Learn dances from around the world with our fantastic presenters.
The four-hour modular music creation workshop, designed and led by Raphael Mak based in Stockholm, Sweden, leads participants through a unique creative process by exploring and cre…
Anne, life coach for over 20 years, takes the essence of her book Stop the Bus! onto the festival stage.
How to build a story – for everyone! Want to be the best storyteller you know? Come and join the Story Builders! You’ll learn the secrets of every great story and together we’ll …
Children’s Classic Ballet for Dance Teachers offer a workshop on how to teach children’s classical ballet, split between a theoretical lecture and a practical demonstration.
Qoya is a movement practice for women (and female identifying people), based on the idea that through movement, we remember.
Since we were formed in 1983, we’ve believed in doing things differently.
Relaxing, joyful life-drawing sessions hosted by Revolting Rosy Pendlebaby starring a different Fringe artist muse every day! Are you drowning in the creative outpourings of others…
The longest journey is the journey within.
All abilities, untutored life drawing accompanied by live music at the Pianodrome – a playable amphitheatre constructed entirely from upcycled pianos.
Ever wanted to run away with the circus? Learn how to tumble, juggle and roll with some of Australia’s best acrobats! Learn fun new skills in this free training session with world-…
They should have been ridiculous.
An educational, informative, invaluable and eye-opening session.
Learn the skills and art of performing stand-up comedy on this two-day intensive comedy course.
We will demonstrate a series of Tai Chi and Qigong forms covering free hands, weapons and applications of authentic Chen Style Tai Chi form and Chinese Health Qigong exercises, the…
The world’s best Thai food massaman has a unique flavour from 24 ingredients and uses boneless chicken thigh in the traditional way: rich in spices and creamy coconut.
The best Thai red curry – the national dish of Thailand.
Exclusive 100% hands-on masterclass with three delicious dishes.
Join Jim Parkyn – professional plasticine player, expert Aardman Animator and the mysterious man behind The Amazing Scene Machine.
Ever wondered what it’s like to DJ in a nightclub? Heart.
Wang Yan is a contemporary fine artist, creating work across drawing, painting, installation, video, photography and performance art.
All workshops will focus on particular content each day.
Master Xu Xiaodong will show you the authentic Sun Style Taijiquan and its applications in an instructional way.
We will offer a series of Tai Chi and Qigong events so audiences can take part in the events online and in-venue in Edinburgh.
Night and day in Thailand.
Treat yourself and be our special guest.
Hands-on experience of understanding the blending techniques and ingredients used behind the Thai kitchen with executive chef Rujira Herd, who will reveal her trade secrets.
You will need a team of two to four, internet access on your phone, your eyes and legs! We’ll provide the kit and instructions.
Join us for a practical demonstration on marbling and graining techniques from Nevin Decorators.
Join us for a unique tour of Edinburgh’s iconic Calton Hill, lead by the British Geological Survey, and learn more about the stones that were used to build Edinburgh! Walk with us …
Do you love Georgian architecture? Come and join Graham Hickey, Conservation Director of the Dublin Civic Trust, for a fascinating lecture exploring the architectural development o…
An original musical composed by Annie Scalmanini, an Apple engineer straight out of the Silicon Valley pressure cooker.
Come join us for a practical demonstration by the Scottish Lime Centre Trust on the making and application of lime render.
Join us for a practical demonstration on the inner workings of a sash and case window from the Federation of Master Builders.
Come join Will Napier and Fionn Blench to find out about the unique ingredients within traditional plaster and their importance.
Practical demonstration from the National Federation of Roofing Contractors.
Join us for a practical demonstration from the National Federation of Roofing Contractors on how roof repairs should be done.
A practical demonstration from Stone Federation GB.
Come join the Scottish Traditional Building Forum and Moses Jenkins from Historic Environment Scotland for a talk on appropriate energy efficiency measures for a traditional house.
Come and learn from traditional building experts about ways to keep your traditional home well-maintained and in good repair.
A talk by Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) on their approach for maintaining your traditional building throughout the year.
Learn how to create colour, patterns and textures on fabric.
Festival Strings is a unique collaboration between two outstanding youth music string organisations.
Transform paper into 3D forms.
Rae Mac’s welcomes back cabaret diva Tricity Vogue for more ukulele fun.
Meet and learn from a collective of Edinburgh-based designer/makers, showcasing their handcrafted work including bookbinding, jewellery, pottery, woodwork and pyrography, organic c…
A fun opportunity to play in a group and learn how to move and creatively transform yourself into a character of Commedia dell’Arte.
Tune in: hear the rustle of trees, breathe in the wind, feel sun on your face.
Collectively created, in-the-moment, utterly interactive, symbolic, rebellious, rite of renewal: if you’re not enjoying the game, find another one! Playful, magical, Extinction R…
Fringe University invites you to meet with students, graduates, and professors to find out how you can get the most out of the Fringe.
Scotch pie push-ups, cludgie clenches, haggis swings anybody? You know you want to gie ‘em a go.
Therapists from our treatment rooms will show you how to stay healthy during the Fringe using herbs, with a series of free evening workshops mixing herbal teas and essential oil bl…
Let’s journey to Thailand.
Learn the skills and art of stand-up comedy performance on this two-day intensive comedy training course.
Masterclass 100% hands-on lesson, creating three delicious dishes.
National dish of Thailand.
Superior home-made Thai cuisine cooked live.
The workshop will consist of an introduction to the methods and the principles behind them, followed by two or three short meditation sessions with a brief discussion after each on…
Join Grandmaster Liming Yue and the students of Chen Style Tai Chi Centre Edinburgh for a complete look at Tai Chi.
Family workshop suitable for children aged 3-7 years with parents or carers, but everyone welcome, regardless of age or ability.
Join the Superhero Academy to be part of the greatest quest of all: to save the world… quite literally! The planet needs all the help it can get and we can’t rely on David Attenb…
If you’re here at the Fringe for a good time, don’t let the word ‘science’ cancel out the word ‘sesh’.
Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants.
Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants.
21 August 2018, 10:00-13:00, The Space @ Jury’s Inn.
Bessy Bass Ltd and Jo May have joined forces to bring you Mad Hatter Mayhem! A brand-new spoon-playing workshop inspired by Alice in Wonderland.
Part of the Fringe Central Programme for Fringe participants.
Fringe University believes that the Edinburgh Fringe makes an excellent classroom.
A space for artists, producers and makers to come together as collaborators, friends or individuals to meet and think, chill out and create some headspace during the world’s busi…
Meet the Tibetan monks from Tashi Lhunpo who are making a Peace Mandala in the Tantric tradition.
Learn the skill and art of stand-up comedy performance on this two-day intensive comedy training course.
Delicious, traditional Pad Thai cookery masterclass.
People attending the workshop will have the option of either meditating on chairs or on cushions on the floor.
Masterclass Thai cookery workshop with three delicious, traditional dishes.
Amazing Bangkok street food by executive Thai chef Rujira Herd (Ru).
Family workshop suitable for children aged three to seven years with parents or carers.
Come join the stand-up legend and punk poet for a daily dose of iPad-driven art fun.
Learn to hand-appliqué leather and create your own Carmen Miranda-themed bag charms or key chains with fashion designer Emily Millichip.
International workshop, professional development and networking event.
Learn to carve a wooden spoon from sustainably sourced Scottish greenwood using traditional hand tools and techniques.
Quilarious: A new exciting comedy format.
During Fringe we can often forget about the aspects of Edinburgh that make it a cultural destination by itself.
The Key is an exciting, creative and inspirational workshop of awareness, vision, clarity and belief for all ages.
Edinburgh Central Mosque opens its doors and warmly invites you to Islam Festival Edinburgh.
Inspired by the characters of Roald Dahl, come and make a Wonka pot on the potter’s wheel, or handcraft a Matilda, a giant peach, or an enormous crocodile! The most squishy squas…
Whether you’re an amateur or a professional, our intensive courses from qualified voice professionals can show you how to sing better, stay match-fit for performances and enhance y…
Carve your own bespoke ring in jeweller’s wax.
Walking into the Krua Thai Cookery School is like being welcomed into a friend’s home.
Ever made a pussy out of plasticine? Now is the time to get down and dirty with our vulvas and the crowds are hungry for it.
Family workshop suitable for children aged 3-7 years with parents or carers.
With over 5,000 performances in over 25 countries, Drum Tribe invites you to join in on the rhythm and rumble, which has wowed audiences all around the world! Using rhythm and fun …
Changes in representation of the sacred feminine over centuries affect our relationships, body image and environment today.
Celebrate Aardman’s 40th birthday with expert Aardman model maker Jim Parkyn and his Amazing Scene Machine.
Would you like to get hands on with some of the latest digital technologies? From Microbit to Minecraft, Mindstorms to Makey Makey, this hour-long session will give you the opportu…
This event is an opportunity for you to apply for East 15 Acting School’s MA/MFA in Theatre Directing led by Mathew Lloyd – one of the UK’s foremost authorities on director tra…
This event is an opportunity to apply for East 15 Acting School’s MA in Acting and for the MA/MFA Acting International programme.
Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, specifically for Fringe participants.
Get hands on with Microsoft Blocks.
Do you have a cool idea for a new wearable device? Could you be a great inventor? Then this is a great workshop for you.
Using the Microbit device and Microsoft Blocks you will learn to code the Microbit to run a number of games and projects.
Build your dream amusement park, with games, rides and stalls.
Do you like to design and make things? Do you have a creative imagination? Could you combine your ideas in a virtual Minecraft world? This practical session is a taster into creati…
Could you be the next big Youtuber like Stampie Cat? Do you love to vlog? Build your dream world in Minecraft and walk us through it giving us hints and tips on improving Minecraft…
Master songsmith Dean Friedman delivers a fun, informative, practical take on the art and craft of songwriting.
Part of the Fringe Central Event Programme.
Bring a 3D fish tank to life by making all of the creatures in your tank interact with each other.
Do you like computer games? Do you have a creative imagination? Then this is the workshop for you.
Do you love gaming? Here is an opportunity for you to design and build your very own game for the next generation.
Tap into health! A rare, unmissable opportunity to dance with one of the world’s most engaging performers.
Milo is the newest Lego robot.
This session will guide you to use the latest Lego technology, WeDo 2.
This session is all about following a guided project where you will solve a real world science problem using Lego bricks and programming software.
A presentation followed by questions and answers about drama school training.
Three-hour fast-moving, fun workshop for up to 20 children (11 to 14-year-olds) exploring how young people use their mobile phones and what happens when a teenager is left without …
The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s MA Classical and Contemporary Text programme is holding auditions for its 2017-2018 academic year.
Now parents and kids can run away to the circus.
Get involved in this creative workshop where you will create and build your own Lego Robot.
This practical workshop will see you use Lego software to programme a robot, You will use basic coding skills, write algorithms, learn how to debug, use variables and solve lots of…
In this session you will be set a Lego challenge to programme robots to complete an obstacle course.
Learn stand-up comedy on this two-day intensive comedy course.
Pottery and Alice in Wonderland fans, come and have fun and make in clay the tableware, cakes, biscuits, hats, caterpillars, rabbits and anything else, allowing your imagination to…
Inspiring, innovative and international theatre masterclasses, to empower emerging artists by working with leading professionals from the theatre world.
People attending the workshop will have the option to either meditate on chairs or on the floor on cushions.
Find the perfect whisky for your personality.
Thai cookery workshop by executive chef Rujira Herd, who will reveal her trade secrets.
Join expert model maker and Aardman animator, Jim Parkyn, and make your own mini masterpiece in this hands-on model making workshop.
A week of arts and crafts events: an interactive art event unlike any other.
Fairytale Land has been disrupted by a magical spell and all of the well-known fairytale characters have disappeared.
Do you like to tell stories? Do you have a creative imagination? Do you love Lego? Then this is the workshop for you.
Could you be the director of the next Lego Movie? Bring your stories to life using our stop-motion animation software or create a Lego comic book.
As Mikey (Andrew Bridge) welcomes you to thePleasance Green, he’s very chatty, dressed in an unusual combination of sports shorts, a yellow jumper and a sparkly poncho.
Different each day, including Minecraft, Star Wars: Force Awakens, Jedi Knight Academy, Jedi vs Sith, Harry Potter: Wizard School, Deathly Hallows, Minions, Disney, Horrible Histor…
Marhaba! We invite you to experience the beauty, diversity and richness of the Arab world, right here in Edinburgh! This vibrant two-day cultural festival will provide visitors wit…
Do we need to label disabled artists? Join the conversation, see things differently, meet the Unlimited and iF Platform artists, take part and change perceptions in a day of talkin…
Mediating Conversations about Conflict: The Church, the Constitution and the Climate.
A raucous, fun-filled cabaret show dedicated to all the best things on the box.
A practical workshop with playwright Lewis Hetherington and puppeteer Ailie Cohen.
This workshop introduces the voice work of Nadine George, used in productions such as Black Watch and Alan Cumming’s Macbeth, to creative practitioners wishing to explore their e…
A practical workshop exploring and confronting ‘issues’ through playwriting, performance and, importantly, comedy – with Robert Softley Gale and Johnny McKnight.
A unique opportunity to gain insight into how we successfully market shows at the UK’s largest working theatre and as part of the Ambassador Theatre Group.
Tibetan Buddhist monks will introduce you to some of the steps from the masked dances, give you the background to their tradition of spirited dialectical debate and teach you the i…
An opportunity to meet the Tibetan monks and learn from them the unique tantric art of sand mandala making and butter sculpture.
The Graduation Show is where BWC’s Fringe Improv Intensive Workshop students strut their stuff in a showcase performance having learnt long-form improv from the finest! Find out …
Learn about the internal, external and physical blocks that prevent you from delivering your best onstage performance.
What time is it? It’s time for Aart! Learn how to make, see and do art.
Are you a university student at the Fringe? Network with your tech, acting, management and producing peers – make connections! Come meet other university students at this meet an…
Multi award-winning playwright in conversation about her work.
Scottish playwright Stef Smith (Swallow, Roadkill) will lead a practical workshop for playwrights looking at the relationship of form, content and character.
A practical playwriting and performance workshop with Gary McNair (A Gambler’s Guide to Dying).
A great chance to get involved and get active in this programme of workshop sessions specially created for the Fringe, and all completely free.
Celebrating 20 years at the Fringe this year! Join this 31-year old multifaceted charity who uses innovative and imaginative ways to inspire, challenge and unlock individual potent…
Different each day, including Minecraft, Star Wars: Rebels, Yoda Jedi School, Jedi vs Sith, Force Awakens, Frozen, Harry Potter: Wizard School, Minions, Jurassic World, Avengers/DC…
New this year, the Festival Sustainability Hub is dedicated to supporting sustainability and the community throughout the Festival Fringe.
Qoya is a women’s movement practice that combines yoga, free dance and sensual movement to bring women back into their bodies, to remember our essence is wise, wild and free.
Aardman Animations are giving you the chance to learn how to make your very own classic character, at these hands-on clay modelling workshops with Aardman’s Lead Senior Model Mak…
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