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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!


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#1 Champion: War of the Flags

#1 Champion: War of the Flags

Comedy

#1 Champion: War of the Flags

Comedy

Kick Ass Cowgate / Fringe Room
AUG 1-25 at 19:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

Book a PWYC Ticket in advance for this show to guarantee entry, or turn up at the venue for free with the option of donating at the end of the show

Welcome to the World Championship of Humour. But who are the funniest comedians? The Americans? The English... eh..probably the Scottish but maybe it's the Arabs? Or the Asians? Canadians? No, it's your Irish cousin...or is it your Indian dad? Can’t forget about the Jews! The time to wonder has run out... it's the WAR OF THE FLAGS. The time to wonder has run out! Comics from every nation, culture and background will go head to head and answer the age old question, who are the funniest people? Records won't lie and there will be one champion nation... of people. Join us with your favorite f...


(ex)Bag Boys

(ex)Bag Boys

Comedy

(ex)Bag Boys

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Alcove
AUG 1 at 19:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Liam GreenJacket and Joe Blair, the (ex)stoma boys, have got a brand new bag! Their award pending show brings you three fab comedians, a bag full of prizes and some stunning insight into the world of stoma! The whole audience will have the chance to win top prizes like pre sugar-tax Irn Bru, but everyone gets something! Joe Blair is known to be Readings’s no1 newt comedy advocate, and regular quiz host. Liam GreenJacket you know as Cowgate’s colourful bucket-hat flyer-guy and brain behind Edfringe2023's Class Comedy Craic. ...


0 AD – After Dairy: A Split Bill Stand-Up Show

0 AD – After Dairy: A Split Bill Stand-Up Show

Comedy

0 AD – After Dairy: A Split Bill Stand-Up Show

Comedy

The Three Sisters / The Wee Room
AUG 1-25 at 23:15 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

Just turn up at the venue, entry is first-come, first-served for everyone. Donations at the end of the show

Join Liam Jackson, a sharp-witted local, and Grant Barr, the funniest and most likeable farmer since the 'It ain't much but it's honest work' guy for an hour of hilarious stand-up that'll leave you reeling! ‘Very relaxed, confident, at ease on stage. A very consistent flow with good punchlines. Also... Funny!’ - The Stand Comedy Club ...


001– Laughing Matters (Work in Progress)

001– Laughing Matters (Work in Progress)

Comedy

001– Laughing Matters (Work in Progress)

Comedy

Bar 50 / Upstairs
AUG 1-25 at 22:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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I left Israel to live in Berlin, because it is ironically safer, my mother would disagree as she is a holocoast survivor and therefore kind of needy, so i moved to the one country she would never visit me in. Come and i'll tell you all about it....


1 Cynic & 1 Mystic - A late night comedy event

1 Cynic & 1 Mystic - A late night comedy event

Comedy

1 Cynic & 1 Mystic - A late night comedy event

Comedy

West Port Oracle / Flight Club
AUG 1-25 at 23:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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The world famous "Magdalena the fortune teller" is finally coming to fringe! She will show you the future, as a very cynical German comedian reminds you of the past. And trust us, by the end you will realize how funny the present really is. 'An unexpected mixture and a fascinating show' (Scotsman)....


1 Dazzling Cabaret Show / Free Festival

1 Dazzling Cabaret Show / Free Festival

Cabaret

1 Dazzling Cabaret Show / Free Festival

Cabaret

The Three Sisters / The Live Room
AUG 1-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-25 at 20:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Come join Sassy school of burlesque as we return to Our 8th year at the Fringe. Come see what makes us the go to cabaret and burlesque show. Let the home grown hotties entertain you with a night of old school glamour, burlesque and show girls and comedy compères to complete this sparkly assemble. A night not to be missed and certainly won't be forgotten. Sit back, get ready for the sparkle and sass....