Your Festival starts here!
Dive into a packed programme of theatre, circus, cabaret, musicals, dance, comedy and children's shows at C, back for a twenty-fifth year of vibrant vivacious variety. 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.
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.
For 2016, we are proud to announce one of the most iconic Georgian buildings in Edinburgh, Saint Stephen’s Stockbridge, will be a major new venue for C venues. With a range of performance spaces, including a 450 capacity main theatre, C venues at Saint Stephen’s Stockbridge will offer large-scale musicals, circus and physical theatre, as well as smaller-scale theatre productions, art exhibitions, a café and a cabaret bar.
Details of the 2016 programme will be announced in June. In the meantime you can browse last year's season here.
With seven 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.
The Bakewell Bake Off: A New MusicalDurham University Light Opera GroupC (+2) venue 34
5-22 Aug at 17:00 (1hr10)
17Bear Pit TheatreC (+2) venue 34
23-30 Aug at 12:15 (0hr55)
The Play's the Thing: Shakespeare for KidsC theatreC south (main theatre) venue 58
6-31 Aug (not 18) at 12:15 (0hr45)
A Midsummer Night's DreamCambridge University ADCC cubed (main space) venue 50
16-31 Aug at 15:05 (1hr30)
The Craft of the CooperGone Rogue ProductionsC cubed (main space) venue 50
16-31 Aug at 16:55 (1hr20)
DisorderKincaid ProductionsC nova (studio 6) venue 145
5-31 Aug at 14:30 (0hr50)
The Blues Brothers - LiveNicholas Abrams & Richard WilliamsonC (–1) venue 34
5-31 Aug (not 17) at 22:45 (0hr55)
Aceh MeukondroeKande (Indonesia)C (+1) venue 34
19-31 Aug at 19:30 (0hr50)