Kids: Listings

The Polar Bears Go Up

Pleasance at EICC 10–27 August (not 14, 21, 23), times vary It's up, up and away for the loveable bears as they go in search of their balloon by taking to the skies in whatever way they can. Suitable for ...

The Amazing Bubble Man

Underbelly, George Square 3–28 August, 11.30am Whether you like your bubbles square, filled with fog or within other bubbles, Louis Pearl has the bubble for you. Expect to be beguiled and amazed. Words...

Hairy Maclary

Assembly George Square 3–20 August (not 16), 10.30am Back in town after international success, Nonsense Room Productions adapts the loveable story of Hairy Maclary and his band of canine chums and this ti...

The Gruffalo’s Child

Pleasance Courtyard 2–20 August (not 5, 9, 16), 10.30am Another one from Tall Stories, this is the return of the five-star adaptation of the Julia Donaldson story that has been an international hit. Wo...

The Wonderful World of Lapin

Scottish Storytelling Centre 3–15, 19, 20, 26, 27 August, 10.30am Introduce young ones to the French language courtesy of Le Petit Monde and a show about the world's tastiest carrot competition. Narrated ...

Taiwan Season: The Backyard Story

2–27 August (not 7, 14, 21), 11.45am Summerhall Puppet Beings Theatre uses black-light magic to bring a wardrobe-full of jackets, shirts, dresses and trousers to life. Object theatre invention for the ove...

A Strange New Space

Summerhall 2–27 August (not 7, 14, 21), 10.45am Making the connection between two types of dangerous journey, Tessa Bide uses puppetry and original music to imagine a voyage into space and the flight of a...

Snigel and Friends

Dance Base 4–27 August (not 7, 14), times vary Caroline Bowditch and Company invites you to enter the colourful and sensory world of Snigel, the inquisitive snail, who is preparing to go on an adventure. ...

The Road That Wasn’t There

Assembly Roxy 3–27 August (not 14, 21), 2.35pm After last year's sell-out production of The Bookbinder, New Zealand's Trick of the Light Theatre combines puppetry, shadow play and live music to tell an aw...

One Man Shoe

Assembly George Square 3–28 August (not 14, 15, 21, 22), 11am It's the stuff of nightmares. The show must go on but the headliner is nowhere to be seen. There's only one thing for it: Jango, the caretaker...