Adventure review: Toddler-friendly shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

The baby girl came and visited me at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where I’ve been working this month, and we saw a few shows together. Here are the reviews I wrote about them, all originally published in Fest Magazine.

Wriggle Around the World by Recitals for Wrigglers

Playing at Stockbridge Church until 25 Aug, times vary

A toddler and some babies listen to a classical concert at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Wriggle Around the World by Recitals for Wrigglers

Wriggle Around the World is a mighty civilized way to start your day at the Fringe. Even the presence of a dozen or so under-fives—this show’s target audience, to be fair—does little to mar the enjoyment of listening to two talented musicians playing a selection of short classical works in an informal environment.

Cellist Clea Friend and violinist Louise Bevan clearly know their audience, their programme mainly comprising upbeat numbers—a Scottish reel, Brahms’s ‘Hungarian Dance No. 6’—that keep the little ones entertained. Introductions to the pieces presents the show as a journey, including travel by boat, horse and train to the various countries represented, but this narrative is loose enough for the chitchat not to feel laboured. The story of The Gingerbread Man—broken up with extracts of Bach and Bevan—offers some pleasing variety to proceedings.

Circulating photographs of the various composers doesn’t add much, given the age of the majority of the audience, but the appearance of a suitcase full of rattles and noise-makers towards the end of the concert is a hit. Recitals for Wrigglers—Wriggle Around the World is one of two shows from these performers, alongside The Lion and the Mouse—won’t be changing anyone’s world this Fringe. But that’s not what this type of show is about – Wriggle Around the World is a simple format, done well. It’s no surprise it’s doing well at the box office – so it should be.

MamaBabaMe by Starcatchers and Curious Seed

Playing at Pleasance at EICC until 17 Aug, times vary

A dancer and a toddler play with a balloon at the end of a performance of MamaBabaMe at the Edinburgh Fringe
Balloon playtime at the end of MamaBabaMe by Starcatchers and Curious Seed

There’s as much for the parents as for the babies in MamaBabaMe. This beautiful show by Scottish dance companies Starcatchers and Curious Seed presents everyday moments in the lives of mothers and babies, Nerea Gurrutxaga and Hayley Earlam rolling, toddling, gurgling and cuddling to an atmospheric live sound track performed by cellist Robin Mason.

The set, by visual artist Yvonne Buskie, is immediately calming—an important quality for a show aimed at the under-threes and performed smack in the middle of both morning and afternoon naptimes—its colours, textures and shapes easy on the eye and pleasing to the touch.

Christine Devaney’s choreography evokes the mother-child relationship with real heart yet never falls into sentimentality. Gurrutxaga and Earlam portray both mother and baby, switching back and forth again and again in a way that suggests theories of child development that describe how babies ultimately come to mentally separate from their mothers and develop their own sense of self – or perhaps I’m reading too much into it.

Interaction with the babies in the audience is limited, which is a shame, because the little there is—including the balloon free-for-all at the end—goes down a storm. Each time the dancers reach out to us over the low cloud-like barrier that delineates their playing space, it feels like we’re being invited in to play, rather than just witness this jewel of a performance from the outside. It’s a feeling that bears repeating.

Kaput by Koral Chandler

Playing at Assembly George Square Gardens until 26 Aug, 1:30pm

Tom Flanagan in Kaput. © Sean Young
Tom Flanagan in Kaput © Sean Young

Slapstick is hard to get right, but amiable clown Tom Flanagan makes it look easy. A hapless projectionist attempting to screen a movie, he’s a hit with both grownups and little ones (the show is suitable for children age three and upwards) at this afternoon performance. So realistic is his tomfoolery, in fact, that my little girl bursts into tears every time he breaks something, falls down or bumps his head, and I spend a lot of the show reassuring her that’s he’s only pretending.

Flanagan has a lovely way with the audience, his amiable manner garnering no shortage of volunteers for the various fun bits of interaction, and a near constant rumble of chuckles that frequently breaks out into raucous applause.

A few impressive acrobatic tricks punctuate the performance but the main draw here is classic clowning with a silent movie vibe, including an inspired nod to one of Buster Keaton’s most famous stunts.

The only bit that strikes a bum note is when Flanagan romances a woman from the crowd, forced to recreate the plot of the film he’s failed to screen because the projector is belching smoke and the screen is lying in tatters on the floor. It’s all very mild-mannered but demanding physical affection from an unwilling participant feels like the wrong message to be giving young audiences, even in jest.

The other problem with this section is that it’s anticlimactic after the wonderful chaos of the preceding 40 minutes, slowing the action right down when Flanagan would do better to build to a glorious finish. Some aspects of clowning tradition are better left in the past.

Shhh… The Elves Are Very Shy by Ipdip Theatre

Playing at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh – John Hope Gateway until 26 Aug,  times vary

A toddler writes on a blackboard after the end of Shhh... The Elves are Very Shy at the Edinburgh Fringe
Post-show playtime at Shhh… The Elves are Very Shy by Ipdip Theatre

Scottish early years theatre company Ipdip are back at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh with another gently interactive show for the youngest audiences. This year they’re performing inside the visitors’ centre rather than in the gardens themselves which, while a sensible move given the unpredictably of Edinburgh’s weather, loses some of the uniqueness of their previous offerings.

Shhh… The Elves Are Very Shy takes the form of a lesson in “elfology” from mild-mannered “elfologist” Dr Faye Greenwood, the aim being to put Greenwood’s titular tiny friends sufficiently at their ease so they’ll come out and play. Writer and performer Charlotte Allan is approachable and engaging as Dr Greenwood, making sure that every young audience member feels included as she cooks up sweet-smelling bubbles to tempt the elves out of their hiding place, leads some music making and supervises a stickering session. The little poems that act as introductions to each of these sections, however, are overly twee and not always clearly articulated.

The kids are having fun during all this sensory shenanigans but the show’s pièce de résistance is the eventual appearance of the elves themselves via a clever bit of video in a box made by Paul Kozinski. It’s such an effective trick that my toddler spends the walk back to the bus stop through the gardens genuinely hunting for Greenwood’s little buddies. We don’t find them – I want my money back.

Essential kit: non-spill trainer cup

The toddlers walks beside a laden pushchair
Never without her non-spill trainer cup

When it comes to travelling with a toddler – or even just going out and about near where you live – a non-spill trainer cup is a real necessity. Even if your toddler is perfectly happy and able to drink from an open cup, chances are that plenty gets spilled in the process, whether as a result of poor coordination, mischievousness, getting distracted, or a combination of all three. That’s fine at home, where you can be on hand to wipe up any spills, but it’s not ideal in a restaurant, on public transport or wherever else you happen to be. A cup with a lid keeps things nicely contained.

As well as keeping the liquid in, a good toddler cup also serves to keep anything else out, from backwash to grubby fingers. If you’ve ever let a toddler drink from your glass and instantly regretted it, you’ll understand where I’m coming from.

Make sure that any cup you take out with you has a non-spill spout so it doesn’t leak in your bag. I’ve tried various kinds and have had most success with the Tommee Tippee Trainer Sippee Cup – no leaks at all. This model also has the benefit of handles that you can hook over the handle of a pushchair or the seat pocket of a car.


How to do a music festival with a baby

Family-friendly music festivals offer a brilliant opportunity to hang out with your little one in a totally different way than you do at home, throwing the routine out the window and taking the days as they come. For parents of babes-in-arms that might mean revisiting your pre-child life, strapping your baby into a sling so you can stay up late and have a dance to your favourite bands. For toddlers, a festival is a (relatively) safe, contained, outdoor environment with thousands of exciting new sights, sounds, tastes and smells to experience. Watching festival gigs with the baby girl and seeing her dance along are some of my all-time favourite moments as a parent.

Of course, being at a music festival with a baby or toddler isn’t always easy. Make no mistake: it’s a very different experience from doing a festival child-free. There will be times where the lack of routine causes problems and times where you wish you’d left your little one at home altogether. But with a bit of pre-planning and a willingness to go with the flow, the good far outweighs the bad and everyone ends up having a lovely time.

Here are my tips for a successful festival with a little one, split into seven sections: how to choose a festival; camping; getting around; sleeping and napping; feeding and snacks; what to pack; and the importance of a getaway plan.

How to choose a festival

Adults and children play on the WOMAD sign at the music festival
Exploring at WOMAD Festival

If it’s your first time taking your little one to a music festival, opt for a smaller, family-focused one, such as Latitude or Just So Festival. Or if there’s one you’ve been to before and know well, that works too – just make sure you’ve done your research about family camping and other facilities for babies and small children. I’d steer clear of any festival that doesn’t have a family camping area or advice for families on its website, unless you’ve been before or have had a personal recommendation from someone you trust.

Some family-friendly festivals run a shuttle service from the carpark to the family camping area so you’re not having to lug all your gear – and your baby – by yourself, while others provide the facilities for baby bath time. Most offer a wide range of fun activities for even the littlest kids.

If your baby isn’t crawling yet, you don’t need to worry too much about activities however. Various festivals have baby areas, which are handy if you fancy a quiet sit down, and really come into their own in bad weather. More likely though, you’ll want to take advantage of your baby’s portability to make the most of the festival’s offerings for grownup punters.

It makes sense to pick a festival not too far from home for your first go with your little one, unless there’s a particularly good reason to opt for somewhere further afield. Picking up wristbands, parking and setting up camp can be time-consuming and tedious, so cutting down on your travel time will make the whole process that bit easier.


I’ve confessed my personal bias for campervans elsewhere on the blog, but that doesn’t make what I’m about to write any less true. When it comes to festival camping, more than any other camping trip, a campervan is your friend: quieter, warmer, more secure, easier to keep tidy and better for making a quick getaway if you need to. If I didn’t own one I would seriously consider hiring one for festivals. While an awning is an excellent addition for a standard camping trip, it’s not really necessary for festival camping, as you’ll mostly be hanging out away from where you’re camped. If you need extra storage space, a small pop-up tent works well.

In my post on camping with babies and toddlers I advise buying the largest tent you can afford, and that holds here too. A lot of festival camp sites will feel safe enough to leave your buggy outside at night, but you can’t guarantee that until you get there, so make sure your tent has enough room to bring your buggy inside (and bring a piece of tarpaulin to put it on so you don’t get the rest of the tent grubby).

A tent with a separate interior room means you can sleep separately from your child, and a blackout tent is an ideal solution for little ones (or their parents!) who are sensitive to light. If that’s not an option, a pop-up tent travel cot is an effective way of creating a bit of a cocoon around your sleeping baby – it doesn’t block out all the light but is better than nothing, and will keep her safe from biting insects too.

There’s lots more practical advice about camping with babies and toddlers in my dedicated post on the subject. Lots of it is relevant for camping at festivals – using pillowcases rather than suitcases for clothes, for example, and ideas for baby bedding – but don’t worry about the section on bath time as it’s unlikely you’ll have the facilities to do it properly at a festival. Baby wipes are your friend here.

Getting around

A man pushes a child in a pushchair at WOMAD Festival
The baby girl in her three-wheeled pushchair at WOMAD Festival, 2018.

A pushchair – ideally one with big wheels – is essential festival kit, as far as I’m concerned. I did Glastonbury last year with the baby girl (aged 9 months) in just a sling and it was exhausting. The combination of her weight and a backpack full of baby paraphernalia was just too much, a situation made worse by the fact that she would only sleep in the sling if I was standing up. At festivals this summer I’ve been able to put her to bed in the pushchair (see below), wearing ear defenders, and stay out late, whereas at Glastonbury last year I had to put her to bed in the van each night and miss out on the fun.

You could probably do a festival with just a sling with a smaller baby, and someone to help lug the baby stuff, if you really wanted to, but I don’t see why you would. By all means bring a sling, because it will definitely come in handy at some stage, but a pushchair just makes everything a lot easier (and doubles as a means of transporting your camping gear from the car park to the campsite). Just don’t forget the rain cover. And if you’re taking a pushchair with pneumatic tyres (which I highly recommend as they offer a much smoother ride over bumpy ground), remember to bring a bicycle pump and puncture repair kit.

Feeding and snacks

A toddler in a sun hat eats corn at a gig at WOMAD Festival
The baby girl munching on corn on the cob in a pause from dancing along at WOMAD Festival.

Jars and pouches of readymade baby food come in very handy at festivals, along with non-perishable healthy snacks such as oat bars, rice cakes, baby crisps, nuts and dried fruit. You don’t want to be queuing up and paying over the odds for food every time your little one gets peckish. And while it’s unlikely you’ll be doing much cooking, it makes sense to bring muesli or cereal for breakfast so you’re not having to leave the campsite before you’re ready to start the day proper.

For bottle-fed babies, pre-sterilised bottles, while wasteful, are the easiest and most hygienic way to go, given that you probably won’t have access to hot water for washing up. The other option is to use cold water sterilising tablets, which I’ve written about how to use elsewhere on this blog. Bottles of ready-mixed formula are much more convenient than messing around with powder with a grubby festival happening all around you.

Sleeping and naps

Part of the fun of being at a festival is the freedom from the usual routines, so it makes sense to come with a more relaxed attitude to napping and bed time. That said, foregoing naps altogether is a recipe for disaster for most small children – it’s a matter of finding the right balance for your family.

In any case, a festival is such a stimulating environment that your little one will probably just conk out of her own accord in the pushchair or sling at some point. If you can anticipate that happening, try to put on her ear defenders before she does so that you’re free to explore without worrying about noisy gigs waking her up or damaging her hearing. A pushchair sleep shade is handy for keeping the sun off her while she’s napping during the day and for blocking out bright lights at night time.

When it comes to bed time, we tend to do our usual bedtime routines at the campsite (pyjamas, teeth brushing, sleeping bag, story) then take the baby girl out with us in the pushchair. She doesn’t normally fall asleep until long after her usual 7pm bedtime, and sometimes we even get her out of the pushchair for a run around if she wants to, but eventually tiredness gets the better of her.

What to pack

A toddler wearing ear defenders watches a gig in a tent at WOMAD Festival
The baby girl in her ear defenders enjoying a gig at WOMAD Festival, 2018

These days you can buy almost anything at a festival, so it’s not the end of the world if you forget something essential. But in an ideal world, on top of all the usual festival essentials (cash, phone booster battery, etc), you’ll need:

For babies and toddlers
Sun hat
Ear defenders
Plastic-coated picnic blanket
Extra baby wipes
First aid kit
Infant paracetamol/ibuprofen
Baby sleeping bag

For toddlers only
Waterproof jacket and trousers
Non-toxic permanent marker for writing your phone number on your toddler in case she wanders off

Getaway plan

In all likelihood it’ll all go smoothly and you’ll have an awesome time but when you’re travelling with a little one it’s reassuring to have a getaway plan in case unforeseen circumstances (torrential rain, for example) make you wish you were elsewhere.

Write a list of important phone numbers and keep it in your wallet so you’ve got them handy in case your phone dies. Have a look to see where the nearest hospital with an A&E department is, and write that down too. On arrival, make sure wherever you’ve left your car will be accessible throughout the festival in case you need to drive off early. Or if you’re going by public transport, do some research as to how you would reach the nearest station or bus stop in a hurry. Finally, in the event that you needed to leave late at night or just couldn’t face camping for some reason, what’s the accommodation situation like nearby?

Have fun!

Baby mosquito bite hacks

Mosquito and other insect bites are no fun at any age but particularly galling when the person who’s been bitten is too young to understand that scratching will only make the discomfort worse. When you take into account the fact that mosquitos in some parts of the world can carry dangerous diseases like malaria, zika and dengue fever, it’s important to get informed and organised ahead of time to stop your baby getting munched.

How to stop your child being bitten by mosquitos

A woman and her baby sit in a chair at a beach restaurant in Goa, India © Steve Pretty
The mosquitos only came out at dusk in Goa, so we didn’t need to cover up or use repellent in the daytime. At night we used repellent and the baby girl slept in her pop-up tent travel cot, which has integrated mosquito nets. © Steve Pretty

Mosquitos lay their eggs in standing water, so avoid hanging out by lakes or ponds, or even puddles after a storm. If your accommodation is on the budget end of the scale it’s worth doing some additional research as to its surroundings – when we took the baby girl to Goa when she was four months old I very nearly booked us into a place where the mossies would have us eaten us alive. It was only by doing some digging that I discovered the proximity of the huts to what the management called a stream but was in effect a swamp. Mosquitos and other flying insects don’t like altitude, so they shouldn’t be an issue in any destination over 2,000m up.

There are thousands of species of mosquitos, with some active during the day, some at night, some at dawn, etc, etc, but it’s fair to say that you’re most likely to get bitten at dusk. Keeping your little one covered up is the most effective way of stopping her from being munched: loose-fitting, full-length sleeves and trousers, the thicker the material the better, as the little bastards can bite through thin, tightly fitting fabric.

You can buy mosquito nets to fit around most cots – and prams and pushchairs for when you want to be and about – but more convenient is an integrated product like the NSA UK pop-up tent/travel cot. Nets treated with insecticide are more effective than those without.

Covering up isn’t necessarily the most attractive option in hot destinations, and you can’t keep a child under a mosquito net 24/7 – which is where insect repellent comes in. DEET-based products are recommended by the National Health Service for everyone over the age of 2 months – concentrations of between 20% and 30% are best for children (the higher the concentration, the longer your little one is protected). While safe for use, DEET is a strong chemical and shouldn’t be breathed in or applied near the mouth or eyes. If you can be very confident that there are no mosquitos where your baby is sleeping, it’s a good idea to wash the repellent off before bed.

Contrary to popular belief, citronella and tea tree oil have little to no repellent properties, so don’t rely on them if you don’t want to get bitten.

Treatment of bites

Baby on holiday in a pop-up tent travel cot on a beach in Goa, with the sun setting over the sea. A mini fan is keeping the baby cool. There are sun loungers on the beach.
The baby girl in her pop-up tent travel cot on the beach in Goa

Cold compresses can help to calm itching from bites, and you should trim your little one’s nails to limit the damage done by scratching. If your baby is in real discomfort, you can give her infant paracetamol. For very severe reactions to bites, a doctor or pharmacist will be able to offer advice or prescribe something to calm the symptoms (most over-the-counter insect bite relief creams are not recommended for children under the age of three).


Malaria is even more dangerous in babies and young children than it in adults so it’s important that you take steps to avoid it. That means everything already covered in this post, but it might also mean antimalarial medication, depending on your destination, the age and weight of your child (not all medications are suitable for young children), and what you’ll be getting up to on your trip. Make an appointment with your GP or practice nurse six to eight weeks before you travel to discuss your options.


Essential kit: adjustable baby sun hat

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A toddler on a beach at a lake in a 'grow-with-me' sun hat from Twinklebelle and UV rash guard swim vest and shorts from Jan & Jul, the company's other brand
The baby girl in her ‘grow-with-me’ sun hat from Twinklebelle and UV rash guard swim vest and shorts from Jan & Jul, the company’s other brand

When the baby girl was smaller I could put any hat on her and there it would stay. Alas, those days are gone – she was fine with warm hats throughout the winter but when it came to sun hats the girl wasn’t having any of it.

I tried a lot of different styles, tried letting her choose a hat for herself, tried wearing a hat myself in the hope that she would want to mimic me. Nothing worked. The baby girl either took them off immediately or complained so much about the way they fit that I took pity on her and took them off her head myself.

No such difficulties with the excellent ‘Grow-With-Me’ Sun Hat from Twinklebelle. Unlike all the other hats we tried, this one stays on. The girl could get it off if she really wanted to – it has a chin strap with a break-away clip – but she doesn’t even try, presumably because it’s light enough and comfortable enough not to bother her.

It’s got a wide enough brim that I don’t need to worry about sun on the baby girl’s extremely pale face and neck (I still apply sunscreen, but it’s good to know the hat has her covered just in case), and the front of the brim is strengthened so it doesn’t flop down and obstruct her vision. There’s a drawstring to adjust the size too, so it should last her a good few summers.

The icing on the cake is that Twinklebelle is a small, family-run business that is committed to providing fair and sustainable income and flexible working to the women (most of whom are mothers) who make their products in the founder’s hometown in China. I didn’t know that when I bought the baby girl’s hat but was delighted to find out about the company after the fact. Hats off to them for creating lovely and useful things and being good people to boot.


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Babes-in-arms shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

It’s a little known fact that babes-in-arms (usually up to 18 months or two years) are welcome at thousands of shows and events at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, making the festival a great option for culture-loving parents travelling with their little ones. The trouble is that you can’t search for babes-in-arms shows via the Edfringe ticketing website – you have to click through to the page of each show you’re interested in to find out its specific babes-in-arms policy.

That takes time, and we all know that parents of small children don’t have a lot of time, so here’s a handy list you can search through instead. It’s got over 2,600 shows on it – including cabaret, work for children, circus, comedy, dance, music, musicals, opera, spoken word and theatre – as well as talks, networking and training events for creatives, and a handful of exhibitions. Whatever you’re into, there’s something here that will tickle your fancy.

A couple of small caveats: this list is based on information provided in the spring to the organisation that runs the Fringe by acts taking shows to the festival, so it’s possible that individual policies may have changed. With that in mind, please do check with the venue before you book tickets if you’re planning on attending with your little one. Equally, there may be shows not on this list that accept babe-in-arms, so don’t despair if you can’t find your favourites. Babes-in-arms are welcome at all Free Fringe shows taking place at venues where under-18s are welcome, for example.

Bear in mind that even if a show is baby-friendly, the pop-up nature of venues at the Fringe means that there probably won’t be much space to leave a pushchair or any facilities for changing nappies. You’ll find some more practical tips, as well as things to do with babies and toddlers in Edinburgh away from the festival, on my baby and toddler Edinburgh festivals destination guide.

Without any further ado, here’s the list, split into the following sections: cabaret & variety; children’s shows; comedy; dance, physical theatre & circus; events; exhibitions; music; musicals & opera; spoken word; and theatre.


Cabaret & Variety

A production shot of Hot Brown Honey at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Hot Brown Honey at the Gilded Balloon Teviot © Dylan Evans
30 Days of Blood C venues – C aquila
A Good Service on All Other Lines C venues – C aquila
Aaron Calvert: Declassified Gilded Balloon at the Museum
Accordion Fight Show Sweet Grassmarket
Ada Campe and the Psychic Duck The Stand’s New Town Theatre
Adam Patel: Brown Magic Sweet Grassmarket
Adulting Underbelly, Bristo Square
After Hours Cabaret Club Underbelly, Bristo Square
Ali McGregor: Decadence Assembly Hall
All the Dumb Things Greenside @ Infirmary Street
Anya Anastasia: The Executioners Gilded Balloon Teviot
Assembly Gala Launch Assembly Hall
Bad Luck Underbelly, Cowgate
Ben Hanlin: 50 Pleasance Dome
Ben Hart: The Nutshell Gilded Balloon Teviot
Best of Burlesque Assembly George Square Gardens
Best of the Fest Daytime Assembly George Square Gardens
Big Man. Little Instruments C venues – C royale
Bizarre Sweet Novotel
Bongo Club Cabaret vs Cancer Underbelly, Cowgate
Briefs: Close Encounters Assembly Hall
Broken Romantics: A Unicorn’s Quest for Love Greenside @ Infirmary Street
Bubble and Squeeze The Stand’s New Town Theatre
Bubble Show for Adults Only C venues – C
Bugle Boys – A Salute to the Andrews Sisters Assembly Hall
Carabet Just the Tonic at The Caves
Card Ninja Gilded Balloon Teviot
Cazeleon: The Movies in My Mind Gilded Balloon Teviot
Chris Dugdale: Up Close! Assembly Rooms
Colin Cloud: Psycho(Logical) Pleasance Courtyard
Come to the Cabaret! St Andrew’s and St George’s West, George St
Comedy Nightcap Paradise in The Vault
Comfort Food Cabaret C venues – C at New Town Cookery School
Courtney Act: Under the Covers Underbelly’s Circus Hub on the Meadows
Danger Strip Show Assembly George Square Gardens
Danny O’Hare: I Feel Fuzzy theSpace @ Surgeons Hall
Die Gl’Amouresque Merchant’s Hall
DNA – Stealing Thoughts Assembly Rooms
Dragtime Presents: Things Live! theSpace @ Niddry St
Elaine Davidson’s Kinky Freakshow ZOO Charteris
Esther Rantzen: That’s Life! Gilded Balloon Teviot
Extreme MoMentum! Sweet Novotel
Fascinating Aïda’s Adèle Anderson Assembly George Square Studios
Full Throttle Underbelly, Cowgate
Gingzilla: Glamonster vs the World Assembly George Square Theatre
Hans – Like a German Assembly Rooms
History Has a Purpose?! C venues – C royale
Hot Brown Honey Gilded Balloon Teviot
Iconic – A Brief History of Drag Assembly Checkpoint
Irina Titova: Queen of Sand Gilded Balloon at the Museum
Ivy Paige: Seduction Assembly George Square Theatre
Jason Donovan and His Amazing Midlife Crisis Assembly George Square Gardens
John and Claire Lenahan – Loud & Louder Just the Tonic at The Caves
John Lenahan: Up Close Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters
John Partridge: Stripped Assembly Checkpoint
JoJo Bellini: Agents Provocateurs Sweet Grassmarket
Jonny Woo’s All Star Brexit Cabaret Assembly George Square Gardens
Kangaroos and Bagpipes St Andrew’s and St George’s West, George St
Karaoke Saved My Life Underbelly, Bristo Square
Karaoke Saved My Life Underbelly, Cowgate
Kate Dimbleby: Sing Happy Frankenstein Pub
Kevin Quantum: Vanishing Point Underbelly, Bristo Square
Kit and McConnel The Radisson Collection Royal Mile Hotel
Lady Rizo: Red, White and Indigo Assembly Hall
Late Night Lip Service Gilded Balloon Rose Theatre
Lcy Hopk: Secrt Circl Heroes @ The SpiegelYurt
Le Gateau Chocolat: Icons Assembly George Square Gardens
Like a Sturgeon Underbelly, Cowgate
Lip Sync Lollapalooza Just the Tonic at The Grassmarket Centre
Little Death Club Underbelly’s Circus Hub on the Meadows
Mad Women in My Attic! PQA Venues @Riddle’s Court
Margaret Thatcher Queen of Club Nights Gilded Balloon Teviot
Margaret Thatcher Queen of Club Nights Gilded Balloon Teviot
Mason King – Game of Chance theSpace @ Surgeons Hall
Maureen Lipman Is ‘Up for It’ Assembly George Square Theatre
Michael Griffiths: Songs by Kylie Assembly George Square Theatre
Michelle McManus: Reloaded The Stand Comedy Club 3 & 4
Midnight Marauders Assembly Checkpoint
Mr McClelland’s Damn Good Dance Gilded Balloon Teviot
Never Mind the Gap theSpace @ Surgeons Hall
Oliver Meech: When Magic and Food Collide Just the Tonic at The Mash House
Paul Patin: Angelo Heroes @ The SpiegelYurt
Phil Kay: Songer-Singwriter Heroes @ The SpiegelYurt
Rotating Roster of Erudite Amusements and Motley Delights Assembly George Square Studios
Sarah McGuinness: Back to Blacks Gilded Balloon Rose Theatre
Seen and Heard Underbelly, Cowgate
Skin Deep Gilded Balloon Teviot
Slipstick C venues – C
Smut Slam Cabaret: Where Sex and Storytelling Collide Sweet Grassmarket
Starman Assembly Hall
Strangers: Mindreader Greenside @ Nicolson Square
Sven Ratzke: Homme Fatale Assembly Hall
Tartan and Tassels Paradise in Augustines
The Edinburgh Fringe Magic Gala Gilded Balloon Teviot
The Electric Cabaret C venues – C aquila
The Fabulous TT theSpace on the Mile
The Five-Thirty Cabaret The Stand’s New Town Theatre
The Girls from Oz – Because, Because, Because, Because, Because… theSpace @ Symposium Hall
The Gravel Road Show and the Cult of True Womanhood theSpace @ Surgeons Hall
The Hummingbird Effect C venues – C too
The Late Night Cabaret Show Hill Street Theatre
The Laurel and Hardy Cabaret Sweet Grassmarket
The Magic Show Paradise in The Vault
The Marilyn Monroe Story Assembly Rooms
The Miss Behave Gameshow Gilded Balloon Teviot
The Onion Club: American Apocalypse Now Gilded Balloon Rose Theatre
The Princess Project PQA Venues @Riddle’s Court
The Swell Mob Assembly George Square Studios
The Voice Behind the Stars Assembly Rooms
The Worst Little Warehouse in London Assembly George Square Theatre
Till Death Us Do Part? Paradise in The Vault
Two Dames, a Piano and a Whole Lot of Giggle Water theSpaceTriplex
Victoria Falconer: Oxymoron Heroes @ The SpiegelYurt
Virgin theSpace @ Surgeons Hall
We’ll Do It Live! Hill Street Theatre
Whisky and Gin Tasting Cabaret Hill Street Theatre
Yana Alana – Between the Cracks Assembly Checkpoint
Yer Tea’s Oot! The Stand’s New Town Theatre
Yummy Assembly Roxy

Children’s Shows

Four people wearing autumn clothing sit on a bench in a park with leaves on the ground
Four Go Wild in Wellies at Dance Base © Brian Hartley
A Chinese Bestiary theSpaceTriplex
A Cockroach and Furry Blurry Fluffy Things Venue 13
A Dragon in the Family Pleasance Courtyard
Alice in Wonderland theSpace @ Niddry St
AnimAlphabet: The Musical Pleasance Dome
Around the World with Bessy – Part One and a Half: Bessy Goes Busking! Stockbridge Church
Arr We There Yet? Underbelly’s Circus Hub on the Meadows
Baby Loves Disco The Jam House
Balloonatics Underbelly, Cowgate
BambinO The Edinburgh Academy
Bambino Beats Summertime Boogie – On the Farm Stockbridge Church
Beauty and the Beast theSpace @ Niddry St
Beowulf Underbelly, Bristo Square
Bercerus the Blind Dog and Other Heroes St Patrick’s Church
Better Together Pleasance Courtyard
Brainiac Live! Underbelly, Bristo Square
Brave Macbeth Gilded Balloon Rose Theatre
Bubble Show: Milkshake and the Bubble Flower C venues – C
Bubble Trouble Sweet Grassmarket
Captain Cauliflower and Marvin the Mischievous Moose Assembly Roxy
Cat in the Hat Pleasance Courtyard
Charlie Baker Presents: The Greatest Goat of All Time Assembly George Square Gardens
Charlotte’s Web Theatre Bath Bus
Chores Assembly George Square Gardens
Circa: Wolfgang Underbelly’s Circus Hub on the Meadows
Clowntown: I Can Do Anything, the Funtastic Show by Sphere Clown Band theSpace @ Surgeons Hall
Comedy Club 4 Kids Assembly Roxy
Comedy Kids The Stand Comedy Club 3 & 4
David Baddiel’s AniMalcolm Gilded Balloon Teviot
Denim: The Denim Juniors Assembly George Square Gardens
Dick and Dom: Dick v Dom Underbelly, Bristo Square
Dick Whittington – The Panto Greenside @ Nicolson Square
Doktor James’s Bad Skemes Sweet Grassmarket
Duckie Summerhall
Eaten Scottish Storytelling Centre
Eliza’s Big Adventure! theSpace @ Surgeons Hall
Ellie and the Enormous Sneeze Assembly Roxy
Finding Peter Gilded Balloon Teviot
Four Go Wild in Wellies Dance Base
Fun Kids Radio’s Epic Roadshow Adventure Underbelly, Bristo Square
Funbox at the Fringe Again Gilded Balloon Teviot
Gary Dunn: Jokes and Tricks! The Stand Comedy Club 3 & 4
Greeks, Gorgons and Giggles Lauriston Halls
Grimm’s Fairer Tales Pleasance Courtyard
Harmony – The Mumbai Experience Greenside @ Royal Terrace
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Assembly Rooms
Jo Jingles – Jo Visits the Seaside Murrayfield Parish Church Centre
John Hegley: Morning Wordship Pleasance Courtyard
Kaput Assembly George Square Gardens
Kids Do Forth on the Fringe Gilded Balloon Teviot
Kika’s Birthday Pleasance Courtyard
Le Carnaval des Animaux / Un Gâteau pour Cubitus French Institute
Love’s Labour’s Lost The Royal Scots Club
MamaBabaMe Pleasance at EICC
Mark Thompson’s Spectacular Science Show Gilded Balloon at the Museum
Meet the Little Prince! Assembly George Square Theatre
Michael Morpurgo’s Kensuke’s Kingdom Pleasance Courtyard
Monski Mouse’s Baby Disco Dance Hall Assembly George Square Gardens
Mouse Music! St Andrew’s and St George’s West, George St
Nutty Noah: You Might Die! Pleasance Courtyard
One Giant Leap for June theSpace @ Surgeons Hall
Opera Mouse Pleasance Courtyard
Paddington Bear’s First Concert Underbelly, Bristo Square
Penguinpig Assembly Roxy
Poppets Adventure PQA Venues @Riddle’s Court
Reach for the Stars Hill Street Theatre
Roald Dahl’s The Twits theSpace @ Niddry St
Romeo and Juliet Pleasance Courtyard
Seussical Jr Central Hall
Shakespeare for Kids: Under the Greenwood Tree C venues – C south
Shakespeare Shorts – Much Ado About Nothing theSpace @ Niddry St
Shakespeare Shorts – The Taming of the Shrew theSpace @ Niddry St
Shhh… The Elves Are Very Shy Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh – John Hope Gateway
Signor Baffo’s Restaurant The Principal
Sing-a-Long a Musical Hill Street Theatre
Singing Hands Summer Spectacular Gilded Balloon at the Museum
Splash Test Dummies Underbelly’s Circus Hub on the Meadows
Stick by Me Dance Base
Stoel (Chair) ZOO Southside
Story Builders Lauriston Halls
Strings for Kids: Misha’s Gang Presents theSpace @ Surgeons Hall
The Adventures of Sam Swallow C venues – C too
The Amazing Bubble Man Underbelly, George Square
The Battle of Frogs and Mice Assembly Roxy
The Bean Counter Gilded Balloon Teviot
The Bear Pleasance Courtyard
The Big Balloon Singalong Gilded Balloon at the Museum
The Dark Room (For Kids!) Gilded Balloon Teviot
The Dragon and the Whales Assembly Roxy
The Extraordinary Time-Travelling Adventures of Baron Munchausen The Stand’s New Town Theatre
The Garden of Delight Duddingston Kirk Manse Gardens
The Gruffalo, the Witch and the Warthog with Julia Donaldson Underbelly, George Square
The I Hate Children Children’s Show theSpace @ Surgeons Hall
The Jungle Book Greenside @ Nicolson Square
The Key, the Map and the Mysterious Quest theSpace @ Niddry St
The Lion and the Mouse Stockbridge Church
The Little Musician Assembly Roxy
The Lost Things Pleasance at EICC
The New I Hate Children Children’s Show theSpace @ Surgeons Hall
The Reluctant Dragon Inveresk Lodge Garden
The Showstoppers’ Kids Show Pleasance Courtyard
The Snow Queen Gilded Balloon Teviot
The Story Beast: Myths, Monsters & Mayhem Pleasance Courtyard
The Time Machine Scottish Storytelling Centre
The Wizard of Oz theSpace @ Niddry St
This Is Your Trial (FF) Just the Tonic at The Caves
Tomfoolery’s Beans on Toast Show Greenside @ Infirmary Street
Villain: DeBlanks theSpace @ Venue45
Waves Scottish Storytelling Centre
Wee MacNessie St Giles’ Cathedral
What The Moon Saw ZOO Southside
Wilde Creatures Pleasance Courtyard
Woogie Boogie Summerhall
Wriggle Around the World Stockbridge Church


Comedian Owen Roberts wears silly clothes, surrounded by toys in a pink room, advertising his new show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe © Ben Carpenter
Owen Roberts: I Let a Six-Year-Old Write My Show at the Pleasance Courtyard © Ben Carpenter
(No) Money in the Bank Sweet Novotel
#AA: Absurdly Asian 2018 by Jinx Yeo Laughing Horse @ Cabaret Voltaire
10 Years MCA – The Musical Comedy Awards Showcase Underbelly, Cowgate
110% John Kearns and Pat Cahill Heroes @ Bob’s BlundaBus
2 Girls, 1 Cup… of Comedy Just the Tonic at The Mash House
25 Years of Stand-Up: Vladimir McTavish The Stand’s New Town Theatre
50% Canadian, 100% Crazy, Let’s Laugh Just the Tonic at The Caves
A Comedy Brunch 2 Just the Tonic at The Caves
A Complete Waste of Time PQA Venues @Riddle’s Court
A Holy Terror The Stand Comedy Club 2
A Kinder, Gentler Comedy Greenside @ Nicolson Square
A Very Brexit Musical Just the Tonic at La Belle Angele
A Work in Progress Gilded Balloon Rose Theatre
AAA Batteries (Not Included) Just the Tonic at The Caves
AAA Stand-Up Pleasance Courtyard
AAA Stand-Up at Underbelly Underbelly, Cowgate
AAA Stand-Up Late Pleasance Courtyard
AAA Stand-Up Late at Gilded Balloon Gilded Balloon Teviot
Aaaand Now For Something Completely Improvised Pleasance Dome
AART TV Live! Pleasance Courtyard
Aatif Nawaz: Instant GrAATIFication The Stand Comedy Club 3 & 4
Abandoman (AKA Rob Broderick) – Pirate Radio Underbelly, George Square
Abigoliah Schamaun: Do You Know Who I Think I Am?! Underbelly, Cowgate
About Comedy: Stand-Up Comedy Courses Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters
Absolute Improv! theSpace @ Niddry St
Abstract Stand-Up Art C venues – C aquila
Accessibility Gala Pleasance Dome
Accident Avoidance Training for Cutlery Users – Level 2 Quaker Meeting House
Adam Hess: Seahorse Pleasance Courtyard
Adam Kay: This Is Going to Hurt (Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor) Pleasance at EICC
Adam Kay: This Is Going to Hurt (Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor) Pleasance at EICC
Adam Riches Is Coach Coach 2: Coach Harder Pleasance Dome
Adam Riches Is The Guy Who… Underbelly, Cowgate
Adam Riches Is The Lone Dueller Pleasance Dome
Adam Rowe: Undeniable Just the Tonic at The Caves
Adele Cliff: Sheep Just the Tonic at The Caves
Adele Is Younger Than Us Pleasance Dome
Adventures of the Improvised Sherlock Holmes Just the Tonic at La Belle Angele
Afternoon Delight Just the Tonic at La Belle Angele
Agatha Is Missing! Gilded Balloon Teviot
Agenda Benders: Witty Gritty Bitty Fitty Committee Just the Tonic at The Caves
Aidan Goatley is the Vicar’s Husband Sweet Grassmarket
Aidan Goatley: 10 Films With My Dad Sweet Grassmarket
Aidan Goatley’s 10 Films With… Podcast Sweet Novotel
Alan Ayckbourn’s Farcicals theSpace on the Mile
Alex Cofield: Supernova Gilded Balloon Rose Theatre
Alex Edelman: Just for Us Pleasance Courtyard
Alex Garner – Who?! Sweet Novotel
Alex Hylton: Everybody’s Different and I’m the Same Just the Tonic at The Caves
Alex Love: How to Win a Pub Quiz – 90s Edition The Stand Comedy Club 2
Alex Williamson: So Wrong, It’s Wrong Underbelly, Bristo Square
Alice Fraser: Ethos Underbelly, Bristo Square
Alice Marshall: The Strike Just the Tonic at The Caves
Alice Snedden: Self-Titled Pleasance Courtyard
Alison Spittle: Worrier Princess Gilded Balloon Teviot
Alistair Williams: Great White Male Just the Tonic at The Caves
All Hail the Rat King! Greenside @ Infirmary Street
All Killa No Filla Live Underbelly, George Square
Allan Havey Stands Up Sweet Novotel
Amsterdam Underground Comedy Collective Assembly George Square Theatre
Amusical Pleasance Courtyard
Amy Annette: What Women Want Underbelly, Bristo Square
And Another Thing! An Improvised Show Greenside @ Nicolson Square
And They Played Shang-a-Lang Hill Street Theatre
Andrea Hubert: Holes of Joy Gilded Balloon Teviot
Andrea Spisto: Miss Venezuela Just the Tonic at The Mash House
Andrew Lawrence: Clean Assembly George Square Studios
Andrew Maxwell: Shake a Leg Assembly George Square Theatre
Andrew Silverwood: Reformed Terrorist Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters
Andrew White: Coming of Age PQA Venues @Riddle’s Court
Andy Field the Love Tonight Just the Tonic at The Caves
Andy Onions – PowerPointless Sweet Grassmarket
Andy Storey: Awkward Just the Tonic at The Caves
Andy Zaltzman: Right Questions. Wrong Answers. The Stand Comedy Club 3 & 4
Angela Barnes: Rose-Tinted Pleasance Courtyard
Anna Mann’s Late Night Cheese and Sex Party Pleasance Courtyard
Anna Nicholson: Woman of the Year Just the Tonic at The Caves
Anuvab Pal: Empire Pleasance Courtyard
Any Suggestions, Doctor? An Improvised Adventure in Space and Time Sweet Grassmarket
Archie Maddocks: Matchstick Just the Tonic at The Mash House
Artcoholic Just the Tonic at The Caves
Arthur Smith: Syd Pleasance Dome
Ashley Blaker: Observant Jew Underbelly, Bristo Square
Athena Kugblenu: Follow the Leader Underbelly, Bristo Square
Audible Presents Pleasance Courtyard
Austentatious Underbelly, Bristo Square
Avocado: Definitely Maybe Not Pleasance Courtyard
Ayesha Hazarika: Girl on Girl Gilded Balloon Teviot
Baby Wants Candy: The Completely Improvised Full Band Musical Assembly George Square Studios
Bad Clowns: Hostage Just the Tonic at The Grassmarket Centre
Bagged PQA Venues @Riddle’s Court
Barry Crimmins – A Tribute The Stand’s New Town Theatre
Barry Cryer and Ronnie Golden: Historical Objects Gilded Balloon at the Museum
Be More, Do Better but Don’t Change Underbelly, Bristo Square
Beard: Baby Come Back Pleasance Courtyard
BEASTS Just the Tonic at The Caves
BEASTS: Best of BEASTS Pleasance Dome
Beetlemania: Kafka for Kids! Pleasance Dome
Ben Clover: Crème Brûlée C venues – C royale
Ben McCarthy: Nevermind Paradise in The Vault
Ben Pope: Baby Sasquatch Pleasance Courtyard
Bendy House Improv Sweet Novotel
Benefit in Aid of MS The Stand’s New Town Theatre
Benefit in Aid of Scottish Mountain Rescue The Stand’s New Town Theatre
Benet Brandreth: A Hero for Our Times Gilded Balloon Teviot
Bennett Arron: I’ve Never Told Anyone This Underbelly, Bristo Square
Berk’s Nest Mid-Fest Comedy Special Pleasance Courtyard
Best of Edinburgh Showcase Show Pleasance Courtyard
Best of English Comedian of the Year Just the Tonic at The Caves
Best of Irish Comedian of the Year Just the Tonic at The Caves
Best of Scottish Comedian of the Year Just the Tonic at La Belle Angele
Best of the Fest Assembly Hall
Bethany Black: Unwinnable The Stand Comedy Club 2
Better Sweet Novotel
Big Shop Underbelly, Cowgate
Big Trouble in Little Monkey’s Daycare theSpace on the Mile
Big Value Comedy Show – Early Just the Tonic at The Grassmarket Centre
Big Value Comedy Show – Late Just the Tonic at The Grassmarket Centre
Bilal Zafar – Lovebots Just the Tonic at The Mash House
Birthday Girls: Late-Night Comedy Party Pleasance Courtyard
Blind Mirth theSpace on the Mile
Bob Doolally The Stand Comedy Club 3 & 4
Bob Slayer Is Bob Slayer (The Eponymous Show) Heroes @ The SpiegelYurt
Bob Slayer: NeverMind the BusStops Heroes @ Bob’s BlundaBus
Bob’s Not My Uncle and Other Devastating Truths Greenside @ Nicolson Square
Bodily Just the Tonic at The Caves
Bona Fide The Stand’s New Town Theatre
Boogie Shoes Silent Disco Walking Tour With a Scottish Twist Just the Tonic at The Caves
Brain Rinse theSpace @ Surgeons Hall
Bread and Geller: Prime Time Just the Tonic at The Caves
Brendon Burns and Colt Cabana Do Comedy and Commentary to Bad Wrestling Matches Monkey Barrel Comedy Club
Brennan Reece: Evermore Pleasance Courtyard
Brett Goldstein: What Is Love Baby Don’t Hurt Me Pleasance Courtyard
Briony Redman: Sketch Artist Pleasance Courtyard
Bristol Revunions Present: Paraguay C venues – C aquila
Bryony Twydle: Flamingo Underbelly, Bristo Square
Bumper Blyton Underbelly, Bristo Square
Butterfly C venues – C royale
California Backstage C venues – C south
Calling My Tribe Assembly George Square Theatre
Camels Underbelly, Bristo Square
Camilla Cleese and Steve Hofstetter: Produced by John Cleese Assembly George Square Studios
Carl Donnelly Speaks to Dead People Heroes @ Bob’s BlundaBus
Catherine Bohart: Immaculate Pleasance Courtyard
Caustic Comedy Nights C venues – C aquila
Caution: Deadline Ahead – A Comedy About Procrastination C venues – C aquila
Charlie V Martin: The 24/7 Club C venues – C royale
Chortle Student Comedy Award Final Pleasance Courtyard
Chris Betts vs the Audience Heroes @ Bob’s BlundaBus
Chris Forbes: Prophecy Gilded Balloon Teviot
Chris Henry: Around the World in 80 Dates Underbelly, Bristo Square
Chris Kent: Looking Up Assembly George Square Studios
Chris McCausland: Speaky Blinder Underbelly, Bristo Square
Chris Turner: We’re Where We Were Pleasance Courtyard
Chris Washington: You Beauty! Pleasance Courtyard
Christian Finnegan: My Goodness Gilded Balloon Teviot
Christopher Macarthur-Boyd: Home Sweet Home Gilded Balloon Teviot
Ciarán Dowd: Don Rodolfo Pleasance Courtyard
Claire Ford: Unboxed Just the Tonic at The Caves
Claire Sullivan: I Wish I Owned a Hotel for Dogs Gilded Balloon Teviot
Clara Cupcakes – The Worst Underbelly, Bristo Square
Clara Saves America Greenside @ Infirmary Street
Clay Nikiforuk: Fun to Be Around Just the Tonic at The Grassmarket Centre
Clicking Comedians Pleasance Dome
Clingfilm Pleasance Courtyard
Comedians Against Humanity Pleasance Dome
Comedy in the Dark Just the Tonic at The Grassmarket Centre
Comic Relief Live Assembly Hall
Confessions of a Cockney Temple Dancer Dance Base
Craig Hill: C’mon the Lads! Pleasance at EICC
Criminal Pleasance Dome
Croft & Pearce: Double Take Underbelly, Bristo Square
CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation Underbelly, Bristo Square
Dad’s Army Afternoon Tea Hour Pleasance at EICC
Dad’s Army Dinner Hour Pleasance at EICC
Dad’s Army Lunch Hour Pleasance at EICC
Daliso Chaponda: What the African Said Gilded Balloon at the Museum
Damian Clark: Extra Show Gilded Balloon Teviot
Dan Attfield: Futureproof Underbelly, Bristo Square
Dan Nightingale: Sex, Drugs and My Nanna’s Bungalow Just the Tonic at The Mash House
Daniel Connell: Mr Personality 1988 Gilded Balloon Teviot
Daniel Cook: Carpet Pleasance Courtyard
Daniel Sloss: X Pleasance at EICC
Danny O’Brien: Lock-In Underbelly, Cowgate
Daphna Baram: Sugarcoating Sweet Novotel
Darren Harriott: Visceral Pleasance Courtyard
Darren Walsh: Massive Punt Just the Tonic at The Grassmarket Centre
David Callaghan: Dead Man’s Chest Just the Tonic at The Mash House
David Correos: The Correos Effect Gilded Balloon Teviot
David Ephgrave: My Part in His Downfall Just the Tonic at The Caves
David Mills: Focus People! Underbelly, George Square
David O’Doherty: You Have to Laugh Assembly George Square Theatre
Dean Hendry: Smells Like Dean Spirit Gilded Balloon Rose Theatre
Demi Lardner: I Love Skeleton Assembly George Square Studios
Denim: The Reunion Tour Assembly George Square Gardens
Des Kapital: Mao That’s What I Call Music! Sweet Grassmarket
Despite Everything, Price Still Includes Biscuits theSpace @ Surgeons Hall
Dilruk Jayasinha: The Art of the Dil Assembly George Square Theatre
Dirty White Boys: Manners Just the Tonic at The Caves
Doctor Whosical Greenside @ Infirmary Street
Dom O’Keefe: Free Willy from the Perspective of the Whale Just the Tonic at The Mash House
Dominic Frisby’s Financial Game Show Gilded Balloon Teviot
Douglas Walker Presents: Of Christmas Past Underbelly, Bristo Square
Dragprov Revue Sweet Novotel
Dreamgun: Film Reads Underbelly, Bristo Square
Drugstore Culture: Live Assembly George Square Studios
Duke Pop Bedlam Theatre
Dylan Moran: Dr Cosmos Gilded Balloon Rose Theatre
Dylan Moran: Dr Cosmos Assembly Hall
Dylan Moran: Dr Cosmos The Stand’s New Town Theatre
Ed Gamble: Blizzard Pleasance Courtyard
Ed Night: An Aesthetic Pleasance Courtyard
Ed Patrick: Comedians’ Surgery Pleasance Courtyard
Edd Hedges: For Eva, from Forever Ago Gilded Balloon Teviot
Edinburgh Comedy Allstars Underbelly, George Square
Edinburgh Comedy Awards Gala Show Pleasance at EICC
Egg: Richard Pictures Pleasance Courtyard
Eleanor Morton: Great Title, Glamorous Photo The Stand Comedy Club 3 & 4
Elf Lyons: ChiffChaff Pleasance Dome
Eli Matthewson: The Year of Magical F*cking Underbelly, George Square
Ella Woods: Wing Defence Just the Tonic at The Caves
Elsa Pleasance Dome
Emma Sidi: Faces of Grace Pleasance Courtyard
Empathetically Challenged Just the Tonic at The Caves
Enter the Dragons Pleasance Dome
Eric’s Tales of the Sea – A Submariner’s Yarn Just the Tonic at The Caves
Eshaan Akbar: Prophet Like It’s Hot Gilded Balloon Teviot
Evelyn Mok: Bubble Butt Pleasance Courtyard
Famous First Words Just the Tonic at The Caves
Fanny’s @ Five The Stand Comedy Club 2
Fast Fringe Pleasance Dome
Father in the Hole Greenside @ Royal Terrace
Felicity Ward: Busting a Nut Pleasance Courtyard
Fin Taylor: When Harassy Met Sally Pleasance Courtyard
Flo & Joan: Alive on Stage Pleasance Courtyard
Foil, Arms and Hog – Craicling Underbelly, Bristo Square
For Robin Williams: A Benefit Gig in Aid of Mind and SAMH Assembly George Square Theatre
Found Footage Festival: After Dark Underbelly, Cowgate
Frank Carson: If I Didnt Laugh I’d Cry Assembly Hall
Frank Foucault: Shoes Just the Tonic at The Caves
Fred Cooke: Fredinburgh Gilded Balloon Teviot
Fred MacAulay in Conversation Gilded Balloon at the Museum
Free Footlights Just the Tonic at The Mash House
Fright Bus Service Necrobus
Fringe Wives Club: Glittery Clittery Assembly Roxy
Funny Women on the Fringe Assembly Rooms
Gamarjobat Gilded Balloon at the Museum
Gareth Mutch: Wants Mutch More Gilded Balloon Rose Theatre
Gareth Waugh: Oh Boy…! Gilded Balloon Teviot
Garry Starr Performs Everything Underbelly, Cowgate
Gary Delaney: Gagster’s Paradise Pleasance Courtyard
Gary Meikle – Before All This Gilded Balloon Rose Theatre
Gary Tro: Idoit Just the Tonic at The Mash House
Gavin Webster: I Am Stand-Up Comedy The Stand Comedy Club 2
Generation Y Us? Just the Tonic at The Mash House
Geoff Norcott: Traditionalism Gilded Balloon Teviot
George Egg: DIY Chef Assembly George Square Gardens
George Lewis: A Man, a Plan, a Girl With Fake Tan Pleasance Courtyard
George Rigden: George-ous Pleasance Courtyard
Girlfriend from Hell Underbelly, George Square
Glen Davies – Gagging Assembly Roxy
Gloria Hole Presents: The Clinic Sweet Grassmarket
Good Manners Gone Bad Gilded Balloon Rose Theatre
Goodbye… I’m Leaving Just the Tonic at The Caves
Goose: Golden Eggs Assembly George Square Studios
Gordon Southern: A Man for Two Seasons Frankenstein Pub
Grace the Former Child: The Bi-Polar Express Heroes @ The SpiegelYurt
Graham Dickson: Timber Underbelly, Cowgate
Gráinne Maguire: I Forgive You; Please Like Me Gilded Balloon Teviot
Grant Busé: The Birds and the Beats Gilded Balloon Teviot
Great British Mysteries: 1599? Pleasance Courtyard
Gusset Grippers Gilded Balloon Rose Theatre
Gyles Brandreth: Break a Leg! Pleasance Courtyard
Hal Branson: Mbolo Just the Tonic at The Mash House
Hal Cruttenden: Chubster Pleasance Courtyard
Happy Lucky Golden Tofu Panda Dragon Good Time Fun Fun Show theSpace on the Mile
Hardeep Singh Kohli: You-topia Assembly George Square Studios
Harry and Chris Save the World Just the Tonic at The Mash House
Harry Poppers and the Deathly Swallows Greenside @ Infirmary Street
Hayley Ellis: Once, Twice, Three Times a Hayley Just the Tonic at The Mash House
Heard the One About Identity Theft? With the Real Bennett Arron The Stand Comedy Club 2
Heidi Regan: Heidi vs Sharks Pleasance Courtyard
Helen Lederer: I Might as Well Say It Underbelly, Bristo Square
Henning Wehn: Get on With It Just the Tonic at The Caves
Here Be Improv theSpace @ Jurys Inn
Here Be Improv theSpace @ Surgeons Hall
Holly Morgan: Madonna or Whore? Assembly Roxy
Holy $#!% It’s Music and Comedy With Matt Griffo ZOO Southside
Hoo-Ha! Just the Tonic at The Caves
Hot Gay Time Machine Underbelly, Cowgate
Hot Mess: Bezzie Mates Just the Tonic at The Caves
HUB Fresh Pleasance Courtyard
Huge News Gilded Balloon Rose Theatre
I Am Ross Smith Just the Tonic at The Caves
I Can Make You Feel Good. By Comparison. Just the Tonic at The Caves
I Can’t Do This theSpace @ Jurys Inn
I Spy With My Little Eye Something Beginning With Why Have You Been Sleeping With My Wife: A Play by Christopher Bliss Pleasance Dome
I Want an Irish Passport The Stand Comedy Club 2
I’m Your Man – Letters of the World’s Most Ambitious Job Applicant theSpace @ Jurys Inn
I’m Your Man – Letters of the World’s Most Ambitious Job Applicant theSpace @ Surgeons Hall
Iain (Stirling) Does Jokes (With Pals) Pleasance at EICC
Ian Smith: Craft Underbelly, Bristo Square
Ignacio Lopez: Nine Ig Fails Just the Tonic at The Mash House
Imaginary Porno Charades Sweet Grassmarket
Impromptu Shakespeare Just the Tonic at The Caves
Improvabunga! theSpace @ Niddry St
Imran Yusuf: Saint, Sinner, Sufi The Stand’s New Town Theatre
Ingrid Dahle: Wingrid Heroes @ Bob’s BlundaBus
InsTed Talks Just the Tonic at The Caves
InsTed Talks Just the Tonic at La Belle Angele
Is That Right Aye? theSpace on the Mile
Ismo: Words Apart Pleasance Dome
It’s All My Mother’s Fault! theSpace @ Jurys Inn
It’s No Job for a Nice Jewish Girl PQA Venues @Riddle’s Court
It’s Not Cute Anymore Underbelly, Cowgate
Ivan Aristeguieta: Juithy Pleasance Courtyard
Ivo Graham: Motion Sickness Pleasance Courtyard
Jack Docherty: Miekelson and McGlashan – Serious Men Gilded Balloon at the Museum
Jack Evans: Work Just the Tonic at The Mash House
Jacob Hatton: Ozymandias Just the Tonic at The Caves
Jacob Hawley: Howl Just the Tonic at The Mash House
Jacqueline Novak: How Embarrassing for Her Pleasance Courtyard
Jake Howie: Read My Lips Just the Tonic at The Caves
Jake Lambert: Little Lost Lad Pleasance Courtyard
James Hancox: Sports for the Unsporty Assembly George Square Theatre
James Loveridge Just the Tonic at The Mash House
James Meehan – Gaz Just the Tonic at The Caves
James Nokise: Talk a Big Game The Stand Comedy Club 3 & 4
Jamie Dalgleish: From Buckfast to Middle Class The Stand Comedy Club 3 & 4
Jamie MacDonald: Blinkered Assembly Rooms
Janeane Garofalo: Put a Pin in That Gilded Balloon Teviot
Jarred Christmas: Remarkably Average Gilded Balloon Teviot
Jason Byrne: You Can Come in, But Don’t Start Anything Assembly Hall
Jason Neale: Happy to Help Heroes @ Bob’s BlundaBus
Jay Lafferty: Wheesht! Gilded Balloon Teviot
Jayde Adams: The Divine Ms Jayde Pleasance Courtyard
Jen Brister – Meaningless Monkey Barrel Comedy Club
Jeremy Nicholas: After Dinner Stories from My Disastrous Broadcasting Career Gilded Balloon Teviot
Jerry Sadowitz: Make Comedy GRATE Again! The Stand’s New Town Theatre
Jess Robinson: No Filter Assembly George Square Gardens
Jessie Cave: Sunrise The Stand Comedy Club 3 & 4
Jessimae Peluso: Seven Deadly Sins The Stand’s New Town Theatre
Jim Campbell: Trampoline Just the Tonic at The Mash House
Jim Smith: Back to the Teuchter! The Stand Comedy Club 2
Jimeoin: Result! Pleasance at EICC
Jimeoin: Roast Chicken Result! Pleasance at EICC
Jo Caulfield: Killing Time The Stand Comedy Club 3 & 4
Joanne McNally: Wine Tamer Assembly George Square Studios
Joe Sutherland: Toxic Underbelly, Bristo Square
John Hastings: Float Like a Butterfly, John Hastings Like a Bee Pleasance Courtyard
John Hegley: New and Selected Assembly George Square Studios
John Kearns: Don’t Worry They’re Here Pleasance Dome
John Lynn: Addiction Diction The Stand’s New Town Theatre
John Pendal: We Are Family Gilded Balloon Teviot
John Robertson: The Dark Room Underbelly, Cowgate
John-Luke Roberts: All I Wanna Do Is [FX: GUNSHOTS] With a [FX: GUN RELOADING] and a [FX: CASH REGISTER] and Perform Some Comedy! Assembly George Square Studios
John-Luke Roberts: Terrible Wonderful Adaptations Pleasance Dome
Jon Culshaw and Bill Dare: The Great British Take Off Gilded Balloon Teviot
Jon Harvey: TreasuRETROve Assembly George Square Theatre
Jordan Brookes: Bleed Pleasance Courtyard
Jordan Gray: People Change Just the Tonic at The Caves
Josh Berry: Voice Thief Assembly Hall
Josh Glanc: Karma Karma Karma Karma Karma Chamedian Underbelly, Bristo Square
Josh Pugh: The Changingman Just the Tonic at The Caves
Joz Norris Has No Show This Year, but Mr Fruit Salad Does Heroes @ The SpiegelYurt
Judah Friedlander: America… Still Number One Gilded Balloon Teviot
Julia Sutherland: Exposed Gilded Balloon Teviot
Juliette Burton: Butterfly Effect Gilded Balloon Teviot
Just Like That! The Tommy Cooper Show Gilded Balloon Teviot
Just the Tonic Comedy Club – Midnight Show Just the Tonic at The Caves
Just These, Please Gilded Balloon Teviot
Justin Moorhouse: Northern Joker Gilded Balloon Teviot
Kai Humphries: Team Smug Gilded Balloon Teviot
Kai Samra – Brothers (WIP) Just the Tonic at The Mash House
Kate Berlant: Communikate Assembly George Square Studios
Kathy Lette’s Girl Talk Underbelly, George Square
Ken Cheng: Best Dad Ever Bedlam Theatre
Kerry Godliman: Work in Progress Pleasance Courtyard
Kevin Quantum: And for My Next Trick Gilded Balloon Teviot
Kieran Hodgson: ’75 Pleasance Courtyard
Kiri Pritchard-McLean: Victim, Complex Pleasance Courtyard
Kwame Asante: Teenage Heartblob Pleasance Courtyard
Ladylike: A Modern Guide to Etiquette Underbelly, Bristo Square
Larry Dean: Bampot Assembly Checkpoint
Late Night Bedlam Theatre
Late’n’Live Gilded Balloon Teviot
Laura Davis: Ghost Machine Underbelly, Cowgate
Laura Lexx: Trying Gilded Balloon Teviot
Lauren Pattison: Peachy Pleasance Courtyard
Laurence Clark: An Irresponsible Father’s Guide to Parenting Assembly George Square Theatre
Lazy Susan: Forgive Me, Mother! Assembly George Square Theatre
Lead Pencil Underbelly, Cowgate
Lenny Sherman: Make the World a Better Place Just the Tonic at The Mash House
Liam Jeavons: Never Heard of Him PQA Venues @Riddle’s Court
Lily Lovett and Patrick Monahan: Date Night Just the Tonic at The Caves
Limmy’s Vines The Stand’s New Town Theatre
Linda Underbelly, George Square
Link and Lorne: Terrestrial Is the Bestrial The Stand’s New Town Theatre
Lola and Jo: Focus Groupies Underbelly, Cowgate
Lolly Jones: Fifty Shades of May Assembly Roxy
Lord of the Game of the Ring of Thrones Just the Tonic at La Belle Angele
Lost Voice Guy: Inspiration Porn Gilded Balloon at the Museum
Lost Voice Guy: Inspiration Porn Gilded Balloon Teviot
Lou Conran: At Least I’m Not Dog Poo Darren Just the Tonic at The Caves
Luca Cupani: God Digger Underbelly, George Square
Lucy Frederick: Even More Naked Underbelly, Bristo Square
Lucy Porter: Pass It On Pleasance Courtyard
Luisa Omielan: Politics for Bitches Gilded Balloon Teviot
Luke Kempner: House of Faces Pleasance Courtyard
Luke Rollason’s Planet Earth Monkey Barrel Comedy Club
Luxury Split Bill Just the Tonic at The Caves
Maddie Campion: 20 Uses for a Lovedoll Just the Tonic at The Caves
Made in Spain Sweet Novotel
Maisie Adam: Vague Gilded Balloon Teviot
Manhunt Underbelly, Bristo Square
Marcus Brigstocke: Devil May Care Pleasance Courtyard
Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho Pleasance Courtyard
Mark Nelson: Irreverence Underbelly, Bristo Square
Mark Steel: Every Little Thing’s Gonna Be Alright Assembly Rooms
Mark Watson: The Infinite Show Pleasance Courtyard
MARVELus: All the Marvel Movies. Kind of. 2018 Gilded Balloon Teviot
Masud Milas: Masud Abides Just the Tonic at The Mash House
Matt and Ollie Are… Dads! Underbelly, Bristo Square
Matt Forde: Brexit Through the Gift Shop Pleasance Courtyard
Matt Forde’s Political Party Podcast Gilded Balloon Teviot
Matt Price: Last Night a Weegie Saved My Life Gilded Balloon Teviot
Matt Rees: Happy Hour Pleasance Courtyard
Matt Winning: Climate Strange Just the Tonic at The Mash House
Mawaan Rizwan: Juice Pleasance Dome
Me Talking, Mostly Paradise in The Vault
Mervyn Stutter’s Pick of the Fringe Pleasance Courtyard
Michael Hackett: The Late Mike Show Just the Tonic at The Caves
Micky Bartlett: Crucifying Fergal Gilded Balloon Teviot
Micky Overman: Role Model Pleasance Courtyard
Mitch Benn: Doing It on Purpose The Stand’s New Town Theatre
Moon Pleasance Courtyard
Mr Thing Pleasance Courtyard
Mr. Swallow and the Vanishing Elephant Pleasance Courtyard
Murder She Didn’t Write: The Improvised Murder Mystery Pleasance Courtyard
Murray Hill: About to Break Gilded Balloon Teviot
Myq Kaplan: All Killing Aside Underbelly, Bristo Square
Myra Dubois: We Wish You a Myra Christmas Underbelly, George Square
Natalie Palamides: Nate Pleasance Courtyard
Nathan Cassidy: If I Caused the Financial Crash of 2008 Just the Tonic at The Caves
Nathan Lang: The Stuntman Just the Tonic at The Caves
Neal Portenza’s Final Edinburgh Show Will Be a Bad Magic Show on a Bus. BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Netflix and Amazon Prime Are All Welcome Heroes @ Bob’s BlundaBus
Neil Delamere: Controlled Substance Gilded Balloon Teviot
Neil O’Rourke and Patrick Spicer: Cool Dude Island Just the Tonic at The Caves
NewsRevue Underbelly, George Square
Nicholas Parsons’ Happy Hour Pleasance Courtyard
Nick Dixon: Marriage Material Just the Tonic at The Mash House
Nick Elleray: It’s Been Emotional Just the Tonic at The Grassmarket Centre
Nick Hall: Spencer Underbelly, Bristo Square
Nick Revell: BrokenDreamCatcher The Stand Comedy Club 3 & 4
Night at the Museum Gilded Balloon at the Museum
Nina Conti Is Monkey Underbelly, Bristo Square
No Funny Business C venues – C aquila
Norris & Parker: Burn the Witch Pleasance Courtyard
Notflix Gilded Balloon Teviot
Old Movies Saved My Life theSpace @ Jurys Inn
Olga Koch: Fight Pleasance Courtyard
One More Cup of Coffee, and Then We’ll Save the World Quaker Meeting House
One Woman Sex and the City Underbelly, Bristo Square
One-Man Pride and Prejudice Assembly George Square Studios
One-Man Stranger Things Assembly George Square Studios
Orwell That Ends Well: The Musical Just the Tonic at La Belle Angele
Owen Roberts: I Let a Six-Year-Old Write My Show Pleasance Courtyard
Pamela DeMenthe Presents: Sticky Digits Just the Tonic at The Grassmarket Centre
Pat Cahill: Clagnut Heroes @ Bob’s BlundaBus
Patrick Monahan: #Goals Gilded Balloon Teviot
Paul ‘Silky’ White: Ziuq The Stand Comedy Club 3 & 4
Paul Foot: Image Conscious Underbelly, Cowgate
Paul Mayhew-Archer: Incurable Optimist Underbelly, Bristo Square
Paul Merton’s Impro Chums Pleasance Courtyard
Paul Williams: Santa Fe Underbelly, Cowgate
Pelican: Fisk Bedlam Theatre
Pete Firman: Marvels Pleasance Courtyard
Phil Cooper: One Phil Over The Cooper’s Nest Just the Tonic at The Grassmarket Centre
Phill Jupitus: Sassy Knack The Stand Comedy Club 3 & 4
Pierre Novellie: See Novellie, Hear Novellie, Speak Novellie Pleasance Courtyard
Piff the Magic Dragon and the Dog Who Knows The Stand’s New Town Theatre
Pigs in Residence Just the Tonic at The Caves
Pity Laughs: A Tale of Two Gays Just the Tonic at The Caves
Planet Caramel: Rotations in Flavour Space Just the Tonic at The Grassmarket Centre
Playlight Robbery Just the Tonic at The Caves
Pleasance Newcomer Comedy Gala Pleasance Courtyard
Plenty of Linguine at Home Paradise in The Vault
Plumbing the Death Star Live Assembly George Square Studios
Plumbing the Death Star Live Just the Tonic at The Caves
Police Cops Assembly George Square Studios
Police Cops in Space Assembly George Square Studios
Pop Ditz Just the Tonic at The Grassmarket Centre
Present and Correct Greenside @ Infirmary Street
Private Parts Underbelly, George Square
Prom Kween Assembly George Square Gardens
Prophets of Imperfection theSpace @ Surgeons Hall
Queen C*nt – Sacred or Profane? Underbelly, Bristo Square
Questing Time Pleasance Courtyard
Rachel Fairburn: The Wolf at the Door Underbelly, Bristo Square
Rachel Parris’ Musical Comedy Club Pleasance Dome
Rahul Kohli: All My Heroes Are Dead, in Jail or Touched Up Your Gran The Stand Comedy Club 3 & 4
Ray Bradshaw: Deaf Comedy Fam Gilded Balloon Teviot
Red Richardson: Seeing Red Gilded Balloon Teviot
Reel Comedy Club Assembly Rooms
Reginald D Hunter: An American Facing the Beast and Niggas Pleasance at EICC
Rhys Nicholson – Seminal Underbelly, Bristo Square
Richard Hanrahan Is Doing This Just the Tonic at The Grassmarket Centre
Richard Soames: Let’s Make a Movie Underbelly, Bristo Square
Richard Todd: We Need the Eggs Pleasance Courtyard
Richard Wheatley: Jokes and Tales of a Second-Year Gap Student C venues – C royale
Rik Carranza presents: Star Trek vs Star Wars Gilded Balloon Teviot
Rik Carranza: Still a Fan Gilded Balloon Rose Theatre
Rob Auton: The Talk Show Just the Tonic at The Caves
Rob Kemp: The Elvis Dead Pleasance Courtyard
Rob Kemp’s Wheel of Shows Monkey Barrel Comedy Club
Rob Oldham: Worm’s Lament Pleasance Courtyard
Rob Rouse Just the Tonic at La Belle Angele
Robert White and His Particularly Silly Organ Pleasance Courtyard
Robin Clyfan: The Sea Is Big Enough to Take It Heroes @ Bob’s BlundaBus
Robin Ince: Chaos of Delight Gilded Balloon at the Museum
Robyn Perkins: 10,000 Decisions Underbelly, Bristo Square
Roman Fraden: Back in the Closet Gilded Balloon Teviot
Rory Bremner and Jan Ravens Underbelly, George Square
Rory Jones: Return of the Wizword Just the Tonic at The Caves
Rosco McClelland: 29 Gilded Balloon Teviot
Rose Matafeo: Horndog Pleasance Courtyard
Rosie Jones: Fifteen Minutes Pleasance Courtyard
Ross Brierley: Accumulator Underbelly, Bristo Square
Ross Hepburn Is Beetlejuice’d Sweet Grassmarket
Ruby Wax: Frazzled Pleasance Courtyard
Russ Peers: Hereditary Peers Just the Tonic at The Grassmarket Centre
Russell Howard – Work in Progress Assembly George Square Studios
Russian Roulette Just the Tonic at La Belle Angele
Sally-Anne Hayward: Comedienne-ess Just the Tonic at The Caves
Sam Russell: Lucky Bastard Just the Tonic at The Caves
Sameena Zehra: Existerhood Sweet Novotel
Sarah Keyworth: Dark Horse Pleasance Courtyard
Sasha Ellen: No Man’s Land Just the Tonic at The Caves
Satanic Rites of Robin Ince The Stand Comedy Club 2
Scott Bennett: Leap Year Just the Tonic at The Mash House
Scott Gibson: Anywhere but Here Gilded Balloon Teviot
Scott Gibson: Tales from the Battlefield Gilded Balloon Teviot
Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre: Superheroes Gilded Balloon Teviot
Seann Walsh: After This One I’m Going Home Pleasance Courtyard
Sèayoncè Just the Tonic at The Caves
Secret Mountain Greenside @ Infirmary Street
Set List: Stand-Up Without a Net Gilded Balloon Teviot
Seven-Day NHS: Naughty Health Stories theSpace on the Mile
Sex Shells Underbelly, Cowgate
Seymour Mace Gets Sucked Off by God The Stand Comedy Club 3 & 4
Shaken Not Stirred: The Improvised James Bond Film Just the Tonic at The Caves
Sheeps: Live and Loud Selfie Sex Harry Potter Pleasance Dome
Shhh – An Improvised Silent Movie C venues – C
Shit-Faced Shakespeare: Hamlet Underbelly, Bristo Square
Shit-Faced Showtime: Oliver With a Twist Underbelly, Bristo Square
Short & Curly: Young at Start Pleasance Courtyard
Shot in the Dark Just the Tonic at La Belle Angele
Show And Tell at The Queen’s Hall The Queen’s Hall
Showstopper! The Improvised Musical Pleasance Courtyard
Siblings: Acting Out Underbelly, George Square
Silent Disco Tours by Silent Adventures Underbelly, Bristo Square
Simon Caine: Sex, Drugs and Other Things I Never Do Sweet Novotel
Simon Evans: Genius 2.0 Assembly George Square Studios
Sindhu Vee: Sandhog Pleasance Courtyard
Singalong Sitcom Quiz The Stand Comedy Club 3 & 4
Sisters: On Demand Pleasance Courtyard
Sleeping Trees: World Tour Assembly George Square Studios
So You Think You’re Funny? Grand Final Gilded Balloon Teviot
So You Think You’re Funny? Semi-Finals Gilded Balloon Teviot
So You Think You’re Funny? Sketch Gilded Balloon Teviot
Space Doctor Gilded Balloon Teviot
Spank! Underbelly, Cowgate
Speechless Underbelly, Cowgate
Spontaneous Potter Gilded Balloon Rose Theatre
Stamptown Comedy Night Underbelly, Cowgate
Stand Up for Shelter Underbelly, George Square
Standard Issue: Stands Up The Stand Comedy Club 3 & 4
Steen Raskopoulos: Stay Underbelly, Cowgate
Stephen K Amos Talk Show Gilded Balloon Teviot
Stephen K Amos: Work in Progress The Stand Comedy Club 3 & 4
Steve Bugeja: Almost Just the Tonic at The Caves
Stevie Martin Vol. 1 Pleasance Courtyard
Stranger Things Have Happened Just the Tonic at La Belle Angele
Stuart Bowden: Our Molecules Underbelly, Bristo Square
Stuart McPherson and Donald Alexander Gilded Balloon Rose Theatre
Stuart Mitchell: Gordon Ramsay’s Karma Cafe Gilded Balloon Teviot
Sugar Rush: The Best of the Fringe Sweet Grassmarket
Sunday Service With Ola Gilded Balloon Teviot
Suzi Ruffell: Nocturnal Pleasance Courtyard
Synchronised Swimming – The Dry Version Assembly Rooms
T2 Brainclotting theSpace on the Mile
Tales of the Unacceptable The Stand Comedy Club 3 & 4
Tamar Broadbent: Best Life Underbelly, Cowgate
Tamsyn Kelly: You’re Welcome Underbelly, Bristo Square
Tania Edwards: Not My Dog Just the Tonic at The Mash House
Tape Facebook Live! Pleasance Dome
Terrible Sex Tips: Live and Uncut Sweet Grassmarket
Terry Alderton: The Musical Assembly George Square Studios
Tessa Coates: Witch Hunt Pleasance Courtyard
Tessa Waters: Fully Sik Heroes @ The SpiegelYurt
The Bear Pack Underbelly, Cowgate
The Best of Irish Comedy The Stand’s New Town Theatre
The Best of Red Raw The Stand Comedy Club 3 & 4
The Best of Scottish Comedy The Stand’s New Town Theatre
The Big Free Fringe Festival Launch Show 2018 Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters
The Biscuit Barrel Sweet Grassmarket
The Bugle Live The Stand’s New Town Theatre
The C Bomb Greenside @ Infirmary Street
The Cambridge Footlights International Tour Show 2018: Pillow Talk Pleasance Dome
The Cambridge Impronauts: A Series of Improvable Events Gilded Balloon Teviot
The Comedy Reserve Pleasance Dome
The Crooners Pleasance Courtyard
The Durham Revue present: Zeitgeist Underbelly, Cowgate
The Free Association: Jacuzii Pleasance Courtyard
The Freedom Machine C venues – C royale
The Fresh Prince of Healthcare theSpace on the Mile
The Golden Path theSpace @ Jurys Inn
The Guilty Feminist Underbelly, Bristo Square
The Hangover Cure Just the Tonic at The Mash House
The Homesick Submarine Broadcasting Company The Stand Comedy Club 3 & 4
The Improverts Bedlam Theatre
The Improvised Panto! Paradise in The Vault
The Infamous Five Sketch Show theSpace on North Bridge
The Kagools: Kula Just the Tonic at The Caves
The Kinkens Just the Tonic at The Caves
The Lampoons: House on Haunted Hill Pleasance Dome
The Last Sesh theSpace @ Surgeons Hall
The Leeds Tealights: Souls for Sale Just the Tonic at The Caves
The Liverpool Revue theSpace on the Mile
The Man Presents: Women Assembly George Square Studios
The Miles Jupp Interviews The Stand’s New Town Theatre
The Moa Show Gilded Balloon Teviot
The Museum of Tat Roadshow Just the Tonic at The Mash House
The Noise Next Door’s Comedy Lock-In! Pleasance Courtyard
The Noise Next Door’s Really, Really, Good Afternoon Show (At Sea!) Gilded Balloon Teviot
The One-Thirty Comedy Cabaret The Stand’s New Town Theatre
The Oxford Imps: Class of 2018 Gilded Balloon Teviot
The Oxford Revue: Wasted Assembly George Square Studios
The Pin: Backstage Pleasance Courtyard
The Problem With Faye Treacy Just the Tonic at The Mash House
The Raymond and Mr Timpkins Revue: Ham Pleasance Dome
The St Andrews Revue Presents: Bears! Assembly Hall
The Stand Comedy Club at New Town Theatre The Stand’s New Town Theatre
The Stevenson Experience: Spot the Difference Assembly George Square Studios
The Story Beast: This Is Bardcore Underbelly, Cowgate
The Tape Face Show Pleasance Courtyard
The Tartan Ribbon Comedy Benefit Pleasance Courtyard
The Thinking Drinkers: Pub Crawl Underbelly, Bristo Square
The Travelling Sisters: Toupé Gilded Balloon Teviot
There Will Be Cake Pleasance Dome
This Is Your Trial Just the Tonic at The Caves
Thomas Green: Doubting Thomas Gilded Balloon Teviot
Thrones! The Musical Parody Assembly George Square Theatre
Tilda Swinton Answers an Ad on Craigslist Assembly George Square Theatre
Tim Key: Megadate Pleasance Courtyard
Tolerate Nightcap
Tom and Ollie in: One and a Half Men Just the Tonic at The Caves
Tom Brace: Brace Yourself (It’s Magic Time!) Pleasance Courtyard
Tom GK – Hearing Loss: The Musical Just the Tonic at The Caves
Tom Houghton: The Honourable Pleasance Dome
Tom Lucy: Reluctant Millennial Pleasance Courtyard
Tom Neenan: It’s Always Infinity Underbelly, Bristo Square
Tom Skelton: Blind Eye Spy Underbelly, Bristo Square
Tom Stade: I Swear To… Gilded Balloon Rose Theatre
Tom Walker: Honk Honk Honk Honk Honk Underbelly, Bristo Square
Tom Ward: Popcorn Lung Just the Tonic at The Mash House
Tony Law: A Lost Show Monkey Barrel Comedy Club
Tony Slattery: Slattery Will Get You Nowhere The Stand’s New Town Theatre
Tori Scott Is #Thirsty Underbelly, Bristo Square
Tracy’s Leaving Party: Hot Young Things Just the Tonic at The Grassmarket Centre
Trump’d! C venues – C
Trumpageddon Gilded Balloon Teviot
Tudur Owen: Undemanding Just the Tonic at The Mash House
Two Faced Bitchin’ PQA Venues @Riddle’s Court
Two Hearts: Edinburgh World Tour Underbelly, Cowgate
Two Little Dickheads Just the Tonic at The Mash House
UCL Graters: Panopticon Underbelly, Bristo Square
Unbecoming Ramon Rivas The Stand Comedy Club 2
Underbelly’s Big Brain Tumour Benefit Underbelly, Bristo Square
Unexpected Inheritance PQA Venues @Riddle’s Court
Vice Captains Underbelly, Cowgate
Viggo Venn: Pepito Underbelly, Cowgate
Vince Ebert: Sexy Science. Made in Germany Underbelly, Bristo Square
Viv Groskop: Vivalicious Underbelly, Bristo Square
Voldemort and the Teenage Hogwarts Musical Parody Assembly George Square Studios
Vulvarine: A New Musical Assembly George Square Studios
Werewolf: Live Underbelly, Cowgate
Werewolf: Live – Charity Spectacular! Underbelly, George Square
Who Do You Think You Are? Barbara Brownskirt. Assembly Rooms
Wigwam Wonder Jam Heroes @ The SpiegelYurt
Wikipedilove Paradise in Augustines
Wil Greenway: Either Side of Everything Underbelly, Bristo Square
Will Hall: Netflix and Will Just the Tonic at The Caves
Will Seaward’s Spooky Midnight Ghost Stories V Gilded Balloon Teviot
William Andrews: Willy Pleasance Courtyard
Willis & Vere: Comedians After Hours Live Underbelly, George Square
Witch Hunt Just the Tonic at The Grassmarket Centre
Witt ‘n Camp: Swag Assembly George Square Studios
WOLF Underbelly, Cowgate
Woman Up Comedy Improv theSpace @ Surgeons Hall
Yes, That Nick Page, Apparently. Winner of English Comedian 2017 Just the Tonic at The Mash House
Yianni Agisilaou: I, Human Pleasance Dome
Yuriko Kotani: Moreish Heroes @ Bob’s BlundaBus
Zach & Viggo and Thumpasaurus: Where Does the Love Go? Underbelly, Cowgate
Zach & Viggo: Thunderflop Underbelly, Cowgate
Zach Zucker: Human Person Underbelly, Cowgate
zazUtinany Underbelly, Bristo Square
Zoe Lyons: Entry Level Human Gilded Balloon Teviot

Dance, Physical Theatre & Circus

Two dancers, a man and a woman, look at tiny hologram versions of themselves on a table; a production show from Toujours Et Pres de Moi
Dance hologram show Toujours Et Près de Moi at the Assembly Roxy © Hugo Glendinning
(Mes)dames French Institute
(Some)Body ZOO Charteris
360 Allstars Assembly Hall
3am Waitress C venues – C south
5 Days of Falling ZOO Charteris
8 Songs Assembly Roxy
A Life on the Silk Road ZOO Southside
Absolutely Legless Acoustic Music Centre @ UCC
Alba Flamenca Alba Flamenca
Anchor Greenside @ Nicolson Square
As Far as We Are ZOO Southside
Atomic 3001 Dance Base
Attrape Moi Assembly Hall
Autóctonos II ZOO Southside
Baby Paradise: Part One C venues – C royale
Baby Paradise: Part Two C venues – C royale
Backup Summerhall
Belly Dance: A True Story theSpace @ Surgeons Hall
Beyond Beauty – Our Country Taiwan Paradise in The Vault
Blue Scar C venues – C
Bluff ZOO Southside
Break Free Underbelly, Bristo Square
Burn the Floor: Rebels of Ballroom Underbelly, Bristo Square
Button, Buckle and Bow Paradise in The Vault
Casting Off Assembly George Square Gardens
Casus: You & I Assembly Roxy
Ceilidhs in Lauriston Hall Lauriston Halls
Circolombia Underbelly’s Circus Hub on the Meadows
Circus Abyssinia: Ethiopian Dreams Underbelly’s Circus Hub on the Meadows
Circus-Cision Underbelly’s Circus Hub on the Meadows
Cirque Berserk! Pleasance at EICC
Dance Japan Greenside @ Infirmary Street
Dance-Forms’ 75th International Choreographers’ Showcase Saint Stephens Theatre
Dashanan / Kabeera The Stand’s New Town Theatre
Dep ZOO Southside
Distinction ZOO Southside
Djuki Mala Assembly George Square Theatre
Dream Logos C venues – C south
Egg Summerhall
Elicitations Greenside @ Royal Terrace
Elvish Dance Greenside @ Infirmary Street
Éowyn Emerald and Dancers Greenside @ Royal Terrace
Farafina! Acoustic Music Centre @ UCC
Flamenco: Up Close Dance Base
Folding Echoes Dance Base
Folklore Greenside @ Royal Terrace
Forget Me Nots Army @ The Fringe in Association with Summerhall
Get Rreel Summerhall
Gibbon Assembly Rooms
GIF C venues – C too
Giselle Dance Base
Guru Dudu’s Silent Disco Walking Tours Grassmarket East
Heads Up Dance Base
India Flamenco Alba Flamenca
Infinita Pleasance Courtyard
Innovations Contemporary Dance Platform Greenside @ Infirmary Street
IRL Greenside @ Nicolson Square
It’s Not Over Yet… and How to Survive the Future Dance Base
Jungle Dance Base
Just One Wise Life C venues – C
Legend for Witkacy ZOO Charteris
Lit aDrift theSpace @ Surgeons Hall
May I Speak About Dance? Summerhall
Mindful Disco Scottish Storytelling Centre
Mirage Greenside @ Infirmary Street
My Land Assembly Roxy
Notorious Strumpet & Dangerous Girl Summerhall
Operation EVAsion C venues – C south
OSCiLLATE Dance Base
Out of Place French Institute
Painted Skin. Return Paradise in The Vault
Paradiso ZOO Charteris
Pie Equals Square ZOO Southside
Queer Words Greenside @ Infirmary Street
Réversible Assembly Rooms
Rhythm of the Dance The Brunton
Sediment Assembly Roxy
She Rose Greenside @ Nicolson Square
She-Wolves Greenside @ Infirmary Street
SHIFT Underbelly’s Circus Hub on the Meadows
Silent MacDisco Walking Tours Outside Who’s Who
Single Life C venues – C aquila
Sisters Assembly Rooms
Sisu C venues – C aquila
Sky Labyrinths Greenside @ Infirmary Street
Sowhereto Africa Dance Base
Starting Now: Youth Showcase 2018 Dance Base
Step Into Africa IV ZOO Southside
Sunshine Boy Dance Base
Sushi Tap Show Greenside @ Nicolson Square
Swap/Troc French Institute
Tabarnak Underbelly’s Circus Hub on the Meadows
Taiwan Season: Bon 4 Bon Dance Base
Taiwan Season: Once Upon a Daydream Summerhall
Taiwan Season: Varhung – Heart to Heart Dance Base
The Artist Assembly Roxy
The Grey Life C venues – C royale
The Last One Summerhall
The Penniless Optimist theSpace on the Mile
The Sauna Summerhall
The Sensemaker and Drop the Gogo ZOO Charteris
The Spinners Dance Base
The Troth Army @ The Fringe in Association with Summerhall
Thin Air PQA Venues @Riddle’s Court
This Is the Title Dance Base
Tibetan Monks Sacred Dance Quaker Meeting House
Toujours et Près de Moi Assembly Roxy
Triptych Sweet Grassmarket
Universoul Circus: Hip Hop Under the Big Top Underbelly’s Circus Hub on the Meadows
Visual Short Stories French Institute
Void Summerhall
Waiting For It Sweet Grassmarket
WireDo C venues – C south


People mingle at an event at Fringe Central during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Event at Fringe Central © Chris Scott
A Dram Is Worth a Thousand Words The Scotch Malt Whisky Society
A New ERA Fringe Central
A Year of Scotland in a Meal The Scotch Malt Whisky Society
Access All Areas: Creative Work Backstage Fringe Central
Acting for Auditions Fringe Central
Acting Through Song Fringe Central
Arbikie Gin Masterclass Merchant’s Hall
Architecture Tour of Dean Village Stockbridge Market Saunders St Entrance
Auditioning for Drama School Fringe Central
Auld Reekie Roller Girls Host Roller Derby Double Header Dalkeith Community Campus
Backstage Takes Centre Stage Fringe Central
Barbara Nice: Barbara’s Box Office Heroes @ The SpiegelYurt
Barney’s Brewery Tours Summerhall
Being a Female Leader in Theatre Fringe Central
Beyond Borders International Festival 2018 Traquair House
Beyond the Fringe: Touring to London Fringe Central
Bilingual China / UK Producers Workshop Fringe Central
Bilingual Korea / UK Producers Workshop Fringe Central
Bilingualism(s) in Theatre: Creating Artistic Languages Fringe Central
Blank Page Fringe Central
Breaking Glass (Ceilings) Fringe Central
Brewery Tour – Saturday Edinburgh Beer Factory
Brighton Up Your Fringe! Fringe Central
BSL and English D/deaf Culture Fringe Central
Build Your Own Brand Workshop Fringe Central
Cabaret Chinwag Fringe Central
Carve a Ring Workshop White Stuff
Charles MacLean Whisky Masterclass Merchant’s Hall
Conquering Performance Anxiety Fringe Central
Contracts: The Why, What and How Explained Fringe Central
Creating Contemporary Performance Fringe Central
Creating Stories Through Soundscapes Fringe Central
Creative Producing: A Workshop Fringe Central
Creative Talk: Let’s Talk Blocks Fringe Central
Damn Everything but the Circus: Discussions Fringe Central
Demystifying Access: How to Create Better Access for Audiences Fringe Central
Devising Theatre for Social Change with Caitlin Skinner Fringe Central
Dignity in the Workplace – Changing the Culture Fringe Central
Directing: Best Practice Fringe Central
Discover Down Under at Adelaide Fringe Fringe Central
Disobey: Art as Activism in a Time of Turmoil Fringe Central
Don’t Speak Fringe Central
Dragging You into the Mainstream Fringe Central
Drama and Autism Fringe Central
Dyslexia Awareness in the Arts Fringe Central
Edinburgh – A Tale of Two Towns Outside Greyfriars Bobby Bar
Edinburgh – Festival City Explorer Tours Statue of William Playfair
Edinburgh’s Greatest Hits – The Story of the Capital’s Music Outside Main Entrance to National Museum of Scotland
Entertainment and Publishing Contracts: A Guide for the Wannabe Fringe Central
Farolero Car Park at Scottish National Gallery on the Mound
First Time at the Fringe Fringe Central
Five Strategies for Success Fringe Central
Fringe Guide to Running a Venue Fringe Central
Fringe Swap Shop Fringe Central
Fringes Around the World: What Fringe Next? Fringe Central
From Worrier to Warrior: Introduction Anahata Yoga Session Fringe Central
Funding Creative Futures Fringe Central
Future History: 1968 Pleasance Courtyard
Get into the Industry – An Introduction to Lighting Fringe Central
Get into the Industry – An Introduction to Sound Fringe Central
Get Your Show Seen by the Right People Fringe Central
Hear Me Fringe Central
Hidden Gardens of the Royal Mile Outside John Knox House
How to Do a Show at the Fringe Fringe Central
How to Get Your Show Noticed Fringe Central
How to Tour Your Show Fringe Central
How to Work with BSL Interpreters Fringe Central
Illustrate Your Own Ceramic Object White Stuff
Immersive Theatre: History and Inspiration Fringe Central
In Conversation: The Future of Foreign and British Artists in the UK After Brexit Fringe Central
Intellectual Property Fringe Central
Intellectual Property Rights for Fringe Performers Fringe Central
ISPA Series at the Fringe: Generational Divides – In Transition Fringe Central
ISPA Series at the Fringe: Regional Focus – Latin America Fringe Central
ISPA Series at the Fringe: Who Pays the Artists? Fringe Central
Learn to Mosaic With Helen Miles White Stuff
Let Me On Stage Fringe Central
Locked In Edinburgh, Escape the Distillery Summerhall
Louis Prima – Dinner and Show Valvona & Crolla
Make a Leather Purse With Jude Gove White Stuff
Make It as a Musical Director Fringe Central
Make It as an Arts Journalist Fringe Central
Make the Most of Online Listings Fringe Central
Making Your Show Accessible: The Basics Fringe Central
Marketing Your Show Fringe Central
Meet the Producers Fringe Central
Meet the YMC Fringe Central
Mental Health Is a Fringe Issue Fringe Central
Moments of Discovery Fringe Central
National Touring With Black Theatre Live Fringe Central
Navigating the Labyrinth: US Visas for Performing Artists Fringe Central
Nightpiece Film Festival theSpace @ Surgeons Hall
Nightpiece Film Festival theSpace @ Symposium Hall
Nuts and Bolts of Starting a Performing Arts Company Fringe Central
Opportunities for New Musical Theatre After the Fringe Fringe Central
Persistent and Nasty Fringe Central
Princes Street Gardens: A Drama in Time Outside Scott Monument
Pushing Boundaries in Work for Young Audiences Fringe Central
Reading the Streets: An Old Town Poetry Tour Scottish Poetry Library
Responsible Reviewing Fringe Central
Reviewing Different Genres at the Fringe Fringe Central
Roald in Clay Greenside @ Infirmary Street
Rural Touring in the UK Fringe Central
Schools at the Fringe Fringe Central
ScotlandsFest 2018 Quaker Meeting House
Shining a Light on the Gender Gap in Technical Theatre Fringe Central
Shouting ‘Action’ at a Distance: Collaborative Productions Beyond Borders Fringe Central
Site Specific Theatre Practice Fringe Central
Social Media for Beginners Fringe Central
Social Media: The Next Step Fringe Central
Spoon Carving Workshop White Stuff
Stand Up to Stand Out Fringe Central
Surviving and Moving Forward from the Fringe Fringe Central
Tea with ‘Mr Jenners’ Valvona & Crolla Scottish Foodhall@Jenners
Text Analysis Through the Body Fringe Central
The 15 Minute Get in (and Get Out) Fringe Central
The Art of Sponsorship Fringe Central
The Business of Playwriting Fringe Central
The Butcher, the Brewer, the Baker… and Merryn Somerset Webb Panmure House
The Comedy Conversation Fringe Central
The Future Voice of Theatre Critics Fringe Central
The Network Ensemble: Finding Your Voice in Theatre Fringe Central
The Real Sherlock Holmes Walking Tour Outside The Cigar Box
The Sanctuary Fringe Central
The Snake Oil Art Show Arthur Conan Doyle Centre
The State of Arts Criticism Fringe Central
Tibetan Monks Hands-on Workshop Quaker Meeting House
Touring South Korea With Mid – Small Productions Fringe Central
Unhurried – Glengoyne Whisky’s Inefficient Tradition Cannonball Restaurant & Bar
Using Technology to Support Artists with Dyslexia Fringe Central
V for Verbatim Fringe Central
Visible Mending With Flora Collingwood-Norris White Stuff
Voice and Movement Workshop Fringe Central
What Did You Say You Do? You’re a Comedian? Fringe Central
What Did You Say You Do? You’re an Actor? Fringe Central
Whose Story Is It Anyway? Fringe Central
Women, Humour and Power: 100 Years of Suffrage Fringe Central
Working Together: How Can Freelancers and Venues Work Effectively Together? Fringe Central
You, Me and Everything In-Between Fringe Central
Your Organisation Structure Fringe Central


Liberty Art Fabrics & Fashions at the Dovecot Gallery. Image courtesy Fashion & Textile Museum
Liberty Art Fabrics & Fashions at the Dovecot Gallery. Image courtesy Fashion & Textile Museum
156th International Exhibition of Photography 2018 The Photographic Exhibition Centre
Emil Nolde: Colour Is Life Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
Liberty Lates Dovecot Studios
Ollie Dook: Of Landscape Immersion Jupiter Artland
Rembrandt: Britain’s Discovery of the Master Scottish National Gallery
Rip It Up: The Story of Scottish Pop National Museum of Scotland


Five beatboxers, the Beatbox Collective, perform onstage
The Beatbox Collective: What’s Your Sound? at Gilded Balloon at the Museum
#Pianodrome Live Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh – Pyrus Lawn
24/7 Live C venues – C royale
A Call to Caledonia Leith St Andrew’s Church
A Country Way of Life theSpace @ Surgeons Hall
A Hatful of Songs The Stand’s New Town Theatre
A Pitch in Time St Cuthbert’s Church
A Really Short Introduction to Scotland’s Piano Music Stockbridge Church
A Series of Unaccompanied Events theSpace @ Niddry St
A Shakespeare Song St Andrew’s and St George’s West, George St
Abba A-Rival Merchant’s Hall
Academy and Pitch Fight Present: Buy One, Get One Free theSpaceTriplex
Acapocalypse theSpace on the Mile
Acapocalypse theSpace @ Niddry St
Acoustic Beatles Acoustic Music Centre @ UCC
Acoustic Eagles Acoustic Music Centre @ UCC
Acoustic Mac Acoustic Music Centre @ UCC
Acoustic Sting Acoustic Music Centre @ UCC
African Rise Assembly Checkpoint
Afternoon Organ Recital in Stockbridge With Marion Lees McPherson Stockbridge Church
Afternoon Organ Recital in Stockbridge With Nancy Crook Stockbridge Church
Ainsley Hamill Acoustic Music Centre @ UCC
Akiko Okamoto plays Mozart and Chopin Piano Concertos St Andrew’s and St George’s West, George St
Alastair Savage and Gregor Blamey, Scotland and Beyond St Cuthbert’s Church
Alastair Savage, Alone With History Arthur Conan Doyle Centre
Alex Yellowlees Hot Club Quartet Acoustic Music Centre @ UCC
Ali Affleck’s Speakeasy Sessions – One Night in New Orleans Lauriston Halls
All Chopin Programme St Andrew’s and St George’s West, George St
All In: Sing Like Nobody’s Listening theSpaceTriplex
All the King’s Men C venues – C
All Time Greatest Hits theSpace @ Symposium Hall
All(most) Bach and Chopin St Andrew’s and St George’s West, George St
Allan Taylor Acoustic Music Centre @ UCC
Alternotive A Cappella C venues – C
America’s Diversity in Song St Andrew’s and St George’s West, George St
An Evening With Amanda F*cking Palmer The Queen’s Hall
An Evening with Michael Bubbles (No Champagne Included) Greenside @ Nicolson Square
And About Time, Too! Acoustic Music Centre @ UCC
And So I Watch You from Afar Summerhall
André Krengel and Roland Krause Acoustic Music Centre @ UCC
Andy Gunn Acoustic Music Centre @ UCC
Andy Gunn Presents: From T-Bone to Trucks Greenside @ Nicolson Square
Annette Gregory Presents Ladies of Jazz ZOO Charteris
Anno: Vivaldi, Anna Meredith, Eleanor Meredith Pleasance at EICC
Aquapella: I Wouldn’t Be C venues – C
Arbikie Pipers Game of Drones Merchant’s Hall
Archie Fisher Acoustic Music Centre @ UCC
Arlen: Skylark artSpace@StMarks
Art of Believing – Flamenco Guitar Alba Flamenca
Audacity St Andrew’s and St George’s West, George St
Auld Hat – New Heids Acoustic Music Centre @ UCC
Avocet: Folk Over Blues Acoustic Music Centre @ UCC
Ayman Jarjour, Syrian Guitarist Stockbridge Church
B Minor Mass Greyfriars Kirk
Bach and Brahms St Andrew’s and St George’s West, George St
Bach Cello Suites St Cuthbert’s Church
Bach for Breakfast The Royal Scots Club
Beethoven and Grieg Violin Sonatas artSpace@StMarks
Beethoven for Breakfast The Royal Scots Club
Belly of a Drunken Piano Assembly Rooms
Beth Nielsen Chapman The Queen’s Hall
Big Band Swing! From Basie to Bublé St Andrew’s and St George’s West, George St
Big Girls Don’t Cry – Celebrating the Music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons The Brunton
Big Swing Face St Andrew’s and St George’s West, George St
Black Snow Acoustic Music Centre @ UCC
Blazin’ Fiddles with Karen Matheson The Queen’s Hall
Blue Rose Code Presents: This Is Caledonian Soul The Queen’s Hall
Bluebelles Present: Girl Put Your Records On theSpaceTriplex
Bluebelles Present: Girl Put Your Records On theSpace @ Surgeons Hall
Blues and Soul Revue Merchant’s Hall
Blueswater Presents: Blues! theSpace @ Surgeons Hall
Blueswater Presents: Good Morning, Billie! theSpace @ Surgeons Hall
Blueswater Presents: Queens of the Blues theSpace @ Surgeons Hall
Blueswater Presents: The Roots of the Blues theSpaceTriplex
Brack’n’File with Amy Baillie Acoustic Music Centre @ UCC
Brahms and Liszt: A Recital of Songs by Brian Bannatyne-Scott and Walter Blair Featuring Catherine Hooper St Andrew’s and St George’s West, George St
Brahms at Teatime The Royal Scots Club
Brian Kellock and Dick Lee – The Story of Jazz Valvona & Crolla
BrÒg Merchant’s Hall
Bruce Davies – More from the Other Great American Songbook Valvona & Crolla
Bruce Davies – Songwriter Valvona & Crolla
By Process of Illumination theSpace @ Niddry St
Cadenza at the Fringe Greyfriars Kirk
Cadenza: Cambridge University’s Premier A Cappella Group theSpaceTriplex
Capalbo / Falcone: Invisible Atlas artSpace@StMarks
Cathedral Bach by Candlelight St Mary’s Cathedral
Cathedral Blues St Mary’s Cathedral
Cathedral Choir Concert: Coronation Anthems and Music for Royalty St Mary’s Cathedral
Cathedral Choristers St Mary’s Cathedral
Cathedral Concert – Music of Mystery and Devotion St Mary’s Cathedral
Celebrity Organ Recitals 2018 – 1 St Giles’ Cathedral
Celebrity Organ Recitals 2018 – 2 St Giles’ Cathedral
Celebrity Organ Recitals 2018 – 3 St Giles’ Cathedral
Celebrity Organ Recitals 2018 – 4 St Giles’ Cathedral
Cello and Harp Music from Cuerdas Gallery 23
Cello on Fire C venues – C too
Chamberlain and Haywood St Andrew’s and St George’s West, George St
Charlotte Marshall and the 45s Merchant’s Hall
Choir of Man Assembly Rooms
Chopin After Lunch The Royal Scots Club
Choral Classics St Giles’ Cathedral
Chris Difford: Some Fantastic Place, My Life in and Out of Squeeze. With Boo Hewerdine Assembly Checkpoint
Christine Bovill’s Paris The Stand’s New Town Theatre
Christine Bovill’s Piaf The Stand’s New Town Theatre
Classical at One The Brunton
Classical Guitar – Jonathan Prag C venues – C too
Classical Pipe Music – Scotland’s Hidden Treasure St Cecilia’s Hall
Clive Gregson Acoustic Music Centre @ UCC
Close Harmony Comes Alive! theSpaceTriplex
Cosmic Waltz Arthur Conan Doyle Centre
CROW Just Festival at St John’s
Curmudgeon in Concert Acoustic Music Centre @ UCC
Dani Sicari and The Easy Rollers: Live at The A Club Merchant’s Hall
David Vernon and Dick Lee – Accordion Souffle with Clarinet Marmalade Valvona & Crolla
Dean Friedman’s 40th Anniversary “Well, Well,” Said the Rocking Chair Tour Sweet Grassmarket
Debussy at Teatime The Royal Scots Club
Dick Lee and Fraser Fifield – Cauld Wind Pipes and Hot Reeds Valvona & Crolla
Dona Nobis Pacem Greyfriars Kirk
Dorec-a-belle – Highland Harmony Heaven Merchant’s Hall
Dougie MacLean in Concert The Brunton
Dream Weaving and Art Forwarding – Shanghai Baoshan Little Ginkgo Students’ Art Troupe’s Performance at Edinburgh Festival Fringe Venue150 at EICC
Drew Crichton in Concert St Andrew’s and St George’s West, George St
Dust Assembly Rooms
Dusty and Shirley Gilded Balloon Rose Theatre
Edinburgh Quartet: The World’s Greatest Chamber Music St Vincent’s
Edinburgh Renaissance Band: Castle and Kirk artSpace@StMarks
Edinburgh Renaissance Band’s Viol Rackett Show St Cecilia’s Hall
Edinburgh Youth Orchestra Summer Concert Greyfriars Kirk
Edinburgh’s Traditional Music: Allan Ramsay’s Songs. John Morran (Vocals, Cittern), Frank McLaughlin (Pipes, Guitar), Fred Freeman (Commentary) Valvona & Crolla
Edward and Maude St Andrew’s and St George’s West, George St
Eilidh Steel and Mark Neal Acoustic Music Centre @ UCC
Elephant Sessions, Siobhan Miller and WhYte The Queen’s Hall
Elsa Jean McTaggart: Hebridean Fire theSpace @ Surgeons Hall
Elsa Jean McTaggart: Sing, Strings and New Things theSpace @ Surgeons Hall
Elton’s Songbook Frankenstein Pub
Elvis: Still Young and Beautiful Frankenstein Pub
Elvis: Young and Even More Beautiful Frankenstein Pub
España el Vito: The Spirit of Spain – Classical and Flamenco Guitar C venues – C too
Esther – The First English Oratorio Greyfriars Kirk
Eva Cassidy: The Story theSpace @ Symposium Hall
Evening Piano Recital – Santa Ignace St Cuthbert’s Church
Evening Piano Recital – Santa Ignace St Vincent’s
Evening Piano Recital – Santa Ignace St Andrew’s and St George’s West, George St
Excelsa Voces Greyfriars Kirk
Fats Waller Meets Dave Brubeck artSpace@StMarks
Faure Requiem by Candlelight St Patrick’s Church
Fellswater Celtic Ensemble in Concert St Vincent’s
Festival Lights – The Songs of Nick Keir Acoustic Music Centre @ UCC
Find Your Way Just Festival at St John’s
Fine and Mellow St Andrew’s and St George’s West, George St
Flamenco Global C venues – C
Flamenco Jazz Japan C venues – C too
Flanders and Swann Pleasance Dome
Four-Hand Carnival St Andrew’s and St George’s West, George St
Frauenliebe und Leben: A Woman’s Life and Love St Andrew’s and St George’s West, George St
George Duff and Kevin Macleod Acoustic Music Centre @ UCC
George Michael Songbook Merchant’s Hall
Gershwin After Lunch The Royal Scots Club
Goblin Perform Dawn of the Dead (Live) – 40th Anniversary Summerhall
Goblin Perform Suspiria (Live) – 40th Anniversary Summerhall
Gruff Rhys: Resist Phony Encores! Pleasance Courtyard
Guitar Folias Valvona & Crolla
Guitar: A Latin American Voyage St Andrew’s and St George’s West, George St
Hans Gál Celebration St Andrew’s and St George’s West, George St
Harping Harmonies Acoustic Music Centre @ UCC
Harry Cullen Acoustic Music Centre @ UCC
Haydn: Seven Last Words St Vincent’s
Healthy Harmonies in Concert The Salvation Army Edinburgh City Corps
Heart ‘n’ Soul Acoustic Music Centre @ UCC
Hollywood Swings The Stand’s New Town Theatre
I’ve Got You Under My Skin Valvona & Crolla
Ibiyemi and Stuart Acoustic Music Centre @ UCC
Ímar The Brunton
In Company with Sondheim Valvona & Crolla
InAbsence Acoustic Music Centre @ UCC
Inverkeithing Big Band St Andrew’s and St George’s West, George St
Iona Fyfe: Songs of the North East Acoustic Music Centre @ UCC
Islands in the Stream The Brunton
Jamie, Come Try Me St Andrew’s and St George’s West, George St
Jan Tait and the Bear Summerhall
Japan Marvelous Drummers Assembly George Square Theatre
Jazz Proclamation Acoustic Music Centre @ UCC
Jed Grimes Acoustic Music Centre @ UCC
Joan Baez: A Tribute by Miss Irenie Rose theSpace @ Surgeons Hall
Joy Greyfriars Kirk
Joy – Supersized Greyfriars Kirk
Just You, Just Me The Brunton
Kono: Song Cycle of a New Town artSpace@StMarks
La Vieille Alliance St Andrew’s and St George’s West, George St
Le Centenaire de la Grande Guerre St Andrew’s and St George’s West, George St
Les Nuits de la Musique Traditionnel Africaine Arthur Conan Doyle Centre
Lindisfarne The Queen’s Hall
Lord of the Strings Plays the 20 Greatest Guitar Solos of All Time C venues – C too
Lost Seasons theSpace @ Surgeons Hall
Loud and Proud on the Fringe St Cuthbert’s Church
Make Tea, Not War Quaker Meeting House
Marc Corbett-Weaver’s Piano Recital on the Theme of Moonlight St Vincent’s
Massaoke Mixtape Assembly George Square Gardens
Medieval and Spanish Blues – Guitar and Songs Acoustic Music Centre @ UCC
Melt Your Face: Folk from the USA Acoustic Music Centre @ UCC
Mike Whellans Acoustic Music Centre @ UCC
Misha’s Gang theSpace @ Surgeons Hall
Misha’s Gang: Overdrive theSpace @ Surgeons Hall
Missa Brasileira and Songs of Love and Longing St Andrew’s and St George’s West, George St
Modern Maori Quartet: Two Worlds Assembly George Square Studios
Mozart and Elgar String Quartets St Andrew’s and St George’s West, George St
Mozart at Teatime The Royal Scots Club
Mozart Requiem and Bach Magnificat Greyfriars Kirk
Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers: Tribe Assembly Hall
Neapolitan Songs Valvona & Crolla
NEHH Presents… Start to End – Solid Air by John Martyn Summerhall
NEHH Presents… The Kevin Rowland DJ Show Summerhall
NEHH, Made in Scotland and Meursault Present… Crow Hill Summerhall
Newtongrange Silver Band In Concert The Salvation Army Edinburgh City Corps
Niteworks Summerhall
Norman Maclean Stockbridge Church
North Sea Gas: In Concert Acoustic Music Centre @ UCC
Notes from Shetland to Shanghai Gallery 23
Nuns and Roses II St Andrew’s and St George’s West, George St
Old Saint Paul’s Hot Chocolate at 10 Old Saint Paul’s Church
One Note at a Time Acoustic Music Centre @ UCC
One Woman, One Cello and 500 Years of Music Greenside @ Nicolson Square
Organ Recitals in the City St Andrew’s and St George’s West, George St
Out of the Blue Assembly George Square Theatre
Paper Dolls Acoustic Music Centre @ UCC
Pergolesi: Stabat Mater St Andrew’s and St George’s West, George St
Perth Youth Orchestra – Fringe Concert Greyfriars Kirk
Peter Straker Sings Brel Pleasance Courtyard
Piaf and Brel: The Impossible Concert theSpace @ Surgeons Hall
Piano Music of Erik Satie St Andrew’s and St George’s West, George St
Pitch Purple C venues – C
Pitchblenders Valvona & Crolla
Pitchcraft St Cuthbert’s Church
Praise at the Fringe Acoustic Music Centre @ UCC
Prévert: Piano and Poetry (Season 3) Palmerston Place Church
Pussy Riot: Riot Days Summerhall
Rab Noakes: Hitting the Right Note in 2018 Acoustic Music Centre @ UCC
Rachmaninov After Lunch The Royal Scots Club
Rachmaninov Vespers Greyfriars Kirk
Red Blue Balance The Queen’s Hall
Red Blue Balance The Brunton
Renata Rosa St Vincent’s
Richard Plays Richard Rogers artSpace@StMarks
Rock Choir Live theSpaceTriplex
Rolling in the Barrel St Andrew’s and St George’s West, George St
Rose Room Merchant’s Hall
Royal Scottish Pipers’ Society artSpace@StMarks
Russian String Orchestra at Old Saint Paul’s Old Saint Paul’s Church
Ryan Young Merchant’s Hall
Sage Francis and B Dolan Are: Epic Beard Men Summerhall
Samba Sene and Diwan: Senegalese Shindig The Stand’s New Town Theatre
Sandy Brechin and Friends Acoustic Music Centre @ UCC
Savourna Stevenson and Steve Kettley Acoustic Music Centre @ UCC
Sax Appeal 2018 St Andrew’s and St George’s West, George St
Schütz: Resurrection History St Vincent’s
Scotland in 60 Minutes Valvona & Crolla
Scotland’s Harp – A Celebration 1 St Andrew’s and St George’s West, George St
Scotland’s Harp – A Celebration 2 Columcille Centre
Scotland’s Harp – A Celebration 3 St Andrew’s and St George’s West, George St
Scottish Harp and Guitar Acoustic Music Centre @ UCC
Scottish Music Old and New St Cecilia’s Hall
Scottish Sinfonia St Cuthbert’s Church
Shamblestone St Andrew’s and St George’s West, George St
Shelagh McKay Jones – Singer/Songwriter Acoustic Music Centre @ UCC
Simon & Garfunkel: Through the Years theSpace @ Symposium Hall
Sing Sistah Sing! Assembly Rooms
Ska at the Fringe Merchant’s Hall
Sofía and Marcelo – The World Music Experience C venues – C too
Soft Shoe Skiffle Band The Edinburgh Academy
Songs fir a Summer’s Nicht The Brunton
Songs of the Hebrides St Andrew’s and St George’s West, George St
Sorella Merchant’s Hall
Soul Nation Choir: All Fired Up Gilded Balloon Teviot
Soul! Heidi Burson Original Soul Acoustic Music Centre @ UCC
Sounds from Gold Coast Just Festival at St John’s
Sounds of St Cecilia’s – From Virgin to Queen St Cecilia’s Hall
Sounds of St Cecilia’s – Les Goûts Réunis St Cecilia’s Hall
Sounds of St Cecilia’s – Pamela Jackson Memorial Concert St Cecilia’s Hall
Sounds of St Cecilia’s – Sir Nicholas Shackleton Memorial Concert St Cecilia’s Hall
Sounds of St Cecilias – Time Stands Still St Cecilia’s Hall
Soweto Gospel Choir Assembly Hall
Spatz & Co in Concert Merchant’s Hall
St Giles’ After Dark St Giles’ Cathedral
Steve Tilston and Jez Lowe Acoustic Music Centre @ UCC
Stitch in Time: A Knitting Cabaret theSpace @ Surgeons Hall
Strauss: Four Last Songs and Schumann: Frauenliebe St Andrew’s and St George’s West, George St
SuzanneVega&Me theSpaceTriplex
Sweet Nothings theSpaceTriplex
Sweet Tango Assembly Checkpoint
Tartan Olé C venues – C
Taylor & Leigh’s Country Blues Night C venues – C too
The Absolute Jam Live! Merchant’s Hall
The Alleycats: Champions by Default Assembly Rooms
The Beatbox Collective: What’s Your Sound? Gilded Balloon at the Museum
The Blues Brothers – Live C venues – C
The Emancipation of Resonance theSpace on North Bridge
The FlyBoys: A Postmodern Swing Sensation! Gilded Balloon Rose Theatre
The Friel Sisters Acoustic Music Centre @ UCC
The Golden Era of the Big Band Presented by The Sound of Seventeen Big Band St Andrew’s and St George’s West, George St
The Great Song Cycle, Song Cycle theSpace @ Surgeons Hall
The Great Song Cycle, Song Cycle theSpaceTriplex
The Hummingbirds A Cappella: Voices theSpace on the Mile
The Japanese Dance with Hoppy Kamiyama Greenside @ Royal Terrace
The Jive Aces: Swingin’ the Fringe Assembly Checkpoint
The Land, The Sea, The City: Stories and Songs of Scotland St Andrew’s and St George’s West, George St
The Last Word in Celtic Gypsy Klezmer Stockbridge Church
The M8s Live Merchant’s Hall
The Magnets: Naked 80s Volume 2 Assembly George Square Gardens
The Mars Patrol (Acoustic) Merchant’s Hall
The Nick Ross Orchestra present Sounds of the Glenn Miller Era The Brunton
The Night With… Wooden Elephant The Fruitmarket Gallery
The Orchestra of the Canongait Greyfriars Kirk
The Other Guys: A Tribute to Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons C venues – C
The Other Guys: Reigning Men theSpace @ Surgeons Hall
The Oxford Belles: Women of Note C venues – C
The Oxford Gargoyles – Jazz A Cappella C venues – C
The Piano Men theSpace @ Jurys Inn
The Polis (A Tribute to The Police) Merchant’s Hall
The Quiggs Acoustic Music Centre @ UCC
The Rat Pack – Live C venues – C
The Rat Pack is Back With Special Guest Anita Harris The Brunton
The Really Terrible Orchestra St Mary’s Cathedral
The Roseberry Trio St Andrew’s and St George’s West, George St
The Sandy Brechin Band Merchant’s Hall
The Sensational David Bowie Tribute Band Merchant’s Hall
The Shakuhachi Experience theSpace @ Niddry St
The Shakuhachi Experience theSpace on North Bridge
The Shakuhachi Experience theSpace on the Mile
The Sorries Quaker Meeting House
The Soul Kings Merchant’s Hall
The Transatlantic Ensemble Perform Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours Summerhall
The Wendy Weatherby Band Merchant’s Hall
Thomas Cameron Live Arthur Conan Doyle Centre
Thomas Cameron Live Stockbridge Church
Three Colours Guitar C venues – C too
Through the Kaleidoscope theSpace @ Niddry St
Thumpasaurus Underbelly, Cowgate
Tim Edey Acoustic Music Centre @ UCC
Together in Song Acoustic Music Centre @ UCC
Tom Hannah theSpace @ Jurys Inn
Tomfoolery Acoustic Music Centre @ UCC
Too Many Ukes Spoil the Broth theSpace on North Bridge
Tree Acoustic Music Centre @ UCC
Triplicity: Everyone Has a Book Within St Andrew’s and St George’s West, George St
Trollbadour theSpaceTriplex
Ukulele Death Squad Assembly George Square Studios
Veronica Yen Piano Recitals St Andrew’s and St George’s West, George St
Voice Festival UK – An A Cappella Extravaganza Greyfriars Kirk
Voices of Lions Old Saint Paul’s Church
Voices Only theSpaceTriplex
Wayfarin’ Strangers Acoustic Music Centre @ UCC
We Are Just Festival at St John’s
Wizz Jones Acoustic Music Centre @ UCC
Wrenne: I Said Yes to Everything Assembly George Square Studios
Zak Younger Banks Acoustic Music Centre @ UCC

Musicals & Opera

A group of actors reach for a statue; publicity shot for musical My Left/Right Foot
My Left / Right Foot – The Musical at Assembly Roxy
…and Peggy Greenside @ Infirmary Street
13: The Musical C venues – C
25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Central Hall
3 Cheers for Maisy! Quaker Meeting House
35mm Greenside @ Infirmary Street
89 Nights: An Original Musical C venues – C too
A Fair Tale About a Fairy Trade theSpace @ Niddry St
A Gallant Life theSpace on North Bridge
A Man’s a Man C venues – C
A Monster Musical! C venues – C too
A Romantic’s Guide to the Apocalypse: A New Musical theSpace on North Bridge
A Show About Shows About Show Biz Greenside @ Nicolson Square
A Truly Scrumptious Spoonful of Songs Palmerston Place Church
A Virgin’s Guide to Rocky Horror Hill Street Theatre
Alice in Wonderland – The Musical Greenside @ Infirmary Street
All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten Central Hall
All Shook Up Hill Street Theatre
American Idiot Greenside @ Royal Terrace
American Idiot C venues – C
An Afternoon of Delights Acoustic Music Centre @ UCC
Annie Gilded Balloon Rose Theatre
Anthems – From West End to Broadway St Andrew’s and St George’s West, George St
Assassins C venues – C
Avenue Q – School Edition theSpace @ Venue45
Bare Hill Street Theatre
BARK! The Musical… How the Little Dog Found His Voice C venues – C
Best of Broadway theSpaceTriplex
Best of Broadway theSpace @ Symposium Hall
Best of Broadway Ballads Lauriston Halls
Best of Broadway Ballads theSpace @ Niddry St
Best of Movie Musicals theSpace @ Symposium Hall
Best of Movie Musicals theSpaceTriplex
Best of the West End theSpace @ Symposium Hall
Blaze Your Trail theSpaceTriplex
Bon the Musical Greenside @ Nicolson Square
Bugsy Malone Paradise in Augustines
Buried: A New Musical Underbelly, Bristo Square
Cabaret Greenside @ Infirmary Street
Cabildo C venues – C
Closer Than Ever PQA Venues @Riddle’s Court
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Assembly Hall
Drive-By Shooting Summerhall
Ducks St Patrick’s Church
Ed Fringe: The Musical Revue C venues – C too
Elizabethan theSpace @ Surgeons Hall
Fall of Eagles Gilded Balloon Teviot
Falstaff St Cuthbert’s Church
Fisherman’s Tail Carrubbers
Geek C venues – C aquila
Get Off the Couch Central Hall
Half-Dozen Musical C venues – C royale
Hamilton (Lewis) Assembly George Square Studios
Henry Box Brown – A Musical Journey Assembly Rooms
Highland Serenade Paradise in Augustines
HMS Pinafore Paradise in Augustines
Holy Moses! Quaker Meeting House
Horny Coo in a Tutu theSpace on the Mile
hunger Paradise in The Vault
Idomeneo Stockbridge Church
Jesus Christ Superstar Gilded Balloon Rose Theatre
Kelty Clippie the Musical Greenside @ Nicolson Square
Legacy: A Mother’s Song Assembly Hall
Legacy: The Book of Names Assembly Hall
Les Misérables School Edition Gilded Balloon Rose Theatre
Let’s Be Frank! Paradise in Augustines
Lift – Youth Edition Theatre Bath Bus
Little Shop of Horrors theSpace @ Venue45
Loserville Greenside @ Royal Terrace
Lucky Greenside @ Infirmary Street
Lucky Stiff Paradise in Augustines
Made in Dagenham C venues – C
Mandela Celebration theSpaceTriplex
Mess Greenside @ Nicolson Square
My Left / Right Foot – The Musical Assembly Roxy
Next Stop Please! Sweet Grassmarket
One Musical to Rule Them All Greenside @ Nicolson Square
Only We Know Best theSpace @ Venue45
Ordinary Days Paradise in The Vault
Patience Sweet Grassmarket
Peter and the Starcatcher Central Hall
Pippin theSpace @ Niddry St
Pirates Revisited Greenside @ Nicolson Square
Rent Gilded Balloon Rose Theatre
Richard Rodgers – A Song in My Heart St Andrew’s and St George’s West, George St
Robert Burns the Musical theSpace on the Mile
Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens C venues – C
Scientology the Musical Gilded Balloon Rose Theatre
Shower Thoughts Sweet Novotel
Sister Act Edinburgh Tabernacle
Sister Act Greenside @ Nicolson Square
Six Underbelly, George Square
Songs from the Kop C venues – C too
Splashback C venues – C royale
Spring Awakening Greenside @ Royal Terrace
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee theSpace @ Niddry St
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee theSpaceTriplex
The Addams Family Greenside @ Nicolson Square
The Addams Family theSpace @ Niddry St
The Battle of Boat Paradise in Augustines
The Burnt Part Boys Sweet Grassmarket
The Darker Side of Musicals PQA Venues @Riddle’s Court
The Dolls of New Albion Sweet Grassmarket
The Drowned Bride Paradise in Augustines
The Drowsy Chaperone Paradise in Augustines
The Fear C venues – C aquila
The Frogs Theatre Bath Bus
The Gate C venues – C
The Greatest Showman Sing-along Assembly Rooms
The House of Edgar Greenside @ Nicolson Square
The Improv Musical C venues – C
The Last Five Years PQA Venues @Riddle’s Court
The Last Five Years Paradise in Augustines
The Mould That Changed the World theSpace @ Surgeons Hall
The Sound of Their Music St Andrew’s and St George’s West, George St
The Surface Greenside @ Infirmary Street
The Tumbling Lassie Hill Street Theatre
The Understudies Bedlam Theatre
Thirteen Gilded Balloon Rose Theatre
Thor and Loki Assembly Roxy
Timpson: The Musical C venues – C
Trump the Musical C venues – C
TV Invasion Greenside @ Infirmary Street
When You Fall Down: The Buster Keaton Story Pleasance Courtyard
Whilst We Were There Paradise in The Vault
Whistle Down the Wind Gilded Balloon Rose Theatre
Wonder Underbelly, Cowgate
World in Progress theSpace on North Bridge
You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown Paradise in Augustines
You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown Greenside @ Nicolson Square

Spoken Word

Rory Bremner and Jan Ravens
In Conversation With… Rory Bremner at The Stand’s New House Theatre
#Hypocrisy Scottish Poetry Library
#YesAllMen The Stand’s New Town Theatre
A Pickering’s Gin Jolly Summerhall
A Short, Sharp History of the Olympic Games Eric Liddell Centre
Abolish Childhood! The Stand’s New Town Theatre
Alice Hawkins – Suffragette Arthur Conan Doyle Centre
All News Is Fake News! The Stand’s New Town Theatre
Amsterdam theSpace @ Jurys Inn
Arthur Conan Doyle – The Spiritualist Arthur Conan Doyle Centre
Big Boys Don’t Cry The Stand’s New Town Theatre
Blackwell’s Writers at the Fringe Blackwell’s Bookshop
Conflict of Interest Sweet Novotel
Cows Eat Grass, Don’t They? The Stand’s New Town Theatre
Disgust for Dummies The Stand’s New Town Theatre
Ditch the Classroom; Speak in Tongues! The Stand’s New Town Theatre
Do You See What I Hear? C venues – C too
Doing Drugs (Policy) / Take More Drugs The Stand’s New Town Theatre
Dr Google Will See You Now! The Stand’s New Town Theatre
Ed Miliband and Geoff Lloyd: Reasons to Be Cheerful Pleasance Courtyard
Fibre Optics Can Save the World! The Stand’s New Town Theatre
Footballers Have Feelings Too The Stand’s New Town Theatre
For the Record Pleasance Courtyard
Greg Byron: Wordshow Assembly Hall
Henna Scottish Storytelling Centre
Hey, You at the Back! The Stand’s New Town Theatre
In Conversation With… Aamer Anwar The Stand’s New Town Theatre
In Conversation With… Alex McLeish The Stand’s New Town Theatre
In Conversation With… Archie Macpherson The Stand’s New Town Theatre
In Conversation With… Arnold Brown The Stand’s New Town Theatre
In Conversation With… Barbara Dickson The Stand’s New Town Theatre
In Conversation With… Darren McGarvey The Stand’s New Town Theatre
In Conversation With… Donald Findlay The Stand’s New Town Theatre
In Conversation With… Emily Thornberry The Stand’s New Town Theatre
In Conversation With… Henry Winter The Stand’s New Town Theatre
In Conversation With… Jonathan Watson The Stand’s New Town Theatre
In Conversation With… Judy Murray The Stand’s New Town Theatre
In Conversation With… KT Tunstall The Stand’s New Town Theatre
In Conversation With… Mark Thomas The Stand’s New Town Theatre
In Conversation With… Mhairi Black The Stand’s New Town Theatre
In Conversation With… Mike Russell The Stand’s New Town Theatre
In Conversation With… Paddy Hill The Stand’s New Town Theatre
In Conversation With… Paul Sinha The Stand’s New Town Theatre
In Conversation with… Peter Egan The Stand’s New Town Theatre
In Conversation With… Richard Leonard The Stand’s New Town Theatre
In Conversation With… Rory Bremner The Stand’s New Town Theatre
In Conversation With… Ruby Wax The Stand’s New Town Theatre
In Conversation With… Val McDermid The Stand’s New Town Theatre
Individual Medley Sweet Grassmarket
Is Astronaut Food the Future? The Stand’s New Town Theatre
It’s a Dog’s Brexit theSpace @ Surgeons Hall
Life and Death of a Near-Hero theSpace @ Jurys Inn
Listening to the Public Is Dangerous! The Stand’s New Town Theatre
Loki, the Scottish Rapper: Poverty Safari Live The Stand’s New Town Theatre
Loud Poets: The Fantastical Game Show Spectacular Scottish Storytelling Centre
May Contain Neanderthal The Stand’s New Town Theatre
Monolinguals, Where Are You? The Stand’s New Town Theatre
Neil Hilborn Summerhall
Never a Soft Touch The Stand’s New Town Theatre
No Copyright, No Problem? The Stand’s New Town Theatre
Politics of the Tooth Fairy The Stand’s New Town Theatre
Privacy Is Dead, Long Live Privacy! The Stand’s New Town Theatre
Quines Paradise in The Vault
Raise the Roof Quaker Meeting House
Reverend Richard Coles: Confessions Pleasance Courtyard
School of Batman – Live! The Stand’s New Town Theatre
Science is F***ed The Stand’s New Town Theatre
Silence in the Archive The Stand’s New Town Theatre
Stop Making Sense The Stand’s New Town Theatre
Suspect Confessions The Stand’s New Town Theatre
Tabou Sweet Grassmarket
Taking it Badly theSpace @ Surgeons Hall
That’s What She Said Scottish Poetry Library
The 900 Club Scottish Poetry Library
The Biggest Problem in the World: Our Problem With Problems (and Why Truth Matters) Sweet Grassmarket
The Charisma of Evil: Why Are We Obsessed by Serial Killers? The Stand’s New Town Theatre
The Dark Side of Fluorescence The Stand’s New Town Theatre
The Genius of Charles Dickens Sweet Novotel
The Making of Chariots of Fire Eric Liddell Centre
The Mariner’s Song Paradise in The Vault
The Naked Blind Data Show The Stand’s New Town Theatre
The Poets’ Republic – Unleashed Scottish Poetry Library
The Power of Music 1 St Andrew’s and St George’s West, George St
The Power of Music 2 St Andrew’s and St George’s West, George St
The Problem With Patriotism The Stand’s New Town Theatre
The Rise of Donald in 40 Downfalls Greenside @ Nicolson Square
The Spy Who Doped Me The Stand’s New Town Theatre
The Strange Friendship of Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini Arthur Conan Doyle Centre
The Unsung Greenside @ Infirmary Street
This Script and Other Drafts Scottish Storytelling Centre
Turn to the Darknet The Stand’s New Town Theatre
Umbrella Man Scottish Poetry Library
Uncanny Things Scottish Storytelling Centre
Until You Hear That Bell Summerhall
Wars of the Roses – The Last Plantagenet Stockbridge Church
We’re All Mental! The Stand’s New Town Theatre
What Does Sex Sell? The Stand’s New Town Theatre
What Keeps You Sharp? The Stand’s New Town Theatre
When Is Lying Good? The Stand’s New Town Theatre
Who Do You Want to Wipe Your Bum? The Stand’s New Town Theatre
Why Is Mental Illness So Goddamn Controversial? The Stand’s New Town Theatre
Will Pigs Save Our Bacon? The Stand’s New Town Theatre
Witches, Wee Folk and Watery Beasties Scottish Storytelling Centre


Publicity shot for Square Go: two actors have each other in headlocks
Square Go at Roundabout @ Summerhall
…And This Is My Friend Mr Laurel Pleasance Courtyard
(even) HOTTER Bedlam Theatre
(sorry) Assembly George Square Theatre
[insert slogan here] ZOO Charteris
1-2-1 This Sex Is Real C venues – C royale
10 Steps to Happiness Sweet Novotel
147Hz Can’t Pass Greenside @ Infirmary Street
17 Days ZOO Charteris
1984 Greenside @ Nicolson Square
26 Pebbles Sweet Grassmarket
2nd Coming. Again. PQA Venues @Riddle’s Court
3 Years, 1 Week and a Lemon Drizzle Underbelly, Bristo Square
3000 Trees: The Death of Mr William MacRae The Stand’s New Town Theatre
613 Seeds Greenside @ Infirmary Street
A Beginner’s Guide to Populism theSpaceTriplex
A Broad Abroad C venues – C royale
A Christmas Carol Assembly George Square Studios
A Clown Show About Rain Pleasance Dome
A Collection of Grimm’s Fairy Tales, Too Greenside @ Nicolson Square
A Dog’s Tail Greenside @ Nicolson Square
A Fortunate Man Summerhall
A Generous Lover Summerhall
A Good Enough Girl? Assembly George Square Theatre
A Hero of Our Time C venues – C royale
A Joke Assembly Rooms
A Librarian theSpace on North Bridge
A Midsummer Night’s Dream theSpace @ Symposium Hall
A Modern Guide to Heroism and Sidekickery ZOO Charteris
A Necessary Woman Sweet Grassmarket
A Night of Dark Intent theSpace @ Niddry St
A Robinson Crusoe of the Soul Sweet Novotel
A Scarlet Letter Quaker Meeting House
A Sight of Abject Pity and Ruin theSpace on North Bridge
A Sockful of Custard Pleasance Dome
A State of Mind Underbelly, Cowgate
A Substitute for Life Assembly Hall
A Trilogy of Horrors Scottish Storytelling Centre
A Voice C venues – C aquila
A World Beyond Man Quaker Meeting House
A Wrinkle in Time Central Hall
A&E theSpace @ Venue45
About Lady White Fox With Nine Tales… Assembly George Square Studios
Achilles Summerhall
Achilles’ Heel: TLC Greenside @ Infirmary Street
Action Man Paradise in Augustines
Ad Libido Pleasance Courtyard
Adult Orgasm Escaped from the Zoo C venues – C cubed
Adventurers Wanted: Rebellion Sweet Novotel
After the Cuts Summerhall
After Today PQA Venues @Riddle’s Court
Agent November Investigates: Major X The Stand’s New Town Theatre
Agent November Investigates: Murder Mr E The Stand’s New Town Theatre
Agent November Investigates: Rob Berry The Stand’s New Town Theatre
Ah Dinnae Ken theSpace @ Niddry St
Ailsa Benson Is Missing Assembly Rooms
Alabama God Damn Pleasance Dome
All Change Assembly George Square Theatre
All That Remains Greenside @ Infirmary Street
All the Lights Are On Summerhall
All These Things ZOO Southside
All We Ever Wanted Was Everything Roundabout @ Summerhall
Alma, a Human Voice Summerhall
Almost, Maine theSpace @ Symposium Hall
Alternative Bedtime Stories Sweet Novotel
Am I F#*kable? Sweet Novotel
An Abundance of Tims Greenside @ Nicolson Square
An Act Of Greenside @ Infirmary Street
An Elephant in the Garden by Michael Morpurgo Underbelly, Bristo Square
An Evening With Miss Wong Assembly Rooms
And Before I Forget I Love You, I Love You Pleasance Courtyard
And I C venues – C
And Then There’s Me… theSpaceTriplex
Angry Alan by Penelope Skinner Underbelly, Cowgate
Animal Management Sweet Novotel
Annie Brassey Paradise in Augustines
Another One Summerhall
Antigone theSpace on the Mile
Antigone na h’Éireann Paradise in The Vault
Aphrodite and the Invisible Consumer Gods ZOO Charteris
App and Down C venues – C royale
Are There More of You? Assembly Hall
Artemis, the Merry Misadventures PQA Venues @Riddle’s Court
As It Happened (Contemporaneous Notes) theSpace on North Bridge
As We Like It Paradise in Augustines
Audacious Mr Astley Pleasance Courtyard
Author, Composer, Soldier-of-a-Sort Pleasance Courtyard
Awakening Underbelly, Bristo Square
Awkward Conversations With Animals I’ve F*cked Underbelly, Cowgate
Aye, Elvis by Morna Young Gilded Balloon Rose Theatre
Babes Against Bullshit theSpace on North Bridge
Baby Daddy Assembly Rooms
Baby Face Summerhall
Bad Dog theSpace on North Bridge
Bad Shakespeare Greenside @ Nicolson Square
bad things happen here Paradise in The Vault
Badgered C venues – C cubed
Bag for Life Greenside @ Infirmary Street
Bakkhai Central Hall
Bare Knuckle Paradise in The Vault
BaseCamp C venues – C south
BBC Pop-Up Radio Drama Studio at Summerhall Summerhall
Beep theSpace on North Bridge
Behind Our Skin C venues – C aquila
Benny Gilded Balloon Teviot
Bertrand Lesca and Nasi Voutsas (Work-in-Progress / Open Rehearsal) Summerhall
Big Aftermath of a Small Disclosure Summerhall
Big Bite-Size Breakfast Show Pleasance Dome
Big Love Central Hall
Billy Bremner and Me The Stand’s New Town Theatre
Birth Control Greenside @ Infirmary Street
Bite-Size Plays Presents: Neverwant Pleasance Courtyard
Bitter Paradise in The Vault
Black and White Tea Room – Counsellor Assembly Rooms
Blackout PQA Venues @Riddle’s Court
Blackout Summerhall
Blackthorn by Charley Miles Roundabout @ Summerhall
Bleeding Black Patisserie Florentin
Blinded Venue 13
Blink Greenside @ Infirmary Street
bloominauschwitz Just Festival at St John’s
Blue Heart C venues – C too
Body Shop Greenside @ Infirmary Street
Body Shop Greenside @ Nicolson Square
Born on a Monday Greenside @ Infirmary Street
Bottled Up theSpace on North Bridge
Bottom Summerhall
Bowjangles: Excalibow Gilded Balloon Teviot
Boxes PQA Venues @Riddle’s Court
Brand-New Jew, a DNA Comedy Sweet Grassmarket
Breakfast Plays: Youthquake Traverse Theatre
Breathing Corpses theSpace on the Mile
Breathing Corpses theSpace @ Jurys Inn
Breathing Corpses theSpace on the Mile
Brenda’s Got a Baby theSpace on North Bridge
Brexit Pleasance Courtyard
Bride of the Gulf C venues – C cubed
Brollies and Bumbershoots Central Hall
Brothers in Arms Greenside @ Nicolson Square
Bucket Men C venues – C royale
Build a Rocket Pleasance Courtyard
Bummer and Lazarus Greenside @ Infirmary Street
Busking It Pleasance Courtyard
Cambusdonald Royal Mayfield Salisbury Church
Camp Be Yourself Underbelly, Cowgate
Can’t Stop Can’t Stop C venues – C royale
Canoe theSpace @ Surgeons Hall
Care Not, Fear Naught Greenside @ Nicolson Square
Carmen Funebre Pleasance at EICC
Cat-in-a-Box C venues – C aquila
Century Song ZOO Southside
Cepacia – Love Takes His Breath Away Greenside @ Nicolson Square
Cezary Goes to War Army @ The Fringe in Association with Summerhall
Chamberlain… Peace in Our Time Greenside @ Nicolson Square
Chase Scenes CanadaHub @ King’s Hall in association with Summerhall
Chatroom theSpace on the Mile
Chemo Barbie Gilded Balloon Teviot
Chiaroscuro Central Hall
Chihuahua Assembly Roxy
Chimes at Midnight theSpace @ Surgeons Hall
Chwedl: Fairytales from Wales PQA Venues @Riddle’s Court
City Love C venues – C cubed
Class Traverse Theatre
Classic Conjuring St Cuthbert’s Church
Closed Doors Summerhall
Coccinellidae theSpace on North Bridge
Cock, Cock… Who’s There? Summerhall
Come Die With Us Sweet Grassmarket
Come to Daddy Summerhall
Comedy of Errors Underbelly, Bristo Square
Conchies! Quaker Meeting House
Congratulations You Bastard! theSpace on North Bridge
Connected Lives Just Festival at St John’s
Coriolanus Vanishes Traverse Theatre
Courtroom Play: A Courtroom Play Pleasance Dome
Creating Rumours Greenside @ Nicolson Square
Cry for the Moon Greenside @ Nicolson Square
Cry God for Harry, England and St George! theSpace @ Surgeons Hall
Dancing With Mrs Murphy Leith Dockers Club
Dandy Darkly’s All Aboard! Underbelly, Bristo Square
Dangerous Giant Animals Underbelly, Cowgate
Dangerous Giant Animals Underbelly, Bristo Square
Daniel Cainer: Old Dog, New Shtick! Underbelly, George Square
Darlings C venues – C aquila
De Fuut Summerhall
Dear Lucy… theSpace @ Niddry St
Decibels Paradise in The Vault
Definition of Man Greenside @ Infirmary Street
Departure Date theSpace on the Mile
Di & Viv & Rose (In an Hour) by Amelia Bullmore C venues – C cubed
Diagnosed Paradise in The Vault
Diamond by Beryl Richards Underbelly, Bristo Square
Diary of an Expat Underbelly, Cowgate
Dickens for Dinner C venues – C
Didi and Gogo C venues – C royale
Dietrich: Natural Duty Pleasance Courtyard
Dining Al Desko theSpace on the Mile
DNA Greenside @ Infirmary Street
DollyWould Summerhall
Dominoes Assembly George Square Studios
Don Juan Assembly George Square Theatre
Don Quixote Assembly Roxy
Don Quixote Unbound Sweet Grassmarket
Don’t Kill Your Darlings ZOO Charteris
Don’t Tell Me Not to Fly Underbelly, Bristo Square
Doom’s Day C venues – C south
Doors Opening Greenside @ Nicolson Square
Dr Korczak’s Example Just Festival at St John’s
Dracula Pleasance Courtyard
Dreamland ZOO Southside
Drenched Pleasance Courtyard
dressed. Underbelly, Cowgate
Drifting Towers C venues – C aquila
Drip Roundabout @ Summerhall
Drip Feed Assembly George Square Theatre
Drowning Our Babies Greenside @ Infirmary Street
Drunk! Greenside @ Infirmary Street
Duck Gutters theSpaceTriplex
Dulce et Decorum Est: The Unknown Soldiers theSpaceTriplex
DUPed Sweet Grassmarket
Dysney Disfunction Assembly Rooms
Early Birds PQA Venues @Riddle’s Court
Earnest & Wilde: Let’s Face the Music (and Franz) C venues – C royale
East Belfast Boy Summerhall
Eat Me C venues – C aquila
Eat Your Heart Out Paradise in Augustines
Eglantyne Gilded Balloon Teviot
Eight Bedlam Theatre
Eleanor’s Story: An American Girl in Hitler’s Germany Gilded Balloon Teviot
Electrolyte Pleasance Dome
Elise Pleasance Courtyard
Elsie Thatchwick ZOO Southside
Enough Quaker Meeting House
Entropy Underbelly, Bristo Square
Entropy theSpace on North Bridge
Erewhon Summerhall
European Citizen Popsong Summerhall
Everything Is Going to Be KO Pleasance Courtyard
Everything Not Saved Summerhall
Evren Venue 13
Evros Summerhall
Expendable Chapters Greenside @ Infirmary Street
Extinguished Things Summerhall
Extremism PQA Venues @Riddle’s Court
Extremism theSpace on the Mile
Extro-Terrestrial Greenside @ Nicolson Square
F**k You Pay Me Assembly Rooms
F*ck Off. Paradise in The Vault
Falkland – The War the World Forgot Greenside @ Nicolson Square
Fallen Fruit Summerhall
Famous Puppet Death Scenes CanadaHub @ King’s Hall in association with Summerhall
Fan Girl theSpace on the Mile
FanDango Bedlam Theatre
Fast theSpace @ Niddry St
Fast theSpaceTriplex
Father of Lies Sweet Novotel
Faulty Towers the Dining Experience The Principal
Faust Korea ZOO Charteris
Fcuk’d Gilded Balloon Teviot
Fear Itself Greenside @ Infirmary Street
Feed Pleasance Dome
Female Transport Theatre Bath Bus
Finding Fassbender Pleasance Courtyard
Five Encounters on a Site Called Craigslist ZOO Charteris
Five Women Wearing the Same Dress theSpace on the Mile
Flies Pleasance Courtyard
Flight Summerhall
Flushed Underbelly, Cowgate
Forbidden Stories French Institute
Frau Welt Assembly Rooms
Free and Proud Assembly George Square Studios
Freeman Pleasance Courtyard
Frieda Loves Ya! Underbelly, Bristo Square
From One Heart to Another theSpaceTriplex
From Today Everything Changes theSpace on North Bridge
Fronting Pleasance Courtyard
Games by Henry Naylor Gilded Balloon Teviot
Ganymede Paradise in Augustines
Gate 64 Underbelly, Bristo Square
Gie’s Peace Scottish Storytelling Centre
Girl World theSpaceTriplex
Girls Like That Central Hall
Girls Like That theSpace on the Mile
Good Things Come to Those Who theSpace on the Mile
Goons Underbelly, Bristo Square
Grace Gilded Balloon Teviot
Grail Project Bedlam Theatre
Gratiano Assembly Rooms
Greyhounds theSpace on the Mile
Grimm Tales theSpace on the Mile
Gulliver Returns Underbelly, Cowgate
Gutted theSpaceTriplex
Gypsy Queen Assembly George Square Studios
Haggis, Neeps and Burns Hill Street Theatre
Hamish Henderson: On the Radical Road Scottish Storytelling Centre
Hamlet – Horatio’s Tale Assembly Rooms
Hamlet (An Experience) Sweet Novotel
Handfast Summerhall
Hansel and Gretel theSpace @ Surgeons Hall
Happimess theSpace @ Venue45
Harpy Underbelly, Cowgate
Hatty’s Last Stand The Salvation Army Edinburgh City Corps
Heather and Harry ZOO Charteris
Heaven Burns Assembly Roxy
Hecate Paradise in The Vault
Hello Georgie, Goodbye Best Greenside @ Infirmary Street
Henchmen Sweet Grassmarket
Henriad – Histories of Betrayal Greenside @ Royal Terrace
Henry Pleasance Dome
Henry V – Lion of England Assembly Rooms
Heroine Assembly Hall
High School English Greenside @ Infirmary Street
Hillary’s Kitchen theSpace @ Surgeons Hall
Hoard by Bim Adewunmi Underbelly, Cowgate
Holy Sh*t Paradise in The Vault
Honey’s Happening Greenside @ Infirmary Street
Horror Show theSpace on the Mile
Hotel Greenside @ Nicolson Square
How I Brought Peace to the Middle East: A Tragicomedy theSpace on the Mile
How My Light Is Spent Greenside @ Nicolson Square
How to Be Amazingly Happy! Pleasance Courtyard
How to Do Acting (Properly) theSpace @ Surgeons Hall
How to Drink Wine Like a Wanker ZOO Southside
How to Keep Time: A Drum Solo for Dementia Summerhall
How to Spot an Alien Roundabout @ Summerhall
How to Swim in Hollywood Greenside @ Infirmary Street
Huff CanadaHub @ King’s Hall in association with Summerhall
Hug the Bunny Greenside @ Infirmary Street
Hunch Assembly Roxy
Hymns for Robots C venues – C aquila
Hysterical C venues – C
I Am Not Your Woman Greenside @ Infirmary Street
I Am Orestes and I Am Electra Too Greenside @ Infirmary Street
I Love You Mum… I Promise I Won’t Die! theSpace @ Venue45
I Love You… But theSpace on North Bridge
I’ll Have What She’s Having Assembly George Square Studios
Impact Pleasance Courtyard
Improv Mania theSpace @ Venue45
Improvised Therapy Greenside @ Infirmary Street
In Addition Underbelly, Cowgate
In for a Penny Gilded Balloon Teviot
In Loyal Company Pleasance Courtyard
In Pursuit of Andromeda Greenside @ Nicolson Square
In Your Own Sweet Way theSpace on the Mile
Inferno theSpace on North Bridge
Integrity theSpace @ Surgeons Hall
Into the Blue theSpace @ Niddry St
Intro to Chicano History: 101 Central Hall
InValid Voices Army @ The Fringe in Association with Summerhall
Is This a Dagger? The Story of Macbeth Scottish Storytelling Centre
Island Town Roundabout @ Summerhall
Istanbul: You’ll Never Walk Alone ZOO Southside
It Is a Truth… PQA Venues @Riddle’s Court
It’s Alright, Everything’s Okay ZOO Southside
It’s Not a Sprint Pleasance Dome
It’s True, It’s True, It’s True Underbelly, Cowgate
It’s True, It’s True, It’s True Underbelly, Bristo Square
J’n’R Greenside @ Infirmary Street
James Dean Is Dead! (Long Live James Dean) C venues – C aquila
James Tait Black Prize for Drama 2018: The Award Ceremony Traverse Theatre
Janis Joplin Full Tilt Assembly Rooms
Jasper Red: Press Play Greenside @ Nicolson Square
Jericho Underbelly, Cowgate
Jet of Blood ZOO Charteris
Jinrou TLPT Paradise in Augustines
Job-Cher PQA Venues @Riddle’s Court
Jumpers for Goalposts theSpace on the Mile
Just William’s Luck Underbelly, Cowgate
Katie & Pip Summerhall
Keep the Change ZOO Charteris
Ken Pleasance Dome
Kidding ZOO Southside
Kill the Beast: Director’s Cut Pleasance Courtyard
Kill the Boy Greenside @ Nicolson Square
KillyMuck Underbelly, Bristo Square
Kin Underbelly, Cowgate
King Arthur – The Panto Paradise in Augustines
King John theSpace @ Niddry St
King Lear (Alone) PQA Venues @Riddle’s Court
Kit Finnie: Mabel and Mickey Underbelly, Cowgate
Kokoda Gilded Balloon Teviot
Ladykiller Pleasance Courtyard
Last Hive ZOO Southside
Last Tango in Little Grimley Greenside @ Infirmary Street
Laura theSpace @ Surgeons Hall
Leave. To Remain (an Aristophanic Brexit Tale) theSpace on North Bridge
Led Thespian Paradise in The Vault
Legacy: The Story of Martin Luther Palmerston Place Church
Let’s Inherit the Earth Pleasance Courtyard
Let’s Talk About Porn C venues – C
Leviticus ZOO Charteris
Life on Venus theSpace @ Jurys Inn
Lights Over Tesco Car Park Pleasance Dome
Lines Greenside @ Infirmary Street
Little Potatoes Paradise in The Vault
Living With a Dark Lord Paradise in The Vault
Loneliness and Other Adventures Paradise in Augustines
Looking for Lightning C venues – C royale
Loop Underbelly, Cowgate
Lost in Thought Underbelly, Cowgate
Lost Lore theSpace @ Jurys Inn
Love on Blue Canvas, 1890 theSpace on North Bridge
Love Song to Lavender Menace Summerhall
Love Songs Underbelly, Cowgate
Lovecraft (Not the Sex Shop in Cardiff) Summerhall
Loving Monica C venues – C aquila
Lu-ting the Merman Paradise in Augustines
Lucille and Cecilia C venues – C aquila
Macbeth theSpace on North Bridge
MAD Greenside @ Infirmary Street
Magic 8 Ball (My Life With Asperger’s) Gilded Balloon Teviot
Mairi Campbell: Auld Lang Syne Scottish Storytelling Centre
Man Down Venue 13
Margo: Half Woman, Half Beast Assembly Rooms
Marie Assembly Rooms
Mark Thomas – Check Up: Our NHS at 70 Traverse Theatre
Marmite Gilded Balloon Rose Theatre
Marsistan Sweet Novotel
Matthew 19:14 Greenside @ Infirmary Street
Maz and Bricks by Eva O’Connor Summerhall
Me, Myself and AI Greenside @ Nicolson Square
Medea Greenside @ Nicolson Square
Medea Electronica Pleasance Courtyard
Meek Traverse Theatre
Mengele Assembly George Square Theatre
menoPAUSE Greenside @ Infirmary Street
Mercy Me Central Hall
Metamorphoses Central Hall
Metamorphosis theSpace on the Mile
Metamorphosis of One C venues – C royale
Ministers of Grace: The Unauthorised Shakespearean Parody of Ghostbusters theSpace on the Mile
Misha Glenny: McMafia Assembly Checkpoint
Mistero Buffo Underbelly, Cowgate
Model Behaviour theSpace @ Jurys Inn
Molière’s The Miser C venues – C
Monday at Golden Oak High theSpace @ Niddry St
Monsieur Somebody Venue 13
More Moira Monologues Scottish Storytelling Centre
Mr Merrick, the Elephant Man Sweet Grassmarket
Mr Saxon’s Excellently English Evening of Entertainment theSpace on the Mile
Much Ado About Nothing The Royal Scots Club
Much Ado About Nothing theSpace @ Niddry St
Mungo: Legend of Glasgow’s Saint St Patrick’s Church
My Kind of Michael Summerhall
My Left Nut Summerhall
My Mate Dave Died Greenside @ Infirmary Street
My Name Is Dorothy Greenside @ Royal Terrace
Narcissist in the Mirror Pleasance Courtyard
Nazanin’s Story C venues – C
Nele Needs a Holiday: The Musical Summerhall
Never Vera Blue Summerhall
Nigel Slater’s Toast Traverse Theatre
Nina’s Got News by Frank Skinner Pleasance Dome
Nine Foot Nine Assembly Rooms
Nitro theSpace on the Mile
No Home Like This Place Just the Tonic at The Grassmarket Centre
No Kids Pleasance Courtyard
No One Is Coming to Save You Pleasance Courtyard
No Sanction Greenside @ Nicolson Square
Noël Coward’s Still Life theSpace on the Mile
Nomad theSpace @ Surgeons Hall
Not in Our Neighbourhood Gilded Balloon Rose Theatre
Not Yet Suffragette Underbelly, Bristo Square
Nowt as Queer as Folk theSpace on North Bridge
Number, Please. theSpace on North Bridge
O, FFS Greenside @ Nicolson Square
Of Rags and Bones Quaker Meeting House
Off-Kilter Dance Base
Offstage Pleasance Dome
Old Boy Scottish Storytelling Centre
Old Souls PQA Venues @Riddle’s Court
Olorine C venues – C too
On the Exhale Traverse Theatre
On Their Own Ground C venues – C royale
Once Seen on Blue Peter Assembly Rooms
One Life Stand Roundabout @ Summerhall
One Woman Alien Sweet Grassmarket
Onstage Dating Underbelly, Cowgate
Orestes Greenside @ Nicolson Square
Orlando Assembly Roxy
Orpheus Summerhall
Osric Omand and the Story of Hope Greenside @ Infirmary Street
Other People’s Teeth C venues – C aquila
OTOSOTR Underbelly, Cowgate
Our Boys PQA Venues @Riddle’s Court
Our Country Summerhall
Our Man in Havana Pleasance Courtyard
Ouroboros Underbelly, Cowgate
Out of Control theSpace on North Bridge
Outcast Sweet Grassmarket
Outside Pleasance Courtyard
Outside the Box Central Hall
Ovid’s Metamorphoses Pleasance Dome
Owen O’Neill: Ten Songs to Die For Assembly Rooms
Painted Love Valvona & Crolla
Pamela’s Palace The Principal
Pangea Greenside @ Infirmary Street
Panopticon theSpace on North Bridge
Papaya ZOO Charteris
Paper Dolls Paradise in The Vault
Para Handy: A Radio Play on Stage PQA Venues @Riddle’s Court
Parents Greenside @ Infirmary Street
Parker and the City in the Sea theSpace @ Venue45
Passionate Machine ZOO Charteris
Persephone PQA Venues @Riddle’s Court
Peter Pan PQA Venues @Riddle’s Court
Picasso’s Women The Fruitmarket Gallery
Pickle Jar Underbelly, Cowgate
Pig Circus Greenside @ Infirmary Street
Pigs in Blankets Paradise in The Vault
Playhouse Creatures Venue 13
Plucked theSpace on the Mile
Polaris Pleasance Courtyard
Pomona theSpaceTriplex
Por Favor Greenside @ Infirmary Street
Portraits in Motion Summerhall
Power Play: Funeral Flowers Pleasance Pop-Up: Power Play HQ
Power Play: Funeral Flowers Pleasance Pop-Up: Power Play HQ
Power, Fame and Sex Venue 13
Pre-View Traverse Theatre
Prehistoric Summerhall
Pricks Pleasance Courtyard
Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo Underbelly, Bristo Square
Propeller Pleasance Courtyard
Providence Assembly Rooms
Proxy Gilded Balloon Teviot
Puffin Island Greenside @ Nicolson Square
Punching Judy theSpace @ Niddry St
Punk Rock Greenside @ Nicolson Square
Pyg Greenside @ Nicolson Square
Queen of the Air theSpace @ Surgeons Hall
Queens of Sheba Underbelly, Bristo Square
Queens of Sheba Underbelly, Cowgate
Rabbie Gilded Balloon Rose Theatre
Rainforest Dreams Paradise in Augustines
Rat Race theSpace @ Venue45
Re: Production ZOO Southside
Really Want to Hurt Me Assembly Hall
Red and Boiling Venue 13
Red Peppers theSpace on the Mile
Remember Scarborough theSpace on North Bridge
Revelations Summerhall
Revenants Pleasance Dome
Rights of Passage C venues – C too
Roman Candle Greenside @ Infirmary Street
Romeo and Juliet Assembly George Square Gardens
Romeo and Juliet ZOO Charteris
Romeo and/or Juliet Central Hall
Roxy Likes Cats Greenside @ Royal Terrace
Ruki C venues – C cubed
Ruth Cockburn – Love Letters from Blackpool Summerhall
Same Old Same Oldies theSpace @ Venue45
Scary Story Paradise in The Vault
Scratch Greenside @ Infirmary Street
See Rock City and Other Destinations Greenside @ Nicolson Square
See-Through Summerhall
Seven Ways to Calm the F**k Down Greenside @ Infirmary Street
Sex Waitress theSpace on North Bridge
Sex, Drugs and a Cup of Tea Sweet Novotel
Shackleton’s Stowaway theSpace @ Surgeons Hall
Shadow Hour Central Hall
Shakespeare for Breakfast C venues – C
Shakespeare in the Garden: As You Like It C venues – C south
She Taught Me How to Breathe Again ZOO Southside
Shell Shock Army @ The Fringe in Association with Summerhall
Shouty Arthur! theSpace @ Surgeons Hall
Showmanship C venues – C royale
Side Effects Greenside @ Nicolson Square
Signals Pleasance Courtyard
Silence Pleasance at EICC
Simon Callow in De Profundis Assembly Rooms
Sinatra: Raw Frankenstein Pub
Sirens Pleasance Courtyard
Sisterhood Pleasance Courtyard
Sit With Us for a Moment and Remember ZOO Charteris
Sitting by Katherine Parkinson Gilded Balloon Teviot
Skin a Cat Assembly Rooms
Sob Story theSpace on the Mile
Sod’s Law Greenside @ Infirmary Street
Solarplexus: An Alternative Energy Play ZOO Charteris
Someone Somewhere by Sam Potter theSpace @ Niddry St
Son of Jim Greenside @ Nicolson Square
Songlines Pleasance Courtyard
Sophie, Ben and Other Problems Assembly George Square Studios
South Bend Gilded Balloon at the Museum
Spaces Sweet Grassmarket
Sparks Pleasance Courtyard
Specters PASS Theatre
Spoiler Alert Greenside @ Infirmary Street
Square Go Roundabout @ Summerhall
Stand and Deliver C venues – C
Stardust Pleasance Dome
Starfish C venues – C royale
Statements Gilded Balloon Teviot
Status Summerhall
Stella PQA Venues @Riddle’s Court
Sticks and Stones Roundabout @ Summerhall
Strangers: Pairs Greenside @ Nicolson Square
Stupid Cupid Underbelly, Bristo Square
Sugar Baby by Alan Harris Roundabout @ Summerhall
Swap Shop theSpace on the Mile
Sympathy for the Devil Greenside @ Infirmary Street
Taiwan Season: The Delusion of Home Summerhall
TalkFest 2018: 01 Traverse Theatre
TalkFest 2018: 02 Traverse Theatre
Talking Heads – Bed Among the Lentils St Cuthbert’s Church
Talking to the Dead – A Séance Sweet Novotel
Tarzanne theSpaceTriplex
Testament ZOO Charteris
Tetra-Decathlon Summerhall
Texas Beauty Pageant Murder: The Fall of Don Swan theSpace @ Venue45
That Bastard Brecht Paradise in Augustines
That Daring Australian Girl Assembly George Square Studios
That Woman! Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor Gilded Balloon Teviot
That’s So GCSE theSpace on North Bridge
Thaw Greenside @ Infirmary Street
The 39 Steps: A Disaster in a Radio Studio! PQA Venues @Riddle’s Court
The Abode Underbelly, Cowgate
The Accordion Shop PQA Venues @Riddle’s Court
The Actor’s Nightmare theSpace on North Bridge
The Antiscians Greenside @ Royal Terrace
The Approach Assembly Hall
The Archive of Educated Hearts Pleasance Courtyard
The Arsonists Greenside @ Infirmary Street
The Aspirations of Daise Morrow Assembly George Square Gardens
The B in the Room Paradise in The Vault
The Bacchae Greenside @ Infirmary Street
The Bacchanals theSpace @ Surgeons Hall
The Ballad of the Apathetic Son and His Narcissistic Mother Summerhall
The Basement Tapes Summerhall
The Bench Gilded Balloon Rose Theatre
The Best Play Ever theSpace on the Mile
The Big Lie theSpace @ Jurys Inn
The Big Time C venues – C royale
The Black Dahlia Paradise in The Vault
The Brooklyn Scotsman Hill Street Theatre
The Canterville Ghost PQA Venues @Riddle’s Court
The Canterville Ghost Pleasance Courtyard
The Cat’s Mother Underbelly, Cowgate
The Cat’s Mother Underbelly, Bristo Square
The Chore of Enchantment Underbelly, Bristo Square
The Cloak and Dagger Show Sweet Grassmarket
The Conditioning C venues – C aquila
The Creation Myths of China ZOO Southside
The Crucible theSpace @ Venue45
The Death of Edgar Allan Poe C venues – C too
The Devil You Know: A Horror Play Greenside @ Infirmary Street
The Dip theSpace @ Surgeons Hall
The Duke Pleasance Courtyard
The Edge of You theSpace @ Jurys Inn
The Egg Is a Lonely Hunter Summerhall
The Electra Legacy Paradise in Augustines
The Extinction Event Pleasance Courtyard
The Famous Five C venues – C
The Fetch Wilson Pleasance Courtyard
The First Love Project C venues – C
The Fishermen Assembly George Square Studios
The Flop Summerhall
The Forecast ZOO Charteris
The Fun Club Presents… ZOO Southside
The Girl Who Jumped Off the Hollywood Sign Assembly George Square Studios
The Glass Menagerie Sweet Grassmarket
The Greatest Play in the History of the World… Traverse Theatre
The Grimm Truth theSpace @ Niddry St
The Half Pleasance Courtyard
The Half Moon Shania ZOO Southside
The Hit Summerhall
The House Assembly George Square Studios
The Insignificant Life and Death of Colin McKenzie Greenside @ Infirmary Street
The Interview theSpace on North Bridge
The Island Just Festival at St John’s
The Isle of Muck Greenside @ Royal Terrace
The Journey Pleasance Dome
The Junkies Gilded Balloon Rose Theatre
The Ladder Gilded Balloon Teviot
The Laird’s Big Breaxit Scottish Storytelling Centre
The Laramie Project theSpace on the Mile
The Last Straw Summerhall
The Laurel and Hardy Story theSpaceTriplex
The Lucky Durhams theSpace @ Venue45
The Magic Hour PQA Venues @Riddle’s Court
The Maids Greenside @ Infirmary Street
The Man Who Planted Trees Scottish Storytelling Centre
The March theSpace on the Mile
The Marilyn Conspiracy Assembly George Square Studios
The Merry Wives of Seoul C venues – C south
The Midnight Soup Summerhall
The Moira Monologues Scottish Storytelling Centre
The Monster in the Hall theSpace on the Mile
The Myth of the Singular Moment Summerhall
The New Electric Ballroom theSpace on North Bridge
The Next Big Thing theSpace @ Surgeons Hall
The Odyssey of Homer Greenside @ Nicolson Square
The Only One in the World Greenside @ Nicolson Square
The Pew With a View St Patrick’s Church
The Pieman Cometh: A Cautionary Football Tale Gilded Balloon Rose Theatre
The Political History of Smack and Crack Roundabout @ Summerhall
The Promise Venue 13
The Providence of Neighboring Bodies Underbelly, Cowgate
The Quest: A Fantasy Musical theSpace @ Venue45
The Red Shoes Pleasance Courtyard
The Red Shoes theSpace @ Niddry St
The Reluctant Fundamentalist Summerhall
The Rockford File Pleasance Dome
The School Film PQA Venues @Riddle’s Court
The Screwtape Letters Palmerston Place Church
The Search for a Black-Browed Albatross Pleasance Dome
The Servant of Two Masters C venues – C
The Shallow Entertainment Tour Underbelly, Bristo Square
The Sisters of CastleKnock House C venues – C royale
The Song of Lunch Pleasance Courtyard
The Squirrel Plays C venues – C cubed
The Steamie Inverleith St Serf’s Church Centre
The Straw Man Assembly Rooms
The Taming of the Shrew C venues – C south
The Threesome Greenside @ Infirmary Street
The Time Machine theSpace @ Venue45
The Trip PQA Venues @Riddle’s Court
The Turn of the Screw Underbelly, Cowgate
The Unbinding C venues – C cubed
The Unknown Soldier Assembly Rooms
The Vampire of Barcelona theSpace on the Mile
The Vanishing Man Pleasance Courtyard
The War of Jenkins’ Ear theSpaceTriplex
The Way Out Greenside @ Royal Terrace
The Wedding Reception The Principal
The Welcome Revolution ZOO Southside
The Witches of Walderzeit Central Hall
The Woman and the Canvas theSpaceTriplex
The Women of Lockerbie C venues – C
The WWI Wardrobe Project Greenside @ Nicolson Square
Theatre Uncut: Women on Power Traverse Theatre
There She Is ZOO Southside
There’s a Leak C venues – C
Thief Hill Street Theatre
This Is Just Who I Am Assembly Rooms
This Is Me Central Hall
Those Worrisome Sleeps Sweet Grassmarket
Thrown by Jodi Gray Underbelly, Cowgate
Timmy Assembly George Square Studios
Tinderella – An Adult Panto Greenside @ Infirmary Street
Tits ‘n’ Teeth Underbelly, Bristo Square
Titus Andronicus Paradise in The Vault
To Have Done With the Judgement of God C venues – C too
To the Ocean theSpace @ Symposium Hall
Tobacco Road Pleasance Courtyard
Tomorrow, Tomorrow, Tomorrow Underbelly, Cowgate
Tonight I Sleep in Peace (or How to Cure Involuntary Nocturnal Bruxism) theSpace @ Surgeons Hall
Tonight With Donny Stixx theSpace @ Jurys Inn
Trans Pennine theSpace on North Bridge
Treasure Island C venues – C
Treasure Island theSpaceTriplex
Treasure Island theSpace @ Niddry St
Tremor Roundabout @ Summerhall
Tricky Second Album Pleasance Courtyard
Trojan Horse Summerhall
Trump Lear Pleasance Courtyard
Twa Scottish Storytelling Centre
Twelfth Night Assembly George Square Gardens
Twelfth Night Paradise in The Vault
Twelfth Night: The Ship of Fools C venues – C
Two-Man, One-Man Greenside @ Infirmary Street
Uke Belong to Me Paradise in The Vault
Ulster American Traverse Theatre
UNCONDITIONAL Pleasance Courtyard
Under the Fig Tree Paradise in The Vault
Underground Railroad Game Traverse Theatre
Uninvited C venues – C royale
Unspoken Pleasance Courtyard
UnSpoken C venues – C royale
Unsung Summerhall
Upcastle Downcastle theSpace on North Bridge
Ur – Medëa Summerhall
Urban Death Sweet Grassmarket
Urban Unrest Paradise in The Vault
User Not Found Traverse at Jeelie Piece café
Valerie Summerhall
VELVET Pleasance Courtyard
Very Blue Peter Gilded Balloon Teviot
Vessel Underbelly, Bristo Square
Violet ZOO Southside
Vivarium Bedlam Theatre
Vivian’s Music, 1969 Sweet Grassmarket
Volpone Paradise in Augustines
Vox: A Fairy Tale for a New Age Central Hall
Waiting Greenside @ Infirmary Street
Waiting for Ofsted theSpace @ Niddry St
Wakey Wakey theSpaceTriplex
Walk Swiftly and With Purpose theSpace on the Mile
Walk the Oars Scottish Storytelling Centre
War With the Newts Summerhall
Warhol: Bullet Karma Sweet Grassmarket
Warwick Improv Presents: Anything You Want theSpace on the Mile
We’ve Got Each Other Pleasance Dome
WEIRD Pleasance Courtyard
Werewolves Gilded Balloon Teviot
Westminster Hour Sweet Novotel
What Girls Are Made Of Traverse Theatre
What I Talk About When I Talk About Running ZOO Charteris
What Makes You a Woman theSpace on the Mile
When the Friendship Has Sailed C venues – C aquila
When You Cure Me Greenside @ Infirmary Street
Where It Hurts Summerhall
Where the Hell is Bernard? Assembly George Square Studios
WHITE Pleasance Courtyard
Why Even Bother C venues – C royale
Willis & Vere: A Serious Play About World War II Underbelly, Cowgate
Wired Army @ The Fringe in Association with Summerhall
Woke Gilded Balloon Teviot
Woodbine Willie: Poet and Padre Greenside @ Nicolson Square
Working Class Hero Greenside @ Infirmary Street
Woyzeck Pleasance Dome
Wrecked Gilded Balloon at the Museum
Wu Song – The Tiger Warrior C venues – C
Year Without Summer Sweet Grassmarket
Yen C venues – C cubed
You Are Cordially Invited… Quaker Meeting House
You Are Frogs Venue 13
You Down There and Me Up Here Greenside @ Infirmary Street
You Only Live + Greenside @ Infirmary Street
You Only Live Forever Assembly George Square Studios
You’ve Got To Be Kidney Me! Venue 13
Your Alice Greenside @ Nicolson Square
Your Bard Assembly Hall
Zoo Assembly George Square Studios
Zugunruhe ZOO Southside


Baby and toddler destination guide: Edinburgh festivals

As an arts journalist, the Edinburgh festivals are a high point of my working year. I’ve spent pretty much very August since 2007 up there, including 2016, when I was eight and a half months pregnant and mildly terrified that I would end up having the baby girl in Edinburgh rather than London. (It worked out fine: in the end she came 10 days late, by which time I’d been home for ages.)

I had my concerns about taking the baby girl to the Fringe in 2017, but as I was still breastfeeding, I didn’t have much choice in the matter. I was definitely going, which meant that she would be coming too. My partner and I decided to spend a stupidly large proportion of our festival income renting an entire flat (including a spare room for visiting grannies/babysitters) and come up as a family.

I haven’t come across many other journalists taking small children to the Edinburgh festivals, but there are lots of performers that do it. This post is for them (and indeed anyone working at the festivals) but it’s also for non-performers; ordinary punters considering whether to brave Edinburgh with a little one in tow. My message to you is… do it!

Things to do

A baby girl sits on stage at the end of a performance for babies
Wowed by Scottish Opera’s BambinO at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017

Shows for babies and toddlers at the Fringe are still very much in the minority compared to shows for older children, but it’s a genre that’s growing. They’re spread around the hundreds of different venues so the best way to find them is to search by category at and filter by age suitability. A lot of companies or artists making work for children hedge their bets by putting a lower age limit than is really reflective of the show, so you’ll need to read the marketing blurb and use your judgment when it comes to picking what to see.

The great news for theatre, comedy, cabaret and dance fans is that babes-in-arms (usually up to the age of 2, but it varies) are welcome at a massive number of shows at the Fringe. There’s unfortunately no way of filtering shows via their babes-in-arms policy on the Edfringe ticketing site; you have to click through to the individual show listing to find out whether infants are allowed and if they need a ticket.

Fringe venues aren’t usually accessible with pushchairs, and there’s rarely anywhere to park them, so take your little one in a sling if you can.

The Royal Mile is a great place to get a taste of the madness of the Fringe, though if you’re there with a pushchair or toddler on foot it might be best to go in the morning before the crowds descend. Catch see street performers at work, see snippets of shows at various pop-up stages and maybe even receive free tickets for later that day from performers desperate for an audience.

Two of the biggest venue companies, Underbelly and Assembly, have huge astroturfed areas in George Square Gardens that are good spots to let toddlers roam as you grab a drink or snack. They get very busy as the afternoon wears on. Underbelly’s Circus Hub on the Meadows offers something similar on a smaller scale, though there’s no shade there so it’s not ideal in the middle of the day.

Along with hosting lots of children’s shows, the Kidszone at the Pleasance Courtyard runs arts and crafts activities suitable for children up to the age of 10. There’s a little puppet theatre there too and ad hoc storytelling sessions.

There are lots of events for toddlers at the Edinburgh Book Festival, meanwhile, including readings of new books by your favourite picture book authors, craft activities and music sessions. Unlike the Fringe, the Book Festival takes place at one pop-up site, making it much easier to navigate with small children in tow. It’s also pushchair accessible.

A baby sits on the floor of the Imagine gallery at the National Museum of Scotland
The baby girl checks out the big kids’ side of the Imagine gallery at the National Museum of Scotland

Away from the festivals, you’d be crazy not to check out the National Museum of Scotland. There’s a fantastic children’s gallery where babies and toddlers can roam around, dress up, curl up for a story and play with a range of toys and musical instruments. There’s lots to do for kids elsewhere in the museum too, from laughing at taxidermy animals (a favourite activity of the baby girl’s) to playing in a sandpit. Entry is free.

Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh’s natural history museum, is also well set up for visiting with little ones, including a soft play area (it can get a bit raucous in there during the school holidays, so is better for toddlers than babies), plenty of high chairs and a microwave for heating up baby food and milk in the enormous café.

The Royal Commonwealth Pool has a shallow training pool and a brilliant soft play area that’s open until 6pm every day. It’s got a dedicated under-2s area so your little one doesn’t have to battle it out against children double her size.

Edinburgh Zoo is home to the UK’s only giant pandas, as well as all the other excellent animals you’d expect from a world-class zoo.

The Meadows, Edinburgh’s sprawling city centre park, has good playgrounds in the middle and at its far western and easternmost points. On the other side of town, the Royal Botanic Garden has free admission and runs family activities and trails. It’s also a venue for Fringe events for young children.

Please add your suggestions to add to this list in the comments below!


You can take your little one to a lot of shows at the festivals, but not all of them, and there are some venues that don’t allow under-18s in at all. If you’re travelling as a couple or with other family members you can simply tag team babysitting and seeing shows – the nature of the festivals means that there are always lots of people seeing shows by themselves, so you won’t feel like a loner.

If that’s not an option, Edinburgh-based childcare agency Super Mums can provide festival nannies and babysitters to come to your flat or hotel, or to take your little one out and about. They can even stay the night if you need them to. It’s a good idea to book in advance but they can usually help out last-minute too.

Getting there

A baby sits amid a pile clothes and toys
Taking everything out of all the bags for fun on the train back to London from Edinburgh

You can fly to Edinburgh Airport from all over the UK and Europe and a handful of destinations in the Middle East, Asia and the Americas. It takes about 30 minutes to get to the city centre by car (there are plenty of car hire companies to choose from), taxi, Airlink bus or tram. Read my posts on booking plane ticketsflying, airport transfers and getting through airports with babies and toddlers for tips.

Edinburgh’s main railway station, Waverly, is located in the heart of the city centre. It has several taxi ranks and is served by a large number of bus routes. My post on long train journeys with babies and toddlers might come in handy when it comes to planning here.

Getting about

Parking in the centre of Edinburgh is a nightmare so far better to leave your car at home and use the city’s excellent public transport system instead. Buses have space for a couple of unfolded pushchairs, though wheelchair users take priority. You need to pay the exact fare; drivers won’t give change and don’t look kindly on being asked to do so.

Far more convenient is the m-tickets smart phone app, which lets you buy a variety of tickets in advance to validate as you board. Tickets for Edinburgh’s trams can be bought on the app or at the ticket machines at tram stops. You’ll find more general tips on public transport with a pushchair elsewhere on the blog.

Edinburgh is well supplied with reasonably priced black cabs which are large enough to fit an unfolded pushchair. As elsewhere in the UK, you don’t need a child car seat for journeys in private hire vehicles.

Edinburgh is pretty compact so walking is often the fastest way to get around. The New Town is mostly very easy to navigate with a pushchair, with wide pavements and plenty of pedestrian crossings. The Old Town is a different story: it’s very hilly, pavements are narrow and lots of the streets are cobbled. It also gets very busy in August so leave plenty of time to get wherever you’re going.


A huge proportion of Edinburgh festival lets are flats in tenement buildings with winding stone staircases and no lifts. There’s sometimes space to lock a pushchair in the hallway at the bottom of the stairwell in these buildings but you can’t depend on that, so unless you like the idea of lugging a pushchair up and down stairs every time you go out, make sure to rent a ground-floor flat.

For information on what other questions to ask before booking self-catering accommodation, please see my post on the subject.

Eating out

Toddler in a portable high chair at a table in a restaurant
The baby girl in her Totseat portable high chair

As many of Edinburgh’s restaurants and cafes occupy small or architecturally idiosyncratic premises, often up or down stairs from the street, it’s easier all round if you’re unencumbered by a pushchair. Some places have high chairs, but not enough to rely on, so bring your own; the Totseat is very light and packs down small enough to pop in a handbag. You’ll find general tips on eating out with babies and toddlers elsewhere on this blog.


There are small supermarkets all over central Edinburgh and a number of large ones a short distance by bus or car. The city is also well equipped with pharmacies.


The phone number for emergency services is 999 and there’s an accident and emergency department at the centrally located Royal Hospital for Sick Children. The one time we had cause to use it the baby girl was seen very quickly and the staff were excellent. Adults and children aged 13 and up should use the accident and emergency departments at the Royal Infirmary in the south of the city. Treatment is free at both hospitals on the NHS.

Baby’s first holiday

Published in the July/August 2018 issue of Baby London.

Travelling with a baby is a daunting prospect for many parents. Even mums and dads who were experienced globe-trotters before starting a family can feel overwhelmed when thinking about the logistics of that first holiday with their little one. Break the organising down into bite-sized chunks, however, and it all becomes a bit more manageable, leaving you time to get excited about the adventures that await you as a new family.

Getting a passport

A baby in its mother’s arms holds a new British passport
Just after this was taken the baby girl turned to the photo page and had a proper laugh at herself as a two week old

Fill out a paper application for your child’s first passport to take advantage of the Post Office’s ‘check and send’ service, which costs around £10 on top of the usual fee. The rules around passport photographs aren’t as strict for babies as they are adults, but it can still be tricky getting them right – a visit to a high street photo specialist or chemist will save you a lot of stress. If you’ve filled everything in correctly and sent in the right documents, the passport will be ready in about three weeks. There is a also fast track service to turn around a new passport within a week – it costs extra and you’ll need to attend an appointment.

Questions to ask a hotel

Most hotels should be able to supply a cot and high chair but do check when booking so you can bring your own if need be. Ask about in-room amenities: a kettle and fridge are absolute essentials; a bathtub is pretty handy too, but not a deal breaker. We always travel with a tiny inflatable paddling pool that fits in the bottom of even the most compact shower stalls. A balcony is a massive boon, giving you somewhere to sit and relax after baby’s bedtime. It’s worth asking about babysitting too. Most family-friendly places should be able to arrange it.

Enquire about a room at the end of a hallway but away from the lifts or stairs. Not only will your baby be less likely to be disturbed by the noise of other guests and, being further from occupied rooms, you’ll feel less guilty if your little one cries in the night.

Depending on your destination, it’s worth asking about the cost of a suite compared to a standard double – in a lot of the big US hotel chains there often isn’t much difference, and you’ll be grateful of the extra space to stow not just your sleeping child, but all their gear too. If that’s not an option, a large wardrobe can work nicely as a miniature bedroom for storing baby’s things out of the way and keeping the main room more organised.

Travel vaccinations

The standard vaccinations your baby will receive on the NHS will protect her from most of the diseases you might come across when travelling, particularly in developed nations. Further flung destinations often require additional vaccines, some of which can only be given above a certain age, so talk to your GP or practice nurse before booking your trip to make sure you’re covered.

Flying with baby

A man sleeps with a sleeping baby on his lap while a flight attendant passes
The baby girl and my partner passed out on our flight back from the Canaries

Take more food and milk than you think you might need so you’re covered in case of delays. Be prepared for baby’s feeding and sleep routines to go out the window when flying – there are just too many distractions to contend with and it’s impossible to time things properly when you’re dealing with security, boarding and other demands. I try to go with the flow and offer my daughter healthy snacks frequently to make sure she’s getting enough to eat. (Snacks can also serve as very useful distractions if your baby is getting bored or frustrated.) Breastfeeding mothers might find themselves feeding more frequently and for longer than usual on flights because the baby will seek comfort in the strange environment.

Pack as many small, non-noisy toys as you can reasonably fit into your carry-on. Soft toys and lift-the-flap books are a good bet and I find a “stunt wallet” filled with a few expired loyalty cards that I don’t mind losing can keep my daughter absorbed for ages. Walking up and down the plane offers endless new sights, sounds and interactions – you’ll probably spend a lot of the flight on your feet! A sling comes in very handy for getting your little one to nap while you’re on the move.

We always travel with Calpol, infant Nurofen and teething gel just in case. To avoid earache, encourage your little one to breastfeed, eat or drink during take off and landing. It offers a distraction from all the commotion.

Where to go

Swimming pool with loungers, umbrellas and palm trees
Carlisle Bay, Antigua

Pine Cliffs Resort, Algarve, Portugal. This clifftop resort boasts the largest kids club in the region and accepts babies from six months, leaving you free to enjoy the spa, golf course and 11 restaurants. Baby will love the bouncy castle and sandy beach too. Rooms from £145 per night.

Carlisle Bay, Antigua. This slice of paradise has its own private stretch of beach, where swaying palm trees offer plenty of natural shade. The pool is great fun, the kids club is open to babies six months old, and the staff are incredibly welcoming. Rooms from £773 per night.

Sani Beach Hotel, Halkidiki, Greece. The crèche at this elegant all-suite hotel is open to babies from four months old, but you can also take advantage of ‘Babe Watch’ and take a dip in the sea while qualified staff look after your little one on the beach. From £160 per night.


How to take your baby swimming

Taking your baby or toddler swimming is great fun, whether you’re visiting your local pool or taking a dip in a hotel pool on holiday. Your little one might be nervous of the water at first – clinging onto you like a baby monkey and objecting every time her face gets wet – but it won’t be long before she’s merrily splashing and demanding to be thrown up in the air.

Some of the information in this post will be applicable to swimming in the sea but my main focus here is swimming pools (I cover beach visits more fully elsewhere on the blog). I found my first few swimming pool visits with the baby girl quite stressful – while the actual swimming part was lovely, the logistics of getting changed, dealing with the pushchair, showering with a baby, etc, were surprisingly challenging. Now I’ve got the hang of it all, I wanted to share what I’ve learnt in the hope that when you start taking your little one swimming, it all goes smoothly from the very start.

Before I begin, a quick note about when to take your baby swimming for the first time. While lots of pools advertise swimming lessons for babies from a few weeks old, it’s advisable to wait until your baby is around six-months-old before taking her swimming in chlorinated water. Young babies have extremely sensitive skin which is easily irritated by the chlorine and other chemicals in pools, and there is some suggestion that immature lungs can be damaged by breathing the chlorine-rich air in badly ventilated indoor swimming pools.

Choosing a pool


A toddler looks into a locker
The baby girl investigating the lockers at Archway Pool in North London

Most large public swimming pools in the UK will have a training or toddler pool with warmer water than the main pool, but it’s worth checking in advance. If you end up in a pool where the water temperature is less than around 26°C your swim will be very short indeed, which hardly seems worth the effort.

Outdoor pools at hotels and resorts are very often unheated, so take a small inflatable paddling pool with you that you can fill from the pool or shower and leave to warm up in the sun.

Essential kit

Whatever the temperature, it makes sense for your little one to wear a wetsuit. You’ll be moving around in the water, but your baby probably won’t be and she’ll get cold soon. A wetsuit will buy you time, though bear in mind that even in a warm pool, wearing a wetsuit, 20 minutes is about the maximum time you can expect to spend in the water. A full body wetsuit is also useful in terms of protecting your baby’s skin from the sun if you’re swimming outside.

Swim nappies are required for public pools. You can choose between disposable and washable. Washables are better for the environment and make sense financially if you plan to take your little one swimming a lot. A washable swim nappy fits tightly around your baby’s legs and is worn with a washable cotton liner and flushable paper liner that catch the poo. Disposable swim nappies are more widely available, including at a lot of public pools. If your baby will be in and out of the water a lot over the course of a day – in the pool at a resort, for example – disposables are easier, though once you get the hang of travelling with a couple of spare cotton and paper liners, washables work well too.

I also usually bring a ball or toy watering can to play with in the water, and a poncho towel for warming the baby girl up as fast as possible after showering. Plentiful snacks work as a good distraction for the few minutes when you’re getting dressed after your swim.


A woman wearing sunglasses swims with a baby at an outdoor pool
Swimming with the baby girl at Verdugo Recreation Center in Los Angeles © Lani Caird

Scope out the whole changing area when you arrive, before you get your baby out of her pushchair. You’re looking for somewhere spacious and close to the baby change table, lockers and showers. If there’s nowhere close to all three, the changing table should be your priority as you’ll need somewhere safe to put your baby while you get ready.

Get yourself ready first, as you want to leave your baby in her nappy until the very last minute – you don’t want her pooing in her swim nappy before you even get in the water. Be as organised as possible when it comes to putting your clothes in the locker so you can get dressed again quickly after you’ve been swimming; same with your baby’s clothes. Your baby will most likely be knackered, cold and hungry by the time you get out the water and have finished showering, so you want the process of getting out of there to be as quick and efficient as possible.


Take a small washbag with whatever you need for the shower with you to the poolside, along with a towel. This saves you having to return to the locker before showering.


A toddler in a swimming pool changing room
The baby girl on an escape mission at Highbury Pool in North London

If you’re by yourself with a small baby, the most you’ll realistically be able to do in the shower is rinse off the chlorine. You can then shower properly and give your baby a bath when you get home. Remember to moisturise as the chlorine will dry her skin.

Some pools have baby-friendly changing areas with changing tables or wall-mounted high chairs that can go in the shower, giving you the opportunity to shower properly. Or if your baby can sit or stand by herself, you can put her on the floor at your feet, assuming she’s okay with getting water on her face. As with most things baby-related, it’s nerve-wracking the first time you do it, but fine thereafter.

Don’t worry about getting dry yourself until your baby is dry and warm (ah, the selflessness of parenthood). Once you’re dry, get your baby dressed, then distract her with a bottle or snack of some kind while you get dressed. If you’re breastfeeding, factor a post-swim feed into your timings.

Flying alone with a baby

Flying with your baby or toddler is probably not an activity you relish, even if you do it all the time. Upping the ante and taking your little one on a plane single-handed? Madness, surely. Well, yes, but sometimes you’ve got no other option.

This week, for example, I’m visiting my brother and his family in Los Angeles. My partner is busy with work, so I had to fly by myself with the baby girl. I flew with her by myself once before, but it was a short flight and she was just six-weeks-old – a far easier proposition than taking a hulking 21-month-old half-way around the world.

I prepared myself for the possibility that she might not sleep at all, be super grumpy and to whinge for the whole flight. I did not prepare myself for the possibility that the flight would be cancelled after boarding, requiring a long slog back home by myself with the girl on the train, then a journey to a different London airport for a flight the following day.

You can only imagine my delight when that is exactly what happened.

Clearly, I would have preferred to avoid the stress and tedium of this situation. Looking on the bright side however (something I was only able to do once I’d got home, put the baby girl to bed, and drunk a cold beer in the garden), the cancelled flight turned out to be pretty useful as a trial run for the one the following day.

Pack light, pack clever

A toddler stands in a queue with a buggy and a wheelie bag
Waiting to board the cancelled flight with the ill-advised wheelie bag

I consider myself a good packer, but I made a bad call when it came to packing for that cancelled flight, opting to bring a wheelie cab bag along with our suitcase, my little handbag backpack and the buggy. I could handle it all myself at the airport, but the moment I had to leave the baggage trolley behind I was seriously overburdened, reliant on the kindness of strangers.

I would have taken a cab home from the airport that afternoon but couldn’t find a taxi company with a car seat available at such short notice, and didn’t want to risk a long drive without one. I could have waited an hour and a half for my partner to come back and pick us up, but the baby girl was already seriously overtired and I wanted to get her home as soon as possible (plus, my partner was busy trying to book us another flight).

In the end it worked out fine: we got the train to London Bridge and my partner picked us up from there, various fellow travellers having gone out of their way to help me juggle the luggage and the girl. We arrived home safely and emotionally unscathed (the one moment where I almost lost it was when I saw the sign at Gatwick Airport Station that says no trolleys allowed past the barriers, and the attendant told me that there was a train in three minutes and then not again for nearly an hour; seeing my despair, he let us through with the trolley, we dashed to the lift, and made it to the platform with 30 seconds to spare), but I made sure I repacked the contents of the wheelie bag and my backpack into one big backpack for the flight the following day.

Bags within bags

A toddler pushes a buggy next to a pile of luggage
Too many bags for one woman and a toddler

If money were no object I would have booked the baby girl her own seat on the plane. Not fancying doubling the cost of our trip, however, I opted to have her on my lap (possible until the age of two). Our time on the cancelled flight was a lesson in exactly how little space we would have for our belongings with just the one seat, and how organised I would need to be to make sure I had everything we needed when we needed it during the flight. So that night after returning home from the airport I did some judicious repacking.

All the baby girl’s food and milk went into one tote bag, all the other essentials – toys, books, headphones, phone, nappy change wallet, sleeping bag and pyjamas, jumpers for us both, toothbrush and toothpaste – went into another, and both these bags went into my backpack. After we’d boarded I was able to stow the food and essentials bags under the seat in front, leaving everything else – items that I thought might come in handy  but wouldn’t definitely need (spare clothes, Calpol, etc) – in the overhead locker to save space.

Doing it this way, I discovered, means you can keep to a minimum the number of times you get up to take things out of the overhead locker – useful when travelling alone with a toddler, absolutely essential when travelling alone with a babe-in-arms.

Avoiding meltdowns

A toddler plugs in a phone charge on a plane
Plugging and unplugging my phone charger kept the baby girl occupied for a surprisingly long time

The baby girl was overdue for a nap when we boarded the (soon to be) cancelled flight. I had brought toys, books, a phone full of downloaded episodes of Hey Duggee and Sarah & Duck, and plenty of food, yet for some reason (probably because I was tired and hot too), I was inept at putting these distractions to good use, and the girl just got grumpier. I made it worse by attempting to get her to nap in the sling, something she was clearly not going to do just to suit me.

On the flight the following day things went more smoothly. I dressed her in cooler clothes so she wasn’t so affected by the heat, and it helped that the seat next to us was empty so we had some space to spread out.

The baby girl was just as tired as she had been the day before, but I was quicker to whip out the snacks and cycle through the available distractions at the slightest sign of an impending meltdown. In terms of my own sanity, I made good use of my wireless bone-conducting headphones, listening to podcasts while playing with the baby girl. I don’t do this at home, preferring not to divide my attention, but desperate times call for desperate measures.

A baby in a pushchair sucks her thumb
In the queue for immigration at LAX

Instead of trying to get the baby girl to nap at her usual naptime, I threw the schedule out the window and waited until they dimmed the cabin lights. After putting her in her sleeping bag and reading her a story, she was happy to go to sleep. It only lasted an hour, but she was chilled enough to lie there awake and quiet for another hour after that.

I tried to put the baby girl down again for another sleep later and she just wasn’t going for it, so I gave up immediately and we spent the second half the flight walking up and down the plane in the dark, carrying bits of rubbish to throw away in the bin in the galley. It was quite tedious for me, but the baby girl enjoyed herself and a lot of the other passengers seemed to find it entertaining.

Fingers crossed we can repeat that positive experience on the flight back to London next week. Please, please, please let it not be cancelled….