Arthur and the Scattered Notes

Arthur and the Scattered Notes

Local band the Scattered Notes will perform songs from their continually expanding repertoire. 

Looking Forward, Looking Back

Looking Forward, Looking Back

A concert of contemporary classical chamber music featuring both compositions by musicians who served in the armed forces, and new work composed in response to the works of these … 

Ageless

Ageless

A joyful celebration of the dance of life, regardless of where you are on that road. 

Cathedral Concert: Maximiliano Martin

Cathedral Concert: Maximiliano Martin

Principal Clarinettist of the SCO and international soloist Maximiliano Martin accompanied by Scott Mitchell comes to St Mary’s Cathedral to perform works by Poulenc, Saint-Saens, … 

Remedy for Memory

Remedy for Memory

Beautiful people. 

Exposure

Exposure

47 Newham health workers were filmed talking about their experiences of the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Peaceophobia

Peaceophobia

Peaceophobia is an unapologetic response to rising Islamophobia around the world. 

Philip Glass at 85 (Part 2): Music for Organ

Philip Glass at 85 (Part 2): Music for Organ

Programme marking the 85th anniversary of Philip Glass, three of his compositions are performed at the Wells Kennedy organ by Arbroath-based musician Mark Spalding: Music in Fifths… 

He's Dead

He's Dead

He’s Dead is a dark fantasy choreography asking the unanswerable question: Was Tupac depressed? This conceptual group work uses dance, live action and sound to unearth the unspoken… 

Dancing on the Edge of Blue and Green

Dancing on the Edge of Blue and Green

A concert of new music for solo piano. 

The Dan Daw Show

The Dan Daw Show

The Dan Daw Show is a peep into the shiny and sweaty push-pull of living with shame while bursting with pride. 

BOLERO – EXTENDED

BOLERO – EXTENDED

Boléro was written in 1928 as ballet music and the work is one of Ravel’s last and most famous. 

Nutcrusher

Nutcrusher

Nutcrusher looks at sexual objectification and power by questioning how we relate to our bodies, how they are presented and re-presented, and how cultural context affects this. 

A Something! No Dragon No Lion!

A Something! No Dragon No Lion!

A Kung Fu contemporary circus made in Hong Kong. 

A Non-Emergency

A Non-Emergency

Two ambulance care assistants, five extraordinary patients, a rickety ambulance plus minimal training add up to one lively dramatic journey! This dark comedy reveals what actually … 

Alright?

Alright?

Patrick Withey gives a delightfully engaging and endearing performance as the troubled 15-year-old in Black Hound Productions’ Alright!, which has absolutely nothing to do with C… 

A Death Has Occurred

A Death Has Occurred

Kennedy Muntanga Dance Theatre return to the Edinburgh Fringe with their newest creation. 

The Maids

The Maids

Servitude entraps maids Claire and Solange who react with imitations of their mistress’s power and control. 

Lost and Found: A Cellist's Journey

Lost and Found: A Cellist's Journey

In her most intimate work, cellist Justyna Jablonska explores how identities are made, unmade and remade in music. 

They've All Gone and We'll Go Too

They've All Gone and We'll Go Too

Set to the last tour of the Tragically Hip, They’ve All Gone and We’ll Go Too explores what it means to be Canadian in an American world, how music can save your life and how the u… 

Words Without Consent

Words Without Consent

Following a tour across England, 2Gal are bringing their four-star political satire to Edinburgh Fringe. 

Heal and Harrow

Heal and Harrow

Hugely acclaimed on its release in album form, Heal and Harrow pays a humanising tribute to the victims of the Scottish Witch Trials. 

A Perfect Day

A Perfect Day

Set to excerpts of Glenn Gould’s rendition of Bach’s Two and Three Part Inventions, and accompanied by a luminous sound design by John Gzowski, A Perfect Day speaks to Laurence L… 

Near To

Near To

Inspired by and improvised from Clarice Lispector’s Near to the Wild Heart, seven actors tie together recollections, inventing the invisible fabric of her psyche. 

Pulse

Pulse

Exploring the intricacies of family dynamics, Pulse, a new short play, invites the audience into the parent/child experience we’ve all found ourselves in. 

I Was Naked, Smelling of Rain

I Was Naked, Smelling of Rain

Life is complex. 

SMACK & Spektakel

SMACK & Spektakel

SMACK & Spektakel offers an adventurous double bill of dance, refreshing the commentary on the empowered female body, while questioning the relationship between performance and ide… 

Ross Whyte: Provenance

Ross Whyte: Provenance

Ross performs tracks from his new album, Provenance, a collection of works for piano and electronics. 

Civilisation

Civilisation

Jaz Woodcock-Stewart from award-winning company Antler collaborates with choreographer Morgann Runacre-Temple. 

Jimmy Mack Follies

Jimmy Mack Follies

McKenzie presents a stage act of performing alter egos. 

Sacred Arts Festival Poetry at St Vincent’s Chapel Stockbridge

Sacred Arts Festival Poetry at St Vincent’s Chapel Stockbridge

Love of Creation: Poetry’s power for the present. 

The Three Seas

The Three Seas

Be transported into the supernatural world of The Three Seas. 

The Contemporary Cello

The Contemporary Cello

Principal cellist of the London Sinfonietta and a member of the Fidelio Trio, Tim Gill joins composer/pianist David Gompper in two recitals featuring new and traditional 20th-centu… 

Phamie Gow: Harp Originals

Phamie Gow: Harp Originals

One of Scotland’s most gifted and versatile composer/performers, internationally celebrated multi-instrumentalist and singer Phamie Gow offers a rare chance to listen close-up as s… 

Sagas and Seascapes

Sagas and Seascapes

Norse stories form the inspiration for this performance by Nordic Viola. 

Pillows

Pillows

On a normal bed, in a normal bedroom, two normal university students try to figure out their place in the world – and their place in each other’s lives. 

Hard Knock Life

Hard Knock Life

A split hour of comedy from two southern acts trying to make it in the no-nonsense northern comedy scene. 

Clive Gregson

Clive Gregson

Clive Gregson returns to AMC displaying the songwriting craft that has impressed music industry giants, critics and discerning listeners alike. 

Antigone, Interrupted

Antigone, Interrupted

What do you do when the state becomes the oppressor? Would you put your body on the line? A young girl ready to die to defend what she thinks is right. 

John Bell: A Few of My Favourite Things

John Bell: A Few of My Favourite Things

Spend a relaxed hour with Australian living legend John Bell, as he rummages through his swag of favourite things, fishing out poems, stories, backstage gossip: things he finds ins… 

A Something! No Dragon No Lion!

A Something! No Dragon No Lion!

A Kung Fu contemporary circus made in Hong Kong. 

Black Glass in Pieces

Black Glass in Pieces

Award-winning experimental composer Michael Begg’s groundbreaking Black Glass Ensemble reveals new music from the borderlands of classical and experimental music. 

Birds of Passage in the Half Light by Kat Woods

Birds of Passage in the Half Light by Kat Woods

Birds of Passage in the Half Light is a dark comedic excavation exposing the complicated relationship between Her faith and the generational impact that it has had on Her female li… 

Worn

Worn

Worn is an exquisite and emotive dance production, exploring how the body is affected by time and space, and the experiences, marks and scars that become part of our history and af… 

This Is Not Swan Lake...

This Is Not Swan Lake...

There is a long way from the love story between Prince Siegfried and the swan princess Odette in Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, to the real-life marriage between Tchaikovsky and his bele… 

Are You Guilty?

Are You Guilty?

Korea’s TOB Group presents a double bill of contemporary dance shows exploring the bystander effect and mass consumerism. 

Bring Me to Light

Bring Me to Light

Bring Me to Light is a contemporary dance piece dedicated to finding beauty in your inner demons. 

Careless

Careless

Careless follows best friends Sam, a care assistant, and Bryony, a struggling actor. 

Sagas and Seascapes

Sagas and Seascapes

Norse stories form the inspiration for this performance by Nordic Viola. 

What Does It Mean to You?

What Does It Mean to You?

A collaborative, devised piece that celebrates clubbing and what it means to young people. 

InChorus: Still Standing

InChorus: Still Standing

Appearing for the fifth time at the Fringe, nothing can stop this large, contemporary choir from Peebles. 

Hard Shoulder

Hard Shoulder

Do you ever feel like pulling over? Or feel turned on by the sea? I think I do. 

Kuniko Plays Reich: Drumming

Kuniko Plays Reich: Drumming

A tour de force performance of the work which is widely considered musical minimalism’s first masterpiece. 

Dougie MacLean

Dougie MacLean

Multi award winner ‘Dougie MacLean is Scotland’s pre-eminent singer-songwriter and a national musical treasure’ (SingOut. 

Drowning Not Raving

Drowning Not Raving

A DJ, a raver and a professor of food policy come together in a performance space to explore the biggest political issues of our time. 

Philip Glass at 85 (Part 1): Music for Piano

Philip Glass at 85 (Part 1): Music for Piano

Programme marking the 85th anniversary of Philip Glass, Arbroath-based musician Mark Spalding returns with a programme of compositions from six decades performed at the piano. 

Mairi Campbell

Mairi Campbell

‘Her voice can stop the clock’ (Scotsman). 

South Downs

South Downs

In this 2011 response to Rattigan’s The Browning Version, David Hare explores life in an Anglo-Catholic public school on the South Downs in 1962. 

Dance-Forms' 78th International Choreographers Showcase

Dance-Forms' 78th International Choreographers Showcase

Dance-Forms Productions celebrates 19 years of brilliant performances at the Fringe, presenting the cream of the crop of ritual and modern dance. 

Escape from the House of Mercy

Escape from the House of Mercy

Escape from the House of Mercy is a dance/theatre work which looks at institutions which have compromised the rights of women in the past and the present through the buried stories… 

Broke Her

Broke Her

Broke Her, the debut production of northern productions company Steel Harbour Productions, a thriller set in the home of a promising young couple Joshua and Isobelle, during a calm… 

The Fahrenheit Alliance III

The Fahrenheit Alliance III

Original multimedia performance inspired by Kyle Yamada’s play The Fahrenheit Alliance. 

About New Year's Eve

About New Year's Eve

Minutes before the clock strikes 12, a group of friends rediscover themselves and their goals for the new year. 

Second Person Narrative

Second Person Narrative

You’re born a girl. 

Handbook of Civilian Defense (What Every Loyal American Can Do To Help The United States Win The War)

Handbook of Civilian Defense (What Every Loyal American Can Do To Help The United States Win The War)

A word-for-word theatrical adaptation (with original music) of the 1942 government handbook published to prepare families for uncertainty and violence, then and now. 

Hens and Heroines

Hens and Heroines

Exploring narratives inspired by Ovid’s Heroides, the show mixes the contemporary and classical. 

All That's Left

All That's Left

You’re only a missing person if someone misses you. 

Doll

Doll

Cassie, a young twenty-something from the Northwest of England, has moved to the arse end of London, looking for better opportunities and new beginnings. 

All Over

All Over

A poetic, subtle and witty dance performance on conventions, expectations and perception. 

Late-Night Tropical Cabaret

Late-Night Tropical Cabaret

Paradise Palms’ infamous buffet of raucous cabaret and queer performance alongside comedy, spoken word and the darn-right ridiculous. 

Escape from the House of Mercy

Escape from the House of Mercy

Escape from the House of Mercy is a dance/theatre work which looks at institutions which have compromised the rights of women in the past and the present through the buried stories… 

Aural Picnic

Aural Picnic

Aural Picnic: Fill your ears with tasty tales. 

Blue

Blue

A disquieting and darkly funny play which shines a light on the state of mental health services in modern Britain. 

Crossing the Void

Crossing the Void

Sally MacAlister collaborates with upcoming theatre company koi collective to premiere a new comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe. 

Beneath the Waters

Beneath the Waters

Jane Waters, mother of three, was murdered in her home on Easter Sunday, 2001. 

Causey Lines Four

Causey Lines Four

Returning to Edinburgh Southside’s historic East Crosscauseway, Irene, Kate, Tricia and John once again bring colour with a dash of monochrome to the Whitespace Gallery. 

1972: The Future of Sex

1972: The Future of Sex

1972: The Future of Sex. 

Burn

Burn

Three longtime friends have had little contact since the death of the fourth member of their close-knit group, a best-selling horror writer. 

Cello on Fire

Cello on Fire

Celebrated Viennese cellist Peter Hudler returns to the Fringe with his brand-new show. 

The Girl and Her Balloon

The Girl and Her Balloon

Recalling Banksy’s famous graffiti, originally painted on the side of Waterloo Bridge in 2002, Amy Wakeman’s The Girl and Her Balloon is a similarly ubiquitous depiction of hop… 

Dazzle Jewellery Exhibition

Dazzle Jewellery Exhibition

This is the 39th year for Dazzle at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. 

What! Art Collective Team Exhibition

What! Art Collective Team Exhibition

Contemporary arts in a historic setting. 

Paperwork

Paperwork

Last year EdinburghGuide. 

Soothe

Soothe

Dive into the prefrontal cortex for an off-balance and emotive exploration of the three modes of emotional regulation: threat, drive, soothe. 

Manhood

Manhood

Let me tell you about Ryan. 

Movement Within Jazz

Movement Within Jazz

A collaboration between modern art forms. 

71BODIES 1DANCE

71BODIES 1DANCE

71BODIES 1DANCE is an interdisciplinary and choreographic initiative by Daniel Mariblanca. 

Tinderbox Orchestra

Tinderbox Orchestra

Bringing together rappers and singers with soaring strings, heavy brass, woodwind and a thundering back-line, Tinderbox transform preconceptions of what an orchestra can be. 

Mortal

Mortal

Follow the journey of a fictional American president and delve into the murky underbelly of the struggle for power. 

Ahead of the Curve

Ahead of the Curve

Join Edinburgh-based Unearthed Dance Company as they take you through an eclectic bill of bite-sized contemporary dance works. 

Bathroom Confession

Bathroom Confession

Have you ever read the secret confessions written on the walls of a toilet stall? If so, you know you are in for a treat! Bathroom Confession follows four young women embarking out… 

Comedy Sassafras

Comedy Sassafras

A sassy-ass show hosted by Richard and Greta: risque alter egos of multi award-winning, Fringe favourites Nina Conti (British Comedy Award winner, Live at the Apollo star and more)… 

We Should Be Dancing

We Should Be Dancing

After observing young children in parks, streets and squares, five diverse and talented performers identically reproduce the natural movements generated by the pure, intense and de… 

The Beautiful Ugly

The Beautiful Ugly

A raw and real glimpse into the hearts of four Minneapolis youth, revealing strongholds imposed upon youth empowerment that impact the wonderings and hopes of generation Z – in a… 

Occupying Eden

Occupying Eden

Occupying Eden is a multi-species performance in which an imagined ecological paradise is co-created. 

Hot Mess

Hot Mess

Two twins, one heart. 

A Many-Splendoured Thing

A Many-Splendoured Thing

Inspired by the story of Hong Kong renowned novelist Eileen Chang’s Love in a Fallen City, A Many-Splendoured Thing explores love between a man and a woman in a turbulent era thr… 

Fitry

Fitry

Fitry is an intriguing one-man show from Faso Danse Théâtre, Brussels, featuring Serge Aimé Coulibaly as the performer. 

Closing Party (Arrivederci e Grazie)

Closing Party (Arrivederci e Grazie)

After Happy Hour (Luminux for Theatrical Moment and Total Theatre awards) and El Pueblo Unido Jamás Será Vencido, Alessandro Bernardeschi and Mauro Paccagnella conclude their Mem… 

End without Days

End without Days

Cool with underlying passion and deceptively simple choreography by New Yorker/San Franciscan Stephen Pelton, End Without Days gets under your skin. 

A Perfect Day

A Perfect Day

Set to excerpts of Glenn Gould’s rendition of Bach’s Two and Three Part Inventions, and accompanied by a luminous sound design by John Gzowski, A Perfect Day speaks to Laurence L… 

The Fahrenheit Alliance III

The Fahrenheit Alliance III

Original multimedia performance inspired by Kyle Yamada’s play The Fahrenheit Alliance. 

LOL?

LOL?

Can we still laugh at this? Let’s find out. This is 10 years of material, rubbed and polished into pristine comedy and premiering at this year’s Fringe. 

This is Not a Show About Hong Kong

This is Not a Show About Hong Kong

Winner of Underbelly, New Diorama and Methuen Drama’s hit-making Untapped Award 2022. 

Ballet Freedom

Ballet Freedom

Spectacular world renowned ballet company journey from Kyiv. 

The Smile Off Your Face

The Smile Off Your Face

You are blindfolded. 

The Life of Riley

The Life of Riley

A series of unfortunate events led Riley to realise that there is no place for him in society. 

Dreamliner

Dreamliner

How do individuals react to the same event? To what extent does your life, your mistakes, your hopes and dreams, affect your perception of reality? And do you need a bath to publis… 

Waterloo

Waterloo

Waterloo is a whacky, one-woman show by Bron Batten detailing her affair with a conservative military official. 

Boy

Boy

After the highly successful Us/Them, Carly Wijs returns to Summerhall with Boy. 

Dance Body

Dance Body

Dance is meant to be about self-expression. 

Dreams of the Small Gods

Dreams of the Small Gods

Zinnia Oberski’s arresting body doesn’t shy away from being seen, hanging like a carcass from her trapeze in the clinical Demonstration Room of Summerhall. 

Ultimatum

Ultimatum

The premise is simple. 

Pip Utton as Dylan

Pip Utton as Dylan

Pip Utton really is extraordinary. 

DONUTS

DONUTS

Three friends are getting ready for a night out. 

Ghosts of the Near Future

Ghosts of the Near Future

In Vegas, a magician performs a final disappearing act. 

Silkworm

Silkworm

Written by Vlad Butucea, directed by Mojisola Elufowoju. 

Encore

Encore

A contemporary drama created by Histeria Teatro that pays homage to those rock stars who died young, and in circumstances of suicide or overdose. 

Re:ACTION: Inspired by the Album How We React and How We Recover by Jason Robert Brown

Re:ACTION: Inspired by the Album How We React and How We Recover by Jason Robert Brown

“Eagles! The eagles are coming” says Pippin Took in Lord of the Rings. 

Zoe

Zoe

From the team that brought you the award-winning Casting Off comes Zoë – a vital force of empty chaos and absolute movement. 

7 Seventeen-Year-Olds in a Screwed-Up World

7 Seventeen-Year-Olds in a Screwed-Up World

You can have too many carrots in one show. 

Alan Davie: Beginning of a Far-Off World

Alan Davie: Beginning of a Far-Off World

Alan Davie: Beginning of a Far-off World celebrates the life and work of Scottish artist Alan Davie (1920-2014). 

Hot Dog Play

Hot Dog Play

Hot Dog has just been dumped by her girlfriend, Dumpling, and now she must candidly examine what it means to live in a post-Dumpling world. 

Cathedral Exhibitions

Cathedral Exhibitions

Silvy Weatherall’s The Last Supper returns to St Mary’s Cathedral this August. Gardner and Gardner will be making their peace loom in the Resurrection Chapel. 

Iconnotations

Iconnotations

‘It was touching, eccentric, wry, surprising, profound. 

Éowyn Emerald & Dancers – Your Tomorrow

Éowyn Emerald & Dancers – Your Tomorrow

Éowyn Emerald & Dancers return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in a somewhat different context from previous years with their new work Your Tomorrow. 

EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE ALRIGHT

EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE ALRIGHT

Martin Creed Turner Prize-winning artist-performer-composer and ‘punk poet’ (Guardian). 

WSTL: Epistles

WSTL: Epistles

Some day, Where Sat the Lovers will be a live stage show. 

You're My Jury

You're My Jury

Allison Miller is on trial pleading not guilty to all charges held against her. 

Flanker Origami

Flanker Origami

An artistic couple expose their daily rituals and lockdown coping routines, digitally unleashing two eccentric performance personas bent on transforming their Edinburgh home into a… 

Mairi Campbell

Mairi Campbell

Following two acclaimed solo music theatre shows, Pulse and Auld Lang Syne, Mairi returns with a concert. 

Drever, McCusker, Woomble

Drever, McCusker, Woomble

Before the Ruin – 10th Anniversary Concert. 

Dougie MacLean in Concert

Dougie MacLean in Concert

‘Dougie MacLean is Scotland’s pre-eminent singer-songwriter and a national musical treasure’ (SingOut USA), who has developed a unique blend of lyrical, roots-based songwriting and… 

Pashyanti On Guitar

Pashyanti On Guitar

Drawing on a deep lifelong immersion in diverse cultures and an array of pioneering experiences, Scotland’s ‘musical alchemist’ (World Music Report) offers a revelatory new vision … 

Bones and Wires

Bones and Wires

The meeting of two worlds, of two solos within a single spacetime. 

Taiwan Season Symposium: International Digital Theatre Roundtable 

Taiwan Season Symposium: International Digital Theatre Roundtable 

This panel will explore dance, theatre and performance delivered both live and digitally. 

Wish List

Wish List

New Celts Productions and Bone struck Theatre present Wish List by Katherine Soper, winner of the Burntwood Prize for Playwrights in 2015. 

Paperwork

Paperwork

Last time, EdinburghGuide. 

Art to Wear – International Contemporary Jewellery Exhibition

Art to Wear – International Contemporary Jewellery Exhibition

This small yet unmissable jewellery exhibition features over 300 unique and original jewellery designs from 30 independent designers across the globe including local emerging talen… 

Iconnotations

Iconnotations

Music-theatre with solo cello plus dance, Iconnotations is extraordinary: surreal, wry, expressionistic, at times baffling, profoundly sad but at the end joyous. 

Opia

Opia

How do we interpret the world through our senses, particularly through sight? A mesmerically beautiful triptych of two solos and one duet, choreographed by Finnish Johanna Nuutinen… 

La Galerie

La Galerie

La Galerie by Machine de Cirque. 

Nana and Paige

Nana and Paige

It’s May of 2020 and feisty Nana is going crazy because her adult daughter, Melissa, won’t allow her to leave the house. 

Fugue in Two Colors

Fugue in Two Colors

If Carl Knif’s Fugue in Two Voices is a joke, then it’s a dud. 

Mother's Milk

Mother's Milk

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. 

systems_theory

systems_theory

Performed by cellist-composer Emily De Simone, systems_theory is a curated set of multimedia works reflecting human impact on the world – from Thomas Butler’s Coordinates for Cel… 

Taiwan Season: Fighters

Taiwan Season: Fighters

We need heroes in these strange times is the thesis of this show, and Les Petites Choses’ Fighters brings us five. 

Pashyanti On Guitar

Pashyanti On Guitar

Drawing on a deep lifelong immersion in diverse cultures and an array of pioneering experiences, Scotland’s ‘musical alchemist’ (World Music Report) offers a revelatory new vision … 

Feelgood Academy

Feelgood Academy

At the Feelgood Academy of Performing Arts, competition is tough, even for the school’s two best singers. 

Bacon

Bacon

Francis Bacon could spend his mornings painting, his afternoons and evenings drinking champagne, and his nights roaming Soho in fishnet stockings and a leather coat looking for “ro… 

Mary Stuart

Mary Stuart

What is Friedrich Schiller’s Mary Stuart without men? Two actresses meet to rehearse a two-woman version of Schiller’s play. 

Through Bush, Through Briar

Through Bush, Through Briar

Through Bush, Through Briar: An adaptation of a Midsummer Night’s Dream in which a Scrooge-like town councilman is planning to tear down a fairy forest to build a theatre. 

Moya

Moya

Moya is an acrobatic art film, rooted in South African culture and seen through the eyes of our youth. 

Taiwan Season: ai-sa-sa

Taiwan Season: ai-sa-sa

Ai~sa~sa meaning ‘Get over yourself’ is brilliant. 

Taiwan Season: Touchdown

Taiwan Season: Touchdown

A man falls from the side of the screen onto the floor. 

Taiwan Season: The Back of Beyond

Taiwan Season: The Back of Beyond

Tai Gu Tales was created by Hsiu Wei Lin, formerly a principal dancer with the iconic Taiwanese Cloud Gate company. 

Ground Unplugged

Ground Unplugged

With its cinematic aesthetics that split up time and space, Ground reveals through the body, the nature of our human condition, showing glimpses of everything that, instinctively o… 

Ground Unplugged

Ground Unplugged

With its cinematic aesthetics that split up time and space, Ground reveals through the body, the nature of our human condition, showing glimpses of everything that, instinctively o… 

Bones and Wires

Bones and Wires

The meeting of two worlds, of two solos within a single spacetime. 

Journey Across the Impossible

Journey Across the Impossible

An hour-long selection of short films, many from the experimental days of film in the early 1900s, set to original scores by the Apollo Saxophone Quartet. 

Deserted Shores / Negative Photographs

Deserted Shores / Negative Photographs

Deserted Shores / Negative Photographs focuses on a woman imagining a family gathering that never happened after a tragedy connected to the uneasy political atmosphere of the 90s i… 

Cartography of Peace

Cartography of Peace

This cross-disciplinary 32-minute performance work features opera, violin, poetry and contemporary dance and is presented by the South Chicago Dance Theatre and choreographer Kia S… 

Mother's Milk (BSL-Interpreted)

Mother's Milk (BSL-Interpreted)

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. 

Let’s Talk About… Being a Woman

Let’s Talk About… Being a Woman

A lighthearted comedy about university student Sophie, and her journey of discovering what it means to be a woman in this world. 

Pán

Pán

Inspired by the allegorical Chinese myth of Pangu, and choreographed by Kuik Swee Boon (Singapore) and Kim Jae Duk (Korea), this contemporary dance piece presents the idea of trans… 

Alex – Or What Happened on the Train to London

Alex – Or What Happened on the Train to London

Stuck on a broken-down train are: Dave and Alex, two students who have met on the journey; Kate, a young mother who has started her own business; Marc, recently left by his fiancé… 

SHE(ME): Reclaiming Shame

SHE(ME): Reclaiming Shame

Shame. 

Practice of Zen

Practice of Zen

On a roof webbed with fish-bone antenna, a child with a superhero blanket cape was brought to the realm of Wuxia by a leaf. 

Alex – Or What Happened on the Train to London

Alex – Or What Happened on the Train to London

Stuck on a broken-down train are: Dave and Alex, two students who have met on the journey; Kate, a young mother who has started her own business; Marc, recently left by his fiancé… 

The Story of the Tower

The Story of the Tower

An avant-garde performance, created from three elements: words, dance, and projection mapping. 

Prelude #2 – The Square

Prelude #2 – The Square

Sylvain Émard’s Rhapsodie is a performance event for 20 dancers inspired by the ritual of dance. 

Prelude #1 – The Circle

Prelude #1 – The Circle

First came Rhapsodie by Sylvain Émard, a performance event for 20 dancers inspired by the ritual of dance. 

NOunderstanding

NOunderstanding

Performance is a metaphor and allegory of the world we live in, of interconnections, of incommunicability. 

I/O

I/O

A double-bill of two pieces, one from calligrapher and choreographer Chiharu Kuronuma and one from juggler Teruki Okamoto. 

The Story of the Tower

The Story of the Tower

An avant-garde performance, created from three elements: words, dance, and projection mapping. 

Earth and Fire, Water and Air

Earth and Fire, Water and Air

This revealing new online play tells the true stories of four astronauts, united by a common purpose and a common fate many years apart. 

Cathedral Lunchtime Concerts – Free

Cathedral Lunchtime Concerts – Free

Free concerts every lunchtime, Monday to Saturday throughout August. 

Arthur and The Scattered Notes

Arthur and The Scattered Notes

Local songwriter Arthur Wilson will be joined by members of his band The Scattered Notes to perform songs from their expanding repertoire. 

Bruce Davies – Sing Me a Song. Songs of Scotland and Scots Around the World

Bruce Davies – Sing Me a Song. Songs of Scotland and Scots Around the World

Traditional and contemporary songs that take you on a musical journey through Scotland and beyond from ‘one of Scotland’s best singers’ (Tom Paxton). 

To Have and to Hold

To Have and to Hold

A story told through movement and voice, To Have and to Hold explores how one makes decisions, forms relationships and chooses to live based on the notion of influence. 

Odyssey

Odyssey

Within the backdrop of his paintings, acclaimed Scottish artist Simon Laurie discusses the inspiration behind his four-week exhibition of recent work at The Scottish Arts Club, and… 

Swings and Roundabouts

Swings and Roundabouts

Told through the lens of teenagers on the verge of adulthood, a group of friends decide to camp in a public park, exposing the intricacies of youth culture and a generational tempe… 

3333

3333

A gripping, raw, intense exploration of what it means to be human. 

Those Girls

Those Girls

Tristan’s grandfather is dead, Molly and Katie are hiding something, Laura is off the rails. 

Rock Choir Live

Rock Choir Live

Witness a spectacular display of uplifting, feel-good pop, rock and contemporary chart songs performed by the national phenomenon, Rock Choir. 

Art to Wear: International Contemporary Jewellery Show

Art to Wear: International Contemporary Jewellery Show

This small yet unmissable jewellery exhibition features over 300 unique pieces from 30 independent designers across the globe including local, emerging and established talents. 

The Girl and Her Balloon

The Girl and Her Balloon

A snapshot of the life of an eccentric woman living on the streets of South East London. 

Three Times She Knocked

Three Times She Knocked

Three Times She Knocked, an erotic psychological thriller. 

Causey Lines Two

Causey Lines Two

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. 

Big Bite-Size Breakfast Show

Big Bite-Size Breakfast Show

Good morning, Edinburgh! After many successful Fringe sell-outs, we’re back for our fabulous 15th anniversary! Three new, stimulating, delicious, rotating “menus” of 10-15-minute c… 

Arthur and The Scattered Notes

Arthur and The Scattered Notes

Local songwriter Arthur Wilson will be joined by members of his band The Scattered Notes to perform songs from their continually expanding repertoire. 

Praise at the Fringe

Praise at the Fringe

Great AMC sell-out show in 2018! The vision of the Sound of Many Waters is to promote the rediscovery of God’s voice through music and the arts. 

Harry Cullen

Harry Cullen

Edinburgh’s very own Harry Cullen returns to the Acoustic Music Centre after his great sell-out show there last year. 

Mike Whellans

Mike Whellans

AMC sell-out 2011 to 2014! Winner, Best Act Mettman Blues Week 2008 (Germany). 

Bach to Benny Goodman

Bach to Benny Goodman

The Scottish Clarinet Quartet return to the Edinburgh Fringe to present the much-loved music of JS Bach, reimagined for multiple clarinets and infused with swing jazz, funk and imp… 

From Shanghai With Love

From Shanghai With Love

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… 

Free Spirits

Free Spirits

The cruelties of social media could have broken a girl’s spirit. 

Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet

Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet

As part of his work on a film, Yorkshire composer Gavin Bryars recorded a homeless man’s song in 1971. 

Boys in Sync

Boys in Sync

The performance Boys in Sync presents three young men with different archives exploring the concept of masculinity. 

One

One

One is the final part in Bert and Nasi’s trilogy on contemporary questions, following Eurohouse and the Total Theatre Award-winning Palmyra. 

So-Called Gen Z

So-Called Gen Z

The average attention span of a Generation Z-er is eight seconds; down from 12 seconds for their millennial counterparts. 

Born to Manifest and Like Honey

Born to Manifest and Like Honey

Double bill. 

Kanata Cabaret Hour

Kanata Cabaret Hour

Kanata: the Haudenosaunee word for Canada. 

Clive Gregson

Clive Gregson

Clive Gregson returns to AMC displaying the songwriting craft that has impressed music industry giants, critics and discerning listeners alike. 

dressed.

dressed.

Dressed is an intensely personal and moving account of Lydia Higginson's journey through the trauma of being stripped and assaulted at gun point. 

Miijin Ki

Miijin Ki

A woman twirls endlessly, casting trails of pleasure, while another rebuilds beauty among the fall and collapse of her storm. 

Willow Weaving Workshop

Willow Weaving Workshop

Weave a boat-shaped basket from organically grown Scottish willows. 

The Storm

The Storm

Multi award-winning dance company James Wilton Dance present The Storm, a whirlwind of lightning-fast athleticism where acrobatics, break-dancing, martial arts and contact work fus… 

Krapp's Last Tape

Krapp's Last Tape

One man sits alone in a room. Why? Beckett’s master work brought to life for the modern day. 

Learning from the Future

Learning from the Future

Learning from the Future – a post-human dance fiction by Colette Sadler. 

I'm Still Here

I'm Still Here

I’m Still Here is a triple bill of new dance works from female choreographers, featuring two solos and a duet curated and created by GBworks – an international movement collectiv… 

BC Camplight: Solo and In Conversation

BC Camplight: Solo and In Conversation

BC Camplight is the moniker of maverick songsmith Brian Christinzio. 

Ctrl+Alt+Z

Ctrl+Alt+Z

Ctrl+Alt+Z is a contemporary dance piece based on the book Keeping Mum by Marianne Talbot. 

Zero Hour

Zero Hour

This abstract contemporary dance show depicts the loss of perception of time in an abstract movement form. 

This Thing in Here

This Thing in Here

You’re getting ready to go out but your depression has other ideas. 

Life. In Hong Kong

Life. In Hong Kong

Contemporary mime inspired by daily life. 

Medea Electronica

Medea Electronica

Pecho Mama return with their smash hit gig theatre production. 

Everyman

Everyman

As the saying goes, "The path to hell is paved with good intentions". 

Notes from Shetland to Shanghai

Notes from Shetland to Shanghai

‘Keep the ears keenly aware for this string-driven sky dancer enchanter’ ***** (TheEdinburghReporter. 

To Move In Time

To Move In Time

Imagine you can travel through time. 

Leverage

Leverage

Over a drunken McDonald’s, two girls start a viral tweeting frenzy over a subject they know little about. 

Noteworthy

Noteworthy

This summer, join the girls for a fabulous night of glitz and glam as we celebrate each of our members in an awards show like no other. 

Vessel

Vessel

Vessel is about radical togetherness and radical aloneness; a 21st-century reimagining of medieval Anchoritism where women choose a life of strict and irreversible enclosure, livin… 

Fray Bentos

Fray Bentos

Just over a 100 years ago there was an epic battle and a tank crew were stranded in their Mark II tank in no mans land. 

In Your Wet Dreams

In Your Wet Dreams

Jess is sat on the living room floor, nursing a glass of wine… or two… or three. 

Blue Rose Code Presents: This is Caledonian Soul

Blue Rose Code Presents: This is Caledonian Soul

What is Caledonian Soul? Ross Wilson (AKA Blue Rose Code) will, with help from some very special guests, attempt to answer this question by offering his unique take on generations … 

Ritualia

Ritualia

Scottish Dance Theatre’s Ritualia shakes tradition to its core in this bold re-imagining of Nijinska’s 1920s ballet, Les Noces. 

Broken English

Broken English

A contemporary exploration on the journey of the English language. 

111

111

A powerful duet between two exceptional dancers – Joel Brown (Candoco Dance Company) and Eve Mutso (former principal dancer of Scottish Ballet) – as they explore their differen… 

Genesis!

Genesis!

London contemporary dance company by Kennedy Junior Muntanga presents this double bill of work in Edinburgh for the first time. 

Without Your Permission

Without Your Permission

‘What I had experienced had not been a full life, nor was it a full death but it was a real loss. 

Anka's Story

Anka's Story

This contemporary ballet choreographed by Helen and Emily Garner and Bryony Sullivan will take you on an emotional, yet uplifting journey, as these young performers sensitively po… 

Innovations Contemporary Dance Platform

Innovations Contemporary Dance Platform

Innovations isn’t just a show. 

A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange

Tin Tub Theatre presents a female-led abridged adaption of Anthony Burgess’ iconic novel and play, A Clockwork Orange. 

Introduction to Paper Folding

Introduction to Paper Folding

Learn the art of paper folding with designer/maker Kate Colin. 

Scottee: Fat Blokes

Scottee: Fat Blokes

Fat Blokes is a sort of dance show about flab, double chins and getting your kit off in public – made by artist and forward-facing fatso, Scottee. 

Dean Owens: A Hatful of Songs

Dean Owens: A Hatful of Songs

Internationally acclaimed, award-winning Scottish singer-songwriter Dean Owens is a man of many songs, and many hats. 

Inka

Inka

When two scientists struggle to parent their youngest son, they create Inka. 

Paperwork 6

Paperwork 6

Last year, the Broughton Spurtle said: ‘It’s a collaboration marked by thoughtful attention and skilled application. 

Dougie MacLean in Concert

Dougie MacLean in Concert

‘Dougie MacLean is Scotland’s pre-eminent singer/songwriter and a national musical treasure’ (Sing Out!, USA) who’s developed a unique blend of lyrical, roots-based songwriting and… 

Lie Still My Sleepy Fortunes

Lie Still My Sleepy Fortunes

Genre-busting lineup of virtuoso performers present work inspired by Muriel Spark. 

Civilisation

Civilisation

Civilisation (or a day in the life of a woman following a tragic event). 

Kalevipoeg – Estonian Epic Tale in Songs

Kalevipoeg – Estonian Epic Tale in Songs

Estonian epic tale Kalevipoeg is written in songs, and NUKU choir is performing these old runic songs mixed with contemporary jazz, adding an ancient storytelling touch to the perf… 

Allan Taylor

Allan Taylor

Allan Taylor is the consummate professional who has taken songwriting to a high level. 

The End

The End

In this new piece, Bert and Nasi dance the end of their relationship, imagining what a future without each other might look like. 

Body Language by David Bolger and Christopher Ash

Body Language by David Bolger and Christopher Ash

If you have ever wondered how contemporary dance choreography is created (as opposed to classical ballet) this fascinating show, CoisCéim Dance Theatre’s Body Language directed … 

Contractions

Contractions

‘Come in. 

The Examination

The Examination

Very few kind words have ever been said about the prison system in this or any other nation. 

Ensemble

Ensemble

Ensemble is a joyous expression of togetherness involving five performers in their 30s-70s. 

Die! Die! Die! Old People Die!

Die! Die! Die! Old People Die!

Die! Die! Die! Old People Die! Ridiculusmus. 

Hotel Paradiso

Hotel Paradiso

Irresistibly colourful, loud and fun show for all the family. 

This Time Will Be Different

This Time Will Be Different

Presented by Indigenous Contemporary Scene, performance-based installation This Time Will Be Different denounces the Canadian government’s discourse on Indigenous people and takes … 

Staged

Staged

Circus is inherently exciting to watch – the whole point of it is to see human bodies interact with the world in a way you didn’t think was possible. 

Qi

Qi

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). 

We Want You to Watch

We Want You to Watch

‘Can we just say we’re completely pro sex’ – Pig. 

44 Inch Chest

44 Inch Chest

Rarely does the stage premiere of a work take place twenty-three years after it was written, but Out Of Bounds Theatre has claimed the honour with their gritty production of 44 Inc… 

Confessions of the Romantically Challenged

Confessions of the Romantically Challenged

A block of flats. 

leaves

leaves

Leaves is a new play by New York City based, all-female theatre collective Don, Pat & Tom. 

I Don't Want to Talk About It

I Don't Want to Talk About It

Being a teenager is hard and nobody wants to talk about it. 

Mairi Campbell

Mairi Campbell

Following two acclaimed solo music theatre shows, Pulse and Auld Lang Syne, Mairi returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with a concert inspired by, and responding to, her curren… 

Momento Sounds

Momento Sounds

Originally an acoustic violin duo, Momento developed their sound by adding synths, sample pads, and loop station to deliver an entertaining, immersive classical and electronic show… 

The RingTones

The RingTones

Small choir; big personality. 

CACW – Cony's Collection

CACW – Cony's Collection

Contemporary Artists Competitive Week (CACW) is an international platform for all kinds of art for young artists to show and express freely. 

To Be or Not to Be? Purgatory Is the Question

To Be or Not to Be? Purgatory Is the Question

The scene is set, the story is well known, the outcome for most is death. 

Ophelia Is Also Dead

Ophelia Is Also Dead

Ophelia is Also Dead follows Ophelia telling us the story of her whole life. 

Love and Misinformation

Love and Misinformation

A spontaneous play in the style of Caryl Churchill. 

Devon Knows How They Make It So Musical! (Free)

Devon Knows How They Make It So Musical! (Free)

Join us for a magical, marvellous hour of songs from your favourite movie musicals including Les Misérables, The Greatest Showman and some Disney classics. 

Words That I Never Tell

Words That I Never Tell

‘Your children are not your children. 

Harpy Go Lucky

Harpy Go Lucky

From Burns to Blondie: how a shy clarsach player ended up playing on the Barrowland stage, by way of a hippy chill-out lounge and an Australian riverboat. 

Wait, What?

Wait, What?

Two front gardens, two women with the wit to talk for Ireland, a washing line and a brick wall. 

Unicorn Party

Unicorn Party

Unicorns, have you noticed they’re everywhere right now? As is the far right. 

McLachlan Plays McLeod

McLachlan Plays McLeod

Leading Scottish Composer John McLeod launches a new album featuring his entire music, composed over 50 years, for solo piano played by outstanding pianist Murray McLachlan and new… 

Augusta Maclean – Solo Exhibition

Augusta Maclean – Solo Exhibition

Back for a second year, Augusta Maclean, a young, contemporary Scottish artist, is holding a solo exhibition of original paintings and photography. 

Dean Friedman – Singing Songs, Telling Tales

Dean Friedman – Singing Songs, Telling Tales

Every song a classic! Hailed by critics and fans alike as a one of the finest songwriters of his generation, Friedman has achieved legendary, pop icon status for chart-topping hits… 

Heads Up

Heads Up

Dance Base’s iconic and eclectic showcase returns once again, showcasing the very best new work from Scottish and international artists. 

Hand Weaving Workshop

Hand Weaving Workshop

Now in its seventh year, and gaining momentum with each new calendar, Craft Scotland are back for Fringe 2019. 

Black Never Die

Black Never Die

Exuberant, vibrant, energetic, youthful! Black Never Die is a 10-piece rap outfit from Conakry, Guinea in West Africa creating seductive, colourful solid, groovy urban music. 

Wet

Wet

‘Unfortunately, I had the luck to meet Jackson Pollock’ Lee Krasner once said of her husband. 

MOOT MOOT

MOOT MOOT

‘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. 

Kings of the Blues

Kings of the Blues

Main Street Blues present an hour of blues from the trio of blues icons known as The Three Kings. 

Andre Krengel Solo: Human Steps

Andre Krengel Solo: Human Steps

Andre, from Germany, is a “traveller between cultures” because his virtuousity allows him to move amongst styles and cultures without sacrificing identity or style. 

Music from the Heart, Andrew Leslie and Stephen Roberts

Music from the Heart, Andrew Leslie and Stephen Roberts

Music from the Heart with Andrew Leslie and Stephen Roberts is a concert for lovers of acoustic music featuring compositions by Andrew Leslie played on acoustic guitars and double … 

Relational (or A Writer's Misguided Guide to Loves Lost and Found)

Relational (or A Writer's Misguided Guide to Loves Lost and Found)

Existing deep within the mind of writer Jonathan P Sims, two friends debate the legitimacy of platonic relationships between men and women, which leads them (and Jonathan) to obser… 

Ali and Alpo

Ali and Alpo

A beautiful wordless dialogue between Iraqi traditional music and Finnish contemporary dance. 

Getting Better

Getting Better

An uplifting solo performance of one man’s struggle with PTSD and depression and his journey to well-being. 

Passion Perspectives

Passion Perspectives

Where do you stand on the burning issues of today? Who do you trust? Is anything so important you’d stake your life on it? Passion Perspectives is a challenging piece of new writin… 

Dance-Forms' 76th International Choreographers' Showcase

Dance-Forms' 76th International Choreographers' Showcase

Exploring an unlimited range of creative ideas, Dance-Forms’ 76th International Choreographers’ Showcase delivers a solid line-up of superb choreography. 

Present/Absent

Present/Absent

Social media, tech addiction, online gaming and its impact on mental health is the focus of this new, visceral and provocative piece. 

A Play, A Pie and A Pint

A Play, A Pie and A Pint

A play, a pie and a pint all included in your ticket price! Contemporary interactive play and great craic. See website for further details: mcsorleysbar.com/events 

Chasing Aces

Chasing Aces

Does the past dictate your future? Trapped in memories of childhood trauma, a group of people are desperately trying to break the cycle and take control of their lives. 

Being Norwegian by David Greig

Being Norwegian by David Greig

Sean expects a quiet night alone in the pub, but Lisa catches his eye. 

A Letter to Alice

A Letter to Alice

Struggling with anxiety and depression in everyday life, Alice enters a topsy-turvy world Through the Looking-Glass. 

Le Coup

Le Coup

Le Coup, in the Underbelly Circus Hub’s ‘The Beauty’ tent, is perfectly programmed. 

Esther Swift

Esther Swift

Esther Swift has travelled the world extensively with her music-making and embraces many different influences in her virtuosic harp playing, composing and songwriting. 

The Addams Family

The Addams Family

The Addams Family. 

Minor Disruptions

Minor Disruptions

Was childhood really a simpler time, full of innocence and happiness? Katie Paterson’s weird, anarchic and hilarious solo endurance test invites the audience to play and share in… 

The Try-Hards

The Try-Hards

Sometimes we fail and pretend it never happened. 

Beyond: Sugar Mice

Beyond: Sugar Mice

Al is lonely. 

Rock Choir Live

Rock Choir Live

Rock Choir is the largest contemporary choir in the UK offering the general public the chance to sing without audition or any requirement to read music. 

Once on This Island

Once on This Island

FCT returns with its 41st Fringe show following five-star reviews and sell outs for Sister Act and Jesus Christ Superstar. 

Songs for a New World

Songs for a New World

A brand-new adaptation of this rarely performed musical song cycle with fully fledged characters and setting. 

Lorca: A Theatre Beneath the Sand

Lorca: A Theatre Beneath the Sand

Celebrating the works of the playwright and poet, Federico García Lorca, Enebro Teatro have brought together select pieces to create an altogether unique play. 

Pan Breid

Pan Breid

Welcome tae Camby! If ye need tae know anyhin’ aboot roon here, there’s five hings ye need tae remember: neds, fitbaw, shite, shoaps n’ the cooncil. 

Cello on Fire

Cello on Fire

Celebrated Viennese cellist Peter Hudler returns to the Fringe with his brand-new show. 

The Last Bubble

The Last Bubble

Black Light Theatre Company features a boisterous and lively cast in their production The Last Bubble. 

To Fall in Love

To Fall in Love

Psychologists claim answering 36 questions can make two strangers fall in love. 

Up and Away

Up and Away

Up and Away is a drama set in rural Wisconsin. 

Dazzle at Dovecot

Dazzle at Dovecot

Dazzle returns to the festival for the 36th time; a major exhibition with a huge following, showing 60 contemporary jewellers, 3,000 pieces, a leading contemporary printmaker and a… 

The Last King of Porn

The Last King of Porn

What are you willing to do to become a legend? A porn actor performing his last record-breaking movie: a sex marathon with 100 women. 

Taking Flight

Taking Flight

An exciting new show created by emerging professional artists from UCW’s degree level performing arts course. 

BoxedIn Theatre Presents: Symbiosis

BoxedIn Theatre Presents: Symbiosis

This show explores the story of a girl’s life, her relationship with her environment and the notion that nature can act as a support system in the same way that family and friends … 

Do You Ever Get Scared?

Do You Ever Get Scared?

Six actors. 

Craft Scotland Summer Show 2019

Craft Scotland Summer Show 2019

Discover handmade objects for you, and your home, from 41 Scotland-based makers in one unique location. 

Another

Another

Another is a quadruple selection of dance pieces by the fledgling company Ballet-works founded by a former soloist of Stuttgart Ballet, Robert Robertson and comprises both contempo… 

Hamish Henderson: On the Radical Road

Hamish Henderson: On the Radical Road

Evocative, innovative shape-shifting drama sculpted from the poetry, music and songs of Hamish Henderson (1919-2002). 

The Chosen

The Chosen

How do we face dying if we know we have a terminal illness? And also how do we live in the face of death, imminent or not? Losing several friends in the same year, Kally Lloyd-Jo… 

Taiwan Season: Floating Flowers
BOBBY WINNER

Taiwan Season: Floating Flowers

Floating Flowers by B. 

Dead Equal

Dead Equal

Dead Equal is a resplendent feminist perspective on female involvement in combat. 

Darkness to Light Exhibition

Darkness to Light Exhibition

In 2016, in a quiet stable complex in the Australian Perth hills, a project now known as Darkness to Light did its principal photography. 

Honeypot

Honeypot

This talented all-female ensemble offer an original and inventive take on traditional fairytales. 

Fear Less Age Less

Fear Less Age Less

A joyful celebration of life, regardless of where you happen to be on that road. 

The Djinns of Eidgah

The Djinns of Eidgah

A moving tale of lives affected by conflict in Kashmir. 

Hello? Hello.

Hello? Hello.

A young woman calls a helpline. 

Limbo

Limbo

Meeting Place Theatre and Teresa and Andrzej Welminski Foundation present Limbo. 

The Happiness Project

The Happiness Project

‘At first you feel a winding pain. 

Where Are the Walls

Where Are the Walls

It happened so slowly, nobody notices. 

And the Birds Did Sing

And the Birds Did Sing

Christine Devaney’s And the Birds Did Sing is a gentle, moving meditation on the loss of her father, expressed through story-telling and some expressive physical movement to an e… 

Three

Three

It’s a long, hot summer. 

Native Girl Syndrome

Native Girl Syndrome

Presented by Indigenous Contemporary Scene, Native Girl Syndrome is inspired by the experience of Lara Kramer’s own grandmother’s migration from a remote First Nations community … 

The People's Boat

The People's Boat

One dinghy. 

Taiwan Season: Monster

Taiwan Season: Monster

Monster choreographed and performed by Yen-Cheng Liu of Dua Shin Te Production is a show about the monster within us but the trouble with alienation is that it alienates the audien… 

LARP

LARP

LARP by Berri George (2018 Channel 4 Playwright Award, BBC Hotlist). 

Serenity

Serenity

A beautifully devised piece written by Sue Dunk. 

There's Something Missing

There's Something Missing

There’s Something Missing, is a two-person physical (and sometimes funny) contemporary piece of confessional theatre that discusses identity. 

Take Your Brain to Another Dimension

Take Your Brain to Another Dimension

Take Your Brain To Another Dimension II at Edinburgh’s VAB Lab – an exhibition of modern art. 

Anything With a Pulse

Anything With a Pulse

Anything With A Pulse begins with boy meets girl in a nightclub. 

Conversations With Van Gogh

Conversations With Van Gogh

Conversations With Van Gogh – Hannah has lost faith in everything and everyone, except maybe Vincent van Gogh; but if all life is creation, then surely she can find the meaning o… 

Put Your Best Face On

Put Your Best Face On

Lola’s funny, confident, and always striving for perfection. 

Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow

Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow

In the late 1800s, against a period of social and economic inequality, novelists wrote books about utopian societies where our lives are radically different. 

Butterflies

Butterflies

Three girls. 

Tête-à-Tête: Paris-Edinburgh

Tête-à-Tête: Paris-Edinburgh

Tête-à-Tête: Paris-Edinburgh is a collection of original contemporary photographs taken by Ewan Barry and Audrey Pinard. 

Salmon

Salmon

Salmon hits you hard from the moment you step in the venue. 

Cathedral Lunchtime Concerts – Free

Cathedral Lunchtime Concerts – Free

Free concerts every lunchtime, Monday to Saturday throughout August. Wide range of music from classical to contemporary, traditional Scots and jazz. Full details at cathedral.net 

Fires Our Shoes Have Made

Fires Our Shoes Have Made

We are living through a renaissance of plays in verse, and if you need proof I can furnish few better than Fires Our Shoes Have Made by Fringe newcomers Pound of Flesh Theatre. 

Enough

Enough

Jane and Toni are immaculate, iconic, accommodating flight attendants. 

The Patient Gloria

The Patient Gloria

The Patient Gloria wowed audiences at the Abbey Theatre during its sold-out world premiere at the Dublin Theatre Festival. 

Ubu the King

Ubu the King

Delightfully deranged and beautifully berserk, Ukrainian group Misanthrope Theatre re-ignite the flames of rebellion and fervour that saw Alfred Jarry’s play close upon its openi… 

Scottee: Class

Scottee: Class

Scottee grew up around mould, mice and clothes off the market. 

Rich Kids: A History of Shopping Malls in Tehran

Rich Kids: A History of Shopping Malls in Tehran

The global gap between rich and poor grows. 

Hoichi the Earless

Hoichi the Earless

Hoichi lives in a temple and plays the lute. 

Drawn and Quartered

Drawn and Quartered

Michael and Ana had no communication for six months. 

A Table Tennis Play

A Table Tennis Play

Albert Einstein used to work in a patent office, reportedly because the mundanity and ease of the job allowed his mind to wander to more complicated concepts. 

Viva Music!

Viva Music!

Jive along to jazz, party to punk rock, emote to electronica, caper to classical, wave to world music and tuck into techno with our cherry-picked musical assortment! A powerhouse o… 

The Incident Room

The Incident Room

True crime obsession has reached new heights in the past few years with a seemingly endless stream of documentaries, books and podcasts available to armchair sleuths everywhere. 

The Accident Did Not Take Place

The Accident Did Not Take Place

YesYesNoNo are searching for the truth. 

Forest

Forest

You’d be forgiven for thinking that the Forest in question refers to the cast – a fourteen strong group of graduates from the Moscow Art Theatre School. 

Buzz

Buzz

A body is washed up on the shores of the Faroe Islands, rain softly splatters on a coat, a video projection comes into view and live music fills our ears. 

Best Girl

Best Girl

Best Girl is a story told by the nervous, but likable Annie. 

Like Animals

Like Animals

Through a series of slightly disjointed comic scenes, two actors, Pete and Kim, tell the story of three different relationships. 

Passengers

Passengers

We’re told that ‘Max needs a firm hand’, as the performance launches with three actors clad in balaclavas. 

Ejaculation – Discussions About Female Sexuality

Ejaculation – Discussions About Female Sexuality

Ejaculation - Discussions of Female Sexuality is a raw, visceral exploration of female pleasure, boldly confronting the many themes which act as barriers to this rarely discussed t… 

Deer Woman

Deer Woman

Her name is Lila, and she’s a proud Blackfoot woman, she tells us. 

Cicada 3301

Cicada 3301

Cicada 3301 is a play devised around one of the most mysterious, still unsolved Internet puzzles. 

Fringe Film Festival

Fringe Film Festival

Returning for its 14th season, C’s critically acclaimed curated programme showcases silver screen shorts and contemporary filmmakers all day, every day. 

8:8

8:8

Eight ordinary people stand before eight spectators. 

Pathetic Fallacy

Pathetic Fallacy

Pathetic Fallacy, at heart, has a Unique Selling Point—the show’s creator, Anita Rochon, isn’t actually in Edinburgh. 

BalletBoyz: Them/Us

BalletBoyz: Them/Us

Award-winning all-male company makes an explosive Edinburgh debut. 

Arthur

Arthur

Do your genes fix your future? Do you have any say? Performed in your home, this is a startling confrontation with the inescapability of being you. 

The Transatlantic Ensemble Perform Fleetwood Mac's Rumours

The Transatlantic Ensemble Perform Fleetwood Mac's Rumours

Fresh off the back of their last two outstanding, sell-out Summerhall shows, the amazing Transatlantic Ensemble return once again, to perform Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours Album, live an… 

Praise at the Fringe

Praise at the Fringe

The vision of the Sound of Many Waters is to promote the rediscovery of God’s voice through music and the arts. 

Capalbo / Falcone: Invisible Atlas

Capalbo / Falcone: Invisible Atlas

The collaboration between bassist and composer Ilaria Capalbo and pianist/composer Stefano Falcone is a project that has evolved over a few years since the pair met during studies … 

Blazin' Fiddles with Karen Matheson

Blazin' Fiddles with Karen Matheson

Blazin’ Fiddles celebrate 20 years of touring and recording and are delighted to honour this birthday with a string of special performances with special guest singer Karen Matheson… 

Karlheinz Stockhausen 90th Anniversary: Intuitive Music

Karlheinz Stockhausen 90th Anniversary: Intuitive Music

Aberdeen-based ensemble marks 90th anniversary of composer Karlheinz Stockhausen and 50th anniversary of his Intuitive Music by performing selected compositions from his Aus den Si… 

Epiphany

Epiphany

A must-see, hilarious and deeply moving one-woman show from Belfast! In one moment a woman’s jaded world is turned upside down and the dying embers of her spirit are reignited. 

Dolly

Dolly

Rural Ireland - rich in personality and culture yet teeming with the stigma and prejudice of another age. 

Sunshine Boy

Sunshine Boy

Leigh Bowery was born in Sunshine, Australia (west of Melbourne) in March 1961. 

Clive Gregson

Clive Gregson

Born in Manchester, now based in Texas, Clive Gregson is an accomplished singer, musician and producer of world-renown and one of the most respected songwriters of his time. 

Atomic 3001

Atomic 3001

At least three times over the course of Atomic 3001 I found myself contemplating whether choreographer and performer Leslie Mannès was somehow creating the techno beat that her bo… 

An Algorithm Named Kevin

An Algorithm Named Kevin

An algorithm is a plan for solving a problem, but how many more does it create? Instagram’s official blog 2016: ‘To improve your experience, your feed will soon be ordered to show … 

Extremism

Extremism

The police just took Jamal away. 

Folklore

Folklore

Folklore entwines three past folk stories from across the South West to form a new narrative using contemporary dance and puppetry to show the characters’ interaction. 

Innovations Contemporary Dance Platform

Innovations Contemporary Dance Platform

Innovations isn’t just a show. 

Those Worrisome Sleeps

Those Worrisome Sleeps

‘Wizards, as you know, may not love. 

The Hummingbirds A Cappella: Voices

The Hummingbirds A Cappella: Voices

The University of St Andrews\\\' all-female a cappella group present Voices. 

Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing

Shakespeare is an easy sell at the Fringe, namely his comedies, and this production of Much Ado is no exception. 

All We Ever Wanted Was Everything

All We Ever Wanted Was Everything

Meet Leah and Chris: raised on Harry Potter, New Labour and a belief that one day they would be as special as their parents promised. 

Por Favor

Por Favor

Set against the backdrop of a school production of West Side Story, this is the story of Mr Taylor, a teacher in charge of putting on the production. 

F*ck Off.

F*ck Off.

A journey of a kid from foster care to superstardom. 

Eight

Eight

Eight is daring and loud, with biting humour and exhilarating power that thumps throughout the script. 

Rab Noakes: Hitting the Right Note in 2018

Rab Noakes: Hitting the Right Note in 2018

Rab’s delighted to be bringing his current solo show, hot on the heels of a new album, to AMC. 

Freak

Freak

‘Raw. 

Roman Candle

Roman Candle

‘And I tell myself, I think – if you f*ck it up, you f*ck it up. 

Thom Pain: (Based on Nothing)

Thom Pain: (Based on Nothing)

Lauded by The New York Times as ‘existential stand-up’, this unsettling and beautiful play explores the nature of performance, the intersection of actor and audience, and the symbo… 

Melt Your Face: Folk from the USA

Melt Your Face: Folk from the USA

This duo will lift you up with their ridiculous stories as you transcend with their emotive songs. 

Hysterical

Hysterical

Feminism is a tricky word. 

Just One Wise Life

Just One Wise Life

To be well or not to be well, that is the question. 

Olorine

Olorine

A dystopian world that reimagines what it means to confine love. 

Distinction

Distinction

ZOO Venues in conjunction with DanceXchange and Dance4 present a series of new choreographic works from emerging artists in the Midlands. 

Autóctonos II

Autóctonos II

A quintet between pianist/composer and four dancers, Autóctonos II questions belonging to a group, in this society of endurance, indifference and productivity. 

Missa Brasileira and Songs of Love and Longing

Missa Brasileira and Songs of Love and Longing

Join St Andrew’s and St George’s West Choir as they perform a programme of contemporary choral music. 

Old Boy

Old Boy

Do you remember when we used to go camping? And when you helped me make an ATM out of cardboard for my school project? Do you realise what a big impact you’ve had on who I am? Fr… 

Paperwork 5

Paperwork 5

Last year, a local paper said: here are ‘three mature artists examining with calm, unhurried concentration the subtle interplay of form, void, tone, line, pattern, and texture… a… 

Allan Taylor

Allan Taylor

Allan Taylor is the consummate professional who has taken songwriting to a high level. 

Make a Leather Purse With Jude Gove

Make a Leather Purse With Jude Gove

Sew a coin purse by selecting soft leather and pure wool felt in contrasting colours. 

POP-UP Duets (fragments of love)

POP-UP Duets (fragments of love)

Janis Claxton Dance returns with this award-winning 2016 Fringe hit. 

All These Things

All These Things

For one day only! Live Art Bistro take on ZOO Southside, doing what they do best: presenting 12 hours of transgressive and experimental performance by world-renowned artists. 

The Ballad of the Apathetic Son and His Narcissistic Mother

The Ballad of the Apathetic Son and His Narcissistic Mother

This high-energy performance features real-life mother Lucy and her 15-year-old son Raedie. 

Learn to Mosaic With Helen Miles

Learn to Mosaic With Helen Miles

Make a mosaic with ceramic and glass tiles. 

Folding Echoes

Folding Echoes

Folding Echoes is a solo dance piece, which originated from audiences’ urge to understand a contemporary dance performance in general across cultures. 

Side Effects

Side Effects

In a society which is so forward thinking, how are we still struggling to help the millions of people with ill mental health? Delve into the harsh reality of mental health to try a… 

Same Old Same Oldies

Same Old Same Oldies

Three Northerners and three Southerners residing in one nursing home. 

Get Rreel

Get Rreel

The world’s biggest girl band Get Rreel are on the brink of collapse. 

Deadline

Deadline

Imagine knowing when you’re going to die, exactly when you’re going to die. 

You Remind Me of You

You Remind Me of You

Girl meets boy. 

Through the Kaleidoscope

Through the Kaleidoscope

Take a journey with Imperial College London’s premiere mixed a cappella group through a spectrum of genres and themes in their debut Fringe show! 

Big Love

Big Love

Big Love – Charles Mee’s adaption of Aeschylus’ The Suppliants is a modern reexamination of western norms regarding gender and sexuality. 

Brocade

Brocade

Part of the Made in Scotland Showcase, presented by Dance Base at Edinburgh City Chambers, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

Marsistan

Marsistan

Project Venture seeks to establish a permanent human colony on Mars and Dr Aysha Malik will be among the first brave souls to make the trip, but she’ll have to contend with her t… 

Voices Only

Voices Only

Using nothing but their voices and innovative live looping techniques, genre-bending FreePlay takes you from the concert halls of Europe to the jazz clubs of Manhattan, the temples… 

The Spice Girls Lied to Us

The Spice Girls Lied to Us

The Spice Girls lied right to our faces. 

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. 

Doors Opening

Doors Opening

A vicar, a business man and an actress go into a lift. 

Amsterdam

Amsterdam

An intimate Spoken Word performance, loosely exploring ideas around Van Gogh and his love, life and language/art. 

Monday at Golden Oak High

Monday at Golden Oak High

Marco was never a popular kid. 

Laugh Out Loud (Cry Quietly)

Laugh Out Loud (Cry Quietly)

Follow an eclectic group of twenty-somethings as they navigate wacky text messages, misleading profile pictures and awkward dates in search of true love. 

Lu-ting the Merman

Lu-ting the Merman

A mythical merman tribe in ancient Hong Kong, the Lu-tings, is oppressed by another dominant culture. 

Eight

Eight

Eight captivating monologues that offer a group portrait of diverse characters from high-class hookers to 7/7 survivors. 

A Young Man Dressed as a Gorilla Dressed as an Old Man Sits Rocking in a Rocking Chair for 56 Minutes and Then Leaves

A Young Man Dressed as a Gorilla Dressed as an Old Man Sits Rocking in a Rocking Chair for 56 Minutes and Then Leaves

The original show, performed for the first time in 10 years. Turn up early, sell-out expected. 

Harping Harmonies

Harping Harmonies

Witches Brew return for their fourth consecutive Fringe show at AMC. 

No Funny Business

No Funny Business

Simon Hall is a comedy writer, TV icon and national treasure, who finds himself arrested under suspicion of never having told a joke. 

She Taught Me How to Breathe Again

She Taught Me How to Breathe Again

A one-to-one performance for a group of individuals. 

Together in Song

Together in Song

Rab and Jill bring their unique collaboration to AMC in 2018. 

A Songwriters' Circle

A Songwriters' Circle

The Circle returns to the Fringe for its sixth year. 

Shelagh McKay Jones – Singer/Songwriter

Shelagh McKay Jones – Singer/Songwriter

The Greenock-based local luminary tells stories of love, life and laughter with well-crafted songs. 

GIF

GIF

Reflecting the presence of imagery in the modern world, GIF draws parallels between animation and real life. 

Hamish Henderson: On the Radical Road

Hamish Henderson: On the Radical Road

Evocative, innovative, shape-shifting drama, sculpted from the poetry, music and songs of Hamish Henderson (1919-2002). 

Tomfoolery

Tomfoolery

A five-piece harmony group singing original songs by Tom Fairnie. 

Red Blue Balance

Red Blue Balance

Mr McFall’s Chamber are acquiring a formidable and deserved reputation for adventurous programming. 

Three Colours Guitar

Three Colours Guitar

Three Colours Guitar return to the Fringe with their critically acclaimed music show featuring jazz, classical and Celtic fingerstyle. 

Dougie MacLean in Concert

Dougie MacLean in Concert

‘Scotland’s pre-eminent singer/songwriter and a national musical treasure’ (Sing Out!, USA) with a unique blend of lyrical, roots-based song writing and instrumental composition. 

Augusta Maclean – Solo Exhibition

Augusta Maclean – Solo Exhibition

A solo exhibition of original paintings and sketches by Augusta Maclean, an up-and-coming Scottish artist who splits her time between Edinburgh and the Highlands. 

Take Refuge Under My Shade

Take Refuge Under My Shade

This contemporary dance piece performed by Claire Henderson Davis and Bettina Carpi follows the interweaving stories of three pregnant women: a Syrian woman refugee journeying to … 

Heads Up

Heads Up

An eclectic pick-and-mix treat of great new dance and styles curated with you, the hungry Fringe audience, in mind. 

Handmade Edinburgh – The Contemporary Craft and Design Fair

Handmade Edinburgh – The Contemporary Craft and Design Fair

Over three days, Handmade Edinburgh will celebrate the best in high-end design and craftsmanship from over 80 highly-skilled, British and international designer-makers. 

Wired

Wired

‘They said I’d be good at it. 

InValid Voices

InValid Voices

When the soldier goes to war what of those left behind? This is the question posed by InValid Voices, a new theatre piece based on interviews with women serving as and married to C… 

NEHH Presents... The Kevin Rowland DJ Show

NEHH Presents... The Kevin Rowland DJ Show

Kevin Rowland – Style icon and leader of the band Dexys (formerly Dexy’s Midnight Runners) is renowned for his vast wealth of musical knowledge and a highly charged eclecticism, … 

NEHH Presents... Start to End – Solid Air by John Martyn

NEHH Presents... Start to End – Solid Air by John Martyn

Start to End return with a live band interpretation of John Martyn’s classic fourth solo studio album Solid Air, following a sold-out appearance at Celtic Connections 2018. 

André Krengel and Roland Krause

André Krengel and Roland Krause

Two virtuosi guitarists from Germany combining a rousing mixture of musical genres. 

Spoon Carving Workshop

Spoon Carving Workshop

Learn to carve a wooden spoon from sustainably sourced Scottish greenwood using traditional hand tools and techniques. 

Ciara

Ciara

David Harrower’s compelling, award-winning play returns to the Fringe. 

The Magic Hour

The Magic Hour

It’s 4am and, for a group of teens, it’s time to wrestle with the changes in their lives. 

The Night With... Wooden Elephant

The Night With... Wooden Elephant

The Night With. 

Pushan Bose Live at Fringe 2018

Pushan Bose Live at Fringe 2018

Pushan Bose is a South Asian music composer, producer, singer and rapper who has been creating and releasing original music on digital platforms with a reach of 20 million listener… 

The New Electric Ballroom

The New Electric Ballroom

In a remote fishing village, three sisters, Breda, Clara and Ada endlessly obsess and re-live their memories of love, snatched from their hands and never seen since. 

Out of Control

Out of Control

‘It was strange because at the time I wasn’t really looking for anybody, so when you see somebody. 

Babes Against Bullshit

Babes Against Bullshit

Women have claimed intellectual and economic power for themselves, culture has simply found new ways to make us inferior. 

Led Thespian

Led Thespian

Part play and part mini-concert, Led Thespian is a new dark comedy that explores love, loss, and the power of music. 

Visible Mending With Flora Collingwood-Norris

Visible Mending With Flora Collingwood-Norris

Bring your favourite jumper back to life with creative visible mending. 

She Rose

She Rose

AD1 Youth Dance Company presents an original contemporary dance work She Rose. 

Punching Judy

Punching Judy

Punching Judy is an original piece of theatre, which explores the secretive and insidious nature of domestic abuse. 

Kill the Boy

Kill the Boy

It starts like this. 

Dance-Forms' 75th International Choreographers' Showcase

Dance-Forms' 75th International Choreographers' Showcase

Dance-Forms Productions is celebrating the International Choreographers’ Showcase’s 24th Anniversary and 17 years of brilliant performances at the Fringe. 

3 Women 3 Myths

3 Women 3 Myths

Inspired by Waiting for Godot, this original piece performed by two women of colour brings new meaning to issues of violence and war, poverty, food, deserts, hopelessness and those… 

Lift – Youth Edition

Lift – Youth Edition

A contemporary musical set in the lift between Covent Garden Tube platform and street level of the piazza with a rich and complex musical score. 

Dream Gardens

Dream Gardens

Julia Krone Oliver, a local Edinburgh artist originally from Cape Town, paints life-affirming dreamlike landscapes. 

From One Heart to Another

From One Heart to Another

Inclusive theatre group The Theatre Shed will explore end of life and organ donation in a unique and inspiring way. 

Me, Myself and AI

Me, Myself and AI

Delve into the dark world of misguided tech trust with a kaleidoscopic investigation of data, desire and desperation. 

Illustrate Your Own Ceramic Object

Illustrate Your Own Ceramic Object

Edinburgh Fringe is typically visited for a gluttonous helping of comedy and theatre shows. 

Step Into Africa IV 

Step Into Africa IV 

Back at the festival for the fourth time, 34/18 Youth Dance Company perform Step Into Africa IV. 

IRL

IRL

I was curious about IRL. 

See Rock City and Other Destinations

See Rock City and Other Destinations

A wanderer believes his destiny is written along the North Carolina Interstate. 

Feet of the Angels

Feet of the Angels

Twelve talented Bishop’s University drama students present Feet of the Angels. 

Bite-Size Plays Presents: Neverwant

Bite-Size Plays Presents: Neverwant

Neverwant: the algorithm of life. 

And I

And I

It was only a look. A touch. But never a feeling. She thought it had only happened to her. As soon as she told her story, she realised that she was not alone. 

When You Cure Me

When You Cure Me

Rachel and Peter are 17; they’ve been together for six months. 

Free Fringe Music

Free Fringe Music

Experience the joy of live music at the museum as the best young contemporary music talents perform an exciting blend of Scottish pop, traditional Scottish songs and instrumental s… 

A Political Breakfast

A Political Breakfast

Chris O’Neill and four comics will talk about the news and be amusing while being awake! They will be joined by insomniacs in search of laughter. 

DNA – Alexandra David-Néel

DNA – Alexandra David-Néel

August 1916, the great explorer Alexandra David-Néel has been in her hermitage cavern in the Himalayas for two and a half years, following the teachings of her guru, the Lama Gomc… 

Éowyn Emerald and Dancers

Éowyn Emerald and Dancers

A young man waited outside the Greenside Royal Terrace Venue for Éowyn Emerald & Dancers to appear after their performance. 

Brendon Burns Mansplainin'

Brendon Burns Mansplainin'

90% of tour dates sold out in under 24 hours! Book early! Only £6. 

Tonight With Donny Stixx

Tonight With Donny Stixx

Superstar Donny Stixx is finally in town! Prepare to be amazed and expect the unexpected as Donny goes down in history as the greatest magician of our time! But please, no question… 

Jungle

Jungle

Jungle by the Bernese company Pink Mama under the direction of Slawek Bendraf and Dominik Krawiecki, purports to be about post-colonialism and in particular who survives but how do… 

It’s Not Over Yet... and How to Survive the Future

It’s Not Over Yet... and How to Survive the Future

It’s Not Over Yet… choreographed and performed by Emma Jayne Park (aka Cultured Mongrel) is a heart-stopping autobiographical show about cancer. 

This Is the Title

This Is the Title

A dazzling white floor space sets off Nigerian/Finnish Ima Iduozee’s black skin and his grey and black outfit perfectly in This Is The Title, a production in association with Fro… 

Elicitations

Elicitations

Elicitations features extracts from three poignant works by British/Australian choreographer Briar Adams. 

Dazzle Jewellery Exhibition

Dazzle Jewellery Exhibition

Returning for the 35th year. 

The Emancipation of Resonance

The Emancipation of Resonance

Aurigami (Malcolm Ball – ondes martenot/hand percussion, Kate Cuzner – flutes/live electronics). 

Craft Scotland Summer Show 2018

Craft Scotland Summer Show 2018

The second floor of White Stuff becomes a haven for design-lovers. 

Drowning Our Babies

Drowning Our Babies

On the bloodied knuckle and tender belly of contemporary theatre, this showcase of original work introduces emerging theatre companies from one of the country’s leading contempor… 

Matthew 19:14

Matthew 19:14

A bar. 

A Play, A Pie and A Pint

A Play, A Pie and A Pint

A play, a pie and a pint. All included in your ticket price. Contemporary interactive plays and great craic! See website for further details: mcsorleysbar.com/fringe. 

EH16: Pyre

EH16: Pyre

History is plagued with horror written on its own walls. 

Rock Choir Live

Rock Choir Live

Rock Choir is the largest contemporary choir in the UK offering the general public the chance to sing without audition or any requirement to read music. 

Taiwan Season: Varhung – Heart to Heart

Taiwan Season: Varhung – Heart to Heart

Varhung- Heart to Heart will touch your heart. 

Achilles

Achilles

With roots in Grotowski’s theatrical style and the laboratory theatre of 1970s Poland, Company of Wolves are known for their striking, collaborative work that fuses dance, physic… 

The Spinners

The Spinners

The Spinners is a collaboration between Lina Limosani of Limosani Projekts as choreographer and Al Seed as director. 

Taiwan Season: Bon 4 Bon

Taiwan Season: Bon 4 Bon

This exquisite, delightful show by Chang Dance Theatre riffs on the childhood memories of four boys growing up together and, surprisingly, mangoes. 

Spring Awakening

Spring Awakening

Considered one of the best musicals of this century the Tony Award-winning show Spring Awakening, featuring an electrifying folk rock score, is brought to life in a bold new stagin… 

Lost Seasons

Lost Seasons

Vivaldi’s classic Four Seasons, hacked by electric violin and laptop, then reconstructed live into a personal and innovative take on one of classical music’s most well-loved work… 

9/11 Was a Conspiracy

9/11 Was a Conspiracy

Modern dating and a devastating terrorist attack do not, at first, seem like complimentary subject matters for a romantic comedy, and yet in 52Up Production’s new show 9/11 Was a… 

Chatroom

Chatroom

In a world where words are power, the influence of “friends” online can make such a difference to the choices we make. 

Stoel (Chair)

Stoel (Chair)

Choreographic duet from three years ago. 

Re: Production

Re: Production

Karen and Tom met and married when they were really young. 

WRoNGHEADED

WRoNGHEADED

WRoNGHEADED is a collaborative dance, poetry and film piece produced by Liz Roche Company about the devastating effects of a repressive society in Ireland, particularly on women. 

Antigone na h'Éireann

Antigone na h'Éireann

Driven by faith to resurrect the IRA, Annie battles to bring her family the honour they deserve. 

Carve a Ring Workshop

Carve a Ring Workshop

Carve your own ring in jeweller’s wax. 

No Sanction

No Sanction

Reflecting myself in the mirror. 

Blink

Blink

‘I limit myself to a quick look every two hours at first. 

The Last One

The Last One

The Last One is the end of all things, and still needing more. 

Heroine

Heroine

World premiere and programmed for Made in Scotland 2018 – Heroine is based on the true story of Danna Davis and her 10 years in the US Army. 

Onstage Dating

Onstage Dating

Bron is going on first dates. 

The Conditioning

The Conditioning

Spyro and Jim. Two squaddies. Find themselves trapped in an old warehouse. Why are they there? Is there a way out? And how long can they keep going before the cracks begin to show? 

dressed.

dressed.

For most of us, our clothes are a major part of our identity. 

Underground Railroad Game

Underground Railroad Game

Good morning, America! Welcome to Hanover Middle School, where a pair of teachers are getting down and dirty with today’s lesson. 

Réversible

Réversible

Internationally renowned The 7 Fingers return with this unique, riveting mix of theatre, circus, dance, music and acrobatics. 

Vessel

Vessel

There is a woman. 

Class

Class

‘Inspired look at society through the prism of a parent-teacher meeting’ ***** (Sunday Times). 

Cello on Fire

Cello on Fire

Celebrated Viennese crossover cellist Peter Hudler returns to the Fringe with his brand-new show after a successful run in 2017. 

City Love

City Love

Both lovely and devastating in equal measure, City Love by Illuminate Theatre Company documents a romance that lives and dies in the bustle of London town. 

Blackwell's Writers at the Fringe

Blackwell's Writers at the Fringe

Now in its eleventh year, Blackwell’s Writers at the Fringe brings you, once again, the best in Scottish writing. 

Sisters

Sisters

An everlasting spell. 

Scott Capurro: The Trouble With Scott Capurro

Scott Capurro: The Trouble With Scott Capurro

So what exactly IS the Trouble with Scott Capurro? Is it that this left-leaning liberal American (yes, he’s the one, apparently) seemingly talks without pausing for breath? (“Are y… 

Casus: You & I

Casus: You & I

Poets spend their lives writing about it, everyone thinks about it, but when love is between two men some people turn a blind eye. 

The Approach

The Approach

This simple and significant piece of theatre commences with three women each sat forebodingly on chairs at various points of the stage, as an ear-scratching soundtrack creates a ba… 

Nine Foot Nine

Nine Foot Nine

Nine Foot Nine is a clever piece of dystopian theatre highlighting gender imbalance, produced by the Sleepless Theatre Company. 

Di & Viv & Rose (In an Hour) by Amelia Bullmore

Di & Viv & Rose (In an Hour) by Amelia Bullmore

’Have you just got exactly what you wanted by working hard and wanting it?’ A courageous look at the enduring bond of friendship. 

Fopical With Peter E Davidson

Fopical With Peter E Davidson

Peter E Davidson (BBC Northern Ireland’s The Blame Game and Live at the Sunflower) returns with his brand-new show Fopical – a guide on how to relax in the modern world without… 

The Straw Man

The Straw Man

He is Generation X. 

Stephen Carlin: The Opinionater

Stephen Carlin: The Opinionater

For the love of God, will somebody stop this man before he does himself or someone else an injury? ‘A new comedy original’ ***** (Herald). 

Yen

Yen

Brutal, heart-breaking and often hilarious, Yen by Anna Jordan explores the relationship between nature and nurture. 

One Life Stand

One Life Stand

After their five star runaway success with All We Ever Wanted Was Everything, Middle Child were always going to suffer from difficult second album syndrome and it’s a real shame … 

Fallen Fruit

Fallen Fruit

Two Destination Language are encouraging audiences to see the personal narrative behind history with their performance Fallen Fruit. 

The Last Straw

The Last Straw

People Show have been producing work for more than 50 years which, given the self-indulgence of People Show 130 (or The Last Straw, to give its more Fringe-friendly title), is some… 

Metamorphosis of One

Metamorphosis of One

One is found buried in a culmination of emotions when life takes an unexpected turn. 

Katie & Pip

Katie & Pip

Katie & Pip celebrates the relationship between Katie, a 15-year-old Type 1 Diabetic girl and Pip, her five-year-old border collie, trained by Katie to save her life on a daily bas… 

Tacita Dean

Tacita Dean

This exhibition by acclaimed British artist Tacita Dean takes performance as its theme. 

Cathedral Lunchtime Concerts – Free

Cathedral Lunchtime Concerts – Free

A former Times Critics’ Choice. 

Maz and Bricks by Eva O'Connor

Maz and Bricks by Eva O'Connor

Triple Fringe First and Olivier Award-winning Fishamble present Maz and Bricks. 

Our Country

Our Country

‘A striking dream world. 

Another One

Another One

If you break my heart, I’ll break yours too. 

European Citizen Popsong

European Citizen Popsong

Music’s power has erased boundaries before, but can it make us feel connected as citizens, even after the Brexit? Last year, theatre maker Marieke Dermul researched if such a thi… 

Unsung

Unsung

With the advent of the internet, smartphones and social media, today’s politics happens under an unprecedented level of scrutiny. 

Proxy

Proxy

A one woman show, Proxy delves into the lives of mother and daughter Dee Dee and Gypsy, two women from the southern states of America. 

Baby Face

Baby Face

“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. 

Famous Puppet Death Scenes

Famous Puppet Death Scenes

An enigmatic title is the hallmark of many Fringe shows – I’m sure no one knows quite what to expect from Duckpond: An Element of Mystery in Umpteen Samples or Lights Over Tesc… 

Alternotive A Cappella

Alternotive A Cappella

The Oxford Alternotives are back for their ninth consecutive year at the Fringe. 

Pricks

Pricks

I’ve had over 70,000 pricks… Of the medical kind. 

Where It Hurts

Where It Hurts

Grassmarket Projects return to Summerhall after the successes of Doubting Thomas and Doglife with an authentic exploration of care within the NHS. 

Vivarium

Vivarium

As anyone who’s been to an Edinburgh Festival Fringe can attest, word of mouth is crucial to a show’s success. 

Sophie, Ben and Other Problems

Sophie, Ben and Other Problems

The After School Club join Irish playwright Conor Burke to present their debut production. 

And Before I Forget I Love You, I Love You

And Before I Forget I Love You, I Love You

As a character actor, Pip Utton is renowned for his depictions of world-famous figures, ranging from Margaret Thatcher to Charles Dickens and everything in between. 

NEHH Presents: Xylouris White

NEHH Presents: Xylouris White

Master of Cretan lute George Xylouris and Jim White (Dirty Three), a most innovative and charismatic drummer, are creating a musical duo. 

NEHH Presents: Charlotte Church's Late Night Pop Dungeon

NEHH Presents: Charlotte Church's Late Night Pop Dungeon

Up the dark, dark stairs, upon the bloody gallows of soft rock, through the oubliette of cheese, into the torture chamber of disco, you are welcomed to the Late Night Pop Dungeon. 

NEHH Presents: Pictish Trail & Friends

NEHH Presents: Pictish Trail & Friends

Svelt, intelligent, adorable balladeer trapped inside the body of an oversized, oft-bearded folk ogre. 

Wired

Wired

Wired is one of several productions with a military theme being performed at the Army Reserve Centre, Summerhall’s new venue, [email protected]Fringe. 

To Be Me

To Be Me

To Be Me pairs a recording of Kate Tempest’s poetry and live dance choreographed by Julie Cunningham; it’s a risky undertaking which is both fascinating but, at times, teeters … 

Lear

Lear

It is brave to reimagine Shakespeare, in particular arguably his greatest tragedy but Lear by John Scott Dance is a deeply moving, subtle and superbly performed interpretation of … 

NEHH Presents: Julie Byrne

NEHH Presents: Julie Byrne

American wanderer Julie Byrne’s second album, Not Even Happiness, vividly archives what would have otherwise been lost to the road – bustling roadside diners, the stars over the … 

Young and Fresh

Young and Fresh

Alice is an up-and-coming reporter and she is assigned the topic of sex trafficking to research. 

NEHH and Braw Gigs Present: Blanck Mass

NEHH and Braw Gigs Present: Blanck Mass

Electronic artist from the UK and one half of F*ck Buttons. 

Process Day

Process Day

A sensory experience transforming dancers into sleek, androgynous, nocturnal beings guided through shadows by a futuristic techno soundtrack. 

The Emotional Immune System

The Emotional Immune System

This monologue series is a blunt, brutal, but ultimately celebratory foray into how we handle human interactions. 

SoftLOUD

SoftLOUD

SoftLOUD is acoustic and electric, ancient and modern, traditional and innovative. 

Ripe

Ripe

Loosely based on The Handmaid’s Tale, this play takes place in a modern day fertility unit. 

A Pitch-Piper's Guide to the Melody

A Pitch-Piper's Guide to the Melody

In their Fringe debut, Exeter’s mixed contemporary a cappella group showcase their unique style in a series of unmissable shows. 

Dangerous Women

Dangerous Women

The Accidentals are so excited to be back in Edinburgh performing at the Festival Fringe for their sixth consecutive year! In the past they’ve had three sell-out, five-star runs an… 

My Name Is...

My Name Is...

An anti-terrorist government official is forced to reconsider all of his preconceptions regarding illegal immigrants when he comes face to face with the experiences of a desperate … 

Torn Apart – By Romeo and Juliet

Torn Apart – By Romeo and Juliet

Memories are reborn, they are created, they make up the narrative of young people who bring to the scene various perspectives on childhood, pain, homesickness, loss, affective rela… 

Profundis

Profundis

Profundis choreographed by Israeli-born Roy Assaf, is amusingly and slickly performed by the National Dance Company Wales but is more of a ‘five-finger exercise’ for dance stud… 

The Darling Core

The Darling Core

An original dark comedy about the original dark couple. 

Palmyra

Palmyra

Following the success of their debut show Eurohouse, Bert & Nasi return to Edinburgh with Palmyra, an exploration of revenge, the politics of destruction and what we consider to be… 

Katie and Pip

Katie and Pip

Celebrating the relationship between Katie, a 15-year-old type 1 diabetic girl and Pip, her 5-year-old border collie, trained by Katie to save her life on a daily basis. 

Folk

Folk

Folk is Caroline Finn’s first piece for the Cardiff-based National Dance Company Wales since becoming its Artistic Director two years ago. 

Looking for Mummy: Nazanin's Story

Looking for Mummy: Nazanin's Story

Uncovering the true and still unfolding story of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: a charity worker detained in Iran while on holiday, visiting her family. 

Like a Prayer

Like a Prayer

This piece asks questions of belief and seeks answers within personal encounters. 

Banged Up!

Banged Up!

Three unconnected prisoners are thrown into the same cell on the day that the Earth’s population of bees go missing. 

NEHH & MiS Present: Withered Hand, Iklan, Savage Mansion

NEHH & MiS Present: Withered Hand, Iklan, Savage Mansion

A live eclectic ballad of works from pioneers of the contemporary Scottish music scene. 

New Contemporary Arab Dance Performances

New Contemporary Arab Dance Performances

New Contemporary Arab Dance Performances is part of Arab Art Focus, a showcase of new theatre and performance from the Arab region and diaspora. 

Contemporary Clay

Contemporary Clay

Edinburgh ceramicist Craig Mitchell will be exhibiting a range of figurative clay sculpture, which explores contemporary themes and personal narratives in a humorous way. 

The Last Post

The Last Post

Trumpet, electronics and text. 

Birdland by Simon Stephens

Birdland by Simon Stephens

yt2 return with Birdland by the Olivier and Tony award-winning Simon Stephens. 

The Black That I Am

The Black That I Am

Taking a leaf from Eve Ensler’s Vagina Monologues, The Black that I Am is a compilation of stories that delve into the minds of various women and their experiences of being black… 

The MKC Experience

The MKC Experience

The ultimate choir experience with the UK’s most versatile and captivating vocal group. 

NEHH Presents: Hinds & Support

NEHH Presents: Hinds & Support

Since bursting onto the Madrid DIY scene, Hinds – Ana Perrote, Carlotta Cosials, Ade Martin and Amber Grimbergen – have mastered a raw and playful sound all their own. 

Mind-Goblin

Mind-Goblin

Thisis a solo show where the Korean dancer and choreographer Lee Kyung-eun, inspired by the shamanic gut or rite to expel ‘goblins’ or evil spirits, aims to turn this around an… 

TuTuMucky

TuTuMucky

Powerful and complex, TuTuMucky explores how we’re shaped by the world around us, searches for peace in chaos, and celebrates revolt against the regiments of modern daily life. 

Patience

Patience

The story of two women in need of a liver transplant: Sophie Undridge, a young woman with autoimmune hepatitis, whose life has been reduced to medication and hospitalisation, and B… 

A Machine they're Secretly Building

A Machine they're Secretly Building

The audience were completely absorbed by Proto-Type Theater’s exposition of global mass-surveillance in A Machine They’re Secretly Building, the title aptly born from whistlebl… 

The Class Project

The Class Project

This is a show about belonging. 

Locus Amoenus

Locus Amoenus

Locus Amoenus is a poignant, slightly absurdist masterpiece in dramatic irony, in which the audience watches three strangers on a train slowly, unknowingly, going towards their de… 

A Place for Me

A Place for Me

You never know who you share your space with, who you touch, or how you touch them. 

Columns

Columns

Walking into theSpace on the Mile this morning, I had very little knowledge about what Columns had in store for me. 

Human Animals

Human Animals

We open on a reversed environmental crisis. 

Spring Awakening: A Reimagining

Spring Awakening: A Reimagining

Not the 2006 Broadway musical, but the 1981 play on which that was based, Spring Awakening is notable for its controversies upon original publication. 

The Pitchfork Disney

The Pitchfork Disney

Ridley’s modern classic sees Presley and Haley as orphaned and perpetually infantilised 28 year-olds, unable to leave their East London flat for ten years following their parents… 

The Barista Chronicles

The Barista Chronicles

Coffee is the backbone of modern society. 

On This Side of Time

On This Side of Time

Alyona Ageeva’s PosleSlov Physical Theatre Company presents the UK premier of this contemporary physical theatre performance. 

Chips and Cheese

Chips and Cheese

Young Scottish YouTube star Bex has convinced her English boyfriend Philip to move to Glasgow with her. 

Girls Will Be Girls

Girls Will Be Girls

‘A new label on an old tin of beans won’t change the flavour. 

Violin Variations

Violin Variations

Classical, pop and film music, hacked by electric violin and laptop, then reconstructed live with you, the audience! ‘Beautifully nuanced playing’ (Strad). 

Big Cat Small Flap

Big Cat Small Flap

Big Cat Small Flap – the unique observations from a giant talking cat called Mr Nibbles on the state of humans and the world today, from Trump to Brexit to Instagram, and why the… 

Busu and the Damask Drum

Busu and the Damask Drum

Inspired on Zeami’s Aya No Tsuzumi, Busu and the Damask Drum was originally adapted by Yukio Mishima for the modern stage. 

Room

Room

Under the direction of Brian Feigenbaum, Lawrence Academy Dance returns for its fifth Fringe. 

Freshers

Freshers

New town. 

Revolution

Revolution

Naples, 1647. 

A Voyage of the Easy Sisters

A Voyage of the Easy Sisters

It’s just another Sunday morning for the Easy Sister goddesses: ill-advised Jägerbombs, lost tampons and wanking mermaids are behind them. 

Firewater

Firewater

‘I didn’t even know your name. 

Bassett

Bassett

At Wootton Bassett School, Leo’s class has been locked in. 

The Black Cat

The Black Cat

A renegade retelling of Edgar Allan Poe’s twisted tale. 

Cracked Tiles

Cracked Tiles

A year ago he inherited his father’s crumbling empire, a run-down chip shop in the east end of Glasgow. 

Like Dolphins Can Swim

Like Dolphins Can Swim

Home from university for the holidays, Sam and Alice have met to fulfil the promise they made, aged 10, to spend one whole, glorious day as their superhero alter egos. 

Frozen

Frozen

One evening, 10-year-old Rhona goes missing. 

Harping Harmonies

Harping Harmonies

Witches Brew return to the AMC for the third year. 

NEHH Presents: Orkestra del Sol

NEHH Presents: Orkestra del Sol

2017 is their last year! Edinburgh’s favourite purveyors of sousaphone-fuelled brassy honkstep will be hanging up their horns at the end of this year. 

Carmen Miranda Leather Appliqué

Carmen Miranda Leather Appliqué

Learn to hand-appliqué leather and create your own Carmen Miranda-themed bag charms or key chains with fashion designer Emily Millichip. 

Three Colours Guitar

Three Colours Guitar

Three Colours Guitar’s exciting new music show blends jazz, classical and Celtic fingerstyle. 

Majuli

Majuli

Majuli is a gentle piece, beguiling in its simplicity in which the dancer and choreographer, Shilpikda Bordoloi evokes the world’s largest river island, Majuli in Assam’s… 

April is Over

April is Over

A girl curled up inside a cupboard. 

Gala Concert

Gala Concert

Jamaya come from Petah Tikva near Tel Aviv and have been playing together since they were 16. 

Wind-Up

Wind-Up

Czech dance in its ultimate form. 

Dougie MacLean in Concert

Dougie MacLean in Concert

‘Dougie MacLean is Scotland’s pre-eminent singer-songwriter and a national musical treasure’ (SingOut USA) who has developed a unique blend of lyrical, roots based songwriting … 

Blues: High-Energy Electric Blues

Blues: High-Energy Electric Blues

Main Street Blues, one of Scotland’s top blues bands, performing a powerful set of up-tempo electric blues material, with a range of original numbers plus some new and old blues … 

Poacher's Pilgrimage – An Island Journey

Poacher's Pilgrimage – An Island Journey

Alastair McIntosh is a writer, broadcaster and activist on land reform, spirituality and ecology. 

Rosie Nimmo

Rosie Nimmo

‘A gorgeous way to start the second hour of today’s show. 

Claire Saunders Sings Joni Mitchell

Claire Saunders Sings Joni Mitchell

One of the UK’s brightest young female vocalists to have broken through in recent years. 

Demise

Demise

Demise was its own demise. 

The City – A Detective Hip Hop Opera

The City – A Detective Hip Hop Opera

A rap opera written entirely in rhyme, performed as one continuous song. 

Ensemble Kla_Vier: Four Men, Four Pianos

Ensemble Kla_Vier: Four Men, Four Pianos

The future of classical piano is here! With cutting-edge virtuosity and sleek elegance, this four piano, eight hands ensemble from South Korea blends Beethoven and Chopin seamlessl… 

Letters from Earth

Letters from Earth

If you were Earth. 

Spoon Carving Workshop

Spoon Carving Workshop

Learn to carve a wooden spoon from sustainably sourced Scottish greenwood using traditional hand tools and techniques. 

Wild Bore

Wild Bore

For a theatre piece to be perfect for some people, it has to be horrible for others. 

NEHH Presents: Lemon Bucket Orkestra & Ben Caplan

NEHH Presents: Lemon Bucket Orkestra & Ben Caplan

The Lemon Bucket Orkestra is Canada’s only balkan-klezmer-gypsy-party-punk super-band. 

Mia: Daughters of Fortune

Mia: Daughters of Fortune

This startling, if indistinct production from Mind the Gap, England’s largest learning disability theatre company, gets straight to its point, with cast members slipping into ‘… 

Dance-Forms 74th International Choreographers' Showcase

Dance-Forms 74th International Choreographers' Showcase

Dance-Forms Productions is celebrating 16 years of brilliant performances at the Fringe, presenting the cream of the crop of postmodern creations. 

The Farmers Lit the Fields on Fire

The Farmers Lit the Fields on Fire

A young bride returns to her family’s rural estate for a weekend-long wedding celebration. 

Chatroom

Chatroom

Six teenagers communicate anonymously and only through the internet. 

Pre-View

Pre-View

Traverse Theatre is currently hosting rehearsed readings of pieces from graduates at the University of Edinburgh’s Playwriting Masters course. 

The Domino Effect

The Domino Effect

A modern ensemble piece about a silent girl finding her voice and finding her mother when a mysterious East End antiques dealer teaches her how small actions lead to big effects. 

A Songwriters' Circle

A Songwriters' Circle

Three of the UK’s finest singer-songwriters come together to perform their songs, collaborate and chat about the inspirations and processes behind their songwriting. 

Hand-Appliqué Tropical Bloom Earrings

Hand-Appliqué Tropical Bloom Earrings

During Fringe we can often forget about the aspects of Edinburgh that make it a cultural destination by itself. 

Party

Party

In deepest Suburbia, five young idealists have formed a new political party to save the world from itself. 

Big Bite-Size Lunch Hour: Best Bites

Big Bite-Size Lunch Hour: Best Bites

With the overwhelming amount of options at the Fringe, Bite-Size allows one to see several short and sweet plays in the space of an hour. 

The Believers Are But Brothers

The Believers Are But Brothers

The stage is awash with cold, blue LED light. 

Northern Power Blouse

Northern Power Blouse

Three feisty northern lasses present a right good sketch show that’s full of heart, songs, larger than life characters and highly flammable 80s blouses. 

30 Neo-Futurist Plays From: Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind (30 Plays in 60 Minutes)

30 Neo-Futurist Plays From: Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind (30 Plays in 60 Minutes)

Speed, brevity, honesty and the denial of preconception, TML brings you on a rollicking, multi-genre journey of 30 plays in 60 minutes. 

Instructions for Border Crossing

Instructions for Border Crossing

A twelve-year-old girl sneaks across the border into her own country. 

All the Fun

All the Fun

A hypnotic, tongue-in-cheek antidote to the glittering circus world. 

Inside the Matrix

Inside the Matrix

Featuring music, original video and performance, this show combines electronic, classical opera and contemporary music, with lighting effects and surprises. 

Callum McClure: Deception

Callum McClure: Deception

The multi award-winning magician Callum McClure, with a unique blend of robotics and magic, will amaze and amuse. 

Rock Choir Live!

Rock Choir Live!

Witness a spectacular display of uplifting, feel-good pop, rock and contemporary chart songs performed by national phenomenon, Rock Choir. 

Think Less, Feel More

Think Less, Feel More

Think Less, Feel More is the second solo exhibition in Edinburgh by up-and-coming abstract artist Alice Boyle. 

The Gun Show

The Gun Show

A thoughtful and well-realised production, this play provides a personal perspective on the debate surrounding American gun ownership. 

Caravaggio: Between the Darkness

Caravaggio: Between the Darkness

“I need more light,” our protagonist Caravaggio says at one point, and it’s fair to say that the 16th century Italian’s use of light and darkness is one of his paintings’… 

Carve a Ring Workshop

Carve a Ring Workshop

Carve your own bespoke ring in jeweller’s wax. 

Arab Arts Focus: Dance Double Bill

Arab Arts Focus: Dance Double Bill

Due to some of the artists being refused visas to enter the UK, we have had to make some changes to the Arab Arts Focus Dance Double Bill. 

Girls Like That

Girls Like That

A tight-knit group of school friends are learning about the struggles of the Suffragette movement, but none of them are really listening. 

NEHH and Mediterraneo Present: Mediterraneo Opening Party

NEHH and Mediterraneo Present: Mediterraneo Opening Party

Mediterraneo is bringing Africa, southern Italy and Scotland crashing into Summerhall for a huge festival opening party. 

Craft Scotland Summer Show 2017

Craft Scotland Summer Show 2017

The second floor of White Stuff becomes a haven for design lovers. 

Violin Variations

Violin Variations

Classical, pop and film music, hacked by electric violin and laptop, then reconstructed live with you, the audience! ‘Beautifully nuanced playing’ (Strad). 

Lady Macbeth: Unsex Me Here

Lady Macbeth: Unsex Me Here

Three male dancers perform Company Chordelia & Solar Bear’s Lady Macbeth: Unsex Me Here choreographed by Kally Lloyd-Jones and cast. 

Gathering Dust

Gathering Dust

Charlie, a foreign correspondent out to do her job, is kidnapped and put in an underground cell. 

California Dreaming

California Dreaming

This southern Californian dance troupe presents an hour of high-energy contemporary ballet, depicting humor, beauty, longing, first love and the contemplation of strengths and weak… 

Leviathan

Leviathan

Leviathan, inspired by Melville’s Moby Dick is choreographed by James Wilton to a pounding score by Lunatic Soul. 

Escape 2

Escape 2

Award-winning professional aerial dance theatre from London LCP is back with Escape 2, a recreation of its predecessor Escape, presented at Fringe 2016. 

(My Father) John Gabriel Borkman

(My Father) John Gabriel Borkman

Most bankers walked free after the bubble burst – but not John Gabriel Borkman. 

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

Exploring all of the potential love triangles the original story has to offer, the world’s most beloved couple receives a fresh, re-imagined staging as told through the eyes of the… 

First Light

First Light

One night can change your life. 

Shoko Seki: Deadline

Shoko Seki: Deadline

Shoko Seki: Deadline is a part-choreographed, part-improvised solo dance piece that explores the Japanese phenomenon of Karuoshi; Seki stressfully dances through the various stages… 

Almost, Maine

Almost, Maine

A small northern Maine town. 

Alice – Underground Lives My Buried Mind (Deflowering Lewis Carroll's Script)

Alice – Underground Lives My Buried Mind (Deflowering Lewis Carroll's Script)

Physical theatre can always lend itself to a degree of interpretation, and inevitably the risk of confusion. 

__ Happens

__ Happens

This student devised piece from University High School debuts an ever-changing sequence of short plays ranging from drama to comedy, and scripted to improv. 

Think Less, Feel More

Think Less, Feel More

Taking its title from critic Waldemar Januszczak’s rundown of the 2016 Abstract Expressionism exhibition at the Royal Academy – ‘there is not enough emotion in our art any mo… 

Jeopardy

Jeopardy

If Lena Dunham’s Girls, Requiem for A Dream and political punditry had a brain child, Jeopardy would be it. 

Misterman

Misterman

For a one-man play, Enda Walsh’s Misterman feels almost mythically large in its intensity. 

Taiwan Season: Together Alone

Taiwan Season: Together Alone

An exquisite piece, Together Alone, danced nude by Zoltán Vakulya and Chen-Wei Lee of Art B&B, is a profound meditation on relationships through a sensitive exploration of the bod… 

Adulting

Adulting

Adulting – (verb) To adult. 

#Instalove

#Instalove

Inspired by cynicism. 

Bump

Bump

If you’re in search of the next big thing this Fringe, look no further. 

Patrick Turpin: Itty Bitty Little Titty Piece

Patrick Turpin: Itty Bitty Little Titty Piece

Turpy – star of Climaxed (BBC Three) and Pop Sludge (4Music) – returns with a stand-up show/hour of performance art/arse flapping gently in the wind, which rodgers the system q… 

The Black Cat

The Black Cat

In The Black Cat Edgar Allan Poe’s macabre classic is made ironically self-aware. 

Coppélia

Coppélia

Coppélia is originally a comic ballet based on the writings of Prussian romantic author, E. 

Peacocks, Lobsters and Us

Peacocks, Lobsters and Us

Lobsters love large claws and peacocks prefer big tails – but what sets our hearts racing? An enticing piece of dance theatre that puts love under the microscope, challenging our… 

The Sweet Science

The Sweet Science

Time-bending Ruby lives parallel lives: one an eighties boxer, one a computer coder for a modern-day startup; battling sexism and expectations in both decades. 

The Great American Trailer Park Musical

The Great American Trailer Park Musical

This little-known musical is tremendous fun in its own right, but the extremely talented and energetic cast of The Great American Trailer Park Musical make it engaging for a full 9… 

Pornography by Simon Stephens

Pornography by Simon Stephens

It is ten years since Simon Stephens captured the chaos of London in 2005: within a few days London went from celebrating Live8 and the announcement that they would be hosting the … 

Pillow Talk

Pillow Talk

We present a sumptuous selling exhibition of kilim and textile cushions, chairs, fenders, pouffees, hall seats and sofa stools in vibrant colours and contemporary and traditional d… 

Creature

Creature

Creature is a contemporary dance show that tries to capture the essence of being human through what the publicity calls ‘aerial acrobatics and earth-bound choreography’. 

Conor O'Toole and Ruth Hunter Are Fine With This

Conor O'Toole and Ruth Hunter Are Fine With This

Ruth Hunter (SYTYF Runner-up ‘16) and Conor O’Toole (**** (Fest, Chortle.co.uk) are two of Ireland’s favourite alternative stand-ups and will present an hour of original, zany fun. 

Jess and Joe Forever

Jess and Joe Forever

Jess and Joe want to tell us their story. 

Lilith: The Jungle Girl

Lilith: The Jungle Girl

This acclaimed show from award-winning Australian theatre company Sisters Grimm clearly aims to put the “lion” back in George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion, through a startlingly … 

Awake

Awake

It’s the middle of the night. 

Five Kinds of Silence

Five Kinds of Silence

This jump-cutting adaptation of Shelagh Stephenson’s drama following two generations of domestic abuse is a decent attempt at a school-level production. 

Alternotive A Cappella

Alternotive A Cappella

This award-winning, fourteen-strong ensemble brings you innovative a cappella, reimagining songs from a whole host of genres, from 90s R&B, to indie rock, jazz and current chart to… 

Women at War

Women at War

Women at War is an interesting piece which explores the gendered dimensions of warfare through a monologue by a female American soldier serving in Afghanistan. 

A Single Tree

A Single Tree

Hoovering Flour Theatre Company’s debut production this year at the Fringe! Once upon a Christmas in a land far, far away Mark and Elizabeth throw a Christmas party which is sure… 

The Ties That Bind

The Ties That Bind

Paul’s world as a sound engineer is changing, as early stages of dementia begin to affect his personal relationships. 

Zsa Zsa and Me

Zsa Zsa and Me

Once upon a time, when folks did as they pleased and the world was good, there lived a girl called. 

The Hero Who Overslept

The Hero Who Overslept

Here’s a heartfelt invitation to experience a never-before-seen mix of climate science, psychology and surrealist dance in which we attempt to remake ourselves just in time for a… 

Games and After Liverpool by James Saunders

Games and After Liverpool by James Saunders

Thought-provoking theatre and assured acting are on offer at this show, which is split into two plays, both written by the late playwright James Saunders, a one-time mentor to Tom … 

Smoking With Grandma

Smoking With Grandma

Threewoods Playwright took us on an underwhelming biographical journey with this short play about a young girl reliving her refugee grandmother’s memories of Hong Kong. 

Stegosaurus

Stegosaurus

No crocodile tears are involved in this deeply moving one woman monologue; it is emotion in its purest, most innocent form. 

Frank and Cynthia

Frank and Cynthia

Frank and Cynthia meet and fall in love in a whirlwind croissant-inspired love affair, which is tragically cut short. 

Vines

Vines

The story of a young girl finding herself through an Ayahuasca Ceremony. 

The Inevitable Quiet of the Crash

The Inevitable Quiet of the Crash

The Inevitable Quiet of the Crash is a show whose tagline betrays its true value. 

Luocha Land

Luocha Land

Told through contemporary and ancient physical storytelling techniques, the National Theatre of China’s Luocha Land is a visual treat. 

The Second Copy: 2045

The Second Copy: 2045

From out of the future, dissolving himself in fiction, the character of Youness Atbane observes the dynamics of contemporary art in Morocco. 

Sparkleshark

Sparkleshark

Delving into the lives of a group of teenagers in a tower block at the end of a school day. 

Squeeze Harder, Zanni!

Squeeze Harder, Zanni!

The raucous and entertaining tale of the pompous and deluded Doctor who lives with an idiotic manservant, Zanni. 

Good With Maps

Good With Maps

Siren Theatre Co’s Good With Maps is a multi-faceted story masterfully guided by Jane Phegan who takes us through this one woman show. 

1902

1902

1902 sheds a light on the dark side of football, telling real stories about real people, but showing that not all football fans are as bad as they are perceived to be. 

Palmyra

Palmyra

In her opus Regarding the Pain of Others, Susan Sontag explores the ways in which images of conflict can be altered for the benefit of a particular social cause or political group. 

My Pet, My Love

My Pet, My Love

A one-man show about fish, forgetting and the fear of dying single. 

Medea on Media

Medea on Media

Medea on Media is not your average spin on an Ancient Greek classic; Seongbukdong Beedoolkee’s production is fearless, irreverent, unsettling and, most surprisingly, a lot of fun… 

Little Boy

Little Boy

‘Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds. 

Submission

Submission

Liver and Lung Productions have created something extraordinary in Submission, a new play about the conflict between religion and sexuality. 

Sasquatch: The Opera

Sasquatch: The Opera

I’m not sure where to begin in dissecting Sasquatch: the Opera. 

Last Resort

Last Resort

The beginning of Last Resort definitely hooks you in. 

No Show

No Show

No Show is perhaps the perfect show: one that claims to be nothing at all. 

Glossolalia: Ranney is Speaking in Tongues

Glossolalia: Ranney is Speaking in Tongues

International headliner Ranney is Speaking in Tongues. 

Once Were Pirates

Once Were Pirates

The set of this play included a fish tank with a small toy fish that swam around in it. 

Play on Words

Play on Words

A quick-fire dystopian comedy following the daily routine of Harper and Collins: two lexicographers imprisoned by the sinister MW Corporation. 

Carried Away

Carried Away

Crib, check. 

Cathedral Lunchtime Concerts - Free

Cathedral Lunchtime Concerts - Free

A former Times critic’s choice. 

Plant Scenery of the World

Plant Scenery of the World

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… 

Cathedral Photographic Exhibitions

Cathedral Photographic Exhibitions

Of Things Not Seen: photographs by Jim Grover of life in a Clapham Parish, and The Edge of Colour: a response to Paolozzi’s Window by Dave Sands, with glass by Liz French. 

Jac Leirner

Jac Leirner

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. 

155th Edinburgh International Exhibition of Photography 2017

155th Edinburgh International Exhibition of Photography 2017

An exhibition of the best in modern art photography from photographers, both amateur and professional, worldwide. 

American Contemporary Ensemble (ACE)

American Contemporary Ensemble (ACE)

Joel Sachs (Juilliard School, New York) directs an ensemble of young, highly talented UK-based musicians in a programme drawn from the celebrated American avant-gardists including … 

American Piano Music: Joel Sachs (USA)

American Piano Music: Joel Sachs (USA)

Renowned American pianist and conductor Joel Sachs (Juilliard School, New York) performs piano music by three of America’s greatest composers: Charles Ives’ First Piano Sonata, pio… 

The Woman Who Shed Her Skin

The Woman Who Shed Her Skin

A woman single-mindedly pursues her physical image at the expense of her inner self. 

Brawn

Brawn

Ryan was a bright lad at school. 

Layale Chaker & Sarafand Ensemble

Layale Chaker & Sarafand Ensemble

Led by Lebanese violinist Layale Chaker, The Sarafand Ensemble brings you a concert of new original musical compositions where Western classical and contemporary music, Jazz, and A… 

Split

Split

Walking into The Warren’s Studio 2 to the sounds of Vengaboys, Avril Lavigne and Gwen Stefani, it was clear I was in for an hour-long nostalgia hit. 

Dark Matter & Angeleta and Etelvina

Dark Matter & Angeleta and Etelvina

Two striking and contrasting puppetry shows form a double bill that explores the journey of dementia patients at the end of their life. 

Phoenix Session @ Gem Electric

Phoenix Session @ Gem Electric

Phoenix Session is based in London and works with some of the most exciting emerging artists from the UK’s independent music scene. 

Sexiety

Sexiety

Sex: we (almost) all do it, but we hardly talk about it. 

Bad Luck Cabaret

Bad Luck Cabaret

What to wear to a cabaret show where the dress code was “dress for the end of the world or the beginning”? Sorry, my supernova outfit is still in the laundry. 

Jacqueline Kroft

Jacqueline Kroft

Jacqueline & the Sensations is a band from the UK that performs Jacqueline’s original songs. 

The Effect by Lucy Prebble

The Effect by Lucy Prebble

If there’s a topic sought after in theatre right now, it would most likely be mental health and how we deal with it. 

SoundKarD: explorations in sound

SoundKarD: explorations in sound

SoundKarD are soprano Sarah Dacey, pianist Kate Halsall and composer Duncan MacLeod. 

Blink by Phil Porter

Blink by Phil Porter

Described as “unconventional, quirky, and voyeuristic”, Peppered Wit’s production of Blink by Phil Porter fulfills each of those descriptions. 

A Remarkable Person

A Remarkable Person

This critically-acclaimed, award-winning Norwegian (but performed in English) play philosophises: Do we humans really have a deep need for an identity, or is this need utter nonsen… 

Motherhood: (Un)speakable, (Un)spoken

Motherhood: (Un)speakable, (Un)spoken

Unflinchingly honest journey to every mum. 

Another Brighton

Another Brighton

Cascade Creative Recovery and Invisible Voices of Brighton and Hove bring to stage a variety of people who represent vulnerable communities in our city. 

Pavillion 7090

Pavillion 7090

7090 are the hosts of a playground full of music, films and installations. 

Huldebiet: a Dramatic Concert

Huldebiet: a Dramatic Concert

Through the use of film projection, plays, and music by Justyna Ponikowska, 7090 and Hana present a concert about the malleability of meaning. 

Sorry: Harald Austbø

Sorry: Harald Austbø

The Viking warrior, the HubbaBubba Gum-chewing slut and the Hermit have placed the sign ‘Do Not Disturb’ on the door of the hotelroom. 

One Man and his Dog

One Man and his Dog

A dog is man’s best friend, and is for life. 

Out and About in Brighton and Beyond

Out and About in Brighton and Beyond

Comedy sketch show featuring contemporary characters in Brighton and beyond. 

An Evening of Gypsy

An Evening of Gypsy

This year Sophia and Amoret will be roaming through Europe, discovering the story of Gypsy music. 

Cracked Tiles

Cracked Tiles

A year ago he inherited his father’s crumbling fast food shop. 

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. 

Candid

Candid

To tell stories in unexpected ways; that is the promise that Wildkind Theatre makes in their tagline. 

Hang

Hang

Set in the near future, Hang imagines a world where the death penalty has returned and, with a sinister game-show-like feel to it, the victim determines the fate of the offender. 

Enter The Dragons
BOBBY WINNER

Enter The Dragons

On an epic adventure to halt ageing in its tracks, writers and performers Abigail Dooley and Emma Edwards swim the sea of apology, march the bridge of tears and conquer the dark de… 

Check Out My Shirt

Check Out My Shirt

We wear the consequences of our decisions like a bad shirt. 

Experiencing Hard times with Maarten Zaagman and Falk Hübner

Experiencing Hard times with Maarten Zaagman and Falk Hübner

A fascinating opportunity to learn the mime choreography technique behind the award-winning performance ‘I Will Carry You Over Hard Times’. 

I'm The Hero of This Story

I'm The Hero of This Story

CTRL ALT DEL: Restart, Repeat, Restart, Repeat. 

Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons

Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons

“The average person will speak 123,205,750 words in a lifetime”. 

One in Four

One in Four

A newly-devised piece exploring issues of mental health. 

Blooming

Blooming

Patrick Sandford is engaging, entertaining and certainly knows how to hold an audience. 

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 you… 

I Will Carry You Over Hard Times

I Will Carry You Over Hard Times

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. 

Trouble with Men

Trouble with Men

Three remarkable short plays about modern male homosexuality: a farce about stereotypes and unrequited love; a drama about a date going very wrong; a transcontinental love story ab… 

Don't Leave Me Now

Don't Leave Me Now

Inspired by two real stories, the play explores the impact of early onset dementia on two very different families - a journey of love, loss and duty. 

Generation Why

Generation Why

Three performers from the UK, Italy and Spain that belong to the so called Generation Y, are confronted onstage with a simple but controversial question: what do you want for your … 

Trainspotting

Trainspotting

This acclaimed production recaptures the passion and controversy of the famous novel and hit film, repackaging it into an immersive show. 

Am I F#*kable?

Am I F#*kable?

Have our relationships become a product of a social media obsessed generation? Dating in the 21st century is constantly changing and not necessarily for the better. 

Lingua Franca Ensemble: Ephemera

Lingua Franca Ensemble: Ephemera

Lingua Franca Ensemble ‘Ephemera’ album launch concert. 

Sweetmeat

Sweetmeat

Sigmund and Christian meet, and slot together like puzzle pieces. 

Afternoon Recital with Helen Burford

Afternoon Recital with Helen Burford

Pianist/composer/musical-explorer Helen Burford performs a programme of global exotica and new commissions for solo piano, toy piano and Indian santoor. 

A Murder of Ravens

A Murder of Ravens

A brilliant weaving-together of vocals, poems, music, song and performance takes the audience on a breathtaking trip in the company of a series of angry, disaffected, bored, vengef… 

AY | NA

AY | NA

Ceyda Tanc Dance is a contemporary dance company led by Artistic Director and Choreographer, Ceyda Tanc. 

New Note Orchestra and Guests

New Note Orchestra and Guests

New Note Orchestra and Guests. 

Cultural Echo

Cultural Echo

Cultural Echo is the debut theatre work from young company Broken Perspectives. 

Soundscape: Brighton Film Quartet

Soundscape: Brighton Film Quartet

Soundscape – a concert of sheer escapism with this extraordinary piano quartet. 

artrepublic presents: Art Yard Sale

artrepublic presents: Art Yard Sale

Back for 2017! Another fantastic day out for art lovers everywhere. 

Urinetown: The Musical

Urinetown: The Musical

Two decades of drought result in a ban on the use of private toilets, and citizens are forced to pay through the roof to use public amenities, a privilege we currently enjoy in the… 

The Dove in Spring: American Chamber Music in Recital

The Dove in Spring: American Chamber Music in Recital

Soaring soprano and passionate cello lines intermingle with sumptuous piano writing in a recital programme featuring Esther Ward-Caddle (cello)and Nicole Panizza (piano) performing… 

OUT

OUT

We are presented with two bodies: a loud Jamaican dance hall music and disco lights. 

Borde Hill Sculpture Exhibition

Borde Hill Sculpture Exhibition

Our 2017 sculpture exhibition showcases work by both established and up-and-coming artists. 

Mozzz!

Mozzz!

Mozzz! A week in the life of an undercover mosquito. 

Studio 9 Orchestra: Tribute to Kenny Wheeler

Studio 9 Orchestra: Tribute to Kenny Wheeler

The 19-piece Studio 9 Orchestra pays tribute to the late composer, arranger and trumpeter Kenny Wheeler, with an evening of beautiful arrangements written for alarge Jazz ensemble. 

Woman not fish

Woman not fish

Helen is the only insecure woman in the world trying to navigate through this thing called life. 

The Last Honeypot

The Last Honeypot

The bizarre tale of the boy Eli Hum, born with a baffling condition: his tummy can only digest honey. 

Re: Production

Re: Production

A fun and informative play from the female-led White Slate Theatre company, White Slate performed Re: Production (not literally) for the final time at the Brighton Fringe on Saturd… 

For all the fires not yet lit: Work in Progress

For all the fires not yet lit: Work in Progress

“Stories can conquer fear, you know. 

Chittar chat

Chittar chat

Saby Kang offers some useless and random anecdotes in this one-woman operation. 

This Boy Tom

This Boy Tom

A brand-new musical by BBC Bursary winner Natalie Sexton. 

Rejoining Jane

Rejoining Jane

Immerse yourself in a playful and joyful dance experience as three dancers take you on a journey in and out of reality, swapping between the factual and the fictitious. 

Protect and Survive

Protect and Survive

1984. 

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 come… 

A Way of Seeing

A Way of Seeing

A double-bill of intimately presented contemporary dance, story and film, exploring the perception and experience of shared memory. 

Good Grief: Stories at 207 West 88th

Good Grief: Stories at 207 West 88th

Terriane Falcome offers a tour de force of writing and comedy, playing at the Theatre Box this Brighton Fringe. 

Fall of Duty

Fall of Duty

1916. 

Good People, Bad Day

Good People, Bad Day

Everyone has experienced the dreaded ‘bad day’ where nothing seems to work out. 

Spark Factory

Spark Factory

Seven brave and bold artists constructing the next big thing in theatre. 

Rubber Ring

Rubber Ring

“I’m sixteen.