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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

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

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

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
  • 19:00

Fri 9 May

The Studio

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets available Mar 17. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 10:30

Sat 10 May

The Studio

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets available Mar 17. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 11:30
  • 15:00
…and 2 more dates until 12 May

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 back to top

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

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

Thu 24 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Fri 25 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Sat 26 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Sun 27 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

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

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

Pips and Panda in Magicland

Purves Puppets Exciting ultraviolet performance for little ones aged 1-6. Entertaining children and adults for 44 years! Pips the monkey and silly old Panda journey to Magicland to find Twinkle, Mr Magic's cheeky rabbit! They meet underwater creatures, watch magic tricks and sing with the Music Man! Spectacular…

Sheraton Grand Hotel, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Main Hall

£8 / 0131 229 9131

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

Main Hall

£8 / 0131 229 9131

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Main Hall

£8 / 0131 229 9131

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 9 more dates until 12 Aug back to top

Drama Workshops for 5-12s

Spotlites Theatre Productions Different each day, including Star Wars: Yoda Jedi School, Jedi Knight Academy, Jedi vs. Sith, Clone Wars, Force Unleashed, Harry Potter: Wizard School, Dementors and Death Eaters, Avengers, Spider-Man, Doctor Who: Daleks and Cybermen, the War Doctor, Horrible Histories, Rainbow Fairies…

Spotlites @ The Merchant's Hall, Edinburgh

Tue 29 Jul

Studio Theatre

£6 / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 30 Jul

Studio Theatre

£6 / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

Studio Theatre

£6 / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 15 more dates until 24 Aug

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

Pirate Gran

  • Directed by: Pieter Lawman
  • Written by: Geraldine Durrant

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

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

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 back to top

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

Arabian Nights

Story Pocket Theatre Meet Sheherazade, the greatest storyteller of them all. She has a feast of adventures and fantasies to tell involving genies, villains, heroes and princesses. Come and enjoy Ali Baba's encounter with the 40 thieves along with Aladdin and his lamp, the Little Beggar and the Fisherman and the Genie.

The Third Man, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Dining Room

£5

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

Dining Room

£5

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Dining Room

£9 (£7)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

Billy, the Monster and Me!

Colour The Clouds Colour The Clouds present Billy, The Monster and Me! Join Billy on his adventure of a lifetime! Find out what happens when a Monster appears in Billy’s bedroom on the very day that his family are just too busy to play. Are you ready to be part of Team Billy and help him to save his family from meeting…

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

The Ballroom

£10 (£8) / 0131 220 4348

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

The Ballroom

£11 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Ballroom

£11 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 10 more dates until 12 Aug

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

Brave Macbeth

Captivate Drama Brave Macbeth returns to the Fringe following a five-star run in 2013. A fantastic introduction to Shakespeare's stories and language, Brave Macbeth has it all, witches, sword fights, catchy tunes, witty script and men in kilts! ‘Billed as a show for children, but definitely fantastically entertaining…

The Famous Spiegeltent, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

The Famous Spiegeltent

£10 / 0844 693 3008

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Famous Spiegeltent

£10 / 0844 693 3008

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

The Famous Spiegeltent

£10 / 0844 693 3008

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 25 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

Enormous Turnip

Spotlites Theatre Productions. Help Grandad plant the tiny seed! Slide in the snail slime! Heave up the enormous turnip! Professional interactive theatre for kids who don't just want to sit still and watch! Little'uns come onstage throughout! Join Boy and Grandad as they tend the seeds! The family is hungry, what will…

Spotlites @ The Merchant's Hall, Edinburgh

Mon 18 Aug

Workshop

£7 (£6) / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 19 Aug

Workshop

£7 (£6) / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 21 Aug

Workshop

£7 (£6) / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

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

Human Child

Collapsing Horse Inspired by changeling myths and the poetry of WB Yeats, Human Child is a blazing fantasy adventure story that mixes theatre, puppetry and live music for children from 8 to 80. ‘We walk into the theatre as adults … we leave as the child we have long left behind’ (IrishTheatreMagazine.ie). 'A mountain…

Underbelly, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Big Belly

£5 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Big Belly

£5 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Big Belly

£8 (£7) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 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
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