Sacred Arts Festival at St Vincent's: Theology in Stone – Faith and Art in Edinburgh’s Church Architecture

Sacred Arts Festival at St Vincent's: Theology in Stone – Faith and Art in Edinburgh’s Church Architecture

Lunchtime lecture: Theology in Stone – Faith and Art in Edinburgh’s Church Architecture. 

Rossetti's Women

Rossetti's Women

Lemon Squeeze Productions are presenting a new adaptation of Rossetti’s Women at the [email protected]’ Hall, written and directed by Joan Greening, award-winning writer of ITV si… 

Sacred Arts Festival at St Vincent's: The Art of Embroidery

Sacred Arts Festival at St Vincent's: The Art of Embroidery

Lunchtime talk: Ms Zoe van Zwanenberg, embroiderer, discusses the art of embroidery. Tickets can be purchased at the door or from the Fringe Box Office.  

Sacred Arts Festival at St Vincent's: Faith in Fabrics Church Vestments and Ecclesiastical Embroidery

Sacred Arts Festival at St Vincent's: Faith in Fabrics Church Vestments and Ecclesiastical Embroidery

One-day exhibition: Faith in Fabrics Church Vestments and Ecclesiastical. 

Jack the Ripper: My Life as a Suspect

Jack the Ripper: My Life as a Suspect

In this show, I Robert Inston(is), narrate as informatively as I am able, on the mythology that surrounds the murders in Whitechapel in 1888. 

Tunnels

Tunnels

In 1968 East and West Germany were far from united. 

Royal Mile Tours

Royal Mile Tours

Come and join us online or live for the original free walking tour around the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town. 

Greyfriars Graveyard Experience

Greyfriars Graveyard Experience

Join us on a guided tour of the legendary and eerily macabre Greyfriars Graveyard, a picturesque burial ground full of beautifully carved gothic monuments. 

Jack the Ripper: My Life as a Suspect

Jack the Ripper: My Life as a Suspect

In this show, I Robert Inston(is), narrate as informatively as I am able, on the mythology that surrounds the murders in Whitechapel in 1888. 

Beware: The Night Witches

Beware: The Night Witches

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Royal Mile Tours

Royal Mile Tours

Come and join us online or live for the original free walking tour around the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town. 

Daniel Downie: Hour of Scotland

Daniel Downie: Hour of Scotland

Hour of Scotland is Scottish history with lots of jobby jokes – if that sounds like your thing then enjoy an hour of hysterical and historical stand-up with Scottish comedian Dan… 

Old Town History and Tales

Old Town History and Tales

Covering everything from history to religion and folklore, this walking tour is our original tour of Edinburgh’s medieval Old Town. 

Edinburgh – A Tale of Two Towns

Edinburgh – A Tale of Two Towns

Our unique tour sets out to inform and entertain as we take you into both the Old and New Towns, giving you a real sense of the two sides of Edinburgh; revealing some of the secret… 

Macready

Macready

Macready: for over thirty years, William Charles Macready (1793-1873) was the preeminent actor of the Victorian theatre. 

Carnegie – The Star-Spangled Scotchman

Carnegie – The Star-Spangled Scotchman

As Andrew Carnegie, the richest man in the world, lies on his death bed, Peterson, the embodiment of St Peter, brings John, a steelworker killed in the infamous Carnegie Steel Home… 

1700s Old Town Underground Vaults Experience

1700s Old Town Underground Vaults Experience

Visit the largest network of 1700s Old Town underground vaults and hear tales of how the poor and unfortunate lived in these former slums. 

Gayatri the Royal Queen Consort of the Majapahit Kingdom

Gayatri the Royal Queen Consort of the Majapahit Kingdom

Follow Princess Gayatri from the Singhasari Kingdom evolve and blossom as she strives to attain her youthful dreams alongside preserving the long-time legacy of her deceased father… 

Sweet F.A.

Sweet F.A.

1916. 

Jacobite Edinburgh – A Healthy Walk Through History

Jacobite Edinburgh – A Healthy Walk Through History

The tour will start at the Netherbow Port, broached by the Jacobites before dawn on Tuesday, September 17th 1745 (just outside the World’s End public house), proceed through the Gr… 

Sinister Old Town Experience

Sinister Old Town Experience

Discover the sinister side of Edinburgh’s Old Town from villains to aristocracy; slums, prisons, execution sites, and the architecture of its famous sons. 

Haunted Vaults and Graveyard Tour

Haunted Vaults and Graveyard Tour

World-famous Greyfriars Graveyard awaits for you to discover its relation to Harry Potter, Greyfriars Bobby, unique historical characters and the infamous Covenanters’ Prison. 

Hidden Secrets of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile

Hidden Secrets of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile

Take an intriguing and entertaining stroll with our guide as you investigate some of the old wynds and closes on the Royal Mile, which are steeped in a sometimes violent and bloody… 

Immrama: Columba's Journey – Your Story

Immrama: Columba's Journey – Your Story

Immrama were ancient voyage tales, allegories of our journey through life. 

Those Radio Times

Those Radio Times

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

Cyrano de Bergerac

Cyrano de Bergerac

This version of Cyrano relocates the infamous nose from 17th-century France to the battlefields of the First World War. 

Alice Hawkins – Suffragette

Alice Hawkins – Suffragette

Peter Barratt gives a stirring and passionate account of his great-grandmother’s hard-fought campaign for the right to vote over 100 years ago. 

He'd Murder Me

He'd Murder Me

Huddersfield, West Yorkshire 1977. 

Marie Lloyd Stole My Life

Marie Lloyd Stole My Life

Male impersonator, soubrette and headliner at all the major theatres, Nelly Power was a force to be reckoned with in an era before female emancipation. 

Fleas and Cheese: The Great Plague and Fire Show

Fleas and Cheese: The Great Plague and Fire Show

Enjoy a plaguey, fiery hour in this informative and interactive one-man show for history-loving kids. 

Hidden Gardens of the Royal Mile

Hidden Gardens of the Royal Mile

Discover a little-known side of Edinburgh’s Old Town: behind the historic buildings, find the surprising number of little gardens and green nooks and crannies, all with a story to … 

Arctic Convoy: a Young Woman's Wartime Journey

Arctic Convoy: a Young Woman's Wartime Journey

This exhibition of paintings by Susie Reade refers to a young woman’s diary describing her unusual journey from Scotland to work in WWII Russia. 

By the Light of the Moon

By the Light of the Moon

We find Lila, a young British woman, alone in a hospital for the criminally insane in 1928. 

Royal Mile Tours

Royal Mile Tours

Join our expert guides for a free walk around the heart of Edinburgh’s historic Old Town. 

A Toast to Prohibition

A Toast to Prohibition

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of Prohibition with flappers, gin fizz and a cabaret concert featuring lost speakeasy songs. 

Ingenue: Deanna Durbin, Judy Garland and the Golden Age of Hollywood

Ingenue: Deanna Durbin, Judy Garland and the Golden Age of Hollywood

Judy Garland is an icon, loved as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz. 

Amorous Tales of Shakespeare

Amorous Tales of Shakespeare

Who was Shakespeare’s true love? Anne Hathaway who seduced the young Will. 

Edinburgh – A Tale of Two Towns

Edinburgh – A Tale of Two Towns

Our unique tour sets out to inform and entertain as we take you into both the Old and New Towns, giving you a real sense of the two sides of Edinburgh; revealing some of the secret… 

Tales from the City Below

Tales from the City Below

There have always been legends of a city below the pavements of Edinburgh. 

In Loyal Company

In Loyal Company

After total sell-out Edinburgh Fringe runs in 2018 and 2019, In Loyal Company returns in a bigger venue for 2020. 

Architecture Tour of Dean Village

Architecture Tour of Dean Village

A guided walk in a lush, green valley with a focus on key Scottish architectural features. 

The Wee Museum of Memory

The Wee Museum of Memory

A unique hands-on reminiscence museum in a shopping centre with an exhibition full of memories. 

Boswell

Boswell

Just yards from James Boswell’s Edinburgh birthplace and subsequent residence on the Lawnmarket, MHK Productions & Rhymes with Purple present his famed friendship with Samuel… 

Sounds of St Cecilia's – If It Chance

Sounds of St Cecilia's – If It Chance

The Scottish guitarist/composer Gordon Ferries returns to St Cecilia’s with tenor Stuart Mitchell, performing Ferries’ new songs from A Shropshire Lad and from poems by Byron and S… 

Shadow of the Rose

Shadow of the Rose

A new play by John Knowles written for the students of the PQA. 

Dr Korczak's Example

Dr Korczak's Example

Set in 1942, in the final days of an orphanage in the Jewish ghetto of Warsaw, where food is scarce, tempers rise and everyone just wants to survive. 

Sounds of St Cecilia's – Pamela Jackson Concert

Sounds of St Cecilia's – Pamela Jackson Concert

At the turn of the 16th century, the first music ever to be printed was published by Ottaviano Petrucci in Venice. 

Sense and Sensibility

Sense and Sensibility

Sense and Sensibility tells the story of the Dashwood sisters as they navigate the world of love, loss and society. 

Cadaver Synod

Cadaver Synod

The Pope makes legal history having his predecessor exhumed and put on trial. 

Lest You Forget

Lest You Forget

London, 1946. 

Brandy

Brandy

It might be true that Brandy was first performed in 2010 at South London Theatre, but it’s still impossible not to view this production through the lens of Yorgos Lanthimos’ 20… 

Viol Rackett Show

Viol Rackett Show

The Edinburgh Renaissance Band are joined by Polyhymnia Dancers in the ever-popular Viol Rackett Show, with a fresh programme for 2019 of music, song and dance from the Middle Ages… 

In Conversation with... Tom Devine

In Conversation with... Tom Devine

Tom Devine is arguably Scotland’s greatest living historian, having written or contributed to more than 25 books covering such areas as Scottish and Irish migration, Scottish ind… 

Hetaira: A Mythic Cabaret

Hetaira: A Mythic Cabaret

More of a personal theatrical experience than what one might expect from a show described as ‘cabaret’, Allie Jessing’s Hetaira: A Mythic Cabaret sees the talented actress de… 

Wingmen

Wingmen

A world premiere, Wingmen explores how different people react to overwhelming danger. 

Sounds of St Cecilia's – Masters of the Concerto

Sounds of St Cecilia's – Masters of the Concerto

The accomplished and versatile team of Anthony Robson, Gerry McDonald and John Kitchen present a programme of virtuoso concertos in miniature by five undisputed masters of the genr… 

Sounds of St Cecilia's – Handel Revenged

Sounds of St Cecilia's – Handel Revenged

Handel was famous for making unauthorised quotations of musical material from other composers in his own works. 

Arthur Conan Doyle – The Spiritualist

Arthur Conan Doyle – The Spiritualist

Whilst Arthur Conan Doyle is arguably most well known for bringing the legendary Sherlock Holmes to life through his novels, it is less well known that he was a devout spiritualist… 

Jamie Dalgleish: Humans Are Evil

Jamie Dalgleish: Humans Are Evil

A history show unearthing the most shocking events, actions and characters throughout our past. 

It Just So Happened – An Alternative History Show

It Just So Happened – An Alternative History Show

In this alternative history show four panellists each deliver an original stand-up comedy set based around an event which happened on the same date as the show at some point in his… 

More Fool You: Part II

More Fool You: Part II

On a pale horse: in 1547, King Henry VIII is dead, and his court is reeling from the news. 

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

From its start, the Piccolo Teatro Nexonnais has desired to establish theatre plays whose content evokes deeper aspects of the human comedy. 

Homer to Hip Hop: A History of Spoken Word

Homer to Hip Hop: A History of Spoken Word

A fun and fascinating tour of the oral tradition and the poetic movements that have shaped history presented by a former National Poetry Slam Champion. 

More Fool You: Part I

More Fool You: Part I

Part I: fool me once. 

Shiver

Shiver

‘The men are gone and all has sunken into disorder’. 

Harvest Moon

Harvest Moon

From labour to rest. 

Edinburgh Renaissance Band's Minstrels and Monarchs

Edinburgh Renaissance Band's Minstrels and Monarchs

Music of great halls, cathedrals and servants’ quarters is brought to life by the group who have been delighting Fringe audiences since 1973. 

Song Over Scotland

Song Over Scotland

Robyn Stapleton, a BBC Traditional Singer of the Year, partners the historian David Purdie to trace the story of the Scots nation through its songs. 

Alice Hawkins – Suffragette

Alice Hawkins – Suffragette

Peter Barratt gives a stirring and passionate account of his great-grandmother’s hard-fought campaign for the right to vote over a 100 years ago. 

News@1066

[email protected]

Set in a TV studio, [email protected] puts history straight! Roving reporters get to the bottom of history’s biggest stories. 

Architecture Tour of New Town

Architecture Tour of New Town

It’s August, and we know what has lured all of you to Edinburgh—the neoclassical architecture!Whether you’re a regular tourist, Fringe-goer or resident, Cobble Tales' Arc… 

Talk

Talk

Bethlem Royal Hospital, 1854. 

Enigma

Enigma

Enigma, a new musical presented by Enigma Theatre UK is an exciting piece of historical musical theatre telling the story of a unit of female code breakers in America during World … 

The Secret Room at Lauriston Castle

The Secret Room at Lauriston Castle

Sell-out event with a new line-up! On the outskirts of Edinburgh, hidden away at the end of a winding driveway, lies one of Edinburgh’s secret treasures – Lauriston Castle. 

The Passion of the Playboy Riots

The Passion of the Playboy Riots

True story of the role played by theatre in the birth of modern Ireland, set backstage during performances of groundbreaking Irish plays, Cathleen ni Hoolihan (1902), The Playboy o… 

Sounds of St Cecilia's – Sir Nicholas Shackleton Concert

Sounds of St Cecilia's – Sir Nicholas Shackleton Concert

This year’s Shackleton memorial concert, featuring horn player Andy Saunders playing the Courtois horn from circa 1840. 

In Loyal Company

In Loyal Company

Bombs are falling on Liverpool. 

McNaughton

McNaughton

In his cell, woodturner Daniel McNaughton, wronged by his father, dismissed by the Glaswegian legal establishment, awaits sentence for his botched attempt to shoot Prime Minister R… 

Think Global, Act Local

Think Global, Act Local

Following the popularity of Greenyonder Tours’ sell-out tour Hidden Gardens of the Royal Mile, this walking tour celebrates the work of Patrick Geddes, the early Scots environmen… 

A Short, Sharp History of the Olympic Games: Extracts from 1936 by Tom McNab

A Short, Sharp History of the Olympic Games: Extracts from 1936 by Tom McNab

Tom McNab, technical adviser on Chariots of Fire, delivers extracts from his play 1936 using extensive coverage of Riefenstahl’s Olympia film. 

Woyzeck

Woyzeck

Life after war is quiet and eerie. 

A War of Two Halves

A War of Two Halves

2018 Fringe sell-out. 

The Making of Chariots of Fire

The Making of Chariots of Fire

Returning by popular demand for its fourth year. As technical adviser on the film, Tom gives a rare insight into the making of the 1981 Oscar-winning picture. 

Highlight Tours of St Cecilia's Hall: Concert Room and Music Museum

Highlight Tours of St Cecilia's Hall: Concert Room and Music Museum

Join our curators, conservator and volunteers on special highlight tours of St Cecilia’s Hall, Scotland’s oldest concert hall and home of the University of Edinburgh’s world renown… 

Tales of the Condemned

Tales of the Condemned

Take a look back at Scotland’s darker history as we delve into the lives of a few Scottish folk whose fates were sealed by being accused of witchcraft. 

History Lovers Old Town Tour with a Qualified Historian!

History Lovers Old Town Tour with a Qualified Historian!

Enjoy a relaxed walk through the historic Old Town with a bona fide Scottish Historian. 

Sherlock's Challenge

Sherlock's Challenge

Explore Edinburgh Sherlock style! A succession of clues and puzzles will lead you to find the truth about Sherlock Holmes and his connection to the city of Edinburgh. 

Marie Lloyd Stole My Life

Marie Lloyd Stole My Life

The boy I love is up in the gallery. 

Forget Me Not

Forget Me Not

On a cold, blustery evening in 1945, the playwright’s grandmother, June, answers the door to an ill-fated telegram delivery. 

A Game of Death and Chance

A Game of Death and Chance

Meet characters including a publican, an investor and a spy who’ll share details with you from Edinburgh’s colourful past as you journey through Gladstone’s Land. 

Renaissance Choral Music from Scotland and England

Renaissance Choral Music from Scotland and England

The Byrd International Singers, directed by Markdavin Obenza, participates in an annual Renaissance course offered by the Byrd Ensemble (US). 

The Witch of Wall Street

The Witch of Wall Street

Financier? Miser? Witch? A dry-witted tale about the life of Hetty Green, once America’s richest woman. 

Chamberlain: Peace in Our Time

Chamberlain: Peace in Our Time

Edinburgh Fringe sell-out show 2018! ‘Absolutely phenomenal, sensitively portrayed with painstaking accuracy’ (BroadwayBaby. 

The Battle of Kuamo'o

The Battle of Kuamo'o

Presented through Hawaiian hula, chant, and song, this opera dramatises the battle between the chief, Kekuaokalani, who wanted to hold onto the ancient Hawaiian religion, and Lihol… 

Clouds

Clouds

After their successful run of Greyhounds in 2018, Time & Again return with Edwardian epic, Clouds! The year is 1913 and women are rising up. 

Echoes of Villers-Bretonneux

Echoes of Villers-Bretonneux

France. 

The Ballad of Mulan

The Ballad of Mulan

A woman, a warrior, a Chinese legend – Michelle Yim (The Empress and Me) brings to life the real Mulan who, to save her family’s honour, disguised herself as a man and joined the… 

The Tartan Pimpernel

The Tartan Pimpernel

The true story of a forgotten Scottish hero, the Reverend Donald Caskie, who was known as the Tartan Pimpernel, when the Germans invaded France in 1940. 

Beyond Glory

Beyond Glory

Set against the backdrops of the Vietnam War, World War II and the Korean War, Beyond Glory tells the stirring, emotional, and heroic true stories of eight recipients of America’… 

Hidden Gardens of the Royal Mile

Hidden Gardens of the Royal Mile

Booking is essential for this sell-out tour. 

Royal Mile Tours

Royal Mile Tours

Join our expert guides for a free walk around the heart of Edinburgh’s historic Old Town. 

Kemp's Jig

Kemp's Jig

Steve Taylor is Will Kemp – celebrity comedian and superstar of the Elizabethan stage. 

Edinburgh – A Tale of Two Towns

Edinburgh – A Tale of Two Towns

Our unique tour sets out to inform and entertain as we take you into both the Old and New towns, giving you a real sense of the two sides of Edinburgh; revealing some of the secret… 

Apollo 11

Apollo 11

On 20th July, 1969, thousands of people gathered to watch two remarkable firsts: the first all-night broadcast on British television, and the first man walking on the surface of th… 

An Audience with... That Never Was, but Is 'An Audience with... Jimmy Whobblers' (with Jimmy Whobblers)

An Audience with... That Never Was, but Is 'An Audience with... Jimmy Whobblers' (with Jimmy Whobblers)

Showbiz stalwart and Wheezing Dragon Best Newcomer (1980, 1982), Whobblers returns for one last debut show. 

Prisoners or Patients? Criminal Insanity in Victorian Scotland

Prisoners or Patients? Criminal Insanity in Victorian Scotland

This exhibition reveals the stories of prisoner-patients held in the Criminal Lunatic Department in Perth. 

Children's Underground Ghost Show

Children's Underground Ghost Show

Help us to find out which ghosts haunt our famous underground vaults. 

Adam Smith: The Invisible Hand

Adam Smith: The Invisible Hand

What would happen if the lost papers of a genius were recovered in the modern day? Four actors present a dramatisation of the life and works of Adam Smith, performed in the house i… 

Wild and Majestic: Romantic Visions of Scotland

Wild and Majestic: Romantic Visions of Scotland

Dramatic Highland landscapes, heroic histories, tartan and bagpipes are among the defining images of Scotland for many people around the world today. 

Daniel Downie: Hour of Scotland

Daniel Downie: Hour of Scotland

‘The problem with Scotland is that it’s full of Scots’ (Edward Longshanks, Braveheart). 

Taboo

Taboo

A fictitious talk show with a live audience, featuring a guest from the afterlife. 

John Rattray and the Original Rules of Golf

John Rattray and the Original Rules of Golf

Celebrating the 275th anniversary of the original rules of golf, this exhibition will show John Rattray’s involvement in shaping the modern golf game and golfing artefacts, clubs… 

Architecture Tour of Dean Village

Architecture Tour of Dean Village

2018 sell-out; a small group walk in a green valley with a focus on key Scottish architectural features. 

A Free Festival Friendly Walking Tour

A Free Festival Friendly Walking Tour

We are the top-rated walking tour company for English tours in Edinburgh on TripAdvisor and we have put together a special festival friendly walking tour of the Old Town for you to… 

Old Town Historical Walking Tour

Old Town Historical Walking Tour

This tour will take you into parts of Edinburgh that you did not know existed, off the tourist trail. 

Made in Scotland

Made in Scotland

Highlighting the best examples of Scottish furniture from our collection, this exhibition will show timeless designs from Scotland’s iconic cabinet-makers, from William Trotter t… 

Mountebank Comedy Walk of Edinburgh

Mountebank Comedy Walk of Edinburgh

A completely unique, side-splittingly hilarious walk of Edinburgh’s Old Town with local comedian Daniel Downie that promises to be more hysterical than historical. 

Henry Box Brown

Henry Box Brown

2018 Best Musical nominee (MusicalTheatreReview. 

Eleanor's Story: Home is the Stranger

Eleanor's Story: Home is the Stranger

From the creator of the international sensation Eleanor’s Story: An American Girl In Hitler’s Germany comes the highly anticipated sequel, detailing life after war. 

In Loyal Company

In Loyal Company

If you were anywhere near the Pleasance Courtyard this year, you’ll of heard of Lab Rats Theatre’s In Loyal Company as it shook the Fringe with its sell out run and critical ac… 

Year Without Summer

Year Without Summer

Cast Iron Theatre have rocked a minimalist set – an intimate three chairs and floor space surrounded by a ring of audience members – and have stretched it expertly to the peak … 

Haggis, Neeps and Burns

Haggis, Neeps and Burns

Haggis, Neeps and Burns is about as Scottish as tartan and the trinity. 

Who Will Separate Us?

Who Will Separate Us?

A true story set in a small town in Ireland between 1899 and 1916. 

Sounds of St Cecilia's – Les Goûts Réunis

Sounds of St Cecilia's – Les Goûts Réunis

The French and Italian styles compared and contrasted by Francois Couperin, JS Bach and Telemann. 

News@1066

[email protected]

Set in a TV studio, [email protected] puts history straight! Roving reporters get to the bottom of history’s biggest stories. 

Phamie and the Prof

Phamie and the Prof

International performing artist Phamie Gow and Enlightenment scholar Professor David Purdie collaborate in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for the first time. 

A Man's a Man

A Man's a Man

I was unsure what to expect from this performance, but "a musical about Robert Burns" already had my interest piqued. 

In Their Footsteps

In Their Footsteps

Over 50 years ago, thousands of young American women went to Vietnam to serve their country during the war. 

A World Beyond Man

A World Beyond Man

A badly planned polar expedition in 1912 led to the Russian ship The Saint Anna to be locked into the ice of the Kara Sea. 

The Last Burrah Sahibs

The Last Burrah Sahibs

The Last Burrah Sahibs is a one-hour, one-man, spoken-word show about the mansion house dwelling life led by ordinary Scottish mill workers in the old jute colonies along the Hoogh… 

Love on Blue Canvas, 1890

Love on Blue Canvas, 1890

Three lovers. 

Fast

Fast

Washington State, 1910. 

Legacy: The Story of Martin Luther

Legacy: The Story of Martin Luther

In the beginning was the Word, but I honestly don’t know which word to begin with when trying to describe this production. 

Bach: Young at Heart

Bach: Young at Heart

A programme that includes some of Bach’s earliest organ music as well as pieces that are decidedly youthful in spirit including the Prelude and Fugue in D and the Partita on Christ… 

Sounds of St Cecilias – Time Stands Still

Sounds of St Cecilias – Time Stands Still

Music by 17th-century composer John Dowland for lute, soprano and viol. 

The Anglican Tradition of Poetry

The Anglican Tradition of Poetry

A striking result of the Anglican Church’s break with Rome in 1536 was its impact on English literature, not only Cranmer’s masterly Book of Common Prayer and the King James Bi… 

She-Wolves

She-Wolves

Laura Careless’ solo show, inspired by the book and BBC series of the same name by Helen Castor, is an intricate, forceful and nuanced production examining the life of five diffe… 

There Was a Soldier...

There Was a Soldier...

There Was a Soldier. 

Schütz: Resurrection History

Schütz: Resurrection History

Heinrich Schütz, perhaps the most highly regarded composer in 17th century Germany, wrote The Resurrection History on returning to Germany in 1623, following a period of study in … 

Fallen Fruit

Fallen Fruit

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

Princes Street Gardens: A Drama in Time

Princes Street Gardens: A Drama in Time

Linking Old and New Towns, Princes Street Gardens are truly amazing in their unique geology, disputed history, diverse planting and the myriad ways that ordinary folk have used and… 

The Girl Who Jumped Off the Hollywood Sign

The Girl Who Jumped Off the Hollywood Sign

Joanne Hartstone’s one-woman show is a brilliant send up to classic Golden Age Hollywood that keeps the glitz and glamour of the period whilst showing the grimy and exploitative … 

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

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

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

Annie Brassey

Annie Brassey

Written and directed by Heather Alexander. 

Queen of the Air

Queen of the Air

Born in Kansas, home of the South Wind, in 1897, Amelia Earhart reigned as Queen of the Air until her mysterious disappearance over the Pacific in 1937. 

Loyalty

Loyalty

A war hero, a statesman, a husband, Alexei Petro had everything… to lose. 

Conchies!

Conchies!

Hundreds of thousands marched for peace but when war came, only a few dared to be different. 

Edinburgh in the Shadows

Edinburgh in the Shadows

‘A collection of. 

Dancing With Mrs Murphy

Dancing With Mrs Murphy

Citadel Arts Group present Dancing with Mrs Murphy, an edgy new play by Vincent Maguire, directed by Mark Kydd. 

Curio (A Cabinet of Curiosities)

Curio (A Cabinet of Curiosities)

What do you look for when you riffle through the remains of history: the truth or yourself? Danielle Bainbridge’s play follows an obsessive young researcher’s journey to uncove… 

Alice Hawkins – Suffragette

Alice Hawkins – Suffragette

With a statue of Alice unveiled earlier this centenary year and her very own suffragette memorabilia currently on loan to the UK Parliament as a star feature in the summer Voice an… 

The Edinburgh Festival on Film

The Edinburgh Festival on Film

We’re hosting drop-in screenings of Festival in Edinburgh (1955) and Edinburgh on Parade (1970). 

Haydn: Seven Last Words

Haydn: Seven Last Words

The Edinburgh Quartet, founded in 1960, is one of Britain’s foremost chamber ensembles. 

Edinburgh Renaissance Band's Viol Rackett Show

Edinburgh Renaissance Band's Viol Rackett Show

The Edinburgh Renaissance Band are joined by Polyhymnia Dancers in the ever-popular Viol Rackett Show, our best-loved programme of music, song and dance from the Middle Ages to the… 

Adam Smith: The Invisible Hand

Adam Smith: The Invisible Hand

A dramatic representation of the life of Adam Smith, supported by Kirkcaldy 4 All. 

Sounds of St Cecilia's – From Virgin to Queen

Sounds of St Cecilia's – From Virgin to Queen

Catalina Vicens presents keyboard music for and around women in 16th and 17th-century Italy and England – works by Cara, Tromboncino, Valente, Byrd, Bull, Gibbons and others, usi… 

I, Sniper

I, Sniper

I Sniper, appropriately enough, starts with a bang. 

My Name Is Dorothy

My Name Is Dorothy

The first point to make clear is that My Name is Dorothy has nothing to do with The Wizard of Oz. 

The Unknown Soldier

The Unknown Soldier

Jack stayed on when the guns fell silent, to search amongst the rusty wire and unexploded bombs for those that could never go home. 

Kono: Song Cycle of a New Town

Kono: Song Cycle of a New Town

From prehistory to 1877, you choose which version of Scotsman JT Stewart’s Palmerston will be told through music by one of New Zealand’s celebrated Maori instrument makers and his … 

Chamberlain... Peace in Our Time

Chamberlain... Peace in Our Time

‘Leeson in the title role is absolutely phenomenal. 

King John

King John

Direct from the USA, the defending three-time National Shakespearean Acting Champions present Shakespeare’s rarely done history, King John. 

Gratiano

Gratiano

With Bassanio murdered, Gratiano is forced to revisit his fascist past. 

Sounds of St Cecilia's – Pamela Jackson Memorial Concert

Sounds of St Cecilia's – Pamela Jackson Memorial Concert

David Gerrard, the soloist and doctoral student, plays music by JS Bach, favourite composer of the late chairman of the Friends, and by his French contemporary Antoine Forqueray, o… 

A Short, Sharp History of the Olympic Games

A Short, Sharp History of the Olympic Games

Tom McNab, technical adviser on the film Chariots of Fire, gives a short, sharp history of the Olympic games to raise funds for the Eric Liddell Centre – a dementia care charity … 

Arthur Conan Doyle – The Spiritualist

Arthur Conan Doyle – The Spiritualist

With five years of sell-out shows behind her Ann Treherne, Chair of the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre, talks about Edinburgh’s famous son, a man of literature and world spokesman o… 

The Secret Room at Lauriston Castle

The Secret Room at Lauriston Castle

On the outskirts of Edinburgh, hidden away at the end of a winding driveway, lies one of Edinburgh’s secret treasures – Lauriston Castle. 

Wars of the Roses – The Last Plantagenet

Wars of the Roses – The Last Plantagenet

Explore how the Wars of the Roses still has relevance today. 

Greyhounds

Greyhounds

Set in the small village of Shuttlefield, Greyhounds sees the local amateur dramatic society attempt to raise money for a Spitfire fighter aircraft by putting on a production of Sh… 

The Wardrobe

The Wardrobe

The Wardrobe is a place where children over time have felt safe to share secrets and find solace for the struggles – some different and some the same across the ages. 

Female Transport

Female Transport

In a cramped cell aboard a ship, six prisoners are being shipped to a life of hard labour. 

Outlander and Jacobite Tour

Outlander and Jacobite Tour

Step back in time to the 18th century – visit Outlander film locations in Edinburgh Old town pubs, closes, jails, churches and print shops visited by Claire and Jamie! Your tour … 

Sounds of St Cecilia's – Sir Nicholas Shackleton Memorial Concert

Sounds of St Cecilia's – Sir Nicholas Shackleton Memorial Concert

Emily Worthington, clarinettist and musicologist, presents 19th-century chamber music on historical clarinets from the world-class Sir Nicholas Shackleton Collection,* accompanied … 

The Psychic Project

The Psychic Project

Could you be a psychic spy? In 1972, the Cold War took an unusual turn. 

Rebustours – Hidden Edinburgh

Rebustours – Hidden Edinburgh

Experience the dark and hidden atmosphere of the Detective Inspector John Rebus books, which are written by bestselling crime writer Ian Rankin. 

The Promise

The Promise

Leningrad, 1942. 

All About Her – Feminism in Chinese Traditional Opera

All About Her – Feminism in Chinese Traditional Opera

All About Her — Feminism in Chinese Traditional Opera creatively combines traditional Chinese Opera with contemporary ideas, exploring feminism in the traditional opera repertoir… 

Professor Novak Presents: Cabinet – A Victorian Séance

Professor Novak Presents: Cabinet – A Victorian Séance

Past secrets remain hidden, not by the sinister or well-meant, but from fear. 

Scotland Through the BeverAGES

Scotland Through the BeverAGES

A boozy history of Scotland held on the most unique of venue – on board The Lochrin Belle canal boat. 

Woodbine Willie: Poet and Padre

Woodbine Willie: Poet and Padre

A play of overwhelming sincerity and honesty and a moving tribute to an incredible and unique First World War chaplain. 

Macbeth Without the Shakespeare Bollocks Tour

Macbeth Without the Shakespeare Bollocks Tour

Following on from last year’s successful stand-up show of the same name, Bruce Fummey will take a small group in a people carrier to hear the real story of this much maligned Sco… 

A Gallant Life

A Gallant Life

It’s August 1918 and it’s finally beginning to look like an Allied victory is on the cards. 

Hidden Gardens of the Royal Mile

Hidden Gardens of the Royal Mile

Take an easy walking tour to discover a little-known side of Edinburgh’s Old Town. 

The Crucible

The Crucible

After married man John Proctor decides to break off his affair with his young lover, Abigail Williams, she leads other local girls in an occult rite to wish death upon his wife, El… 

Dr Korczak's Example

Dr Korczak's Example

Dr Korczak was a Polish doctor and writer, who passionately championed every child’s right to freedom, respect and love. 

Chiaroscuro

Chiaroscuro

Sir Nicholas Winton organized the rescue of 669 children from Czechoslovakia on the eve of World War II in an operation that would later become known as the Czech Kindertransport. 

Architecture Tour of Dean Village

Architecture Tour of Dean Village

A small group walk in a lush valley with a focus on key Scottish architectural features. 

The Real Sherlock Holmes Walking Tour

The Real Sherlock Holmes Walking Tour

Who is the real Sherlock Holmes? Join us on this 90-minute magical mystery walking tour as we take a step back in time to Victorian Edinburgh and discover the hidden history and fo… 

You All Know Me, I'm Jack Ruby!

You All Know Me, I'm Jack Ruby!

November 22nd 1963. 

The Cloak and Dagger Show

The Cloak and Dagger Show

Dive into the horrors of history in our immersive walking tour and show. 

Piaf and Brel: The Impossible Concert

Piaf and Brel: The Impossible Concert

Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel: two French musical icons. 

Royal Mile Tours

Royal Mile Tours

Join our expert guides for a free walk around the heart of Edinburgh’s historic Old Town. 

Edinburgh – A Tale of Two Towns

Edinburgh – A Tale of Two Towns

On our tour we will reveal some of the secrets hidden within a city rich in culture and ancient history, and blessed with beauty. 

Blueswater Presents: Blues!

Blueswater Presents: Blues!

One hundred years of blues, 60 minutes to play it. 

Stitch in Time: A Knitting Cabaret

Stitch in Time: A Knitting Cabaret

Excitement! Drama! Romance! And… knitting? A scintillating cabaret, featuring the lost knitting songs of WWI and WWII from Canada, Britain, America and France. 

Parliament House: The Hidden Gem

Parliament House: The Hidden Gem

Visit the magnificent Parliament Hall, once the seat of Scotland’s politics, and gain a fascinating insight into the history, traditions and ceremonies of the home of Scotland’s Su… 

Henry Box Brown – A Musical Journey

Henry Box Brown – A Musical Journey

Tony Award winner Ben Harney (Broadway's Dreamgirls), and writer Mehr Mansuri, lead this musical about an 1850s Virginia slave who ships himself to freedom in a box. 

A War of Two Halves

A War of Two Halves

There is only one football champion in Scotland, and its colours are maroon and khaki. 

Heimatmann

Heimatmann

11:87 returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with a new show by John Casey. 

Mengele

Mengele

Mengele by Philip Wharam and Tim Marriott. 

Paul Duncan McGarrity – A Practical Guide to Attacking Castles

Paul Duncan McGarrity – A Practical Guide to Attacking Castles

From the age of sieges and chivalry comes a show about medieval love, adrenaline junkies and an insane quest for glory. 

That Daring Australian Girl

That Daring Australian Girl

The women of England demand the vote! The remarkable true story of Muriel Matters: the South-Australian actress and elocutionist who became a leading figure of the UK’s suffragette… 

Mr Merrick, the Elephant Man

Mr Merrick, the Elephant Man

Award-winning Lucky Dog bring their acclaimed Mr Merrick, the Elephant Man to Edinburgh for the first time. 

Conflict of Interest

Conflict of Interest

When stand-up comedian Richard Pulsford decided to research his family tree, he uncovered some seriously interesting stories of ordinary people caught up in world wars – on both … 

Daniel Downie: 2 O'Clock Gun

Daniel Downie: 2 O'Clock Gun

Daniel Downie takes an irreverent look at Edinburgh’s history that’s more hysterical than historical. 

Heaven Burns

Heaven Burns

Morayshire, 1662. 

OTOSOTR

OTOSOTR

A story of one of the 200,000 Koreans who were deported from the Russian-Korean boarder by the Soviet government in 1937. 

An Evening With Miss Wong

An Evening With Miss Wong

From laundry girl to one of Hollywood’s most glamorous stars, the tragic and wonderful life of Anna May Wong. 

Famous Taste of Scotland Show

Famous Taste of Scotland Show

A fun-packed evening of traditional Scottish music, legend and dance set within the photo-ready setting of historic Prestonfield House – former mansion to Edinburgh’s Lord Prov… 

The Freedom Machine

The Freedom Machine

There are a worrying number of ‘ists’ in society today – racists, sexists, even fascists – who’d have thought they’d make such a comeback?! For her debut Edinburgh show, … 

An Elephant in the Garden by Michael Morpurgo

An Elephant in the Garden by Michael Morpurgo

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

Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo

Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo

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

The Secret Room at The Writers' Museum

The Secret Room at The Writers' Museum

The final resting place of the work and artefacts of Scotland’s most creative writers: Robert Burns, Walter Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson. 

Eglantyne

Eglantyne

Vibrant, inspiring play about Eglantyne Jebb, the visionary, courageous, passionate, human rights pioneer and founder of Save the Children. 

Eleanor's Story: An American Girl in Hitler's Germany

Eleanor's Story: An American Girl in Hitler's Germany

Eleanor Ramrath Garner’s best-selling memoir of her youth, adapted for the stage and performed by her granddaughter Ingrid. 

Little Fish Free Walking Tour

Little Fish Free Walking Tour

For the first time Little Fish Tours is running our Festival Friendly Tour. 

Author, Composer, Soldier-of-a-Sort

Author, Composer, Soldier-of-a-Sort

Celebrating the friendship between composer and war poet, Ivor Gurney, and musician and first woman music critic, Marion Scott; written and performed by Jan Carey. 

Half-Dozen Musical

Half-Dozen Musical

While Henry the 8th fights for his life, his daughter Mary Tudor has a battle of her own: she wants to claim his soon-to-be-empty throne. 

Charlie V Martin: The 24/7 Club

Charlie V Martin: The 24/7 Club

Welcome to The 24/7 Club, where everyone was born on the 24th July! Party with Zelda Fitzgerald, Amelia Earhart and more in Charlie V Martin’s new solo show about her birthday. 

Edinburgh – Festival City Explorer Tours

Edinburgh – Festival City Explorer Tours

Join a local guide for a fun and informative introduction to Edinburgh’s Old Town. 

Douglas Walker Presents: Of Christmas Past

Douglas Walker Presents: Of Christmas Past

Christmas is a time for joy and happiness, but there’s a sinister secret wrapped in the stories we tell. 

Call Mr Robeson

Call Mr Robeson

In view of the recent violence in Charlottesville, KKK sympathisers in the White House and, even on our end of the pond, much of the sentiment behind Brexit, a discussion of the in… 

Nora and Jim

Nora and Jim

Though history favours certain people and ends up silencing others, theatre can be a means of trying to give a voice to those whose perspectives have been lost. 

Bunker Girls

Bunker Girls

Bunker Girls shows us two women who worked as secretaries documenting the German perspective on WWII. 

Robert Burns: Rough Cut

Robert Burns: Rough Cut

The story goes that in November 1786 the Scottish poet Robert Burns borrowed a pony and left his native Ayrshire for Edinburgh. 

Year Zero

Year Zero

A tale of two countries. 

Just an Ordinary Lawyer

Just an Ordinary Lawyer

Nigerian Tunji Sowande quietly breaks through multiple barriers to become Britain’s first black judge in 1978. 

JS Bach Motets

JS Bach Motets

Scotland’s new chamber choir makes its debut, bringing to life three of Bach’s incomparable masterpieces. 

Mary, Queen of Scots

Mary, Queen of Scots

“All I knew was the playground song Mary Queen of Scots got her head chopped off,” says opera singer Louise Macdonald, “until I started learning Schumann’s Maria Stuart Lie… 

Chamberlain: Peace in Our Time

Chamberlain: Peace in Our Time

Chamberlain has been relegated to history as one of life’s wishful thinkers. 

David Narayan: The Psychic Project

David Narayan: The Psychic Project

A mind reading show based on the true story of America’s psychic spies. 

A Common Man: The Bridge That Tom Built

A Common Man: The Bridge That Tom Built

Victor Hugo once said “You can resist an invading army; you cannot resist an idea whose time has come. 

A Field of Our Own

A Field of Our Own

In 1875, a group of first and second generation immigrants, from the greatest refugee crisis of the age, fed up with their lack of opportunity, founded a football team called Hiber… 

We'll Meet Again: Vera Lynn, the Forces' Sweetheart

We'll Meet Again: Vera Lynn, the Forces' Sweetheart

We’ll Meet Again, White Cliffs of Dover, There’ll Always be an England: Dame Vera Lynn’s nostalgic songs defined a generation. 

I Am Your Love Story

I Am Your Love Story

Period production set in India in the 1940s, staging a spiritual journey two people take as they step foot into the theatre of life. 

The Fair Intellectual Club

The Fair Intellectual Club

1717 – the inaugural meeting of a secret society where young ladies exercise their minds. 

The Chess Player

The Chess Player

This mesmerising adaptation of Stefan Zweig’s novella gives you no choice but to be completely immersed into a tiny room with a Nazi prisoner, as he attempts to cling to sanity u… 

Probably Still Drunk Collective Presents: Inebriated

Probably Still Drunk Collective Presents: Inebriated

Join us as we spend an hour celebrating the brave, drunken, high, and sex-crazed pioneers that built our civilization one bad choice at a time and watch us as we stumble in their f… 

Vote 100 – Alice Hawkins – Suffragette

Vote 100 – Alice Hawkins – Suffragette

With the UK centenary of women first gaining the vote just months away, great-grandson Peter Barratt gives a stirring and passionate account of Alice’s hard fought campaign for wom… 

100 Years of Balfour

100 Years of Balfour

Dramatised reading of letters exchanged between the British, Palestinian and Zionist parties 100 years ago sheds more light on the events that led to the present geopolitical relat… 

Atlas

Atlas

Natural philosophers Edmund Halley and Robert Hooke are engaged in a scientific wager that will crown the man who can prove why the planets move elliptically the victor. 

Bloody Poetry and the (un)Staged Reading Series

Bloody Poetry and the (un)Staged Reading Series

After sold out residencies at The Brooklyn Art Library (Brooklyn NY) and The Sekrit Theater (Austin TX), Invulnerable Nothings presents the (un)Staged Reading series alongside Howa… 

Brown Bag Events

Brown Bag Events

If you have a passion for current affairs, a thirst for knowledge, or are simply looking for an interesting topic to discuss at the dinner table, these free events are for you! Our… 

Arthur Conan Doyle – The Spiritualist

Arthur Conan Doyle – The Spiritualist

With four sell-out shows behind her, Ann Treherne, Chair of The Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre talks about Edinburgh’s famous son and man of literature who became the world spokesma… 

Fashionable Medicine: Syphilis, Spas and Melancholy

Fashionable Medicine: Syphilis, Spas and Melancholy

Visit a spectacular building and discover how diseases and treatments fell in and out of favour in Edinburgh and beyond. 

Multitudes

Multitudes

Walt Whitman stops somewhere, waiting for you. 

Fall of Duty

Fall of Duty

How long will your adult child be staying? Should you make an ultimatum? Can you steer them away from war games and into the archives? What’s the point of it all? Will the story of… 

Unquiet Spirits – Whisky, Ghosts and Sherlock Holmes

Unquiet Spirits – Whisky, Ghosts and Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes, whisky lore, and a wee dram in a haunted venue! Join Scots whisky expert Charles MacLean and Sherlockian author/expert Bonnie MacBird as they talk history, murder … 

Bach and the Dance of God

Bach and the Dance of God

Since 2011, George Wilson and his twin sons have presented Bach at the Canongate. 

Nick Hall: Spencer

Nick Hall: Spencer

Spencer Percival has one claim to fame. 

The Poltergeist of Cock Lane

The Poltergeist of Cock Lane

Putney Light Operatic Society are bringing a famous English haunting back from the dead with their new musical The Poltergeist of Cock Lane, composed by Steven Geraghty and written… 

Yayapa

Yayapa

After huge success in China, highly popular Oxygen Media brings Yayapa, a show for children to learn Chinese history and culture, to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. 

The Real Sherlock Holmes Walking Tour

The Real Sherlock Holmes Walking Tour

Who is the Real Sherlock Holmes? Take a step back in time to Victorian Edinburgh, and join our very own Holmes on a magical walking tour to discover the hidden history and forgotte… 

Blueswater Presents: Blues!

Blueswater Presents: Blues!

One hundred years of blues, one hour to play it. 

Royal Mile Tours – Free

Royal Mile Tours – Free

Join an expert local guide for a historical walking tour around Edinburgh’s world-famous Old Town. 

Edinburgh – A Tale of Two Towns

Edinburgh – A Tale of Two Towns

On our tour we will reveal some of the secrets hidden within a city rich in culture and ancient history and blessed with beauty. 

Vintage Mobile Cinema: Free Daytime Show

Vintage Mobile Cinema: Free Daytime Show

Back in the 1960s there were seven of these mobile cinemas made for the Ministry of Technology. 

The Amish Project (Ensemble Version)

The Amish Project (Ensemble Version)

The Amish Project (Ensemble Version), a story of grace and healing, is a fictionalized account of the shooting at an Amish school in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in 2006. 

Cockroaches

Cockroaches

Cockroaches is an adaptation of Mikhail Bulgakov’s play Flight, a story of five refugees fleeing the civil war and the Soviet regime in 1920. 

The Sneeze

The Sneeze

The Sneeze is a collection of hilarious short plays by the great Russian playwright Anton Chekhov, translated and adapted by Michael Frayn. 

Daniel Downie: 2 O'Clock Gun

Daniel Downie: 2 O'Clock Gun

Why do they fire a massive canon every day at lunchtime? How many pubs are named after brutal murderers? How did the Stone of Destiny end up back where it never belonged in the fir… 

1917: A Phantasmagoria

1917: A Phantasmagoria

A hundred years ago or yesterday? Strange and distant events or strangely familiar? Feminism, art, war, pop music, revolution, crime fiction, independence, racial violence, crazy p… 

For the School Colours: The Life and Works of Angela Brazil

For the School Colours: The Life and Works of Angela Brazil

Prolific children’s author, conservationist, believer in fairies – Angela Brazil was a complicated and determined woman with a tendency to write her personal life into her book… 

Albrecht Dürer: Renaissance Dude

Albrecht Dürer: Renaissance Dude

A light-hearted lecture on the German Renaissance’s coolest dude, Albrecht Dürer. 

Toll

Toll

‘I thought they wanted soldiers. 

The Giant Killers

The Giant Killers

Football wasn’t always a game for the masses. 

Little Boy

Little Boy

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

Edinburgh – Festival City Explorer Tours

Edinburgh – Festival City Explorer Tours

Join a local guide for this fun and informative walk through 900 years of Edinburgh’s history. 

Afternoon Family Underground Ghost Tour

Afternoon Family Underground Ghost Tour

Be led by a gruesome character from Edinburgh’s dark past around some old streets and wynds, then take a visit down into our Underground Vaults. 

Famous Scots from the Past

Famous Scots from the Past

Kings or Queens? Thinkers or Doers? Rogues or Heroes? This exciting exhibition showcases the lives of some of the most famous and infamous Scots, told through unique treasures from… 

Free Walking Tour: Sandemans

Free Walking Tour: Sandemans

On this guided walking tour of Edinburgh, an expert guide will show you all the city has to offer. 

St Cecilia's Hall and Museum of Music

St Cecilia's Hall and Museum of Music

Originally opened in 1763, St Cecilia’s Hall is the oldest purpose-built concert hall in Scotland. 

Enduring Eye

Enduring Eye

One of the greatest ever photographic records of human survival, Enduring Eye honours the achievements of Sir Ernest Shackleton and the men of the Endurance expedition of 1914-1917… 

Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites

Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites

This major exhibition tells the real story of the rise and fall of the Jacobites. 

Des Kapital: Never Mind the Cossacks!

Des Kapital: Never Mind the Cossacks!

Some people might think that setting the Battle of Stalingrad to Britney Spears’ Baby One More Time is somewhat trivialising the matter. 

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. 

Just An Ordinary Lawyer

Just An Ordinary Lawyer

Nigerian Tunji Sowande quietly breaks through multiple barriers to become Britain’s first Black judge in 1978. 

Olive and Bosie

Olive and Bosie

The cramped prison cell under Brighton’s Town Hall once more plays host to 368 Theatre Company’s trilogy of jail-based plays, which includes the sad tale of Olive and Bosi… 

Agent of Influence: The Secret Life of Pamela More

Agent of Influence: The Secret Life of Pamela More

In a time of pre-war political tension, gone are the days of frothy fashion journalism for Pamela More, a feisty and glamorous Times journalist who stubbornly prioritises haute-c… 

Mrs. Oscar Wilde

Mrs. Oscar Wilde

Constance Lloyd is rarely remembered in literary history. 

The Elephant Girls

The Elephant Girls

Forget lovable rogues and artful dodgers, this uncomfortable monologue tells the true story of a London awash with criminal gangs in the interwar years. 

Hurricane Michael

Hurricane Michael

In 1987, celebrated BBC weather forecaster Michael Fish stood up on national television and shrugged off reports of an oncoming hurricane. 

Longing, or Exile at Home

Longing, or Exile at Home

An Arab, a Jew, and a new immigrant take a voyage into memory, dramatising their personal stories. 

Richard III (a one-woman show)

Richard III (a one-woman show)

Richard III. 

Underworlds

Underworlds

In this tapestry of storytelling, poetry and monologues from the afterlife, Arachne the weaver spins tales of darkness, death and feminine mystique. 

In Debt We Trust

In Debt We Trust

Fusing stand-up, cabaret and live documentary, we go on a journey through that most deceptively fascinating of subjects - debt! With comedy vignettes (laughs), appearances from … 

Take Shelter!

Take Shelter!

Take Shelter at Downs Junior School, and step back to the 1940s when you visit our original WW2 Air Raid Shelter under the playground. 

Etherwave: Adventures With The Theremin

Etherwave: Adventures With The Theremin

Notorious performer Hypnotique tells her personal story about the world’s first electronic instrument (from 1920s Russia) and it’s influence on music today – including Led Zepp… 

Open Church: Sacred Heart, Hove

Open Church: Sacred Heart, Hove

Come and take a look around our beautiful church. 

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. 

Double Whammy

Double Whammy

Next to Normal spin words, music, vocals and their sweet, sweet moves into sketch forms every damn day (after their day jobs). 

The Angel and The Fiend

The Angel and The Fiend

“I looked like an angel, but was a fiend inside. 

Streamline Taxis: A Social History Since 1936

Streamline Taxis: A Social History Since 1936

A social history of Brighton & Hove’s largest taxi company, formed by a group of drivers in 1936 using a brand new concept which changed the taxi industry all over England, spreadi… 

Taliesin: A Tale of Power, Class and Environmental Catastrophe

Taliesin: A Tale of Power, Class and Environmental Catastrophe

Plunge into tales of the legendary Welsh bard Taliesin. 

The Brighton Killers

The Brighton Killers

In the era of Serial, Making a Murderer and Casting JonBenet, it can be easy to forget that the public’s taste for true crime is not a particularly modern phenomenon. 

Fall of Duty

Fall of Duty

1916. 

Pals

Pals

New writing about the Great War, this poignant, funny play follows the story of innocent and enthusiastic men who volunteer their services to Britain after Kitchener’s call to arms… 

French & German Immigrants' Contribution to Victorian Brighton

French & German Immigrants' Contribution to Victorian Brighton

Before World War One most immigrants to Brighton were French and German speakers from the Continent. 

Aquarium History Tour: Sea Life Brighton

Aquarium History Tour: Sea Life Brighton

Exclusive after hours tours, just on offer as part of the Brighton Fringe in May. 

'Sweethearts' and 'The Hooligan' by W. S. Gilbert

'Sweethearts' and 'The Hooligan' by W. S. Gilbert

Two masterly and unfairly neglected short plays by W. 

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. 

Piers & Queers

Piers & Queers

Over 200 years of history from a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer perspective including Regency Dandies, 1950s lesbian and gay life and political activism. 

Immigrant Diaries for Refugees - Sajeela Kershi & Guests

Immigrant Diaries for Refugees - Sajeela Kershi & Guests

Immigration, migrants, the refugee crisis; hot divisive topics of debate that have been blamed for Brexit, Trump, rise of hate crimes in the past year. 

Brighton Station Tours: Limited Spaces

Brighton Station Tours: Limited Spaces

These amazing tours only happen during Brighton Fringe. 

St Michael and All Angels Church Tours the Cathedral of the Backstreets

St Michael and All Angels Church Tours the Cathedral of the Backstreets

Guided tours of this magnificent Grade I* listed church - one of the finest Victorian churches in the country. 

A Brighton Story 90 Minute City Tour

A Brighton Story 90 Minute City Tour

Brighton’s most popular 90 minute traditional city walking tour. 

The Writers' Bloc

The Writers' Bloc

Soviet Russia, 1937. 

HIP Trip of Brighton: A Psychedelic Wander

HIP Trip of Brighton: A Psychedelic Wander

Award-nominated sell-out hit HIP returns as an immersive journey through the streets of 1970s Brighton. 

Ghost Walk of the Lanes

Ghost Walk of the Lanes

A 70 minute tour in the company of either Silas, Jasper or Ebenezer, visiting eight sites, around Brighton’s most haunted quarter. 

Eglantyne

Eglantyne

Inspiring solo play about Eglantyne Jebb, a courageous, passionate, Edwardian human rights activist. 

Only in Brighton!

Only in Brighton!

A fact-filled walk celebrating our unique city. 

Geoffrey Mead's London Road Tour

Geoffrey Mead's London Road Tour

London Road is an area rapidly regenerating after years of inner city decline. 

Geoffrey Mead's Clifton & Montpelier Tour

Geoffrey Mead's Clifton & Montpelier Tour

Close to the city centre lies the Victorian suburb of Clifton Hill and Montpelier; a quiet architecturally interesting community with its own geological, geographical and social hi… 

The Unknown Soldier

The Unknown Soldier

Jack stayed on when the guns fell silent, to search amongst the rusty wire and unexploded bombs for those that could never go home. 

In Conversation with an Acid Bath Murderer

In Conversation with an Acid Bath Murderer

Join John George Haigh in his cell, the night before he is hanged in 1949. 

The Gin Whore Tour

The Gin Whore Tour

Much has been said and written about gin but Dorothy Parker probably uttered the most appropriate for this event. 

A Terrified Soul – Macbeth

A Terrified Soul – Macbeth

There have been by my count no less than six adaptations of Macbeth at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2016, yet the China Anhui Opera Institute’s offering may be the most unusual. 

Bach: Variety and Variations

Bach: Variety and Variations

Organist David Hamilton presents a programme including Bach’s Sei gegrüsset variations and the mighty Passacaglia. 

Thirty Years of the Workcenter: A Retrospective

Thirty Years of the Workcenter: A Retrospective

We encounter the Workcenter’s deepening of an exploration of the human being in action, as Mr Richards guides us through the phases of the Workcenter’s performing arts research… 

Thirty Years of the Workcenter: A Retrospective

Thirty Years of the Workcenter: A Retrospective

We encounter the Workcenter’s deepening of an exploration of the human being in action, as Mr Richards guides us through the phases of the Workcenter’s performing arts research… 

Edinburgh - A Tale of Two Towns

Edinburgh - A Tale of Two Towns

This tour covers both the Old Town and the New Town, and includes a wide breadth of history about Edinburgh. 

Immortal

Immortal

A splendidly constructed World War Two piece, that struggles to be heard. 

King John

King John

Performed by a company of young actors, this is a credible adaptation of Shakespeare’s rarely performed King John that revels in the high stakes of its historical narrative. 

Presentation of the Film Documentation of Jerzy Grotowski's The Constant Prince

Presentation of the Film Documentation of Jerzy Grotowski's The Constant Prince

Carla Pollastrelli will carry the public through an outline of Jerzy Grotowski’s creative biography with a specific focus on the theatrical phase he carried out between 1959 and … 

Presentation of the Film Documentation of Jerzy Grotowski's The Constant Prince

Presentation of the Film Documentation of Jerzy Grotowski's The Constant Prince

Carla Pollastrelli will carry the public through an outline of Jerzy Grotowski’s creative biography with a specific focus on the theatrical phase he carried out between 1959 and … 

Nancy's Philosopher

Nancy's Philosopher

“Reason is, and ought only to be, the slave of the passions. 

A Sketchy History

A Sketchy History

Huddled underground in a nuclear bunker, Three Men in a Boot attempt to recreate history as best they can whilst staving off hunger (and potentially another Ice Age). 

Remember Edith Cavell

Remember Edith Cavell

100 years ago Nurse Edith Cavell was shot for assisting allied soldiers out of Belgium. 

Brundibar

Brundibar

Brundibar is an opera for children performed by children. 

Presentation of the Film Documentation of Jerzy Grotowski's Akropolis

Presentation of the Film Documentation of Jerzy Grotowski's Akropolis

In this encounter, Carla Pollastrelli, co-director of Fondazione Pontedera Teatro from 1993 to 2012, will introduce and present the video documentation of Akropolis, an outstanding… 

The Eagle and The Oystercatcher

The Eagle and The Oystercatcher

Come and meet Holly Bidgood, author of The Eagle and The Oystercatcher. 

Presentation of the Film Documentation of Jerzy Grotowski's Akropolis

Presentation of the Film Documentation of Jerzy Grotowski's Akropolis

In this encounter, Carla Pollastrelli, co-director of Fondazione Pontedera Teatro from 1993 to 2012, will introduce and present the video documentation of Akropolis, an outstanding… 

The Diana Tapes

The Diana Tapes

This tense thriller presents the true story of one of the greatest media scandals in British history – the publication of Andrew Morton’s book about Diana, Princess of Wales, whi… 

I Will Speak for Myself

I Will Speak for Myself

One actress in an authentic, theatrical and compelling performance that breathes life into long-forgotten African-American women’s voices from slave narratives, personal letters,… 

Who's the Umpire

Who's the Umpire

After a sold out run in London, Who’s the Umpire is the Edinburgh debut of London based Theatre company, Omnifolk. 

The Winter Gift

The Winter Gift

Berlin, 1928 – a fun-loving young American actress and a straight-laced German film director come together to make a classic of the silent screen, Pandora’s Box. 

Matthias Weckmann @ 400

Matthias Weckmann @ 400

Born 400 years ago, Weckmann was regarded as one of the greatest organists of his generation. David Hamilton performs his complete organ works in two parts with an interval. 

John Knox

John Knox

If you want to see a show that constructs John Knox as a talking point for oversimplified political views, may I suggest Mary Queen of Scots got her Head Chopped Off? It’s not on… 

Dr Alasdair Raffe Presents James VII: A Misunderstood King?

Dr Alasdair Raffe Presents James VII: A Misunderstood King?

James VII (reigned 1685-8), Scotland’s last Catholic king, was overthrown by his son-in-law William of Orange in the revolution of 1688-9. 

Cradle King

Cradle King

In this one-performer play by writer Donald Smith, actor Robin Thomson plays King James – at once James VI of Scotland and James I of England. 

Bubble Revolution

Bubble Revolution

George Orwell once wrote a fairy tale in order to avoid accusations of criticising reality. 

Dr Bill Aird Presents The Men in St Margaret of Scotland’s Life

Dr Bill Aird Presents The Men in St Margaret of Scotland’s Life

The Life of St Margaret provides a unique insight into late 11th-century Scotland and her profound influence on her husband and his kingdom. 

Paul Duncan McGarrity – Ask an Archaeologist

Paul Duncan McGarrity – Ask an Archaeologist

In Paul Duncan McGarrity’s eighth show at the Fringe, Ask An Archaeologist, interesting and funny are blended to create a must see stand-up at the heart of the Free Fringe Festiv… 

Call Mr Robeson

Call Mr Robeson

Call Mr Robeson is Tayo Aluko’s tribute to one of the twentieth century’s most recognisable singers in terms of looks and voice. 

John Muir: Rhapsody in Green

John Muir: Rhapsody in Green

Directed by Patrick Sandford. 

Noiseless and Patient

Noiseless and Patient

Prince Edward Island, Canada, 1883 – home to the young Lucy Maud Montgomery, creator of Anne of Green Gables, and to four young spinsters of Scottish, Irish and English descent. 

There Was a Soldier...

There Was a Soldier...

WWI stories, songs, poems, humour and visuals by performers aged 14-70. 

The White Crow

The White Crow

Adolph Eichmann never personally killed anyone, but he was hanged in 1962, having been found guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity. 

Dr Sandra Bingham Presents Pirates, Plunder and Personalities: The Rediscovery of Ancient Carthage

Dr Sandra Bingham Presents Pirates, Plunder and Personalities: The Rediscovery of Ancient Carthage

Early archaeological enthusiasts at Carthage were drawn in search of the city of Dido and Hannibal. 

Verge of Strife

Verge of Strife

Emerging in a Grecian breastplate of gold, to a poetic backdrop of Wilfred Owen’s Dulce et Decorum Est the stage is seemingly set for the presentation of a man whose view of hims… 

Soddin’ Flodden

Soddin’ Flodden

1513, Flodden Field: among the dead lay Scotland’s most popular Stewart King and the flower of her nobility. 

The Necessity of Atheism

The Necessity of Atheism

The genius of the Romantic poets was their ability to bring emotion to the forefront in a world where faux-rationality reigned. 

Lest We Forget

Lest We Forget

Lest We Forget is a play centered on the human cost of World War One directly in its aftermath. 

Ladies in Waiting: The Judgement of Henry VIII

Ladies in Waiting: The Judgement of Henry VIII

Ladies in Waiting, written by and starring James Cougar Canfield as the lascivious and misogynistic King Henry VIII, is a steamy, feminist critique of the most notorious of England… 

The Lion in Winter

The Lion in Winter

One World Actors Centre’s fringe production of James Goldman’s historical black comedy The Lion in Winter is a valiant attempt to bring the acclaimed play to the festival stage… 

Dr David Silkenat Presents The Long Life of the Lost Cause: Why it Took 150 Years for the Confederate Flag to Come Down

Dr David Silkenat Presents The Long Life of the Lost Cause: Why it Took 150 Years for the Confederate Flag to Come Down

The Confederate States of America lost its quest for political independence in 1865, but its symbol, the Confederate flag, lived on, long after the nation it represented cease to e… 

1857: Turrebaz Khan

1857: Turrebaz Khan

A premiering play based on the life of the 19th-century Indian soldier Turrebaz Khan who rebelled for his country’s freedom. 

Girl

Girl

International theatre has always been a key component of Edinburgh Fringe. 

So Good a Thing

So Good a Thing

Waldorf Wayfarers – Directed by Australian composer Judith Clingan, 20 students and teachers from Waldorf or Steiner schools in Australia and Taiwan will give an hour’s program… 

Tristram Shandy: Live at Scotland

Tristram Shandy: Live at Scotland

Tristram Shandy’s sizzling autobiography, The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, has just hit the shelves and the author has announced a nation-wide tour: a theatrica… 

Just an Ordinary Lawyer

Just an Ordinary Lawyer

Nigerian Tunji Sowande quietly breaks through multiple barriers to become Britain’s first black judge in 1978. 

Nosferatu's Shadow

Nosferatu's Shadow

The image of a twisted spindly shadow with long crooked fingers, along with pointy ears and even pointier fangs ascending the stairs, is one that is burned into the imaginations an… 

The Soul in the Machine – George Williams, YMCA Founder

The Soul in the Machine – George Williams, YMCA Founder

‘We are more than bodies to be fed to a machine. 

Call Mr Robeson

Call Mr Robeson

Paul Robeson is a world-famous American actor, singer and civil rights campaigner. 

Bad Medicine and Quackery in Edinburgh

Bad Medicine and Quackery in Edinburgh

Come to the College’s spectacular hall to be shocked by our seventh Fringe event. 

Arthur Conan Doyle, an Edinburgh Man

Arthur Conan Doyle, an Edinburgh Man

Following her third year of successful, sell-out shows, Ann Treherne, Chairman of The Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre, talks about this famous man of literature – and spiritualism!… 

Out of Our Father's House

Out of Our Father's House

The self-empowerment of interesting American women from history is a dramatic premise that instantly arrests your attention. 

Quli: Dilon ka Shahzaada

Quli: Dilon ka Shahzaada

The intimate SpaceTriplex Studio, tucked underground beneath Edinburgh’s cosmopolitan centre, is an appropriate home-from-home for Quli: Dilon ka Shahzaada. 

The Psychic Project

The Psychic Project

A mind reading show based on the true story of the Cold War’s psychic spies. 

Change

Change

A collection of witty, intelligent and highly entertaining plays written for and by members of the Actresses Franchise League. 

Bach and the Dance of God

Bach and the Dance of God

In their sixth appearance at the Fringe, George, Adam and Tom Wilson have borrowed the title of Wilfred Meller’s book for a programme which will include music for organ, solo violi… 

Stand-Up History

Stand-Up History

History meets hilarity as stand-up comedians bring the past to life with punchlines. 

Parliament House: A Hidden Gem

Parliament House: A Hidden Gem

This exhibition within the magnificent Parliament Hall gives a fascinating insight into the history, traditions and ceremonies of the home of Scotland’s Supreme Courts. 

Royal Mile Tours – Free

Royal Mile Tours – Free

Join a trained festival guide for a historical walking tour around Edinburgh’s world-famous Old Town. 

Condemned

Condemned

New late night tour experience offering a unique insight into Edinburgh’s tumultuous yet fascinating past with witches and witchcraft, telling stories of its infamous accomplices a… 

Celts

Celts

The Celts exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland is well worth a visit. 

Just an Ordinary Lawyer

Just an Ordinary Lawyer

Nigerian Tunji Sowande quietly breaks through multiple barriers to become Britain’s first black judge in 1978. 

Aidan Killian: The Money Shot

Aidan Killian: The Money Shot

‘Ireland’s hottest comedian’ (OneWorldChronicle. 

Mr Kingdom's Queen Victoria (Or a Little of What You Fancy)

Mr Kingdom's Queen Victoria (Or a Little of What You Fancy)

The queen who ruled a kingdom (and an empire) as you’ve never dared think of her before. 

Etherwave: Adventures with the Theremin

Etherwave: Adventures with the Theremin

Notorious performer Hypnotique tells her personal story about the world’s first electronic instrument (from 1920s Russia) and its influence on music today – including Led Zeppe… 

Robert Burns: Rough Cut

Robert Burns: Rough Cut

Meet the real edgy Bard. 

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. 

Edinburgh – Festival City Explorer Tours

Edinburgh – Festival City Explorer Tours

Join a fun and informative small group tour through Edinburgh’s historic city centre, led by a knowledgeable and experienced local guide. 

Nick Hall: Szgrabble

Nick Hall: Szgrabble

Character comedian Nick Hall brings a one-man Cold War thriller to Brighton. 

Bouffe!

Bouffe!

“Highly recommended. 

Noiseless and Patient

Noiseless and Patient

Prince Edward Island, Canada, 1883 - home to L. 

Gran Consiglio (Mussolini)

Gran Consiglio (Mussolini)

Opening in 1943 Rome, Gran Consiglio is set with The Grand Council of Fascism meeting to discuss the deposition of Benito Mussolini. 

The Unknown Soldier

The Unknown Soldier

Jack stayed on when the guns fell silent, to search the battlefields for those that could never go home. 

Year Without Summer

Year Without Summer

May 1816. 

An Old Fashioned Girl

An Old Fashioned Girl

It’s a dangerous move to end your fringe show with a cover of Peggy Lee’s Is That All There Is? as you run the risk of audiences leaving with that very question ringing in… 

Charmian Hughes: When Comedy Was Alternative (The Laughs And Loves Of A She-Comic)

Charmian Hughes: When Comedy Was Alternative (The Laughs And Loves Of A She-Comic)

Izzard, Brand, Hardee - comedian Charmian’s had steaming hot cuppas with them all. 

Crazy Horse: A Dream of Thunder

Crazy Horse: A Dream of Thunder

A one-man drama about Indian chief, Crazy Horse that captures the high adventure of the Sioux Wars of the Wild West. 

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. 

Amadeus Martin: God Created Brixton

Amadeus Martin: God Created Brixton

Award-winning comedian Amadeus Martin takes you on a journey through Brixton urban legends, anecdotes and observations, from the failed Viking Invasion of 885AD, the Victorian Era … 

Piers & Queers

Piers & Queers

Why is Brighton the LGBTQ capital of the United Kingdom? That’s the question tour guide Ric Morris poses at the start of Piers & Queers, a queer-historical walking tour that span… 

Stage, Screen and Trench

Stage, Screen and Trench

Discover forgotten WW1 stories of Sussex’s Edwardian film and entertainment personalities who were the real life inspiration for ‘Oh! What A Lovely War’ and who were behind the cam… 

Call Mr Robeson

Call Mr Robeson

As soon as Taylo Aluko, in the guise of Paul Robeson, takes to the stage we know we’re in for a treat. 

The Bear Space

The Bear Space

“We are sorry to have to tell you that in this country it all began with a bear. 

Sky Lounge: Embassy Court Sun Terrace

Sky Lounge: Embassy Court Sun Terrace

Embassy Court’s time-travelling cocktail bar returns to celebrate this modernist building’s 80th birthday. 

Joan

Joan

Thoroughly entertaining, cleverly written and immaculately performed. 

Love in 'The Harbour'

Love in 'The Harbour'

Argus Angel award winners with brightonirish. 

Brighton's Seawater Tour

Brighton's Seawater Tour

Fresh air, amazing sea views, forgotten histories, architecture and aquatic entertainment. 

Broken Glass by Arthur Miller

Broken Glass by Arthur Miller

Written when he was nearly 70 years old, Arthur Miller’s Broken Glass, had been in his mind’s development ever since his marriage to Marilyn Monroe ended shortly before her deat… 

A Walk Through Homelessness in Brighton & Hove

A Walk Through Homelessness in Brighton & Hove

Brighton & Hove is a city of contrasts. 

The History of Everything in 60 Mins (more or less)

The History of Everything in 60 Mins (more or less)

Ben Watson’s meet and greet as we entered the theatre made his audience immediately warm to him. 

The Iliad

The Iliad

It is the tenth year of the siege of Troy, the year that Calchas the soothsayer has predicted the city will fall. 

Conductors' Unbecoming Scenes from Orchestral Life

Conductors' Unbecoming Scenes from Orchestral Life

Gavin Henderson regales first hand hilarious stories of the many conductors he has worked with: Stokowski, Otto Klemperer, Giulini, Svetlanov, Barbirolli, Sargent and Rattle among… 

Hats Off to Laurel and Hardy

Hats Off to Laurel and Hardy

Laurel and Hardy are the best-loved comedy duo of all time. 

Stories of the Sword: The Second Stab

Stories of the Sword: The Second Stab

So much history, so little time. 

Sharing Toys: Memories and Recollections

Sharing Toys: Memories and Recollections

Visit people’s memories of toys and take the opportunity to share your own toy recollections via video, writing, drawing or whatever other media inspires you. 

Aquarium History Tour: Sea Life Brighton

Aquarium History Tour: Sea Life Brighton

A unique opportunity to go off the public route and learn about the remarkable history of the world’s oldest operating aquarium. 

Special Lecture: 250th Anniversary of Judaism in Brighton

Special Lecture: 250th Anniversary of Judaism in Brighton

‘The Synagogues of Great Britain’: Dr Sharman Kadish is the Director of Jewish Heritage UK and a research fellow and lecturer at the Centre for Jewish Studies at the University of … 

250th Anniversary Concert

250th Anniversary Concert

The concert, which is being held in the synagogue, is in celebration of the 250th anniversary of the first recorded Jewish family who lived in Brighton at 22 East Street. 

All The Nice Girls

All The Nice Girls

Fascinating, touching and truly enlightening, this lesbian musical romance tells the story of forgotten Variety stars Gwen Farrar and Norah Blaney. 

250th Anniversary Jewish Heritage Bus Tour

250th Anniversary Jewish Heritage Bus Tour

Heritage bus tour of places of historical Jewish interest in the Brighton & Hove area in connection with the 250th Anniversary, ending with a tour of Middle Street Synagogue. 

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. 

A Good Jew

A Good Jew

Frankfurt 1938: Jewish pianist Sol and Aryan violinist Hilda are lovers. 

Geoffrey Mead's Clifton & Montpelier Tour

Geoffrey Mead's Clifton & Montpelier Tour

The Clifton Hill and Montpelier area is a charming, inner-city architectural gem that is the essence of Brighton style. 

Streamline Taxis: A Social History

Streamline Taxis: A Social History

A social history of Brighton and Hove’s largest taxi company, formed by a group of drivers in 1936 using a brand new concept which changed the taxi industry all over England, sprea… 

Damien by Aldyth Morris

Damien by Aldyth Morris

The story of Fr Damien, leper priest and patron saint of outcasts. 

Brighton Station Tours: Limited Spaces

Brighton Station Tours: Limited Spaces

These amazing tours only happen during Brighton Fringe. 

Notorious Women of Brighton

Notorious Women of Brighton

Wilful princesses, Music Hall stars, headstrong courtesans, acrobats, entrepreneurs - Brighton has always attracted women who dare to do things differently. 

Lost Cinemas of Brighton Tour

Lost Cinemas of Brighton Tour

Brighton’s rich cinema history rediscovered on this acclaimed 90 minute tour. 

George Douglas: The Unseen Archive

George Douglas: The Unseen Archive

A new exhibition from the archive of Brighton photographer, George Douglas. 

Brighton's Hidden Mysteries Tour

Brighton's Hidden Mysteries Tour

“A fascinating stroll through the city’s association with the occult, packed with detail and entertainingly dodgy conjecture” **** (The Argus). 

Only in Brighton!

Only in Brighton!

A walk celebrating all that’s unique, and a little bit weird, about Brighton. 

Notorious Women of Hove

Notorious Women of Hove

By popular demand! Hove has been home to women whose ideas have shaken up our world - from some of Britain’s first women doctors to suffragettes; campaigners to boundary-shifting e… 

The Greatest Stories Never Told

The Greatest Stories Never Told

Setting the evening’s tone from the outset, the audience take their seats while the actors prep onstage, cycling through an exaggerated array of warmup exercises that any perform… 

The Cranston Fiddle

The Cranston Fiddle

The Cranston Fiddle tells the story of the Cranstons of Haddington – an ordinary family who suffered great loss during the First World War. 

Mill Girls On Tour

Mill Girls On Tour

Comic and tragic. 

Nell Gwyn: An Epilogue

Nell Gwyn: An Epilogue

This one-woman show presents Nell Gwyn, mistress of King Charles II, as she regales the audience with her lot in life – actor, lover and whore. 

White Poppies

White Poppies

1915: in a Northern mining community, Tom lies about his age and, to the sadness of his sweetheart and mother, enlists as a tunneller in France. 

All's Well That Ends Well

All's Well That Ends Well

A sweet, beguiling Shakespearean romance is skilfully reimagined against the backdrop of the Second World War in Youth Action Theatre (YAT)’s appealing production of All’s Well… 

Since You Went Away

Since You Went Away

It’s 1941 and millions of women have their loved ones ripped away from them, unsure if they’ll ever meet again. 

Tessa Dunlop: An Audience with The Bletchley Girls

Tessa Dunlop: An Audience with The Bletchley Girls

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

Jack the Ripper: Facts, No Fiction

Jack the Ripper: Facts, No Fiction

London, 1888. 

Romanovs

Romanovs

The Romanovs is not about royalty. 

Pip Utton: Adolf

Pip Utton: Adolf

One of the most exciting solo shows of the past decade. 

Jane Austen's Forgotten Stories

Jane Austen's Forgotten Stories

Ever wondered what Jane Austen wrote before Mr Darcy? Ever wanted period drama without the dull bits? You’re in luck! This is Austen without the slow stuff. 

History of Porridge

History of Porridge

Like bagpipes, deep-fried mars bars and kilts, eating porridge is one of those ‘typically’ Scottish clichés that gets bandied about far too often. 

Stitch in Time: A Knitting Cabaret

Stitch in Time: A Knitting Cabaret

There’s niche and then there’s the niche of the niche. 

Antigone: An Arabian Tragedy

Antigone: An Arabian Tragedy

Antigone: An Arabian Tragedy started out as two plays in a year-long project by One World Actors Centre (Kuwait) to produce Jean Anouilh’s Antigone in both English and Arabic. 

God's Smuggler

God's Smuggler

How far would you go for a cause you believe in? Celebrating the 60th anniversary of the international charity Open Doors – God’s Smuggler is an exciting new play about the jou… 

Sequamur

Sequamur

The new Gaelic language play Sequamur, by Donald S Murray, reflects on the life of educationalist William J Gibson, headmaster of the Nicolson Institute, Stornoway between 1894 and… 

Song Tales from the American Edge

Song Tales from the American Edge

Texan Kiya Heartwood (Stealin’ Horses, Wishing Chair) is ‘an award-winning American singer/songwriter who writes smart, funny and poignant songs about the famous and not-so-famou… 

Grim Reaper Graveyard Tour

Grim Reaper Graveyard Tour

Uncover the secrets of the dead in this creepy night time tour of Greyfriars, Edinburgh’s most historic graveyard. 

Women of the Mourning Fields

Women of the Mourning Fields

This is a play for fans of Greek tragedy and theatre nerds. 

Female Transport

Female Transport

Set aboard a convict ship on its way to Australia, Steve Gooch’s stark, hard-hitting drama tells the story of six female convicts on their six-month journey and their determination… 

Fair Cruelty

Fair Cruelty

The Tudors and the Stewarts enjoyed a colourful and controversial past, occasionally solicitous but more often a battle of wills involving courtship and conquest. 

Boundary Riders: NZ Pioneer Women

Boundary Riders: NZ Pioneer Women

‘An invaluable body of work that traverses genres and captures untold stories of Kiwi pioneer women’ (NZ Herald, September 2014). 

Richard III
BOBBY WINNER

Richard III

I have seen several performances of Richard III; Laurence Olivier and Ian McKellen on film, and Kevin Spacey at the Old Vic, but Emily Carding’s portrayal of the king who murders… 

Troublesome People by Jill Haas

Troublesome People by Jill Haas

The challenge for any writer tackling the well-worn topic of WWII is to find a particular niche or angle which has not previously been given adequate treatment. 

Beyond Expectations

Beyond Expectations

Beyond Expectations markets itself as a reworking of the Dickens classic, but this time told from the perspective of the love interest, Estella. 

O! Glorious Youth

O! Glorious Youth

It’s the early 20th Century, and dancing, drugs and violence are rife in London. 

Lost Voices

Lost Voices

A moving multilingual anthology of the First World War, recreated by contemporary poet and playwright, Andy Cargill. 

Touched by Fire

Touched by Fire

This is immersive theatre. 

It's a Woman's War

It's a Woman's War

This show invites us to take a look at life in wartime Britain. 

Titans of the Enlightenment

Titans of the Enlightenment

Hosted by Club members Professor David Purdie, retired medical doctor, renowned after dinner speaker and Honorary Professor at IASSH, David Ingram, antiquarian, historian, wit, bon… 

Bach E

Bach E

For the fourth year, George, described in the Scotsman as ‘a musician of extraordinary flair and sensitivity’ with his twin sons – now aged 13 – will offer insight into Bach’s … 

Royal Mile Tours – Free

Royal Mile Tours – Free

Take part in the Festival’s longest running show at no charge at all. 

Edinburgh – A Tale of Two Towns

Edinburgh – A Tale of Two Towns

On our tour we will reveal some of the secrets hidden within a city rich in culture and ancient history and blessed with beauty. 

Mary Queen of Scots – The Edinburgh Story

Mary Queen of Scots – The Edinburgh Story

There have been many books, films, documentaries, etc on Mary Stuart, giving us many perceptions of Mary, those involved with her, and incidents in her life. 

With Their Eyes: The View from a High School at Ground Zero

With Their Eyes: The View from a High School at Ground Zero

September 11, 2001, started off like any other day at Stuyvesant High School, located only a few blocks from the World Trade Center. 

Nelson: The Sailors' Story

Nelson: The Sailors' Story

Nelson: The Sailors’ Story. 

The Complete History of America, Abridged

The Complete History of America, Abridged

A ridiculous romp through nearly 500 years of American history, as seen and interpreted through hearts and minds of students from Stow Munroe Falls High School, Stow, Ohio. 

History's Greatest Monster

History's Greatest Monster

Recommended by LondonIsFunny. 

Black is the Color of My Voice

Black is the Color of My Voice

Inspired by the life of Nina Simone, the show follows a jazz musician and civil rights activist called Mena Bordeaux as she undergoes a spiritual cleansing following the untimely d… 

Going Underground

Going Underground

Be enlightened, be frightened! A fascinating insight into Edinburgh’s underground city! By Davy the Ghost who founded the very first underground ghost tours in Edinburgh! What co… 

Photography: A Victorian Sensation

Photography: A Victorian Sensation

Meet the pioneers of photography and discover how the Victorian craze for the photograph transformed the way we capture images today and mirrors our own modern day fascination for … 

The Dark Truth Tour

The Dark Truth Tour

This late night special one hour tour takes you on a journey into the darker side of Edinburgh’s underground history. 

Art for Lunch

Art for Lunch

Escape the thunderous thrill of the High Street! Unwind and enjoy tranquillity, inspiring music and stunning architecture in the medieval heart of Edinburgh. 

Lifting the Lid: A History of Scottish Cooking

Lifting the Lid: A History of Scottish Cooking

Using the Library’s rich collections of manuscript and printed recipe books, we explore Scotland’s changing relationship with food and drink over the centuries. 

Edinburgh Free Tour

Edinburgh Free Tour

The world-renowned Sandemans Free Tour shows you the best of Edinburgh, with enthusiastic local guides providing tours in English and Spanish every day of the week! Starting on the… 

Edinburgh: Festival City Explorer Tour

Edinburgh: Festival City Explorer Tour

New in town? Start your day with a fun and informative walking tour, following a scenic route through Edinburgh’s city centre. 

Barbara

Barbara

Barbara Graham’s case is a shocking miscarriage of justice and a declaration should be made by the Governor of the State of California to rectify this injustice, which stands to th… 

Building Emily Warren: The Story of the Brooklyn Bridge

Building Emily Warren: The Story of the Brooklyn Bridge

It’s 1870. 

We Have Ways of Making You Talk

We Have Ways of Making You Talk

Achtung! Achtung! Comedian Al Murray and historian James Holland are bringing their highly acclaimed World War II podcast to the Edinburgh Festival.