Children's Shows (circus, comedy)

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  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Hearing 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


Chores is the story of two typical young rascal boys playing in their messy bedroom. Suddenly, Mother's alarming screams rattle the boys into acrobatic action. A generous serve of comedy and chaotic acrobatics accompanies every attempt at cleaning their room. A comedy circus show from Australia the whole family will love. 'Hilarity ensues with this laugh-out-loud slapstick comedy' ***** (Advertiser, Adelaide). 'After watching Chores I really want a toilet paper gun now' ***** ( Winner – Audience Choice Award, Prague Fringe 2018. Winner – Best Children's Show 2018, Adelaide Fringe Weekly.

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Hearing not needed
  • Accessible entry: Separate Entrance-Front of House will guide audience to the separate entrance.
  • 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

Hanny Cheung 91 days ago

It was a full house. If there was one show to see for people under 8 yrs old, I would recommend this one. They nailed the energy and humour for children, with nothing lost in translation.

ashley dredge 91 days ago

I took my 4 and 7 year old children to see this show yesterday and it has been a highlight for us this year! It's smart, slick and funny for all ages. The main performers and highly skilled and so entertaining. My kids were completely hooked the whole way through.

Catherine Husband 96 days ago

I took my 3 year old daughter to the show today. We both laughed constantly for the whole hour. If you can only take your child to see one children's show, my advice would be to take them to see Chores.! I hope they're back next year!!

Hollie Berry 100 days ago

Second year we’ve seen this show now. My son is now 3 1/2 and loved it both times. This show is appropriate for all ages as there is very little talking and it’s easy to follow humour. I would recommend for sure

Martine 103 days ago

Amazingly talented performers! They must have the most expressive faces in the universe. The show has clearly been perfected to have just those elements in that the children in the audience respond to. I went to see this show with my 5-year old daughter, who usually absorbs quietly what's going on with an occasional chuckle. During this show she laughed from beginning to end. I bought more tickets afterwards as I think her 8-year old brother would love the show too - and my daughter wants to go again! Before going to the show I had seen a video online, which looked good, but did not do justice at all to the energy and enthusiasm you experience when you are actually there in the live performance. Don't miss this show!

Danielle Bonner 105 days ago

My 2 kids loved this show last year they laughed the whole way through!

The Hills 106 days ago

Chores is such a brilliant show. It's so much fun for children and adults. The guys are hilarious. Our kids have been talking about Chores since the last fringe and they loved it again even though one of the performers is different from last year. They have already asked if they can see it again next year. Amazing entertainment for all the family!

Sarah 107 days ago

Laugh out loud performance with got everyone roaring. Pitched just right and very well performed. Lovely touches and the audience response testified.

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The Circus Diaries 89 days ago

This show is bright and visual for younger children and funny and cool for those at the older end of the recommended range. A perfect family show for the Fringe. RB.

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The Wee Review (3/5 stars) 90 days ago

Well, every parent knows what a complete pain in the a*se it is to get their offspring to tidy up their room. And every beloved little darling knows that there are consequences for non-compliance to certain house rules. But it is darn tedious to clean. I hate it myself. Enter into...

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Edinburgh Festivals For Kids (4/5 stars) 91 days ago

Chaos and calamity arise as two instantly lovable, dungaree wearing brothers lead us through this absolute riotous hour of ridiculous fun… Encouraging your kids to clean their room will never quite be the same again!

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Primary Times Children's Choice Awards 99 days ago

There’s practically no dialogue and the two performers convey almost everything through small noises, their facial expressions and their actions. And these are spot on – as a parent, the expressions, the slump of the shoulders, the whiny noises as they are ordered to tidy up, even the reluctant dusting of a tiny patch while looking in a different direction with a disgusted expression, are all too familiar. And my children have too attempted to re-roll an unrolled loo roll with about as much as success – although they didn’t have a toilet paper gun to then blast the roll sky high.

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