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Tales from the Fireside


Aug 1-12, 14-27    11.05am

Fireside, 20 East Market St, EH8 8BE

Join Edinburgh's most infamous ghosts for an afternoon of storytelling and adventure! Explore the remains of the fireside and discover just how gruesome life used to be in the old town. Tales from the Fireside is a brand-new show for 2018. An interactive and free-form storytelling experience that allows audience members to come and go as they please.

Suitability: 3+ (3 and older)

Box office: book via website


The Adventures of Sam Swallow


C Too, St Columba's by the Castle, Johnston Terrace/Victoria Terrace, EH1 2PW

Aug 2-12, 14-27    11.45am

Soar with Sam on his thrilling migration North! Journey through wondrous landscapes, meet the creatures that inhabit them, and see the impact of pollution and climate change. A poignant, heart-warming and entertaining new play for children and families about the beauty of nature and our need to protect it, brought to life through music, dance and puppetry.

Suitability: 3+ (3 and older)

Box office: 0131 581 5555

Primary Times Children's Choice review


The Little Musician


Aug 2-12, 14-19, 21-26    12.15

Assembly Roxy, 2 Roxburgh Place, EH8 9SU

One girl, armed only with a flute, sets out on a brave adventure to find the lost sunshine. Join The Little Musician on her journey and help her to save the world from freezing! Combining live sound effects and inventive scenery, this beautiful and imaginative show reminds us of the real meaning of sunshine and relationships. A joyful, interactive show suitable for all the family.

Suitability: 3+ (3 and older)

Box Office: 0131 623 3030


The Time Machine


Aug 8-14, 16-19  2.30pm

Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, EH1 1SR

Combining exquisite puppetry, scintillating melodrama and a luxurious soundscape, this fast-paced adaptation whisks family audiences along through HG Wells' sci-fi classic. It is a tale of human folly, evolutionary change and social upheaval, suitable for all enquiring minds.

Suitability: 8+ (8 and older)

Box Office: 0131 556 9579

Primary Times Children's Choice Award review


This is Your Trial


Aug 2-12, 14-26   1.25pm

Just the Tonic at The Caves, Rowantree Bar, EH1 1LG

The family-friendly version of the UK's only comedy court returns with a new venue! An improvised show where Steve Bennett invites top comedians to be lawyers, prosecuting and defending members of the audience accused of "crimes". 

Suitability: 5+ (4 and older)

Box Office: 0330 220 1212

Primary Times Children's Choice Award review


Tomfoolery's Beans on Toast


Aug 20-25   10.20am

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

Following his sell-out Fringe debut last year, Tomfoolery returns with his action-packed show that's fun for all the family. Bursting with magic, silliness, music and much more! Abracadabra Beans on Toast! 

Suitability: 3+ (3-10)

Box Office: 0330 220 1212


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