Assembly Rooms

The iconic Assembly Rooms building is at the heart of Edinburgh's New Town, and plays host to six performance spaces with the Music Hall, Ballroom, Drawing Room, Powder Room, Front Room and Bijou. 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...

Best of Burlesque

Europe's largest burlesque extravaganza returns, brought to you by the legendary producers of the London Burlesque Festival, World Burlesque Games and more! Fringe sell-out show since 2013. Award-winning...

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Best of Burlesque

22:05

04 Aug

The Black Blues Brothers

The show that thrilled the world is back! Joining the energy of Africa with a rhythm and blues sound, five extraordinary acrobats perform their comedy tribute to the cult movie The Blues Brothers. In an eleg...

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The Black Blues Brothers

16:45

03 Aug

Watson: The Final Problem

Watson is alone. His beloved wife, Mary, and the great Sherlock Holmes are gone. London seethes with false reports. It is time to set the record straight. So Watson tells his tale of long-buried secrets, bet...

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Watson: The Final Problem

13:10

03 Aug

Boorish Trumpson

#MakeMusicGreatAgain. You are the orchestra. Boorish Trumpson is your rehearsal-conductor. Just your rehearsal conductor... just for one rehearsal... absolutely no other ambitions. None. Nope.An inter...

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Boorish Trumpson

15:30

04 Aug

Earwig

After the success of Greyhounds (2018) and Clouds (2019), Time & Again roar into the 1920s with vintage flair! Marigold's research into beetles is unparalleled but as a deaf woman in 1927, her work i...

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Earwig

14:10

04 Aug

Fool Muun Komming! [BeBgWunderful/YEsyes/ Hi5.4sure.TruLuv;Spank Spank:SOfun_Grate_Times]

Part sci-fi physical theatre, part acid-fueled mime, part wholesome performance art, Fool Muun Komming! (etc, etc) is the genre-defying solo show from Gaulier graduate and Canadian Fringe darling, Sam Kruger...

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Frankie Boyle: Lap of Shame

As part of a continuing physical and mental tailspin, Frankie Boyle suppresses his overarching sense of futility and horror to tell jokes for an hour in the final days of organised human life.It's...

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Frankie Boyle: Lap of Shame

18:15

03 Aug

Kate Butch: Wuthering Shites

Kate Butch, the Comic Sans of Drag, is back in Edinburgh. She's written a musical based on the songs of her favourite singer and namesake, but needs your help to get BUSH! to Broadway.The lovechil...

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Kate Butch: Wuthering Shites

19:45

04 Aug

Liars and Clowns: A Late Night Comedy Show

After selling out at the Adelaide Fringe, Liars and Clowns comes to Edinburgh to showcase the best alternative, underground and weird acts from around the festival. Come and see a revolving door of the hotte...

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Looking For Me Friend: The Music of Victoria Wood

A funny and touching tribute to this much-loved and sorely missed national treasure.Written and performed by BBC One's All Together Now star Paulus ("King of Cabaret" (Stage)), this...

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Marrow

'I'm a faggot. So what?' Forced within the confines of his fabulous mind, a queer artist takes a euphoric journey to heal. Beautiful, funny, sensual, alive and batshit crazy. This is the only way...

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Marrow

18:25

04 Aug

Rich Hall SOLD OUT: TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE

After my last Fringe appearance (August, 2016), I had to step away from Edinburgh and consider how to be less devastatingly funny. Many of the people at that show suffered fainting spells, hallucinations and...

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S.O.E.

The WW2 Special Operations Executive is tasked with espionage, sabotage and reconnaissance. As a wireless operator, life expectancy is six weeks. Madeleine is the codename for one such agent. Flown by moonli...

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S.O.E.

11:30

19 Aug

Sandcastles

Sandcastles by Steve McMahon moves back and forth in time and memory to depict the tumultuous lifelong friendship of millennials Hannah and Beth. Beth is moving to New York. Hannah should be happy for her. W...

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Sandcastles

12:50

04 Aug

The Elephant in the Room

Unapologetically Indian, irreverently American. The Elephant in the Room is a funny, tumultuous ride through immiscible cultures, love and loss, issues of race and the desperation of not belonging anywhere. ...

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The Elephant in the Room

14:20

04 Aug

The Gods, The Gods, The Gods

Four stories; 14 tracks. A show full of big beats, soaring melodies and heart-stopping spoken word.Wright & Grainger, the creators of international smash-hit shows Orpheus and Eurydice, call us to...

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The Gods, The Gods, The Gods

20:30

04 Aug

The Return of the Mighty Kids Beatbox Comedy Show

Are you a kid? Do you like music, laughing and whack-a-doodle-noodle craziness? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then grab your pet adult and join us!Award-winning comedian Jarred Christ...

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An Afternoon With the Ladies of the Cliff Richard Fan Club, Sutton Coldfield 1995

Sutton Coldfield, 1995. The ladies of the Cliff Richard Fan Club assemble for their monthly meeting... Tea will be drunk, biscuits served and the music of the Peter Pan of Pop himself will most definitely be...

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Appraisal

A two-handed drama that follows the process of an annual work review gone horribly wrong. Jo, a senior manager, needs to appraise head of department Nicky's work. Nicky just wants to keep working. What f...

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Appraisal

11:40

17 Aug

Black Sheep

After moving to London to live within a more diverse community, Livia learns that the self-hate feelings she experienced all her life are internalised racism and survival techniques. While building her caree...

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Black Sheep

21:00

04 Aug

Bloody Difficult Women

Tim Walker's acclaimed Bloody Difficult Women played to packed houses at Riverside Studios in London earlier this year and its run was extended due to popular demand. It sees the tumultuous politica...

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Bloody Difficult Women

14:30

03 Aug

Changing the Sheets

‘D'you wanna come back to mine?' New comedy about what we say to each other when the lights are off and no one else is listening. After the swiping, the drinking, the small talk and the big tal...

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Changing the Sheets

21:15

03 Aug

Chris Dugdale: Ethermind

The only act to win the Edfest Bouquet 4 times! A unique blend of magic and mind control unleashed to influence your mind! The results are indisputable and highly entertaining! Random thoughts coalesce to cr...

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Chris Dugdale: Ethermind

18:35

03 Aug

Dixie Longate's Happy Hour

Formally the world's greatest Tupperware Lady, Dixie's show is an air-tight packed hour of fun, filth, and laughter. Forced to give up Tupperware sales and homeschool her kids full-time under lockdow...

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Dixie Longate's Happy Hour

19:00

04 Aug

Friendsical

When Ross' wife leaves him for another woman, he fears he will never find love again. But then Rachel runs back into his life... will he end up with his true love?Featuring original songs: (He'...

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Friendsical

20:00

03 Aug

Gash Theatre Needs Some Space

‘Boy, you're an alien. Your touch, so foreign. Wanna be your victim. Ready for abduction’ (K Perry, 2011).Board Starship Gash for a voyage of interstellar sex-ploits! Do aliens have bo...

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I Feel the Need

'The need for speed!' This thrilling cross between Fleabag and Top Gun is written and performed by Loree "Rowdy" Draude, one of the first women to fly combat jets for the U.S. Navy. Loree c...

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I Feel the Need

13:00

04 Aug

In the Interest of Health and Safety Can Patrons Kindly Supervise Their Children at All Times

In a room of questionable hygiene. In the dark of a fairy dell. In the tinkling omnipresence of ice cream and the alluring uncovered well... A place where children's lives are unbounded by constant adult...

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It All

Cameron Cook pushes character work to incredible new heights in his debut solo show, previously performed to sold-out audiences at Soho Theatre. Join him on an intense, dreamlike ride through vivid character...

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It All

17:10

04 Aug

KIN

The UK's hottest circus company, Barely Methodical Troupe brings you their five-star hit about group dynamics and camaraderie. Their physical prowess is deftly deployed, as tumbling, flying and catching ...

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KIN

15:05

04 Aug

Lion

Lion – The Weird and Magical Abracadabra Circus Show is an hour of pleasure, skills and a bit of thrilling fear led by a one-man circus crew. The performance honours the history of traditional circus w...

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Lion

16:40

03 Aug

Melissa Stephens: HOT DOGS & TEARS

Christmas Eve, Georgia, 1996. Melissa's newly divorced dad picks her and her teenage brother up for dinner. After an hour of silent driving, they pull up to his favorite family restaurant... Hooters. Wel...

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My Leonard Cohen: Up Close and Personal

Stewart D’Arrietta performs a few songs from Leonard Cohen’s final album, as well as favourites such as the heartrending Suzanne, the iconic Tower Of Song, the desperately sensual I’m Your ...

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Müller's Last Tape

Last year, while clearing out my grandfather's house, I stumbled across hundreds of hidden envelopes. Every envelope contained a cassette tape, each labelled, Project S. As I listened, I realised that Gr...

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Müller's Last Tape

11:40

04 Aug

Queenz – The Show With Balls!

The trailblazing drag extravaganza taking the UK by storm. Featuring mind blowing live vocals, and not a lip-sync in sight! Join these death-dropping divas as they slay the biggest hits of all time and serve...

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Rachel Bradley: Beauty for Ashes

In her Fringe debut, one of the hottest names on America's comedy circuit shares her journey from daughter, to best friend, to caregiver in a poignant but laughter-filled hour.Following the releas...

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Reginald D. Hunter: Bombe Shuffleur

Climate change. Mass unemployment. Economic pandemics. The rise of global fascism. So, what the f*ck could this man possibly say to upset you? Welcome to the world of the Bombe Shuffleur. Fresh from a UK tou...

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Richard Herring: RHLSTP

Multi award-winning podcast returns. See it live! Get to shout out RHLSTP like a proper cool kid. Hosted by one-balled Taskmaster Champion and 'King of Edinburgh' (The List). His 43rd show and his 26...

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Richard Herring: RHLSTP

13:00

03 Aug

Simon Fanshawe: The Power of Difference

Perrier Award-winning comedy legend Simon Fanshawe is returning to the Edinburgh Fringe for the first time in decades with the live show based on his book, The Power Of Difference. As a pioneer of the UK com...

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Something About George

All Things Must Pass, they say. Well, George Harrison's name will live on forever. This brand-new show will answer the question 'where does life take you after being in the greatest band in the histo...

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Something About George

14:30

04 Aug

Something About Simon

Paul Simon is a name that has cemented itself into the 'hearts and bones' of audiences all over the world. In this critically acclaimed show, singer-songwriter Gary Edward Jones not only recites the ...

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Something About Simon

13:00

04 Aug

The Oxford Revue and Other Farmyard Animals

The Oxford Revue are back again at the Edinburgh Fringe with an hour of sketches, stand-up and all sorts of assorted silliness!Known for kick-starting the careers of the likes of Rowan Atkinson, Katy ...

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Tom DeTrinis: I HATE NEW YORK

I HATE NEW YORK is a gay-tastic solo debut from self-professed rage-a-holic, Tom DeTrinis, that offers up a non-stop, hilarious litany of grievances. DeTrinis unmasks his singular views on everything fr...

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WILD ONION

Good friends take you as you are, challenge you when needed and wear onions as moustaches. A new kind of narrative-cabaret blending theatre, dance and circus arts with approximately 100 onions, WILD ONION br...

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WILD ONION

17:30

16 Aug

We Are Traffic: An Uber Adventure

When writer/performer Jonathan Tipton Meyers lost his girlfriend, his business and his identity, he got in his car and drove. With the audience in the backseat, this bravura monologue chronicles Jonathan'...

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Your Aunt Fanny: Muff Said

Your Aunt Fanny are an all-womxn theatre company from the North East of England. Muff Said is their latest offering, a comedy sketch show that vividly captures a night out on the town with your wildest, olde...

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Your Aunt Fanny: Muff Said

21:05

04 Aug

Love, Loss and Chianti

Robert Bathurst (Cold Feet, Downton Abbey, Toast of London) stars alongside Rebecca Johnson (The Trip, The Flood) in this heart-breaking and hilarious double-bill of love and loss, written by Costa Book of T...

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Love, Loss and Chianti

12:55

03 Aug

August Wilson's How I Learned What I Learned

UK/European premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson's solo show chronicling his life as a Black artist in Pittsburgh's Hill District. From stories about his first jobs, first love...

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Comic Relief Live!

For one night only, Comic Relief Live! is back. Join a surprise guest host as they bring you an incredible line-up of some of the UK's most exciting comedy talent. And the best bit? Money raised will sup...

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Comic Relief Live!

21:40

15 Aug

Godspell

Learn your lessons well! Stephen Schwartz's acclaimed gospel musical gets the Royal (Conservatoire of Scotland) treatment in this fully staged, full-length production.With popular songs such as Da...

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Godspell

10:00

06 Aug

Little Women

In the midst of the American Civil War, four sisters are trying to forge their own paths. There's prim and proper Meg, exasperated by her sisters; aspiring writer Jo, looking for inspiration; timid Beth,...

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Little Women

10:00

05 Aug

One-Man Lord of the Rings

100,000 characters. Nine companions. Three masterworks. One man to do it all. Charles Ross recreates the world of Middle-earth, armed with nothing more than his outrageous imagination and seemingly boundless...

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One-Man Lord of the Rings

17:30

05 Aug

One-Man Star Wars™ Trilogy

Since Charles Ross first brought his hilarious show to Edinburgh in 2006, it has established itself as a Fringe favourite. Relive the classic first three Star Wars™ movies, as he plays all the characte...

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One-Man Star Wars™ Trilogy

17:30

04 Aug

Sean Choolburra: Didj and Dance!

An exciting kids' show from an Aboriginal comedy star.Charismatic and vibrant, Sean weaves a blend of traditional dance, didgeridoo, storytelling and humour, captivating audiences while encouragin...

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Stand Up for Your Planet

The comedy fundraiser extravaganza is back! Following a sell-out, all-star line-up in 2019, join us for a night of laughter to show your support for our planet.Check out AssemblyFestival.com for the l...

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Stand Up for Your Planet

21:40

22 Aug

Tom

A play about Tom. And his dad. In 2017, 893,479 people took their lives. Tom was one of them. His dad wants to find out why. Someone/something must be to blame – was it him, his ex, their arguments? To...

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Tom

11:30

04 Aug

Tom Seals Presents...

Check Tom’s socials/website for guest line-up!Fresh from a series on Sky TV and sell-out shows worldwide, Tom Seals Presents... is a new, ground-breaking music chat-show. Each night a different ...

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Tom Seals Presents...

19:40

03 Aug