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Hup

Starcatchers and RSNO (SCOTLAND) present a musical performance for wee ones aged 0–2. The relaxed performance includes two violins, a cello, a raccoon and the story of a tree.

North Edinburgh Arts Centre

Tue 12 May

£12 (£8) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

Wed 13 May

£12 (£8) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

Thu 14 May

£12 (£8) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

…and 2 more dates until 16 May

Blood Wedding

Minerva Company @NHEHS Duende – the shiver of response produced against the constant awareness of death’s inevitability. Drawing on this power, the all-female Minerva Company breathes new life into Lorca's Bodas de Sangre. Lorca’s characters are driven by passion, both positive and negative: they are like forces of…

Greenside @ Nicholson Square, Edinburgh

Mon 24 Aug

Lime Studio

£7 (£6)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 25 Aug

Lime Studio

£7 (£6)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 26 Aug

Lime Studio

£7 (£6)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Edibles

A multi-sensory show full of magical ingredients. Three bakers are creating a specially ordered cake when a hungry mouse sneaks in and causes havoc. Ages 3–7.

North Edinburgh Arts Centre

Tue 12 May

£12 (£8) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

Wed 13 May

£12 (£8) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

Thu 14 May

£12 (£8) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

Mr Tiger Goes Wild

Goblin Mr Tiger was perfectly fine in the city – until he had a wonderfully wild idea! A show for ages 3+ that's a bit rock'n'roll, adapted from the book by Peter Brown. Join Mr Tiger on an adventure into the wilderness featuring original live music, hilarious characters and lots of imagination that will have children…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Aug

Pleasance Two

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

Pleasance Two

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Pleasance Two

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 24 more dates until 31 Aug

Diary of a Shanghai Showgirl

Miss Amelia Kallman & Norman Gosney / Free Festival From the man behind New York’s burlesque revival in the mid-90s and the iconic Slipper Room, and the couple who operated the legendary illegal speakeasy The Blushing Diamond, brought cabaret to China, and performed the first burlesque shows in a Muslim country…

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters, Edinburgh

Thu 20 Aug

The Gothic Room

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 21 Aug

The Gothic Room

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 22 Aug

The Gothic Room

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 8 more dates until 30 Aug back to top

The Tiger Who Came to Tea

Nick Brooke Ltd / Kenny Wax Ltd The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be? What they certainly don't expect to see at the door is a big, stripy tiger! Following a smash-hit West End season, the tea-guzzling tiger comes to the Edinburgh Festival in this delightful…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Aug

The Grand

£7 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

The Grand

£7 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

The Grand

£7 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 31 Aug

Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made

Walker Books 'Timmy Failure is a winner!' (Jeff Kinney, author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid). Total, the polar bear, and his friend and business partner, Timmy Failure, are Total Failure, Inc., the ‘best’ detective agency in town, probably in the world. Comically self-confident but clueless, Timmy and his hungry sidekick…

George Square Theatre, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

The Box

£8 (£6) / 0131 651 2120

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

The Box

£8 (£6) / 0131 651 2120

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

The Box

£10 (£8) / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 31 Aug

153rd Edinburgh International Exhibition of Photography

Edinburgh International Exhibition of Photography See the very best of modern photography from many worldwide contributors at one of the longest running photography exhibitions in the world. The exhibition venue is in Edinburgh Photographic Society's premises – a Georgian house in the heart of Edinburgh's New Town.

Edinburgh Photographic Society

Mon 3 Aug

Exhibition Hall

£4 (£3) / 0131 453 4814

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 4 Aug

Exhibition Hall

£4 (£3) / 0131 453 4814

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 5 Aug

Exhibition Hall

£4 (£3) / 0131 453 4814

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 25 more dates until 30 Aug

Aaaand Now For Something Completely Improvised

Racing Minds Fringe sensations Racing Minds are back after two sell-out years! A doddery grandfather can't quite remember his ripping yarn, but with your help a mystery stuffed with hilarious characters, whip-smart wit and breathtaking twists will take hasty shape before your very eyes. Anything could happen, but…

Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Aug

QueenDome

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

QueenDome

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

QueenDome

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 24 more dates until 31 Aug

According To Arthur…

PaddleBoat Theatre Company Meet Arthur – an old man who lives alone in his attic unleashing his imagination through pen and paper. He never ventures outside, instead he spends his time writing stories for the moon. But Arthur needs your help! The clouds have covered the sky and the moon is nowhere to be seen, and…

Greenside @ Infirmary Street, Edinburgh

Sat 8 Aug

Main Hall

£7 (£4)

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 10 Aug

Main Hall

£9 (£6)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 12 Aug

Main Hall

£9 (£6)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 7 more dates until 28 Aug back to top

Alice in Wonderland or Children Should Be Seen and Not Heard

Westonbirt School You are cordially invited to take tea with the Mad Hatter and March Hare. Don't be fooled by the tedium of the Victorian classroom, just pick your seat by Alice and watch as the Chimney Sweep grins like a Cheshire Cat and the Dunce’s wink whisks you off to Wonderland for a curiously exciting lesson in…

theSpace @ Venue45, Edinburgh

Sat 15 Aug

Venue 45

£5 (£3.50) / 0845 508 8378

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 17 Aug

Venue 45

£5 (£3.50) / 0845 508 8378

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 18 Aug

Venue 45

£5 (£3.50) / 0845 508 8378

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 19 Aug

Venue 45

£5 (£3.50) / 0845 508 8378

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Amazing Bubbleman

Louis Pearl Louis Pearl has been thrilling audiences around the world for over 30 years with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles. An Edinburgh Festival Fringe favourite, he has sold out every year for the last eight years. Louis explores the breathtaking dynamics of bubbles, combining comedy and artistry with…

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

The Music Hall

£10 (£8) / 0131 220 4348

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

The Music Hall

£11 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

The Music Hall

£11 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 30 Aug

Angela Hewitt

Angela Hewitt Piano Works by Domenico Scarlatti, Granados, Albéniz and de Falla. Famed for her immaculate, sensitive pianism, Angela Hewitt contrasts sparkling sonatas by Scarlatti with lush Iberian fantasies including Granados’s Danzas españolas and Falla’s sparkling, evocative Fantasia baetica.    

The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh

Thu 13 Aug

£8.50 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Arabian Nights

Story Pocket Theatre Winner of the 2014 Primary Times Children's Choice Award. Come to a wonderful world of mysterious marvels to meet Sheherazade, the greatest storyteller of all. She has a feast of adventures and fantasies to tell involving genies, villains, heroes and princesses. But can her stories save her life?

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Aug

Dining Room

£5 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

Dining Room

£5 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Dining Room

£5 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 15 more dates until 23 Aug

Arcanto Quartet

Purcell Fantasias Britten String Quartet No 3 Schubert String Quartet in G Each a soloist in their own right, the four members of the exceptional Arcanto Quartet – Antje Weithaas (violin), Daniel Sepec (violin), Tabea Zimmermann (viola), Jean-Guihen Queyras (cello) – bring together Schubert’s grand G major…

The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 28 Aug

£8.50 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

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Artists’ Open Studios and Exhibition

Coburg House Art Studios Seventy contemporary artists/makers open their studios to the public. Quality contemporary paintings, ceramics, jewellery, wooden boxes, textiles, weaving, metalwork, printmaking illustration/design, signwriting, architecture and landscape design. Also an exhibition in the gallery connected to…

Coburg House Studios, Edinburgh

Sat 8 Aug

Free / 0131 554 6888

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 9 Aug

Free / 0131 554 6888

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Avicide

Jolly Green Moment Roger is a man trapped in his Waterloo flat because he believes all the birds have left London's Southbank to spite him and they may attack at any moment. Avicide deals with how easy it is to get lost in the system and forgotten by the people you need most. The debut new writing production from…

SpaceTriplex, Edinburgh

Mon 17 Aug

SpaceTriplex 'Studio'

£7 (£5)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 18 Aug

SpaceTriplex 'Studio'

£7 (£5)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 19 Aug

SpaceTriplex 'Studio'

£7 (£5)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 22 Aug

Baby Loves Disco

Baby Loves Disco UK Fringe sell-out 2009-2014. BLD returns to transform Edinburgh’s coolest nightspot for some more family day-clubbing. Superstar DJs mix chart floor-fillers with nostalgic pop classics from the years before parenthood struck – for parents with babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers to enjoy together.

Electric Circus, Edinburgh

Sat 8 Aug

Baby Loves Disco Whole Venue

£6 / 0131 226 4224

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 9 Aug

Baby Loves Disco Whole Venue

£6 / 0131 226 4224

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 15 Aug

Baby Loves Disco Whole Venue

£9 / 0131 226 4224

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 6 more dates until 31 Aug

Bing Bang Bong

The Nottingham Youth Theatre Inclusive Company This Fringe First-winning Inclusive Company breathes fresh fun and excitement into tales which whet your appetite: Stone Soup, Sweet Porridge, Red Capes and Wolves and Gingerbread Houses, told with warmth and humour suitable for all.

Greenside @ Nicholson Square, Edinburgh

Mon 17 Aug

Emerald Theatre

£5

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 18 Aug

Emerald Theatre

£5

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 19 Aug

Emerald Theatre

£5

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 22 Aug

The Blunder Games

Chris Forbes and Cammy Sinclair A non-stop hour of nonsensical family fun from madcap double act Chris and Cammy. Jump into the action and play a part in a sketch, or just sit back and let others make fools of themselves. Expect clowning, comedy, singalongs and slapstick from two of Scotland’s top comedic performers.

The Stand Comedy Club V, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

Stand 5

£7 (£5) / 0131 558 7272

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Stand 5

£8 (£6) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Stand 5

£8 (£6) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 30 Aug back to top

The Bockety World of Henry and Bucket

Henry and Bucket live in a world of discarded objects, they're best friends but sometimes they fall out. This play for ages 4+ explores friendship and what it takes to make it work. Presented by Barnstorm Theatre Company.

The Studio at the Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Mon 11 May

Over-4s only

£12 (£8) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

Tue 12 May

Over-4s only

£12 (£8) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

Wed 13 May

Over-4s only

£12 (£8) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

Bounce

Lou Brodie and Platform present a non stop physical performance inside a bespoke bouncy inflatable. Suitable for ages 5–8.

Southside Community Centre, Edinburgh

Thu 14 May

£12 (£8) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

Fri 15 May

£12 (£8) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

Sat 16 May

£12.01 (£8.21) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

Sun 17 May

£12.01 (£8.21) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

Budapest Festival Orchestra Soloists

Prokofiev Overture on Hebrew Themes Poulenc Sextet Bartók Piano Quintet Three colourful chamber works performed by respected solo players from the acclaimed Budapest Festival Orchestra: the earthy exoticism of Prokofiev’s Overture on Hebrew Themes, Poulenc’s effervescent Sextet for piano and wind, and the…

The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 14 Aug

£8.50 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Bullet in the Brain

Taipei American School Bullet in the Brain is a devised play from the short story of the same name by Tobias Wolff. It is the story of a man named Anders, a book critic, who experiences one final memory after being shot in the head during a bank robbery. The action on stage, accompanied by projected images, transitions…

SpaceTriplex, Edinburgh

Mon 10 Aug

SpaceTriplex 'Studio'

£10 (£7)

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 11 Aug

SpaceTriplex 'Studio'

£10 (£7)

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 12 Aug

SpaceTriplex 'Studio'

£10 (£7)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 15 Aug

By Hand (A Mano)

Told with hands and clay characters the show follows a small hero and his desire to escape from the window of a pottery shop.

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Mon 11 May

Over-6s only

£12 (£8) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

Wed 13 May

Over-6s only

£12 (£8) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

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