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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.

Castle Esplanade, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

Sat 8 Aug

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

Mon 10 Aug

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

…and 17 more dates until 29 Aug

Love Birds

KPS Productions / MusicWorld (UK) Ltd 1923, the age of vaudeville. A quartet of penguins and a trio of parrots sing and dance, dazzling and delighting their audiences, night after night in this one of a kind, all avian revue. But when the show's temperamental cracker-crazed macaw star mysteriously goes missing, it…

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 23 more dates until 31 Aug

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

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.

…and 2 more dates until 17 May

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.

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Comedy Club 4 Kids

  • 4 stars

Top comedians play to the toughest crowd: kids. And they have to keep it clean.

Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

Upstairs

£8 (£7) / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Upstairs

£8 (£7) / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Upstairs

£10 (£9) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 30 Aug

Edinburgh Mela

World music, dance, fashion, food and fun spread over four areas: the Main Music Stage, the Mela World Dance Feste (newly established in 2012), the Mela Mix stage and the Mela Kidzone. The Mela Global Food Village is on hand to replenish your energy after taking in all the sights and sounds.

Leith Links, Edinburgh

Sat 29 Aug

Times & prices vary / 0131 661 7100

Sun 30 Aug

Times & prices vary / 0131 661 7100

Into the Woods

The Talentz Musical Theatre Company Direct from the West End of Kent, The Talentz Musical Theatre Company brings this fresh interpretation of Sondheim's spellbinding musical. Staged with a live band, this dark tale brings together the brightest young talents from across the South East.

Greenside @ Nicholson Square, Edinburgh

Mon 24 Aug

Downstairs

£9 (£7)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 25 Aug

Downstairs

£9 (£7)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 26 Aug

Downstairs

£9 (£7)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 29 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.

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Alfie White: Space Explorer

Tall Stories Alfie White is crazy about space. And his dad is training to be the first man on the moon. At least that's what Alfie tells his schoolmates. But when he discovers the truth, it's even stranger… Follow the adventures of Alfie and his best friend Meg as they explore the space around them – and very, very far…

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

£10 (£9) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 30 Aug

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.

Sun 16 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.

…and 2 more dates until 19 Aug

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

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

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.

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The BIG Sing-a-long!

BIG Sing (The BIG Project, Broomhouse) Fun for all the family – a hugely popular, inspirational hour. Learn simple action songs and hilarious vocal warm-ups, and hear 8-18 year olds performing uplifting folk, pop and world songs. BIG Sing were featured in London 2012's Olympic Opening Ceremony, singing O Flower of…

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides, Edinburgh

Wed 12 Aug

Big Room

£6 / 0131 668 2019

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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

BLD presents Pop Lock-in

Baby Loves Disco UK Sell-out 2014. Let the kids be the stars of this year's Fringe! Pop Lock-in returns to open Edinburgh’s coolest nightclub to primary school age kids. DJs spin non-stop chart tunes while our street dance instructor gets the dancefloor popping and locking. Future superstars can dress up, make…

Electric Circus, Edinburgh

Sun 9 Aug

Pop Lock-in Whole Venue

£8 / 0131 226 4224

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 29 Aug

Pop Lock-in Whole Venue

£8 / 0131 226 4224

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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

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.

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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.

Tue 12 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.

Carnival of the Animals

Aire Ensemble in association with The Naturalist Swim like a fish or fly like a bird! March like an elephant or glide like a swan! Come with us on a thoroughly theatrical tour through Saint-Saens' marvellous musical montage of zany zoology. The knowledgeable naturalist Paul Ratcliffe gives a quick-change laugh out loud…

Stockbridge Parish Church, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

Church hall

£3 / 0131 332 0122

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Church hall

£8 (£5) / 0131 332 0122

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Church hall

£8 (£5) / 0131 332 0122

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 9 more dates until 19 Aug

Cat in the Hat

Paul Taylor-Mills Ltd From the moment his tall, red and white striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that the Cat is the funniest, most mischievous Cat they have ever met. With the trickiest of tricks, he turns a rainy afternoon into an amazing adventure. But what will mum find when she gets…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Aug

Pleasance One

£7 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

Pleasance One

£7 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Pleasance One

£7 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 30 Aug

CeilidhKids at the Fringe – Free!

CeilidhKids / Free Festival Family workshop suitable for children aged three to seven years with parents or carers. We involve everyone: skip, clap and march together to traditional Scottish music. Enjoy discovering very simple (often simplified) dances that you might find at a ceilidh or Scottish country dance…

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

The Ballroom

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

The Ballroom

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

The Ballroom

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 30 Aug

CeilidhKids at the Fringe – Free!

CeilidhKids / Free Festival Family workshop suitable for children aged three to seven years with parents or carers. We involve everyone: skip, clap and march together to traditional Scottish music. Enjoy discovering very simple (often simplified) dances that you might find at a ceilidh or Scottish country dance…

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters, Edinburgh

Mon 3 Aug

The Gothic Room

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 4 Aug

The Gothic Room

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 5 Aug

The Gothic Room

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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