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Post-pandemic turbulence can’t stop Pleasance from presenting exciting Fringe programme

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Thanks to the unwavering support of its audiences, the Pleasance Theatre Trust returned to its Edinburgh home this summer, presenting a defiant programme of exciting newcomers, thought-provoking artists and much-loved Fringe stalwarts.With 662 performances...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2021 – Assembly Festival begins today

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The Palais du Varieté Spiegeltent is back in George Square Garden ready for the Assembly Festival to fill it up with a variety of acts.Assembly Festival was awarded £162,962 from The Scottish Government...

Pleasance’s Edinburgh programme joined by Seann Walsh and Tall Stories

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In the latest on-sale, the Pleasance have ensured the programme is packed full of the best comedy, theatre and performance! Pleasance favourites Seann Walsh and Tall Stories will be back this year. There’s even...

Simon Thacker presents the World Premiere of ‘Pashyanti on Guitar’

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Musician Simon Thacker premieres a live music experience for the 2021 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Thacker is a Scottish composer, classical guitarist, improviser and ensemble leader whose ever expanding musical world draws on a deep...

Variety, music and a celebration of Edinburgh talent live @ The Drill Hall

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Following a tough year for the performing arts Army@TheFringe is offering two special variety nights that celebrate Edinburgh talent.It includes everything from stand up, folk song and improvised rap to queer spoken word and...

Edinburgh’s main conference centre returns as a major venue for EFF 2021

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Returning this August as one of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe’s main venues, The Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) is set to deliver what the EICC’s CEO says is its most diverse line-up ever. The...

More EFF comedy and theatre announced for the Pleasance

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With the first of their comedy shows now on sale, Pleasance’s Edinburgh Fringe programme is packed with some of the top names on the circuit as well as the most exciting newcomers. There will...

Tickets on sale for the long-awaited staging of Doppler at EFF

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The award-winning Grid Iron Theatre Company is pleased to announce further details for its hugely anticipated outdoor, site-specific staging of Doppler, an adaptation of the best-selling novel by Norwegian author Erlend Loe.The world premiere...

Fringe at Pleasance@EICC – Screen 9

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At the Colorado premiere of The Dark Knight Rises, gun violence turned a celebration of cinema to tragedy. Devastated by one man’s actions, a community refused to be torn apart.This hard- hitting verbatim...

Fringe at Pleasance Festival Online – PUSH

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A hell of a lot can happen in the time you await the results of a pregnancy test. PUSH is the story of a woman staring down the barrel of motherhood, torn between her...

Fringe at The Pleasance – Patricia Gets Ready (for a date with the man...

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This powerful show which can be seen in both London and Edinburgh this summer aims to shatter the weathered stereotype of the 'broken woman’ and instead presents a survivor in all her colours.Based...

First 2021 Fringe shows to appear at The Pleasance announced

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Pleasance will make their return to Edinburgh this August, bringing the best of theatre, comedy, magic and family shows to Pleasance Courtyard and the EICC while making available a fantastic selection of shows for...

The Stars of Québec@EdFringe virtual showcase announced

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The Québec Government Office in London and Assembly Festival today launch a showcase enabling Québec artists and culture to continue to connect with and entertain Fringe audiences and industry through a digital venue on...

Drama, Cabaret and Magic as Army@TheFringe returns to the stage

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After going digital in 2020, Army@TheFringe is returning to the stage at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe,welcoming audiences back inside the historic Hepburn House drill hall in Edinburgh’s New Town. As ever it aims to...

Fringe debut for WeCameToDance

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With rave reviews following their sold out workshops in New York City, WeCameToDance by Food Tank was originally meant to debut last June with Tony-award winning non-profit theatre company La MaMa as an off-Broadway...

Phoebe Angeni’s ‘Ithaca’ comes to Edinburgh Fringe on Demand

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'Ithaca' is an autobiographical feminist one-woman adaptation of Homer’s Odyssey from writer and performer Phoebe Angeni. Exploring contemporary social issues, 'Ithaca' follows the journey of Nobody, a feminine aspect of Odysseus, as she re-defines...

Made in Scotland Showcase 2021 launches at Silverknowes

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Returning for the 2021 Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the Made in Scotland Showcase presenting the best of theatre, dance and music from Scotland live in-person and online.The curated showcase features a range of work...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society announces Phoebe Waller-Bridge as President

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The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society announced today (Friday 19 Feb) that they were delighted to appoint Phoebe Waller-Bridge in the role of President.The position, which is the first of its kind, will see Waller-Bridge...

With 300+ shows going online and £250,000 raised for artists and venues, Fringe 2020...

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The 2020 Edinburgh Festival Fringe drew to a close on Monday (31 August) after a series of online events, programmes, platforms and initiatives kept the spirit of the festival alive during the covid-19 pandemic.Almost...

Final ‘Fringe on Friday’ – 9:00pm BST

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The final edition of AJ Bell Fringe on Friday will hit the airwaves tonight from 9pm BST, so grab a ticket and help us reach £200,000 for Fringe artists and venues.More than £190,000 has...

Marathon Comedy Fundraiser in support of Monkey Barrel

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Every August, Edinburgh becomes the epicentre of the global comedy scene, as it hosts the world's largest arts festival - the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.Since its debut in 2017, Monkey Barrel Comedy has programmed some...

New research highlights the Army’s forgotten artistic legacy

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From fading Victorian photographs to WWII cartoons – research into an astonishing collection of pictures and memorabilia is revealing the forgotten of one of the Army’s most remarkable regiments.The Artists Rifles, whose members included...

AJ Bell Fringe on Friday: Nigel Ng to host penultimate edition.

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The third edition of Fringe cabaret, now in its penultimate week - AJ Bell Fringe on Friday – is being livestreamed on Friday 21 August at 21:00, with exciting new performances from Bernie Dieter,...

‘Lest We Forget’. Addressing the oversimplification of British history

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Playwright and director Rasheka Christie-Carter believes that many people still think of black British history as a post-World War II phenomenon, beginning with Windrush.On Tuesday, 18 August at 19:30 Army@TheVirtualFringe is hosting a free...

AJ Bell Fringe on Friday: the second edition of new Fringe cabaret

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Following on from a hugely popular first week, the second edition of new Fringe cabaret - AJ Bell Fringe on Friday – is being livestreamed on Friday 14 August at 9pm, with special performances...

Golden Ticket Raffle launched by The Pleasance Theatre Trust

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The Courtyard doors may be closed this summer but the Pleasance Theatre Trust are already thinking ahead to 2021.To mark the first day of what would have been the 2020 Edinburgh Fringe, they are...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 – Ellie and the Enormous Sneeze

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Mouths of Lions presents Ellie and the Enormous Sneeze at Assembly RoxyFrom the creators of family favorite; Dr. Zeiffal, Dr. Zeigal and The Hippo That Can Never Be Caught! Aug 2- 13 15-20 22-27'A sneeze is a...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – Professional

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PROFESSIONAL by CHARLOTTE CROMIE6:15pm 21st - 26th AugustTheSpaceontheMile2, The Radisson, The Royal Mile, EH1 1TH Half past five on a Friday evening, and a school’s electronic door-locking system shuts down for the weekend… with four...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – Viggo Venn

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After a BEST COMEDY AWARD nominee at the 2017 Brighton Fringe, award-winning Norwegian comedian Viggo Venn makes his solo debut with The Life Of Pepito!A graduate of École Philippe Gaulier in France, Viggo is...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – Olaf Falafel presents The Marmosets Of My Mind

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Critically acclaimed idiot, Olaf Falafel is back with another hour of surreal stupidity.Who knows what it'll involve, probably conkers, maybe sandpaper. Whatever it is, he personally guarantees your money back if you actually learn something of...

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