Edinburgh Festival Fringe

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest arts festival in the world and takes place every August for three weeks.

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

About Edinburgh Festival Fringe

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The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest arts festival in the world and takes place every August for three weeks in Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city.

Every year thousands of performers take to hundreds of stages all over Edinburgh to present shows for every taste. From big names in the world of entertainment to unknown artists looking to build their careers, the festival caters for everyone and includes theatre, comedy, dance, physical theatre, circus, cabaret, children's shows, musicals, opera, music, spoken word, exhibitions and events.

Upcoming Events at Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Enough

Enough

27th July 2019 - 25th August 2019
Poetic, unpredictable and explosive, Stef Smith’s latest play is a fragmentary and intense journey into female friendship and unearths what happens when you can no longer be the woman people want.
Trying it On

Trying it On

28th July 2019 - 25th August 2019
David is confronted by his 20-year-old self. Do they still share the same beliefs? Is it the world that’s changed, or him? Has he sold in or sold out? And why did his generation vote for Brexit?
How Not to Drown

How Not to Drown

30th July 2019 - 25th August 2019
Hilarious, painful and uplifting, How Not to Drown shares a story of endurance for a little kid who wasn’t safe or welcome anywhere in the world.
Sara Barron: Enemies Closer

Sara Barron: Enemies Closer

31st July 2019 - 25th August 2019
Sara Barron, 2018 Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer nominee, returns to the Fringe with her stunning new show 'Enemies Closer'.
Voldemort and the Teenage Hogwarts Musical Parody

Voldemort and the Teenage Hogwarts Musical Parody

31st July 2019 - 25th August 2019
Join Tom and his Hogwarts classmates on a hilarious musical adventure packed with magic, hormones and more than a few murders!
Thrones! The Musical Parody!

Thrones! The Musical Parody!

31st July 2019 - 25th August 2019
Thrones!, the smash-hit must-see show of the Fringe, has been updated and is back for yet another blockbusting run of hilarious musical mayhem.
Spontaneous Potter

Spontaneous Potter

31st July 2019 - 25th August 2019
After an official sold-out run in 2018, Spontaneous Potter, an entirely improvised Harry Potter comedy play, is coming back to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival!
Shakespearience

Shakespearience

31st July 2019 - 26th August 2019
Join Shakespeare's Men as they fly through Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet and Twelfth Night in a whirlwind hour of mischievous storytelling, a perfect treat for all the family!
Audacious Mr Astley

Audacious Mr Astley

31st July 2019 - 25th August 2019
Awarded 5 stars at the 2018 Fringe and written and performed by professional ringmaster Chris Barltrop, this is a unique insider's view of entertainment history.
Ogg ‘n’ Ugg ‘n’ Dogg

Ogg ‘n’ Ugg ‘n’ Dogg

31st July 2019 - 26th August 2019
Theatre Fideri Fidera is delighted to be bringing Ogg ‘n’ Ugg ‘n’ Dogg to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. A wonderful treat for families and dog lovers of all ages (Recommended age 3+).
Henry Box Brown

Henry Box Brown

31st July 2019 - 26th August 2019
Amazing fusion of R'n'B and gospel telling the unmissable true tale of an 1850s Virginia slave who mails himself to freedom in a box.
Whose Line Is It Anyway: Live at the Fringe

Whose Line Is It Anyway: Live at the Fringe

31st July 2019 - 26th August 2019
One of the greatest TV shows of our time recently celebrated its 30th anniversary, and what better way to commemorate than with a live Fringe extravaganza at Underbelly’s McEwan Hall!
R‘n’J: The Untold Story of Shakespeare’s Roz and Jules

R‘n’J: The Untold Story of Shakespeare’s Roz and Jules

31st July 2019 - 26th August 2019
Join Roz and Jules on an epic Thelma and Louise-style multimedia tragicomedy adventure in clearing their good names, healing age-old family strife and safely delivering those babies!
Rob Auton: The Time Show

Rob Auton: The Time Show

31st July 2019 - 26th August 2019
Following on from his shows about the colour yellow, the sky, faces, water, sleep, hair and talking, award winning writer and performer Rob Auton turns his attention to time.
I Wish My Life Were Like A Musical

I Wish My Life Were Like A Musical

31st July 2019 - 26th August 2019
This comedic musical revue reveals everything you could want to know about being a musical theatre performer... if only there were any who'd admit it.
Don’t Bother

Don’t Bother

31st July 2019 - 26th August 2019
The stand-up poetry show Don’t Bother, starring multi award-winning performance poet Bróccán Tyzack-Carlin, is part of the line-up at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Adam Riches: The Beakington Town Hall Murders

Adam Riches: The Beakington Town Hall Murders

31st July 2019 - 26th August 2019
An interactive comedy whodunnit from the mind of Adam Riches is coming to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe!
Sukh Ojla: For Sukh’s Sake

Sukh Ojla: For Sukh’s Sake

31st July 2019 - 25th August 2019
Sukh Ojla, one of the UK’s hottest new comics with a recent slot on BBC2’s The Big Asian Stand Up, heads up to the Fringe with her first ever hour.
Something About Simon

Something About Simon

31st July 2019 - 26th August 2019
Something About Simon, a new show celebrating the life and musical talent of legendary American singer songwriter Paul Simon, heads to this year’s Edinburgh Fringe.
Daisy Earl: Fairy Elephant

Daisy Earl: Fairy Elephant

31st July 2019 - 26th August 2019
Fresh off the back of supporting Tom Stade’s nationwide tour, multi award-winning newcomer Daisy Earl brings her hotly anticipated debut hour to this year’s Fringe.
Timandra Harkness: Take A Risk

Timandra Harkness: Take A Risk

31st July 2019 - 25th August 2019
Timandra Harkness returns to the Fringe with 'Take a Risk', demanding the audience make choices and take risky chances, that could change the course of the show. Every performance will be different!
Rhys James: Snitch

Rhys James: Snitch

31st July 2019 - 25th August 2019
Rhys James, a regular on Mock The Week (BBC 2), returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with his new show 'Snitch'.
Seann Walsh: After This One I’m Going Home

Seann Walsh: After This One I’m Going Home

31st July 2019 - 25th August 2019
Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and 2018 Strictly Come Dancing contestant Seann Walsh returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this August with his new stand-up show 'After This One I’m Going Home'.
Joyce The Play

Joyce The Play

31st July 2019 - 26th August 2019
Complete with puppetry, heart-warming music and live magic this innovative and imaginative new play is sure to dazzle the whole family.
Baby Wants Candy: The Completely Improvised Full Band Musical

Baby Wants Candy: The Completely Improvised Full Band Musical

31st July 2019 - 25th August 2019
Baby Wants Candy returns to the Fringe this August with more brand new, ad-libbed, exhilarating 55-minute musicals, all taken from audience suggestions.
Adam Hess: My Grandad Has A Fringe

Adam Hess: My Grandad Has A Fringe

31st July 2019 - 25th August 2019
Adam Hess, the star of Tonight at the Palladium, Comedy Central’s Stand Up Central and Live from The BBC is back at the Fringe with, without doubt, his funniest show yet!
Moon: We Cannot Get Out

Moon: We Cannot Get Out

31st July 2019 - 25th August 2019
Two provincial louts perform grotty comedy sketches. There's something wrong with their venue though: it keeps trying to kill them!
What Girls Are Made Of

What Girls Are Made Of

1st August 2019 - 25th August 2019
Performed with a live band, 'What Girls Are Made Of' is the true story of Cora Bissets's journey, celebrating life’s euphoric highs and epic shitstorms.
Loud Poets: Best of Fringe

Loud Poets: Best of Fringe

1st August 2019 - 26th August 2019
Each night features a unique line-up and Loud Poets? classic fist-thumping, pint-drinking, side-tickling, heart-wrenchin
Blood and Gold

Blood and Gold

1st August 2019 - 26th August 2019
Ancient mythology and modern storytelling collide in this contemporary exploration by Scottish Kenyan storyteller Mara Menz at the Scottish Storytelling Centre.
Top Secret House Party by Ladylikes Comedy

Top Secret House Party by Ladylikes Comedy

1st August 2019 - 25th August 2019
You’ve been invited to Ladylikes Top Secret House Party. So dust off your glad rags and gear up for an hour of sketch comedy featuring wacky characters and outlandish scenarios from your BFFs-to-be!
The Patient Gloria

The Patient Gloria

1st August 2019 - 25th August 2019
The Patient Gloria wowed audiences at the Abbey Theatre during its sold-out world premiere at the Dublin Theatre Festival and you can catch it at Traverse Theatre in August!
Standfast

Standfast

1st August 2019 - 18th August 2019
Not Cricket Productions return to the Edinburgh Fringe with a brand new show for 2019 - Standfast - where escape room meets theatre in this interactive adventure around the streets of Edinburgh.
Simon Munnery: Alan Parker Urban Warrior Farewell Tour

Simon Munnery: Alan Parker Urban Warrior Farewell Tour

1st August 2019 - 26th August 2019
Simon Munnery reprises his legendary, cult comedy creation, Alan Parker Urban Warrior for this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Burgerz

Burgerz

1st August 2019 - 25th August 2019
Carving out a place for themselves as one of the UK’s prominent trans voices, Travis presents a performance that is timely, unsettling and powerful.
Confetti and Chaos

Confetti and Chaos

1st August 2019 - 26th August 2019
Returning to Edinburgh Fringe: the 5-star all-in-one dining experience that has fun and mayhem bursting from the seams of a wedding dress! It's the worst wedding reception you’ll ever go to…
Rich Kids: A History of Shopping Malls In Tehran

Rich Kids: A History of Shopping Malls In Tehran

1st August 2019 - 25th August 2019
A darkly comedic, urgent new play about entitlement, consumption and digital technology, exploring cycles of historic decline and rebirth and the ways societies try to reproduce themselves.
Celeste’s Circus

Celeste’s Circus

1st August 2019 - 25th August 2019
This award-winning show offers a first trip for wee ones into the magic of the big top with thrills, spills, oohs and ahhs.
Only Fools The (cushty) Dining Experience

Only Fools The (cushty) Dining Experience

1st August 2019 - 26th August 2019
Receiving rave reviews in 2018, the brand new, fully immersive comedy 'Only Fools The (cushty) Dining Experience' comes to the Edinburgh Fringe for the first time in 2019.
Two Hearts:  The Comeback Tour

Two Hearts: The Comeback Tour

1st August 2019 - 25th August 2019
Don't miss Two Hearts, New Zealand’s most bombastic musical comedy duo, when they return to the Fringe!
Rhys Nicholson – Nice People Nice Things Nice Situations

Rhys Nicholson – Nice People Nice Things Nice Situations

1st August 2019 - 25th August 2019
Award-winning critic and audience favourite Rhys Nicholson is delighted to return to the Edinburgh Fringe with his highly anticipated brand-new show, Nice People Nice Things Nice Situations!
Faulty Towers The Dining Experience at Edinburgh Fringe

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience at Edinburgh Fringe

1st August 2019 - 26th August 2019
Don't miss the legendary show, Faulty Towers The Dining Experience, when it returns for its 13th Edinburgh Fringe!
Imagination Workshop Hub

Imagination Workshop Hub

1st August 2019 - 26th August 2019
This colourful and classy 5-star hub, new for Edinburgh Fringe 2019, in The Principal Hotel George Street, will host 11 amazing acts including Fringe favourite, Faulty Towers The Dining Experience.
Mouthpiece

Mouthpiece

1st August 2019 - 25th August 2019
After a critically acclaimed London run, the gripping Traverse Theatre hit 'Mouthpiece' about class, culture and appropriation, returns with a new cast.
Until the Flood

Until the Flood

1st August 2019 - 25th August 2019
Celebrated artist and Pulitzer Prize finalist Dael Orlandersmith (Yellowman) performs the European premiere of her poetic and revelatory play 'Until the Flood'.
Heroes

Heroes

1st August 2019 - 26th August 2019
All or Nothing Aerial Dance Theatre and Room 2 Manoeuvre are bringing their new show, Heroes, to the Fringe. Don't miss this clever caper told through aerial dance theatre and contemporary circus!
Tales of Whatever Edinburgh Fringe 2019

Tales of Whatever Edinburgh Fringe 2019

1st August 2019 - 25th August 2019
Don't miss true storytelling show 'Tales of Whatever' when it returns to the Fringe for 2019 with changing daily lineups of seasoned Fringe comics and performers!
Ed Byrne: If I’m Honest

Ed Byrne: If I’m Honest

1st August 2019 - 25th August 2019
Join Ed Byrne as he takes a long hard look at himself and tries to decide if he has ANY traits that are worth passing on to his children!
The Struggling Life of An Artist

The Struggling Life of An Artist

1st August 2019 - 26th August 2019
Inspired by reality,The Struggling Life of An Artist is a comedy (with the occasional song) about the insanity of male-dominated creative industries.
Well, That Was Weird

Well, That Was Weird

1st August 2019 - 25th August 2019
The HIT BERLIN SHOW - Well, That Was Weird... is heading to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for the whole run! A comedy show for those of us who are sick of the mainstream.
Feast of Fools

Feast of Fools

1st August 2019 - 18th August 2019
Join Daniel Serridge at his dinner table of foolishness as he regales you with tales of disgusting banquets, salubrious suppers and measly meal!
Shawn Jay’s Fun Guide to Nihilism

Shawn Jay’s Fun Guide to Nihilism

1st August 2019 - 25th August 2019
Shawn Jay is a wandering vagabond philosopher searching for the meaning of life. Will he find it? Does it even exist? Does anybody care? Join him for a smart, dark comedy show for thinkers.
Burns for Brunch

Burns for Brunch

1st August 2019 - 26th August 2019
Robert Burns awakes in 2019 sharing thoughts, poems, songs, and casting a satiric eye around his Scotland and ours.
Myra’s Story

Myra’s Story

1st August 2019 - 25th August 2019
Meet middle-aged homeless alcoholic woman, Myra McLaughlin, living rough on the streets of Dublin. Hilarious, harrowing, heartbreaking. You'll laugh with her, cry with her, but won't forget her!
The Journey of ‘Tini’ Martini Enlightenment

The Journey of ‘Tini’ Martini Enlightenment

2nd August 2019 - 18th August 2019
The Journey of (Tini) Martini Enlightenment is available at George Square every day from 2nd - 18th August. A deep-dive into the multiverse of Hendrick's Gin, guided by three tini tipples…
Edinburgh Festival Fringe:  Craig Hill: Bottoms Up!

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Craig Hill: Bottoms Up!

2nd August 2019 - 25th August 2019
Join Craig Hill as he pops his cork to toast his 21st show at the fringe - this is one fun mixer that will keep you fizzy all the way to the bottom.
Frank Sanazi: Ocean’s Nein

Frank Sanazi: Ocean’s Nein

2nd August 2019 - 18th August 2019
Frank Sanazi has enlisted the help of his elite crooning war buddies Dean Stalin and Saddami Davis Jnr to bring his comedy war machine to the Fringe!
A Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide

A Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide

2nd August 2019 - 26th August 2019
Ziggy Stardust takes us on a Tragical Mystery Tour through the life of a nearly-was rock star! Drama, tragedy and hilarity ensue to a live rocking backdrop.
Elliott Bibby - Magic in a Jiffy

Elliott Bibby - Magic in a Jiffy

2nd August 2019 - 25th August 2019
Join Elliott Bibby, Scottish Magician of the Year 2018, as he brings his fast-moving show full of laughs and surprises to the Fringe!
Unicorns, Almost

Unicorns, Almost

2nd August 2019 - 25th August 2019
Unicorns, Almost is a one-man play by Owen Sheers, directed by John Retallack, about the life and work of WWII poet Keith Douglas as part of Army@TheFringe.
Trump’s Fake TV

Trump’s Fake TV

2nd August 2019 - 25th August 2019
Don't miss Trump’s Fake TV as it roasts popular culture with mischievous glee. From a drag version of Donald Trump to Theresa May, and everyone in-between!
Jesus L’Oreal – Still Nailing It!

Jesus L’Oreal – Still Nailing It!

2nd August 2019 - 25th August 2019
Jesus L'Oreal, our sassy, dyslexic King of the Shoes, descends once again in a cloud of Febreeze to the Fringe!
Cirque Berserk!

Cirque Berserk!

2nd August 2019 - 25th August 2019
Britain’s biggest theatre circus spectacular is back by popular demand, featuring all your favourite Cirque Berserk! acts plus some thrilling new ones!
Illicit Thrill:  Where Do We Gogo from Here...

Illicit Thrill: Where Do We Gogo from Here...

2nd August 2019 - 25th August 2019
Join Stacey 'The Legs' Clare, Roxy Starmuff, Ivy 'The Voice' Paige and the kick-ass stripteasers of the Thrill as they get rude, crude and very, very nude.
Monica: This Play Is Not About Monica Lewinsky

Monica: This Play Is Not About Monica Lewinsky

2nd August 2019 - 17th August 2019
Dianne Nora’s play, which comes to the Fringe from the USA on its world premiere tour, explores infamy and intimacy and how we reckon with the people we were and the experiences we had in the past.
The Lady Boys of Bangkok: The Greatest Showgirls Tour!

The Lady Boys of Bangkok: The Greatest Showgirls Tour!

2nd August 2019 - 26th August 2019
The Ladyboys are back in town for the Fringe and celebrating turning ‘21’ with The Greatest Showgirls Tour 2019, expect glamour, side-splitting comedy, and plenty of audience participation!
Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Jimeoin: Ramble On!

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Jimeoin: Ramble On!

2nd August 2019 - 25th August 2019
You’ve seen him on TV including ‘Live at the Apollo’ and ‘Royal Variety Performance’ But nothing beats seeing Jimeoin live – don't miss his incredible 26th Edinburgh fringe!
Eric Lampaert: Borne of Chaos - Yum Yum

Eric Lampaert: Borne of Chaos - Yum Yum

2nd August 2019 - 25th August 2019
From womb to tomb, from homeless to Hollywood. This is an honest retelling of Eric Lampaert’s trials and tribulations from birth to now and how he made it from the streets to cinema.
The Trial

The Trial

2nd August 2019 - 17th August 2019
Part stand-up, part gig, part storytelling The Trial is a dynamic and interactive piece of theatre that asks if we can reject authority in order to live an love in different ways.
The Happiness Project

The Happiness Project

2nd August 2019 - 25th August 2019
Performed by a diverse, inclusive cast, The Happiness Project places queer, working class and disabled people’s stories centre stage.
Crocodile Fever

Crocodile Fever

2nd August 2019 - 25th August 2019
Meghan Tyler’s surreal Crocodile Fever is a grotesque black comedy celebrating sisterhood whilst reminding us that the pressure cooker of The Troubles is closer than we imagine.
The John Rowe Show

The John Rowe Show

2nd August 2019 - 24th August 2019
Get your groove on in this fabulously fun musical chat show hosted by Aussie singer, producer, talent coach and ex kid's TV star John Rowe!
Alba Flamenca Fringe 2019

Alba Flamenca Fringe 2019

2nd August 2019 - 25th August 2019
Enjoy some authentic flamenco passion in Alba Flamenca's ever-popular show as it brings a modern twist to the classic flamenco tradition.
Dead Equal

Dead Equal

2nd August 2019 - 25th August 2019
The unsung stories of women medics in combat through time are given voice in a new opera directed by Miranda Cromwell. Part of Army@TheFringe.
Hamish Henderson: On the Radical Road

Hamish Henderson: On the Radical Road

2nd August 2019 - 26th August 2019
An evocative, innovative shape-shifting drama sculpted from the poetry, music and songs of Hamish Henderson.
Fringe Ceilidhs in Lauriston Hall

Fringe Ceilidhs in Lauriston Hall

2nd August 2019 - 24th August 2019
Come along for some good exercise and great fun with Edinburgh Ceilidhs in Lauriston Hall during the Festival Fringe!
Craft Scotland Summer Show 2019

Craft Scotland Summer Show 2019

2nd August 2019 - 25th August 2019
Discover statement handmade objects for you, and your home, from 41 Scotland-based makers in one unique location at the Craft Scotland Summer Show held in White Stuff Edinburgh!
Too Young to Stay in, Too Old to Go Out!

Too Young to Stay in, Too Old to Go Out!

2nd August 2019 - 18th August 2019
In this one man show Nigel Osner takes a quizzical look at the comic and bitter realities of growing older. There's a lot of humour but with a bitter sweet edge!
India Flamenco Fringe 2019

India Flamenco Fringe 2019

2nd August 2019 - 25th August 2019
Come on a journey of discovery across the globe, in search of the essence of flamenco through Indian Kathak dance, the intensity of middle eastern belly dance to the passion of the flamenco!
Flamenco Jazzy Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Flamenco Jazzy Edinburgh Fringe Festival

2nd August 2019 - 25th August 2019
Straight from Sevilla, the Philip Adie Trio bring a bold and unique fusion of musical styles. With a heart of pure flamenco, and infused with jazz influences, this is flamenco with a twist.
Pianodrome Lunchtime Concerts

Pianodrome Lunchtime Concerts

2nd August 2019 - 25th August 2019
Anything can happen at this all-acoustic lunchtime concert in the Pianodrome, made entirely from upcycled pianos!
Dave Bibby: Crazy Cat LAD-y

Dave Bibby: Crazy Cat LAD-y

3rd August 2019 - 25th August 2019
Award-winning idiot, Dave Bibby, presents a carousel of comedy: characters, stand-up, sketches and much more at PBH's Free Fringe @ Globe Bar!
The Grandmothers Grimm

The Grandmothers Grimm

3rd August 2019 - 17th August 2019
The Grandmothers Grimm explores women’s role in the creation of the Brothers Grimm’s famous anthology. Discover a night of folk and fairy tales as you've never heard them before!
The 27 Club

The 27 Club

3rd August 2019 - 23rd August 2019
The 27 Club, presented by Rebel Pigeon Productions & New Celts Productions, is a dark comedy about love, loss and what it means to be an artist in the 21st century.
Mervyn Stutter’s ‘Pick of the Fringe’

Mervyn Stutter’s ‘Pick of the Fringe’

3rd August 2019 - 25th August 2019
Mervyn Stutter and his team carefully research the Fringe and bring you live 'tasters' from seven top shows in a packed 90 minute late lunchtime extravaganza at The Pleasance!
Early Mornings - The Musical

Early Mornings - The Musical

3rd August 2019 - 24th August 2019
Early Mornings – The Musical is a fun, lively, family-friendly show and you can catch it at Paradise Green as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe!
Ned and the Whale

Ned and the Whale

3rd August 2019 - 18th August 2019
Flossy and Boo bring you their curiously spellbinding brand of storytelling. Come sail away on a quest to help Ned find his courage and discover the truth behind the mysterious Kingdom of Spies!
Level Up

Level Up

4th August 2019 - 24th August 2019
Level Up explores a near-future utopia where real love is impossible to measure, doing good becomes an obsession and not everyone plays by the rules.
Bull

Bull

4th August 2019 - 24th August 2019
Cold Pizza Productions and New Celts Production's presents Bull, a gritty and enthralling performance on office relationships, in this dark comedy illustrating the cruelty of human nature!
Frankenstein: How to Make a Monster

Frankenstein: How to Make a Monster

6th August 2019 - 25th August 2019
Mary Shelley’s original, re-imagined with songs, soundscapes and sonic trickery. Experience the power of the human voice breathing life into monsters all around us.
The Ruff Guide to Shakespeare

The Ruff Guide to Shakespeare

7th August 2019 - 17th August 2019
Expect silly sketches, toe-tapping songs and dastardly duels in The Ruff Guide to Shakespeare, brought to the Fringe by Take Thou That Theatre Company.
Suicide Pact

Suicide Pact

8th August 2019 - 25th August 2019
Suicide Pact by Jason Goodwin-Tully is a brand-new dark comedy musical that explores male mental health and the stigma surrounding suicide and make it's debut at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Jewbana

Jewbana

8th August 2019 - 24th August 2019
Right before your very eyes, Susie K. Taylor will attempt an act like no other: an escape... from herself. Watch this Miami native navigate her crazy Cuban and Jewish family!
So You Think You Know About Dinosaurs! with Dr Ben Garrod

So You Think You Know About Dinosaurs! with Dr Ben Garrod

9th August 2019 - 17th August 2019
Get ready to go on an exciting pre-historic adventure as Dr Ben Garrod explores the biggest, deadliest and weirdest predators that ever roamed the planet in this hit live interactive show!
The Man Who Planted Trees

The Man Who Planted Trees

12th August 2019 - 26th August 2019
The multi award-winning adaptation of Jean Giono's classic environmental tale by Puppet State Theatre Company returns to the Fringe with it's blend of comedy, puppetry and inspiring storytelling.
Ciara Harvie Concert

Ciara Harvie Concert

12th August 2019 - 18th August 2019
21-year-old Ciara Harvie is an impressively talented mezzo-soprano from Edinburgh and one of the brightest stars emerging on the music scene. Hear her in concert at St Andrew's and St George's West.
Bomb Happy

Bomb Happy

13th August 2019 - 25th August 2019
Bomb Happy brings to life the powerful testimonies of five Normandy Veterans, inexperienced young conscripts, who find themselves part of one of the most dangerous operations of World War II.
The Night With... Evenings

The Night With... Evenings

13th August 2019 - 20th August 2019
Three alternating concert programmes, featuring music by Scottish composers and settings of Scottish poetry.
I am Mark

I am Mark

13th August 2019 - 17th August 2019
Sit back, relax, and imagine being among Mark’s first audience, as you experience the story of Jesus as it was in the beginning.
Arthur Conan Doyle - The Spiritualist

Arthur Conan Doyle - The Spiritualist

13th August 2019 - 26th August 2019
Eleanor Docherty, resident detective at the Centre, will reveal the curious history of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and his links to the world of spiritualism – with a tour of the Centre afterwards.
Hallowed Ground

Hallowed Ground

13th August 2019 - 25th August 2019
From Serbian snowfields to deserts in Afghanistan, four women unite across a century. Hallowed Ground comes to Army @ The Fringe fresh from an Australian tour.
Supernatural: Wonder Tales From Scotland

Supernatural: Wonder Tales From Scotland

13th August 2019 - 26th August 2019
Dougie Mackay shares stories of strange places full of fantastic creatures and curious characters gathered from tradition and presented fresh for a modern audience.
Breakfast Plays: The Future Is [...]

Breakfast Plays: The Future Is [...]

13th August 2019 - 25th August 2019
This year’s Breakfast Plays give a glimpse of the now and new from four of the most exciting rising voices in Scottish theatre.
(Can This Be) Home

(Can This Be) Home

15th August 2019 - 19th August 2019
Half music concert, half spoken word performance where Kolbrún Sigfúsdóttir examines the immigrant experience of Brexit and flautist/composer Tom Oakes plays the tunes his travels have inspired.
Daniel Sloss: X

Daniel Sloss: X

15th August 2019 - 17th August 2019
Daniel Sloss returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with his international smash-hit show 'Daniel Sloss: X' to mark his first ever headline gig at the Edinburgh Playhouse.
FiraB Balearic Music Nights: Blai Vidal Trio Live

FiraB Balearic Music Nights: Blai Vidal Trio Live

15th August 2019 - 17th August 2019
Catch the Blai Vidal Trio Live as FiraB Balearic Music Nights brings the warmth and sound of the Mediterranean to the Edinburgh Fringe!
Brother Sun & Sister Moon

Brother Sun & Sister Moon

15th August 2019 - 24th August 2019
Join drag twins, Brother Sun & Sister Moon in the Space Tent, at their ten day residency at Edinburgh Fringe, as they explore themes including: nudity, gender, race and identity!
Rowan Rheingans: Dispatches on the Red Dress

Rowan Rheingans: Dispatches on the Red Dress

15th August 2019 - 26th August 2019
A courageous new work by twice BBC Radio 2 Folk Award-winning songwriter Rowan Rheingans, weaving immersive storytelling with live fiddle, banjo and genre-melding original songs.
Scottish Jazz and Beyond Part 1: Graeme Stephen’s The River

Scottish Jazz and Beyond Part 1: Graeme Stephen’s The River

16th August 2019 - 17th August 2019
Enjoy jazz guitar genius Graeme Stephen's masterpiece composed for jazz trio and stunning Shetland folk fiddler Chris Stout at Out of the Blue Drill Hall!
Scottish Jazz and Beyond Part 3: Tom Bancroft’s In Common

Scottish Jazz and Beyond Part 3: Tom Bancroft’s In Common

16th August 2019 - 17th August 2019
Come along to Part 3 of Scottish Jazz and Beyond at Out of the Blue Drill Hall and hear a vibrant mixture of jazz, Scottish folk and Indian classical music!
Scottish Jazz and Beyond Part 2: Fergus McCreadie Trio

Scottish Jazz and Beyond Part 2: Fergus McCreadie Trio

16th August 2019 - 17th August 2019
Fergus McCreadie at 21 is Scotland’s next global jazz superstar. Hear him with his amazing trio of Stephen Henderson (drums) and David Bowden (bass) at Out of the Blue Drill Hall!
A Massaoke Night at the Musicals

A Massaoke Night at the Musicals

16th August 2019 - 17th August 2019
This is your chance to sing along with the fantastic and versatile Massaoke band, guided by giant video lyrics, as they raise the curtains on all your favourite show tunes.
Heat Transfer Printing Young Maker Workshop: Craft Scotland Summer Show 2019

Heat Transfer Printing Young Maker Workshop: Craft Scotland Summer Show 2019

17th August 2019
Maker Kim Gunn will guide you through how to apply dyes to paper before transferring onto a tote bag or t-shirt using heat in this workshop for ages 12 to 16 years.
Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Jimeoin: Ramble On... Some More!

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Jimeoin: Ramble On... Some More!

17th August 2019
Nothing beats seeing Jimeoin live and extra, later, ramblier shows have now been added! Don't miss his incredible 26th Edinburgh Fringe!
Russian String Orchestra at Old St Paul’s

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17th August 2019
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Scottish virtuoso Andy Gunn's back with his homage to the greats of electric blues guitar with a multimedia experience featuring projected films, narrator and eight-piece band.
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18th August 2019 - 20th August 2019
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Introduction to Paper Folding - Craft Scotland Summer Show 2019

Introduction to Paper Folding - Craft Scotland Summer Show 2019

18th August 2019 - 21st August 2019
Learn the art of paper folding with designer/maker Kate Colin in this workshop at the Craft Scotland Summer Show 2019 on 18th or 21st August!
Fest on Forth

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18th August 2019
Showcasing an eclectic mix of cabaret and comedy, a different group of quality acts will perform in the Forth Floor Brasserie at Harvey Nichols every Sunday throughout August.
Fringe Dome Nights

Fringe Dome Nights

18th August 2019
Dynamic Earth Dome Nights return every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the Fringe, showing three films in Edinburgh's only 360 degree cinema!
Fringe for Bairns

Fringe for Bairns

18th August 2019
The Three Sisters will be hosting meet and greets for all the little ones to enjoy along with a good old fashioned sing-along as they watch their favourite films!
James Tait Black Prize for Drama 2019: The Award Ceremony

James Tait Black Prize for Drama 2019: The Award Ceremony

19th August 2019
Join today’s most innovative playwrights for an afternoon of performed readings and interviews with presenter Shereen Nanjiani.
TalkFest19 - Anatomy of a Play: How Not to Drown

TalkFest19 - Anatomy of a Play: How Not to Drown

19th August 2019
Playwright Nicola McCartney and actor Dritan Kastrati are joined by Professor Sharon Cowan to dissect the process of writing Dritan's astonishing biographical play.
Innovations Contemporary Dance Platform

Innovations Contemporary Dance Platform

19th August 2019 - 24th August 2019
Innovations returns to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival on 19th August for a week long platfrom of contemporary dance works from eight emerging choreographers.
Genesis

Genesis

19th August 2019 - 24th August 2019
London contemporary dance company, Kennedy Muntange Dance Theatre presents this new double bill of work in Edinburgh for the first time. A must see for dance lovers!
Waverley Care Comedy Gala

Waverley Care Comedy Gala

20th August 2019
Edinburgh’s biggest comedy event, the Waverley Care Comedy Gala, returns to the Fringe on Tuesday 20th August with Josh Widdicombe and Joel Dommett taking up hosting duties!
Willow Weaving Workshop: Craft Scotland Summer Show 2019

Willow Weaving Workshop: Craft Scotland Summer Show 2019

20th August 2019 - 24th August 2019
Weave a boat-shaped basket from organically grown Scottish willows, guided by experienced basketweaver Anna Liebmann, in this workshop run by Craft Scotland on either 20th or 24th August.
Blazin’ Fiddles with Emily Smith

Blazin’ Fiddles with Emily Smith

21st August 2019
Scotland’s most celebrated fiddle band Blazin’ Fiddles joins the twice voted ‘Scots Singer of the Year’ Emily Smith for a special one-off Scottish tour and plays The Queens Hall in August!
FiraB Balearic Music Nights: Ermanno Panta and Banda Zeitun Live

FiraB Balearic Music Nights: Ermanno Panta and Banda Zeitun Live

21st August 2019 - 23rd August 2019
FiraB Balearic Music Nights brings you Ermanno Panta & Banda Zeitun, transforming Mediterranean soundscapes into Mediterranean jazz, as part of the Fringe!
Dr Korczak’s Example

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21st August 2019 - 25th August 2019
Set in 1942, David Greig’s play tells of Janusz Korczak, a Polish doctor and writer who championed every child’s right to freedom, respect and love.
Walk The Oars

Walk The Oars

21st August 2019 - 25th August 2019
Danish storyteller Svend-Erik Engh and Scottish musician/singer Neil Sutcliffe return to the Fringe to share a story inspired by the Viking’s arrival in Scotland.
The Golden Fly

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21st August 2019 - 25th August 2019
Storyteller Alice Fernbank and musician Graham Dickson lead you on a storytelling voyage laden with song and myth, presented through flute and voice.
Fringe Dome Nights

Fringe Dome Nights

22nd August 2019
Dynamic Earth Dome Nights return every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the Fringe, showing three films in Edinburgh's only 360 degree cinema!
Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Jimeoin: Ramble On... Some More!

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Jimeoin: Ramble On... Some More!

23rd August 2019
Nothing beats seeing Jimeoin live and extra, later, ramblier shows have now been added! Don't miss his incredible 26th Edinburgh Fringe!
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23rd August 2019
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Fringe Dome Nights

23rd August 2019
Dynamic Earth Dome Nights return every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the Fringe, showing three films in Edinburgh's only 360 degree cinema!
Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Jimeoin: Ramble On... Some More!

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Jimeoin: Ramble On... Some More!

24th August 2019
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Russian String Orchestra at Old St Paul’s

Russian String Orchestra at Old St Paul’s

24th August 2019
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Fringe Dome Nights

Fringe Dome Nights

24th August 2019
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FiraB Balearic Music Nights: Jansky Live

FiraB Balearic Music Nights: Jansky Live

24th August 2019 - 26th August 2019
FiraB Balearic Music Nights brings you Catalan duo JANSKY, with their rave of sound, verse and a great deal of jazz improvisation, as part of the Edinburgh Fringe!
Fest on Forth

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25th August 2019
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Fringe Dome Nights

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Dynamic Earth Dome Nights return every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the Fringe, showing three films in Edinburgh's only 360 degree cinema!

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