Beats on Pointe

Dance, Physical Theatre and Circus (dance, family)

  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    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 18 months

Description

Direct from Australia, this is a non-stop, fun-filled show for everyone, bringing you an exciting commercial blend of electric entertainment fusing modern and old-school street-dance and ballet. Featuring a highly talented cast of dance athletes, this is a tightly choreographed show anchoring a dynamic modern story of two opposing dance worlds peppered with breaking, contemporary, acrobatics and captivating dance theatre as well as freestyle acts, singing, moments of well-timed comedy and a thumping soundtrack! 'To call this a 'dance show' is to sell it short – this piece is a theatrical extravaganza' (AussieTheatre.com.au).

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: There are 48 steps from the main entrance however there is separate level access entrance via a rear door on Lawnmarket. This is adjacent to the Johnston Terrace roundabout, and is next to the Ensign Ewart which is at 521 Lawnmarket, EH1 2PE. Please ring doorbell for entry.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access

  • Stairs: 20+
    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


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

Fiona 29 days ago

Amazing energy, talent and enthusiasm on show.
Please come back next year.

Brigitta Marson 32 days ago

Watched the last night tonight. It was AMAZING. Would definitely watch again at the fringe. Would highly recommend. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Gill Henderson 35 days ago

I loved this energetic and entertaining show. I don’t think I blinked for the whole hour! Superb.

Bill Shaw 38 days ago

Unbelievable, in the best possible way! This show was outstanding. Every dancer brought something to the performance. I have never seen such a diverse range of talent and dance styles combined with amazing choreography and an imaginative production which blends intensity, energy and humour. You might well not see a better show at this year's Fringe. Ten out of ten!

Jen & family 38 days ago

You know something is very good when the hour passes in a flash!
Utterly brilliant show from start to finish. High energy sustained throughout from all these incredible dance athletes. Each dancer performing to their individual dance strengths but all coming together to create a remarkably gelled crew. We have a dancer and a gymnast in the family - both thought it was one of the best shows they have ever seen!
Bravo and a definite 5 stars plus from us!

Vicki 39 days ago

Terrific performance highlighting the differences (really?) between 2 worlds of dance. Astounding energy, beautiful composition and choreography, totally engaging.

Claire Marshall 39 days ago

Really amazing!! The dancers are incredibly skilled and produced a fast paced captivating performance.

Linda Watt 41 days ago

Fabulous high energy show. Very talented performers. Will not dodisappoint

Ruth Christie 43 days ago

Incredible! Simply one of the best shows I’ve seen on the fringe. Incredible energy and astounding technique

Laura Terrell 43 days ago

Super talented cast who performed wonderful dance feats with grace and technique. There’s so much going on you hardly know where to look. For some reason it didn’t quite tick the box for our ten year old but the tweens and I loved it.

Maurice McKeown 45 days ago

Loved the show - actually went twice because it was so stunning. Brilliant concept and the dancers were fabulous. It was non-stop music and entertainment for the whole hour. Fantastic ability and stamina from the performers. Would go again but I'm home again.

Assel 46 days ago

Do not buy Premium, there is not much premium there. MB just to get to the door quicker, but there was not much chance to pick the best seats, as everyone rushed in altogether and basically kicked us away. Waist of money for the premium. I believe, that if you are offering the chance to pick the best seat, make a gap in time for the premium guests to be seated first.
The show itself was not bad. About 12-15 dancers, some are better in ballet, others in break-dance. The costumes in the glow in the dark were not nicely made, looked more like a school performance. Again, do not expect anything big and you will not be disappointed, my 6 y.o. child quite enjoyed the show.
p.s. the aggressive man in the middle of the first raw ruined the show, that can happen to anyone.

Michael Richardson 46 days ago

I saw a preview at the Assembly Gala launch and decided to see the main show this weekend. I was not disappointed.

For a whole 75mins, the cast danced and entertained the audience whilst commanding the stage. A wonderful mix of ballet, hip-hop, beat-boxing, synchronised dancing all performed with insanely high levels of energy throughout. The music was great, costumes were simple and effective (loved the light up laces) and the chemistry between the performers was lovely to see.

Objectively, I found the section where 1 male ballet dancer ridiculed some of the female ballet dancers to be awkward and unnecessary. I also thought the planted singer in the audience part detracted from the show as I then felt the whole front row were also performers/family of the cast so their enthusiasm felt forced. Perhaps a little unfair as I'm sure family attend many shows to support their relatives but knowing this was the case here didn't help.

I had a great time and and I do recommend the show - the audience were all clapping along and getting into it.

Maria 51 days ago

Absolutely talented dancers with charisma. I got caught in the atmosphere of film “Step up”
Ballet was wonderful together with street dances. I enjoyed.

Ricky M 51 days ago

Simply a fabulous show from start to finish. Great tunes, great dancing, great performance.

GH 52 days ago

I took my 9 year old to this and we both absolutely loved it. She's a ballerina and I love hip hop so it was a perfect match for us. The dancers were super high energy and I left in such a good mood... thanks!

Denise McCann 55 days ago

Wow, absolutely stunning show! I was entertained every second of it. The performers/dancers/athletes are incredibly talented and I loved how inclusive they were with their audience tonight. Five stars isn’t enough!!!

Anne M 55 days ago

Outstanding show with brilliant choreography to a fantastic set list covering all genres of dance with acrobatics and added humour. The talent on show was phenomenal and easily one of the best dance shows we’ve ever seen on the fringe. A must see!


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Musical Manda (5/5 stars) 35 days ago

Beats on Pointe is a bright, energetic, vibrant dance show that breaks down the constraints of dance styles and labels and instead celebrates all types of dance on the same stage, to the same music, for the same purpose… enjoyment.

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One 4 Review (5/5 stars) 38 days ago

The level of skill, energy and enthusiasm that this troupe of dancers have is awesome. Their personalities shone throughout their entire performance. The audience absolutely loved them and they got a well deserved standing ovation. Highly recommend this amazing dance experience.

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Edinburghfestivalsforkids (4/5 stars) 49 days ago

The energy radiating from the stage is infectious and it’s clear to see how the performers love what they’re doing as much as you’ll enjoy watching….

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