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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 31 October, sorted by Start Time

12:00

Julienning with Robyn

Julienning with Robyn

Comedy

Julienning with Robyn

Comedy

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

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

Jack the Ripper. My life as a suspect.

Jack the Ripper. My life as a suspect.

Theatre

Jack the Ripper. My life as a suspect.

Theatre

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upstairs
OCT 25, 31 at 14:15 (60 min) - £5

In this show character comedian Robert Inston with respect to victims, and irreverence that only comes from knowledge...dissects the suspected perpetrators and celebrities dumbfounded by the demon of Whitechapel. In part one, he gives an overview of the period...particularly the response of the Government and Queen Victoria herself whose own grandson was a suspect. In Part 2, he "becomes" Geoge Chapman wife poisoner; John Piser, known as Leather Apron as he worked in a slaughterhouse; the pathetic Aaron Kosminski who was more solitary than social.... ...


15:00

Ross Kamp: 2020 Vision

Ross Kamp: 2020 Vision

Comedy

Ross Kamp: 2020 Vision

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upstairs
OCT 31 at 15:45 (60 min) - £6

Queer comedian Ross Kamp invites you to look on the bright side of life as he shares his most intimate dating stories and his experience of being partially sighted. From tales of gay Twitter to Tinder escapades - he will take you on a fabulous journey through the world of LGBTQ+ culture, armed with a ukulele and a series of pop parodies (sorry Ariana, Britney and ABBA)! ...


16:00

Show Up, Kids! Online LIVE!

Show Up, Kids! Online LIVE!

Childrens

Show Up, Kids! Online LIVE!

Childrens

Laughing Horse Online / The Internet - Zoom Show
OCT 10, 17, 24, 31 at 16:30 (60 min) - PAY WHAT YOU WANT via Zoom (Tickets on Sale Soon)

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 Pete put on a real live show from his NYC apartment. 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 help of the kids to help create a story by providing prompts and controlling everything from plot to props, characters to costumes, and settings to sound in a one-of-a-kind, 50...


17:00

Nathan Cassidy: Roses From Joe (work in progress)

Nathan Cassidy: Roses From Joe (work in progress)

Comedy

Nathan Cassidy: Roses From Joe (work in progress)

Comedy

The Caroline of Brunswick / Upstairs
OCT 31 at 17:15 (60 min) - FREE TICKETED

Award-winning comedian Cassidy has the secret of happiness – 40,000 roses, from Joe. The next chapter after his critically acclaimed, award-nominated show 'Observational'. BEST SHOW NOMINEE Leicester Comedy Festival 2020 "An extraordinary story richly accessorised with laughter. The best live comedy I have seen this August" (Kate Copstick, The Scotsman 2020) "A fitting tribute to the can-do spirit in adversity that powers the festival...puckish likability...bold hour."(Jay Richardson, Chortle 2020) "The best show at this year's Fringe... A classic, structured rollercoaster Fringe...


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

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

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

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

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!...