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Bianco

Contemporary circus featuring 16 performers and a live band.

NoFit State Big Top, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

£20 (£18)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

£20 (£18)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Baby Loves Disco

Baby Loves Disco is a chance for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their parents to get their respective grooves on and enjoy some dayclubbing with real club DJs spinning retro and pop tunes. Chillout room, themed crafts, facepainting, healthy snacks and more – all included in the price, plus licensed bar for parents.

Audio, Brighton

Mon 25 Aug

£8.94 / 07986 527947

DNA, London SW11

Sat 27 Sep

£9.94 / 07986 527947

Sat 25 Oct

£9.94 / 07986 527947

Sat 29 Nov

£9.94 / 07986 527947

Electric Circus, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

£9 / 07986 527947

Mon 25 Aug

£9 / 07986 527947

Sun 26 Oct

£8.94 / 07986 527947

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Sonics in Duum

  • 3 stars

Sonics Duum pays homage to the legendary underworld of Agharta. The audience will be catapulted into a mystical place where Sonics will bring you colours, rules, rhythms and secrets. Breathtaking aerial acrobatics and athletic performances, unusual scenic structures tell how people try to make the Duum, the jump…

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Debating Hall

£11 (£10) / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Circus Incognitus

  • 4 stars

Jamie Adkins Jamie Adkins is a performer in the vaudeville tradition of Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton. With no hi-tech distractions, his irresistible character heroically battles with the everyday objects of life, permanently on the verge of disaster… moving but hilarious. He treats the audience as a partner and as…

New Town Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Majestic

£14 (£12) / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Majestic

£14 (£12) / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Haka

New Zealand Season | Te Matatini Kapa Haka Experience twenty-five of New Zealand's finest Kapa Haka performers in an electrifying display of Maori performing arts; the bulging eyes, the protrusion of the tongue, the act of defiance - Haka! Raw emotion meets melodious harmonies in a thrilling and poignant tribute to the…

Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Main Hall

£15 (£13) / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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La Loba

  • 4 stars

Lenka Vagnerová & Company Burdened with an unbearable destiny, a woman wanders the wilderness with a bag of bones. An ancient folktale steeped in mystery brought to life through movement and song by two remarkable artists, dancer, Andrea Opavská and singer, Jana Vébrová. ‘Lenka Vagnerová’s latest artistic creation…

Zoo Southside, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Main House

£10 (£8) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Main House

£10 (£8) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Pianist

By Thomas Monckton (New Zealand) and Circo Aereo (Finland) A comic contemporary circus piece centred on, in, under, and around a grand piano. At the peak of high society entertainment sits The Pianist‘s pianist. Before he realises it, his show has transformed from the highbrow concert he hoped for into a spectacularly…

Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Central

£12 / 0131 623 3030

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Central

£12 / 0131 623 3030

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Central

£10 / 0131 623 3030

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Early Doors

  • 3 stars

Immersive theatre from Not Too Tame.

Jinglin' Geordie, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

The Pub

£10 (£9) / 0131 225 2803

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

The Pub

£10 (£9) / 0131 225 2803

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

The Pub

£7.50 (£6.50) / 0131 225 2803

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

A Simple Space

Aurora Nova presents Gravity & Other Myths Get up close and personal with one of Australia’s hottest and most original circus ensembles! In the award winning show that has captivated sell-out festival audiences world wide, seven young acrobats push themselves to their physical limits and beyond in an awe inspiring…

Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Udderbelly

£15 (£14) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Udderbelly

£15 (£14) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Udderbelly

£15 (£14) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Anka's Story

Elevation Youth Dance Company This contemporary ballet choreographed by Helen, Bryony and Emily Garner will take you on an emotional, yet uplifting journey, as these young performers sensitively portray the harrowing true-life story of Anka Bergman, who survived the Holocaust of WWII with her daughter, Eva, born on the…

C, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

+3

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

+3

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

+3

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Tibetan Monks Dance and Music

Tashi Lhunpo Tibetan Monks '…a psychedelic whirl of chanting, dancing, drums, cymbals…' Times). Tibetan monks bring a moving and inspirational insight into the world of sacred music and monastic dance from the contemplative, mesmerising chant of Buddhist texts to the majestic brocade-costumed masked dances. Musical…

Quaker Meeting House, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Theatre

£8 (£6.50) / 0131 225 4825

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & just Festival.

Flamenco Global

Ricardo Garcia's Flamenco Flow (Spain). Fringe favourite Ricardo Garcia has travelled to four continents in recent years, demonstrating the art of Flamenco music, rhythm and dance. Influenced by jazz, blues, Indian, Arabic and African music. Ricardo has just returned from Ethiopia, and creates this new collaboration…

C, Edinburgh

Sun 24 Aug

–1

£11.50 (£9.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Kid Box

Feng Dance Theatre (Taiwan) / Performance Infinity Starting with a childhood game, Kid explores the complex relationship between mother and child through simple lighting and sound design, extraordinary movement and unbelievable imagination. ‘At birth I opened my eyes and saw the world; at night I close my eyes and…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Main Hall

£12 (£10) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Main Hall

£12 (£10) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Bottle Mail from Okinawa

Ship of the Ryukyu Following the success of last year’s four-star productions, Ship of the Ryukyu returns with an exciting traditional song and dance show from Okinawa. When a bottle containing an ancient message is opened the audience are taken back in time to the glorious Ryukyu Kingdom. Featuring live sanshin and…

Spotlites @ The Merchant's Hall, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Main Theatre

£10 (£8) / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Main Theatre

£10 (£8) / 0131 220 5911

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Bromance

  • 3 stars

Underbelly Productions in association with Barely Methodical Troupe present Bromance - Noun (informal) 1. A close but non-sexual relationship between two men. Early 21st cent: blend of brother and romance. Frenetic but friendly. Captivating but casual. Audacious but awkward. Barely Methodical Troupe, winners of the…

Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Topside

£14 (£13) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Topside

£14 (£13) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Topside

£13 (£12) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Alba Flamenca

Flamenco rhythms from highly skilled dancers.

Alba Flamenca, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

£14 (£12) / 07540 335270

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

£14 (£12) / 07540 335270

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Barbie™ and The Secret Door Singing Academy

If your little one's renditions of the 'Birthday Song' from Barbie in The 12 Dancing Princesses isn't what it might be, don't miss this chance to enrol her (or him) in this Barbie™ Singing Academy for kids aged 3–8, and witness how the power of Barbie™ can unlock your child's vocal potential.

Razzamataz Theatre School, Littlehampton

Sat 30 Aug

Free / 01903 207923

Ihayami Masala

Dance Ihayami Dance Ihayami invites you to the ultimate Indian dance feast of full heart involvement, spontaneity working to its fullest, precise technique, unforgettable expressions and mesmerising mixture of Indian and Celtic rhythms. This dance masala will leave you wanting more… Dance masala will be followed by a…

LifeCare, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Ihayami Cafe

£10 (£7) / 0131 343 0940

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Ihayami Cafe

£10 (£7) / 0131 343 0940

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Taki Maori Haka Experience

Taki Maori The Rhythm of New Zealand: Pulse, beat, chant, stamp, and clap at this this pop-up haka tribal experience from Auckland, New Zealand. A masterpiece in storytelling, unique and moving, experience the action thrills of Maori arts. Travel with us on a journey through the South Seas revealing authentic haka…

Dance Base, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Studio 3

£10 (£8) / 0131 225 5525

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Studio 3

£10 (£8) / 0131 225 5525

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

SPIN

  • 2 stars

Harnisch-Lacey Dance Theatre SPIN mixes contemporary with urban dance styles of parkour and breakin’ in a fresh, dynamic performance. SPIN takes you on a journey in and out of hope, inspired by personal stories of making the impossible possible. Four dancers manipulate a moveable set, turning obstacles into…

Zoo Southside, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Main House

£12 (£10) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Main House

£12 (£10) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Main House

£12 (£10) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Irish International Dance Company: Spirit Of The Dance

Irish in origin, this explosive and powerful show combines heart-pounding Irish dance with the sensual Latino rhythms of Flamenco and red hot Salsa in a thrilling production of strength and passion.

Congress Theatre, Eastbourne

Sat 23 Aug

£15.50–£20.50 (£17–£19) / 01323 412000

  • 14:30

Malasombra

auMents Visual Dance Theater An emotionally dark, richly visual fairytale for adults and heavy-metal kids. How would you feel if your shadow took over your soul and began exploring its own desires and urges? What would you do? How could you get it back? Are self-confidence and friendship with others enough to defeat…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Main Hall

£13 (£11) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Main Hall

£13 (£11) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Northern Ballet: The Great Gatsby

Choreographer David Nixon brings F Scott Fitzgerald's classic to life through dance.

Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Thu 13 Nov

£14.50–£34.50 / 01274 432000

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Sat 15 Nov

£14.50–£34.50 / 01274 432000

  • 14:00 – 16:00

The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Thu 30 Oct

£17–£39.50 / 01227 787787

  • 14:30 – 16:30

Sat 1 Nov

£17–£39.50 / 01227 787787

  • 14:30 – 16:30

New Victoria Theatre, Woking

Thu 25 Sep

£10–£33.50 / 0844 871 7645

Sat 27 Sep

£10–£33.50 / 0844 871 7645

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ABC, Music and Me

Activities for kids aged 2–5 encompassing music, dance, movement, sound and encouraging hand eye coordination.

St Francis Centre, Glasgow

Mon 25 Aug

Free / 0141 429 0275

  • 12:00 – 13:00

Mon 1 Sep

Free / 0141 429 0275

  • 12:00 – 13:00

Mon 8 Sep

Free / 0141 429 0275

  • 12:00 – 13:00

Mon 15 Sep

Free / 0141 429 0275

  • 12:00 – 13:00

Absolutely Legless

Bringing traditional Irish music, song and dance alive. A high energy show of Irish rhythms, reels and song. With fiddles, flutes and feet our fantastic dancers and live band promise to deliver an exhilarating dance and music experience. The group have gained international acclaim having performed in the USA, Europe and…

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides, Edinburgh

Sun 24 Aug

Big Room

£10 (£8) / 0131 668 2019

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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