Assembly Rooms

The iconic Assembly Rooms building is at the heart of Edinburgh's New Town, and plays host to four performance spaces with the Music Hall, Ballroom, Drawing Room, Powder Room and Front Room. George Street will be closed outside the Assembly Rooms, where you will find a bar, street food, and our box office. 

SHOWING AT Assembly Rooms...

Bromance

International award-winning smash hit Bromance is back! Five-star circus about camaraderie and affection. Audacious, touching, exhilarating tour-de-force of physical heroics where handshakes become handstand...

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Bromance

15:00

01 Aug

Myra's Story

'Myra, a middle-aged, homeless Dublin street drinker, is feisty, funny and foul-mouthed. Desperate for her first drink of the day, she begs from the passing city centre throngs. Between begging she re-li...

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Myra's Story

12:00

01 Aug

Ed Byrne: If I'm Honest

Join Ed as he takes a long hard look at himself and tries to decide if he has any traits that are worth passing on to his children. 'Masterful... Go see!' ***** (Sunday Times).Lauded as one of...

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Ed Byrne: If I'm Honest

21:00

01 Aug

Aaron Crow: FearLess

Aaron Crow is a unique, international award-winning artist, best known for his recent spectacular appearances on America's Got Talent. This mystician, danger act, and first European artist ever to perfor...

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Aaron Crow: FearLess

21:30

01 Aug

The Black Blues Brothers

The circus show that everyone is talking about! Joining the energy of Africa with a rhythm and blues sound, five unleashed acrobats perform their comedy tribute to cult movie, The Blues Brothers. In an elega...

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The Black Blues Brothers

16:30

01 Aug

My Leonard Cohen

An Edinburgh Fringe hit of 2016 and 2017, My Leonard Cohen also sold out the Sydney Opera House and Adelaide Fringe. D'Arrietta and his band return with their rousing celebration of the late, legendary C...

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My Leonard Cohen

18:30

01 Aug

Stewart Francis: Into the Punset

The star of Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo and Crackerjack embarks on a brand-new show, in this, his last tour ever! See him before he heads off... Into the Punset. 'One of the funniest comedians in t...

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Best of Cabaret

For the first time in Fringe history, the absolute Best of Cabaret amalgamate for a late-night extravaganza of sultry songs, dance varieties, comedic displays and vivacious variety guaranteed to entertain at...

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Best of Cabaret

23:00

01 Aug

Chris Dugdale: Down to One

Chris Dugdale: Down to One. Thrilling new show for 2019. 'One of the top magicians working the circuit' (BroadwayBaby.com). Only act ever to win the Edfest Bouquet three times (2016, 2017, 2018). 14 ...

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Chris Dugdale: Down to One

19:40

01 Aug

In the Shadow of the Black Dog

All the Pigs presents an endearing dark comedy about Alquist, who is suspended in an adolescent mindset trying to start life over, leading him to challenge his beliefs about what it means to be a man. Spendi...

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Luke Jermay: Strange Power

Luke Jermay is the most incredible man you've probably never heard of. You will be amazed at Jermay's Strange Power; he knows your past, present and future, sometimes better than you do. Jermay is fo...

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Luke Jermay: Strange Power

21:10

01 Aug

My Darling Clemmie

Written by Hugh Whitemore and performed by Rohan McCullough, this play celebrates one of the most successful partnerships in history: the long and remarkable marriage of Winston and Clementine Churchill. Fro...

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My Darling Clemmie

12:30

01 Aug

The Things I Never Told You

In the house on the corner of our street lived an old man. I didn't know his name. He didn't know mine. The day before he died he left a cardboard box, containing his most treasured possessions, on m...

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The Things I Never Told You

14:00

02 Aug

Friendsical: A Parody Musical About Friends

A new parody musical, inspired by the iconic TV show. When Ross’ wife leaves him for another woman, he fears he will never find love again. But then Rachel runs back into his li...

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Melinda Hughes: Off the Scale

Backed by a live jazz trio, Melinda's show is a sophisticated romp through social and political satire, packed with provocative original songs on internet trolling, cougars, hipsters, sex-pest cowboys as...

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Chocolate

It's time to taste. We bring you inside a rich dark chocolatey story. Dance. Theatre. Lush live music. Cacao pods burst, melted chocolate flows and cravings surge. Immerse yourself in cacao, conflicting ...

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Chocolate

14:30

01 Aug

Ex-Batts and Broilers

Gail and Gemma are two delightful chickens in a cage, discovering life as it comes. Join them on a touching, eggciting and cut-throat journey through friendship and chickenhood. Heroically saved by Jimmy fro...

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Ex-Batts and Broilers

14:45

13 Aug

Gun

'If you're gonna kill a man, better make sure you do it properly. First rule of a murder'. Gun is a one-man comedy western written and performed by a quarter of Fringe favourite sketch troupe Cle...

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Gun

17:10

01 Aug

It's Miss Hope Springs

Join comedy cabaret superstar Miss Hope Springs at the piano, presenting original musical numbers from her vintage repertoire of toe-tapping show tunes, finger-snapping pop and heart-rending ballads, intersp...

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It's Miss Hope Springs

20:20

01 Aug

Ivory Wings

Ivory Wings is a one-woman show with a live piano score. It explores Alzheimer's and the therapeutic effects of music on patients' memory, whilst celebrating the remarkable women of the Air Transport...

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Ivory Wings

11:50

01 Aug

Jarred Christmas and Hobbit: The Mighty Kids Beatbox Comedy Show

Calling kids aged 5 to 100, join our mighty gang! A sensational interactive show, where the worlds of comedy and beatboxing collide with electrifying results. Pick up beatboxing tips to impress your friends,...

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Jess Robinson: The Jess Robinson Experience

Award-winning Edinburgh favourite, Jess Robinson, returns with a brand new show and her fabulous live band. Join Jess for a fun-packed hour of comedy, music and vocal fireworks as you're transported by t...

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Jody Kamali Is Mike Daly – Darts and All

The Bristolian bumbling ex-darts champ is back. A calamitous Q&A and whirlwind journey into the soul of an idiot. The beer swigging, pie-munching fallen star is setting the record straight in this off be...

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La Galerie

White. A plume of colour suddenly appears. It is promptly cleaned up. The visitors at the exhibit are delighted to return to monochrome perfection. Little by little, something seems off, things go haywire. T...

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La Galerie

18:00

01 Aug

Legally Blonde the Musical

Dumped by her boyfriend for not being "serious" enough, Legally Blonde the Musical follows Delta Nu sorority sister Elle Woods to Harvard Law School where she shows her ex (and everybody else) that...

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Legally Blonde the Musical

10:00

02 Aug

Lucille and Cecilia

Two circus sea lions: one is desperate to escape, the other gets off on her daily rub downs from Trevor the trainer. A moving black comedy about two performing pinnipeds who only have each other, which is a ...

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Lucille and Cecilia

13:25

01 Aug

Moby Dick

'Call me Ishmael... Now it was some years ago – never mind how long precisely – that I did take it into my head to go on a whaling voyage...' To celebrate the bicentennial of Herman Melvi...

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Moby Dick

16:05

01 Aug

Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers: Beat Grrrls

The high-voltage rhythm sisters of Mugenkyo rock the Bijou, flexing their muscles on huge taiko drums, with stamina, skill and precision. This brand new show is presented by the girls from Mugenkyo, the UK&r...

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Musik

Billie Trix. Icon. Rock star. Screen goddess. Drug addict. Billie has lived a life of excess and shares it all in her new one-woman show. Her journey takes us from post-war Berlin to the rock arenas of the w...

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Musik

21:40

05 Aug

My Land

The List's top-rated show of 2018. After the 2017 Fringe hit Paris de Nuit and 2018 hit My Land, Recirquel is returning once again with the vision of light and shadow crafted by seven stunning circus art...

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My Land

19:30

03 Aug

Romeo and Juliet by Curious Pheasant

Following a sold-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe 2018, Curious Pheasant Theatre presents Romeo and Juliet. This gay, all-male production is a bold reimagining of William Shakespeare’s classic love stor...

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Salmon

Set in a small Scottish town, where a lack of prospects leaves the young people looking for more, Salmon follows Angus and his self-destruction in the aftermath of his dog's death. As Angus struggles bet...

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Salmon

14:45

01 Aug

Solitary

Right now, there are between 60,000 and 80,000 people held in solitary confinement within United States prisons – many of whom have served months or even years in extreme isolation. Nearly 80% of these...

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Solitary

21:35

01 Aug

Tarot

The Feathers conjure up a night of circus, music, improvisation and divination. Live audience tarot and clairvoyant readings guide our performers in this unpredictable tale, where all is possible, and everyt...

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Tarot

23:10

01 Aug

The Ballad of Mulan

A woman, a warrior, a Chinese legend – Michelle Yim (The Empress and Me) brings to life the real Mulan who, to save her family's honour, disguised herself as a man and joined the emperor’s ar...

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The Ballad of Mulan

16:05

02 Aug

The Latebloomers: Scotland!

Join us for a wild ride, with rhythm, body percussion, singing, stomping, clowning and the spirit of Scotland! A hilarious, high-energy, three-man physical comedy. ***** (InDaily.com.au, Adelaide 2019). The ...

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The Latebloomers: Scotland!

16:00

01 Aug

Tumours

Jay is 27. For one more day. And she reckons she's about to die. It's not all that rational, but whoever let that get in the way of a premature death fantasy? Written and performed by Ashleigh L...

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Tumours

14:30

01 Aug

Wannabe: The Spice Girls Show

Stop right now! Thank you very much. It's time to Spice Up Your Life like it's 1996. Relive the 90s through the hits of the Spice Girls on this Spice World journey; all you have to do is Say You'...

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Watching Glory Die

Judith Thompson's riveting and exquisite portrayal of three women trapped in a broken prison system will leave you dumbfounded. The play is inspired by the shocking and true story of teenager, Ashle...

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Watching Glory Die

13:50

01 Aug

Yours Sincerely

The year is 2017. Average graduate debt has hit £50,000, Kylie Minogue is making a comeback and Will Jackson has accidentally stolen 300 second class stamps from the post office. But he's making th...

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Yours Sincerely

20:00

01 Aug

After You

In 1961, Hannah's mum, Angela, was in the Australian premiere production of The Sound of Music. The expectations of her generation, including motherhood, stopped her following that career. Now Angela'...

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After You

13:10

01 Aug

Best of the Fest... Later

You loved the original so much, we're doing it twice! The best mixed-bill comedy night in Edinburgh heads back to its birthplace, so now there's two late-night chances to catch your comedy favourites...

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Best of the Fest... Later

00:05

03 Aug

Black and White Tea Room – Counsellor

The world-renowned Theatre Hooam makes a welcome return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with the award-winning Black and White Tea Room. A counsellor sets up his practice in the tea room of his dead wife an...

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Comic Relief Live

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

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Comic Relief Live

18:30

19 Aug

Fempire: Cleo, Theo & Wu by Kirsten Vangsness

Lucy (Kirsten Vangsness of Criminal Minds) is just trying to work out how to be the best cool girl, lady boss, and all around woman she can be when suddenly, the fate of universe is in her hands. Never fear!...

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Fempire: Mess by Kirsten Vangsness

We all are a mess, I guess. In Mess, Kirsten Vangsness of Criminal Minds explores the non-linearity of time, visible quantum objects, monsters, kittens and Christian rock....

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Frankie Foxstone AKA The Profit: Walking Tour

'A total highlight' (Audience review, HighTide Festival 2018). Meet Frankie Foxstone: self-styled Profit and bulldozing, bamboozling developer. She will take you on a whirlwind walking tour of her sm...

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Glamrou: From Quran to Queen - CANCELLED

Drag sensation Glamrou battles to merge their queer identity and Islamic heritage. In this blisteringly funny and political debut, Glamrou serenades their lover, Allah, with love songs, break-up songs and mi...

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INTERBEING – Stories from a Current War

A visual rhapsody of stunning physicality and original music, using artefacts as props and documentary photography for script. Award-winning international company debuts a tour-de-force troupe of Ukrainian a...

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Poet of the Impossible

Poet of the Impossible is a beautifully crafted weaving of magic and words created by Scots-Italian magician and playwright, Lorenzo Novani. This one-of-a-kind show, which has been touring the UK over the la...

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Poet of the Impossible

14:00

12 Aug

Sleeping Giant

Writer/producer of television's Supernatural spins a series of intimate, darkly comic vignettes in this modern thriller. When Ryan's firework-filled marriage proposal accidentally awakens an ancient ...

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Sleeping Giant

12:05

01 Aug

Tales from the Garden

Tales from the Garden is a play about being a young woman, not knowing your place, being broken, trying to fix yourself, being haunted, being stolen, being free, asking God to help you, trying to help yourse...

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Tales from the Garden

11:00

01 Aug

Tartuffe

Liz Lochhead's un-PC, rude, rhyming cut of Moliere's classic relocated to a 1940s Scotch living room. Con man Tartuffe, with his perfect mark in the gullible paterfamilias, will ruin them all. Unless...

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Tartuffe

17:00

01 Aug

The Greatest Magic Show

Winner of Fringe World 2019 Best Children's Show Weekly Award! The multi award-winning, sell-out sensation of 2018, The Greatest Magic Show is coming to Edinburgh for the first time – D...

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The Greatest Magic Show

11:30

01 Aug

The Lost Musical Works of Willy Shakes

It's 1616. Shakespeare and his Fair Youth – bent on being remembered through the annals of history – have set about spicing up his plays with one missing ingredient: showstopping musical numb...

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The Oxford Revue: Switcheroo

Join the world-famous Oxford Revue as it returns to the Edinburgh Fringe for its 55th year. Brought to you by some of the nation's best young student comedians, Switcheroo is an hour of innovative and dy...

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The Oxford Revue: Switcheroo

22:30

01 Aug

The Professor

The university's oddest professor has made a remarkable discovery. He's thrilled – but why is his lecture today even stranger and wilder than ever? An odd, surreal comedy about Dickens, shipwre...

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The Professor

15:20

01 Aug

Triple Buse

Triple Buse is slapstick, light-hearted and bracing in equal measure. From the youngest to the oldest, it invites each member of the audience to question their notions of the obligation to work and make mone...

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Triple Buse

10:45

12 Aug

Who Is Daniel King

A story of a man who decides to be a dancer. Daniel's living the patriarchal dream, everything that should bring happiness. It hasn't. He discovers what he really wants, but is it what he needs? A co...

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Who Is Daniel King

18:55

01 Aug

The Living Room

These Accountants of Death work tirelessly to record the death toll. The occupational hazards wear on these two clowns as they learn the meaning of life and death. An absurd and physi...

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The Living Room

21:20

01 Aug