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The Addams Family

Musical comedy based on the characters from the TV series.

Assembly @ Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Main Hall

£10 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Main Hall

£10 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Main Hall

£13 (£11) / 0131 623 3030

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug

Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Main Hall

£10 / 0131 651 2120

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Main Hall

£13 (£11) / 0131 651 2120

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Main Hall

£13 (£11) / 0131 651 2120

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 25 Aug

Boxsmall and Airpuddle

Taste, discover, bounce! A revolutionary, interactive play experience for children has bounced into Edinburgh! This magical giant airshell is a main feature at BOXSMALL, an innovative architecturally designed family market and street food destination at Festival Square this summer. The market aims to showcase the very…

Festival Square, Edinburgh

Mon 28 Jul

Square

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 29 Jul

Square

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 30 Jul

Square

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 32 more dates until 31 Aug

Cuckooed

Lakin McCarthy in association with Traverse Theatre Company A comedy of betrayal. Mark Thomas tells his true story of how Britain's biggest arms manufacturer (BAE Systems) came to spy on a comedian. A tale of hubris, planes, demos and undercover deceit told by an award-winning performer. Contains strong language…

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Sun 3 Aug

Traverse 1

£19 (£13) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 8 Aug

Traverse 1

£19 (£13) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 14 Aug

Traverse 1

£19 (£13) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 20 Aug

Traverse 1

£19 (£13) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Out of Water

Helen Paris and Caroline Wright / Escalator East to Edinburgh The singers are out of breath. The swimmers are out of their depth. At sunrise and sunset, for three days only, a captivating spectacle will emerge on Edinburgh’s beach. Singers and swimmers strike out towards the water’s edge looking out intently, searching…

Summerhall @ Portobello Beach, Edinburgh

Fri 8 Aug

Portobello Beach

£10 (£8)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 9 Aug

Portobello Beach

£10 (£8)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 10 Aug

Portobello Beach

£10 (£8)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Hemline Index

Portmanteau A poor economy lengthens more than the hemline. In 1984: second-wave feminism, economic boom and miniskirts. 2014? Fourth-wave, underemployment, the mid-length. Women are getting married later, having children later, and hope to have it all figured out by 30. Daughters, mothers, friends, lovers… Combining…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

The Cellar

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

The Cellar

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

The Cellar

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 25 Aug back to top

The Original Underground Tour

Auld Reekie Tours Ltd A guided tour of the underground South Bridge Vaults which date back to the 1700s. Learn of the horrendous living conditions and diseases that ran rampant throughout Edinburgh and its underground. This tour covers the dark history of old Edinburgh and the characters that made it famous. Suitable…

Auld Reekie Tours Meeting Point, Edinburgh

Mon 28 Jul

Auld Reekie's Haunted Underground

£9 (£7) / 0131 557 4700

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 29 Jul

Auld Reekie's Haunted Underground

£9 (£7) / 0131 557 4700

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 30 Jul

Auld Reekie's Haunted Underground

£9 (£7) / 0131 557 4700

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 32 more dates until 31 Aug

Alice Finbow: An Attempt at Exhausting a Place in Edinburgh

In 1974, French writer Georges Perec (Life A User's Manual) sat in a café in Paris for three days and created a description of everything he could see and hear. The result, Tentative d'épuisement d'un lieu parisien, is one of his enduring celebrations of what he called the 'endotic', the opposite of the exotic. Filmmaker…

The Manna House, Edinburgh

Mon 11 Aug

Free / 0131 652 2349

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 08:00 – 18:00

Tue 12 Aug

Free / 0131 652 2349

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 08:00 – 18:00

Wed 13 Aug

Free / 0131 652 2349

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 08:00 – 18:00
…and 18 more dates until 31 Aug

Lavender Junction

Peppermint Muse Set against the fascinating backdrop of colonial India and inspired by a true story, this evocative suitcase of warm and witty memories journeys through living, learning and loving. During the waning years of the British Raj an ordinary woman shares her innermost thoughts and feelings whilst drawing on…

C nova, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

studio 1

£7.50 (£5.50) / 0845 260 1234

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

studio 1

£7.50 (£5.50) / 0845 260 1234

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

studio 1

£7.50 (£5.50) / 0845 260 1234

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 25 Aug

Leon Morrocco: Recollection

Images by artist with a lifelong love of travel.

Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh

Mon 11 Aug

Free / 0131 557 1020

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Tue 12 Aug

Free / 0131 557 1020

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Wed 13 Aug

Free / 0131 557 1020

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 10:00 – 18:00
…and 21 more dates until 6 Sep

The Curing Room

Stripped Down Productions Spring 1944 - seven Soviet soldiers have been captured by the Nazis, stripped naked and abandoned in the locked empty cellar of a monastery in southern Poland. Deprived of all ties to their world, the prisoners redefine their concepts of order and human nature. In order to survive the men…

Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

KingDome

£7.50 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

KingDome

£7.50 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

KingDome

£7.50 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 25 Aug back to top

Aaaand Now for Something Completely Improvised

The Fringe hit returns for a fifth year! After a sell-out run in 2013, Racing Minds return with an improvised comic adventure based entirely on audience suggestions – unique every day, and bigger and better than ever before! A doddery grandfather can’t quite remember his ripping yarn, but with your help a mystery…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Upstairs

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

Upstairs

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Upstairs

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 24 more dates until 25 Aug

Amazing Bubble Man

Bubbles, people in bubbles, square bubbles, round bubbles. Basically all your bubble needs.

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

The Music Hall

£10 (£8) / 0131 220 4348

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

The Music Hall

£11 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Music Hall

£11 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 24 Aug

Dalloway

Dyad Productions 1923: The War is over. While Clarissa Dalloway prepares a party in Westminster, Septimus Smith is diagnosed with shell shock, and their memories and dreams magically intertwine with those of 15 other disparate souls this hot blue day in June. Conjuring the hopes and regrets of middle and upper class…

Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Upstairs

£8 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Upstairs

£8 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Upstairs

£13 (£12) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 25 Aug

Dylan Thomas: Clown in the Moon

A portrait of the poet's brief life, setting his broadcasts and iconic works alongside reminiscences of his antics and his encounters with women.

Assembly @ Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Baillie Room

£5 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Baillie Room

£10 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Baillie Room

£10 / 0131 623 3030

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 9 more dates until 24 Aug

Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Baillie Room

£5 / 0131 651 2120

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Baillie Room

£10 / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Baillie Room

£10 / 0131 651 2120

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 9 more dates until 24 Aug

Fringe Film Festival

C film Returning for its tenth season, the critically acclaimed curated programme showcases silver screen shorts and contemporary filmmakers all day, everyday. Pop in for a quirky short or linger longer for a moving moment - fabulously fresh innovation to discuss. Features work from UK, Europe, America, Asia, and…

C nova, Edinburgh

Mon 28 Jul

studio 4

Free / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 29 Jul

studio 4

Free / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 30 Jul

studio 4

Free / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 26 more dates until 25 Aug back to top

Lippy

Dead Centre Fourteen years ago four women made an extraordinary decision. They decided to die. We weren’t there. This is not their story. We don’t know what they said. We are only putting words in their mouths. A haunting investigation into why we tell stories in the face of tragedy, Lippy was widely acknowledged as…

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Tue 5 Aug

Traverse 1

£13 (£7) / 0131 228 1404

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 10 Aug

Traverse 1

£19 (£14) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 16 Aug

Traverse 1

£19 (£14) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Traverse 1

£19 (£14) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mean Things I Did to My Sister (and Other Lessons I've Learned)

Amanda Kelleher / Free Festival A high energy romp through Amanda's psyche will produce songs such as Childhood: What a Load of Shit, Too Tall Blues and the VPL Blues. Join her and her live blues band for a trip down memory lane with a difference where comedy and live blues collide! Age category: 14+

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

The Gothic Room

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Gothic Room

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

The Gothic Room

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 13 more dates until 16 Aug

Mosaics with Line Mortensen

Danish-born mosaic artist and landscape architect Line Mortensen offers an hour-long exploration of her work. Using a mix of Venetian glass, French ceramic tiles and Scottish sea glass, Line works intuitively with a focus on composition, colour and textures to create abstract, 3-dimensional pieces. Presented in…

Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh

Tue 19 Aug

£10 (£8) / 0845 373 5888

Part of Edinburgh International Book Festival.

Princess Pumpalot: The Farting Princess

Cadies Productions and LRStageworks She's a princess and she farts. What more do you need to know? Can Princess Pumpalot protect Wiffyville Castle from the invasion of the evil Low-Flying Gnomes? Will she win her battle with the nasty Prince? Who will take her to the Royal Birthday Ball? Based on the top-selling book…

New Town Theatre, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Mysterious

£11 (£9) / 0131 226 0000

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Mysterious

£11 (£9) / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Mysterious

£11 (£9) / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

Sid's Show

Oscar Stardust Ltd Join Sid from CBeebies live on stage in a fantastic, fun-filled adventure that will knock your socks off. Sid is setting out on a heroic quest to find out where in the world his favourite socks and shoes have got to - share in the adventure at the bottom of the sea, deep in the jungle and floating in…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Pleasance Beyond

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

Pleasance Beyond

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Pleasance Beyond

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 24 more dates until 25 Aug back to top

Taki Maori Haka Experience

Taki Maori The Rhythm of New Zealand: Pulse, beat, chant, stamp, and clap at this this pop-up haka tribal experience from Auckland, New Zealand. A masterpiece in storytelling, unique and moving, experience the action thrills of Maori arts. Travel with us on a journey through the South Seas revealing authentic haka…

Dance Base, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Studio 3

£8 (£6) / 0131 225 5525

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Studio 3

£8 (£6) / 0131 225 5525

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Studio 3

£8 (£6) / 0131 225 5525

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 24 Aug

The Fair Intellectual Club

A tale of teenage love, friendship and betrayal set at the dawn of the Scottish Enlightenment. Based on the true story of three Edinburgh girls who formed The Fair Intellectual Club in 1717. They recruited other young ladies aged 15-19 with a view to discovering ‘what we might attain unto if we were as industrious to…

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Studio Two

£9 (£8) / 0131 220 4348

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Studio Two

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Studio Two

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

The Journey

Diana Bell with Daniel Balanescu and Helen Edwards The Journey is an interactive installation for everyone. Where do you come from? Where are you going? Who is going with you? Write something about your life to share with others. Reflect, dance and add something personal. Diana Bell is well known for public…

Grassmarket, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

West Pedestrian Area

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

West Pedestrian Area

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

West Pedestrian Area

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 6 more dates until 9 Aug

The Magic Egg

New Celts Productions & Activi-Tales Children's Theatre Company A magic egg has been stolen and we need your help to get it back! Come meet exciting characters from witches to squirrels, help solve puzzles and to find the magic egg, as one little girl ventures forth on an exciting journey. This new tale by…

theSpaces on North Bridge, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Theatre 1

£6 (£4) / 0845 557 6308

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Theatre 1

£8 (£5) / 0845 557 6308

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Theatre 1

£8 (£5) / 0845 557 6308

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 11 more dates until 16 Aug

Thomas A Clark: A Corncrake in Charlotte Square

A sound installation consisting of a recording of a corncrake, a shy bird whose Scottish habitat is now confined to remote island locations but which used to live in green spaces in the middle of Edinburgh. The recording temporarily brings the sound of the bird back to Edinburgh's urban environment.

Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh

Sat 9 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 09:30 – 22:30

Sun 10 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 09:30 – 22:30

Mon 11 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 09:30 – 22:30
…and 14 more dates until 25 Aug back to top