3am Waitress

3am Waitress

3am Waitress by UK company Rogueplay is billed as "merging physical theatre with dance and aerial circus", but may be better described as a duo acro-dance piece since there is little physical theatre or circus to be found... 

Sunbathers

Sunbathers

How does it feel to be loved? A lonely office worker reflects on a past life in an idyllic countryside with his university friends. An intimate couple travel to the French Riviera, finding that they want to be together for the rest of their lives... 

Doom’s Day

Doom’s Day

Doomsday preppers: people who ready themselves and their homes for survival in the event of an apocalypse. Who are they? What prompts their strange behaviour? These are the questions posed by The Wax House in their compelling production of Doom’s Day... 

WireDo

WireDo

Many people firmly believe that the circus discipline of Tightwire must in fact be an illusion or a magic trick. They are convinced that it must be done with “magnets or pulleys or grooves in the shoes” because they are adamant that no human can balance on or traverse such a thin line... 

The Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew

Stunningly original Korean update of the classic play returns to Edinburgh. Confucius meets Shakespeare with a dash of hip hop thrown in for good measure. Petruchio, a patriarch of the Confucian dynasty, tries to tame hip hop Kate into an obedient woman, but who will win in the end? This critically acclaimed worldwide tour returns to Edinburgh... 

The Merry Wives of Seoul

The Merry Wives of Seoul

Koreanised adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic. Falstaff, a fat and debauched knight, tries to tempt two married women in Seoul and steal their wealth. But these two clever women see through his plan and set out to deceive him... 

BaseCamp

BaseCamp

Fever Dream Theatre’s BaseCamp promises an immersive experience in the rivalry between two world-class mountain climbers preparing for a joint ascent of a Himalayan mountain. The audience is split between their two tents, hearing one side of the multi-faceted story of their relationship and career... 

Shakespeare for Kids: Under the Greenwood Tree

Shakespeare for Kids: Under the Greenwood Tree

Meet William Shakespeare and some of his fabulous friends on a mission to change the world! Adventure, suspense and lots of laughs. A perfect introduction to some of Shakespeare’s much loved plays, exploring his love of the natural world... 

Dream Logos

Dream Logos

Dream Logos is the divine logic of dreams in the backdrop of the known universe in projected image, dance, aerial, and theatre. Juxtaposition of image and performer will lead the audience through the beautiful, contradictory, and sometimes disturbing narrative of dreams as they relate to human history and knowledge... 

C venues vibrant vivacious variety

C venues vibrant vivacious variety

Comedy! Circus! Cabaret! A Festival feast of live performance. Fantastic free events at our venues across the city. C: performance powerhouse on Chambers Street. C royale: vibrant new performance hub on George Street... 

Operation EVAsion

Operation EVAsion

A fusion of narrative, aerial arts, multimedia and live accordion music. Based on the bizarre but factual account of the multiple disappearances of the corpse of Eva Peron. Upon her untimely death at age 33, her body was embalmed to the point of immortalisation... 

Shakespeare in the Garden: As You Like It

Shakespeare in the Garden: As You Like It

Enjoy alfresco Shakespeare in the C south gardens. Love will bloom amongst the boughs in this family-friendly production full of sparking wit, chaos and confusion. In the forest of no rules people do as they choose… Outdoor Shakespeare at its best from Fringe favourites C theatre: ‘A joy to watch’ **** (ThreeWeeks)... 

California Backstage

California Backstage

Long-form improv comedy all the way from California. Watch improvisers build worlds and play characters that have never been seen before and never will be seen again. See the world through the lense of Californian sunshine and laugh along to a show that changes every night! 

Shakespeare in the Garden: The Tempest

Shakespeare in the Garden: The Tempest

Of all Shakespeare’s plays, The Tempest demands the most obvious and taxing effort of imagination from the audience. In Shakespeare’s wooden Globe in the heart of the metropolis, we are told to imagine a huge storm in a raging sea and a magical island peopled with spirits... 

Like a Prayer

Like a Prayer

This piece asks questions of belief and seeks answers within personal encounters. A convent with six nuns in Switzerland is part of their expedition that explores belief. How questionless is belief in reality and to what extent does a life in the convent represent the anti-model for urbanites who think of themselves as modern? After a period of research in the convent of St Josef, performers Julia Bihl and Johannes Dullin meet on stage and confront their experiences with their own different beliefs, while the nuns speak for themselves on the video screen. 

Taking Flight

Taking Flight

This family-friendly piece of outdoor aerial theatre is open to all but created for visually impaired and disabled audiences. Featuring a huge bird's nest and using aerial silk, rope, counter-weighting and an airborne kayak, Taking Flight follows two friends and a bird across land and sea... 

Aaron Twitchen: Curtain Twitchen

Aaron Twitchen: Curtain Twitchen

Aaron Twitchen combines aerial circus performance with stand-up comedy. This is an interesting mix and the choppy nature of the entire show keeps the audience on their toes.At first, Twitchen talks about his friends, gossiping in a manner which relies on gay clichés that do not add anything, but reinforce negative stereotypes... 

Stop

Stop

There is a lot to like about this package. Stop is effortlessly charming, with a score that couldn’t stop making me smile throughout the show. Its characters are unique and fun, and its story is a compelling look at the universality of mental illness and hurt in society... 

April is Over

April is Over

A girl curled up inside a cupboard. The comfort of the walls pressing in on all sides, holding her. Alone in the dark. She begins to realise the silence isn’t so silent after all... 

Creature

Creature

Creature is a contemporary dance show that tries to capture the essence of being human through what the publicity calls ‘aerial acrobatics and earth-bound choreography’. This is not the only intriguing quality promised by the show’s marketing – around Edinburgh you might have noticed the company’s wonderful posters depicting a person inside a huge dimly lit orb... 

Arisol: Samulnori

Arisol: Samulnori

Korean children's classical music club Arisol present a variety of traditional performances, held along with the accompaniment of Samulnori and Korean classic music for free. Fantastic Korean musicians create a dizzying musical experience. 

Girls Like That

Girls Like That

A tight-knit group of school friends are learning about the struggles of the Suffragette movement, but none of them are really listening. Instead, they focus on a provocative nude photo of Scarlett, going viral on their smartphones... 

Toasty’s Day-Dreaming

Toasty’s Day-Dreaming

Family physical theatre. Compared to her classmates' unlimited imagination, Toasty has no ideas for her composition assignment, titled: My Dream. What will she do? The show will bring kids and parents along to enjoy Toasty’s colourful and funny adventure chasing dreams... 

Unmarked Vehicle

Unmarked Vehicle

One-woman stand-up and explorative circus performance discussing life as a pie delivery driver, partly performed on free-standing rotating aerial hoop. Since graduating, Chloe Mantripp has been on tour with the show Hetty Feather, but now she’s back she just wants to settle into writing and performing her curious brand of dark humour, and is moonlighting as a pie delivery driver to fund the habit... 

Shakespeare for Kids: Toil and Trouble

Shakespeare for Kids: Toil and Trouble

Meet William Shakespeare, and some of his fabulous friends for a truly magical experience. We are back! Expect more adventures, suspense and lots of laughs. A perfect introduction to some of Shakespeare's much loved plays, bringing his original language to life for new audiences, this is an accessible, interactive and relaxed performance in the picturesque surroundings of St Peter’s gardens... 

Helga - Life of Diva Extraordinaire

Helga - Life of Diva Extraordinaire

Meet Helga, cabaret diva extraordinaire! At least, she used to be… Through mime, clowning and circus, this poignant physical comedy reflects on how it feels when our bodies don’t do what they used to... 

The Missing Girl of Grigglewood

The Missing Girl of Grigglewood

The show tells the tale of a young girl named Rose who mysteriously goes missing in the tiny town of Grigglewood. That leaves her father and brother Peter on a wild goose chase to find her... 

Holes by Tom Basden

Holes by Tom Basden

Lyons Productions returns to Edinburgh with Holes, an apocalyptic farce from Tom Basden, writer of hit TV shows Fresh Meat and Plebs. The result is an underwhelming hour and a half of poor quality acting and grating humour... 

Flamenco for Kids

Flamenco for Kids

Feel that southern Spanish energy! Fringe sell-out returns to Edinburgh, bringing the opportunity for your child to come on stage and learn some rhythms, some steps and even do a short performance... 

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... 

The Song of Beast (after Hamlet)

The Song of Beast (after Hamlet)

Hamlet transported to a slaughterhouse in modern-day South Korea. While it appears to be an ordinary slaughterhouse from the outside, it is in fact a perfectly controlled place, where powerful men butcher and execute their opponents... 

The Jungle Book: Cobwebs and Moontalk

The Jungle Book: Cobwebs and Moontalk

Creative reimagining of Kipling’s The Jungle Book using the expressive colour of circus. Through aerial-acrobatics, puppetry and live music, our quirky and loveable characters invite you on a journey into their jungle adventure. 

C vibrant vivacious variety

C vibrant vivacious variety

Comedy! Circus! Cabaret! At our five venues across the city: C, our powerhouse of performance on Chambers Street. C nova, our vibrant hub at India Buildings, Victoria Street. C too, our original offshoot with garden cafe on Johnston Terrace...