Assembly George Square Studios

Assembly George Square Studios are in our hub in George Square. It hosts six performance spaces including Studio One to Five and Underground, which transforms into a late night New York dive bar.

The studios also boasts the Studios Bar with a cafe and pool tables, Club Bar and Container Bar and Box Office for your ticketing needs and drinks al fresco! 

SHOWING AT Assembly George Square Studios...

Dan Antopolski: Return of the Dan Antopolski

Last seen in 2013, the prodigal triple Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee returns 'as inventive as ever' (Guardian) with his eighth stand-up hour about change, pain, honour and gain. Funniest Joke of the...

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Chris Kent: Moving on

Returning with his charming and surreal style and a new perspective on life, Cork comedian Chris Kent presents his fifth solo show, Moving on. Having moved to the UK and recently become a dad for the first t...

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Chris Kent: Moving on

17:15

02 Aug

Andrew Ryan: Did You Get Here Alright?

Irishman and star of BBC One Northern Ireland's The Blame Game, Andrew Ryan returns to the Fringe with another offering of his 'well-paced, well written show that delivers plenty of laughs' ...

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Blank Tiles

Scrabble World Champion, Austin Michaels (played by Dylan Cole) knew over 200,000 words. Then he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Since then Austin has been in a race against time to document his ...

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Blank Tiles

15:55

03 Aug

Baba Brinkman's Rap Guide to Consciousness

Fringe First winner and "peer-reviewed rapper" Baba Brinkman (Rap Guide to Evolution, Rap Guide to Religion) explores the scientific study of consciousness in his latest hip-hop comedy. Baba's ...

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Baby Wants Candy: The Completely Improvised Full Band Musical

Total sell-out 2015 and 2016! One of the best known, longest running and most celebrated improv shows in the world. 'Entertainment phenomenon!' ***** (Scotsman). Critics' Pick (New York Times). *...

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Joe's NYC Bar

An interactive, improvisational immersive theatre experience, in which the audience is transported to a bar in New York City. Fresh from a sell-out Off-Broadway run, Joe's returns to Edinburgh. Follow @J...

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Joe's NYC Bar

20:30

02 Aug

Mike Bubbins: Retrosexual Male

Tweets? Likes? Swipes? That’s not progress. Mike’s old school. A man’s man. A woman’s man. A retrosexual; retro music, retro TV, retro cars, retro fashion, retro moustaches. Mike prou...

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Nazeem Hussain – Hussain In The Membrane

Nazeem's boundary-pushing comedy, explores his love/not-so-love relationship with a planet fraught with mistrust. And given the state of the world, the feeling seems to be mutual. 'Hussain is a wonde...

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Nath Valvo – Not In This House

Nath Valvo smashed 2016. He stormed the Melbourne Comedy Festival TV Gala, recorded his debut stand up TV special and scored a nomination for Best Newcomer in the Edinburgh Fringe. Catch one of Australia'...

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Hannah Gadsby – Nanette

Winner - 2017 Best Show at Melbourne International Comedy FestivalWinner - 2017 Helpmann Award for Best Comedy Performer'Hello, I have another show for you...

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Hannah Gadsby – Nanette

17:30

02 Aug

Glitter Punch

Fresh from a critically acclaimed run at London's Kings Head Theatre and returning after a sell-out Edinburgh Fringe 2016, Some Riot Theatre present Glitter Punch. 'I can feel it right in the gut lik...

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Glitter Punch

13:15

03 Aug

Gazing at a Distant Star

Arun saves for university. Anna trains for a dreaded 5k run. Karen searches for her missing son. In Siân Rowland's acclaimed play about those who go missing and those who are left behind, three lives in...

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Gazing at a Distant Star

12:15

03 Aug

Enterprise

With their corporation on the brink of collapse, four panicking businessmen have one desperate night to save their futures. Emergency proposals, email hacking, animal sacrifice – will any of it work? A...

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Enterprise

13:30

03 Aug

Sarah Kendall: One-Seventeen

Nominated twice for the Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Show and Total Fringe Sell Out 2015 and 2016, Sarah Kendall returns with her brand new show One-Seventeen. A blistering new hour of storytelling from t...

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Sarah Kendall: One-Seventeen

19:00

02 Aug

Shame

A new mixed media theatre piece analysing the concepts of shame and empathy in modern, hyperconnected culture. Shame examines how the vilification of female sexuality has evolved alongside technology and fus...

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Shame

16:15

03 Aug

Shappi Khorsandi: Mistress and Misfit

Shappi presents England's unsung heroine. For too many years she has been known as just Nelson's mistress, a bit of a harlot (you get one job in a brothel and bang goes your reputation). Women's ...

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Simon Evans: Genius

Ever since he was a small boy, all Evans really wanted was to be recognised by the world as a man of genius. He has, until now, remained thwarted. The world seems increasingly indifferent to true genius of a...

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Simon Evans: Genius

20:20

02 Aug

Hardeep Singh Kohli: Alternative, Fact

The BBC Radio 4 favourite, BAFTA winner and regular on BBC's Question Time, This Week and Daily Politics, brings a brand new hour to the Fringe, giving his unique take on the political climate combined w...

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Ivan Brackenbury's 10 Year Anniversary Party with Tom Binns, Ian D Montfort and Friends

One year late, because he got the maths wrong, Ivan celebrates 11 years actually on the Fringe with guest appearances from other creations of Tom Binns, who have recently featured in BBC One's Hospital P...

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The Oxford Revue

Join the critically acclaimed Oxford Revue as it returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for its 53rd year. Written and performed by the country's finest student comedians, Triptych is an hour of sharp ...

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The Oxford Revue

16:20

03 Aug

Thrones! The Musical

Total sell-out in 2015 and 2016! Updated each week with new deaths and sexcapades from the new seventh series. From the twisted minds of Baby Wants Candy: 'A resounding success' ***** (Sunday Times)....

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Thrones! The Musical

16:55

02 Aug

Tom Binns is Ian D Montfort: Ian Talk Three

In his third Ian talk, Ian, the hospital porter turned psychic healer, recently featured in BBC One's Hospital People, proves there is no need to provide proof that his methods work and provides evidence...

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Urzila Carlson – First Edition

Winner: Director’s Choice Award - Sydney Comedy Festival 2017 South African-born, New Zealand-based award-winning Urzila Carlson's natural, straight up style has audiences e...

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Jamie MacDowell and Tom Thum

One is good with his fingers, the other is good with his mouth. Beatbox sensation and one-man orchestra Tom Thum – best known for the most watched TEDx talk of all time, Beatbox Brilliance – join...

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Jamie MacDowell and Tom Thum

20:00

02 Aug

Jane Doe

Jane Doe goes to a party. She gets drunk. She blacks out. She is raped. This is a participatory theatre show reflecting on rape culture in our communities. One performer leads a public reading of a rape tria...

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Jane Doe

15:00

03 Aug

Karoo Moose – No Fathers

Winner of 15 top South African theatre awards, Lara Foot's story of pain, redemption and hope combines traditional African storytelling and magical realism. In an impoverished village in the Karoo, South...

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Karoo Moose – No Fathers

11:40

03 Aug

Lamentations

Rooftop Promotions presents Lamentations. Unique in its presentation and unequivocal in its mirroring of man's moral torpor, this is an emotionally intense an...

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Lamentations

11:30

03 Aug

Mary Go Nowhere

Mary is on the edge of a breakdown trying to keep her foul-mouthed three-year-old in preschool. Drought. Flies. Earthquakes. Apocalypse? Or just October in LA? Written by and starring Julie Shavers, 'Ms ...

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Mary Go Nowhere

13:25

03 Aug

Modern Maori Quartet: That's Us!

Modern Maori Quartet are a good-looking, suave, contemporary Maori showband in the vein of forebears such as the Hi-Marks, Maori Volcanics Showband, Dalvanius and the Fascinations, Maori Troubadours, Maori H...

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Sam Simmons A-K

Winner Best Show 2015 Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Awards. Winner Barry Award 2015 Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Winner Best Comedy Performer 2014 Helpmann Awards. 40-year-old dickhead sits on stage a...

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Sam Simmons A-K

21:40

11 Aug

The Alleycats: Mixed Felines

The Alleycats, Scottish A Cappella Champions 2017, return to the Fringe for the eighth consecutive year! The Cats are back, but something is amiss. When a mysterious force sends ripples through time, everyth...

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The Alleycats: Mixed Felines

15:50

14 Aug

The Empress and Me

The amazing true story of the Princess Der Ling who, as the daughter of a Chinese diplomat and Eurasian mother, was raised in France to be every bit the Victorian Lady only to find herself, when her father i...

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The Empress and Me

11:00

03 Aug

The Friday Night Effect

Meet Jamie, Sive and Collette: three best friends on a wild night out in Dublin. By the end of the night, Collette will be dead. Can you save her? The Friday Night Effect combines compelling new writing with...

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The Friday Night Effect

14:35

03 Aug

The Inconvenience of Wings

For anyone who has suffered mental illness themselves, or has lived with someone who is afflicted, this piece will cut close to the bone. Triple Fringe First winner Andrew Buckland stars in Lara Foot's p...

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The Inconvenience of Wings

15:10

03 Aug

The Power Behind the Crone

Alison Skilbeck's serio-comic celebration of Shakespeare's older women, directed by Tim Hardy. 'There are no good parts in Shakespeare for older women'. Professor Artemis Turret, played by Al...

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The Power Behind the Crone

12:00

03 Aug

The Stevenson Experience: Identical as Anything

Perth Fringe World Best Comedy Nominees 2015, 2016 and 2017. Sold out Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Canberra Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival, Perth Fringe Festival 2016 and 2017. Musical c...

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Tobacco

Triple Fringe First winner Andrew Buckland excels in this haunting and side-splittingly funny two-hander that charts a man's journey towards transformation and metamorphosis. Instructed by his domineerin...

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Tobacco

12:00

03 Aug

Transmission

Join Commander Leila Karam for the Saena Mission briefing as part of Transmission, a distributed performance series about the discovery of intelligent alien life and the sisters who lead humanity to become a...

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Transmission

14:55

05 Aug

Velocity: Rising

Velocity: Rising is the next generation in Irish tap. Honoring past traditions but blasting them feet first into the 21st century, Velocity: Rising breaks away from the idea of what an Irish dance show is to...

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Velocity: Rising

18:35

02 Aug

Woolly: The Morose Merino

Sarcastic, satirical and hilariously self-deprecating, Woolly is a sheep with serious issues! Nominated for the Best Comedy Award of Melbourne Fringe 2016, Woolly is the tale of how one sexually frustrated, ...

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Woolly: The Morose Merino

13:35

03 Aug

Goose: The Game Show

Brand new, late night game show from the award winning, critically acclaimed Goose. One band, two teams of contestants, and a corybantic one man cartoon strobe speed host – come...

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Goose: The Game Show

23:00

24 Aug

FuturePlay Arcade Party

For one night only, an underground car park was transformed into an 80s New York dive bar and filled with dozens of classic arcade games and pinball machines. ...

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FuturePlay Arcade Party

00:00

14 Aug

FuturePlay Exchange

A day of connection, debate and idea exchange for creative entrepreneurs, artists, designers, gamemakers, producers, and arts industry professionals. Sessions ranged from debates, presentations, case studies...

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FuturePlay Exchange

11:00

21 Aug

Shappi Khorsandi: Mistress and Misfit EXTRA SHOW

Shappi presents England's unsung heroine. For too many years she has been known as just Nelson's mistress, a bit of a harlot (you get one job in a brothel and bang goes your r...

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Hannah Gadsby – Nanette EXTRA SHOW 12 Aug

Winner - 2017 Best Show at Melbourne International Comedy FestivalWinner - 2017 Helpmann Award for Best Comedy Performer'Hello, I have another show for you. It's inspired by a woman cal...

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Hannah Gadsby - Nanette EXTRA SHOW 24 Aug

'Hello, I have another show for you. It's inspired by a woman called Nanette. Although we didn't exchange a single word or even a glance, Nanette has changed my life. She hasn't at all, but s...

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Ivo Graham: Educated Guess

After an eventful year off (got a new laptop, etc), the boy's back in town with resolutions galore but less courage in his convictions than ever. How much has Ivo learnt? And what...

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Ivo Graham: Educated Guess

00:00

26 Aug