Vix Leyton, Welsh stand up and host of the Comedy Arcade podcast lives her life as a self-styled princess of petty.
What can an aspiring popstar do to get her big break and rise to stardom? Faking brain cancer might not be your first guess, but that is exactly what Simone Hamilton did.
An evolving, international performance collective, centring and celebrating disabled, queer people of colour, Brownton Abbey’s kaleidoscopic events investigate and reclaim tradit…
No breaks! No editing! No sleep! The first 24-hour online show in Edinburgh Fringe history, this live*, interactive, one-time-only extravaganza is the world premiere of a crowdsour…
Martin Creed Turner Prize-winning artist-performer-composer and ‘punk poet’ (Guardian).
Now in its 8th consecutive season, Nightpiece continues to platform exciting filmmakers from across the globe.
Trevor’s new attempt at making a thing that only some people will like is similar to Community Circle and Girl v Boy but funnier and not as good.
A social experiment? A support group for people looking to find their own comedy? 12-step meeting? Literal mind-reading show? A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity? (Unless you go back …
Contemporary Edinburgh artist Davy Macdonald showcases a stunning new collection of abstract, conceptual and fine art oil paintings inspired by the ancient standing stones of Calla…
Lunchtime lecture: Scottish Religious Art in Paint and Glass: Robert Scott Lauder’s Christ Teacheth Humility.
Challenging, daring, with longeurs but also explosive moments, this makes for uncomfortable viewing but is a much-needed and to be applauded show.
Dramatic, visceral collision of live music, painting and architecture, created by acclaimed Russian artist Maria Rud with punk rock legend Fay Fife (Rezillos) and Martin Metcalfe (…
A filmed solo performance art piece based on the terrible statistics and devastating psychological effects of sexual violence.
Experience Quality Yard’s unique 360° outdoor street art painted courtyard exhibition of new artworks by Scottish street art and contemporary artists in the heart of Leith’s old t…
The title of the exhibition, ReCollect, reflects upon the process of both artists.
Welcome to The Adam Pottery on the corner of Saxe-Coburg Street and Henderson Row where you will find an exciting array of ceramics on display in the sunny gallery, each piece bein…
Visit Edinburgh’s Sistine Chapel and see the beautiful, scintillating mural scheme by celebrated arts and crafts artist Phoebe Anna Traquair.
Last time, EdinburghGuide.
The Scottish Gallery presents their Festival Exhibition Programme featuring a major exhibition of Joan Eardley to mark the centenary of her birth alongside further exhibitions; The…
Dazzle, in its 40th year, returns showing 53 contemporary jewellers working in a variety of materials and a range of prices.
What makes us all champions? What are we dealing with in our personal lives? Do we ever stop and deal with our vulnerabilities? Champions is an emotional performance installation t…
SAVED is a multi-layered, retro-mechanical music show built around rescued 70s home organs.
A hyper-reality show portraying the daily life of a cam girl in a Barbie-land gone wrong.
This presentation of the almost-century-old seminal composition, crafted by renowned composer Kurt Weill and theatre innovator Bertolt Brecht in 1933, blends the strengths of theat…
The Life of Hokusai: a freak or a great artist? This work takes you on a non-verbal journey that depicts the anguished inner life of Hokusai through dance, Japanese traditional ins…
Merging concert dance and social dance, high-art and pop cultures, Heat is an ongoing piece that changes with each new performance and venue, offering a poetic journey from calm co…
A site-specific theatrical performance combining movement and text, featuring two women and two couches in two different cities.
Not a confession, but a way to let our entrails speak… Punk, heavy metal, movement, poetry and video art create an environment that stimulates the senses.
A time-travel ride through the evolution of sexes, celebrating our diverse gender identities and sexualities.
In a space cluttered with discarded costumes and glasses of milk, Sally dresses, undresses, drinks and dances in an attempt to embody the women that brought her into being.
What! Art Collective explore the beautiful inner landscape of the church as a contemplative yet dynamic exhibition space through pictures, projections, sound and words.
Triple Fringe First and Olivier-winning Fishamble, in association with Fringe First-winning Sunday’s Child, return to Summerhall with the 2019 hit show Mustard by Eva O’Connor.
Does instant connectivity help our attempts to make meaningful relationships with our surroundings and our fellow humans? Or does it reinforce feelings of isolation and inadequacy …
To celebrate the opening of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2021, Dovecot is excited to present Little Sparta in a live in-person instrumental performance of their latest album, Lost…
Crescent House, the brand-new art townhouse and residence designed and curated by Scottish artist Michael Worobec, showing a retrospective of his paintings and prints.
Archie Brennan: Tapestry Goes Pop! tells the story of Edinburgh native Archie Brennan (1931-2019) in the first major retrospective exhibition of his work.
A first major solo show in five years from Bulgarian-born, Edinburgh-based artist Diana Savova, featuring over 30 new works in ink, oil and acrylic with surreal motifs resonating w…
Alison Kinnaird has an international reputation as a glass artist and exponent and teacher of the Scottish harp.
‘The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing’ (Albert Einstein).
A showcase exhibition from the 70+ residents of the buzzing Coburg House studio complex.
An exhibition of art and calligraphy during the festival in one of Edinburgh’s very beautifully decorated Victorian episcopal churches (high Anglican).
Returning to the historic East Crosscauseway, Irene Campbell and John Nowak bring colour with a dash of monochrome in an exhibition of their paintings, prints and textiles.
Be Water is a presentation of Chen Qi’s monumental and immersive print installation, first displayed at the 58th Venice Biennale, accompanied by a stunning collection of woodblock …
A brilliant Scandi noir of the psyche, spoken in gibberish in a surreal world, Norwegian Jo Strømgren Kompani’s The Hospital, is gripping; moving from bizarre, black humour to d…
The popular From Shanghai with Love fashion show and exhibition will come back this year for the third time, bringing silk garments from China’s famous Silk Road combined with cu…
Edinburgh artist Davy Macdonald showcases a stunning new collection of abstract, conceptual and fine art oil paintings.
The performance Boys in Sync presents three young men with different archives exploring the concept of masculinity.
One is the final part in Bert and Nasi’s trilogy on contemporary questions, following Eurohouse and the Total Theatre Award-winning Palmyra.
Salt and pepper? Ham and mustard? Belt and braces? Slap and tickle? No! No! Nooooooooooooo! Currie and Brice! The future wave of comedy coming at you from London by way of Belfast.
Drawing on Bullen’s experience of post-traumatic stress disorder, this confessional and multidisciplinary work will transport you through an autobiographical experience.
Hosted by director Al Carretta and now in its sixth year, if you love independent film, then Nightpiece is the event to attend.
If you’ve ever looked at a field of unbroken snow and wanted to run across it, or a blank piece of paper and wanted to color it, La Galerie is absolutely the circus show for you.
‘What’s going on…??’ Rosana Cade cries, with their head in the seat of a swivel chair, spinning slowly in front of a fixated and silent audience.
Post Popular is Lucy McCormick's attempt to follow-up her fantastic and hugely popular show Triple Threat.
As each name of those that perished aboard the Titanic is read aloud, an ice cube is dropped into a metal bucket.
Supported by the Polar Academy, their school and their families, 10 young people from Bathgate Academy committed fully to a programme that included regular physical training over t…
Join Mr Bubbles with his extraordinary soap bubbles in all shapes and sizes! Enjoy bouncy bubbles, bubbles inside bubbles, smoke bubbles, square bubbles, giant bubbles and even fir…
In Bed With My Brother spend the largest portion of this, notably their third Edinburgh show, conducting a kind of aural warfare on their audience.
Hot Commodity is a one woman show which interrogates the effect of capitalism on everything around us and what that means as a young woman trying to find her place in the adult wor…
As I write this review I find myself enveloped by a certain degree of caution.
Bryony Kimmings’ I’m a Phoenix, Bitch is a glimmering, harrowing, firework display of a show, and is easily among the best performances at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe.
Performed with marikiscrycrycry, originally created/performed with Dwayne Antony, Out is about shapeshifting in a bid to fit in; to be black enough, straight enough, Jamaican enoug…
Qi, a syllable coming from the performance maker’s name, is believed to be the life force of any living entity in traditional Chinese philosophy (sometimes also spelt as Chi).
By mixing fiction and non-fiction, this performance transports the audience to the moment before the inevitable eruption, allowing them to understand and feel the causes that led t…
Miss Sophie has invited her four closest friends to celebrate her 90th birthday.
A fragile and abandoned symbol is made manifest by an extraordinary artist.
Total Theatre Award-winning Rachel Mars returns following her gleeful sell-out hit Our Carnal Hearts.
What was the first thing you bought? Is there something you would like to pass on? If you were a pharaoh, what thing would you like to be buried with? Still Life is a piece that fo…
Coming from their success at the 2017 All-England Theatre Festival semi-finals, Our Star Theatre Company proudly presents their award-winning comedy, The Last Bread Pudding – a h…
From its start, the Piccolo Teatro Nexonnais has desired to establish theatre plays whose content evokes deeper aspects of the human comedy.
The classic reappearance, from the oldest influence of the East, shows the inheritance of culture with classical Chinese elements such as costumes, operas and dances.
For centuries, the art of stained glass has embellished places of worship.
We find ourselves between a neighbourly feud in a block of flats in Seoul.
Legendary Scottish storyteller and master of mirth is only in town for one weekend.
‘Unfortunately, I had the luck to meet Jackson Pollock’ Lee Krasner once said of her husband.
Two young, naive, St Martins fools blur the line between art and comedy much more insalubriously than The Mighty Boosh did.
The Book of Thel is a new musical adaptation of William Blake’s prophetic poem, written in 1788.
The award-winning Stage 32, from Vermont, USA presents a creation story about creativity itself.
Written on an arch, Julie Cope’s Grand Tour: The Story of a Life by Grayson Perry, gives the sense of entering a house, secret garden or place of habitation.
A visit to a Bridget Riley exhibition is the closest thing to a "trip" a non-narcotic taker can experience.
This Hiroshima Day, Urasenke Tea Master Mio Shudo will lead a Japanese tea ceremony.
When you visit The Adam Pottery you will find much more than your everyday ceramics exhibition.
All abilities life drawing accompanied by live music at the Pianodrome – a playable amphitheatre constructed entirely from upcycled pianos.
After the success of 2018 Brewhemia is returning with our platter of showstopping acts from this year’s festival favourites and our very own Creative Clique.
In a world where we learn to hate the bodies of others and fear our own, MUSE offers a chance to find them instead.
Come and visit Edinburgh’s Sistine Chapel and see the beautiful, scintillating mural scheme by celebrated arts and crafts artist Phoebe Anna Traquair.
Venture into a magic land of epicness with this film music concert.
125 makers, artists and designers exhibiting their latest creations in a spectacular outdoor setting.
Hard-hitting piece of inclusive theatre exploring the untold stories and unseen struggles of people with additional needs.
Please help. I am trapped in a cardboard supermarket.
Paul Currie is bringing his sell out 2014/2015 award-winning masterpiece back to Edinburgh.
A showcase from the 70+ residents of the buzzing Coburg House art studio complex.
Backenders is a live comedy sketch parody of the BBC soap opera Eastenders.
Inspired in part by Andy Kaufman, Mitch Hedberg, Steven Wright, Tommy Cooper and Jaques Tati, Dino’s surrealist madcap experimental stand-up comedy is the catalyst to tell various …
Experience Quality Yard’s unique 360° street art courtyard and exhibition space featuring new works by Scottish street art and contemporary artists in the heart of Leith’s old tow…
Jacques Barrett, Bart Freebairn and Mick Neven – three of Australia’s finest headline acts, finally teaming up for a three-pronged 8pm comedy assault.
The Scottish National Gallery Of Modern Art play host to the first-ever survey exhibition of collage in the world.
Water Art is not painted nor drawn by Piney Lady, it is created by wild Scottish Highland rivers and streams as they twist and weave their way around and over rocks and the shallow…
Law impacts on people’s daily lives in numerous ways, but we can often feel remote from it.
Already stocking nearly 60 local and UK artists, illustrators and makers, Resident Asperger Artist, blogger and local character Garry Mckenzie has curated a unique collection of ar…
After a baffling 2018 run (The Wee Review Fringe Experience Award: ‘most memorable experience – be it good.
Miss DQ was born to perform and lights up a stage.
This comedy duo started working together over 20 years ago, touring all over the world with companies including The Lady Boys of Bangkok.
Alison Kinnaird has an international reputation as an artist working in glass.
The world comes together in an embrace of music and dance that will take the audience on a vibrant and captivating journey from the most primitive sounds of India to the fiery rhyt…
The show brings together a world record holder, an illustrator of the year and a published author: Via Fang (Taiwan) is an award-winning and internationally published illustrator.
Enjoy a glorious summer exhibition of paintings by Scottish Artists.
An ambitious cross-artform project by artist, composer and performer Hanna Tuulikki, investigating deer mimesis within traditional dance, specifically the Yaqui Deer Dance in Mexic…
‘As David fights against Goliath, we live.
A spectacular exhibition of West African tribal, ceremonial and performance masks and exquisite ethically sourced tribal textiles.
Consulting with his fortune teller alter ego, Filippo realizes that nostalgia is a consistently successful market.
Delve into the archives of Dunfermline College of Physical Education, Scottish gymnastics and influential dance pioneer Margaret Morris (1891-1980) and discover Scotland’s signif…
#GetDrawnIn by Vincent van Gogh while he paints an intimate portrait of his life.
This exhibition features two artists whose creative work is inspired by beachcombings.
We put comedians head-to-head in a battle of wit and put-downs.
Please note: this is not a comedy show.
Paul, now a fully-disqualified swan psychologist, delves deeper to discover the origins of the gay sperms and once again unleashes his bag of Disturbances.
Phoebe Traquair’s vivid arts and crafts murals (painted 1888-1892) include allegorical and religious images, portraits of leading figures, choir and clergy of the day and images of…
How unlikely is your fleeting existence? This nine-piece, multi award-winning progressive brass band embark on a curious audio-theatrical journey.
Each of these award-winning artists traverse their own routes across the boundaries between fine art and craft, challenging context and materiality.
This is about having sexual fantasies that don’t align with your politics.
Celebrating their final year as Europeans, island monkeys Becca and Louise got invited to the 2018 European Capital of Culture in Malta.
Bring home a part of Edinburgh’s unique style with original paintings, ceramics, jewellery by Edinburgh artists you won’t find anywhere else.
Alpha Art is an independent contemporary gallery established in 2006.
A sensory series of visual, sonic and kinetic installations inspired by blanket bog in the Scottish highlands, Cryptic take you on a captivating journey to Caithness and Sutherland…
Given how many inhabited his life, Picasso’s Women is but a mere glimpse from one side of the bed into what they endured.
This is a showcase of several African, Scottish, international and United Kingdom entertainment talents from various industries.
Following the success of the Total Theatre Award-winning Palmyra and Eurohouse, Bert and Nasi present an exclusive work-in-progress showing of their latest piece.
The hypnopompic boy king slam-dunks a sleepover-themed show so hard the hoop disintegrates.
Returning for the 16th year is the show that makes a difference – come along and help to raise vital funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Join us in the stunning Playfair Library for this combined exhibition and fashion show.
Rangoli is an Indian decorative art form traditionally designed and created by women to reflect the natural world.
One of Edinburgh’s newest choirs, Audacity is appropriately named for its bold approach to musical presentation and arrangements that dare to break away from tradition.
The link between imaginary and existing worlds is explored by 23 visionaries in a range of media.
Not All Men wash their hands after going to the toilet, not all men brush their teeth twice daily.
E and V are women, or so they think.
Sam wants to tell you about five encounters he had on Craigslist.
Void is really intense, in the best possible way.
Have you ever wondered why you can’t speak to the dead? You aren’t drunk enough silly.
A unique ensemble of worldwide artists who, in the search for their purest artistic origins found that their traditions have crossed paths since the beginning of time.
Edinburgh’s stunning and versatile choir has sold out every concert and show they’ve done since they began at the end of 2015.
Sh!t Theatre’s sell out show from last year returns for a limited run at Summerhall, in what is perhaps the most bizarre, strange and utterly hysterical hours of performance art …
ĐẸP is a Vietnamese word that translates as ‘beautiful’, and is also the starting point for Dam Van Huynh’s dance work that explores the nature of the human condition, tak…
This groundbreaking new tap show is heavily influenced by original electronic dance music and its coordination between light and sound.
Flower arranging is a superb, but neglected art.
In 1988 the KLF wrote The Manual.
All you need is a camera, an internet connection and something to say.
Mister Ellody has quietly kept his accordion shop going on the High Street for generations.
People who live with, work and volunteer in The Salvation Army’s Homelessness Services Units in Scotland participated in a big Paint Off on Friday 18th May.
Bob Slayer’s infamous late-night aftershow that probably isn’t for you.
Rory Mullen and Ric Stringer invite you to a new and oh so beautiful show, a mixture of performance art and theatre.
Join multi award-winning Amersham A Cappella as they celebrate their Fringe debut.
Coro 18 returns with this baroque masterpiece.
There are going to be two kinds of people who read this review: fans of Paul Foot, and people who are curious about Paul Foot.
Make sure you arrive at Notorious Strumpet & Dangerous Girl a few minutes early; performer Jess Love is thrilled to offer you a coffee, a tea, or a biscuit in the queue.
Lucy Jones, established Edinburgh artist, captures the spirit of Edinburgh in her mixed media paintings and collages of the classical Georgian architecture.
Last year, I was lucky enough to catch Alyona Ageeva’s Physical Theatre PosleSlov perform to a small audience and immediately became a fan.
“Have you ever fantasised about someone like me?” Katy Dye asks the audience, not as an adult woman, not as a performance artist, but as a 15-year-old school girl.
A converted 1960s caravan hosting installations both insightful and absurd, poetry, puppets and music.
This exhibition of ceramics could be on show in any gallery anywhere but what makes it special to many of our visitors is it being held in a working pottery.
Inclusive theatre group The Theatre Shed will explore end of life and organ donation in a unique and inspiring way.
Alternating dialogue with Bakkhic women’s odes of song and speak chorus, this new version of Euripides’ text by Anne Carson brings Greek tragedy to life.
‘Our world is in order, a world in which there are unchangable truths that are valid to everybody.
125 makers, artists and designers will be exhibiting their latest creations.
Seventy contemporary artists/makers open their studios to the public.
After last year’s sell-out show, Pete Sinclair returns with his cool crooners and a new mix of hits from The Great American Songbook: numbers like Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, S…
The Antipodean madman known as Von, shall be performing his fabled loops upon his eight-string guitar and telling his extraordinary tales with a twist of adult comedy and burlesque…
Einstein’s Dreams is a performance art piece filled with intellectual, stimulating and surprising movement inspired by Alan Lightman’s bestselling novel.
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The Le Monde Hotel cabaret show is at the forefront for discerning Fringe-goers and is a must-see of the festival! Relax in our luxurious Dirty Martini lounge, enjoy a cocktail or …
Alexander Fleming’s death-defying, worldly wonder antibiotic drugs have saved us for the last 90 years.
We’ve all been there.
Kick off your weekend as we mix you a heady cocktail of burlesque at Le Monde’s Dirty Martini Lounge.
If the impression of an accelerated overall situation ending in a crash is manifested, the mutation to the crash-test dummy has begun.
Brought to you by Civil Disobedience and that actor trapped inside the fur suit in Roddy Bottum’s Sasquatch: The Opera, Jet of Blood is the documadrama/ballet/opera/performance art…
The vividly stunning screen show of BRUSH Theatre.
Hold on to your cocktails, Le Tropicalocal is Paradise Palms’ raucous late-night showcase of provocative performance, queer cabaret, abstract experimenta and bangin’ tunes.
Being – what is it to be a me.
Beijing Golden Sails Arts Troupe return to Edinburgh following their previous successes.
Hold onto your drinks, Paradise Palms’ infamous late-night showcase of provocative performance, queer cabaret, dirty disco beats and future clubbing toasts itself by the Fireside.
The Piece is an immersive, glow-in-the-dark experience that spoofs immersive, glow-in-the-dark experiences.
Ian Scott Massie has fond childhood memories of Scotland.
‘Everyone should spend an hour with Bob, loveably chaotic master of one unique Fringe experience after another.
Based upon the letters of Vincent and Theo and Adeline Ravoux’s memoirs of Vincent’s stay in Auvers-sur-Oise, DeForest sets the record straight on a true artist’s personal stru…
Last year Gadsby won every major live comedy award.
Liberty Lates is a Thursday night late access to Liberty Art Fabrics and Fashion at a special reduced ticket price for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Codependent Arising is an immersive theater experience revealing the deepest, weirdest parts of one comedian in her most vulnerable state.
Australia’s favourite feather-ruffling, rabble-rousing, cabaret anarchist and neo-punk diva, Yana Alana bares all in this bent night of blues, boobs and blame.
No refunds. @catpicsmusicFU #catpicsmusicFU
Traquair’s vivid murals (painted 1888-1892) include religious and allegorical images, portraits of leading figures, the choir and clergy of the day, and images of the natural world…
Power? Sex? Control? Part Two: Baby, the Barbie doll-playing prostitute, becomes more and more a doll herself.
Making her UK debut, talented sand artist Irina Titova and her audience will travel Around the World in 80 Pictures in the spirit of Jules Verne.
This exclusive new exhibition, which will only be shown in Edinburgh, reveals how the taste for Rembrandt’s work in Britain evolved over the past 400 years.
Power? Sex? Control? Part One: Meet Baby, a prostitute willing to entertain you with Barbie dolls… Experience a bizarre underworld of desire and oppression.
A dancer dances, while another explains.
This exhibition by acclaimed British artist Tacita Dean takes performance as its theme.
Emil Nolde was one of the greatest colourists of the twentieth century.
Featuring Copernicus’ 1543 ground-breaking book On the Revolutions of Heavenly Spheres, meteorites, star charts, scientific instruments and Katie Paterson’s contemporary artwor…
Nàdar / Prakriti is the first solo UK exhibition by Indian artist Ravi Agarwal.
See the extraordinary world of the Fringe through the eyes of schoolchildren from across Scotland at this free exhibition of entries in the 2018 Fringe Schools Poster Competition, …
Ollie Dook will create his first outdoor work as part of Jupiter Artland’s programme to support emerging artists in the production of outdoor work.
Join Lyra’s Artist-in-residence, Lou Brodie, at the top of Arthur’s Seat from dawn till dusk as she offers a letter to the city from the other side of the hill.
Elaine Davidson is something of an Edinburgh icon.
The latest performance project from leading site-specific dance theatre company Oceanallover.
Returning for the 15th year is the art show where you can make a difference – come along and you’ll be raising vital funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Workshy is a performance art piece by Katy Baird, a lady more experienced in customer service roles than theatrical ones.
In 1891, the genius inventor Nikola Tesla tamed lightning with his Tesla coil, a device that renders electricity visible.
Freshly stepping out of their Orgone Accumulator this summer, Impermanence are blowing themselves up and climaxing just for you.
These four friends are absolutely obsessed with reality TV.
Our Carnal Hearts is a wicked and totally absorbing cathartic purging experience, exalting the darker shades of humanity that dwell within us all.
Sex clown, wild woman and surreal showgirl, the award-winning, head-spinning Betty Grumble returns to Edinburgh with her flesh riot of laughing love and ecosex.
One of the emperor’s favorite concubines in the Tang Dynasty, Yang Gui Fei, was also renowned as one of the four beauties in Chinese history.
Doreen’s One-Minute No-Brainer Lectures have had over 21 million online video views since April 2016.
Truscott wrestles with: standing up while telling jokes, second shows, stealing material and bad reviews – back in the town where she got ‘em! All while paying homage to her fa…
Rob Mulholland assures us that he’s a popular comedian and then launches into a tirade against the so-called middle class comedians who sell out at the Fringe.
One of Scotland’s great contemporary artists discusses his career.
Come join the stand-up legend and punk poet for a daily dose of iPad-driven art fun.
‘Evocative, inspirational’ ***** (EdinburghGuide.
A unique fusion of art, poetry, projections, music and theatre.
If you’ve ever wondered what having a mental-health issue feels like then head down to Help!.
What connects plastic penguins and the floundering middle class? Straight men and empty bottles of Gatorade? Melania Trump and the crumpled foil of a Ferrero Rocher? Julio Torres i…
David Huntsberger’s stand-up show is problematic as a comedy show as it has very little resembling a joke.
An interactive installation, with music and film, about archives, memory, collaboration, friendship and exploration, based on an imaginative reworking of the Richard Demarco archiv…
Puppetry of the Penis has now played to most of the Western world, having played in over 35 countries and performed in six languages.
Sh!t Theatre are excited to present their ‘mainstream crossover’ hit following their 2016 show Letters to Windsor House that earned them a Fringe First.
Something akin to Grand Master of the bits of the Fringe that aren’t ‘a capitalist mess’, as he styles it, a visit to Bob Slayer’s double-decker bus is a source of rejuvena…
In Korea when somebody dies, people say they have gone ‘over the moon’ or ‘crossed the river’.
Visit Topshop Edinburgh Princes Street every Saturday in August for live art with Scottish illustrator and printmaker Tori Grey.
Visit Topman Edinburgh Princes Street every Saturday in August for live art with Scottish illustrator and artist Conzo Throb.
Culminating in an audience member punching a stuffed monkey named Jonnie whilst Paul Foot shouts ridiculous syncopated mottos about equality for all mankind, this show provides alm…
FK Alexander returns with her Total Theatre Award-winning sell-out 2016 show.
Five hours is a long time for everyone – it’s a long time for a viewer, it’s a long time for an actor, and it’s a long time to have an excruciating conversation about your …
How does one describe Betty Grumble? No really, I’m at a loss.
Panopticon is a prison designed by philosopher and social theorist Jeremy Bentham.
An interdisciplinary work from Turtle Island that takes shape around peoples and the land.
Explores through the media of painting and printmaking our interaction with the natural world – its history, mythology and fragility.
Last Fringe 1,444 people read the entire Chilcot Report in a garden shed next to a double-decker bus.
Liverpool Echo Comedian of the Year 2016, Top Joe, has invented a new word.
Welcome to our long-established Fringe exhibition, where visitors can not only enjoy our exciting show of ceramics but also visit us backstage in our studios.
Jennifer Thomson launches her exciting new collection of Edinburgh paintings.
The year is 1987.
The no-two-shows-the-same, expectation defying Fringe classic that never actually starts.
Mystery pot-luck intimate performance art show: Is it alive? Or is it dead? It’s a total surprise in a garden shed.
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Award-winning public speaker, comedian and psychotherapist Ola Aralepo presents his innovative practice, Stand Up Therapy: featuring jokes, storytelling, singing, TED Talks-style p…
A display of illustration and mixed media artworks by Adelaide-based artist, Stephanie Mitchell.
Domesticated is a show about private thoughts and private parts with rebellious acts of vaudeville. Entangled in Mittens’s nine lives is a secret life: her struggle to be intimate.
Alpha Art Gallery presents a collection of the latest original paintings and prints by Ron Lawson, an artist widely regarded as Scotland’s most distinctive contemporary painter.
This is a collaboration of stunt and colour: the first of its kind in the world.
Group Tago makes a welcome return to this year’s Fringe after wowing audiences last year, receiving standing ovations at every performance.
A light-hearted lecture on the German Renaissance’s coolest dude, Albrecht Dürer.
Texas’s badass Godmother of Americana touches the third rail yet again.
After six years of austerity, is it even possible to be an artist and make enough money for luxuries like bread? Show Me the Money is a funny, inspirational show by multimedia arti…
BlundaBus infamous and intimate late-night knees-up that probably isn’t for you.
Presented across Inverleith House and the Front Range glasshouse at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Plant Scenery of the World aims to evoke the theatrical, awe-inspiring, utop…
Brazilian artist Jac Leirner presents her first solo exhibition in Scotland, bringing work from major collections together with new work made especially for Edinburgh audiences.
Painted 1888-1892 and restored in 1998, Traquair’s acclaimed murals illustrate the canticle Benedicite Omnia Opera.
Curated by Sarah Lowndes, New Edition is a group exhibition displaying newly commissioned printed works by Museums Press, Poster Club and Emer Tumilty.
See the extraordinary world of the Fringe through the eyes of schoolchildren from across Scotland at this free exhibition of entries in the 2017 Fringe Schools Poster Competition.
Bringing together more than 80 paintings by an almost forgotten generation of artists, this exhibition explores the figurative tradition in British art between the two World Wars.
Only four years after the invention of photography was announced to the world in 1839, two Scots had mastered the new medium and were producing works of breathtaking skill in extra…
An exhibition of illustrated works by students and graduates of Edinburgh College of Art.
This major exhibition tells the real story of the rise and fall of the Jacobites.
In under thirty minutes Collapse presents a hauntingly hypnotic exploration of Cassandra’ agony as she prophetically laments the collapse of her city.
Apples and Snakes and New Writing South present a 2 hour workshop aimed at spoken word artists and those interested in writing for performance.
We are slowly falling apart, we are stagnating.
One entertaining community.
‘Eve’s Dawning’ combines storytelling, live music and animation to tell the dystopian fairy tale of Eve, the last girl in the world, as she navigates a post-apocalyptic waste…
Children’s poet and spoken word theatre maker Justin Coe (‘Big Wow’, ‘Small Wonder’, ‘The Dictionary of Dads’, ‘The Jumble Book’) leads a workshop for adult writers/performers inte…
A woman single-mindedly pursues her physical image at the expense of her inner self.
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.
‘Who Do You Think You Are? Barbara Brownskirt’ is a darkly funny, pathos-fuelled show inspired by the TV show of similar name by writer and performance artist Karen McLeod.
I love edgy cabaret - give
me songs about Chemsex (thanks Bourgeois and Maurice), or anti-drag (thanks
David Hoyle) or blood, sweat and other bodily fluids (thanks Christeene) an…
A showcase of live performance and film made by artists with learning disabilities from Brighton & Hove and beyond.
“Blurring the lines between music and artistic performance, John’s use of visuals and costumes pushing the set to another level.
Presenting the best in art, sculpture, debate and creative workshops, Cultureground is the interactive gallery that showcases young people’s work from across the city.
One parent refuses to talk about sex.
A joyous and empowering hour of cabaret, burlesque, and labels that just don’t stick.
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.
Unflinchingly honest journey to every mum.
A musical story for children where each character is a musical instrument .
Join us for some drag king cabaret by the seaside as we celebrate the bois from previous King of the Fringe competitions.
Solo musical cabaret exploring genderqueer identity with songs and drag.
Settling into a pew at Sweet St Andrew’s along with a small but eager crowd, I had no idea what to expect from I Will Carry You Over Hard Times.
Anthony Ayton, mid-forties, middle-class ex-criminal lawyer, raised in the East End of London before attending a public boarding school, a comprehensive, and finally a grammar scho…
It’s time for a show of radical gestures and tough words.
An afternoon of creative writing, poetry and stories.
Join burlesque artist and naked stand-up, Miss Glory Pearl, for an intimate, innovative show combining powerful stories, beautiful women and beautiful words.
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 …
A fascinating opportunity to learn the mime choreography technique behind the award-winning performance ‘I Will Carry You Over Hard Times’.
Join The Fairy Tale Fair at Brighton Open Market for a special Saturday market takeover.
Bold, witty, and surreal, burlesque maverick Jeu Jeu la Foille fuses original beat poetry with the tormented lullabies of Tom Waits, punctuated with scientific accounts of perhaps …
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 you…
An Arab, a Jew, and a new immigrant take a voyage into memory, dramatising their personal stories.
We are presented with two bodies: a loud Jamaican dance hall music and disco lights.
Kate Winslet soaking wet, porcelain thrones and dancing sausages.
Disco Yoga® is a brand new yoga class inspired by a new generation of ‘mindful drinkers’ as well as those who simply want fitness to be fun and uplifting! It’s for people who …
Back for 2017! Another fantastic day out for art lovers everywhere.
“A machine gun of visual joy” (SeeingDance)
This dark, ribald, physical commentary is created and performed by Liz Aggiss, a “maverick, anarchic, indomitable and fearless p…
An evening of new and exciting work from students nearing the end of their acting training at Strode’s College.
Cultural Echo is the debut theatre work from young company Broken Perspectives.
I wasn’t entirely sure what I’d witnessed after walking out of BLINDFOLD: The Night of the Hunt, a surreal play by Greek company THE.
“I looked like an angel, but was a fiend inside.
Come and take a look around our beautiful church.
A unique opportunity to see what goes on behind the public face of one of the largest artists’ groups in the country, Phoenix Brighton Open Studios.
Our 2017 sculpture exhibition showcases work by both established and up-and-coming artists.
For the last five years, Tommy has been trying to recover from an addiction that people struggle to class as an addiction.
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 (Anarch…
A double-bill of intimately presented contemporary dance, story and film, exploring the perception and experience of shared memory.
A week long exhibition of visionary art and imaginative Realism in central Brighton.
Local author and poet Thomas Wolfe presents a night of spoken word, poetry and storytelling from some of Brighton’s best poets.
Seven brave and bold artists constructing the next big thing in theatre.
An extravaganza of themed figure-drawing.
Experience the extraordinary atmosphere of the Sussex home of Surrealists Lee Miller and Roland Penrose, whose guests included Picasso, Man Ray and Miró.
The world preview of Lucy’s new show - a coming to terms/retelling of the history of England and spiritual revolution.
Post-popular prodigy Lucy McCormick and her Girl Squad present a trashstep-DubPunk morality play for the modern world.
An exhibition of works that explore disrupted space: cultural, political, emotional and physical, selected from Phoenix Brighton studio artists and curated by Lucy Day.
A strange and amazing masked music group are bringing their unique party to Brighton.
Athena Kugblenu has watched, listened and looked for a long time, and now she’s grown tired of the conventions of the left wing press.
After 3 sold-out seasons, the Disco Lovers return to their now-legendary late night slots at the awesome Spiegeltent.
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 s…
Now celebrating 40 years, this busy, central, printmaking studio is open again to the public, exhibiting members’ works amid the tools and presses of their creation.
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 origin…
A 70 minute tour in the company of either Silas, Jasper or Ebenezer, visiting eight sites, around Brighton’s most haunted quarter.
Charly N’doumbe, student at the Beaux-Arts Biarritz, validated his curriculum by obtaining a DNAP (National Diploma of Visual Arts) with a special congratulations and accreditation…
Discover hundreds of today’s most sought-after limited edition and original prints in one must-see gallery! Lose yourself in the latest releases from outstanding artists such as …
In case you were wondering.
New work from an exciting Irish theatre company.
An eclectic array of work from a local arts collective exploring some of the many faces of the city.
We are a group of young people concerned about our future in the UK, with such dramatic changes happening all around us.
Sculptural installation with spoken word performance on The Banjo Groyne inbetween The Palace Pier and Brighton Marina.
Like independent film? Support Nightpiece.
What are you connected to? How does it feel to be connected? When do we feel connected? Touch is a durational event that explores connection, memory and the passing of time at the …
The Paradise Palms is a difficult venue in which to perform.
This exciting annual art show, now in its 14th year, is held in the beautiful surroundings of Bonhams auction house in the New Town.
For a comedian with such a cult following, renowned for surrealist originality, I was very excited about my first encounter with Paul Foot’s comedy.
Brave New Worlds is a design-led performance collective from the UK and Lithuania, founded by award-winning theatre maker and performer Valentina Ceschi (Dancing Brick), visual art…
It is time, after 2000 years, for the resurrection – the one and only, our beloved Jesus.
This is no ordinary birthday party.
A spectacle of music, video, strobes, multimedia, animation in 3D and 2D, with treated and customised film, using colour effects, singing and flamenco percussion mixed with Scottis…
As Mikey (Andrew Bridge) welcomes you to thePleasance Green, he’s very chatty, dressed in an unusual combination of sports shorts, a yellow jumper and a sparkly poncho.
Bildraum is part of the ‘Big in Belgium’ series, featuring six of the country’s many outstanding theatre and performance companies.
Alfred Hitchcock has already firmly established that birds are terrifying beyond doubt.
Bubble-lovers will rejoice in this fun, immersive spectacle lead by the energetic assistant Ms Squeaky Bottom and the Nutty Professor himself.
Triple Threat is a gloriously transgressive flurry of punky, feminist mayhem.
Try your hand at Chinese traditional painting calligraphy! Even state presidents won’t miss it during their visits in China.
A collaboration of five, Edinburgh based contemporary artists presents…Bonkers! Visual artists Abigail Smith, Clare Robertson, Freddie Thomas, Joan Stack and Roween Suess present…
New work from Edinburgh ceramicists Lara Scobie and Craig Mitchell. Highly recommended. For more information, vist: larascobie-ceramics.com and craigmitchellceramics.com.
Kate Bush may well have adopted a new receptacle in the form of a skimpy harlequin from down under.
In 1923, Marlene Dietrich made the transition from stage to cinema through a bit part in German silent comedy The Little Napoleon.
The Terrestrial Sea highlights the ever-changing environments of Cromarty Firth through music and film.
‘Thought-provoking, visually beautiful and totally engaging’ **** (EdinburghGuide.
The Tempest, retold by children whose first language isn’t even English.
Contemporary visual artists Gillian Spanswick and Irene Campbell reference memory, moment, atmosphere, reflection and sound, presenting their work inspired by their individual sens…
Many theatre companies oversell their wares with outrageous hyperbole.
It’s a strange and unsettling thing being stood stock-still for a few minutes, gazing into a stranger’s eyes.
Annie Siddon’s (almost) one-woman show, How (Not) To Live In Suburbia, is an absolute treat from Siddon’s first smile to the audience as she takes the stage, until she exits.
What happens when British Sign Language poetry meets spoken word? Can a poem be performed in two entirely different languages at once and still make sense? And be good? To what ext…
Joe Sellman-Leava has lived with labels his entire life and he also has to live with the consequences of them.
Artist and lecturer Hilary Guise speaks about the significance and history of the colour red. Tea, coffee and pastries included afterwards.
Emballage refers to Tadeusz Kantor’s concept of wrapping, a utilitarian action taken from the most mundane reality of everyday life.
A group of performers, writers, politicians and you plan to stage a reading of the Chilcot Report.
What makes this ceramic exhibition special is that it is held within a collective working pottery.
Three people’s dreams merge in post-apocalyptic Britain.
Amused Moose Best Show nominee TT returns, with a devastatingly funny show.
Seventy artists/makers open their studios to the public.
Following 2015’s ‘outstanding’ five-star review (Edinburgh49.
The Fruitmarket Gallery boasts “World class contemporary art at the heart of the city”.
Edinburgh-based singer-songwriter Fiona Crow presents her collection of self-penned songs accompanied by a full band, visual art and dance for a one-off Fringe production.
In the award-winning performance of Your Majesties, Navaridas and Deutinger reenact Barack Obama’s Nobel lecture, held at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo in 2009.
A mindfulness start to your day.
A week of arts and crafts events: an interactive art event unlike any other.
Stuck between failure and fame, the artist known only as Tape invites you to witness the creation of a pop-cultural Frankenstein.
The Celts exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland is well worth a visit.
A rare cultural occasion brought to the theatre: Korean shamanism engages communication with the heavens, played out on stage.
Leave your stress here and bring back vibrant energy to your life.
Wave After Wave builds on a reputation for presenting new frontiers in digital art, cyanotype and screen print.
Bob Slayer’s infamous late night lock-in and happenings: Storytelling and take-overs on a multiple award-winning double-decker bus.
Returning in a new theatrical format that builds on 2015’s outdoor extravaganza, The AniMotion Show premieres Peace and War.
During thirty years of exhibitions programming Inverleith House has originated and presented some of the most memorable exhibitions ever staged in the UK, and achieved an internati…
Internationally renowned artist the Scottish Colourist, Cara Mckinnon Crawford, presents a collection of paintings from her travels in Scotland, France, Italy and Russia.
Subtitled Collecting the Marvellous, this exhibition brings together some of the finest surrealist works of art from four legendary private collections, those of Roland Penrose, Ed…
The many extraordinary ways in which artists have portrayed themselves are explored in this exhibition, with over 150 self-portraits by over a hundred artists, across six centuries…
German artist Joseph Beuys (1921-1986) is best known for his actions, installations and sculptures, but first and foremost he was an artist who was interested in ideas: ideas about…
This summer’s blockbuster exhibition is an expansive survey of Impressionism, showcasing over 100 paintings from around the world.
See the vibrant world of the Fringe through the eyes of schoolchildren from across Scotland at this free exhibition of entries in the 2016 Fringe Schools Poster Competition, includ…
Facing both her 80th year and an unveiling of a new piece of artwork, artist Gert has a lot to think about.
Meet many cutting-edge local and national artists and buy incredible art direct at the artrepublic Art Yard Sale! Head to Jubilee Square for this spectacular Brighton Fringe climax…
Enter, stranger! Knightmare Live is back with a brand new concept and offers YOU the chance to wear the iconic helmet of justice and play the dungeon.
Back for its second year, ‘The Dance Trail’ invites audience members on a journey of contemporary dance performances in unusual spaces around Brighton.
I originally held out much hope for this production from How to Deal with Rude and Unruly Women, however being there was like serving a prison sentence.
Marilyn Carino’s torchy, existential electro-soul has been likened to “Nina Simone coming back from the dead to front Morcheeba”; her latest album, ‘Leaves, Sadness, Science’ deeme…
A 60-minute, non-stop highly-interactive and energetic show, jam-packed with singing, dancing, spectacular acrobatics and music, featuring original tracks from the hit TV show.
He’s been called “dancer to watch” by The World Dances, represented GB in the Tap World Championships and even danced for the Royal Family.
How do the dying do their dying?
What is this end-of-life thing all about?
This show asks questions about dying, has no answers about living.
For a topic that has become slightly worn in recent years and can easily slip into cliché, this was a very commendable take, using the extremely difficult device of verbatim perfo…
Join Doris La Trine and Lotta Quizeen on their first day out of rehab.
Our Flower Festival, entitled “LOVE IS .
‘Mr Candela’ is a charming story of a misunderstood inventor and his passion for light.
The 2nd year of BIF: The Brighton Illustration Fair.
Funk The Family returns for another magical instalment of fantastical fun for all the family.
An intensive, three-day urban sketching on-location workshop, led by world class sketchers, Isabel Carmona, Swasky and Rolf Schroeter.
Everyone wants their dad to be a hero.
Quirky, wistful, witty, jubilant songs; dynamic performance; unique arrangements; ingenious costumes.
The MA Performance and Visual Practices returns to the Marlborough Theatre for its annual show of surprise and delight.
A Colombian/Irish/Englishman takes on identity, the world, and why you have to try a Japanese toilet.
Five afternoons of energising art, food and wellbeing! Eat your happy and put a tang in your step this May.
Our tits sing, dance and talk about how they’re made for f**king.
The author Mick Jackson talks taxidermy and explores our ambivalent relationship with the animal kingdom, from Walter Potter to Johnny Morris via John Berger.
With elements that could have made it great, Hardly Still Walking, Not Yet Flying was
sadly let down by others that weren’t quite up to par.
Step right up and behold the one and only Daggers MacKenzie, the gal who defies death with every toss of the blade.
Kianja is an emerging young singer/songwriter making waves on the live London scene, fusing jazz and urban flavours with a twist of vintage style.
Award-winning idiot Joz Norris attempts to present the most audacious solo comedy show ever.
A solo exhibition showcasing new oil paintings by Brighton-based artist Louise Searle.
From the ashes and ruins of long dead earth and the infinite blacknesses of what will be the year 2116, emerges the Funeral Doom Spiritual.
A clue to the treasure house hidden within this Hove church is the woodcarving of St George at the door.
Experience the fire of Scottish traditional music, the delicacy of classical perfection, the spirit of jazz and the life of the city from Urban Folk duo, An Dhá.
This exhibition is brought to you by a collection of local artists working in a variety of mediums.
Dance until the late hours.
Sit back, relax and enjoy Aqua TV, brought to you by the synchronised swimmers of Brighton.
An interactive performance exploring our death rituals in the gorgeous Extra-Mural Chapel.
“The very act of.
Eva is often drawn to paint the pathways through the chalky hills of Sussex and loves the challenge of capturing its contours and shifting colours and light.
Brighton’s only drag king competition is back! It’s time for bois to become men as they battle it out to win the crown (and 100 quid)! Expect a night of bulging biceps, protruding …
A show about the relationship between power and sexual desire, what it means to want to be someone else, and Bruce Springsteen.
Slash/Theatre presents - come into your own slice of life! The land of the free has never been so easy to hide from.
Fresh from his sell-out run in Edinburgh, comedy writer for Channel Four’s ‘The Last Leg’, Adam judges himself and the world with wanton cynicism but now wonders if this is just …
In 2015 Pop Star XNTHONY and The Penny Slots were heading to Eurovision.
Through a blend of stand-up, song, dance, games and a cameo by her sidekick, Nigel the Pug, Ballou will delve into the comedic depths of pregnancy and work out what’s funny about…
Join Sevanti for a ‘Yogida’ workshop, based on the choreography of her ‘Moving Into Stillness’ performance.
Hullabaloo Community Quire presents ‘We Are Stardust!’
Join Hullabaloo and friends Robb Johnson, Naomi Bedford, Bela Emerson, Steven Grainger and WeBop choir, for a joyful celebra…
single and HIV positive Pete listens to the consolations of his best friend
Vanessa on his voicemail.
Inspired by a phrase from Virginia Woolf to describe dusk, Owl Time is a gentle production that provides political punch.
Enter the world of sight loss!
Experience works created by both sighted and visually impaired artists.
Numbers, symbols, synchronicity, a key, a door, dimensions, sentient life - what is reality? A glimpse into space/time and my perception of the Universe.
Join burlesque performer and naked stand-up, Miss Glory Pearl, for an intimate show where beautiful women read naked.
Ecological art weekend, raising awareness of plastic pollution, toxics in our seas and our bodies, women in science, art and exploration.
A cabaret piece about what happens when women are given just one hour a day to think about what it is to be a woman.
A stunning exhibition in a beautiful, spacious setting.
Sell-out 2014 and 2015, the ‘English Disco Lovers’ are back at the best little tent at Brighton Fringe.
A one day hands-on workshop covering early wet-process photographic printing.
Award-winning comedian with a random set-list in a quest to find the meaning of life.
Join us at the North Laine for a weekender of art, music, performance and general fringy goodness! We’ll start on Friday evening and won’t stop until Sunday night! Expect live art,…
A unique 1:1 scale replica of a Jubilee Line tube carriage, with the interior and exterior covered in a printed vinyl wrap, featuring the graphic artwork of Andy Seize, who experim…
Dressed only from the waist up and ankles down, Truscott undoes the rules and rhetoric about rape, comedy and the awkward laughs in between.
A joint exhibition over two floors by Brighton artists Patrick O’Donnell and Dawei Zhang featuring recent works upstairs, and a selection of work by both, spanning the last ten yea…
Once again, this busy, central, printmaking studio opens its doors to the public, exhibiting members’ works amid the tools and presses of their creation.
Jewellers dedicate their craft to transform our waste into desirable objects.
A new exhibition from the archive of Brighton photographer, George Douglas.
Our sculpture exhibition is a celebration of art and sculpture, showcasing works by both established and up-and-coming artists.
This year, Ink_d have invited every artist they have ever shown to submit one amazing artwork to make the best Ink_d show ever! Be prepared to be amazed and delighted by all your f…
Winner of the Brighton Fringe Visual Arts Award 2015, Brian Mander performs as The Dark Laureate.
Drowned Voices Rise; poetry by Eliot, Auden, Yeats and others.
Have a go on the potter’s wheel.
Albert Mews Studio opens its doors for five weekends this May, hosting an array of returning and new designer talent.
Discover hundreds of limited-edition prints and original works from today’s cutting-edge artists, including Sir Peter Blake, Damien Hirst, Pure Evil, Dave White, Magnus Gjoen and…
Technology and the evolution of the Artist’s Book:
the exhibition features the work of notable book artists from across the world, selected by New York-based curator and artist …
Romany Mark Bruce, the creator of the Brighton AIDS Memorial, exhibits a new collection of vibrant abstract paintings, inspired by ecclesiastical items collected by him over 20 yea…
An interactive, musical, play experience by Exploring Senses and One Brighton FM.
Theatre is, for the most part, about telling stories with the aids of actors, scenery and props; in contrast, stand-up comedy is usually about a single person sharing their perspec…
There’s something infectious about certain ad jingles.
Forced Entertainment have a legendary reputation for creating innovative, engaging and challenging theatre and performance.
Are you The Sick of the Fringe? Commissioned by the Wellcome Trust and conceived by Brian Lobel, The Sick of the Fringe is a curated programme of events aiming to inspire collabora…
Art has long been a source of joy and comfort, both for creator and viewer.
Like independent film? You’ll love Nightpiece.
Edinburgh is a hotbed of street performance, pushy flyerers and hill-related exhaustion at this time of year.
The rise of feminist critique in the world of opera has given life to some fascinating discussions.
‘I looked for it on Blackpool beach with my Mum.
Live podcast recording and variety show in aid of Peruvian Kettle Syndrome.
Here is what happens in A String Section: five women cut the legs off the chairs on which they are sitting.
Donald Torr was, apparently, the best big brother any little girl could have, especially growing up on the outskirts of 1960s’ Aberdeen.
Live art every day.
Disobedient yoghurt-covered yoga bitches.
Six months into their relationship, Bryony found out that Tim suffered from severe clinical depression.
After 60 years, Liz Aggiss finally gives herself permission to do what she damn well pleases.
The Silver Moon Poetry Collection gives voice to the unspoken voices of the Feminine.
Combining puppetry, magic and scientific-demonstration, THE ASSEMBLY OF ANIMALS gives a glimpse into the inner workings of a laboratory looking for life in everyday objects.
This is a sweet and imaginative show that really draws you into the story that the delightful characters wish to tell.
Yet again CalArts pushes forward the frontiers of theatre with an extraordinary, fascinating and labyrinthine work.
Join Sue Perkins for BBC Two’s Festival highlights show, with live music, discussions, performance and comedy.
Following on from Brew’s acclaimed Remember When which recalled his past an elite ballet dancer, For Now I am engages directly with his body as it is now, 18 years on since his lif…
Coburg Collective is an exciting festival exhibition featuring award-winning artists and makers from Edinburgh’s Coburg House Studios.
For the third year running, four artists from Edinburgh College of Art show their current works on paper.
Back to the National Galleries, iPad in hand, and ready to sketch, legendary stand-up, punk poet and sketchsmith Phill Jupitus invites you to join him each morning as he sketches a…
Surrealist comedian Paul Foot is an Edinburgh Fringe institution.
Post-rock performance troupe Needless Alley present Where.
Radio 4’s daily arts show with the hits, misses, debates and talking points of the festivals and Fringe so far, along with writers, artists and live performances.
Figure and Spirit examines the physical and unseen aspects of the human figure in its relation to the inner person and soul.
A cosmic pile-on of free-thinking radicals from Northern Ireland present a smorgasbord of performance art, improvised music, comedy and spoken word, reeking of trusting, spontaneou…
Exhibit This! is a series of fast-paced scenes and monologues based on 50+ works in New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Shift is a collective of poets that includes Rachel Amey, Bram Gieben, Harry Giles, Jenny Lindsay, Ali Maloney, Rachel McCrum and Sam Small.
PAN, the Korean word for festival, is a showcase of traditional dance and drumming and forms an eye-opening if not always compelling introduction to the country’s performance.
“Doesn’t she look lovely?” Louise Mothersole and Rebecca Biscuit coo again and again, spitting irony.
With the title Some People Talk About Violence one would be forgiven for thinking Barrel Organ’s new show is serious and depressing.
Dumfries and Galloway based printmaker Sarah Stewart creates fresh contemporary works inspired by patterns and typography found within her environment and found objects.
Antiwords is a piece inspired by Václav Havel’s play Audience, featuring an awkward dialogue between a dissident playwright and a drunken brew master.
Legendary stand-up and original punk poet Phill Jupitus hosts two evenings of some of the best comedy Edinburgh has to offer, in the atmospheric environs of the Scottish National P…
‘A mesmerising visual and aural feast’ (Scotsman).
Bryony Kimmings is a theatre maker, performer and actor.
This is one of the strangest hours I have ever passed.
Billed as both musical theatre and performance art, the audience for Brigitte Aphrodite’s My Beautiful Black Dog, her autobiographical account of depression, is likely to bring v…
Awkward Happiness is a reflection on the futility of happiness.
Lewis Schaffer states that although he normally occupies rooms on one of the free fringes during August, for his 2015 run he’s charging folk a fiver.
Lost in Transition looks at Romania’s decretei: children born as a result of Ceausescu’s 770 Decree that forbade contraception and abortions.
Legendary San Franscisco Rock band famous for their 1975 smash White Punks on Dope and their outrageous, theatrical live performances.
It’s fitting that, given how this is the centenary of its original publication by Edinburgh-based publisher Blackwood’s, that at least one version of John Buchan’s classic th…
From Georgia State University comes a wonderful reimagining of the Medea myth, reset in the colourful trappings of Trinidad’s carnival.
Poet Bog Polanco’s idea for this bite-sized poetry performance is really good: inspired by paintings from Scotland’s major collections he performs a series of poems he’s writ…
This show captures that exciting moment when a story gets so good, its teller has to put down their drink.
Children’s entertainment should be brimming with energy, lovable and over-the-top characters, and enchanting tricks.
Show your Hope is a mobile art exhibition by Dutch storyteller Mr Martin who has been travelling all over the world with a van full of paintings since 2003.
The Jerome Experience – Rotating Drumming Show… ‘You may call him a musician, I’d call him an artist whose medium is sound and form…’ (Andy Sweetland).
Medea, spurned foreign lover of Greek hero Jason, exacts terrible, poetic revenge in a local laundrette.
Unique, limited and very rare opportunity to visit Edinburgh artist in situ.
A Bohemian Banquet.
Growing up, my preacher man father made me draw Bible stories.
One hundred makers, artists and designers exhibiting their latest creations in a spectacular outdoor setting.
Uncover the linguistic layers of a Russian doll! Hear yourself in Nastya Rybachuk’s contemporary, provocative and witty verses.
Juxta-Position is an experimental performance art piece inspired by the song stylings of the defiant folk singer, Ani DiFranco.
An adventure through creativity from representational to abstract.
This special three room Artist Rooms exhibition is dedicated to works by renowned American artist Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997).
Since 1983 Dazzle has been showing up to 50 leading contemporary jewellery designers from all over the world.
Learn the secrets of the cartoonists art with the award-winning creator of Clare in the Community (BBC Radio 4 and the Guardian) and Hamlet (the stage and in and around The Pleasan…
Paint is thrown onto the naked body, as art and theatre combine in an explosion of colour and movement.
A starry evening with the most famous child star you’ve never heard of.
A selling exhibition of tribal, ceremonial and performance masks from Africa and Asia.
For 30 years Ewins has been the top sales rep at the Plymouth Pie Factory.
Young Curators from Fife College worked with Kirkcaldy Galleries in Fife during the Artist Rooms: Diane Arbus exhibition.
Who’s parting the velvety curtains tonight? Amongst DJs, drinking, chatting and flirting, testbed cabaret Pollyanna showcases performance art, drag, live music, and best/messiest…
An exhibition of marble and bronze sculptures by the renowned Polish artist, in the sumptuous surroundings of Freemasons’ Hall Committee Room, is accompanied by an exhibition of …
Unique nightly events where performance and art intertwine.
Join Ryan Cull (2013 BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Award winner) as he describes his personal life in progress, from his boyhood adventures in leg braces to becoming a man combating h…
Jenny’s a mischievous little girl who loves playing with her Dad.
A series of personal portraits of extraordinary men.
Summerhall’s Meadow Galleries hosts the first Unlimited Exhibition: a collection of ambitious visual and mixed media installations by outstanding disabled artists.
A rare opportunity to enjoy exclusive, after-hours access to the Scottish National Gallery’s world-class collection of masterpieces.
Inverleith House will present the first ever exhibition in a UK public gallery by the late John Chamberlain (born 1927, Rochester, United States, died 2011).
David Bailey has made an outstanding contribution to photography and visual art, creating consistently imaginative and thought-provoking portraits.
Watercolours, oils and prints of Scottish landscapes and wildlife by artist Leo du Feu and Susan Smith. Open daily. www.rosl.org.uk
A major solo exhibition of new work by British artist Phyllida Barlow, who is known for monumental sculptures made from simple materials.
In an innovative collaboration of depth and diversity, potter Paul Tebble, artist Anne Gilchrist and poet Elizabeth Burns respond to each other’s work and break down boundaries bet…
Painted 1888-1892, Traquair’s acclaimed murals, restored in 1998, illustrate the canticle Benedicite Omnia Opera.
Come and visit Edinburgh’s Sistine Chapel, and see the beautiful, scintillating mural scheme by celebrated arts and crafts artist Phoebe Anna Traquair.
Exhibition of fine Chinese silk embroidery by Su Embroidery Studio from Suzhou, China.
A light broadcasts from Mars. At first it falters, is interfered with, then it becomes clear. It is The Boy with Green Hair, anti-war. A short film.
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