Page D Edinburgh Fringe Children's Shows


The Dark Room (for Kids!)


31 July - 24 August, 5.30pm

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Bristo Square

Best Kids Show, Leicester Comedy Festival 2018. You are stuck inside a video game! Now, fight the boss in this interactive comedy featuring terrible prizes and total mayhem! Suitable for 11+.

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Read the review for the Primary Times' Children's Choice Award


Danny MacAskill's Drop and Roll


31 July - 24 August, 3pm - with evening performances on 7, 12 and 19 Aug at 7pm

Underbelly's Circus Hub on the Meadows, Middle Meadow Walk EH9 9EX

Led by world-famous trials rider and YouTube sensation Danny MacAskill, Drop and Roll make their long-awaited Edinburgh Fringe debut with a brand-new show featuring jaw-dropping stunts! Joining Danny will be highly acclaimed trials rider and fellow Scotsman Duncan Shaw, plus more athletes to be announced. Hosted by extreme sports commentator Henry Jackson, the hour-long show includes crowd participation plus there are prizes to be won throughout. Stuiable for 5+. 

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Dexter and Winter's Detective Agency


August 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 24-25 - 11.20am

Roundabout @ Summerhall

When Dexter’s mum is sent to jail for getting mixed up in a jewellery robbery, it’s up to Dexter and Winter to get her out. A madcap adventure by Nathan Bryon (CBeebies' Rastamouse). Suitable for 7+.

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Don't Mess With The Dummies


31 July -25 August (not 12 or 19 August), 11.20am

Underbelly Bristo Square, Teviot Place, EH8 9AG

Following the global smash success of the multi award-winning Trash Test Dummies and critically acclaimed Splash Test Dummies, comes Dummies Corp's all-female circus sensation Don't Mess with the Dummies. Suitable for 3-12 years.

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Doodle Pop: Woogie Boogie v2


31 July -25 August, 10.50am

Assembly George Square Studios, George Square, EH8 9LH

Welcome to the eye-popping adventure presented on a magical whiteboard. The mysterious creatures that two mischievous friends draw and erase come to life by magic created by projection. Aged 3+.

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Double Bubble Trouble


July 31- Aug 18, 1.30pm

Sweet Grassmarket, Apex Grassmarket Hotel, EH1 2HS

Bubbles, bubbles everywhere. Poppy bubbles is back and her nephew Bert has taken over the bubble lab. He’s having a bit of bubble trouble and Poppy is there to help him through it. For 4-11 years.

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Down With the Poetry King


31 July -18 August, 11.30am

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ

Award-winning silliness and choose-your-own-adventure poems aplenty as you work together to overthrow the Poetry King with your writing skills. Will you have what it takes to defeat your poetry overlord? For ages 8+.

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Dream Machine


12 - 18 August, 11.10am

Underbelly, 66 Cowgate EH1 1JX

This year's hottest product has just hit the city. Slap this little device on your forehead and the Dream Machine dreams for you. The Dream Machine may be convenient, but it's dangerous too. If you stop dreaming at night, what happens to your dreams during the day? Returning to the Fringe, MCS Drama explore the power of imagination on an adventure full of fortune-telling dinosaurs, sandwich puppets and dreams of biscuits in a fantastic show for families. Suitable for 8+.  

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