Join The Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas and challenge your preconceptions on hot button issues!
No Copyright, No Problem?
Is copyright necessary? Does it hinder or does it help? What would happen if there was no copyright? Without it, who benefits and who loses? Is copyright just for large corporations? Or does copyright also serve the interests of individual creators (artists, writers, musicians) more effectively than we might think?
Join Smita Kheria, intellectual property law expert (The University of Edinburgh), to find out whether copyright has a positive role to play, or whether we could live without it in today’s post-digital society.
Creators and consumers, professionals and amateurs, rights holders and pirates, are all welcome!
OK Computer or Paranoid Android?
Psychologist Thusha Rajendran (Heriot-Watt University) tackles controversies around new technologies. Will our future be utopian or dystopian? Do our digital lives allow us to be true to ourselves, or are we suffering an identity crisis? Can iPads damage your children’s brains? Will robots take our jobs? Can you fall in love with your operating system? Can AI learn about aesthetics and style? Can you form a real attachment to your robot dog? Is it worth chipping yourself? What do these technologies mean for our evolution and what do our techno-fears reveal about us?
Build Your Own Football Club?
Have you taken your team to the Champions League Final in Football Manager? Is this all it takes to go pro? Mason Robbins (The University of Edinburgh – FC Barcelona partnership) reckons it might be. You’ll get to make all the decisions involved with building a €1 billion football club. Will your digital nous help you rake in the cash? Will you nail that all-important partnership? Will Brexit wreck the lot? Come and do your best – or your worst...
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Postage & Collection
Postage is available on most show dates for an additional £2 per transaction and tickets are sent standard delivery, 2nd class. Postage is available for UK delivery only. Tickets can also be selected to be collected at one of our box offices free of charge.
Some productions will not allow postage and tickets will be available to collect at the venue door with valid proof of ID. Please check your booking confirmation and ticket reminders.
Once a delivery or collection method is selected, it cannot be changed.
Arrive Early for Seating
Tickets for the majority of our shows can be collected at the venue door upon entry however we would still advise arriving a little in advance of our door opening time. This allows you to join a queue as all venues are general admission and a mixture of seating and standing room. This is especially true for Edinburgh and Newcastle if you aim to eat in our clubs as seating with tables tend to be taken quite quickly and we can’t allocate or reserve seating in advance for that purpose.
For Edinburgh Fringe dates during August, we advise you arrive at least 30 minutes before doors open for your selected shows to collect your festival tickets. This allows you to join a queue as all venues are general admission. All venues are seated apart from Stand 1 which is seating and standing room. There is no food service during Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
A concession rate ticket applies to 60+, Students, unemployed, benefit recipients with proof of ID upon collection.
The Stand also allow carers to go free – please just call our box office for further information an to confirm your booking.
Refunds due to COVID-19
A Customer Credit will be made to your customer account in event of cancellations, allowing you to book for another show at a later date.
Customer Credit will be made to your customer account for the ticket sale amount and will not include booking or postage fees.
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Carers go free in our venues, so best to make your booking with us by phone or in person. Please book in advance for these tickets as we have limited access bookings per venue and show due to listed buildings fire regulations.
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Our box office team will always endeavour to be as helpful and understanding as possible.
We hope you enjoy the show!