Assembly Hall

Assembly Hall
Assembly Hall
1 Mound Place, Edinburgh, EH1 2LU
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Assembly Gala Launch

Assembly Festival Assembly’s Gala celebrates the opening of our 2019 programme of over 200 shows. It highlights some of the biggest and best productions. A must-see for anyone that wants to get a flavour of what’s to come. A great way to start the festival. Book early – always a sell out!

Wed 31 Jul

Main Hall

£14 / 0130 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Best of the Fest

Assembly Festival The best mixed-bill comedy night in Edinburgh, featuring your favourite comedians from around the Fringe. A perfect way to experience the festival! Previous guests include: David O'Doherty, Jason Byrne, Felicity Ward, Sara Pascoe, Josh Widdicombe, Adam Hills, Trevor Noah, Shappi Khorsandi, Milton…

Fri 2 Aug

Main Hall

£12 / 0130 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

Main Hall

£12 / 0130 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 4 Aug

Main Hall

£12 / 0130 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 12 more dates until 25 Aug

Blizzard

FLIP Fabrique What if winter has taken over? With Blizzard, Flip Fabrique take you on a crazy, poetic and gentle journey in the dead of winter, and invite you to lose yourself in a moment of complete wonder. With performers at the peak of their art, and outstanding visual poetry, Blizzard promises to blow away…

Thu 1 Aug

Main Hall

£12 / 0130 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

Main Hall

£12 / 0130 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

Main Hall

£17 / 0130 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 26 Aug

Choir of Man

Andrew Kay & Associates and Nic Doodson Productions A feast for all the senses… Leave your worries in your coat and grab a pint! The runaway hit of 2018 and 2017 from the creative minds of Nic Doodson and Andrew Kay. Imagine the greatest pub gig you've been to then multiply it by 10 and you'll still be nowhere near…

Thu 1 Aug

Main Hall

£13 / 0130 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

Main Hall

£13 / 0130 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

Main Hall

£15 / 0130 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug

Davina & The Vagabonds

Davina is an EJBF institution, and for good reason. She sings and plays the music we love with an honesty and craft that endears her to audiences in a special way. Whether she’s in old time New Orleans mode, evoking Etta James; pummeling out wild barrelhouse honky tonk piano; caressing you with some classic ballad, or…

Sat 13 Jul

£18 / 0130 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

Wed 17 Jul

£18 / 0130 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

Edinburgh TV Festival Presents: Russell T Davies

Edinburgh TV Festival / Broken Robot Productions / So Comedy Russell T Davies is the man behind classic and acclaimed TV series Doctor Who, Queer As Folk, Torchwood and Cucumber, among many others. Join the legendary screenwriter and producer as he discusses his creations, career and the broader TV landscape in this…

Tue 20 Aug

Main Hall

£17.50 / 0130 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Hamish Stuart Band featuring Molly Duncan / James Brown Is Annie

The original lead singer/guitarist with The Average White Band through all the classic 70s albums, Hamish has since worked with the likes of Diana Ross, George Benson, Chaka Khan, for six years, Paul McCartney. In addition to touring with Ringo Starr he leads his own “super-group”. Expect AWB hits and loads of great funk…

Sun 21 Jul

£18 / 0130 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

Ian McKellen On Stage

Sir Ian McKellen celebrates his 80th birthday with an ambitious, 80-date tour across the UK — stopping off for four very special performances in Edinburgh’s Assembly Hall, the venue for his landmark first appearances at the International Festival 50 years ago. From Tolkien’s Gandalf to Shakespeare, Sir Ian performs…

Thu 22 Aug

£40 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Fri 23 Aug

£40 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Sat 24 Aug

£40 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Sun 25 Aug

£40 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Ian McKellen on Stage

Sir Ian McKellen celebrates his 80th birthday by touring the UK with a brand new solo show, with profits benefiting different causes at each location.

Thu 22 Aug

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0130 623 3030

Fri 23 Aug

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0130 623 3030

Sat 24 Aug

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0130 623 3030

Sun 25 Aug

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0130 623 3030

Jacqui Dankworth / Georgia Cecile

A gala show celebrating the best jazz singing around today - with two sensational singers. Jacqui Dankworth has an effortless mastery of a wide spectrum of jazz genres and a deep emotional empathy with the classic American songbook, but what sets her apart is the sheer warmth, sexiness, and the soulful quality of her…

Sat 20 Jul

£18 / 0130 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

Jason Byrne Wrecked But Ready

Phil McIntyre Entertainments by arrangement with Lisa Thomas Management Fringe legend and 'outright king of live comedy' (Times), Jason Byrne, is opening the doors again for more comedy chaos. Everyone is welcome (unless you're under 14). Strap in as Jason takes you on a trip of mad routines alongside some proper…

Mon 5 Aug

Main Hall

£19.50 / 0130 623 3030

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 6 Aug

Main Hall

£19.50 / 0130 623 3030

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 7 Aug

Main Hall

£18.50 / 0130 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 25 Aug

Jon Ronson: Tales From Last Days of August & The Butterfly Effect

Writer, journalist and documentary filmmaker Jon Ronson discusses his adventures in the porn world, based on his two popular podcasts.

Mon 27 May

£28 / 0130 623 3030

Kids Do Forth on the Fringe

Radio Forth Ltd Returning for 2019, Kids Do Forth on the Fringe presents some of the best names in children's entertainment. Let Forth 1 look after the kids for the morning. Hosted by Bec Hill. Full line-up at www.forth1.com/kidsdo.

Sat 3 Aug

Main Hall

£10 / 0130 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Kyle Eastwood Band

Son of Hollywood actor/director, Clint Eastwood, Kyle grew up with jazz, took up the bass, and has become a virtuoso musician and composer. He has released critically-acclaimed albums, toured worldwide, and composed music and soundtracks for several Clint Eastwood films. His five piece band is always a “hot live act…

Thu 18 Jul

£18.50 / 0130 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

Larry Dean: Bampot

  • 3 stars

Larry presents a new hour of thoughts on Scottishness, sodomites and self-esteem.

Sun 25 Aug

Main Hall

£14 / 0130 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Larry Dean: Fandan

Chambers Touring Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee brings 2017's smash-hit show back to the Fringe. As seen on Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week and Michael McIntyre's Big Show. ★★★★★ (Herald). ★★★★ (Times). ★★★★ (Sunday Times). ★★★★ (Chortle.co.uk). Age category: 16+

Thu 22 Aug

Main Hall

£14 / 0130 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Milton Jones: Milton Impossible

Phil McIntyre Entertainments by arrangement with NRH Management present One man. One mission. Is it possible? No, not really. Milton reveals the truth about being an international spy before being given a disappointing new identity which forced him to appear on Mock the Week and Live at the Apollo. But this is also a…

Thu 1 Aug

Main Hall

£18 / 0130 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

Main Hall

£18 / 0130 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

Main Hall

£18 / 0130 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 14 more dates until 18 Aug

Nick Offerman: All Rise

Kilimanjaro Live in association with UTA Join the star of Parks and Recreation and Fargo for an evening of deliberative talking and light dance that will compel you to chuckle whilst enjoining you to brandish a better side of humanity than the one to which we have grown accustomed. Genuflection optional: in my church…

Sat 24 Aug

Main Hall

£25 / 0130 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Paris de Nuit

Recirquel by Bence Vági Recirquel returns to the Fringe with Paris de Nuit’s stunning circus artists, dancers and musicians bringing to life the decadent yet lovable Paris of the 1930s, filled with desires and beauty. An evening of lust, love and loneliness, inspired by the voluptuous images of Hungarian photographer…

Thu 1 Aug

Main Hall

£14 / 0130 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

Main Hall

£14 / 0130 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

Main Hall

£18 / 0130 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 25 Aug

Pasadena Roof Orchestra

For 50 years the Pasadena Roof Orchestra have been re-creating the sounds of the golden era of hot swing music from the 1920s and 1930s. The fun-packed show features timeless classics from the great American songbooks of Irving Berlin, Cole Porter and their peers; hot jazz by Fletcher Henderson and Duke Ellington; and all…

Fri 12 Jul

£20.50 / 0130 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

Peking Opera: Farewell My Concubine

National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts A historical tragedy, a hero failed in battle, his beautiful lover and the handsome warhorse accompanying him towards the end of the inevitable fall of the kingdom, a heartbroken farewell between the lovers via a stunning sword dance. This well known Peking opera classic has…

Fri 9 Aug

Main Hall

£15 / 0130 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 10 Aug

Main Hall

£15 / 0130 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Popa Chubby/ Gerry Jablonski Band

Bad-ass blues from New York. Popa Chubby’s hard-rockin’ blues is fierce, tempestuous and soulful. He’s an imposing figure with a shaven head, tattooed arms, a goatee and a performance style he describes as "the Stooges meets Buddy Guy, Motörhead meets Muddy Waters, and Jimi Hendrix meets Robert Johnson," Gerry Jablonski…

Sun 14 Jul

£20.50 / 0130 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

The Queens of Swing: The Scottish Swing Orchestra With special guests Duchess, Irini Arabatzi

The Scottish Swing Orchestra, under their mercurial director, Dave Batchelor, have lit up the Scottish jazz scene in recent years with a series of productions that tell ‘The Story of Swing”. The combination of interesting narrative, high quality music making, top soloists, and dancers has proved a huge success with…

Tue 16 Jul

£20.50 / 0130 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

Rose McGowan: Planet 9

Cloud9 Management Best-selling author, actress and activist Rose McGowan makes her debut at the Fringe. Through memoir, music, storytelling, projections and performance Rose creates a new world of possibilities: Planet 9. She invites the audience on a healing journey of discovery to this new planet. The antidote to all…

Thu 15 Aug

Main Hall

£20 / 0130 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 16 Aug

Main Hall

£22 / 0130 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 17 Aug

Main Hall

£22 / 0130 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 18 Aug

Main Hall

£22 / 0130 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Rose Room with Konrad Wiszniewski

“Stupendous gypsy jazz, and a superb singer” (The Scotsman). Festival favourites Rose Room combine brilliant musicianship with warm personality, playing classy vintage swing and gypsy jazz. Fronted by fiddle player and sophisticated songstress, Seonaid Aitken, Rose Room recreate the excitement of Rive Gauche Paris of the…

Fri 19 Jul

£15 / 0130 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

Shake Em Up Jazz Band / Meschiya Lake

Roll-up for a night of classic New Orleans jazz. The sensational all female Shake Em Up Jazz Band open the show with their brilliant interpretations of early jazz favourites, played with verve, panache and great virtuosity. Charismatic and bursting with personality, singer Meschiya Lake croons, purrs and testifies as she…

Mon 15 Jul

£20 / 0130 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

Stand Up for Your Planet

Assembly Festival Join us for a one-off comedy extravaganza, raising awareness for one of the most pressing issues of our time – protecting our planet. Come and show your support for our suffering environment, with some laughs along the way. In aid of Creative Carbon Scotland. Creative Carbon Scotland unlocks the role…

Mon 19 Aug

Main Hall

£20 / 0130 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

What Girls Are Made Of

  • 4 stars

Based on her teenage diaries, Cora Bissett traces the highs and lows of her musical career, beginning with her origins as a schoolgirl in Glenrothes to her time as the lead singer of indie-rock outfit Darlingheart. Winner of the 2018 Scotsman Fringe First Award.

Thu 1 Aug

Main Hall

£12 / 0130 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

Main Hall

£12 / 0130 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

Main Hall

£19.50 / 0130 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 25 Aug

30 Years of Pleasance

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