Summerhall

Summerhall
1 Summerhall, Edinburgh, EH9 1PL
  • Box office 0131 560 1581
  • General enquiries 0131 560 1580
  • Opening times Cafe/Bar open Mon–Thu noon–11pm, Fri–Sat noon–1am; exhibitions open daily 11am–6pm.
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  • Website www.summerhall.co.uk
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Summerhall

Located in the heart of Edinburgh's Southside, Summerhall is a multi-arts venue with a varying programme of events that take place all year round, from exhibitions and workshops to gigs and club nights. With a range of spaces including the TechCube, a world-class space for technology startups and an on-site restaurant, bar and cafe, Summerhall has become a hub for creation, education and entertainment, doing much to support Edinburgh's cultural community.

  • Provides: Free wi-fi

Events at this venue

There are 115 events at this location

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100% Soul with the Voices of Virtue Gospel Choir Live

The Voices of Virtue Gospel Choir 100% Soul: The Voices of Virtue Gospel Choir live. Experience Motown and soul classics all performed live by the outstanding, full 16-piece Voices of Virtue Gospel Choir band and horn section. Don't miss this full-on gospel choir and experience them taking the roof off Summerhall for…

Sat 17 Aug

The Dissection Room

£20 (£17.50) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

21

Mats Staub, Swiss Selection Edinburgh When did you turn 21? In this ambitious video installation, Mats Staub explores how world history is mirrored in personal memories. From Germany to South Africa, Australia to Scotland, he interviews more than 200 people from all age groups and backgrounds about their memories of…

Fri 2 Aug

Lower Cafe Gallery

£5 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

Lower Cafe Gallery

£5 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 4 Aug

Lower Cafe Gallery

£8 / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 25 Aug

8:8

Mercimax, Swiss Selection Edinburgh Eight ordinary people stand before eight spectators. But how ordinary are they really? Can you trust how people look and what they say? What makes someone a suspect? With a diverse cast of eight accomplices drawn from the Edinburgh community, this intimate play of truth and deception…

Wed 31 Jul

Former Womens Locker Room

£8 / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

Former Womens Locker Room

£8 / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

Former Womens Locker Room

£8 / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 25 Aug

The Afflicted

Groupwork Inspired by real events, this new dance-theatre piece tells the story of a mysterious illness that infects a group of young women in small-town America. As the girls and their families search for a diagnosis to their strange affliction, they come face to face with their personal and collective demons. Drawing…

Wed 31 Jul

Demonstration Room

£5 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

Demonstration Room

£8 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

Demonstration Room

£14 (£10) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug

Alaska

Cheryl Martin Alaska is a funny, magical trip to the moon, with singing and dancing thrown in: one woman's extraordinary story of how she survived growing up with severe depression. A raw and powerful performance, with humour, heart and soul, with stunning vocals and beautiful imagery in the storytelling. With one in…

Wed 31 Jul

Former Womens Locker Room

£5 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 1 Aug

Former Womens Locker Room

£5 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

Former Womens Locker Room

£10 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug

Ali and Alpo

Alpo Aaltokoski Company in association with From Start to Finnish A beautiful wordless dialogue between Iraqi traditional music and Finnish contemporary dance. The original aim of the work by oud lute virtuoso Ali Alawad and choreographer Alpo Aaltokoski was to contemplate the similarities and differences between two…

Tue 6 Aug

Old Lab

£8 / 0131 560 1581

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 7 Aug

Old Lab

£8 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 8 Aug

Old Lab

£10 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 15 more dates until 25 Aug

All of Me

China Plate, Cambridge Junction and The Yard Theatre China Plate, Cambridge Junction and The Yard Theatre present All of Me by Caroline Horton. 'Hello, I thought I'd introduce myself properly. As is polite.' An intimate and absurd exploration of wanting to live, wanting to die and what can happen if we sit together…

Wed 31 Jul

Main Hall

£5 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 1 Aug

Main Hall

£8 (£5) / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

Main Hall

£15 (£10) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug

Appropriate by Sarah-Jane Scott

Sarah-Jane Scott – Supported by Culture Ireland Sorcha loves weddings. Just like all the other girls in the parish, she's been dying for her big day since forever and ever. The thing is… she has just run away from her own reception. Perched on the edge of her perfectly planned life, Sorcha is pure ragin' at the dawning…

Wed 31 Jul

Anatomy Lecture Theatre

£5 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

Anatomy Lecture Theatre

£8 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

Anatomy Lecture Theatre

£10 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 25 Aug

Baby Reindeer by Richard Gadd

Francesca Moody Productions 'I looked at her, wanting her to laugh. Wanting her to share in the joke. But she didn’t. She just stared. I knew then, in that moment – that she had taken it literally…' Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Richard Gadd has a chilling story to tell about obsession, delusion and the terrifying…

Wed 31 Jul

Roundabout

£9 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

Roundabout

£9 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

Roundabout

£14 (£12) / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 25 Aug

Back of the Head with a Brick

Sean Mahoney I was young when I chose to love my city. I was in on every joke it pulled on me. I still love home but it's not the source of strength it used to be. The jokes aren't landing anymore. I'm happy, but I never thought I'd find happiness outside this city. Sean Mahoney returns to the Fringe after last year's…

Tue 20 Aug

Anatomy Lecture Theatre

£8 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 21 Aug

Anatomy Lecture Theatre

£10 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 22 Aug

Anatomy Lecture Theatre

£10 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 25 Aug

Barney's Brewery Tour and Walkabout

ScotBeer Tours Step behind the old horse stable doors and discover Summerhall's very own brewery: Barney's Beer. Visit the brewery, explore the local area and taste Barney's Beer. Brewery tour, historic walking tour and beer tasting. Beer included. Delivered by the award-winning ScotBeer Tours. Discover the history of…

Fri 2 Aug

Barney's Brewery

£25 / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

Barney's Brewery

£19 / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Barney's Brewery

£25 / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 4 Aug

Barney's Brewery

£19 / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Barney's Brewery

£25 / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 9 more dates until 25 Aug

Before the End

Catherine Graindorge April 2015, Michel Graindorge passed away. The famous Belgian lawyer was also Catherine's father. A man dies, a daughter loses her father. Catherine Graindorge, writer and violinist, tells us of the universal bond between father and daughter. With words, images and music, she returns to the last…

Wed 31 Jul

Cairns Lecture Theatre

£5 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 1 Aug

Cairns Lecture Theatre

£8 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

Cairns Lecture Theatre

£10 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug

Before the Revolution

Temple independent Theatre Company (Egypt) By mixing fiction and non-fiction, this performance transports the audience to the moment before the inevitable eruption, allowing them to understand and feel the causes that led to the revolution, within a specifically designed visual and soundscape. Language: Arabic with…

Tue 13 Aug

Main Hall

£8 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 14 Aug

Main Hall

£10 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 15 Aug

Main Hall

£10 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 9 more dates until 25 Aug

Buzz

Kopergietery, KGbe, Arsenaal/Lazarus, Richard Jordan Productions, TRP, BiB, Summerhall In the Faroe Islands' desolate landscape, a young person is found washed ashore. Adapted by Charlotte Vandermeersch and created with Lazarus and Fringe First Award-winners Kopergietery, Norwegian writer Johan Harstad's compelling and…

Wed 31 Jul

Main Hall

£5 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 1 Aug

Main Hall

£8 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

Main Hall

£12 (£10) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 25 Aug

The Canary and the Crow

Middle Child The award-winning Middle Child present The Canary and the Crow – brand new gig theatre about the journey of a working-class black kid who is accepted to a prestigious grammar school. This lyrical, semi-autobiographical piece from writer and performer Daniel Ward uses grime, hip hop and theatre to tell the…

Wed 31 Jul

Roundabout

£9 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

Roundabout

£9 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

Roundabout

£14 (£12) / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 25 Aug

Cardboard Citizens: Bystanders

Cardboard Citizens Written and directed by Adrian Jackson. ‘I was murdered once’. Shocking stories (and wild speculations) about the lives and deaths of homeless people. A Windrush generation boxer, a Polish migrant marked with a tattoo and a man with a bottle of gin and a television in his shopping trolley. Playfully…

Wed 31 Jul

TechCube 0

£8 (£5) / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 1 Aug

TechCube 0

£8 (£5) / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

TechCube 0

£12 (£10) / 0131 560 1581

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug

The Claim

By Tim Cowbury, Directed by Mark Maughan, Producer: James Quaife The Claim by Tim Cowbury, directed by Mark Maughan. A comically absurd and quietly shattering journey to the heart of our tolerant and fair society. Serge stands before us. He has a performance to give. But why is he here? What is he claiming has happened…

Wed 31 Jul

Roundabout

£9 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 1 Aug

Roundabout

£9 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

Roundabout

£9 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 25 Aug

Claire Dowie's When I Fall If I Fall

Claire Dowie and Colin Watkeys Leaping barriers of age, sexuality and gender, Gloria prepares to dance the can-can one last time. When I Fall If I Fall tells Gloria's story about growing up feeling different and not fitting in… With this new work, Dowie continues her ground-breaking subversion of gender expectations…

Wed 31 Jul

Red Lecture Theatre

£5 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

Red Lecture Theatre

£8 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

Red Lecture Theatre

£10 (£7) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug

Coma

DARKFIELD Imagine the moment of waking up is actually the moment when your dream begins. In light of this new and strange reality, how can we save you from the unspeakable horrors which lurk in the dark recesses of your mind? The only cure we offer is a placebo and a promise. Please remember when you leave to take your…

Wed 31 Jul

The Terrace

£7.50 (£5.50) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 1 Aug

The Terrace

£7.50 (£5.50) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

…and 23 more dates until 25 Aug

Community Circle

Trevor Lock A social experiment? A support group for people looking to find their own comedy? 12-step meeting? Literal mind-reading show? A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity? (Unless you go back the next day?) A prayer group? A waste of everyone's time and money? Those who wish to participate are free to do so, as are…

Wed 31 Jul

Anatomy Lecture Theatre

£5 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 1 Aug

Anatomy Lecture Theatre

£8 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

Anatomy Lecture Theatre

£10 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug

Contra

Written and Performed by Laura Murphy, Directed by Ursula Martinez Drawing from circus, stand-up and live art, Contra is a solo-cabaret of contradictions. Fierce, witty and uncompromising, this highly physical show interrogates personal, social and historical occupations of the female body and explores, literally…

Wed 31 Jul

Demonstration Room

£5 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

Demonstration Room

£8 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

Demonstration Room

£12 (£10) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 8 more dates until 11 Aug

Cotton Fingers

National Theatre Wales Aoife's hungry and bored. Cillian makes a mean cheese toastie. As boredom and hunger are satisfied by half an hour in Cillian's bed, Aoife's life changes forever. As social and political upheaval grips her country, what hope does Aoife have to regain control? A timely, politically-charged show…

Wed 31 Jul

Main Hall

£5 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 1 Aug

Main Hall

£8 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

Main Hall

£14 (£12) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 25 Aug

Cyst-er Act

Catherine Hoffmann Cyst-er Act by Catherine Hoffmann. A messy live art musical probing into the bloody realms of the womb. What's it like to have your fallopian tube hacked off or to birth a 10lb cyst baby? This new work is about the personal experience of having an ovary removed and the discoveries of others' womb…

Tue 13 Aug

Demonstration Room

£8 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 14 Aug

Demonstration Room

£10 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 15 Aug

Demonstration Room

£10 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 9 more dates until 25 Aug

Daddy Drag

Leyla Josephine This is a show about dads. Good dads, daft dads, dads who wear slogan t-shirts, dads that put on barbecues, dads that tell dad jokes, dads that are bad at dancing. This is a show about dads who are absent and dads who are not very good dads at all. Daddy Drag asks us to consider how the relationships…

Wed 31 Jul

Cairns Lecture Theatre

£5 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

Cairns Lecture Theatre

£8 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

Cairns Lecture Theatre

£10 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 25 Aug

Daughterhood

Paines Plough and Theatr Clwyd One sister stayed at home to care for Dad. The other set out to "make a difference". Reunited under their childhood roof, they unearth more than the 10 years between them. It’s a huge gap. Almost insurmountable. And each is determined to let the other know exactly who has done things…

Wed 31 Jul

Roundabout

£9 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 1 Aug

Roundabout

£9 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

Roundabout

£9 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 16 more dates until 25 Aug

The Desk

Reetta Honkakoski Company in association with From Start to Finnish One teacher. Five students. Five desks. A powerfully compelling show about dogma. Director Reetta Honkakoski mines her personal lived experience of a cult in this meticulous ensemble piece about the seductive power of discipline, hierarchy, mind…

Wed 31 Jul

Old Lab

£5 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 1 Aug

Old Lab

£8 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

Old Lab

£10 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug

Dexter and Winter's Detective Agency

Paines Plough and Theatr Clwyd When Dexter’s mum is sent to jail for getting mixed up in a jewellery robbery, it’s up to Dexter and his best friend Winter to get her out. On their journey to uncover the truth and free mum, their detective work leads them to some surprising discoveries. Dexter and Winter's Detective…

Sat 3 Aug

Roundabout

£10 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 4 Aug

Roundabout

£10 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 10 Aug

Roundabout

£10 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 5 more dates until 25 Aug

Die! Die! Die! Old People Die!

Ridiculusmus Die! Die! Die! Old People Die! Ridiculusmus. Comedy duo Ridiculusmus reclaims humankind's last taboo from imminent eradication in a fragile farce about ageing, dying and grieving. Amid fumbling, coffee, call centres and cat food, their rants, dribbles, pills and cough bombs litter an ambling blend of…

Tue 13 Aug

TechCube 0

£8 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 14 Aug

TechCube 0

£8 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 15 Aug

TechCube 0

£10 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 9 more dates until 25 Aug

Drone

Harry Josephine Giles, Rob Jones, Neil Simpson and Jamie Wardrop A live jam of music, video and poetry, this multimedia theatre show tells the true story of a military drone's life and fears. The Drone is a weapons system, an office worker, a background hum. The bleak humour and tender fury of Drone sees the unmanned…

Wed 31 Jul

Red Lecture Theatre

£5 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

Red Lecture Theatre

£8 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

Red Lecture Theatre

£14 (£12) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 13 more dates until 17 Aug

Ejaculation – Discussions About Female Sexuality

From Start to Finnish Is female ejaculation the last taboo? A documentary performance about sexuality and desires based on interviews with women from various backgrounds and countries. Through a personal journey, the performance creates safe space for self-discovery and explores the collective experience of female…

Wed 31 Jul

Red Lecture Theatre

£5 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

Red Lecture Theatre

£8 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

Red Lecture Theatre

£10 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 24 Aug

The End

Bertrand Lesca and Nasi Voutsas In this new piece, Bert and Nasi dance the end of their relationship, imagining what a future without each other might look like. Above the stage and projected onto a screen, two parallel narratives run alongside each other: the end of the Earth and the end of their collaboration. In the…

Thu 15 Aug

Bruford at Summerhall

£9 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 16 Aug

Bruford at Summerhall

£9 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 17 Aug

Bruford at Summerhall

£11 (£10) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 7 more dates until 25 Aug

The Eradication of Schizophrenia in Western Lapland

  • 3 stars

Ridiculusmus Theatre presents an experimental family drama about recovery from schizophrenia, simultaneously staging two interconnected stories.

Sun 25 Aug

Red Lecture Theatre

£10 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

TechCube 0

£10 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Everything I Do

"Anyone fresh from a bad breakup will recognise the sensations, oscillating between anguish and repudiation" ★★★★ The Irish Times Everything I Do is a music-driven theatre piece made up of an album’s worth of songs about the universality of love, pain, and hope. It tells a story of love, loss, loneliness and the…

Wed 31 Jul

Demonstration Room

£5 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

Demonstration Room

£8 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

Demonstration Room

£10 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 25 Aug

Everything I See I Swallow

Female empowerment, shifting attitudes to sex and feminism and shibari – the erotic art of Japanese rope bondage “I’m not just an object. I’ve made a choice. To be here, to be tied, and…not to deny my sexuality.” Where does freedom of expression end and exploitation begin? And what is the difference? Everything I See I…

Wed 31 Jul

Demonstration Room

£5 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

Demonstration Room

£8 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

Demonstration Room

£13 (£11) / 0131 560 1581

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 25 Aug

Extremely Pedestrian Chorales

Karl Jay-Lewin and Matteo Fargion The commonplace experience and movement language of the pedestrian as an act of beauty, meaning and gentle comedy. Based on the sublime harmonies of JS Bach’s famous Chorales, it pitches them into our present day lives with just a dash of punk-ish irreverence. A beguiling mix of high…

Tue 20 Aug

Bruford at Summerhall

£12 (£10) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 21 Aug

Bruford at Summerhall

£12 (£10) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 22 Aug

Bruford at Summerhall

£12 (£10) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 24 Aug

Faking It

BBC During a Radio 3 live broadcast, a private detective stuns the audience by accusing a best-selling author of murder. The author denies the accusation and sets out to prove her innocence to the audience. Comic drama by Owen Whitelaw exploring the impact of fake news – both in the past and in the present. Owen is an…

Fri 23 Aug

Radio Studio

£6 / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Feast

Clout Theatre / Performance Infinity A show about food. From primitive struggle, through the baroque excess to technological perversion, how has our relationship with nourishment changed throughout history? This one-woman show employs physical theatre, clowning and multimedia to delve into consumerism's excesses and…

Tue 6 Aug

Bruford at Summerhall

£10 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 7 Aug

Bruford at Summerhall

£12 (£10) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 8 Aug

Bruford at Summerhall

£12 (£10) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 9 more dates until 18 Aug

First Piano on the Moon: Will Pickvance

Will Pickvance Adapting Mozart, Chopin and Scott Joplin for outer space requires a specially equipped pianist. Will has been doing some groundwork. As schoolmates study for exams, he's busy making preparations for his lunar recital. How will less gravity affect hand position? Do melodies get homesick? Stories come…

Wed 31 Jul

Anatomy Lecture Theatre

£8 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 1 Aug

Anatomy Lecture Theatre

£8 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

Anatomy Lecture Theatre

£12 (£10) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 15 more dates until 18 Aug

First Time

Nathaniel Hall presented by Dibby Theatre with Waterside Arts Remember your first time? Nathaniel can't forget his. Now the party's over, the balloons have burst and he's living his best queer life: brunching on pills and googling kangaroo vaginas on a weekday morning – or is he? HIV+ theatre-maker Nathaniel Hall…

Wed 31 Jul

Cairns Lecture Theatre

£5 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

Cairns Lecture Theatre

£14.50 (£12.50) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

Cairns Lecture Theatre

£14.50 (£12.50) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 25 Aug

Footnotes

As a verbose and loquacious lecturer attempts to deliver his script, he is repeatedly de-railed by his own footnotes. This solo show by dance artist and theatre-maker Lewys Holt highlights the comic possibilities of the situation. Footnotes at the bottom of a page give extra information about something written on that…

Fri 2 Aug

Anatomy Lecture Theatre

£12 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 4 Aug

Anatomy Lecture Theatre

£12 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 6 Aug

Anatomy Lecture Theatre

£12 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 8 more dates until 24 Aug

For All I Care

National Theatre Wales Clara and Nyri. Two very different women. Two complicated lives. Both having a very bad day. Mental health nurse Nyri's woken up hungover with a younger man. Meanwhile, Clara has developed a compulsive wink and can't remember if she's taken her meds. Nyri needs to get to Ebbw Vale Hospital via…

Wed 31 Jul

Main Hall

£5 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 1 Aug

Main Hall

£8 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

Main Hall

£14 (£12) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 25 Aug

FrontX

Cie No Way Back / Milan Emmanuel FrontX shows a range of international street artists who combine exceptional energy and resilience. Their fascinating personal life stories are the main theme of the show. As spokespersons of our contemporary society, these performers embody the true sense of integration, since the…

Wed 31 Jul

Demonstration Room

£5 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 1 Aug

Demonstration Room

£8 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

Demonstration Room

£9 (£7) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 24 Aug

Garlands

BBC It's the happiest day of Khush's life. Arriving at the Gurdwara, the kirtan music soothes her nerves until a blood-curdling chant rises. A group of men have forcibly blocked the entrance to the prayer hall inside to stop her wedding. Their objection? The religious marriage of a Sikh to a non-Sikh. Khush confronts…

Mon 19 Aug

Radio Studio

£6 / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Give Me Your Love

Ridiculusmus Theatre legends Jon Haynes and David Woods of Ridiculusmus are back with Give Me Your Love, a funny and profound fable informed by groundbreaking research. Ex-soldier Zach has withdrawn into a cardboard box in a kitchen in West Wales. His friend Leuan arrives offering recovery – in the form of a capsule…

Sun 25 Aug

TechCube 0

£10 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Grape That Rolled Under the Fridge

Naked Productions Imagine a future world where advances in technology allow the government to monitor everyone's activities by directly communicating with a person's shadow, which stores their owner's entire histories. When Seth's shadow is stolen, with all of its secrets, she has to get it back and fast… An…

Tue 13 Aug

Radio Studio

£6 / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Green & Blue

Kabosh Green & Blue explores the painful and humorous realities faced by the individuals who patrolled the Irish border during the height of conflict. Written by Laurence McKeown, directed by Paula McFetridge and performed by James Doran and Vincent Higgins, the play is based on an oral archive of police officers.

Fri 2 Aug

Bruford at Summerhall

£8 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

Bruford at Summerhall

£8 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 4 Aug

Bruford at Summerhall

£8 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 25 Aug

Hearty

Emma Frankland 'We must bury our knowledge until the apocalypse passes'. Bearing wings made of sharp knives and shooting fireballs into the air, Hearty tackles the current fascination with trans lives and interrogates the controversial bio-technology of HRT. It's messy, it's on fire and it's politically charged. A…

Tue 13 Aug

Demonstration Room

£8 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 14 Aug

Demonstration Room

£8 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 15 Aug

Demonstration Room

£10 / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 8 more dates until 24 Aug

Hold On Let Go

Unfolding Theatre stages this play about memory and what happens when we forget something important that could change the world.

Wed 31 Jul

TechCube 0

£5 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

TechCube 0

£8 / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

TechCube 0

£10 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 25 Aug

How to Be Brave

Dirty Protest When Katie was little, she was brave: climbing trees and riding bikes too fast. Now Katie’s a mum, she must be brave in a new way. Determined her daughter will keep the fierce magic she arrived into the world with, Katie sets off on a mission around Newport with a stolen BMX, a policewoman with bad hair…

Wed 31 Jul

Roundabout

£9 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

Roundabout

£9 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

Roundabout

£14 (£12) / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 25 Aug

Islander: A New Musical

Helen Milne Productions Eilidh stares out to sea and dreams of a new life beyond her lonely island. Myth and reality collide when the tide washes a mysterious stranger onto her beach, changing her life forever. Epic storytelling, intimately staged with a contemporary Scottish folk-inspired score. The cast live-record…

Wed 31 Jul

Roundabout

£9 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 1 Aug

Roundabout

£9 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

Roundabout

£9 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 25 Aug

James Rowland's A Hundred Different Words for Love

Tangram Theatre Company and James Rowland Five years ago, at his best friends Sarah and Emma's engagement party, James met the love the love his life. Two years later, they broke up. It was definitely absolutely not because James found it impossible to say three simple words. After an acclaimed sell-out run in 2018…

Sat 3 Aug

Cairns Lecture Theatre

£12.50 (£10) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 7 Aug

Cairns Lecture Theatre

£12.50 (£10) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 10 Aug

Cairns Lecture Theatre

£12.50 (£10) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 4 more dates until 24 Aug

James Rowland's Revelations

Tangram Theatre Company and James Rowland A couple of years ago James' best friends, Sarah and Emma, asked him for his sperm. This is the tale of what happened next and what happened after that, and what happened after that. A storytelling show about friendship, faith, life, death, foxes, snow buddies, and trying to do…

Thu 8 Aug

Cairns Lecture Theatre

£12.50 (£10) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 15 Aug

Cairns Lecture Theatre

£12.50 (£10) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 22 Aug

Cairns Lecture Theatre

£12.50 (£10) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

James Rowland's Songs of Friendship

Tangram Theatre Company and James Rowland For the first time James performs his multi award-winning trilogy of storytelling shows, Team Viking, A Hundred Different Words for Love and Revelations back-to-back in one evening. As James weaves his stories in and out and through each other, come and experience his joyous…

Wed 31 Jul

Cairns Lecture Theatre

£15 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 4 Aug

Cairns Lecture Theatre

£25 (£20) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 11 Aug

Cairns Lecture Theatre

£25 (£20) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

James Rowland's Team Viking

Tangram Theatre Company and James Rowland Eight years ago, James' best friend Tom was diagnosed with heart cancer and told he had three months to live. Inspired by the 1958 Kirk Douglas movie Vikings, Tom's last wish was to be given a full viking burial. This is the remarkable, hilarious, heart-lifting tale of how…

Fri 2 Aug

Cairns Lecture Theatre

£12.50 (£10) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 6 Aug

Cairns Lecture Theatre

£12.50 (£10) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 9 Aug

Cairns Lecture Theatre

£12.50 (£10) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 4 more dates until 23 Aug

Jonny Donahoe: Forgiveness (Work-in-Progress)

Jonny Donahoe Forgiveness is a work-in-progress about the cycles of abuse that form and affect who we are; if and how we can escape them and move on. Jonny Donahoe is the co-creator and performer of Every Brilliant Thing, which he performed more than four hundred times over four continents, including five months…

Wed 31 Jul

Anatomy Lecture Theatre

£5 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 1 Aug

Anatomy Lecture Theatre

£8 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

Anatomy Lecture Theatre

£10 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 25 Aug

Kathryn Joseph – From When I Wake

Nothing Ever Happens Here and Cryptic An intimate and provocative live performance that 'evolves into a hypnotic whirlwind of warring emotions' (Herald), Cryptic's critically acclaimed, poignant staging of award-winning singer Kathryn Joseph's second album returns by popular demand. Renowned for her spellbinding vocal…

Tue 13 Aug

The Dissection Room

£16.50 / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 14 Aug

The Dissection Room

£16.50 / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 15 Aug

The Dissection Room

£16.50 / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

A Khoisan Woman

BBC Her skin is black. Her hair is kinky. Her hips are wide. Her tongue clicks the songs of the Khoi language. Saartjie Baartman is the proud embodiment of the Khoisan women of South Africa. But in London 1810, she is the Hottentot Venus, a freak of race and sexuality. We see her displayed as a medical curiosity by…

Thu 8 Aug

Radio Studio

£6 / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Ladies Room

Sparklab Productions Gemma Bedeau is a writer, costume designer and graphic novelist. In The Ladies Room she wonders, how do you stay friends when people change? She invites us to join Amy, Becca and Keisha on a girls' night out in the Ladies room of a nightclub. This is usually a safe space where women help you back…

Tue 6 Aug

Radio Studio

£6 / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Life Is No Laughing Matter

Demi Nandhra 'Sometimes I think I have felt everything I'm ever gonna feel and from here on out, I'm not gonna feel anything new. Just lesser versions of what I've already felt'. Life is No Laughing Matter's a performance about mental illness, suicide and radical cure attempts. Part personal narrative, part social…

Wed 31 Jul

TechCube 0

£5 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 1 Aug

TechCube 0

£5 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

TechCube 0

£10 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 14 more dates until 18 Aug

Like Animals

SUPERFAN in association with Tron Theatre A parrot says 'I love you'. A dolphin tries to speak. A woman spends a lifetime trying to understand. Like Animals is a funny and poignant investigation into love and communication in human (and not-so-human) relationships. Inspired by true stories of animal language…

Wed 31 Jul

Old Lab

£5 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

Old Lab

£5 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

Old Lab

£12 (£10) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 25 Aug

Limbo

Meeting Place Theatre and Teresa and Andrzej Welminski Foundation Meeting Place Theatre and Teresa and Andrzej Welminski Foundation present Limbo. The show is the latest addition to the catalogue of Kantorian-inspired theatre, taking inspiration from the work and practice of Polish theatre director, visual artist…

Fri 2 Aug

Bruford at Summerhall

£10 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

Bruford at Summerhall

£10 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 4 Aug

Bruford at Summerhall

£10 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 6 more dates until 11 Aug

LipSync / Cumbernauld Theatre

Cumbernauld Theatre and Invited Guest Two performers speak one story, one life… but only one is telling their own personal truth… A new play about honesty, illness and all the joys of breathing. This is an intimate, part-sung, part-spoken production with challenging personal themes. Created by one of Scotland's leading…

Wed 31 Jul

TechCube 0

£5 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 1 Aug

TechCube 0

£10 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

TechCube 0

£10 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 12 more dates until 17 Aug

Louder Is Not Always Clearer

Mr and Mrs Clark featuring Jonny Cotsen Meet Jonny: teacher, father and football fan. He's an artist, campaigner, and deaf. He wishes he could sing and loves to dance, but he can't hear the music unless the bass is loud. Jonny grew up in a hearing family, surrounded by fear of the stigma of disability. This one-man…

Wed 31 Jul

TechCube 0

£5 / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 1 Aug

TechCube 0

£8 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

TechCube 0

£10 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 25 Aug

Man on the Moon

Keisha Thompson Part of the British Council Edinburgh Showcase 2019 and presented by Contact and STUN. The award-winning Man on the Moon journeys through space and time to explore the impact of mental health on family dynamics. Keisha communicates with her reclusive dad through books, letters and symbols. But when the…

Tue 20 Aug

Red Lecture Theatre

£8 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 21 Aug

Red Lecture Theatre

£12 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 22 Aug

Red Lecture Theatre

£12 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 25 Aug

Men Chase Women Choose

People Zoo Productions After their successful run of The Trial in 2016, People Zoo Productions return to Summerhall with their latest show, Men Chase Women Choose. With its title derived from one of many gender myths that pervade our society, this show is intent on skewering some widely held beliefs and unearthing the…

Tue 13 Aug

Bruford at Summerhall

£8 (£7) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 14 Aug

Bruford at Summerhall

£8 (£7) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 15 Aug

Bruford at Summerhall

£8 (£7) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 18 Aug

Miijin Ki

Indigenous Contemporary Scene A woman twirls endlessly, casting trails of pleasure, while another rebuilds beauty among the fall and collapse of her storm. A man and a woman sit together in their spontaneity. Rocks hit ice, water gushes, voices muffled, plastic manipulated. Witness four bodies navigating colonial…

Tue 20 Aug

Bruford at Summerhall

£10 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 21 Aug

Bruford at Summerhall

£10 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 22 Aug

Bruford at Summerhall

£10 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 24 Aug

Miss AmeriKa

Spitfire Company Spitfire Company – Miss AmeriKa. Total Theatre Award and Herald Angel winning Spitfire Company return to Edinburgh with their new show. In a collage of music, text, photography and animation, Miss AmeriKa tells the story of a New York misfit and her experience of immigration, loneliness and…

Sat 3 Aug

Old Lab

£8 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 4 Aug

Old Lab

£13 (£11) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 6 Aug

Old Lab

£13 (£11) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 17 more dates until 25 Aug

MOOT MOOT

Cade & MacAskill in association with Take Me Somewhere Doppelganger DJs Barry and Barry desperately seek connection with the world beyond… Two of Scotland's finest live artists, Rosana Cade (Walking:Holding, Sister) and Ivor MacAskill (STUD, Alma Mater), spew out their dark and riotous take on modern communication…

Thu 8 Aug

Demonstration Room

£8 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 9 Aug

Demonstration Room

£8 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 10 Aug

Demonstration Room

£12 (£10) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 13 more dates until 25 Aug

Mustard

From the writer of Maz and Bricks, My Name is Saoirse and Overshadowed (now a series on BBC Three)

Fri 2 Aug

Bruford at Summerhall

£10 (£6) / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

Bruford at Summerhall

£10 (£6) / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 4 Aug

Bruford at Summerhall

£10 (£6) / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 6 more dates until 11 Aug

My Best Dead Friend

Anya Tate-Manning and Isobel MacKinnon with Zanetti Productions This is a story about my friends. Ok, fine, it's mostly a story about me. December, 1998. Dunedin. The bottom of New Zealand, the bottom of the world. High summer in a town where there isn't a lot to do. This is a comedy about death, revolution…

Wed 31 Jul

Old Lab

£5 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

Old Lab

£8 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

Old Lab

£12 (£10) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 25 Aug

My Mum's a Twat

Showroom 'My mum wasn't always a twat. But sometime after I turned 10, everything changed. She stopped taking me shopping. She regularly forgot my birthday. And she thought she could heal people.' After a sold-out run at the Royal Court Theatre in January 2018, Anoushka Warden performs her funny and honest account of…

Wed 31 Jul

Red Lecture Theatre

£5 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

Red Lecture Theatre

£8 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

Red Lecture Theatre

£12 (£10) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 25 Aug

My Name Is Irrelevant

Matthew Hall In a world created by your imagination it can be difficult to work out what is fiction and what is reality. A man gives a lecture about all of the people he has met in his life, but as his stories escalate we start to see the inner workings of a confused brain. 'A privilege to be part of such a vulnerable…

Wed 31 Jul

Anatomy Lecture Theatre

£8 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

Anatomy Lecture Theatre

£8 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

Anatomy Lecture Theatre

£10 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 25 Aug

My Uncomfortable Wardrobe

Natasha Dodsworth Tash is trying to fit into her clothes as well as her role in society. Watch her cope with dressing for the five scheduled events that she has to cram into her week. This one-woman show takes an honest, funny and revealing look at the everyday pressure of women squeezing themselves into uncomfortable…

Tue 20 Aug

Bruford at Summerhall

£10 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 21 Aug

Bruford at Summerhall

£10 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 22 Aug

Bruford at Summerhall

£10 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Narcolepsy

Chris Goode and Company In September 1996, Channel 4 screened a documentary about River Phoenix as a gay icon. One participant in that film was a 23-year-old Chris Goode. Chris's new solo show uses the life and death of River Phoenix to look back on the turbulent experience of queer life in the 90s – including the…

Wed 31 Jul

Red Lecture Theatre

£5 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 1 Aug

Red Lecture Theatre

£5 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

Red Lecture Theatre

£12 (£10) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug

Native Girl Syndrome

Indigenous Contemporary Scene Presented by Indigenous Contemporary Scene, Native Girl Syndrome is inspired by the experience of Lara Kramer's own grandmother’s migration from a remote First Nations community into an unfamiliar urban environment as a young woman. It is at once the story of one woman and the story of…

Fri 2 Aug

Bruford at Summerhall

£10 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

Bruford at Summerhall

£10 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 4 Aug

Bruford at Summerhall

£10 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 5 more dates until 11 Aug

Neither Here Nor There

Created and Hosted by Jo Fong and Sonia Hughes Funny, intimate, political, a bit livid, powerful, powerless and patient. Sonia and Jo host a series of six-minute conversations. They have questions about how it's all going, big questions about the world and small questions about the state of your garden. Complexity…

Thu 15 Aug

Courtyard

£10 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 16 Aug

Courtyard

£10 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 17 Aug

Courtyard

£10 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 8 more dates until 25 Aug

Nightclubbing

Rachael Young Rachael Young and her badass band of superhumans embrace Afrofuturism and the cult of Grace Jones in Nightclubbing; an explosive performance bringing visceral live music and intergalactic visions to start a revolution. 1981: Grace Jones releases her landmark album Nightclubbing; her body is brown and…

Wed 31 Jul

Old Lab

£5 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 1 Aug

Old Lab

£8 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

Old Lab

£12 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 9 more dates until 11 Aug

Oh Yes Oh No

Louise Orwin This is about having sexual fantasies that don't align with your politics. About understanding what you want and wondering how to ask for it. Award-winning performance artist Louise Orwin asks the difficult questions, taking you on a surreal joyride through female sexuality and violence. Using recorded…

Wed 31 Jul

Cairns Lecture Theatre

£5 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

Cairns Lecture Theatre

£8 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

Cairns Lecture Theatre

£12 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 25 Aug

On the Other Hand, We're Happy

Paines Plough and Theatr Clwyd A single Dad meets his adopted daughter for the first time. Then he agrees to meet her birth mother. When their two worlds collide, will what they have in common outweigh their differences? A one-off meeting. But three lives will be changed forever. On the Other Hand, We’re Happy is a…

Wed 31 Jul

Roundabout

£9 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 1 Aug

Roundabout

£9 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

Roundabout

£9 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 16 more dates until 24 Aug

One

Bertrand Lesca and Nasi Voutsas One is the final part in Bert and Nasi’s trilogy on contemporary questions, following Eurohouse and the Total Theatre Award-winning Palmyra. Taking as its point of departure the polarisation of politics today, One begins amid the ruins of unresolved conflict. Nasi’s on a ladder. He’s not…

Thu 22 Aug

Bruford at Summerhall

£9 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 23 Aug

Bruford at Summerhall

£12 (£10) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 24 Aug

Bruford at Summerhall

£12 (£10) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Out

Rachael Young Performed with marikiscrycrycry, originally created/performed with Dwayne Antony, Out is about shapeshifting in a bid to fit in; to be black enough, straight enough, Jamaican enough… Challenging homophobia and transphobia within our communities, Out is a conversation between two bodies; a live art/dance…

Tue 13 Aug

Old Lab

£8 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 14 Aug

Old Lab

£8 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 15 Aug

Old Lab

£12 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 9 more dates until 25 Aug

Out of Your Mind

Naked Productions Naomi Sheldon (Funny Women Best Show, 2018) returns with a new psychological drama that takes the audience on an exploration of sound and the supernatural. Making maximum use of headphones and binaural sound, Out of Your Mind will be a bold treat for the ears. Not for the fainthearted… Age…

Thu 15 Aug

Radio Studio

£6 / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Parakeet

Boundless Theatre and Boom Shakalaka Productions In Margate, an isolated teenager forms a band and finds her voice with the help of a gang of exotic birds. A new musical about finding your flock and ruffling feathers, Parakeet is a feast for the ears, eyes and heart told through irresistible song, poetry and electronic…

Wed 31 Jul

Roundabout

£9 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

Roundabout

£9 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 4 Aug

Roundabout

£15 (£13) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 25 Aug

Pass

Naked Productions A mother and daughter's relationship through transition… A funny, compassionate and modern drama about family relationships from award-winning performer and writer, Kate O'Donnell. From Coventry to Bridlington and back, a Thelma and Louise for our times. When Kate's mum showed her the drawer full of…

Sat 10 Aug

Radio Studio

£6 / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Passengers

A semi-autobiographical dark comedy about the mind.

Wed 31 Jul

Red Lecture Theatre

£5 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 1 Aug

Red Lecture Theatre

£8 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

Red Lecture Theatre

£10 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug

Phrases

Can you have your cake and eat it too? Wound up? Or wounded? Is it time to hit the sack? Phrases can be complicated, nonsensical and misleading and yet, somehow, we all know what they mean. Or do we? Exploring confusion and anxieties in language and our understanding of it, Phrases hilariously examines what would…

Wed 31 Jul

Anatomy Lecture Theatre

£5 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

Anatomy Lecture Theatre

£12 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 5 Aug

Anatomy Lecture Theatre

£12 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 9 more dates until 25 Aug

A Pickering's Gin Jolly

Pickering's Gin, Summerhall Distillery Take a gin jolly with Pickering’s Gin in their home at Summerhall Distillery. Pickering’s and Tonic in hand, discover how the former kennels of the Royal (Dick) Vet School came to be Edinburgh’s first exclusive gin distillery in 150 years. Sample three award-winning gins, marvel…

Thu 1 Aug

Summerhall Distillery

£15 / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

Summerhall Distillery

£15 / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

Summerhall Distillery

£15 / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 25 Aug

Pizza Shop Heroes

Phosphoros Theatre From one of the leading refugee theatre groups in the UK. Four former child-refugees from Eritrea, Afghanistan and Albania working your average shift in your average pizza shop take us on a journey across time and continents to show how extraordinary they are. Having told their stories to social…

Sat 3 Aug

TechCube 0

£12 (£10) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 4 Aug

TechCube 0

£12 (£10) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 5 Aug

TechCube 0

£12 (£10) / 0131 560 1581

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 6 more dates until 11 Aug

The Populars

Volcano Theatre A fun, young, provocative foursome raises the heat on the dance floor. They are looking to the future and wondering how it will feel when we get there. They have questions for you, things on their minds and a playlist of great songs that tug at the memory and the muscle fibres. Tell them what you think…

Wed 31 Jul

The Library Gallery

£5 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

The Library Gallery

£5 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

The Library Gallery

£12 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 25 Aug

Questions for Quiz Shows

BBC Cora is at the festival to see her ex-boyfriend perform. She rents a room, living with Anabelle and her children. Sapphire is social media obsessed. Oscar is a recluse, convinced of an alien attack and an avid watcher of quiz shows. When Cora returns one evening, she's no longer only a lodger but responsible for…

Sat 17 Aug

Radio Studio

£6 / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Resurrecting Bobby Awl

Avalon and BBC Arts Born in the nineteenth century and kept in the toe of a boot hung above a fire, Bobby Awl grew to become a feature of the Fleshmarket Steps. Famous in his time but wiped out of history by Messrs Burke and Hare, Bobby's life had passed into the void until his death mask was discovered by…

Wed 31 Jul

Anatomy Lecture Theatre

£8 / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

Anatomy Lecture Theatre

£8 / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

Anatomy Lecture Theatre

£15 (£14) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 25 Aug

Sex Education

Harry Clayton-Wright One parent refuses to talk about sex. The other buys their child gay porn DVDs. Sex Education blends startling performance, moving storytelling, a no-holds-barred interview with Harry's mum and some good old-fashioned gay porn that his dad bought when he was 14. A show for anyone who’s wondered why…

Wed 31 Jul

TechCube 0

£5 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

TechCube 0

£5 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

TechCube 0

£12 (£10) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 25 Aug

Shit

MILKE and Dee & Cornelius Shit is an award-winning compelling, raw and powerful play which examines the intersections of class and misogyny. It is provocative, tragic, heartbreaking, bracing and bitterly funny. What happens when a girl spits, or swears, or screams, or shouts, or pulls down her pants to moon someone…

Sat 3 Aug

Main Hall

£8 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 4 Aug

Main Hall

£8 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 5 Aug

Main Hall

£10 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 25 Aug

Sh!t Theatre Drink Rum with Expats

Soho Theatre in association with Show and Tell Celebrating their final year as Europeans, island monkeys Becca and Louise got invited to the 2018 European Capital of Culture in Malta. Lads on tour and ‘the rising stars of performance art’ (Telegraph) Sh!t Theatre went to drink rum with Brits abroad but found mystery…

Wed 31 Jul

Main Hall

£5 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

Main Hall

£8 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

Main Hall

£12 (£10) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug

Sparkle

Annie Cusick Wood, Honolulu Theatre Production supported by Catherine Wheels Scottish theatre-maker Annie Cusick Wood worked with companies such as Visible Fictions and Catherine Wheels before moving to Hawaii where she collaborates with Hawaii's Honolulu Theatre for Youth. This timely show, designed by Karen Tennent…

Wed 31 Jul

TechCube 0

£5 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 1 Aug

TechCube 0

£5 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

TechCube 0

£10 (£6) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug

Square Go

Francesca Moody Productions The unmissable, Fringe First Award-winning show from Kieran Hurley and Gary McNair. Max spends his days daydreaming and hanging out with his weird wee pal Stevie. But when Max is called for his first Square Go – a fight by the school gates – it’s his own demons he must wrestle with first. A…

Wed 31 Jul

Roundabout

£9 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

Roundabout

£9 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

Roundabout

£15 (£10) / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 25 Aug

Swallow the Sea Caravan Theatre

From the absurd to the moving, magical, funny and intriguing. Swallow the Sea Caravan Theatre gives an escape from the norm and plunges audiences into a different world. Shadow and tabletop puppetry, object theatre, poetry, installation and live soundscape give a rare opportunity to experience intimate all-immersive…

Fri 2 Aug

Sat 3 Aug

Courtyard

£7 (£5) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 4 Aug

Courtyard

£7 (£5) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug

Taiwan Season: Bout

Chang Dance Theatre Taiwan's Chang brothers (co-creators of Bon 4 Bon, a five-star hit at the 2018 Fringe) bounce back with a dance that reveals fresh facets of their fraternal relationships and the rich possibilities – and inherent conflicts – of male bonding. Originally inspired by the ritual and physical rhythms of…

Wed 31 Jul

Old Lab

£5 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 1 Aug

Old Lab

£8 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

Old Lab

£12 (£9) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 25 Aug

Taiwan Season: Fish

Shinehouse Theatre Sign language meets puppetry in this engaging, BSL-signed production based on a short novel by the revered Taiwanese author Huang Chunming. Pinned to the expected delivery and unfortunate loss of a much-desired fish, the conflict between a grandfather and grandson unfolds in a touching, richly…

Wed 31 Jul

Cairns Lecture Theatre

£5 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 1 Aug

Cairns Lecture Theatre

£8 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

Cairns Lecture Theatre

£10 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 25 Aug

This Time Will Be Different

Indigenous Contemporary Scene Presented by Indigenous Contemporary Scene, performance-based installation This Time Will Be Different denounces the Canadian government's discourse on Indigenous people and takes a critical look at the national reconciliation industry. From one inquiry to the next, the emotional labour…

Tue 13 Aug

Bruford at Summerhall

£10 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 14 Aug

Bruford at Summerhall

£10 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 15 Aug

Bruford at Summerhall

£10 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 18 Aug

To Move In Time

Tim Etchells and Forced Entertainment Imagine you can travel through time. Backwards and Forwards. What would you do? Go back into history to change the present? Get rich using knowledge of the future? Written by Tim Etchells and powerfully performed by Tyrone Huggins, To Move In Time is an unfurling trail of thought…

Mon 19 Aug

TechCube 0

£10 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 20 Aug

TechCube 0

£10 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 21 Aug

TechCube 0

£10 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 24 Aug

Traumboy

Daniel Hellman, Swiss Selection Edinburgh Daniel is an artist. He is also a sex worker. Through accounts of clients and their desires, Traumboy explores why he chose this profession and why having sex for money is still considered taboo. Told with humour and honesty, this interactive performance challenges audiences to…

Fri 2 Aug

Old Lab

£5 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 4 Aug

Old Lab

£12 (£10) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 6 Aug

Old Lab

£12 (£10) / 0131 560 1581

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 9 more dates until 24 Aug

Traumgirl

Anne Welenc, Swiss Selection Edinburgh Kim is an actress. She is also a sex worker, a bartender, German, Polish and more. Which identity is most important? Traumgirl is a brand-new solo show about female sex work in all its forms – and who pays the price. Welenc takes an auto-fictional approach to explore what a woman…

Wed 31 Jul

Old Lab

£5 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

Old Lab

£12 (£10) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 5 Aug

Old Lab

£12 (£10) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 9 more dates until 25 Aug

Tröll

Trick of the Light Theatre It's 1998. Otto is 12 but online he's 13 and he's pretty sure he gets away with it. He lives with his mum, dad, and sister, a chain-smoking Icelandic granny, and an ancient malevolent troll that's living in the wall… From award-winning NZ company Trick of the Light Theatre (The Bookbinder…

Wed 31 Jul

Demonstration Room

£5 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 1 Aug

Demonstration Room

£8 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

Demonstration Room

£12 (£10) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 9 more dates until 11 Aug

Twin Peaks

Mandy Tootill Mandy is an idiot. In fact, she's a bit of a nob. But she's hilarious and adorable so that makes it okay. Sometimes horrible things happen to the nobbiest of people. When faced with her own mortality, how does she cope? She laughs into the cleavage of cancer! 'As she says, 'laughter really is the breast…

Wed 31 Jul

Red Lecture Theatre

£5 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 1 Aug

Red Lecture Theatre

£5 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

Red Lecture Theatre

£10 (£6) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 9 more dates until 11 Aug

Umbrella Man

Teuchter Company – Colin Bramwell Umbrella Man is the story of a young man from the north of Scotland who tries to prove the Earth is flat. Using poetry, storytelling and improvised piano to take audiences on a journey to the outer limits of common sense, Umbrella Man comes to Edinburgh fresh from a critically…

Wed 31 Jul

Red Lecture Theatre

£5 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 1 Aug

Red Lecture Theatre

£5 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

Red Lecture Theatre

£12 (£10) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 25 Aug

Uncensored

BBC Topical comedy drama for Radio 3 at Summerhall. When a teenage tech genius has a racist word shouted at her, she decides to take direct action. She deletes the word from the entire internet. It's a sensation. Giddy with her achievement, Sia has to decide what to delete next. The n-word, obviously, the c-word, but…

Wed 21 Aug

Radio Studio

£6 / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

University Professors at the Fringe Networking Event

Fringe University Fringe University believes that the Edinburgh Fringe makes an excellent classroom. Come meet and network with other university professors from around the world planning to, or already using, the Fringe for educational purposes.

Thu 8 Aug

Courtyard

Free / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Vigil

Mechanimal Bali tiger. Dusky seaside sparrow. Cinnamon-coloured cryptic treehunter. Psychedelic rock gecko. Fire millipede from Hell… One human. Twenty-six thousand animals. A wildly intimate, interspecies meditation on mass animal disappearance. Praise for Zugunruhe, Mechanimal’s 2018 Herald Angel Award-winning show…

Fri 2 Aug

Bruford at Summerhall

£8 (£7) / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

Bruford at Summerhall

£8 (£7) / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 4 Aug

Bruford at Summerhall

£8 (£7) / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 25 Aug

Where to Belong

Victor Esses and Ellie Keel Productions What makes a home for you? Victor Esses is Jewish-Lebanese, Brazilian and gay. In 1975, Victor's mother flees Lebanon as a refugee of the civil war. In 2017, Victor visits Lebanon for the first time. In 2018, amidst the elections that will see Brazil choose a far-right president…

Wed 31 Jul

Anatomy Lecture Theatre

£5 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 1 Aug

Anatomy Lecture Theatre

£5 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

Anatomy Lecture Theatre

£9 (£7) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 25 Aug

Who Cares

LUNG and The Lowry 'The alarm rings. You take a breath. Then it starts. Sitting at the back of the bus, skipping the lunch queue and skiving lessons'. At school Nicole, Jade and Connor are just like everybody else. But when they get home, things are very different. Adapted from real-life testimonies, award-winning…

Wed 31 Jul

Main Hall

£5 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

Main Hall

£8 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

Main Hall

£12 (£10) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug

Wild Women and Oneironauts

The Whisper Theatre Collective Three goddesses are summoned to Earth through an ancient ritual; instead, the heavens send the women your mother hoped you would never become. These grotesque creatures go on a hilarious, offensive journey of feminine storytelling (from Eve to Cinderella) to discover what has happened to…

Fri 2 Aug

Bruford at Summerhall

£12 (£10) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

Bruford at Summerhall

£12 (£10) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 4 Aug

Bruford at Summerhall

£12 (£10) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Working On My Night Moves

Julia Croft and Nisha Madhan with Zanetti Productions Breaking the rules, the patriarchy and the time/space continuum. A search for multiple feminist futurisms while reaching for outer space. A gesture to the impossible. An ode to the search for utopia. A science fiction/science fact/fantasy futurisms/dubstep mashup.

Wed 31 Jul

Old Lab

£6 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

Old Lab

£6 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

Old Lab

£12 (£10) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 25 Aug

Your Sexts Are Shit: Older Better Letters

Rachel Mars Total Theatre Award-winning Rachel Mars returns following her gleeful sell-out hit Our Carnal Hearts. This time, she’s unearthing the hot-as-hell letters from history that make sexts blush. Before tech, there were hand-written letters. And loads of them were proper filthy. Come! Take pleasure in James…

Tue 13 Aug

Red Lecture Theatre

£8 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 14 Aug

Red Lecture Theatre

£8 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 15 Aug

Red Lecture Theatre

£12 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 9 more dates until 25 Aug

Yukon Ho! (Tall Tales from the Great White North)

Very funny, boisterous, (mostly) true cabaret-style survival guide to an unbelievably mad life in Canada’s frozen north Yukon Territory, Northern Canada is where North America’s coldest temperature ever (-63 degrees Celsius) was recorded. It’s where there are more caribou than people, tossing chainsaws is…

Fri 2 Aug

Bruford at Summerhall

£7 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

Bruford at Summerhall

£10 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 4 Aug

Bruford at Summerhall

£10 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 25 Aug

Reviews & features

Win tickets to Rachel Sermanni's album launch at Summerhall

Win tickets to Rachel Sermanni's album launch at Summerhall.

Win tickets to The List Festival Party 2019

Win tickets to The List Festival Party 2019 at Summerhall this Edinburgh Fringe

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…

Independent Venue Week 2019: Glasgow and Edinburgh Highlights

18 Jan 2019

The Vaselines, Makeness and Vital Idles perform in support of small British music venues

Independent Venue Week is upon us once more, as grassroots music venues across the UK play host to emerging and established artists from Mon 28 Jan to Sun 3 Feb. This seven-day nationwide series of gigs pays homage to the small music venues and the…

Culture class: have a creative outlet for your student worries

20 Sep 2018

So you know all about the masters and the tastemakers – how about becoming one yourself? We take a look at some of the hands-on visual art activities on offer in Glasgow and Edinburgh

Forget naff posters, how about creating something by hand to decorate the walls of your new student digs? Edinburgh Printmakers and Glasgow Print Studio offer a range of courses in printmaking – from afternoon classes in simple stencil screen-prints…

Edinburgh Art Festival features of leading international and UK artists

2 Aug 2018

Major retrospectives of Rembrandt and Nolde are alongside work from emerging and established artists from Tacita Dean to Bill Viola

The Edinburgh Art Festival is in full swing, and whether you're a visual art fan who's already planning your itinerary or you just feel like taking a break from the tsunami of live performance, there are a lot of ways to see something a little quieter…

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 Summerhall

31 Jul 2018

Queer love songs, Dolly – the sheep and the singer – and the great Pussy Riot feature in Summerhall's Fringe 2018 theatre programme

Summerhall has rightly made a name for themselves as the host of some of the most challenging and prescient theatre during the Fringe. This year features a mix of big names such as the thorn in Putin's side, the punk-rock collective Pussy Riot, the…

Fritz Welch: Crystalline Chrysalis Crisis

18 Jul 20184 stars

Magnificently messed up interiors by international noise scene doyen

Down in the basement, Glasgow-based American percussionist and international noise scene doyen has created a DIY bunker that turns the left-behind detritus of a former machine shop into the ultimate pop-cultural dungeon to hang out in. As with all…

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…

Play time: raising the curtain on experimental and traditional theatre

23 Sep 2016

From the Royal Lyceum to Buzzcut Festival, Gareth K Vile looks at theatrical extremes in Edinburgh and Glasgow

Both Glasgow and Edinburgh have strong traditions of popular and experimental theatre. Although the major venues on both coasts of the central belt often collaborate, each of the cities have their own particular performance personality: Glasgow goes for…

Edinburgh's club scene: what happens now?

28 Feb 2012

Representatives from Bongo, Cab Vol, Electric Circus, Summerhall and G1 Group have their say

Rob Hoon. Manager of Bongo Club’s parent organisation, Out of the Blue. Despite being a beautiful, blossoming city of international renown and appeal that hosts the biggest arts festival in the world, Edinburgh’s all year round independent music and…

Hot 100 2011 - No. 54: Summerhall venue offers something special

16 Dec 2011

Festival debut marks beginning of major creative space in Edinburgh

Before this August it seemed the Edinburgh Festival was already home to every sort of show and venue imaginable. So, when an entirely new major space sprang up, it was difficult to see what it might offer above the usual. On the programme at…

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1. Andrew Fostera13 Aug 2018, 3:53pm5 stars Summerhall Report

“Closed doors” at Summerhall And “Ulster American” at Traverse The best out of 16 events attended this year.

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