Choir of Man

  • Assembly Hall - Main Hall
  • 19:30
  • Aug 26
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Andrew Kay & Associates and Nic Doodson Productions
  • Warnings and additional info: Age Category: 12 and above (12+)(Audience Participation)
  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Sight not needed
    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


A feast for all the senses... Leave your worries in your coat and grab a pint! The runaway hit of 2018 and 2017 from the creative minds of Nic Doodson and Andrew Kay. Imagine the greatest pub gig you've been to then multiply it by 10 and you'll still be nowhere near the fun that this show exudes throughout. Featuring pub tunes, folk, rock and Broadway numbers with world-class tappers, singers and multi-instrumentalists for a joyous and uplifting show for all ages. A real working bar onstage, come ready to drink in the action!

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Sight not needed
  • 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

Barbara Grant 61 days ago

We first saw this show two years ago and the guys just seem to get better and better. Always lots of fun and high energy - a delightful hour of entertainment. Thank you

Ann Parsons 62 days ago

I was totally wowed by this show. So professional and fully deserving of the standing ovation. Their voices are amazing and their harmony a delight. A range of music from upbeat accompanied songs to a quieter a capella one, all performed to perfection. But you also get bonuses such as tap dancing and instruments. The complete rounded performance, with banter that both entertains and makes you think. My top musical show of the Fringe.

Angus Simpson 64 days ago

They’ve done it again. Choir of Man have produced another sensational show that ticks more boxes for its audience than anything else – absolutely anything else – at the Fringe. This is the choir from the pub we all want to go to, with nine exceptional singers performing powerhouse ballads and rousing rock numbers – who then proceed to lift the roof off the Assembly Hall when they join their incredible voices together. It’s high-energy fun, it’s emotional, and it’s an honour to be made welcome in their company. This is a group of performers who rate the enjoyment of their audience just as highly as the clear enjoyment of their own remarkable talents. It’s a steep climb up to this venue, but we floated all the way back down after one of the best nights out we’ve had since Choir of Man last year!

Albertus Raynaldi 64 days ago

Testosterone . Harmony . Immersive .

Choir of Man is a show where you can get up off your feet and sing along with them through the top of your lungs! With popular pop songs re-arranged in a choral way, this show is an absolute bop to see with your peers and families.

The pub intimate setting makes you feel right at your favorite bar drinking and singing along with people you love, and what better to bring that together than good music? Choir of Man definitely has that full package.

Maurice McKeown 64 days ago

A great show with a brilliant atmosphere. It was new to me and very uplifting.
I can see why it is so popular. 5 stars.

Winifred Armes 66 days ago

Great performance on Thursday night, just as good as last year:
However that was the disappointment, it seemed just the same as last year! Surely Fringe attendees are entitled to a fresh show; not all but at least a major proportion.
Come on boys, freshen it up!

Carl 68 days ago

5 stars!! Stunning production, slick, polished, don’t miss this show!!!

Nicola Heser 72 days ago

An absolute joy! The energy is infectious and you leave the show with a smile on your face and a tear in your eye. Wonderful!

Anne Drysdale 72 days ago

We first heard of these guys on the BBC Radio Scotland afternoon show a couple of years ago. We then saw them last year in the Assembly George St and again this year at the Assembly Mound. Their performance was excellent and their energy was amazing. We actually went twice with different friends who all loved it. A very enjoyable experience and polished performance which received a standing ovation both times. On the list for next year.

Pauline 73 days ago

Absolutely terrific. High energy and enthusiasm. You can't help but be swept away. Loved every minute

Zak Taylor 73 days ago

Spend the night in an idealized working-class pub, where Tom and his mates are keepin' it real, while serving up drinks, songs, and all the feels. A bit hokey, but family friendly and feel-good fun.

Elissa Nicholson 74 days ago

Absolutely incredible show, wish I could see it every night! The atmosphere these guys create in incredible and the variety of voices and talents they have between them will truly take your breath away. Not only great singing but also humorous and, at times, very deep and thought-provoking. LOVED IT!!

Lynn McEwan 75 days ago

Absolutely loved this was recommended to me last year but it was sold out, so decided to go for it this year. It was so good and hard to describe but I'll have a go...picture yourself down at your local pub with a few other local characters popping in and out of the bar...this is the stage set with a real bar set up...the guys come in and have a bit of banter and a laugh....but don't underestimate them as they all have amazing voices ,the whole show is a combination of chat ,comedy, laughs, and some emotional moments as well. Its like spending an hour in your favourite pub with the best singers around. One hour of sheer entertainment from start to finish the audience comes out feeling happy, and uplifted....well recommended!!! Good luck for the rest of the Fringe!

Kathleen Noonan 77 days ago

This is the perfect upbeat feelgood show. Whether you have seen this show before or not it is always worth a visit. It rouses the audience and gets well deserved standing ovations.
Get along and let your hair down.

Sean Davis 77 days ago

Choir of Man (*****)
This musical is set in local tavern in which the men chose to sing rather than form sports teams. This is classic revue that mixes upbeat singalong songs with dance with solo ballads with audience members invited on stage to be the center of attention. I saw this show in 2017, and the vibe was just as great this time, as audience joyfully joined the pub men.

This was the 4th most enjoyable of the 43 shows I have seen so far this year. You may see my other similarly short reviews, in order from most enjoyable to worst, at my non-commercial website:

John Clayton 77 days ago

Barnstorming and uplifting. Strap yourself in for a musical experience to savour and remember. Bound to be better than you expect, unless you've seen them before.

Darren Mclatchie 79 days ago

Had this show recommended a lot over the last couple of years and it did not disappoint! Such talented guys and an uplifting show.

Runksy 81 days ago

Honestly, just GO. Exactly what it says on the tin and more. These guys are so incredibly talented. You’ll leave grinning like a happy fool. FIVE STARS

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Broadway Baby (5/5 stars) 58 days ago

A poetic and poignant piece of storytelling; Choir of Man hit all the right notes in a story of brotherhood, the archetypical pub and the importance of community. Welcome to the pub. As the audience bustle in, the pints are already flowing and being poured straight from the stage, in...

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The List (4/5 stars) 62 days ago

Talented all-male chorus perform crowd-pleasing cover songs...

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One4Review (5/5 stars) 69 days ago

The General Assembly Hall on the Mound becomes the Jungle Bar for the evening, a bastion of the fast disappearing old-time local, where customers sing and dance with great gusto and the audience is treated to a free beer on … Read More ...

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Broadway World (4/5 stars) 74 days ago

In a show that is clearly inspired by the success of these modern trendsetters, but marked by its own unique style, Choir of Man is an immersive vocal knees-up not to be missed.

Choir of Man is one show worth adding to the Fringe schedule.
Combining beer and ballads has never seemed quite so appealing!

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FringeReview 76 days ago

A chap walks into a pub. Change that. A chap walks into a pub with 800 of his friends. That is the feeling when you step into the theatre for Choir of Man. You and 800 of your friends are out for a good time.  You are all invited onto...

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