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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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101 Ways to Annoy Your Parents... and Other Really Old People!

101 Ways to Annoy Your Parents... and Other Really Old People!

Childrens

101 Ways to Annoy Your Parents... and Other Really Old People!

Childrens

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Chamber
AUG 4-16 at 16:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Title says it all! (EVIL LAUGH) Don't worry, I'll also teach the parents how to annoy their kids as well. From Multi Award winning Aussie kids comedian Matty Grey. Laugh your guts out of your butt hole as he brings his new show to the sunny shores of Scotland. "*****, Matty Grey is the master of children’s entertainment and he knocks it out of the park" The Adelaide Advertiser. "***** Matty Grey is loud, enthusiastic, and will (mildly) insult your children!" Play & Go...


Best of Edinburgh Fringe For Kids

Best of Edinburgh Fringe For Kids

Childrens

Best of Edinburgh Fringe For Kids

Childrens

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Chamber
AUG 4-16 at 12:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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A revolving line-up of the best children's entertainers from around the Fringe hosted by the every affable Dave Chawner and Nik Coppin. ...


Bubba-Licious

Bubba-Licious

Childrens

Bubba-Licious

Childrens

The Pear Tree / Pear Tree Indoor Stage
AUG 4-21 at 11:00 (30 min) - Pay What You Can

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Mums and dads who are dying to get their new humans out to the Fringe, this is the show for you! Inspired by a new mum, Kat Placing has devised a show for babbling babies and tireless toddlers! It's a sensory display of colour, sound, light and movement to spark joy and ignite wonder. Created to delight audiences 5m to 3 years. Sold out Adelaide Fringe 2020/2021/2022 ***** "Perfect show for the babies and toddler crowd -KidsinAdelaide ***** "It’s a lovely bite-size instalment to excite the little ones, just enough to ensure a good afternoon snooze" Adelaide Advertiser. ...


CeilidhKids at the Fringe

CeilidhKids at the Fringe

Childrens

CeilidhKids at the Fringe

Childrens

The Counting House / The Ballroom
AUG 4-17, 19-24, 26-28 at 10:00 (45 min) - Pay What You Can

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Family workshop suitable for children aged 3-7 years with parents or carers, but everyone welcome. We involve everyone: skip, clap and march together to traditional Scottish music. 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. Bring Mum or Dad along to partner you under the chandeliers! All children should be accompanied by an adult who is willing to join in; one ...


ComedySportz UK

ComedySportz UK

Childrens

ComedySportz UK

Childrens

The Counting House / The Ballroom
AUG 4-20 at 13:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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The Three Sisters / Maggie's Chamber
AUG 4-20 at 15:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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YOU'VE SEEN FOOTBALL... YOU'VE SEEN TENNIS... BUT HAVE YOU SEEN COMEDY AS A SPORT? Don't miss the Festival's funniest fixture as two teams battle it out for your laughs with quick-witted gags, games, sketches and songs inspired by your suggestions. 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! Now in its 15th year at the Fringe, ComedySportz is the all action, all improvised competitive comedy show for all ages you won't want to miss! “...A non-stop stream of gags,...


Game On 3

Game On 3

Childrens

Game On 3

Childrens

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Chamber
AUG 4-28 at 14:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Matty Grey is back in Edinburgh and going back to Gameland. There's been a murder on a spaceship and the imposter must be unmasked. Join Matty for new games, chaos and fun. Oh, this is awesome I have so many more words for the online description to really explain what the show is about. What a wonderful sense of freedom I have to fully express the depths of where this show... Oh God... I'm out of words again... Um, it's comedy, live-action video games and nerf battles. Best Kids Show Winner, Fringe World 2020. Best Kids show Winner, Fringe World 2017 ***** (Advertiser, Adelaide). Adelaid...


Grumpy Pants

Grumpy Pants

Childrens

Grumpy Pants

Childrens

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Front Room
AUG 11-28 at 11:00 (45 min) - Pay What You Can

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Grumpy Pants is a children’s 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, asthe audience, both children an...


Olaf Falafel’s Super Stupid Show

Olaf Falafel’s Super Stupid Show

Childrens

Olaf Falafel’s Super Stupid Show

Childrens

The Pear Tree / Pear Tree Indoor Stage
AUG 4-15, 17-21 at 12:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Join comedian and children’s author Olaf Falafel for an hour of really stupid kids' comedy plus a drawing lesson and possibly something that involves fishing, ducks, bumbags and sausages. Family-friendly frivolity that will leave you feeling a lot less intelligent than when you walked in....


Science Magic

Science Magic

Childrens

Science Magic

Childrens

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Chamber
AUG 4-28 at 11:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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The fun, family, science comedy show is back! Learn all about science and laugh your pants off while you do. Strongly recommended to book a ticket to secure a seat. The shows will sell out fast. ...


The Circus SONAS Family Show

The Circus SONAS Family Show

Childrens

The Circus SONAS Family Show

Childrens

The Counting House / The Ballroom
AUG 4-21 at 11:30 (55 min) - Pay What You Can

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THE CIRCUS SONAS FAMILY SHOW Northern Irish jugglers Martin and Logy return to the Edinburgh Fringe with their family friendly show. 
There will be shouting, cheering, and lots, and lots of laughing. Top class circus entertainment, and the two best beards in the business. There will be clapping, cheering and lots, and lots of laughing. This is show is suitable for all ages, and abilities. “If you’re looking for a show for the whole family that mum and dad will also enjoy, go see this one. Martin and Logy are a hoot, and they can even juggle.”
Glam Adelaide “Martin and...


The Discount Comedy Checkout : Improvised Family Show

The Discount Comedy Checkout : Improvised Family Show

Childrens

The Discount Comedy Checkout : Improvised Family Show

Childrens

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Front Room
AUG 4-10 at 11:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Nominated for 'Best Kids Show' at this years Leicester Comedy Festival 2022. Children's ideas, suggestions & stories brought to life before your very eyes by talented comedy improvisers Chris Lumb, Nat Smeaton, and Phil Allan-Smith. A big hit with festivals & schools up and down the country, all the stories and ideas the kids (and adults) come up with will be created with a little help from the audience. The children are the real stars of the show as they are encouraged to take to the stage and join in the storytelling....