Upcoming tours, festivals and special events

Tony Jameson: Football Manager Ruined My Life

  • 3 stars

If Tony hadn't spent about 20 years of his life playing Football Manager he'd probably have achieved a whole lot more. Thankfully he didn't, otherwise there'd be no show tonight.

City Impro’s Comedy

City Impro perform scenes, games and characters, all improvised.

Pride Wrestling

A night of family-friendly wrestling action. See the best brawlers, hulking heavyweights, thrilling high flyers and amazonian female wrestlers in action.

Music Lab

Put classical, jazz, and pop music under the microscope and watch it metamorphose in Music Lab.

Britten Sinfonia

  • Directed by: Ryan Wigglesworth (cond)
  • Written by: Carl Maria von Weber

The internationally acclaimed ensemble who don't have a principal conductor or director, instead collaborating with a range of international guest artists from across the musical spectrum. Britten Sinfonia is an Associate Ensemble at the Barbican and has residencies in Norwich, Brighton and Cambridge, where it is the…

DJ Yoda

Cut up hip hop, beats, 80s and movies from cut-and-paste mixmaster Yoda.

Faslane

Jenna Watt discovers what happens when the personal and political collide in this multi award-winning show about the UK’s nuclear deterrent.

Big Lit

A long weekend of book events in Gatehouse of Fleet, including author talks, stories and poetry from a host of authors.

Dream Theater

Veteran progressive metal band from Boston.

Love Train

Seventies disco show led by Brutus Gold.

Alburn

Reformed Glaswegian alt.rockers.

Alina Ibragimova

Young Russian violinist celebrated for the intensity and rawness of her playing.

Janet Russell

Arresting folkster performs.

Penguin Cafe

Arthur Jeffes' group Penguin Cafe was formed with the intention of carrying on in the tradition of his father's band, the much-loved folk innovators the Penguin Cafe Orchestra.

Subliminal Saturdays

House anthems and club classics.

Jack and Jill Market

An opportunity for mums and dads to buy and sell nearly-new baby and kids' (ages 0–9) items of good quality. Book a stall to sell or turn up on the day to grab a bargain.

Glasgow Philharmonic Male Voice Choir

Going strong since 1925, the Choir is led by principal conductor William Barr and gives several concerts a year.

Black Cat Jazz

New Orleans style jazz band led by trumpeter Steve Graham.

The Liverpool Comedy Cellar

Stand-ups from the national and international circuit perform every week.

Raging Fyah

Five piece reggae outfit from Jamaica.

Donald MacKenzie

The organist performs.

Pleasure House

Infectious indie dance from Birmingham.

The Complete Works of Shakespeare (abridged) [revised]

The Reduced Shakespeare Company barrel through the Bard's greatest histories, tragedies and comedies for a whirlwind look at one of our best-loved writers without all the boring bits they insist on teaching at school.

Emily Brown and the Thing

  • 5 stars

Emily and Stanley the rabbit's sleep is interrupted by the curious 'Thing' outside.

Iain Stirling: Touchy Feely

Upbeat wit and gags from Edinburgh-born stand-up and BAFTA-nominated children's TV presenter.

Jenny Eclair: Eclairious

  • 4 stars

A grumpy look at life from Ms Eclair, giving her usual wry take on life.

Tiff Stevenson: Mad Man

Self-assured and self-deprecating deliberations about the thorny issues of body image, racism, sexism and sexuality in a modern world ruled by conformity.

Boys' Brigade Beating Retreat

Brigade Bands from across Scotland join together to perform a Beating Retreat ceremony. Participant include Massed Pipes & Drums, Third Johnstone Brigade Band, Second Port Glasgow BB Band, and Central Band of the Boys’ Brigade.

History of Hip Hop

Ralphonze, Mr Thing and Mo Fingaz spin hip hop from 1980 until the present day.

Black Cat Cabaret

Modern cabaret featuring acrobats, street performers and musicians.

She'koyokh

The exhilarating and lively klezmer ensemble perform a hybrid of Eastern European/Balkan and gypsy sounds.

Jambinai

Three-piece from Seoul.

The Indigo Project

Leeds indie rockers.

Chris Tutton

A poetry performance from Chris Tutton.

Irenosen Okojie

Award-winning author Irenosen Okojie discusses her work. Irenosen Okojie's debut novel, Butterfly Fish deftly charts a dark, multi-generational tale of loss, legacy and inheritance. It is set in London, the ancient kingdom of Benin and 1950s Nigeria. Her second book, Speak Gigantular, is a collection of surreal and…

Michèle Roberts

The author introduces her latest novel, A Walworth Beauty, an evocative story exploring prostitution and poverty in Victorian London. Prolific novelist Michèle Roberts is the author of The Looking Glass and Daughters of the House, which won the WH Smith Literary Award and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Her novel…

Seckou Keita

Senegalese kora player with an eclectic approach to collaboration and five albums under his belt.

I AM

Electronica and house supplied by Beta and Kappa.

Michael Dublé

Michael Bublé tribute act.

Jillian Bain Christie

Aberdeen-born soprano and composer sings her own composition as well as other works by contemporary Nordic composers.

Philomusica of Edinburgh

The Edinburgh-based chamber orchestra has been giving concerts since 1976.

Sweaty Palms

Indie rock outfit from Glasgow.

2020Vision

Funk heavy house and electro.

Bondax

Electro and house duo.

FLIIIS

Electro dream pop duo.

Dr Sketchy's Anti-Art School

Where cabaret meets life drawing – the models are burlesque divas, strapping hunks of manhood and circus freaks. Win alcohol and fancy art supply prizes at this antidote to solemn, lifeless classes.

Edinburgh Gay Men's Chorus

A male-voice choir in four parts.

Cymande

London-based funksters.

Lee Hurst: Comedy Show No 9

Stand-up comedy show from the veteran Londoner.

Soul-Motion

An evening of Northern soul and Motown.