Dance Base Unwrapped

Dance Base Unwrapped

Tucked in between the bustling pubs of the grassmarket is the capital's home of dance and its latest exhibition, Dance Base Unwrapped. 

Family Portrait
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Family Portrait

A charming, funny and touching interactive video installation, Family Portrait by Natasha Gilmore’s Barrowland Ballet features Natasha herself as mother and single parent and her… 

Late, Live and Unwrapped

Late, Live and Unwrapped

Are you ready to explore the night with Dance Base’s immersive late-night exhibition? Linked with Dance Base unwrapped, the experience will include the work of Fran. 

Phantasmaphone

Phantasmaphone

Sit down by the telephone, pick it up… and experience a unique theatrical and literary moment with a French actor, talking from Paris city! Inspired by the deliciously old-fashio… 

Champions by Himherandit Productions

Champions by Himherandit Productions

What makes us all champions? What are we dealing with in our personal lives? Do we ever stop and deal with our vulnerabilities? Champions is an emotional performance installation t… 

The Wild Unfeeling World

The Wild Unfeeling World

The Wild Unfeeling World is an ingenious bit of storytelling; not only is it an innovative and eccentric reimagining of Moby Dick, but a stunning example of a wonderfully modern ap… 

The Archive of Educated Hearts

The Archive of Educated Hearts

Casey Jay Andrews, resplendent in red dungarees in an intimate venue of her own creation, begins by reminding us pointedly that in her show she is not an actor but will “remain a… 

Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet

Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet

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

Miijin Ki

Miijin Ki

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

This Time Will Be Different

This Time Will Be Different

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

A Young Man Dressed as a Gorilla Dressed as an Old Man Sits Rocking in a Rocking Chair for 56 Minutes and Then Leaves... 11

A Young Man Dressed as a Gorilla Dressed as an Old Man Sits Rocking in a Rocking Chair for 56 Minutes and Then Leaves... 11

I need to preface with this review with a disclaimer – this is either a one-star or a five-star show, depending on your sense of humour. 

EdFest Quest

EdFest Quest

Did you know there are over 3,000 shows at the Fringe, dozens of incredible international acts at the “proper” Festival and a growing ecosystem of arts events around town this Augu… 

Data Play

Data Play

The Design Informatics Pavilion is a pop-up exhibition space designed by biomorphis architects featuring a range of objects and experiences that invite you to step into the future. 

21

21

When did you turn 21? In this ambitious video installation, Mats Staub explores how world history is mirrored in personal memories. 

Niteskreen

Niteskreen

British comedy’s leading (only) homage to ITV Nightscreen returns to Edinburgh, with an all-new show for 2019. 

Paul Currie: Trufficle Musk

Paul Currie: Trufficle Musk

Genders and non-genders, come plunge your human meat gloves into this zeitgeist pavlova as you gently take each other delicately by the frontal cortex and we all ascend into the sp… 

Below the Blanket

Below the Blanket

A sensory series of visual, sonic and kinetic installations inspired by blanket bog in the Scottish highlands, Cryptic take you on a captivating journey to Caithness and Sutherland… 

The Archive of Educated Hearts

The Archive of Educated Hearts

"People are amazing, aren’t they?" So asks a lone voice in the darkness. 

Flight

Flight

Darkfield – creators of last years Séance – have brought their shipping container back to Summerhall for their latest aeronautically themed immersive audio performance, Flight… 

Reuse, Reinvent, Reimagine – Art Exhibition Opening Night Party, August 10th, 19:00–22:00

Reuse, Reinvent, Reimagine – Art Exhibition Opening Night Party, August 10th, 19:00–22:00

This art exhibition highlights one of the world’s most pressing environmental problems: the inability of humankind to effectively cope with the disposal of the vast amounts of ho… 

EdFest Quest

EdFest Quest

Did you know there are over 3000 shows at the Fringe, dozens of incredible international acts at the ‘proper’ Festival and a growing ecosystem of arts events around town this Augus… 

The Department of Lost and Found

The Department of Lost and Found

A 1960s caravan housing a left-luggage Museum. 

Drive-By Shooting

Drive-By Shooting

A street art opera. 

FuturePlay Virtual Reality Studio

FuturePlay Virtual Reality Studio

Assembly’s foray into digital entertainment returns after last year’s debut of the exhibition with more cutting-edge technology and a fantastic representation of how it can int… 

GloW-Design: Open – GENARATTIVE thnktank: Design Interventions: Nationalism vs Globalism

GloW-Design: Open – GENARATTIVE thnktank: Design Interventions: Nationalism vs Globalism

GENARATTIVE is a multicultural, multidisciplinary and multinational design think-tank. 

Gorilla Volume IV Tour

Gorilla Volume IV Tour

At Gorilla, we’ve always said that Perfume is Art. 

Kafka and Son

Kafka and Son

At the age of 36, Franz Kafka sat down to write a letter to his father that would never be sent. 

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… 

Agent November: Major X Plow-Shun / The Murder of Mr E

Agent November: Major X Plow-Shun / The Murder of Mr E

Within his immaculate MI5-style office set up as an escape room experience for up to ten people, Agent November offers willing accomplices the opportunity to take on the role of sp… 

Inherent Structure

Inherent Structure

A specific electronic machine is created in order to catch the inner vibrations produced by plants drinking water. 

Liquid Gold Is the Air

Liquid Gold Is the Air

Discover this award-winning triptych video installation in the tranquil beauty of Greyfriars Kirk – a haven in the festival city. 

Inherent Structure

Inherent Structure

A specific electronic machine is created in order to catch the inner vibrations produced by plants drinking water. 

FuturePlay Tech Zone

FuturePlay Tech Zone

Explore an interactive playground, where art meets tech. 

She Denied Nothing

She Denied Nothing

Inspired by the events of Sophocles’ Antigone, Greek theatre veterans Actors of Dionysus chose to examine the actions of two women who are unable to explain the whereabouts of … 

Sky Lounge

Sky Lounge

Embassy Court’s time-travelling cocktail bar is visiting the future. 

Pavillion 7090

Pavillion 7090

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

Huldebiet: a Dramatic Concert

Huldebiet: a Dramatic Concert

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

Trade Winds

Trade Winds

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

Behind the Beats

Behind the Beats

Hosted at Spectrum, ‘Behind the Beats’ explores the movements and scenes over the last 50 years that have been defined by the fashion, music and stories associated with them. 

Sculpture exhibition/Open studio

Sculpture exhibition/Open studio

This is an exhibition of abstract sculpture situated on and around a farmyard in a mid-Sussex rural setting. 

Words and Pictures. Pictures and Words

Words and Pictures. Pictures and Words

An enthralling exhibition based on a year-long collaboration between a photographer and a poet. 

Touch

Touch

What are you connected to? How does it feel to be connected? When do we feel connected? Touch is a durational event that explores connection, memory and the passing of time at the … 

The Dwelling Place

The Dwelling Place

Two large basement rooms in Summerhall have been transformed into a remarkable installation and immersive theatre, musical, video, sound, and light performance area. 

Beached

Beached

Following 2015’s ‘outstanding’ five-star review (Edinburgh49. 

Paul Currie: FFFFFFFMILK!

Paul Currie: FFFFFFFMILK!

Northern Irish master of surreal nonsense and bohemian clownarchist. 

Tight Ten

Tight Ten

A 10 minute injection of comedy for £1! The most intimate venue at the Fringe. 

Jules Verne’s Extraordinary Voyages: The Lighthouse at the End of the World

Jules Verne’s Extraordinary Voyages: The Lighthouse at the End of the World

When a remote lighthouse is attacked by a dangerous band of wreckers and vagabonds only one of the keepers escapes alive Joining forces with the sole survivor of a shipwreck, the p… 

The Owl and the Pussycat

The Owl and the Pussycat

Set sail for adventures galore. 

Jules Verne’s Extraordinary Voyages: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Jules Verne’s Extraordinary Voyages: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

We know more about the Moon than we do about the ocean floor. 

No More Miss America!

No More Miss America!

I originally held out much hope for this production from How to Deal with Rude and Unruly Women, however being there was like serving a prison sentence. 

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. 

Four Seasons In Sound

Four Seasons In Sound

Imagine the sounds of the seasons transformed into music. 

Narcolepsie

Narcolepsie

Numbers, symbols, synchronicity, a key, a door, dimensions, sentient life - what is reality? A glimpse into space/time and my perception of the Universe. 

Off The Rails

Off The Rails

A unique 1:1 scale replica of a Jubilee Line tube carriage, with the interior and exterior covered in a printed vinyl wrap, featuring the graphic artwork of Andy Seize, who experim… 

Borderlands

Borderlands

We are on the border between England and Scotland, life and death, fluid and solid. 

The Wendy House Trilogy: Edmund

The Wendy House Trilogy: Edmund

This is a show I really wanted to enjoy; each part of the production tries very hard to achieve an ambitious vision, but don’t quite make it. 

The Wendy House Trilogy: Dorothy

The Wendy House Trilogy: Dorothy

Dorothy, part of the Wendy House Trilogy, is a humour-infused adaptation of The Wizard of Oz written by Greg and Joe Allen and directed by Joe Allen. 

The Wendy House Trilogy: Peter

The Wendy House Trilogy: Peter

Peter is the first show in The Wendy House Trilogy produced by Jealous Whale Theatre. 

The Night Watch

The Night Watch

Set in the Spanish war, The Night Watch is a gripping period drama. 

Jethro Compton's Frontier Trilogy: The Clock Strikes Noon

Jethro Compton's Frontier Trilogy: The Clock Strikes Noon

Brought to the fringe by multi-talented Jethro Compton, The Clock Strikes Noon (along with the rest of the Frontier trilogy) is not to be missed. 

The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden from Not Cricket Productions is a faithful and on-the-whole, effective, adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic tale. 

Jethro Compton's Frontier Trilogy: Blood Red Moon

Jethro Compton's Frontier Trilogy: Blood Red Moon

Jethro Compton, formerly the driving force behind Belt Up Theatre, has certainly earned his household name at the Fringe, bringing shows of consistent quality for years - notably w… 

Jethro Compton's Frontier Trilogy: The Rattlesnake's Kiss

Jethro Compton's Frontier Trilogy: The Rattlesnake's Kiss

The Rattlesnake’s Kiss, part of Jethro Compton’s Frontier Trilogy, is an all-round masterclass in what theatre at the Fringe can be. 

Waking Beauty

Waking Beauty

Waking Beauty is a new take on the traditional fairy story of Sleeping Beauty set in a re-purposed circular room papered with stencils and pasted pages of old books, fairy lights, … 

Damsels in Success: Fairytales Retold

Damsels in Success: Fairytales Retold

Mum and Dad are out and it is time for a bedtime story with a twist. 

Unexpected Excesses

Unexpected Excesses

A Bohemian Banquet. 

Fife Youth Arts Hub Gallery

Fife Youth Arts Hub Gallery

Young Curators from Fife College worked with Kirkcaldy Galleries in Fife during the Artist Rooms: Diane Arbus exhibition. 

Unlimited Exhibition

Unlimited Exhibition

Summerhall’s Meadow Galleries hosts the first Unlimited Exhibition: a collection of ambitious visual and mixed media installations by outstanding disabled artists. 

Faces of Brighton: Photographic Exhibition Sponsored by Leaders

Faces of Brighton: Photographic Exhibition Sponsored by Leaders

What makes Brighton so special? It’s not just its funky shops and the beach.