Originally formed randomly by a few theatres troupes which did not get to be listed on the Edinburgh International Festival. Year on year attracting more performers, it was then decided to create a Fringe Society 3 main goals: Provide support to performer, assist the audience and promote this wonderful festival to the world.
In order to help guests and give them an idea of what is going on, The Edinburgh Collection is suggesting you 3 shows per category. Mind that there is a lot more to see but the team wanted to give you an insight.
3 August 2018, 10.30pm | Festival Square
The 2018 International Festival begins with a free, outdoor performance celebrating Scotland’s Year of Young People and marking the centenary of the end of the Great War.
Cabaret and Variety:
Rosie sings facts about love – Venue 221 Fingers Piano Bar – Free / 4th to the 26th Aug
Turning 30 and looking for love, she will sing her life to you with a beautiful voice and hilarious lyrics.
Whisky & Gin tasting cabaret – Venue 41 Hill Street Theatre – £15 / 3rd to 26th Aug
Get to know more about Gin & Whisky and enjoy a sultry cabaret show as you are tasting either Gin or whisky.
Sleight of Handsome – Venue 113 La Vida Basement room 1 – Free / 4th to 25th Aug
Freddie Folkston will keep you entertained with magic trick, word and humour.
Alice in Wonderland – Venue 9 TheSpace @ Niddry St - £5 / 9th to 11th Aug
Discover Alice in Wonderland with the Winnetonka Theatre Department.
Baby Love Disco – Venue 44 The Jam House - £9 / 5th, 12th, 18th, 19th, 25th Aug
Celebrating their 10th anniversary, Kids will certainly this adapted version of a night out. Food & drinks provided as well as birthday cake on this special occasion.
CeilidhKids at the Fringe – Venue 170 Laughing Horse @ The Counting House – Free / 2nd to 26th Aug
A fabulous workshop to do with your kids and learn the traditional Scottish dancing moves and flaws.
Alice Marshall: The Strike – Venue 88 Just the Tonic at The caves - £6 / 2nd to 26th Aug
Join Maria, the world's angriest air stewardess, as she welcomes you on board a non-stop flight direct to the fifth dimension.
Brexit Stage Left – Venue 78 Canon’s Gait - £5 / 4th to 14th Aug
Semi-Finalist of “So you think you are funny” 2016, this duo will take you into the world of jobless and broke failing around at being a grown-up.
Bronston Jones: God Bless 'Merica 4 – Venue 151 Laughing Horse Bar 50 – Free / 2nd to 26 Aug
Top topic since Trump took America over, Bronston Jones will once again address his prayer to fix the country.
Dance & Physical Theatre:
China Young Beijing Golden Sails Arts Troupe – Venue 34 C Venues - £10.50 / 2nd August
Giselle – Venue 22 Studio 1 - £ 13 / 3rd to 19th Aug
Revisiting the romantic classic timeless tale. Choreography around the theme of Love and betrayal.
POP-UP Duets – Venue 179 National Museum of Scotland – Free / 15th to 26th of August.
The charming Claxton Dance returns featuring a lovely duo dancing around the theme of love.
Brewery Tour – Venue 274 Edinburgh Beer Factory Taproom - £15 / 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th August
Brewhemian Shinding – Venue 90 Brewhemia – Free / Every Friday-Saturday in August
Brewhemia will welcome you for a large and lively party, with a creative crew to keep you entertained and great musicians.
Chinese Art and Culture festival – Venue 150 EICC Pentland Auditorium - £10 / 3rd to 5th August
Discover the best of Chinese arts and culture. Notably featuring Beijing Federation of Literature and Arts Circles. Sound of Beijing / China Dancers Association.
156th International Exhibition of Photography 2018 – Venue 130 TPEC - £5 30TH July to 26th August
With 200 hundreds prints selected over 2000 submitted, discover the best of this year photography.
A Contemporary Perspective – Venue 109 Urban Art Gallery - Free / 4th Aug to 2nd Sept.
Photography, paintings, sculpture, abstract any many more form of art will be waiting for you.
Edinburgh Macmillan Art Show – Venue 216 Bonhams Auction House - Free / 24th to 26th Aug
Make a difference with Macmillan Cancer Support and discover a broad range of original paintings, drawings and prints in the beautiful surroundings of Bonhams Auction House
Belly of a Drunken Piano – Venue 20 Assembly rooms - £15 / 2nd to 26th Aug
D’Arrietta’s comes back to the Fringe with a new show, putting together sets of well-known songs written by the best such as Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen and composition of his own.
Blueswater Presents: The Roots of the Blues – Venue 38 theSpaceTriplex - £9 / 3rd to 25th August
Let Toby Mottershead take you on a musical exploration of blues. This incredible bluesman will most certainly make you discover what it is all about.
Edinburgh’s Traditional Music – Venue 67 Valvona & Crolla - £10 / 17th to 19th August
Discover all of Robert Burns through this magical traditional band.
Musical & Operas:
Highland Serenade – Venue 152 Paradis Augustines - £10 / 13th to 26th August
An American family just getting over the passing of a loved ones, relocates to the Highland. With original Broadway and West End music, an unexpected twist at the end ensues.
Playing Django – The Musical Tale of a Guitar Legend – Venue 293 Argyle Cellar Bar - £12 / 9th, 10th, 15th-17th August
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street – Venue 53 theSpace@Surgeon’s Hall - £12 / 3rd to 18th August
Alice Hawkins – Suffragette – Venue 290 Arthur Conan Doyle Centre - £8 / 13th to 17th August
Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the suffragette movement, Alice Hawkins grandson will take you through the history of her campaign and how she formed the local suffragette branch.
Blackwell's Writers at the Fringe – Venue 133 Blackwell’s Bookshop – Free / Every Thursday August
Find out about new and unpublished works of literary art stand alongside established novelists, with any and all genres free to be expressed.
It's a Dog's Brexit – Venue theSpace@Surgeons Hall - £10.50 / 3rd to 24th
A political solo show, Geoffrey Brown coming back to the Fringe with a new show, he will certainly keep you entertained by exploring what the latest Brexit deal means for the UK and our relations with Europe and beyond.
All About Her – Feminism in Chinese Traditional Opera – Venue 152 Paradise in Augustines – Free / 4th to 11th August Feminism in Chinese Traditional Opera creatively combines traditional Chinese Opera with contemporary ideas, exploring feminism in the traditional opera repertoire, and creating a new contemporary style.
Alternative Bedtime Stories – Venue 188 Sweet Novotel - £7 / 13th to 26th August
Get into a 21st century version of classic fairy tale with these two fair maidens.
The Cat's Mother – Venue 61 Underbelly, Cowgate - £9 / 2nd to 26th August
A new and promising dark Irish comedy that will make you laugh, cry and then laugh again.
Find out more info, many more shows and book your ticket on the Edinburgh Fringe Website: https://www.edfringe.com/
Our favourite local’s picks: They have live music every day, all year long.
The Sandy Bells: https://www.sandybells.co.uk/sessions.html
Evening Sessions Every Day Evening sessions begin 9:30 and run till closing time
The Royal Oak: https: http://www.royal-oak-folk.com/
Recommended session: Absolutely most definitely Monday session with James from 9pm
Recommended Gig: Everyday from 6 pm “Gone Native”, Bobby and Kevin speak the truth, with engaged lyrics and folk music.
The Captains: https://captainsedinburgh.webs.com/
Meet John Anaya for a Bluesy session on Monday Starts 6pm till 8.30pm.
The Jazz Bar – http://www.thejazzbar.co.uk/
Keeping you entertained with the best of Jazz, Blues and Funk music, if you have to see one gig, it would be HENDRIX AND US: After last year’s sell-out run, established Scottish jazz-funk guitarist Aki Remally reconstructs the music of Jimi Hendrix with a funk-heavy approach. Featuring musicians from Trio HLK and The Hidden Orchestra. Come down and get freaky… Aug 8, 10, 13, 14, 20 22:00 (1h30m) £10 (£8) Ages 18+