Assembly Hall

Assembly's impressive venue on the Mound, home to our smallest (Bailie Room) and largest (Main Hall) performance spaces, as well as the stunning Rainy Hall. You can enjoy a drink in the Quad Bar before and after the show.

Assembly Hall's Box Office is located by the entrance on the Mound and you can purchase and collect tickets for all of our shows here. 

SHOWING AT Assembly Hall...

Attrape Moi

Twirling 12 hoops, dancing with diabolos, soaring through the air – all in a day's play for Flip FabriQue! These Fringe favourites return after sell-out seasons – experience these high-flying...

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Attrape Moi

17:30

02 Aug

Assembly Gala Launch

Kickstart your festival with Assembly's renowned opening night gala. Join us as we celebrate and launch our biggest programme yet, bringing you highlights from across our 200+ strong season, all rolled i...

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Assembly Gala Launch

20:00

01 Aug

Best of the Fest

The perfect end to your evening of entertainment with the biggest and best comedy line-ups in all of Edinburgh! Previous guests include Jason Byrne, David O'Doherty, Shappi Khorsandi, Milton Jones, Sara ...

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Best of the Fest

00:00

04 Aug

Briefs: Close Encounters

Briefs are back with a brand-new show. They've come from the future to test the limits of masculinity and decency with their iconic brand of circus, drag, burlesque and comedy. Expect interstellar aerial...

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Briefs: Close Encounters

19:15

02 Aug

Jason Byrne: You Can Come in, But Don't Start Anything

Fringe legend and 'outright king of live comedy' (Times), Jason Byrne, is opening the doors again for more comedy chaos. Everyone is welcome (unless you're under 14). Strap in as Jason takes you ...

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Josh Berry: Voice Thief

Josh Berry is a Voice Thief. Whether it's Andy Murray, Jacob Rees Mogg, Daniel Radcliffe or even Prince Harry – his uncanny and hilarious impressions will leave you wondering whether he has in fact...

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Josh Berry: Voice Thief

17:35

02 Aug

360 Allstars

A phenomenal physical performance exploring all forms of rotation, 360 Allstars connects street with elite to deliver a radical urban circus. Boasting a stellar international cast including the two-time Worl...

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360 Allstars

16:00

02 Aug

A Substitute for Life

'Books are good enough in their own way, but they are a mighty bloodless substitute for real life'. Robert Louis Stevenson's words resonate for Francis Kenworthy, played by Tim Hardy in Simon Bre...

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A Substitute for Life

12:35

02 Aug

Are There More of You?

Alison Skilbeck tells the linked tales of four women with only a postcode in common. Painful, scary, hilarious, and heart-warming, the stories chart each wildly different character's search for love and ...

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Are There More of You?

11:10

02 Aug

Bugle Boys – A Salute to the Andrews Sisters

Before The Spice Girls, before The Supremes...there was The Andrews Sisters. The original girl group were a global sensation and their music still resonates to this day. Frocked up to the nines in faux milit...

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Greg Byron: Wordshow

Poetry meets stand-up. Fast-paced witty verses from political to poignant, sardonic to downright comic. Trump, Brexit, memory, guns, plastic. Byron returns after shows in the USA and Australia. 'A wonder...

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Greg Byron: Wordshow

20:05

02 Aug

Soweto Gospel Choir

The spectacular two-time Grammy Award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir returns to Edinburgh with a special concert, Songs of the Free, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Nelson Mandela, the Father ...

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Soweto Gospel Choir

14:30

02 Aug

Your Bard

Did Will Shakespeare write his plays? Spend a rip-roaring hour in the pub with the man himself! He'll tell you all about his family, what it's like on tour and the glory days at the Globe. Queen Eliz...

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Your Bard

16:20

02 Aug

Comic Relief Live

Join one of the UK's top comedians as they host a line-up of some of the most exciting comedy talent in the country. And the best bit? The money raised will support Comic Relief to help people around the...

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Comic Relief Live

20:00

20 Aug

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Musical farce based on the hit 1988 film. Life is good for Lawrence Jamieson. The season has provided a steady supply of wealthy, gullible women to con on the French Riviera. But the arrival of low-brow hust...

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

11:30

03 Aug

Dylan Moran: Dr Cosmos

BAFTA and Perrier award-winning comedian Dylan Moran brings his brand-new show, Dr Cosmos to the Edinburgh Fringe before embarking on his 49-date UK tour. Moran will offer his unique take on love, politics, ...

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Dylan Moran: Dr Cosmos

21:10

23 Aug

Frank Carson: If I Didnt Laugh I'd Cry

Irish comic Mike McCabe knew Frank. Frank was so taken with Mike's impression of him he bought him drinks for the rest of the evening and they became friends. If I Didn't Laugh I'd Cry tells the ...

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Heroine

World premiere and programmed for Made in Scotland 2018 – Heroine is based on the true story of Danna Davis and her 10 years in the US Army. A survivor of military sexual trauma, hers is a human story ...

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Heroine

12:00

02 Aug

Lady Rizo: Red, White and Indigo

With sharp humour and a soulful, soaring voice in a show that illuminates her love-hate relationship with "bad boyfriend" America. The New York chanteuse delivers a deeply personal musical eulogy, ...

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Legacy: A Mother's Song

What makes a mother? For some it's biological, but it's also about instinct, responsibility, what you teach and pass on. Three women, at different times in history but each on the verge of motherhood...

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Legacy: A Mother's Song

15:00

03 Aug

Legacy: The Book of Names

They travelled from around the world. They came for a better life. They arrived at Ellis Island. This new musical takes you on a journey to the greatest immigration station in all of history and shows how on...

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Legacy: The Book of Names

15:00

04 Aug

Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers: Tribe

UK’s original touring Taiko Tribe returns to the Fringe with a brand-new show of skill, stamina and red-hot rhythms to stir your soul! As Mugenkyo approach their 25th year as Europe’s longest est...

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Really Want to Hurt Me

A funny, painfully honest new play about growing up gay in the 80s. School bullies. Heartache. Dancing to Eurythmics and The Smiths on your Walkman to stay alive. Sold-out London previews at the Old Red Lion...

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Really Want to Hurt Me

15:00

02 Aug

Starman

The international hit returns for a limited run after touring the world. Cabaret superstar Sven Ratzke takes audiences on a trip where facts and fantasy melt into an exciting mystery. Storytelling and amazin...

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Starman

22:40

17 Aug

Sven Ratzke: Homme Fatale

The supernova of international cabaret and festival favourite, Sven Ratzke returns to Edinburgh in a spectacular embodiment of all that is fatal, peculiar and enigmatic in a man's world. Armed only with ...

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Sven Ratzke: Homme Fatale

18:00

14 Aug

The St Andrews Revue Presents: Bears!

The St Andrews Revue are back for their eighth Edinburgh Fringe! This year they're on the run from the law, and their 'extremely funny' (BroadwayBaby.com) sketch comedy show has been seized as ev...

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Ali McGregor: Decadence

Ali returns to Edinburgh with her sold-out show Decadence. Ali ran away from the Opera to join cabaret sensation La Clique and has become an essential part of the international cabaret scene. She has perform...

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Ali McGregor: Decadence

18:00

02 Aug

The Approach

Three women. Three conversations. Listen carefully. A psychological puzzle and a quietly devastating tragedy, The Approach explores the inner lives of Anna, Cora and Denise as they desperately try to make se...

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The Approach

13:25

02 Aug