld Alliance with a very special oyster and champagne tasting at Cannonball Restaurant and Bar, situated in a 16th century townhouse at the top of the Royal Mile... 

Emballage

Emballage

Emballage refers to Tadeusz Kantor’s concept of wrapping, a utilitarian action taken from the most mundane reality of everyday life. This outcome of an imaginative reworking of the Richard Demarco Archive is supported by Leeds Beckett University’s PhD research programme... 

The High Noon Theater and Saloon

The High Noon Theater and Saloon

Howdy partner! There’s a western movie week you can’t pass up. No, sirree. 'You see, in this world there’s two kinds of people, my friend: those who get two cocktails, a movie, popcorn, and tasters for only £15 and those who don’t... 

Cannonball Glengoyne Whisky Supper

Cannonball Glengoyne Whisky Supper

Your chance to meet our whisky ambassador and learn about the history of whisky. Taste two delicious 25ml nips with a sensational two-course supper prepared by our award-winning team at Cannonball Restaurant... 

Once Upon a... And Beyond!

Once Upon a... And Beyond!

Pipe Up Productions are back for another out of this world, Once Upon a... adventure and this time we are off to outer space! Ever wondered what is on the other side of the stars? Well, let your imagination take you there in this fun, highly interactive, action-packed show where the audience are just as much involved as the actors are... 

Strictly Come Trancing

Strictly Come Trancing

Strictly Come Trancing, the only hypnosis cabaret show at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015 returns bigger and better than ever. Featuring unbelievable, exclusive hypnotic sketches rooted in contemporary pop culture, you're guaranteed to never forget what you witness, whether you're in the audience or on stage... 

Joe's NYC Bar

Joe's NYC Bar

Interactive theatre is a tricky beast. Too often the interactive element revolves around tokenistic nods to the audiences, or at other times it's difficult to lose yourself in the drama that’s unfolding as it’s painfully obvious you're watching actors... 

Nuclear Family

Nuclear Family

In this high-stakes, interactive drama, audience members assume the roles of judge, jury and executioner at an enquiry into recent events at a nuclear power plant. As things go from bad to red alert in a very short space of time, the audience are asked to make decisions for the two characters, security guards and siblings Joe and Ellen, highlighting how seemingly insignificant errors in judgement can have disproportionately disastrous consequences... 

The Singing Psychic

The Singing Psychic

Embrace the mystical musical mystery of The Singing Psychic as she reads the songs in your heart! With live audience readings and stories of her extraordinary psychic gifts, this fun-filled show of song and spookily accurate relationship advice could transform you! Warning: her spirit guides, Maria Callas and Edith Piaf, can be disruptive! Performed at Brit Awards Official Afterparty plus Prague and Camden Fringes... 

Delivery #16

Delivery #16

Take a better look at the streets of Edinburgh with this smartphone driven piece of interactive theatre. You represent The Giftgivers, a bespoke courier service making anniversaries special and connecting loved ones in long-distance relationships... 

Zero Quest 2: The Choosening

Zero Quest 2: The Choosening

Stand-up fantasy with level five comedian Calum MacInnes. Join Calum on an epic choose your own comedy adventure where the audience decides what happens! 

Battle of the Superheroes: The Great Superhero Debate

Battle of the Superheroes: The Great Superhero Debate

A revolving line-up of great and varied comedians come together in a number of show heats to argue and decide who is the greatest superhero, with the semi-finals and a Grand Final later on in the run... 

The House Always Wins!

The House Always Wins!

Returning to the Fringe for the fourth year, Stephen invites you to enter the world of the hustler and enjoy an evening of card tricks, cheats and scams in this intimate and interactive show... 

Flamenco for Kids

Flamenco for Kids

Feel that southern Spanish energy! Fringe sell-out returns to Edinburgh, bringing the opportunity for your child to come on stage and learn some rhythms, some steps and even do a short performance... 

Alan's Awkward (Choose Your Own) Adventures

Alan's Awkward (Choose Your Own) Adventures

This world premiere by Chicago's award-winning Wego Drama is a family friendly show! The audience gets to choose what adventure Alan will take. Alan is an awkward boy who has to face his fears to reach his dream! Will he escape into the world of wizards, superheroes, pirates, or spies? The audience will choose... 

The Butterfly: A Story for Children of All Ages

The Butterfly: A Story for Children of All Ages

The show begins with a strikingly visual movement piece, then a discovery of the characters in the story, revealed through various musical instruments. As the characters are discovered a few of the audience may come up, one at a time, and become the characters, while the story unfolds through body comedy, movement, rhythm and sound... 

Massaoke

Massaoke

Back after a sell-out run in 2015, Massaoke is the epic late night party where the crowd belts out huge pop, rock and indie anthems led by a brilliant live band and lyrics on a giant screen... 

The Butterfly: A Story for Children of All Ages

The Butterfly: A Story for Children of All Ages

The show begins with a strikingly visual movement piece, then a discovery of the characters in the story, revealed through various musical instruments. As the characters are discovered a few of the audience may come up, one at a time, and become the characters, while the story unfolds through body comedy, movement, rhythm and sound... 

Cassie Atkinson – Supernumerary Rainbow

Cassie Atkinson – Supernumerary Rainbow

Join Cassie Atkinson, 'Future national treasure' **** (ToDoList.org.uk), as we run through the rainbow of her mind. 45 minutes of fun and quirky character comedy mayhem. Face on ITV and E4... 

Adventures in Menstruating with Chella Quint

Adventures in Menstruating with Chella Quint

For everything you never knew you needed to know about periods, there’s science comedian and sex educator Chella Quint. As heard on BBC Radio 4’s A Bleeding Shame and Woman’s Hour, Chella deconstructs menstrual stigma with wit, craftivism and brute force, joyfully inviting audiences to hang ten on a crimson wave... 

Faulty Towers the Dining Experience

Faulty Towers the Dining Experience

Running since 1997, Faulty Towers the Dining Experience has become a Fringe staple and international success. This year, Interactive Theatre International bring a new cast to B’est Restaurant in Edinburgh and give the show a new lease on life... 

The Elephant of My Heart

The Elephant of My Heart

A nine-year-old recovering in hospital is taken on a magnificent journey by an elephant and a host of other splendid creatures. Together they help her to find her courageous heart, though she does get rather wet along the way! A magical jungle experience with songs and imaginative tasks for the audience... 

Stories from Around the World

Stories from Around the World

Calling all explorers! Join us on the voyage of a lifetime to discover fairy tales, myths and legends from around the globe. Straight from a successful UK tour, Fusion Theatre present their magical, interactive, fast-paced, hilarious storytelling adventure, for all the family! But, come closer, we have seen terrible things, rough seas, creepy crawlies, armies of monkeys, monsters of the deep, so we can only accept the bravest sailors on this mission... 

(Cut the Bullshit) Len Bakerloo Speaks Truth to Power

(Cut the Bullshit) Len Bakerloo Speaks Truth to Power

Don't you hate it when... Politicians say anything to get elected, bankers say anything to get your money, and old men use pictures of sexy young women to get you to attend their shows? Bullshit is ubiquitous and Len Bakerloo will do anything to get it to stop... 

Deadly Dungeon Murder Mystery

Deadly Dungeon Murder Mystery

The Edinburgh Dungeon returns with a thrilling new mystery to solve. Join the Secret Society of Scottish Scoundrels and investigate the shocking murder of Judge Mental. Live action, special effects and a murderous mystery! As you move through the Dungeon the story unfolds around you... 

Condemned

Condemned

New late night tour experience offering a unique insight into Edinburgh's tumultuous yet fascinating past with witches and witchcraft, telling stories of its infamous accomplices and most ardent opponents... 

The Star Factory

The Star Factory

Enthused? Inspired? Vibing? You love the Fringe, so participate! Precocious poppy or shrinking violet, you could be on stage making mediocre scripts into something great... or at least unique... 

Litterbugs

Litterbugs

Join storyteller Kreestan Sennakie and the Litterbugs in this new adventure for the creepy crawlers who live under the hedge. Clive the Grasshopper and his colourful friends set out on a day of surprises as they begin their quest to find the secret of the ants under the hedgerow... 

Alice: A Looking Glass Wonderland

Alice: A Looking Glass Wonderland

Your manic tour through the zany zone of Lewis Carroll’s Wonderland and Looking Glass novels is led by a cadre of crazy characters performed by a troupe from an independent high school in Birmingham, Alabama... 

Stamp

Stamp

Hosted by the love child of Sandi Toksvig and Frank N Furter, Stamp is a cheeky, challenging game show where you make the rules. A man and a woman must pit their wits against your choices to fight it out in a never-ending battle for ultimate supremacy... 

Simon Warner’s Viva Hypnosis

Simon Warner’s Viva Hypnosis

You are about to be transported to the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas where you have the opportunity to be the star of the show! This is the UK's first and only full production interactive hypnosis show... 

Future Perfect

Future Perfect

Is there a moment from your past that you'd like to change? Dominic's certainly got one. Travel backwards and forwards in time with Dominic as he frantically tries to fix things. Can he change the past and make his future perfect? A comical interactive adventure for kids aged 8-12 and their grown-ups. 

Alex Love: How to Win a Pub Quiz

Alex Love: How to Win a Pub Quiz

This highly interactive show is part stand-up, part actual pub quiz. Expand your trivia, compete against other teams, witness results. After playing to capacity crowds in 2015, this unique hour is back with more facts, prizes and niche-referenced nonsense... 

Middle Age Came Quick!

Middle Age Came Quick!

How does it feel and what do you do about it when old age catches up with you 10 years before you even suspect it's chasing you? When everywhere you look, you see the people around you getting older, and every celebrity you ever loved dying? Time flies whether you are having fun or not, so those years where you didn't really do what you wanted come back to fill you with loss, and guilt... 

Princess Pumpalot: The Radio Show – Live on Stage!

Princess Pumpalot: The Radio Show – Live on Stage!

Brand new show for 2016! She’s a Princess who farts. What more do you need to know? Can Princess Pumpalot and her best friend Guffy solve the mystery of the missing super-farting bean and save Wiffyville from the nasty low-flying Gnomes? Performed in the style of a radio play and based on characters from the top-selling book by Robin Mitchell, this fast-paced, fun packed show is for all the family... 

Daniel Nicholas: Scripted

Daniel Nicholas: Scripted

A madcap stand-up hour that bats around from interactive games to surreal one-liners and some longer bits. Brought to you by a twisted (but oblivious) child in a mid-twenties, asthmatic, white middle class body... 

Foxdog Studios

Foxdog Studios

The time here (23:15) is correct, the printed programme is wrong (it's pm not am, our fault). Surreal computer consultants push interactive technology further than anyone’s ever bothered... 

Moo on the Fringe

Moo on the Fringe

Moosical fun for your little one. It’s a fun, interactive music session for 0-5s and their parents. We sing, dance, play and have fun! The original Moo Music songs used are positive, silly and uplifting! 

Fright Bus Service

Fright Bus Service

A theatrical sightseeing tour on board a classic 1960s Routemaster bus, taking you on a journey around the darker side of Europe’s most haunted city. Join your creepy conductor and a peculiar psychic investigator on a hilarious trip around the ancient city’s sites of murder, torture, execution and paranormal activity... 

Locked In: The Distillery Escape

Locked In: The Distillery Escape

The Locked In Escape game comes to the Fringe this year for the first time. Gather your team of clever people (between two and five players) and prepare to be mentally challenged. An interactive experience solving the mystery behind who is plotting the downfall of Pickering's Gin... 

Operation Dead Drop: A Citywide Escape Game

Operation Dead Drop: A Citywide Escape Game

The gold from the Great Waverley Train Robbery was never found but, 30 years on, new information has come to light as to its whereabouts. Be warned though, there are lots of explorers on the case and of course some want to see you fail... 

Robinson Crusoe the Lost Jedi Knight

Robinson Crusoe the Lost Jedi Knight

Battle the Sith Pirates with real lightsabers! Blast the Dark Side's droids! Master the Force with Jedi Knight Crusoe! Professional interactive theatre for kids who don't just want to sit still and watch! Critically hit, Jedi Knight Crusoe crash lands his X-Wing! Can he fulfil his crucial mission? 2010/11 edfringe sell-out! 'Totally unlike anything I've ever seen elsewhere… Rachel Thomson-King's take on audience involvement is almost a new art form… Powerful, lump-in-the-throat theatre' (Stage)... 

Drama Workshops for 5-12s

Drama Workshops for 5-12s

Different each day, including Minecraft, Star Wars: Force Awakens, Jedi Knight Academy, Jedi vs Sith, Harry Potter: Wizard School, Deathly Hallows, Minions, Disney, Horrible Histories, Dinosaurs, Avengers/DC, Doctor Who, Roald Dahl and David Walliams, Pirates... 

Braveheart

Braveheart

Battle the English with real claymores! Pelt rocks at soldiers with Mirren! Fight for freedom with William Wallace! Professional interactive theatre for kids who don't just want to sit still and watch! Unjustly imprisoned by the Sheriff who killed his father, Wallace escapes to the woods... 

The Quest for Excalibur

The Quest for Excalibur

Legend has it that King Arthur threw Excalibur into Duddingston Loch. The sword is missing! In this thrilling adventure you will travel through the beautiful gardens overlooking this loch in the search for King Arthur's enchanted sword... 

Mercutio Loves Romeo

Mercutio Loves Romeo

Mercedes, or ‘Merc’ as she calls herself, has just landed a new job working at a nightclub; a nightclub with a sexist and homophobic doorman -Kai Henderson-, a highly stung and drop dead gorgeous boss -Grace Hendy- and Merc’s high-school crush and ex-lover -Bernado Santos-… what could go wrong?!  Merc also has another problem up her sleeve; she doesn’t know how to tell her crush that she used to be a man... 

In the Gut

In the Gut

A funny, tragic and ridiculous guide to baking, birthing and breaking the rules. TV chefs Judith and Marie-Chantal wow audiences with this unforgettable anti-natal banquet. The charming and grotesque duo tackles some of life’s unspoken paranoia and taboos in a light and disturbing way. 

Tap Into Health (TIH): Movin’ With Melvin!

Tap Into Health (TIH): Movin’ With Melvin!

Here's your opportunity to dance with the Star! Legendary Movin' Melvin is bringing health and happiness to the UK with his world-touring Tap Into Health, all ages and any level! 'Light on his feet, Melvin’s upbeat persona delights his audience' ???? (Broadway Baby) 

How to be a Girl

How to be a Girl

Darkly comic, ensemble theatre at its finest. This startling, unstoppable comedy will leave you feeling raw. [newline] “This play provides a relentless examination of media pressure on young women... 

Talking To The Dead

Talking To The Dead

Is it possible to communicate with the dead? Magicians Griffin and Jones intend to find out. Face your fears and join them as they use techniques from Victorian seance rooms to peer into the Great Beyond and ask the question - "Is anybody there?” Sceptics and believers welcome. 

Cathedral

Cathedral

Cathedral is a midnight mass - an ode to memory and the sense of loss which carefully evokes a frozen, car-crash, state of mind. Two actualities run in tandem. A voice-over, male then female, piles up pieces of narrative that form imperfect recollections of a relationship into an overlapping collection... 

I do it to Break

I do it to Break

A piece of new writing by Royal Court Writers Programmes' Isabel Sensier. Incorporating themes of isolation, self-harm and pizza. Four strangers try to connect, despite the pressures of modern life... 

Wolf Meat

Wolf Meat

Wolf Meat brings absurdist humour and compelling storytelling to an irreverent world of dirty deals and mistaken identity. The play is continually deconstructed, taking audience interaction to a jaw-dropping new level in this dark, sexy, raucous hour of theatrical anarchy! [newline] Director: Mick Barnfather-Complicite 

Pinocchio

Pinocchio

Gepetto, the old carpenter, makes toys all day - but when a mischevious puppet called Pinocchio comes to life, adventure and wonder are not far behind! In this loving recreation of the classic Italian fairy tale, expect music, puppets - and plenty of audience participation! 

Coating Under Pressure

Coating Under Pressure

The Coaterie are a collection of some of London's finest comedy minds, brought together under a single banner. Improvisers, sketch comedians and stand-ups unite to create a new brand of comedy delivered live, straight to your brain... 

Project: Oggbots

Project: Oggbots

A UFO has crashed over Brighton and your help is needed to save them from the Agents In Black. Expect robots, aliens and mystery in a galactic adventure. An interactive, outdoor experience... 

Professionally Made, Professionally Paid

Professionally Made, Professionally Paid

The current situation of low and no pay in many parts of our industry is very damaging, and a hot topic for everybody whether the work is live or recorded. Not all of the issues are about money... 

Upside Down & Inside Out

Upside Down & Inside Out

Two English gentlemen (or are they?) pull surprises out of the hat (and the audience). A half-hour extravaganza of acrobatics, comedy, clown, contortion and juggling stunts. Laugh, cry and gasp! 

Dr Zeiffal, Dr Zeigal and the Hippo that Can Never Be Caught

Dr Zeiffal, Dr Zeigal and the Hippo that Can Never Be Caught

Calling all hippo expert enthusiasts! This weird and wonderful family show for all ages will have kids storming the stage. Bring your hippo catchers, because Dr. Zeiffal has most likely lost hers! 

Junk Percussion Workshop

Junk Percussion Workshop

Professional percussion duo 'Bang On!' show you how to make music with anything from a plastic bottle to a garden rake. No previous experience required, just turn up and join in the fun! 

Shrink Wrapped

Shrink Wrapped

Join Doris La Trine and Lotta Quizeen on their first day out of rehab. Doris (with golden, mobile toilet, Len) and Lotta (and her wheelie shopper) put the fun into dysfunction as they celebrate disordered eating, compulsive shopping and manic cleaning... 

Puppet Performance and Workshops

Puppet Performance and Workshops

'Boipuso and the Grumpy Green Giant', a folk tale from Botswana and other stories with puppets and percussion. Also puppet-making and animation workshops for children and families in collaboration with Touched Theatre. 

The Joy of Junk

The Joy of Junk

Well-loved street performers, Edinburgh Fringe sell-outs, and 'Britain’s Got Talent' semi-finalists, Bang On!, create captivating rhythms using anything from plastic bags and watering cans to a huge junk drum kit, combining music with amazing technique and showmanship... 

Free Mindful Ki & Aikido Taster Sessions: Everyone Welcome!

Free Mindful Ki & Aikido Taster Sessions: Everyone Welcome!

Arrive 14:15 wearing loose, comfortable clothing for the start of the Shin Shin Toitsu Do (Japanese yoga) session at 14:30, where you'll learn unification of mind and body and natural movement... 

The Devil Without

The Devil Without

Faust re-imagined. For 500 years, Faust has stayed one step ahead, but the Devil takes any chance to try again and Faust must hide. Despite not opening the door for one bare hour..... 

Blood Will Have Blood

Blood Will Have Blood

After Banquo’s murder, his son Fleance is adrift in Macbeth’s brutal new Scotland. An intense audio-immersive experience of a tyrant’s world through a child’s eyes. 12 audience members only! ImmerCity's companion piece to 'Fire Burn'... 

Drawing People on Stage: Brighton Workshop 2016

Drawing People on Stage: Brighton Workshop 2016

An intensive, three-day urban sketching on-location workshop, led by world class sketchers, Isabel Carmona, Swasky and Rolf Schroeter. A unique experience to personally draw and record Brighton Fringe in various media... 

Switchboard

Switchboard

A phone rings. Keeps ringing. You answer the call. It’s for you. What happens next is in your hands. Sell-out interactive and immersive theatre company Produced Moon bring you their most ambitious work yet... 

Rattle Tales

Rattle Tales

Short story and flash fiction readings with audience participation. 

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

Basil, Sybil and Manuel are back to serve a 3-course meal in this "authentic, chaotic, eccentric and hilarious experience" (The Sussex Newspaper). With two-thirds of the show improvised, anything can happen – so expect the unexpected! "Brilliant" ***** (The Argus) [newline] www... 

Caspar Thomas: Magic & Mentalism

Caspar Thomas: Magic & Mentalism

Close-up, sleight-of-hand magic and mentalism performed for the stage. Magician and comedian Jerry Sadowitz says: “Caspar’s sleight-of-hand and mentalism is of a standard rarely seen anywhere, and never attempted by the current generation of magicians... 

The Wanton Taste Club

The Wanton Taste Club

Five afternoons of energising art, food and wellbeing! Eat your happy and put a tang in your step this May. 'The Stuff of Waste': a playful symposium on 22nd. Mental health First Aid training on 23rd and 25th (additional £9 charge for manual)... 

Northern Soul All-Afternooner

Northern Soul All-Afternooner

Your chance this season to keep the faith and polish up our dance floor with Northern Soul dancing, returning for the second time at Brighton Spiegeltent. Early sell out in 2015... Do we love it? Yes we do! We're gonna dance till teatime... 

Shit-faced Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice

Shit-faced Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice

For those of you who have yet to encounter the fringe phenomenon that is Shit-Faced Shakespeare, this is a show that does exactly what it says on the tin. The current production showing at The Warren (although they have now branched out internationally) is a trimmed, hour long version of The Merchant of Venice in which one of the performers drinks an unreasonable amount of alcohol before, during and quite possibly after the performance... 

The Bear Space

The Bear Space

"We are sorry to have to tell you that in this country it all began with a bear... " A man explains the nature of the theatre to his daughter in the 17th century and an audience gamble with puppets in the 21st... 

How to: Rural Tour

How to: Rural Tour

The village hall, church and school are focal points for rural life and afford a familiar, informal space in which local people can enjoy the arts. Join members of the National Rural Touring Forum to learn how to tour your show to rural communities... 

Sky Lounge: Embassy Court Sun Terrace

Sky Lounge: Embassy Court Sun Terrace

Embassy Court's time-travelling cocktail bar returns to celebrate this modernist building's 80th birthday. The year is 1936 and the first residents have just moved in. You are invited to join them for a cocktail and enjoy the best view in Brighton... 

Future of Food: Burgers... or Bugs?

Future of Food: Burgers... or Bugs?

Population growth, climate change and food inequality mean we need to take a fresh look at what’s on our plate. From edible insects to algae and lab-cultured meat, local, small-scale farming and waste reduction, what is the future of food? Come discuss and taste some bugs! At zero waste restaurant SILO. 

Vanity Bites Back

Vanity Bites Back

A “Bold, subversive and very funny” clown cookery show about searching for self worth in a cheesecake. Join aspiring TV cookery host Jill – “A cross between Alan Partridge and Margaret Thatcher” – for her most exposing episode to date – “Fresh, quick witted and supremely empowered" **** (Scotsman) 

Ragroof Tea Dance

Ragroof Tea Dance

The Players mark a milestone at the Brighton Spiegeltent, with two specially themed events: 'Shall We Dance? A 10-Year Celebration', a whizz-bang dance through the decades, and 'Tutti Frutti', a 1950s jamboree of jive and mambo... 

Winnie-the-Pooh and You

Winnie-the-Pooh and You

If you have known Christopher Robin, Winnie the Pooh, Piglet and all their forest friends, David Benedictus, who wrote the only officially sanctioned sequel to A.A.Milne's original, will be there to introduce you to the new character in the forest and to read you new stories... 

Crème de la Crem

Crème de la Crem

An interactive performance exploring our death rituals in the gorgeous Extra-Mural Chapel. Free entry to the vibrant creative stalls that are focused on inspiring funeral options. Plus refreshments, music and more... 

Brighton Photomarathon

Brighton Photomarathon

One day photography competition. Test your creativity, endurance and photography skills in a fun and original way. You have 12 hours to take 12 photographs with 12 given titles. Enter in a team or individually... 

Pilgrimage: A New British Tradition of Walking with Soul

Pilgrimage: A New British Tradition of Walking with Soul

Singing minstrels Guy Hayward and Will Parsons of the British Pilgrimage Trust, lead us in an evening about the re-introduction of pilgrimage to 21st century Britain. Includes folk song, shelter-making, simple ritual, and a labyrinth walk... 

Name Dropping

Name Dropping

David Benedictus sipped champagne at 2am while sitting on Joanna Lumley's bed. He was meant to marry Princess Margaret. He chatted to Yehudi Menuhin who was in his underpants and upside down at the time... 

Peter Dobbing: Armchair Futurologist III

Peter Dobbing: Armchair Futurologist III

Multiple comedy competition finalist Peter Dobbing's last two shows brought you bitcoins, edible insects and virtual reality. Come and see what the Armchair Futurologist has in store for you in 2016... 

The Story of the Nervous Man (a silent comedy)

The Story of the Nervous Man (a silent comedy)

Neil Frost has a story to tell. There's only one problem, he can't speak, so it must be told by the audience, who watch a nervous man change the monotony of his life by taking a risk... 

The Star Factory

The Star Factory

Enthused? Inspired? Vibing? If you love Brighton Fringe why not become part of it? Loquacious Luvvie or Lounge Lizard, it could be you on stage making mediocre scripts something great... 

Secret Innuendos

Secret Innuendos

Welcome to The Claremont Hotel, where strangers come and strangers go and some may stay for longer. People you might not be able to forget. Unfortunately. So, will a chance meeting with a stranger over a boiled egg and toasted soldiers lead to a fairy tale ending or a breakfast date with disaster? 

Insomnia

Insomnia

It’s said that two fasting, sleepless nights are all that separates us from savagery. And the play I saw last night, Insomnia, devised by ZLS Theatre, is well endowed with the kaleidoscopic disorientation, claustrophobia and the downright maddening of such an eventuality... 

The Six-Five Special

The Six-Five Special

Alan Felton and Tim Roycroft will give an insight into Skiffle, a form of entertainment influenced by American and British folk and jazz music that encouraged do-it-yourself music in the young, and the growth of Rock 'n' Roll. 

Boogaloo Bingo

Boogaloo Bingo

His balls are churning and when they drop, expect non- stop nonsense, outrageous games, erotic works of art and hilarious entertainment with your host Boogaloo Stu. MC Cashback spins party tunes and Stu's gift hamper is stuffed with exotic prizes, so come on down and win it big! £2 donation to play. 

We Come in Peace

We Come in Peace

Your quick wits and sharp tongue are all that stand between Earth and total destruction. First contact. Extraterrestrial visitors sought the brightest and best that the earth had to offer - instead they got you... 

Cut

Cut

Tanglehead Productions & Spiral Arts present 'Cut'. Two women are forced to face their own cultural beliefs when a friend of their daughters is about to be sent away to the country of her birth to be cut... 

Oliver Meech: When Magic & Food Collide

Oliver Meech: When Magic & Food Collide

After two sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe, Oliver returns to Brighton with his latest magical mash-up: a comedy magic show packed with mouth-watering, jaw-dropping tricks. "could rival Derren Brown" (TheatreWales), "my jaw hit the floor" (BBC), "hilarious" (Broadway Baby) 

Distortion

Distortion

A story of both the abuser/ abused, showing the cognitive distortions which underlie sexual offending and the resulting trauma caused to a victim. Combining emotive text, abstract dance and video footage, 'Distortion' lets your imagination run wild but brings you back to reality when it hurts the most. 

Moving Into Stillness: Workshop

Moving Into Stillness: Workshop

Join Sevanti for a 'Yogida' workshop, based on the choreography of her 'Moving Into Stillness' performance. Be guided through routines that include a fusion of yoga, partner yoga and meditative movement and dance... 

Much Ado About Bingo

Much Ado About Bingo

Join '70s crimplene-clad telly-host Derek Daniels for a sensationally silly and slightly Shakespearean round of retro musical bingo; tick off the songs and quotes as you hear them in a frantic bid to win the game! And Derek's back later in the season with Bev in the Crimplene Millionaire game. 

Peter Antoniou: Happy Medium

Peter Antoniou: Happy Medium

Charming, comedic cold-reading coupled with misdirection and mind-reading in a show that entertains without breaking new boundaries. Peter Antoniou opens his psychic show by getting the majority of the audience to reveal their online passwords in a routine that delivered a punchy opening... 

How to: Be a Theatre Producer

How to: Be a Theatre Producer

Learn all about the life and work of a theatre producer! What is a producer? Who are they? What do they do? Could you be a producer? Come along and find out. Panel discussion with industry experts, followed by Q & A session, and informal networking. 

Things We Do for Love

Things We Do for Love

Storytelling feast of foolish kings, tree-climbing princesses, and one revolting woman, woven together by chief mischief-maker Damian BB Wood. Ancient tales of love and soul including The White Bear King Valemon, The Golden Tree, The Loathsome Lady, and a few Zen Sufi extras... 

Doktor James' Akademy of Evil

Doktor James' Akademy of Evil

WANTED: Small minions to join Doktor James' army of evil. Must be clever, naughty, and willing to help take over the world. Prepare for tests and challenges to show how wicked you are... 

The Dutch-esses: the two Dutch girls Comedy Show!

The Dutch-esses: the two Dutch girls Comedy Show!

Come and join two Dutch girls! Arna Spek (BBC Radio 4 New Comedy award) and Simone Keunen will share their hilarious stories of trying to live in the UK! Simone is looking for happiness, and found the answer in medication... 

Once Upon a Time

Once Upon a Time

Join us on a journey through the magical forest where three fairy tales are imaginatively brought to life. Not only will you meet 'The Mouse Family' and 'Fearless Hans' but also our dear friend 'Little Red' in 'Red Riding Hood'... 

Brighton Rocks! Power Sucks? Creating a New Democracy for Brighton & Hove

Brighton Rocks! Power Sucks? Creating a New Democracy for Brighton & Hove

Inspired by the new democratic movements at home and abroad, this is a day of creative engagement aiming to develop a vision on how democracy can be extended, enriched and made fit for purpose in 21st century Brighton... 

Cassie Atkinson: Supernumerary Rainbow

Cassie Atkinson: Supernumerary Rainbow

Join character comedienne Cassie Atkinson "Future national treasure" (ToDoList), as we run through the rainbow of her mind. Bringing a spectrum of characters in 45 minutes of fun and quirky mayhem... 

Art InSight

Art InSight

Enter the world of sight loss! Experience works created by both sighted and visually impaired artists. Try your hand at Sound Tennis. Explore our sensory trail and find out what it's really like to live with sight loss... 

CLUE ROOM GAME - Lady Chastity's Reserve

CLUE ROOM GAME - Lady Chastity's Reserve

Lady Chastity's Reserve is a night out like no other - described as 'The Crystal Maze on crystal meth', this team game (for 2-6 players) takes place in a secret room at Brighton’s Black Lion pub and combines theatre, clues and comedy... 

Woodland Tribe

Woodland Tribe

Help create a unique adventure playground! Over the course of Brighton Fringe, children and adults of all ages can use hammers, nails, saws, rope and a huge quantity of wood to co-create the play space of their dreams! Evening sessions are for Adults (16+) and include a free drink in the ticket price... 

Gimme, Gimme, Gimme More! LOVE

Gimme, Gimme, Gimme More! LOVE

An intimate, audience-collaborative theatre show with projected imagery and text messaging, exploring love, desire and dating with your clothes on. A new show conceived and devised by participative theatre artist/facilitator Debra Watson. 

Laughing Horse Pick of the Fringe

Laughing Horse Pick of the Fringe

A selection of the best stand-up comedy at Brighton Fringe. A fantastically funny mix of top headliners and the best newcomers, with five different comics daily. Sell-out show at festivals worldwide... 

'Would You Rather?' mobile gameshow

'Would You Rather?' mobile gameshow

With a sparkle of one-of-a-kind outlandish glamour, the Dilemma girls host this unique walk-about performance, inviting you to take part in the mobile game show 'Would You Rather?' Our non-intrusive and hilariously delightful team are presented in full costume with usherette trays full of questions. 

Children's Area: The Den

Children's Area: The Den

The Den is a purpose-built family-friendly area at The Warren, encompassing a beautiful covered play area and a spacious, colourful outdoor space. There will be workshops throughout Brighton Fringe and activities and workshops linked to the performances taking place in the theatres... 

Séance

Séance

2013-15 Edinburgh and Brighton Fringe sell-out! Twelve guests join Peter Antoniou for a shocking adventure into the world of spirit contact. Forget the horror films, experience a séance first hand... 

Learn to Throw a Pot

Learn to Throw a Pot

Have a go on the potter's wheel. Our studio assistants will show you how. Leave your pot to be glazed and fired and collect it three weeks later or have it posted. [newline] Children must be 8yrs+. 

'Who Sampled Who' presents 'Fallen Hip Hop Legends'

'Who Sampled Who' presents 'Fallen Hip Hop Legends'

An interactive, musical, play experience by Exploring Senses and One Brighton FM. Visit the exhibition at Jubilee Library. Participate in workshops at Brighton Youth Centre. Find out more at our website: www... 

Bom-Banimals

Bom-Banimals

Weave up, down and around our imaginary menagerie with the Bom-Bane Family Players as you've never seen or heard them before. Original song, music, automata, puppetry, culinary delight... 

Computers Are Only For Geeks

Computers Are Only For Geeks

What do you imagine when someone mentions they work with computers or in IT? Do you immediately think of a slightly nerdy man hunched over a keyboard in a darkened basement room, impervious to the rest of the world? Many people would think this... 

Landline

Landline

Using smartphones, the audience is invited to play the dual role of voyeur and accomplice in an audio-guided, experiential tour of the city. Each audience member is partnered through text messaging with a fellow participant in Reykjavík, Iceland... 

What If Lance Armstrong Had The Right Idea?

What If Lance Armstrong Had The Right Idea?

Every four years we marvel at the feats of human endeavour at the Olympic Games, but imagine a world where doping was allowed. How fast, higher and stronger could human performance attain? This talk explores what the limits of human performance could be with the aid of a range of doping agents, whether we would want to see what a human could achieve, and the ethical implications that such an approach could raise. 

The Money

The Money

The Money is deceptively simple: there is cash on the table and players must unanimously decide how to spend it. Participants can decide to play as a Benefactor by donating at least £10, or a Silent Witness with the option to ‘buy in’ if they wish to have their voice heard... 

How to Win a Pub Quiz

How to Win a Pub Quiz

Taking place in the cosy surroundings of the Kilderkin pub, How To Win A Pub Quiz looks to be an hour of interactive entertainment where the flyer promises you will learn, play, win prizes and laugh in between... 

Trainspotting

Trainspotting

In this rendition of an all time favourite, in-yer-face piece of theatre, the King’s Head Theatre, London presents Trainspotting, a gritty Scottish drama that isn't afraid to stand out at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe... 

Nitro Nites After Dark

Nitro Nites After Dark

Bobby Nitro hosts After Dark, a comedy chat show and showcase. The alter-ego of consultant, writer, raconteur and mentor Andrew Hutchinson, Bobby puts aside his stand-up act and takes to the couch... 

Aaron Twitchen: Deadlines and Diets

Aaron Twitchen: Deadlines and Diets

Aaron Twitchen’s bright smile lights up the pub throughout Deadlines and Diets. His show, he tells us, is for the ‘Traceys of this world – those who work nine ‘til five and live for the weekend... 

Theatre Engine: FlashMob

Theatre Engine: FlashMob

A mash-up of dance, music, mobile phones and you! FlashMob begins as a game of words and ends as a dance party for all participants – with audience members interacting with movement artists and controlling lights and sounds... 

Hare

Hare

Join journalist Peter Ranscombe as he reads from and discusses Hare, his debut novel. Peter’s book takes the story of Burke and Hare, Scotland’s most notorious killers, and asks what happened next to Hare after Burke was hanged for their crimes... 

Strictly Come Trancing Hypnosis Show with Ben Dali

Strictly Come Trancing Hypnosis Show with Ben Dali

Lunchtime is perhaps not the right time for a hypnosis show for adults. Strictly Come Trancing is a show where you can see how it could have been great – if only the sky had been a bit darker and the audience participants a bit tipsier... 

Awakening, Sweet and Sour Sensory Composition

Awakening, Sweet and Sour Sensory Composition

Immersive shows are one of those strands of theatre which can be either spectacular or absolutely appalling. Unfortunately this show falls into the latter category. I can honestly say that I have never in my life felt so uncomfortable during a show... 

Luke and Harry's Jaws

Luke and Harry's Jaws

Famous German double act Luke and Harry need your help for their production of Jaws, because one of them has died (TBA). ‘Baffling but really kind of wonderful’ **** (List). ‘Hysterical and bizarre’ (BarcelonaConnect... 

Follow the Faun

Follow the Faun

Step into a sensual, erotic world, with the Faun (Andy Black) and his glittered Nymph accomplice (Sarita Ryan) as your guides. Prepare to dance, hunt and fly through the skies - abandon your inhibitions and embrace your inner pagan with Follow The Faun, a hypnotic mix of trance, rave and bickram yoga that will have you moving like you have never moved beforeBlack completely lives and breathes the role, bedecked in tribal tattoos, well-placed false hair and of course the striking curved horns... 

Cut the Mustard

Cut the Mustard

Cut the Mustard has what can only be described as an offbeat premise: it’s almost time for a live broadcast during a not-so-popular slot on Icelandic radio. As we wait for the countdown, Georgia Bruce and Jack Chisnall, playing exaggerated versions of themselves, entertain us, their studio audience, with repartee and acoustic duets... 

Battle of the Supervillains

Battle of the Supervillains

Following the huge worldwide success of the Battle of the Superheroes shows, it's time for comedians to slug it out to decide who's the greatest supervillain! And in true villainous fashion, the winner of this dastardly contest will book themselves a place in the Grand Final among the heat winners of the Superheroes show! ‘A super fun night’ **** (Adelaide Fringe 2015). 

Man-ish

Man-ish

Man-ish has taken seven popular pantomimes, filled them with adult jokes and made a challenge to perform the whole show in under an hour. Starring four upcoming comedy actors including GK who is appearing in a new musical, Billy who has performed alongside a Glastonbury headliner, Campbell who has performed on the streets of Edinburgh at the Fringe 2013 and Sophie who has created the magnificent set and props seen throughout... 

Magic Porridge Pot

Magic Porridge Pot

Help Boy cook magic porridge! Splat porridge in a magic food-fight! Jump in the huge sea of porridge! Professional interactive theatre for kids who don't just want to sit still and watch! Little ’uns come onstage throughout! Join Boy as he ventures into the woods to find food for his sick Dad... 

This Is Your Trial

This Is Your Trial

The improv concept of This Is Your Trial is sound: two comedians take on the roles of prosecution and defence as they argue over cases that are brought by the audience.On the night I saw it, comedians John Hastings and Keith Farnan acted as prosecutor and defence respectively and both did a competent job of using the format to make witty and interesting jokes... 

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience is now an institution. For fans of the show, it is an expertly crafted romp, taking us right in to the heart of the Faulty Towers world.The action begins outside the restaurant, as the diners are herded inside by table/group, suffering fairly constant abuse from Basil Faulty and witnessing the sort of banter we would expect between Basil and Manuel... 

Out of Darkness

Out of Darkness

How do you cope when you are at your wits’ end? Is there hope in the darkness? Out of Darkness, an improvised and interactive Playback Theatre production by students from Taylor University, Indiana, explores ancient paradigms of spiritual deliverance borrowed from biblical poetry, alongside your stories of coping and hoping... 

The Enormous Turnip

The Enormous Turnip

Help Grandad plant the tiny seed! Slide in the snail slime! Heave up the enormous turnip! Professional interactive theatre for kids who don't just want to sit still and watch! Little 'uns come on stage throughout! Join Boy and Grandad as they tend the seeds! The family is hungry; what will grow? Will the birds steal the seeds? Will the slugs and snails munch the leaves? Will there be enough for tea? Will the turnip ever stop growing? Pop! Kapow! 2011/12/13/14 EdFringe sell-out! 'So perfect' **** (ThreeWeeks)... 

Tibetan Monks Art Workshop

Tibetan Monks Art Workshop

An opportunity to meet the Tibetan monks and learn from them the unique tantric art of sand mandala making and butter sculpture. Print your own prayer flag from a traditional hand carved wooden block... 

Stagecraft for Singers and Musicians

Stagecraft for Singers and Musicians

Learn about the internal, external and physical blocks that prevent you from delivering your best onstage performance. This interactive workshop draws on philosophical, psychological and body/mind teachings and research, delivering practical solutions for musicians and singers... 

Joshua Ladgrove Talks at You for 52 Minutes in Exchange for Some of Your Money

Joshua Ladgrove Talks at You for 52 Minutes in Exchange for Some of Your Money

Australian idiot attempts comedy in a bus. Highly interactive. Always fun. Joshua Ladgrove is the man behind Dr Professor Neal Portenza and last year’s Come Heckle Christ show. He won an award for comedy once... 

Gunge! A Show With Gunge in It

Gunge! A Show With Gunge in It

Afternoons are dead boring now, everyone knows that, even proper stupid idiots. So, why not come to this game show what Lee Kyle is hosting? It is for children but also for adults if they are stupid... 

Don't Tell Him Pike: Part 2. More Tales from the Not So Stupid Boy...

Don't Tell Him Pike: Part 2. More Tales from the Not So Stupid Boy...

Die-hard fans of classic BBC Sitcom Dad’s Army will particularly enjoy this panel discussion, Q&A and selection of nostalgic clips from Ian Lavender, aka Private Pike, and fellow actor Stephen McNicoll... 

Mrs McMoon's Tea Party

Mrs McMoon's Tea Party

Today is the day Mrs McMoon is having her tea party, featuring several fresh batches of her legendary biscuits, and we’re all invited. However we aren’t going to be the only guests... 

Fischy Music

Fischy Music

After a sell-out show in 2014, Fischy Music return to connected@the Fringe. Be sure to get your tickets for Fischy Music for a fun and thoughtful concert for primary school-aged children... 

The Wedding Reception

The Wedding Reception

The Wedding Reception is billed as an immersive comedy. It starts in the courtyard outside the venue where members of the cast engage with the waiting ‘guests’ (the audience). This is an impossible task with a full house though, leaving some confused and others to chat among themselves... 

Richard III
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Richard III

I have seen several performances of Richard III; Laurence Olivier and Ian McKellen on film, and Kevin Spacey at the Old Vic, but Emily Carding’s portrayal of the king who murders his way to the English throne is in a league of its own... 

Let’s Turn On the Smart Light

Let’s Turn On the Smart Light

How can light bulbs be smart? Could LED light bulbs really be used for wireless data communication? Here at the Li-Fi Centre at the University of Edinburgh, we are developing the electronics to make this happen... 

We This Way

We This Way

A shamelessly monotonous cycle of intrigue, We This Way casts Seth Kiebel in a haunting light, his deadpan but deft delivery commanding an hour of interactive, communal ‘point-and-click’ adventure... 

Some Thing New

Some Thing New

Delivered as an interactive art workshop, with a narrative line slowly emerging, Some Thing New is a great idea with an unsatisfying execution. It bobs along somewhat enjoyably in parts, with plenty of audience participation... 

Guerilla Aspies – Become Autistic or Aspergers with Paul Wady?

Guerilla Aspies – Become Autistic or Aspergers with Paul Wady?

Become autistic. National Autistic Society training presenter, film maker, advocate and author of Guerrilla Aspies, The Neurotypical Society Infiltration Manual, invites you to embrace the new normal... 

Oriental Fairy Tales: Wild Zebra (Ballet with Orchestra)

Oriental Fairy Tales: Wild Zebra (Ballet with Orchestra)

Wild Zebra is a fantasy ballet with symphony orchestra accompaniment showcasing the accomplishments of a troupe of young Chinese performers (8-12 years). It was created by Zhang Jigang, deputy director and choreographer of the 2008 Beijing Olympic opening and closing ceremonies... 

Nitekirk – Free

Nitekirk – Free

A place of peace, a sacred space. Welcoming people of any background, age or belief. Drop-in between 8pm and 11pm for candlelit contemplation, music, art, stillness, and a sense of space in the midst of your Fringe... 

Stop Brushing Your Teeth!

Stop Brushing Your Teeth!

The common phrase 'an apple a day, keeps the doctor away' sounds quite sensible in promoting healthy living, doesn’t it? However, a quick internet search suggests that eating an apple a day will: keep the doctor away if you’re a woman, over 50; not keep the doctor away; send you running to the dentist... 

Rocky Horror Night 2015

Rocky Horror Night 2015

Frank N Furter and the gang are back for the 14th year of Rocky Horror themed fishnet fun and frolics at the one and only world famous Frankenstein! So Dammit Janet! Dress to impress and prepare to be scared! 

Sam and Helen: Out There

Sam and Helen: Out There

I'm pretty certain this is the first comedy show I've ever been to with an audience dance break. That's all thanks to peppy duo Samantha Baines and Helen Sorren, who greet the audience like old friends and spread enthusiasm like wildfire through the venue... 

Puss in Boots

Puss in Boots

Help Puss storm the Ogre's bouncy castle! Chase enchanted mice! Splat magic mud pies! Meeow! Purr! Professional interactive theatre for kids who don’t just want to sit still and watch! Little ‘uns come on stage throughout! Join Puss as he tries on magic boots! Boy is poor, Mum is ill: what can Puss do? Will the Ogre eat Puss? Will Puss trick the Ogre? Will Boy ever find the gold? 2014 Edfringe sell-out! ‘Outstanding show... 

Tate Postmodern

Tate Postmodern

The Tate Postmodern has everything you would expect to from a contemporary art gallery: a whole host of hipster credentials, disinterested security and an overpriced gift shop by the exit... 

Monster Karaoke Sundays @ Frankenstein Pub

Monster Karaoke Sundays @ Frankenstein Pub

Join us for the biggest, best and only karaoke night at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe every Sunday. Guaranteed to be a great, raucous night to belt out a classic. 

Helpless Doorknobs

Helpless Doorknobs

Enter a world where time doesn’t move in a straight line and men are eaten by grandfather clocks at regular intervals. A world where a careless governess is having a secret affair with a big game hunter who is having an affair with a venal vixen who is having an affair with a rakish cad who may or may not be her brother... 

FYAH Workshop Sundays

FYAH Workshop Sundays

A great chance to get involved and get active in this programme of workshop sessions specially created for the Fringe, and all completely free. Find your voice, find your feet or learn to fly! Sessions for a variety of ages and stages all delivered by industry professionals and artists in training... 

Friday I'm in Love Presents: Massaoke

Friday I'm in Love Presents: Massaoke

Forget karaoke! Join the Massaoke revolution. The idea is simple: a live band plays the hits, and the crowd sings as one, guided by lyrics on-screen. It's more a religious happening than a club night, where the congregation roars out chart anthems from Erasure to Bonnie Tyler, through Queen and Oasis... 

Hearing Loss Or Deaf Gain?

Hearing Loss Or Deaf Gain?

Imagine we are creating an encyclopaedia for extraterrestrials. An argument breaks out over how we describe deaf people: some say hearing loss and others say it's deaf gain. Help us to decide! In this engaging debate presenters will describe arguments from each side, drawing from research in the field of deaf studies... 

Battle of the Superheroes

Battle of the Superheroes

A number of great and varied British and international comedians from around the Fringe come together in a mixture of stand-up comedy and interaction to decide who is the greatest superhero... 

Festival Radio Scotland – See Us Live!

Festival Radio Scotland – See Us Live!

See how radio is made. Join us for the recording of our weekly Festival Radio Show. A mixture of live and pre-recorded interviews and music. Be ready to join in; share your top festival tips and maybe win a prize! Our Festival Reporters have been busy at the festival recording broadcast inserts for distribution to radio stations in Britain and across the world... 

Supermassive Face Palm

Supermassive Face Palm

Ever screwed up? Said the wrong thing? Wished the ground would just swallow you whole? A problem shared is a problem halved, so meet improv troupe Game Face. This no-holds-barred improv team will bring your funny faux-pas and your comedy clangers to life in one great big Supermassive Face Palm. 

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Audio Tour

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Audio Tour

Download this audio walking tour – any day, any time – and become intimate with Fringe history, even perform yourself if you choose. Tour begins at Hunter Square. Go to www.barryferns... 

Family Circus Workshops

Family Circus Workshops

Now parents and kids can run away to the circus... Together! Enter the exciting big top and have a go at different circus skills. From trapeze to juggling, hula hooping to acrobatics... 

Festival Radio Scotland – Workshop for Children (8-13)

Festival Radio Scotland – Workshop for Children (8-13)

Fun workshop delivered by experienced media professionals. Children discover how radio programmes are made. They combine music, sound effects and speech to create their own features, news, sports reports and dramas... 

Festival Radio Scotland – Workshop for Young People (14+)

Festival Radio Scotland – Workshop for Young People (14+)

Fun workshop delivered by experienced facilitators and media professionals. You'll learn how to make your own radio programme, use professional recording equipment and have your creation uploaded to the Cloud... 

PLAY

PLAY

The Mac Twins return after last year's sell-out run with the only DJ battle that gives the power-ups to the people! Identical superstar DJs, very different music tastes – enter a musical democracy where you choose the tunes... 

The Celtic Mystery Festival

The Celtic Mystery Festival

The Celtic Mystery Festival will take place at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange. Enjoy the Celtic heritage and all its powerful magical traditions and legends while celebrating the Lughnasa Samain... 

Romeo y Julieta

Romeo y Julieta

Romeo a Montague, and Julieta, a Capulet, are both from San Fernando, CA. Their Latino families resent one another. The Montagues are proud Mexican Americans while the Capulets value their pride of being hecho en Mexico and the honor of habla español over nearly everything else... 

The Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales

'When April has showered sweetly with his rains, when the west wind has breathed so sweetly through every grove and field. When shoots and flowers have broken through the earth. When the sun shines and the birds sing, that is when good folk to Canterbury go!' Performed in classic Commedia Del Arte style, Chaucer's classic tale comes to life in a brilliant funny adaptation. 

Wheely Wheely Wheely Wheely Wheely

Wheely Wheely Wheely Wheely Wheely

Hello. You look nice today. But no time for that. This event will go ahead no matter what happens. Power outage? The wheel will spin. Sudden outbreak of witch trials? The wheel will spin... 

Stu and Garry and...

Stu and Garry and...

Award-winning Stu Murphy and Garry Dobson perform brilliant improvised comedy all year round as Stand Comedy Club residents. This year they throw open the doors of their spiritual home, to welcome various terrific guests for much riotous shenanigans... 

Once Upon a...

Once Upon a...

A brand new Once Upon A… adventure where anything can happen. Join us for this imaginative and highly interactive action packed show where the audience are just as much involved as the actors are! 'Absolute magic!' **** (BroadwayBaby... 

Deadly Dungeon Murder Mystery

Deadly Dungeon Murder Mystery

After 2014's sell-out show, The Edinburgh Dungeon returns with a new mystery to solve. Join the Secret Society of Scottish Scoundrels and investigate the shocking murder of Judge Mental... 

Citydash

Citydash

Take a fast turn through Edinburgh town to uncover clues, solve puzzles and evade Dr Spottletoe’s patrolling henchmen in this high-energy steampunk scavenger hunt. A fiendishly diverting real-world game for adventurers everywhere... 

The Pop Bingo Disco

The Pop Bingo Disco

The Massive Heid and Andy Jumangi present The Pop Bingo Disco! Bingo has just got bigger! This is not your smelly bingo hall with OAPs telling you to be quiet! This is bingo whilst clubbing! Amazing stomp your feet tunes and bingo all rolled into one! Ninety minutes of crazy bawless bingo banter, brilliant beats and the chance to win some of the most random prizes Edinburgh's charity shops have to offer! Will you be dancing then suddenly shouting full house? Tunes instead of Numbers! WTF? Everyone's talking about! Pop Bingo! 

Abigoliah's GoPro Comedy Talk Show!

Abigoliah's GoPro Comedy Talk Show!

NYC Comic, Abigoliah Schamaun, has devised a talk show where you, the audience, are the star! Armed with a GoPro Camera atop her head, Schamaun will host an hour of games, fire tricks, audience interviews and special guests, rounding it all off with a Bertie Bots Every Flavoured Bean Challenge... 

Jellybean Martinez: Mr Saturday Night TV

Jellybean Martinez: Mr Saturday Night TV

Back in the day, Saturday night TV was the thing to stay in for. What happened to programmes like Blind Date, Gladiators and Stars in their Eyes? From the creator of Britain's Got F*ck All Talent, Jellybean Martinez has created his own Saturday night TV show of pure entertainment, madness and lots of fun... 

The Kagools

The Kagools

Physical comedy, sketch and film combine to transport you into the weird and weatherproofed world of The Kagools. Enchanting, high-energy fun for all the family. 'Masterful physical theatre performers... 

Lou Conran: Small Medium at Large

Lou Conran: Small Medium at Large

Lou Conran talks to dead people (and live ones too if pushed). Brought up with a clairvoyant mother, who goes to a real life Hogwarts, she hasn't got much choice. In her new show, Lou talks about finding dead bodies, phantom ukuleles and giving readings via the medium of food (a subject close to her heart)... 

Dr Professor Neal Portenza's Catchy Show Title

Dr Professor Neal Portenza's Catchy Show Title

Winner: Best Comedy, Melbourne Fringe. Sold out: most places. Interactive, improvised character comedy stupidity. ‘Set to become a cult hit’ ***** (Funny Tonne, Melbourne Comedy Festival, April 2015)... 

The Amazing Bubbleman

The Amazing Bubbleman

Louis Pearl has been thrilling audiences around the world for over 30 years with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles. An Edinburgh Festival Fringe favourite, he has sold out every year for the last eight years... 

Princess Pumpalot: The Farting Princess

Princess Pumpalot: The Farting Princess

She's a princess and she farts. What more do you need to know? Can Princess Pumpalot protect Wiffyville Castle from the invasion of Low-Flying Gnomes? Will she win her battle with the nasty prince? Who will take her to the Royal Birthday Ball? Based on the top-selling book, this is a fast-paced, fun-packed show for all the family... 

Carnival of the Animals

Carnival of the Animals

Swim like a fish or fly like a bird! March like an elephant or glide like a swan! Come with us on a thoroughly theatrical tour through Saint-Saens' marvellous musical montage of zany zoology... 

Albee Vector the Sound Collector

Albee Vector the Sound Collector

Albee's back! And he's still everything that children’s theatre should be. An epic tale of love, adventure and a sound-hoover called Mustard. Find out how Albee and his love Andromeda survived kings, curses and cruelty on their quest for beautiful sound in the world... 

Drum Tribe

Drum Tribe

A dynamic fusion of rhythm and dance, Drum Tribe has arrived to transport you to the place where the glow of firelight meets the primal rumble of the South African heartbeat. An interactive hour like no other! 

Just So Stories

Just So Stories

Just So Stories is a fun, interactive storytelling of Rudyard Kipling's classic tales. Audiences are invited to choose which stories they see unfold and together help bring the adventures to life... 

The Unbirthday Party

The Unbirthday Party

Alice is having a positively frabjous tea party, and everyone’s invited! Nestle down for tea with the befuddled Caterpillar, bumblesome Mad Hatter and jittery March Hare. There’ll be plentiful jam tarts, flamingo croquet, a caucus race, and dollops of frumious family-friendly nonsense... 

Flamenco for Kids

Flamenco for Kids

Feel that southern Spanish energy! Fringe sell-out returns to Edinburgh, bringing the opportunity for your child to come on stage and learn some rhythms, some steps and even do a short performance... 

Fright Bus Service

Fright Bus Service

A theatrical sightseeing tour aboard a classic 1960s Routemaster bus, taking you on a journey around the darker side of Europe’s most haunted city. Join your creepy conductor and a peculiar psychic investigator on a hilarious trip around the ancient city’s sites of murder, torture, execution and paranormal activity... 

Peter Pan on Dinosaur Island

Peter Pan on Dinosaur Island

Defeat the T-rex with Peter and real swords! Fly with the Pterodactyl! Bombard Captain Hook with dinosaur-droppings! Professional interactive theatre for kids who don't just want to sit still and watch! Kids come onstage throughout! 2011/12 Edfringe sell-out! 'Exactly what every show for kids should be like... 

Oz and the Sith Pirates

Oz and the Sith Pirates

Battle Sith Pirates with real lightsabres! Engage hyperdrive: navigate Sith space! Awaken the Force to blast the CyberWitch! Professional interactive theatre for kids who don't just want to sit still and watch! Catapulted into Sith Space, fugitive Oz becomes locked in a fierce battle with Sith Pirates, when the CyberWitch captures them all! Can they awaken the Force, evade the Bounty Hunters and escape to the Emerald Planet? 'It's cracking!' **** (Daily Record)... 

Drama Workshops for 5-12s

Drama Workshops for 5-12s

Different each day, including Minecraft, Star Wars: Rebels, Yoda Jedi School, Jedi vs Sith, Force Awakens, Frozen, Harry Potter: Wizard School, Minions, Jurassic World, Avengers/DC, Doctor Who, Horrible Histories, Zombies, Boy in a Dress, Dahl, Pirates... 

The Dark Truth Tour

The Dark Truth Tour

This late night special one hour tour takes you on a journey into the darker side of Edinburgh's underground history. Experience Mary King’s Close in a darker light, with a wicked comedy edge... 

Tinder Live

Tinder Live

Award winning comedian James Bennison has finally completed Tinder (at its highest difficulty setting) and wants to help his friends find love too. Come and watch as we invite the best single comedians in Brighton to surrender their Tinder accounts to us for one hour with the sole purpose of trying to convince a member of the public to come to the venue for a date before the end of the show... 

Creative Project: The Importance of Place – Collaging Workshop for Creatives

Creative Project: The Importance of Place – Collaging Workshop for Creatives

21 August 2018, 10:00-13:00, The Space @ Jury’s Inn. Workshop: exploring your place relationships, connecting with circles of support and your artistic inspiration from your individual sense of home, in a collaging workshop...