Assembly

Assembly Festival.

Assembly runs a number of venues at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Not to be confused with The Assembly Rooms, which is a different venue.

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Assembly's 9 venues

Assembly shows

30 Minutes Musical Roulette.

30 Minutes Musical Roulette

  • Music
  • 11 - 12
  • 1-13 & 15-25 Aug 2019

Your favourite movies - musicalised! And you choose! Top Gun, Die Hard or Jurassic Park from the critically acclaimed Los...   Full listing

Aboriginal Comedy Allstars. Image shows from L to R: Stephanie Tisdell, Kevin Kropinyeri, Andy Saunders.

Aboriginal Comedy Allstars

  • Stand-up / storytelling
  • 11 - 12
  • 31 Jul; 1-26 Aug 2019

From the oldest culture on earth comes the freshest, fiercest and funniest stand-up around. Cheeky, loud, black and proud, featuring...   Full listing

Aditi Mittal: Mother of Invention. Aditi Mittal.

Aditi Mittal: Mother of Invention

  • Stand-up
  • 11 - 12
  • 31 Jul; 1-11 & 13-25 Aug 2019

Motherhood: the most celebrated and exploited condition of human existence. Joining an illustrious line of shows by straight white men...   Full listing

Ane City.

Ane City

  • Play
  • 10 - 12
  • 31 Jul; 1-26 Aug 2019

Tay has returned to her hometown of Dundee for a summer of relaxation, drinking and self-discovery. But first, she has...   Full listing

Assembly Gala Launch.

Assembly Gala Launch

  • Cabaret
  • 14
  • 31 Jul 2019

Assembly's Gala celebrates the opening of our 2019 programme of over 200 shows. It highlights some of the biggest and...   Full listing

Atomic Saloon Show.

Atomic Saloon Show

  • 16 - 18
  • 1-11 & 13-25 Aug 2019

The wildest watering hole in town. Madam Boozy Skunkton has been collecting the prettiest, sexiest, dumbest, drunkest troupe of entertainers...   Full listing

Aunty. Johanna Cosgrove.

Aunty

  • Clown
  • 10 - 12
  • 31 Jul; 1-11, 13-18 & 20-25 Aug 2019

'HELLO EVERYONE IT'S YOUR AUNTY HERE. FAMILY BBQ WILL BE AT MINE THIS YEAR. BRING A PLATE BUT I'M ON...   Full listing

Back of the Bus.

Back of the Bus

  • 14 - 15
  • 2-6, 8-11, 13-18 & 20-25 Aug 2019

Come ride on a bus through the streets of Edinburgh as dancers propel themselves along the aisles and hang from...   Full listing

beep boop. Richard Saudek.

beep boop

  • Clown
  • 11 - 12
  • 1-11, 13-18 & 20-25 Aug 2019

Following an acclaimed US run, Richard Saudek (Stage Award winner for Acting Excellence, Fringe 2016) performs a twisted and highly...   Full listing

Best of the Fest.

Best of the Fest

  • Variety / stand-up
  • 14 - 16
  • 2-4, 8-11, 15-18 & 22-25 Aug 2019

The best mixed-bill comedy night in Edinburgh, featuring your favourite comedians from around the Fringe. A perfect way to experience...   Full listing

Best of the Fest Daytime.

Best of the Fest Daytime

  • Cabaret
  • 12 - 14
  • 2-25 Aug 2019

Bite-size tasters of the best comedy, music and circus, all prepared for you in our glorious Spiegeltent. With line-ups changing...   Full listing

Best Of The Fest... Later.

Best Of The Fest... Later

  • Stand-up / variety
  • 14 - 16
  • 2-4, 9-11, 16-18 & 23-25 Aug 2019

You loved the original so much, we're doing it twice! The best mixed-bill comedy night in Edinburgh heads back to...   Full listing

Brendan Galileo for Europe. Fionn Foley.

Brendan Galileo for Europe

  • Play
  • 10 - 11
  • 31 Jul; 1-11 & 13-26 Aug 2019

Brendan Galileo is determined to make his mark on Irish political life and save the local school of music from...   Full listing

Cally Beaton: Invisible. Cally Beaton.

Cally Beaton: Invisible

  • Stand-up / storytelling
  • 9 - 11
  • 31 Jul; 1-12 & 14-25 Aug 2019

Invisible is an unflinching, hilarious and unexpected insight into life at an age when the world ghosts you. Cally recalls...   Full listing

Children are Stinky.

Children are Stinky

  • Clown
  • 8 - 10
  • 1-6, 8-13, 15-20 & 22-26 Aug 2019

***** (FamiliesOnline.co.uk). ***** (EdinburghFestivalsforKids.com). ***** (PlanetArts.org). A super five-star total sell-out Edinburgh Fringe sensation, you'd better book your tickets in...   Full listing

Choir of Man.

Choir of Man

  • Music / play
  • 15 - 17.50
  • 1-11 & 13-25 Aug 2019

A feast for all the senses... Leave your worries in your coat and grab a pint! The runaway hit of...   Full listing

Chores.

Chores

  • Clown
  • 8 - 10
  • 1-11, 13-18 & 20-25 Aug 2019

Chores is the story of two typical young rascal boys playing in their messy bedroom. Suddenly, Mother's alarming screams rattle...   Full listing

Comedy Club 4 Kids.

Comedy Club 4 Kids

  • Stand-up / variety
  • 10
  • 31 Jul; 1-18 & 25 Aug 2019

Just cos you're a kid doesn't mean you should miss out on the best stand-ups and sketch acts of the...   Full listing

Comic Relief Live. Image shows from L to R: Nish Kumar, Rose Matafeo, Phil Wang, Ahir Shah, Sarah Keyworth, Sara Barron.

Comic Relief Live

  • Stand-up
  • 16.50
  • 19 Aug 2019

Join one of the UK's top comedians as they host a line-up of the most exciting comedy talent in the...   Full listing

David O'Doherty: Ultrasound. David O'Doherty.

David O'Doherty: Ultrasound

  • Stand-up
  • 15 - 16
  • 31 Jul; 1-12 & 14-26 Aug 2019

The hairy Enya is delighted to return to Edinburgh with a brand-new show made up of talking and songs played...   Full listing

Ex-Batts and Broilers.

Ex-Batts and Broilers

  • Clown
  • 10 - 12
  • 13-24 Aug 2019

Gail and Gemma are two delightful chickens in a cage, discovering life as it comes. Join them on a touching,...   Full listing

Frank Skinner Live. Frank Skinner.

Frank Skinner Live

  • Stand-up
  • 16.50 - 17.50
  • 31 Jul; 1-18 Aug 2019

The comic legend and 1991 Comedy Award winner returns to Edinburgh, performing 60 minutes of fresh material ahead of the...   Full listing

George Egg: Movable Feast. George Egg.

George Egg: Movable Feast

  • Stand-up
  • 10 - 12
  • 1-11 & 13-25 Aug 2019

Brand-new comedy from the stand-up who cooks on stage. In this show he's on the road! It's time for planes,...   Full listing

Girl Scouts vs Aliens.

Girl Scouts vs Aliens

  • Play
  • 10 - 12
  • 31 Jul; 1-12, 14-19 & 21-26 Aug 2019

Get ready for the greatest low-fi sci-fi comedy adventure on Earth! Our four teen heroes are on their last ever...   Full listing

Goose: Ctrl+T. Adam Drake.

Goose: Ctrl+T

  • Sketch show
  • 12 - 14
  • 1-25 Aug 2019

One-man sketch (but good). Co-star of #1 podcast Capital. 'Brilliant stuff' **** (Guardian). 'A distilled version of the most interesting...   Full listing

Gun. William Hartley.

Gun

  • 10 - 11
  • 1-13 & 15-24 Aug 2019

'If you're gonna kill a man, better make sure you do it properly. First rule of a murder'. Gun is...   Full listing

Guys, Dolls and Pies.

Guys, Dolls and Pies

  • Play
  • 13 - 15
  • 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22 & 24 Aug 2019

Damon Runyon's brilliant Broadway Stories became Guys and Dolls. Here, two of his finest, Johnny One Eye and [i]A Piece...   Full listing

It's Miss Hope Springs.

It's Miss Hope Springs

  • 12 - 14
  • 1-24 Aug 2019

Join comedy cabaret superstar Miss Hope Springs at the piano, presenting original musical numbers from her vintage repertoire of toe-tapping...   Full listing

James Hancox: 1000 Great Lives. James Hancox.

James Hancox: 1000 Great Lives

  • Sketch show
  • 11 - 12.50
  • 1-11 & 13-25 Aug 2019

James returns with his most ambitious show to date - an epic, thought-provoking stage spectacular celebrating the 1000 great lives...   Full listing

Jekyll and Hyde.

Jekyll and Hyde

  • Play
  • 12 - 13
  • 1-18 & 20-26 Aug 2019

Meet the most delightfully evil man alive, Mr Hyde. A man so evil he punches the cleaner, drop-kicks a precious...   Full listing

Jessie Cave: Sunrise. Jessie Cave.

Jessie Cave: Sunrise

  • 14 - 16
  • 14-25 Aug 2019

Dating again after a complex break-up, Jessie is trying to get her personal life in order - before her kids...   Full listing

Laser Kiwi.

Laser Kiwi

  • Clown
  • 13 - 15
  • 1-11, 13-18 & 20-25 Aug 2019

New Zealand's favourite surreal sketch circus troupe bring their smash hit to Edinburgh. A wonderfully bizarre and thoroughly entertaining masterpiece,...   Full listing

Lola and Jo: Escape.

Lola and Jo: Escape

  • Sketch show
  • 10 - 11
  • 31 Jul; 1-13 & 15-25 Aug 2019

Clock's ticking. We're all heading for the grave. Don't panic, character comedians Lola and Jo ('Bloody brilliant' **** (Chortle.co.uk)) will...   Full listing

Lolly Jones: I Believe in Merkels. Lolly Jones.

Lolly Jones: I Believe in Merkels

  • Sketch show
  • 9 - 11
  • 31 Jul; 1-13 & 15-25 Aug 2019

EU leaders swap negotiations for disco, tassels and glitter in this 'razor sharp blend of burlesque and comedy' (EdFestMag.com). In...   Full listing

Lucille and Cecilia.

Lucille and Cecilia

  • Clown
  • 10 - 11
  • 1-11, 13-19 & 21-24 Aug 2019

Two circus sea lions: one is desperate to escape, the other gets off on her daily rub downs from Trevor...   Full listing

Melinda Hughes: Off the Scale. Melinda Hughes.

Melinda Hughes: Off the Scale

  • Music
  • 10 - 12
  • 1-11, 13-18 & 20-25 Aug 2019

Backed by a live jazz trio, Melinda's show is a sophisticated romp through social and political satire, packed with provocative...   Full listing

Morgan & West: Unbelievable Science.

Morgan & West: Unbelievable Science

  • Magic
  • 11.50 - 12.50
  • 31 Jul; 1-20 & 22-25 Aug 2019

Unbelievable Science is an interactive science show for the whole family, where experiments take place right before your eyes! Captivating...   Full listing

My Father The Tantric Masseur. Roann McCloskey.

My Father The Tantric Masseur

  • 9 - 11
  • 31 Jul; 1-11, 13-18 & 20-25 Aug 2019

A reserved English father turned Tantric Masseur. A Muslim mother who insists on open dialogue. Roann has been caught in...   Full listing

Nath Valvo: I'm Happy for You. Nath Valvo.

Nath Valvo: I'm Happy for You

  • Stand-up
  • 9 - 11
  • 31 Jul; 1-11 & 13-25 Aug 2019

Edinburgh! Your favourite show pony is back. Come hear Nath tease people that make good life choices. 2018 saw this...   Full listing

Nick Offerman: All Rise. Nick Offerman.

Nick Offerman: All Rise

  • Stand-up
  • 25
  • 24 Aug 2019

Join the star of Parks and Recreation and Fargo for an evening of deliberative talking and light dance that will...   Full listing

Pals.

Pals

  • Play
  • 13 - 15
  • 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22 & 24 Aug 2019

Meet the pals - Pete, Andy, Linda and Sue - in a hit new comedy based on the true story...   Full listing

Pamela's Palace.

Pamela's Palace

  • Cabaret
  • 10 - 12
  • 31 Jul; 1-12 & 14-25 Aug 2019

Strutting their way through jaw-dropping, fearless Fosse dance routines and uniquely satirical songs, the three tenacious comedians deliver cheeky, tear-jerking...   Full listing

Police Cops - Badass Be Thy Name.

Police Cops - Badass Be Thy Name

  • Play / sketch show
  • 12 - 13
  • 31 Jul; 1-13, 15-20 & 22-25 Aug 2019

Hot off the back of total sell-out runs at Edinburgh Fringe 2016, 2017, 2018 and Soho Theatre, London; multi award-winning...   Full listing

Sam Taunton: It's Nice, It's Modern. Sam Taunton.

Sam Taunton: It's Nice, It's Modern

  • Stand-up
  • 10 - 11
  • 31 Jul; 1-11 & 13-25 Aug 2019

Winner: Pinder Prize, 2019 Melbourne International Comedy Festival. The Edinburgh debut from one of Australia's most exciting comedians. I'm a...   Full listing

Séayoncé Déjà Voodoo. Dan Wye.

Séayoncé Déjà Voodoo

  • Cabaret
  • 10 - 11
  • 1-11 & 13-25 Aug 2019

The legendary Ghost Whisperer Séayoncé is lubed up to mystic it to you in this dragtastic séance! Enter the depths...   Full listing

Shaving The Dead. Image shows from L to R: Owen O'Neill, Guy Masterson, Alan McKee, Simon Nehan.

Shaving The Dead

  • Play
  • 13 - 15
  • 1-12 & 14-25 Aug 2019

Eurig and Connor rely on death for a living but even that has let them down. Charles Sterling's corpse offers...   Full listing

Simon Evans: Dressing for Dinner. Simon Evans.

Simon Evans: Dressing for Dinner

  • Stand-up
  • 13 - 14
  • 31 Jul; 1-11 & 13-25 Aug 2019

Observing the little traditional conventions in life - one pink sock for Michaelmas day, keeping toenail clippings in a separate...   Full listing

Svetlana. Image shows from L to R: Paul Matthews, Laila Noble.

Svetlana

  • Play
  • 12 - 13
  • 31 Jul; 1-12, 14-19 & 21-25 Aug 2019

'The War oan Terror? Whit's it f*cking like?!' The world needs a new kind of warrior - a woman, a...   Full listing

Tartuffe.

Tartuffe

  • Play
  • 14 - 15
  • 1-5, 7-12, 14-19 & 21-25 Aug 2019

Liz Lochhead's un-PC, rude, rhyming cut of Moliere's classic relocated to a 1940s Scotch living room. Con man Tartuffe, with...   Full listing

The Greatest Magic Show.

The Greatest Magic Show

  • Magic
  • 10 - 12
  • 1-11, 13-18 & 20-24 Aug 2019

Winner of Fringe World 2019 Best Children's Show Weekly Award! The multi award-winning, sell-out sensation of 2018, [l]The Greatest Magic...   Full listing

The Kaye Hole. Reuben Kaye.

The Kaye Hole

  • Variety
  • 16
  • 2-4, 9-11, 16-18 & 23-25 Aug 2019

Late night, done right. Queer, messy, fast, loose and f*cking hilarious. The hottest late-night ticket in town where the riskiest...   Full listing

The Latebloomers: Scotland!.

The Latebloomers: Scotland!

  • Clown
  • 10 - 12
  • 1-11, 13-18 & 20-24 Aug 2019

Join us for a wild ride, with rhythm, body percussion, singing, stomping, clowning and the spirit of Scotland! A hilarious,...   Full listing

The Living Room.

The Living Room

  • Clown
  • 10 - 12
  • 1-12, 14-19 & 21-24 Aug 2019

These Accountants of Death work tirelessly to record the death toll. The occupational hazards wear on these two clowns as...   Full listing

The Long Pigs.

The Long Pigs

  • Clown
  • 14 - 16
  • 1-6, 8-11, 13-18 & 20-25 Aug 2019

Horror meets hilarity! Spine-tingling original theatre that is hilariously dark and frighteningly funny. Join this underground clown cult that audiences...   Full listing

The Professor.

The Professor

  • Play
  • 11 - 13
  • 1-12, 14-18 & 20-25 Aug 2019

The university's oddest professor has made a remarkable discovery. He's thrilled - but why is his lecture today even stranger...   Full listing

Thrones! The Musical Parody.

Thrones! The Musical Parody

  • Music
  • 15 - 16
  • 31 Jul; 1-25 Aug 2019

Winter has come! The smash hit returns. Hilarious, harrowing, heart-warming. Total Fringe sell-out 2015-2018. Updated with gobs of new material...   Full listing

Timandra Harkness: Take A Risk.

Timandra Harkness: Take A Risk

  • Stand-up
  • 8 - 10
  • 31 Jul; 2-11, 13-18 & 20-25 Aug 2019

The future is uncertain. Does that thrill you or terrify you? Do you seize opportunities, or feel at risk? After...   Full listing

Tom Lenk Is Trash. Tom Lenk.

Tom Lenk Is Trash

  • Stand-up
  • 11 - 12.50
  • 1-11 & 13-25 Aug 2019

In 2016, SAG Award-winning, middle-aged scene-stealer Tom Lenk (Buffy, Tilda Swinton Answers..., Transparent, HBO's Room 104) accidentally achieved what millennials...   Full listing

Tom Walker: Very Very. Tom Walker.

Tom Walker: Very Very

  • Clown
  • 9 - 11
  • 31 Jul; 1-13 & 15-25 Aug 2019

Melbourne International Comedy Festival: 2017 Best Show nominee and 2016 Best Newcomer winner. Award-winning-and-losing comedian Tom Walker returns to Edinburgh...   Full listing

Tumours. Ashleigh Laurence.

Tumours

  • Play
  • 10 - 12
  • 1-11, 13-18 & 20-24 Aug 2019

Jay is 27. For one more day. And she reckons she's about to die. It's not all that rational, but...   Full listing

Who Is Daniel King. Ed Eales-White.

Who Is Daniel King

  • Play
  • 10 - 11
  • 1-13 & 15-24 Aug 2019

A story of a man who decides to be a dancer. Daniel's living the patriarchal dream, everything that should bring...   Full listing

Yours Sincerely.

Yours Sincerely

  • 10 - 11
  • 1-12 & 14-24 Aug 2019

The year is 2017. Average graduate debt has hit £50, 000, Kylie Minogue is making a comeback and Will Jackson...   Full listing