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Hot Dub Time Machine. Best. Party. Ever.

An all night long mashup of instantly recognisable tunes from the 60s to the present day, presented against a video backdrop.

Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh

Wed 20 Aug

McEwan Hall

£10 (£9) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 21 Aug

McEwan Hall

£12.50 (£11.50) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

McEwan Hall

£12.50 (£11.50) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 24 Aug

Best of Burlesque

Chaz Royal & Edinburgh Burlesque Festival. International Impresario Chaz Royal (London Burlesque Festival, Sexy Circus Sideshow) presents an all-star roundup of the best burlesque at the Fringe. Sultry strip tease, cutting edge cabaret and vaudeville variety collide like no other show around! The grand finale of…

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Wed 20 Aug

Bosco

£13 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 21 Aug

Bosco

£13 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Bosco

£16 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 24 Aug

Divallusion with Christina Bianco and Velma Celli

Christina Bianco and Ian Stroughair YouTube sensation Christina Bianco and cabaret star Velma Celli present a selection of your favourite pop divas in 60 minutes. Through humour, versatile vocals and impressions they'll honour these timeless divas, presenting familiar hits in ways you're unlikely to have seen or heard…

Assembly Checkpoint, Edinburgh

Wed 20 Aug

£12 / 0131 225 7053

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 21 Aug

£14 / 0131 225 7053

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Rhythmic Circus: Feet Don't Fail Me Now

  • 5 stars

Rhythmic Circus Home-grown hoofers from the USA hit the road with a trunk full of tap shoes, funky costumes and a big brass band, ready to burst onto the stage with Feet Don't Fail Me Now! Heatbox the human beatbox joins the swingin' seven-piece funk band to accompany each tap, shuffle, and stomp with a clang, riff and…

Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Wed 20 Aug

Rainy Hall

£13 (£11) / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 21 Aug

Rainy Hall

£13 (£11) / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Rainy Hall

£15 (£13) / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 25 Aug

Japan Marvelous Drummers

Prepare yourself for a once in a lifetime show, filled with power, humour, dance, and traditional Japanese drums, that has performed in more than 20 countries including the United States, India, Taiwan, Brazil, Korea, and others. Don't miss this unique chance to see Japanese traditional instruments like Japanese drums…

George Square Theatre, Edinburgh

Wed 20 Aug

The Theatre

£16 / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 21 Aug

The Theatre

£16 / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

The Theatre

£16 / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 25 Aug back to top

Janis Joplin: Full Tilt

  • 4 stars

A celebration of Janis Joplin. Written by Peter Arnott and directed by Cora Bissett.

Assembly Checkpoint, Edinburgh

Wed 20 Aug

£12 / 0131 225 7053

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 21 Aug

£12 / 0131 225 7053

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

£13.50 / 0131 225 7053

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 24 Aug

Brazouka

  • 4 stars

Brazouka UK The World Premiere of Braz Dos Santos' extraordinary true story from the toughest streets of Brazil. Sixteen dazzling dancers take audiences on a breathtaking journey of intense passion, sizzling sensuality, pulsing music and explosive energy. This unique dance drama is performed by Brazil's most thrilling…

Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Wed 20 Aug

Main Hall

£18 (£15) / 0131 651 2120

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 21 Aug

Main Hall

£19 (£16) / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Main Hall

£19 (£16) / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 25 Aug

The Lady Boys of Bangkok - Red Hot Kisses Tour

The Lady Boys of Bangkok The Ladyboys of Bangkok are back in an inferno of fun and frolics, Red Hot Kisses the blazing hot new production, a show like no other! With more than 200 specially designed lavish costumes – everything from fabulous feathers to designer inspired couture and with more songs and production…

The Meadows Theatre Big Tops, Edinburgh

Wed 20 Aug

Studio Big Top

£10

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 21 Aug

Studio Big Top

£10

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Studio Big Top

£10

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 24 Aug

The Sons of Pitches: Boiler Alert!

The Sons Pitches Described by The Magnets as 'the future stars of British a cappella', and by the Scissor Sisters as 'the cutest thing we've ever seen', the award-winning Sons of Pitches present Boiler Alert! An evening with The Sons of Pitches brings you a unique blend of vocal gymnastics. Featuring classic chart…

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, Edinburgh

Wed 20 Aug

The Ballroom

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 21 Aug

The Ballroom

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

The Ballroom

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

The Ballroom

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

This is Ceilidh

Scotland's most famous shindig as you've never seen it before. A riotous assembly of spellbinding tunes, prodigious piping and outrageous dancing. Irreverent, invigorating and exhilarating, the essential Edinburgh experience. Come prepared to party, anything could happen. www.thisisceilidh.com. Age category: PG

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Wed 20 Aug

Spiegeltent Palazzo

£16 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 21 Aug

Spiegeltent Palazzo

£16 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Spiegeltent Palazzo

£18 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 24 Aug back to top

Blood at the Root

When nooses are found hanging from a tree at a high school in the American South where racial tensions are as hot as the weather, six students must face their own prejudices to tackle greater injustice. Inspired by recent events, Blood at the Root weaves music, dance, and poetry to stunning effect. The New York Times…

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Wed 20 Aug

Two

£10 (£8) / 0131 623 3030

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 21 Aug

Two

£10 (£8) / 0131 623 3030

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Two

£12 (£10) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 25 Aug

Bottle Mail from Okinawa

Ship of the Ryukyu Following the success of last year’s four-star productions, Ship of the Ryukyu returns with an exciting traditional song and dance show from Okinawa. When a bottle containing an ancient message is opened the audience are taken back in time to the glorious Ryukyu Kingdom. Featuring live sanshin and…

Spotlites @ The Merchant's Hall, Edinburgh

Wed 20 Aug

Main Theatre

£10 (£8) / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 21 Aug

Main Theatre

£10 (£8) / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Main Theatre

£10 (£8) / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 24 Aug

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

This unique event draws crowds (and performers) from all over the world with massed pipes and drums, massed military bands, display teams, dancers and the haunting lament of the Lone Piper set against the magnificent backcloth of Edinburgh Castle.

Edinburgh Castle

Thu 21 Aug

Times vary / £25–£62 / 0131 225 1188

Fri 22 Aug

Times vary / £25–£62 / 0131 225 1188

Sat 23 Aug

Times vary / £25–£62 / 0131 225 1188

Cabaret @ Le Monde

Blond Ambition and Le Monde Cabaret at Le Monde - with the finest artistes on the Fringe - visit our website for full details: www.lemondehotel.co.uk/live.

Le Monde, Edinburgh

Wed 20 Aug

£10 / 0131 270 3900

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 21 Aug

£10 / 0131 270 3900

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Illicit Thrill

  • 4 stars

Gypsy Charms Take a walk on the wild side, beyond the beaten track to Edinburgh's sexiest late night revue. Recreating the aura of a backroom in a 50s Soho nightspot, The Illicit Thrill invites you to listen to strains of the Devil's music as stripteasers and enticing entertainers set your pulses racing. Kick back…

The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

The Ballroom

£8 / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

The Ballroom

£8 / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

The Ballroom

£8 / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

The Ballroom

£8 / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Soweto Spiritual Singers

Vilakazi Entertainment Group and Underbelly Productions A true celebration of unifying sounds, this is a towering sensation of exuberance with earthy rhythms and rich harmonies to uplift the soul. This inspirational show features the world-famous 27-strong Soweto Spiritual Singers, performing incredible a capella…

Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh

Wed 20 Aug

McEwan Hall

£14 / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 21 Aug

McEwan Hall

£14 / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

McEwan Hall

£15 / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 25 Aug

The Alleycats: Contemporary a Cappella

Young, mischievous and ready to drop some fresh beats, The Alleycats sing everything from hip hop mash-ups to Motown and pop - dance moves included. The 13 vocalists in this high-energy act provide award-winning contemporary a cappella, combining a full range of male and female voices amid a velvety blend. Whether…

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Wed 20 Aug

Three

£9.50 (£8) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 21 Aug

Three

£9.50 (£8) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Three

£11 (£9.50) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 25 Aug

Hard Travelin' With Woody

Randy Noojin as Woody Guthrie / PBH's Free Fringe 'By equating the conditions of Depression-era America with those of today, writer/performer Randy Noojin invests his one-man show about Woody Guthrie with topicality and urgency, rescuing it from mere homage and transforming it into a call for united action against the…

CC Blooms, Edinburgh

Wed 20 Aug

Free / 0131 556 9331

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Thu 21 Aug

Free / 0131 556 9331

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Free / 0131 556 9331

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 24 Aug

KlangHaus

  • 4 stars

Neutrinos / Norwich Arts Centre / Escalator East To Edinburgh KlangHaus is a 360° visceral, enveloping experience challenging conventions of the live gig. An enigmatic salon saturated in sound and souls, soaked in layers of shifting colour, live music, projections: disorientating imagery altering observers…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Wed 20 Aug

Small Animal Hospital

£12 (£10) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 21 Aug

Small Animal Hospital

£12 (£10) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Small Animal Hospital

£12 (£10) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 24 Aug

Camille O’Sullivan: 10

  • 2 stars

Camille O’Sullivan 'Queen of the Fringe’ (BBC) award winner Camille celebrates ten years of sell-out Fringe shows, performing favourite songs from then and now. Chameleon-like on stage, inhabiting each song with a different character. With a love of narrative song, Camille is highly regarded for her dramatic…

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Wed 20 Aug

The Music Hall

£17.50 (£15) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 21 Aug

The Music Hall

£17.50 (£15) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

The Music Hall

£17.50 (£15) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 24 Aug back to top

Five-Thirty Cabaret at the Famous Spiegeltent

Various The perfect appetiser for your evening on the Fringe. The Famous Spiegeltent presents a fast-paced variety show that packs a lot of entertainment into one hour. Enjoy a showcase of the best talent on the Fringe with our hand-picked selection of comics, crooners and cabaret artistes. A show for the cocktail hour…

The Famous Spiegeltent, Edinburgh

Wed 20 Aug

£6 / 0844 693 3008

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

£6 / 0844 693 3008

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

£6 / 0844 693 3008

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

Boris & Sergey's Astonishing Freakatorium

Flabbergast Theatre The nation's favourite puppet clown duo are back with a spanking new cabaret. Hold on to your hats as they delve for your titillation into the world of the macabre, watch them recreate traditional scenes of geeking, feats of incredible fortitude, endeavours of unimaginable physical endurance and…

Underbelly, Edinburgh

Wed 20 Aug

White Belly

£9 (£8) / 08445 458252

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 21 Aug

White Belly

£9 (£8) / 08445 458252

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

White Belly

£10.50 (£9.50) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 24 Aug

Heavysonic Solo Piano

Julian Layn Julian Layn is a classical composer and pianist. He has released two full length albums of his own compositions and regularly performs concerts across Europe. His unique style of music can be best described as contemporary classical for piano solo, with a romantic era harmonic structure and a basso-continuo…

St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Cathedral

Free / 0131 226 0673

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Cathedral

Free / 0131 226 0673

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Ivy Paige: Kiss And Sell

Bound & Gagged Comedy Direct from London's West End. Fringe 2013's 'stand-out burlesque act' ★★★★ (Fest), international cabaret showgirl, comedienne and bombshell, Ivy Paige, invites you to her Little Red Box, her late-night hotspot for a smouldering, saucy, sexy and hilarious evening of scandal, secrets and song.

Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh

Wed 20 Aug

The Dairy Room

£11 (£9) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 21 Aug

The Dairy Room

£11 (£9) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

The Dairy Room

£12 (£10) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 24 Aug

The Referendum Review Show!

Comedy review show looking at the issues and consequences of the big vote on September the 18th. Something for everyone whether you’re a ‘yes, ‘no’, ‘don’t know’ or ‘can’t be bothered’! Contributers are Alex Cox, Graham de Banzie, Ewan Park and the Write It! team.

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters, Edinburgh

Wed 20 Aug

The Staff Room

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 21 Aug

The Staff Room

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

The Staff Room

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 24 Aug back to top