Venue 20: The Assembly Rooms


The The iconic Assembly Rooms building is at the heart of Edinburgh's New Town. In 2016 the Assembly Rooms play host venue to the inaugural Edinburgh Digital Entertainment Festival which will be showcasing the best recordings of live arts events in a world class Cinema as well as presenting the best in new technological developments across the sector through a series of stands, talks, workshops and live presentations.

Shows at this venue in 2013

Hindsight. Copyright: BBC.


  • Play
  • 10
  • 31 Jul; 2-11 & 13-25 Aug 2013

On the night Rob intends to propose to his girlfriend he is held hostage by a man in a balaclava....   Full listing

God Bless Liz Lochhead.

God Bless Liz Lochhead

  • Play
  • 15
  • 31 Jul; 2-11 & 13-25 Aug 2013

Twenty-five years ago a Highlands and Islands tour of Liz Lochhead's adaptation of Tartuffe became legendary as the broken marriages,...   Full listing

Bite the Bullet.

Bite the Bullet

  • Music
  • 10
  • 16-25 Aug 2013

Before skittering to a quiet demise, one hit ajit-folk noir duo The Telltales topped the Japanese charts. 21 years later...   Full listing

Melmoth the Wanderer. Copyright: BBC.

Melmoth the Wanderer

  • 15
  • 1-5, 7-12 & 14-25 Aug 2013

A small, polite choir gathers to sing some hymns and light opera, delighted with their last success, a hugely ambitious...   Full listing

Zoe Lyons - Pop-Up Comic. Zoe Lyons.

Zoe Lyons - Pop-Up Comic

  • Stand-up
  • 10
  • 1-25 Aug 2013

A mixture of silliness, satire and caustic one liners from one of the UK's favourite comedians. She won't change the...   Full listing

Fred MacAulay: 25 Fringes. Fred MacAulay.

Fred MacAulay: 25 Fringes

  • Stand-up
  • 15
  • 1-13 & 15-23 Aug 2013

With mixed feelings, Fred looks back at Fringe brochure entries and reviews: From rising star of Scottish comedy, to veteran....   Full listing

Pete Cain: Everybody Out!.

Pete Cain: Everybody Out!

  • Stand-up
  • 12
  • 1-11 & 13-25 Aug 2013

Wickedly funny, incorrectly political, radically reasonable, relevantly relevant, ridiculously true and beautifully observed; the thought-provoking stand-up returns to Edinburgh with...   Full listing