Circa: Humans 2.0

Dance Physical Theatre and Circus

Circa: Humans 2.0

Ten bodies appear in a flash of light. They move in harmony for a fleeting moment, then descend into a sinuous trance. Towers grow and decay, bodies leap and are caught, physical limits are pushed to their extreme. The second chapter of Circa’s internationally acclaimed Humans is a symphony of acrobatics, sound and light. This is next level circus by Circa. ‘Everything in Humans 2.0 is flawless’ ★★★★★ (Scotsman) ★★★★★ (List) ★★★★★ (BroadwayBaby.com) Created by circus visionary Yaron Lifschitz and pulsing with music by composer Ori Lichtik.

2 - 24 August 2024, 6:20 pm

Underbelly's Circus Hub on the Meadows

La Clique

Cabaret and Variety

La Clique

The sell-out sensation is back at Circus Hub featuring the world’s best in circus, cabaret and comedy. La Clique is breathtaking, hilarious, sexy, dangerous and iconic. Born right here at the Edinburgh Fringe 20 years ago, and subsequently gaining international acclaim around the globe, this is the original and trailblazing Spiegeltent cabaret show. Every season is a different collection of extraordinary new artists and unmissable favourites. Step inside the magnificent Spiegeltent for an unforgettable night this Fringe. Do not miss it. 'Welcome to your new favourite cult Fringe outing' ★★★★★ (Scotsman).

2 - 24 August 2024, 7:20 pm

Underbelly's Circus Hub on the Meadows

YOAH

Dance Physical Theatre and Circus

YOAH

Japan’s most talked about contemporary circus company make their UK premiere with YOAH. Cirquework’s new style of circus fuses jaw-dropping physicality with breathtaking digital visual effects and electro sound to create an unmissable Japanese circus experience! 'Awe-inspiring... a circus experience like no other' ★★★★★ (StageWhispers.com.au). 'Masterful' ★★★★★ (HiFiWay.live  

2 - 18 August 2024, 8:40 pm

Underbelly's Circus Hub on the Meadows

Sophie's Surprise 29th

Dance Physical Theatre and Circus

Sophie's Surprise 29th

This is circus, comedy and chaos disguised as a house party, featuring world-leading performers from La Clique, The 7 Fingers, Cirque du Soleil and more. Sophie’s Surprise 29th is stumbling back to Circus Hub after a smash-hit season in 2023. Enjoy death-defying circus and cabaret feats weaved into a nostalgic 90s house party set to a pumping soundtrack of old faves including Sugababes, Basement Jaxx and The Killers. Sophie’s Surprise 29th promises a “thrilling” (The Guardian) night out which reels you into a house party thrown by some of the world’s best circus performers “at the top of their game” (Last Minute Theatre Tickets). ‘Loved every minute of it, funny, sexy and breathtaking’ ★★★★★ (Scottish Sun). 'What you see here is outstanding circus' ★★★★ (List).  

2 - 24 August 2024, 9:45 pm

Underbelly's Circus Hub on the Meadows

Trash Test Dummies

Children's Shows

Trash Test Dummies Circus

This award-winning, side-splitting, slapstick comedy, circus routine retakes the household wheelie bin to new heights and delivers a dump truck full of hilarity! Returning after delighting audiences in 2023 and winners of the Best Children’s presentation at the Adelaide Fringe Festival 2016 and 2015, the Trash Test Dummies are as full of laughs as their bins are full of surprises. ‘The best I’ve seen them do it’ ★★★★★ (ThreeWeeks) ‘A dynamic and fun show for all the family’ ★★★★ (BroadwayBaby.com)

3 - 24 August 2024, 12:05 pm

Underbelly's Circus Hub on the Meadows

Tweedy's Massive Circus

Cabaret and Variety

Tweedy's Massive Circus

Unfortunately the tent has shrunk and Tweedy hasn’t a clue. Join the much-loved star of Giffords Circus for over 15 years, as him and his friends create their very own circus show. Expect a show filled with magic, mirth and mayhem. What could possibly go wrong? For ages 3 to 93. ‘The best clown I have ever seen’ (Independent) 'True genius had the audience crying with laughter’ (Sunday Telegraph)

3 - 21 August 2024, 1:05 pm

Underbelly's Circus Hub on the Meadows

Circus Baobab: Yé!

Dance Physical Theatre and Circus

Circus Baobab: Ye!

An exciting collective of artists from Guinea and the diaspora bring their debut show, Yé!, to Edinburgh. Showcasing incredible acrobatics, vertiginous human pyramids, hand-to-hand combat and contortions all performed in a frenetic rhythm. 'Full of punch and blending traditional expressions of circus with modernity' (Télérama), the thirteen young artists call us together to build a world of tomorrow that will take care of nature and it's future. 'Wherever they perform, the atmosphere is electric' (Le Monde). 'A high-flying acrobatic performance with no safety net' (RFI).

3 - 24 August 2024, 2:05 pm

Underbelly's Circus Hub on the Meadows

Ghost Light: Between Fall and Flight

Dance Physical Theatre and Circus

Ghost Light: Between Fall and Flight

Critically acclaimed Quebec City-based circus company, Machine de Cirque, present the award-winning Maxim Laurin (Guinness World Record holder) performing a spectacular duet with Guillaume Larouche on a spinning teeterboard, bringing you into the elusive world between fall and flight. Featuring a blend of breathtaking acrobatic feats and poignant choreography, Ghost Light takes a deep look into the synergy of two highly skilled performers. The teeterboard propels them toward each other in the euphoria of flight, accompanied by the levity of weightlessness and the fatality of the inevitable fall.

3 - 24 August 2024, 4:00 pm

Underbelly's Circus Hub on the Meadows

The Dreamer

Cabaret and Variety

The Dreamer – Live

'Magic is in his bones. Disbelief, flabbergasted, stunned'  ★★★★★ (Henley Herald) 'An unforgettable evening we can't stop talking about' (The Standard) The UKs number one touring magic show The Greatest Magician returns with a groundbreaking, jaw-dropping, brand new magic show.  Award Winning magician James Phelan, most infamous for jamming the BBC switchboard after he correctly predicted the lottery, presents this unforgettable magic show described as ‘one to watch’ by The List.  Touching on his parents 12 year struggle with IVF, The Dreamer is a celebration of the impossible becoming possible.  With magic unparalleled elsewhere at the Fringe - This show will leave you aching with laughter and dizzy in disbelief.  'One of the most endearing factors is seeing amazed faces young and old. This show has many moment like that' ★★★★★ (BBC Sounds) 'One to watch in the world of magic' ★★★★ (The List) It's time to believe in magic...

3 - 24 August 2024, 5:15 pm

Underbelly's Circus Hub on the Meadows

IIIII - About The Art of Letting Go

Dance Physical Theatre and Circus

IIIII – about the art of letting go

Contemporary circus, dance and sound art weave a personal and emotional journey through the beauty and pain of letting go! At the centre: the Cyr wheel. Powerful, stirring, fragile. Hanschitz and Beierer surrender to the process of letting go. The mood changes between calm balance, loss of control and floating lightness. From raw sounds to fine beats, a live soundscape is made from the Cyr wheel itself, in a circle of surrender, holding on and becoming free.  

13 - 24 August 2024, 11:00 am

Underbelly's Circus Hub on the Meadows