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Shows

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!


List Shows: By Name | By Start Time


Shows sorted by Start Time

10:00

CeilidhKids at the Fringe - Free!

CeilidhKids at the Fringe - Free!

Childrens

CeilidhKids at the Fringe - Free!

Childrens

AUG 1-13 at 10:15 (45 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Ballroom

Family workshop suitable for children aged 3-7 years with parents or carers. We involve everyone: skip, clap and march together to traditional Scottish music, under the chandeliers. Enjoy discovering very simple (often simplified) dances that you might find at a ceilidh or Scottish country dance, celebrating the social aspects of dancing with a partner. CeilidhKids is all about fun for all generations. Hugely popular with local families, now it's your turn. 'More workshop than show, the accomplished organisers magically persuade a bunch of 3-7 year olds to march, jump and (sort of) dance th...


Scottie Dog & Friends!

Scottie Dog & Friends!

Childrens

Scottie Dog & Friends!

Childrens

AUG 1-11, 14-18, 20-25 at 10:30 (60 min) - Free
Bar 50 / The Alcove

A children and family show for dog lovers and all the best things about growing up with 'mans best friend'. I'll be doing a family friendly stand up show where I talk about my love for dogs and how they shaped my upbringing....


11:00

Games With James

Games With James

Childrens

Games With James

Childrens

AUG 1-13, 15-18 at 11:00 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Lounge

Award-winning comedian and UK board gaming champion James Cook invites you to play board games live on stage. Buckaroo, Guess Who, Hungry Hippos and more done like you've never seen it before. Suitable for 5+...


Africa Weird and Wonderful

Africa Weird and Wonderful

Childrens

Africa Weird and Wonderful

Childrens

AUG 2-11, 13-23 at 11:00 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Front Room

African is a fascinating place full of authentic stories and silly facts. There is music and role play. This is fun for all the family....


Grumpy Pants

Grumpy Pants

Childrens

Grumpy Pants

Childrens

AUG 1-25 at 11:00 (45 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / The Gothic Room

GRUMPY PANTS - A FORK THROWING COMEDY FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY! A show that is designed to entertain parents alongside kids with a mix of perfectly crafted juggling routines, clowning, physical comedy and fork throwing! Yes forks!! Grumpy Pants invites the audience into an eccentric and intimate world, where everyday objects such as suitcases, glasses of water and frisbees are bought to life in experimental juggling routines. A bizarre and off beat character Grumpy Pants communicates through his expressive rubber skin, words and sounds and the fourth wall is broken from beginning to end, as ...


Olaf Falafel - It’s One Giant Leek For Mankind

Olaf Falafel - It’s One Giant Leek For Mankind

Childrens

Olaf Falafel - It’s One Giant Leek For Mankind

Childrens

AUG 1-11 at 11:05 (60 min) - Free
The Pear Tree / Pear Tree Indoor Stage

Surrealist comedian, author, illustrator and Fringe favourite Olaf Falafel, presents his latest book ‘It’s One Giant Leek For Mankind’. Inspired by the 50th anniversary of the historic 1969 moon landing, this hilarious silly show is packed full of jokes, farts, drawing, moon baboons and oversized vegetables!...


CeilidhKids at the Fringe - Free!

CeilidhKids at the Fringe - Free!

Childrens

CeilidhKids at the Fringe - Free!

Childrens

AUG 1-14, 16-19, 21, 23-25 at 11:15 (45 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Ballroom

Family workshop suitable for children aged 3-7 years with parents or carers. We involve everyone: skip, clap and march together to traditional Scottish music, under the chandeliers. Enjoy discovering very simple (often simplified) dances that you might find at a ceilidh or Scottish country dance, celebrating the social aspects of dancing with a partner. CeilidhKids is all about fun for all generations. Hugely popular with local families, now it's your turn. 'More workshop than show, the accomplished organisers magically persuade a bunch of 3-7 year olds to march, jump and (sort of) dance th...


Fantastic Magic Show for Kids

Fantastic Magic Show for Kids

Childrens

Fantastic Magic Show for Kids

Childrens

AUG 1-25 at 11:30 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Chamber

The Fantastic Magic Show is a special and unique experience for the children and their parents. It is a wonderful and memorable way of entertainment. The Fantastic Magic Show includes a lot of participation from the kids which keeps the kids active throughout the whole time and brings tones of fun and joy for everybody. Balloon animals – all the kids receive a balloon animal which they can play with and take home as token from the show. Also there will be a tutorial on how to do magic – kids love to learn how to become magicians. Children never get bored of magic especially when th...


12:00

Science Magic: Play with Your Food

Science Magic: Play with Your Food

Childrens

Science Magic: Play with Your Food

Childrens

AUG 1-25 at 12:00 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / The Gothic Room

After touring for 3 months in Australia, triple award-winning Irish comedian & scientist, Donal Vaughan, brings his hugely popular science, comedy, magic family show back to the Edinburgh Fringe. Using only things you find around the house, Donal will perform amazing tricks to show how magical science can be. Wanna see a potato rocket launcher? Or conjure dragons breath? How about a vomiting unicorn? Or course you do. Always exciting and sometimes very messy, learn about science and laugh your pants off while you do. And the best part is all the tricks can be performed by you when you go ho...


ComedySportz UK

ComedySportz UK

Childrens

ComedySportz UK

Childrens

AUG 1-17 at 12:20 (60 min) - Free
The Pear Tree / Pear Tree Indoor Stage

You've seen Football. You've seen tennis. But have you seen comedy as a sport? ComedySportz is the all ages, all action, all improvised competitive comedy show that sees two teams battle it out for laughs with quick-witted gags, games, sketches and songs inspired by your suggestions. There are plenty of opportunities to get involved in the action as teams go for comedy gold. There’s a referee on hand to ensure a good clean match – it’s a family friendly show after all – with penalties for bad behaviour and bad jokes. Who wins? You decide! ComedySportz have been delighting audiences acro...


13:00

Science Magic: Play with Your Food

Science Magic: Play with Your Food

Childrens

Science Magic: Play with Your Food

Childrens

AUG 1-25 at 13:15 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / The Gothic Room

After touring for 3 months in Australia, triple award-winning Irish comedian & scientist, Donal Vaughan, brings his hugely popular science, comedy, magic family show back to the Edinburgh Fringe. Using only things you find around the house, Donal will perform amazing tricks to show how magical science can be. Wanna see a potato rocket launcher? Or conjure dragons breath? How about a vomiting unicorn? Or course you do. Always exciting and sometimes very messy, learn about science and laugh your pants off while you do. And the best part is all the tricks can be performed by you when you go ho...


14:00

Huggers

Huggers

Childrens

Huggers

Childrens

AUG 1-25 at 14:00 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Chamber

The popular worldwide hit show returns with another revolving line-up of the best comedians, musical acts, magicians and children’s entertainers for all the family to enjoy together. ‘My eight-year-old loved it. The hour whizzed past. Perfect for children’s attention spans’ (ChildFriendlyBrighton.co.uk). ‘Mums and dads are onto a winner with this ... delightfully immature comedy’ (Herald Sun, Melbourne)....


Circus Sonas Family Show

Circus Sonas Family Show

Childrens

Circus Sonas Family Show

Childrens

AUG 1-25 at 14:30 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / The Gothic Room

Martin, and Logy return to the Edinburgh Fringe with their fun, family friendly show. Suitable for all ages....


15:00

Fantastic Flatulence and Where to Find It

Fantastic Flatulence and Where to Find It

Childrens

Fantastic Flatulence and Where to Find It

Childrens

AUG 1-25 at 15:15 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Chamber

Award-winning Scottish author Stuart Reid launches his 8th book at the Edinburgh Festival in 2019 with an exploration of eggy explosions, big bottom burps and his fear of farts. He even has a fear of saying fart. How do astronauts fart in their space suits? And where does it go? Do their suits inflate? Do aliens fart? Not that it matters because in space, no one can hear you fart! There will be bums, bogies, books and more big bottom burps with more stunning stories from the madcap world of Gorgeous George, Grandpa Jock and Crayon Kenny. Warning no.1 - there may be snot! Warning no.2 - au...


16:00

ComedySportz UK

ComedySportz UK

Childrens

ComedySportz UK

Childrens

AUG 1-17 at 16:30 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Chamber

You've seen Football. You've seen tennis. But have you seen comedy as a sport? ComedySportz is the all ages, all action, all improvised competitive comedy show that sees two teams battle it out for laughs with quick-witted gags, games, sketches and songs inspired by your suggestions. There are plenty of opportunities to get involved in the action as teams go for comedy gold. There’s a referee on hand to ensure a good clean match – it’s a family friendly show after all – with penalties for bad behaviour and bad jokes. Who wins? You decide! ComedySportz have been delighting audiences acro...