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 making... 

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. Andy Cannon tells Shakespeare’s classic, taking audiences on a thousand-year journey from fact to fiction and back again... 

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 famous comedy... 

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 time by sharing this classic tale... 

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! Adapted from Robert Louis Stevenson's original book by Karen Benjamin and workshopped with drama and performing arts students from the University... 

Into the Blue

Into the Blue

A play about women who take to the skies. Expect thrills, spills and derring-do. Watch lost cosmonauts trying to find a way home, spitfire pilots and record-breaking aviators Amelia Earhart and Amy Johnson leap into action... 

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. 

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. This revue concert will also give you the chance to hear about how the songs were written, as well as the opportunity to sing-a-long in places... 

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. Bursting with magic, silliness, music and much more! Abracadabra Beans on Toast! Tomfoolery has had a busy year with another sell-out show, his 10th Anniversary Party Spectacular in October and a third successful run of Tomfoolery Saves Christmas last December... 

Here Be Improv

Here Be Improv

Join the (dis)Order of Improvised Comedy in their quest to wondrous realms of hilarity. Interactive and dynamic, this family-friendly show brings a new medieval fantasy to life on a (k)nightly basis! The goodly knights and damsels in our audience are invited to shout out scene suggestions, which our bold, brave, and dashingly witty improvisers enact entirely off the cuff... 

The Man Who Planted Trees

The Man Who Planted Trees

'Laughs, heartbreak, war, regeneration, scented breezes, sparkling wit and the best dog puppet ever. Perfect for children and grown ups. Terrific.' (Guardian). Back by popular demand, this multi award-winning adaptation of Jean Giono's classic environmental tale by Edinburgh-based Puppet State Theatre Company has been touring internationally for the past twelve years, with appearances off-Broadway and at the Sydney Opera House... 

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. You could get squashed by an elephant that’s out of control, or you could come and see this ‘death defying’ fun packed show for all the family... 

The Best Play Ever

The Best Play Ever

Deep in the heart of a medieval dungeon, two strangers dwell. The Horn Blower and The Crown Polisher have been arrested for the murder of Eric The Court Jester and forced to write a play for the king or face execution by royal blade... 

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. Featuring a live band and sensational youth cast, this show promises to entertain whether you're 7 or 307! 

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 conditions... 

The Reluctant Dragon

The Reluctant Dragon

When a dragon is discovered up on the Downs, the boy is not in the least surprised. But this particular dragon is not a bit like the ones in fairy tales – this one writes poetry and doesn’t like fighting! So what will he do when he finally meets St George? Find out in Quantum Theatre’s enchanting adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s The Reluctant Dragon – a touching, sweet and funny tale of bravery, friendship and derring-do for all the family, performed outdoors in the beautiful setting of Inveresk Lodge Gardens... 

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. Auld Reekie Roller Girls top international and local teams will be competing in an exciting showcase of this real, strong, athletic and revolutionary sport... 

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. The likeable Kiwi/ninja in question, aka Javier Jarquin, entertained a multi-aged crowd, with a high-energy acrobatic display (using several hundred cards), supported with some charming humour and energetic, ninja-like moves... 

Edinburgh International Marketing Festival

Edinburgh International Marketing Festival

Edinburgh International Marketing Festival. We support and promote international authors and their books. Meet the authors in person, enjoy a rooibos tea ceremony, listen to book readings and then have your book signed by the author. 

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. Join in as Suzanne and Tracy jump like kangaroos in Australia, wade through the jungle in Africa looking for wild animals or as they go on a day trip to the zoo and the farm! Suzanne and Tracy will include some up-tempo pop songs themed around the concepts of friendship and happiness – so come and sing, sign, dance and experience their unique show! Designed to be fully-inclusive, this event can be enjoyed by children of all ages. 

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. This quirky show from Swansong Productions tracks a day in the life of a group of dogs who congregate in a local park... 

Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

The HandleBards are the world's first cycling theatre company. Before touring their seriously silly production of Romeo and Juliet around the world, they pedalled it 1,500 miles around the UK by bicycle, with all the necessary set, props and costume in tow... 

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. In this play, we will combine the Chinese traditional musical instrument performance with usage of the special shadow visual effect. 

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 flair follows the well-known stories of Lewis Carroll with fun and energetic music and dialogue... 

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 audiences, it becomes a matter of life and death... 

Treasure Island

Treasure Island

Multi award-winning MATE Productions (Best of Liverpool Theatres 2012 and 2014, ***** (MadeUp.lv)) present their spectacular steampunk reimagining of Robert Louis Stephenson’s pirate epic... 

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. When Mowgli strays from his village, he finds himself in the jungle being reared by a family of wolves... 

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 uplift audiences of all ages! A great way to start your day at the Fringe! Fun for the whole family! 

Here Be Improv

Here Be Improv

Join the (dis)Order of Improvised Comedy in their quest to wondrous realms of hilarity. Interactive and dynamic, this family-friendly show brings a new medieval fantasy to life on a (k)nightly basis! The goodly knights and damsels in our audience are invited to shout out scene suggestions, which our bold, brave, and dashingly witty improvisers enact entirely off the cuff... 

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. She may be an absolute whizz at hockey but will she ever be accepted? Will she solve the mystery of the school treasure? Will the tiresome boys from the Digby Grammar School ever leave her alone? This quintessentially English new musical, packed full of catchy songs, jolly good fun and a light-hearted poke at the upper classes, is guaranteed to entertain all the family and send you home singing. 

Gamarjobat

Gamarjobat

Gamarjobat shows that comedy is truly without language barriers. Using nothing but gibberish exclamations, whistles, a case full of props and their own bodies, Ketch! and HIRO-PON unleash chaos for an hour before a delighted, baffled and enthusiastic audience... 

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. Let Forth 1 look after the kids for the morning. Hosted by Bec Hill, full line-up at www... 

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. As always, they have drawn on the bard’s traditional style of malaprops aplenty, as the cast have supposedly mistaken the title to be The Taming of the Shoe... 

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 Fringe... 

Best of Movie Musicals

Best of Movie Musicals

American Performing Arts International is thrilled to bring their newest musical revue to Edinburgh. A great way to start off the day for those of us who love musicals! We’ll highlight the best songs from the big screen... 

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 course and hands down the craziest nostalgic bouncy castle experience for adults... 

Gershwin After Lunch

Gershwin After Lunch

Enjoy an hour of relaxing and evocative music from one of the greatest jazz composers and his contemporaries. Performed by the world's best young professional musicians. Includes tea/coffee and biscuits after... 

Brahms at Teatime

Brahms at Teatime

A teatime concert of the poignant and passionate composer Brahms and his contemporaries. Performed by some of the world's finest young professional musicians. Includes tea/coffee and biscuits after the concert... 

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. We follow along a duckling called Duckie, as they find their voice, literally... 

Penguinpig

Penguinpig

There are times when a particular title will jump out at you and niggle in the back of your brain. If you’re not made even slightly curious by the title Penguinpig, I’d say you were missing out... 

Mouse Music!

Mouse Music!

The talented vocalists of Edinburgh Music Theatre return with another fantastic musical extravaganza for all the family this August. Join us for this concert of classic and current songs from the house of mouse – a must-see for anyone who loves the Fantasmic world of Walt! Incredible harmonies, dancing and live band will ensure you leave with a spring in your step and a song in your heart... 

DNA – Stealing Thoughts

DNA – Stealing Thoughts

DNA’s incredible feats of mind reading and telepathic thought transference have amazed audiences worldwide. Stealing Thoughts will make you question what is truly possible as the duo read your mind with incredible speed and devastating accuracy... 

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 consists of Cathy, the woman, telling her story backwards while Jamie, the man, tells his story chronologically... 

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 fantastical creatures... 

Rachmaninov After Lunch

Rachmaninov After Lunch

Experience some of the most virtuosic classical music ever written by Rachmaninov and his contemporaries. Performed by some of the world's finest young musicians. Includes tea/coffee and biscuits after the concert... 

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 making... 

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. Tea/coffee and biscuits included and served after the concert... 

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. Includes tea/coffee and biscuits after the concert... 

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. "It's all about having a bit of fun with science... 

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. Performed by the world's best young professional musicians... 

Holy Moses!

Holy Moses!

A musical comedy adventure, told in tongue-in-cheek style by old Moses himself. Three actors play all the roles in this madcap retelling of the teenage years of one of the Bible's greatest heroes! Moses knows that Pharaoh's daughter is not his real mother, but when he meets Miriam, a wacky clairvoyant Hebrew slave, he learns his true identity and begins his journey to lead his people to freedom. 

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. Wilbur has a problem: how to avoid winding up as pork chops! Charlotte, a fine writer and true friend, hits on a plan to fool Farmer Zuckerman – she will create a 'miracle... 

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. ROSL finds and nurtures the finest international classical talent... 

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. Tea/coffee and biscuits included and served after the concert... 

Treasure Island

Treasure Island

The story follows Jim Hawkins on her journey to find adventure away from her mundane existence. When a pirate turns up on her doorstep, she is quickly swept up into a world of treason and treasure with the iconic figure, Long John Silver... 

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. The happiness of a group of children is short-lived as the First World War unfolds around them. Their attempt to join up is thwarted as they are each rejected for being too young, with one exception... 

The War of Jenkins' Ear

The War of Jenkins' Ear

Toby Jenkins hates boarding school. He doesn't fit in. When a new boy, Christopher, arrives and announces he is Jesus Christ, Toby is swept up into his strange world. Desperate to defend his new friend who promises miracles, Toby's life is turned upside down... 

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. After last years 'tour de force' (FringeReview.co.uk) performance of Creepy Macbeth, they will be tackling one of Shakespeare's rarest plays... 

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. They will introduce you to the unique traditions of Buddhist monastic art, including mandala making, printing prayer flags and the art of butter sculpture... 

Baby Loves Disco

Baby Loves Disco

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

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 comedian Sanderson Jones talks about lifefulness – like mindfulness but with community... 

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 this talented young group... 

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. It's Hip-Hop Under the Big Top, combining edge-of-your-seat performances, stunning spectacle, hilarious audience participation and a soundtrack that will blow the roof off the tent... 

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. Young China Shines is an umbrella company bringing together the best of young performance talent from China – this year's company is made up of over 300 children and young people aged 10-15 from over 15 cities across the country... 

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 of joining the circus became a reality... 

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 making... 

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 twirls... 

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. When a little boy gets his finger stuck in it, a chain of events is set in motion, as a variety of quirky characters try to help, ignore or exploit the situation... 

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. 

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. This heart-warming story has been adapted for a family audience with original songs and music and one or two new characters to add to those already loved... 

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 characters, whip-smart wit and breathtaking twists will take hasty shape before your very eyes... 

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. Simple truths. Simple discoveries. Simply charming... 

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 the age of two and reared by a family of Chimpanzees... 

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'. Her prayers have been answered and she is determined to protect him. Whistle Down the Wind by Webber and Steinman, based on the novel by Mary Hayley Bell and the film by Richard Attenborough, follows the fortunes of a fugitive caught between the prejudice of adults and the innocence of the young... 

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 by bizarre clues from a werewolf, a mummy and a prisoner, Princess Pumpalot and Guffy embark on a mind-boggling adventure... 

Thirteen

Thirteen

A fast-paced, hilarious, coming of age musical by Tony award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown with book by Dan Elish and Robert Horne. Evan Goldman's parents have split up and he is forced to leave the buzz of New York for the 'lamest place in the world' in rural Indiana... 

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! celebrates the 250th anniversary of the invention of Circus by bringing this treasured form of live entertainment bang up-to-date in a jaw-dropping spectacular created especially for the theatre... 

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 Fringe... 

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). Taking inspiration from audience suggestions, watch this talented cast of top Scottish and international improvisation performers create comedy characters, stories, sketches, music, songs and more before your very eyes; never seen before, never to be seen again... 

Best of Movie Musicals

Best of Movie Musicals

American Performing Arts International is thrilled to bring their newest musical revue to Edinburgh. A great way to start off the day for those of us who love musicals! We’ll highlight the best songs from the big screen... 

Roald Dahl's The Twits

Roald Dahl's The Twits

'Mr Twit was a twit. He was born a twit. And now he was a bigger twit than ever.' Mrs Twit is equally as foul and she hates Mr Twit just as much as he hates her. The Twits are the most spiteful and revolting couple you could ever meet... 

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 voices and breathtaking harmonies, these professional performers showcase the very best from the West End... 

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 Laurel and Hardy Cabaret, however, is a bumper package of Stan and Ollie’s routines and songs from stage, screen, newsreel and record you won’t find elsewhere... 

The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz

A modern take on the classic tale. TPYT has over 100 members ages 5-18 specialising in acting, singing, dance, comedy and film. With patrons James MacAvoy and Irvine Welsh, there is no stopping these rising stars! TPYT have performed to sell-out audiences at the Fringe for the last eight years earning outstanding four-star reviews with productions of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Little Shop of Horrors, Alice in Wonderland and Mary Poppins... 

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 all descriptions... 

Annie

Annie

After last year's Fringe success with sell-out audiences and great reviews, Captivate is bringing back this much-loved family favourite. Young but determined orphan Annie's luck changes when she gets to spend Christmas with billionaire Daddy Warbucks... 

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. Nine-year-old Sophie knows the story of Beowulf well... 

A Monster Musical!

A Monster Musical!

Formula: A wacky comedy musical for all ages! It’s probably worth mentioning that Dracula and the Mummy have formed a sitcom-style living situation. Now that’s out of the way, the premise: How do you keep life exciting when you live forever? Now Van Helsing (the vampire slayer) is gone, what actually is there left to do? Events spiral out of control on a time-travelling adventure... 

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. One girl, armed only with a flute, sets out on a brave adventure to find the lost sunshine... 

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 candles on the birthday cake! Family fun guaranteed at this interactive children's show! All performed by professional children's entertainer and comedian, Christian Elderfield... 

A Good Enough Girl?

A Good Enough Girl?

It’s 2025 - a world of mystery, spies and secret missions. The history of women has been erased but in every regime there’s a resistance… are you courageous enough to write their stories all over again... 

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 inflatable buffoonery, with never a dull moment for parent or child... 

Bubble Trouble

Bubble Trouble

Bubbles, bubbles everywhere in this family-friendly story. Join Poppy, Head Bubbler hopeful, as she learns some new tricks to impress her friends and win her dream job. Can she blow bubbles with just her hands? How do square bubbles work? How many people does it take to fill a room with bubbles? Come along and help Poppy find out and you could end up in a giant bubble of your own. 

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. Boasting a stellar international cast including the two-time World Champion BMX Flatlander, two world champion breakdancers, an internationally acclaimed basketball freestyler, and an exceptional roue cyr artist, 360 Allstars is a spectacular fusion of the extraordinary artistry that emerges from street culture... 

Woogie Boogie

Woogie Boogie

The vividly stunning screen show of BRUSH Theatre. Fantastic ocean with a lyrical story and vivid illustration. Shiny, sandy beach with live sound effects. Touching story singing the sorrow of parting and expectation of new meeting... 

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 performers, hosted by award-winning comedian and rapper Chris Turner... 

Outcast

Outcast

Growing up is hard. But growing up as immigrants? Even harder. Hania and Zuleikha Amin had always been part of a family that was slightly different but that was never a problem. However, after a local fire unsettles their life and brings forth many harsh obstacles they must face, they begin to question their place and future in Britain... 

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 BAFTA-winning CBBC Class Dismissed actress Sam Battersea... 

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 Ugly Five, Superworm, The Gruffalo and newly released The Cook and the King... 

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... a bit creepy. It might smell like old-person farts, good cheese and crusty socks but the book is really a magic first edition that holds the souls of all fairytales within its pages... 

Eaten

Eaten

What if your food started talking back? Meet Lionel the lion. He’s just eaten a human called Mamoru for lunch. But Lionel hasn’t chewed his food well, so Mamoru’s alive and well in his stomach and now wants to say hello... 

Shakespeare in the Garden: As You Like It

Shakespeare in the Garden: As You Like It

Enjoy alfresco Shakespeare in the C south gardens. Love will bloom amongst the boughs in this family-friendly production full of sparking wit, chaos and confusion. In the forest of no rules people do as they choose… Outdoor Shakespeare at its best from Fringe favourites C theatre: ‘A joy to watch’ **** (ThreeWeeks)... 

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 defending members of the audience accused of "crimes"... 

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. Expect a titanic mix of stand-up, sketch and musical comedy. Good clean fun – you’ll be "Poseid" yourself with the "trident-tested" material! 

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 married off might be a considerable challenge... 

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. This family-friendly show contains circus stunts that will make you gasp, juggling tricks that will amaze you and magic tricks that will make you go 'wow'! There will be shouting, cheering, and lots and lots of laughing... 

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. A perfect introduction to some of Shakespeare’s much loved plays, exploring his love of the natural world... 

Better Together

Better Together

Join the three delightful clowns who make waiting for a bus a tragically complicated affair. Tropizo, Doa and Squiggle are on a journey to become best friends. But how do you make real friends in a modern world? Through loneliness and laughter, they learn to cast aside the everyday distractions that stand in the way of what matters most... 

AnimAlphabet: The Musical

AnimAlphabet: The Musical

High-energy actors, colourful puppets, amazing characters and fantastic songs combine to create AnimAlphabet: The Musical. Join Colin the Country Cockatoo, Hip-Hop Donkey and Geoff the Geordie Jazz Giraffe on a fantastic family musical adventure... 

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 strength of human spirit' (Michael Morpurgo)... 

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. As seen on ITV’s Tonight at the London Palladium. 'Hilarious' (Telegraph)... 

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. With five-star reviews and official sell-outs, their all-vocal covers from Bowie to Beyonce are a must-see! The United States, Moscow, Milan, Cannes, Seoul and many more have enjoyed this slick eight-piece live on tour... 

C for Free

C for Free

Daily diet of live highlights from across the festivals. Fringe smorgasbord for all the family. A feast of hot picks: comedy, cabaret, music, musicals, theatre. Fresh selection performed daily... 

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. The only official Famous Five at Edinburgh Fringe... 

Aquapella: I Wouldn't Be

Aquapella: I Wouldn't Be

Forget Pitch Perfect. Forget Glee. Get rid of any cheesy preconceptions, this is the real enchilada. From Broadway to their smash-hit 2018 Tour, the UK National Champions of A Cappella are back for their fourth year at the Fringe and are changing the game... 

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. Escaping the Allies from the West – and the Russians from the East – this extraordinary trio of refugees meet: an RAF officer who has bailed out of his aeroplane, a school choir on the run from the Nazis and the American army tanks appearing over the horizon... 

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. But who is that with a twitchy tail and shining eyes watching them closely? It's that bright orange cat... 

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. There's his unusual brand of books, bottoms, boogers and big bottom burps, as Stuart entertains, inspires and engages his audience. 

The Search for a Black-Browed Albatross

The Search for a Black-Browed Albatross

Coat? Check. Tent? Check. A father’s lifelong ambition to complete? Check. Charlie is about to embark on the journey that her late father never did. To find the one bird that had eluded him, to rekindle their lost relationship... 

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. They are bringing their fast-selling, insane UK tour to the Fringe for a comedy experience that the whole family will never forget... 

Dickens for Dinner

Dickens for Dinner

The cast of Shakespeare for Breakfast invite you for dinner with a Dickensian twist! Join us for a deliciously daring look at this classic British author, with a feverishly funny flavour... 

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. Suitable for the entire family, Tom is the magician for the Britain's Got Talent era! With something for everyone, this brand-new show promises to bamboozle the brain and fool even the sharpest of minds! 

The Bear

The Bear

The Bear by Raymond Briggs, adapted by Pins and Needles Productions. One night when she's fast asleep, an enormous white bear climbs into Tilly's bedroom. It has a big black tongue and a yawn as big as your head... 

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. Oh, and they definitely need to not get fired by the big bosses. Will they manage it? That's up to you! An interactive show for all the family brought to you by the award-winning national radio station, Fun Kids. 

The Edinburgh Fringe Magic Gala

The Edinburgh Fringe Magic Gala

Sell-out 2017. The best illusion, magic and cabaret acts from the Fringe assemble at one of Edinburgh's biggest theatres for your entertainment. This assortment of expert performers will leave your jaws dropped, heads scratched and your minds blown... 

Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

Enemies. Balconies. Kissing. Sausage rolls! Shakespeare's iconic tale is ‘rubbished’ in this debut Fringe run. Sporting a national reputation, from school tours to work with the RSC, this all-male, all-silly troupe present Shakespeare's most hilarious tragedy ever... 

The Garden of Delight

The Garden of Delight

We have a simple environmental message: look after our world before people destroy it forever. The children journey back in time with Tumshie the jester joining the inhabitants of the garden with music and singing along the way... 

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. 2018 features some new superheroes and all new surprises. Plus dressing up, silly string, underpants, ping pong balls, laughter and chaos... 

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. A world where everything’s the same, except it isn’t; everything familiar is strange and nothing behaves as it should... 

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 of events change the orphaned Pip’s life forever as he eagerly abandons his humble origins to become a gentleman... 

Absolute Improv!

Absolute Improv!

Absolute Improv is on the whole a light-hearted and enjoyable experience without a bad bone in its body. The show’s four performers are likeable, confident and slick with their improvisation, and their audience interaction does a good job of getting the house excited... 

Alex O'Donnell

Alex O'Donnell

A 45-minute showcase of happiness, heartbreak and adventure as told by songwriter Alex. Accompanying herself with her guitar, this promises to be an intimate and friendly show, with plenty of chat and fun... 

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). I’ve also not forgotten the excitement of the return of the show to Saturday night TV and how happy my nerdy friends and I were to see children playing with toy Daleks and so it still gives me a thrill to see families lining up to see an un-ironic, celebration of this 50-year-old sci-fi serial... 

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. Though it is hampered by its length and some performances are stronger than others, jaunty songs and snappy choreography keep the show pacy and plot-driven... 

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. In Shakespeare’s wooden Globe in the heart of the metropolis, we are told to imagine a huge storm in a raging sea and a magical island peopled with spirits... 

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 fight one of the pair’s inner demons... 

Behind the Mirror

Behind the Mirror

There’s something charming about a fairy tale told in a fundamentally unique manner. Behind the Mirror is functionally just that: A retelling of a Korean fairy tale in its original language through the medium of acappella music and dance... 

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.Performer Tania Czajka begins by revealing her prize carrot, which she is growing in hopes of entering the Tastiest Carrot Competition... 

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. Before touring their beautifully bonkers production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream around the world, they pedalled it 1500 miles around the UK by bicycle with all the necessary set, props and costume in tow... 

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 both the young and the young at heart... 

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. Together, we join Jason on his journey as he seeks the famed Golden Fleece to prove his right to be King of Thessaly... 

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 and explores cultures through a merger of different schools of music, dance and theatre... 

Baby Loves Silent Disco: Juniors vs Seniors

Baby Loves Silent Disco: Juniors vs Seniors

Two DJs live on stage and on the mics... two channel headsets... parents vs kids! 90 minutes of festival family fun where parents and kids battle it out on the dance floor. One DJ cranking up the hottest new chart tunes whilst the other simultaneously spins nostalgic retro floor-fillers... 

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. All proceeds will go to the Eric Liddell Centre and other good causes... 

Taking Flight

Taking Flight

This family-friendly piece of outdoor aerial theatre is open to all but created for visually impaired and disabled audiences. Featuring a huge bird's nest and using aerial silk, rope, counter-weighting and an airborne kayak, Taking Flight follows two friends and a bird across land and sea... 

Singing Hands Summer Spectacular

Singing Hands Summer Spectacular

Join Suzanne and Tracy on a magical, musical journey around the world. Experience their unique approach to multisensory music making and signing. The show will feature their eclectic repertoire of nursery rhymes and action songs from their DVDs and CDs, as well as some exciting new songs for older participants... 

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. There’s plenty of opportunity to come up and assist. René’s visual bits of business keep them laughing out loud and occupied... 

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 toes tapping along to favourite songs from the movies... 

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. We open with them standing on stage wearing Velcro suits... 

Best of the West End

Best of the West End

theSpace at Symposium Hall is an ideal setting for music appreciation. After being here last year the American Performing Arts International return for two shows. Best Of The West End is their lunchtime slot with a selection of hits from British musical theatre... 

Private Peaceful

Private Peaceful

Powerful one-man show based on the much-loved WWI novel by Michael Morpurgo (War Horse). George Stagnell plays 17-year-old Tommo Peaceful and everyone else he remembers as he looks back on his short but wonderful life: from growing up in rural England with his brother Charlie, falling in love with the same girl, to the terrors the brothers face together in the trenches... 

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. The play follows the story of a young boy called Kevin, whose father is deployed with the Royal Marines, and how Kevin learns to cope with fear, loss and bullying in order to find hope, self-confidence, trust and friendship... 

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.org.uk). 'The highlight of my Fringe' (Audience Review 2016). If you come to one a cappella show during your time at the Fringe, make it this one... 

Death on the Nile

Death on the Nile

1923. Egypt. Blue waters. Red sails. Ice tinkles. A woman laughs. Gunshot. Love triumphant. Love betrayed. Love the destroyer. Revenge, the prerogative of gods. And Poirot. Livewire Theatre celebrate 18 years at the Fringe with a twisted tale of passion and betrayal based on Agatha Christie's classic thriller... 

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. This production sees the play daringly re-imagined without the lovers, centring on the stories of the fairies and Mechanicals... 

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 play... 

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. A retelling of the classic Jason and the Argonauts, this theatre company have used Greek mythology as a basis to shine a light on our current immigration crisis... 

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+. It features two human neighbours who are spiteful to each other as they try to rival each other’s colourful clothes on a washing-line... 

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 hour of mystery, twists and totally unreasonable deductions... 

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 silence to Treble Clef Island... 

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 Richard... 

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. Expect hard-hitting body slams as you watch full-contact roller skating in an incredible day of the world's fastest growing sport... 

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. It’s full of some of the best songs ever written in musical theatre, but the scenes that surround it are unsurprisingly very preachy, and in a way that’s often very dull... 

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 Twelfth Night that incites laughter and joy whether you are six years old or 60... 

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 wheel... 

The Polar Bears Go Up

The Polar Bears Go Up

The Polar Bears are moving up in the world. They've lost their balloon and they need to get it back. It's time to get up, step up, climb up, jump up. One thing's for sure, the only way is up! These lovable Polar Bears are intrepid explorers, famous for their wild expeditions... 

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. Through music and puppetry, this family musical follows young Eleanor, a nine year old girl with a serious illness, who wakes from her hospital bed to find herself in a strange woodland full of odd creatures... 

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. This is clearly something that Ralph McCubbin Howell understands well, in his eerie story of never-built roadways and lost towns, for New Zealand-based theatre company Trick of the Light... 

The Ping-Pong Ball Effect

The Ping-Pong Ball Effect

Upsala Circus have been doing incredible work in St. Petersburg for seventeen years and is currently working with more than ninety vulnerable children and adolescents from the street or in difficult or dangerous situations... 

Pippin

Pippin

Youth theatre is a weird thing to critique. On the one hand, it is by nature less polished than most professional shows and is often less innovative. On the other hand, it’s hard not to like it, because it feels so much like a passion project where the performers are enjoying themselves... 

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. This question of perfection versus imperfection forms the basis of this emotional, tender and heart-warming show brought to us by Wizard Presents... 

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. Playing to a packed room of children, Matt Kelly and Rich Higgins are still two besties having a great time... 

Grimm Tales

Grimm Tales

Perfect Pullman. The Northern Lights writer brings his wit, storytelling and dark imagination to the Grimm Brothers' classic tales. Including Little Red Riding Hood and Hansel and Gretel, along with some less well-known stories, these playlets will make you laugh and shudder in equal proportions as Lambrook Theatre's talented young cast entertain and make you gasp... 

Kes

Kes

Barry Hines' iconic novel was turned into one of the greatest British films of all time. Here, adapted for the stage, is the story retold. A talented young cast tell of Billy Casper, a boy with few future prospects, brought up in an uncaring way by family, with few friends and a school which is struggling to cope... 

Yoggle and the Wonderful Waterfall

Yoggle and the Wonderful Waterfall

Join the storytellers on this absurd, family-friendly, theatrical adventure. Follow an omjom called Yoggle as his life gets turned upside down (and rather wet). Frolick with hodgehugs, underbunglers and finglebingle birds in this colourful, nonsense tale of friendship... 

American Broadway Hits

American Broadway Hits

American Performing Arts International return to Edinburgh with their musical theatre revue American Broadway Hits. A well-structured and smoothly run show that provides a large scope of songs from Guys and Dolls to Little Shop of Horrors, Newsies to Singin’ In the Rain – a variety that any musical theatre fan would be satisfied with – as well as throwing in some less familiar numbers from shows such as Forever Plaid and A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder... 

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. In this song cycle from the Hawaiian school group the IDP (aged 14-19), these moments were few and far between, but they certainly were there... 

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 25 years... 

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. Returning once more, their experience was apparent with a solid, well-structured and energetic performance... 

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. Combining a range of performances, the show will offer audiences a first-hand opportunity to see and hear traditional Chinese instruments... 

Secrets

Secrets

Wealth and poverty, opportunity or not, Treasure and India. Jacqueline Wilson's hugely popular novel brings together two girls from opposite sides of the lottery and shows how much they have in common... 

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. With a cast of boys of exactly the right age, this play has a relevance today that is as powerful as when it was first written... 

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. 

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. Join us for a relaxed collection of standards, songs from Broadway musicals and jazzy tunes... 

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. Fantastic Korean musicians create a dizzying musical experience. 

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. It's easy, fun and once in a lifetime chance to experience being a stranded whale... 

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. Mesmerising melodies intertwined with an array of traditional and urban dances... 

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. Fronted by the bubbly persona of singer/conga player Tina Clarke, The Groove Band's collective experience of over 50 years in many genres of music has enabled them to distill the indefinable – the groove – to create a sound all their own... 

Beo's Bedroom

Beo's Bedroom

A fantastic story of a girl overcoming her fears and the monsters that live under her bed. Aided by her fearless stuffed animal friends, the young girl Beo faces her fears and becomes stronger for it... 

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 make for a hopeless crew, as they fight for the title of captain aboard the ship... 

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... Who will you see today? Join in with a lucky dip of action packed stories. Eden from Stories Alive plays Captain Jake or Gruff the troubadour to bring to life these historic romps... 

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 the chance to wish for whatever he wants... 

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. Bounding, pounding, fast as he can, What did Wiley see? Come join the Chaparral Theatre Company as they cast shadows, stomp rhythms, and chant rhymes, as Wiley, a young fatherless boy, must stop depending on his Mammy, learning to rely on his own resources... 

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 engaging comedy revels in some of Shakespeare’s most beautiful and thoughtful language... 

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 men... 

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 by bizarre clues from a werewolf, a mummy and a prisoner, Princess Pumpalot and Guffy embark on a mind-boggling adventure... 

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. This family friendly show includes music, dancing, and audience participation... 

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. Pick up a bargain for the current day's Fringe shows at the Virgin Money Half Price Hut... 

Clowntown

Clowntown

‘A big hit’ (STV). ‘Dazzlingly colourful!’ (Edinburgh Evening News). Multi-talented Patty and Dandy from Canada’s top clown band bring audiences of all ages to their feet, singing, dancing and laughing with hilarious antics and award-winning original tunes from their four hit CDs... 

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 Grimm... 

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! Bursting with magic, silliness, music and much more, Beans on Toast is sure to be a hit with all the family, young and old! This award-winning entertainer has performed many shows to sell-out crowds, including Tomfoolery Saves Christmas and Christmas Foolery... 

Virgin Money Fringe on the Royal Mile

Virgin Money Fringe on the Royal Mile

Watch free previews of hundreds of Fringe shows. See world-class street performers, buskers and entertainers of every talent imaginable perform daily on Edinburgh's historic Royal Mile... 

Home Sweet Garden

Home Sweet Garden

Poppy and Will love to play in their garden and observe the fascinating wildlife. But what will happen when their garden disappears one day? Inspirational and delightful tale of friendship and love with eco themes told using puppetry and music... 

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. It’s free to come along and see what’s going on. Follow us @BBCEdFest for up-to-date listings. 

The Three Musketeers

The Three Musketeers

An adventurous spin on the classic tale of heroism, treachery, close escapes and above all, honor. When d'Artagnan sets off for Paris in search of adventure, his sister Sabine joins him, much to his chagrin... 

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. This will, as always, involve the perfect melding of India and Bangladesh culture with Scotland... 

How to Be a Kid

How to Be a Kid

Molly cooks. Molly does the dishes. Molly gets her little brother Joe ready for school. Molly is only 12, but she doesn't feel much like a kid anymore. Now Molly's mum is feeling better, maybe things will get back to normal... 

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. Princess Bari is a mortal whose destiny is to save the world. Fighting her own fear, she chooses to sacrifice herself to save others, even journeying to the other world to give her name, knowing it means her certain death... 

The Great Big Beautiful Sky

The Great Big Beautiful Sky

Captain Zarg and Williamina Foxx are Guardians of the Universe. They tirelessly battle to keep the galaxy safe from the Thaaarg (after they’ve finished their homework). In real life Max and Emma are struggling to make sense of school, their parents, skincare routines, and life, really… If only they had real friends, in the real world... 

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. We are back! Expect more adventures, suspense and lots of laughs. A perfect introduction to some of Shakespeare's much loved plays, bringing his original language to life for new audiences, this is an accessible, interactive and relaxed performance in the picturesque surroundings of St Peter’s gardens... 

Snap

Snap

'The best magic show in 2016 Edinburgh Fringe' (BroadwayWorld.com) and Best Production at Asian Arts Award 2016. The world's greatest illusion artists from Korea bring you an astounding, enchanting experience of a lifetime... 

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. Featuring a soon-to-be illegal impersonation of Scottish President JoJo Siwa. James Nokise’s debut family stand-up show warps time, space and logic as he sets out on a mission to connect with his anxious 5-year-old self, and fill him with hope for the future United States of Earth... 

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. The dance routines and the songs tell of the miners back-breaking work, their longing for home and the way their songs and those gumboot dances eased the pain... 

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). ‘If you enjoyed the material of Russell Peters, Hung Le and Anh Do and the style of The Kumars at No 42 and Greek on the Roof you will certainly appreciate Phi and Me’ (Hugh Gundlach, The Pun)... 

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 Angus the Red... 

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 the grown-ups have obviously made such a mess of the world. 

FuturePlay Tech Zone

FuturePlay Tech Zone

Explore an interactive playground, where art meets tech. Get your hands on gadgets, participate in multiplayer games and get lost in interactive installations. Fun and surprises for all ages... 

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 heartfelt silent comedy, as he magically finds his way to realise his dream of transforming into a star! Jango's unique style of silent physical theatre includes contemporary circus clowning, slapstick comedy, puppetry, juggling and absurd magic... 

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 renowned composers such as Vivaldi, Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, Strauss and Brahms... 

Mark Thompson's Spectacular Science Show

Mark Thompson's Spectacular Science Show

The Science Guy is back. Explore the strange and magical properties of matter with exploding elephant's toothpaste, vortex generating dustbins, growling jelly babies and even flying toilet paper! If you think science is boring – think again... 

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, hosted by award-winning comedian and rapper Chris Turner... 

Toasty’s Day-Dreaming

Toasty’s Day-Dreaming

Family physical theatre. Compared to her classmates' unlimited imagination, Toasty has no ideas for her composition assignment, titled: My Dream. What will she do? The show will bring kids and parents along to enjoy Toasty’s colourful and funny adventure chasing dreams... 

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 Billy as they gossip, laugh and sing their way through the 'oh-er-missus' story of Dolly’s fabulous life and dish the dirt on their famous friends and neighbours... 

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 day, fresh from competing at the world finals of the ICCAs in New York... 

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. Filled with beautiful bubble sculptures leading up to the spectacular million bubble finale... 

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, with a feverishly funny flavour... 

Jihan's Smile

Jihan's Smile

Jihan is an ordinary child who woke up one day to discover that she had lost her smile. The sun set, the moon disappeared, everything lost its colour, cold spread throughout the town and the people got sick... 

Ongals: Babbling Comedy

Ongals: Babbling Comedy

With breathtaking magic, effortless circus and formidable beatboxing skills, Ongals will have you laughing your hat off. A high energy non-verbal comedy spectacular tickling the funny bone of every age, this wave of K Comedy is truly side-splitting fun for all generations and a show you won't want to miss... 

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. A unique amalgamation of storytelling, puppetry and movement that combines historical truth with imaginative new writing. 

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. Rather that three wee boys in the original playlet by Paul Morris, it contains three old codgers chewin' the fat while sheltering inside a disused church... 

Me and My Bee

Me and My Bee

Climate change is massive. Bees aren’t. Our fuzzy little friends need our help and so we’re launching a political party disguised as a party party disguised as a show. Multi award-winning theatre company, ThisEgg, invites you to save the world – one bee at a time... 

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. Story knowledge and music rounds mix with the mystery round where we know the questions but only one person can know the answer... 

The Giant Jam Sandwich

The Giant Jam Sandwich

One hot summer's day, four million wasps invade the quiet village of Itching Down. Noisy, nasty and worst of all, they don't mind who they sting! That is until the baker has an ingenious idea... 

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 life... 

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. These tales were told to children around the camp fire in countries such as Ireland, Scotland and Germany, and by travelling folk... 

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. Explore the sounds and rhythms of well-known poetry in a modern context... 

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. Dave and other friends will do their best to cheer him up, with songs, games and lots of fun... 

The Art of Grace

The Art of Grace

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

Goggles

Goggles

Pets come in many forms. Cats and dogs are the obvious choice for many people, perhaps because of the ease with which an emotional attachment can be made and the affectionate responses they give... 

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 with gruff old Badger and magnificent Mr Toad... 

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. Mumblecrust Theatre offers a wonderful introduction to the magical world of puppets and object theatre... 

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. 'The Dictionary of Dads' is a fun-packed exploration of dads of all kinds written and performed by Justin Coe... 

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. Isolated teenagers realise it’s better to fight their emotional battles as a united front... 

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. He doesn’t do dog stuff like weeing on lampposts, or scratching his fleas, or drinking out of the toilet... 

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 enthralled by the friendly, welcoming cast and their marvellously inventive interpretation of Rhonda and David Armitage's sweet story that has been in print for over 40 years - quite a phenomenon in children’s literature... 

Junior Jungle Rave

Junior Jungle Rave

Junior Jungle Party is the antidote to ‘baby raves’. Functioning on the pillars of no Pop, no diznee, just proper tunes and real ravin' for kids and adults together. At a Junior Jungle Party you can expect only the finest cuts of Ragga-Jungle (vetted for age appropriate content), all expertly mixed live by Nick Terrific... 

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. Featuring chocolate pudding, live music, magical mucus and ever extendable nose hairs... 

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 what to do with very big feelings... 

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. Our young up-and-coming acts will thrill you with fabulous performances from aerialists, hoopers, jugglers, acrobats and more... 

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. It also carries with it the weight of expectation and so can easily be a sure fire way to disappoint... 

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. But one doesn’t look like the others; it’s a different shape, a brighter colour and is much, much bigger! What will happen when the egg hatches, and what stories will hatch with it? Join Above Bounds as they explore the most loved Hans Christian Anderson story using songs, shadow puppetry and some of your input to tell this famous tale... 

Moondial

Moondial

Even before she came to Belton, Minty had known she was a witch, or something very much like it. When she uncovers a time portal (the ‘Moondial’ in the grounds of Belton House) she meets Tom the sickly kitchen boy, and Sarah, a girl whose family think her birthmark makes her the ‘Devil's child’... 

Kids Disco: My Mini Disco

Kids Disco: My Mini Disco

Brighton’s no. 1 family-friendly disco returns with the massively popular 'Intergalactic Space and Star Wars' fancy dress party. Cool music for cool kids 0-10 years, balloons, bubbles, hula-hoop show, best costume prizes and more... 

Tales from the Woods

Tales from the Woods

This is an exciting journey through some great tales. As the storyteller talks, one word leads to another and, if you are not careful, you find a story has been made. We may find dragons, giants and other strange creatures and be asked to do some very hard tasks... 

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. After her father's mysterious death, Sally Lockhart is thrown into the heart of Victorian London, battling unseen forces to uncover the secrets he left behind... 

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 obedience factory... 

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 the family... 

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. Family friendly, audience interaction, relaxed . Please arrive by 2:15pm wearing loose, comfortable clothing such as a tracksuit or gi for the start of the Shin Shin Toitsu Do (Japanese yoga) session at 2:30pm, where you will learn unification of mind and body, natural movement, meditation and breathing... 

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. A taster day of activities provided by local clubs and party suppliers for your kids to enjoy... 

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. But this time there'll be a kids show at 2pm (Annie, Oliver, Disney etc) and an adults show at 4pm (Grease, Mamma, Mia, Les Mis etc)... 

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" (Broadway Baby)... 

Sussex Birth Day

Sussex Birth Day

Talking about Birth Matters. Why is it so difficult to talk about matters of childbirth? What can we do to make it better? A lively, accessible discussion between audience and panel with participants from Oneworldbirth, Psychology Sussex, Royal College of Midwives, NHS and University of Sussex ... 

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 becoming best friends... 

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 bit rubbish? In this brand new family comedy with music and comedy for ages 5+, The Story Squad introduce a whole new cast of weird and wonderful characters... 

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. Join Mr Fizzywinkle and Chazaro as they explore the jungle and find out how the elephant got its trunk, why the warthog is so ugly, why the crow is black, and most importantly how the lion got its roar... 

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. He is really, really naughty and he just wants to beat his superhero brother and take over the world... 

Tongue Fu (and Tongue Fu 4 Kids!)

Tongue Fu (and Tongue Fu 4 Kids!)

"amazing!" Guardian. Incredible spoken word artists re-work material live with jaw-dropping improvised music from the Fu Band. Poetry, storytelling, hip hop and high energy comedy all meet for a unique event that is part show, part experiment... 

Florence & Watson & The Sugarbush Mouse

Florence & Watson & The Sugarbush Mouse

Florence and Watson are honey badgers of a very rare sort. Singing songs and telling stories is their favourite sport. Join the funniest, singing, dancing honey badgers you've ever met as they tell you one of their absolute favourite stories... 

Trade Winds

Trade Winds

The sun has set and across the shimmery water two majestic figures serenely move. This is 'Trade Winds', an evocative performance installation depicting the journey of two women from different cultures... 

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. Religion is another theme explored, leaving no religion untouched... 

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. The show tells the tale of two little Ethiopian brothers, whose dream of joining the circus is dismayed by the absence of circus in Africa... 

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... He is Ganesha! The god with the elephant head. When his mother Parvati is lonely she creates a child from the earth, but the boy turns out to be more powerful than anyone expected... 

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. Marina Skippett creeps out at night to tap dance on the boardwalk to the sounds of the sea... 

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 Wilcox - Tenor and Andrew Robinson - Baritone and Hugh O'Neal - Piano come together to celebrate the bi-centenary of St... 

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. Time travel, show-stopping songs, and a host of crazy characters mark a welcome return for Brighton Fringe favourites, Ripley Theatre... 

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. Join them for lashings of laughter, spontaneity and plenty of participation, along with a 3-course meal... 

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 narrative, so experimental yet clearly owing to Ceyda Tanc’s traditional Turkish folk training, was utterly remarkable... 

Don Quixote

Don Quixote

"But... your grace?" said Sancho, "What you see over there aren't giants, but windmills." "Obviously," replied Don Quixote, "you don't know much about adventures.” The self-styled knight errant may be mad, but the maddest thing of all is to see life as it is and not as it should be... 

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 that got away... 

A Synchronisation of Transportation

A Synchronisation of Transportation

Swim swim swim - we get around. Who would have thought walking, flying, riding, pedalling, driving, diving, surfacing and sailing could be squeezed into one show? Come on down to our synchronised swimming extravaganza to be amazed at the routines and moves we use to get from A-to-B swimmingly... 

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. Uncannily similar to Stan and Ollie, and including live and film recreations, expect to laugh your socks off before having your heart broken... 

Little Wing

Little Wing

Little Wing finds herself alone in the forest with a trio of warring dragons. Can she stop them to keep the flames of her world alive? Enter a fantastical world of captivating puppets and songs in this enchanting coming-of-age tale. 

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. 

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 (Lexie McDougall) are in a whirlwind romance that takes a macabre turn... 

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 trusty guitar... 

12.30pm Wednesday Lunchtime Recitals

12.30pm Wednesday Lunchtime Recitals

45-minute concerts in Brighton's beautiful Mother Church. May 10: Clarinet solo project - Luca Luciano. May 17: Frank Bridge and Vaughan Williams music for viola and piano - Katharina von Colson and Michael Freyhan... 

Christopher Nibble

Christopher Nibble

Awarm-heartedadaptation of the well-known children’s book about a plucky guinea pig – Christopher Nibble. The two performers from Topsy Turvy theatre were lovable and their friendly personalities carried the show... 

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 their epic four day, 150 mile cycle ride from Paris to Brighton... 

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. Free hot drinks for adults included in the ticket price! Prizes for those in fancy dress... 

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 best sea views in Brighton! Club DJs spin feelgood summer tunes, with dance floor games, giveaways, selfie booth and play zone... 

Oliver in the Overworld

Oliver in the Overworld

"Tick, tock, tick... er, what was it now?" Oliver the Grandfather clock has lost his memory, so returns to the Overworld to ask the Clockwork King for a new one. A madcap musical for 3-7 year-olds and families... 

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. This tour will take place in various locations around the old town including the Royal Pavilion, East Street, The Lanes and the beach... 

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. But when the props (and naughty puppets) get the upper hand, frantic hilarity ensues... 

Spin: A Skatepark Adventure

Spin: A Skatepark Adventure

A new inclusive urban sports show including parkour runners, skateboarders, BMX riders, acrobats and dancers. Featuring Rick Rodgers, the disabled stuntman from the Paralympic 'Yes I can' advert... 

GorillaBot Party

GorillaBot Party

A strange and amazing masked music group are bringing their unique party to Brighton. They have a new band member, a brand new show and are looking forward to showing you how to get down, GorillaBot style! But what strange events will get in the way of their party... 

Macbeth

Macbeth

Embarking on a tale of ambition, blood and murder of their own, Mac and Lady Mac build a fast food empire. With a healthy dose of nutritional advice thrown in, who knew a story of witches, ghosts and murder could be this much fun?! Pocket Oxford Theatre’s madcap extravaganzas are the perfect introduction to the Bard’s timeless stories... 

Fringe City

Fringe City

Fringe City is a free outdoor event in the centre of Brighton taking place every weekend of Brighton Fringe 2017. In 2016, over 100,000 people attended Fringe City during seven fantastic days of performances, installations, sideshows, dance-offs, choirs, cabaret, puppetry, children's workshops, acrobatics and surreal walkabout performers... 

Pauline Quirke Academy

Pauline Quirke Academy

PQA is a weekend Performing Arts Academy providing tuition for children and young people from 4-18 years. Students spend three hours with us every Saturday morning, rotating through hour-long sessions in comedy and drama, musical theatre and film and television... 

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. 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? Can the wordsmith Shakespeare help? After a start in last year's Brighton Fringe, Rory, Simon and the father, are back again continuing to explore each other’s worlds with the help, and hindrance, of the Bard... 

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 structured workshop that will teach you how to create a lasting ceramic piece... 

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. Created by Adelaide’s own DJ, producer and mum of two, Monski Mouse... 

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. An Edinburgh Fringe sell-out for the last 10 years, Louis explores the breathtaking dynamics of bubbles, combining comedy and artistry with audience participation and enough spellbinding bubble tricks to keep everyone mesmerised... 

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. Featuring storytelling, music, audio visuals, interactive bits and the spontaneous, this performance is sure to enchant, delight and excite... 

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. That lesson being: Don’t try to jump a motorcycle over 20 double decker buses with a bag on your head. Fusing character comedy, clowning, storytelling and puppetry, Mr Danger performs his incredible, mind-bogglingly inane stunts with the bravado of Evel Knievel, and the mental tenacity of a shell-shocked guinea pig... 

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. Together, through combined arts, crafts, interactive digital artworks and live, hands-on digital workshops, we would like to invite other young people to join the conversation and have a say in our future... 

Children's Area: The Den

Children's Area: The Den

The Den is a new, purpose-built family-friendly area at The Warren. Bringing together a strong community of children's charities, workshops and local business owners, The Den will provide play facilities and creative projects... 

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-create the play space of their dreams! Evening sessions include a free drink in the ticket price... 

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. Join Dr Zeiffal on the hunt for the hippo that can never be caught! Featuring: the Invisible Hippo Blanket, the Hippo Google Googles and a blizzard of Hippo packaging... 

Katsura Sunshine: Rakugo!

Katsura Sunshine: Rakugo!

Hilarious. Charming. Traditional. Universally funny and yet so very Japanese. The 2016 official Edinburgh Fringe Sell-Out Show from Japan is coming to Brighton! Canada's very own... 

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.In a futuristic dystopia – looking like a vertical oil rig crossed with a shanty town, on the projection, and looking like a concrete jungle according to the set – two gangs, the Angels and the Zombies battle, for unclear reasons, then join together members mixing forming the Brothers, causing a love triangle plot to form... 

The HandleBards: Richard III

The HandleBards: Richard III

The Handlebards are a unique group, reinventing the concept of the company of travelling players. This summer they cycled the length of the country, carting around their bicycle-themed set and occasionally pitching up for performances before arriving at the Edinburgh Fringe... 

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 suggestions from the audience... 

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. He conjures up a storm, the eponymous tempest, to lure his usurping brother Antonio and the complicit King Alonso of Naples to the island... 

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. Be prepared for silliness galore... 

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 bicycle powered... 

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 you've never seen it before – fast-paced, irreverent and bicycle powered... 

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 bit rubbish? In this brand new family comedy with music and puppetry, The Story Squad introduce a whole new cast of weird and wonderful Grimm characters... 

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 cracker of a show! 

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. If I Were a Rich Man, Matchmaker, Matchmaker Make me a Match and other familiar songs, with wonderful choreography enrich this beautiful story... 

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 Shakespeare's play as you've never seen it before – fast-paced, irreverent and bicycle powered... 

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. He is a comedian who speaks from the heart about his experiences raising his autistic son... 

Discovery!

Discovery!

BE United’s Discovery! is a musical celebration of culture, diversity, creativity and harmony. Created and performed by local young people and artists from different countries around the world, specifically West and South Africa and the UK... 

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. However, instead of being particularly cutting edge, this diluted and convoluted an already weak show, with an incredibly gimmicky quality... 

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. Telling the true story of the Beslan school siege in 2004, Us/Them is a phenomenal piece of theatre that I urge anyone in Edinburgh this August to see... 

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. Full of silly jokes and comedic acting, the show is an entertaining way to spend the evening and is guarantied to have everyone laughing... 

Alice in Wonderland – The Musical

Alice in Wonderland – The Musical

Following various elements from the classic book by C.S Lewis, Alice in Wonderland – The Musical works perfectly as a family show. An oddity in the Fringe with its large cast flown over from the states, you can tell that TNT Productions have poured quite a bit of money and time into this show, having performed in a few other locations before arriving in Edinburgh... 

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. Toilet humour has always been a reliable way to make children giggle, but this 45 minute piece covers more than that... 

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’ stereotypes, slow motion fight scenes and mediocre magic... 

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 Posset... 

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 throne Arthur must face a powerful enemy: Morgana... 

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. An educational and interactive experience of classical music where wriggling is allowed, suitable for the whole family... 

Sun, Moon and Stars

Sun, Moon and Stars

Live concerts for babies and toddlers delivered by a professional violinist and cellist. An educational and interactive experience of classical music, suitable for the whole family where wriggling is allowed! The programme includes music with a theme of Sun, Moon and Stars and includes a story and a chance to join in! 

Black Comedy

Black Comedy

A sculptor is awaiting the arrival of an art dealer when the power fails. Will he manage to hide his neighbour’s borrowed antiques, impress his fiancée’s father and hide his ex-mistress’s arrival during the blackout? A comedy farce. 

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. It is the second book of his captivating series, The Chronicles of Narnia... 

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. Join this sonic superhero and become one of his sidekicks in a world of funny sounds, brilliant noises and cool music, whether you're aged one or 101! 'The kid's good... 

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 each day through the furthest reaches of time and space, packed with scary extra-terrestrials, multi-dimensional plot twists and eccentric scarves... 

SNAP

SNAP

Snap is an incredible display of the very best magic performance that South Korea has to offer. The cast of eight magicians represent a diverse range of magical skills and Casa Kim directs the whole show with panache... 

Family Fun Day

Family Fun Day

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

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. Our inspirational cast delight in breaking down any preconceptions their audiences may have and succeed in showing a hugely positive face of disability in a creative and fun-loving way that has audiences captivated... 

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. An uplifting and relaxed hour of fun! Family friendly. 

The Bookbinder

The Bookbinder

It’s not every day that you stumble across a play that is as enchanting as The Bookbinder. Through stunningly crafted puppetry and ingenious lighting solutions, this one-man fiction breathes life into a fragile paper world, and it is marvellous to watch... 

360 Allstars

360 Allstars

If you’re looking for cool at this year’s Fringe, look no further. 360 Allstars is every 90s kid’s teenage dream - and anyone else’s, come to that. Take your pick from beatboxing, break-dancing, BMX tricks and more in one action-packed hour of the ultimate award-winning showmanship... 

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.The tale is as you remember it. James, having lost his parents in a tragic rhinoceros accident, is sent to live with his horrible aunts... 

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. But when he reaches number ten he realises that he’s forgotten to do something rather important and he really, really, really needs a wee! TaleGate Theatre hit the perfect combination of witty humour, fantastic music and the extra sparkle for which they have become known in this fabulously funny and brilliantly bouncy musical adaptation of Nicholas Allan’s much loved book... 

Godspell

Godspell

Godspell is one of composer Stephen Schwartz’s lesser known musicals. Think Wicked meets Jesus Christ Superstar. Mixing pop-rock with parables from the gospel according to Matthew, the narrative is always somewhat lacking... 

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. Alongside their characteristic croissants and coffee, this year they’re presenting a comic retelling of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, with an abundance of jokes, puns and gags to regale the audience... 

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 some by-the-numbers audience participation... 

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. Young Anne Frank (whose name is pleasingly pronounced here with regard for its German rather than British origin) wished “to go on living – even after my death” and thanks to the characterful vibrancy of this adaptation by many of the young Lambrook Theatre Company, the young writer is certainly imbued with a new lease of life... 

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 Gardens... 

Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins

This production of Mary Poppins draws heavily from Disney’s 1964 film, but fails to conjure the same magic.It’s worth noting that this production comes from local youth group Tribe Porty Youth Theatre, with a cast ranging in age from 5-18 years old... 

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. Though occasionally meandering in its storytelling, it is a good afternoon’s worth of family entertainment... 

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. And every loch in Scotland has its kelpie. But it's easy to forget those dangers on a sunny afternoon. Join storyteller and author Lari Don for an energetic gallop through her new book The Secret of the Kelpie... 

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. Much like the novel by Philip Pullman that it is based on, it appeals to both young and old... 

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. With award-winning soloists and vocal percussionists, the Lights provide great entertainment for all ages... 

A Story of Stories

A Story of Stories

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

Downs With Love

Downs With Love

Elizabeth has Downs. She lives a very independent life with help from her support worker, Tracy. Elizabeth has fallen for a guy, but the trouble is, he has fallen for Tracy. A challenging look at love and how society views relationships... 

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 Steiner schools in Australia and Taiwan... 

Tales from the Tent

Tales from the Tent

When someone has nowhere to go, a fairytale can take them home. Meet the Sticklewarts and hear their stories of heartbreak and hope. Dolphin School Theatre Company returns with tales of our time... 

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. Is it just plain incompetence from Mr Powers, the pathetic principal? Or are the teachers just not good enough? After all, Mr Dither's always in a... 

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.Billed as a real-life graphic novel, the cast stand behind microphones as comic panels are shown behind them and a foley artist makes effects, all accompanied by a live piano... 

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 that feeling into a well-executed, dynamic performance full of stories, puppetry, magic, singing and jokes that both children and adults will love and be captivated by... 

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. Features baby chill, sensory dance floor with glitter cannons, giant balloons, bubbles and our legendary parachute dance... 

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 plot follows Amy Tobias as a young girl and Patrick Bridgman as her father who together tell their favourite bedtime story of The Snail and the Whale... 

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 down a mysterious serial killer in a town full of toys... 

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, poetry, lots of laughs and a whole host of characters, as award-winning writer and performer Vickie Holden presents three favourite stories at the Fringe for a week each (see website)... 

The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

'If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.' After her parent's death, Mary is sent to England to live in her uncle's great lonely house. Everybody says she is a disagreeable-looking child but she too is lonely... 

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 bicycle powered... 

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 champion and winner of the Musical Theatre 2015 Rose Bowl... 

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. From design classics to trend-led vintage, Judy’s has it all... 

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. Expect the coolest day-clubbing experience for parents with babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers... 

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 Twisted Fairytale is a magical, comic show for all the family. 

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, poetry, lots of laughs and a whole host of characters, as award-winning writer and performer Vickie Holden presents three favourite stories at the Fringe for a week each (see website)... 

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 travel the Aegean Sea... 

Forever Plaid

Forever Plaid

Forever Plaid is one of the most popular musicals in recent history. When four young singers are killed in a car crash, they posthumously take to the stage for one final gig in this goofy 1950s nostalgia trip. 

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. If you love musicals, you'll love this show! 

The Suitcase Kid

The Suitcase Kid

Jacqueline Wilson's bestseller is brought to life with puppetry and song by a large cast. Vicky Ireland's exciting adaptation tells the story of young Andy and her rabbit friend, Radish, as they adjust to their new homes following her parents’ divorce... 

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 bit rubbish? In this brand new family comedy with music and puppetry, The Story Squad introduce a whole new cast of weird and wonderful Grimm characters... 

Virgin Money Fringe on the Royal Mile

Virgin Money Fringe on the Royal Mile

Watch free previews of hundreds of Fringe shows. See world-class street performers, buskers and entertainers of every talent imaginable perform daily on Edinburgh's historic Royal Mile... 

The Suitcase Kid

The Suitcase Kid

Jacqueline Wilson's bestseller is brought to life with puppetry and song by a large cast. Vicky Ireland's exciting adaptation tells the story of young Andy and her rabbit friend, Radish, as they adjust to their new homes following her parents’ divorce... 

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. Rhythm is a 16-legged dance beast that will get you stomping and clapping to the mesmerising beats of traditional and urban dances... 

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. The only thing they have in common is that tomorrow is their birthday. And they’ve just discovered they have superpowers... 

Twelfth Night or The Ship of Fools

Twelfth Night or The Ship of Fools

Fiesta in sunshine. Siesta in shadows. Black malice. Bright love. Sun. Sea. Sex. Tequila. Seeing double? Twins! Jump aboard British Airways flight 1212 for the Costa del Sol, January 6 1980... 

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. Pick up a bargain for the current day's Fringe shows at the Virgin Money Half Price Hut... 

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 for more... 

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 bicycle powered... 

Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesus Christ Superstar

This multi award-winning company are proud to announce their 2016 festival production Jesus Christ Superstar. Currently in their 36th year, FCT boasts an array of previous Fringe successes... 

BBC: @BBCEdFest

BBC: @BBCEdFest

Bringing the best of the festivals to audiences at home and in Edinburgh with live and recorded broadcasts. Come along and see what’s going on. Follow @BBCEdFest for more listings. 

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. Bear witness to swashbuckling fights, singing peas and a caramel munching dragon that loves heavy metal music! First performed at Glasgow's Merchant City Festival, 2015 'Peach... 

The Hogwallops

The Hogwallops

The Hogwallops are back by popular demand. Thrillingly spectacular circus skills blend seamlessly with physical comedy, theatrical storytelling and slapstick in this colourful, loud and funny dramatisation of the domestic adventures of a chaotic family of misfits... 

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. A typical 10-year-old boy and his friends happen to set off on an unexpected journey to space to deliver the baby elephant Fernando's messages to his mum... 

Mark Thompson's Spectacular Science Show

Mark Thompson's Spectacular Science Show

Science like you have never seen before. Explore the strange and magical properties of matter with exploding elephant's toothpaste, vortex generating dustbins, dancing paste, vanishing beakers and even exploding Pringles tubes! Thought science was boring – think again... 

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. Armed with your suggestions, they weave together a brand new film in the style of Britain’s favourite spy for your eyes only... 

The Kagools

The Kagools

Fresh from their hit Australian tour, UK silent comedy duo, The Kagools, return to Edinburgh Fringe. Expect the usual award-winning combination of physical comedy and interactive film as your weatherproofed guides take you on a brand new adventure... 

The McLaureen's Tale

The McLaureen's Tale

Christine Khandjian presents a Celtic musical inspired by Irish migration. Come hear Sally’s story, crossing the ocean for a second chance! Singer/songwriter: C Khandjian. Director: Colton Pometta... 

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). Any Suggestions, Doctor? is a hilarious parody that takes everything from space and time and crushes it down into a brand new show every day! Featuring a cast that has received BBC and Royal Television Society award nominations, performed in Fringe cult hit The Room: The Musical and has a collective 20 years improv experience, it's guaranteed to be a brilliant show for all ages... 

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. Over her career she appeared in thirty-nine films, released twenty-nine studio albums and starred in her own television show... 

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. What more do you need to know? Can Princess Pumpalot and her best friend Guffy solve the mystery of the missing super-farting bean and save Wiffyville from the nasty low-flying Gnomes? Performed in the style of a radio play and based on characters from the top-selling book by Robin Mitchell, this fast-paced, fun packed show is for all the family... 

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 all three of Nick Sharratt's Shark in the Park books live on stage! Including Shark in the Park, Shark in the Dark and Shark in the Park on a Windy Day, this wonderful family adventure features a highly talented cast of actor-musicians... 

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. Little does she know of the mystery waiting for her there, the very unique friends she will make and the very special little dog who will take her on an adventure that she will never forget... 

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. A perfect introduction to Shakespeare in the picturesque surroundings of St Peter's... 

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. Through aerial-acrobatics, puppetry and live music, our quirky and loveable characters invite you on a journey into their jungle adventure. 

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 funniest comedians, hosted by Amused Moose award winner Chris Turner... 

This is Soap

This is Soap

The comedy soap that you control. We'll fantasise, dramatise and improvise your very own soap opera. Improvised Edinburgh Festival Fringe soap returns for a brand new series. Stories inspired by your suggestions will unfold before your eyes... 

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. His signature tall tales, anecdotes and elegant magic culminate in an attempt to answer one of science’s biggest questions: Is time travel possible? Following successful shows in 2013 and 2014, Mysterious Moments of Magic has taken two years to develop and is bigger, more ambitious and more impossible than anything Blackwood has attempted before... 

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 nova, our vibrant hub at India Buildings, Victoria Street. C too, our original offshoot with garden cafe on Johnston Terrace... 

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 nova, our vibrant hub at India Buildings, Victoria Street. C too, our original offshoot with garden cafe on Johnston Terrace... 

OwlTime

OwlTime

Matchgirl is a refugee in Calais’ Jungle. She dreams of better times, playing herself on stage. A response to the refugee crisis inspired by the 1910 Dreadnought Hoax, when Virginia Woolf boarded the British naval flagship posing as Abyssinian royalty... 

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 improvised comedy adventure of your choice... 

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 nova, our vibrant hub at India Buildings, Victoria Street. C too, our original offshoot with garden cafe on Johnston Terrace... 

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 nobody misses any of the piratey action! From these highly experienced producers of children's theatre comes lots of laughter, plenty of adventure and a whole host of pirates brought to life by our intrepid duo in search of buried treasure! So jump aboard as we set sail for pirates, mermaids, monkeys and more blummin' pirates! Grab your booty and don't miss the boat. 

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. Join The Noise Next Door for an epic hour of outlandish characters, perfect punchlines and awesome songs all mixed together with the guys' trademark brand of off-the-cuff antics... 

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 characters, whip-smart wit and breathtaking twists will take hasty shape before your very eyes... 

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. Join The Noise Next Door for an epic hour of outlandish characters, perfect punchlines and awesome songs all mixed together with the guys' trademark brand of off-the-cuff antics... 

Waves

Waves

The story of young Aussie Elizabeth Moncello, the unofficial inventor of the famous butterfly stroke. Elizabeth has a watertight reason for learning to swim and a school of fish, penguins and other amphibian friends to teach her how... 

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 nova, our vibrant hub at India Buildings, Victoria Street. C too, our original offshoot with garden cafe on Johnston Terrace... 

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 nova, our vibrant hub at India Buildings, Victoria Street. C too, our original offshoot with garden cafe on Johnston Terrace... 

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. 

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. A map says ‘you are here’ in a street, a town, an exact place in the world... 

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 nova, our vibrant hub at India Buildings, Victoria Street. C too, our original offshoot with garden cafe on Johnston Terrace... 

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 nova, our vibrant hub at India Buildings, Victoria Street. C too, our original offshoot with garden cafe on Johnston Terrace... 

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 event. 

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. They will perform classical and contemporary Middle Eastern music with the support of the Oriental Music Ensemble. 

My Pet Monster and Me

My Pet Monster and Me

Sophie Bucket lives on a farm with her dad. She spends all of her time day-dreaming, but most of her time alone. If only she had a little friend to share her adventures. One day, Sophie finds an egg... 

Storyteller, Storyteller

Storyteller, Storyteller

Clowning, slapstick and magical, non-verbal storytelling create a feast of laughter as two storytellers go head to head. From award-winning Story Pocket Theatre Company. "Quite simply the most brilliant piece of children’s theatre ... 

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" **** (Broadway Baby) 

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. Featuring 'Hansel and Gretel', the original 'Beauty and the Beast', 'Rumpelstiltskin' and more... 

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. Join this sonic superhero and become one of his sidekicks in a world of funny sounds, brilliant noises and cool music, whether you’re aged 1 or 101! 

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. Sit in a giant nest and get involved in this interactive eggsperience led by our three eggstraordinary professors... 

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. But the harsh reality of working class life in Edwardian Britain gets in the way. Training himself to emulate his hero's escapology, he experiences most terrifying events of British industrial history. 

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. View, talk or make, Cultureground asks you to challenge your perceptions of how we categorise ‘youth’ art. 

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. Suitable for kids 8-12 years old... 

Kids Disco: My Mini Disco

Kids Disco: My Mini Disco

Brighton’s no.1 family friendly disco returns with a massively popular 'STAR WARS' fancy dress party. 'Cool music for cool kids' (0-10yrs) balloons, bubbles, free healthy snacks, hula hoop show, prizes and more... 

Hove Carnival 2016

Hove Carnival 2016

Hove Carnival, Hove’s free fun family event is back on Bank Holiday Monday 30th May 2016. Once again it is being organised by the Martlets Hospice so expect all your carnival favourites as well as new content and surprises. 

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. Charm, sharp wit, and good humour with acrobatic skill and just enough naughtiness to keep kids and adults guessing... 

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 mice... 

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 classic Italian fairy tale, expect music, puppets - and plenty of audience participation! 

Ahmed and the Feather Girl

Ahmed and the Feather Girl

Ahmed, a poor orphan, escapes his war torn homeland and joins the circus. He meets a knife thrower, a one-eyed ballerina, a talking cat and a clown. Everything changes when he finds a friend born from a golden egg... 

Project: Oggbots

Project: Oggbots

A UFO has crashed over Brighton and your help is needed to save them from the Agents In Black. Expect robots, aliens and mystery in a galactic adventure. An interactive, outdoor experience... 

Margot's Parties Sunday Social

Margot's Parties Sunday Social

A spectacular, psychedelic and sparkly daytime disco with Brighton's queen of themes. A supernova-styled soirée celebration of the great ‘Starman’ himself, so dress to party with the glitterati – with some big and beautiful Bowie tunes... 

Windibops

Windibops

A rib-tickling, inclusive dance theatre experience complete with moving lab tables, fart jars, cows and test tubes. Join Volta Flatulence, Caroline Windybottom and Daisy Parphead in the Windibops laboratory to investigate flatulence (yes, we mean farts), and if it has an impact on global warming. 

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). Spandex, sequins and killer dance moves collide in Tessa Waters’ hilarious new interactive physical comedy for KIDZ... 

Upside Down & Inside Out

Upside Down & Inside Out

Two English gentlemen (or are they?) pull surprises out of the hat (and the audience). A half-hour extravaganza of acrobatics, comedy, clown, contortion and juggling stunts. Laugh, cry and gasp! 

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. Bring your hippo catchers, because Dr. Zeiffal has most likely lost hers! 

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. Featuring a live music stage, Cirque Du Funk big top, nine hours of top-notch family entertainment, Club Tropicana DJ tent, delicious food and a fully licensed bar! Full line-up available online. 

BIF: Brighton Illustration Fair

BIF: Brighton Illustration Fair

The 2nd year of BIF: The Brighton Illustration Fair. Over two days and several rooms, 60+ guests and exhibitors will be representing the world of illustration in the form of comics, small press, prints, poster art, apparel, animation, zines, publishing, workshops, talks, screenings and more. 

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. Archaeologists reveal the results of the recent geophysical survey made of Preston Park, plus mini-tours and family activities. 

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. Also puppet-making and animation workshops for children and families in collaboration with Touched Theatre. 

Playback Impro

Playback Impro

Actors play back audience stories. ***** (The Mirror), "A real standout from all the stand-up... comic improvisation theatre-style." "It doesn't get any better than this - ingenious and thoroughly entertaining... 

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. Mixing brain-busting illusion and good old fashioned tom-foolery, Morgan & West present a show for all the family, where magic and silliness abound! 

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. No previous experience required, just turn up and join in the fun! 

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 watering cans to a huge junk drum kit, combining music with amazing technique and showmanship... 

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 natural movement... 

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. He will be performing his unique mix of hip hop, jazz, African, reggae and other genres, followed by the Caribbean family feature film 'Sally's Way'. 

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. Using shadow puppetry, pop-up sets and plenty of imagination, they bring this charming story to life... 

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. Complete with trademark fez and misfiring magic, the man is an undisputed icon of live entertainment... 

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). With two-thirds of the show improvised, anything can happen – so expect the unexpected! "Brilliant" ***** (The Argus) [newline] www... 

High Jinx

High Jinx

Republic is home to Michael Jordan’s 'High Jinx' magic and illusion show during this year's Brighton Fringe. This fantastic one hour show for all the family offers a fun fuelled time for everyone young or old... 

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’. [newline] Winner - Critics Choice Award at Exeter Ignite... 

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. The Biggest Marionette Circus in the World: Part II is a family show like no other... 

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. Find out how healthcare designed for each of us, as individuals, could be better than the traditional ‘one-size-fits all’ approach. 

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. 

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. Armed with bubble bath and canned spaghetti, join a hilarious musical romp as our heroine attempts to answer questions that have puzzled mankind since the dawn of the beard. 

Live Action Roller Derby!

Live Action Roller Derby!

A fast-paced, high-octane sport played on roller skates. Expect thrills, spills and bruises! The Brighton Rockers take on a surprise contender. Children under 12 go free. Online offer: buy three tickets, get the fourth free! 

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-Recession economics... 

Mindfulness for Children

Mindfulness for Children

The Dharma Primary School has successfully integrated mindfulness into its curriculum for the past 20 years. This family-focused workshop offers activities and talks for parents and children interested in taking a holistic approach to learning and wellbeing, through the practice of mindfulness. 

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'. Seven wishes to fulfil, aided by circus clowns and a multitude of flying, back flipping, juggling, wire walking, roller skating acts... 

A Little Prince

A Little Prince

An aeroplane crashes in the Sahara Desert. As the pilot is worrying over his predicament, he is approached by a little boy who will change his view of the world and life forever. A contemporary new musical version of Saint-Exupéry's classic that will dazzle your mind and capture your heart. 

Meadow

Meadow

Time changes everything. In a post-human future, only the grass remembers the way things used to be. Meet the animals that lived in the meadow and see their stories come to life. A stunning new puppet show from Little Angel Theatre’s Associate Artist, Greta Clough... 

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 years, can Shakespeare help? A father and child explore each other’s worlds with the help, and hindrance, of the Bard. 

Crème de la Crem

Crème de la Crem

An interactive performance exploring our death rituals in the gorgeous Extra-Mural Chapel. Free entry to the vibrant creative stalls that are focused on inspiring funeral options. Plus refreshments, music and more... 

Family Fair Day

Family Fair Day

 

Mr Pineapple Head

Mr Pineapple Head

A family clown theatre show. Mr Pineapple Head works in the style of a silent clown, performing physical comedy and slapstick routines to music. Genuinely funny, professional silliness! It's a Brunswick Fringe tradition! 

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 comedy show to Brighton Fringe! 

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. True! Come and see the best comics from the international circuit do their thing for an audience of children (6+) and their families. 

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. An exciting, eclectic mix of genres and great works: featured composers include Clara Schumann, Rebecca Clarke, Amy Beach and Lili Boulanger. 

Aqua TV

Aqua TV

Sit back, relax and enjoy Aqua TV, brought to you by the synchronised swimmers of Brighton. In their 8th annual Brighton Fringe show, the synchro swimmers of Brighton Swimming Club, Brighton Dolphin Synchro, and BSC's Horsham Flamingos will wow you with their synchronicity. 

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 touch. 

Good Grief... Living with Loss

Good Grief... Living with Loss

A day offering people the opportunity to consider living with loss and bereavement. Agencies who work with bereaved adults and children will offer information and advice, with creative demonstrations working and living with the loss of a loved one, with time to talk... 

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. Ceyda's interests lie in challenging traditional gender representation in a contemporary context... 

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. With an awkward nerd and a glamorous girl that is completely unaware of her beauty, this random meeting of complete opposites Aidan (Liam McCarthy) and Lucy (Sinead O'Brien) ending up at the same table hardly screams originality from the off... 

Street Stories

Street Stories

An innovative digital oral history project from Little Green Pig and the heritage strand of the Brighton Homeless Trust . Young writers collaborated with the homeless community to create a digital audio story walk through the streets of Brighton, complete with sound effects 

Milkshake!

Milkshake!

Crazier than finding a poodle in your fridge – yes it’s SESKA! SOLD OUT Brighton Fringe 2014 & 2015. Nominated Best Family Show 2015. Returning with the coolest brand new show 'Milkshake!' packed with magic tricks, music, laughter, happiness, sword swallowing, mind reading and lots of cookies! It's fab! 

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. A madcap show full of acrobatics, improvisation, live music, audience participation and a unicycle on fire... 

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. This tour takes place in various locations around the old town including the Royal Pavilion, East Street, the Lanes and the beach... 

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. Weaving a tale of isolation and the healing power of nature and family, a truly unique show in Brighton's newest theatre (N... 

Baby Loves Disco's Beach Ball

Baby Loves Disco's Beach Ball

The original family dance party returns for more afternoon dayclubbing fun. Club DJs spin feelgood summer tunes with dancefloor games, selfie booth and play area. Licensed beach bar, prizes for best beach outfits plus free face painting, ice lollies, crafts, balloons and more... 

The Amazing Adventures of Little Red

The Amazing Adventures of Little Red

The SMASH HIT family musical returns to Brighton. A girl in red must defeat an evil fairy queen and save the world. Featuring songs, wolfish mayhem and a Supersheep wannabe called Shadwell, this is a magical reworking of an old favourite... 

Owl Time

Owl Time

Inspired by a phrase from Virginia Woolf to describe dusk, Owl Time is a gentle production that provides political punch. While focusing on the necessity for humankind to harmonise with nature it follows the story of Matchgirl, who lives in a refugee camp in Calais (known as the Jungle)... 

Fringe City

Fringe City

Get a taste for Brighton Fringe 2016 at our outdoor showcase. Expect crazy cabaret, tremendous theatre, live music, magic, dancing and much more. Visit our website for full line-up details. 

Orion and The Dark

Orion and The Dark

Orion is scared of more or less everything. He's terrified of wasps and monsters, afraid of sheds and storms, panicked by spiders and fearful of heights but there is one thing that scares him more than anything else... 

Doktor James' Akademy of Evil

Doktor James' Akademy of Evil

WANTED: Small minions to join Doktor James' army of evil. Must be clever, naughty, and willing to help take over the world. Prepare for tests and challenges to show how wicked you are... 

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. Visit our website for further information. 

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 lived in... 

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. A fantastic family adventure featuring live music and physical comedy, 'Defrosted' is one big, bonkers blast of fun... 

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. Not only will you meet 'The Mouse Family' and 'Fearless Hans' but also our dear friend 'Little Red' in 'Red Riding Hood'... 

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 the SynTax is so expensive no one dare speak... 

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. In a spin of illusion, violence, and monsters, we meet nine secondary school pupils on a rooftop in the rough part of London... 

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 together... 

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 stunts for anyone who's ever wanted to be a little bit Ninja... 

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. Snoop and his friends are back following last year’s sell-out run, in an hilarious new adventure about what it takes to be a superhero... 

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. The perfect family show for 5 to 105 year olds! 

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 monsters... 

Amazing Bubble Man

Amazing Bubble Man

Louis thrills audiences with bubble art, magic and science. An Edinburgh Festival favourite, his shows sell out every year. Louis explores the breathtaking dynamics of bubbles, combining comedy with artistry, audience participation and spellbinding bubble tricks that keep everyone mesmerised. 

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. Beach clean - 9am, 7 May; art workshops up-cycling beach garbage - 12pm, 7 and 8 May; all-female art show - 7pm, 7 May... 

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-create the play space of their dreams! Evening sessions are for Adults (16+) and include a free drink in the ticket price... 

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. You’ll hear music by Buddy Bolden, Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, Roy Eldridge, Harry James, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Clifford Brown, Freddie Hubbard and more. 

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. There will be workshops throughout Brighton Fringe and activities and workshops linked to the performances taking place in the theatres... 

Foodies Festival Brighton

Foodies Festival Brighton

Enjoy a taste-bud-tickling day out at the UK's biggest celebration of food and drink. Watch celebrity and top local chefs cooking live; shop and sample from over 100 artisan producers; feast on street food from around the world... 

A Brighton Story: The Original City Tour

A Brighton Story: The Original City Tour

Brighton's No. 1 'traditional city' walking tour. Perfect for visitors and residents alike. 90 minutes of fascinating facts about this incredible city. Find lost fishermen's cottages, curious little 'twittens' and a long lost little black cat on this acclaimed tour. 

Learn to Throw a Pot

Learn to Throw a Pot

Have a go on the potter's wheel. Our studio assistants will show you how. Leave your pot to be glazed and fired and collect it three weeks later or have it posted. [newline] Children must be 8yrs+. 

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. Original song, music, automata, puppetry, culinary delight... 

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. Where better then to see A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare’s rom com about four Athenian lovers? This particular play is something of a Fringe staple, and playing it outdoors is also fairly common, albeit a little riskier in Edinburgh, but the Handlebards bring much more innovation to one of the most popular comedies... 

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, King of the fairies and his Queen, Titania, four young lovers become entangled in their magical affray and soon no mortals are safe in those bewitched and bewitching woods outside Athens... 

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. Almost 40 years on, Morph and his mischievous pal Chas are back with some new adventures which premiered on YouTube and are now on TV... 

Siro-A

Siro-A

The live rhythm action bonanza Siro-A is quite simply multi-layered hyperactivity for the stage. Ramped up generic dance music and a plethora of lights from every direction, translucent sheets, sabres and white squares fill an overwhelming number of set pieces... 

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. Almost 40 years on, Morph and his mischievous pal Chas are back with some new adventures which premiered on YouTube and are now on TV... 

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. Anthony Horowitz's corker takes advantage of befuddlement such as this, masquerading corruption, abduction, death and a fat network of baddies as fanciful farce, pulling it off with the dynamism of the best Horrible Histories episodes... 

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.We are presented with shortened versions of several classic tales, including those of Squirrel Nutkin and Jemima Puddleduck, in addition to the title character Peter... 

Geometric City

Geometric City

Geometric City – The world sneezed and everything fell to pieces, revealing an exciting, mysterious and undiscovered landscape. Come and join Bridget and Cindy in this theatrical adventure, as they go exploring through locations they quickly discover are inhabited by a range of creatures, only some of whom are friendly! Featuring physical theatre, puppetry and vibrant characters, it's suitable for the whole family and fuel for the imagination. 

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... 

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. Staged with a live band, this dark tale brings together the brightest young talents from across the South East. 

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. There is no question that it ticks all of the boxes of what you would expect and want from a children’s show, but unfortunately it fails to do something varied and special to make it stand out from the crowd... 

Dreamkeepers

Dreamkeepers

It is not often that a show has me grinning even before it has begun. From the squeaky and adorable Tiffle greeting the audience at the entrance, to the quaint set design and Vivaldi’s charming Concerto for Lute and Plucked Strings strumming in the background, Dreamkeepers seems to possess all the ingredients for a fun and friendly hour of children’s theatre... 

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 fascinating questions about the relationship between dance and sport... 

Wonderland

Wonderland

Wonderland is the story of Alice’s encounters in the tale of the Red Queen. It comes with a new and somewhat confusing preamble of underground chaos created by an untimely death at the hands of the Jabberwock... 

Brush

Brush

This is a sweet and imaginative show that really draws you into the story that the delightful characters wish to tell.The show follows a family – Grandma, Mother, Father and Son- where the Son wants to have a brother to play with, so his Grandma tells him a story about the temple which he should visit in order to get a brother... 

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. It is one of the bard’s less nuanced plays and so can easily become overblown or trivial... 

C'tait la Nuit

C'tait la Nuit

Sebastian was born in Paris, but raised by his adopted parents in the mountains of Tennessee. C'tait La Nuit is the coming of age story of a young man trying to find his true self in the heart of bohemian Paris... 

The Flying Ship

The Flying Ship

Something is rotten in the state of Russia. The Tsar is a puppet-king swayed by corrupt officials who fear the day when the shrewd princess will ascend the throne. As a result, they convince him to marry his daughter off to the first man who can bring him a flying ship... 

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’. These feature a rambling mashup of familiar fairytale characters such as the troll from The Billy Goats Gruff or the Big Bad Wolf... 

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. Pack a picnic and join us in the beautiful botanic gardens! The HandleBards do Shakespeare differently... 

Fraxi Queen of the Forest

Fraxi Queen of the Forest

Fraxi Queen of the Forest is a pageant for children about ash dieback. Let that roll around in your head for a minute. A pageant – dancing, bright costumes, allegorical plot – about ash dieback – the disease that kills ash trees and that is usually the concern of ecology experts and land managers... 

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. The HandleBards do Shakespeare differently. Reaching the Fringe after a 1500 mile cycle from London and performing with eight very sore legs, the four 'Bards present Shakespeare's plays as you've never seen them before... 

Defrosted

Defrosted

Just when you thought Disney’s Frozen couldn’t be any more ubiquitous than it already is. Having inspired countless YouTube covers and branding itself on every possible form of children’s merchandise, Once Upon a Parachute descends with a two-person children’s comedy which seems to exist for no other purpose than to react to Frozen songs and characters in a funny way... 

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.Two Glaswegian scientists, Dr Karen, also known as Big Pal, and Dr Erin, who has some amusing anger-management issues, are two scientists with spectacular lab coats, who are preparing for the big science conference... 

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. The Wild Man of Orford fits perfectly into the medium... 

Patrick Monahan – The Disco Years

Patrick Monahan – The Disco Years

Patrick Monahan likes to boogie. His show opens with an offstage request that the members of the audience born before 1980 stand, and everyone else just stay sitting. Then Ottawan’s D... 

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.M Barrie's children's' classic Peter Pan to life in a magical production that is true to the text... 

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. Perfect for younger children and their families. 

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. Watch in horror as Pete lures Eileen away on a perilous journey towards the stars as a broken-hearted Billy heads back to the farm... 

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. Lillian's daughter and granddaughter discover that the walls of her house have been painted with wild, sometimes humorous, sometimes horrific murals and drawings... 

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. Each scene provides a glimpse into the time in which it is set, showing that one of the only things that does not change, is the relationship between siblings... 

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. So, why not come to this game show what Lee Kyle is hosting? It is for children but also for adults if they are stupid... 

Soapy Smith's Alaskana Extravaganza

Soapy Smith's Alaskana Extravaganza

A madcap vaudeville style comedy set during the Alaskan gold rush of 1896. When impresarios Chilkoot Charlie and Yukon Kate learn that the show they are scheduled to present (on behalf of the renowned con artist Soapy Smith) has met with disaster, they are compelled to make do with what passes for local talent... 

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. However we aren’t going to be the only guests... 

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. Enjoy a picnic while watching films such as Paddington and The Lego Movie on the iconic Old College Quad lawn. For the full programme and terms and conditions please visit: www... 

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 audience members... 

Colors

Colors

Kurage Theatre’s innovative theatre show is a song, dance and drama spectacular. The children in the audience are enthralled by an explosion of colour and movement.Colors’ ingenious conceit is to bring each colour of an artist’s palette – red, green, blue, black and yellow – to life... 

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. Making Light Productions have put together a simple, endearing story of three young siblings coping with moving house one summer... 

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. It is a beautifully told story of the girl’s imaginary adventures in storyland, with characters from the books bursting into life as she reads... 

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. Those unacquainted usually balk at the boredom and alienation they find; binning the schoolbook copy of Macbeth at the soonest possible chance... 

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.The show revolves around the simple concept of Hilsum granting the wishes of members of his audience... 

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. EYO will welcome back Julian Lloyd Webber in his new role as conductor, with his wife, cellist Jiaxin Lloyd Webber, as soloist, in a programme to include William Lloyd Webber's Invocation, Elgar Serenade for Strings, Haydn Cello Concerto in C Major, Mozart's Symphony No 40 and Howard Goodall's And the Bridge is Love... 

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 and crew... 

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. With a story that veers between being overly repetitive and occasionally profound, Loranga, Masarin and Dartanjang struggles with establishing an interesting narrative whilst being visually inventive... 

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. However, as the show proceeds it's clear that the commentary is tired and fails to say anything too different to plenty of X-Factor based sketches that have come before... 

The Metaphysical Caravan

The Metaphysical Caravan

The Metaphysical Caravan is an extraordinary mobile stage curated presenting the work of Pinocchio Theatre from Poland. Parked up at Summerhall this festival, it will host three different solo performances with no spoken dialogue and very creative workshops... 

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. C Theatre’s likeable production gives us a feminist take on the story, in which the Scottish fairytale character Molly Whuppie takes charge and surpasses the heroism of the traditional male lead... 

Opera Mouse

Opera Mouse

Tilly Mouse lives under an opera house, and she just loves to sing! Her dream is to perform on stage. But whenever anybody sees her, they scream and run away. With determination, imagination, and help from her friends, Tilly proves that even a mouse can be a star! Featuring songs and arias from several operas, including Gianni Schicchi, Carmen and The Magic Flute... 

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 favourites... 

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 effectiveness or necessary bluntness of the images thus created by the young Stage 32 company... 

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. Sherman’s new musical Love Birds. The title is explicit in telling the story of a group of birds coupling up, while set in the backdrop of 1923 vaudeville... 

The Northern Lights Display

The Northern Lights Display

From the frosted Northern landscape of County Durham come the Northern Lights. Still fresh to the scene of a cappella, they are elated to be performing for only the second time on the Fringe stage and welcome the opportunity to show off entirely new material to the Scottish capital... 

Foodies Festival

Foodies Festival

Foodies Festival attendees are welcomed with some free cider, ice-cream, and a range of other delicious freebies to try. On a gorgeous sunny day, this was the perfect way to start the experience!Heading further into the heart of the site revealed extremely friendly vendors who were both knowledgeable about their products and passionate about their benefits... 

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. And this year’s offering is no less deserving of its reputation: despite some small gripes, it’s nevertheless a frighteningly funny ensemble piece worthy of its sell-out audience... 

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. Unless, but no, that's surely too dangerous, too foolhardy even for the troublesome Oblong... 

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, snowy wastelands and their evil guardian, Miss Slighcarp... 

Half a Sixpence

Half a Sixpence

Flash, bang, wallop – what a show! Kipps and Ann were childhood friends. When they were parted as children, Kipps cut a sixpence in half and told Ann to look at it whenever she missed him... 

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 audience responses to an old story book... 

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 grapples with her beliefs and the roles biblical society has ascribed to her... 

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. Sort of. The war itself is largely brushed over and instead we are treated to a hefty preamble... 

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. From the Emperor’s New Clothes to less well known classics, each is delivered with energy and clarity through a variety of physical theatre techniques... 

Albertious Connundrum II?

Albertious Connundrum II?

AFIC is a multi-faceted charity using innovative and imaginative ways to inspire, challenge and unlock individual potential. Working with children and young people across all areas of the community, AFIC began in 1983 in the parks of West London... 

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. Shakespeare’s original play presents two unique problems for children - namely the difficulty of understanding the Elizabethan English, as well as dealing with the adult content... 

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. Snappy replies and entire monologues uttered by the titular troll using this word are made to be equally terrifying in this solid children’s production by Paines Plough... 

The Princess and the Pea

The Princess and the Pea

The Princess and the Pea follows the story of the lonely Prince Jethro. He is sad because no princess that he meets is suitable for him to marry. All fail to pass his mother’s strict test: if they can’t feel the pea at the bottom of a tall pile of mattresses, they can’t be a true princess and are therefore unworthy of her son... 

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. So imagine my surprise at discovering an expertly crafted one-man show that actually pulls that off... 

Baby Loves Disco

Baby Loves Disco

Fringe sell-out 2009-2014. BLD returns to transform Edinburgh’s coolest nightspot for some more family day-clubbing. Superstar DJs mix chart floor-fillers with nostalgic pop classics from the years before parenthood struck – for parents with babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers to enjoy together... 

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. With Lady Macbeth getting ever more power crazed and deranged, can Macduff save Scotland? Only if the audience join his army... 

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, games, story time and lots of audience participation! Cerys will also be reading her new book, The Sad Unicorn, written and created by Cerys and her teenage son, Callam... 

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-80s! We’re going all out, bringing even more affordable vintage traders from our troupe to get you stocked up with vintage at bargain prices. 

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). Find the keys to open the magical Funbox – which contains everything you need for an adventure or to sing a song... 

Peter Pan – The Musical

Peter Pan – The Musical

California to Scotland... That has been the journey for the Mark Keppel High School Theatre Company. We are pleased to present Peter Pan – the Musical, originally written by Scotland's own, Sir JM Barrie... 

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 story of a young teacher nervously anticipating the first day of school... 

Walk Two Moons

Walk Two Moons

‘Don’t judge a man until you’ve walked two moons in his moccasins.’ Walk Two Moons is lovingly adapted for the stage with the same nuance and surprises offered by Sharon Creech’s original award-winning book... 

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. Needham B Broughton High School from Raleigh NC brings beauty and vibrancy to this charming children’s musical... 

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. If The Bard wrote a romantic episode of Scooby Doo, it would probably look something like this. Ele Overvoorde and Georgie Matthews are graduates of the University of East Anglia, with five Fringe runs under their collective belt... 

Virgin Money Fringe on the Royal Mile

Virgin Money Fringe on the Royal Mile

Watch free previews of hundreds of Fringe shows. See world-class street performers, buskers and entertainers of every talent imaginable perform daily on Edinburgh's historic Royal Mile... 

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. Pick up a bargain for the current day's Fringe shows at the Virgin Money Half Price Hut... 

BBC: @BBCEdFest

BBC: @BBCEdFest

Bringing the best of the Festivals to audiences at home and in Edinburgh, with live shows and broadcasts. Come and see what’s going on from 9am daily. Follow @BBCEdFest for listings... 

Fantastic, Funny and Free

Fantastic, Funny and Free

A fantastically funny show for all the family. Magic, circus, comedy and general messing about from three of the UK’s top comedians. Martin Mor; ‘An adorable master of feel good comedy’ (TheClothesLine... 

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 time as the kids... 

The Tale of Tommy O'Quire

The Tale of Tommy O'Quire

Tommy hates his life of poverty and grime. Then he hears about a treasure map, and he'll do whatever it takes to get his hands on it, even if that means murder! Map in hand, he sets off on his quest, meeting hungry wolves, unusual monsters, and terrifying ghosts along the way... 

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. This show is ideal for kids aged between five and eight, and is based on aspects of the science curriculum for key stages one and two... 

Absolute Improv!

Absolute Improv!

Fast-paced, hilarious improv show that will have you coming back for more. Two-time Edinburgh Fringe sell-out! Scottish and international improvisers create witty sketches based on your suggestions (à la Whose Line is it Anyway?) - so be sure to arrive ready to shout out odd and wonderful ideas, and together we'll make some comedy gold! An Edinburgh Fringe sell-out 2013/2014... 

A to Z of Wondrous Strange

A to Z of Wondrous Strange

Roll up! Roll up! Come and see The Stuffed Crocodile Story Wagon. Hear Professor Pemberton’s tales of far-off lands! Faeries and Pirates! Ghosts and Dragons! An A to Z of Wondrous Strange! 

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. A horde of angry thieves wanting their gold back can also change your life... 

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 memorable characters into the theatre... 

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.’ Harry sets off to search for wedding day essentials, but when the farmer notices he is missing, he replaces Harry with the devilishly smooth but dangerous Reginald Rake... 

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. Over her career she appeared in thirty nine films, released twenty nine studio albums and starred in her own television show... 

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 inspired by the power of the imagination and the magic of the world around us... 

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 audiences of all ages... 

The Kagools

The Kagools

Physical comedy, sketch and film combine to transport you into the weird and weatherproofed world of The Kagools. Enchanting, high-energy fun for all the family. 'Masterful physical theatre performers... 

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 B-bots escape before they crash and burn? This family dance show explores basic breakdance moves, tricks and flips with loads of fun, laughs and praise along the way. 

Last Call for Providence

Last Call for Providence

‘The damn sea rolls on as it always has... I mean it: It really bloody does’. A small Southern town gathers at the funeral of Old Tom Gallagher, but when it’s time for the eulogies, no one’s interested in the man in the coffin... 

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, packed with shady villains, red herrings and the brilliant deductions of London’s great detective... 

Princess Pumpalot: The Farting Princess

Princess Pumpalot: The Farting Princess

She's a princess and she farts. What more do you need to know? Can Princess Pumpalot protect Wiffyville Castle from the invasion of Low-Flying Gnomes? Will she win her battle with the nasty prince? Who will take her to the Royal Birthday Ball? Based on the top-selling book, this is a fast-paced, fun-packed show for all the family... 

Mickey D: Good Bloke

Mickey D: Good Bloke

Mick is a good bloke. He's got good jokes and 15 years experience in telling them. He's an award-winning Aussie but he lives in Birmingham. This says a lot about him. Comedian, husband, dad and above average armchair athlete, Mick will have you laughing until you hurt... 

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, hosted by Amused Moose award winner Chris Turner... 

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 down, best time ever music for cool kids... 

The Princess and the Frog

The Princess and the Frog

Once upon a time there was a beautiful princess. When she drops her golden ball in the pond a very friendly, bouncy frog offers to retrieve it in exchange for her friendship. The princess is not keen but, in the end, she must agree just to get her ball back... 

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. Together they go on an adventure beyond all imaginings. An ordinary living room can be a place of danger if you’re one millimetre tall... 

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. An Edinburgh Festival Fringe favourite, he has sold out every year for the last eight years... 

The Voice Thief

The Voice Thief

“Good girls should be seen and not heard”. This seems to be the guiding principle behind those working at the Mackenzie Institute for the Encouragement of Vocal Harmony (MIEVH)... 

Cinder-Ella

Cinder-Ella

Once there was a Grandfather who was left holding a rather leaky baby. Whilst tidying toys he creates a world of fantasy as he tells his favourite tale. With dolls, magic tricks and an old pram, he even gets to sing... 

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 Andronicus)... 

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. Join Mr Tiger on an adventure into the wilderness featuring original live music, hilarious characters and lots of imagination that will have children roaring with laughter... 

This Is Soap

This Is Soap

Making a return in C theatre's 24th year – the comedy soap that you control. We'll fantasise, dramatise and improvise your very own soap opera. Improvised Edinburgh Festival Fringe Soap returns for a brand new series... 

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. Find yourself lost in a host of adventures that are weird, dark, funny and fantastical... 

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, and the rose that he loves... 

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. She would rather be any other animal in the world, a chicken, a goat, a duck ... anything, as long as it isn't a cat! Come and enjoy this funny, touching tale that has delighted children all over the world... 

Rosie's Magic Horse

Rosie's Magic Horse

If an ice lolly stick can dream of being a horse, what magic might follow? A fantastic story based on the book by Russell Hoban and mischievously illustrated by Quentin Blake. A heart-warming tale of aspiration, friendship, adventure and a little bit of mischief, this is the perfect treat for everyone aged three and up... 

Arabian Nights

Arabian Nights

Winner of the 2014 Primary Times Children's Choice Award. Come to a wonderful world of mysterious marvels to meet Sheherazade, the greatest storyteller of all. She has a feast of adventures and fantasies to tell involving genies, villains, heroes and princesses... 

Mr Boom!

Mr Boom!

Ahead of the Fringe in St Andrew Square, in The Famous Spiegeltent, you’ll find him there; dear old Boom still singing his song, wee and big earthlings do all come along. Singing and dancing family fun for the new generation...