Rebel

Rebel

Two contrasting elements combine to make Rebel into a spectacular show ideally suited to the vast tent that is Underbelly’s Circus Hub on the Meadows. 

Circus Abyssinia: Tulu

Circus Abyssinia: Tulu

A dazzling display of speed, skill and flight lands in Edinburgh this summer, celebrating the first African woman to win Olympic gold. 

Hotel Paradiso

Hotel Paradiso

An irresistibly colourful, loud and fun show for all the family by Lost in Translation, one of the UK’s leading contemporary circus companies and Guinness World Record holders. 

Splash Test Dummies

Splash Test Dummies

Rub-a-dub-dub, The Dummies are back with their ‘splashingly awesome adventure’ (EdinburghFestivalsForKids. 

Brave Space

Brave Space

There’s a famous quote from the film The Third Man. 

Cirque Alfonse: Animal

Cirque Alfonse: Animal

Cirque Alfonse takes us through a series of surreal farm fables served up with a touch of irreverence, impressive virtuosity and the company’s familiar comic touch. 

Circa: Humans 2.0
BOBBY WINNER

Circa: Humans 2.0

In a big top tent, ten performers, upon a brilliant white, circular stage, perform a series of ever more amazing acts of acrobalance, tumbling, throws, and aerial skills. 

Briefs: Bite Club

Briefs: Bite Club

Australia’s award-winning cult-cabaret mischief-makers, circus stars and heart-stopping hooligans Briefs Factory, join forces with much celebrated songbird Sahara Beck. 

Blunderland

Blunderland

The subversive break-out hit of the international cabaret and circus circuit, we have arrived with a strong dose of what we all need at the moment: some outrageous nightlife naught… 

La Clique

La Clique

The multi award-winning cabaret spectacular, La Clique, features the best of circus, comedy and cabaret. 

Hotel Paradiso

Hotel Paradiso

Irresistibly colourful, loud and fun show for all the family. 

Tim Vine Presents: Plastic Elvis Live in Concert!

Tim Vine Presents: Plastic Elvis Live in Concert!

In this special one-off event, Plastic Elvis will thrill you with an evening of full throttle charisma, unstoppable rock’n’roll and jaw-dropping excitement. 

Danny MacAskill's Drop and Roll Live

Danny MacAskill's Drop and Roll Live

Led by world-famous trials rider and YouTube sensation Danny MacAskill, Drop and Roll make their long-awaited Edinburgh Fringe debut with a brand-new show featuring jaw-dropping st… 

Splash Test Dummies

Splash Test Dummies

Rub-a-dub-dub, The Dummies are back with some splish-splashing circus set to drown you in tears of laughter. 

Rouge

Rouge

Some shows do exactly what they say on the poster. 

Le Coup

Le Coup

Le Coup, in the Underbelly Circus Hub’s ‘The Beauty’ tent, is perfectly programmed. 

Filament

Filament

Whether it’s because Hollywood has force-fed us with them for decades, or simply because the concerns of teenage life are pretty universal across most of the Western world, we’… 

YUCK Circus

YUCK Circus

This year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe sees YUCK Circus pull down the pants of the patriarchy in a bares-all, feminist romp. 

Little Death Club

Little Death Club

The air of the Speigeltent circus hub is thick with dark debauchery, smoke and gin soaked Weimer punk jazz, setting the atmosphere for a celebration of the extraordinary. 

Kombini

Kombini

Let's be honest here: I've never particularly liked clowns. 

Jelly or Jam

Jelly or Jam

Have you ever seen a giant block of jelly – wobbly, jiggly and strong enough to stand on? From award-winning circus creators, Jelly or Jam takes you on an acrobatic adventure int… 

Super Sunday

Super Sunday

Race Horse Company’s massive international success Super Sunday is colourful, vivid and perky and was born out of the possibility of implementing the company’s wildest dreams and b… 

Circa: Humans

Circa: Humans

Contemporary dance, physical theatre, and circus swirl together at The Lafayette big top at Underbelly’s circus venue as ten acrobats explore their bodies and each other in Circa… 

Circus Abyssinia: Ethiopian Dreams

Circus Abyssinia: Ethiopian Dreams

The smash hit of 2017 returns! An unashamedly joyful mix of astonishing stunts and enchanted adventure, Circus Abyssinia follows the journey of two Ethiopian brothers whose dream o… 

Tabarnak

Tabarnak

After their 2015 Edinburgh smash hit Barbu, expectations were high for Cirque Alfonse’s new production, and their new circus spectacular Tabarnak does not disappoint. 

SHIFT

SHIFT

The UK’s hottest circus company, BMT, repeat the success of their international smash-hits BROMANCE and KIN in this red-hot, five-star piece of circus, combining show-stopping ac… 

Universoul Circus: Hip Hop Under the Big Top

Universoul Circus: Hip Hop Under the Big Top

After electrifying US audiences for 25 years, America’s ‘coolest show on earth’ (Newsweek) comes to the UK for the first time. 

Circa: Wolfgang

Circa: Wolfgang

Straight from the score and onto the stage, the man known as Mozart appears amidst a puff of powder, wigged and ready to throw musical madness into a crescendo of dives, swoops and… 

Arr We There Yet?

Arr We There Yet?

When a show opens with the introduction of Captain Skidmark sailing the seven seas upon the good ship, Red Rubber Duckie, you know exactly the level of humour to expect for the nex… 

Splash Test Dummies

Splash Test Dummies

Rub-a-dub-dub, The Dummies are back with some splish-splashing circus set to drown you in tears of laughter. 

Circolombia

Circolombia

Circolumbia returns to the Underbelly Circus Hub, bringing its high-octane cast of singing, dancing circus artists with it. 

Courtney Act: Under the Covers

Courtney Act: Under the Covers

Have we reached a point where Courtney Act needs no introduction? Beloved winner of this year’s Celebrity Big Brother and previous finalist on American juggernaut Ru Paul’s Dra… 

Little Death Club

Little Death Club

An atmosphere of fun and weimar cabaret beats envelop us as we enter Beauty at the Circus Hub. 

Circus-Cision

Circus-Cision

Those that made the cut – featuring some of the best circus acts on the Fringe. 

Courtney Act: The Girl from Oz

Courtney Act: The Girl from Oz

From a shared sovereign and a shaky colonial past, to endless daytime reruns of Neighbours and Home and Away on channel 5, plus cricket, Kylie and Rupert Murdoch; Australian export… 

Acéléré by Circolombia

Acéléré by Circolombia

Circolumbia was formed in order to provide professional opportunities for the graduates of Columbia’s national circus school, Circo Para Todos which provides circus training for … 

Trash Test Dummies

Trash Test Dummies

Everyone put your bins out! Trash Test Dummies are back in Edinburgh! This side-splitting, slapstick comedy circus show delivers a dump truck of hilarity! Winners of Best Children’… 

Arr We There Yet?

Arr We There Yet?

A rip-roaring and swashbuckling adventure in which three sailors hit the high seas in search of treasure! A scallywag pirate, a muscular sailor and a chef with a seafood allergy ma… 

Circus Abyssinia: Ethiopian Dreams

Circus Abyssinia: Ethiopian Dreams

A bed sits in the centre of the huge Lafayette big top at Underbelly’s Circus Hub. 

All the Fun

All the Fun

A hypnotic, tongue-in-cheek antidote to the glittering circus world. 

The Tales of Peter Rabbit and Jemima Puddle-Duck

The Tales of Peter Rabbit and Jemima Puddle-Duck

You would be forgiven for thinking that a production of The Tales of Peter Rabbit and Jemima Puddle-Duck performed in a circus tent might involve people dressed up as the character… 

Circa: Humans

Circa: Humans

Step into the grand Lafayette big top in Underbelly’s dedicated Circus Hub and witness the spectacle of internationally acclaimed Circa with their 2017 Fringe offering. 

Elixir

Elixir

This is what the Edinburgh Festival Fringe is all about. 

Family Circus Workshops

Family Circus Workshops

Now parents and kids can run away to the circus. 

Joli Vyann: Imbalance

Joli Vyann: Imbalance

Combining exciting acrobatic skills and athletic dance, this energetic, thought-provoking performance explores our obsessive dependence with technology, asking whether our lives ar… 

Silver Lining & Jacksons Lane: Throwback

Silver Lining & Jacksons Lane: Throwback

Ever heard a song come on the radio and instantly been taken back to particular memory? It’s strange the way a melody can evoke an emotion, the feeling of falling in love, remind… 

Perhaps Hope

Perhaps Hope

Welcome to a brave new world of hope beyond devastation. 

The Hogwallops

The Hogwallops

The Hogwallops are back by popular demand. 

Bedtime Stories

Bedtime Stories

Immerse yourself in a magical journey. 

The Raunch

The Raunch

As Underbelly at George Square grows arms and legs, an expansion into the Meadows was inevitable. 

Briefs Factory Presents: Sweatshop

Briefs Factory Presents: Sweatshop

You know you’re in for a good time when a variety show opens with one half of cabaret legends Frisky & Mannish belting out a pop medley, whilst self-proclaimed “sex clown” Be… 

Camille O'Sullivan: The Carny Dream

Camille O'Sullivan: The Carny Dream

I imagine Camille O’Sullivan has been called an Irish Chanteuse in reviews more times that you’ve had a flyer thrust at you on the Mile. 

Trash Test Dummies

Trash Test Dummies

There’s an anarchic edge to the Trash Test Dummies – as might be expected from a circus troupe who go on to perform a succession of tricks and humorous gymnastics using that mo… 

Elixir

Elixir

Winner: First and Foremost Entertainment Award, Brighton Fringe 2015. 

Piff the Magic Dragon – Breakfast at Piffany's

Piff the Magic Dragon – Breakfast at Piffany's

What do Shania Twain, David Copperfield and Penn & Teller have in common? They’ve all had Breakfast at Piffany’s, and this year you can too. 

Family Circus Workshops

Family Circus Workshops

Now parents and kids can run away to the circus. 

La Meute (The Wolf Pack)

La Meute (The Wolf Pack)

There could not be a more accurate term for these six raucous acrobats than a wild wolf pack. 

Trash Test Dummies

Trash Test Dummies

Amazing circus skills meet side-splitting laughs as these three dexterous dummies take out the trash and take to the stage in their family friendly show, Trash Test Dummies! ‘Delig… 

Ockham's Razor: Arc and Every Action…

Ockham's Razor: Arc and Every Action…

Ockham’s Razor present Arc and Every Action. 

The Elephant in the Room

The Elephant in the Room

UK premiere of this unique and hilarious fusion of world-class circus, film noir and physical theatre. 

Bromance

Bromance

Bromance – noun (informal). 

Les Inouis

Les Inouis

Les Inouis speaks about humanity without words! Five artists from different backgrounds tell the tragic story of a migrant’s deafening silence. 

Dolls

Dolls

Dolls is about our relationships with toys, but there is nothing wooden about this show. 

B-Orders

B-Orders

A stunning contemporary circus and dance performance by Ashtar Muallem and Fadi Zmorrod featuring the absence of freedom and the desire to escape the multitude of codes, orders and… 

BARBU Electro Trad Cabaret

BARBU Electro Trad Cabaret

One man shouldn’t be able to hold two men on his shoulders at the same time. 

Limbo

Limbo

Limbo is a pretty hot ticket this fringe. 

The Hogwallops

The Hogwallops

The Hogwallops is a joyful show for all the family that combines astounding acrobatics, physical humour and a heartfelt story meaning there is something for everyone.