Riddle's Court

Riddle's Court
322 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PQ
  • Telephone 0131 220 1232
  • Opening times Thu 2pm–4pm; also by arrangement for meetings.
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Riddles Court

Riddle’s Court is an A listed building located close to Edinburgh Castle. Dating from the late 16th century, it is one of the finest surviving merchant’s houses on the Royal Mile. The Scottish Historic Buildings Trust moved its offices into Riddle’s Court in 2011 to help secure the building’s future, involving a major project to repair, conserve and enhance Riddle’s Court to create the Patrick Geddes Centre for Learning and Conservation. Events and meeting spaces are available to hire. Our atmospheric, flexible and tranquil rooms are suitable for meetings, events, conferences and performances.

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Events at this venue

There are 29 events at this location

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2nd Coming. Again.

2nd Hand News Theatre Two people are led to believe they are the second coming, they (and you) need to work out who it is using evidence and stories told by people their past in this (slightly) immersive party performance. Age category: 14+

Thu 16 Aug

PQA Two

£10 (£7.50) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 17 Aug

PQA Two

£10 (£7.50) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 18 Aug

PQA Two

£10 (£7.50) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 5 more dates until 23 Aug

The 39 Steps: A Disaster in a Radio Studio!

PQA Wickford The Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts, Wickford have every right to feel proud of themselves. Having won the prestigious BBC Young Creatives competition with their brilliant radio adaptation of John Buchan's The 39 Steps, they take their places ready to broadcast their work live to the nation on…

Thu 16 Aug

PQA One

£5 (£3) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 17 Aug

PQA One

£5 (£3) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Accordion Shop

PQA Edgbaston Mister Ellody has quietly kept his accordion shop going on the High Street for generations. One day, he steps out of his front door and witnesses and extraordinary incident: hundreds of young people are surging into the street, and they've all received the same text message on their phones which simply…

Thu 16 Aug

PQA One

£5 (£3) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 17 Aug

PQA One

£5 (£3) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

After Today

  • 2 stars

Stage D’Or In this mixture of drama and black comedy, we meet TV presenter Bill Grundy some three years after his profanity-littered, car-crash interview with the Sex Pistols live on teatime TV in 1976. An erudite, driven man, but with a huge self-destructive streak, Bill struggles to keep his career going. He reflects…

Thu 16 Aug

PQA Two

£10 (£7.50) / 0131 220 1232

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 17 Aug

PQA Two

£12.50 (£10) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 18 Aug

PQA Two

£12.50 (£10) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 8 more dates until 27 Aug

Andrew White: Coming of Age

Andrew White In 2017, Andrew White debuted his first solo show, It Was Funnier in My Head, unable to legally drink, have debt, or even get into some venues he was set to perform in! But this year, he's back and ready to do it all again with a new-found sense of adulthood… Now 18, I embark on a brand-new show, exploring…

Thu 16 Aug

PQA Three

£5 / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 17 Aug

PQA Three

£5 / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 18 Aug

PQA Three

£5 / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 8 more dates until 27 Aug

Boxes

PQA Stroud Imagine a world where every teen comes of age by receiving an empty box. In this unique drama about coping with pressures and expectations from others, Jack is curious when he receives his box as a birthday present. His confusion about the cubed oddity quickly turns to concern when his family, friends, and…

Sat 18 Aug

PQA One

£5 (£3) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 19 Aug

PQA One

£5 (£3) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 20 Aug

PQA One

£5 (£3) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 22 Aug

The Canterville Ghost

PQA Worcester Red Group Take away the ability to put a scare into the living and what purpose does a ghost have? Sir Simon has been successfully haunting Canterville Chase for over 300 years, but no amount of clanking chains or reappearing bloodstains will scare the new American owners away. Despite the ghost's efforts…

Sat 18 Aug

PQA One

£5 (£3) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 19 Aug

PQA One

£5 (£3) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 20 Aug

PQA One

£5 (£3) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 22 Aug

Chwedl: Fairytales from Wales

Puckish Productions and Tidal Town Theatre A fun-filled, 45-minute romp through ancient fairytales and folklore legends from Wales. Delve deep into the stories, myths, language and delicious cultural intricacies that make Wales the beautiful and mysterious place that it is. You'll have so much fun, we'll have you…

Thu 23 Aug

PQA Two

£6 (£4) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 24 Aug

PQA Two

£6 (£4) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 25 Aug

PQA Two

£6 (£4) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 27 Aug

Closer Than Ever

Discover the span of universal highs and lows faced by us all through the experiences that life throws at us – love, heartache, fear, growing up and growing old – in a brand new production of Maltby and Shire’s musical revue, Closer Than Ever. The cast will be comprised of members of the Q Productions Rep Company: Sue…

Thu 16 Aug

PQA One

£6 (£4.50) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 17 Aug

PQA One

£6 (£4.50) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 18 Aug

PQA One

£6 (£4.50) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 8 more dates until 27 Aug

A Complete Waste of Time

Steve Chang Steve Chang takes you on an introspective journey to find meaning in life by means of ayahuasca, hookers and gay conversion camp. Spoiler alert: it’s a complete waste of time. A stand-up comedy, storytelling, solo show. strong language

Thu 16 Aug

PQA Three

£7 (£6) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 17 Aug

PQA Three

£7 (£6) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 18 Aug

PQA Three

£7 (£6) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 9 more dates until 27 Aug

Early Birds

Maurice Gran and Laurence Mark's new play telling the true story of the birth of one of the nation's favourite sit-coms.

Thu 16 Aug

PQA One

£11.50 (£9.50) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

PQA One

£6 (£4.50) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 17 Aug

PQA One

£11.50 (£9.50) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

PQA One

£6 (£4.50) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 18 Aug

PQA One

£11.50 (£9.50) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

PQA One

£6 (£4.50) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 8 more dates until 27 Aug

Early Birds – Q&A with Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran

Q Productions PQA Venues is pleased to announce a free Q&A with two of the UK’s top TV and theatre writers, with Birds of a Feather being their most well-known. Talking about their careers today and new play Early Birds, which tells the story of the genesis of the iconic television series Birds of a Feather. This…

Thu 23 Aug

PQA Two

Free / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 24 Aug

PQA Two

Free / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

It Is a Truth…

Jaleelah Galbraith Jayde is a true Bristolian through and through. She is also obsessed with Jane Austen. Light swearing. Age category: 16+

Thu 16 Aug

PQA Three

£6 (£4) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 17 Aug

PQA Three

£6 (£4) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 18 Aug

PQA Three

£6 (£4) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 9 more dates until 27 Aug

It's No Job for a Nice Jewish Girl

Rachel Creeger Time2Shine Productions With a face that shouts 'Xmas' but a soul that screams 'Hanukkah', Rachel’s always felt like she has a foot in two worlds. She’s lived in Essex, Israel and Belarus. She's been a dental nurse, singer and social worker. Now she performs, writes and directs comedy. Is it any wonder…

Thu 16 Aug

PQA Two

£11.50 (£7.50) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 17 Aug

PQA Two

£11.50 (£7.50) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 19 Aug

PQA Two

£11.50 (£7.50) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 7 more dates until 27 Aug

Job-Cher

Gaun Yersel Productions Sandra and Donna's Cher act is in trouble. Forced to work together during the recession, 10 years on things aren't any better and the gigs are drying up. Clubland has lost its sparkle and so have their outfits. Join them backstage as Donna desperately tries to convince stubborn Sandra that her…

Thu 16 Aug

PQA Two

£11.50 (£7.50) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 17 Aug

PQA Two

£11.50 (£7.50) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 18 Aug

PQA Two

£11.50 (£7.50) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 8 more dates until 27 Aug

The Last Five Years

Q Productions An emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in and out of love over the course of five years, the show's unconventional structure consists of Cathy, the woman, telling her story backwards while Jamie, the man, tells his story chronologically. The two…

Thu 16 Aug

PQA One

£11.50 (£7.50) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 17 Aug

PQA One

£11.50 (£7.50) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 18 Aug

PQA One

£11.50 (£7.50) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 19 Aug

PQA One

£11.50 (£7.50) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Liam Jeavons: Never Heard of Him

Liam Jeavons Described by his nan as the best comedian in Birmingham, and probably the world, the award nominee and gong show-winning comedian, Liam Jeavons, premieres his new solo show. Filled with optimism and energy, Liam plans to go from a nobody to a somebody. 'You may not have heard of him but heavens to Betsy…

Thu 16 Aug

PQA Three

£6 (£4) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 17 Aug

PQA Three

£6 (£4) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 18 Aug

PQA Three

£6 (£4) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 5 more dates until 23 Aug

Mad Women in My Attic!

Monica Salvi Powerhouse madwoman Miss Monica Salvi brings back to Edinburgh her scintillating cabaret tour-de-force, with finely-tuned musical gems administered with the aid of her psychothera-pianist. Winner of Best Cabaret Award (NY's United Solo Festival). 'Salvi is endearing, funny, and sexy, inviting her fellow…

Thu 16 Aug

PQA One

£10 (£7) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 17 Aug

PQA One

£10 (£7) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 18 Aug

PQA One

£10 (£7) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 8 more dates until 27 Aug

Old Souls

  • 4 stars

Sargent Productions A heart-warming comedy play following Rosie and Vera who are brought together through a 'befriend the elderly' scheme. Rosie, a 21-year-old amateur baker living a self-imposed life of solitary dullness, and Vera, a 78-year-old who longs for the vivacious days of her youth. Can cakes and Irish coffee…

Thu 16 Aug

PQA Two

£8 (£5.50) / 0131 220 1232

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 17 Aug

PQA Two

£8 (£5.50) / 0131 220 1232

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 18 Aug

PQA Two

£8 (£5.50) / 0131 220 1232

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 8 more dates until 27 Aug

Our Boys

Q Productions Jonathan Guy reimagines the critically acclaimed Our Boys for a new generation. Age category: 12+

Thu 16 Aug

PQA One

£6 (£4.50) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 17 Aug

PQA One

£6 (£4.50) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 18 Aug

PQA One

£6 (£4.50) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 8 more dates until 27 Aug

Para Handy: A Radio Play on Stage

Classic comedy performed as a 1950s radio broadcast with tales from Neil Munro joined by Master Mariner, Dougie the Mate, MacPhail the Engineer and Sunny Jim.

Thu 16 Aug

PQA Two

£11.50 (£7.50) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 17 Aug

PQA Two

£11.50 (£7.50) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 18 Aug

PQA Two

£11.50 (£7.50) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 19 Aug

PQA Two

£11.50 (£7.50) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Perdidos* in Translation (Lost* in Traducción)

Chris Groves and Xavi Castells Join us on an exotic journey all the way from Barcelona, via Seattle, Paris and Leeds?One very single Spaniard, one very married Englishman, one very real question… what is going on? Laugh along as Chris Groves and Xavi Castells try to make some sense of a world where everything seems to…

Thu 16 Aug

PQA Three

£5 (£4) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 17 Aug

PQA Three

£5 (£4) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Poppets Adventure

Q Productions Make way for the Poppets crew! Join best friends Cory, Daisy, Poppy and Lewis as they go on an exciting adventure. Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue.

Thu 16 Aug

PQA One

Free / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 17 Aug

PQA One

Free / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 18 Aug

PQA One

Free / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 8 more dates until 27 Aug

The Princess Project

Rosabelle Elliott Take a trip through time to discover the origin of classic fairy tales from Aesop’s Fables to the Brothers Grimm to Disney. Featuring song and dance from across the world and throughout the ages. 'Rosabelle Elliott is just delightful' (StageWhispers.com.au).

Sat 18 Aug

PQA Three

£8.50 (£6) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 19 Aug

PQA Three

£8.50 (£6) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sky News the Musical

Pond Productions 8:57am at Sky News. Everyone is getting ready for the 9am broadcast. As the newsreaders compare headlines one thing is clear: they thrive on bad news. But what if – just for one hour – there was nothing bad to report? They’d be left with the human interest stories normally reserved for the end of each…

Fri 17 Aug

PQA Two

£11.50 (£7.50) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 18 Aug

PQA Two

£11.50 (£7.50) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 19 Aug

PQA Two

£11.50 (£7.50) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 4 more dates until 23 Aug

Stella

Less is MORE Productions Greetings from The Giant's Causeway, Spring 1967… it's the annual social club trip for a group of knicker factory workers from industrial Middlesbrough, busy enjoying the sights, sounds and smells of Northern Ireland. This trip is different though, it's more of a journey… Surrounded by the…

Thu 16 Aug

PQA Two

£12 (£10) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Trip

Explosive Arts When a group of teenagers head off on a school trip to a cabin in the woods, things quickly spiral out of control. In a quest to solve the mystery of what happened to their teacher, friends turn on friends, secrets are exposed and nobody knows who to trust. Will they ever uncover the truth? Will they…

Sat 25 Aug

PQA One

£7 (£5) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 26 Aug

PQA One

£7 (£5) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Two Faced Bitchin'

Hunt and Murphy A high octane, 80s inspired, dark comedy sketch show! Imagine if Dynasty and Desperate Housewives met on RuPaul's Drag Race, in the 80s! Set in the power-dressed world of Cassandra Hunt and Cynthia Murphy, CEOs of Two Faced Bitchin’™? a feminist shopping channel selling ‘modern products for modern…

Thu 16 Aug

PQA Two

£6 (£5) / 0131 220 1232

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 17 Aug

PQA Two

£6 (£5) / 0131 220 1232

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 18 Aug

PQA Two

£6 (£5) / 0131 220 1232

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 4 more dates until 22 Aug

Unexpected Inheritance

Tenuous Link What do you wish someone would leave you in a will? This hilarious improvised romp takes you on one character’s journey of unexpected bequeathments – whether beneficial or devastating – and every twist and turn is up to you! Uncle Mac left you his Lamborghini? Hooray! But now Granny said in her will you…

Thu 16 Aug

PQA Two

£8 (£7) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 17 Aug

PQA Two

£8 (£7) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 18 Aug

PQA Two

£8 (£7) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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