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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

The Generation of Z: Edinburgh

New Zealand Season | Royale Productions Have you got what it takes to survive a zombie apocalypse? The Generation of Z hurls you head first into a world ravaged by the undead. Fight for your future as you journey through a battle against extinction. Set within a maze-like security containment depot swarming with…

George Square Theatre, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Container Yard

£8 / 0131 651 2120

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Container Yard

£8 / 0131 651 2120

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Container Yard

£12 / 0131 651 2120

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug

Backstage in Biscuit Land

Touretteshero Jess Thom has Tourettes, a condition that makes her say 'biscuit' 16,000 times a day. Her unusual neurology gives her a unique perspective on life; one she's about to unleash on the world. This two-woman solo show weaves comedy, puppetry, singing, and incredible tics to explore spontaneity, creativity…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Pleasance Above

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Pleasance Above

£11 (£9) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Pleasance Above

£11 (£9) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 11 more dates until 16 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

Thu 31 Jul

0131 225 7053

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

0131 225 7053

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

£14 / 0131 225 7053

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 21 Aug

The Pitiless Storm

On the eve of the Scottish referendum, on the most important night of his life, a left wing trade unionist goes through a crisis of conscience as he is forced to question his political and moral beliefs in the face of a sea-change in his country’s political life. Starring David Hayman and presented by Fair Pley.

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

The Ballroom

£12 (£10) / 0131 220 4348

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

The Ballroom

£15 (£13) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Ballroom

£15 (£13) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug back to top

The Tulip Tree- The Love Story of J Enoch Powell

Oriel Theatre Company Enoch Powell is regarded alongside Margaret Thatcher as the most divisive figure in modern British politics. But the event that defined the second half of his life had nothing to do with politics; it was a love affair that Powell, even in his eighties, referred to as the turning point of his life.

theSpace on Niddry Street, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

£8 (£6.50) / 0845 557 0844

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

£8 (£6.50) / 0845 557 0844

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

£10 (£8.50) / 0845 557 0844

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 23 Aug

The Worm – An Underground Adventure

An adventure with Wilma and William as they journey to find the elusive worm species. For ages 3 –7.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sat 9 Aug

Cairns Lecture Theatre

£8.50 (£6.50) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 10 Aug

Cairns Lecture Theatre

£8.50 (£6.50) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 11 Aug

Cairns Lecture Theatre

£8.50 (£6.50) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 17 Aug

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

Brazouka

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

Thu 31 Jul

Main Hall

£12 / 0131 651 2120

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Main Hall

£12 / 0131 651 2120

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Main Hall

£18 (£15) / 0131 651 2120

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug

Salon Mika

Mika Award winning cabaret king returns for ninth Festival Fringe. Burlesque-Haka, tribal erotica mingle amidst electronic-beats. Salon, that rare place where all forms of life, love, lust, and loss are embraced, with stories spoken from the dark side. Sexual passions collide with human failings in fleeting moments…

Dance Base, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Studio 1

£8 (£6) / 0131 225 5525

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Studio 1

£8 (£6) / 0131 225 5525

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Studio 1

£8 (£6) / 0131 225 5525

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 24 Aug back to top

A Few Good Men

The Nomad Theatre present this witty courtroom drama.

Greenside, Edinburgh

Sun 3 Aug

Studio One

£12 (£10) / 0131 557 2124

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Studio One

£12 (£10) / 0131 557 2124

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 5 Aug

Studio One

£12 (£10) / 0131 557 2124

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 4 more dates until 9 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

Thu 31 Jul

Bosco

£10 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Bosco

£10 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Bosco

£16 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 24 Aug

Dracula

Action To The Word From the creators of the award-winning, international smash-hit A Clockwork Orange, Action To The Word premiere their much-anticipated steampunk adaptation of Bram Stoker's classic novel. This thrilling reworking of the infamous gothic horror drags you to hell and back. Combining a powerhouse…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Pleasance Beyond

£8 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

Pleasance Beyond

£8 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Pleasance Beyond

£8 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 25 Aug

Fleeting Clouds, the Splendid Library

Phoenix Musical and Performing Arts Co., Ltd The story happened in a library called Fleeting-Clouds Mansion in an ancient Chinese city. The library’s owner and a talented lady fell in love, national treasured books acted as their matchmaker. It’s a romantic marriage full of partings and reunions. GuLinshi, the…

Venue 150 @ EICC, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Pentland Auditorium

£20–£25 / 0844 847 1639

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Pentland Auditorium

£20–£25 / 0844 847 1639

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Pentland Auditorium

£20–£25 / 0844 847 1639

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

HandleBards: The Comedy Of Errors

Cycling actors perform Shakespeare's comedy of mistaken identity Four men, four bikes and a 2000 mile adventure. The four-strong, all-male HandleBards company are back on their bikes and cycling the UK, before setting out across Europe. On just four bicycles they carry all the necessary set, props, costumes and…

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Wed 6 Aug

£12 (£10) / 0131 248 2909

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 8 Aug

£12 (£10) / 0131 248 2909

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 10 Aug

£12 (£10) / 0131 248 2909

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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iWitness and Special Edition

Vincent E Thomas / VTDance and Scottish Ballet Dancers A thrilling double: your chance to see dancers from Scottish Ballet on the Fringe and an exclusive cut of a brilliant dance piece by VTDance. Four brand new works will be presented over two weeks, created and danced by exquisite dancers from Scotland’s acclaimed…

Dance Base, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Studio 1

£8 (£6) / 0131 225 5525

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Studio 1

£8 (£6) / 0131 225 5525

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Studio 1

£8 (£6) / 0131 225 5525

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 12 more dates until 17 Aug

James III: The True Mirror

The final part of the James Plays portraying James III, his grand schemes and the women who behind him.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Sat 9 Aug

£15 / 0131 529 6000

Preview. Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Sun 10 Aug

£15 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Thu 14 Aug

£15 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

…and 5 more dates until 22 Aug

Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo

Scamp Theatre Winner of the Blue Peter Book of the Year, Private Peaceful is by former Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo, award-winning author of War Horse. Private Peaceful relives the life a young WW1 soldier awaiting the firing squad at dawn. During the night, he looks back at his short but joyful past growing up…

Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

McEwan Hall

£7 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

McEwan Hall

£7 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

McEwan Hall

£7 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 25 Aug

Shed Brain

The Uncollective / Free Festival Both experienced holders of things. Although admittedly Shed demonstrates a higher potential in this area. Tension builds. Is Brain perhaps aspiring to be Shed, the slippery little troublemaker? This sort of collaboration never works. Brain v Shed … but it's not a competition. A…

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters, Edinburgh

Thu 14 Aug

The Staff Room

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 15 Aug

The Staff Room

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 16 Aug

The Staff Room

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 8 more dates until 24 Aug

Siddhartha, the Musical

A new look at Herman Hesse's well-known novel.

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

The Music Hall

£14 (£11) / 0131 220 4348

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

The Music Hall

£15 (£12) / 0131 220 4348

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Music Hall

£15 (£12) / 0131 220 4348

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 24 Aug back to top

Simon Callow in Juvenalia

Assembly, Riverside Studios and Theatre Royal Plymouth Simon Callow does stand-up comedy. Filthy, foul-mouthed, viciously funny and deeply politically incorrect. The target: immigrants, plutocrats, women, gays. As last delivered in Rome AD 100. Juvenal was one angry white middle class male. In Juvenilia he tells it…

Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Main Hall

£10 / 0131 651 2120

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Main Hall

£10 / 0131 651 2120

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Main Hall

£17.50 (£15) / 0131 651 2120

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 25 Aug

Soldier Box

New Celts Productions & One Shot Theatre ‘The pioneers of a warless world, are the young men and women who refuse military service’ (A. Einstein). Based on Joe Glenton’s book, Soldier Box (Verso Books), this is the true story of a soldier’s experience in Afghanistan and the moral decisions he faced while on duty.

theSpaces on North Bridge, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Theatre 1

£6 (£4) / 0845 557 6308

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Theatre 1

£8 (£5) / 0845 557 6308

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 6 Aug

Theatre 1

£8 (£5) / 0845 557 6308

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 8 more dates until 22 Aug

The Last Motel

Sheepish Productions Abalone’s a desperate man, he’s taken a day of holiday to commit armed robbery and now there's a woman stuffed into the boot of his classic car. Join us at The Last Motel to see whether his chance encounter alters his perspective on life. From award nominated playwright JJ Fletcher comes this…

Sweet Grassmarket, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

International 3

£3 / 0131 243 3596

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

International 3

£8 (£6) / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

International 3

£8 (£6) / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 8 more dates until 10 Aug

The Most Serious Ailments of St Krank's

Babolin Theatre in Association with Worboys Productions Forged in a farcical infirmary and armed with sumptuous surgical shanties, Babolin bring you their kaleidoscopic, quirky vision of the quackery of life and death. 10th anniversary production! Babolin are ‘breathtaking … invigorating …inventive … erudite…

Bedlam Theatre, Edinburgh

Mon 4 Aug

Bedlam Theatre

£9 (£7) / 0131 225 9893

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 5 Aug

Bedlam Theatre

£9 (£7) / 0131 225 9893

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 6 Aug

Bedlam Theatre

£9 (£7) / 0131 225 9893

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 9 Aug

The Pure, the Dead and the Brilliant

Kyle Bissett Productions What would happen if the bogles, banshees, demons and selkies of Scots folklore were involved in the independence referendum? Elaine C Smith leads a cast of some of Scotland’s finest actors, and surprise cameos, in Alan Bissett’s sparkling satire. ‘This is brilliant stuff, an exhilaratingly…

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

The Ballroom

£10 / 0131 220 4348

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

The Ballroom

£15 (£12) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Ballroom

£15 (£12) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug back to top