Your Festival starts here!


Dive into a packed programme of theatre, circus, cabaret, musicals, dance, comedy and children's shows at C. With over 200 hand-picked shows and events, C is the place to find the most extraordinary shows from around the world and around the corner.

Details of the 2018 programme will be announced later this month. In the meantime you can browse our last season here.
Dive into a packed programme of theatre, circus, cabaret, musicals, dance, comedy and children's shows at C. With over 200 hand-picked shows and events, C is the place to find the most extraordinary shows from around the world and around the corner.

Details of the 2018 programme will be announced in May. In the meantime you can browse our last season here.
The acknowledged launchpad for new musical talent, and the home of the largest new writing programme on the Fringe, C showcases the best and the brightest work from up-and-coming companies. With over a quarter of our shows originating from outside the UK, we offer our pick of worldwide physical, musical and family theatre alongside some of the hottest work from the UK and Europe.
With multiple venues at the heart of the city and the Fringe, you're never far from the friendliest, funkiest Festival experience. Soak up the atmosphere in our bars and cafés, indoors and outdoors, through the day and into the night. And book for just five shows to discover great savings and on-the-spot discounts with our iCmore card.
From Bardic breakfasts to midnight cabaret, C is the centre of your Festival. Everything for everyone, every day. Make sure you see it all.

Please take a moment to find out about proposed changes to the regulations affecting the energy efficiency of stage lighting. These proposals will affect all theatres, tv and film studios, museums and galleries in the EU (including the UK) and will have consequences in the rest of the world. Please sign the petition, like the Facebook page and respond to the consultation. See more information here.