Children's Shows (circus, theatre)

  • House of Oz - The Great Indoors
  • 11:00
  • Aug 26
  • 50 minutes
  • Suitability: 3+ (5-14)
  • Country: Australia
  • Group: House of Oz and Legs On The Wall
  • Warnings and additional info: Flickering light effect (not strobe lighting) two times early in the performance. Also uses theatrical haze or smoke
  • Accessibility: 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 are required to have a complimentary ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months


Even the smallest voices matter. A new Australian classic, Beetle tells the story of a child who finds a friend in her backyard; together they embark on an adventure to search for the now elusive Christmas Beetle. The magic of the Australian bush is brought to life through Legs On The Wall’s trademark physical storytelling, and animation created with renowned author/illustrator Freya Blackwood. A tale of resilience and hope, Beetle reminds young audiences that there’s an important place in the world for all of us. 'Physical performance with an Aussie cultural identity and a fearless bravado (Renee Dallow,

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: Access is via the North Alley via a ramp into the Foyer, from which there is level access into The Great Indoors (main auditorium). The space has a very minimal rake.
  • Wheelchair access type: Permanent Ramp

  • 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

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

Samantha Shaber 36 days ago

Loved this beautiful, engaging show! It was the first Fringe show my 4 1/2-year-old was fully attentive to. He was transfixed by the characters, projections, lights – it's not a fast-paced show, but it's so vibrant and it kept him glued to his seat and smiling. (He also yelled out a few times - assuming there was meant to be audience participation - but the performers took it all in stride.) Highly recommend!

Julia Bolden 43 days ago

As is often the case at Ed Fringe, this children's show attracted more adults than children. It serves both cohorts extremely well; transfixing and occasionally scaring but then gently reassuring us. It's touching, humorous and educational, without ever being in the least patronising to anyone. It's an absolutely beautiful portrayal of a growing friendship between a young girl and a Christmas Beetle, revolving around a tree, upon which they both perform various antics. Fabulous costumes, adept puppetry, delightful projected images, with occasional amusing animations, complete the skillset used. It's all in pastel colours, which are kinder to the adult eye than the garish primaries which dominate some children's TV. My (also adult) daughter and I loved it so much that we gave it our own little standing ovation.

Lika & Thomas 44 days ago

This show was just gorgeous! Funny, poignant, beautifully designed and able to keep my two year old's interest for the whole thing. Excellent visuals and just a wonderful sentiment and spirit. Go see it!

Special thanks as well to all show and venue staff who were so welcoming and helpful with my Deaf little one's access needs. I can't explain just how much it means to have the entore experience be made accessible. His enjoyment and frequent rounds of applause are testament to this. Thank you so much, everyone.

Zoe Harvey-Lee 49 days ago

We're very grown up children but we loved this show for all it's innocence and wonder. It's fantastic staging was exciting and delightful. It felt just like being inside your favourite children's book.

Hilda 49 days ago

I really enjoyed this. I loved the costumes and the simple but effective set. The use of animation was also well done. I thought the environmental message was excellent and definitely touched a chord for me as an adult, though the narration was perhaps a little wordy and tricky for my kids to fully understand. At the ages of 4 and 7 I don't think they fully understood the sentiment behind the play, but they really enjoyed the performance and were fully engaged. Well done!

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Playbill 33 days ago

This is definitely the show of the Fringe that changed my perspective of the natural world that surrounds and includes me.

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edinburghfestivalsforkids (5/5 stars) 36 days ago

A beautiful story with a strong environmental message and visually stunning to watch.

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The Scotsman (4/5 stars) 36 days ago

An imaginative fusion of puppetry and physical theatre makes for an immersive children’s show that will inspire wonder in grown-ups too

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Mini Travellers (4/5 stars) 36 days ago

Beetle at Edinburgh Fringe is an enchanting piece of theatre

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One4Review (4/5 stars) 43 days ago

Beetle, through Legs On The Wall’s trademark physical storytelling, leaves a lasting impression. There is a powerful message on the cyclical nature of stories and nature itself.

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