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Free Festival Shows

Have a look through our selection of shows... we are sure to have something you'll want to see in Edinburgh this August - from children's shows to cabaret; standup comedy to tragic drama. There's something for everyone at the Free Festival!


List Shows: By Name | By Start Time


Listings for 8 August, sorted by Start Time

14:00

Show Up, Kids! Online LIVE!

Show Up, Kids! Online LIVE!

Childrens

Show Up, Kids! Online LIVE!

Childrens

AUG 8, 15 at 14:00 (60 min) - PAY WHAT YOU WANT via Zoom (TICKETED)
Laughing Horse Online / The Internet - Zoom Show

Kids from all over the world will feel like they're a part of this groundbreaking interactive live event as they hear their names, offer story suggestions, and are called on to help NYC-based Pete put on a real live show. This interactive, semi-improvised, family show for kids 3-10 years old puts a wildly comedic twist on the traditional kids' show. When the main attraction doesn't show up, Pete enlists the kids at home to help create a story and control everything from plot to props, characters to costumes, and settings to sound in a one-of-a-kind, 50-minute laughfest....


19:00

ComedySportz Online!

ComedySportz Online!

Comedy

ComedySportz Online!

Comedy

AUG 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29 at 19:00 (60 min) - FREE YOUTUBE STREAM (Unticketed/With Donations)
Laughing Horse Online / The Internet - YouTube Streaming

You've seen Football. You've seen tennis. But have you seen comedy as a sport? ComedySportz goes for gold with competitive improvised comedy that is fast, fun and family friendly. Two teams go toe to toe (sort of) with quick-witted gags, games, sketches and songs inspired by audience suggestions. There’s a referee on hand to ensure a good clean match with penalties for bad behaviour and bad jokes. Who wins? You decide! ComedySportz UK has been entertaining audiences of all ages since 2001 and will be joined by players from ComedySportz teams worldwide during the festival. Fans of shows like...


20:00

Joke Thieves

Joke Thieves

Comedy

Joke Thieves

Comedy

AUG 8 at 20:00 (60 min) - PAY WHAT YOU WANT via Zoom (TICKETED)
Laughing Horse Online / The Internet - Zoom Show

Comedy set swapping live! The cult hit show where comedians perform their own jokes, then each others'. Featuring: Angelos Epithemiou Thanyia Moore Daliso Chaponda Elf Lyons Top five comedy shows of the year (List). Top 10 late nights out at the Fringe (Time Out). Top 25 shows at the Fringe (Comedy.co.uk). Chortle Award winner - Best Club Show London. Featured on BBC Radio 4 Extra. Piloted for BBC2. 'A brilliant format' Guardian 'Spontaneous and anarchic' **** Fest 'A truly electric night' **** Scotsman 'Action-packed and chaotic' **** BroadwayBaby.com 'De...


22:00

Sexpert - Madame K

Sexpert - Madame K

Comedy

Sexpert - Madame K

Comedy

AUG 7-30 at 22:00 (60 min) - FREE TWITCH STREAM (Unticketed/With Donations)
Laughing Horse Online / The Internet - Twitch Streaming

"There's no such thing as a bad dick, just bad men." Sexpert - Madame K! is 50 minutes of ridiculous, anarchic, and unpredictable clowning. This wild solo comedy show features a beautifully idiotic performer discovering what it means to be a 21st Century Feminist. Strenuously working to improve life for all women, Madame K surrounds herself with Coqs she's rescued, reprogramming them to have better manners, and training them to live up to their full potential. Don't worry, in this performance all Coqs are in cages! ***** EdFringe Review ‘Madame Komondor is doing God's work.' Written and Perfor...