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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

Sun 3 Aug

Grand

£12 (£11) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Grand

£11 (£10) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 5 Aug

Grand

£11 (£10) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 25 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

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.

Sun 3 Aug

Bosco

£16 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

Chris Dugdale: More Magic and Mischief

Chris Dugdale Int Ents Brand new show! Ten royal performances. ‘What a pleasure to have met you and be amazed by your magic’ (Jimmy Page). ‘This guy is amazing’ (Simon Cowell). As seen on NBC, ITV1 and BBC1. Age category: 12+

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Two

£6 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Two

£10 (£9) / 0131 623 3030

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Two

£10 (£9) / 0131 623 3030

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

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.

Sun 3 Aug

Main Hall

£18 (£15) / 0131 651 2120

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 25 Aug

50 Shades! The Musical. The Original Parody

Edinburgh Book Club The international smash parody is a sexy, hilarious send up of the greatest novel ever, Fifty Shades of Grey. 'Exuberant and entertaining. Delivers the goods' (New York Times, Critics' Pick). 'Funny and raunchy' (New York Post). 'Hilarious' (Cosmopolitan Magazine). 'Filthy and funny. In other words…

Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Main Hall

£10 / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Main Hall

£13 / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Main Hall

£13 / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug back to top

Bugsy Malone

Captivate Drama Captivate Drama's younger members perform the classic musical Bugsy Malone. Join Bugsy, Fat Sam, Tallulah, Blousey and Dandy Dan at the speakeasy for a fun time full of laughs, songs and lots of splurge! A great show for all the family and is sure to inspire younger members of the audience to tread the…

Broughton High School, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Theatre

£12 (£10)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Theatre

£12 (£10)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Theatre

£12 (£10)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 5 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

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.

Sun 3 Aug

Container Yard

£12 / 0131 651 2120

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 25 Aug

Janis Joplin: Full Tilt

Regular Music with support from the National Theatre of Scotland From Fringe First winners, writer Peter Arnott and director Cora Bissett, and featuring Angela Darcy as Joplin. 'So brilliant and intense musically and dramatically it lifts the hairs on the back of the neck' ★★★★★ (Scotsman). In association with Richard…

Assembly Checkpoint, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

£10 / 0131 225 7053

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

£13.50 / 0131 225 7053

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

£13.50 / 0131 225 7053

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 24 Aug

Dupont And Davenport

When David met the tall boy with the two-speed bike, everything began. And, almost immediately, the tall boy was dragged under an eighteen-wheeler at some anonymous crossroads. So David started over. A show about how to grieve for the things we never had, and how to cope when we can't.

George Next Door, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

space 2

Free, with a collection afterwards

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 13:25 – 14:25

Sun 3 Aug

space 2

Free, with a collection afterwards

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 13:25 – 14:25

Mon 4 Aug

space 2

Free, with a collection afterwards

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 13:25 – 14:25
…and 4 more dates until 8 Aug

I Promise You Sex and Violence

Northern Stage David Ireland’s brutal and hilarious satire of love and hate dives into the darkest heart of the modern love story. Boy meets girl meets boy meets crippling sexual neurosis. It’s not easy out there when you have no idea who you are supposed to be, no idea how to behave and everyone else seems to be an…

King's Hall, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Stage 1

£11 / 0131 466 8660

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Stage 1

£11 / 0131 466 8660

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Stage 1

£14 (£11) / 0131 466 8660

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 16 more dates until 23 Aug back to top

Sunshine on Leith

Stephen Greenhorn's uplifting musical based on the music of The Proclaimers.

Broughton High School, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Theatre

£12 (£10) / 07546213274

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Theatre

£12 (£10) / 07546213274

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 6 Aug

Theatre

£12 (£10) / 07546213274

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 4 more dates until 10 Aug

The Famous Spiegeltent, Edinburgh

Sat 16 Aug

£15 / 07546213274

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 17 Aug

£15 / 07546213274

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 18 Aug

£15 / 07546213274

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 7 more dates until 25 Aug

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

Sat 2 Aug

Main Hall

£17.50 (£15) / 0131 651 2120

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Main Hall

£17.50 (£15) / 0131 651 2120

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Main Hall

£20 (£18) / 0131 651 2120

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 25 Aug

Autumn Fallin'

AB Productions A New York love affair brought to life in a score by kooky Dylan-esq folkster Jaymay. Hum-aloud melodies and a pencil crayon cityscape provide easy to access snapshots of a whirlwind Manhattan romance. Suitable for anyone who's ever loved! Age category: PG

Greenside @ Nicholson Square, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Upstairs

£8 (£7)

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Upstairs

£10 (£9)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Upstairs

£10 (£9)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 23 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

Fri 1 Aug

£8 / 0131 225 7053

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

£14 / 0131 225 7053

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

£14 / 0131 225 7053

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 21 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

Sat 2 Aug

McEwan Hall

£11 / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

McEwan Hall

£11 / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

McEwan Hall

£12.50 / 08445 458252

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 25 Aug back to top

George Orwell's 1984

The Stevenage Lytton Youth Theatre Thursday Group ‘I do not believe that the kind of society I describe necessarily will arrive, but I believe that something resembling it could arrive. The moral to be drawn from the dangerous nightmare situation is a simple one: Don't let it happen. It depends on you.’ Orwell depicts…

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Theatre 1

£8 (£6) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Theatre 1

£8 (£6) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Theatre 1

£8 (£6) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 5 more dates until 9 Aug

Animal Farm

  • Written by: George Orwell

Guy Masterson presents his acclaimed solo adaptation of George Orwell's political novel, in which a collection of oppressed animals take over the running of their farm.

George Square Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

The Theatre

£13 (£11) / 0131 651 2120

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

The Theatre

£13 (£11) / 0131 651 2120

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

The Theatre

£15 (£13) / 0131 651 2120

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 24 Aug

Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho

Off The Kerb Productions / Aine Flanagan Productions /Theatre 503 She's back! Britain's first female prime minister stars in a drag comedy musical extravaganza like no other! On the eve of the vote for Section 28, Maggie gets lost in Soho and accidentally becomes a cabaret superstar, but will she change her mind about…

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Bosco

£8 (£7) / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Bosco

£13 (£12) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Bosco

£13 (£12) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 24 Aug

My Name is Saoirse

"A new play by Traverse 50 playwright Eva O'Connor, a poignant and darkly funny coming of age story taking place in rural Ireland, 1987. Saoirse lives in a peach-coloured bungalow with her Da and brother Brennan. Saoirse prefers running round the fields to chasing after boys, but Dee has other ideas and one fateful…

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

The Netherbow Theatre at Fringe

£10 / 0131 556 9579

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Netherbow Theatre at Fringe

£10 / 0131 556 9579

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

The Netherbow Theatre at Fringe

£10 / 0131 556 9579

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 6 more dates until 19 Aug

St John's Episcopal Church, Edinburgh

Wed 6 Aug

£10 (£8) / 0131 229 7565

Part of just Festival.

Thu 7 Aug

£10 (£8) / 0131 229 7565

Part of just Festival.

Fri 8 Aug

£10 (£8) / 0131 229 7565

Part of just Festival.

…and 11 more dates until 23 Aug

Nando's and Nandon'ts: A Musical

  • Written by: James D Ward

A comedy about a couple and a chicken restaurant. Written by William Breden and James D Ward.

Phones 4U, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Space 1

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Space 1

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Space 1

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 6 more dates until 10 Aug back to top

Sinatra: The Final Curtain

Musical based on the life and times of Ol' Blue Eyes.

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Grand Theatre

£11 (£9) / 0845 508 8515

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Grand Theatre

£11 (£9) / 0845 508 8515

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Grand Theatre

£11 (£9) / 0845 508 8515

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 17 more dates until 23 Aug

Riptide: The Slasher Musical

Porgy Productions Join Chad, Tiffany and their buddies on the spring break trip to end them all - destination: Innocent Beach, USA. But watch your back, there’s danger in the water… Shelley has a grudge, and he’s thirsty for revenge. With sweeping romance, epic tunes and laughs aplenty, this is one road trip you'll…

Sweet Grassmarket, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

International 1

£5 / 0131 243 3596

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

International 1

£5 / 0131 243 3596

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

International 1

£7.50 (£7) / 0131 243 3596

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 24 Aug

…and This is My Friend Mr Laurel

KPS Productions Jeffrey Holland (Hi-de-Hi, You Rang M'Lord) stars in this one-man show about friendship, memories and a couple of remarkable lives. Set in the bedroom of a sick Oliver Hardy the show takes place during Laurel's visit to the dying man. Recounting their past success as the comedy double act Laurel and…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

The Attic

£11 (£10) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

The Attic

£11 (£10) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

The Attic

£10 (£8.50) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 25 Aug

Death Shall Have No Dominion

Death Shall Have No Dominion 'Reputation is … oft got without merit, and lost without deserving' Othello. Death Shall Have No Dominion is a two part production exploring the fragility of reputation and the legacy we leave behind. Bosworth 1485 and Mametz Wood 1916 – two battles which changed history. In 2014…

Laughing Horse @ The Phoenix, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Cellar Bar

Free / 0131 557 0234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Cellar Bar

Free / 0131 557 0234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Cellar Bar

Free / 0131 557 0234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 23 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

Fri 1 Aug

Pentland Auditorium

£13.20–£27.50 / 0844 847 1639

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Pentland Auditorium

£13.20–£27.50 / 0844 847 1639

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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