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31 July - 26 August, 11am

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Bristo Square

Tappuccino is an interactive, playful and joyous production that tells the story of a tap-dancing coffee bean on her quest to befriend a barista and save the rainforests! An adventure told through song, dance, puppetry and circus. Suitable for 3+.

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The Bubble Show


1-26 Aug (not 14), 10.40am

Assembly George Square Gardens, The Blue Room EH8 9LH

Join Mr Bubbles with his extraordinary soap bubbles! Enjoy bouncy bubbles, bubbles inside bubbles, smoke bubbles, square bubbles, giant bubbles and even fire bubbles. Suitable for 2+.

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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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The Extraordinary Time-Travelling Adventures of

Baron Munchausen


August 2-25 (not 13) - 4.10pm

The Stand’s New Town Theatre, George St, Freemasons' Hall EH2 3DH

Extraordinary tales, elegantly told. Fun, improvised children's storytelling, based on The Adventures of Baron Munchausen. There will be swords, duels, unicorns and castles of cheese, and all of it completely and irrefutably true. For 7+.

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The Fablesmiths


August 2-17 (not 11), 11.40am

Greenside @ Infirmary Street, 6 Infirmary Street, EH1 1LT

In a story of damsels, dragons and danger, the legendary Fablesmiths take you on a spectacular journey into a mystical universe of forgotten fairy tales. Look forward to seeing puppets, masks, music and a lot of shenanigans! Suitable for 2-7 years.

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The First King of England in a Dress


August 12-24 (not 18) - Times vary

theSpace Triplex, The Prince Phillip Building, 19 Hill Place, EH8 9DP

The First King of England in a Dress introduces families to England’s Viking origins–with storytelling, songs, and plenty of joining in! Fringe audiences will be among the first to experience this fun legend of kidnapping and cross-dressing, adapted by a storyteller from the world-famous Oxford Reading Tree. It will especially enthral adventurous story and/or history lovers aged 7-11! Tickets £7-£12.

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The Greatest Magic Show


August 1 -24 (not 12 and 19) - 11.30am

Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street, EH2 2LR

Winner of Fringe World 2019 Best Children’s Show Weekly Award. The multi-award winning sensation is coming to Edinburgh for the first time – with incredible illusions and circus stunts! Ages 3-12. Tickets £7-£12.

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The Happy Prince


August 1-26 (not 12 or 19), 1.15pm

C aquilia, Roman Eagle Lodge, Johnston Terrace, EH1 2PW

Where is Happy Prince? Where are our neighbours? Happy Prince will find love with you! A beautiful story which sets a fire in the hearts of children and adults, from internationally-renowned Modl Theatre. Suitable for 3+.

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The Listies: Ickypedia


31 July – 18 August,  1.30pm,

Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ

Australia's kids comedy maestros return! This time they're packing 30 bubble machines, two toilet paper guns and the Snot Ness Monster. Sell-out 2016, 2017. For ages 4+.

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The Noise Next Door's Really Really Good Afternoon Show Through Time


July 31- Aug 25 (not 14th), 3pm

Gilded Balloon Debating Hall, Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ

Join the quickest wits in comedy for a side-splitting, jaw-dropping, time-travelling adventure that's fun for literally everyone. Dinosaurs? Egyptians? Robots? When do we go next? It's up to you! Your suggestions are transformed, in the blink of an eye, into ferociously funny scenes and songs on a journey through history, to the future, and back again. For 8+ years.

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The Red Balloon


August 22 - 25, 1.30pm

Sweet Grassmarket, Apex Grassmarket Hotel, 31-35 Grassmarket, EH1 2HS

Based on the classic 1956 film, the award-winning Lucky Dog bring their new show to Edinburgh. Charming, funny, touching and suitable for all the family. Join Pascal and his balloon as they learn about true friendship. For ages 4-10. Tickets £8/£6.

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The Ruff Guide to Shakespeare


7-17 August, 11am

Assembly George Square, George Square, EH8 9LH

A glorious celebration of the work of the world's greatest playwright. Expect silly sketches, toetapping songs and dastardly duels. 'The perfect way to introduce your child to Shakespeare'. Suitable for 5+.

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The Showstoppers' Kids Show


July 31- Aug 18, 12pm

Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ

Olivier Award-winning improvisers, The Showstoppers, take your kids' amazing ideas and transform them on-the-spot into interactive musical adventures, tailor-made to their imaginations. Suitable for 3 – 10 years.

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Tom Brace: Brace of Spades


July 31- Aug 26 (not 22), 1.20pm

Pleasance Dome - AceDome, 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL

Following a sold-out run at last year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Tom Brace returns with a brand-new magic show for the whole family! Featuring Tom's unique blend of comedy and magic, the show promises to have a little something for everybody. For 8+ years.

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Topsy and Turvy's Twisty Turney Journey


2 - 10 August, 10.30am

@ Nicolson Square, 25 Nicolson Square, EH8 9BX

Joey is trapped in a magical maze! Topsy and Turvy need your help to sing and dance crazily past kooky kookaburras, giant seagulls and talking rocket ships to help find their Aussie friend! For 4-9 years.

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Treasure Island


31 July - 18 August, 11am

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square

Join Jim Hawkins and a ruthless buccaneer crew aboard the Hispaniola as they search for Captain Flint's hidden bounty. Will he outsmart the dastardly Long John Silver and avoid the curse of the black spot? For ages 5+. Tickets £6- £9.50.

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