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Have a look through our selection of Shows! We are sure To have something you'll want to see in Edinburgh this August - from children's shows to cabaret; standup comedy to tragic drama. There's something for everyone at the Free Festival!


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A Bookish Comedy Show

A Bookish Comedy Show

Cabaret

A Bookish Comedy Show

Cabaret

32 Below / Main Cellar
AUG 4-14 at 15:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

Book a PWYC Ticket in advance for this show to guarantee entry, or turn up at the venue for free with the option of donating at the end of the show

“The pen is mightier than the sword if the sword is very short, and the pen is very sharp.” – Terry Pratchett ★★★★★ - Dircksey Magazine ★★★★1/2 - Fourth Wall Media ★★★★ - Glamadelaide ★★★★ - Tulpa Mag “a collaboration of world class comedians talking about everything book related” – Westerly Magazine After an extended break the book-themed comedy hit is back for its third time at Edinurgh! A compilation show featuring a rotating bill of comedians and storytellers talking about everythi...


Accordion Ryan's Pop Bangers

Accordion Ryan's Pop Bangers

Cabaret

Accordion Ryan's Pop Bangers

Cabaret

The Counting House / The Lounge
AUG 4-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-28 at 22:15 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

Just turn up at the venue, entry is first-come, first-served for everyone. Donations at the end of the show

Covering artists from all across the pop music spectrum, Accordion Ryan will sing and play your favorite bangers in a way you've never heard them before! Having played in venues and on the streets all over Europe and North America, he has performed for countless audiences, and now is bringing his talents to the Edinburgh Fringe. The perfect blend of music and comedy, this show is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face. Join in and feel free to sing along during this night of music, laughter, and overall fun!...


Hot Boys Bathhouse

Hot Boys Bathhouse

Cabaret

Hot Boys Bathhouse

Cabaret

The Pear Tree / Pear Tree Indoor Stage
AUG 4-28 at 01:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

Book a PWYC Ticket in advance for this show to guarantee entry, or turn up at the venue for free with the option of donating at the end of the show

HOT BOYS BATHHOUSE

The wickedest late night show you'll ever see! A comedy variety hour powered by the infernos of Hell and hosted by the Devil, himself.

Written and performed by a trio of international clowns, Hot Boys Bathhouse takes place 666 miles beneath New York City. In our special showroom you will see an ever changing line up of best-of-the-Fringe, invitation only, performers. There's stories, skits, stand-up, music, video, puppetry, dancing… all the species of witchcraft you crave at the Fringe!

So come on in, the water's fine...


Life's A Drag

Life's A Drag

Cabaret

Life's A Drag

Cabaret

The Pear Tree / Pear Tree Indoor Stage
AUG 4-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-28 at 18:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

Book a PWYC Ticket in advance for this show to guarantee entry, or turn up at the venue for free with the option of donating at the end of the show

Winner of Best Cabaret & Variety Show at Fringe World 2022 Life's A Drag takes you on a reality shaking rollercoaster ride of what it really takes to be a QUEEN! Australian Vocal Powerhouse Dean Misdale recounts side splitting real life encounters whilst giving you a behind the scenes look into the world of Drag. Tales of coming out and starting a career in drag right through to current day dating horror stories, Dean rolls all your favourite diva moments into one show stopping cabaret. "unflinchingly honest, perfectly heartwarming, and hilarious" Broadway World, 2022 "authenticity, humour...


Luke Oseland: Drunk Magic

Luke Oseland: Drunk Magic

Cabaret

Luke Oseland: Drunk Magic

Cabaret

The Counting House / The Ballroom
AUG 4-25, 27-28 at 23:30 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

Just turn up at the venue, entry is first-come, first-served for everyone. Donations at the end of the show

This is the pre-drinks magic show. Join Luke in his debut one-man show as he performs incredible feats and magic that will leave you wondering ‘why?’ as well as ‘how?’ Prepare to be under the influence by Luke’s charm, magic, and drinks (from the bar). “Luke never ceases to amaze me” - Dynamo...


Phil Kay: Quantity Street

Phil Kay: Quantity Street

Cabaret

Phil Kay: Quantity Street

Cabaret

The Counting House / The Ballroom
AUG 18-28 at 22:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

Book a PWYC Ticket in advance for this show to guarantee entry, or turn up at the venue for free with the option of donating at the end of the show

This is it... Phil Kay 10pm... Oh you know that? Right, Join Phil for all the good shit... Total killa, nae filla: Stories... revelation... and songs. 'When he's on form, there's no one like him' (Scotsman). 'An enthralling, edge-of-the-seat high wire act, when he delivers, the laughs are all the louder.' (Guardian), 'Emotionally charged and visceral storytelling from a true Fringe Legend' (Herald)....


TA DA - The Ramblings Of A Magician

TA DA - The Ramblings Of A Magician

Cabaret

TA DA - The Ramblings Of A Magician

Cabaret

The Counting House / The Lounge
AUG 4-13 at 17:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

Book a PWYC Ticket in advance for this show to guarantee entry, or turn up at the venue for free with the option of donating at the end of the show

For years he has stood on streets to entertain passers-by. Now, he is appearing on stage to give us his unique take on the life of a comedy magician. In the short time it’s been showing TA DA: THE RAMBLINGS OF A MAGICIAN is already the recipient of the weekly Adelaide Fringe 2022 award for “BEST MAGIC” and overall award for "One to Watch". An existential show about one magician’s relationship with his magic, told through stand-up comedy, quirky tricks and original illusions, the show explores how an artist falls in and out of love for their craft. Sam brings you a show that will leave...


Transhumance

Transhumance

Cabaret

Transhumance

Cabaret

The Counting House / The Lounge
AUG 4-16 at 11:45 (50 min) - Pay What You Can

Book a PWYC Ticket in advance for this show to guarantee entry, or turn up at the venue for free with the option of donating at the end of the show

Winner of a Best Weekly Award for Circus and Physical Theatre at Adelaide Fringe 2020, Transhumance takes a surreal journey across the landscape of gender. Award-winning clown Ania Upstill playfully explores what it means to be a trans human. Previous reviews of Transhumance: "“Transhumance manages to be both a deeply personal story of self-identification and a universal experience of gender paradigms.” — Theatre Scenes Auckland "This is a gentle piece of theatre that tackles some big, timely issues." Brett Adams, TheatreView "Gender has previously been defined in binary term...