Captain Breadbeard

Captain Breadbeard

An absurd two-hander comedy sketch show about a sailor with a beard made of bread and his sidekick, Davy Scones. 

Bicycle Boy

Bicycle Boy

An outdoor, bicycle-powered, eco-musical for children and their families. 

Pop-up Opera: A Little Bit of The Pirates of Penzance

Pop-up Opera: A Little Bit of The Pirates of Penzance

Experience all the drama and wonder of grand opera on a miniature scale, with open-air performances brought to life by a storyteller, two singers and instrumentalists. 

Pop-up Opera: A Little Bit of HMS Pinafore

Pop-up Opera: A Little Bit of HMS Pinafore

Immerse yourself in a pint-sized version of HMS Pinafore, with an unforgettable journey through the opera’s musical and dramatic highlights – in just 30 minutes. 

Treasure Island

Treasure Island

It’s pirate ships and salty old sea dogs in this swashbuckling adaptation. 

Buff and Sheen

Buff and Sheen

Buff and Sheen is a roaming comedic dance-clown performance featuring two joyful, if somewhat inept, window cleaners. 

Comedy Club 4 Kids

Comedy Club 4 Kids

Since 2005, the Comedy Club 4 Kids has been getting the best stand-ups and sketch acts from the international circuit to dazzle children (aged 6+) and their families. 

Family Portrait

Family Portrait

Family Portrait: an interactive video installation, projected across four screens with accompanying soundscape. 

Meet Astrid Lindgren's Pippi Longstocking

Meet Astrid Lindgren's Pippi Longstocking

Nine-year-old Pippi Longstocking is strong, brave and fearless. 

Wallace & Gromit: In Concert

Wallace & Gromit: In Concert

Wallace & Gromit: In Concert. 

The Garden of Delight

The Garden of Delight

Enter the beautiful and magical world of Duddingston Kirk Gardens and join in with a fantastical journey of adventure and intrigue. 

Aladdin

Aladdin

This tale of Eastern promise is adapted from a traditional story for a modern audience with original songs and new characters. 

Funbox: Back to the Fringe

Funbox: Back to the Fringe

Funbox are back at the Fringe. 

You Choose

You Choose

Based on the brilliant book by Pippa Goodhart and Nick Sharratt, Nonsense Room Productions (Shark in the Park and Hairy Maclary Shows) bring you a brand-new interactive musical sho… 

The HandleBards – Macbeth

The HandleBards – Macbeth

They’re stopping off at the Fringe in the middle of their 1500 mile cycle route from London to Inverness, carrying on the back of their bikes all of the set, props and costumes the… 

Alice and Wonderland

Alice and Wonderland

FTLO Theater Troupe Presents; Alice and Wonderland – highlighting themes of maintaining identity in the face of adversity. 

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

IKP present a bonkers theatre adventure in this brand-new comedy adaptation of L Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. 

The Last Five Years

The Last Five Years

After a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe 2018 and 2019, The Last Five Years returns! Written by Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown, this two-character musical tracks the emot… 

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Will Toad learn how to drive? Will Badger get some peace and quiet? Will Mole not step on any sandwiches? What will happen when the Weasels take over Toad Hall? Follow Mole, Ratty,… 

Those Radio Times

Those Radio Times

Philomusica of Edinburgh presents a programme of classic theme music and signature tunes from the golden age of radio. 

Seussical TYA

Seussical TYA

All your favourite Dr Seuss characters are lovingly brought to life, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, Mayzie and more. 

The Railway Children

The Railway Children

The year is 1906 and a London family’s world is torn apart when their father is arrested for spying and they are sent to live in the country. 

Playlist

Playlist

Music; it surrounds us and invades us, our homes, cars and work. 

The HandleBards – The Comedy of Errors

The HandleBards – The Comedy of Errors

They’ve cycled 1500 miles to get to the Fringe, carrying on the back of their bikes all of the set, props and costumes they need for their brand new show. 

Big Tops and Tiny Tots Circus Show

Big Tops and Tiny Tots Circus Show

‘Wonderful silliness’ ***** (GlamAdelaide. 

Vampire's Ball, Ultimate Halloween Party!

Vampire's Ball, Ultimate Halloween Party!

Come into the scariest house in town! Where ghosts and monsters are ready to make it all about you. 

Blackbeard: The Untold Tale

Blackbeard: The Untold Tale

Come along to this fun, fast-moving, creative and joyous production of an original take on the story of Blackbeard. 

Amazing Prize Family Bingo

Amazing Prize Family Bingo

It’s bingo with loads and loads of prizes. 

Best of Broadway

Best of Broadway

American Performing Arts International is excited to return for the fifth year with the Best of Broadway! After sold-out performances and rave reviews, this show is sure to be a ho… 

Best of the Fest Daytime

Best of the Fest Daytime

Celebrating Assembly’s 40th year, we bring you bite-size tasters of the very best comedy, cabaret, music and circus from around the Fringe. 

Best of the West End

Best of the West End

After sold-out performances and five-star reviews the past four years, our performers are excited to return to Edinburgh for their fifth year with a new line-up of songs! Featuring… 

The Bubble Show

The Bubble Show

Join Mr Bubbles with his extraordinary soap bubbles in all shapes and sizes! Enjoy bouncy bubbles, bubbles inside bubbles, smoke bubbles, square bubbles, giant bubbles and even fir… 

Jarred Christmas and Hobbit: The Mighty Kids Beatbox Comedy Show

Jarred Christmas and Hobbit: The Mighty Kids Beatbox Comedy Show

Are you a kid? Do you like music, laughing and whack-a-doodle-noodle craziness? Grab your pet adult and join us! Direct from a UK tour and last year’s sell-out run; we’re back … 

The Show That Must Not Be Named

The Show That Must Not Be Named

Improvised Harry Potter from Chortle Award-winning Jericho Comedy. 

Cirque Berserk!

Cirque Berserk!

Britain’s biggest theatre-circus spectacular and sell-out Festival smash-hit returns. 

AAA Batteries (Not Included)

AAA Batteries (Not Included)

A tenth consecutive year at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe! An hour of sharp gags, quick wit and high-energy hijinks from three of the circuit’s funniest performers. 

Drag Queen Story Hour

Drag Queen Story Hour

Are you sitting comfortably kids? It’s time for Drag Queen Story Hour – an interactive storytime like no other! Join in on the interactive fun with sing songs, stories and lots a… 

Morgan & West: Unbelievable Science 2.0

Morgan & West: Unbelievable Science 2.0

Morgan and West present captivating chemistry, phenomenal physics, and bonkers biology in this fun-for-all-the-family science extravaganza! Expect explosive thrills, chemical spill… 

The Misadventures of David & Sam

The Misadventures of David & Sam

After an outstanding premiere at VAULT 2020, farmers-turned-entertainers David and Sam are ploughing up to Bristo Square with their rambunctious comedy spectacular decorated with t… 

Cirque Berserk!

Cirque Berserk!

Billed as Britain’s biggest theatre spectacular, Cirque Berserk! returns to Edinburgh following their hit Fringe debut in 2018, this time with even more acts and spectacular upda… 

Got Soul Choir

Got Soul Choir

Led by soul powerhouse Maryam Ghaffari, Scotland’s funkiest choir will kickstart the final weekend of this year’s Fringe with their patented brand of uplifting, foot-stomping soul … 

The Laurel and Hardy Cabaret

The Laurel and Hardy Cabaret

The award-winning Lucky Dog have been playing their successful biopic Hats Off To Laurel and Hardy since 2013. 

The HandleBards: Much Ado About Nothing

The HandleBards: Much Ado About Nothing

They’ve cycled 1500 miles to get to the Fringe, carrying on the back of their bikes all of the set, props and costumes they need for their brand-new show. 

Islander: A New Musical

Islander: A New Musical

One island, split in two with a thundering crack: half for the fishermen and half for the farmers. 

Chalk (A Silent Comedy)

Chalk (A Silent Comedy)

I didn’t know what to expect walking into Chalk. 

The Knitted Bible Stories Exhibition

The Knitted Bible Stories Exhibition

After a showstopping visit in 2017, The Knitted Bible Stories Exhibition returns with extra stories, all beautifully handcrafted from wool by members of the knitting group at the S… 

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Come and join Toad, Badger, Ratty and Mole in their adventures down the riverbank as they try to save Toad Hall from the evil stoats and weasels. 

A Riff in Time

A Riff in Time

After sell-out shows in 2017 and 2018, Durham University’s award-winning Northern Lights return with their most ambitious and best show yet. 

The Wizard Of Oz

The Wizard Of Oz

From the multi award-winning company that previously brought you shows including Elf and The Addams Family comes this imaginative retelling of the classic tale. 

The Pirates of Penzance

The Pirates of Penzance

A rollicking band of pirates abandon their life on the high seas in an to attempt to capture Major General Stanley’s (adult) daughters. 

Comedy Auction

Comedy Auction

What is anything really worth? Tony Law (Chief Auctioneer) and his team of “experts”, Ed Aczel, Thom Tuck, Ben VanDerVelde and Katy Schutte plan to find out. 

Piracy! A Comedy on the High Cs

Piracy! A Comedy on the High Cs

Hoist the mainsails and prepare for a thoroughly ridiculous adventure. 

Bessy Bass Band's Munchtime Music!

Bessy Bass Band's Munchtime Music!

Come and join Bessy and friends in their new lunchtime chamber music concerts for children! Bring along your own picnic and munch your lunch as Bessy and friends serenade you in ou… 

Amazing Prize Family Bingo

Amazing Prize Family Bingo

It’s bingo with loads and loads of prizes. 

Bicycle Boy

Bicycle Boy

Bicycle Boy: an interactive, bike-powered eco-musical for children aged five to ten and their families. 

Shakespeare for Breakfast

Shakespeare for Breakfast

Shakespeare for Breakfast is a great show to start your day… and that’s not just because of the complimentary coffee and pastries!It’s the 28th year C theatre have put on a S… 

The Bubble Show

The Bubble Show

Join Mr Bubbles with his extraordinary soap bubbles in all shapes and sizes! Enjoy bouncy bubbles, bubbles inside bubbles, smoke bubbles, square bubbles, giant bubbles and even fir… 

Wallace & Gromit's Musical Marvels

Wallace & Gromit's Musical Marvels

Join everyone’s favourite dynamic duo as Wallace prepares to perform his musical masterpiece My Concerto in Ee Lad with help from his faithful canine companion Gromit. 

Sand Fantasy from China

Sand Fantasy from China

Traditional Chinese myths and legends are brought to life with music and spectacular modern sand painting, bringing audiences an exceptional and exotic visual spectacle. 

The HandleBards: The Tempest

The HandleBards: The Tempest

They’ve cycled 1500 miles to get to the Fringe, carrying on the back of their bikes all of the set, props and costumes they need for their brand-new show. 

Sina – The Girl Who Cast Her Shadow

Sina – The Girl Who Cast Her Shadow

Why does your shadow keep following you? Does it really have to? And what is it up to while you are asleep? Sina finds a way to get rid of her shadow. 

Our Teacher's a Troll!

Our Teacher's a Troll!

Two terrible twins with a talent for turmoil rule their school with terror and tyranny – until the arrival of a new head teacher with green scaly skin, sharp gnarly fangs and a l… 

Dodici Ballerini

Dodici Ballerini

Prepare to be dazzled by the magical adventures of 12 masked dancers as they step into a mystical world where colour means power and sparkle means everything. 

Festival Strings 2019

Festival Strings 2019

Festival Strings is a unique collaboration between two outstanding youth music string organisations. 

Hotel Paradiso

Hotel Paradiso

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

The Last Five Years

The Last Five Years

If you walk into a production of The Last Five Years without any previous knowledge of the show things can get a little confusing. 

Triple Buse

Triple Buse

Triple Buse is slapstick, light-hearted and bracing in equal measure. 

A Long Road Home

A Long Road Home

Welcome to Bert and Horace’s junkyard. 

Horny Coo in a Tutu

Horny Coo in a Tutu

A highland cow, a crab apple dance audition and a royal wedding – what could possibly go wrong? Move over Darcy Bussell, this hilarious heifer’s got contacts, pink horns, a crown… 

Dream Machine

Dream Machine

This year’s hottest product has just hit the city. 

The First King of England in a Dress

The First King of England in a Dress

Vikings, giants and magic await you in this fun-packed historical adventure. 

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

Don’t be late for a very important date! We invite you to follow us down the rabbit hole to the weird and wonderful world of Wonderland, where things will get curiouser and curio… 

Red Riding Hood: The Panto

Red Riding Hood: The Panto

Red Riding Hood may be little but she’s about to embark on a big adventure! Deep in the Enchanted Forest, the Big Bad Wolf roams with one thing on his mind. 

40 Shades of Green Tour

40 Shades of Green Tour

This comedy is about the crazy antics of an American cast bringing their show Tea for Three to a theatre in Ireland. 

Folk Songs from Just 3Folk

Folk Songs from Just 3Folk

Come and enjoy our music. 

Words That I Never Tell

Words That I Never Tell

‘Your children are not your children. 

Kimchi: Life is a Happy Dream

Kimchi: Life is a Happy Dream

Kimjang is a Korean foodie tradition, where families and friends come together to make kimchi. 

CapeAbility

CapeAbility

CapeAbility centres around super powers – from X-Men to The Avengers, every superhero has a unique power. 

Baby Loves Disco

Baby Loves Disco

Fringe sell-out ten years running! The original family dance party is back, bigger and better than ever. 

Triplex Adventures

Triplex Adventures

A spoiled boy, Chao, decides to run away from the world of chocolates, ice cream, fries and decayed teeth to a new healthy world. 

Fawk

Fawk

Question: what does a recalcitrant crow, an irascible mouse, a Shakespeare loving scarecrow and an impressionable young girl have in common? Answer: they’re all in this story. 

So You Think You Know About Dinosaurs...?! with Dr Ben Garrod

So You Think You Know About Dinosaurs...?! with Dr Ben Garrod

The hit stage show starring dinosaur aficionado Dr Ben Garrod. 

Oliver!

Oliver!

Lionel Bart’s Oliver! remains one of the most-loved British musicals ever, combining Dickens’ classic story and characters with a sensational and unforgettable score. 

What Does Love Mean to You?

What Does Love Mean to You?

Grief is a tricky business and can make you do irrational things. 

The Terrible Tail of Adelaide Worthing

The Terrible Tail of Adelaide Worthing

The Terrible Tail of Adelaide Worthing is all about a rat’s quest to be complete. 

Lost in a Book

Lost in a Book

Lost in a Book! Too much of a good thing is still too much! When Melissa keeps re-reading her favourite fairy tales at the expense of family and friends, she goes from turning page… 

Out of the Blue

Out of the Blue

“Nothing makes a woman feel more like a girl than a man who sings like a boy. 

Shakespeare on a Shoestring: The Comedy of Errors!

Shakespeare on a Shoestring: The Comedy of Errors!

Last seen on the Fringe with their 2017 adaptation of Cymbeline, Shakespeare on a Shoestring is the next generation of the Fringe First Award-winning Shoestring Players. 

Funbox: How to Be a Superhero

Funbox: How to Be a Superhero

It’s time to pull on your spandex, dive into your capes and head up, up and away with Funbox! Join Gary, Kevin and Anya (formerly of The Singing Kettle) for some singalong sillines… 

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. 

The Penguin Tango

The Penguin Tango

In this side-splitting, screwball comedy, inspired by actual events at the Bremerhaven, Brooklyn, and Central Park Zoos, a community of penguins is hilariously turned upside down b… 

Young Dance From China – A Celebration

Young Dance From China – A Celebration

A unique gala of traditional Chinese folk dances, classical dance genres as well as a taste of Chinese opera. 

The King of Ghosts: Zhong Kui

The King of Ghosts: Zhong Kui

This story is based on Chinese traditional myth, Zhong Kui. 

The Voice of Young China

The Voice of Young China

The Youth Choir of Shanghai Grand Theatre present a delightful programme of classical and popular material. 

Reality Sucks!

Reality Sucks!

Nav Chima grew up so poor she lived in a discarded soda can. 

Man vs Balloon: The Family Magic Show

Man vs Balloon: The Family Magic Show

Witness a magical extravaganza where you will marvel at The Biggest Balloon in the World and risk your dryness at the ultimate game of Water Pistol Roulette! All live on stage in f… 

The Hollywood Summer Christmas Show

The Hollywood Summer Christmas Show

An original play inspired by a child’s love of Christmas; with song, dance and traditional Christmas offerings. 

Kids Do Forth on the Fringe

Kids Do Forth on the Fringe

Returning for 2019, Kids Do Forth on the Fringe presents some of the best names in children’s entertainment. 

Early Mornings – The Musical

Early Mornings – The Musical

Early Mornings – The Musical is a show about writing a show. 

Writings of Ernest Holst

Writings of Ernest Holst

Sven Verelst is an independent physical actor from Belgium making his first international solo performance for all the family to enjoy. 

Elements of Freestyle

Elements of Freestyle

In this adrenaline-fuelled explosion of extreme urban sports, breakdance, music and theatre, ISH Dance Collective create breathtaking poetry in every single moment. 

Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat

Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat

The National Theatre’s adaptation comes to life in Dr. 

ANTics

ANTics

Take a peek into the amusing world of ants. 

Monster School Jurassic!

Monster School Jurassic!

Monster School Jurassic! The kids in Ms Bagatha’s first grade class at Monster School are at it again! Join them on their adventures through time as they learn about dinosaurs, his… 

Ned and the Whale

Ned and the Whale

The magical tail of Ned and the Whale begins a little like this. 

Adventures on the National Cycle Network Photography Exhibition

Adventures on the National Cycle Network Photography Exhibition

Visit the Union Canal to experience an array of inspiring and breathtaking images showcasing the best rural, urban and wildlife photography captured on the National Cycle Network i… 

Good Good Trouble on Bad Bad Island

Good Good Trouble on Bad Bad Island

When a package bound for Good Good Island is mistakenly delivered to Bad Bad Island, the Bad Bads find something frighteningly horrible inside: a little girl named Rosa! Unable to … 

Virgin Money Fringe on The Mound

Virgin Money Fringe on The Mound

Catch some world-class street performers, bag a bargain at the Half Price Hut or browse through the arts and crafts markets – all against the stunning backdrop of the National Ga… 

Captain Jake and the Search for the Red Queen

Captain Jake and the Search for the Red Queen

Join Captain Jake’s Crew as he takes you on a journey to the high seas in this historic adventure. 

Virgin Money Fringe on The Mile

Virgin Money Fringe on The Mile

Your Fringe adventure starts here! Now in its 21st year, Edinburgh’s historic High Street is transformed into a huge open-air performance playground featuring thousands of shows of… 

Natalie’s Marvellous Mishmash of Musicals

Natalie’s Marvellous Mishmash of Musicals

A marvellous mishmash of well-known and lesser-known musical songs and dances, presented with original artwork to convey themes of love, childhood, the jungle and musical men. 

Annie Jr

Annie Jr

Annie Jr, the musical performed by the outstanding Edinburgh Youth Theatre. Musical fun for all the family to enjoy. Experience the joy that is Annie! 

Laughing Horse Free and Family Friendly Pick of the Fringe

Laughing Horse Free and Family Friendly Pick of the Fringe

See the very best comedians selected from around the Fringe, with different line-ups every day in this brand-new family friendly lunchtime stand-up showcase, from the people behind… 

The Snow Queen

The Snow Queen

Kay is playing with Gerda when a tear from the Snow Queen’s mirror becomes lodged in his eye, forcing all the thoughts that make him sad to become magnified. 

The Fablesmiths

The Fablesmiths

In a story of damsels, dragons and danger, the legendary Fablesmiths take you on a spectacular journey into a mystical universe of forgotten fairy tales ranging from Polish folklor… 

Match Girl

Match Girl

Match Girl is a musical re-imagination of the Hans Christian Andersen classic tale The Little Match Girl. 

The Misadventures of Martin Hathaway

The Misadventures of Martin Hathaway

This stage adaptation of Kathryn Clare Glen’s novel begins as a hapless, young history teacher on the verge of major life changes falls through space and time to land on Airship … 

You're a Good Man Charlie Brown!

You're a Good Man Charlie Brown!

You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown! 1946: Charlie Brown is born in the mind of his creator, Charles Schulz. 

Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens

Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens

‘All children, except one, grow up’ – but how did one child named Peter escape his fate to become ‘the boy who would not grow up’? Betwixt-and-Between explore the question behind… 

Absolute Improv!

Absolute Improv!

TBC Improv welcome each and everyone of you to an hour of improvised comedy variety fun! Come and join top Scottish improv comedy talent as they take your ideas to create comedy sk… 

Best of Broadway

Best of Broadway

After sold-out performances and rave reviews at Fringe 2016, 2017, and 2018 we’re excited to return to Edinburgh with this new revue of Broadway hits! Join us as we bring the Best … 

Best of the West End

Best of the West End

After sold-out performances and five-star reviews at Fringe 2016, 2017 and 2018, our performers are excited to return to Edinburgh with a new line-up of songs! Featuring world-clas… 

All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

Based on Robert Fulghum’s best-selling books, this musical takes a funny, insightful, heart-warming look at what is profound in everyday life. 

Princess Pumpalot: The Ghostly Farting Monk Hunt

Princess Pumpalot: The Ghostly Farting Monk Hunt

A brand-new show for 2019! Can Princess Pumpalot (The Farting Princess) and her best friend Guffy locate the Ghostly Farting Monk and save the Kingdom of Wiffyville from Prince Nas… 

Fisherman's Tail

Fisherman's Tail

Fisherman’s Tail is a hearty, all age, actor-musician musical about four humble fishermen whose everyday lives are blown out of the water when they are caught up in the whirlwind o… 

Bony Tony's Silly Show

Bony Tony's Silly Show

Silly (adj. 

Arlecchino Torn in Three

Arlecchino Torn in Three

Fancy a trip to Venice in Edinburgh? Join Arlecchino as he takes on two jobs and two masters. 

Grimm Tales

Grimm Tales

Grey Dog Theatre follow the triumphant Beasts and Beauties, ‘a perfectly synchronised swarm of young talent’ **** (Young Perspective) with more of Carol Ann Duffy’s magical f… 

Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Lum: And Other Colourful Tales

Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Lum: And Other Colourful Tales

Have you ever closed your eyes and tried to imagine a new colour? Lucy is a little grey girl in a little grey world who escapes to a land of colour through her stories. 

BoxedIn Theatre Presents: The Earth Untold

BoxedIn Theatre Presents: The Earth Untold

Five storytellers open a treasure chest. 

The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz

This is a new, colourful, lively adaptation of a well-known, heart-warming, aspirational story which follows Dorothy and her friends as they embark on their journey to find the Wiz… 

Trips and Falls

Trips and Falls

Trips and Falls follows two sisters on a mission to scatter their grandmother’s ashes in the perfect place. 

Mr. Men and Little Miss On Stage

Mr. Men and Little Miss On Stage

Join your favourite Mr. 

Circus Sonas Family Show

Circus Sonas Family Show

Martin and Logy are back in Edinburgh and ready to have some fun. 

Feast of Fools

Feast of Fools

Ever poured gravy into your hat? Eaten next to a Sultan? Had a dinner party with the devil? Well now’s your chance. 

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

On his way home through the forest, Beauty’s father picks her a rose from the enchanted palace gardens. 

Hoichi the Earless

Hoichi the Earless

Hoichi lives in a temple and plays the lute. 

Celeste’s Circus

Celeste’s Circus

This award-winning show offers a first trip for wee ones into the magic of the big top with thrills, spills, oohs and ahhs. 

JRR Tolkien’s Leaf by Niggle

JRR Tolkien’s Leaf by Niggle

Puppet State Theatre Company’s acclaimed adaptation of JRR Tolkien’s miniature masterpiece – enchanting storytelling for fantasy fans and phobics alike. 

Double Bubble Trouble

Double Bubble Trouble

Poppy Bubbles is loving her new job as Head Chief Senior Bubbleologist and now she’s back to her old lab to check up on her nephew Bert. 

AAA Batteries (Not Included)

AAA Batteries (Not Included)

A ninth year at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe! An hour of sharp gags, quick wit and high energy hijinks from three of the circuit’s funniest performers. 

Jarred Christmas and Hobbit: The Mighty Kids Beatbox Comedy Show

Jarred Christmas and Hobbit: The Mighty Kids Beatbox Comedy Show

Calling kids aged 5 to 100, join our mighty gang! A sensational interactive show, where the worlds of comedy and beatboxing collide with electrifying results. 

Tom Short's Wheel of Misfortune

Tom Short's Wheel of Misfortune

Tom Short travels all the way from glamorous Salford with his Wheel of Misfortune to the Edinburgh Fringe. 

Fantastic Magic Show for Kids

Fantastic Magic Show for Kids

The Fantastic Magic Show is a special and unique experience for the children and their parents. 

Fantastic Flatulence and Where to Find It

Fantastic Flatulence and Where to Find It

Award-winning Scottish author Stuart Reid launches his eighth book at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2019 with an exploration of eggy explosions, big bottom burps and his fear of… 

Aquapella

Aquapella

The three-time National Champions of A Cappella are back! After a sell-out 2018 UK tour and winning their third consecutive UK championship, Aquapella are fresh from representing t… 

Treasure Island

Treasure Island

Join young Jim Hawkins as he embarks onto the Hispaniola, setting sail across the salty seas with its crew of ruthless buccaneers in search of Captain Flint’s mysterious bounty. 

Dickens for Dinner

Dickens for Dinner

The cast of Fringe favourite Shakespeare for Breakfast invite you for dinner with a Dickensian twist! Dickens for Dinner returns to Edinburgh for the third year to take on the Vict… 

Shakespeare in the Garden: The Comedy of Errors

Shakespeare in the Garden: The Comedy of Errors

Enjoy alfresco Shakespeare in the C south gardens. 

Moonbird

Moonbird

‘He doesn’t listen for his name’ said a father (who happened to be a king. 

C for Free

C for Free

Daily diet of live highlights from across the festivals. 

Superhero Academy: Environmental Adventure!

Superhero Academy: Environmental Adventure!

Join the Superhero Academy to be part of the greatest quest of all: to save the world… quite literally! The planet needs all the help it can get and we can’t rely on David Attenb… 

The Adventures of Prince Achmed with Live Score by Sink

The Adventures of Prince Achmed with Live Score by Sink

Musical inventors S!nk designed the Pianodrome – an amphitheatre made from upcycled pianos – as a dream performance space. 

I Believe In Unicorns by Michael Morpurgo

I Believe In Unicorns by Michael Morpurgo

Olivier Award-nominated Wizard Presents brings Morpurgo’s treasured story to life, sparking imagination in both young and old. 

I'll Take You to Mrs Cole!

I'll Take You to Mrs Cole!

It’s 1981 and ska music pulses. 

Tröll

Tröll

It’s 1998. 

Tappuccino

Tappuccino

Brunch Bunch Theatre Company presents Tappuccino! A brand-new interactive, playful and joyous show that follows a tap-dancing coffee bean on her adventures across the world! From b… 

Meddlin' Kids

Meddlin' Kids

Meddlin’ Kids, the beloved kids show about four mystery-solving teens and their infamous dog, has run for 26 seasons. 

360 Allstars

360 Allstars

The international smash hit returns! A phenomenal physical performance exploring all forms of rotation, 360 Allstars connects street with elite in a supercharged urban circus. 

The Noise Next Door's Really Really Good Afternoon Show Through Time!

The Noise Next Door's Really Really Good Afternoon Show Through Time!

Join the quickest wits in comedy for a side-splitting, jaw-dropping, time-travelling adventure that’s fun for literally everyone. 

The Oxford Imps

The Oxford Imps

Improv powerhouse The Oxford Imps present an hour of ‘the best improvised comedy I have ever had the pleasure to witness’ ***** (ThreeWeeks) and ‘comedic genius on the spot’ (Cue, … 

Shakespearience

Shakespearience

Five-star smash-hit Shakespearience returns! The Bard’s best-loved works burst into life in this high-octane, whistle-stop tour of three of Shakespeare’s plays, the perfect introd… 

Tom Brace: Brace of Spades

Tom Brace: Brace of Spades

Following a sold-out run at last years Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Tom Brace returns with a brand-new magic show for the whole family! Featuring Tom’s unique blend of comedy and mag… 

Morgan & West: Unbelievable Science

Morgan & West: Unbelievable Science

Unbelievable Science is an interactive science show for the whole family, where experiments take place right before your eyes! Captivating chemistry! Phenomenal physics! Bonkers bi… 

Is This a Dagger? The Story of Macbeth

Is This a Dagger? The Story of Macbeth

By the pricking of my thumb, something wicked this way comes. 

Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night

The HandleBards have cycled 1,500 miles from London to Edinburgh, carrying on the back of their bikes all of the set, props and costumes necessary to perform Shakespeare’s most fam… 

The Railway Children

The Railway Children

Attention passengers! We are sorry to announce that all services out of Gigglesworth Station are delayed! Gather around Bobbie, Peter and Phyllis on platform one as they pass the t… 

Into the Blue

Into the Blue

A play about women who take to the skies. 

Scotland's Harp – A Celebration 2

Scotland's Harp – A Celebration 2

Come and hear some of our most talented young players perform traditional and contemporary music in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Refreshments included. 

Treasure Island

Treasure Island

The tale of Jim Hawkins and his encounter with the formidable pirate Long John Silver and the hunt for treasure, featuring pirates, sea shanties, swashbuckling fights and a parrot!… 

Nutty Noah: You Might Die!

Nutty Noah: You Might Die!

Nutty Noah, recently crowned UK Family Entertainer of the Year 2018, invites you to join him in poking his tongue out at death and stamping on the foot of St Peter. 

The Addams Family

The Addams Family

From the company that previously brought you Peter Pan and Elf the Musical comes this spooktacular new musical comedy. 

Tomfoolery's Beans on Toast Show

Tomfoolery's Beans on Toast Show

Following his sell-out Fringe debut last year, Tomfoolery returns with his action-packed show that’s fun for all the family. 

A Truly Scrumptious Spoonful of Songs

A Truly Scrumptious Spoonful of Songs

Hear your favourite songs performed live from some of the most popular family films of all time – including hits made famous by Dick Van Dyke, Julie Andrews and many others. 

The Man Who Planted Trees

The Man Who Planted Trees

‘Laughs, heartbreak, war, regeneration, scented breezes, sparkling wit and the best dog puppet ever. 

The Best Play Ever

The Best Play Ever

Deep in the heart of a medieval dungeon, two strangers dwell. 

Made in Dagenham

Made in Dagenham

Could there be a more relevant show for our society? A shocking 50 years after the workers’ strike at the Ford Dagenham plant, women are still fighting for equal pay and conditio… 

The Reluctant Dragon

The Reluctant Dragon

When a dragon is discovered up on the Downs, the boy is not in the least surprised. 

Auld Reekie Roller Girls Host Roller Derby Double Header

Auld Reekie Roller Girls Host Roller Derby Double Header

Auld Reekie Roller Girls are back once again for 2018! Watch full-contact rollerskating in an incredible showcase of one of the world’s fastest-growing sports. 

Card Ninja

Card Ninja

A humble deck of cards, a ninja (well, a likeable Kiwi), a lofty-heighted venue and audience participation, all added up to an hour well spent at the Gilded Balloon today. 

Singing Hands Summer Spectacular

Singing Hands Summer Spectacular

An interactive, multisensory, Makaton-signed experience featuring many of the much-loved songs from the Singing Hands DVDs and CDs. 

Edinburgh International Marketing Festival

Edinburgh International Marketing Festival

Edinburgh International Marketing Festival. 

BARK! The Musical... How the Little Dog Found His Voice

BARK! The Musical... How the Little Dog Found His Voice

The secret life of man’s best friend is pondered in BARK: The Musical. 

Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

The HandleBards are the world’s first cycling theatre company. 

Alice in Wonderland – The Musical

Alice in Wonderland – The Musical

With recent workshops around the world, this delightful new musical by California composer Tim Nelson is now at the Fringe! Alice’s magical, musical journey with a true Broadway … 

A Chinese Bestiary

A Chinese Bestiary

This story talks about a boy’s growth experience, as he understands the Chinese myth of Shan Hai Jing. 

How to Spot an Alien

How to Spot an Alien

How to Spot an Alien might seem like an obscure skillset for 21st century children, but for Jelly and Jonjo, the two protagonists of Paines Plough’s annual offering for young aud… 

All Time Greatest Hits

All Time Greatest Hits

Vocal Force returns to the Fringe with an all-new line-up of songs! These young, enthusiastic performers from the USA harmonise their way through beloved hits that will inspire and… 

Here Be Improv

Here Be Improv

Join the (dis)Order of Improvised Comedy in their quest to wondrous realms of hilarity. 

Treasure Island

Treasure Island

Multi award-winning MATE Productions (Best of Liverpool Theatres 2012 and 2014, ***** (MadeUp. 

The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book

Join us in the depths of the Indian Jungle for an imaginative adventure, with a family-friendly adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s classic story The Jungle Book. 

3 Cheers for Maisy!

3 Cheers for Maisy!

The status quo at Grovewood School for Young Ladies is disrupted when scholarship girl Maisy Martin arrives, much to the disgust of her snooty classmates. 

Gamarjobat

Gamarjobat

Gamarjobat shows that comedy is truly without language barriers. 

Kids Do Forth on the Fringe

Kids Do Forth on the Fringe

Returning for 2018, Kids Do Forth on the Fringe presents some of the best names in children’s entertainment. 

Shakespeare for Breakfast

Shakespeare for Breakfast

For the 27th run of this Edinburgh Fringe staple, C Theatre have utilised a cast of four to present this contemporary pidgin adaptation of The Taming of the Shrew. 

The Monster

The Monster

Let loose your inner child as the ultimate bouncy castle experience heads to the Edinburgh Fringe! At over 300 metres long, The Monster is the world’s largest inflatable obstacle … 

Gershwin After Lunch

Gershwin After Lunch

Enjoy an hour of relaxing and evocative music from one of the greatest jazz composers and his contemporaries. 

Brahms at Teatime

Brahms at Teatime

A teatime concert of the poignant and passionate composer Brahms and his contemporaries. 

Best of Broadway

Best of Broadway

After sold-out performances and rave reviews at Fringe 2017, we’re excited to return to Edinburgh with this revue of Broadway hits! Join us as we bring the best of Broadway to the … 

Best of Movie Musicals

Best of Movie Musicals

American Performing Arts International is thrilled to bring their newest musical revue to Edinburgh. 

Duckie

Duckie

Le Gateau Chocolat has brought his background in drag to this kids show, which is a solo act loosely based on Hans Christian Andersen's The Ugly Duckling. 

Penguinpig

Penguinpig

There are times when a particular title will jump out at you and niggle in the back of your brain. 

Mouse Music!

Mouse Music!

The talented vocalists of Edinburgh Music Theatre return with another fantastic musical extravaganza for all the family this August. 

DNA – Stealing Thoughts

DNA – Stealing Thoughts

DNA’s incredible feats of mind reading and telepathic thought transference have amazed audiences worldwide. 

The Last Five Years

The Last Five Years

An emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in and out of love over the course of five years, the show's unconventional structure… 

The Not So Secret Society

The Not So Secret Society

From the team behind the hugely successful Bongo Club Cabaret and the UK’s premier free variety night franchise, comes this epic family-friendly variety show, a generation in the m… 

Waiting For It

Waiting For It

In this mystical Latin-American adventure, in a computer-dominated future, a machine creates two scientists in order to find ‘it’, plunging them into mythical lands to face fantast… 

Rachmaninov After Lunch

Rachmaninov After Lunch

Experience some of the most virtuosic classical music ever written by Rachmaninov and his contemporaries. 

Debussy at Teatime

Debussy at Teatime

Enjoy the enchanting sound world of Debussy and his contemporaries in this relaxing concert of music, performed by some of the world’s finest young professional musicians. 

Beethoven for Breakfast

Beethoven for Breakfast

Start the day with the passion of Ludwig van Beethoven and his contemporaries, performed by the world’s most talented young musicians. 

Mark Thompson's Spectacular Science Show

Mark Thompson's Spectacular Science Show

Mark Thompson is quite clear about what his (modestly) titled Spectacular Show isn't: "It's not a science lecture," he insists. 

Bach for Breakfast

Bach for Breakfast

Bach for Breakfast features some of the finest young musicians performing some of the greatest works in the classical repertoire. 

Charlotte's Web

Charlotte's Web

This is the loving story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little grey spider named Charlotte. 

Mozart at Teatime

Mozart at Teatime

The beauty of Mozart’s incredible music comes to life in this teatime concert, performed by some of the finest international professional young musicians. 

Love's Labour's Lost

Love's Labour's Lost

Little Shakespeare Company returns once again to the Fringe with a talented group of Scottish young actors. 

The Battle of Boat

The Battle of Boat

The Battle of Boat is a new musical set in a seaside town on the English coast. 

Treasure Island

Treasure Island

The story follows Jim Hawkins on her journey to find adventure away from her mundane existence. 

Tibetan Monks Hands-on Workshop

Tibetan Monks Hands-on Workshop

Meet the Tibetan monks from Tashi Lhunpo who are making a Peace Mandala in the Tantric tradition. 

Chopin After Lunch

Chopin After Lunch

A post-lunch interlude with one of the greatest composers for piano, exploring the fire and gentility of Chopin and his contemporaries. 

The War of Jenkins' Ear

The War of Jenkins' Ear

Toby Jenkins hates boarding school. 

Holy Moses!

Holy Moses!

A musical comedy adventure, told in tongue-in-cheek style by old Moses himself. 

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. 

Bugsy Malone

Bugsy Malone

Beacon Boy Players return to The Sanctuary to stage Bugsy Malone – a knockout show full of slapstick comedy and catchy, swinging tunes! Expect plenty of panache and pizzazz from … 

Sunday Assembly at the Fringe

Sunday Assembly at the Fringe

Join Edinburgh’s secular congregation to celebrate life with pop songs to sing with the house band, talks, poems, reflections, coffee and cake! Special guest speaker and Fringe com… 

Circa: Wolfgang

Circa: Wolfgang

Straight from the score and onto the stage, the man known as Mozart appears amidst a puff of powder, wigged and ready to throw musical madness into a crescendo of dives, swoops and… 

There’s a Leak

There’s a Leak

Twelve-year-old Elsa and her cat Igor set off to the shops and discover a small hole in the pavement that is sucking in the air around it. 

Universoul Circus: Hip Hop Under the Big Top

Universoul Circus: Hip Hop Under the Big Top

After electrifying US audiences for 25 years, America’s ‘coolest show on earth’ (Newsweek) comes to the UK for the first time. 

Chinese Children's Art – A Celebration

Chinese Children's Art – A Celebration

A vibrant and joyous performance showcasing the best of young talent from China and featuring over 15 unique Chinese folk dances. 

Circus Abyssinia: Ethiopian Dreams

Circus Abyssinia: Ethiopian Dreams

The smash hit of 2017 returns! An unashamedly joyful mix of astonishing stunts and enchanted adventure, Circus Abyssinia follows the journey of two Ethiopian brothers whose dream o… 

Aaaand Now For Something Completely Improvised

Aaaand Now For Something Completely Improvised

Fringe sensations Racing Minds are back after five sell-out years! A doddery grandfather can’t quite remember his ripping yarn, but with your help a mystery stuffed with hilarious … 

The Laurel and Hardy Cabaret

The Laurel and Hardy Cabaret

The award-winning Lucky Dog have been playing their successful biopic Hats Off To Laurel and Hardy since 2013. 

The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz

A modern take on the classic tale. 

Annie

Annie

After last year’s Fringe success with sell-out audiences and great reviews, Captivate is bringing back this much-loved family favourite. 

All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten shows you don’t have to use a chalkboard to teach what we’ve known all along. 

Tarzanne

Tarzanne

Adapted by Interplay, the National Sensory Theatre, from the play by Greg Cullen, this multi-sensory theatre piece beautifully illuminates the story of a girl lost in a jungle at t… 

Best of the West End

Best of the West End

After sold-out performances and five-star reviews at Fringe 2016 and 2017, our performers are excited to return to Edinburgh with a new line-up of songs! Featuring world-class voic… 

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

Join us on this wonderful, well-known tale of greed and humility as the Beast learns what it is to love and be loved. 

Whistle Down the Wind

Whistle Down the Wind

Swallow finds a man hiding in the barn, when she asks who he is his words are ‘Jesus Christ’. 

13

13

A fast-paced, hilarious, coming of age musical by Tony award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown with book by Dan Elish and Robert Horne. 

Virgin Money Fringe on the Royal Mile

Virgin Money Fringe on the Royal Mile

Your Fringe adventure starts here! For the 20th year, Edinburgh’s historic High Street is transformed into a huge open-air performance playground featuring thousands of shows of al… 

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

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

Can Princess Pumpalot (The Farting Princess) and her best friend, Guffy, find the purple super-farting bean and save Wiffyville from Prince Nastavia and the low-flying gnomes? Aide… 

Beowulf

Beowulf

He’s the bravest of the Anglo-Saxon heroes, fighting flesh-eating monsters and fire-breathing dragons in the defence of Hrothgar, King of the Danes. 

Roald Dahl's The Twits

Roald Dahl's The Twits

‘Mr Twit was a twit. 

Cirque Berserk!

Cirque Berserk!

Britain’s biggest theatre-circus spectacular makes its eagerly anticipated Fringe debut! Showcasing the finest in traditional circus thrills and skills, Cirque Berserk! celebrate… 

Virgin Money Fringe on The Mound

Virgin Money Fringe on The Mound

Catch some world-class street performances, bag a bargain at the Half Price Hut or browse the arts and craft markets – all against the stunning backdrop of the National Galleries… 

Best of Broadway

Best of Broadway

After sold-out performances and rave reviews at Fringe 2017, we’re excited to return to Edinburgh with this revue of Broadway hits! Join us as we bring the best of Broadway to the … 

Absolute Improv!

Absolute Improv!

Edinburgh’s own improv comedy theatre company returns for more five-star improv comedy fun! Five-time Edinburgh Fringe sell-out (2013-17). 

Best of Movie Musicals

Best of Movie Musicals

American Performing Arts International is thrilled to bring their newest musical revue to Edinburgh. 

AAA Batteries (Not Included)

AAA Batteries (Not Included)

An eighth year at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe! An hour of sharp gags, intelligent observations and blisteringly quick improvised raps from three of the circuit’s funniest perform… 

Clash of the Tight Tens

Clash of the Tight Tens

Andy Quirk presents his pick of the finest Fringe comedians performing ten-minute tasters of their full-length shows. 

Circus Sonas Family Show

Circus Sonas Family Show

Funny Happy Stuff presents: Circus Sonas Family Show! A brand-new show from father and son circus performers Martin and Logy. 

Balloonatics

Balloonatics

Balloonatics is the award-nominated, world-travelled family comedy show for anyone crazy about balloons! Scottish comedian Chris Henry guarantees a chaos-filled, fun-packed hour of… 

The Little Musician

The Little Musician

‘I will return sunshine to the dark cold world!’ In a world full of darkness, the warmth and light of the sun has gone missing. 

A Monster Musical!

A Monster Musical!

A brand new wacky comedy musical for all ages! How do you keep life exciting when you live forever? Dracula needs to find something to do now that his arch nemesis has been defeate… 

This Is Your Trial (FF)

This Is Your Trial (FF)

The family-friendly version of the UK’s only comedy court returns with a new venue! An improvised show where Steve Bennett invites top comedians to be lawyers, prosecuting and defe… 

Shakespeare for Kids: Under the Greenwood Tree

Shakespeare for Kids: Under the Greenwood Tree

Meet William Shakespeare and some of his fabulous friends on a mission to change the world! Adventure, suspense and lots of laughs. 

Woogie Boogie

Woogie Boogie

The vividly stunning screen show of BRUSH Theatre. 

Kids' Birthday Bash!

Kids' Birthday Bash!

Is it your kid’s birthday? Well it is today! Sit in on a 40-minute birthday party for all the kids in the room! Kids get to play games, win prizes and they even get to blow out the… 

The Gruffalo, the Witch and the Warthog with Julia Donaldson

The Gruffalo, the Witch and the Warthog with Julia Donaldson

Following a sell-out season in 2015, the UK’s best-selling author Julia Donaldson returns to Edinburgh with a brand-new show featuring Room on the Broom, The Magic Paintbrush, The … 

Bubble Trouble

Bubble Trouble

Bubbles, bubbles everywhere in this family-friendly story. 

360 Allstars

360 Allstars

A phenomenal physical performance exploring all forms of rotation, 360 Allstars connects street with elite to deliver a radical urban circus. 

A Good Enough Girl?

A Good Enough Girl?

It’s 2025 - a world of mystery, spies and secret missions. 

Charlie Baker Presents: The Greatest Goat of All Time

Charlie Baker Presents: The Greatest Goat of All Time

World premiere of this fresh, funny, fantastical story starring award-winning comedian, singer and dancer Charlie Baker (Harry Hill’s Tea Time, Dog Ate My Homework, Doctor Who) and… 

Outcast

Outcast

Growing up is hard. 

Grandma's Gonna Kill Us

Grandma's Gonna Kill Us

In Grandma’s creepy house, deep in the creepy woods, there is a book that’s, well. 

Shakespeare in the Garden: As You Like It

Shakespeare in the Garden: As You Like It

Enjoy al fresco Shakespeare in the C south gardens. 

Eaten

Eaten

What if your food started talking back? Meet Lionel the lion. 

Just William's Luck

Just William's Luck

The invincible William Brown considers he is ‘jolly well equal’ to solving most of life’s trickier problems, although devising a plan to get the elder brothers of the Outlaws marri… 

C for Free

C for Free

Daily diet of live highlights from across the festivals. 

The Famous Five

The Famous Five

Join Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy for lashings of ginger beer and some of the most memorable moments of Enid Blyton’s beloved stories. 

Aquapella: I Wouldn't Be

Aquapella: I Wouldn't Be

Forget Pitch Perfect. 

Better Together

Better Together

Join the three delightful clowns who make waiting for a bus a tragically complicated affair. 

An Elephant in the Garden by Michael Morpurgo

An Elephant in the Garden by Michael Morpurgo

Lizzie, her mother and an elephant from the zoo flee the Dresden firebombing in the Second World War. 

Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo

Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo

‘Private Peaceful at the theatre is a moving experience that not only tells the story of a young soldier’s final day in World War One, but perhaps more importantly conveys the stre… 

AnimAlphabet: The Musical

AnimAlphabet: The Musical

High-energy actors, colourful puppets, amazing characters and fantastic songs combine to create AnimAlphabet: The Musical. 

All the King's Men

All the King's Men

Returning to Edinburgh for their eighth year, All the King’s Men are the voices that are defining a genre. 

Dick and Dom: Dick v Dom

Dick and Dom: Dick v Dom

Are you ready?! The multi BAFTA-winning legends Dick and Dom are coming to Edinburgh for the first time in 2018. 

Fun Kids Radio's Epic Roadshow Adventure

Fun Kids Radio's Epic Roadshow Adventure

The Fun Kids Radio presenters need your help to keep the station on-air and to make the best radio roadshow ever. 

The Bear

The Bear

The Bear by Raymond Briggs, adapted by Pins and Needles Productions. 

The Edinburgh Fringe Magic Gala

The Edinburgh Fringe Magic Gala

Sell-out 2017. 

The Noise Next Door's Really, Really, Good Afternoon Show (At Sea!)

The Noise Next Door's Really, Really, Good Afternoon Show (At Sea!)

The 10-time sell-out comedy sensation returns to Edinburgh with an epic new show for just about everyone. 

Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

Enemies. 

Dickens for Dinner

Dickens for Dinner

The cast of Fringe favourite Shakespeare for Breakfast invite you for dinner with a Dickensian twist! Dickens for Dinner returns to Edinburgh after last year’s debut to take on t… 

Tom Brace: Brace Yourself (It's Magic Time!)

Tom Brace: Brace Yourself (It's Magic Time!)

Hold on to your raincoats! Tom Brace brings a jam-packed hour of laughs and magic that you simply won’t believe! Expect the unexpected in this mind-boggling variety show. 

Boogers, Books and Big Bottom Burps!

Boogers, Books and Big Bottom Burps!

The latest Edinburgh Fringe fun from the award-winning and best-selling author Stuart Reid. 

The Search for a Black-Browed Albatross

The Search for a Black-Browed Albatross

Coat? Check. 

Kika's Birthday

Kika's Birthday

Kika, a little French mouse, is going to be five years old! Her family has planned a birthday surprise, with friends, songs and a grasshopper band. 

The Garden of Delight

The Garden of Delight

We have a simple environmental message: look after our world before people destroy it forever. 

Andrew Roper's Superheroes for Kids 3

Andrew Roper's Superheroes for Kids 3

Superheroes for Kids 3 is the newest version of the hit show. 

Great Expectations

Great Expectations

A terrifying encounter with an escaped convict on the wild Kent marshes; a summons to meet the decaying Miss Havisham; the sudden appearance of a mystery benefactor – this series… 

Alice Through the Looking Glass

Alice Through the Looking Glass

Follow Alice’s fantastical adventures in the strange world she enters through the mirror above her drawing-room fireplace. 

Absolute Improv!

Absolute Improv!

Absolute Improv is on the whole a light-hearted and enjoyable experience without a bad bone in its body. 

Alex O'Donnell

Alex O'Donnell

A 45-minute showcase of happiness, heartbreak and adventure as told by songwriter Alex. 

Any Suggestions, Doctor? An Improvised Adventure in Space and Time

Any Suggestions, Doctor? An Improvised Adventure in Space and Time

I remember when Doctor Who was a practically forgotten, long cancelled show that was only the domain of nerds (like me). 

Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale

Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale

Detailed, charismatic and humorous, State High Thespian Troupe’s take on the classic Grimm’s fairy tale is an accessible musical for all the family. 

Shakespeare in the Garden: The Tempest

Shakespeare in the Garden: The Tempest

Of all Shakespeare’s plays, The Tempest demands the most obvious and taxing effort of imagination from the audience. 

A Tale of Two

A Tale of Two

A topical and popular theme for this year’s Fringe – mental health – is explored and fleshed out in this beautiful, bittersweet tale of two childhood friends that battle to f… 

Behind the Mirror

Behind the Mirror

There’s something charming about a fairy tale told in a fundamentally unique manner. 

The Wonderful World of Lapin

The Wonderful World of Lapin

Gentle and well-meaning, The Wonderful World of Lapin is a good attempt to introduce young children to the French language. 

Scotland's Harp – A Celebration: Two

Scotland's Harp – A Celebration: Two

Come and hear some of our most talented young players perform traditional and contemporary music in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Refreshments included. 

The HandleBards: A Midsummer Night's Dream

The HandleBards: A Midsummer Night's Dream

The HandleBards are the world’s first cycling theatre company. 

The Complete History of Europe (More or Less)

The Complete History of Europe (More or Less)

From the Bronze Age to Brexit, get ready to laugh and learn with More or Less Theatre as they present to you a whistle-stop tour through European history that can be enjoyed by bot… 

Indian Kaleidoscope

Indian Kaleidoscope

Blind Spots, an Indian Kaleidoscope, is a devised production staged by the students of Delhi University and depicts the life of a people, narrates different aspects of a history an… 

Jason and the Golden Fleece

Jason and the Golden Fleece

Physical, visual and comedic styles of performance combine together in this family-friendly retelling of the classic Greek myth. 

The Last Race at Meadowbank

The Last Race at Meadowbank

An Eric Liddell inspired fundraising event encompassing a legends vs celebrities football match with family-friendly athletics activities for all age groups. 

Baby Loves Silent Disco: Juniors vs Seniors

Baby Loves Silent Disco: Juniors vs Seniors

Two DJs live on stage and on the mics. 

Taking Flight

Taking Flight

This family-friendly piece of outdoor aerial theatre is open to all but created for visually impaired and disabled audiences. 

Singing Hands Summer Spectacular

Singing Hands Summer Spectacular

Join Suzanne and Tracy on a magical, musical journey around the world. 

Swing from the Movies

Swing from the Movies

Bringing a playful twist and jazz treatment to classic movie songs from Breakfast at Tiffany’s to Star Wars, Jungle Book to La La Land, let Airlie Scott’s Pronto Swing get your… 

The Magic Wand With Three(!) Ends

The Magic Wand With Three(!) Ends

René knows how to keep kids entertained whilst giving adults a good laugh too. 

Attached

Attached

Massimilliano Rosetti and Manu Tiger are like a live action cartoon or perhaps a 1930’s Laurel and Hardy short where the boys have joined a circus. 

Best of the West End

Best of the West End

theSpace at Symposium Hall is an ideal setting for music appreciation. 

Death on the Nile

Death on the Nile

1923. 

Private Peaceful

Private Peaceful

Powerful one-man show based on the much-loved WWI novel by Michael Morpurgo (War Horse). 

Shakespeare on a Shoestring: Cymbeline!

Shakespeare on a Shoestring: Cymbeline!

Shoestring returns! The next generation of the Fringe First Award-winning Shoestring Players bring their trademark fast-paced and irreverent take on Shakespeare’s most troubled p… 

This is My Life

This is My Life

This is My Life is a witty, engaging and entertaining theatre show commissioned by RCET, which has been a huge hit in schools throughout Scotland. 

Northern Lights Present: Fantastic Beats and Where to Find Them

Northern Lights Present: Fantastic Beats and Where to Find Them

‘The vocals are fantastic’ (Palatinate. 

Re: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Re: A Midsummer Night's Dream

A unique take on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream from a Russian company dedicated to the Bard. 

Jason and the Argonauts

Jason and the Argonauts

This accomplished piece of theatre from Bristol Old Vic’s Theatre School is beautifully acted, wonderfully imaginative and excellently produced. 

Taiwan Season: The Backyard Story

Taiwan Season: The Backyard Story

The Backyard Story, directed by Chen-Chieh Sun with lively music composed by Chien-Hsun Chen, is a charming black-light theatre show for children aged 5+. 

Adventures of the Improvised Sherlock Holmes

Adventures of the Improvised Sherlock Holmes

The Stars of Racing Mind bring a fast paced, immensely funny and completely bonkers improvised Sherlock Holmes spectacular to the Fringe this year with this brilliant off the wall … 

AnimAlphabet the Musical

AnimAlphabet the Musical

Colin the Country Cockatoo is on a mission to reunite all the notes of the stave and save his friends from the dastardly plans of Calando the duck who wants to bring eternal silenc… 

Robin Hood

Robin Hood

This slick performance of Robin Hood by Manhattan Children’s Theatre (Edinburgh) will leave you laughing, humming the songs, and with a strange desire to shout ‘Hail King Richa… 

Auld Reekie Roller Girls Host Roller Derby British Champs Triple Header

Auld Reekie Roller Girls Host Roller Derby British Champs Triple Header

Auld Reekie Roller Girls are back once again for 2017! Showcasing a Triple Header for the Roller Derby British Championships Tier 3 North. 

Kids Do Forth on the Fringe

Kids Do Forth on the Fringe

Returning for a fifth year, Kids Do Forth on the Fringe presents some of the best names in children’s entertainment. Hosted by Bec Hill, full line up at forthone.com 

Godspell

Godspell

Godspell is a very strange show. 

Sixth Night: Shakespeare For Those With Short Attention Spans

Sixth Night: Shakespeare For Those With Short Attention Spans

Where there is Fringe, there is Shakespeare, and Rolling In The Aisle Productions have returned to Edinburgh with a fresh faced, family friendly adaptation of Shakespeare’s Twelf… 

The Star Seekers

The Star Seekers

Have you ever dreamt of flying to the moon? Meeting an alien? Becoming an astronaut? Join star seekers Alph, Betty and Gammo on a journey through space where you take the steering … 

The Polar Bears Go Up

The Polar Bears Go Up

The Polar Bears are moving up in the world. 

Heartwood

Heartwood

Pinecone Penguin Theatrical’s Heartwood has all the makings of an enchanting production, but the slow and insipid script just does not deliver. 

The Road That Wasn't There

The Road That Wasn't There

The truth about fairy tales, all too often forgotten by us grown-ups, is that the best ones are meant to be scary, albeit in an ultimately reassuring context. 

The Ping-Pong Ball Effect

The Ping-Pong Ball Effect

Upsala Circus have been doing incredible work in St. 

Pippin

Pippin

Youth theatre is a weird thing to critique. 

Perfectly Imperfect Women

Perfectly Imperfect Women

‘Who thinks they are perfect?’ Is the question Danyah Miller poses to the audience at the onset of the performance. 

The Listies Make You LOL

The Listies Make You LOL

Back after last year’s fantastic show, the Listies are just as wonderfully ridiculous as ever. 

Grimm Tales

Grimm Tales

Perfect Pullman. 

Kes

Kes

Barry Hines’ iconic novel was turned into one of the greatest British films of all time. 

Yoggle and the Wonderful Waterfall

Yoggle and the Wonderful Waterfall

Join the storytellers on this absurd, family-friendly, theatrical adventure. 

American Broadway Hits

American Broadway Hits

American Performing Arts International return to Edinburgh with their musical theatre revue American Broadway Hits. 

We All Have Songs

We All Have Songs

In any amateur production, the most significant moments are those where one forgets that the performers are not professional. 

Shakespeare for Breakfast

Shakespeare for Breakfast

A morning staple of the festival Fringe, Shakespeare for Breakfast (with its customary coffee and croissant) has provided a fun twist on the Bard’s classics at C venues for over … 

Hairy Maclary

Hairy Maclary

Nonsense Room Productions are no strangers to the Edinburgh Festival, having first debuted Hairy Maclary all the way back in 2010. 

New City, New Sound

New City, New Sound

New City, New Sound is an ensemble piece to highlight the musical and cultural talents emanating from the Chinese city of Shenzhen. 

Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies

A group of boys crash-landed on a deserted Pacific Island begins this dark and disturbing tale of savagery, bullying and the breakdown of civilised society. 

A Great American Songbook Cabaret

A Great American Songbook Cabaret

Songs you know and love presented by cabaret specialists Patrice and Richard, who have performed on the east coast in the US, Hawaii, Ireland and on cruise ships. 

Museum

Museum

Through refreshing and unexpected comedy, Museum by Tina Howe explores the humanity that connects each of us as we journey through our vastly different and unpredictable lives. 

Secrets

Secrets

Wealth and poverty, opportunity or not, Treasure and India. 

Arr We There Yet?

Arr We There Yet?

A rip-roaring and swashbuckling adventure in which three sailors hit the high seas in search of treasure! A scallywag pirate, a muscular sailor and a chef with a seafood allergy ma… 

Bacharach in the Groove

Bacharach in the Groove

The Groove Band return to the Fringe after their successful 2016 debut, with a set showcasing the work of the multi award-winning duo of Burt Bacharach and Hal David. 

I Am Rhythm

I Am Rhythm

2016 Edinburgh Festival Fringe Sell-Out Laurel holder I Am Rhythm takes you on an unforgettable dance and music journey all the way from South Africa. 

There May Be Pirates... There May Be Dragons...

There May Be Pirates... There May Be Dragons...

They say all the best stories contain pirates or dragons. 

Whales

Whales

Don’t just watch Fringe shows, BE in one! Whales gives you the opportunity to participate in this interactive performance either as a whale rescuer or as a whale. 

Beo's Bedroom

Beo's Bedroom

A fantastic story of a girl overcoming her fears and the monsters that live under her bed. 

Arisol: Samulnori

Arisol: Samulnori

Korean children’s classical music club Arisol present a variety of traditional performances, held along with the accompaniment of Samulnori and Korean classic music for free. 

Virgin Money Fringe on The Mound

Virgin Money Fringe on The Mound

Watch spectacular street entertainment on the doorstep of the National Galleries of Scotland. 

Rose Red: A Grimm Panto

Rose Red: A Grimm Panto

Join us as we present to you the untold story of Snow White’s forgotten sister, Rose Red, and her attempts to escape her happily ever after as mistakenly predicted by the Brothers … 

Tommy Miah Street Food Festival

Tommy Miah Street Food Festival

After last year’s successful fringe event, celebrity chef, Tommy Miah is running another Street Food Festival experience. 

The Tempest

The Tempest

From our metaphorical island on the landlocked, rolling plains of Montana, our players transport you to Shakespeare’s Elizabethan shore! Spirited, fun, and physical; this engagin… 

The Three Musketeers

The Three Musketeers

An adventurous spin on the classic tale of heroism, treachery, close escapes and above all, honor. 

Wiley and the Hairy Man

Wiley and the Hairy Man

Stampin’, stompen’ coming through the trees, shuffling through the swamp grass, blowing in the breeze. 

How to Be a Kid

How to Be a Kid

Molly cooks. 

Home Sweet Garden

Home Sweet Garden

Poppy and Will love to play in their garden and observe the fascinating wildlife. 

Virgin Money Fringe on the Royal Mile

Virgin Money Fringe on the Royal Mile

Watch free previews of hundreds of Fringe shows. 

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

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

Can Princess Pumpalot (The Farting Princess) and her best friend Guffy find the purple super-farting bean and save Wiffyville from Prince Nastavia and the Low-flying Gnomes? Aided … 

Tomfoolery's Beans on Toast Kids Show

Tomfoolery's Beans on Toast Kids Show

Following on from his hugely successful tour in the south of England, Tomfoolery has revamped and re-toasted his action-packed Beans on Toast show for his Edinburgh Fringe debut! B… 

1000 Cranes

1000 Cranes

Award-winning company from Hawaii presents the inspiring, true story of Sadako Sasaki who folded over 1000 paper cranes from her hospital bed in Hiroshima, Japan. 

BBC at George Heriot's School

BBC at George Heriot's School

Bringing the best of the festivals to audiences, with live and recorded BBC broadcasts and activities. 

Robin Hood: The Panto!

Robin Hood: The Panto!

Join Robin Hood on his thrilling quest to outwit the evil Sheriff of Nottingham and win the hand of the beautiful Maid Marian; all with a bit of help from his trusty band of merry … 

Clowntown

Clowntown

‘A big hit’ (STV). 

Aladdin

Aladdin

Join us on this wonderful rags-to-riches story as Aladdin journeys from the street markets to the Sultan’s palace having retrieved a magical lamp with the power to grant the owner … 

Concerto a Tempo d'Umore

Concerto a Tempo d'Umore

A theatrical concert for the whole family – a combination of classical music, humorous mime and audience participation with a soundtrack consisting of well-known pieces from reno… 

Toasty’s Day-Dreaming

Toasty’s Day-Dreaming

Family physical theatre. 

AAA Batteries (Not Included)

AAA Batteries (Not Included)

A seventh year at the Edinburgh Festival! An hour of sharp gags, intelligent observations and blisteringly quick improvised raps from three of the circuit’s funniest performers, ho… 

Stimela: The Musical

Stimela: The Musical

Named after a brand of gumboot, this terrific show is loosely linked by an old man’s memories of his days in the mines, where many men were drawn from the townships. 

Mark Thompson's Spectacular Science Show

Mark Thompson's Spectacular Science Show

The Science Guy is back. 

Too Soon: Jokes from the Future

Too Soon: Jokes from the Future

The hottest comedy act of 2047 comes back from the future to prove that que sera, sera very funny. 

Phi and Me

Phi and Me

‘A mother’s love never hurt so good as in this razor-sharp, magnificently over-the-top explosion of ethnic humour’ ****½ (Herald Sun). 

The Legend of Finn McCool: A Silly Tall Tale of Giant Proportions!

The Legend of Finn McCool: A Silly Tall Tale of Giant Proportions!

A musical fable of how the Giant’s Causeway came to be built, when the Irish giant Finn McCool, with the help of his clever wife Oona, battled wits with the mighty Scottish giant… 

FuturePlay Tech Zone

FuturePlay Tech Zone

Explore an interactive playground, where art meets tech. 

Kidocracy

Kidocracy

Kidocracy is an interactive comedy show for children aged 6+, presented by Brehon, an ancient Irish know-it-all who’s in charge of an island where children get to rule because th… 

The Great Big Beautiful Sky

The Great Big Beautiful Sky

Captain Zarg and Williamina Foxx are Guardians of the Universe. 

Shakespeare for Kids: Toil and Trouble

Shakespeare for Kids: Toil and Trouble

Meet William Shakespeare, and some of his fabulous friends for a truly magical experience. 

The Korean Tale of Princess Bari

The Korean Tale of Princess Bari

The traditional Korean tale of Princess Bari comes to life in this touching and inspiring production. 

Snap

Snap

‘The best magic show in 2016 Edinburgh Fringe’ (BroadwayWorld. 

One Man Shoe

One Man Shoe

When the headline act fails to show up, Jango, a bumbling theatre caretaker, is suddenly thrust into the limelight and embarks on a hilarious journey of highly crafted and heartfel… 

Bubble Show with Mini Milkshake

Bubble Show with Mini Milkshake

Every child goes inside a bubble! Award-nominated (Fringe World Perth) Dr Bubble and Milkshake present a new bubble story about sharing. 

Jihan's Smile

Jihan's Smile

Jihan is an ordinary child who woke up one day to discover that she had lost her smile. 

Aquapella: Happy Hour

Aquapella: Happy Hour

What does Happy Hour mean to you? To us it only means one thing: karaoke! But there’s been a catastrophe, the karaoke machine is broken! But don’t worry, Aquapella is here to save … 

The Dame Dolly Donut Show

The Dame Dolly Donut Show

Ever wondered what your favourite pantomime characters did before they became famous? Or what they did after their tale ended? Join the irrepressible Dame Dolly and her lovable son… 

Dickens for Dinner

Dickens for Dinner

The cast of the sell-out Shakespeare for Breakfast are inviting you back for dinner with a Dickensian twist! Join us for a deliciously daring look at this classic British author, w… 

Three Wee Kings: Grandad's Cut

Three Wee Kings: Grandad's Cut

Resting from the outdoor evening plays this utterly charming take on the Three Kings is indoors mid-afternoon. 

Ingo's War

Ingo's War

The heart-warming tale of Ingo the dog and his journey of bravery, hope and finding courage where you thought you had none. 

Pub Quiz for Kids With Patrick Monahan

Pub Quiz for Kids With Patrick Monahan

The fantastically fun family quiz hosted by one of the UK’s favourite stand-ups is back after last year’s triumphant silliness and mayhem. 

The Little Prince and the Pilot

The Little Prince and the Pilot

When famous author/pilot Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, who lived many different lives, meets The Little Prince, two adventurous explorers discover the world and what is important in l… 

Me and My Bee

Me and My Bee

Climate change is massive. 

The Giant Jam Sandwich

The Giant Jam Sandwich

One hot summer’s day, four million wasps invade the quiet village of Itching Down. 

Ongals: Babbling Comedy

Ongals: Babbling Comedy

With breathtaking magic, effortless circus and formidable beatboxing skills, Ongals will have you laughing your hat off. 

Tarantella by Hilaire Belloc

Tarantella by Hilaire Belloc

This interactive show has dance, hip hop, rhythms, spoken word and poetry with a mixture of the old and the new woven together for fun, family entertainment. 

Cinders: The Folk Tale

Cinders: The Folk Tale

The children’s play this year is based on a compilation of the many folk tales from around the world that were the origins of the tale of Cinderella. 

Africa Weird and Wonderful

Africa Weird and Wonderful

Africa is an explosion of music, dance and stories all captured in one show. It’s fun for all the family. 

Worst Birthday Ever!

Worst Birthday Ever!

Poor Lewis just wanted to enjoy a happy birthday, but things just went from bad to worse. 

The Art of Grace

The Art of Grace

A stunning, unique experience from the heart of China, performed by award-winning Tai Chi instructors and talented young people aged 7 and up. 

Goggles

Goggles

Pets come in many forms. 

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

From the peaceful pleasure of Ratty’s beloved riverbank, to the fearful frights and wicked weasels of the Wild Wood, join Mole and Ratty on their marvellous adventures, along wit… 

The Tale Of The Cockatrice

The Tale Of The Cockatrice

An umbrella for a sword, a lamp as a tree and a wooden spoon as a nun, are just a few examples for the smart and innovative use of objects in The Tale of the Cockatrice. 

Dogs Don't Do Ballet

Dogs Don't Do Ballet

The very funny tale of a small dog with big dreams! Biff is not like other dogs. 

The Dictionary of Dads/Young Herbert

The Dictionary of Dads/Young Herbert

Apples and Snakes and New Writing South present a spoken word poetry show for ages 6 years and up. 

How To Make Friends - and Imitate People

How To Make Friends - and Imitate People

A lonely scientist clones a perfect army of women, until something goes horribly wrong. 

The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch

The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch

What better recipe for bleary-eyed parents early on a Sunday morning, than a timeless tale of a happy couple saving their food from pesky seagulls?Young children were especially en… 

Elliot and the Enormous Sneeze

Elliot and the Enormous Sneeze

‘Elliot and the Enormous Sneeze’ follows the story of the old man who never (hardly ever) sneezed. 

Junior Jungle Rave

Junior Jungle Rave

Junior Jungle Party is the antidote to ‘baby raves’. 

Little Meerkat's Big Panic

Little Meerkat's Big Panic

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

High Top Circus Showcase

High Top Circus Showcase

Join our students for a fantastical cabaret showcase from High Top Circus workshops and our special guests. 

Any Suggestions, Doctor?: An Improvised Adventure in Space & Time

Any Suggestions, Doctor?: An Improvised Adventure in Space & Time

Taking a much loved pop culture reference point is always a sure fire way to fill seats. 

The Ugly Duckling & Other Tales

The Ugly Duckling & Other Tales

On a lake somewhere not far away, a mother duck is sitting on her eggs. 

Moondial

Moondial

Even before she came to Belton, Minty had known she was a witch, or something very much like it. 

Kids Disco: My Mini Disco

Kids Disco: My Mini Disco

Brighton’s no. 

Ready Steady Colour

Ready Steady Colour

Join us in our make-believe restaurant! Grab a table, order your black and white ‘plate of food’ and get colouring! Ready Steady Colour is an interactive theatre experience for all… 

Tales from the Woods

Tales from the Woods

This is an exciting journey through some great tales. 

The Meebles Get The Show On The Road

The Meebles Get The Show On The Road

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

Philip Pullman's The Ruby In The Smoke

Philip Pullman's The Ruby In The Smoke

Working in collaboration with Philip Pullman (creator of His Dark Materials), the bestselling novel comes to life on stage for the first time. 

Defrosted

Defrosted

Love that frosty film or hate it, you’ll laugh your stripy socks off at lovable clowns Cat & Nicko and their puppet rock band, “Funny from the moment they strut onto the stage” (… 

Really Happy Kids

Really Happy Kids

Who doesn’t want to make their kids really happy? Come and join us for a great day out. 

Free Mindful Ki & Aikido Taster Sessions: Everyone Welcome!

Free Mindful Ki & Aikido Taster Sessions: Everyone Welcome!

Brighton Fringe free mindful Ki and Aikido taster sessions, everyone welcome! Brighton Ki Society. 

Sing-A-Long-A-Musical

Sing-A-Long-A-Musical

We are back to lead you in a sing-a-long of hits from all the best musical shows, with a live band of West End theatre musicians backing you. 

The Grimmest of Grimm Tales

The Grimmest of Grimm Tales

Did you know the Brothers Grimm collected together over 200 different stories? Why do we only ever hear about Cinders and Snow White? Were the others too scary? Too gruesome? Or a … 

Better Together

Better Together

Friendship is a loving, colourful, and magical mess! ‘Better Together’ follows three clowns – Tropizo, Squiggle and Doa – on an energetic and imaginative ride towards becom… 

The Lions Roar and Other Stories

The Lions Roar and Other Stories

Award-winning children’s theatre company brings you a collection of short stories that will entertain and delight young audiences. 

Doktor James' Akademy of Evil

Doktor James' Akademy of Evil

Doktor James is sick of living at home and not being taken seriously as a supervillain. 

Sussex Birth Day

Sussex Birth Day

Talking about Birth Matters. 

Tongue Fu (and Tongue Fu 4 Kids!)

Tongue Fu (and Tongue Fu 4 Kids!)

“amazing!” Guardian. 

Trade Winds

Trade Winds

The sun has set and across the shimmery water two majestic figures serenely move. 

Florence & Watson & The Sugarbush Mouse

Florence & Watson & The Sugarbush Mouse

Florence and Watson are honey badgers of a very rare sort. 

Harun Musho'd: Harun With a View

Harun Musho'd: Harun With a View

Harun Musho’d’s stand-up comedy explores his own identity, weaving politics and history into the story of his family and their antics. 

Circus Abyssinia

Circus Abyssinia

Starring Ethiopian jugglers Bibi and Bichu, the inimitable Konjowoch Troupe, ‘Circus Abyssinia’ is circus at its most enchanting and surreal: as seen through the eyes of a child. 

Ganesha! Ganesha!

Ganesha! Ganesha!

Revered in India for centuries, known as the Lord of beginnings, the remover of obstacles and the one who is worshipped first. 

Sleeping Beauty & The Ewe's Duty

Sleeping Beauty & The Ewe's Duty

The Super Sheep are back in a new adventure! Shadwell must help three friends (a brave fairy, a reluctant sheep and a bonkers pig) save a Sleeping Beauty. 

The 19th Century: Beethoven and Others

The 19th Century: Beethoven and Others

Music of the 19th century: the Laplace String Trio: Andrew Biggs - Violin, Beatrice Sales - Viola, NickCooper - Cello, with Sue Mileham - Soprano, Jane Money - Mezzo-Soprano, Tim W… 

The Tap Dancing Mermaid

The Tap Dancing Mermaid

The Moon has got a story to tell about a tippetty-top tap dancer who he has been watching at night. 

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

Chaos ensues as soon as you arrive at this fully immersive show where you dine, served by Basil, Sybil and Manuel. 

Ceyda Tanc Youth Dance

Ceyda Tanc Youth Dance

This spectacular cluster of dance pieces not only astounded through the sheer physicality of their presentation, but to produce piece after piece of originally choreographed narrat… 

Don Quixote

Don Quixote

“But. 

Great Train Robbery

Great Train Robbery

Apparently, one of the men involved in the Great Train Robbery of 1963 resides in Hove - but this story isn’t about him, instead it’s about the women behind the heist, the ones… 

Hats Off to Laurel and Hardy

Hats Off to Laurel and Hardy

The award-winning true story of the lives of the best-loved comedy duo of all-time. 

Sing-a-long Mamma Mia

Sing-a-long Mamma Mia

Come and sing your heart out in this special viewing of the west-end hit turn film. Greek style mezze included in the ticket price. Prizes for fancy dress. Rating PG. 

Little Wing

Little Wing

Little Wing finds herself alone in the forest with a trio of warring dragons. 

A Synchronisation of Transportation

A Synchronisation of Transportation

Swim swim swim - we get around. 

Oyster Boy

Oyster Boy

Inspired by Tim Burton’s poem, The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy, Haste Theatre transport us to Coney Island where Mr Gelati (Valeria Compagnoni) and the future Mrs Gelati (Lexi… 

12.30pm Wednesday Lunchtime Recitals

12.30pm Wednesday Lunchtime Recitals

45-minute concerts in Brighton’s beautiful Mother Church. 

Children's Sing-Along Fun with Dave Benson Phillips

Children's Sing-Along Fun with Dave Benson Phillips

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

Christopher Nibble

Christopher Nibble

Awarm-heartedadaptation of the well-known children’s book about a plucky guinea pig – Christopher Nibble. 

Charity & Community Fun Day

Charity & Community Fun Day

Celebrate the arrival of the Brighton & Hove Property Consortium’s Charity Cycle Ride with the Mayor of Brighton & Hove as they cross the finish line in New Road to mark the end of… 

Baby Loves Disco's Beach Beats

Baby Loves Disco's Beach Beats

Following our legendary Brighton Fringe 2016 appearance, the original family dance party returns for more day-clubbing, this time at the funkiest bar on the beachfront with the bes… 

The Tim Bat Trick Show

The Tim Bat Trick Show

Gentleman juggler and unwitting clown Tim Bat performs his impressive repertoire of amazing tricks with aplomb. 

Frozen Sing-a-long

Frozen Sing-a-long

Come and sing along to this Disney blockbuster at our big screen, child-friendly auditorium in the heart of Brighton. 

Oliver in the Overworld

Oliver in the Overworld

“Tick, tock, tick. 

Pavilion Gardens Cafe History Tour 2017

Pavilion Gardens Cafe History Tour 2017

Geoffrey Mead will be conducting a special tour dating back over 90 years of cafe and family history. 

Pauline Quirke Academy

Pauline Quirke Academy

PQA is a weekend Performing Arts Academy providing tuition for children and young people from 4-18 years. 

Fringe City

Fringe City

Fringe City is a free outdoor event in the centre of Brighton taking place every weekend of Brighton Fringe 2017. 

GorillaBot Party

GorillaBot Party

A strange and amazing masked music group are bringing their unique party to Brighton. 

Spin: A Skatepark Adventure

Spin: A Skatepark Adventure

A new inclusive urban sports show including parkour runners, skateboarders, BMX riders, acrobats and dancers. 

Monski Mouse's Baby Disco Dance Hall

Monski Mouse's Baby Disco Dance Hall

Why toddle when you can dance! Parents and under-5s are let loose on the dance floor in this friendliest of discos. 

Learn To Throw a Pot

Learn To Throw a Pot

Come along and learn to throw your own pot on the potters wheel at the Painting Pottery Cafe! Learn a new skill alongside other beginners with one of our fabulous potters in this s… 

Amazing Bubble Man

Amazing Bubble Man

Louis Pearl has been thrilling audiences worldwide for over 30 years with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles. 

Aaaand it’s back! Twig The Pixie’s Family Funsplosion!

Aaaand it’s back! Twig The Pixie’s Family Funsplosion!

Twig the Pixie has lost his marbles! Help him find them in this hit stand-up comedy spectacular for all generations of the family. 

Macbeth

Macbeth

Embarking on a tale of ambition, blood and murder of their own, Mac and Lady Mac build a fast food empire. 

Transgender Shakespeare

Transgender Shakespeare

Introduced in last year’s Brighton Fringe, Rory and Simon are back, still struggling with the age-old problem of family communications. 

Mr Danger's Really Safe Show

Mr Danger's Really Safe Show

Mr Danger is a damaged former daredevil who learnt his lesson the hard way. 

Dr Zeiffal, Dr Zeigal and the Hippo That Can Never be Caught!

Dr Zeiffal, Dr Zeigal and the Hippo That Can Never be Caught!

Calling all hippo expert enthusiasts! Award-winning family comedy that will have kids storming the stage. 

Katsura Sunshine: Rakugo!

Katsura Sunshine: Rakugo!

Hilarious. 

Woodland Tribe

Woodland Tribe

Help create a unique adventure playground! Over the course of Brighton Fringe, children and adults of all ages can use hammers, nails, saws, rope and a huge quantity of wood to co-… 

Children's Area: The Den

Children's Area: The Den

The Den is a new, purpose-built family-friendly area at The Warren. 

Le Facepainting

Le Facepainting

A collective of ‘French’ street theatre face painters! Make sure you look the part and come visit us before a show! Look for the berets! 

Unity Through Struggle

Unity Through Struggle

We are a group of young people concerned about our future in the UK, with such dramatic changes happening all around us. 

Brighton Fringe Launch at The Warren

Brighton Fringe Launch at The Warren

Come and celebrate the launch of Brighton Fringe at The Warren. Help us start the 2017 Festival with a bang! 

Bang! To the Heart

Bang! To the Heart

I you are looking for a bombastically visual hip hop dance show, and you don’t mind a nonsensical and cliché plot, this is the show for you. 

The HandleBards: Richard III

The HandleBards: Richard III

The Handlebards are a unique group, reinventing the concept of the company of travelling players. 

Absolute Improv!

Absolute Improv!

Like many of the other spontaneous improvisation shows here at the Fringe, Absolute Improv! offers non stop comedy through a variety of funny and fresh games that are inspired by s… 

The Tempest

The Tempest

On a remote island, Prospero, the rightful Duke of Milan, plots to restore his daughter Miranda to her rightful place using illusion, magical spirits and skilful manipulation. 

The Baffling Adventures of Question Mark Man

The Baffling Adventures of Question Mark Man

What if punctuation marks were superheroes? During this show, we follow Question Mark Man as he tries to rescue his love interest Becky from the evil Captain Conundrum. 

The HandleBards: Much Ado About Nothing

The HandleBards: Much Ado About Nothing

After cycling 1,500 miles from London to Edinburgh, the four-strong all-male HandleBards present Shakespeare’s play as you’ve never seen it before – fast-paced, irreverent and bi… 

The HandleBards: The Taming of the Shrew

The HandleBards: The Taming of the Shrew

The HandleBards are proud to present their first ever all-female troupe! After cycling 1,000 miles from London to Edinburgh, the four-strong troupe present Shakespeare’s play as yo… 

Fiddler on the Roof Junior

Fiddler on the Roof Junior

This is a fresh, charming abridged version of the award-winning 1964 musical, Fiddler on the Roof. 

The Grimmest of Grimm Tales

The Grimmest of Grimm Tales

Did you know, the Brothers Grimm collected together over 200 different stories? Why do we only ever hear about Cinders and Snow White? Were the others too scary? Too gruesome? Or a… 

Elf the Musical

Elf the Musical

Fancy a bit of festive sparkle? Then join Buddy and our cast as we whisk you away to Christmas in New York! Featuring a live band, this promises to be a Sparklejollytwinklejingley … 

The HandleBards: Romeo and Juliet

The HandleBards: Romeo and Juliet

The HandleBards are proud to present their first ever all-female troupe! After cycling 1,000 miles from London to Edinburgh, the four-strong all-female HandleBards present Shakespe… 

Discovery!

Discovery!

BE United’s Discovery! is a musical celebration of culture, diversity, creativity and harmony. 

Comedian's Guide to Autism

Comedian's Guide to Autism

Kirk Smith is the author of Rice Krispies with Ketchup, and his podcast Autastic is ranked number four on the iTunes self-help charts. 

The Oxford Imps: Hyperdrive

The Oxford Imps: Hyperdrive

The Oxford Imps’ technologically-heavy Fringe show, Hyperdrive, perform a mixture of long and short form improvisation, using technology as stimulus. 

Us / Them

Us / Them

I can count on one hand the number of plays that have sent shivers down my spine: Us/Them is one such show. 

Terry Pratchett's Mort

Terry Pratchett's Mort

In true Terry Pratchett style, this rendition of Terry Pratchett’s Mort brings along a sly mixture of complex fantasy and comedy. 

Alice in Wonderland – The Musical

Alice in Wonderland – The Musical

Following various elements from the classic book by C. 

The Giant's Loo Roll

The Giant's Loo Roll

Casting one’s mind over the great theatrical titles of our time, there are very few which can compete with the concept suggested by the name of this play by Tale Gate Theatre. 

Steele Edge: Martial Arts Illusion Show

Steele Edge: Martial Arts Illusion Show

Steele Edge: Martial Arts Illusion Show bills itself as “a dynamic fusion of physical excitement and visual wonder” but it’s more of a bizarre fusion of vague ‘oriental’ … 

Adventures of the Improvised Sherlock Holmes

Adventures of the Improvised Sherlock Holmes

Based on audience suggestions, the hour’s traffic of the stage is an improvised case which promises to be ‘the greatest Sherlock Holmes story ever’, The Case of the Lemon Pos… 

Wriggle Around the World

Wriggle Around the World

Sell-out Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015! Live concerts for babies and toddlers delivered by a professional violinist and cellist. 

Merlin's Apprentice

Merlin's Apprentice

A thrilling new family musical, telling of young Arthur’s rise from homeless orphan to King of all England under the guidance of the legendary magician, Merlin! But to keep the t… 

Sun, Moon and Stars

Sun, Moon and Stars

Live concerts for babies and toddlers delivered by a professional violinist and cellist. 

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

The Academy of Arts 2016 Scotland team presents CS Lewis’s classic tale The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. 

Improvised Adventures in Time and Space

Improvised Adventures in Time and Space

The Doctor’s back and combating rogue aliens at the Fringe! Directed by one of the makers of Adventures of the Improvised Sherlock Holmes, we take you on a transcendental journey… 

Black Comedy

Black Comedy

A sculptor is awaiting the arrival of an art dealer when the power fails. 

Shlomo's Beatbox Adventure for Kids

Shlomo's Beatbox Adventure for Kids

Shlomo is a world record-breaking beatboxer who makes all kinds of music using just his mouth and a mic. 

SNAP

SNAP

Snap is an incredible display of the very best magic performance that South Korea has to offer. 

Family Fun Day

Family Fun Day

Dance, paint, build and design at our fun-filled family day. 

Ups & Downs Theatre Group

Ups & Downs Theatre Group

The Ups & Downs Theatre Group was formed in 1995 by three school teachers and no one could have anticipated what an impact the group would have. 

Choir-E-Oke

Choir-E-Oke

Ever wanted to sing along with a professional band and 60 world-class performers? Sing your favourite pop songs alongside the international award-winning Barnsley Youth Choir. 

The Bookbinder

The Bookbinder

It’s not every day that you stumble across a play that is as enchanting as The Bookbinder. 

360 Allstars

360 Allstars

If you’re looking for cool at this year’s Fringe, look no further. 

James and the Giant Peach

James and the Giant Peach

UCLU Runaground’s James and the Giant Peach is a fresh, fun and frantic adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic. 

Father Christmas Needs a Wee!

Father Christmas Needs a Wee!

Father Christmas is back on his rounds… And he still needs a wee! At every house Father Christmas eats and drinks the tasty treats that have been left for him. 

Godspell

Godspell

Godspell is one of composer Stephen Schwartz’s lesser known musicals. 

Shakespeare for Breakfast

Shakespeare for Breakfast

What Edinburgh Fringe would be complete without a trip to Shakespeare for Breakfast? Now in its 25th year at the festival, the group have not lost their touch. 

The Listies 6D (Twice as Good as 3D)

The Listies 6D (Twice as Good as 3D)

There are many children’s shows at the Fringe that seem to follow the formula of throwing a couple of popular franchises together with whatever kids currently like, before adding… 

The Diary of Anne Frank

The Diary of Anne Frank

It is a story well-known to millions, made all the more poignant and absorbing for its absolute authenticity. 

The Amazing Bubble Man

The Amazing Bubble Man

Underbelly’s largest venue is the huge tent – shaped like an purple cow tipped onto its back – that this year has been transplanted into the western half of George Square Gar… 

Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins

This production of Mary Poppins draws heavily from Disney’s 1964 film, but fails to conjure the same magic. 

Michael Morpurgo's King Arthur

Michael Morpurgo's King Arthur

Story Pocket Theatre bring Michael Morpurgo’s novel about King Arthur to life with a solid and enjoyable production. 

The Secret of the Kelpie: A Journey Round Scotland

The Secret of the Kelpie: A Journey Round Scotland

Every loch in Scotland, however beautiful, has its cold, dark depths. 

Philip Pullman's The Ruby in the Smoke

Philip Pullman's The Ruby in the Smoke

Reprint Productions present The Ruby in the Smoke, a detective story that delights in its Victorian setting, following the adventures of resourceful Sally Lockhart. 

A Story of Stories

A Story of Stories

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

Puddles, the Posh School Musical

Puddles, the Posh School Musical

What’s a boy to do? Puddlescombe Prep, the poshest school in Britain (and therefore, or course, the world), is going to the dogs. 

Downs With Love

Downs With Love

Elizabeth has Downs. 

Tales from the Tent

Tales from the Tent

When someone has nowhere to go, a fairytale can take them home. 

The Little Prince

The Little Prince

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s wisdom-packed novella is brought to Edinburgh by the Waldorf Wayfarers – 18 multi-faceted performers, both students and teachers, from Waldorf or Stei… 

The Voice Awakens

The Voice Awakens

Durham University’s Northern Lights return to the Fringe, ready to electrify audiences with an attack of dulcet tones, smooth harmonies and slick choreography. 

Intergalactic Nemesis: Twin Infinity – A Live Action Graphic Novel

Intergalactic Nemesis: Twin Infinity – A Live Action Graphic Novel

Intergalactic Nemesis was like being trapped in a lift that wouldn’t stop going up or down, it made me angry on so many levels. 

A Pocketful of Grimms

A Pocketful of Grimms

Do you remember the warmth and magic you felt being told stories before bed as a kid? That elation you feel when you’re totally engrossed in a book? A Pocketful of Grimms brings … 

Big Fish Little Fish – Ravin' Fringe

Big Fish Little Fish – Ravin' Fringe

Real DJs, in real clubs playing real music, free glow sticks and transfer tattoos. 

The Snail and the Whale

The Snail and the Whale

Joyous in every way, The Snail and the Whale by Tall Stories is a textbook example of how to do theatre for children right. 

The Toyland Murders

The Toyland Murders

Like a family-friendly version of Sin City with hand puppets, The Toyland Murders follows the adventures of Inspector McGraw (Becca Jones) and her deputy as they attempt to track d… 

Baby Loves Disco

Baby Loves Disco

Always a sell-out, the original family dance party returns to Edinburgh’s funkiest nightclub for its eighth Fringe run. 

Judy's Affordable Vintage Weekender

Judy's Affordable Vintage Weekender

The UK’s most famous vintage fair! Over 35 stalls packed with affordable vintage fashion, accessories and collectables. 

The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

‘If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden. 

The HandleBards: Much Ado About Nothing

The HandleBards: Much Ado About Nothing

After cycling 1,500 miles from London to Edinburgh, the four-strong all-male HandleBards present Shakespeare’s play as you’ve never seen it before – fast-paced, irreverent and bi… 

The Freckles Effect

The Freckles Effect

An exuberant family musical, ‘spreads infectious joy’ (Bath Chronicle) with an exceptional youth cast, including past leads from Matilda, the 2015 junior world tap dancing champi… 

Splendid's Jason and the Argonauts

Splendid's Jason and the Argonauts

Jason and the Argonauts is a no-scenery, no-prop, chorus driven piece of singing and silliness that charts the rise and history of the most famous group of strapping young men to t… 

The Listen Inn

The Listen Inn

A warm welcome awaits you at the Listen Inn as part of PBH Free Fringe, so Pop Inn, Join Inn and Believe Inn! 45-minute storytelling sessions that are packed with fun, music, poetr… 

The Twisted Fairytale

The Twisted Fairytale

Grapple Theatre have been inspired by Kneehigh; think Into the Woods meets Brothers Grimm, a combination of live music, physical theatre and puppetry. 

The Listen Inn

The Listen Inn

A warm welcome awaits you at the Listen Inn as part of PBH Free Fringe, so Pop Inn, Join Inn and Believe Inn! 45-minute storytelling sessions that are packed with fun, music, poetr… 

Virgin Money Fringe on the Royal Mile

Virgin Money Fringe on the Royal Mile

Watch free previews of hundreds of Fringe shows. 

Best of the West End

Best of the West End

Don’t miss this new musical review! Featuring world class voices and breathtaking harmonies, these professional performers showcase the very best songs from the West End. 

Absolute Improv!

Absolute Improv!

Five-star, three-time Edinburgh Fringe sell-out improv comedy show! Edinburgh’s improv theatre company presents a fast-paced, hilarious improv show that will have you coming back f… 

Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesus Christ Superstar

This multi award-winning company are proud to announce their 2016 festival production Jesus Christ Superstar. 

The Suitcase Kid

The Suitcase Kid

Jacqueline Wilson’s bestseller is brought to life with puppetry and song by a large cast. 

Peach, Oscar and the Dragon's Tears

Peach, Oscar and the Dragon's Tears

Join us for this interactive tale about a brave girl and her cat. 

Twelfth Night or The Ship of Fools

Twelfth Night or The Ship of Fools

Fiesta in sunshine. 

Forever Plaid

Forever Plaid

Forever Plaid is one of the most popular musicals in recent history. 

Virgin Money Fringe on The Mound

Virgin Money Fringe on The Mound

Watch spectacular street entertainment on the doorstep of the National Galleries of Scotland. 

The Suitcase Kid

The Suitcase Kid

Jacqueline Wilson’s bestseller is brought to life with puppetry and song by a large cast. 

The Grimmest of Grimm Tales

The Grimmest of Grimm Tales

Did you know, the Brothers Grimm collected together over 200 different stories? Why do we only ever hear about Cinders and Snow White? Were the others too scary? Too gruesome? Or a… 

The HandleBards: Richard III

The HandleBards: Richard III

After cycling 1,500 miles from London to Edinburgh, the four-strong all-male HandleBards present Shakespeare’s play as you’ve never seen it before – fast-paced, irreverent and bi… 

I Got Superpowers For My Birthday

I Got Superpowers For My Birthday

Ethan, William and Fiona are about as different as three almost-teens can be. 

I Am Rhythm

I Am Rhythm

A fresh, upbeat dance show that tells the story of the evolution of rhythm and dance in South Africa. 

BBC: @BBCEdFest

BBC: @BBCEdFest

Bringing the best of the festivals to audiences at home and in Edinburgh with live and recorded broadcasts. 

The McLaureen's Tale

The McLaureen's Tale

Christine Khandjian presents a Celtic musical inspired by Irish migration. 

Princess Pumpalot: The Radio Show – Live on Stage!

Princess Pumpalot: The Radio Show – Live on Stage!

Brand new show for 2016! She’s a Princess who farts. 

The Jungle Book: Cobwebs and Moontalk

The Jungle Book: Cobwebs and Moontalk

Creative reimagining of Kipling’s The Jungle Book using the expressive colour of circus. 

Shakespeare in the Garden: Twelfth Night, or What You Will

Shakespeare in the Garden: Twelfth Night, or What You Will

Will poor Viola ever find her twin brother Sebastian? Expect adventure, suspense and lots of laughs. 

Any Suggestions, Doctor? An Improvised Adventure in Space and Time

Any Suggestions, Doctor? An Improvised Adventure in Space and Time

An episode of Doctor Who improvised before your eyes! From a fantastic team, including five-star directors, producers, actors and comedians, (Nouse, 2015). 

Singsing Bathtub and Fernando, the Space Elephant

Singsing Bathtub and Fernando, the Space Elephant

A surprise invitation for all adventure seekers! Let’s follow this whimsical crew for the ultimate experience of space. 

The Hogwallops

The Hogwallops

The Hogwallops are back by popular demand. 

Shark in the Park

Shark in the Park

Timothy Pope is looking through his telescope – but wait, what’s this he spies – is that a shark, in the park!? From the producers of The Hairy Maclary and Friends Show – see… 

The Fantastical Return of Greyfriar’s Bobby

The Fantastical Return of Greyfriar’s Bobby

When Bex is told she has to visit her uncle Angus in Edinburgh, she is not best pleased. 

AAA Batteries (Not Included)

AAA Batteries (Not Included)

A sixth family-friendly year at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe! An hour of sharp gags, intelligent observations and blisteringly quick improvised raps from three of the circuit’s fu… 

Sarah Laing Sings the Music of Doris Day

Sarah Laing Sings the Music of Doris Day

Doris Day is one of the most loved singers and actresses of the 1950s and 60s. 

Shaken Not Stirred: The Improvised James Bond Film

Shaken Not Stirred: The Improvised James Bond Film

After a blockbuster 2015, Alexander Fox and Dom O’Keefe are back with a bang. 

Mark Thompson's Spectacular Science Show

Mark Thompson's Spectacular Science Show

Science like you have never seen before. 

The Kagools

The Kagools

Fresh from their hit Australian tour, UK silent comedy duo, The Kagools, return to Edinburgh Fringe. 

This is Soap

This is Soap

The comedy soap that you control. 

OwlTime

OwlTime

Matchgirl is a refugee in Calais’ Jungle. 

Mysterious Moments of Magic

Mysterious Moments of Magic

Victorian gentleman magician, John Henry Blackwood, returns with a series of magical experiments to explore the potential of time travel. 

C vibrant vivacious variety

C vibrant vivacious variety

Comedy! Circus! Cabaret! At our five venues across the city: C, our powerhouse of performance on Chambers Street. 

C vibrant vivacious variety

C vibrant vivacious variety

Comedy! Circus! Cabaret! At our five venues across the city: C, our powerhouse of performance on Chambers Street. 

C vibrant vivacious variety

C vibrant vivacious variety

Comedy! Circus! Cabaret! At our five venues across the city: C, our powerhouse of performance on Chambers Street. 

Waves

Waves

The story of young Aussie Elizabeth Moncello, the unofficial inventor of the famous butterfly stroke. 

Treasure Island

Treasure Island

This child-friendly adaptation is a very funny, high energy, big, bold and bright show that features colourful costumes, crazy characters and a large interactive screen so that nob… 

When You Improv on a Star: an Improvised Disney-Style Musical

When You Improv on a Star: an Improvised Disney-Style Musical

Be Prepared for a Disney-style musical like you’ve never seen before! We’ll take you to A Whole New World full of princesses, witches, and talking animals, starring in an improvise… 

The Noise Next Door's Really, Really Good Afternoon Show

The Noise Next Door's Really, Really Good Afternoon Show

The eight time sell-out comedy sensation returns to Edinburgh with an anarchic afternoon show for just about everyone. 

Aaaand Now For Something Completely Improvised

Aaaand Now For Something Completely Improvised

Fringe sensations Racing Minds are back after three sell-out years! A doddery grandfather can’t quite remember his ripping yarn, but with your help a mystery stuffed with hilarious… 

The Noise Next Door's Really, Really Good Afternoon Show

The Noise Next Door's Really, Really Good Afternoon Show

The eight time sell-out comedy sensation returns to Edinburgh with an anarchic afternoon show for just about everyone. 

You Are Here

You Are Here

What is a map? The National Library of Scotland’s free exhibition You Are Here asks that question, taking you on a cartographic journey from Edinburgh to the ends of the earth. 

C vibrant vivacious variety

C vibrant vivacious variety

Comedy! Circus! Cabaret! At our five venues across the city: C, our powerhouse of performance on Chambers Street. 

C vibrant vivacious variety

C vibrant vivacious variety

Comedy! Circus! Cabaret! At our five venues across the city: C, our powerhouse of performance on Chambers Street. 

C vibrant vivacious variety

C vibrant vivacious variety

Comedy! Circus! Cabaret! At our five venues across the city: C, our powerhouse of performance on Chambers Street. 

C vibrant vivacious variety

C vibrant vivacious variety

Comedy! Circus! Cabaret! At our five venues across the city: C, our powerhouse of performance on Chambers Street. 

The Clan Mucmor Family Fun Show

The Clan Mucmor Family Fun Show

The Clan Mucmor Family Fun Show is family fun for all the family. This show is suitable for people of all ages and abilities. 

artrepublic presents: Art Yard Sale

artrepublic presents: Art Yard Sale

Meet many cutting-edge local and national artists and buy incredible art direct at the artrepublic Art Yard Sale! Head to Jubilee Square for this spectacular Brighton Fringe climax… 

From Palestine to Brighton

From Palestine to Brighton

An unique opportunity to hear some of the best young musicians from the Gaza Music School, part of the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music. 

My Pet Monster and Me

My Pet Monster and Me

Sophie Bucket lives on a farm with her dad. 

Storyteller, Storyteller

Storyteller, Storyteller

Clowning, slapstick and magical, non-verbal storytelling create a feast of laughter as two storytellers go head to head. 

The Three Half Pints: Bad Guys

The Three Half Pints: Bad Guys

Stars of CBeebies’ ‘SpotBots’, The Three Half Pints ***** (ThreeWeeks), present a slapstick misadventure for the whole family! “Your cheeks will hurt from smiling so much” **** (Br… 

A Pocketful of Grimms

A Pocketful of Grimms

Let the magical storyteller whisk you away to a land of fables and wonder to explore some of the favourite fairy tales ever told. 

Shlomo's Beatbox Adventure for Kids!

Shlomo's Beatbox Adventure for Kids!

Shlomo is a world record-breaking beatboxer who makes all kinds of music using just his mouth and a mic. 

Flying The Nest

Flying The Nest

Welcome to Hatchling College, an eggciting place to learn all about native birds and how to be a good birder. 

Cultureground @ B.fest

Cultureground @ B.fest

Presenting the best in art, sculpture, debate and creative workshops, Cultureground is the interactive gallery that showcases young people’s work from across the city. 

A Regular Little Houdini

A Regular Little Houdini

A tenacious young boy from the docks idolises Houdini and commits himself to a life of magic. 

Hove Carnival 2016

Hove Carnival 2016

Hove Carnival, Hove’s free fun family event is back on Bank Holiday Monday 30th May 2016. 

High Top Circus Workshops

High Top Circus Workshops

High Top Circus half-term kids workshops! Come learn circus skills such as trapeze, tightwire, hula hoop and juggling in our High Top in a fun and friendly Spiegel session. 

Kids Disco: My Mini Disco

Kids Disco: My Mini Disco

Brighton’s no. 

The Tailor of Gloucester

The Tailor of Gloucester

This award-winning theatre company returns with its hilarious, heart-warming adaptation of the Beatrix Potter tale of a poor tailor, who falls foul of his cat when he rescues the m… 

Ahmed and the Feather Girl

Ahmed and the Feather Girl

Ahmed, a poor orphan, escapes his war torn homeland and joins the circus. 

Pinocchio

Pinocchio

Gepetto, the old carpenter, makes toys all day - but when a mischevious puppet called Pinocchio comes to life, adventure and wonder are not far behind! In this loving recreation of… 

The Family Show

The Family Show

Winner, Best Children’s Show - Ireland’s most lovable idiots bring their mischief and mayhem to a show for the whole family. 

Margot's Parties Sunday Social

Margot's Parties Sunday Social

A spectacular, psychedelic and sparkly daytime disco with Brighton’s queen of themes. 

Project: Oggbots

Project: Oggbots

A UFO has crashed over Brighton and your help is needed to save them from the Agents In Black. 

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

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

Calling all hippo expert enthusiasts! This weird and wonderful family show for all ages will have kids storming the stage. 

Upside Down & Inside Out

Upside Down & Inside Out

Two English gentlemen (or are they?) pull surprises out of the hat (and the audience). 

Funk The Family Festival 2016

Funk The Family Festival 2016

Funk The Family returns for another magical instalment of fantastical fun for all the family. 

BIF: Brighton Illustration Fair

BIF: Brighton Illustration Fair

The 2nd year of BIF: The Brighton Illustration Fair. 

Windibops

Windibops

A rib-tickling, inclusive dance theatre experience complete with moving lab tables, fart jars, cows and test tubes. 

How to be a Rock Star

How to be a Rock Star

Winner: Most Outstanding Comedy (Melbourne Fringe), Winner: Best Comedy Weekly Award (Adelaide Fringe). 

Junk Percussion Workshop

Junk Percussion Workshop

Professional percussion duo ‘Bang On!’ show you how to make music with anything from a plastic bottle to a garden rake. 

Free Mindful Ki & Aikido Taster Sessions: Everyone Welcome!

Free Mindful Ki & Aikido Taster Sessions: Everyone Welcome!

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

The Joy of Junk

The Joy of Junk

Well-loved street performers, Edinburgh Fringe sell-outs, and ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ semi-finalists, Bang On!, create captivating rhythms using anything from plastic bags and wat… 

Morgan & West's Utterly Spiffing Spectacular Magic Show for Kids (and Childish Grown-Ups!)

Morgan & West's Utterly Spiffing Spectacular Magic Show for Kids (and Childish Grown-Ups!)

Time travelling Victorian magic duo Morgan & West unload another boxful of bafflement and impossibility. 

Puppet Performance and Workshops

Puppet Performance and Workshops

‘Boipuso and the Grumpy Green Giant’, a folk tale from Botswana and other stories with puppets and percussion. 

Playback Impro

Playback Impro

Actors play back audience stories. 

Preston Village Community Heritage Open Day

Preston Village Community Heritage Open Day

Preston Manor opens its doors and gardens for a pick-and-mix day showcasing the wider attractions of one of Brighton’s uniquely historic and picturesque city villages. 

Pop Up Cinema: Music & Rap ft Mrisi

Pop Up Cinema: Music & Rap ft Mrisi

Pianist, rapper and producer Mrisi has performed at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games and all over the UK, supporting the likes of Omar, Prince Fatty and Rizzle Kicks. 

The Bookbinder

The Bookbinder

The Bookbinder is Trick of the Light’s enchanting fairy tale of a young apprentice bookbinder’s encounter with an old woman and her mysterious book. 

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

Basil, Sybil and Manuel are back to serve a 3-course meal in this “authentic, chaotic, eccentric and hilarious experience” (The Sussex Newspaper). 

Just Like That! The Tommy Cooper Show

Just Like That! The Tommy Cooper Show

Tommy Cooper, with his impeccable timing, love of slapstick and one-liners was a true comic genius. 

High Jinx

High Jinx

Republic is home to Michael Jordan’s ‘High Jinx’ magic and illusion show during this year’s Brighton Fringe. 

Gloriator

Gloriator

A riotously funny show revealing just what happens when a glamorous French actress and her hapless assistant stage their version of Hollywood blockbuster ‘Gladiator’. 

The Biggest Marionette Circus in the World Part II

The Biggest Marionette Circus in the World Part II

Life-sized animal puppets with fully articulated limbs come to life in front of your eyes in a cacophony of singing, dancing and plenty of audience participation. 

Beards! Beards! Beards!

Beards! Beards! Beards!

From Trick of the Light Theatre comes the tale of a girl’s inventive efforts to grow the world’s most magnificent beard. 

Live Action Roller Derby!

Live Action Roller Derby!

A fast-paced, high-octane sport played on roller skates. 

Curious Creatures

Curious Creatures

Using puppets, comedy, slapstick and live music, plus lots of amazing natural history facts, Squashbox Theatre will uncover the mysteries of the Animal Kingdom. 

Every Child is Different

Every Child is Different

Did you know a silent revolution is happening in medicine? Join us for a fun day of games and activities with Same Sky to explore how genes work. 

Confessions of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl

Confessions of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl

With a name like Confessions Of A Red-Headed Coffeeshop Girl you might expect a raw, bittersweet expose of the disappointments of a young dreamer, crushed by the tsunami of Post-Re… 

Mindfulness for Children

Mindfulness for Children

The Dharma Primary School has successfully integrated mindfulness into its curriculum for the past 20 years. 

Meadow

Meadow

Time changes everything. 

A Little Prince

A Little Prince

An aeroplane crashes in the Sahara Desert. 

The Moscow State Circus

The Moscow State Circus

The Moscow State Circus returns to the UK with its latest, greatest production ‘The Flower with Seven Colours’. 

Comedy Club 4 Kids

Comedy Club 4 Kids

“Comedy Club 4 Kids has stand-up sets from grown-up, high-quality acts who perform their usual sets, just without the swearing or rude bits,” says The Independent. 

Missing Pieces: Celebrating Women of Note

Missing Pieces: Celebrating Women of Note

Acclaimed violin and piano duo Sophia Bartlette and Amoret Abis return for their third Brighton Fringe recital to celebrate women composers. 

Aqua TV

Aqua TV

Sit back, relax and enjoy Aqua TV, brought to you by the synchronised swimmers of Brighton. 

Little Howard's Big Show for Kids

Little Howard's Big Show for Kids

Following the success of their TV show ‘Little Howard’s Big Question’ (CBBC), real human Big Howard and animated six-year-old Little Howard are bringing their unique family comed… 

Crème de la Crem

Crème de la Crem

An interactive performance exploring our death rituals in the gorgeous Extra-Mural Chapel. 

Transgendered Shakespeare

Transgendered Shakespeare

Communication? Between a father and a child? How difficult can that be? Communication? Between a father and a transgender child? How much of a nightmare can that be? After 400 ye… 

Family Fair Day

Family Fair Day

 

Mr Pineapple Head

Mr Pineapple Head

A family clown theatre show. 

Brazil: Encounter of Cultures

Brazil: Encounter of Cultures

Brighton-based percussion and dance group, Maracatu Cruzeiro do Sul, brings you a colourful and exciting array of dances and sounds from the North East of Brazil with a British tou… 

Good Grief... Living with Loss

Good Grief... Living with Loss

A day offering people the opportunity to consider living with loss and bereavement. 

Ceyda Tanc Dance

Ceyda Tanc Dance

Ceyda Tanc Dance, with three different programmes of cutting edge and dynamic contemporary dance, works with influences of Ceyda’s traditional Turkish folk dance heritage. 

A Talent for Lying

A Talent for Lying

Set in a cafe, this helping from Octopus Soup Theatre initially provides nothing that an audience wouldn’t have seen before. 

Pavilion Gardens Cafe 75th Anniversary History Tour

Pavilion Gardens Cafe 75th Anniversary History Tour

Geoffrey Mead will be conducting a special tour dating back over 90 years of cafe and family history. 

The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

A vibrant re-imagining of Burnett’s classic story with an inclusive cast of young actors, bringing the garden to life through music, dance and umbrellas. 

Baby Loves Disco's Beach Ball

Baby Loves Disco's Beach Ball

The original family dance party returns for more afternoon dayclubbing fun. 

Extravaganza

Extravaganza

Join David, Keith, Hans and Romano on a quest to tell their individual stories and impose their so-called cultural offerings onto an audience. 

Milkshake!

Milkshake!

Crazier than finding a poodle in your fridge – yes it’s SESKA! SOLD OUT Brighton Fringe 2014 & 2015. 

Street Stories

Street Stories

An innovative digital oral history project from Little Green Pig and the heritage strand of the Brighton Homeless Trust . 

The Amazing Adventures of Little Red

The Amazing Adventures of Little Red

The SMASH HIT family musical returns to Brighton. 

Owl Time

Owl Time

Inspired by a phrase from Virginia Woolf to describe dusk, Owl Time is a gentle production that provides political punch. 

Orion and The Dark

Orion and The Dark

Orion is scared of more or less everything. 

Sajeela Kershi: Sharia's L.A.W (Little Asian Women)

Sajeela Kershi: Sharia's L.A.W (Little Asian Women)

Work-in-progress from multi-award-winner celebrating the kick-ass women in our families who stood the test of time despite obstacles via faith, family, culture or the time they liv… 

Defrosted

Defrosted

Love that frosty film or hate it, you’ll laugh your stripy socks off at lovable clowns Cat & Nicko and their puppet rock band. 

Fringe City Family Picnic

Fringe City Family Picnic

Bring your picnic blankets and hamper down to Brighton’s biggest family picnic with free family friendly performances, games, crafts and activities galore. 

Doktor James' Akademy of Evil

Doktor James' Akademy of Evil

WANTED: Small minions to join Doktor James’ army of evil. 

Fringe City

Fringe City

Get a taste for Brighton Fringe 2016 at our outdoor showcase. 

Monstersaurus!

Monstersaurus!

This brand new show from the creators of ‘Aliens Love Underpants’ is monster-ously good! Follow young inventor Monty as he creates a whole world of wacky inventions and incredible … 

Once Upon a Time

Once Upon a Time

Join us on a journey through the magical forest where three fairy tales are imaginatively brought to life. 

Javier Jarquin: Card Ninja

Javier Jarquin: Card Ninja

After standing room only at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, comedian Javier Jarquin brings his comedy show ‘Card Ninja’ to Brighton! A riotous display of upbeat humour and card stun… 

eXXhibition by Candy Medusa

eXXhibition by Candy Medusa

Ecological art weekend, raising awareness of plastic pollution, toxics in our seas and our bodies, women in science, art and exploration. 

Sparkleshark by Philip Ridley

Sparkleshark by Philip Ridley

Sparkleshark is a play for young people about the power of imagination to soften the harsh realities of life. 

The Sentence Snatchers: A Terribly Twisted Yarn

The Sentence Snatchers: A Terribly Twisted Yarn

What happens to unfinished sentences? Join the deliciously devious Sentence Snatchers as we trip, tangle and tongue-twist our way through the fantastical town of Loose End, where t… 

Amazing Bubble Man

Amazing Bubble Man

Louis thrills audiences with bubble art, magic and science. 

Snooperdog: a Hero is Born

Snooperdog: a Hero is Born

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a dog in a cape and red pants. 

Twig The Pixie's Family Funsplosion

Twig The Pixie's Family Funsplosion

A pixie-fuelled comedy riot packed with adventure, mischief, stand-up comedy and storytelling to warm your heart and tickle your toes. 

Huggers

Huggers

With a revolving line-up of magicians, comedians, street performers, musical theatre and variety acts, this internationally popular show is great for all the family to enjoy togeth… 

Kings of the Jazz Trumpet with The SNC Big Band and Steve Waterman

Kings of the Jazz Trumpet with The SNC Big Band and Steve Waterman

The trumpet in the history of jazz featuring compositions and arrangements by the kings of jazz as well as new works. 

Woodland Tribe

Woodland Tribe

Help create a unique adventure playground! Over the course of Brighton Fringe, children and adults of all ages can use hammers, nails, saws, rope and a huge quantity of wood to co-… 

Children's Area: The Den

Children's Area: The Den

The Den is a purpose-built family-friendly area at The Warren, encompassing a beautiful covered play area and a spacious, colourful outdoor space. 

Learn to Throw a Pot

Learn to Throw a Pot

Have a go on the potter’s wheel. 

Foodies Festival Brighton

Foodies Festival Brighton

Enjoy a taste-bud-tickling day out at the UK’s biggest celebration of food and drink. 

Bom-Banimals

Bom-Banimals

Weave up, down and around our imaginary menagerie with the Bom-Bane Family Players as you’ve never seen or heard them before. 

The HandleBards: A Midsummer Night's Dream

The HandleBards: A Midsummer Night's Dream

From the Royal Botanic Gardens you can see (when it isn’t raining) almost all of central Edinburgh, the Athens of the north. 

A Morning with Morph

A Morning with Morph

The iconic animated clay character Morph made his TV debut in 1977 and entertained an entire generation with his slapstick antics. 

A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

‘If we shadows have offended, think but this, and all is mended… That you have but slumbered here while these visions did appear…’ With a quarrel raging between Oberon, Kin… 

Siro-A

Siro-A

The live rhythm action bonanza Siro-A is quite simply multi-layered hyperactivity for the stage. 

Morph Modelmaking Workshop

Morph Modelmaking Workshop

Iconic animated clay character Morph made his TV debut in 1977 and entertained an entire generation with his slapstick antics. 

The Falcon's Malteser by Anthony Horowitz

The Falcon's Malteser by Anthony Horowitz

“Maltese Falcon; no - Falcon’s Maltese,” one parent suggests as the title to the show outside the theatre doors. 

Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit and Other Tales

Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit and Other Tales

Lancaster Offshoots have created an enjoyable and surprisingly funny offering with their take on Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit and Other Tales. 

Geometric City

Geometric City

Geometric City – The world sneezed and everything fell to pieces, revealing an exciting, mysterious and undiscovered landscape. 

Into the Woods

Into the Woods

Direct from the West End of Kent, The Talentz Musical Theatre Company brings this fresh interpretation of Sondheim’s spellbinding musical. 

The Adventures of Isabel

The Adventures of Isabel

The Adventures of Isabel is a critically acclaimed, immersive dance theatre production for children aged between 2-7 years, inspired by 19th and 20th century poetry about childhood… 

Mirror Me

Mirror Me

This fun and friendly show from Hello Theatre explores the idea of what would happen if you swapped places with the person in the mirror. 

Dreamkeepers

Dreamkeepers

It is not often that a show has me grinning even before it has begun. 

Squish Squared

Squish Squared

Guided by the contours and movements of squash and the confining size and layout of a squash court, Squish Squared is a unique and searching dance sequence that invites some fascin… 

Wonderland

Wonderland

Wonderland is the story of Alice’s encounters in the tale of the Red Queen. 

Brush

Brush

This is a sweet and imaginative show that really draws you into the story that the delightful characters wish to tell. 

The Comedy of Errors

The Comedy of Errors

The Comedy of Errors is a challenging Shakespeare play to stage – it requires a deft touch whether you play it for laughs or more seriously. 

C'tait la Nuit

C'tait la Nuit

Sebastian was born in Paris, but raised by his adopted parents in the mountains of Tennessee. 

The Flying Ship

The Flying Ship

Something is rotten in the state of Russia. 

Fairly Tales

Fairly Tales

This play tells the story of Benji and Alf, next-door neighbours becoming best friends, bonded by their love of the titular ‘Fairly Tales’. 

The HandleBards: Hamlet

The HandleBards: Hamlet

Touring the UK, carrying all set, props and costumes on just four bicycles, the HandleBards play all 23 characters in their all-male production of Shakespeare’s legendary epic. 

Fraxi Queen of the Forest

Fraxi Queen of the Forest

Fraxi Queen of the Forest is a pageant for children about ash dieback. 

The HandleBards: Secret Shakespeare

The HandleBards: Secret Shakespeare

Join the HandleBards on their bikes and cycle to a secret location in Edinburgh for a Fringe experience unlike any other. 

Defrosted

Defrosted

Just when you thought Disney’s Frozen couldn’t be any more ubiquitous than it already is. 

The Periodic Fable

The Periodic Fable

Science and panto combine in this energetic family romp that means well, but ultimately fails to stick together as a whole. 

The Wild Man of Orford

The Wild Man of Orford

If you give a quick flick through the Fringe programme, it will be fairly obvious that puppetry is on the rise in the theatre section this year. 

Patrick Monahan – The Disco Years

Patrick Monahan – The Disco Years

Patrick Monahan likes to boogie. 

Peter Pan

Peter Pan

Edinburgh Fringe is often filled with adaptations and remixes of classics, so it is very refreshing to see Tread the Boards Theatre Company bring J. 

Eejit of Love

Eejit of Love

Follow the fortunes of lovable bumpkins Billy and Eileen as they travel to Shmokey City to audition for the dastardly Pete Popalypse on his new TV talent show Xposure. 

The Mrs Mash Show

The Mrs Mash Show

Mrs Mash loves food and she loves stories! Join her for a feast of stories, songs and joining in fun about all kinds of fabulous food. 

Do Not Go Gentle

Do Not Go Gentle

Lillian, vibrant, funny, wise, and recently deceased, discovers she cannot move on until rifts with her estranged family are mended. 

Mutually Assured Destruction

Mutually Assured Destruction

In this world premiere, Don Zolidis provides glimpses into the sometimes confrontational, sometimes poignant relationship between siblings in a series of vignettes. 

Soapy Smith's Alaskana Extravaganza

Soapy Smith's Alaskana Extravaganza

A madcap vaudeville style comedy set during the Alaskan gold rush of 1896. 

Gunge! A Show With Gunge in It

Gunge! A Show With Gunge in It

Afternoons are dead boring now, everyone knows that, even proper stupid idiots. 

Mrs McMoon's Tea Party

Mrs McMoon's Tea Party

Today is the day Mrs McMoon is having her tea party, featuring several fresh batches of her legendary biscuits, and we’re all invited. 

Film in the Old College Quad – Free Family Films

Film in the Old College Quad – Free Family Films

Free morning films for the whole family. 

Bobalong

Bobalong

Amiable hosts Dingo (Joshan Chana) and Dog (Thomas Fraser) present surreal sketches and storytelling in this enjoyable and inventive show that will sometimes be lost on younger aud… 

Colors

Colors

Kurage Theatre’s innovative theatre show is a song, dance and drama spectacular. 

The Ghost of Sadie Kimber

The Ghost of Sadie Kimber

There’s nothing complicated about The Ghost of Sadie Kimber - and there doesn’t need to be. 

Rebounding Hail

Rebounding Hail

Written by Avital Lvova and George Vere, Rebounding Hail is set in a 13 year old girl’s room surrounded by her books. 

Shakespeare in the Garden: What You Will

Shakespeare in the Garden: What You Will

Shakespeare’s body of work is well-traveled by theatrical patrons – some might say imposingly so. 

Edward Hilsum: Genie

Edward Hilsum: Genie

A family magic show accessible for even the youngest of children, Edward Hilsum: Genie is a charming magical experience. 

Edinburgh Youth Orchestra Chamber Orchestra with Julian and Jiaxin Lloyd Webber at Greyfriars Kirk

Edinburgh Youth Orchestra Chamber Orchestra with Julian and Jiaxin Lloyd Webber at Greyfriars Kirk

Edinburgh Youth Orchestra is forming a Chamber Orchestra to return to Greyfriars Kirk on Friday 14th August. 

A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Perhaps Shakespeare’s most famous comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream has the potential to either be comedic gold or irritating lip-service, depending on the quality of the cast … 

Loranga, Masarin and Dartanjang

Loranga, Masarin and Dartanjang

Loranga, Masarin and Dartanjang could perhaps be best described as the illegitimate love child of CBeebies and Michael Gondry, conceived in a fever dream. 

Eejit of Love

Eejit of Love

In theory, Eejit of Love is a fun concept: two Irish country bumpkins find themselves swept up in the allure of reality TV, testing their relationship and their own willpower. 

The Metaphysical Caravan

The Metaphysical Caravan

The Metaphysical Caravan is an extraordinary mobile stage curated presenting the work of Pinocchio Theatre from Poland. 

Jack and Molly and the Beanstalk

Jack and Molly and the Beanstalk

We all know the story of Jack and the Beanstalk – or at least, think we do. 

Opera Mouse

Opera Mouse

Tilly Mouse lives under an opera house, and she just loves to sing! Her dream is to perform on stage. 

The Sound of Musicals

The Sound of Musicals

In their Fringe debut, Music Box Theatre present an intimate and impressive production of The Sound of Musicals, a compilation show featuring a smattering of musical theatre favour… 

Baggage

Baggage

As theatrical metaphors go, the equating of psychological ‘baggage’ to physical suitcases is one of the more straight-forward examples, yet that is not to decry the effectivene… 

Love Birds

Love Birds

A cabaret full of birds falling in love with each other? Embrace the madness if you will, and your heart will certainly be warmed by Robert J. 

The Northern Lights Display

The Northern Lights Display

From the frosted Northern landscape of County Durham come the Northern Lights. 

Foodies Festival

Foodies Festival

Foodies Festival attendees are welcomed with some free cider, ice-cream, and a range of other delicious freebies to try. 

Shakespeare for Breakfast

Shakespeare for Breakfast

Shakespeare for Breakfast is to Fringe as dawn is to day: whilst you could technically have one without it, it really wouldn’t feel very right. 

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase

A thrilling adventure set in an alternative history of England, The Wolves of Willoughby Chase tells the story of two brave, determined girls as they fight against ferocious wolves… 

The Thwarting of Baron Bolligrew

The Thwarting of Baron Bolligrew

There’s trouble afoot, all the Dragons have been quashed, and what’s a young knight to do? Especially, when there’s the trouble-making Oblong with nothing to occupy him. 

Half a Sixpence

Half a Sixpence

Flash, bang, wallop – what a show! Kipps and Ann were childhood friends. 

Aaaand Now For Something Completely Improvised

Aaaand Now For Something Completely Improvised

Aaaand Now for Something Completely Improvised spins out a fully-fledged, one hour show, firmly founded on nothing more than the performers’ wit, charm, comedic reflexes and audi… 

Not the End of the World

Not the End of the World

Not the End of the World is based on the novel by Geraldine McCaughrean which reimagines the story of Noah’s Ark from the point of view of Noah’s daughter, Timna, as she grappl… 

Horseplay – The Troy Musical

Horseplay – The Troy Musical

Napier University Drama Society presents a musical retelling of the Trojan War as their offering to the gods this festival. 

Beasts and Beauties

Beasts and Beauties

Four fairy tales from Europe, reimagined by the Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, are brought to life at Greenside by the talented young cast of 1541. 

Albertious Connundrum II?

Albertious Connundrum II?

AFIC is a multi-faceted charity using innovative and imaginative ways to inspire, challenge and unlock individual potential. 

Shakespeare Untold: Romeo and Juliet (The Party Planner's Tale)

Shakespeare Untold: Romeo and Juliet (The Party Planner's Tale)

Adapting Romeo and Juliet for a younger audience is by no means an easy feat. 

Our Teacher's a Troll

Our Teacher's a Troll

It’s amazing how much you can get out of the word ‘Ak’ – the only word in the troll language. 

The Princess and the Pea

The Princess and the Pea

The Princess and the Pea follows the story of the lonely Prince Jethro. 

Shakespeare Untold: Titus Andronicus (The Piemaker's Tale)

Shakespeare Untold: Titus Andronicus (The Piemaker's Tale)

‘One-man Titus Andronicus for Kids’ sounds like one of those joke titles you suggest to late-night improv troupes. 

Judy's Affordable Vintage Weekend

Judy's Affordable Vintage Weekend

Edinburgh’s favourite vintage fair returns for a Fringe festival special! With over 35 stalls packed with vintage fashion, accessories, homewares and collectables from the 1920s-80… 

Shakespeare Shorts – Macbeth

Shakespeare Shorts – Macbeth

Macbeth’s afraid of his missus, the witches think they’re on Masterchef and a pair of murderers want Banquo’s head on a platter. 

All-in-One Fun – Free

All-in-One Fun – Free

Join West Country comedian Cerys Nelmes as she entertains you and your children for 45 minutes of onesie fun! Wear your onesie, and have some funsie! There will be music, dancing, … 

Baby Loves Disco

Baby Loves Disco

Fringe sell-out 2009-2014. 

Fancy Dress Fun

Fancy Dress Fun

Fancy Dress Fun – the brand new family sing-a-long show from Anya, Gary, Kevin and Bonzo (formerly of The Singing Kettle). 

BBC: @BBCEdFest

BBC: @BBCEdFest

Bringing the best of the Festivals to audiences at home and in Edinburgh, with live shows and broadcasts. 

Ali Baba

Ali Baba

A tale of gold, ghosts and Gary! When you’re as poor as Ali Baba, a cave full of gold can change your life. 

Fantastic, Funny and Free

Fantastic, Funny and Free

A fantastically funny show for all the family. 

A to Z of Wondrous Strange

A to Z of Wondrous Strange

Roll up! Roll up! Come and see The Stuffed Crocodile Story Wagon. 

Mark Thompson’s Space Cadets Training Academy

Mark Thompson’s Space Cadets Training Academy

Mark Thompson, well known as a TV astronomer and author, has joined the ranks of Space Command to help recruit some new space cadets. 

Absolute Improv!

Absolute Improv!

Fast-paced, hilarious improv show that will have you coming back for more. 

Peter Pan – The Musical

Peter Pan – The Musical

California to Scotland. 

Martin ‘Bigpig’ Mor’s Funny Stuff for Happy People

Martin ‘Bigpig’ Mor’s Funny Stuff for Happy People

Kids! Do you need somewhere to take your adults without them getting bored and going in a huff? Bring them to Funny Stuff for Happy People, where the adults can have just as good a… 

The Tale of Tommy O'Quire

The Tale of Tommy O'Quire

Tommy hates his life of poverty and grime. 

Aesop, Come Back!

Aesop, Come Back!

In an attempt to prove that Aesop was history’s greatest fabulist, a group of storytellers crack the spine of a massive edition of Aesop’s Fables, releasing the old man’s most memo… 

A Midsummer Night's Dream: Two Tired

A Midsummer Night's Dream: Two Tired

Shakespeare’s classic comedy, as you’ve never seen it before. 

Virgin Money Fringe on the Royal Mile

Virgin Money Fringe on the Royal Mile

Watch free previews of hundreds of Fringe shows. 

Virgin Money Fringe on The Mound

Virgin Money Fringe on The Mound

Watch spectacular street entertainment on the doorstep of the National Galleries of Scotland. 

The Ugly Duckling

The Ugly Duckling

Join Udrich, The Ugly Duckling, on his journey to learn that beauty is in the acceptance and knowledge of self. 

Walk Two Moons

Walk Two Moons

‘Don’t judge a man until you’ve walked two moons in his moccasins. 

School House Rock Live!

School House Rock Live!

Based on the American Emmy Award-winning children’s series, School House uses a wide array of musical styles to teach grammar, math, science and American history while telling the … 

Annabelle's Skirting Board Adventure

Annabelle's Skirting Board Adventure

Annabelle is the world’s smallest elephant, and her friend Icarus is a moth who loves bright lights and woolly jumpers. 

The Scarecrows' Wedding

The Scarecrows' Wedding

Betty O’Barley and Harry O’Hay invite you to… ‘The best wedding ever, the best wedding yet, the wedding that no one will ever forget. 

Mickey D: Good Bloke

Mickey D: Good Bloke

Mick is a good bloke. 

The Music of Doris Day

The Music of Doris Day

Doris Day is one of the most loved singers and actresses of the 1950s and 60s. 

Last Call for Providence

Last Call for Providence

‘The damn sea rolls on as it always has. 

B-Boys, B-Girls and B-Bots

B-Boys, B-Girls and B-Bots

The breakdancing robots (B-bots) have landed in Edinburgh and they’re being chased all over town! Can the B-boys and B-girls of Edinburgh use their breakdancing skills to help the … 

The Kagools

The Kagools

Physical comedy, sketch and film combine to transport you into the weird and weatherproofed world of The Kagools. 

The Garden Man

The Garden Man

What’s living in the garden, among the grass and in the trees? Is it a bird, or is it a bee? Maybe it’s the Garden Man? Come along today and see! The Garden Man is a story insp… 

The Amazing Bubbleman

The Amazing Bubbleman

Louis Pearl has been thrilling audiences around the world for over 30 years with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles. 

Princess Pumpalot: The Farting Princess

Princess Pumpalot: The Farting Princess

She’s a princess and she farts. 

Adventures of the Improvised Sherlock Holmes

Adventures of the Improvised Sherlock Holmes

No script Sherlock! The stars of Fringe sensations Racing Minds and Impromptu Shakespeare take you on a thrilling new adventure each day through the underworld of Victorian Britain… 

AAA Batteries (Not Included)

AAA Batteries (Not Included)

A fifth family friendly year at the Fringe! An hour of sharp gags, intelligent observations and blisteringly quick improvised raps from three of the circuit’s funniest comedians, h… 

Johnny and the Raindrops Play Gigs for Cool Kids!

Johnny and the Raindrops Play Gigs for Cool Kids!

Get ready for a perfect afternoon of musical fun! Johnny and the Raindrops are a sensational family friendly live band who play jump up and down, rocking and rolling, can’t sit d… 

High Jinx Magic and Illusion Show

High Jinx Magic and Illusion Show

Fresh from his European Tour with the Festival International de Magie and his sell-out UK theatre tour the unique creativity, passion and talent of Michael Jordan brings together a… 

The Princess and the Frog

The Princess and the Frog

Once upon a time there was a beautiful princess. 

The Voice Thief

The Voice Thief

“Good girls should be seen and not heard”. 

Shakespeare Untold: Double Bill

Shakespeare Untold: Double Bill

Celebrate Shakespeare’s Globe’s Fringe debut by seeing both Shakespeare Untold shows (The Party Planner’s Tale based on Romeo and Juliet and The Pie Maker’s Tale based on Titus And… 

The Little Prince

The Little Prince

Why do adults lose the power to imagine? A tender tale of imagination, friendship and loss, as a little prince who has travelled the universe just wants to return to his asteroid, … 

This Is Soap

This Is Soap

Making a return in C theatre’s 24th year – the comedy soap that you control. 

A Pocketful of Grimms

A Pocketful of Grimms

Let the storyteller take you to a land of fables and wonder to explore some of the best fairy tales ever told. 

Mr Tiger Goes Wild

Mr Tiger Goes Wild

Mr Tiger was perfectly fine in the city – until he had a wonderfully wild idea! A show for ages 3+ that’s a bit rock’n’roll, adapted from the book by Peter Brown. 

Cinder-Ella

Cinder-Ella

Once there was a Grandfather who was left holding a rather leaky baby. 

Arabian Nights

Arabian Nights

Winner of the 2014 Primary Times Children’s Choice Award. 

Pitschi, the Kitten With Dreams

Pitschi, the Kitten With Dreams

Little Swiss cat Pitschi doesn’t like the rough and tumble and mischievous fun of kitten play.