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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 24 October, sorted by Start Time

12:00

Julienning with Robyn

Julienning with Robyn

Comedy

Julienning with Robyn

Comedy

OCT 10, 17, 24, 31 at 12:30 (60 min) - FREE TWITCH STREAM (Unticketed/With Donations)
Laughing Horse Online / The Internet - Twitch Streaming

Comedian Robyn Perkins loves to cook. A lot. One might say she is obsessed. Cook along in this real-time online comedy cooking show, where Robyn takes you step by step to create a delicious, and hilarious, lunch. Sounds intimidating? You aren't alone because two other comedians will also be following along in their kitchens. Will it be a cooking disaster or sensational success?! We don’t know but it will be funny!...


14:00

Best In Fringe Comedy and Chat.... With Vladimir McTavish

Best In Fringe Comedy and Chat.... With Vladimir McTavish

Chat Shows

Best In Fringe Comedy and Chat.... With Vladimir McTavish

Chat Shows

OCT 24 at 14:15 (60 min) - £5-£6 (Tickets on sale soon)
The Caroline of Brunswick / Upstairs

This is the perfect guide to what comedy to see at the Fringe as host Vladimir McTavish, one of Scotland's finest stand-ups, introduces this hilarious start to the Fringe opening weekend with the very best in stand-up, laughs and chat from three of the Fringe's best comedy performers. The guests are all hand-picked from venues around the Fringe by the show's host, with a selection of the UK's best comics and the hottest acts from all around Brighton. "Superb" ★★★★ (The Scotsman) "Gleefully indulgent. Highly Appealing" ★★★★ (The Guardian) ...


15:00

YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE MAD TO WORK HERE

YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE MAD TO WORK HERE

Comedy

YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE MAD TO WORK HERE

Comedy

OCT 24-25 at 15:45 (60 min) - £5
The Caroline of Brunswick / Upstairs

Award-winning comedian and NHS psychiatrist Benji Waterstones has landed a book deal! Is he sitting on a 'modern classic' or are his publishers as deluded as his patients? Make your minds up together as he shrinks a decade specialising in mental health into four nights of comedic (and humane) storytelling. "Perfect and hilarious", Buzzfeed...


16:00

Show Up, Kids! Online LIVE!

Show Up, Kids! Online LIVE!

Childrens

Show Up, Kids! Online LIVE!

Childrens

OCT 10, 17, 24, 31 at 16:30 (60 min) - PAY WHAT YOU WANT via Zoom (Tickets on Sale Soon)
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....


17:00

Anna Morris: Kid-Life Crisis (Work-in-Progress)

Anna Morris: Kid-Life Crisis (Work-in-Progress)

Comedy

Anna Morris: Kid-Life Crisis (Work-in-Progress)

Comedy

OCT 10, 24 at 17:15 (60 min) - £5
The Caroline of Brunswick / Upstairs

Award-winning character comedian Anna Morris (Ch4's Lee and Dean) returns to Brighton with a work-in-progress of her debut stand-up show. A work-in-progress in the lead-up to a BBC Radio 4 recording of same name. For the first time in her career, Morris steps-out of her much-loved characters and reveals a side we've never seen. Anna welcomes you to share her kid-life crisis as she approaches 40 and contemplates Motherhood. Anna's having a very female mid-life crisis. Men turn to a leather jacket, a sports car, younger woman and are told they're more attractive as they age. Anna has bagged ...


19:00

Aaaaaaargh it’s The One Liner Show!

Aaaaaaargh it’s The One Liner Show!

Comedy

Aaaaaaargh it’s The One Liner Show!

Comedy

OCT 10, 17, 24, 31 at 19:30 (60 min) - FREE TWITCH STREAM (Unticketed/With Donations)
Laughing Horse Online / The Internet - Twitch Streaming

Enjoy an hour of the best up-and-coming one-liner comedians on the circuit in this celebration of puns, one-liners and wordplay, all held together by your host Masai Graham (UK Pun Champion 2016)....


21:00

I Am Google - Live from Hollywood

I Am Google - Live from Hollywood

Comedy

I Am Google - Live from Hollywood

Comedy

OCT 10, 17, 24, 31 at 21:00 (60 min) - PAY WHAT YOU WANT via Zoom (Tickets on Sale Soon)
Laughing Horse Online / The Internet - Zoom Show

Hey, guys! It's me, Google! I'm just a guy with a lot of books, maps, and unopened mail finding answers to your questions 24/7. Come meet me live! Hang out with my friends, Wikipedia, Yahoo, and IMDB, my ex-girlfriend, Twitter, and her new boyfriend, Facebook. Free cookies! No spam. I am searching for you!...