Hi folks

I hope you are well.  Yes, another year has passed and now it is time for the annual list of what magic and magic-related shows are on at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year.  If you are heading to Edinburgh for a few days, I hope you enjoy what you see and if you are performing, I hope it is a successful Fringe for you.

Update – 4 July 2019: I have just updated this with a number of shows that did not make it into the main programme.  This now brings the list up to 83 shows!  83 magic and magic related shows at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe!!!

The 5pm Cabaret
A McSorley’s Production
Our talented performers from every corner of the globe showcase the very best of the Fringe – comedy, circus, magic and burlesque that never fails to please. For more info see: www.mcsorleysbar.com/events
McSorley’s Irish Bar • 14 Forrest Road, Edinburgh, EH1 2QN (McSorleys Stage)
Aug 5-9,12-16,19-23 17:00(1h) £10.00
Aaron Crow: FearLess
Pete Patel Productions
Aaron Crow is an award-winning international mystician and danger act. Following sensational appearances on both Britain’s and America’s Got Talent, Aaron brings you a unique show that will have you on the edge of your seat.
Assembly Rooms • 54 George Street, EH2 2LR (Ballroom)
Aug 1-2 21:30(1h) £10.00
Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 21:30(1h) £15.00 (£14.00)
Aug 7-8,12-15,19-22 21:30(1h) £13.00 (£12.00)
Ada Campe and the Psychic Duck
Ada Campe / The Stand Comedy Club
Join award-winning variety artiste Ada Campe and her Psychic Duck for a show about wonderful women, strange encounters and a fairground mystery. ‘Made me laugh more than anyone on the circuit… Genius.’ (Sandi Toksvig).
The Stand’s New Town Theatre • Freemasons’ Hall, 96 George Street, EH2 3DH (Studio)
Aug 3-12,14-25 14:50(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)
All-Star Cabaret: The Free Fringe Gala
Shantisha and Ivan / PBH’s Free Fringe
Best of magic, dance, comedy, singing and more. Award-winning stars from around the world unite to support the movement for affordable Fringe experiences and to give you a perfect taster of the Free Fringe.
Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA (Ballroom)
Aug 12,19 18:10(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)
Ashton Carter: Mysteriosa
Ashton Carter / PBH’s Free Fringe
Mysteriosa blends Ashton’s love of storytelling, stage magic and the paranormal to create a world where ancient objects show their secret powers and spirits make their presence known. Wonderfully spooky magic with a bizarre edge.
The Street • 2b Picardy Place, EH1 3JT (The Street)
Aug 4-16,18-24 14:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)
Ava Beaux: The Mysterious Tales of Poe
Ava Beaux / PBH’s Free Fringe
Enter the macabre minds of Beaux and Poe. Follow Ava into a web of gothic tales told through magic, dark humour and thrilling storytelling. ‘Delightfully creepy’ (WorldMagicReview.com).
Revolution Bar • 30 Chambers St, EH1 1HU (Function Room)
Aug 4-9,11-16,18-23 20:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)
Ben Hart: The Nutshell
Lee Martin for Gag Reflex
Award-winning magician Ben Hart triumphantly returns to Edinburgh with a show that shines a light on magic, life, the universe and the darkest corners of your imaginations. Total sell-out 2017/18.
Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Dining Room)
Aug 8,12-15,19-22,26 17:30(1h) £10.50 (£9.50)
Aug 9-11,16-18,23-25 17:30(1h) £12.50 (£11.50)
Best of Variety
Not So Secret Society / PBH’s Free Fringe
N From the team behind the Not So Secret Society. Featuring A-list variety, magic, music and comedy from across the Fringe. 2018 line-up included: Rory Bremner, Abandoman, Tony Law, Camilla Cleese, Steve Hofstetter, Brendon Burns and many more.
Fingers Piano Bar • 61a Frederick Street, EH2 1LH (Fingers Piano Bar)
Aug 3-4,6-11,13-18,20-25 19:50(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)
Cabaret of Curiosities
Tatwood Puppets
Join the one-eyed magician Count Ocular and friends for a gothic, vaudeville experience in the Cabaret of Curiosities. A unique puppetry variety show for the whole family, full of laughter, wonder and mystery.
theSpace @ Symposium Hall • Hill Square, EH8 9DR (Hill Square Gardens ‘theSpace Tent’)
Aug 3-5,7-12,14-19,21-24 17:20(45m) £8.00 (£6.00) (£22.00 F)
Caspar Thomas: The Art of Close-Up Magic
Caspar Thomas / PBH’s Free Fringe
Magic as stunning as the skill is hidden. ‘You won’t see other magicians do this stuff… because they can’t! Caspar’s skill is of a standard rarely seen anywhere’ (Jerry Sadowitz). ‘A master’ (FringeReview.co.uk).
Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA (French Quarter)
Aug 3-25 13:40(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)
Charlie Caper – Sleight of Hand
Charlie Caper / PBH’s Free Fringe
Be amazed by the winner of Sweden’s Got Talent! Charlie Caper has performed in 52 countries in seven languages and brings an incredible sleight-of-hand magic show that will knock your socks off.
Liquid Room Annexe/Warehouse • 9c Victoria St, EH1 2HE (Warehouse)
Aug 3-25 19:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)
Chris Cook: Consequences
Chris Cook Magic / PBH’s Free Fringe
Best show – Fringe 2017. SSSSS (WorldMagicReview.com). Five years at the Fringe. Seven sell-out shows. He said he wouldn’t do it again. He’s doing it again. Come see the consequences of that decision. Directed by Dave Alnwick.
Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA (Ballroom)
Aug 2-25 15:10(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)
Chris Cook: Entropy
Chris Cook / PBH’s Free Fringe
Chris Cook takes a break from the big stage to treat you to an intimate peek inside his imagination. ‘The fun is knowing that every uproarious night will be a unique experience’ (Stage).
Revolution Bar • 30 Chambers St, EH1 1HU (Function Room)
Aug 4-9,11-16,18-23,25 18:10(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)
Chris Dugdale: Down to One
Chris Dugdale Int Ents
Total sell-out 2017 and 2018. The only act ever to win the Edfest Bouquet three times. 14 Royal Performances. ‘The most unbelievable ending of any trick ever!’ (ITV). ‘One of the top magicians’ (BroadwayBaby.com).
Assembly Rooms • 54 George Street, EH2 2LR (Drawing Room)
XAug 1-2 19:40(1h) £8.00
Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 19:40(1h) £14.00 (£13.00)
Aug 7-8,13-15,19-22 19:40(1h) £12.00 (£11.00)
Colin Cloud: Sinful
Lee Martin for Gag Reflex in association with Kilimanjaro Live
Are you an honest person? Did you just lie to yourself? Colin knows the truth – we’re all sinners. Cloud, alongside Chloé Crawford, will charm the demons in your head, revealing whether you are saint or sinner.
Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (The Grand)
Jul 31-Aug 2 20:00(1h) £10.00
Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 20:00(1h) £17.50 (£16.00)
Aug 7-8,12,14-15,19-22 20:00(1h) £15.50 (£14.00)
Craig’s Magic Show
Craig Stephenson
Magician Craig Stephenson has dazzled audiences around the world with his exemplary sleight of hand skills combined with devilish psychological illusion. He brings his latest material to the Edinburgh Fringe for an evening of fun and mystery.
theSpace @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW (Haldane Theatre)
Aug 2-4 21:30(50m) £6.00 (£4.00) (£16.00 F)
Aug 5-17 21:30(50m) £10.00 (£8.00) (£30.00 F)
#Dave Alnwick: Actual Magic
Dave Alnwick / PBH’s Free Fringe
New show for 2019. Thirteen full-house Edinburgh Fringe runs. Three national tours. One TV special. Arrive early. Like, really early. ‘Sell-out crowds every year’ (NorthEastTheatreGuide.co.uk). ‘Mind boggling’ SSSS (PurpleRevolver.com). ‘Constant laughter’ SSSS (WorldMagicReview.com). SSSSS (TheSphinx.co.uk).
Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA (Speakeasy)
Aug 3-25 16:50(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)
#Dave Alnwick: Literally the Best Magician
Dave Alnwick / PBH’s Free Fringe
Returning after thirteen full-house Edinburgh Fringe runs. Three national tours. One TV special. Arrive early to avoid crushing disappointment. SSSSS (ThreeWeeks). ‘Completely f*cking awesome’ SSSS (Skinny). SSSS (FringeGuru.com). ‘Incredible daily queues down the street’ SSSS (WorldMagicReview.com).
Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA (Ballroom)
Aug 3-25 13:40(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)
Edward Hilsum: Silver
PBH’s Free Fringe
Intimate, heart-warming new showcase of ‘absolutely beautiful illusions’ (BroadwayBaby.com) from ‘a hugely gifted British talent’ (Katherine Ryan). ‘Immaculate sleight-of-hand’ (Magic Circle). ‘Hilsum is a genius’ (TheatreFullStop.com). ‘Charming’ (Guardian). ‘He makes you believe in real magic’ (Dynamo).
CC Blooms • 23-24 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA (CC Blooms)
Aug 3-25 16:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)
Elliot Bibby – Magic in a Jiffy
Elliot Bibby. Blond Ambition and Voodoo Rooms Production
Join Scottish Magician of the Year 2018 in this fast-moving show full of laughs and surprises that reveals the magic in the everyday. SSSSS (EdinburghSpotlight.com).
The Voodoo Rooms • 19a West Register Street, EH2 2AA (The Ballroom)
Aug 2-4,6-11,13-18,20-25 18:30(1h) £8.00
Griffin and Jones: Surprisingly Good Magicians
Griffin and Jones / PBH’s Free Fringe
The pioneers of slapdash magic are back with another mishmash of magical mayhem, contagious energy and showstopping wizardry. ‘Machine-gun patter’ SSSS½ (TheReviewsHub.com). ‘See the show!’ SSSS (BroadwayBaby.com). ‘Perfect’ SSSS (FringeGuru.com).
Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA (Speakeasy)
Aug 3-4,6-11,13-18,20-25 18:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)
Idris Stanton – Wham Glam Circus Man!
Idris Stanton / PBH’s Free Fringe
Magic, music, comedy and circus! All set to a banging rock and roll sound track! SSSSS (100PerCentRock.com). SSSSS (Advertiser, Adelaide). SSSS (BroadwayBaby.com). Winner: Best Circus (Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne).
Liquid Room Annexe/Warehouse • 9c Victoria St, EH1 2HE (Warehouse)
Aug 3-4,6-11,13-18,20-25 18:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)
James Freedman: Moment of Truth
PBH’s Free Fringe
West End star, ‘the world’s number one pickpocket’ (Time Out) and ‘master of the deceptive arts’ (Stage) returns in this brand-new, funny and action-packed show about con men, crooks and crime. ‘Genuinely jaw-dropping’ (Times).
Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA (Ballroom)
Aug 3-25 12:10(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)
James Phelan: Troublemaker
Austin Talent
A unique magical prank show. Audience secrets are revealed and their possessions may be at risk. A hilarious, exciting and wonder-filled rollercoaster; the debut show from star of BBC Radio and nephew of the great Paul Daniels.
Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Dining Room)
Jul 31-Aug 2 18:45(1h) £7.00
Aug 3-4,7-8,12-13,15,19-22,26 18:45(1h) £11.50 (£10.50) (£42.00 F)
Aug 5-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 18:45(1h) £12.50 (£11.50) (£46.00 F)
John Accardo: Method to the Magic
Otters Holding Hands
You want to know how the tricks work, but John Accardo will reveal how a magician thinks! One of America’s rising stars of magic brings his unique blend of astonishment and comedy to Edinburgh.
Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH (The Box)
Jul 31-Aug 1 13:30(1h) £7.00
Aug 2-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 13:30(1h) £13.00 (£12.00)
Aug 7-8,12-13,15,19-22,26 13:30(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)
Kevin Quantum: Neon Future
Everyday Miracle Productions
Sell-out 2016-18. Best Magic winner, Adelaide Fringe. The magician-scientist hybrid, trained by Penn & Teller, uses the only discipline able to illustrate our incredible possible futures in the present: magic. ‘Epic stunts’ SSSSS (BroadwayBaby.com).
Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose • 3 Chambers St, EH1 1HT (Big Yin)
Jul 31-Aug 2 18:00(1h) £8.00
Aug 3-4,7-8,12-15,19-20,22,26 18:00(1h) £12.50 (£10.50) (£42.00 F)
Aug 5-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 18:00(1h) £13.50 (£11.50) (£46.00 F)
The Lock-In Cabaret
Griffin and Jones / PBH’s Free Fringe
The only way to end your night at Edinburgh Fringe! Join high-energy hosts Griffin and Jones for an hour(ish) of late-night chaos, decadence and mischief from some of the very best variety acts on the Fringe.
Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA (French Quarter)
Aug 3-4,6-11,13-18,20-25 01:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)
Luke Jermay: Strange Power
Pete Patel Productions
Luke Jermay is the most incredible man you’ve probably never heard of. He knows your past, present and future! This interactive show has Jermay providing personal, intuitive readings and future predictions with amazing razor-sharp accuracy!
Assembly Rooms • 54 George Street, EH2 2LR (Drawing Room)
Aug 1 21:10(1h) £8.00
Aug 2-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 21:10(1h) £14.00
Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22 21:10(1h) £12.00
Magic Faraway Cabaret
Mister Meredith / PBH’s Free Fringe
Always packed, this ‘fab lil’ cabaret party’ (Time Out) returns for its sixth year with Mister Meredith ‘an amazing compère’ (BurlesqueBibleMag.com). ‘An exciting array of the best in burlesque, comedy and sideshow’ SSSS (ThreeWeeks).
Voodoo Rooms • West Register Street, EH2 2AA (Speakeasy)
Aug 3-25 22:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)
Magic Hour
Paul Nathan
Spend a magical evening experiencing magic up-close. Card and coin tricks that happen in your own hand in a tent at dusk. This will be the most magical evening of your life.
theSpace @ Symposium Hall • Hill Square, EH8 9DR (Hill Square Gardens ‘theSpace Tent’)
Aug 2-4,6-11,15-18,22-24 20:00, 21:00(40m) £12.00 (£10.00) (£40.00 F)
Magic, Mind Reading and Telerabbitry
Craig Stephenson
Using only a deck of cards and a toy rabbit, magician Craig Stephenson has been dazzling audiences all over the world. His new show promises magic, mind reading and a lot of laughter for all.
theSpace @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW (Haldane Theatre)
Aug 2-4 20:25(50m) £6.00 (£4.00) (£16.00 F)
Aug 5-17 20:25(50m) £10.00 (£8.00) (£30.00 F)
Magical Bones: Black Magic
Broken Robot Productions and FAB
From the BAFTAs, ITV1’s This Morning and Sky’s Around The World in 80 Tricks, Bones brings his explosive brand of street magic to Edinburgh for the first time. ‘What’s happening on stage really is magic’ (Telegraph).
Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (Jersey)
Jul 31-Aug 2 18:25(1h) £6.50
Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 18:25(1h) £11.00 (£10.00)
Aug 7-8,13-15,19-22 18:25(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)
The Magician, the Mind Reader and the Nerd
Look at That Productions / PBH’s Free Fringe
Top Fringe performers – magician Elliot Bibby, mind reader Tomas McCabe and professional nerd Tom Crosbie – bring you the best cabaret variety show in Edinburgh! Only twice a week.
Liquid Room Annexe/Warehouse • 9c Victoria St, EH1 2HE (Warehouse)
Aug 3,7,10,14,17,21,24 22:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)
Man of Mischief Presents… Living the Dream
Man of Mischief / PBH’s Free Fringe
Magic. Juggling. Comedy. One man’s story of escaping corporate life to run away with the circus. ‘Absolutely fantastic… 10/10!’ (Jamie Raven, Britain’s Got Talent). ‘Hilariously bamboozled… a rare treat’ (TheCircusDiaries.com). Directed by David Alnwick.
Subway • 69 Cowgate, EH1 1JW (Main Room)
Aug 3-24 17:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)
Mason King – Sleight of Mind
Elite Entertainment
Mason King returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for another trip into the inner depths of the human mind! ‘Astounding’ SSSSS (FringeReview.ca).
theSpace @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW (Theatre 2)
Aug 2-3 17:10(45m) £6.00 (£5.00) (£16.00 F)
Aug 5-10,12-16 17:10(45m) £9.00 (£7.00) (£24.00 F)
Mat Ricardo’s Varieties
Lee Martin for Gag Reflex with Royal Caribbean Entertainment
‘One of the greatest variety artists working today’ (Scotsman) leads a cast of bona fide international superstars of circus, comedy and variety in their singular mission to drop jaws, split sides and burn the house down.
Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (Ermintrude)
Aug 10-11,16-18,23-25 22:20(1h) £12.00 (£11.00)
Aug 12-15,19-22 22:20(1h) £11.00 (£10.00)
Miss Candy AppleBottom presents: Tales and Adventures from Beyond the Veil of Nonsense
Miss Candy AppleBottom / PBH’s Free Fringe
The comedic storytelling madness of New Zealand’s favourite guitar looping bearded man-princess returns… Let Candy captivate you with magical musical tales of intrigue, satire, truth and nonsense!
Pilgrim • 3 Robertsons Close, Cowgate, EH1 1LY (Back Lounge)
Aug 3-24 18:50(45m) (Free Non-ticketed)
Renz ’Poet of the Impossible’ Novani
Does history repeat itself? Can we foresee the future by looking at the past? Poet of the Impossible is back with his astonishing, new, interactive journey. Don’t miss your date with destiny. ‘A talented magician, very compelling’ (FringeReview.co.uk).
theSpace @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW (Theatre 2)
Aug 19-24 22:10(50m) £10.00 (£7.50) (£26.00 F)
Paul Zenon: Trust Me!
Blond Ambition Productions
La Clique’s master magician and mischief maker, ‘C4 Countdown’s wild man of the wand’ (Independent), is back – hang onto your valuables and chuckle muscles. ‘Unmissable’ (FringeReview.co.uk). ‘Contemporary master of his art’ (Times).
Le Monde • 16 George Street, EH2 2PF (Venue @ Le Monde)
Aug 2-24 17:30(1h) £10.00 (£8.00)
Poet of the Impossible
Renz ‘Poet of the Impossible’ Novani
A beautifully crafted weaving of poetry, story and magic: his spoken word enchants, his magic defies explanation and gravity. ‘Always engrossing and the finale is miraculous. Excellent’ (FringeReview.co.uk). SSSSS (BroadwayBaby.com).
Assembly Rooms • 54 George Street, EH2 2LR (Drawing Room)
Aug 12-13 14:00(1h) £12.00 (£9.00)
Dom Chambers / PBH’s Free Fringe
This is not your average magic show. Ditching the top hat and bunny for Tinder and beer, RanDom takes magic to a ridiculous new territory. As seen on Penn & Teller: Fool Us! SSSSS (AllOverAdelaide.com.au).
Liquid Room Annexe/Warehouse • 9c Victoria St, EH1 2HE (Warehouse)
Aug 3 20:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)
Aug 4-5,7-12,14 20:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)
The Secret Room at Lauriston Castle
Edinburgh International Magic Festival
Enter secluded Lauriston Castle and travel back in time to a world of clandestine laboratories, hidden passages and secret rooms… Three expert magicians animate the castle’s intriguing past with stories, performances and illusions.
Lauriston Castle • 2a Cramond Road South, EH4 5QD (Lauriston Castle)
Aug 10-11,13-14,22 17:30, 19:30(1h15m) £20.00 (£18.00) (£15.00 C) (£50.00 F)
Split Egg: A Magic Show About Being Twins
Kane & Abel / PBH’s Free Fringe
Every question the identical twin brothers have been asked during their life have been developed into the narrative of this magic show. ‘Both shine individually as magicians and comedians’ SSSS (BroadwayBaby.com).
CC Blooms • 23-24 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA (CC Blooms)
Aug 3-6,8-13,15-20,22-25 18:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)
Stunt Magician – Danger Dave Reubens
Danger Dave Reubens / PBH’s Free Fringe
Back with more outrageous stunts, jaw-dropping magic and crazy comedy in a new show that’ll have you on the edge of your seat. This is one for the thrill seekers and magic lovers!
Bar Bados Complex • 65 Cowgate, EH1 1JW (Room 4)
Aug 3-13 17:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)
Liquid Room Annexe/Warehouse • 9c Victoria St, EH1 2HE (Warehouse)
Aug 14-25 15:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)
Tom Brace: Brace of Spades
Play People Productions
A 2018 sold-out show. Tom returns with some brand-new magic! ‘If you want to catch a magic show this Fringe, then this should be it’ (SittingontheFourthWall.com).
Pleasance Dome • 1 Bristo Square, EH8 9AL (AceDome)
Jul 31-Aug 2 13:20(1h) £6.00
Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 13:20(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) (£34.00 F)
Aug 7-8,14-15,21 13:20(1h) £9.00 (£8.00) (£32.00 F)
Aug 12-13,19-20,26 13:20(1h) £8.00 (£7.00) (£28.00 F)
Tomas McCabe: The Mind Reading Experiments
Look At That Productions
Master mind reader Tomas McCabe returns to recreate, live on stage, the true secret experiments conducted long ago into real mind-reading abilities… with extraordinary results! ‘Astonishing!’ SSSS (TheNationalStudent.com). ‘Excellent!’ SSSS (WorldMagicReview.com).
Gilded Balloon Rose Theatre • 204 Rose Street, EH2 4AZ (Basement)
Jul 31-Aug 2 17:45(1h) £6.00
Aug 3-4,7-8,12-15,19-22 17:45(1h) £9.00 (£8.00) (£32.00 F)
Aug 5-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 17:45(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) (£36.00 F)
The Two Magicians with Kane & Abel
Kane & Abel / PBH’s Free Fringe
The ‘comedic, contemporary and charismatic’ (SSSSS (Channel 44)) conjurors perform magic, comedy and sketches while tipping the hat to the golden age of TV. SSSS (BroadwayBaby.co.uk). ‘Seriously impressive’ (BBC Radio Bristol).
Liquid Room Annexe/Warehouse • 9c Victoria St, EH1 2HE (Annexe)
Aug 3-6,8-13,15-20,22-25 13:45(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)
The Amazing Bubble Man
Louis Pearl
Most suitable for age 0 and older
An Edinburgh favourite who sells out every year, Louis explores the breathtaking dynamics of bubble art, science, magic and fun. Combining comedy, artistry, music and audience participation, his spellbinding bubble tricks keep everyone mesmerised.
Underbelly, George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH (Udderbelly)
Aug 1-2 13:15(1h) £7.00
Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 13:15(1h) £12.00 (£9.00)
Aug 7-8,12-15,19-22,26 13:15(1h) £11.00 (£8.00)
Big Tops and Tiny Tots Circus Show
Luth Wolff / Solid State Circus
Most suitable for ages 3-7
A five-star circus show made just for three to seven-year-olds! After 50 minutes of endless giggling, they’ll be somersaulting out the door with excitement, ready to set off on their own circus adventure!
Imagination Workshop • 19-21 George Street, EH2 2PB (Hanover Suite)
Aug 8-18 11:30(1h) £10.00 (£9.00) (£32.00 F)
The Bubble Show
The Highland Joker
Most suitable for age 2 and older
Join Mr Bubbles with his extraordinary soap bubbles! Enjoy bouncy bubbles, bubbles inside bubbles, smoke bubbles, square bubbles, giant bubbles and even fire bubbles! International award-winning performance with a unique blend of magic, storytelling and bubble art.
Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH (The Blue Room)
Aug 1-2 10:40(1h) £7.00
Aug 3-6,9-11 10:40(1h) £12.00 (£10.00) (£40.00 F)
Aug 7-8,12-13 10:40(1h) £10.00 (£8.00) (£36.00 F)
Assembly George Square Gardens • George Square, EH8 9LH (Piccolo)
Aug 15,19-22,26 10:40(1h) £10.00 (£8.00) (£36.00 F)
Aug 16-18,23-25 10:40(1h) £12.00 (£10.00) (£40.00 F)
Celeste’s Circus
Faux Theatre
Most suitable for ages 0-5
An award-winning delight, inviting young ones to join Celeste, where a beautiful paper big top unfolds and one endearing, magical act follows another. Perfect for age group, joyous to watch. ‘Makes Mary Poppins look positively pedestrian!'(Primary Times).
Scottish Storytelling Centre • 43-45 High Street, The Netherbow, EH1 1SR (The Netherbow Theatre at Fringe)
Aug 1 10:30(35m) £7.00 (£5.00) (£20.00 F)
Aug 2-5,9-12,16-19,23-25 10:30(35m) £8.00 (£6.00) (£24.00 F)
Fantastic Magic Show for Kids
Miro Kokenov
Most suitable for ages 3-10
Magic Show with loads of participation from the kids, which brings excitement for the children and fun for the adults. The Show includes a tutorial on how to do magic and a free balloon animal.
Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS (Maggie’s Chamber)
Aug 1-25 11:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)
The Greatest Magic Show
Showmen Productions
Most suitable for ages 3-12
Winner of Fringe World 2019 Best Children’s Show Weekly Award! The multi award-winning, sell-out sensation is coming to Edinburgh for the first time – with incredible illusions and circus stunts, you don’t want to miss this!
Assembly Rooms • 54 George Street, EH2 2LR (Bijou)
Aug 1-2 11:30(1h) £7.00
Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-24 11:30(1h) £12.00 (£11.00)
Aug 7-8,13-15,20-22 11:30(1h) £10.00 (£9.00)
I Hate Children Children’s Show
Unusual Productions
Most suitable for age 8 and older
Magic for teens, tweens and hot soccer mums. Be a hero and bring your kids to the children’s show that serves champagne for mums every day.
theSpace @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW (Grand Theatre)
Aug 2-11,15-18 12:10(55m) £12.50 (£11.00) (£10.50 C) (£40.00 F)
Aug 12-14 12:10(55m) £11.00 (£10.00) (£9.00 C) (£36.00 F)
Turtle Company
Most suitable for age 0 and older
In this heart-warming tale, a father and pet hamster venture into bizarre lands inside a storybook, meeting zany characters along the way. With puppetry, music and magic from an international team, this imaginative play will dazzle the whole family!
Assembly Roxy • 2 Roxburgh Place, EH8 9SU (Central)
Jul 31-Aug 1 11:25(1h) £10.00
Aug 2-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 11:25(1h) £12.00 (£11.00)
Aug 7-8,12-15,19-22,26 11:25(1h) £11.00 (£10.00)
The Maths Magic Show 2019
Jason Davison / PBH’s Free Fringe
Most suitable for ages 8-14
Experience and learn new mathematical magic tricks to show your friends and family. Predict the future, read people’s minds, avoid cash damage, all with the power of mathemagics. PBH’s Free Fringe.
CC Blooms • 23-24 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA (CC Blooms)
Aug 3-25 12:30(55m) (Free Non-ticketed)
Morgan & West: Unbelievable Science
Lee Martin for Gag Reflex
Most suitable for ages 5-14
Captivating chemistry! Phenomenal physics! Bonkers biology! An interactive show for the whole family where experiments take place right before your eyes. Expect explosive thrills, chemical spills and risk assessments that gives their stage manager chills!
Assembly George Square • George Square, EH8 9LH (Gordon Aikman Theatre)
Jul 31-Aug 1 16:30(1h) £8.00
Aug 2-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 16:30(1h) £12.50 (£10.50) (£40.00 F)
Aug 7-8,12-15,19-20,22 16:30(1h) £11.50 (£9.50) (£36.00 F)
The New and Improved I Hate Children Children’s Show
Paul Nathan
Most suitable for age 8 and older
More magic. More fun. More kiddy kicking madness. Treat your family and yourself to this mostly totally new show for the older kids and teens.
theSpace @ Surgeons Hall • Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW (Grand Theatre)
Aug 2-11,16-18,23-24 13:25(55m) £12.00 (£11.00) (£10.00 SC) (£40.00 F)
Aug 12-15,19-22 13:25(55m) £11.00 (£10.00) (£9.00 SC) (£36.00 F)
Science Magic: Play with Your Food
Donal Vaughan
Most suitable for age 5 and older
Science Magic is back with a new food-themed show. Always exciting and sometimes very messy, learn about science and laugh your pants off too. Queue up early as the shows fill up quickly.
Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters • 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS (The Gothic Room)
Aug 1-25 12:00(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)
Aug 1-25 13:15(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)
Could It Be Magic?
Paul Aitchison
Mind-melting magic tricks and top-draw bamboozlement meet bonkers character comedy. One performer plays all four magicians competing in a hilarious and chaotic magic competition. ‘Aitchison is one to watch, a real talent’ (Chortle.co.uk).
Just the Tonic at The Caves • Rowantree Bar, 253 Cowgate, EH1 1LG (Just the Fancy Room)
Aug 1-2 15:30(1h) £8.50 (£6.50)
Aug 3-11,13-25 15:30(1h) £8.50 (£6.50)
Kevin Quantum: And for My Next Trick 2
Everyday Miracle Productions
Back with new illusions and reimagined favourites that will rock your socks off! And you won’t even have to take off your shoes. ‘Part magic, part comedy and all genius’ SSSSS (CreamMagazine.com).
Underbelly, Cowgate • 66 Cowgate, EH1 1JX (White Belly)
Aug 1-2 21:20(1h) £7.00
Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 21:20(1h) £12.00 (£11.00)
Aug 7-8,12-15,19,21-22 21:20(1h) £11.00 (£10.00)
Mandy Muden: Is Not the Invisible Woman
Mandy Muden
Mandy Muden is a multi award-winning comedian and magician, widely known for her sensational appearances on Britain’s Got Talent. ‘You’re very unique, you’re so likeable, you’re very naughty too’ (Simon Cowell).
Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Balcony)
Jul 31-Aug 2 16:00(1h) £6.00
Aug 3-4,7-8,13-15,20-22,26 16:00(1h) £9.50 (£8.50) (£34.00 F)
Aug 5-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 16:00(1h) £10.50 (£9.50) (£38.00 F)
Pete Firman & The Amazing TBC
Corrie McGuire Management
Witness the first/final performance of The World’s Greatest Magical Double Act! Every night Pete will be joined by a special guest with no previous conjuring experience, performing jaw-dropping magic without any rehearsal. ‘Spellbinding’ (List).
Pleasance Courtyard • 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ (Pleasance Beyond)
Jul 31-Aug 2 20:00(1h) £9.00
Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 20:00(1h) £15.50 (£14.00)
Aug 7-8,14-15,21-22 20:00(1h) £13.00 (£11.50)
Aug 12-13,19-20 20:00(1h) £12.00 (£10.50)
Pete Heat: Massive Wizard
Austin Talent
The Fringe’s funniest (probably) and lankiest (definitely) magician returns, fresh from teaching Dumbledore (well, Jude Law) for Fantastic Beasts. Sharp comedy, slick wizardry and uniquely deranged brilliance from ‘the rock’n’roll magician’ (NME). SSSSS (FringeGuru.com).
Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose • 3 Chambers St, EH1 1HT (Doonstairs)
Jul 31-Aug 2 20:45(1h) £7.00
Aug 3-4,7-8,12-13,15,19-22,26 20:45(1h) £11.50 (£10.50)
Aug 5-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 20:45(1h) £12.50 (£11.50)
Piff the Magic Dragon: The Lucky Dragon Tour
Broken Robot Productions and FAB
The self-proclaimed loser of America’s Got Talent breaks from his US tour and Vegas residency for a limited run. ‘Stunningly good’ (Penn & Teller). ‘Sensational’ (Derren Brown). SSSSS (Sunday Mail).
Pleasance at EICC • 150 Morrison Street, EH3 8EE (Pentland Theatre)
Aug 21-25 19:00(1h) £16.00 (£15.00)
The Third Annual Black Comedy Showcase
Che Burnley / PBH’s Free Fringe
The only place to see top black comedians, magicians and cabaret acts who will still able to be in the country after Brexit, now with an added token straight white male for diversity. #blackcomedymatters
Bannermans • 212 Cowgate, Under South Bridge, EH1 1NQ (Back Cave)
Aug 3-25 13:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)
Tom Crosbie: Nerd World Problems
Lee Martin for Gag Reflex
Not just a big beautiful brain, Tom Crosbie put the heart and soul into being an unabashed nerd, performing for your pleasure. Come for the Rubik’s Cubes, stay for a big hug of be-cardiganned joy.
Gilded Balloon Teviot • Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ (Nightclub)
Jul 31-Aug 2 14:45(1h) £6.00
Aug 3-4,7-8,12-15,19-22,26 14:45(1h) £9.50 (£8.50) (£34.00 F)
Aug 5-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 14:45(1h) £10.50 (£9.50) (£38.00 F)
The Potter Trail
The Potter Trail
Grab a wand and join your robed guide on the original tour of Edinburgh designed especially for Potter fans! Discover inspirations for characters and locations and JK Rowling’s old writing haunts. TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2013-2018.
Meeting Point at Greyfriars Bobby Statue • Candlemaker Row, EH1 2QE (Tour Meeting Point)
Jul 29-Aug 31 12:00(1h30m) (Free Non-ticketed)
Jul 29-Aug 31 16:00(1h30m) (Free Non-ticketed)
The Collection of Professor Novak
Paul Novak performer / PBH’s Free Fringe
Victorian psychic investigator Professor Novak will discuss his investigations, such as the Body Parts Club and Adams the bloody photographer. Expect gruesome tales of madness, mutilation, murder and the strange.
The Outhouse Bar • 12a Broughton St Lane, EH1 3LY (The Loft)
Aug 3-4,6-11,13-18,20-25 20:30(1h) (Free Non-ticketed)
The Graveyard Shift
Quids In Theatre Company
Let Kreestan Sennakie take you on a journey to the dark side of magic. This Gothic, bizarre tale of Victorian magic is sinister and haunting, creepy and comical. Dare you arrive for The Graveyard Shift?
theSpace on the Mile • 80 High Street, EH1 1TH (Space 2)
Aug 19-24 18:50(50m) £8.00 (£6.00 SUD) (£20.00 F)
Kingdom Theatre Company
Secrets has been designed by Cammy’s Magic to show how people have survived for hundreds of years using magic and how you can too in modern life. Cammy the award-winning magician, will demonstrate this. ‘Online Sensation’ (Sun). www.cameronyoung.co.uk
Greenside @ Infirmary Street • 6 Infirmary Street, EH1 1LT (Mint Studio)
Aug 12-17 19:40(50m) £10.00 (£32.00 F)
The Unfair Advantage
Harrison Milas
Best Magic winner Adelaide Fringe Festival 2018. Watch closely… are you playing attention? Prepare to be completely amazed as Australia’s leading sleight of hand specialist lifts the veil on the illicit world of card cheating.
Underbelly, Bristo Square • Teviot Place, EH8 9AG (The Unfair Advantage)
Jul 31-Aug 2 18:00, 19:30, 21:00(1h) £6.50
Aug 3-6,9-11,16-18,23-25 18:00, 19:30, 21:00(1h) £12.00 (£11.00)
Aug 7-8,12,14-15,19-22,26 18:00, 19:30, 21:00(1h) £11.00 (£10.00)
Shows Not In Main Programme
Man Vs. Balloon – The Ultimate Family Magic Show
Featuring magic and comedy from Scotland’s Magic Gareth who will blow your minds – and his balloons – with a magical spectacular of epic proportions! Here you will marvel at ‘The Biggest Balloon in the World’ and risk your dryness at the ultimate game of ‘Water Pistol Roulette’! All LIVE on stage in front of your very eyes!
CC Blooms (Venue 171)
Aug 3-17 11:15 (55mins)
Hive Mind (Or How Anyone Can Read Minds)
It is believed reading minds is a rare skill. Not True. I will demonstrate that the power to look into someone’s mind is an ability we all possess, including into my mine. An interactive and completely immersive show, that by using a mixture of prediction, psychometry and mind-reading, you will be left with more questions than answers.
CC Blooms (Venue 171)
Aug 18-25 11:15 (55mins)
Ash Pryce Paranormal Illusionist Live
Paranormal illusions, mind reading & supernatural shenanigans. Strictly over 18s. “Breath-taking” ***** Bunbury Magazine. “Leicester’s answer to Derren Brown” BBC Leics. “A great showman” NottsLive. EdHorrorFest Sell Out 2016, 17, 18.
Pilgrim Bar (Venue 100)
Aug 3-5,7-12,14-19,21-24 13:45 (50mins)
Dan Bastianelli – Trixated
Dan Bastianelli is fixated with magic and trickery. After a very successful debut Fringe in 2018 (at just 19 years old!) he returns with a brand-new magical hour, which strives to share with you his love for the art of deception, in a fresh and vibrant way. Suitable for ages 9+
CC Blooms (Venue 171)
Aug 3,4,6-11,13-18,20-25 15:00 (50mins)
Aug 17 18:10 (50mins)
The Grumpy Magicians Present ‘There’s One Born Every Minute’
The Grumpy Magicians are back with another hilarious show where they will entertain the audience with some amazing magical effects. Come along and find out if you will be duped into being one of those born every minute.
CC Blooms (Venue 171)
Aug 3-16 17:30 (45mins)
The Secrets Show
The secrets show is brought to you by the Edinburgh close-up magician of the year 2018 and 2019. After his sell out show in March Cameron is back with his brand new show which is going to be something that you don’t want to miss. Filled with Magic, Comedy and many many secrets this show is going to take magic to a new level. Over the past 5 years
CC Blooms (Venue 171)
Aug 17-25 17:30 (60mins)
Ash Pryce Mind Reader: Live
It’s a mind reading show. Not much more to say. It’ll be fun. ***** “Truly amazing” Bunbury Magazine. “Leicester’s answer to Derren Brown” BBC Leicester. “Amazing. Blew my mind” Neon Frights. “A great showman” NottinghamLive. Edinburgh Horror Fest sell out act 2016, 17, 18. www.ashpryce.com
Bar Bados (Venue 32) Room 2
Aug 3-5,7-12,14-19,21-24 19:45 (60mins)
PBH Best Of Magic
MONDAYS ONLY! Chris Cook hosts a special night of trickery featuring the very best magicians at the festival. The lineup is different every week but previous shows have featured Dave Alnwick, Charlie Caper, Ava Beaux, Mark Watson, Laura London and countless others! All the profits from the show go to the PBH Free Fringe Charity.
Voodoo Rooms (Venue 68) Ballroom
Aug 5,12,19 (60mins)
Brendon Peel Is The Trickster
The Trickster is a show filled with mentalism, mind games, psychological illusion, card tricks, as well as classic magic. These are blended together with Brendon’s quick wit and elegant charm. Brendon Peel is a multi-award winning South African performer, who is regarded as one of the top in his field of magic and mystery throughout Africa
Bar Bados (Venue 32) Room 5
Aug 3-10 21:45 (55mins)
James James – Comedy Magic – From Street To Stage
With over 7,000,000 views on YouTube James James elegantly brings experience from the street to a stage with new material which will make you laugh, smile, be amazed, and have a thoroughly good time. Did we say, over 7,000,000 views on YouTube
Bar Bados (Venue 32) Room 1
Aug 3-24 22:30 (45mins)
The Midnight Cab (To The End Of The Universe)
Hail the midnight cab to the end of the universe – back in it’s seventh year! An eclectic spattering of Burlesque, magic, music, alternative comedy and more featuring some of the best acts from around the Fringe. Live, loud and interactive. F*ck it; it’s Midnight
Voodoo Rooms (Venue 68) Speakeasy
Aug 3,4,6-11,13-18,20-25 (60mins)

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