Ceilidhs in Lauriston Hall

Ceilidhs in Lauriston Hall

With caller Ken Gourlay, a ceilidh band and piper. Hall has air-conditioning and a bar! All dances walked through and called. Fringe groups welcome – you can advertise your show! Good exercise and great fun... 

The Marriage of Figaro

The Marriage of Figaro

Following their 2016 performances of La Bohème, ***** (Herald), Magnetic Opera presents a new production of Mozart's hilarious masterpiece. This contemporary staging is performed by excellent, young professional singers in English and with a chamber orchestra. 

Struggle

Struggle

Chinese traditional opera – Wu Opera (intangible cultural heritage). With history spaning over hundreds of years, Wu Opera comes to the Fringe for the first time. We will lead you back to ancient China, to feel the most incredible Chinese culture... 

Siobhan Owen - Girl of the World

Siobhan Owen - Girl of the World

This Australian singer/harpist is bringing her successful Adelaide Fringe show to Edinburgh! Siobhán is what you get when you combine Celtic passion and Classical training! Throw in a harp and you get an ethereal blend of haunting melodies, ancient and new! Having performed at major festivals, concerts and events around Australia, Siobhán is now receiving international acclaim with performances in UK, Europe, USA, Japan and Siberia! She recently received the 2017 Australian Celtic Music Award for ‘Female Artist of the Year’... 

Wrong Tree Adventures

Wrong Tree Adventures

A stunning amalgamation of Wrong Tree’s work to date: the Professor’s grandfather is missing – working in his old greenhouse, her quest takes her to explore South America. A prop-driven adventure piece, incorporating Inca mythology and a talking cat... 

Ceilidhs in Lauriston Hall

Ceilidhs in Lauriston Hall

Whip out some dancing shoes and get ready to whirl around a dance floor at the fantastic event that is Ceilidhs in Lauriston Hall brought to the Fringe by Edinburgh Ceilidhs.The evening is chock-full with many dances for pairs, such as the Canadian Barn Dance or St Bernard’s Waltz, as well as group reels such as The Flying Scotsman and the Eightsome Reel... 

Wrong Tree Adventures

Wrong Tree Adventures

This August, Durham-based Wrong Tree Theatre are bringing three shows to Edinburgh; currently on offer is Souvenirs, a light-hearted adventure that draws on the heavy use of props, puppetry, physical comedy and traditional storytelling techniques to advance its narrative... 

Dying to See You

Dying to See You

Two halves of a long-dead acting duo meet again for a sarcastic and witty reunion. You will be left laughing and crying in equal measure before the curtains close on this true tragic comedy. 

The Art of Grace

The Art of Grace

A stunning, unique experience from the heart of China, performed by award-winning Tai Chi instructors and talented young people aged 7 and up. Tai Chi, one of the most popular forms of Martial Arts and based on the ancient Chinese system of Qigong is particularly well-known for its grace and beauty... 

La Bohème

La Bohème

Following their 2015 Scottish tour of Maria Stuarda, **** (Herald), Magnetic Opera presents a new production of Puccini's much loved La Bohème. This contemporary staging is performed by excellent young professional singers in English and with a chamber orchestra. 

Spirit of the Fringe – Whisky Tasting

Spirit of the Fringe – Whisky Tasting

Exclusive Scotch whisky tasting presented by member of the Keepers of the Quaich society, Ronnie Berri and whisky ambassador, Alister McDermott. Savour and enjoy five unusual drams, at least four of which are specially selected from limited edition, distillery exclusive or cask strength bottlings... 

The Lads

The Lads

Performing for pleasure not profit; we are a duo who sing and play guitar with a bit of sax on the side; blues, rock, pop, classics, ballads, harmonies and the unusual.  

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... 

The Descent o' Orpheus tae the Underwarl

The Descent o' Orpheus tae the Underwarl

Scotland's fresh new opera company present a unique production of Charpentier's Descent Of Orpheus to the Underworld in an exciting Scots language translation. Roll up! Roll up! Come and see the weird and wonderful characters of the circus bring the legend to life as never before... 

Cafe Baile

Cafe Baile

Pick of the Fringe showcase of the best dance, circus and physical theatre shows. Each week several different acts are selected to amaze you with their talent and touch you with their performances... 

Trashed

Trashed

A satirical comedy focusing on the homeless, lost and forgotten people in society. Using puppetry, clown and other storytelling devices, you are cordially invited to examine the real and surreal experiences of those who have nothing. 

A Story of Stories

A Story of Stories

A world within a world, a tale within a tale; A Story of Stories is the visually stunning and innovative production that will capture a parent’s imagination as much as a child’s... 

Ceilidhs in Lauriston Hall

Ceilidhs in Lauriston Hall

With caller Ken Gourlay, ceilidh bands Flaming Heather, HLI, Scott Leslie, Willie Fraser and piper. All dances walked through and called. Cheap bar. Hall has air-conditioning! Fringe groups welcome... 

Melville Pipers

Melville Pipers

Melville Pipers – will be playing for three nights only. A lovely mix of traditional pipe music on the Highland bagpipes and smallpipes featuring Amazing Grace, Highland Cathedral and more. 

Maria Stuarda – Mary Queen of Scots

Maria Stuarda – Mary Queen of Scots

Bound by blood and only by bloody acts will they be free of one another. This contemporary staging of Maria Stuarda ruthlessly exposes the emotions in Bardari’s visceral words and Donizetti’s emotional score, which work to dramatise an imagined meeting of rival queens who could not coexist: Elizabeth and Mary... 

Shona Brown

Shona Brown

Award-winning Scottish musician Shona Brown presents a one-woman show with her original songs and instrumentals. Using looping technology she creates atmospheric soundscapes by layering haunting flute melodies, ethereal vocal harmonies and ambient electronic sounds... 

Ceilidhs in Lauriston Hall

Ceilidhs in Lauriston Hall

No matter who you are, where you come from or if you've danced The Gay Gordon before, the Ceilidhs in Lauriston Hall will inject a traditional Scottish night into your Fringe experience... 

Cafe Baile

Cafe Baile

Unique showcase of highlights from the Fringe's best dance, circus and physical theatre shows. Each week several different acts will amaze you with their talent and touch you with their performances... 

I'm Backing Britain

I'm Backing Britain

Surbiton, 1968. In a boring suburban office a group of young typists come up with a plan to pull the country out of its mess and change the world. But their Backing Britain campaign doesn't go quite as they had planned... 

Follow the Heart

Follow the Heart

Follow the Heart is a modern dance drama presented by six public amateur dancers from Shanghai Himalayas Museum [M Theatre]. Led by the artistic director, Lv Meiyi, who apprenticed at the Cloud Gate Theatre of Taiwan, the elaborately choreographed Follow the Heart is inspired by Peking Opera: Dilemma - Three Way Fork in the Road... 

A Gentleman's Game

A Gentleman's Game

What does it take to get a gentleman to face up to his past? From part of the team that brought you Fringe sell-out Assassins (*****) and the Scottish premiere of In The Heights (*****), comes haunting new writing by Jay Cameron and Jimi Mitchell, in association with TwoSquared Productions... 

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... 

Nick Coyle's Guided Meditation

Nick Coyle's Guided Meditation

Three weeks ago a glowing druid on a skateboard appeared to Nick Coyle in a dream, and told him to lead a guided meditation, despite being completely unqualified. You can look forward to: lying down, honouring your spirit, rejuvenating your grace, headbutting your self doubt... 

The Barber of Seville

The Barber of Seville

Magnetic Opera makes its Fringe debut with a contemporary take on Rossini's much loved comedy. Performed in English, this promises to be an unforgettable evening of scheming in an imaginative new production. 

Footprints

Footprints

Footprints is a joyful collaboration between multi-award winning, traditional Scots singer Emily Smith, musician Jamie McClennan and High Heart Dance Company. A fun fusion of contemporary dance, stunning vocals and music, both traditional and original... 

A Thief on the Wind

A Thief on the Wind

From the team that brought you Assassins ***** (BroadwayBaby.com, 2012) and the Scottish premiere of In the Heights **** (Edinburgh Evening News, 2014) comes an innovative devised story exploring playfulness and simple pleasures... 

Complete Nonsense and The Lady of Shalott

Complete Nonsense and The Lady of Shalott

With the hugely popular Jabberwocky, The Owl and the Pussycat and Stomp Like a Dinosaur firm favourites at family concerts with chamber group Daniel's Beard, Lenny Sayers has now created a beautiful setting of a classic poem by one of history's finest wordsmiths... 

Maia and the Sock Monster

Maia and the Sock Monster

Uncommon Productions Staffordshire should be commended for their bravery in presenting their debut effort at the Edinburgh Fringe. A devised, interactive story-telling piece based on a short story written by a child would be a tough act for professionals to pull off, never mind enthusiastic sixth-formers... 

Shona Brown

Shona Brown

Award-winning musician Shona Brown presents a one-woman performance of her original songs and instrumentals. Using looping technology she creates beautiful soundscapes by layering haunting flute melodies, ethereal vocal harmonies and ambient electronic sounds... 

Macbeth

Macbeth

RYSC Searchlight. A group of young people performing an adaption of Macbeth by Carl Heap set in a post apocalyptic bunker. Searchlight is a youth project based in Redruth Cornwall. Entry is free with a retiring collection for charity. 

A Game of Soldiers

A Game of Soldiers

A social and political drama about the morality of Iraq war. This new play by Scottish Bafta New Talent Award nominee Joe McArdle questions individual and group morality through barrack banter and black humour... 

Ceilidhs in Lauriston Hall

Ceilidhs in Lauriston Hall

With caller Ken Gourlay and ceilidh bands Flaming Heather, HLI, Scott Leslie, Willie Fraser and piper. All dances walked through and called. Cheap bar. Hall has air-conditioning! Fringe groups welcome...