Disabled Artists Meetup

Disabled Artists Meetup

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. A mixer to celebrate disabled artists and allies coming together at the Fringe from all over the world. Join us for a drink, make connections, meet future collaborators and celebrate our successes in a supportive and fun environment!  

Build Your Own Brand Workshop

Build Your Own Brand Workshop

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. In this workshop, we will explore how self-branding is important for any type of performer. With a series of practical exercises, we will help you to discover the potential of your own 'brand'... 

Meet the Producers

Meet the Producers

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. This hour and a half session provides an informal session with a panel of experienced performing arts producers, who will explain the secrets of their trade and answer your questions  

Contracts: The Why, What and How Explained

Contracts: The Why, What and How Explained

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. Whenever your organisation enters into a business arrangement there is likely to be a contract in existence, whether it is written or just implied by conversation and actions... 

Creative Edinburgh Career Cafe

Creative Edinburgh Career Cafe

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Creative Edinburgh’s Career Cafe will offer peer-to-peer support for your creative journey, CV feedback, and career coaching... 

Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. Creative work is usually made in harmony but deciding who owns the final work can cause uncertainty and strife. This session will teach you the basic rules that help you decide if there is copyright in a work, who owns the copyright in a work and how to use a work when you are not the copyright owner... 

Opportunities for New Musical Theatre After the Fringe

Opportunities for New Musical Theatre After the Fringe

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. If you’re a producer, director or writer of a new musical at the Fringe, join us for networking, advice and discussion about further opportunities in the UK for your current or future musical theatre production... 

1-2-1 with the Independent Theatre Council

1-2-1 with the Independent Theatre Council

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. An opportunity for new companies, producers and other fringe participants to discuss their legal, financial, management and marketing issues with ITC's expert team... 

Meet the YMC

Meet the YMC

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. Equity has a committee of young members (aged 30 and under) who aim to protect, promote and extend the rights and interests of their peers in the entertainment industry... 

Blank Page

Blank Page

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. Much of the theatre we make starts with a story or a script given to us by someone else. But what if we started with a blank page? What if we could make theatre from our own ideas, our own perspective, our own stories? Founded on the core values of ownership, authorship and collaboration this session explores practical ways to support young artists to develop their ideas and find their voice through performance. 

Dignity in the Workplace – Changing the Culture

Dignity in the Workplace – Changing the Culture

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. Join Equity, The Independent Theatre Council and UK Theatre in discussing the industry’s response to bullying and harassment... 

Equity: Drop-in Advice

Equity: Drop-in Advice

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. Informal, individual drop-in space for you to ask Equity’s advice about your work or career – contracts, pay, training, marketing or any other issue you want to discuss... 

Nuts and Bolts of Starting a Performing Arts Company

Nuts and Bolts of Starting a Performing Arts Company

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. This session provides an overview of the fundamental information that you should be aware of when setting up a performing arts company... 

Creative Project: The Importance of Place – Collaging Workshop for Creatives

Creative Project: The Importance of Place – Collaging Workshop for Creatives

21 August 2018, 10:00-13:00, The Space @ Jury’s Inn. Workshop: exploring your place relationships, connecting with circles of support and your artistic inspiration from your individual sense of home, in a collaging workshop... 

Creating Stories Through Soundscapes

Creating Stories Through Soundscapes

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. We all have a story to tell and music is a powerful and meaningful form of human communication. We learn to understand sounds way before language and they are more direct, uncomplicated and honest than words... 

Working Together: How Can Freelancers and Venues Work Effectively Together?

Working Together: How Can Freelancers and Venues Work Effectively Together?

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. A practical workshop bringing together freelancers and venues to discuss what they need from each other before, during and after a contract... 

Conquering Performance Anxiety

Conquering Performance Anxiety

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. Dr Pippa Wheble is a GP with a special interest in performing arts medicine and performance anxiety. She is a Transformational Breath Facilitator™ and trainer... 

Mad Hatter Mayhem!

Mad Hatter Mayhem!

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... for adults! Spud’n’Spencer Spoon will reveal the secrets of the art of spoon playing, so you can play some funky rhythms along with Bessy’s uncle, Rock’a’Billy Bass, in some Wonderland inspired tunes... 

Devoted and Disgruntled: What Can We All Do to Build a More Sustainable Fringe for Everyone?

Devoted and Disgruntled: What Can We All Do to Build a More Sustainable Fringe for Everyone?

Part of the Fringe Central Programme for Fringe participants. Artist, technician, venue staff or audience member – you’ll know the pains as well as the joys of the Fringe. This is your chance to help make the Fringe work better for the very people who give it reason... 

Disobey: Art as Activism in a Time of Turmoil

Disobey: Art as Activism in a Time of Turmoil

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. ‘Civil disobedience becomes a sacred duty when the state has become lawless and corrupt’ (Mahatma Gandhi). Does art have the power to generate social and political change? It’s a question that has been discussed endlessly over the centuries, but seems especially timely in the past few years... 

Script Surgeries

Script Surgeries

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. Writing a play and looking for some advice on how to take it to the next draft? The script surgeries are 50-minute, one-to-one sessions on an extract from your play with professional playwrights... 

Creative Producing: A Workshop

Creative Producing: A Workshop

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. A taster of Mountview’s Masters in Creative Producing, led by its course leader. Whether attendees are interested in applying for the course or not, Chris will talk about the key building blocks of Creative Producing from commissioning writers and working with venues through to financial planning and casting... 

Voice and Movement Workshop

Voice and Movement Workshop

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. These practical workshops are led by senior staff of East 15 who will offer tools for keeping your voice, your body and your playful imagination alive during a demanding run... 

Visual Theatre Meet-up

Visual Theatre Meet-up

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. The development of artists informs everything we do. Working with other leading, strategic Scottish organisations who also support puppeteers, clowns, physical and visual theatre artists, together we deliver year-round artist development and showcasing opportunities... 

1-2-1 Surgeries for Creative Artists

1-2-1 Surgeries for Creative Artists

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. We invite seven companies or theatre makers to have a session to explore their creative path. Where you are now? What do you need to manifest to make a difference? What are your priorities? And how do you use the rest of your time at the Fringe most wisely? CGO also run monthly surgeries in London and Edinburgh on a pay-what-you-can basis. 

Schools at the Fringe

Schools at the Fringe

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. The Fringe Society is looking at how we engage with schools in Scotland and how this can be improved. If you are an artist or venue working with schools, join us as we explore what teachers want from the Fringe, and how best to talk to them... 

Persistent and Nasty

Persistent and Nasty

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. The first Edinburgh outing of the debate series focussing on the female-identified voice in stage and screen. Male, male-identified, and gender fluid audience members are also very welcome... 

Site Specific Theatre Practice

Site Specific Theatre Practice

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. An interactive session with the head of Mountview’s Site-Specific Theatre Practice MA and pioneer of site-specific theatre Geraldine Pilgrim... 

Dyslexia Awareness in the Arts

Dyslexia Awareness in the Arts

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. Did you know that dyslexia isn’t only about difficulties with reading, writing and spelling? It is estimated that 1 in 10 people are dyslexic... 

Text Analysis Through the Body

Text Analysis Through the Body

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. In this workshop the Head of the MA Classical and Contemporary Text programme at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Marc Silberschatz, will lead a practical, physical workshop that explores text through the body... 

Artists of Colour Meetup

Artists of Colour Meetup

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. As part of the conversation on race, colorism and art activism, Shaina and pursuitofnappiness.org hosts the 4th Annual Artist of Colour Meetup... 

Make It as a Musical Director

Make It as a Musical Director

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. An interactive session with specialist staff from Mountview, one of the UK's leading Musical Theatre training providers... 

Mental Health Is a Fringe Issue

Mental Health Is a Fringe Issue

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. Mental health is an increasingly prominent theme of Fringe shows. Here the Mental Health Foundation, which supports artistic work exploring mental health through its annual Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival (SMHAF) and other programmes, hosts a workshop to examine the challenges this kind of work presents for performers and audiences... 

University Professors at the Fringe Networking Event

University Professors at the Fringe Networking Event

Fringe University believes that the Edinburgh Fringe makes an excellent classroom. Come meet and network with other university professors from around the world planning to, or already using, the Fringe for educational purposes. 

Bilingualism(s) in Theatre: Creating Artistic Languages

Bilingualism(s) in Theatre: Creating Artistic Languages

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. A practical and interactive workshop to discover new ways of making theatre beyond language and cultural boundaries! Challenge yourself at the tip of the tongue and get to work with award-winning theatre companies... 

Acting for Auditions

Acting for Auditions

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. A hands-on acting workshop looking at contemporary and classical monologues for auditions run by Mountview’s heads of Postgraduate Performance Merryn Owen and Sherrill Gow... 

Asian Artists Gathering

Asian Artists Gathering

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. A tea-time gathering for Asian artists participating in or attending the Fringe as well as for those who have an interest in developing/touring work in Asia to come together... 

Acting Through Song

Acting Through Song

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. An interactive session with specialist staff from Mountview, one of the UK's leading Musical Theatre training providers... 

Women of the Fringe: A Networking Event

Women of the Fringe: A Networking Event

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. 2018 is the Year of the Woman and we are excited to honor and recognize the fabulous femmes of the Fringe! Come celebrate, commiserate, and collaborate with wonderfully talented artists, performers, directors, writers, theatre makers, and practitioners of all kinds from across this year’s festival – relax, hang out, and network... 

The Business of Playwriting

The Business of Playwriting

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. Join a panel of professional practitioners, including colleagues with responsibilities for funding and fundraising, to discuss making a career as a playwright in Scotland... 

Stand Up to Stand Out

Stand Up to Stand Out

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. Humour is essential in our everyday lives and defines our humanity. As the leading community in female comedy, Funny Women runs many workshops to help people to perform, write and do business with humour... 

Bilingual Korea / UK Producers Workshop

Bilingual Korea / UK Producers Workshop

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. We invite Korean and UK producers and theatre makers present in Edinburgh to discuss collaborations which are possible across our languages, cultures and nations – to meet new producers, new writers, new companies and new ideas... 

Funding Creative Futures

Funding Creative Futures

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. Learn about the ins and outs of running a crowdfunding campaign from Kickstarter’s Senior Performance Lead, Jessica Massart... 

You, Me and Everything In-Between

You, Me and Everything In-Between

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. Award-winning theatre company Glas(s) Performance lead a workshop on creating intergenerational theatre that seeks to inspire and provoke... 

V for Verbatim

V for Verbatim

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. Join the creative team from Blackout, a play scripted entirely from interviews with recovering alcoholics, for a workshop exploring the use of verbatim text in building dramatic stories for the stage... 

Bilingual China / UK Producers Workshop

Bilingual China / UK Producers Workshop

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. We invite Chinese and UK producers and theatre makers present in Edinburgh to discuss collaborations which are possible across our languages, cultures and nations – to meet new producers, new writers, new companies, and new ideas... 

A Mentally Well Fringe

A Mentally Well Fringe

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. The Fringe can be a stressful and pressured time (as well as an exciting one!), we will offer Fringe participants the opportunity to sample some experiences commonly used in psychological therapy practice, which are known to help mental well-being... 

Moments of Discovery

Moments of Discovery

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. In the Year of Young People, join Starcatchers, Scotland’s National Arts and Early Years Organisation, and choreographer Christine Devaney in a practice-sharing workshop... 

Hear Me

Hear Me

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. Writer and performer Ramesh Meyyappan, whose play Off Kilter explores mental well-being and identity, leads a workshop on visual theatre and non-verbal storytelling... 

Story Builders

Story Builders

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 create a spectacular story built from your ideas... 

The Sanctuary

The Sanctuary

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. Get away from the madding crowd to this calm, silent space where you can just be for a while before getting back out there... 

From Worrier to Warrior: Introduction Anahata Yoga Session

From Worrier to Warrior: Introduction Anahata Yoga Session

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Session includes breathing (Pranayama), physical (Asana) and relaxation exercises (Nidra) playing with the Five Element Form... 

Engine Room Lounge

Engine Room Lounge

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 busiest festival... 

Tibetan Monks Hands-on Workshop

Tibetan Monks Hands-on Workshop

Meet the Tibetan monks from Tashi Lhunpo who are making a Peace Mandala in the Tantric tradition. They will introduce you to the unique traditions of Buddhist monastic art, including mandala making, printing prayer flags and the art of butter sculpture... 

Produce and Chill

Produce and Chill

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. How's the Fringe going for you? Are you producing or presenting a show at the Fringe? If so, take some time out and join fellow producers and self-producing artists to share your Fringe experience, ask each other for feedback, share tips and plan for life beyond the Fringe... 

Devising Theatre for Social Change with Caitlin Skinner

Devising Theatre for Social Change with Caitlin Skinner

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. A practical workshop for performers and theatre makers exploring methods for creating original theatre through collaboration and improvisation based around themes of social change... 

Auditioning for Drama School

Auditioning for Drama School

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. This practical workshop will provide insight, tips and hints about how to maximise the participants' potential for success when auditioning for acting courses... 

Creating Contemporary Performance

Creating Contemporary Performance

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. This workshop introduces participants to the process of creative devising – making their own original performance work from their own ideas and experiences of the world in which they live... 

Meet the Media

Meet the Media

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. An event like no other and one of the most popular opportunities at the festival, this is your chance to meet media representatives and get face to face with journalists to help promote your show... 

About Comedy: Stand-Up Comedy Courses

About Comedy: Stand-Up Comedy Courses

Learn the skill and art of stand-up comedy performance on this two-day intensive comedy training course. Our tutors are professional comedians and writers, and the course runs over two days with nine hours of training followed by a graduation performance in a Fringe show... 

Bangkok Superior Pad Thai

Bangkok Superior Pad Thai

Delicious, traditional Pad Thai cookery masterclass. 100% hands-on. Make superior Pad Thai, impress your family and friends and keep the professional recipe. Palm sugar, fish sauce and acidic tamarind deliver a powerful umami punch... 

The 15 Minute Get in (and Get Out)

The 15 Minute Get in (and Get Out)

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. A session on how anyone (even you!) can set up and strike your show quickly and efficiently – 15m In and Out gives time-saving (and sanity-saving) tips from a highly experienced stage and production manager, East 15's Sheryl-Lynn Valensky... 

Amazing Bangkok Thai Street Food Cookery Workshop

Amazing Bangkok Thai Street Food Cookery Workshop

Amazing Bangkok street food by executive Thai chef Rujira Herd (Ru). You can eat superior Thai food and you can buy all Thai ingredients in Edinburgh or other parts of UK. Ru will reveal her best-kept trade secrets through a 100% hands-on lesson, creating three delicious traditional dishes... 

Buddhist Meditation

Buddhist Meditation

People attending the workshop will have the option of either meditating on chairs or on cushions on the floor. Some instruction on posture will be given. The main practice we teach involves focusing on the breath to help develop concentration and general awareness of body and mind... 

Story Builders

Story Builders

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 create a spectacular story built from your ideas... 

Delicious Thai Cookery Workshop

Delicious Thai Cookery Workshop

Masterclass Thai cookery workshop with three delicious, traditional dishes. Exclusive to the Edinburgh Fringe. 100% hands-on Thai cookery with professional recipes to take home. Please inform us of any special dietary requirements at least three days in advance... 

Going Solo, Together

Going Solo, Together

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. A unique opportunity for solo performers to meet each other and Fringe Society staff. Enjoy some light nibbles and refreshments whilst making friends, supporting each other and building relationships that will sustain you during your run and perhaps beyond... 

CeilidhKids at the Fringe – Free!

CeilidhKids at the Fringe – Free!

Family workshop suitable for children aged three to seven years with parents or carers. We involve everyone: skip, clap and march together to traditional Scottish music. Enjoy discovering very simple (often simplified) dances that you might find at a ceilidh or Scottish country dance, celebrating the social aspects of dancing with a partner... 

Get into the Industry – An Introduction to Lighting

Get into the Industry – An Introduction to Lighting

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. Ever wanted to shine the spotlight rather than stand under it? In this free workshop learn the basics of using and setting up lighting equipment and a bit more about how to get into the technical industry with Staged for Life... 

Get into the Industry – An Introduction to Sound

Get into the Industry – An Introduction to Sound

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. Let’s turn up the volume! In this free workshop, we’re getting loud! Come along to learn the basics of using and setting up sound equipment as well as a bit more about how to get into the technical industry with Staged for Life... 

Thai Cookery Workshop With Lunch

Thai Cookery Workshop With Lunch

Walking into the Krua Thai Cookery School is like being welcomed into a friend’s home. You are immediately set at ease and ready to begin the human tradition of exchanging stories, food and cultures... 

Phill Jupitus: Sketch Comic

Phill Jupitus: Sketch Comic

Come join the stand-up legend and punk poet for a daily dose of iPad-driven art fun. Every day, Phill pops up to sketch a work at one of the galleries. Come watch, chat or even bring your tablet along, and have a go too! No experience or art knowledge required... 

Opportunities for new Musical Theatre after the Fringe

Opportunities for new Musical Theatre after the Fringe

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. If you’re a producer, director or writer of a new musical at the Fringe, come join us for networking, advice and discussion about further opportunities in the UK for your current or future musical theatre production... 

Carmen Miranda Leather Appliqué

Carmen Miranda Leather Appliqué

Learn to hand-appliqué leather and create your own Carmen Miranda-themed bag charms or key chains with fashion designer Emily Millichip. Assemble your own combination of red lips and tropical fruits into boldly colourful adornments for your accessories... 

Stand Up to Stand Out: How to Find Your Funny

Stand Up to Stand Out: How to Find Your Funny

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Humour is essential in our everyday lives and defines our humanity. As the leading community in female comedy, Funny Women runs many workshops to help people to perform, write and do business with humour... 

Phill Jupitus: Sketch Comic

Phill Jupitus: Sketch Comic

Come join the stand-up legend and punk poet for a daily dose of iPad-driven art fun. Every day, Phill pops up to sketch a work at one of the galleries. Come watch, chat or even bring your tablet along, and have a go too! No experience or art knowledge required... 

The Edinburgh Fringe as a Classroom

The Edinburgh Fringe as a Classroom

International workshop, professional development and networking event. Fringe University invites you to meet with students, graduates, and professors to find out how you can get the most out of the Fringe. 

Quilarious Come and Play

Quilarious Come and Play

Quilarious: A new exciting comedy format.It’s game show meets comedy workshop as Alastair Sadler leads teams of audience through rounds designed to make the funnies flow, collectively creating five minutes of stand-up... 

Spoon Carving Workshop

Spoon Carving Workshop

Learn to carve a wooden spoon from sustainably sourced Scottish greenwood using traditional hand tools and techniques. Taught by designer and maker Catherine from Object Company. Object Company creates simple handmade wooden homewares... 

Hand-Appliqué Tropical Bloom Earrings

Hand-Appliqué Tropical Bloom Earrings

During Fringe we can often forget about the aspects of Edinburgh that make it a cultural destination by itself. One of these artistic elements is textile and craft and as part of Craft Scotland Summer Show Workshops, fashion designer Emily Millichip is teaching the art of hand-appliqué... 

From the Body to the Text

From the Body to the Text

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. In this workshop, RCS Head of the MA Classical and Contemporary Text programme, Mark Saunders, will lead a practical, physical workshop that explores connections of text and movement... 

Roald in Clay

Roald in Clay

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 squashy substance, clay lends itself to making just about anything the renowned author ever wrote about! Just think of all his wonderful stories and they conjure up some fantastic images! From the makers of Mad Hatters Potting Tea Party, these pottery taster workshops give you a chance to make your favourite Roald Dahl character and to go on the potter’s wheel! Ages 5-105. 

Vocal Masterclass for Singers and Actors

Vocal Masterclass for Singers and Actors

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 your own unique sound... 

Islam Festival Edinburgh 2017

Islam Festival Edinburgh 2017

Edinburgh Central Mosque opens its doors and warmly invites you to Islam Festival Edinburgh. The exhibition offers a genuine insight into Islam including a dynamic experience of knowledge, calligraphy and culture... 

About Comedy: Stand-Up Comedy Courses

About Comedy: Stand-Up Comedy Courses

Learn the skill and art of stand-up comedy performance on this two-day intensive comedy training course. Our tutors are professional comedians and writers, and the course includes a graduation performance in a Fringe show... 

Unlock the Key With Megan McGrory, Inspirational Speaker

Unlock the Key With Megan McGrory, Inspirational Speaker

The Key is an exciting, creative and inspirational workshop of awareness, vision, clarity and belief for all ages. Develop positive growth and self-awareness on new levels. Create a space for a vision for an exciting future... 

Buddhist Meditation

Buddhist Meditation

People attending the workshop will have the option of either meditating on chairs or on cushions on the floor. Some instruction on posture will be given. The main practice we teach involves focusing on the breath to help develop concentration and general awareness of body and mind... 

Budokon Yoga

Budokon Yoga

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Budokon combines yoga, martial arts, meditation, and animal movements! It will improve your strength, flexibility, control and balance, this combination of training elements is unique, fun, and challenging... 

Carve a Ring Workshop

Carve a Ring Workshop

Carve your own bespoke ring in jeweller's wax. Get creative and make a piece of jewellery unique to you. After the workshop, your piece will be cast in silver and professionally finished... 

Pussy Play Masterclass

Pussy Play Masterclass

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. Burlesque legend Strawberry Siren presents a gift that keeps on giving in Pussy Play, an interactive and playful masterclass filled with original techniques to perfect the art of playing with your partner's pussy or even your own... 

CeilidhKids at the Fringe – Free!

CeilidhKids at the Fringe – Free!

Family workshop suitable for children aged 3-7 years with parents or carers. We involve everyone: skip, clap and march together to traditional Scottish music. Enjoy discovering very simple (often simplified) dances that you might find at a ceilidh or Scottish country dance, celebrating the social aspects of dancing with a partner... 

Drum Tribe

Drum Tribe

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 as their trademark, Drum Tribe will guide and facilitate a musical orchestra, using the audience as their main instruments of choice. 

The Goddess League Presents the Lady: Divine Feminine With Claire Milne

The Goddess League Presents the Lady: Divine Feminine With Claire Milne

Changes in representation of the sacred feminine over centuries affect our relationships, body image and environment today. Knowledge restoring balance to our patriarchal world. Claire Milne, who has studied for 15 years with some of the best known teachers in the field of human consciousness, presents a visual her(his)story of the Divine Feminine from sacred places all over the world and asks how does her forgotten history impact us today? What about sacred masculine? What does sacred mean and how do we recognise sacred experience? 

Creating Autobiographical Theatre in The Deaf & Hearing Ensemble

Creating Autobiographical Theatre in The Deaf & Hearing Ensemble

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. A look at creating autobiographical theatre in an ensemble – whose story is it? How to tread the line between what you need to say and what you want to say... 

Fringe Guide to Running a Venue

Fringe Guide to Running a Venue

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Managing a venue at the Fringe can be a hugely rewarding experience, but is also a mammoth undertaking for all involved... 

Fringe Swap Shop

Fringe Swap Shop

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Unwanted props, usable furniture, gorgeous costumes, venue and set construction materials – we want them all! Every Fringe, tonnes of waste go to the bin when they could be reused elsewhere or recycled... 

Poorboy Playroom – More Fun, Less Fear

Poorboy Playroom – More Fun, Less Fear

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. How often is your creative practice playful? Is fun the thing we’re scared to have? Amid the pressures of the Fringe, Poorboy use their unique methodology to help artists collaborate playfully and professionally... 

Venue Marketplace

Venue Marketplace

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Are you thinking of bringing a show to the Fringe next year? The venue marketplace offers a unique opportunity to meet with venue representatives face-to-face, pitch your show and get a chance to see the spaces when they are fully operational... 

How to Do a Show at the Fringe

How to Do a Show at the Fringe

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest open access festival in the world. Meet Society and venue staff, producers and performers for expert advice on how to bring your own show to Edinburgh. 

The Amazing Scene Machine Does Aardinburgh!

The Amazing Scene Machine Does Aardinburgh!

Celebrate Aardman's 40th birthday with expert Aardman model maker Jim Parkyn and his Amazing Scene Machine. Help create a very special 3D clay painting of Edinburgh featuring some of Aardman’s stars including Morph, Shaun the Sheep, Wallace and Gromit – and your own cast of Aardman-esque people and creatures. 

House and ACE 1-2-1 Sessions

House and ACE 1-2-1 Sessions

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. House and Arts Council England are joining forces to offer surgery sessions at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe for artists, companies and producers with a venue programmer or Arts Council manager... 

Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Creative work is usually made in harmony but deciding who owns the final work can cause uncertainty and strife... 

Let's Talk

Let's Talk

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Have you ever been a bit worried about someone you are working with or studying alongside? Been concerned they are not coping but unsure how to broach this with them? Help is at hand with this session... 

Your Organisation Structure

Your Organisation Structure

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. As your organisation grows, funders and other advisors may suggest you need a more formal structure. This session will guide you through the choices... 

Get Creative With Technology

Get Creative With Technology

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 opportunity to explore these hands on activities... 

Whose Work Is It Anyway? (The Space Between Us and the Things We Do Together)

Whose Work Is It Anyway? (The Space Between Us and the Things We Do Together)

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. Join members of the young performance company Junction 25 as they ask: whose work is it anyway? This round table discussion led by a selection of performers aged between 11-18 along with Co-Artistic Director of Junction 25, Tashi Gore, aims to consider questions of ownership and authorship in work made by young people and why young voices matter in the world of performance. 

Musical Theatre Workshop With the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Musical Theatre Workshop With the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Want to be better prepared to audition for musical theatre at a drama school? You are invited to join a member of staff from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland for a practical musical theatre workshop session: bring along a memorised song of your choice with appropriate sheet music, be coached on your acting and vocal technique and find out more about what it’s like to audition for musical theatre training. 

Meet the Producers

Meet the Producers

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. The Independent Theatre Council is at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe to help you get started in the performing arts and to support you as you grow... 

Building Robustness: How to Deal with 'No'

Building Robustness: How to Deal with 'No'

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, specifically for Fringe participants. To survive within the theatre industry, it is essential to befriend oneself. In this practical workshop, led by Andrea Brooks, East 15 Acting School’s Head of MA Acting, you’ll explore and begin to build healthy habits to deal with the inevitable pitfalls that you can encounter when forging an acting career, and also gain invaluable insights into casting processes. 

Nuts and Bolts of Starting a Performing Arts Company

Nuts and Bolts of Starting a Performing Arts Company

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. ITC's legendary short course provides an overview of the fundamental information that you should be aware of when setting up a performing arts company... 

MA/MFA in Theatre Directing

MA/MFA in Theatre Directing

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 training and formerly Artistic Director of the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester... 

Auditions for MA Acting and MA/MFA Acting International

Auditions for MA Acting and MA/MFA Acting International

This event is an opportunity to apply for East 15 Acting School’s MA in Acting and for the MA/MFA Acting International programme. East 15 is part of the University of Essex. Details at east15... 

Getting Started With the Micro:bit (Beginner)

Getting Started With the Micro:bit (Beginner)

Get hands on with Microsoft Blocks. This practical session is an introduction to using the BBC Microbit. You will learn how to code the Microbit and learn how to make your own emoji communication device! You can expect: a hands-on experience; to learn how to programme a message on the Micro:bit; to learn to use Block Editor software... 

Make Your Own Wearable (Advanced)

Make Your Own Wearable (Advanced)

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 BBC Microbit device you will design, code, make and test your own wearable device... 

Build Your Own Interactive Device! (Intermediate)

Build Your Own Interactive Device! (Intermediate)

Using the Microbit device and Microsoft Blocks you will learn to code the Microbit to run a number of games and projects. You could decide to make the your own Magic 8 game, Rock, Paper, Scissors or Love-o-meter and many other projects... 

Creating Autobiographical Theatre in The Deaf & Hearing Ensemble

Creating Autobiographical Theatre in The Deaf & Hearing Ensemble

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. A look at creating autobiographical theatre in an ensemble – whose story is it? How to tread the line between what you need to say and what you want to say... 

Contracts: The What, Why and How

Contracts: The What, Why and How

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Whenever your organisation enters into a business arrangement there is likely to be a contract in existence, whether it is written or just implied by conversation and actions... 

The Fringe Fair

The Fringe Fair

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. An opportunity to meet key organisations such as funders, arts councils, training providers and agencies. Taking the format of a career fair, you can browse from table to table gathering the knowledge and advice you need. 

Training in the UK for Internationals

Training in the UK for Internationals

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. A presentation followed by questions and answers about drama school training. The session will cover technical (stage management, lights, sound, props etc), costume, scenic art, design, directing and actor training... 

What Fringe Next

What Fringe Next

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Performer? Where can you go next? What touring opportunities are out there? A fascinating insight into other Fringe festivals from a performer’s point of view! Meet and hear from performers who have recently experienced other Fringes... 

Careers in Production

Careers in Production

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, specifically for Fringe participants. Discussion led by Ros Maddison, Head of Production at RCS, outlining training and opportunities in Technical Theatre, Theatre Production Arts and Theatre Design... 

Production Road Map

Production Road Map

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. An interactive workshop with Ros Maddison, head of production at RCS, investigating the key production elements in the process of putting on a theatre production and to discover how these fit together in the journey towards opening night... 

Street Arts – Where to Go Next?

Street Arts – Where to Go Next?

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. What opportunities are out there in the street arts sector? Join the discussion on current trends, overcoming issues and hear about new opportunities... 

#TheSoloFilter: Criticism In Action

#TheSoloFilter: Criticism In Action

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Ever left a performance discussing what you would have done differently? #TheSoloFilter is an opportunity to remake a performance into the piece you wish you had seen... 

AART

AART

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. This is a workshop... 

Fringe Festivals Around the World

Fringe Festivals Around the World

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. A once-a-year chance to meet and hear from Fringe festival directors and producers from around the world. Join the discussion and get the insights, hear how to take part and how they differ from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe... 

TalkFest 2016: Script Surgeries With Professional Playwrights

TalkFest 2016: Script Surgeries With Professional Playwrights

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Written a play? Looking for feedback on your writing, and advice on taking it to the next draft? 50-minute, one-to-one sessions for Fringe participants and/or Scotland-based playwrights... 

The Sanctuary

The Sanctuary

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Your opportunity to get away from the madding crowd to a calm, completely quiet space where you can just be for a while before going back out there... 

Minecraft Mission (Advanced)

Minecraft Mission (Advanced)

Build your dream amusement park, with games, rides and stalls. Use your advanced Minecraft skills to build a scary roller-coaster or a towering ferris wheel with great views. You can expect: a hands-on experience to develop your Minecraft knowledge and ideas; to create a how-to guide for Minecraft through creating a walkthrough; to record and edit your voice and lay over your walkthrough... 

Info and Discussion Session: Time to Shine Youth Arts, 2014-2016

Info and Discussion Session: Time to Shine Youth Arts, 2014-2016

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Time To Shine, Scotland’s arts strategy for young people aged 0–25, was launched in February 2014. The establishment of nine regional Youth Arts Hubs were instrumental in the initial implementation of the strategy... 

Making Minecraft Walkthroughs (Intermediate)

Making Minecraft Walkthroughs (Intermediate)

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 skills... 

Getting Started With Minecraft (Beginner)

Getting Started With Minecraft (Beginner)

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 creating and building your own environment in Minecraft... 

Moving On in Stage Management

Moving On in Stage Management

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Already working? Recently graduated or starting out in stage management? This session aims to help you progress in the industry... 

TalkFest 2016: The Way I See It

TalkFest 2016: The Way I See It

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Writer, actor and director Adura Onashile (Expensive Shit; HeLa) leads a workshop on the process of merging different media – dance, music and film – to tell stories that are rooted in powerful realities... 

Physical Theatre: In Conversation With...

Physical Theatre: In Conversation With...

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. The Fringe Society chats with physical theatre practitioners at the top of their game about making it in the business... 

Voicebox Toolbox: How to Avoid Cracking Your Voice During the Fringe

Voicebox Toolbox: How to Avoid Cracking Your Voice During the Fringe

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. A practical session of advice and exercises, designed specifically for the vocal demands of the festival including the vocal mechanism, how to protect your voice (both on the Royal Mile and on stage), what to do when things go wrong and effective and efficient vocal-ups... 

TalkFest 2016: Stepping Away from the Desk

TalkFest 2016: Stepping Away from the Desk

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. A workshop presentation on playwriting and collaboration with Kieran Hurley. Kieran is a playwright and theatre-maker, but it's possible that he only ended up as one by mistake because he wanted to be in a band but couldn't play an instrument... 

Striking the Balance: Artist Versus Producer

Striking the Balance: Artist Versus Producer

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. There can be a fine line between being an artist and being the producer of your own work. How do you make sure your work is meeting your artistic standards while also managing admin and arranging tours? This informal round table discussion looks at how you manage your time, the pros and cons of self-producing and the practical realities... 

Not in Front of the Children!

Not in Front of the Children!

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Is anything off-limits in performance for children and young people? Imaginate will host and facilitate a panel discussion about what is a suitable topic, theme or concept to be explored by theatre and dance for children and young people... 

Creating Contemporary Performance

Creating Contemporary Performance

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. This workshop introduces participants to the process of creative devising; making their own original performance work from their own ideas and experiences of the world in which they live... 

Achieve Your Goals!

Achieve Your Goals!

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, specifically for Fringe participants. This will give you tips and techniques for defining achievable career goals that fit in with other areas of your life and identifying the steps to reach these... 

Dean Friedman – Songwriting Masterclass

Dean Friedman – Songwriting Masterclass

Master songsmith Dean Friedman delivers a fun, informative, practical take on the art and craft of songwriting. Technique and craft are explored using examples from popular music including Friedman’s own hits: Ariel, Lucky Stars and Lydia... 

Build a Virtual World Using Kodu (Intermediate)

Build a Virtual World Using Kodu (Intermediate)

Bring a 3D fish tank to life by making all of the creatures in your tank interact with each other. An interactive workshop where you will design and code your own 3D virtual world. You can expect: a hands-on experience; to learn how to build and programme your own virtual world; to learn to use Kodu software... 

Puppetry and Animation Workshop

Puppetry and Animation Workshop

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. In this playful but intensive practical workshop you can explore the principles and fundamentals of object animation... 

Aham Indian Classical Dance Workshop and Performance

Aham Indian Classical Dance Workshop and Performance

15.00 to 16.00: Indian classical dance workshop (open to all ages) – learn a dance and perform it! (optional). 16.00 to 17.00: Performance by Dance Ihayami’s youth dance group Ihayami Fusion, with curtain-raiser by workshop participants... 

Meet the Participants' Council

Meet the Participants' Council

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. The Participants' Council is an elected advisory body that acts as your voice to the board of the Fringe Society... 

Just What Is a Contract?

Just What Is a Contract?

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Equity negotiates working terms and conditions for around 45,000 professional performers. If you work on a contract, issue a contract or want to do either then come to this session to find out what should be included, what to look out for and how to avoid pitfalls and exploitation. 

Postgraduate Pathways to the Profession: Actors and Directors

Postgraduate Pathways to the Profession: Actors and Directors

Part of the Fringe Central Event Programme. Interested in forging a career as a professional theatre practitioner? In this dynamic workshop you’ll gain invaluable advice on how best to kick-start your career... 

Critics v Creatives – Writing About Theatre Design

Critics v Creatives – Writing About Theatre Design

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Do critics understand the design process? How do we write about theatre design? How does it feel to have your work critiqued? The work of theatre designers and theatre critics can seem worlds apart... 

Process and Play: Celebrating Communication in The Deaf & Hearing Ensemble

Process and Play: Celebrating Communication in The Deaf & Hearing Ensemble

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. This workshop will focus on using play theory and setting up rules in the devising process to create performances whilst employing techniques such as viewpoints and durational improvisation... 

The Art of Networking

The Art of Networking

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Does anyone actually love networking? And love it or hate it, how do you know if it's been useful? A fast-moving, practical session including live networking practice in a safe and supportive space to help participants enjoy making an impression and get the most out of networking at the world's biggest arts festival... 

Getting Started With Kodu (Beginner)

Getting Started With Kodu (Beginner)

Do you like computer games? Do you have a creative imagination? Then this is the workshop for you. This practical session is a taster into creating and building your own 3D games using Kodu... 

Movement and Voice Workouts

Movement and Voice Workouts

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. If you’re performing within the festival these workout sessions, led by senior staff from East 15 Acting School, will be invaluable in helping you to sustain your body and voice through the remainder of your time here... 

Game For the Next Generation (Advanced)

Game For the Next Generation (Advanced)

Do you love gaming? Here is an opportunity for you to design and build your very own game for the next generation. Using basic coding build a game concept that you think would sell! You can expect: a hands-on experience; to learn how to build and programme your own virtual world; learn to use Kodu software; support and guidance to use technology to make a 3D computer game... 

BA Performance in BSL and English: Audition Preparation

BA Performance in BSL and English: Audition Preparation

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, specifically for Fringe participants. This session is for deaf and hard of hearing performers who are interested in auditioning for the BA Performance (in BSL and English) course at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland... 

Politics and Satire

Politics and Satire

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Satire has always been an important part of comedy and is healthy for politics. In a world gone a bit mad where Donald Trump could be leader of the free world, satire may be the only way to make sense of things! Join Funny Women and a panel of political movers and shakers to discuss comedy and politics. 

Stand Up to Stand Out: How to Find Your Funny

Stand Up to Stand Out: How to Find Your Funny

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Humour is essential in our everyday lives and defines our humanity. As the leading community in female comedy, Funny Women runs many workshops to help people to perform, write and do business with humour... 

Freaking Out and F*cking Up

Freaking Out and F*cking Up

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Building and maintaining a sustainable career in the performing arts, in whatever sense, requires an abundance of skills including a serious amount of determination, bravery and resilience... 

Equity: Drop-In Advice

Equity: Drop-In Advice

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Informal, individual drop-in space for you to ask Equity’s advice about contracts, pay, training, marketing or any other issue you want to discuss... 

You Couldn't Make It Up: How to Improvise

You Couldn't Make It Up: How to Improvise

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Improv comedy is a big part of the UK comedy scene and this workshop will introduce you to some core improvisation skills such as comic timing, to say ‘yes, and’, to develop characters and storylines, and how to listen... 

Your Life in Theatre

Your Life in Theatre

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. End of week one, how to capitalise on success, how to heal critical wounds, what to do next if you are a new creative artist or emerging company... 

What About Directors?

What About Directors?

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Stage Directors UK has had a massive impact with its fee campaigns, new style contracts and compelling master classes on the art and craft of directing... 

Comedy in Reality Television

Comedy in Reality Television

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. The rise of reality shows and the public appetite for a good game show has increased the demand for pithy one-liners and hilarious anecdotes... 

How to Write a Sitcom and Get Yourself Noticed

How to Write a Sitcom and Get Yourself Noticed

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Funny Women has been running its Comedy Writing Award for five years, so our producers and advisors are well placed to help you generate ideas, formulate joke structure and bring comic themes and characters to life... 

One-on-One Surgeries for Creative Artists

One-on-One Surgeries for Creative Artists

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. CGO Surgeries are an opportunity for personal coaching, advice, support, and re-energising for a creative artist or a small company... 

Dancing with the Star! – Movin' with Melvin!

Dancing with the Star! – Movin' with Melvin!

Tap into health! A rare, unmissable opportunity to dance with one of the world’s most engaging performers. Dubbed one of the last great song and dance men of American tradition, it’s impossible not to shake your hips when in the presence of Movin’ Melvin Brown... 

TalkFest 2016: The Business of Playwriting

TalkFest 2016: The Business of Playwriting

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Join a panel of professional practitioners to discuss making a career as a playwright in Scotland – from working with an agent, to negotiating contracts and getting your work published. 

Feeling a Little Sketchy – Creating Characters in Comedy

Feeling a Little Sketchy – Creating Characters in Comedy

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Not brave enough to try stand-up? Creating characters and sketches are the perfect introduction to writing and performing live comedy... 

Solving Science

Solving Science

This session is all about following a guided project where you will solve a real world science problem using Lego bricks and programming software. Build, debug and test your robots and machines to see if you have successfully solved the science problem... 

Lego Builds With WeDo 2.0

Lego Builds With WeDo 2.0

This session will guide you to use the latest Lego technology, WeDo 2.0 to build and programme your own creative project. You will construct, debug and test your robots and machines and then share your builds with the rest of the workshop participants... 

US Tour Booking Tips 101

US Tour Booking Tips 101

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Thinking of touring in the US? This workshop will provide you with some useful information prior to getting started: we will talk about defining your objective, promotion, researching the possibilities, networking, establishing routing and dates, booking, transportation, merchandise, visas and taxes... 

Meet Milo

Meet Milo

Milo is the newest Lego robot. It is your job to build Milo, to bring him to life and then you will have to teach Milo how to move and even talk to you! This is a practical hands-on session where you will be building Milo using Lego and touching on some basic programming... 

TalkFest 2016: Invisible Stories

TalkFest 2016: Invisible Stories

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. A workshop exploring audio narratives of unseen objects with designer and theatre artist Kai Fischer: Last Dream (On Earth) and Vanishing Point associate artist... 

Changing the Culture

Changing the Culture

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Do you want to know more about how festivals directors and organisers can tackle the complex aspects of sustainability? At this event we’ll hear stories and ideas from the Edinburgh International Science Festival (the world’s first science festival) and Imaginate (Scotland’s international festival of performing arts for children and young people): two of the twelve Edinburgh Festivals working jointly and independently to creatively minimise their impact on the environment... 

Rural Touring Introduction and Update Session

Rural Touring Introduction and Update Session

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. An opportunity to hear and ask questions about how rural touring works. Get up-to-date news featuring a panel of touring schemes, producers, funders and artists, followed by an informal networking session with touring scheme staff from England, Scotland and Wales... 

Cabaret Chinwag

Cabaret Chinwag

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. As over the past few years, Cabaret Chinwag will offer a weekly natter about the hottest shows and latest rumblings in cabaret at the Fringe... 

The Key to Health, Wealth and Happiness

The Key to Health, Wealth and Happiness

The Key is an exciting, creative and inspirational workshop of awareness, vision, clarity and belief for all ages. Develop positive growth and self-awareness on new levels. Create a space for a vision for an exciting future... 

Technical Theatre and Actor Training

Technical Theatre and Actor Training

A presentation followed by questions and answers about drama school training. The session will cover technical (stage management, lights, sound, props etc), costume, scenic art, design and directing as well as actor training... 

MA Classical and Contemporary Texts: Auditions

MA Classical and Contemporary Texts: Auditions

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s MA Classical and Contemporary Text programme is holding auditions for its 2017-2018 academic year. This is a one year practical, vocational Masters Programme with pathways in either acting or directing... 

Making Work With Young Performers

Making Work With Young Performers

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Imaginate will host and facilitate a panel discussion around making professional theatre and dance with young performers, to share best practice and why people feel driven to make this work... 

Actors Wanted for Fringe Show: No Mobile

Actors Wanted for Fringe Show: No Mobile

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 their phone... 

How to Tour Your Show

How to Tour Your Show

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. A common objective for artists participating in the Fringe is to create touring opportunities for their work. This seminar will talk about the various types of touring that exist, how you develop your networks, and how to plan, prepare and manage a tour... 

Tickets to My Trauma

Tickets to My Trauma

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. An event for artists performing about themselves and their health, illness and disability to explore the question – how do we market, support and publicise ourselves when the specifics of ourselves are so hard to talk about? This event gives artists the opportunity to be part of the growing TSOTF community by sharing ideas, strategies and conversations around the marketing and press needs of performances dealing with health, illness and disability. 

What Is an Autism-Friendly, or Relaxed, Performance?

What Is an Autism-Friendly, or Relaxed, Performance?

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. The National Autistic Society is proud to be working with the Fringe Society to make this year’s event more autism-friendly than ever before... 

What Is Autism?

What Is Autism?

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. Having an understanding and awareness of autism is a vital first step in planning your own autism-friendly or relaxed performance... 

Auditioning for Drama School

Auditioning for Drama School

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, specifically for Fringe participants. This practical workshop will provide insight, tips and hints about how to maximize the participant’s potential for success when auditioning for acting courses... 

The Robot Challenge

The Robot Challenge

In this session you will be set a Lego challenge to programme robots to complete an obstacle course. You will use Lego software to programme a robot, debug and solve problems and navigate the course in a time challenge! This workshop session is designed to be fun and hands-on, as well as to encourage collaborative working! You can expect: a hands-on experience; to learn how to use programming software; to work individually and in small groups... 

Family Circus Workshops

Family Circus Workshops

Now parents and kids can run away to the circus... together! Enter the exciting big top and have a go at different circus skills. From aerial to juggling, hula-hooping to acrobatics... 

Programme Your Own Lego Robot

Programme 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 problems! This workshop session is designed to be hands-on, to encourage collaborative working and to be lots of fun! You can expect: a hands-on experience; to learn how to use programming software to work individually and in small groups... 

Build a Robot With Lego Mindstorms

Build a Robot With Lego Mindstorms

Get involved in this creative workshop where you will create and build your own Lego Robot. This workshop session is designed to be hands-on, encourage collaborative working and to be lots of fun! You can expect: a hands-on experience; practical building and creating with Lego; to work individually and in small groups... 

Acting With Archetypes

Acting With Archetypes

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, specifically for Fringe participants. This workshop offers an opportunity to experience some of the unique work of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s MA in Classical and Contemporary Text programme... 

Working With Sign Language Interpreters in Performance

Working With Sign Language Interpreters in Performance

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. This is a practical workshop session for people who are currently working with sign language interpreters in performance, or for those who hope to do so in the future... 

Get Your Show Seen by the Right People

Get Your Show Seen by the Right People

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe enjoys a unique position as the biggest and best international arts market in the world, which means that it attracts thousands of arts professionals from all over the globe: venue programmers, producers, festival directors and agents who are looking to discover new talent, book a touring show or establish new collaborations... 

Fringe Sustainability Drop-In Sessions

Fringe Sustainability Drop-In Sessions

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Have you wanted to work more sustainably? Have questions about the Fringe Sustainable Practice Award? Interested in what your fellow artists and Fringe participants are doing about the climate? Our drop-in sessions for sustainable consultation return... 

The Shakespeare Monologues for Auditions

The Shakespeare Monologues for Auditions

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Based on the famous Shakespeare forum in New York, and currently growing in popularity in Glasgow, this practical workshop will help new and experienced actors to gain fresh insight into their Shakespeare monologues... 

TalkFest 2016: Building Worlds

TalkFest 2016: Building Worlds

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, specifically for Fringe participants. One of the biggest challenges we have as writers is not being able to resist the urge to start writing before we are ready... 

Learn to Play Ukulele With Tricity Vogue

Learn to Play Ukulele With Tricity Vogue

Rae Mac’s welcomes back cabaret diva Tricity Vogue for more ukulele fun. Learn basic ukulele in under an hour, then relax with tea and cake while listening to Tricity perform. The second half of the workshop will teach you to play along with Tricity's own swinging tunes, ready for a final group performance... 

Fringe Masterclasses @Spotlites

Fringe Masterclasses @Spotlites

Inspiring, innovative and international theatre masterclasses, to empower emerging artists by working with leading professionals from the theatre world. Including: George Dillon's Acting Techniques: Hands (Mime and Gesture), Eyes (eye contact, how to dominate an audience with only your eyes and how to visualise your surroundings so the audience sees them too), Feet (how to stand still onstage, to find repose and to move), Physical Theatre, Practical Artaud/Grotowski, Mask, Voice, Puppetry, Playwriting, Improvisation... 

Buddhist Meditation

Buddhist Meditation

People attending the workshop will have the option to either meditate on chairs or on the floor on cushions. Some instruction on posture will be given. The main practice we teach involves focusing on the breath to help develop concentration and general awareness of body and mind... 

Mad Hatter's Potting Tea Party

Mad Hatter's Potting Tea Party

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 run wild! Watch ceramic demonstrations and learn a variety of making processes... 

Project Flavour Behaviour: Personality Test

Project Flavour Behaviour: Personality Test

Find the perfect whisky for your personality. Project Flavour Behaviour is a scientific research experiment between The Scotch Malt Whisky Society and Dr Adam Moore from the University of Edinburgh’s Psychology Department... 

Islam Festival Edinburgh

Islam Festival Edinburgh

Edinburgh Central Mosque opens its doors and warmly invites you to Islam Festival Edinburgh. The exhibition offers a genuine insight into Islam including a dynamic experience of knowledge, calligraphy and culture... 

Thai Cookery Workshop with Lunch

Thai Cookery Workshop with Lunch

Thai cookery workshop by executive chef Rujira Herd, who will reveal her trade secrets. Learn Thai cookery with a delicious Thai lunch, featuring a different menu each day. We will organise all materials... 

About Comedy: Stand-Up Comedy Courses

About Comedy: Stand-Up Comedy Courses

Learn stand-up comedy on this two-day intensive comedy course. Our tutors are professional comedians and writers, and the course includes a graduation performance in a Fringe show. Over the two days you will cover: where material comes from and how to make routines of your own continuously; how to write material; practical writing exercises; learning how professional comics deconstruct comedy by watching and discussing current comedians; editing and performing material you have written; microphone and performance technique; how the industry works... 

The Great Scottish Make Off

The Great Scottish Make Off

A week of arts and crafts events: an interactive art event unlike any other. Watch artists make with limited time, materials tools – the ultimate product is limited only by imagination... 

Fringe Central Welcome Address

Fringe Central Welcome Address

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. To formally welcome you to Fringe Central we will be hosting a keynote speech from a well-known figure from the arts world... 

Stop-motion Storystarter (Intermediate)

Stop-motion Storystarter (Intermediate)

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. Build your story in Lego and then animate it using stop-motion techniques to make your own short film... 

Getting Started With Storystarter (Beginner)

Getting Started With Storystarter (Beginner)

Do you like to tell stories? Do you have a creative imagination? Do you love Lego? Then this is the workshop for you. This practical session is a taster into creating and building stories using Lego... 

The Amazing Scene Machine

The Amazing Scene Machine

Join expert model maker and Aardman animator, Jim Parkyn, and make your own mini masterpiece in this hands-on model making workshop. Feed the machine to create an amazing Plasti-Scene and even appear in this unusual experience! 

Fantasy Fairytale (Advanced)

Fantasy Fairytale (Advanced)

Fairytale Land has been disrupted by a magical spell and all of the well-known fairytale characters have disappeared. Your role is to help us get these characters back to where they belong by building a fantastical story and animation to make sure the characters have a very happy ending! You can expect: a hands-on experience; practical building and creating with Lego; support and guidance to use technology to make a short film... 

CeilidhKids at the Fringe – Free

CeilidhKids at the Fringe – Free

Family workshop suitable for children aged 3-7 years with parents or carers. We involve everyone: skip, clap and march together to traditional Scottish music. Enjoy discovering very simple (often simplified) dances that you might find at a ceilidh or Scottish country dance, celebrating the social aspects of dancing with a partner... 

How to Hit the Ground Running

How to Hit the Ground Running

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. What's the key to hitting the ground running at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe? This interactive talk, led by FringeReview... 

How to Get Your Show Noticed

How to Get Your Show Noticed

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Meet marketing, PR and media experts – tips on everything from social networking and contacting reviewers to increasing audience numbers... 

Access Training Tool Tutorial

Access Training Tool Tutorial

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. The Fringe Society has created a free online training resource for anyone taking part in the festival that aims to improve the experiences of disabled audiences and participants... 

Drama Workshops for 5-12s

Drama Workshops for 5-12s

Different each day, including Minecraft, Star Wars: Force Awakens, Jedi Knight Academy, Jedi vs Sith, Harry Potter: Wizard School, Deathly Hallows, Minions, Disney, Horrible Histories, Dinosaurs, Avengers/DC, Doctor Who, Roald Dahl and David Walliams, Pirates... 

Disability Equality Training

Disability Equality Training

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Practical training sessions for you to look at how you can better respond to the needs of disabled customers, as well as looking at some of the wider social issues... 

What Can You Do to Make Your Venue Autism-Friendly?

What Can You Do to Make Your Venue Autism-Friendly?

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants. Join our experts to find out how your venue can become autism-friendly. More than one in 100 people are autistic... 

Edinburgh Arab Festival 2015

Edinburgh Arab Festival 2015

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 with a unique insight into Arab culture through a wide array of open and scheduled events, including music, art, poetry, fashion, film screenings, photography, calligraphy, exhibitions, language taster classes, authentic traditional cuisines and more... 

iF Not Now, When?

iF Not Now, When?

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 talking, doing and making a difference... 

Why Didn't We Have This Conversation a Year Ago?

Why Didn't We Have This Conversation a Year Ago?

Mediating Conversations about Conflict: The Church, the Constitution and the Climate. An evening of dialogue about conflict, hosted by leading mediator John Sturrock, featuring music with a house band, food and, more importantly, conversations with distinguished guest speakers about important contemporary issues where conflict abounds... 

The People's TV Show

The People's TV Show

A raucous, fun-filled cabaret show dedicated to all the best things on the box... Screw the BAFTAs. We’re asking you, the audience, to decide which is the best TV show of all time... 

The Lopsided Universe of Puppetry and Playwriting

The Lopsided Universe of Puppetry and Playwriting

A practical workshop with playwright Lewis Hetherington and puppeteer Ailie Cohen. Lewis and Ailie (The Secret Life of Suitcases) explore the creative possibilities of combining two different art forms to tell stories of adventure, liberation and discovery... 

Large Scale Theatre Marketing Workshop

Large Scale Theatre Marketing Workshop

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. An expert panel will host this workshop providing knowledge, tips and a wealth of experience in how to market a show in a large scale venue... 

Voice Workshop with Ros Steen

Voice Workshop with Ros Steen

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 embodied voice linked to text... 

Going There!

Going There!

A practical workshop exploring and confronting ‘issues’ through playwriting, performance and, importantly, comedy – with Robert Softley Gale and Johnny McKnight. Robert and Johnny (director and writer of Wendy Hoose) are leading theatre artists whose work entertains and challenges audiences in radical new ways... 

Tibetan Monks Performance Workshop

Tibetan Monks Performance Workshop

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 intricate hand gestures or mudras from a tantric prayer... 

Stagecraft for Singers and Musicians

Stagecraft for Singers and Musicians

Learn about the internal, external and physical blocks that prevent you from delivering your best onstage performance. This interactive workshop draws on philosophical, psychological and body/mind teachings and research, delivering practical solutions for musicians and singers... 

Baby Wants Candy: The Graduation Show

Baby Wants Candy: The Graduation Show

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 more and register for BWC’s award-winning four-day Fringe Intensive Workshop at www... 

Tibetan Monks Art Workshop

Tibetan Monks Art Workshop

An opportunity to meet the Tibetan monks and learn from them the unique tantric art of sand mandala making and butter sculpture. Print your own prayer flag from a traditional hand carved wooden block... 

Andrew Bridge: AART

Andrew Bridge: AART

What time is it? It’s time for Aart! Learn how to make, see and do art. Take some time out of life and experience a unique insight into the working life of a full-time/part-time artist... 

Meet and Greet for University Students

Meet and Greet for University Students

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 and greet sponsored by Fringe University. 

Buddhist Meditation

Buddhist Meditation

People attending the workshop will have the option of either meditating on chairs or on cushions on the floor. Some instruction on posture will be given. The main practice we teach involves focusing on the breath to help develop concentration and general awareness of body and mind... 

A Lunchtime With Bryony Lavery

A Lunchtime With Bryony Lavery

Multi award-winning playwright in conversation about her work. John Lonsdale – director of USS's productions of her plays Kursk, and Stockholm – facilitates an insight via discussion and questions into Bryony's unique style... 

Honest Deception: Challenging the Audience from the Heart

Honest Deception: Challenging the Audience from the Heart

A practical playwriting and performance workshop with Gary McNair (A Gambler’s Guide to Dying). Gary’s work is brave, funny and intensely human. Discover how he maintains an intimate relationship with his audience, how he generates ideas, and explore the process behind transforming these ideas into memorable theatrical experiences... 

University Professors at the Fringe Networking Event

University Professors at the Fringe Networking Event

Fringe University believes that the Edinburgh Fringe makes an excellent classroom. Come meet and network with other university professors from around the world planning to, or already using, the Fringe for educational purposes. 

Smash It Up!

Smash It Up!

Scottish playwright Stef Smith (Swallow, Roadkill) will lead a practical workshop for playwrights looking at the relationship of form, content and character. In particular, Stef will examine how and why a playwright might build complex characters for a chaotic, contemporary world... 

CeilidhKids at the Fringe – Free!

CeilidhKids at the Fringe – Free!

Family workshop suitable for children aged three to seven years with parents or carers. We involve everyone: skip, clap and march together to traditional Scottish music. Enjoy discovering very simple (often simplified) dances that you might find at a ceilidh or Scottish country dance, celebrating the social aspects of dancing with a partner... 

Circus for Success

Circus for Success

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 potential... 

FYAH Workshop Sundays

FYAH Workshop Sundays

A great chance to get involved and get active in this programme of workshop sessions specially created for the Fringe, and all completely free. Find your voice, find your feet or learn to fly! Sessions for a variety of ages and stages all delivered by industry professionals and artists in training... 

About Comedy: Stand-Up Comedy Courses

About Comedy: Stand-Up Comedy Courses

Learn the skill and art of stand-up comedy performance on this two-day intensive comedy training course. Our tutors are professional comedians and writers, and the course includes a graduation performance in a Fringe show... 

Mad Hatter's Potting Tea Party

Mad Hatter's Potting Tea Party

Age 5-100. 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 run wild! Or just watch the professionals in meet the maker ceramic demonstrations and learn a variety of making processes... 

Learn To Play Ukulele With Tricity Vogue

Learn To Play Ukulele With Tricity Vogue

Rae Mac's welcomes back cabaret diva Tricity Vogue for more ukulele fun. Learn basic ukulele in under an hour, then relax with tea and biscuits while listening to Tricity perform. The second half of the workshop will teach you to play along with Tricity's own swinging tunes, ready for a final group performance... 

CeilidhKids at the Fringe – Free!

CeilidhKids at the Fringe – Free!

Family workshop suitable for children aged three to seven years with parents or carers. We involve everyone: skip, clap and march together to traditional Scottish music. Enjoy discovering very simple (often simplified) dances that you might find at a ceilidh or Scottish country dance, celebrating the social aspects of dancing with a partner... 

Drama Workshops for 5-12s

Drama Workshops for 5-12s

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, Doctor Who, Horrible Histories, Zombies, Boy in a Dress, Dahl, Pirates... 

CeilidhKids at the Fringe – Free!

CeilidhKids at the Fringe – Free!

Family workshop suitable for children aged three to seven years with parents or carers. We involve everyone: skip, clap and march together to traditional Scottish music. Enjoy discovering very simple (often simplified) dances that you might find at a ceilidh or Scottish country dance, celebrating the social aspects of dancing with a partner... 

Creative Project: The Importance of Place – Collaging Workshop for Creatives

Creative Project: The Importance of Place – Collaging Workshop for Creatives

21 August 2018, 10:00-13:00, The Space @ Jury’s Inn. Workshop: exploring your place relationships, connecting with circles of support and your artistic inspiration from your individual sense of home, in a collaging workshop...