AXIOM: Fundamentals of A Cappella

Music (a cappella, vocal)

  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Relaxed Performance
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


There’s nothing like the power of unaccompanied human voices singing together. This year, AXIOM is debuting a brand-new a cappella experience which challenges conventions and expands your expectations of what’s possible in live singing. We guarantee that everything weird and wonderful you hear is created by the human voice alone. We’ll rejuvenate well-known classics with arrangements to keep you intrigued. Crunchy harmonic chords. Energy. Passion. Join AXIOM on a musical journey to discover what makes this award-winning group shine.

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Relaxed Performance
  • Accessible entry: Audience enters from George IV Bridge, with a couple of steps from the street into the building. A temporary ramp is available when required. The Sanctuary has level access from front of house. The audience enter down the side of a raked seating rig, with one row of seats on the floor and several further rows accessed via steps on a central aisle.
  • Wheelchair access type: Temporary Ramp, Level Access

  • Stairs: 2 - 5
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

Relaxed performances

  • Dates: 23 August
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team for more information or to discuss any accessibility requirements.
  • Character Introduction Details
  • Additional information: Information not supplied

Be aware that this show features:

  • Total Audience Black Out
  • Flashing Lights/Strobed Lighting
  • Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound
  • Special effects (e.g. smoke/bubbles/pyrotechnics)
  • Audience chill out area
  • Permission to move around and make noise
  • Show guide or synopsis or character list

Show does not feature:

  • Distinctive smells
  • Latex balloons
  • Characters expressing anger
  • Heavily dialogue-driven scenes
  • Audience required to walk around
  • Audience required to undertake directed movement
  • Audience required to sing/speak along with/for performer
  • Audience invited on stage
  • Performer goes into audience area
  • An intermission
  • Permission to engage with performer

How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

David Ferguson 29 days ago

I can only echo what other reviewers have said. This is a flawless production showcasing the best of a cappella young talent. Get along for the last show on Saturday I promise you will be blown away.

James Hall 30 days ago

The best of the best! Axiom gathers the cream of university alumni a capella talent and takes it to new heights of musical excellence. All are talented soloists in their own right (and we heard outstanding solos!), but their blend of collaborative performance is exceptional. Amazing dynamic range, on point tuning, matching lyrics and notes with exciting (but not overpowering) choreography, this relatively new group on the scene is tight, yet relaxed, playing beautifully off each other. It is hard to believe they are amateurs! A superb introduction to the art of a capella for the novice but with a repertoire full of challenging material for the a capella officionardos! Axiom's singing brilliance is matched by their fabulous arrangements, great quality production and superb audio mixing. A must see!

Alexa Clark 32 days ago

WOW! What an amazing opening show. Axiom offer the perfect mix of passion, talent and energy to deliver a showstopping performance. A perfect mix of classics and new takes, Axiom’s show is a refreshing and fun contribution to the aCapella scene that you won’t find anywhere else! Do not miss!!!

J H 32 days ago

What an opening show! A huge variety of arranging styles - shout out to the new, dark take on an old classic - sung by some of the strongest vocalist you’ve heard in a long while. Add in a pair of beat boxers making sounds that you just won’t believe are human, and you get Axiom. I mean, talk about an a cappella supergroup.

Luke Oliver 32 days ago

Such a fun way to spend an hour! Not only are they great at what they do, but you can tell they’re having a blast doing it! A must see!

D AG 32 days ago

I’m not usually one to write reviews, but I saw the review below and think they must have wandered into a different show by mistake. This is such a fun, engaging and impressive hour (all this from a new group), and fully deserved the standing ovation in their opening show yesterday.

If you have any love for acappella, or live music in general, you will love this show!

D M 32 days ago

There's a lot of a cappella at the Fringe these days, and I never thought it'd get to paying £12 for a ticket! Yowch cozzie livs :S

This group all take it very seriously and look very moody. Try not to forget the 'fun' in fundamental.

I do recommend the Bristol Suspensions for a jollier 50 minutes

Mary-Jane Powell 33 days ago

The best £12 I have spent in a very long time! What a fabulous show. I could have listened to them all over again and thoroughly recommend it.

MC 33 days ago

This was one amazing show! The debut show for this group at Fringe and they did not disappoint. Eleven people kept us totally mesmerised for 50 minutes with just the power of their voices and boy, were they powerful. The passion for their craft and their combined huge talent shone through, as well as the affection and respect for each other. They are truly a team just loving what they do. It was such a shame when the show finished, I could have sat there and watched it all over again! I will definitely be buying tickets for this show again. Anyone who loves a cappella, this show is a must!

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