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...

Atlantic: A Scottish Story

Is it a curse to stay? What if we couldn't travel, could never leave home and see the world? Can we still be happy? A girl looks across the ocean and longs to discover. But if she is left behind, she mus...

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Atlantic: A Scottish Story

15:00

03 Aug

Atlantic: America and the Great War

On the eve of WWI, two African American sisters uncover their complicated European ancestry, but when one disappears while tracing their lineage overseas, the other must leave home for the first time to find...

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Best of the Fest

The biggest and best comedy line-ups in Edinburgh! This festival favourite returns and maintains its status as the place to be at midnight. Or you can follow the best of the fest on ...

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Best of the Fest

00:00

05 Aug

LadyFace

A white-knuckle ride on a character comedy carousel from chameleon woman-host LadyFace AKA Lucy Farrett, said to be 'funny' (Neil Gaiman) and 'mesmerising' (Scotsman). So, roll up, roll up an...

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LadyFace

17:45

03 Aug

Looking for John

Looking for John. Written and performed by Tony Timberlake. As I watched him, it was me gliding, spinning, twisting and turning, every gesture so precise and expressive. 1976. 19 million people watched Birmi...

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Looking for John

11:00

03 Aug

My Name is Irrelevant

In a world created by your imagination it can be difficult to work out what is fictional and what is reality. A man gives a lecture about all of the people he has met in his life, but as he delves deeper int...

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My Name is Irrelevant

15:00

03 Aug

Milton Jones is Out There

No, really out there and this time he hasn't just forgotten his keys. He's holding up the mirror of truth to society, and he can see right through it, which means its probably just a window. From Moc...

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Milton Jones is Out There

19:30

03 Aug

Gratiano

Bassanio has been murdered and, under suspicion, Gratiano is forced to revisit his fascist past. He was never the hero – just a minor character, the plucky comic relief – but he never thought he ...

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Gratiano

13:40

03 Aug

Paul Zerdin: All Mouth

America's Got Talent winner, ventriloquist Paul Zerdin, heads to Fringe for three nights only, fresh from headline shows in Las Vegas, with a sparkling new show featuring his all-star cast of (in)famous ...

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Paul Zerdin: All Mouth

19:30

22 Aug

Sigma

The iconic Gandinis return with Sigma, celebrating the dialogue between juggling, percussion and dance. The piece showcases exuberant rhythms, patterns and colours, at the heart of which is a unique interpre...

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Sigma

13:30

03 Aug

Reginald D Hunter: Some People vs Reginald D Hunter

Reginald's searingly honest material has garnered him a fan base spanning the generations. His TV appearances include Have I Got News For You?, 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown and BBC Two's hugely po...

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Seven Crazy Bitches

Join the Diva on a budget as she guides you through the Seven Ages of Woman. Pit stops include seduction via Kate Bush, an interview with the woman who lived in Prince's head, and finding out how many tw...

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Seven Crazy Bitches

19:00

03 Aug

Slooshy Wordshow

Appearing as performance poet Greg Byron. His poems reflect life's confusions and cruelties, from social comment to quantum physics, with a grimace, a twinkle and a wry pointy finger! Poetry and prose......

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Slooshy Wordshow

12:20

03 Aug

Soweto Gospel Choir

Two-time Grammy award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir brings together South Africa’s greatest singers, performing gospel and their unique interpretations of international classics in eight of South Africa&...

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Soweto Gospel Choir

14:40

03 Aug

Into the Woods

If you go down to the woods today... you might get more than you wished for. Fairy tale characters meet and clash as they pursue their happily ever afters. There are lessons to be learnt, dangers to avoid an...

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Into the Woods

11:30

03 Aug

Jason Byrne: The Man with Three Brains

Jason has three brains; they kick into action when he hits the stage. Left brain scans the audience and room looking for improv moments. Right brain collates stand-up material and stunts, poised to dish out ...

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The St Andrews Revue presents: The Big Time

They say fame is a fickle friend, and the St Andrews Revue have been lonely for years. But now, with a freshly replenished wardrobe and six Edinburgh shows under the elastic rim of their long johns, the gang...

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Transit

Flip FabriQue invites you to live in the moment and have no regrets! The young company of rising stars from Quebec, bring th...

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Transit

18:00

03 Aug

Assembly Gala Launch

Assembly’s renowned opening night gala returns to launch our biggest programme yet, with highlights from across our 200 strong season, all rolled into one spectacular package. Book early – always...

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Assembly Gala Launch

20:00

02 Aug

Chamber Pot Opera

In traditional opera, female characters are generally classed as one of three types; they're either witches, bitches or breeches. Chamber Pot Opera skewers this age-old trope, granting its all-female cas...

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Chamber Pot Opera

18:15

04 Aug

China Goes Pop!

Eye-popping, entertaining show direct from China, starring brilliant world-class acrobats, including Cirque du Soleil alumni. This story of an artist and his muse unfolds through dazzling acrobatics, martial...

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China Goes Pop!

16:20

03 Aug

Comic Relief Live

Join John Bishop and a line-up of some of the most exciting comedy talent in the country to raise money for Comic Relief, helping people living incredibly tough lives, both in the UK and across Africa. 96% o...

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Comic Relief Live

20:00

21 Aug

David O'Doherty: Big Time

David O’Doherty – the Ryanair Enya, the Aldi Bublé – returns to the Fringe with last year's hit show Big Time, an hour of talking and songs in a haunted hall on a hill filled with port...

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David O'Doherty: Big Time

19:30

25 Aug

Elsa

Elsa works in a cafe and eavesdrops on the coffee mornings with the girls as she waitresses. Finding that the customers conceal what they are really thinking, Elsa acts out their personalities through hilari...

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Elsa

21:30

03 Aug

Kokdu: The Soul Mate

Come and experience Korean storytelling at its very best. Inspired by Korean traditional shamanistic rituals and beliefs, Kokdu is a visually stunning storytelling performance that encompasses traditional fo...

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Kokdu: The Soul Mate

12:00

03 Aug

Mark Steel: Every Little Thing's Gonna Be Alright

Mark’s sell-out show Who Do I Think I Am, revealed his natural father was world backgammon champion. Now the star of Radio 4’s Mark Steel’s in Town, and newspaper columnist of the year, he ...

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My Real Life

Noel is recording one final message for his best mate Richard on an old tape recorder, which has seen them through many teenage nights with a few cans of cider, listening to the Thomson Twins and Howard Jone...

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My Real Life

20:00

03 Aug

The Fall

When the statue of Cecil John Rhodes was dismantled at the University of Cape Town, seven postgraduates wrote this searing, insightful play about race, class, gender, sexism, colonialism and ideologies of pa...

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The Fall

18:15

03 Aug

The Soft Subject (A Love Story)

Today's class is about love, heartbreak and The Little Mermaid. Not all lessons can be learnt in school. Chris Woodley's autobiographical solo show invites you back into the classroom to learn about ...

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Velvet Evening Séance

A young Victorian medium accused of a terrible crime plunges the depths of his own conscience in a tale where death is only the beginning. James MacGregor is on trial for his life. His one hope is his last w...

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Velvet Evening Séance

16:30

03 Aug