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We present, promote and support theatre, new writing, circus, dance, improvisation, musicals and comedy - on a scale of mini to massive. Check out our line-up for Edinburgh 2024 below, as well as Edinburgh 2023 and Edinburgh 2022 to see what we've done before.

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The Smeds and The Smoos

Tall Stories in association with Pleasance

Soar into space with this Olivier Award-nominated adaptation of the much-loved book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. A joyful tale of star-crossed aliens for everyone aged 3 and up, with music, laughs and interplanetary adventures. 'Perfect family viewing' ★★★★★ BeyondTheCurtain

Pleasance Courtyard - Grand

31st Jul - 18th Aug

1:15pm (1h)

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Doktor Kaboom: Man of Science!

Dr K Worldwide

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Doktor Kaboom! The good Doktor's newest show fuses astonishing live science experiments, stand-up comedy, and lessons in empowerment, for an hour of ‘perfect family entertainment’ (PowShowbiz). Back for an electrifying third year with brand-new experiments for 2024, don't miss this spectacular 'must-see' ★★★★★ (Entertainment-Now).

Pleasance Courtyard - Beyond

31st Jul - 26th Aug

1:30pm (1h)

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Janie Dee's Beautiful World Cabaret

London Climate Change Festival

All the world’s a stage, let’s protect it. Multi Olivier Award-winning West End star Janie Dee (National Theatre’s The Motive and the Cue and Follies; Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends) confronts the climate crisis, and celebrates our beautiful world. Unusual and inspiring guests join this green twist on classic cabaret, asking how we can each make a difference in the fight for our planet.

Pleasance Dome - Queen Dome

31st Jul - 26th Aug

2:20pm (1h)

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Margolyes & Dickens: The Best Bits


Unstoppable 82-year-old Miriam Margolyes returns to the Fringe with her new show. Miriam brings to life the most colourful and iconic characters from Dickens' timeless novels, then opens the floor to your unexpurgated burning questions, sharing the stories and life lessons that have made her a bestseller and undisputed queen of the chat show. Guaranteed to offend and delight!

Pleasance at EICC Pentland Theatre

7th Aug - 15th Aug

4pm (1h10m)

Comala, Comala

Pulpo Arts A.C.

Join us for a sip of mezcal at this Day of the Dead-style theatrical experience. Juan Preciado made a promise to his mother on her deathbed: revenge on his long-lost father. Séance meets musical in this intimate reimagining of seminal novel Pedro Páramo, by mestiza playwright Conchi León. An original Mexican musical making its international debut, after a sold-out premiere in Mexico City.

ZOO Southside

2nd-25th Aug

17:15 (1hr15m)

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Really Good Exposure

Megan Prescott

Skins star Megan Prescott – aka Katie F*cking Fitch – writes and stars in her debut solo show. Molly was a child star. Now she's considering getting into porn. Exposed for working as a stripper, dumped by her agent (and her boyfriend), Molly's giving mainstream success one last shot. Enter a world of child stars, strip clubs, and casting couches, and question what it means to earn a living as a performer.

Underbelly Cowgate - Belly Button

1st-25th Aug

5:20pm (1h)

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

Showstopper Productions

The Olivier Award-winning West End hit is back for a 15th year! A hilarious musical is made up on the spot using audience suggestions in ‘the funniest improv on the Fringe’ (Broadway Baby); your Edinburgh experience is simply incomplete without it! 'Achingly funny...worth seeing again and again' ★★★★★ Time Out

Pleasance Courtyard - Grand

31st July - 25th August

5:30pm (1h10m)

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Arturo Brachetti: SOLO

Arte Brachetti

Get ready to believe the unbelievable! Olivier Award-nominee and Italian quick-change legend Arturo Brachetti will take you on a magical journey this summer. Expect astonishing illusions, mind-boggling transformations, sand painting, shadow puppetry and more, against a kaleidoscope of lights and lasers. Suitable for all ages, from 5 to 105! ★★★★ Evening Standard ★★★★ The Times ‘So speedy you gawp in wonder’ ★★★★ Daily Mail

Pleasance at EICC - Lennox Theatre

31st Jul - 25th Aug

7pm (Mon-Sun) 2:30pm (Sat-Sun) (1h10m)

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Rita Lynn: Life Coach

One More Productions

Think you’ve hit rock bottom, then realize you’re nowhere near? Become a life coach. In a moment of drug-fuelled delusion, Imogen convinces a wealthy, depressed housewife to be her life coach. Inspired by her experiences of spiraling into addiction, Louise Marwood writes and stars in this candid and hilariously dark cautionary tale.

Pleasance Dome - Ace Dome

31st Jul - 25th Aug

7pm (1h)

Something To Believe In

Brooklyn Bottling Company

It’s like confession without the guilt. Question who “deserves” a place in heaven in this divinely dark comedy. Faith and queerness clash at an all-girls Catholic school in Kentucky, as one senior hurtles to graduation feeling less than blessed. An outrageously funny and heartfelt exploration of what we’re taught to believe; featuring Maroon 5, cock rings and the Catholic church.

theSpace on the Mile

2nd - 24th Aug

10:35pm (2-17 Aug) 10:15pm (19-24 Aug) (55m)

Head to Edinburgh 2023 and Edinburgh 2022 to see what we've done before.

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