The Golden Fly is an epic wonder tale of a shape-shifting goddess in search of her truth.
Perthshire maverick Gussie McCraig joins No.
Come and delve deep into the psyche of wolves with Danish storyteller Svend-Erik Engh and Scottish musician Neil Sutcliffe.
The comic and tragic tale of how the greatest bagpiper of all time rocked the history and traditions of bagpiping and how he changed the life of one young piper forever.
West Lothian meets West Donegal as shale miner Patrick Gallagher (John McColl) returns to his native sod to spread social revolution, imbued with the co-operative principles he’s…
By the pricking of my thumb, something wicked this way comes.
Showcasing the top spoken word talent the festival has to offer – from the laugh-out-loud funny, through the wonderfully surreal, to the thoughtful and emotional – Loud Poets c…
A first major solo show in five years from Bulgarian-born, Edinburgh-based artist Diana Savova, featuring over 30 new works in ink, oil and acrylic with surreal motifs resonating w…
oin The Trickster, Jingles the Reindeer and Sonny the Bunny on the nutty train to Magical Christmas Madness! The four-times winner of Scottish ‘Children’s Entertainer of the Ye…
f you’ve ever wanted to learn how to properly perform magic and even create your own, then join us for a spell-binding 2.
Danish storyteller Svend-Erik Engh and Scottish musician/singer Neil Sutcliffe share a story inspired by the Viking’s arrival in Scotland.
Set in 1942, in the final days of an orphanage in the Jewish ghetto of Warsaw, where food is scarce, tempers rise and everyone just wants to survive.
The Golden Fly is an epic tale of a shape-shifting goddess in search of her truth.
Half music concert, half spoken word performance where Kolbrún Sigfúsdóttir examines the immigrant experience of Brexit and flautist/composer Tom Oakes plays the tunes his trave…
A courageous new work by twice BBC Radio 2 Folk Award-winning songwriter Rowan Rheingans.
Three alternating concert programmes over multiple days featuring music by Scottish composers and settings of Scottish poetry.
Scotland is a country blessed with abundant natural beauty and mystical landscapes.
Mark’s Gospel is our most authentic portrait of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus.
This multi award-winning adaptation of Jean Giono’s classic environmental tale by Puppet State Theatre Company has been touring internationally for the past twelve years, with repe…
At a time of schisms within feminism, where sirens are the soundtrack to our newsfeeds, This Script combines poetic memoir with a fierce call for empathy.
After a 2018 sell-out production, TumbleDry Theatre return to the Fringe with three more classic horrors stories.
Evocative, innovative shape-shifting drama sculpted from the poetry, music and songs of Hamish Henderson (1919-2002).
TumbleDry Theatre return with their sell-out production of three classic horror stories from three great writers.
Ancient mythology and modern storytelling collide in a contemporary exploration of the legacy of colonialism and slavery by award-winning Scottish Kenyan storyteller Mara Menzies.
Puppet State Theatre Company’s acclaimed adaptation of JRR Tolkien’s miniature masterpiece – enchanting storytelling for fantasy fans and phobics alike.
Ever poured gravy into your hat? Eaten next to a Sultan? Had a dinner party with the devil? Well now’s your chance.
This award-winning show offers a first trip for wee ones into the magic of the big top with thrills, spills, oohs and ahhs.
A dazzling, unique horror-comedy from Alan Bissett, the Fringe First-winning creator of The Moira Monologues.
In this delightful family show, storytelling and music combine to create an enchanting performance, evoking the Scottish northern seashores.
RLS is synonymous with Edinburgh.
Hungover, perhaps, but not yet hung out to dry, Robert Burns awakes in Auld Reekie 2019 sharing his thoughts, poems and songs, casting a satiric eye around his Scotland and ours.
It's appropriate that this particular production within the 2019 Edinburgh International Children's Festival is the only one slotted into the schedule for the Netherbow sta…
Beira – Alison Bell and Heather Yule – weave songs and harp music into a rich fabric combined with traditional stories of the land, the sea and the people of Scotland.
A storytelling, poetry and music performance filled with Viking tales and Nordic myths about the Vikings’ arrival in Scotland.
‘Laughs, heartbreak, war, regeneration, scented breezes, sparkling wit and the best dog puppet ever.
Do you remember when we used to go camping? And when you helped me make an ATM out of cardboard for my school project? Do you realise what a big impact you’ve had on who I am? Fr…
Following her sell-out show Bonnie Fechters at last year’s Fringe, performer/writer/director Morna Burdon returns with more inspiring stories about women of courage.
On the eve of an Indian wedding an anxious bride-to-be is having intricate henna patterns applied to her hands.
At a time of schisms within feminism, ongoing revelations of #MeToo, endless discussions about womanhood, and sirens being the soundtrack to our newsfeeds, Jenny Lindsay found hers…
If you’re wandering around Edinburgh this August looking for a glimpse into year-round Scottish culture, it might be worth popping into the Scottish Storytelling Centre on the Ro…
A powerful performance that weaves together memoir and myth in a blend of theatrical storytelling and digital and live drawing response.
Evocative, innovative, shape-shifting drama, sculpted from the poetry, music and songs of Hamish Henderson (1919-2002).
Rise and shine with Mindful Disco! A guided event combining dance and mindfulness.
For anyone who isn’t already familiar with Loud Poets, you really should be.
What if your food started talking back? Meet Lionel the lion.
Join us on a thrilling journey to a future age where things are not as they seem.
Waves is the tale of Elizabeth Moncello and how, growing up on Gabo Island (Australia) in the 1930s, by emulating fish, penguins and dolphins to learn how to swim, she came to be t…
TumbleDry Theatre present three classic horror stories from three great writers.
Scotland’s landowners were in retreat.
There’s more to Scotland than meets the eye, for amidst the bonnie hills, craggy coasts and lush, green glens, dwell some truly curious beings.
Moira Bell – single mum, cleaner, hardest woman in Falkirk, and alter ego of writer/performer Alan Bissett – is back at the Fringe after a storming tour of Scotland.
Fringe First winner 2017.
Once upon a time, approximately twenty years from now, Yorick stands alone, suited up and ready to blast off in a rocket on his celebrated journey to Mars.
While not even Herbert George Wells’s own first dalliance with the concept of time travel, his 1895 novella The Time Machine has nevertheless become pretty much the definitive te…
The story goes that in November 1786 the Scottish poet Robert Burns borrowed a pony and left his native Ayrshire for Edinburgh.
Gentle and well-meaning, The Wonderful World of Lapin is a good attempt to introduce young children to the French language.
Scotland’s dark and mysterious past is hidden deep in its songs and legends.
Fuaigh – Interweaving is a collaborative project about belonging, language loss and home.
Where do I belong? What defines me? Where is home? Poetic, poignant solo show by Annie George – Inspiring Scotland Saltire Bursary winner 2016 – contrasting struggles faced by …
‘In the 1970s there was a wee bit of a stooshie here in Scotland.
Michael John McCarthy’s Turntable is a project that has been touring Scotland for four years now, with the simple premise that music can help total strangers open up to one anoth…
How far would you go to achieve your heart’s desire? Would you risk your home? Your livelihood? Your family? The Illusion of Truth is a project inspired by tales of the Orishas, …
With Hollywood’s recent adaptation of his works, the name JRR Tolkien has come to be associated with huge spectacle and epic scope.
Mairi Campbell, acclaimed Scottish folk musician, is a joy to listen to.
Fairich: Live is an immersive audio-visual experience by Gaelic electronica duo WHYTE.
Time has not withered Moira Bell, Alan Bissett’s 2009 tribute to the hard-working, hard-playing, straight-talking working class women of Scotland, and Falkirk in particular.
Loud Poets is loud.
The story is told eye to eye, mind to mind and heart to heart.
Through live storytelling, peep-boxes and projection, the audience are drawn into a story circle where ancient tales of boggarts and mermaids hold hands with contemporary accounts …
In a big, busy city there’s loads of space.
An exhibition of illustrated works by students and graduates of Edinburgh College of Art.
entertainer Jango Starr is a total clown, but that’s certainly not meant as a
criticism; sans white-face, he instead relies on a pair of trousers just
Taking their cue from the spontaneity of the traditional music session, two of our finest folk musicians, Hamish Napier (piano, flute, whistle, vocals) and Adam Sutherland (fiddle)…
Moira Bell – single mum, cleaner, hardest woman in Falkirk, and the alter ego of writer/performer Alan Bissett – is back at the Fringe for a limited run after six years’ abse…
Leaf by Niggle is a little-known allegory by J.
In this one-performer play by writer Donald Smith, actor Robin Thomson plays King James – at once James VI of Scotland and James I of England.
Spoken word troupe Loud Poets have taken to the road once more, with live band in tow, for this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
When the polyrhythm is heard in Nzinga Warrior Queen’s opening, you know this isn’t a comedy of manners.
The show about Burns that really is for everyone – absolute beginners, lifelong fans and everyone in between.
Language is personal.
Celeste warmly invites wee ones to join her circus trip.
Meet the real edgy Bard.
When Erin’s brother disappears she sets out on an adventure to find him.
Will asks Father Christmas for a spaceship – he gets a piano! An adventure into the world of piano – where they come from, how they evolved and why they make a pretty cool Chri…
Last year’s Top Free Show on the Fringe (Daily Record) is back for a limited run only! Improvised comedy games and sketches culminating in an entirely improvised musical.
Hot new urban artist Dale vN Marshall collaborated with local youngsters who have experienced challenging circumstances, using their words and experiences to create this outstandin…
Strange Town is a theatre company based
in Edinburgh which aims to “enable young people to fulfil their creative
potential”, by providing five to 25 year olds with the opport…
The Cranston Fiddle tells the story of the Cranstons of Haddington – an ordinary family who suffered great loss during the First World War.
Poor Boy Theatre’s latest offering, Pirates and Mermaids, is everything one hopes to find at the Fringe.
There are some shows that you just get a good feeling about from the moment you step into the theatre.
From Merlin to Malory, Camelot to Excalibur, Morgana le Fey reigns supreme as fiendish counter queen to King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table.
Wojtek was an extraordinary bear, and this play that tells his story is an equally extraordinary piece of theatre.
There is just something about storyteller Callum Lykan.
Loud Poets are a Scotland-based collective of poets who perform together.
The Man Who Planted Trees was originally a tale from French author Jean Giono in the 1950s, now pieced together onstage with cloth hangings, felt animals, and wafting lavender (yes…
Returning to this year’s festival, Enchanted Forest Adventure is nothing short of delightful.
Fiona Herbert (winner of Tall Tales 2012 and 2015) attempts to answer her FAQs about work, rest and play.
Storyteller Fiona Herbert (winner, Tall Tales 2012 and 2015) takes you on three adventures, encountering eejits and hissy fits along the way.
‘Beautifully crafted show, deeply satisfying for young and old alike.
Splodge that porridge! Slurp that soup! Snap that biscuit! On today’s menu there is a trio of traditional and tasty tales to tantalise and tease.
It’s not often you’re treated to performance poetry in a setting with as much production value as this.
A likeable, if hardly groundbreaking, hour of Scottish storytelling comes in this lightweight appraisal for our national dish, haggis.
Ron Butlin (former Edinburgh Poet Laureate) and highly acclaimed musicians Dick Lee and Anne Evans return for a fourth year with a brand-new version of their sell-out, five-star sh…
Inspired by the extraordinary tenth century Aberdeenshire gospel book, Richard Ingham leads an evening of plainsong, reels and electronic soundscapes.
Cafe Voices is held in the beautiful John Knox House, where the elegant wooden panels of the large bright room provide perfect acoustics for storytelling.
Drew Wright AKA Wounded Knee and Daniel Padden present a striking new song cycle celebrating the seasons, inspired by Edinburgh and the Pentland Hills.
Bold Sammy wakes in a cell; battered, bruised and a long way from home. The usual. Only this time he’s blind. An adaptation of James Kelman’s Booker Prize winning novel.
Strindberg’s classic play has been adapted by Discover 21’s co-founder Jen McGregor.
As the date of Scotland’s Referendum fast approaches, National Collective presents a series of entertaining and informative performances, speakers and discussions to inspire deba…
The title for this play comes from the chromosomes that arbitrarily define gender.
Scotland, a land steeped in myth and legend.
A new play from the award-winning Sunday’s Child following the journey into adolescence of a young girl growing up in rural Ireland in 1987.
A young girl, a hungry wolf, and a walk through the woods - it sounds like a recipe for disaster, but Red Riding Hood’s not scared… Well maybe she’s a little bit scared.
Roll up, roll up! Come join the circus! A first trip for wee ones into the magical delight of the big top.
Four times Scottish champion of close
up magic Michael Neto is an assured and amiable stage magician, whose slight of
hand is smooth, assured and doubtless the result of decades …
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