Winner: Best New Comedian, Panic Awards (2019).
The HandleBards are a cycling theatre company who pedal Shakespeare plays to outdoor venues all across the UK.
An impossible variety show hosted by John-Luke Roberts.
George cooks food while making you laugh.
Slapstick Picnic would like to cordially invite you to its summer tea party, where marvellous feats of performance and culinary capers await.
Join Monski Mouse, special guest cabaret superstar Dusty Limits, and friends for a live musical cabaret of nursery classics, reworked song, puppetry and fun for 0-5s.
Why toddle when you can dance? Join DJ Monski Mouse and her dancers for an epic session of bonkers, bopping, beautiful fun.
Bite-size tasters of the best comedy, music, family entertainment and circus, all prepared for you in our glorious Spiegeltent.
It took little time for Assembly’s Spielgeltent Palais Du Variété to evolve into a glittering exhibition of luminous flair and seduction, teased out by one of Drag Race’s mos…
The sparkling eyes.
Massaoke is back.
Join Mr Bubbles with his extraordinary soap bubbles in all shapes and sizes! Enjoy bouncy bubbles, bubbles inside bubbles, smoke bubbles, square bubbles, giant bubbles and even fir…
Pushing the boundaries of the artform to the max for a late night Encore like no other.
Crazy Canadian circus for the young, premiering in Edinburgh after visiting 16 countries! The art of giving each other a chance and collaborating when the right time comes is what …
Hosted by an over-the-top and flirtatious host, this show delivers a dazzling array of exciting and naughty dance cabaret entertainment with frolicsome performers indulging in mesm…
Show up, clock in, get in formation and be ready to claim time and a half because this entertainment will cost you – and our preferred method of payment is sweat.
Howl with the hounds and dance on the moors! Kate’s not there, but you are.
Three friends are getting ready for a night out.
‘A rollicking roller-coaster ride!’ ****½ (The West Australian).
New show from Edinburgh-based piano virtuouso Will Pickvance (Anatomy of a Piano, Pianohood, First Piano On The Moon).
Railed is the newest offering from fringe-circuit regulars, the Head First Acrobats hailing from Australia.
B-boy meets Bendy boy.
A comedy-circus show from Australia, Chores is the story of a brother and sister who have to clean up their messy room so they can ride their bicycles.
An evening of original songs and existential banter from a dark cabaret band with funny hats.
Join Joanne as she revisits her irreverent and critically acclaimed show The Prosecco Express.
Being an international, multi-award-winning magician means performing at all times of the day – On stage or online.
Join Jack Dee as he takes to the road to warm up ahead of continuing his UK tour.
Renowned circus company Circolombia premiere their first intimate performance, Vest-igios.
For regular fringegoers this year, there are markedly few of the regular staple performers returning to contribute to the semblance of normality the festival is offering up.
Simon Evans’ last show, Genius 2.
One of the Fringe’s most renowned and best-selling shows is back for their 17th run at the festival! Expect vocal acrobatics, eclectic repertoires and ludicrous choreography! Wheth…
How good is your memory? The night begins with a little laughter and audience participation as we are asked to remember the age old story of Orpheus.
The best mixed-bill comedy night in Edinburgh, featuring your favourite comedians from around the Fringe.
A ninety-minute monologue about a homeless person? Embrace it.
Fringe favourite Best of Burlesque returns with a new all-star extravaganza! An international round-up of the finest in strip tease, cabaret and variety at the Fringe, from the leg…
Join us in the fabulous atmosphere of Assembly George Square Gardens for some of the best in local, Scottish and festival music on our new, open-air stage! Featuring your favourite…
Fringe legend Guy Masterson returns for his 27th festival with the perfect Covid antidote! Only six unmissable performances of Dylan Thomas’ timeless masterpiece, made famous by Ma…
Say hello to Adam, Arthur and Pete.
Based on the brilliant book by Pippa Goodhart and Nick Sharratt, Nonsense Room Productions (Shark in the Park and Hairy Maclary Shows) bring you a brand-new interactive musical sho…
Last year’s sell-out show returns for one week only.
They’re stopping off at the Fringe in the middle of their 1500 mile cycle route from London to Inverness, carrying on the back of their bikes all of the set, props and costumes the…
They’ve cycled 1500 miles to get to the Fringe, carrying on the back of their bikes all of the set, props and costumes they need for their brand new show.
Celebrating Assembly’s 40th year, we bring you bite-size tasters of the very best comedy, cabaret, music and circus from around the Fringe.
New double act, Shenoah Allen (Pajama Men) and Nina Conti (in a buffalo suit) gonna stare into your souls through their own cracked worldview.
The very best burlesque performers at the Fringe come together for more glamour and risqué late-night entertainment.
Best in Fringe Kids 2019.
Want to enjoy an hour of madcap comedy circus whilst simultaneously instilling in your kids a sense of domestic duty? Look no further – this sell-out show is back and tidying you…
Crazy Canadian circus for the young, is premiering in Edinburgh after visiting 16 countries! The art of giving each other a chance and collaborating when the right time comes, is w…
They’ve cycled 1500 miles to get to the Fringe, carrying on the back of their bikes all of the set, props and costumes they need for their brand-new show.
The Magnets are back and in full force! The a cappella all-stars return to Edinburgh with a brand-new show – The Ultimate 90s Party Night! Get ready for jaw-dropping harmonies an…
Fat Cops invite you to join them in their hot tub for a frothy night of hip-shakin’, garage-groovin’, punk-glam chaos.
Join Monski Mouse and friends: Richard Crawley, Amy Gwilliam and cabaret superstar Dusty Limits for a live musical cabaret of nursery classics, reworked song, puppetry and fun for …
Come ride on a bus through the streets of Edinburgh as dancers propel themselves along the aisles and hang from the roof.
Bite-size tasters of the best comedy, music and circus, all prepared for you in our glorious Spiegeltent.
A whimsically curated theatrical deep-dive into the multiverse of Hendrick’s Gin, guided by three tini tipples… In a world where the beloved martini has been called, one of the h…
Why toddle when you can dance?! Selling out shows around the world; come find out why.
Citizens of Hope and Glory! A new tomorrow beckons.
New Zealand’s favourite surreal sketch circus troupe bring their smash hit to Edinburgh.
Casus Circus bring you their biggest show yet! An enthralling ballet of acrobatics from the team that brought you Knee Deep, Driftwood and You & I.
If you’ve seen anything that A Slightly Isolated Dog has done, you’ve arguably seen all of it, and that is in no way a bad thing.
Dear reader, you may know me from such tragedies as Dead Dad (Radio 4’s Good Grief) and Dead Friend (BBC Three’s Happy Man) but this year I’m dead chuffed to perform comedy about s…
Brand-new comedy from the stand-up who cooks on stage.
Welcome to the Atomic Saloon: a place where the beer is flowing and anything goes, so long as you can afford it…Madam Boozy Skunkton is our host for the evening – the straight-…
Fringe late-night favourite Best of Burlesque returns with a new all-star extravaganza! An international round-up of the absolute finest in sultry striptease, curvaceous cabaret an…
When the full moon shines bright there’s magic in the air, and all the animals come out to play.
Nicola and Rosie Dempsey (aka: Flo & Joan) walk out to polite applause before stumbling through the intro bars of their opening number.
For those who don’t know, Frisky & Mannish are Fringe royalty.
Chores is the story of two typical young rascal boys playing in their messy bedroom.
With millennial nostalgia at its peak, there can be no better time to head to the Edinburgh Fringe and experience Cruel Intentions: The ‘90s Musical.
The Fringe’s No.
Tilda Swinton (pronounced Swin-tone): human actress, alien from Jupiter or mystical spirit guide? Perhaps we’ll never know – this show certainly does little to provide us with …
In 2017, Mark Watson – a man prone to considerable anxiety, with multiple phobias and a history of piss-poor self-esteem – was asked to go on Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls.
Stand-up comedy with real food, cooked live using power tools, and then the audience eats it at the end.
The HandleBards have cycled 1,500 miles from London to Edinburgh, carrying on the back of their bikes all of the set, props and costumes necessary to perform Shakespeare’s most fam…
Join Jason in conversation as he shares moments from the last four decades that he wasn’t able to tell us about on daytime television! Jason has many guises – star of stage and s…
The HandleBards are the world’s first cycling theatre company.
Why toddle when you can dance!? Sell-out shows around the world, come find out why DJ Monski Mouse is a hit with under fives and their parents/carers.
The most jaw-dropping, mind-popping, eye-watering experience of this year’s Fringe! With unbridled attitude, this firecracker of a show performs death defying stunts while honoring…
Five pop princesses celebrate the power of being yourself.
After a sell-out global pop tour that came to an earth-shattering finale in Edinburgh last year – Denim broke up.
Back with more bangers than a Now! double cassette, the hit a cappella show of the Edinburgh Fringe 2017 returns to present the 80s remixed.
Drag Superstar, Jonny Woo and Olivier Award-winning composer, Richard Thomas (Jerry Springer The Opera) bring you this sequin-spangled musical ripped straight from the headlines.
Australia’s towering literary genius Patrick White’s language is pure performance in this richly theatrical adaptation.
Opera and lycra-loving cabaret sensation, Le Gateau Chocolat storms into the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with the captivating international smash-hit, Icons.
In the resplendent surroundings of the Assembly Speigeltent, a pumping rendition of Cherry Bomb blasts out the promise of an hour of alternative grandeur.
Intergenerational circus with lots to say: the personal is political, fury is fun and the acrobatics downright dangerous – especially when life gets in the way.
Following a sell-out 2017 Fringe, nine five-star reviews and two awards, the Kweens are back – and they’re bringing glitter! From the producer of Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho …
Direct from winning the Weekly Award for Best Children’s Show at the Adelaide Fringe, circus performers Derek Llewellin and Julian Roberts have brought their fun show to Edinburg…
World premiere of this fresh, funny, fantastical story starring award-winning comedian, singer and dancer Charlie Baker (Harry Hill’s Tea Time, Dog Ate My Homework, Doctor Who) and…
Though now a household name thanks to a semi-final place in last year’s Britain’s Got Talent, singing impressionist Jess Robinson is a familiar face of the Fringe.
For anyone who thinks they don't make physical comedians like Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton any more, here's a word from the wise—which, in this context, essentially …
Nominated twice for the Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Show and total Fringe sell-out 2015 and 2016, Sarah Kendall returns with her brand-new show One-Seventeen.
The nation’s favourite pub landlord turns pop-up publican and invites you to his raucous saloon.
UK’s No 1 Jive/Swing band are renowned for their high-energy swinging sounds and spectacular stage show.
Fringe favourite Best of Burlesque returns for a fifth year with a new all-star cast and extravaganza nightly! An international round-up of the finest in striptease, cabaret and va…
Why toddle when you can dance?! It’s time to get heads, shoulders, knees and toes bopping along to lashings of swing, pop, rock, latin and more! Selling out shows around the world,…
The exceptional extravaganza that is Paris de Nuit is taking the Fringe by storm this summer and rightly so.
Amphetawaltz, as a show and a title, distinguishes itself from every other sketch show in Edinburgh this year and the reason why can be found in the title itself.
Coppélia is originally a comic ballet based on the writings of Prussian romantic author, E.
This slick performance of Robin Hood by Manhattan Children’s Theatre (Edinburgh) will leave you laughing, humming the songs, and with a strange desire to shout ‘Hail King Richa…
Briefs Factory present a late-night extravaganza, Sweatshop, hosted by the impeccably coiffed master crooner Mikelangelo.
‘This show has it all’ (List).
Presented by Eva Price and co-written by Josh Koenigsberg, a writer for Netflix’s award-winning hit Orange is the New Black, comes a world premiere.
When viewing a show as celebrated and adored as How to Win Against History there is always the risk that it’ll never be able to live up to the hype.
‘Love is a battlefield’ (Pat Benatar).
Rob Broderick is a one of a kind performer.
Ding dong the witch is back! Multi award-winning Fringe sensation Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho returns with the most fabulous game show of all! Join the Iron Lady for songs, gam…
The ultimate 80s mixtape, entirely a cappella! Vocal harmony supergroup The Magnets strip away the synths to honour the decade of big snares and bigger hair, with their voices alon…
A single red lamp shade hangs above the stage in Assembly’s Spiegeltent Palais Du Variete.
The Fringe’s number one party just got bigger! Rocking until 2.
From award winners to stadium fillers, OTK are proud to represent the very best in comedy.
They’re back! For seven nights only, with a selection of hot favourites from over 648 years of song, satire and hilarity.
From sets at the Olympic Closing Ceremony and Brit, MOBO and Mercury awards to live sessions on BBC Two, Sky Arts, BBC Radio 2 and Jazz FM, from collaborations with the likes of Am…
The UK’s number one jive and swing band.
The force of nature that is named Henry Rollins graces the Edinburgh Fringe once again, bringing with him another hour of profound advice and big laughs.
Corelli Theatre Company in association with Greenwich Theatre presents Just, by Ali Smith and directed by Lucy Cuthbertson.
Java Dance Theatre have somewhat sworn myself and the rest of the audience to silence after the triumph that is Back of the Bus so as not to ruin the wonderful surprises in store f…
Why toddle when you can dance? Get glam and get dancing at this international hit, retro-fabulous vintage disco for under-5s (babies under 6 months can go free).
Join us for some afternoon delight in the Gardens.
With the ascendance of circus being one of the great success stories of the Fringe in the past few years, there is no shortage of breathtaking physical feats taking place all over …
In a frenzy of blood, sweat, tears and sequins, the Heavens cracked open last night and Peter and Bambi rained down upon us.
This year Les Enfants Terribles are gracing us with a show that’s fun but is a hotchpotch of great performers, boring music, missed opportunities and laughs.
Michael Griffiths is obscenely talented.
The Assembly Gardens Palais Du Variété is a big Spiegeltent to fill, and the high heeled silver spangly boots of David Bowie are big boots to fill.
Ding dong, the witch isn’t dead! And this time it’s definitely cause for celebration! After her previous success as an ‘international cabaret superstar’ Maggie is back in b…
Ireland’s most lovable idiots bring their mischief and mayhem on tour.
It’s possible you’ve seen the likeness of ‘Big’ Mike Geier’s character Puddles before.
Winner Best Comedy Weekly Award 2015 Adelaide Fringe.
Having made waves from London to Las Vegas, the global mutant bingo sensation makes its Edinburgh debut this summer.
Even in this drizzle-filled August, every Fringe venue is a different kind of sweatbox.
Fringe favourite Best of Burlesque returns with a new all-star cast and extravaganza nightly! An international round-up of the finest in strip tease, cabaret and variety from the l…
Staged in a crashed car, Wrecked is a compelling piece of immersive theatre that brings an audience of six face-to-face with a young woman piecing together the narrative that broug…
‘Exceedingly funny’ ***** (Planet Arts).
Fun for parents and children alike, The Ruff Guide to Shakespeare is a brilliant introduction to Shakespeare: the man and his plays.
Ubuntu, meaning compassion and humanity, is a show that speaks about unity amongst the African continent and the world.
Like Pitch Perfect with cahoonas, six-man a cappella stars The Magnets are back with a hot new line-up of vocal talent ready to take you on an audacious aca-adventure through music…
The cult musical comedy duo return for two nights only! As seen on BBC3 and ABC2, direct from scandalising audience and selling out shows at London’s Soho Theatre, Adelaide Fring…
Back by popular demand, Songs on Film – The Sequel sees pianist, singer, songwriter and film nerd Joe Stilgoe pay tribute to 100 years of music that aided and abetted the legenda…
A heady mix of original, traditional and contemporary music including reinterpretations by Groove Armada, Mr Scruff and 4 Hero.
The nation’s favourite pub landlord turns pop-up publican and invites you to his jumped-up tent saloon.
Trying to find a new Renaissance Man (or Woman) in an hour is no easy task, but it is one that The Humble Quest for Universal Genius attempts with great enthusiasm.
The UK’s number one jive and swing band return for four nights with an electrifying new show.
For one night only! A decade of jaw-dropping vocals, sensational song interpretations and sparkly gowns from cabaret superstar Ali McGregor.
Learn musical improv from the best! Internationally renowned award-winning Chicago troupe, the ‘entertainment phenomenon’ (Scotsman) Baby Wants Candy invites you to learn to improv…
Dressed in a suit emblazoned with the sort of multicoloured exclamations that you would often find in comic books, Matty Grey’s eye-catching attire alone sets the tone for this m…
Winner of Best Cabaret at the 2014 Adelaide Fringe, Sweet Dreams: Songs by Annie Lennox now makes its Edinburgh debut.
Phil Ellis returns with a brand new hour of family fun and a new, much better girlfriend.
Ali McGregor returns with her award-winning hour of jazzy beats and trashy pop-treats that will get your kids singing, twisting and dancing.
A Vampirissimo cabaret packed with swinging satirical popular songs, jumping live band and spectacular dancing.
Broadway performer and YouTube sensation Christina Bianco takes you on a hilarious musical comedy journey, showing you what led her to become a multi-faceted, multi-voiced party of…
Half clown, half rock opera, one-man show Puddles Pity Party is the Fringe debut of viral video star Puddles the Clown.
Lou Conran talks to dead people (and live ones too if pushed).
One man, three hilarious comedy acts.
A perfect balance of circus and ceilidh, this entertaining and talented troupe bring Le Haggis, a show that guarantees to have you clapping along in your seat.
Fringe sensation, Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho, returns after 2014’s total sell-out run (and at London’s Leicester Square Theatre) in the drag comedy musical extravaganza like…
‘A good way to be happy’, Alice Keedwell tells us, is ‘you’ve got to silence the critic inside your head for a moment or two’.
Ireland’s most lovable idiots bring their mischief and mayhem on tour; a show for the whole family, you can even bring your granny! Brothers Famous Seamus and Sean-tastic will do…
Fringe favourite Best of Burlesque returns to Assembly for a third triumphant year with a special World Burlesque Games Euro semi-finals edition.
Fresh from his European Tour with the Festival International de Magie and his sell-out UK theatre tour the unique creativity, passion and talent of Michael Jordan brings together a…
Jumpin’ jivin’ jazz for kids led by chanteuse Ali McGregor.
Australian chanteuse and cabaret royalty Ali McGregor returns with her cult hit show.
The UK’s no.
The nation’s favourite pub philosopher turns pop-up publican and invites you to his jumped up tent saloon.
Murray’s One Man, One Guvnor is only in its preview stages, but already it is a
spectacularly funny set.
Set on a vintage red bus, this delightful dance piece oozes charm and captures the imagination.
An undemanding hour spent with a showcase variety of acts.
The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland is celebrating ten years of musical theatre at the Fringe and in traditional style, alongside a main full scale production (this year the Addams…
It’s probably not acceptable for a review to simply take the form of OMG! This show is amazing.
Burlesque requires a careful blend of elements.
The best of family Fringe fun is delivered in an hour of madcap antics in this exceptional, something for everyone variety show.
Children’s dance shows are always difficult to assess, especially if they are only designed for the young.
The Wau Wau Sisters’ shows are so smart, sacrilegious and saucy they have brought the crazy, so-called ‘religious’ protestors out of their hovels to ruin everyone’s fun and iss…
A refreshingly creative and atmospheric adaptation of the old school television show Noggin the Nog arrives at the festival this year to provide entertainment for families.
“Are you ready to party?!” blares the PA at the
start of the show and the audience roars in the agreement.
Scotland’s most famous shindig as you’ve never seen it before.
Why toddle when you can dance, dance, dance! Parents and under fives are let loose on the dance floor in this friendliest of discos.
Blues and Burlesque, featuring sexy Scarlett Belle, sassy and silly Vicious Delicious and their smooth accompanist, Pete Saunders, is a good value 50 minutes of raunchy entertainme…
Outside, the queue is teeming.
It’s William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday and everyone’s invited! But will the celebrations go to plan.
Loretta Maine is the comic creation of British comedian Pippa
Roll up! Roll up! One and all.
Symphony promises to blend a live gig environment with the best of contemporary British theatre.
One of the founding members of the Sex Pistols and co-writer of most of their iconic songs, Glen Matlock has arrived at the Edinburgh Festival for one week only for an evening that…
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