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-second 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.
2014 sees two new venues join the stable, C cubed in historic Riddle's Court on the Royal Mile, and C south, a Festival oasis at St Peter's, Lutton Place. It's also our third year at C nova, our seven-storey pop-up Festival palace at India Buildings, showcasing some of our most exciting and experimental work, including immersive and site-specific shows, cabaret and film.
With five 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, everyday. Make sure you see it all.
LysistrataDEM ProductionsC (+2) venue 34
30 Jul-25 Aug (not 12) at 20:30 (1hr15)
Movin' Melvin Brown: The Ray Charles ExperienceMovin' Melvin Brown (USA)C (–1) venue 34
1 - 25 Aug (odd dates only) at 18:05 (1hr15)
Lear's DaughtersThe Footfall Theatre CompanyC nova (studio 0) venue 145
30 Jul-16 Aug at 15:30 (1hr00)
AltamontPeppermint MuseC nova (studio 1) venue 145
30 Jul-25 Aug (not 12) at 14:20 (1hr00)
Barge BabyBricks and Mortar TheatreC nova (studio 3) venue 145
30 Jul-25 Aug (not 12) at 21:25 (1hr00)
The Moth of AugustCambridge University Theatre Collective and The Dryden SocietyC nova (studio 6) venue 145
30 Jul-25 Aug at 12:00 (1hr00)
Mountain Songs and Grassland Tunes: Tribal TripBeijing Midi ProductionsC south (main theatre) venue 58
10-19 Aug at 16:05 (0hr50)
ParadeOneoff ProductionsC too (main house) venue 4
14-24 Aug at 20:10 (1hr45)