Please note, unless otherwise stated, all of our performances are strictly over 18s only

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Join The Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas and challenge your preconceptions on hot button issues!

Are Children Wild Enough?

Are today’s children too disconnected from nature? Are we over-protective of young people? Do we need to re-wild childhood? Commentators suggest that contemporary lifestyles are detrimental not just to children’s health and happiness, but also, their understanding of, and relationship with, nature. Words are disappearing from their mental dictionaries and they’re more able to identify Pokémon species than animals. But what is ‘nature’ and where is ‘the wild’? How might we redress this supposed imbalance? Nina Morris (The University of Edinburgh) argues the case for a wilder childhood.

Call the Tooth Fairy!

Most academic research needs to be more relevant, produced more quickly and for less money. Is this possible? Jan Clarkson (University of Dundee & NHS Education for Scotland) shares her latest ground-breaking research - and you may be surprised by the results! How often should you go to the dentist? Can their patients take charge of research and predict dementia, locate defibrillators and diagnose disease from biopsies? Should research be conducted differently? Oh, and is the tooth fairy the answer?

Don’t Bank on the Bankers

A decade on from the financial crash, Rachel Findlay (Edinburgh Napier University) explores how bankers shafted us, crashing their banks and our economies; how they got it so badly wrong, and what they could have done differently. The mechanisms behind the worst crash since 1929 are laid bare, with blame suitably apportioned to those in charge – politicians, bankers and regulators. A combination of sophisticated information technology and greed led to banks offering loans to many who should never have been enticed into debt. Yet this didn’t happen in every country; some were spared the pain.

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Booking Fees

Please note that all debit and credit card transactions are subject to a 80p booking fee per ticket for advance bookings online or by phone. This is capped at a maximum of £4.80 per transaction. Accepted payment methods are Visa, Mastercard, Maestro. We do not accept American Express. Please note this is a booking fee and not a surcharge. There is no booking fee applicable for in person sales made by debit, credit card or cash transactions. A maximum of 6 tickets can be purchased in one transaction online per event date. If you wish to make a larger booking, please contact our box office by phone or email 

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.
To use your Customer Credit please email with information on the new booking you wish to make.

If a member of your party has an access requirements as part of your booking, please contact our box office or email

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.
Check our FAQ [hyperlink] for further information or have a look at our Virtual Venue Tours to ensure our venue is suitable for your visit.

Our box office team will always endeavour to be as helpful and understanding as possible.

We hope you enjoy the show! 

Event Details

  • Date
    03 March 2020
  • Venue
  • Price
  • Doors:
    19:00 approx
  • Starts:
    20:00 approx
  • Finishes:
    22:15 approx
  • Duration:
    135 mins approx
  • Age
    18 And Above (18+)
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