Adam Kay – This Is Going to Hurt (Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor)

Adam Kay – This Is Going to Hurt (Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor)

Multi-million bestselling author back at the Fringe for two nights only. 

Forth on the Fringe

Forth on the Fringe

Now in its 13th year, Forth on the Fringe is the largest showcase event of Fringe entertainment available at this year’s festival. 

The Secret Policeman's Tour

The Secret Policeman's Tour

In cahoots with Deborah Frances-White (Guilty Feminist), Amnesty International’s revered Secret Policeman’s Tour comes to Edinburgh. 

Adam Kay: This Is Going to Hurt (Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor)

Adam Kay: This Is Going to Hurt (Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor)

Million-copy bestseller Adam Kay returns to the Fringe for two nights only, sharing entries from his diaries as a junior doctor in this ‘electrifying’ (Guardian) evening of stand-u… 

Daniel Sloss: X

Daniel Sloss: X

2018’s smash-hit show by Scotland’s internationally acclaimed, award-winning Netflix star (Jigsaw, DARK) returns during its extended worldwide tour! ‘X is a stunner of a show… 

Forth on the Fringe

Forth on the Fringe

Now in it’s 12th year, Forth on the Fringe is the largest showcase of Fringe entertainment available at this year’s festival. 

The Crucible

The Crucible

Stunning, visceral and heart-breaking, pitting light against dark, superstition and hysteria against the steady flame of truth and love, Scottish Ballet’s The Crucible choreograp… 

Matilda The Musical

Matilda The Musical

When Noel Coward warned a certain Mrs Worthington against putting her daughter on the stage, it's highly likely that he didn't have Matilda The Musical in mind at the time. 

St. Vincent

St. Vincent

Fearsomely intelligent, critically adored, St. 

Amnesty International UK and the Guilty Feminist Presents The Secret Policeman's Podcast

Amnesty International UK and the Guilty Feminist Presents The Secret Policeman's Podcast

The Guilty Feminist joins forces with Amnesty International UK to bring The Secret Policeman back to life for 2018! Following the magnificent Secret Policeman’s tradition of presen… 

Martyn Bennett's 'Bothy Culture'

Martyn Bennett's 'Bothy Culture'

Light on the Shore with Edinburgh Gin Seaside travels uptown to the Edinburgh Playhouse for one night to revisit Celtic fusion artist Martyn Bennett’s kaleidoscopically rich 199… 

John Grant

John Grant

Michigan-born, now Reykjavik-based, US singer-songwriter John Grant creates music that can be agonisingly sad, painfully funny – or often both, but never less than breathtaking … 

Comedy Gala 2018: In Aid of Waverley Care

Comedy Gala 2018: In Aid of Waverley Care

Edinburgh’s biggest comedy event returns. 

Forth on the Fringe

Forth on the Fringe

Returning for it’s 10th year, Forth on the Fringe is the largest showcase event of Fringe entertainment available at this year’s festival. 

Madagascar - A Musical Adventure

Madagascar - A Musical Adventure

Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar - The Musical follows all of your favourite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s C… 

The Band: Take That's New Musical

The Band: Take That's New Musical

Written by award-winning writer Tim Firth, The Band is a beautiful story for anyone who grew up with a boyband and how those songs became the soundtrack of their lives. 

Flashdance - The Musical

Flashdance - The Musical

Selladoor’s touring production of Flashdance continues to shine light and pizzazz with a strong fusion of two worlds moulded into 80s’ pop glitz and grit. 

Million Dollar Quartet

Million Dollar Quartet

Through lively renditions of Rock and Roll hits, Million Dollar Quartet captures a snapshot in musical history: a jamming session between Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee L… 

Cilla – The Musical

Cilla – The Musical

Given that she’s such a much-loved public entertainer, an all-too-obvious challenge in creating a musical based on the early life of the late Cilla Black—born Priscilla Mari… 

Rain

Rain

Joyful, graceful and overwhelmingly beautiful, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s Rain is a powerfully emotional dance creation set to Steve Reich’s iconic minimalist masterpiece Mus… 

Nederlands Dans Theater

Nederlands Dans Theater

Considered by many to be the finest dance company in the world, Nederlands DansTheater has taken a radically progressive path since its founding in 1959 – and has a long history … 

Comedy Gala 2017: In Aid of Waverley Care

Comedy Gala 2017: In Aid of Waverley Care

With nearly £500,000 raised for Waverley Care, Edinburgh’s biggest comedy event returns with an all-star cast and special guest hosts Rob Beckett and Russell Kane. 

The Music of The Incredible String Band

The Music of The Incredible String Band

Whimsical, surreal, truly inspirational: psychedelic pioneers The Incredible String Band entranced listeners in the late 1960s and early 1970s with their visionary, dream-like so… 

Yo, Carmen

Yo, Carmen

A vibrant ode to womanhood, and a radical reimagining of Bizet’s voluptuous opera heroine – from the brilliant flamenco dancer and choreographer María Pagés. 

PJ Harvey

PJ Harvey

Two International Festival concerts from PJ Harvey, who returns to Edinburgh with her full nine-piece band, performing tracks from the critically acclaimed album The Hope Six Dem… 

Forth on the Fringe

Forth on the Fringe

Now in its tenth year, Forth on the Fringe is the largest showcase event of Fringe entertainment available at this year’s festival. 

Girls' Night OOT!

Girls' Night OOT!

The smash hit comedy musical comes to the Edinburgh Playhouse for the very first time! Join the girls on a hen night you wont forget, with fantastic songs from 1960s - today! Gua… 

Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing

A cheesy caricature of itself, Dirty Dancing is full of moments that will make you physically cringe but, if you’re after a literal movie-to-stage adaptation of the so-bad-it… 

Stand by Me

Stand by Me

Opening with the ever-familar chord progression of Stand by Me this tribute to Ben E King and the Drifters by Othello Music had the audience in the palm of their hand from … 

Dreamboats and Petticoats

Dreamboats and Petticoats

Fans of rock and roll won’t be left disappointed by the musical numbers in teenage romance production, Dreamboats and Petticoats. 

Funny Girl

Funny Girl

Revivals always run the risk of not resonating with a contemporary audience, or relying wholly on nostalgia, but Michael Mayer’s touring production of the Fanny Brice story, m… 

La Cage Aux Folles

La Cage Aux Folles

There’s much to love about this new touring production of La Cage Aux Folles; gloriously Technicolor™ sets, gorgeous costumes, tight choreography, clearly enunciated sin… 

Thoroughly Modern Millie

Thoroughly Modern Millie

There is, ironically enough, a lot that’s incredibly old-fashioned about Thoroughly Modern Millie; it’s a feel-good, song and dance show about a young gold-digger who, while se… 

Wonderland

Wonderland

Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland isn’t known for its plot; in fact, it’s essentially a succession of wonderfully fanciful sketches which happen to share … 

Mamma Mia!

Mamma Mia!

Reviewing Mamma Mia! almost feels like a lost cause; it’s an unstoppable global phenomenon and, if this touring production—setting up home in the Edinburgh Playhouse for Chri… 

Comedy Gala 2016: In Aid of Waverley Care

Comedy Gala 2016: In Aid of Waverley Care

Edinburgh’s biggest comedy event returns with an all-star cast, and special guest hosts to be announced! Always a complete sell-out, book early to avoid disappointment. 

Forth on the Fringe

Forth on the Fringe

Now in its ninth year, Forth on the Fringe is the largest showcase event of Fringe entertainment available at this year’s festival. 

Annie

Annie

A childhood spent watching Fred and Ginger twirl Cheek to Cheek and Bing Crosby dream about a White Christmas gave me a lifelong appreciation for musical theatre. 

Guys and Dolls

Guys and Dolls

Composer Frank Loesser has become a Broadway giant, and it takes a brave man to revive what is, arguably, his best known work. 

Jersey Boys

Jersey Boys

It’s a Wednesday night in March and the UK tour of Jersey Boys has reached its final destination: the Edinburgh Playhouse. 

Rocky Horror Show

Rocky Horror Show

Behind me a slightly overweight man in basque, suspenders and very little else is shuffling up the row to his seat to cheers from the back stalls. 

Hairspray

Hairspray

Hairspray is a breath of fresh from the normal Broadway musicals that trudge their way through the British stages. 

Blood Brothers

Blood Brothers

All theatre requires a certain suspension of disbelief, musical theatre even more so. 

The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music

Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II didn’t shirk from social issues within their musical theatre productions: racism (South Pacific), transient/absent fatherhood (Carouse… 

Comedy Gala 2015: In Aid of Waverley Care feat. Adam Hills & Marcus Brigstocke

Comedy Gala 2015: In Aid of Waverley Care feat. Adam Hills & Marcus Brigstocke

Edinburgh’s biggest comedy event returns with an all-star cast with special guest hosts Adam Hills and Marcus Brigstocke. 

Jim Davidson - No Further Action

Jim Davidson - No Further Action

Very few comedians could turn the worst year of their life into a resounding success. 

Oriental Fairy Tales: Wild Zebra (Ballet with Orchestra)

Oriental Fairy Tales: Wild Zebra (Ballet with Orchestra)

Wild Zebra is a fantasy ballet with symphony orchestra accompaniment showcasing the accomplishments of a troupe of young Chinese performers (8-12 years). 

Backstage Pass to the UK’s Biggest Theatre!

Backstage Pass to the UK’s Biggest Theatre!

Explore the labyrinth of secrets lurking behind the Edinburgh Playhouse foyer doors as the custodians (past and present) of this stunning theatre lead you through the history of a … 

I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue - The Official Stage Tour

I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue - The Official Stage Tour

BBC Radio’s multi award-winning antidote to panel games returns to the stage in 2015 for a one-off Edinburgh festival performance of its highly acclaimed touring show. 

Forth on the Fringe

Forth on the Fringe

Now in its eighth year, Forth on the Fringe is the largest showcase event of Fringe entertainment. 

Comedy Gala 2014: In Aid of Waverley Care

Comedy Gala 2014: In Aid of Waverley Care

Edinburgh’s biggest comedy event featuring an all star cast, with special guest hosts to be confirmed! Previous years have included Jon Richardson and Kevin Bridges among others. 

Forth on the Fringe

Forth on the Fringe

Now in its seventh year, Forth on the Fringe is the largest showcase event of Fringe entertainment available at this year’s festival.