Doktor Kaboom and The Wheel of Science!

Children's Shows (theatre, interactive)

  • Pleasance Courtyard - Pleasance Beyond
  • 12:00
  • Aug 14-21
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 5+ (6 and older)
  • Country: United States
  • Group: Doktor K Worldwide and Something For The Weekend
  • Warnings and additional info: This is a live science show in which real science experiments will happen live on stage. There is noise from audience participation.
  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    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
Dates, Times and Prices


So much science, so little time. Doktor Kaboom is having trouble picking his favourite science experiments, so he's bringing them all! From optical illusions to chemical reactions, a homemade hovercraft and more! Spin The Wheel of Science and together you'll choose what happens next in the show. Will we turn a water bottle into a rocket or catapult bananas across the stage? Who knows? No two shows will be the same. So, step right up, and let's spin that wheel! 'This show is what you want live children's theatre to be' (

Please note that while all media gallery content is provided by verified members of the event, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society does not review or approve this content before it is posted. Reports of inappropriate content or copyright infringement can be directed to [email protected].

General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Relaxed Performance
  • Accessible entry: Queue in cobbled courtyard. Access to space via locked lift ask staff or at Box Office.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: 11- 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

Relaxed performances

  • Dates: 10 August, 17 August
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team for more information or to discuss any accessibility requirements.
  • Additional information: Sound levels will be adjusted and shouting discouraged. Latex balloons will be removed. There will be the use of distinctive smells like vinegar and a minimal use of fog to create smoke rings. Audience members (up to 3) will be invited on stage but this will not be mandatory.

Be aware that this show features:

  • Audience invited on stage
  • Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound
  • Distinctive smells
  • Special effects (e.g. smoke/bubbles/pyrotechnics)
  • Permission to move around and make noise
  • Permission to engage with performer
  • Show guide or synopsis or character list

Show does not feature:

  • Total Audience Black Out
  • Flashing Lights/Strobed Lighting
  • 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
  • Performer goes into audience area
  • An intermission
  • Audience chill out area

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

Victoria Hughes 1 day ago

This show was better than I expected, the performer was funny, good with the kids and make it an interesting hour to watch. My two girls aged 8 and 13 also enjoyed it.

Helen 3 days ago

Great show. My children (8 & 10) both loved it. Funny and educational. Pitched at the right level for their age and still fun for parents. Highly recommended.

Amy Lennox 5 days ago

My son (science loving 6 year old) had an amazing time watching this show. I had an amazing time watching this show. Funny and educational.
I think the highlight for me though was watching the way the kids who volunteered and went on stage were treated. I think its the first show I've seen where the kids were told it's OK for them to say no and when they didn't want to take part in certain things Doktor Kaboom found ways that they could take part in a way they were comfortable with. Every other time we've seen something like this the kids ended up being cajoled into doing what the presenter wanted. I feel this teaches a much better lesson and can only imagine it made the kids on stage feel better. Now they can remember that time they went on stage and did fun science rather than remember that time they went on stage and were embarrassed in front of an audience.
My only "problem" with the show is that now my son wants to make pickle light bulbs when he grows up, but all things considered there are definitely worse jobs for him to want so we'll be ok!

Julie Wardhaugh 10 days ago

Great show. Both my 10 year old and my (hard to please) 12 year old enjoyed it. Good fun, relatively fast paced and we all learned something new too!

Participants - for further details on our audience and published review policies, including how to add or opt out of reviews, please click here.

Theatre Weekly (5/5 stars) 5 days ago

Doktor Kaboom takes the stage. He is uniquely stylish, with a razor-sharp Germanic wit that could split an atom; he also exudes the confidence of a seasoned lecturer and yet is able to make his material accessible to children... This is a skill not to be underestimated and is the driving factor that makes the show enjoyable for both adults and children alike.

Read the full review

Participants - for further details on our audience and published review policies, including how to add or opt out of reviews, please click here.

Please login to add a review

Participants - for further details on our audience and published review policies, including how to add or opt out of reviews, please click here.

Dates, Times and Prices