The Archive of Educated Hearts

The Archive of Educated Hearts

"People are amazing, aren’t they?" So asks a lone voice in the darkness. It is, of course a rhetorical question: The Archive of Educated Hearts is a tiny gem, far away from the hysterical melee of the Fringe... 

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 household and industrial waste and the destruction of the natural world for profit... 

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 August? EdFest Quest is an interactive scavenger hunt that helps you decide what to see and where to go, then sends you on an adventure through the wonderland of the Edinburgh festivals... 

Drive-By Shooting

Drive-By Shooting

A street art opera. A comic story of passion and revenge played out by octogenarians on zimmer frames. He's been playing around with the next-door neighbour. She's going to shoot the fecker in the pecker with his Daddy's own gun... 

The Department of Lost and Found

The Department of Lost and Found

A 1960s caravan housing a left-luggage Museum. Acquire the key and while away an hour poring over its contents, including: letters of complaint, love notes, photo albums, slideshows and amateur artworks... 

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 intersect with art... 

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. Challenges common to humanity and affecting global society, along with potential solutions, are imaginatively rethought for contextualised input in this public-participation discussion... 

Gorilla Volume IV Tour

Gorilla Volume IV Tour

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

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. Kafka and Son is the dramatic adaptation of this letter, which details the father’s tyrannical behaviour and the effect it had on Kafka’s mental state... 

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 Howard Brenton's Bloody Poetry... 

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 spies with the ideal mixture of puzzles, immersive drama and tongue-in-cheek humour... 

Inherent Structure

Inherent Structure

A specific electronic machine is created in order to catch the inner vibrations produced by plants drinking water. This breathing rhythm is transformed into music diffused inside the space... 

Inherent Structure

Inherent Structure

A specific electronic machine is created in order to catch the inner vibrations produced by plants drinking water. This breathing rhythm is transformed into music diffused inside the space... 

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. Full of rich iconographic images, dozens of performers move in swathes of vibrant colour, appearing and disappearing amidst a magical cathedral of trees... 

FuturePlay Tech Zone

FuturePlay Tech Zone

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

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 traitor Polynices rather than the story of Antigone herself, which made for a refreshingly intelligent angle on a brilliant story... 

Sky Lounge

Sky Lounge

Embassy Court's time-travelling cocktail bar is visiting the future. Come and join us for a cocktail, or two, on the 11th floor sun terrace of this iconic 1930s modernist seafront apartment block and explore the world in 2030... 

Pavillion 7090

Pavillion 7090

7090 are the hosts of a playground full of music, films and installations. It offers a warm place to their strange, obscure but mainly curious takes on life. 7090 are called "the Bermuda Triangle of performing arts"... 

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. The press: “A fascinating experience... 

Trade Winds

Trade Winds

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

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. Some pieces have been made site specifically and are shown in relation to the surrounding countryside... 

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. Through Punks, Mods, Skins, B-Boys and Girls, to Grime and Garage with plenty in between, the exhibition incorporates photographs from some of the UK's most celebrated documentarians, original memorabilia and audio recordings from those who were there, living it. 

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. 1 year, 2 friends, 52 weeks and 104 collaborations. Come and enjoy a showcase of pieces from their book and see 2016 in a new light... 

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 meeting point between movement, film and installation... 

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. If that seems like a lot to take on board, be assured that overall the experience can be rather soothing... 

Jules Verne’s Extraordinary Voyages: Journey to the Centre of the Earth

Jules Verne’s Extraordinary Voyages: Journey to the Centre of the Earth

To start with – a confession. I have never read any of Jules Verne’s trilogy of voyages extraordinairies novels, nor have I seen any film versions of it before watching this competent adaptation by Not Cricket Productions; a theatre performance scripted with admirable economy and rendered with an entertaining liveliness that is sustained throughout the play... 

Beached

Beached

Following 2015’s ‘outstanding’ five-star review (Edinburgh49.org), Liz returns, exploring the sea’s edge through legend, environment and flotsam’s intrigues. Mediums include bronze, ceramic and papier-mâché... 

Paul Currie: FFFFFFFMILK!

Paul Currie: FFFFFFFMILK!

Northern Irish master of surreal nonsense and bohemian clownarchist. Appeared on BBC Three's Live at the Electric. Gained a loyal fan base including some of the UK's most respected comedians: Stewart Lee, Limmy, Tony Law, Tom Sade etc... 

Tight Ten

Tight Ten

A 10 minute injection of comedy for £1! The most intimate venue at the Fringe. Find where we are and which acts are on at totalcomedy.co.uk. Twenty performances a day! Book in advance to avoid missing out! 

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 pair must use all of their courage and resourcefulness to elude capture as they race against time to restart the light and bring the pirates to justice A compelling and action-packed tale of passion and perseverance... 

The Owl and the Pussycat

The Owl and the Pussycat

Set sail for adventures galore. Join the Owl and the Pussycat as they voyage to distant lands in their pea green boat, sing to the stars, and meet unexpected dangers and new friends along the way... 

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. Dr. Arronax, scientist and pioneer of underwater exploration, is determined to discover what secrets may be hidden beneath the waves... 

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. Eerily dispersed amongst the pews, the cast wearing nothing but their underwear made me think this was going to be an in-yer-face piece of theatre... 

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. The year is 1936 and the first residents have just moved in. You are invited to join them for a cocktail and enjoy the best view in Brighton... 

Four Seasons In Sound

Four Seasons In Sound

Imagine the sounds of the seasons transformed into music. Using only a sound recorder, composer Nikky French captures our lives, forging Spring's tone into a sonata and Autumn's fireworks into a concerto... 

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... Natalia Stevenson-Oake will be the artist-in-residence at the One Church venue, creating a new piece for Brighton Fringe. 

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 experiments with his life-long love of tube trains and the London Underground network... 

Borderlands

Borderlands

We are on the border between England and Scotland, life and death, fluid and solid. We are on the banks of the River Tweed among the centuries old stone of Dryburgh Abbey. Established in 1150; burned down in 1322; all but abandoned by 1584, the Abbey’s ruins remain today as a remarkably well-preserved reminder of medieval monasticism and sacred solitude... 

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.Despite marketing itself as a homage to Lewis Carrol, Edmund contains no reference to the story of Edmund from The Chronicles of Narnia – the closest it comes to this is when this show’s protagonist looks in a wardrobe and puts on a fur coat, flirting with the character of ‘Lucy’ (his sister in the Narnia books), in a situation which is surprisingly unaware of its incest... 

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 action takes place in a Wendy House fittingly representing the house of Aunt Wendy... 

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. This young person’s theatre company, led by Joe Allen and Rory Dadsell, have taken inspiration from timeless classics like JM Barrie’s Peter Pan and invited their audience to come inside Wendy’s house to witness the different stages of her life... 

The Night Watch

The Night Watch

Set in the Spanish war, The Night Watch is a gripping period drama. The ingeniously immersive set is a makeshift military church with an illuminated cross at one end, wooden planks lining the walls of a dim and narrow room... 

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. In this second instalment we find ourselves immediately thrown into the action... 

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. Rude and precocious Mary Lennox is taken to live with her uncle at Misselthwaite Manor... 

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 with the astonishing Bunker Trilogy in 2013, taking over one of C nova's studios for three performances each day... 

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. It’s superbly written and wonderfully acted... 

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, fake flowers and cushions... 

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. We are invited into a gorgeously decorated storytelling cove and, when we are all sitting comfortably on the scattered cushions, the stories begin... 

Unexpected Excesses

Unexpected Excesses

A Bohemian Banquet. Jan and Liz invite you to their feast for the eyes; a cornucopia of bronzes, couture embroidery, porcelain, wearable art, papier-mache and body adornments set around a banqueting table... 

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. These young artists crafted an exhibition that showcased the legacy of Diane Arbus and led to a greater understanding of the impact of her work... 

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. Unlimited offers talented disabled artists funds and mentoring support to develop, produce and show ambitious work... 

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. It's the people, the performers, the musicians, the activists and the drag artists that make Brighton Brighton...