Venue 33: Pleasance Courtyard

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Now in its 30th year, the famous Pleasance Courtyard welcomes over 500,000 visitors, seventeen venues and every entertainment under the sun, including the renowned Kidzone. It's little wonder that for many people the Pleasance is the heart of the Fringe.

Shows at this venue in 2016

The Snail And The Whale.

The Snail And The Whale

  • 9.50 - 11.50
  • 3-5, 7-16 & 18-21 Aug 2016

Tall Stories' hugely popular Julia Donaldson adaptation returns. A tiny snail longs to see the world, so she hitches a...   Full listing

Something Borrowed.

Something Borrowed

  • 9 - 11
  • 3-17 & 19-29 Aug 2016

Last year, at the Edinburgh Fringe, Melissa got engaged. Naturally, she's back with a solo show about it. Something Borrowed...   Full listing

Erik Satie's - Faction.

Erik Satie's - Faction

  • Music
  • 15 - 16.50
  • 3-8, 10-15, 17-22 & 24-28 Aug 2016

The French composer of the beautiful Gymnopedies described himself as 'a pretentious cretin whose music makes people laugh and shrug...   Full listing

Briony Redman: Secret Show. Briony Redman.

Briony Redman: Secret Show

  • Storytelling / sketch show
  • 7 - 9
  • 3-15 & 17-29 Aug 2016

Shh, it's a surprise. A wrapped parcel of comedy, sketches and storytelling. Some secrets will be told, others will be...   Full listing

Dublin Oldschool.

Dublin Oldschool

  • Play
  • 7.50 - 10
  • 3-9, 11-14, 16-21 & 23-28 Aug 2016

Join wannabe DJ Jason on a chemically enhanced trip through the streets of Dublin, stumbling from one misguided misadventure to...   Full listing

The Cat In The Hat.

The Cat In The Hat

  • 10 - 12
  • 3-21 Aug 2016

From the moment his tall, red and white striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that...   Full listing

Teatro Delusio.

Teatro Delusio

  • 10.50 - 14.50
  • 3-16 & 18-29 Aug 2016

All the world's a stage... Three actors, 29 characters, no words and loads of laughs. Following last year's sell-out hit...   Full listing

Cautionary Kate. Katie Sherrard.

Cautionary Kate

  • Play
  • 10 - 50
  • 3-15 & 17-29 Aug 2016

Kate's hungover. Really hungover. She's shut herself away with only her imaginary friends to distract her: recipe for disaster. Prepare...   Full listing

Goggles.

Goggles

  • Play
  • 10
  • 3-15 & 17-29 Aug 2016

Gemma and Josie had pet fish, Sunny and Boo. But now they are dead. Goggles is an attempt to give...   Full listing

Gulliver's Travels.

Gulliver's Travels

  • Clown
  • 7.50 - 10
  • 3-15 & 17-29 Aug 2016

Award-winning Familia de la Noche return with a magical voyage of exploration and adventure. Hurtling from the tiny towers of...   Full listing

Flanders and Swann.

Flanders and Swann

  • 13
  • 15-21 & 23-29 Aug 2016

The songs and wit of those masters of mayhem, mirth and Madeira - timeless comedy legends, Flanders and Swann. This...   Full listing

They Built It. No One Came..

They Built It. No One Came.

  • Play
  • 7.50 - 10
  • 3-14 & 16-29 Aug 2016

'Neither of us were very charismatic... That was a problem.' Eight years ago, Tobias and Alexander came together to form...   Full listing

Giants. Image shows from L to R: Will Hislop, Barney Fishwick.

Giants

  • Sketch show
  • 7.50 - 9.50
  • 3-14 & 16-28 Aug 2016

Bumbling sketch-boys, Giants, slink up to the Edinburgh Fringe to launch their hotly-anticipated sketch show at a baying festival crowd....   Full listing

Dracula.

Dracula

  • Play
  • 11
  • 3-14 & 16-29 Aug 2016

We all know the Dracula story... or do we? Join the first Romanian immigrant as he strikes fear into the...   Full listing

The Duke.

The Duke

  • Play / storytelling
  • Free
  • 3-7, 9-14 & 16-29 Aug 2016

As I sat, coming to the frightening realisation that the script I'd been writing for ten years no longer fit...   Full listing

Giant.

Giant

  • Clown
  • 8.50 - 11
  • 3-14 & 16-29 Aug 2016

Tommy, 22, lives with three generations of his family. They've learnt to ignore the strange things his nan says over...   Full listing

AART. Andy Bridge.

AART

  • Sketch show
  • 7.50 - 10
  • 3-28 Aug 2016

Journey into the what, where, how and now of AART, with New Zealand's favourite aartist Mikey. AART is an art...   Full listing

This Glorious Monster: Wrong 'Uns. Image shows from L to R: Martin Collins, Daniel Hoffman-Gill, Adam Loxley.

This Glorious Monster: Wrong 'Uns

  • Sketch show
  • 9 - 11
  • 3-29 Aug 2016

Deliciously twisted, award-winning sketch troupe This Glorious Monster make their highly anticipated Edinburgh debut with their new show: Wrong 'Uns....   Full listing

Sleeping Trees: Sci-Fi?.

Sleeping Trees: Sci-Fi?

  • Music
  • 7 - 10
  • 3-17 & 19-29 Aug 2016

First came Mafia? Then Western? Now, Sleeping Trees bring you the hotly anticipated final chapter: Sci-Fi? The award-winning comedy trio...   Full listing

Swansong.

Swansong

  • Play
  • 8.50 - 11
  • 3-15 & 17-29 Aug 2016

Heard the one about the birth in a crematorium? Or the one with the monkey? How about the one with...   Full listing

HUB Fresh.

HUB Fresh

  • Stand-up
  • Free
  • 8, 15 & 22 Aug 2016

The best place to discover new comedy on the Fringe! Join us for a weekly line-up of comedians, all making...   Full listing

Come With Me. Helen Duff.

Come With Me

  • Clown / storytelling
  • 7.50 - 10
  • 3-14 & 16-29 Aug 2016

Fringe First-nominated Duff takes her audience on an 'absolutely shameless, boldly ridiculous, embarrassingly funny journey' (TheAustraliaTimes.com) to achieve the sexiest...   Full listing

Lolly 2. Lolly Adefope.

Lolly 2

  • 8 - 10.50
  • 3-28 Aug 2016

After a sell-out Fringe debut, Lolly Adefope presents her second hour of character comedy. The Independent's One to Watch. The...   Full listing

NewsRevue 2016.

NewsRevue 2016

  • Sketch show / satire
  • 13 - 17
  • 3-16 & 18-29 Aug 2016

Nobody is safe: from Trump's tweets to the EU tango, politicians and celebrities alike come under fire in a turbo-charged...   Full listing

AAA Stand-Up. Image shows from L to R: Rob Mulholland, Twayna Mayne, Francis Foster.

AAA Stand-Up

  • Stand-up
  • 9 - 11
  • 3-29 Aug 2016

Total sell-out 2005-2015 returns with a brand new line-up. 'Comedy the way it should be: laugh-a-minute, leaving the audience wishing...   Full listing

Lazy Susan: Crazy Sexy Fool.

Lazy Susan: Crazy Sexy Fool

  • Sketch show
  • 8 - 10
  • 3-14 & 16-29 Aug 2016

This 'tender and ridiculous' (Guardian) duo return to conjure rich worlds with sexy depth and smokin' jokes. Oh boy! Foster's...   Full listing

Iain Stirling: Onwards!. Iain Stirling.

Iain Stirling: Onwards!

  • Stand-up
  • 10 - 12
  • 3-26 Aug 2016

Edinburgh's very own Scottish BAFTA-winning and triple BAFTA-nominated comedian returns to the festival following four consecutive sell-out runs. As seen/heard...   Full listing

Nina Conti: In Your Face. Nina Conti.

Nina Conti: In Your Face

  • 17 - 50
  • 3-15 & 17-29 Aug 2016

Bursting with fresh and astonishing spontaneity, side-splitting characters and brand new masks, the voice-throwing queen is back. British Comedy Award...   Full listing

Pete Firman - TriX. Pete Firman.

Pete Firman - TriX

  • Magic
  • 12 - 50
  • 3-28 Aug 2016

'The UK's leading comedy magician' (Time Out) returns to the Fringe to celebrate a decade of sell-out shows. Star of...   Full listing

Emma Sidi: Telenovela. Emma Sidi.

Emma Sidi: Telenovela

  • 6 - 9
  • 3-16 & 18-28 Aug 2016

After last year's critically acclaimed debut, Emma Sidi is back and with her she's bringing passionate, obsessive and revengeful character...   Full listing

Tom Allen: Indeed. Tom Allen.

Tom Allen: Indeed

  • Stand-up
  • 8.50 - 11
  • 3-14 & 16-28 Aug 2016

The sharply dressed, well-spoken, disparagingly camp son of working-class Bromley explains why he's occasionally disgusted with modern life yet delighted...   Full listing

Yeti's - Demon Dive Bar.

Yeti's - Demon Dive Bar

  • Music / sketch show
  • 9 - 12
  • 3-16 & 18-29 Aug 2016

Direct from a smash hit debut season in Australia, this 'irresistible' (Guardian) musical sketch comedy duo give you a high-energy,...   Full listing

David Elms: Goody Boy. David Elms.

David Elms: Goody Boy

  • Stand-up / music
  • 7.50 - 9.50
  • 3-28 Aug 2016

Lucky pup Elms is back chasing his tail again; he's learning about sacrifice, guilt, and, as always, love. 'As if...   Full listing

John Hastings: Integrity. John Hastings.

John Hastings: Integrity

  • Stand-up
  • 10 - 50
  • 3-14 & 16-29 Aug 2016

John's visa is expiring, his friends are fighting and there's been a murder (yes, an actual murder). This deft show...   Full listing

Michelle Wolf: So Brave. Michelle Wolf.

Michelle Wolf: So Brave

  • Stand-up
  • 13
  • 3-14 & 16-28 Aug 2016

In her first solo show Michelle dives deep into her calculated, fantastically absurd premises, taking the audience on an increasingly...   Full listing

Eurobeat.

Eurobeat

  • 15.50 - 17.50
  • 3-15, 17-22 & 24-29 Aug 2016

An irreverent, hilarious, sequin-soaked celebration of the international phenomenon Eurovision Song Contest. This year's honour falls to Moldova, a country...   Full listing

Carnal Desire.

Carnal Desire

  • Satire
  • 8 - 10
  • 3-14 & 16-29 Aug 2016

A cheeky staged reading of two original teleplays intended for premium cable adult programming (colloquially known as Skinemax shows). Author...   Full listing

The Naked Magicians.

The Naked Magicians

  • Magic
  • 11.50 - 15
  • 8-15 & 17-29 Aug 2016

'It's R-rated magic at its stunning best' (TheGlobalGoddess.com). Following sold out shows and rave reviews in Australia, Asia, USA, Canada...   Full listing

The Travelling Sisters.

The Travelling Sisters

  • Cabaret / sketch show
  • 7.50 - 9.50
  • 3-28 Aug 2016

With wild eyes and a wicked flavour of comedy, Australian trio The Travelling Sisters serve up a gang of tragically...   Full listing

AAA Stand-Up Late.

AAA Stand-Up Late

  • Stand-up
  • 9 - 11
  • 3-29 Aug 2016

Total sell-out 2010-2015 returns with a brand new line-up. 'Comedy the way it should be: laugh-a-minute, leaving the audience wishing...   Full listing

Farewell Tim.

Farewell Tim

  • Sketch show
  • 7.50 - 9.50
  • 8-22 Aug 2016

What is it that makes Tim so different from you and I? Apart from being dead, nothing really. And apart...   Full listing

Folie à Deux.

Folie à Deux

  • Improv / storytelling
  • 9 - 10
  • 24-27 Aug 2016

High-wire improvised comedy from two of the stars of Chortle Award-winning Fringe hit, Austentatious. Riffing on a single word from...   Full listing

Mark Watson's Edinborolympics.

Mark Watson's Edinborolympics

  • Stand-up
  • 8.50 - 11
  • 18-27 Aug 2016

The third biannual sports-meets-comedy smashdown returns to Edinburgh to cause even more mess, blood and hilarity. Top international comedians compete...   Full listing

Farewell Tim.

Farewell Tim

  • 9 - 50
  • 8-22 Aug 2016

What is it that makes Tim so different from you and I? Apart from being dead, nothing really. And apart...   Full listing

Massive Lazy Girls.

Massive Lazy Girls

  • 9 - 10
  • 24-28 Aug 2016

Critically acclaimed sketch groups Massive Dad ('performed with flair' **** Guardian), Lazy Susan (Fosters Best Newcomer nominees) and Birthday Girls...   Full listing

Beardyman: One Album Per Hour.

Beardyman: One Album Per Hour

  • Music / improv
  • 14
  • 18-24 Aug 2016

Total sell-out 2013, 2014 and 2015. Travelling at the speed of thought in his music production spaceship, the world-class multi...   Full listing

Spanktacular.

Spanktacular

  • 15.50
  • 13, 20 & 27 Aug 2016

Spank! returns for an incredible 13th year with sexy hosts, awesome comedians and the inevitable gratuitous nudity. With the most...   Full listing