ZOO Southside

ZOO Southside
117 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9ER
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Apocalypse How?

Zkeletonz Zkeletonz are 'one of the UK's most innovative and independent bands' (DestinationNative.com). Join them as they debut a brand-new interactive show Apocalypse How? The trio have been featured by BBC Introducing, Channel 4's Sunday Brunch, Radio X, Amazing Radio, Chilean national TV, the Birmingham Mail and…

Thu 22 Aug

Cabaret Bar

Free / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 23 Aug

Cabaret Bar

Free / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 24 Aug

Cabaret Bar

Free / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Apollo: Take 111

Strickland Productions 'One small step for man, one giant leap for… Line!' Its 1960s America and a small-town government employee's life is about to change forever when he is tasked with landing men on the Moon. The only issue is that he doesn't have a clue how to do it. With the help of an elusive director and the…

Fri 2 Aug

Studio

£8 / 0131 662 6892

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

Studio

£8 / 0131 662 6892

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 5 Aug

Studio

£10 (£8) / 0131 662 6892

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 26 Aug

Are we not drawn onward to new erA – Ontroerend Goed

Theatre Royal Plymouth, Vooruit, Richard Jordan Productions, BiB with ZOO Ontroerend Goed, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Vooruit, Richard Jordan Productions, BiB with ZOO. Like its title, this performance is a palindrome. You can see it forwards and backwards. Because some believe humanity is moving forward, while others…

Fri 2 Aug

Main House

£10 / 0131 662 6892

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

Main House

£10 / 0131 662 6892

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 4 Aug

Main House

£10 / 0131 662 6892

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 25 Aug

Black Holes

Seke Chimutengwende and Alexandrina Hemsley An Afrofuturist history of the universe from the Big Bang to dreamshout death. Propelling lived experiences onto a cosmic scale, Chimutengwende and Hemsley shapeshift through poetic text and movement. Step into an alternative speculation on how to orbit bodies which carry…

Mon 19 Aug

Main House

£14 (£12) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 20 Aug

Main House

£14 (£12) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 21 Aug

Main House

£14 (£12) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 4 more dates until 25 Aug

Conversations With Van Gogh

Echoes Theatre Conversations With Van Gogh – Hannah has lost faith in everything and everyone, except maybe Vincent van Gogh; but if all life is creation, then surely she can find the meaning of life in an art gallery. A personal meditation on the human need to understand the unexplainable and the abstract, illogical…

Fri 2 Aug

Studio

£5 / 0131 662 6892

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

Studio

£5 / 0131 662 6892

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 4 Aug

Studio

£10 (£8) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 25 Aug

Happiness for All

Crisis UK Be a passenger on our cliche-free poem/song journey tonight: relationships, nature, places and much more! It's alternative. Allow fab singer Mr Brian to light up your festival, alongside narrator Mr Lee who reminds us never to forget biology and rhythm, plus the magic in life. Age category: 12+

Thu 15 Aug

Cabaret Bar

Free / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 16 Aug

Cabaret Bar

Free / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

How to Use a Washing Machine

SLAM Theatre Growing up is hard. Learning to use a washing machine is harder. This original musical, featuring a live string quartet, follows Cass and James – siblings called back to their childhood home to pack up for one last time. As they box up their old lives, tensions rise and they must confront themselves and…

Fri 2 Aug

Studio

£6 / 0131 662 6892

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

Studio

£6 / 0131 662 6892

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 4 Aug

Studio

£6 / 0131 662 6892

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 26 Aug

I Swallowed a Moon Made of Iron

Music Picnic (Toronto) / Point View Art (Macau) A requiem for our digital age from Toronto/Macau composer Njo Kong Kie (winner, 2018 Toronto Theatre Critics Award, Best New Musical). This concert experience sets the poetry of Chinese poet and factory worker Xu Lizhi to song. Powerful, haunting and gut-wrenching, these…

Tue 6 Aug

Studio

£10 (£9) / 0131 662 6892

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 7 Aug

Studio

£10 (£9) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 8 Aug

Studio

£10 (£9) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 15 more dates until 25 Aug

Inka

Bleeding Edge Theatre in association with The Lincoln Company When two scientists struggle to parent their youngest son, they create Inka. Inka provides human companionship, without human commitment – and she remembers everything… both good and bad. As he becomes an adult, and faces the loss of his family, Isaac seeks…

Sat 17 Aug

Studio

£10 (£9) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 18 Aug

Studio

£10 (£9) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 19 Aug

Studio

£10 (£9) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 7 more dates until 26 Aug

Intolerable Side Effects

A one-woman show about contraception and its ‘Intolerable Side Effects’: a serious issue set in an absurdly funny world… Diane is a millennial rabbit. She’s keen to find love but she’s not keen to have a litter. At the GUM clinic she’s advised to take ‘Celery’ as a form of ‘Vegetation Separation’. But Celery causes…

Fri 2 Aug

Studio

£5 / 0131 662 6892

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

Studio

£5 / 0131 662 6892

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 4 Aug

Studio

£5 / 0131 662 6892

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 26 Aug

it will come later

iCoDaCo A stripped back, thrilling and edgy contemporary dance work. Performed and watched around a revolving set that’s flooded in light like the shifting light of day, six bodies push against each other in a constant flow of transformation. Never-ending effort is put into minute moments as the artists seek a greater…

Sun 11 Aug

Main House

£12 / 0131 662 6892

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 12 Aug

Main House

£12 / 0131 662 6892

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 13 Aug

Main House

£14 (£12) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 10 more dates until 25 Aug

Looping: Scotland Overdub

Scottish Dance Theatre Looping: Scotland Overdub is a late-night dance, party and politics experience where everyone is welcome. Led by our full company of dancers and embracing the collective spirit of ceilidh dancing and Brazilian street festival vibes, Looping is an immersive performance-party with a distinctively…

Mon 19 Aug

Main House

£12 (£10) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 20 Aug

Main House

£12 (£10) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 21 Aug

Main House

£12 (£10) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 24 Aug

Lovely Girls

The Hiccup Project Chess and Cristina are multi award-winning duo, The Hiccup Project, often introduced as 'the lovely hiccup girls'. At first, they didn't react, because women are supposed to be lovely. But then they started to wonder what else they could be… Using their powerful blend of dance, theatre and comedy…

Fri 2 Aug

Main House

£10 / 0131 662 6892

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

Main House

£10 / 0131 662 6892

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 4 Aug

Main House

£10 / 0131 662 6892

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 11 more dates until 17 Aug

Muse 90401

Tatbikat Sahnesi Muse 90401 is a one-woman show written by, and starring, internationally acclaimed actress Fadik Sevin Atasoy. Ingenious, humorous and bold, this non-stop tour de force re-envisions the lives of famous women from art and literature through the perspective of a rebellious Muse. Her mission is to inspire…

Fri 2 Aug

Main House

£14 / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

Main House

£14 / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 4 Aug

Main House

£14 / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 6 more dates until 10 Aug

Nightshifter

Temper Theatre Flo and Kai are family; siblings raised together who find themselves living in very different worlds… Inspired by conversations with junior nurses and paramedics, Nightshifter reflects on our epic capacity to care. Combining Temper Theatre's signature fluid muscular movement, fragmented imagery and…

Sun 18 Aug

Main House

£10 (£8) / 0131 662 6892

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 19 Aug

Main House

£12 (£10) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 20 Aug

Main House

£12 (£10) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Not Today's Yesterday

Seeta Patel and Lina Limosani Not Today's Yesterday. 'Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past' (George Orwell). Not Today's Yesterday is an international collaboration between UK award-winning Bharatanatyam artist Seeta Patel and Australian choreographer Lina Limosani. This…

Mon 19 Aug

Main House

£14 (£12) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 20 Aug

Main House

£14 (£12) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 21 Aug

Main House

£14 (£12) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 24 Aug

Put Your Best Face On

Swings and Roundabouts in association with the Lincoln Company Lola's funny, confident, and always striving for perfection. She has everything a fifteen year old could want – friends, followers, approval… so what's missing? Praised by her virtual friends, and celebrated in her online life, Lola's moving away from the…

Fri 2 Aug

Studio

£10 (£9) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

Studio

£10 (£9) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 4 Aug

Studio

£10 (£9) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 7 more dates until 11 Aug

Raiders of the Grey Gold

Don Gnu – Physical Theatre and Film The dream of old age and the fear of reaching it! In a battle against time, the Danish theatre company Don Gnu throw themselves into a physical and blazing acrobatic quest for the grey gold and to find the beauty in the decay of time. Daredevil antics, musical poetry and humorous…

Sun 4 Aug

Main House

£13 (£12) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 5 Aug

Main House

£13 (£12) / 0131 662 6892

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 6 Aug

Main House

£13 (£12) / 0131 662 6892

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 4 more dates until 10 Aug

Ritualia

Scottish Dance Theatre Scottish Dance Theatre's Ritualia shakes tradition to its core in this bold re-imagining of Nijinska's 1920s ballet, Les Noces. An ensemble of other-beings vogue through a wedding ceremony, donning queer wigs in a visual feast of wearable art and lush lighting set to Stravinsky's original…

Mon 19 Aug

Main House

£14 (£12) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 20 Aug

Main House

£14 (£12) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 21 Aug

Main House

£14 (£12) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 24 Aug

A Rock'n'Roll Suicide!

Theatre of the Wild, Beautiful and Damned Ziggy Stardust takes us on a Tragical Mystery Tour through the life of a nearly-was rock star! Drama, tragedy and hilarity ensue to a live rocking backdrop. Does this poignant inner struggle lead to damnation or salvation? We shed light on some of the more bizarre choices of…

Fri 2 Aug

Studio

£5 / 0131 662 6892

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

Studio

£5 / 0131 662 6892

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 4 Aug

Studio

£5 / 0131 662 6892

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 26 Aug

SHINE

Hippana Theatre in association with From Start to Finnish Your daughter is missing. You are the only one who has not given up the search. You hear voices. They guide you. They also haunt you. Will you surrender to them? Or will you shine? Hippana Theatre invites you to the distant recesses of the mind to meet the…

Fri 2 Aug

Studio

£7 / 0131 662 6892

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

Studio

£7 / 0131 662 6892

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 4 Aug

Studio

£7 / 0131 662 6892

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 26 Aug

Staged

Circumference Join Circumference for their latest theatrical spectacle, Staged. Featuring three performers on an aerial platform as precarious as our perceptions – a single action changes everything, but everything is not always what it seems. Circumference are the recipients of Glastonbury Arts Commission and have…

Tue 13 Aug

Main House

£8 / 0131 662 6892

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 14 Aug

Main House

£8 / 0131 662 6892

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 15 Aug

Main House

£12 (£10) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 10 more dates until 25 Aug

STYX

An award-winning theatre-concert about family, myth and memory loss performed by an international supergroup of musicians. An extraordinary exploration of what it is to lose the memories that make us who we are and the stories that connect them. From ancient mythology to family legacy, what remains each time we turn to…

Fri 2 Aug

Main House

£14 (£12) / 0131 662 6892

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

Main House

£14 (£12) / 0131 662 6892

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 4 Aug

Main House

£14 (£12) / 0131 662 6892

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 13 more dates until 17 Aug

Super Human

Next Zone Super Human explores and pushes the limits of the human body. In a unique and mind-awakening performance the super physical team redefine the human being in new optimised versions. Both supernatural and superhuman behaviour is in the spotlight as the performance gathers inspiration from science-fiction…

Fri 2 Aug

Main House

£14 (£12) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

Main House

£14 (£12) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 4 Aug

Main House

£14 (£12) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 11 more dates until 17 Aug

Too Pretty to Punch

Edalia Day A comedy spoken word show about gender, the media and not fitting any of the boxes, full of explosive movement, original songs and kickass video projection. Edalia Day is a banjo-wielding, poetry-slam-winning, trans warrior, taking on the world one troll at a time. Too Pretty to Punch is a hilarious…

Fri 2 Aug

Studio

£5 (£4.50) / 0131 662 6892

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

Studio

£5 (£4.50) / 0131 662 6892

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 4 Aug

Studio

£5 (£4.50) / 0131 662 6892

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 26 Aug

Un Poyo Rojo

Un Poyo Rojo in association with Aurora Nova Returning after their internationally acclaimed world tour. Six shows only. In an empty locker room, two men play with movement, an analogue radio and tiny shorts. The athletic bodies of Luciano Rosso and Alfonso Barón move fluently from wrestling to dance, acrobatics to…

Wed 21 Aug

Main House

£13 (£11) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 22 Aug

Main House

£13 (£11) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 23 Aug

Main House

£13 (£11) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 26 Aug

Reviews & features

Best circus shows to see at Pleasance, Summerhall and ZOO

16 Jul 2019

Highlights include Cirque Berserk!, Everything I See I Swallow and Staged

High octane acrobatics and moving storytelling collide in the circus programme at this year's Fringe. Guaranteed to keep you at the edge of your seat, explore the heights of physicality, movement and artistry in this most physically demanding of art…

Best dance & physical theatre to see at Pleasance, Summerhall and ZOO

16 Jul 2019

Highlights include Havana After Dark, Ali and Alpo and Ritualia

Move your way over to Edinburgh's Southside because this year at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, some of the very best dance and physical theatre shows take place outside the city centre. Pleasance, Summerhall and ZOO all have a packed programme of…

Best family shows to see at Pleasance, Summerhall and ZOO

16 Jul 2019

Highlights include Moonbird, Bout and Un Poyo Rojo

Although the Fringe can seem like it's a bit of an adult's only playground, there are also plenty of shows aimed at kids hiding beneath the swearwords and risqué cabaret. Edinburgh's Southside venues, Pleasance, Summerhall and ZOO, have an especially…

Best theatre to see at ZOO Southside and Playground

16 Jul 2019

Featuring a woman battling with an answering machine, Dance Dance Revolution and a dystopian Unicorn Fascist State Britain

The diversity of Zoo's theatre programme at this year's Fringe reflects not only its international perspective and stylistic range, but also its exploratory themes of gender, connection and conflict – to name just a few. So make your way down south to…

Best circus shows to see at Pleasance, Summerhall and ZOO

31 Jul 2018

Highlights include Cirque Berserk!, Notorious Strumpet & Dangerous Girl and What the Moon Saw

High octane acrobatics and moving storytelling collide in the circus programme at this year's Fringe. Guaranteed to keep you at the edge of your seat, explore the heights of physicality, movement and artistry in this most physically demanding of art…

Best dance & physical theatre to see at Pleasance, Summerhall and ZOO

31 Jul 2018

Highlights include Infinita, The Troth and Distinction

Move your way over to Edinburgh's Southside because this year at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, some of the very best dance and physical theatre shows take place outside the city centre. Pleasance, Summerhall and ZOO all have a packed programme of…

Best kids shows to see at Pleasance, Summerhall and ZOO

31 Jul 2018

Highlights include MamaBabaMe, Duckie and Stoel

Although the Fringe can seem like it's a bit of an adult's only playground, there are also plenty of shows aimed at kids hiding beneath the swearwords and risqué cabaret. Edinburgh's Southside venues, Pleasance, Summerhall and ZOO, have an especially...

Best theatre to see at ZOO Southside and Charteris

31 Jul 2018

Featuring a Glaswegian girl's search for her father, anxious encounters on the Internet and meditations on heroism in the modern age

The diversity of Zoo's theatre programme at this year's Fringe reflects not only its international perspective and stylistic range, but also its exploratory themes of gender, connection, sport and conflict – to name just a few. So hie your way down…

Best of the Southside: Pleasance, Summerhall and ZOO in August

4 Jul 2018

Highlights include Freeman, Riot Days and Century Song

The Pleasance, Summerhall and ZOO join forces once again to highlight the best theatre, dance, music and more taking place across all three venues. From jaw-dropping circus to performances for the little ones, you can expect to find something to suit…

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