EdFringe Children’s shows

Jul 30 2019 | By More

Edinburgh’s Children’s theatre companies at EdFringe

At All Edinburgh Theatre we are covering in some way or other, all the shows at the Edinburgh Fringe 2018 which are Made in Edinburgh.

This includes shows made for children and listed in the Children’s Theatre section of the Fringe programme, which are listed here in alphabetical order by show title.

Valentina’s Galaxy

The rest of the Made in Edinburgh productions are listed here:
Theatre by Edinburgh’s Amateur companies
Theatre by Edinburgh’s Grassroots companies
Theatre by Edinburgh’s Youth and Student companies
Theatre by Edinburgh’s Professional companies

These distinctions are sometimes slightly arbitrary, and professional companies also mentor youth companies so do look through the different sections. Also, don’t forget to look at what is on in the Musical Theatre, Children’s and Dance sections.

Children’s Theatre Listings

Annie Jr
Edinburgh Youth Theatre
theSpace @ Niddry St (Venue 9)
2 – 10 Aug (not 4): 10:10 (55 minutes)
Edinburgh Youth Theatre will knock your socks off with this lively, fun and charming musical version of Annie Jr. An exhilarating theatre experience for all the family. Licensed by MTI (Europe). Book here.

Brave Macbeth
Captivate Theatre
Pleasance Courtyard (Venue 33)
31 Jul, 1 – 18 Aug: 11:50 (1 hour)
Primary Times Children’s Choice Award winner Brave Macbeth is back. Catchy tunes, slapstick, sword fights, witches and warriors. ‘A beautifully pitched children’s musical combining The Scottish Play with tunes, humour and shameless messing about’ (AllEdinburghTheatre.com). Book here.

CeilidhKids at the Fringe – Free!
CeilidhKids / Free Festival
Laughing Horse @ The Counting House (Venue 152)
1 – 25 Aug (not 15, 20, 22): 10:15, 11:15 (45 minutes)
Very basic but hugely fun Ceilidh dancing for all the family. Not strictly theatre, but a fabulous way to start the day and burn off energy for three to seven year-olds (and carers!) before sitting in dark room watching something more cerebral. Traditional music – but clever adaptations of the basic dances. Book here.

Celeste’s Circus
Faux Theatre
Scottish Storytelling Centre (Venue 30)
1 – 5, 9 – 12, 16 – 19 & 23 – 25 Aug: 10:30 (35 minutes)
An award-winning delight, inviting young ones to join Celeste, where a beautiful paper big top unfolds and one endearing, magical act follows another. Perfect for age group, joyous to watch. ‘Makes Mary Poppins look positively pedestrian!’ (Primary Times). Book here.

First Piano on the Moon: Will Pickvance
Will Pickvance
Summerhall (Venue 26)
31 Jul, 1 – 18 Aug (not 12): 11:30 (1 hour)
Adapting Mozart, Chopin and Scott Joplin for outer space requires a specially equipped pianist. Will has been in training. From creator of Anatomy of the Piano. ‘Highly entertaining maestro for young and old Book here.

Funbox: How to Be a Superhero
Gilded Balloon Teviot (Venue 14)
5 – 7 Aug: 13:30 (1 hour)
Join Gary, Kevin and Anya (formerly of The Singing Kettle) for singalong silliness. Pull on your spandex and capes to become the ultimate superhero! Pants over trousers encouraged but not mandatory. Book here.

Little Top
Starcatchers and SUPERFAN
Pleasance at EICC (Venue 150)
1 – 18 Aug (not 5, 12): 10:30, 13:30 (50 minutes)
A magical first circus experience for babies aged 0-18 months. Be transported into a joyous, topsy-turvy world where patterns fill the air and anything is possible. Supported by Made in Scotland. www.madeinscotlandshowcase.com. Babies and adults require a ticket. Book here.

Mother Goose – Cancelled
Edinburgh Little Theatre
Hill Street Theatre (Venue 41)
2 – 9 Aug: 13:50 (1 hour 30 minutes)
This production has been cancelled.

Princess Pumpalot: The Ghostly Farting Monk Hunt
Cadies Productions
Le Monde (Venue 47)
2 – 12 Aug (not 3, 10).: 11:00 (50 minutes)
A brand-new show for 2019! Princess Pumpalot (The Farting Princess) and her best friend Guffy attempt to solve the mystery of the Ghostly Farting Monk. Warning: The Toilet of Truth returns! Book here.

Romantic Romeo
Captivate Theatre
Gilded Balloon at the Museum (Venue 64)
1 – 25 Aug (not 12, 19): 10:30 (1 hour)
The masked ball, the balcony scene, the saucy nurse, Mercutio’s death, the friar’s cunning plan and the tragic death scene are all included in this hilarious adaptation with catchy songs, jokes and slapstick comedy. Book here.

Shark in the Park
Nonsense Room Productions
Assembly George Square (Venue 8)
31 Jul, 1 – 18 Aug (not 14): 10:30 (1 hour)
Æ Review from 2016: ★★★☆☆  Lively
Timothy Pope is looking through his telescope – but wait, is that a Shark in the Park!? From the producers of The Hairy Maclary show – all three Shark in the Park books live on stage! Book here.

The Tale of Hamlet the Viking
Little Shakespeare Company
The Royal Scots Club (Venue 241)
5 – 10 Aug: 11:00 (1 hour 15 minutes)
Ghosts! Murder! Betrayal! Revenge! A treacherous uncle and mad son. Something is rotten in the state of Denmark, and these vikings will show you what. Book here.

Valentina’s Galaxy
Frozen Charlotte Productions
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh – Fletcher Building (Venue 370)
3 – 18 Aug (not 5, 12): 10:30, 11:00, 12:30, 14:00, 14:30 (50 minutes)
Valentina’s Galaxy: an intergalactic adventure for starry-eyed 2-6 year olds and their adults. Inspired by women in space, this immersive performance captivates children and adults alike with a combustible concoction of experiments, rocket launches and stargazing. Book here.

Click the following links for listings of:

Theatre by Edinburgh’s Amateur companies
Theatre by Edinburgh’s Grassroots companies
Theatre by Edinburgh’s Youth and Student companies
Theatre by Edinburgh’s Professional companies
Musical Theatre by Edinburgh-based companies
Children’s Theatre by Edinburgh-based companies
Dance, Cabaret and Spoken Word by Edinburgh-based companies

If your show should be in this listing but isn’t, or you feel it has been put in the wrong heading, please do contact us.


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