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The Bee Man Of Orn

An adaptation of Frank R Stockton's tale of a man in search of his former self.

Quaker Meeting House, Edinburgh

Mon 4 Aug

Theatre

£8 (£7) / 0131 225 4825

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 5 Aug

Theatre

£8 (£7) / 0131 225 4825

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 6 Aug

Theatre

£8 (£7) / 0131 225 4825

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 9 Aug

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

The classic tale of young Alice and her magical wonderland adventures, brought to life with puppets and exciting characters.

theSpaces on North Bridge, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Theatre 2

£9 (£7) / 0845 557 6308

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Theatre 2

£9 (£7) / 0845 557 6308

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Theatre 2

£9 (£7) / 0845 557 6308

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 5 more dates until 9 Aug

An Evening with Pam Ayres

A cosy evening of poetry, stories and incredible wit from the lady herself.

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Fri 8 Aug

The Music Hall

£15 / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 9 Aug

The Music Hall

£15 / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 10 Aug

The Music Hall

£15 / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Beacon of Light: The New Edinburgh International Festival and the Arts in Post-war Society

The development of the Edinburgh International Festival and how it promotes discussion.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Blofeld and Baxter – Memories of Test Match Special

The cricket commentators talk about their careers and stories from their trips around the world.

Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

QueenDome

£9 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

QueenDome

£9 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

QueenDome

£9 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 24 Aug back to top

The Boy in Blue

Comedy ghost story about a young boy betrayed by his mates. Suitable for the family.

Quaker Meeting House, Edinburgh

Mon 11 Aug

Theatre

£5 (£4) / 0131 225 4825

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 12 Aug

Theatre

£5 (£4) / 0131 225 4825

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 13 Aug

Theatre

£5 (£4) / 0131 225 4825

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 15 Aug

Field of Light

See Edinburgh’s St Andrew Square differently thanks to Field of Light, an immersive experience by artist Bruce Munro. First seen at his home in Wiltshire in 2004, Munro reimagines his unique installation for every space it inhabits, using the medium of light to encourage visitors to explore pathways through the space in…

St Andrew Square, Edinburgh

Sat 19 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Sun 20 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Mon 21 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

…and 5 more dates until 26 Apr

The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer

A fusion of animation, puppetry, projections and music are used to tell the epic story of quiet hero Alvin's search for his wife's lost soul in the depths of the ocean.

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Tue 6 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 13:15

Wed 7 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 13:30

Sat 10 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 12:00
  • 15:00

Adventures on Air - Free

James Cook / Free Festival Award-winning comedian James Cook tells the often hilarious, surprising and surreal true story of being the voice between pop records. ‘The most enjoyable hour’ (BBC.co.uk). ‘Well worth tuning in’ (BroadwayBaby.com). Age category: 16+

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

The Loft

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Loft

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

The Loft

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 23 Aug

Always Be Rolling - Free

James Cook / Free Festival How board games can change your life and save the world. Award-winning comedian James Cook has read the back of the box and is ready to play. Won’t you join him? 'Truly original' (Danny Wallace). Age category: 14+

Laughing Horse @ Bar 50, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

The Alcove

Free / 0131 524 1989

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

The Alcove

Free / 0131 524 1989

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Alcove

Free / 0131 524 1989

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 23 Aug back to top

Chris Coltrane: There's No Heroes Left Except All of Us

Chris Coltrane / PBH's Free Fringe Join comedian and activist Chris Coltrane for an hour of uplifting, Tory-smashing political comedy! The world is corrupt, politicians are garbage, but we are awesome! Let Coltrane show you how to use activism and fun to kick the bad guys out, and make the world a better place. A show…

The Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Cinema

Free / 0131 558 8209

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Cinema

Free / 0131 558 8209

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Cinema

Free / 0131 558 8209

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 24 Aug

Freddie Farrell and Friends

Freddie Farrell / Free Festival A showcase show with some of the best performers at the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe. Five comics throughout the hour, with a different line-up everyday! Anybody could pop in! For Free! ‘Very funny and likeable’ ★★★★ (ThreeWeeks).

Laughing Horse @ Jekyll & Hyde, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

The Crypt

Free / 0131 225 2022

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

The Crypt

Free / 0131 225 2022

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Crypt

Free / 0131 225 2022

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

Too Many Penguins?

Frozen Charlotte Productions and macrobert present a show that packs fun, laughs, entertainment and penguins into the mix. Suitable for ages 1–4.

Church Hill Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 10 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets on sale 17 March. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 14:30
  • 16:30

Sun 11 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets on sale 17 March. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 13:30
  • 15:30

Saltbush

An interactive journey through the culture and landscape of Aboriginal Australia where children are invited to explore, play and dance with the performers. Ages 4–8.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Thu 8 May

The Studio

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets available Mar 17. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 13:30

Sat 10 May

The Studio

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets available Mar 17. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 15:00

Sun 11 May

The Studio

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets available Mar 17. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 15:00

Mon 12 May

The Studio

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets available Mar 17. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 13:30

Augusto Corrieri

New performance work considering the ideas of magic and misdirection.

Rhubaba Gallery & Studio, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sat 2 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 3 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 12:00 – 17:00
…and 12 more dates until 31 Aug back to top

Caution to the Wind

Chris Boyd / PBH's Free Fringe That noise you can hear is the inescapable roar of a mile-wide twister headed right this way. Join comedian Chris Boyd – ‘Glorious’ (Chortle.co.uk) – in his make-shift storm shelter and prepare to hold on for dear life. ‘Brilliant’ (Leicester Mercury). Directed by Ben Target. Age…

The Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Cinema

Free / 0131 558 8209

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Cinema

Free / 0131 558 8209

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Cinema

Free / 0131 558 8209

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 23 Aug

The Confessions Of Gordon Brown

  • Directed by: Kevin Toolis
  • Written by: Kevin Toolis

Brand new one man play by acclaimed Scots Emmy-nominated writer and director Kevin Toolis that exposes the darkest secrets of being Prime Minister.

Assembly @ Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Rainy Hall

£10 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Rainy Hall

£10 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Rainy Hall

£16 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug

The Cult of Comedy

Laugh your socks off with this mixed line-up of comics from the UK and abroad. Hosted by Sameena Zehra.

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

The Yurt Locker

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Yurt Locker

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

The Yurt Locker

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 14 more dates until 17 Aug

Jungle Safari

Put on your safari gear and embark on an incredible and memorable journey through the deepest, darkest regions of the jungle. Our team will help you discover the fascinating world of animal communication and learn more about the amazing range of sounds the creatures of the jungle make. Please note: This workshop is closed…

City Art Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 19 Apr

Move On the Cha-Cha's

Diane Ripstein in association with Nocas Productions From ballet to bop, with a dash of mid-life salsa dating, this poignant one-woman show depicts a life lived and danced. Love, loss and laughter intermingle on the journey from age 5 to 55+. We’re introduced to a parade of unique characters joining the musical beat…

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Theatre 3

£6 / 0845 508 8515

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Theatre 3

£6 / 0845 508 8515

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Theatre 3

£9 (£6) / 0845 508 8515

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 17 more dates until 23 Aug back to top

a small story: eine kleine geschichte

Starcatchers and Theater o.N. present a world of objects and visual storytelling for 2–4 year olds.

Church Hill Theatre, Edinburgh

Tue 6 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets on sale Mar 17. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 13:30
  • 15:00

Thu 8 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets on sale Mar 17. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 13:30
  • 15:00

Fri 9 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets on sale Mar 17. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 13:30
  • 15:00

Sat 10 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets on sale Mar 17. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 12:30

The Philosorap Cabaret

Charlie Dupré Join Immanuel as he takes you on a colourful journey in rap through the history of thought. Featuring Descartes with the rationalistic hip-hop, David Hume avoiding the attentions of an abandoned self, young Arthur’s heartbroken plea to reality, a chicken who comes a cropper to his mistaken belief in…

The Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Banqueting Hall

Free / 0131 558 8209

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Banqueting Hall

Free / 0131 558 8209

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Banqueting Hall

Free / 0131 558 8209

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 24 Aug

The Potter Trail

Grab a wand and join your robed guide on the only tour in Edinburgh designed especially for Potter fans! You’ll discover the magical locations that inspired characters and scenes in the series, visit the places where JK Rowling wrote the books and even learn about the real-life witches and wizards of medieval Edinburgh.

Greyfriar's Bobby Statue, Edinburgh

Mon 28 Jul

Tour Meeting Point

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 29 Jul

Tour Meeting Point

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 30 Jul

Tour Meeting Point

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 32 more dates until 31 Aug

Where do I end and you begin

A major exhibition of contemporary art from around the world, selected by five curators from Commonwealth countries and investigating the ideas and myths underpinning the notion of 'commonwealth' itself.

City Art Centre, Edinburgh

Sun 3 Aug

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 529 3993

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 10 Aug

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 529 3993

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 17 Aug

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 529 3993

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 12:00 – 17:00
…and 9 more dates until 19 Oct

Code Crackers

Enter the cyber-bunker – a hi-tech hub where you’ll crack codes, crunch data and find out how security agencies protect you from online crime. As part of a digital security team, this code-breaking mission will open your eyes to a hidden world of intrigue and enigma. Please note: This workshop is closed with no viewing…

City Art Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 19 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

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