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 32 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…

Mon 13 Aug

PQA One

£5 (£3) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 14 Aug

PQA One

£5 (£3) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 15 Aug

PQA One

£5 (£3) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 17 Aug

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…

Mon 13 Aug

PQA One

£5 (£3) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 14 Aug

PQA One

£5 (£3) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 15 Aug

PQA One

£5 (£3) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 17 Aug

After Today

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…

Fri 3 Aug

PQA Two

£10 (£7.50) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 4 Aug

PQA Two

£10 (£7.50) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 5 Aug

PQA Two

£10 (£7.50) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 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…

Fri 3 Aug

PQA Three

£5 / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 4 Aug

PQA Three

£5 / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 5 Aug

PQA Three

£5 / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 27 Aug

Artemis, the Merry Misadventures

Floral Rhino Productions Artemis, a penguin, decides he must become king of the lions by killing the current lion king in Africa. He leaves old friends, meets new ones, abuses species and kills, all while battling his evil side… Sensitive Topics Discussed Age category: 16+

Fri 3 Aug

PQA Two

£11.50 (£7.50) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 4 Aug

PQA Two

£11.50 (£7.50) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 6 Aug

PQA Two

£11.50 (£7.50) / 0131 220 1232

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 8 Aug

Bagged

LOL Productions Bagged is a Yorkshire comedy play, based on the life of a retail manager named John, and the trials and tribulations that go off on a daily basis in his store. A humorous play everyone can relate to. Contains strong language Age category: 16+

Wed 8 Aug

PQA Two

£11.50 (£7.50) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 9 Aug

PQA Two

£11.50 (£7.50) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 10 Aug

PQA Two

£11.50 (£7.50) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 12 Aug

Blackout

PQA Edinburgh Inspired by the true story of a young offender from Glasgow who had committed a violent crime, Blackout is a hard-hitting play about getting bullied, fighting back, trying to make a name for yourself, turning vicious, doing something stupid, losing everything, then finding your way again. Occasional…

Fri 3 Aug

PQA One

£5 (£3.50) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 4 Aug

PQA One

£5 (£3.50) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 5 Aug

PQA One

£5 (£3.50) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 7 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

Q Productions 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. Age category: 12+

Fri 3 Aug

PQA One

£9 (£6.50) / 0131 220 1232

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 4 Aug

PQA One

£9 (£6.50) / 0131 220 1232

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 5 Aug

PQA One

£11.50 (£7.50) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 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

Fri 3 Aug

PQA Three

£7 (£6) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 4 Aug

PQA Three

£7 (£6) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 5 Aug

PQA Three

£7 (£6) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 27 Aug

Early Birds

Q Productions From the writers of Birds of a Feather, Maurice Gran and Laurence Marks, Early Birds tells the incredible yet true story of the birth of one of the nation’s favourite situation comedies. It starts with a chance encounter in a West End hotel, and ends with a show considered so saucy it was nearly cancelled…

Fri 3 Aug

PQA One

£9 (£6.50) / 0131 220 1232

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 4 Aug

PQA One

£9 (£6.50) / 0131 220 1232

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 5 Aug

PQA One

£11.50 (£9.50) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 27 Aug

Extremism

Worlds End Productions, London The police just took Jamal away. Because Miss Tomlinson called them. Because she had to. Because of Prevent. But now Miss Tomlinson and the police are gone and all that’s left is a shell-shocked class. Who knew Jamal? What did he do? And what is gonna happen next? A play about fear…

Wed 8 Aug

PQA One

£5 (£3) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 9 Aug

PQA One

£5 (£3) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 10 Aug

PQA One

£5 (£3) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 12 Aug

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+

Fri 3 Aug

PQA Three

£6 (£4) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 4 Aug

PQA Three

£6 (£4) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 5 Aug

PQA Three

£6 (£4) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 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…

Fri 3 Aug

PQA Two

£11.50 (£7.50) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 4 Aug

PQA Two

£11.50 (£7.50) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 5 Aug

PQA Two

£11.50 (£7.50) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 27 Aug

King Lear (Alone)

inamoment One-man show telling King Lear's story in his own words, using text from the original and new words. Shakespeare’s play, adapted by Edinburgh Fringe award-winning playwright Frank Bramwell. Was Shakespeare right to kill off King Lear? Lear is on the heath, left alone to once more think about that fateful day…

Sun 12 Aug

PQA Two

£10 (£8) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 13 Aug

PQA Two

£10 (£8) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 14 Aug

PQA Two

£10 (£8) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 15 Aug

PQA Two

£10 (£8) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Last Five Years

Chris Honey 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…

Wed 8 Aug

PQA One

£11.50 (£7.50) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 9 Aug

PQA One

£11.50 (£7.50) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 10 Aug

PQA One

£11.50 (£7.50) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 9 more dates until 19 Aug

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…

Fri 10 Aug

PQA Three

£6 (£4) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 11 Aug

PQA Three

£6 (£4) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 12 Aug

PQA Three

£6 (£4) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 11 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…

Fri 3 Aug

PQA One

£10 (£7) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 4 Aug

PQA One

£10 (£7) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 5 Aug

PQA One

£10 (£7) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 27 Aug

The Magic Hour

PQA Wolverhampton, Telford and Bridgnorth It's 4am and, for a group of teens, it's time to wrestle with the changes in their lives. The DJ of the internet's loneliest radio show gets an unexpected 'like', a serial letter writer gathers the courage to actually send one, best friends confront the reality of growing apart…

Wed 8 Aug

PQA One

£5 (£3) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 9 Aug

PQA One

£5 (£3) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 10 Aug

PQA One

£5 (£3) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 12 Aug

Old Souls

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…

Fri 3 Aug

PQA Two

£8 (£5.50) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 4 Aug

PQA Two

£8 (£5.50) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 5 Aug

PQA Two

£8 (£5.50) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 27 Aug

Our Boys

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

Fri 3 Aug

PQA One

£9 (£6.50) / 0131 220 1232

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 4 Aug

PQA One

£9 (£6.50) / 0131 220 1232

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 5 Aug

PQA One

£11.50 (£7.50) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 31 Aug

Para Handy: A Radio Play on Stage

No Nonsense Productions No Nonsense Productions – It’s a Wonderful Life: ‘A delight’ ★★★★ (EdinburghGuide.com). ‘A terrific indulgence’ (LoveBooksGroup.blog) – presents Para Handy: A Radio Play on Stage. Join the Master Mariner, Dougie the Mate, MacPhail the Engineer and Sunny Jim along with a host of other characters…

Mon 13 Aug

PQA Two

£11.50 (£7.50) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 14 Aug

PQA Two

£11.50 (£7.50) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 15 Aug

PQA Two

£11.50 (£7.50) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 4 more dates until 19 Aug

Persephone

PQA Edinburgh Life for the Gods on Mount Olympus isn't just about lounging around and eating grapes. When Persephone, daughter of Zeus and Demeter, is abducted by Pluto, the God of the underworld, life changes for everyone. Join us on this journey through Greek mythology as Demeter desperately tries to rescue her…

Fri 3 Aug

PQA One

£5 (£3.50) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 4 Aug

PQA One

£5 (£3.50) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 5 Aug

PQA One

£5 (£3.50) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 6 Aug

PQA One

£5 (£3.50) / 0131 220 1232

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Peter Pan

PQA Glasgow JM Barrie's classic fairytale retold through the eyes of Glaswegian teenagers. Workshopped with young people to shine a new light on the old themes of fantasy, romance, youth and imagination. Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue.

Fri 3 Aug

PQA One

£5 (£3) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 4 Aug

PQA One

£5 (£3) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 5 Aug

PQA One

£5 (£3) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 7 Aug

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.

Fri 3 Aug

PQA One

£2 / 0131 220 1232

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 4 Aug

PQA One

£2 / 0131 220 1232

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 5 Aug

PQA One

£5 (£4) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 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.

The School Film

PQA Edinburgh 'What are great expectations? It means he's going to be rich. And a gentleman.' The whole school assemble in the hall to watch The School Film which turns out to be an old British classic from the 1940s, in black and white no less. As the young viewers absorb the adventures of the characters in the old…

Fri 3 Aug

PQA One

£5 (£3.50) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 4 Aug

PQA One

£5 (£3.50) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 5 Aug

PQA One

£5 (£3.50) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 7 Aug

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…

Fri 3 Aug

PQA Two

£12 (£10) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 4 Aug

PQA Two

£12 (£10) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 5 Aug

PQA Two

£12 (£10) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 11 more dates until 16 Aug

Thin Air

Temenos Theatre Contemporary shamanic theatre inspired by the enchantment of timeless magician poets, mystics and dervish trance, unravels the threads of our time-spun space of dreams. 'The baseless fabric of this vision' is Prospero's Thin Air. Whirled in stillness, a vision flung out to the edge of mind, of time, are…

Fri 3 Aug

PQA Two

£8.50 (£6.50) / 0131 220 1232

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 4 Aug

PQA Two

£8.50 (£6.50) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 5 Aug

PQA Two

£8.50 (£6.50) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 4 more dates until 9 Aug

Two Faced Bitchin'

Hunt and Murphy Live from the home counties, 90s kids Hunt and Murphy bicker their way through a collection of bitchin’ sketches. Two friends who have known each other for too long. Expect silliness, seduction and synthesised beats. Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue Age…

Fri 3 Aug

PQA Two

£6 (£5) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 4 Aug

PQA Two

£6 (£5) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 5 Aug

PQA Two

£6 (£5) / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 17 more dates until 22 Aug

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