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The Blue Bird

Asian Arts Global with Helen O'Grady Drama Academy (China)

The Blue Bird

Children's (Children's, Musical theatre)

C south (main theatre) venue 58 St Peter's, Lutton Place, EH8 9PE
3-5 Aug at 11:45 (0hr50)
Tickets £11.50 / concessions £9.50 / under 18s £7.50
recommended for ages 3+
Follow Tytyl and Mytyl on an adventure in search of their grandparents and the Blue Bird of happiness. Heartwarming and dynamic Broadway-style musical based on Maeterlinck's classic. Talented young cast. The perfect blend of East and West.
Burklyn Open Ballet Class

Burklyn Ballet Theatre (New Jersey, USA)

Burklyn Open Ballet Class

Workshop (Dance, Workshop)

C south (main theatre) venue 58 St Peter's, Lutton Place, EH8 9PE
9, 12, 13, 14 Aug at 09:30 (0hr45)
Tickets £8.50 / concessions £6.50
Join this youth company for an open intermediate level ballet class. Arthur Leeth or Joanne Whitehill share their vast experience and training during a condensed barre and centre. Take class with student and professional dancers ages 14-23.
Burklyn Children's Ballet  Workshop

Burklyn Ballet Theatre (New Jersey, USA)

Burklyn Children's Ballet Workshop

Children's (Dance, Workshop)

C south (main theatre) venue 58 St Peter's, Lutton Place, EH8 9PE
10, 11, 15, 16, 17 Aug at 10:00 (0hr25)
Child workshop participant tickets £2.50 (family members can watch the workshop for free)
Join this ‘Professional ballet company in microcosm' (Scotsman) for a pre-show movement experience, Q&A, and up-close meet and greet. Wear your favorite tutu if you like and join us on stage, then enjoy the show with advanced seating.
C for Free

C presents

C for Free

Cabaret (Variety, Family)

C viva (cellar) venue 16 130 George Street/Charlotte Square
31 Jul-26 Aug at 13:30 (0hr50)
Admission free (collection in aid of charity)
Recommended 8+
Daily diet of live highlights from across the festivals. Fringe smorgasbord for all the family. A feast of hot picks: comedy, cabaret, music, musicals, theatre. Fresh selection performed daily. Free performances, optional charity donation.
Conversations with Myself

Cambridge Mask Collective

Conversations with Myself

Theatre (Devised, Physical Theatre)

C cubed (main space) venue 50 Brodie's Close, Lawnmarket, EH1 2PS
1-17 Aug at 19:50 (1hr00)
Tickets £8.50-£10.50 / concessions £6.50-£8.50 / under 18s £4.50-£6.50
Recommended 12+
Party with the demons of your mind. Exploring identity through ancient mask techniques, Cambridge Mask's Collective's debut is a unique take on a pertinent subject matter. ‘Threat and Mania… I was completely captivated' **** (Tab).
Dickens for Dinner

C theatre

Dickens for Dinner

Theatre (Family, Comedy)

C viva (main house) venue 16 130 George Street/Charlotte Square
31 Jul-26 Aug (not 13) at 12:30 (0hr55)
Tickets £7.50-£9.50 / concessions £5.50-£7.50 / under 18s £3.50-£5.50
Recommended 0+
The cast of Fringe favourite Shakespeare for Breakfast invite you for dinner with a Dickensian twist! Sit down for a truly surreal repast, with feverishly funny flavour. ‘Carousing comedy' ***** (RemoteGoat.com), ***** (AYoungerTheatre.com). Free soup!
Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree

KCS Theatre Company

Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree

Theatre (Physical Theatre, New Writing)

C south (main theatre) venue 58 St Peter's, Lutton Place, EH8 9PE
11-17 Aug at 17:35 (1hr00)
Tickets £9.50-£11.50 / concessions £7.50-£9.50 / under 18s £5.50-£7.50
Recommended 12+
Two boys in 1930s Germany, obsessed with American music, attend riotous swing dances. Two girls in near-future England fight for a better future. Dance and physical theatre compliment poignant storytelling from a talented cast.
Drawn and Quartered

Cry Havoc Theatre Company

Drawn and Quartered

Theatre (Contemporary, Drama)

C cubed (main space) venue 50 Brodie's Close, Lawnmarket, EH1 2PS
1-17 Aug at 18:40 (0hr50)
Tickets £9.50-£11.50 / concessions £7.50-£9.50 / under 18s £5.50-£7.50
Recommended 14+
Hearing Michael's career is on the downslide, Ana hires her ex to paint the apartment they once shared. She returns to find he indeed painted. But not the colour she left. An evocative examination of former lovers.
Drinkprov

Music Theatre Warwick

Drinkprov

Events (Improv, Musical theatre)

C aquila (temple) venue 21 Roman Eagle Lodge, 2 Johnston Terrace
18, 24 only at 22:40 (1hr00)
Tickets £5
Recommended 16+
Drinkprov is the Improv Musical’s late night show with an alcoholic twist - two of our cast members will be performing drunk! With our hosts playing various games with the audience it’s a night of improvised merriment for all!
The Edinburgh Fringe as a Classroom

Fringe University

The Edinburgh Fringe as a Classroom

Events (Interactive, Workshop)

C viva (cellar) venue 16 130 George Street/Charlotte Square
7 & 21 Aug only at 10:30 (1hr00)
Admission free
Recommended 12+
Fringe University invites you to meet with students, graduates, and professors to find out how you can get the most out of the Fringe. International workshop, professional development and networking event.
The Electric Cabaret

C presents

The Electric Cabaret

Cabaret (Comedy, Music)

C aquila (temple) venue 21 Roman Eagle Lodge, 2 Johnston Terrace
1-25 Aug at 24:00 (1hr15)
Tickets £8.50-£10.50 / concessions £6.50-£8.50 / under 18s £4.50-£6.50 / fringe participants booked at venue £4.50-£6.50
Recommended 14+
The alternative late-night Fringe experience. Comedy, circus, burlesque, bands, jazz and speciality acts from across the Fringe. A chance to see some of the Festival's most exciting new artists. Late bar. ‘Wonderful' (AYoungerTheatre.com). ‘Explosive' ***** (BroadwayBaby.com).
A Fear And Loathing Actor In Dublin

Zoology Films (Ireland)

A Fear And Loathing Actor In Dublin

Theatre (Comedy, Drama)

C cubed (main space) venue 50 Brodie's Close, Lawnmarket, EH1 2PS
14-26 Aug at 15:45 (1hr05)
Tickets £9.50-£11.50 / concessions £7.50-£9.50 / under 18s £5.50-£7.50
Recommended 14+
Struggling actor Vinny discovers he's to be a dad. Will he follow his dreams, or get a real job? A fast-paced, high energy performance exploring one's existential battle with art and commerce.
Fiddlers on the Ramp

Fiddlers on the Ramp

Fiddlers on the Ramp

Music (Musical theatre, Storytelling)

C aquila (studio) venue 21 Roman Eagle Lodge, 2 Johnston Terrace
22-26 Aug at 18:25 (0hr50)
Tickets £8.50-£10.50 / concessions £6.50-£8.50 / under 18s £4.50-£6.50
Recommended 0+
The devil went down to Edinburgh and was defeated by five local boys in fierce fiddlin combat. Now they're taking on the Fringe. Expect radge kangaroos and jumpin sharks! The craziest show in Auld Reekie awaits…
Fira B! Balearic Music Nights

Fira B! Institut d'Estudis Baleàrics (Balearic Islands, Spain)

Fira B! Balearic Music Nights

Music (Jazz, World Music)

C viva (cellar) venue 16 130 George Street/Charlotte Square
8 Aug-26 Aug at 21:15 (1hr15)
Joana Gomila 8, 9, 10, 11 Aug
Anna Ferrer 12, 13, 14, Aug
Blai Vidal Trio 15, 16, 17 Aug
Júlia Colom & Toni Vaquer 18, 19, 20 Aug
Ermanno Panta & Banda Zeitun 21, 22, 23 Aug
Jansky 24, 25, 26 Aug
Tickets £6.50-£8.50 / concessions £4.50-£6.50 / under 18s £4.50-£6.50
Recommended 0+
The Balearics are not only sand and sun! Come and enjoy the warmth of the Mediterranean through a hand-picked selection of bandsand bask in their sound! Enjoy jazz, world music, electronica, pop and more.
Fires Our Shoes Have Made

Pound of Flesh

Fires Our Shoes Have Made

Theatre (Contemporary, Spoken Word)

C aquila (temple) venue 21 Roman Eagle Lodge, 2 Johnston Terrace
1-26 Aug (not 13) at 12:00 (01hr00)
Tickets £8.50-£10.50 / concessions £6.50-£8.50 / under 18s £4.50-£6.50
Recommended 14+
Excalibur, equipped. School, skipped. Six months ago they lost their Mum, today they become the greats they're destined to be. A modern fable mash-up of gig theatre, live foley, and hip-hop influenced slam poetry.
Flamenco for Kids

Ricardo Garcia's Flamenco Flow (Spain/Scotland)

Flamenco for Kids

Children's (Dance, Interactive)

C viva (cellar) venue 16 130 George Street/Charlotte Square
3, 4, 10, 17, 24 Aug at 10:30 (0hr50)
Tickets £9.50-£9.50 / concessions £7.50-£7.50 / under 18s £5.50-£5.50
recommended for ages 0+
A unique opportunity for your child to come on stage, learn some rhythms, try some steps, then give a short performance. Fringe sell-out returns. Feel that southern Spanish energy! Costumes and olés provided! ***** (ThreeWeeks).
Flamenco Fusion

Ricardo Garcia's Flamenco Flow (Spain/Scotland)

Flamenco Fusion

Music (Flamenco, World Music)

C viva (cellar) venue 16 130 George Street/Charlotte Square
1, 2, 9, 16, 23 Aug (1 Aug at 21:15; 2, 9, 16, 23 Aug at 23:00) (1hr00)
Tickets £11.50 / concessions £9.50 / under 18s £7.50
Recommended 12+
Magical night-time five-star Flamenco! Combining classical dance, African rhythms, Indian roots, this Sunday Herald Critic's Choice collaboration provides audiences a glimpse of Flamenco's origins – and its future. 'Fascinating, high-octane, contemporary flamenco… Ace!' (Guardian). Book early.
Flamenco Jazz

Ricardo Garcia's Flamenco Flow (Spain/Scotland)

Flamenco Jazz

Music (Flamenco, Jazz)

C viva (cellar) venue 16 130 George Street/Charlotte Square
3, 4, 10, 17, 24 Aug (4 Aug at 21:15; 3, 10, 17, 24 Aug at 23:00) (1hr00)
Tickets £11.50 / concessions £9.50 / under 18s £7.50
Recommended 12+
Late-night Flamenco with a touch of jazz! The Edinburgh Festival Fringe classic: sophisticated, mellow, a five-star way to spend an evening's Fringeing! Internationally acclaimed guitarist Ricardo Garcia brings his unique blend of music and rhythm. Magic!
Fringe Film Festival

C presents

Fringe Film Festival

Film (Contemporary, Film)

C south (foyer) venue 58 St Peter's, Lutton Place, EH8 9PE
1-26 Aug at 11:00 (8hr00)
Admission free (except some ticketed screenings and events)
Recommended 0+
Returning for its fourteenth season, C's critically-acclaimed curated programme showcases silver screen shorts and contemporary filmmakers all day, every day. Features work from UK, Europe, America, Asia and worldwide. The destination for discerning film folk. ‘Spectacular' (Scotsman).
Genesis: The Mary Shelley Play

Artists Collective Theatre (Calgary, Alberta, Canada)

Genesis: The Mary Shelley Play

Theatre (Drama, Storytelling)

C cubed (main space) venue 50 Brodie's Close, Lawnmarket, EH1 2PS
1-26 Aug at 17:05 (1hr10)
Tickets £10.50-£12.50 / concessions £8.50-£10.50 / under 18s £6.50-£8.50
Recommended 14+
Lake Geneva, early summer, 1816. Artists Collective Theatre presents the debauched nights that inspired Frankenstein. With a dark intensity that builds to a hair-raising finale, Genesis has received critical acclaim across Canada.
Gukak Wears a New Flow

Rootmerge (Korea)

Gukak Wears a New Flow

Music (Traditional, World Music)

C viva (cellar) venue 16 130 George Street/Charlotte Square
14-16 Aug at 15:45 (0hr45)
Tickets £7.50-£9.50 / concessions £5.50-£7.50 / under 18s £3.50-£5.50
Recommended 0+
The performance clearly displays the musical colours of Rootmerge through their use of Sanjo, a popular style of Joseon in the 18th century, combining the band's music with traditional Korean dance.
Hair of the Wild

Concha Vidal (Balearic Islands, Spain)

Hair of the Wild

Theatre (New Writing, Solo Show)

C at SESH Hairdressing venue 81 50 Bernard Street, Leith Shore
9-26 Aug (not 19) at 20:00 (0hr35)
Tickets £8.50-£10.50 / concessions £6.50-£8.50 / under 18s £4.50-£6.50
Recommended 12+
Internationally renowned artist Concha Vidal presents an evocative site-specific performance in a hairdressing salon. Journey into the labyrinths of memory, through myriads of wigs and hairdos. A testimony, a confession. Frustrations, violence and triumphs.
The Happy Prince

Modl Theatre (Korea) in association with C theatre

The Happy Prince

Children's (Puppetry, Theatre)

C aquila (temple) venue 21 Roman Eagle Lodge, 2 Johnston Terrace
1-26 Aug (not 12, 19) at 13:15 (0hr45)
Tickets £10.50-£12.50 / concessions £8.50-£10.50 / under 18s £6.50-£8.50
recommended for ages 3+
Where is Happy Prince? Where are our neighbours? Happy Prince will find love with you! A beautiful story which sets a fire in the hearts of children and adults, from internationally-renowned Modl Theatre **** (ThreeWeeks). **** (One4Review.com).
Hoichi the Earless

Theatre Ronin (Hong Kong)

Hoichi the Earless

Theatre (Contemporary, Family)

C south (main theatre) venue 58 St Peter's, Lutton Place, EH8 9PE
1-10 Aug at 13:05 (0hr50)
Tickets £10.50-£12.50 / concessions £8.50-£10.50 / under 18s £6.50-£8.50
Recommended 5+
Hoichi, the blind lute player, is haunted by the dead. This re-imagining of Japanese folklore, Kwaidan, fuses traditional Chinese Nanguan live music and songs with innovative storytelling and elegant physicality. With English/French surtitles, accessible to all.
Holy Land

Elegy

Holy Land

Theatre (Multimedia, Drama)

C aquila (studio) venue 21 Roman Eagle Lodge, 2 Johnston Terrace
14-26 Aug at 13:00 (1hr20)
Tickets £9.50-£11.50 / concessions £7.50-£9.50 / under 18s £5.50-£7.50
Recommended 14+
Three stories of escapism and revolt interweave in this vivid new work. Fusing multimedia and spoken word; excavating the dark side of the internet and human nature. Shortlisted, Royal Court Introductory Writers' Group 2018.
House of Hundred

Yesim Ozsoy Galata Perform Tiyatrosu (Turkey)

House of Hundred

Theatre (Multimedia, New Writing)

C aquila (temple) venue 21 Roman Eagle Lodge, 2 Johnston Terrace
1-17 Aug at 20:20 (1hr00)
Tickets £10.50-£12.50 / concessions £8.50-£10.50 / under 18s £6.50-£8.50
Recommended 12+
This multimedia theatrical experience explores an old Istanbul mansion's transition from Ottoman to modern eras, through video art and traditional Turkish music, live looping and foley. Award-winning company. ‘Yesim Ozsoy is executing a silent revolution' (Art-His.com).
I'm Afraid of Americans

Guythecat Productions (North Carolina, USA)

I'm Afraid of Americans

Comedy (Political, International)

C viva (cellar) venue 16 130 George Street/Charlotte Square
31 Jul-26 Aug (not 12) at 17:45 (0hr50)
Tickets £7.50-£9.50 / concessions £5.50-£7.50 / under 18s £3.50-£5.50
Recommended 14+
Comedic musings from an American who moved from Ohio to Brooklyn to Iceland. Discussing the current disturbing political state of the USA, living with Icelandic elf-people, dating as a bisexual, and going to jail in America.
The Improv Musical

Music Theatre Warwick

The Improv Musical

Musicals (Improv, Comedy)

C viva (main house) venue 16 130 George Street/Charlotte Square
31 July-26 Aug (not 13) at 17:15 (1hr00)
Tickets £9.50-£11.50 / concessions £7.50-£9.50 / under 18s £5.50-£7.50
Recommended 0+
Guaranteed to leave you roaring with laughter, packed with musical mayhem and excitement! Based entirely on audience suggestion, the show is in your hands. Never the same, every performance is opening and closing night!
Ingrid Cusido: Piano Recital

Ingrid Cusido (Catalonia, Spain)

Ingrid Cusido: Piano Recital

Music (Classical, Solo Show)

C south (church) venue 58 St Peter's, Lutton Place, EH8 9PE
1-5 Aug at 12:30 (0hr55)
Tickets £6.50-£8.50 / concessions £4.50-£6.50 / under 18s £2.50-£4.50
Recommended 0+
Elegant, dazzling and ever so talented: the award-winning classical pianist Ingrid Cusido sweeps audiences off their feet with works like Mozart's Fantasy in D minor, Beethoven Pastoral Sonata, Brahms and Granados.
Isabelle

Irene Possetto

Isabelle

Theatre (New Writing, Storytelling)

C south (main theatre) venue 58 St Peter's, Lutton Place, EH8 9PE
18-26 Aug at 17:35 (0hr50)
Tickets £7.50-£9.50 / concessions £5.50-£7.50 / under 18s £3.50-£5.50
Recommended 14+
The story of a young girl who becomes a monster. With spine chilling suspense, this one woman show asks whether evil is inborn or taught? Those who judge books by their cover never dare open them. Will you?
The Kiss

Rabbit's Head Theatre Company

The Kiss

Theatre (Adaptation, Storytelling)

C aquila (studio) venue 21 Roman Eagle Lodge, 2 Johnston Terrace
1-10 Aug at 16:55 (0hr45)
Tickets £7.50-£9.50 / concessions £5.50-£7.50 / under 18s £3.50-£5.50
Recommended 12+
When Ryabovitch is mistakenly kissed for the first time, his world is transformed. Brought to life with sharp physical comedy and live music, Chekhov's heartwarming story of two soldiers will have you laughing and crying all at once.
Legend of Shadows

Point View Art Association and Shadow Legends Drama Group (Macao/Taiwan)

Legend of Shadows

Children's (Puppetry, Storytelling)

C south (main theatre) venue 58 St Peter's, Lutton Place, EH8 9PE
18-26 Aug at 13:05 (0hr45)
Tickets £10.50-£12.50 / concessions £8.50-£10.50 / under 18s £6.50-£8.50
recommended for ages 0+
Introducing traditional and modern Chinese shadow plays! Mingled with stories from Journey to the West and famous animation figures, learn about shadow play history and the basic techniques of making and manipulating puppets.
Letter to Boddah

Watershed Productions

Letter to Boddah

Theatre (Comedy, Drama)

C cubed (main space) venue 50 Brodie's Close, Lawnmarket, EH1 2PS
1-26 Aug (not 13) at 13:15 (1hr00)
Tickets £10.50-£12.50 / concessions £8.50-£10.50 / under 18s £6.50-£8.50
Recommended 14+
In the disabled toilet in Tesco we meet Billy and Neil. Wearing combats and carrying enough explosives to blow the place sky high, they examine life and attempt to decide whether extreme violence is the only way to be heard.
Macbeth

Choin Theatre Company (Korea) in association with C theatre

Macbeth

Theatre (Physical Theatre, Dance)

C south (main theatre) venue 58 St Peter's, Lutton Place, EH8 9PE
1-26 Aug at 18:55 (1hr00)
Tickets £10.50-£12.50 / concessions £8.50-£10.50 / under 18s £6.50-£8.50
Recommended 8+
Using puppets, music and dance, one actor embodies Macbeth's story in a chameleonic, humorous, high-octane, uniquely Korean physical performance. Will he lose himself in the shadows of Macbeth's desires? From Korean Theatre Directors' Association 2018 Director of the Year, Cheong-euy Park.
Mark Bunyan: Forty Years Out

Mark Bunyan

Mark Bunyan: Forty Years Out

Cabaret (Comedy, Music)

C aquila (temple) venue 21 Roman Eagle Lodge, 2 Johnston Terrace
1-26 Aug at 19:05 (1hr00)
Tickets £8.50-£10.50 / concessions £6.50-£8.50 / under 18s £4.50-£6.50
Recommended 14+
Mark Bunyan's retrospective of 40 years as an out gay cabaret performer. ‘One of the great comedians at the piano' (Loose Ends, BBC Radio 4). ‘Don't miss him: he is simply superb' (Scotsman).
Medea

The Morton Players (Guildford High School)

Medea

Theatre (Adaptation, Physical Theatre)

C cubed (main space) venue 50 Brodie's Close, Lawnmarket, EH1 2PS
3-10 Aug at 15:45 (1hr00)
Tickets £7.50-£9.50 / concessions £5.50-£7.50 / under 18s £3.50-£5.50
Recommended 12+
In a tale of passion, betrayal, and revenge, the mother that murdered her children finally gives her defence. What drives a woman to infanticide? Who is the person behind the myth? Whose version of history should we believe?
The Merry Wives of Seoul

EDP Theatre Company Soon Chun Hyang University (Korea)

The Merry Wives of Seoul

Theatre (Classical, Comedy)

C south (main theatre) venue 58 St Peter's, Lutton Place, EH8 9PE
11-17 Aug at 11:50 (1hr00)
Tickets £9.50-£11.50 / concessions £7.50-£9.50 / under 18s £5.50-£7.50
Recommended 8+
Koreanised adaptation of Shakespeare's classic. Follow two women who set out to outwit Falstaff, and the plans society makes for them, in this melting pot of K-pop, traditional dance and Western culture.
Moby Dick

Leviathan

Moby Dick

Theatre (Physical Theatre, Storytelling)

C aquila (studio) venue 21 Roman Eagle Lodge, 2 Johnston Terrace
5-9 Aug at 18:25 (0hr55)
Tickets £7.50-£9.50 / concessions £5.50-£7.50 / under 18s £3.50-£5.50
Recommended 8+
Join Captain Ahab and his doomed crew on their voyage for vengeance against the mighty leviathan, the ‘great white whale.' A stunning reinterpretation, invigorated with striking physicality, that gets to the philosophical heart of Melville's American classic.
My Mate Dave Died

Crux of It Theatre

My Mate Dave Died

Theatre (New Writing, Comedy)

C aquila (temple) venue 21 Roman Eagle Lodge, 2 Johnston Terrace
1-26 Aug (not 12) at 14:10 (1hr00)
Tickets £8.50-£10.50 / concessions £6.50-£8.50 / under 18s £4.50-£6.50
Recommended 14+
When Dave dies and is sent back to the living, he is only visible to his best friend Jimmy. It soon becomes clear their reunion is more of a curse than a blessing.
Numbers

Mercury Theatre Productions

Numbers

Theatre (Drama, New Writing)

C aquila (temple) venue 21 Roman Eagle Lodge, 2 Johnston Terrace
1-26 Aug at 17:50 (1hr00)
Tickets £8.50-£10.50 / concessions £6.50-£8.50 / under 18s £4.50-£6.50
Recommended 12+
‘I'm fine' says Jack. ‘Just been a bit under the weather recently.' Set in a counsellor's waiting room, Numbers is an uplifting look at masculinity and mental health in the modern era. Oxford University National tour 2019.
Oud from East to West

Noun (Saudi Arabia)

Oud from East to West

Music (Traditional, International)

C viva (cellar) venue 16 130 George Street/Charlotte Square
31 Jul-13 Aug at 14:30 (0hr50)
Tickets £7.50-£9.50 / concessions £5.50-£7.50 / under 18s £3.50-£5.50
Recommended 0+
Ali Alghrairi presents a unique opportunity to witness the magical sounds of the Oud, playing classics from the Middle East and Europe, in a celebration of the power of music to bring people together.
Purple

The Voice Matters Theatre Company

Purple

Theatre (LGBT, New Writing)

C aquila (studio) venue 21 Roman Eagle Lodge, 2 Johnston Terrace
1-10 Aug at 19:40 (0hr50)
Tickets £8.50-£10.50 / concessions £6.50-£8.50 / under 18s £4.50-£6.50
Recommended 12+
These days, the options for sexual orientation are endless. But what if your compass is broken and you can't find any orientation at all? Follow the characters of Purple through their awkward, amusing and arduous search for a sexuality.
Redacted Arachnid

Corpus Christi Owlets

Redacted Arachnid

Theatre (New Writing, Comedy)

C aquila (temple) venue 21 Roman Eagle Lodge, 2 Johnston Terrace
1-17 Aug at 22:40 (1hr00)
Tickets £9.50-£11.50 / concessions £7.50-£9.50 / under 18s £5.50-£7.50
Recommended 12+
A producer fights scripting issues, cast injuries, and kooky creatives to bring Redacted Arachnid to Broadway. Featuring verbatim interviews and hilarious dance routines, this is the play about the real-life musical that went terribly wrong. 'Must-see' (Daily Info).
Sand Fantasy From China

Sanji Sand Art (China)

Sand Fantasy From China

Theatre (Painting, Family)

C south (main theatre) venue 58 St Peter's, Lutton Place, EH8 9PE
14-26 Aug at 15:30 (0hr35)
Tickets £9.50-£11.50 / concessions £7.50-£9.50 / under 18s £5.50-£7.50
Recommended 0+
Traditional Chinese myths and legends are brought to life with music and spectacular modern sand painting, bringing audiences an exceptional and exotic visual spectacle. It's as though it's magic! A wonderful and unpredictable live show.
Shadow

Liam Whitney (New Zealand)

Shadow

Theatre (Physical Theatre, International)

C aquila (studio) venue 21 Roman Eagle Lodge, 2 Johnston Terrace
14-26 Aug (not 20) at 19:25 (1hr00)
Tickets £8.50-£10.50 / concessions £6.50-£8.50 / under 18s £4.50-£6.50
Recommended 14+
Blindfolded and restrained behind a wall of screens, a journey through podcasts, audio porn and physical exhaustion awaits. A powerful exposure of the dance young men have with mental illness, uncovering that it's indeed okay not to feel okay.
Shakespeare for Breakfast

C theatre

Shakespeare for Breakfast

Theatre (Comedy, Family)

C viva (main house) venue 16 130 George Street/Charlotte Square
31 Jul-26 Aug (not 13) at 10:00 (0hr55)
Tickets £7.50-£9.50 / concessions £5.50-£7.50 / under 18s £3.50-£5.50
Recommended 0+
The Bardic Breakfasters are back! C's sensational Shakespearience returns, for its 28th sell-out year, with free coffee and croissants! A pleasing plethora of pentameter, puns and pastry. Perfect for hardened Bard fans or blank verse virgins.
Shakespeare for Kids: Fools and Bottoms

C theatre

Shakespeare for Kids: Fools and Bottoms

Children's (Storytelling, Theatre)

C viva (main house) venue 16 130 George Street/Charlotte Square
31 Jul-26 Aug (not 13) at 11:20 (0hr50)
Tickets £7.50-£9.50 / concessions £5.50-£7.50 / under 18s £3.50-£5.50
recommended for ages 3+
The perfect introduction to Shakespeare's beloved clowns. Expect more adventures, suspense and laughs aplenty. ‘Hidden gem' (FringeReview.co.uk). ‘Capturing the emotional heart' **** (List).
Shakespeare in the Garden: The Comedy of Errors

C theatre

Shakespeare in the Garden: The Comedy of Errors

Theatre (Family, Storytelling)

C south (gardens) venue 58 St Peter's, Lutton Place, EH8 9PE
31 Jul-26 Aug (not 13) at 17:00 (1hr20)
Tickets £8.50-£10.50 / concessions £6.50-£8.50 / under 18s £4.50-£6.50
Recommended 0+
Double the twins and double the fun! A family-friendly production full of sparkling wit, chaos and confusion. Outdoor Shakespeare at its best. ‘Joy to watch' **** (ThreeWeeks). ‘Must see' (FringeReview.co.uk).
Shakespeare Up Late!

C theatre

Shakespeare Up Late!

Theatre (Comedy, Satire)

C aquila (temple) venue 21 Roman Eagle Lodge, 2 Johnston Terrace
1-26 Aug (not 13) at 21:35 (0hr50)
Tickets £8.50-£10.50 / concessions £6.50-£8.50 / under 18s £4.50-£6.50
Recommended 14+
The creators of Shakespeare for Breakfast present an all-new comedy, taking absurdity and surrealism to the extreme. From sex dolls to soliloquies, this fusion of highbrow punnery and lowbrow nunnery is a theatrical tour de force.
Skylar MacDonald's Fact Machine

DSG Entertainment

Skylar MacDonald's Fact Machine

Theatre (Stand-Up, Multimedia)

C aquila (studio) venue 21 Roman Eagle Lodge, 2 Johnston Terrace
1-17 Aug at 20:40 (0hr50)
Tickets £8.50-£10.50 / concessions £6.50-£8.50 / under 18s £4.50-£6.50
Recommended 12+
Skylar loves facts. Or, more accurately, she loves using facts to prove her points. Join her to find out why cancer causes mobile phones and why Italian yoghurt adverts are a force to be reckoned with.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Burklyn Ballet Theatre (New Jersey, USA)

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Children's (Ballet, Dance)

C south (main theatre) venue 58 St Peter's, Lutton Place, EH8 9PE
9-17 Aug at 10:30 (1hr00)
Tickets £10.50-£12.50 / concessions £8.50-£10.50 / under 18s £6.50-£8.50
recommended for ages 0+
Burklyn Ballet bring Snow White to life with dazzling costumes and energetic dancing. ‘Very talented' (Evening News). ‘Professional ballet company in microcosm' (Scotsman). ‘Magic, mesmerizing, memorable… not to be missed' (EdinburghGuide.com). 20th Fringe.
(Some)Body

Alyona Ageeva's PosleSlov Theatre (Russia)

(Some)Body

Dance (Devised, Physical Theatre)

C aquila (temple) venue 21 Roman Eagle Lodge, 2 Johnston Terrace
1-26 Aug (not 12, 19) at 15:25 (0hr50)
Tickets £13.50-£15.50 / concessions £11.50-£13.50
Recommended 16+
What hides underneath nudity? Does a body make us human? Does it have a soul? (Some)Body explores extreme openness and the incomprehensible magic of Eros. ‘Hypnotic' (Guardian). ‘Bold, sensitive and meaningful' (FringeReview.co.uk). ‘Compelling' ***** (BroadwayBaby.com).
The Stander Gang

Me, My Friends and I

The Stander Gang

Theatre (Farce, New Writing)

C aquila (studio) venue 21 Roman Eagle Lodge, 2 Johnston Terrace
1-10 Aug at 13:20 (1hr00)
Tickets £7.50-£9.50 / concessions £5.50-£7.50 / under 18s £3.50-£5.50
Recommended 12+
A fast-paced, farcical retelling of one of South Africa's most infamous criminals, Andre Stander, the policeman turned gunman. An incredible true story of bank heists, prison breaks and gang notoriety.
Standfast

Not Cricket Productions

Standfast

Events (Interactive, Site-Specific)

C at Makars' Court venue 459 Makars' Court, Lady Stair's Close, Lawnmarket
1-18 Aug (not 5, 12) at 19:30 & 20:00hrs (1hr00)
Group ticket (2-5 participants) £28.00
Recommended 8+
Scotland, 1918. Your mission is to prevent a network of German spies leaking state secrets to the enemy. Inspired by the works of John Buchan, escape room meets theatre in this interactive Edinburgh adventure. Advance booking only, teams of 2-5.
The Struggling Life of an Artist

Hitting Heads Productions

The Struggling Life of an Artist

Theatre (Music, Comedy)

C aquila (studio) venue 21 Roman Eagle Lodge, 2 Johnston Terrace
1-26 Aug (not 13, 20) at 15:40 (1hr00)
Tickets £8.50-£10.50 / concessions £6.50-£8.50 / under 18s £4.50-£6.50
Recommended 14+
Jessica won't get the role unless she acts sexy. Olivia's book won't get published unless she uses a male pseudonym. A comedy about sexism and the joys of millennial angst, inspired by real events.
Talk

Parrot Theatre Company

Talk

Theatre (Drama, Historical)

C cubed (main space) venue 50 Brodie's Close, Lawnmarket, EH1 2PS
11-17 Aug at 14:30 (1hr00)
Tickets £7.50-£9.50 / concessions £5.50-£7.50 / under 18s £3.50-£5.50
Recommended 12+
Bethlem Royal Hospital, 1854. The Criminal Wing for the insane. Two doctors radicalise treatment. Two patients get caught in the crossfire. Based on the life of Richard Dadd, this stylish play asks whether talk can provide a cure?
Taylor & Leigh's Country Blues Night

Taylor & Leigh

Taylor & Leigh's Country Blues Night

Music (Blues, Vocal)

C viva (cellar) venue 16 130 George Street/Charlotte Square
5-7 Aug at 21:15 (1hr15)
Tickets £11.50-£13.50 / concessions £9.50-£11.50 / under 18s £7.50-£9.50
Recommended 0+
Taylor & Leigh return with blistering hot Country Blues. Heather has the voice of an angel with the power of a hurricane. Alex's guitar playing takes your breath away. Original songs. Must-see live act.
Two of a Kind

Me & Mi Theatre Co

Two of a Kind

Theatre (Drama, New Writing)

C aquila (studio) venue 21 Roman Eagle Lodge, 2 Johnston Terrace
1-26 Aug at 14:35 (0hr55)
Tickets £8.50-£10.50 / concessions £6.50-£8.50 / under 18s £4.50-£6.50
Recommended 14+
How do you know if someone's just a bit down, or if they're really f***ing down? We should do something about it, because they weren't joking when they.… Let's not talk about it. Chlamydia.
Ubu the King

Misanthrope Theatre (Ukraine)

Ubu the King

Theatre (Contemporary, International)

C south (main theatre) venue 58 St Peter's, Lutton Place, EH8 9PE
1-10 Aug at 16:30 (1hr00)
Tickets £10.50-£12.50 / concessions £8.50-£10.50 / under 18s £6.50-£8.50
Recommended 14+
Delightfully deranged and beautifully berserk, Misanthrope Theatre re-ignite the flames of rebellion and fervour that saw Alfred Jarry's play close upon its opening in Paris, 1896. A thrilling synthesis of sound, superbly executed physicality and radical drama.
Viva el Flamenco!

Ricardo Garcia's Flamenco Flow (Spain/Scotland)

Viva el Flamenco!

Music (Flamenco, International)

C viva (cellar) venue 16 130 George Street/Charlotte Square
31 Jul-26 Aug (not 12, 13, 19, 20) at 19:50 (0hr55)
Tickets £11.50-£13.50 / concessions £9.50-£11.50 / under 18s £7.50-£9.50
Recommended 0+
Internationally touring, Spanish Embassy-endorsed, Ricardo Garcia brings ‘Sensational flamenco with an international flavour' **** (Herald, 2016) ***** (Montreal Gazette). ***** (ThreeWeeks). ***** (BroadwayBaby.com). Critic's Choice (Guardian). Critic's Choice (Sunday Herald).
Viva Music!

C presents

Viva Music!

Music (Contemporary, International)

C viva (cellar) venue 16 130 George Street/Charlotte Square
31 Jul-26 Aug (1, 4 Aug at 22:30; 5-8, 11-15, 19-22, 25 Aug at 23:00; 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24 Aug at 24:00) (1hr30)
Admission free (except some ticketed or pay what you think events)
Recommended 14+
Jive along to jazz, party to punk rock, tuck into techno with our cherry-picked musical assortment! A powerhouse of DJs, bands and soloists from around the globe. We've got bangers, we've got beats and we've got Brahms.
Vivir: Flamenco Guitar & Dance

Aylin Eleonora (Spain)

Vivir: Flamenco Guitar & Dance

Dance (Dance, Flamenco)

C aquila (studio) venue 21 Roman Eagle Lodge, 2 Johnston Terrace
10-18 Aug at 18:25 (0hr45)
Tickets £9.50-£11.50 / concessions £7.50-£9.50 / under 18s £5.50-£7.50
Recommended 0+
Guitarist Raul Mannola and dancer Aylin Eleonora bring their vision and tradition to a spectacle of passion and rhythm! Enjoy the sublime beauty of real flamenco, with hints of jazz and contemporary dance. ***** (TheWeeReview.com).
A Voice

Yosis (France)

A Voice

Theatre (Storytelling, Musical theatre)

C cubed (main space) venue 50 Brodie's Close, Lawnmarket, EH1 2PS
18-26 Aug at 14:30 (0hr55)
Tickets £9.50-£11.50 / concessions £7.50-£9.50 / under 18s £5.50-£7.50
Recommended 12+
1971, Paris: a woman faces a choice. Will she use her influence to speak out about women's rights? With a classic 60s soundtrack, this solo musical charts the rise of Angéle and her career-rocking scandal.
Wet

Concha Vidal (Balearic Islands, Spain)

Wet

Theatre (Performance Art, Contemporary)

C viva (main house) venue 16 130 George Street/Charlotte Square
9-26 Aug (not 19) at 14:00 (0hr30)
Tickets £8.50-£10.50 / concessions £6.50-£8.50 / under 18s £4.50-£6.50
Recommended 14+
What is it to be a female painter in an art world ran by men? Drawing upon her personal diaries, internationally renowned artist Concha Vidal embodies Jackson Pollock's relationship with the canvas, Lee Krasner and women at large.
Words That I Never Tell

Ningxia Lisiyao Children's Troupe and Chongqing 303 Cultural Transmission (China)

Words That I Never Tell

Theatre (Contemporary, Family)

C aquila (temple) venue 21 Roman Eagle Lodge, 2 Johnston Terrace
11-13 Aug at 10:45 (0hr50)
Tickets £8.50 / concessions £6.50 / under 18s £4.50
Recommended 5+
Inspired by Kahlil Gibran's On Parenting, this experimental piece is created by children who poetically stage their thoughts on intergenerational misunderstandings. With their personalities ignored, children are struggling to pursue their life dreams.
Woyzeck

Whitgift Theatre Company

Woyzeck

Theatre (Historical, Drama)

C cubed (main space) venue 50 Brodie's Close, Lawnmarket, EH1 2PS
8-14 Aug at 12:00 (1hr00)
Tickets £7.50-£9.50 / concessions £5.50-£7.50 / under 18s £3.50-£5.50
Recommended 12+
Returning home from war, a young soldier attempts to maintain his grip on reality whilst providing for his lover and illegitimate son. Division and fragmentation rule. Nothing is as it seems. Nobody can be trusted. Georg Buchner's classic updated.
Yellow Submarine

The Fighting Blues (Hong Kong)

Yellow Submarine

Physical (Multimedia, Theatre)

C south (main theatre) venue 58 St Peter's, Lutton Place, EH8 9PE
1-13 Aug at 15:10 (1hr00)
Tickets £10.50-£12.50 / concessions £8.50-£10.50 / under 18s £6.50-£8.50
Recommended 14+
The year is 2046. Those not caught in floods board the Hong Kong Yellow Submarine in search of an oasis. Scintillating and stunning performance featuring fire-dancing, circus, mimetic drama, multimedia, incredible bubble art, accompanied by a live band.
Young Dance From China – A Celebration

Asian Arts Global with Helen O'Grady Drama Academy (China)

Young Dance From China – A Celebration

Physical (Dance, Family)

C south (main theatre) venue 58 St Peter's, Lutton Place, EH8 9PE
4 Aug at 10:00 (1hr00)
Tickets £11.50 / concessions £9.0 / under 18s £7.50
Recommended 0+
A vibrant and joyous dance gala featuring bright visuals, authentic Chinese folk music and the best of young talent from Shanghai and all around China.
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