The Quiggs

The Quiggs

Stephen Quigg, a long established folksinger and former member of the legendary band The McCalmans, and Pernille Quigg, originally from Denmark, a folksinger and songwriter. The combination of the two voices in close harmony in songs whether traditional or contemporary interspersed with anecdotes and a touch of humour has received much praise from both audiences and organisers… 

Museum Late: Fringe Fridays

Museum Late: Fringe Fridays

Fringe Fridays at the museum are a magical experience! There’s a plethora of acts which span the genres available at the festival, each act performing a 15 minute taster on a mai… 

Scotlandsfest

Scotlandsfest

The festival within the Festival invites you to enjoy fifteen varied afternoon sessions of stimulating conversation, readings and debate covering topics from George Orwell to Eduardo Paolozzi, the outer reaches of St Kilda to the inner workings of Glasgow, the science behind the standing stones to the political landscape of Scotland as she stands in the aftermath of Brexit… 

TalkFest – Anatomy of a Play: How Not to Drown

TalkFest – Anatomy of a Play: How Not to Drown

Over the last three years, playwright Nicola McCartney and actor Dritan Kastrati have worked together to tell Dritan’s story of two epic journeys of survival set against the backdrop of the Balkan Wars and the British care system… 

James Tait Black Prize for Drama 2019: The Award Ceremony

James Tait Black Prize for Drama 2019: The Award Ceremony

Join today’s most innovative playwrights for an afternoon of performed readings and interviews with presenter Shereen Nanjiani. The James Tait Black Prize for Drama celebrates groundbreaking drama produced worldwide in the last year… 

James Tait Black Prize for Drama 2019: The Award Ceremony

James Tait Black Prize for Drama 2019: The Award Ceremony

Join today’s most innovative playwrights for an afternoon of performed readings and interviews with presenter Shereen Nanjiani. The James Tait Black Prize for Drama celebrates groundbreaking drama produced worldwide in the last year… 

TalkFest – Anatomy of a Play: How Not to Drown

TalkFest – Anatomy of a Play: How Not to Drown

Over the last three years, playwright Nicola McCartney and actor Dritan Kastrati have worked together to tell Dritan’s story of two epic journeys of survival set against the backdrop of the Balkan Wars and the British care system… 

Comedy Auction

Comedy Auction

What is anything really worth? Tony Law (Chief Auctioneer) and his support team of Ed Aczel (Residential Teeth, Currency and Elephant “Expert”) and Joz Norris (work experience) plan to find out… 

Rose McGowan: Planet 9

Rose McGowan: Planet 9

It needs to be said, you must go into this show with an open mind. 

Islam Festival Edinburgh

Islam Festival Edinburgh

Islam Festival Edinburgh is open to everyone, old or young, with any faith or none. The Festival aims to create mutual understanding between the visitors and Muslims through an exhibition, guided tours and talks… 

Lollypops and Moptops Show

Lollypops and Moptops Show

Alan Mosca, formerly of Freddie and The Dreamers, retells stories of yesteryear with song and a touch of comedy. Buddy Walker recreates the look and feel of Buddy Holly. The Temple Brothers perform a fabulous tribute to The Everly Brothers, with beautiful songs such as All I Have To Do Is Dream, Let It Be Me, Cathy’s Clown and Crying In The Rain… 

Dan vs Food

Dan vs Food

A man eats a meal on stage. This is the greatest cultural event of the year. For one lunchtime only, a man called Dan will eat a three-course meal live on stage in a 750 seat theatre… 

The Hoovering Podcast Live with Jessica Fostekew

The Hoovering Podcast Live with Jessica Fostekew

The podcast all about eating: live. Host Jessica Fostekew (The Guilty Feminist, Cuckoo and Motherland) joins a panel of celebrity guests to share some interesting local grub as well as their funniest and most brilliant stories about scoffing it… 

TalkFest – Ways and Means: Theatre in 2019 and Beyond

TalkFest – Ways and Means: Theatre in 2019 and Beyond

What happens when we pair up two theatre artists from different backgrounds to co-host a discussion about what makes great theatre in 2019? Douglas Maxwell (Decky Does a Bronco, Charlie Sonata, The Whip Hand) is a self-proclaimed ‘old-school’ playwright and Jenny Lindsay (Flint and Pitch, This Script) is a spoken word poet, performer, writer and promoter… 

Galway Comedy Carnival Showcase

Galway Comedy Carnival Showcase

Official launch of Ireland’s premier comedy festival, featuring top acts from the 2019 programme, including Andrew Maxwell, Terry Alderton and Danny O’Brien. Now in its 14th year, thousands of comedy fans are set to descend on the gorgeous medieval city of Galway, over seven days and nights this October to enjoy a stellar line-up of world-class comedians… 

Baby Loves Disco

Baby Loves Disco

Fringe sell-out ten years running! The original family dance party is back, bigger and better than ever. From the legendary Jam House, club DJs spin and mix nostalgic floor-fillers from the years before parenthood struck with the latest chart anthems for parents, babies, toddlers and young kids to party together… 

Festival CD and Record Fair

Festival CD and Record Fair

Great selection of collectable vinyl! LPs, 12” and 7” singles, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s 90s, 00s to present day. Rock, heavy metal, blues, jazz, progressive, classical, country, punk/indie, folk, soul, Scottish, reggae, etc… 

Beethoven for Breakfast

Beethoven for Breakfast

Start the day with the passionate music of Beethoven and his contemporaries, performed by the Royal Over-Seas League’s exceptionally talented prize-winning musicians. Tickets include tea/coffee and biscuits after the performance. 

The Left-Handed Piano: A Concert in Mirror-Image

The Left-Handed Piano: A Concert in Mirror-Image

Left-handed international pianist Christopher Seed performs Beethoven’s Sonata Op 109 and Schubert’s Drei Klavierstücke D 946 on his unique backwards fortepiano (high notes to the left), plus 16 Brahms Waltzes Op 39 the right way round! 20th Anniversary Concert Series… 

Chopin After Lunch

Chopin After Lunch

A post-lunch concert of the romantic and passionate music of Chopin and his contemporaries, performed by the finest international classical talent from Royal Over-Seas League’s renowned Annual Music Competition… 

Bach for Breakfast

Bach for Breakfast

A favourite of the ROSL Recital Series, Bach for Breakfast features the world’s finest young classical musicians performing some of the greatest works in the repertoire. Tickets include tea/coffee and biscuits. 

The Festival Showcase at Black Ivy

The Festival Showcase at Black Ivy

A taste of the Fringe comes to Bruntsfield in true Black Ivy style. Cabaret with a complimentary cocktail and our pick of the best of the Fringe. Arrive early, doors open from 9pm. Further details available at: weareblackivy… 

Scot Roast

Scot Roast

Have your feelings hurt by some of the best comedians behaving at their despicable worst as the premier roast show of the Fringe returns for 2019. Don’t miss this fast paced revolutionary and fully interactive roast show experience… 

Happy Landings

Happy Landings

Julia Krone presents recent paintings on canvas, limited edition silk screen and Giclée prints, greeting cards and luxury art cushions. Themes of migration, moorings and safe havens are featured in this new body of colourful paintings… 

Chris Betts vs the Audience

Chris Betts vs the Audience

The cult hit returns! Comedian and contrarian Chris Betts will argue the opposite of anything anyone in the audience says. Think part stand-up, part debate class. Since the topics are chosen by the audience, every show is completely new and different… 

#Pianodrome Lunchtime Concerts

#Pianodrome Lunchtime Concerts

Music is theatre in this gigantic travelling walnut-mahogany musical hug made entirely from upcycled pianos. An all-acoustic lunchtime concert. Anything can happen. Visit pianodrome… 

Double Wahala Nights

Double Wahala Nights

This is a showcase of several African, Scottish, international and United Kingdom entertainment talents from various industries. A back-to-back line-up featuring performances from musicians, stand-up comedians and dancers... 

Amnesty International UK and the Guilty Feminist Presents The Secret Policeman's Podcast

Amnesty International UK and the Guilty Feminist Presents The Secret Policeman's Podcast

The Guilty Feminist joins forces with Amnesty International UK to bring The Secret Policeman back to life for 2018!  Following the magnificent Secret Policeman’s tradition of presenting comedy greats for a night of misbehaviour, a hugely talented and diverse bill of performers will create some hysterical comedy and magical music... 

Find Your Way

Find Your Way

Returning to the Edinburgh Fringe in partnership with Just Festival. We have come a long way from being a research project proving the beneficial effects of singing in a choir on well-being... 

Early Birds – Q&A with Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran

Early Birds – Q&A with Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran

PQA Venues is pleased to announce a free Q&A with two of the UK’s top TV and theatre writers, with Birds of a Feather being their most well-known. Talking about their careers today and new play Early Birds, which tells the story of the genesis of the iconic television series Birds of a Feather... 

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. But what happens when those dreams don’t become reality? Set across three decades, from 1997’s Cool Britannia to today’s Brexit Britain, this is multi award-winning gig theatre that mixes original live music from James Frewer with bold new writing by Luke Barnes... 

James Tait Black Prize for Drama 2018: The Award Ceremony

James Tait Black Prize for Drama 2018: The Award Ceremony

Join some of today’s most innovative playwrights for an afternoon of insightful interviews and performed readings. The James Tait Black Prize for Drama celebrates ground-breaking drama produced worldwide in the last year... 

Hacienda Classical

Hacienda Classical

The acclaimed Hacienda Classical with Graeme Park, Mike Pickering and Manchester Camerata Orchestra makes its Edinburgh debut having opened Glastonbury's Pyramid Stage last year with sold-out concerts at The Royal Albert Hall, The SSE Hydro and more besides... 

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. All These Things is for the brave and the curious... 

Sean Hughes: A Tribute

Sean Hughes: A Tribute

'What the f*** do gardeners do when they retire?' Sean Hughes 1965 - 2017. Sean came to the UK in the mid-eighties and by age 24 he had won the Perrier Award with his solo show at Gilded Balloon... 

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 that One Life Stand just doesn’t have the same magic spark... 

SHAnd Up Comedy

SHAnd Up Comedy

SHAnd Up Comedy. Join us for an hour of fabulous comedy as part of the Fringe Free Festival. We’re in the third year of SHAnd Up Comedy and it just keeps getting better! Check out performances from some of the Fringe's funniest comedians who have all very generously donated their time to SHAnd Up Comedy! All donations at this event will go straight to Scottish Huntington’s Association (SHA) to support families living with cruel neurological condition Huntington’s disease (HD)... 

In Conversation With Standard Issue

In Conversation With Standard Issue

Join Standard Issue Podcast – the smart and witty women's magazine for your ears – as it hosts a panel of brilliant women from the world of comedy and media in conversation about funnies, feminism and more... 

Afternoon Organ Recital in Stockbridge With Nancy Crook

Afternoon Organ Recital in Stockbridge With Nancy Crook

Nancy Crook will be returning to the Fringe with her annual afternoon organ recital of music by Bach, de Grigny and Jackson at Stockbridge Church. More information available at stockbridgechurch... 

Learn to Play Ukulele With Tricity Vogue

Learn to Play Ukulele With Tricity Vogue

Rae Mac’s welcomes back cabaret diva Tricity Vogue for more ukulele fun. Learn basic ukulele in under an hour, then relax with tea and cake while listening to Tricity perform. The second half of the workshop will teach you to play along with Tricity's own swinging tunes, ready for a final group performance... 

Rock What You Got

Rock What You Got

House of Jack presents Rock What You Got, an event packed full of hip hop and breakin' two v two battles featuring some of the best dancers from around the UK. One of the most exciting and dynamic events to take place during the Fringe, top dancers will battle it our for cash prizes... 

CanadaClub

CanadaClub

Multi award-winning venue CanadaHub returns to the Fringe with a new late-night show. Guest hosts introduce the best of Canadian cabaret, comedy and music from across the festival. All acts guaranteed to have been to Canada at least once... 

Museum After Hours: Friday Fringe Takeover

Museum After Hours: Friday Fringe Takeover

Enjoy a unique flavour of the Fringe and explore the museum after hours. From music and dance to comedy and theatre, hand-picked performers will showcase highlights from their acts across three exhilarating party nights... 

Festival CD and Record Fair

Festival CD and Record Fair

Allander Record Fairs bring a great selection of collectable vinyl! LPs, 12" and 7" singles from the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s to present day (even the odd 78). New and second hand. Rock, blues, jazz, progressive, classical, country, punk, metal, indie, folk, etc... 

Baby Loves Disco

Baby Loves Disco

Sell-out nine years running! The original family dance party is back, bigger and better than ever, celebrating our tenth anniversary on the Fringe. From the legendary Jam House, club DJs mix the best tunes from the BLD decade with floor-fillers from the years before parenthood struck via our spinning wheel of tunes... 

Ed Miliband and Geoff Lloyd: Reasons to Be Cheerful

Ed Miliband and Geoff Lloyd: Reasons to Be Cheerful

Following a string of sell-out live dates and festival appearances, Ed Miliband and Geoff Lloyd bring their hit podcast to the Fringe. Reasons to Be Cheerful is a show for the politically disheartened, about ideas to make the world a better place, hosted by the award-winning radio presenter and the now off-the-leash former Labour leader... 

Islam Festival Edinburgh 2018

Islam Festival Edinburgh 2018

Edinburgh Central Mosque opens its doors and warmly invites you to Islam Festival Edinburgh. The exhibition offers a genuine insight into Islam through a dynamic experience of knowledge, calligraphy and culture... 

Only Fools and 3 Courses

Only Fools and 3 Courses

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

Will Seaward's Spooky Midnight Ghost Stories V

Will Seaward's Spooky Midnight Ghost Stories V

The legendary late-night, vampire-flavoured torch-wielding storytelling ghoststravaganza returns for a fifth year! Run while you can!! Join Edinburgh’s favourite spooky comedian Will Seaward – 'terrifyingly charismatic' (Fest), 'part Brian Blessed, part Oscar Wilde, part crazed Victorian music hall MC' (Telegraph) – at the stroke of midnight for another fiendish new hour of extremely silly ghostly tales... 

Sam & Tom: Interview

Sam & Tom: Interview

After review of your application, Sam & Tom are pleased to offer you the opportunity to interview for the position of audience in their new cult comedy show. Sam & Tom are an upstart company specialising in audience-oriented comedy deliverance... 

The Big Free Fringe Festival Launch Show 2018

The Big Free Fringe Festival Launch Show 2018

See a huge selection of this year's big names, stand-out performers and many of the best free acts in Edinburgh at this one-off launch show and party for the 2018 Free Edinburgh Fringe Festival season... 

Rip It Up: The Story of Scottish Pop

Rip It Up: The Story of Scottish Pop

Discover the story of Scottish pop from the 1950s to the present day at this major exhibition. From the days of the dance halls to the emergence of pop in the 60s, through the 70s and New Wave, the exhibition features Scotland’s global stars and independent local heroes from pop’s early days right up to today’s outstanding newcomers... 

Huge News

Huge News

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

Fringe Guide to Running a Venue

Fringe Guide to Running a Venue

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Managing a venue at the Fringe can be a hugely rewarding experience, but is also a mammoth undertaking for all involved... 

Fringe Swap Shop

Fringe Swap Shop

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Unwanted props, usable furniture, gorgeous costumes – we want them all! Every Fringe, tonnes of items go to the bin when they could be reused elsewhere or recycled... 

Global Variations

Global Variations

A rousing, musical world tour conducted by Edinburgh's very own Capital Concert Band. Caledonian themes are interspersed with musical gems from around the world. We are Edinburgh's Capital Concert Band, a 35-strong group that puts out an impressive and big sound – and we're back at the Fringe for our third year... 

Learn to Play Ukulele With Tricity Vogue

Learn to Play Ukulele With Tricity Vogue

Rae Mac’s welcomes back cabaret diva Tricity Vogue for more ukulele fun. Learn basic ukulele in under an hour, then relax with tea and cake while listening to Tricity perform. The second half of the workshop will teach you to play along with Tricity's own swinging tunes, ready for a final group performance... 

Ben Caplan and the Casual Smokers

Ben Caplan and the Casual Smokers

A charismatic charmer and a smasher of pianos. A madman and an earnest poet. A strummer of delicate chords and a lover of bent and broken melodies. Ben Caplan is simply unforgettable... 

Thai Cookery Workshop With Lunch

Thai Cookery Workshop With Lunch

Walking into the Krua Thai Cookery School is like being welcomed into a friend’s home. You are immediately set at ease and ready to begin the human tradition of exchanging stories, food and cultures... 

Adrian Plass: Out of His Head

Adrian Plass: Out of His Head

What better way for Adrian Plass to celebrate 30 years as a professional writer than to bring a wonderful show to the Fringe. He is joined by his wife Bridget on stage as well as the Searchlight Theatre Company bringing drama and live music to the party... 

Amusical

Amusical

For one night only Jayde Adams and Kiri Pritchard-McLean host this celebration of all things West End (or Broadway if you're American/better off than us). Accompanied by our house band, Dave and the Quavers, comedians perform their favourite songs from stage and screen and it's up to you to decide who's best... 

In Conversation With… Graeme Obree

In Conversation With… Graeme Obree

Described by Sir Chris Hoy as a ‘genius’, Graeme is a cyclist, parent, writer and broadcaster. Graeme has never held a driving license and commutes regularly on his bike. A regular contributor on TV and radio, often on cycling or mental health issues, Graeme is the author of two books: his autobiography The Flying Scotsman, made into the 2006 biopic starring Jonny Lee Miller as Obree, and his acclaimed training manual The Obree Way... 

XFRMR

XFRMR

In 1891, the genius inventor Nikola Tesla tamed lightning with his Tesla coil, a device that renders electricity visible. Artist Robbie Thomson harnesses the sonic capabilities of the Tesla coil to create a work as arresting as the scent of burning ozone and as lively as electricity itself... 

Natalie Clark: Scotland's Own Returns to Home Ground!

Natalie Clark: Scotland's Own Returns to Home Ground!

Scottish singer/songwriter Natalie Clark returns from America for her first Edinburgh Fringe headline performance. This will be a special, intimate night of music featuring special guests... 

In Conversation With… Hazel Irvine

In Conversation With… Hazel Irvine

One of BBC’s most experienced, versatile and recognisable broadcasters and the face of its snooker and golf coverage. Hazel has presented and reported from 14 Olympics, fronted BBC Sport's golf coverage for 25 years, snooker for 15 years and anchored coverage of athletics and Ski Sunday for over a decade... 

James Tait Black Prize for Drama 2017: The Award Ceremony

James Tait Black Prize for Drama 2017: The Award Ceremony

Join some of today’s most innovative playwrights for an afternoon of insightful interviews and performed readings. The James Tait Black Prize for Drama celebrates ground breaking drama produced worldwide in the last year... 

Gorilla Volume IV Tour

Gorilla Volume IV Tour

At Gorilla, we've always said that Perfume is Art. Our latest perfume collection is the result of Head Perfumer, Simon Constantine's friendship and collaboration with filmmaker Hal Samples... 

This Arthur's Seat Belongs to Lionel Richie

This Arthur's Seat Belongs to Lionel Richie

Returning for its 10th anniversary. Barry Ferns hosts comedy from a-top Arthurs seat – previous performers include Josie Long, Arthur Smith, Simon Munnery, Tony Law. ***** (Scotsman)... 

My Body, My Life: Real stories of Abortion

My Body, My Life: Real stories of Abortion

2017 marks 50 years since the partial legalization of abortion in the UK. While one in three women will have an abortion at some point in their lives, abortion is still highly stigmatised and shrouded in secrecy... 

Transmission – Launch Party

Transmission – Launch Party

Celebrate the pinnacle of human achievement! Toast the crew of the Saena as Commander Leila Karam leads them to Luxtaterra on the world's first interstellar voyage. Meet the crew and the entire coalition team to celebrate their last night on earth before they take off on the voyage of a lifetime... 

Amy Annette: What Women Want

Amy Annette: What Women Want

A panel of comedians discuss everyone's favourite topic – women. With different guests each day, join Amy (co-editor of critically acclaimed I Call Myself A Feminist) in conversation with her more famous comedy friends... 

Accessibility Gala

Accessibility Gala

Disability access at the Fringe is a joke. Almost half of festival venues do not provide wheelchair access. Audiences are missing out on great shows, and shows are missing out on great audiences... 

Queer Artists Mixer

Queer Artists Mixer

A casual get-together for queer artists attending the Fringe from all over the world. In the main concourse of Fringe Central, queer artists and allies meet one another and learn about each other’s work at the Fringe and beyond... 

Queer Pop Exhibition

Queer Pop Exhibition

Gallery 23’s Queer Pop Exhibition showcases fourteen contemporary Edinburgh-based artists, with an aim to ‘explore some of the many diverse issues surrounding the LGBT+ community today’... 

Viva Napoli! Dinner and Show

Viva Napoli! Dinner and Show

Philip Contini sings your favourite Neapolitan songs with his Be Happy Band live on stage. Enjoy a delicious three course Neapolitan meal with instrumental accompaniment, followed by Philip singing love songs from Napoli... 

Museum After Hours: Friday Fringe Takeover

Museum After Hours: Friday Fringe Takeover

Enjoy a unique flavour of the Fringe and explore the museum after hours. From music and dance, to comedy and theatre, handpicked performers will showcase highlights from their acts across three exhilarating party nights, alongside bars and entry to our exhibition Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites... 

Festival CD and Record Fair

Festival CD and Record Fair

Join us at our new venue in Leith! Great selection of collectable vinyl! LPs, 12" and 7" singles and a gaggle of 78s. Quality selection of CDs and DVDs, including extensive range of classical CDs... 

Knightmare Live

Knightmare Live

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

Debauchery at Brewhemia / La Vie Brewheme

Debauchery at Brewhemia / La Vie Brewheme

Decadent nights and Brewhemian delights – for those who crave a night of extravagance… Prepare for an evening of drinking, dancing and debauchery as Brewhemia takes you on an avant-garde adventure with bespoke acts and an unforgettable night of enchanting performances... 

Fringe Central Welcome Address

Fringe Central Welcome Address

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Join Panti Bliss, Ireland’s foremost “gender discombobulist” and “accidental activist” as she formally launches Fringe Central and gives her unique insight on all things Fringe... 

DIY Mindfulness Toolkit Event

DIY Mindfulness Toolkit Event

Producing a show at, performing in, or attending the Edinburgh Fringe is exciting and inspiring but it can also be hectic and draining, an experience made even more challenging if your artistic practice involves narrating experiences of your own health, illness or disability... 

Tim and Gendle's Famous First Words

Tim and Gendle's Famous First Words

Ever wondered what would happen if karaoke had consequences? If Stars in Their Eyes involved real glory in front of a baying, boozed-up Gladiator-style crowd? Well wonder no more, as Famous First Words, the devilishly addictive new live music experience created and hosted by TV presenters Tim and Gendle, is here... 

Will Seaward Goes to El Dorado

Will Seaward Goes to El Dorado

Intrepid comedian Will Seaward is going to the jungles of South America in search of the legendary lost city of El Dorado. For real. And he's recruiting. This show is his pitch. Fancy untold adventure? Come sign up! Fancy seeing a grown man slash at undergrowth onstage? Come and see the show anyway... 

Celebrating Edinburgh’s Traditional Buildings: Craigmillar Castle Craft Skills Festival

Celebrating Edinburgh’s Traditional Buildings: Craigmillar Castle Craft Skills Festival

Something for the entire family! Come along and learn about the science of medieval construction, try stone carving and join our expert guided tours! See website for details: historic-scotland... 

Open Air Cinema: Braveheart

Open Air Cinema: Braveheart

Son’s of Scotland! I am William Wallace. A first for the world famous Edinburgh Festival Fringe! Picture House Pop Up are thrilled to announce the outdoor screening of one of Scotland’s most epic films: Braveheart... 

Queering the Mainstream Debate

Queering the Mainstream Debate

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. As we progress towards a more inclusive society, many LGBTQI artists are losing the safe spaces where they would traditionally create and present their work... 

Bearpit Podcast (Podcast): 100 Year Anniversary

Bearpit Podcast (Podcast): 100 Year Anniversary

To commemorate the 100th year of the Bearpit Podcast (Podcast) the gang have invited back some of the best loved guests from the back catalogue, and some new faces, to help celebrate this huge occasion... 

The Heroine Question

The Heroine Question

From Elizabeth Bennett to Hermione Granger, literature inspires readers with spectacular female leads. But what makes a heroine and why are some more iconic than others? With more fully-fledged, radical heroines appearing across all cultural mediums, we look to the future of the heroine whilst paying homage to past and present ones. 

1-2-1 with the Independent Theatre Council

1-2-1 with the Independent Theatre Council

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. ITC will be available for focused one-to-one surgeries where you can discuss your own specific problems in detail... 

Gin on the Fringe

Gin on the Fringe

Gin on the Fringe is a boutique gin event at the Surgeon’s Hall in Edinburgh during the final two weekends in August at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the world’s largest arts and culture festival... 

Blueswater Presents: The Big Blues Party

Blueswater Presents: The Big Blues Party

Every single band and singer from our Blueswater Presents family will be part of a huge blues party taking place in a converted church. The line-up includes The Blueswater, Cat Loud, Toby Mottershead, and more... 

Young People – Building Peace Through the Arts

Young People – Building Peace Through the Arts

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. The world is struggling to cope with millions of displaced people seeking refuge from conflict, many young. How can the arts promote human rights, freedom of expression, build peace and develop resilience in children and young people living in crisis? Experts and young artists will come together to share their practice, consider key questions and engage with the audience in a creative dialogue... 

Dive and Summerhall Present... C U Next Tuesday Cabaret

Dive and Summerhall Present... C U Next Tuesday Cabaret

Sometime in between Jak Soroka cracking eggs on her naked body and Sam Reynolds dry humping someone in the audience, you realise nights at Dive’s C U Next Tuesday cabaret can get pretty wild... 

Why Harry Potter Matters

Why Harry Potter Matters

Considering the Harry Potter phenomenon and other fantasy works, we will be mounting a defence of fantasy! It’s time to acknowledge the explosion of fantastical works in the 20th and 21st centuries; its importance to readers, viewers and culture alike, and why you ignore this genre at your peril... 

In Conversation With Standard Issue

In Conversation With Standard Issue

The sharp and witty online women’s magazine hosts a killer line-up of funny women talking about comedy, women, feminism and other topics as yet undecided. Join Sarah Millican¹ and Standard Issue editor, Mickey Noonan, alongside more brilliant women from the worlds of comedy and media for what’s bound to be an excellent evening of chat... 

Family Fun Day

Family Fun Day

Dance, paint, build and design at our fun-filled family day. Geared towards babies and younger children, this is the perfect event to get creative in a safe, family-friendly environment which offers a nice break from Fringe crowds... 

A Cup of Tea With Lady C

A Cup of Tea With Lady C

I have to start this review with an admission; I had never heard of Lady Colin Campbell and I’ve never watched I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here. However, after some intense research (Wikipedia) and a couple of YouTube binges that made me glad I’d managed to miss out on the phenomenon of people I don’t recognise eating things that they don’t recognise, I was up to speed for this show... 

Being a Dad

Being a Dad

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

Festival CD and Record Fair

Festival CD and Record Fair

Great selection of collectable vinyl! LPs 12" and 7" singles and a gaggle of 78s. Quality selection of CDs and DVDs, including an extensive range of classical CDs. Covering every type of music from the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 00s to present day... 

Museum After Hours – Friday Fringe Takeover

Museum After Hours – Friday Fringe Takeover

Enjoy a unique flavour of the Fringe and explore the museum after hours across three exhilarating nights, each with hand-picked performers, music, comedy, bars and entry to our spectacular exhibition Celts, organised with the British Museum... 

Producers’ Gathering

Producers’ Gathering

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme. A coffee morning for arts producers attending the Edinburgh Fringe. Hosted by independent producers, Sally Rose and Xavier de Sousa, this meeting aims to connect producers and those interested in the practice from the wider UK and internationally whilst in Edinburgh for the festival... 

Shanghai Modern Fashion Show

Shanghai Modern Fashion Show

Classical meets modern in a glamorous fashion show organised by Shanghai Culture Week. The first of its kind in Scotland, it features the traditional, stylish, figure-hugging Chinese cheongsam dress... 

The Colour Blue: From Paradise to Poison

The Colour Blue: From Paradise to Poison

Deep blue is the most popular colour in the world. Artist Hilary Hope Guise investigates the endless meanings of the colour itself. Tea, coffee and pastries afterwards. 

Live at the Pleasance

Live at the Pleasance

In a free live broadcast where anything could happen, join some very special guest hosts as they meet the Fringe's finest acts. Hand-picked by the Pleasance, every day features a different line-up of brilliant guests from across the venue’s 2016 programme... 

One Person Production Gathering

One Person Production Gathering

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. A unique opportunity for solo performers to meet each other and Fringe Society staff. Make friends, support each other and build relationships that will sustain you during your run... 

The Sick of the Fringe - Opening Event

The Sick of the Fringe - Opening Event

The Sick of the Fringe is in its second year, building conversation, collaboration and community between the arts and medical science. 2016’s programme will be opened by Dr Jeremy Farrar, Director of the Wellcome Trust, and events will take place throughout the Festival... 

Nuclear Family

Nuclear Family

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

Comedy, Craft Beer and Curry: Live at V Deep

Comedy, Craft Beer and Curry: Live at V Deep

Comedy, craft beer and curry, all under one roof and served up during the most indulgent lunchtime show Leith has ever seen. Gilded Balloon curates a stellar roster of comedians and the V Deep All Stars will serve up the ultimate Fringe refreshments, in the shape of locally-sourced craft beers, pakora and curry: three in one lunchtime fun and all for £20 per person... 

At the Illusionist's Table

At the Illusionist's Table

After sell-out runs from 2013-2015, At the Illusionist’s Table returns... Thoughts transcend. Whisky materialises. Dreams are revealed. Set at the exclusive 28 Queen Street, acclaimed illusionist Scott Silven hosts an exquisite evening of fine dining and whisky tasting interwoven with breathtaking illusion... 

Playground

Playground

Julia Krone Oliver shows her most recent paintings, limited edition prints, greeting cards and art cushions. Playground is a show full of positive energy. Julia paints life-affirming, dreamlike landscapes... 

Blackwell's Writers at the Fringe

Blackwell's Writers at the Fringe

Now in its ninth year, Blackwell’s Writers at the Fringe brings you once again the best in Scottish writing. Experience everything from Scottish poetry to Tartan Noir, from folk music to contemporary fiction as established authors appear alongside new voices at Edinburgh's oldest bookshop... 

Urban Reivers Pop-Up

Urban Reivers Pop-Up

Showing Urban Reivers unique ranges and a carefully curated collection of emerging contemporary Scottish brands. 

Confessions of a Peculiar Mind

Confessions of a Peculiar Mind

The most disappointing revelation of Jimmy Bird’s stand-up routine is that the title is more than a little bit misleading. There isn’t anything particularly peculiar about his mind at all... 

Cocaine and Potatoes

Cocaine and Potatoes

Matthew Giffen is a charming whirlwind of a man, commanding the audience with his larger-than-life on-stage persona. He engages with the crowd well, dealing with latecomers excellently and making the audience feel comfortable with any interaction they might be put through... 

Hot Dub Time Machine

Hot Dub Time Machine

Taking festivals, theatres and rooftops all over the world by storm, Hot Dub Time Machine returns for five nights only, bigger and better than ever! Join DJ Tom Loud on a transcendent dance through pop music history... 

Tessa Dunlop: An Audience with The Bletchley Girls

Tessa Dunlop: An Audience with The Bletchley Girls

Author Tessa Dunlop hosts a one-off, revelatory session with three of the extraordinary women who were involved in Britain’s most secret wartime operation and feature in her book The Bletchley Girls... 

This Arthur's Seat Belongs to Lionel Richie

This Arthur's Seat Belongs to Lionel Richie

This is a show on top of Arthur's Seat. Sounds like too much effort? It is only a 45 minute walk from the Pleasance Courtyard, and is a totally unique (and funny) event at the most spectacular venue in Edinburgh... 

Magners Comedy Festival Winner – Jim Brewsky

Magners Comedy Festival Winner – Jim Brewsky

The Big V comedy competition is the search for a new star across Asia, sponsored by Magners cider. The search is over and Matthew Giffen is here to present the winner, Jim Brewsky. 

Festival CD and Record Fair

Festival CD and Record Fair

The renaissance of vinyl continues! Great selection of collectable vinyl! LPs and singles from the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s to the present day. Rock, blues jazz, progressive, classical, country, punk, indies, folk, etc... 

Skeptics on the Fringe 2015

Skeptics on the Fringe 2015

Skeptics on the Fringe, a free show in the belly of Banshee Labyrinth, is a daily show based around the more general theme of science, rationality and logic. The talks vary day to day, and the quality is likely to be mixed, but watching a man talk about the cognitive abilities of chimps with the background of whether you can put a chimpanzee on trial is an excellent way to spend an evening away from the comedy and theatre grassroots of the Fringe... 

Dive and Summerhall Present… C U Next Tuesday Cabaret

Dive and Summerhall Present… C U Next Tuesday Cabaret

This show is wondrously delightful. The host, the magnificent Miss Annabel Sings, entertains throughout with song, jokes and even a little dancing. She maintains the mood of the show brilliantly, ensuring that her audience feels fully welcomed, and appropriately riled up for every act she introduces... 

The Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour

The Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour

The Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour is exactly what it says on the tin: an exploration of the streets, the sights and, most importantly, the pubs that have all influenced the city's rich literary scene... 

Yo Mama Battle!

Yo Mama Battle!

The sell-out smash hit from Australia makes its international debut, the annual Yo Mama Battle! Starring the hottest comedians battling it out over topics chosen by you! Yes you! A night filled with insults, mayhem and fun hosted by the psychotic Seizure Kaiser in this 8 Mile inspired show... 

Museum After Hours – Friday Fringe Takeover

Museum After Hours – Friday Fringe Takeover

Enjoy a unique flavour of the Fringe and explore our galleries after hours across three exhilarating nights, each with hand-picked performers, music, comedy, bars and entry to our fascinating exhibition, Photography: A Victorian Sensation... 

Will Seaward Has a Really Good Go at Alchemy

Will Seaward Has a Really Good Go at Alchemy

Will Seaward Has a Really Good Go at Alchemy is probably unlike anything you will have ever seen. A cross between Brian Blessed and Stephen Fry, delivering factoids about alchemy in between the ensuing madness of a chemical set, in a big, booming voice that comes straight out of a pantomime, Will Seaward searches for the formula of the philosopher’s stone, using a different principle ingredient for each show offering an avenue of multiple possibilities... 

James Van Praagh

James Van Praagh

New York Times best-selling author and subject of a major Hollywood film starring Ted Danson, James Van Praagh demonstrates his unique talent and psychic abilities in a demonstration of communication from the unseen world! James is one of America's best known psychics... 

At the Illusionist's Table

At the Illusionist's Table

After complete sell-out runs in 2013/2014, At the Illusionist’s Table returns with a new production. Thoughts transcend. Whisky materialises. Dreams are revealed. Set at exclusive 28 Queen Street, acclaimed illusionist Scott Smith hosts an exquisite evening of fine dining and whisky tasting interwoven with breathtaking magic... 

Blackwell's Writers at the Fringe

Blackwell's Writers at the Fringe

Now in its eight year, Blackwell’s Writers at the Fringe brings you once again the best in Scottish writing. Experience everything from Scottish poetry to Tartan Noir, from folk music to contemporary fiction as established authors appear alongside new voices at Edinburgh's oldest bookshop... 

Stop Worrying and Learn to Love the Bomb

Stop Worrying and Learn to Love the Bomb

Seventy years of film, music, art and literature come to life in this interactive exhibition of popular culture, exploring our love/hate relationship with the deadliest weapons on earth: nukes... 

Towards Dolly: A Century of Animal Genetics in Edinburgh

Towards Dolly: A Century of Animal Genetics in Edinburgh

Think you know about Dolly? Come and see the world’s most famous sheep for yourself! This free exhibition tells the fascinating story of Edinburgh genetics over the past century, featuring rare books, archives, pictures, sound and film from Edinburgh University Library, as well as Dolly the sheep herself, on exclusive loan from National Museums Scotland. 

Nightvision x Kölsch presents IPSO – Fringe Closing Party

Nightvision x Kölsch presents IPSO – Fringe Closing Party

Marking the closing weekend of the Edinburgh Fringe, the legendary Kölsch is bringing his fresh new international party, IPSO, to the capital for one night only.