Captain Breadbeard's Bready Brilliant Comedy Cookbook

Captain Breadbeard's Bready Brilliant Comedy Cookbook

The only fast-paced, pun-tastic comedy sketch show about a sailor with a beard made of bread and his sidekick, Davy Scones. 

The Elephant in the Room

The Elephant in the Room

Unapologetically Indian. 

Six° with Jamie Adkins

Six° with Jamie Adkins

With only six degrees of separation, we are all connected. 

Marrow

Marrow

A vicious hate crime plunges a gay dancer into a fever dream battle between life and death. 

Chris Dugdale: Down to One

Chris Dugdale: Down to One

Chris Dugdale, the only act ever to win the Edfest Bouquet four times! Total sell-out 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. 

It All

It All

Cameron Cook’s debut solo show, previously performed to full houses at Soho Theatre, offers up that rare and sought-after Fringe experience – you see a show, you know next to not… 

Jarred Christmas and Hobbit: The Mighty Kids Beatbox Comedy Show

Jarred Christmas and Hobbit: The Mighty Kids Beatbox Comedy Show

Are you a kid? Do you like music, laughing and whack-a-doodle-noodle craziness? Grab your pet adult and join us! Direct from a UK tour and last year’s sell-out run; we’re back … 

Watching Glory Die

Watching Glory Die

The Windsor Feminist Theatre’ production of Judith Thompson’s 2014 play about injustice in the Canadian prison system feels timely in an age where atrocities committed against … 

Melinda Hughes: Off the Scale

Melinda Hughes: Off the Scale

Melinda Hughes is a prodigious cabaret vocalist and political satirist who brings her new show Off The Scale to this year’s Fringe, backed by a wonderful three-piece band. 

Comic Relief Live

Comic Relief Live

Join Nish Kumar as he hosts a line-up of the most exciting comedy talent in the country – Rose Matafeo, Phil Wang, Sara Barron, Catherine Bohart, Sarah Keyworth and Ahir Shah. 

Ed Byrne: If I'm Honest

Ed Byrne: If I'm Honest

If you’re looking for high quality stand up from a master of observational comedy, you’ve come to the right place. 

La Galerie

La Galerie

If you’ve ever looked at a field of unbroken snow and wanted to run across it, or a blank piece of paper and wanted to color it, La Galerie is absolutely the circus show for you. 

Ex-Batts and Broilers

Ex-Batts and Broilers

Gail and Gemma are two delightful chickens in a cage, discovering life as it comes. 

Triple Buse

Triple Buse

Triple Buse is slapstick, light-hearted and bracing in equal measure. 

Poet of the Impossible

Poet of the Impossible

Poet of the Impossible is a beautifully crafted weaving of magic and words created by Scots-Italian magician and playwright, Lorenzo Novani. 

Friendsical: A Parody Musical About Friends

Friendsical: A Parody Musical About Friends

Friendsical is billed as a ‘musical parody’ of Friends and unfortunately it fails to hit the mark on both counts. 

The Living Room

The Living Room

What’s more mundane than death? What’s more absurd? In a slice of often brave, often very funny, and occasionally extremely poignant clowning, Amritha Dhaliwal and Gemma Soldat… 

Tarot

Tarot

Will the Fool ascend the tower to dwell in the chambers of the moon? Will the Hermit jump in a chariot and spin the wheel of fortune? You might discover the answers by checking out… 

The Lost Musical Works of Willy Shakes

The Lost Musical Works of Willy Shakes

What do you get when you blend the works of William Shakespeare, with an all singing and dancing musical extravaganza? You get the Elizabethan’s answer to Flight of the Conchords… 

The Black Blues Brothers

The Black Blues Brothers

It’s a sell-out audience in the huge space at Assembly Rooms. 

My Land

My Land

I have absolutely nothing but admiration to the performers of Recirquel Company Budapest, given that some of their number must have spent their entire lives training their lean, mu… 

Tales from the Garden

Tales from the Garden

The performance opens to a figure eerily adorned in a rose-embellished mask, a luscious pink rose plugged into her mouth like a pacifier. 

My Darling Clemmie

My Darling Clemmie

This elegantly enchanting piece is a one woman play, telling the story of Clementine Hozier’s life. 

Yours Sincerely

Yours Sincerely

Will Jackson is in a bit of a pickle. 

Luke Jermay: Strange Power

Luke Jermay: Strange Power

You’ll be forgiven if you’ve not heard of Luke Jermay before, but within the Magic and Mind Reading communities he is a well respected and accomplished performer, a prolific wr… 

Salmon

Salmon

Salmon hits you hard from the moment you step in the venue. 

Legally Blonde the Musical

Legally Blonde the Musical

Always a source of top-quality musical theatre at the Fringe, The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, brings us perhaps one of the best ways to spend a morning at Fringe. 

Musik

Musik

Billie Trix. 

It's Miss Hope Springs

It's Miss Hope Springs

The crowd is lively, laughing and waiting expectantly for the venue to open. 

Best of the Fest... Later

Best of the Fest... Later

You loved the original so much, we’re doing it twice! The best mixed-bill comedy night in Edinburgh heads back to its birthplace, so now there’s two late-night chances to catch you… 

The Ballad of Mulan

The Ballad of Mulan

A woman, a warrior, a Chinese legend – Michelle Yim (The Empress and Me) brings to life the real Mulan who, to save her family’s honour, disguised herself as a man and joined the… 

The Things I Never Told You

The Things I Never Told You

In the house on the corner of our street lived an old man. 

Fempire: Mess by Kirsten Vangsness

Fempire: Mess by Kirsten Vangsness

We all are a mess, I guess. In Mess, Kirsten Vangsness of Criminal Minds explores the non-linearity of time, visible quantum objects, monsters, kittens and Christian rock. 

After You

After You

In 1961, Hannah’s mum, Angela, was in the Australian premiere production of The Sound of Music. 

Myra's Story

Myra's Story

The story of middle-aged homeless alcoholic woman, Myra McLaughlin, living rough on the streets of Dublin. 

The Greatest Magic Show

The Greatest Magic Show

Winner of Fringe World 2019 Best Children’s Show Weekly Award! The multi award-winning, sell-out sensation of 2018, The Greatest Magic Show is coming to Edinburgh for the first tim… 

Stewart Francis: Into the Punset

Stewart Francis: Into the Punset

The star of Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo and Crackerjack embarks on a brand-new show, in this, his last tour ever! See him before he heads off. 

Wannabe: The Spice Girls Show

Wannabe: The Spice Girls Show

Stop right now! Thank you very much. 

In the Shadow of the Black Dog

In the Shadow of the Black Dog

All the Pigs presents an endearing dark comedy about Alquist, who is suspended in an adolescent mindset trying to start life over, leading him to challenge his beliefs about what i… 

Gun

Gun

‘If you’re gonna kill a man, better make sure you do it properly. 

The Latebloomers: Scotland!

The Latebloomers: Scotland!

Join us for a wild ride, with rhythm, body percussion, singing, stomping, clowning and the spirit of Scotland! ‘The Latebloomers are an extremely talented and professional act who … 

My Leonard Cohen

My Leonard Cohen

An Edinburgh Fringe hit of 2016 and 2017, My Leonard Cohen also sold out the Sydney Opera House and Adelaide Fringe. 

Jody Kamali Is Mike Daly – Darts and All

Jody Kamali Is Mike Daly – Darts and All

The Bristolian bumbling ex-darts champ is back. 

Fempire: Cleo, Theo & Wu by Kirsten Vangsness

Fempire: Cleo, Theo & Wu by Kirsten Vangsness

Lucy (Kirsten Vangsness of Criminal Minds) is just trying to work out how to be the best cool girl, lady boss, and all around woman she can be when suddenly, the fate of universe i… 

Aaron Crow: FearLess

Aaron Crow: FearLess

Aaron Crow is a unique, international award-winning artist, best known for his recent spectacular appearances on America’s Got Talent. 

Who Is Daniel King

Who Is Daniel King

A story of a man who decides to be a dancer. 

Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers: Beat Grrrls

Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers: Beat Grrrls

The high-voltage rhythm sisters of Mugenkyo rock the Bijou, flexing their muscles on huge taiko drums, with stamina, skill and precision. 

Solitary

Solitary

Right now, there are between 60,000 and 80,000 people held in solitary confinement within United States prisons – many of whom have served months or even years in extreme isolati… 

Ivory Wings

Ivory Wings

Ivory Wings is a one-woman show with a live piano score. 

Chocolate

Chocolate

It’s time to taste. 

Chris Dugdale: Down to One

Chris Dugdale: Down to One

Chris Dugdale: Down to One. 

Sleeping Giant

Sleeping Giant

A writer/producer of television’s Supernatural spins a series of intimate, darkly comic vignettes in this modern thriller. 

Romeo and Juliet by Curious Pheasant

Romeo and Juliet by Curious Pheasant

Following a sold out run at the Edinburgh Fringe 2018, Curious Pheasant Theatre present Romeo and Juliet. 

Jess Robinson: The Jess Robinson Experience

Jess Robinson: The Jess Robinson Experience

Award-winning Edinburgh favourite, Jess Robinson, returns with a brand new show and her fabulous live band. 

Moby Dick

Moby Dick

‘Call me Ishmael. 

Best of Cabaret

Best of Cabaret

For the first time in Fringe history, the absolute Best of Cabaret amalgamate for a late-night extravaganza of sultry songs, dance varieties, comedic displays and vivacious variety… 

Black and White Tea Room – Counsellor

Black and White Tea Room – Counsellor

The world-renowned Theatre Hooam makes a welcome return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with the award-winning Black and White Tea Room. 

Bromance

Bromance

International award-winning smash hit Bromance is back! Five-star circus about camaraderie and affection. 

Tartuffe

Tartuffe

Liz Lochhead’s un-PC, rude, rhyming cut of Moliere’s classic relocated to a 1940s Scotch living room. 

Jarred Christmas and Hobbit: The Mighty Kids Beatbox Comedy Show

Jarred Christmas and Hobbit: The Mighty Kids Beatbox Comedy Show

Calling kids aged 5 to 100, join our mighty gang! A sensational interactive show, where the worlds of comedy and beatboxing collide with electrifying results. 

Lucille and Cecilia

Lucille and Cecilia

Two circus sea lions: one is desperate to escape, the other gets off on her daily rub downs from Trevor the trainer. 

Tumours

Tumours

Jay is 27. 

Frankie Foxstone AKA The Profit: Walking Tour

Frankie Foxstone AKA The Profit: Walking Tour

‘A total highlight’ (Audience review, HighTide Festival 2018). 

The Oxford Revue: Switcheroo

The Oxford Revue: Switcheroo

Join the world-famous Oxford Revue as it returns to the Edinburgh Fringe for its 55th year. 

The Professor

The Professor

The university’s oddest professor has made a remarkable discovery. 

Marie

Marie

With the aid of a tea towel, a glass, and a stool, Sarah MacGillivray skilfully portrays a wide variety of characters in a modern re-telling of the story of Mary, Queen of Scots … 

Funny Women on the Fringe

Funny Women on the Fringe

Join Funny Women for a sparkling mix of comedy including performances by special guests and the brightest new talent at the Fringe. 

Sing Sistah Sing!

Sing Sistah Sing!

Internationally renowned singer Andrea Baker celebrates the extraordinary breadth of the African American female voice. 

Ailsa Benson Is Missing

Ailsa Benson Is Missing

The synopsis of this intriguing one-woman drama can more or less be summed up by its title: Ailsa Benson Is Missing. 

Skin a Cat

Skin a Cat

Rive Productions are shining the light on a condition more common than many realise: vaginismus. 

Who Do You Think You Are? Barbara Brownskirt.

Who Do You Think You Are? Barbara Brownskirt.

Barbara Brownskirt, the prolific poet-in-residence at 197 bus stop, Penge, semi-welcomes you to her thought-provoking and unsettling knee-length poetry comedy show. 

Dust

Dust

The world premiere of a multi-media collaboration that combines live music from the Melomaniacs trio with film by the Scottish filmmaker Lee Archer, photographs taken by the New Yo… 

The Unknown Soldier

The Unknown Soldier

Jack stayed on when the guns fell silent, to search amongst the rusty wire and unexploded bombs for those that could never go home. 

Frau Welt

Frau Welt

An outstanding singular performance by Peter Clements, that draws upon - yet uniquely embraces - the fine traditions of drag queen finesse, dark humour, sexual allure and celebrati… 

A Joke

A Joke

It was irresistible, I suppose: part way through Dan Freeman’s absurdist play A Joke, the acclaimed Scottish actor John Bett turns to his co-stars to start a joke with: "Doc… 

DNA – Stealing Thoughts

DNA – Stealing Thoughts

DNA’s incredible feats of mind reading and telepathic thought transference have amazed audiences worldwide. 

Gratiano

Gratiano

With Bassanio murdered, Gratiano is forced to revisit his fascist past. 

The Alleycats: Champions by Default

The Alleycats: Champions by Default

The Alleycats, Scottish A Cappella Champions 2017, bring to you the thrilling tale of a title defence gone astray. 

Nine Foot Nine

Nine Foot Nine

Nine Foot Nine is a clever piece of dystopian theatre highlighting gender imbalance, produced by the Sleepless Theatre Company. 

Providence

Providence

"Life is a hideous thing," we're told by the lean figure of Simon Maeder, dressed for dinner and sitting in a leather armchair like some classic teller of ghost stori… 

Once Seen on Blue Peter

Once Seen on Blue Peter

Makes, Bakes and Outtakes. 

The Greatest Showman Sing-along

The Greatest Showman Sing-along

The most entertaining film of the year is swinging onto the Fringe. 

Hamlet – Horatio's Tale

Hamlet – Horatio's Tale

A remarkable solo Hamlet from Horatio’s POV! Shakespeare’s classic tale of madness, murder and betrayal with incredible performance, brilliant original music and Sir Derek Jaco… 

Baby Daddy

Baby Daddy

‘The day I’ve been dreading arrives. 

The Straw Man

The Straw Man

He is Generation X. 

Reel Comedy Club

Reel Comedy Club

Twice a day, Audrey, the unique 22-seat Vintage Mobile Cinema will become a comedy venue. 

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

Based on the best-selling series of books by Laura Numeroff, this fast-paced, comedic adaptation embraces the joys of parenting – as told through the eyes of a child and a surpri… 

An Evening With Miss Wong

An Evening With Miss Wong

From laundry girl to one of Hollywood’s most glamorous stars, the tragic and wonderful life of Anna May Wong. 

Belly of a Drunken Piano

Belly of a Drunken Piano

Multi-award winning performer and artistic director Stewart D’Arrietta (My Leonard Cohen, Fringe 2016-17) returns with a new show for 2018. 

The Marilyn Monroe Story

The Marilyn Monroe Story

She is arguably the most famous Hollywood screen icon and pin-up. 

Gibbon

Gibbon

Gandini presents a wildly original hodgepodge of juggling, choreography, and theatre that explores the connections between human behaviours, the cycle of nature and to explore the … 

Chris Dugdale: Up Close!

Chris Dugdale: Up Close!

2016 and 2017 winner of the Edfest Bouquet. 

F**k You Pay Me

F**k You Pay Me

An anarchic, unprecedented and hilarious insight into the life of a stripper in London’s fast-changing cityscape. 

Réversible

Réversible

Internationally renowned The 7 Fingers return with this unique, riveting mix of theatre, circus, dance, music and acrobatics. 

Henry Box Brown – A Musical Journey

Henry Box Brown – A Musical Journey

Tony Award winner Ben Harney (Broadway's Dreamgirls), and writer Mehr Mansuri, lead this musical about an 1850s Virginia slave who ships himself to freedom in a box. 

Simon Callow in De Profundis

Simon Callow in De Profundis

Olivier Award-winning Simon Callow performs Oscar Wilde’s searing meditation on his life, in the form of a devastating letter of reproach to his lover Lord Alfred Douglas – ‘… 

Henry V – Lion of England

Henry V – Lion of England

Wild young Hal becomes King and lays claim to the French crown. 

Synchronised Swimming – The Dry Version

Synchronised Swimming – The Dry Version

Infamous comedy duo Ursus and Nadeschkin have been dubbed the ‘Swiss-German Marx Brothers’ by Village Voice NYC. 

Janis Joplin Full Tilt

Janis Joplin Full Tilt

The award-winning, sell-out hit by writer Peter Arnott and director Cora Bissett returns. 

Choir of Man

Choir of Man

The Choir of Man was the runway hit and ‘the ultimate feel-good show of 2017 Fringe’ ***** (Edinburgh Evening News). 

This Is Just Who I Am

This Is Just Who I Am

This is a show about identity, authenticity and the murky area between the two. 

Dysney Disfunction

Dysney Disfunction

In Brexit Britain happily ever after (and UK residency) is just a marriage visa away. 

Mark Steel: Every Little Thing's Gonna Be Alright

Mark Steel: Every Little Thing's Gonna Be Alright

The star of Mark Steel’s in Town (BBC Radio 4) brings back his 2017 sell-out show, guaranteed to make the world seem even more mental than it still is. 

The Voice Behind the Stars

The Voice Behind the Stars

This one-woman show tells the story of the most prolific ghost singer of all time, Marni Nixon: the best film diva you (almost) never saw. 

Hans – Like a German

Hans – Like a German

International superstar Hans, the boy wonder of Berlin, serves up an all-singing, all-tap dancing, accordion-pumping, glittering blitzkrieg of cabaret backed by his three… 

Margo: Half Woman, Half Beast

Margo: Half Woman, Half Beast

Margo Lion, celebrated Weimar Berlin cabaret star and lover of Marlene Dietrich, is gripped by the decadence and debauchery of 1930s Berlin. 

Black and White Tea Room – Counsellor

Black and White Tea Room – Counsellor

Theatre Hooam makes a welcome return to the Fringe with the award-winning Black and White Tea Room. 

Jamie MacDonald: Blinkered

Jamie MacDonald: Blinkered

Blind Jamie is taking a long hard look at this blinkered world. 

Owen O'Neill: Ten Songs to Die For

Owen O'Neill: Ten Songs to Die For

In his new one-man play Owen O’Neill takes the audience on a trip to the soundtrack of his life. 

FuturePlay Virtual Reality Studio

FuturePlay Virtual Reality Studio

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

My Leonard Cohen

My Leonard Cohen

My Leonard Cohen is a soulful and informative show celebrating the life of the recently deceased Canadian musician and poet. 

To Hell in a Handbag

To Hell in a Handbag

To Hell in a Handbag shares a most important quality with its inspiration: the infectious nature of the prose. 

Assisted Suicide the Musical

Assisted Suicide the Musical

Following sell-out UK shows and a recent stint at Melbourne International Comedy Festival, disability rights activist and actor Liz Carr (BBC’s Silent Witness) brings you her TED t… 

Antonio Forcione and Sarah Jane Morris

Antonio Forcione and Sarah Jane Morris

Sarah Jane Morris and Antonio Forcione are promoting their collaborative album Compared to What. 

Choir of Man

Choir of Man

There is something remarkably welcoming about being handed a free pint with a smile as you walk into a show. 

Mies Julie

Mies Julie

Yael Farber’s critically acclaimed Mies Julie has returned to the Edinburgh Fringe and it’s easy to see why, with its incisive portrayal of colonialism, gender politics, and wh… 

Whose Line is It Anyway? – Live at the Fringe

Whose Line is It Anyway? – Live at the Fringe

Improv comedy at the Fringe? It’s practically become a punchline in itself but the art of making it up on the spot is big business in Edinburgh in August. 

The Naked Magicians

The Naked Magicians

I think a naked magic show is a brilliant idea; two magicians with no way to hide anything up their sleeves, in their pockets (or anywhere else) amazing us with their skill at slei… 

Andrew Lawrence: The Happy Accident Tour

Andrew Lawrence: The Happy Accident Tour

Controversial viewpoints and a dismissive attitude to PC culture can work if two criteria are met: good style, and the ability to fully explain the rationale behind an opinion. 

Chris Dugdale: Up Close!

Chris Dugdale: Up Close!

Chris Dugdale is a master of the art of sleight of hand and, even when encouraging the audience to closely watch his every move he manages to repeatedly stun them with his apparent… 

Lemonade

Lemonade

Heather Litteer approaches her subject, women on- and off-stage, with a wry eye and deft, humorous touch (admittedly aided by the never-failing power of hindsight). 

Under Milk Wood

Under Milk Wood

One show only! Dylan Thomas’ enchanting masterpiece is brought vividly to life in an extraordinary solo performance by Edinburgh legend and Olivier Award winner, Guy Masterson. 

Jerry Sadowitz: Comedian, Magician, Psychopath!

Jerry Sadowitz: Comedian, Magician, Psychopath!

Jerry Sadowitz - comedian, magician, and all round scary man is back! With his unique combination of comedy, absolute hatred, and card tricks, every moment is guaranteed to make yo… 

Gypsy Queen

Gypsy Queen

Despite Hope Theatre Company’s name, this production did not leave me very hopeful about the issue it was raising – that of discrimination against LGBT people in sport. 

Alex Salmond... Unleashed

Alex Salmond... Unleashed

A festival of fun, friends and freedom. 

Mark Steel: Every Little Thing's Gonna Be Alright

Mark Steel: Every Little Thing's Gonna Be Alright

Mark’s sell-out show Who Do I Think I Am, revealed his natural father was world backgammon champion. 

Jamie MacDonald: Designated Driver

Jamie MacDonald: Designated Driver

Given that so much of the stand-up comedy you’ll find on the Fringe is blatantly autobiographical—at least to some extent—it’s not surprising that a lot of Jamie MacDonald… 

The Truman Capote Talk Show

The Truman Capote Talk Show

Truman Capote regards us with a look that cannot be readily deciphered. 

Performers

Performers

One figure doesn’t appear in Performers, Irvine Welsh and Dean Cavanagh’s new play inspired by some of the behind-the-scenes stories surrounding the making of 1970 cult film Pe… 

FuturePlay Sessions

FuturePlay Sessions

A diverse programme of talks, panels and showcases where artists, performers, experts and academics discuss and debate the latest trends, challenges and controversies in the worlds… 

Audrey's Absolute Fest of All

Audrey's Absolute Fest of All

Each evening we welcome a top comedian to perform their full Edinburgh show on board Audrey, the most unique venue at the festival. 

Comedians Film Club

Comedians Film Club

This brilliant show returns to Edinburgh. 

The Reel Comedy Club

The Reel Comedy Club

This famous showcase returns with a dazzling array of the best comics from the Fringe. 

Vintage Mobile Cinema: Free Daytime Show

Vintage Mobile Cinema: Free Daytime Show

Back in the 1960s there were seven of these mobile cinemas made for the Ministry of Technology. 

Michael Brandon – Off-Ramps

Michael Brandon – Off-Ramps

The star of ‘Dempsey and Makepeace’, ‘Episodes’ and ‘Jerry Springer: The Opera’, Michael Brandon gave himself two years to star in a Hollywood movie. 

Concerto a Tempo d'Umore

Concerto a Tempo d'Umore

A theatrical concert for the whole family – a combination of classical music, humorous mime and audience participation with a soundtrack consisting of well-known pieces from reno… 

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 … 

FuturePlay Immersive Gallery: Powered by Google Tilt Brush

FuturePlay Immersive Gallery: Powered by Google Tilt Brush

Imagine stepping into a canvas and exploring a visual world in 3D. 

Burnt Toast

Burnt Toast

Two days, 15 years later. 

Bright Colours Only

Bright Colours Only

Sadly missed after a decade pushing the daisies, Pauline Goldsmith resurrects her legendary Irish wake. 

Catherine and Anita

Catherine and Anita

All hell breaks loose when a tortured young misfit named Catherine strikes up a friendship with the mysterious Anita. 

Tony Roberts: Late Nite Ace High

Tony Roberts: Late Nite Ace High

Tony Roberts is back, he’s loose and ready to blow your mind with cheeky, salacious stand-up, songs, stories and crafty card manipulation. 

Tago: Korean Drum II

Tago: Korean Drum II

Group Tago makes a welcome return to this year’s Fringe after wowing audiences last year, receiving standing ovations at every performance. 

Elephant in the Room

Elephant in the Room

Inspired by the Indian myth of the Elephant God - Ganesha; this is a coming of age story about a boy in search of his head, wandering through a forest where creatures fret over a p… 

Naughty

Naughty

In the shadow of Arthur’s Seat, Australian cabaret sensation Pamela Shaw launches her spirited child from within. 

Frank Carson – A Rebel Without a Pause

Frank Carson – A Rebel Without a Pause

Funnyman Frank Carson blazed a comedy trail for 50 years. 

FuturePlay Tech Zone

FuturePlay Tech Zone

Explore an interactive playground, where art meets tech. 

Three Tales of Life and Death by Craig Lucas

Three Tales of Life and Death by Craig Lucas

In the world premiere of Pulitzer/Tony Award nominee Craig Lucas’s (Prelude to a Kiss, An American in Paris, Amelie) zany and touching new play, three stories collide in a world of… 

Great Expectations

Great Expectations

Cinema screening of live performance. 

The Royal Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty

The Royal Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty

Cinema screening of live performance. 

Rab's Videogame Empty - Presented by Glasgow Film Festival

Rab's Videogame Empty - Presented by Glasgow Film Festival

Rab’s Videogame Empty is coming to Edinburgh! Come and join Rab Florence for a night of videogame weirdness, music, and entertainment. 

Vincent Van Gogh: A New Way of Seeing

Vincent Van Gogh: A New Way of Seeing

Cinema screening of live performance. 

RSC Live: Othello

RSC Live: Othello

Cinema screening of live performance. 

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 opportu… 

RSC Live: The Two Gentlemen of Verona

RSC Live: The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Cinema screening of live performance. 

The Impressionists and the Man Who Made Them

The Impressionists and the Man Who Made Them

Cinema screening of live performance. 

Sing-a-Long-a Grease

Sing-a-Long-a Grease

Cinema screening of film. 

The Tempest: A New Kind of Wonder

The Tempest: A New Kind of Wonder

The Royal Shakespeare Company and Intel are collaborating to use the latest digital technology to bring to life Shakespeare’s The Tempest for a new generation. 

Getting Started With the Micro:bit (Beginner)

Getting Started With the Micro:bit (Beginner)

Get hands on with Microsoft Blocks. 

National Theatre Live: From Stage to Screen

National Theatre Live: From Stage to Screen

NT Live forms part of the NT’s Broadcast department which is also responsible for producing digital content covering all aspects of the craft of theatre-making and produces Natio… 

Mixing the World: The Power of Global Arts Projects

Mixing the World: The Power of Global Arts Projects

Digital can bring the world together. 

ROH: Tosca

ROH: Tosca

Cinema screening of live performance. 

Audience as Producer: The Future of Content

Audience as Producer: The Future of Content

The past decade has seen technology democratise content, enabling audiences to access and shape content in unprecedented and innovative ways. 

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. 

Where Creativity Meets Technology

Where Creativity Meets Technology

The Imaginarium is a leading production and visual effects company intent on the creation of compelling content for the 21st Century, with performance capture at its heart. 

Thinking Outside the Box: How to Attract and Attain Attention in a Digital Landscape

Thinking Outside the Box: How to Attract and Attain Attention in a Digital Landscape

In a world of plenty, the only currency is attention, and attention is what defines media. 

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. 

Renoir: Reviled and Revered

Renoir: Reviled and Revered

Cinema screening of live performance. 

Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music

Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music

For those of you not yet converted, Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music is a screening of the classic Julie Andrews film musical in glorious, full-screen technicolor, with subtitles – s… 

National Theatre Live: Coriolanus

National Theatre Live: Coriolanus

For those who couldn’t get down to London to watch the brilliant Tom Hiddleston boast a magnificent Coriolanus at the National Theatre, the Fringe is hosting the next best thing … 

The Metamorphosis

The Metamorphosis

Cinema screening of live performance. 

Ai WeiWei at the Royal Academy

Ai WeiWei at the Royal Academy

Cinema screening of live performance. 

RSC Live: Henry V

RSC Live: Henry V

Cinema screening of live performance. 

Atmosphere | La Jetée

Atmosphere | La Jetée

Cinema screening with live elements. 

ROH: Don Giovanni

ROH: Don Giovanni

Cinema screening of live performance. 

Minecraft Mission (Advanced)

Minecraft Mission (Advanced)

Build your dream amusement park, with games, rides and stalls. 

National Theatre Live: Frankenstein

National Theatre Live: Frankenstein

Cinema screening of live performance. 

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 creati… 

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… 

Munch: From the Munch Museum and National Gallery, Oslo

Munch: From the Munch Museum and National Gallery, Oslo

Cinema screening of live performance. 

RSC Live: Henry IV, Part II

RSC Live: Henry IV, Part II

Cinema screening of live performance. 

National Theatre Live: Man and Superman

National Theatre Live: Man and Superman

Cinema screening of live performance. 

Glyndebourne: La Traviata

Glyndebourne: La Traviata

Cinema screening of live performance. 

Rembrandt from the National Gallery, London and Rijkmuseum, Amsterdam

Rembrandt from the National Gallery, London and Rijkmuseum, Amsterdam

Cinema screening of live performance. 

The New State of Storytelling: The Importance of Empathy in VR Narratives

The New State of Storytelling: The Importance of Empathy in VR Narratives

Virtual Reality allows us to view the world through the eyes of a stranger. 

The Royal Ballet: The Winter's Tale

The Royal Ballet: The Winter's Tale

Cinema screening of live performance. 

Ansible: Virtual Reality for Supporting Future Mars Astronauts

Ansible: Virtual Reality for Supporting Future Mars Astronauts

How do you stay connected with friends and family when far away? How will Mars astronauts when they’re 400 million km away? In this fascinating talk, learn about NASA’s vision … 

RSC Live: Henry IV, Part I

RSC Live: Henry IV, Part I

Cinema screening of live performance. 

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. 

To Reality and Beyond: Turning Virtual Worlds Into Physical Models Through 3D Printing Technology

To Reality and Beyond: Turning Virtual Worlds Into Physical Models Through 3D Printing Technology

Gamers all over the world spend weeks, months and in some cases years creating in game content but is stays just that; in-game. 

The Royal Ballet: Swan Lake

The Royal Ballet: Swan Lake

Cinema screening of live performance. 

HACT – The Art of Keeping Tech Simple

HACT – The Art of Keeping Tech Simple

Join us on a journey through Metro Boulot Dodo’s own complex relationship with technology. 

How to Turn Social Networks Into Sociable Networks

How to Turn Social Networks Into Sociable Networks

Social networks really aren’t – social, that is. 

An Introduction To Music Virtual Reality With MelodyVR

An Introduction To Music Virtual Reality With MelodyVR

When it comes to music, virtual reality will change the industry. 

Artificial Intelligence: Can Machines Possess Emotions?

Artificial Intelligence: Can Machines Possess Emotions?

Artificial intelligence, the science of making clever machines, has resulted in programs that can win a game, recognise your face and even appeal against your parking ticket. 

Matisse from MoMA and Tate Modern

Matisse from MoMA and Tate Modern

Cinema screening of live performance. 

Virtual Reality Will Break Museums

Virtual Reality Will Break Museums

Virtual reality can do everything museums can, and more, at greater scale and lower cost. 

Virtual Reality the Playstation® Way

Virtual Reality the Playstation® Way

PlayStation® VR is due for release on October 13th. 

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. 

Future Realities: Exploring Augmented and Mixed Reality

Future Realities: Exploring Augmented and Mixed Reality

Pokemon Go has taken over and soon it will be commonplace to create and interact with holograms that blend into our surroundings. 

ROH: Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny

ROH: Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny

Cinema screening of live performance. 

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. 

VR Writers Room Live

VR Writers Room Live

Bringing together leading experts, writers and narrative designers across multiple entertainment verticals, the VR Writers Room focuses on the cross sector knowledge sharing opport… 

Virtual Reality: Can You Believe the Hype?

Virtual Reality: Can You Believe the Hype?

Sol Rogers, CEO/Founder of REWIND:VR will look at the developments in the past 20 years that have enabled VR to become a reality; from technology and platforms to smartphones and a… 

Calamity Jane: Sing-a-Long

Calamity Jane: Sing-a-Long

Cinema screening of film. 

The Crucible

The Crucible

Cinema screening of live performance. 

The Royal Ballet: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

The Royal Ballet: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Cinema screening of live performance. 

Into the Woods

Into the Woods

Cinema screening of live performance. 

Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake

Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake

Cinema screening of live performance. 

Sing-a-Long-a Rocky Horror Picture Show

Sing-a-Long-a Rocky Horror Picture Show

Cinema screening of film. 

National Theatre Live: Frankenstein

National Theatre Live: Frankenstein

Cinema screening of live performance. 

National Theatre Live: A View From the Bridge

National Theatre Live: A View From the Bridge

Cinema screening of live performance. 

Atmosphere | Dune

Atmosphere | Dune

Cinema screening with live elements. 

Billy the Kid

Billy the Kid

Cinema screening of live performance. 

Meet Milo

Meet Milo

Milo is the newest Lego robot. 

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. 

RSC Live: The Merchant of Venice

RSC Live: The Merchant of Venice

Cinema screening of live performance. 

The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest

Cinema screening of live performance. 

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. 

National Theatre Live: As You Like It

National Theatre Live: As You Like It

Cinema screening of live performance. 

Monty Python Live (Mostly): One Down Five to Go

Monty Python Live (Mostly): One Down Five to Go

Cinema screening of live performance. 

Beautiful Thing

Beautiful Thing

Cinema screening of live performance. 

National Theatre Live: Les Liaisons Dangereuses

National Theatre Live: Les Liaisons Dangereuses

Cinema screening of live performance. 

Elizabeth

Elizabeth

Cinema screening of live performance. 

Lovesong

Lovesong

Cinema screening of live performance. 

Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse

Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse

Cinema screening of live performance. 

Glyndebourne: Don Pasquale

Glyndebourne: Don Pasquale

Cinema screening of live performance. 

ROH: Nabucco

ROH: Nabucco

Cinema screening of live performance. 

Where the Future Lies... How Digital Broadcasting is Changing

Where the Future Lies... How Digital Broadcasting is Changing

How does the age of user-generated content impact traditional broadcasting? What opportunities will emerge for creative industries as broadcasters and digital technology companies … 

Joining the Digital Dots: How Celtic Games Collaboration Can Work Across Sectors and Locations

Joining the Digital Dots: How Celtic Games Collaboration Can Work Across Sectors and Locations

How do we roll out digital content across new platforms? How can games and gaming work in other sectors? How do we join the digital dots? Should we be looking at new ways of utilis… 

Playful Learning... Games in Education

Playful Learning... Games in Education

A really insightful talk about how we harness the power of games and game play to ensure better learning opportunities for all our children. 

The Royal Ballet: Romeo and Juliet

The Royal Ballet: Romeo and Juliet

Cinema screening of live performance. 

Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night

Cinema screening of live performance. 

From Generation Nintendo to Generation Minecraft – The Changing Face of Game Education

From Generation Nintendo to Generation Minecraft – The Changing Face of Game Education

You will hear from thought leaders, as developers of skills in the industry and an animator facing the daily challenges of working in the Games sector. 

ENO: Benvenuto Cellini

ENO: Benvenuto Cellini

Cinema screening of live performance. 

...And I Learned How to Make It Talk – How You Can Use Games for Creative Expression

...And I Learned How to Make It Talk – How You Can Use Games for Creative Expression

In this session, NVA Director and co-founder Iain Simons is going to explore these ideas, give examples of what the NVA is doing to help and generally get excited. 

National Theatre Live: The Beaux' Stratagem

National Theatre Live: The Beaux' Stratagem

Cinema screening of live performance. 

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. 

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… 

Goya: Visions of Flesh and Blood

Goya: Visions of Flesh and Blood

Cinema screening of live performance. 

The Robot Challenge

The Robot Challenge

In this session you will be set a Lego challenge to programme robots to complete an obstacle course. 

The Art of Collaboration: Bringing the Arts Into Gaming

The Art of Collaboration: Bringing the Arts Into Gaming

Collaboration has the capacity to break down boundaries of a medium and expand its limits. 

The Duchess of Malfi

The Duchess of Malfi

Cinema screening of live performance. 

Making Games For VR

Making Games For VR

Coatsink discuss their VR development journey over the past three years. 

ENO: The Pirates of Penzance

ENO: The Pirates of Penzance

Cinema screening of live performance. 

RSC Live: Richard II

RSC Live: Richard II

Cinema screening of live performance. 

National Theatre Live: Hangmen

National Theatre Live: Hangmen

Cinema screening of live performance. 

Matthew Bourne's The Car Man

Matthew Bourne's The Car Man

Cinema screening of live performance. 

Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty

Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty

Cinema screening of live performance. 

National Theatre Live: Hamlet

National Theatre Live: Hamlet

Cinema screening of live performance. 

Sing-a-Long-a Frozen

Sing-a-Long-a Frozen

Cinema screening of film. 

The Railway Children

The Railway Children

Cinema screening of live performance. 

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. 

Atmosphere | Berberian Sound Studio

Atmosphere | Berberian Sound Studio

Cinema screening with live elements. 

National Theatre Live: The Audience

National Theatre Live: The Audience

Cinema screening of live performance. 

Virtual Reality Studio Session

Virtual Reality Studio Session

Discover the immersive world of virtual reality in the Edinburgh Digital Entertainment Virtual Reality Studio. 

Long Day's Journey Into Night

Long Day's Journey Into Night

Cinema screening of live performance. 

Tech Hub Session

Tech Hub Session

Enter a playground of interactive experiences and new technology across a range of platforms at the Edinburgh Digital Entertainment Festival Tech Hub. 

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. 

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. 

We Have Ways of Making You Talk

We Have Ways of Making You Talk

Achtung! Achtung! Comedian Al Murray and historian James Holland are bringing their highly acclaimed World War II podcast to the Edinburgh Festival. 

Eddie Izzard: Expectations of Great Expectations (WIP)

Eddie Izzard: Expectations of Great Expectations (WIP)

Eddie Izzard invites you to his brand-new work-in-progress reading/performance of Charles Dickens’ classic epic Great Expectations.