Experience the world in a weekend at this festival of literature and thought, all in the tranquil setting of Traquair House in the Scottish Borders. Explore and discuss cultural diplomacy, dialogue, human rights, modern slavery, art, migration and identity with a variety of influential diplomats, politicians, writers, artists and thinkers.
No-one said having fun was easy. Hire our 25 minute audio-guide and your new rent-a-friend will help steer the good ship ‘You’ into the wild ocean of the night. With drink in hand, no-one will ever suspect that you are on the cusp of becoming a radically enhanced version of yourself, about to ace this social situation.
Ladies and gentlemen, we’d like to direct your attention to the on-board safety demonstration and ask that you give us your full attention. In the unlikely event of a sudden loss of cabin pressure alternative scenarios will be provided.
Flight is presented by Darkfield, the creators of 2017 Edinburgh Festival hit, Séance. It takes place in a shipping container in absolute darkness.
Take a gin jolly with Pickering's Gin in their home at Summerhall Distillery. With a G&T in hand, discover how the former kennels of the Royal (Dick) Vet School came to be Edinburgh's first exclusive gin distillery in 150 years and Visit Scotland's best visitor attraction in Edinburgh.
It’s me running for an hour. That’s it. I’m just, running. Down the street, or maybe in the park…Look the route isn’t set yet, but I’ll be running the whole time and I'll, like, do my best y'know? But I’ll also just be myself, but like, faster than usual. I will be taking questions and although I fell over last time, I can’t promise that kind of gripping drama this season”
Drive-by Shooting is a video and sound installation that blends opera, street art and animation. It appears as a stencil style animation on city walls with sound transmitted to wireless headphones. Created by John McIlduff and Brian Irvine. Featuring Doreen Curran, Sylvia O'Brien and the RTE Concert Orchestra.
Locked In Edinburgh escape game challenge to solve the mystery of who's plotting against the distillery. Play as a team and puzzle your way out, while saving the gin in the process! Summerhall's previously sold out escape show.
Operating out of Summerhall since 2012, Barney's Beer invites visitors to get a behind-the-scenes look at how our brewery runs on a day-to-day basis.
We’ve chosen 4 of our fave short plays from our back catalogue to bring to the Fringe in this ONE OFF show to, in the words of P!NK, get the party started. Expect big laughs, tears, dancing, bucket hats, confetti, gunfire, Freddos, snogging, and people off the telly.
Immerse yourself in the world of cutting edge 3D audio. Join the BBC for live tech demos, listen to exclusive binaural radio content, including an episode of Doctor Who, and find out how the technology works.
The BBC is creating an intimate live pop up radio studio at Summerhall. Eight fresh audio plays from leading writers are being recorded for broadcast on BBC Radio 3. PLAYS: 8th - Of a Lifetime, by Lulu Raczka / 9th - Death of a Matriarch, by Tanika Gupta / 11th - 1962, by Peter Flannery / 14th - The Reality Tunnel, by Karen Laws / 16th - Sam's Secret Orchestra, by Jeremy Raison / 18th - After Fear, by Oliver Emanuel / 21st - The Blackwood, by Jacob Polley / 23rd - Three Letters, written & performed by Nell Leyshon / 25th - Turbulence, by Eileen Horne.
Growing up in the 90s, GG and her mates obsess over music, vaginas and witchcraft. But there’s a problem. Living feels too extreme. To be one of the good girls, GG learns to make herself numb. But at what cost? Bold and provocative, Good Girl tells a darkly comic coming of age tale about learning to live un-apologetically.
Nothing's easier than returning to the welcoming arms of civilian life post-Army, right? Not for this soldier. Through theatre and VR headsets you will see post-Army life from the perspective of an Iraq War veteran returning home.
Award Winning Not Too Tame, deliver a raucous and raw night of lyricism, laughs and live music in the world premiere of NORTHERN SOULS.
Multi award-winning venue CanadaHub returns to the Fringe with a new late-night show. Guest hosts introduce the best of Canadian cabaret, comedy and music from across the festival. All acts guaranteed to have been to Canada at least once.
Fancy getting dirty later? Three Welsh writers. Three Scottish writers. Six short plays. One dirty late night extravaganza.
“Lambe Lambe” is a unique form of puppet theatre in which tiny theatrical performances are presented in small, intricately designed boxes, for 1 or 2 audience members at a time.
Fringe University believes that the Edinburgh Fringe makes an excellent classroom. Come meet and network with other university professors from around the world planning to, or already using, the Fringe for educational purposes.
Listening in the dark. Put on a blindfold and listen in darkness to adventurous sonic delights from BBC Radio Drama: A JG Ballard short story in 3D sound; Fiona Shaw takes us on the final deadly underwater journey of the world's leading free-diver and a special preview of an immersive drama production that is seized by the supernatural.
Heat will rise for one night only to ignite The Dissection Room with fed-after-midnight electro disco, homegrown in Summerhall's last industrial graveyard.
Virtual Reality. Come and try a range of the latest BBC VR experiences – from an incredible visualised music performance, to a seat in the cockpit of a Lancaster Bomber on a raid over Berlin in 1943.
The viral poet returns for his second Edinburgh Fringe along with his critically acclaimed new book 'The Future’. The most watched poet of all-time, famous for the internationally successful poems 'OCD', 'Joey', and 'The Future’.
The Welcome to Night Vale 2018 / 2019 World Tour will bring a new story to the surreal desert town of Night Vale, examining the role secrets play in the lives there. This entirely new script written by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor is a completely stand-alone story that will never be heard on the podcast, and can be enjoyed by both long-time fans and newcomers alike.