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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

Fri 9 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets on sale 17 March. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 10:30

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

Mon 12 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets on sale 17 March. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 09:30
  • 11:30

Grandad and Me

Using original music, choreography and animation inspired by the illustrations of Jon Bishop this living storybook explores loss and the treasures of memory and imagination. Ages 5+.

North Edinburgh Arts Centre

Tue 6 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets on sale Mar 17. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 10:30
  • 13:30

Wed 7 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets on sale Mar 17. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 10:45
  • 13:30

Sat 10 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets on sale Mar 17. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 10:30

Mon 12 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets on sale Mar 17. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 10:30
  • 13:30

Otiz Cannelloni: History Of Magic – Abridged!

Questionable magic tricks, fake illusions and not-so-sleight of hand mixed with cheeky one-liners and patter.

The Stand Comedy Club III & IV, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Stand III

£9 (£8) / 0131 558 7272

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Stand III

£10 (£8) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Stand III

£10 (£8) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 15 more dates until 17 Aug

The Medieval Construction Show

Peter the stonemason has returned from the 14th century to show us how medieval builders created amazing structures such as castles and abbeys. Follow the journey that a block of stone would have taken from the quarry to become the keystone in a beautiful gothic arch in this lively, interactive show. Presented by…

Edinburgh Castle

Mon 21 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Martin 'BigPig' Mor presents Funny Stuff for Happy People

Kids can bring their adults along to this show without any worry of them getting bored, as there's a lovely blend of comedy, storytelling, magic, and some stupid science to top it off.

Balgreen Library, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Stand in the Square

£8 (£7) / 0131 529 5585

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Stand in the Square

£8 (£7) / 0131 529 5585

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Stand in the Square

£8 (£7) / 0131 529 5585

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 16 more dates until 24 Aug back to top

McAlister in Wonderland

Theatre Presto Commemorating 100 years since the start of the First World War and inspired by Lewis Carroll, Theatre Presto proudly presents McAlister in Wonderland. McAlister is a young cadet stuck in the trenches of the First World War when suddenly a puffin runs past. McAlister follows the creature and escapes the…

theSpaces on the Mile, Edinburgh

Tue 19 Aug

Space 2

£8 (£6) / 0845 508 8316

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 20 Aug

Space 2

£8 (£6) / 0845 508 8316

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 21 Aug

Space 2

£8 (£6) / 0845 508 8316

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 23 Aug

Pirate Gran

You'd never know Gran was a pirate – until you need her most! Based on Geraldine Durrant & Rose Forshall's Pirate Gran series.

Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Udderbelly

£6 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Udderbelly

£6 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Udderbelly

£10 (£9) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 25 Aug

Dinosaur Zoo

Dinosaurs aren't extinct! They're just hiding out on the other side of the world. Erth's Dinosaur Zoo brings its Jurassic creations to Scotland with an opportunity for children to get right up close.

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Grand

£7 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

Grand

£7 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Grand

£7 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 25 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

Mon 21 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Tue 22 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Wed 23 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

…and 4 more dates until 27 Apr

What a Drag

Drag, also known as air resistance, is the force that air exerts on aircraft which slows them down. Follow a trail around our collections to see how this has shaped aeroplanes before learning more through science demonstrations with our facilitators. Then build your own model parachutist. Presented by National Museums…

National Museum of Flight, North Berwick

Mon 21 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

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Science at the HeART of Things

We put 'Science at the HeART of Summerhall' with a series of specially curated exhibitions and installations showcasing the work of artists inspired by science. Summerhall curator Paul Robertson brings together Bigert & Bergström, David Burrows of Plastique Fantastique, Jessica Lloyd-Jones, Michel Paysant, Silas Parry…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Mon 21 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Tue 22 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Wed 23 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

…and 31 more dates until 24 May

Mike Belgrave's Krazy Komedy Show 4 Kidz

Mike Belgrave / Free Festival Comedian and star of the BBC Worldwide TV show Best in Town is back with another insane and hilarious children's show. Stupid songs, balloon madness, cartoons, daft props and lots and lots of silliness. Yes that Krazy man with a beard returns with a family friendly and free show that will…

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Maggie's Chamber

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Maggie's Chamber

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Maggie's Chamber

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 14 more dates until 16 Aug

Potted Sherlock

Dan and Jeff - Festival Highlights All 60 Sherlock stories in 70 elementary minutes! New show from creators of Potted Potter and Potted Panto, double Olivier nominees Dan and Jeff. ‘Fabulously funny’ (Telegraph). ‘Casts the perfect spell’ (New York Times). ‘Gloriously irreverent’ (Time Out). Age category: PG

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Pleasance One

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

Pleasance One

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Pleasance One

£12 (£11) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug

Twinkle, Twinkle Singalong

Fiona Crow A fun-filled interactive singing group for the under fives in a relaxed, living-room environment.

Edinburgh Elim

Wed 20 Aug

Cafe

£5 (£1) / 0131 447 5086

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Cafe

£5 (£1) / 0131 447 5086

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Blood Brothers

Lambrook Theatre 'Did you hear the story of the Johnson twins? As like each other as bright new pins'. Lambrook Theatre's sparkling production of the original stage version of Willy Russell's classic tale will make you laugh and cry. Opportunities are limited for young Mickey, but his twin brother, separated at birth…

theSpace @ Venue45, Edinburgh

Mon 11 Aug

Venue 45

£7.50 (£5) / 0845 508 8378

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 12 Aug

Venue 45

£7.50 (£5) / 0845 508 8378

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 13 Aug

Venue 45

£7.50 (£5) / 0845 508 8378

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 15 Aug back to top

Cocoon

With few words and live music, Theater o.N. (Germany) take their audience on a journey from the very beginnings of life. Exploring cocoons, metamorphosis and the boundless possibilities of being. Ages 2–5 years.

Church Hill Theatre, Edinburgh

Tue 6 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets on sale Mar 17. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 09:30
  • 11:30

Wed 7 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.

  • 09:30
  • 11:30

Here Come the Uglies!

DK Productions / PBH's Free Fringe With hilarious outfits, original music and a few custard pies thrown in, this two-hander follows the further adventures of Cinderella’s naughty Ugly Sisters as they travel in search of their own princes. The show is a novel take on panto’s tried and tested formula: it’s got big hair…

Café Camino, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Cafe Camino

Free / 0131 523 0102

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Cafe Camino

Free / 0131 523 0102

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Cafe Camino

Free / 0131 523 0102

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 23 Aug

If Only Rosa Could Do Magic

Rosa has all the toys and sweeties she could ever want but no friends to play with and her parents are always away. So she creates a fantasy world of full of dragons and parents who understand her. Suitable for ages 5–9 years old.

Artspace, Edinburgh

Wed 7 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets on sale Mar 17. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 10:30
  • 13:30

Thu 8 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets on sale Mar 17. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 10:45
  • 13:30

Fri 9 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets on sale Mar 17. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 10:30

Sat 10 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets on sale Mar 17. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 14:30

Manxmouse

Manxmouse is a mouse with huge ears, blue fur and no tail who travels to the Isle of Man to meet his nemesis the manx cat. An adventurous play featuring puppets, animation and music. Suitable for ages 6+.

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Fri 9 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 10:15
  • 19:00

Sun 11 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 12:00
  • 15:00

Mon 12 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 10:30
  • 13:30

Not Now Bernard

  • Directed by: Ellen McDougall

Unicorn Theatre bring David McKee’s iconic picture book to life. Bernard has found a monster in the back garden but his mum and dad are too busy to notice. So Bernard tries to befriend the monster, with unfortunate consequences. Suitable for 2–5 years.

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Wed 7 May

£10 (Family £8) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets on sale 17 March. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 10:15
  • 13:15

Thu 8 May

£10 (Family £8) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets on sale 17 March. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 10:30
  • 13:30

Sat 10 May

£10 (Family £8) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets on sale 17 March. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 11:45
  • 14:45
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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

Wed 7 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets on sale Mar 17. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 09:30
  • 11:30

Thu 8 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets on sale Mar 17. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 13:30
  • 15:00
…and 2 more dates until 10 May

Tetris

Arch 8 Dance Group (Netherlands) present a contemporary piece that starts as a game of interlocking shapes and morphs into an exploration of individuality, team work and how you can change the world to fit who you are. Ages 6+.

North Edinburgh Arts Centre

Thu 8 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets on sale Mar 17. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 10:30
  • 13:30

Fri 9 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets on sale Mar 17. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 10:45

Sat 10 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets on sale Mar 17. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 11:30

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

The Cowboy Max Show

Shelby Bond The Cowboy Max Show is a comedy and stunt extravaganza for the whole family. Max's trick roping, bullwhips and joke cracking have entertained 600,000 people the world over. You'll be transported to the Wild West with this hilarious, action-packed spectacle and one lucky kid will even be pinned deputy. All…

The Stand Comedy Club V, Edinburgh

Tue 5 Aug

The Stand Comedy Club V

£8 (£7) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 6 Aug

The Stand Comedy Club V

£8 (£7) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 7 Aug

The Stand Comedy Club V

£8 (£7) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 16 more dates until 24 Aug

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.

  • 10:15
  • 13:15

Wed 7 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 10:45
  • 13:30

Thu 8 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 19:00
…and 2 more dates until 10 May back to top