Assembly Festival, one of Edinburgh’s leading Festival Fringe venues, has released tickets for over 100 performances for its upcoming 2023 programme today (March 27). The festival, which is hosted year-round at Assembly Roxy, is returning to its usual home at Assembly Rooms, Assembly Hall, Assembly George Square and Gardens, as well as to Assembly Checkpoint.
Edinburgh Fringe will also have a presence in Edinburgh’s touristy Grassmarket for the first time, as Assembly joins forces with Dance Base, a programme of dance and physical theatre will be revealed this April.
This year, Assembly Festival’s programme is bringing back the best performers from around the world. Assembly’s flagship venue, Assembly Hall will radiate joy with Afrique en Cirque bringing wholesome art of African culture, accompanied by an Afro-Jazz soundtrack.
What is more, Aida H Dee will birng Drag Queen Story Hour to Assembly Roxy, Marcel Lucont: Les Enfants Terribles presents A Gameshow For Awful Children and Footsbarn Theatre bring a classic Hans Christian Anderson fairytale with La Petite Gerda.
Fringe favourites Police Cops: The Musicalare also coming back and bigger than ever. Moreover, 2022’s most saught after debut Julia Masli: CHOOSH! returns for a limited run, as well as Ted Hill: Tries And Fails To Fix Climate Change and genuine Rob Auton is bringing The Rob Auton Show.
The songs of The Proclaimers will be taking over Edinburgh’s Captivate Theatre’s five-star production of Sunshine on Leith, and there’s sequins, reality television, and the complete works of Oscar Wilde in Oscar at the Crown, an “immersive nightclub musical” digging into one of the most dazzling figures of history.
Assembly’s summer season is expected start on Friday, July 14 when its festival hub Assembly George Square Gardens opens to welcome the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival. The Edinburgh Food Festival will be up next between July 21 and 30, as the city’s largest free-to-enter food festival, and the Assembly Festival’s Fringe programme kicks off on August 2. You can have a look at the Fringe shows and tickets available on Assembly Festival website.