Down the Hatch!

Children's Shows (family-friendly, theatre)

  • Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters - The Live Room
  • 10:00
  • Aug 27
  • 50 minutes
  • Suitability: 0+ (3 and older)
  • Country: United Kingdom - Scotland
  • Group: Chaos Collective / Free Festival
  • Warnings and additional info: Audience participation, Pay What You Can in advance from the following prices to guarantee entry or turn up at the venue for free, with the option of donating at the end of the show. Your Pay What You Can ticket options are: £5, £7.50, £10 and £12.50
  • 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 do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 1 year
Venue Age Restriction: Strictly 18+ after 18:00


'Down the hatch!' yells our vicious Queen as yet another storyteller disappoints her. Swallowing the storyteller in just one gulp the Queen turns to her remaining servants, who quake and tremble. Will they be next to go Down the Hatch? Or can they save themselves and their friends with the best story she's ever heard? Come along for some family fun and hear some great stories told with a great deal of imagination and if you feel up to it, you could even help our poor servants with the telling of their tales.

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: straight into room on ground floor
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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

Levi Williamson 103 days ago

Fantastic family show. Loads of laughs for kids and adults. The cast were super engaging. Highly recommend

Miriam & James 103 days ago

Brilliant show - witty, clever, a solid cast, and great fun for kids and adults. We loved it! Perfect for a morning at the festival!

Mollie Lockwood 103 days ago

Such a laugh! The cast had me engaged from the get go, and booing and cheering through out. Felt like the whole room left as friends as we helped the gang out.
Cant recommend enough if your looking for something to brighten your day

Mark Carnan 104 days ago

Best show I’ve seen at The Fringe!! Wonderful cast and great storyline. Perfect fun for the whole family. The BBC would be missing a trick if they didn’t televise this for kids! Amazing!!

Ryan and Emma 106 days ago

Down the Hatch! is a show for everyone regardless of age. In 50 minutes you will experience a well-told story with tremendous fairytale twists and some enjoyable audience engagement along the way. Go see this while you still can!

Lorna Reid 109 days ago

Fantastic show with a twist on classic fairytale stories. The cast are fantastic with really good audience engagement, kids will love it, and adults too! Woukd highly recommend it. Well done to everyone involved!

Zoe Haining 109 days ago

This is a funny, well put together take on traditional fairytale. The actors engage the audience until the end and there is a strong message on breaking cycles running through the play. There is also warmth, silliness and surprises aplenty. Shout out to the Evil Queen Miseranda for keeping us genuinely on the edge of our seats and the puppet blue bird for the cuddles at the end - my kids gave the show ' a zillion stars

Angela Docherty 109 days ago

Had seen a preview of the show but was very excited to see it at the fringe. Must say it was even better the second time. Would love to try and see it again before it ends. Get your kids along they will love it. Well done to all involved.

Katy Atkinson 109 days ago

My kids bumped into the Blue and the cast every day we were in Edinburgh and by the end of the week they felt like friends. Fantastic show for little ones and thoroughly enjoyed by the adults too. Penny, in particular, loved making Blue laugh by tickling his feet!

Joanna 112 days ago

I was expecting a good kids show, but what I got was just a great show. Family friendly and plenty to keep adults and children entertained alike. Well written and excellently performed I had a blast and while I won't spoil the ending it wasn't what I expected in the best way

Eleanor Deegan 112 days ago

Storytelling at its best! A fantastic show for adults and kids alike.

Sarah Harris 114 days ago

This was a fantastic show to see, great for kids of all ages. A new twist on the childhood tales that we all know and love, and the cast are brilliant with interacting with the audience and drawing you into the story. I absolutely loved it!

Ross 114 days ago

Absolutely brilliant script, with a unique twist on classic stories! Fun for the whole family. The cast are an absolute delight, very talented. Would highly, highly, highly, bit higher than that, highly recommend!

Kirstin Williamson 115 days ago

This is a production that is certain to leave you with a smile on your face, no matter how old you are. A very talented cast, with great enthusiasm, chemistry and comedic timing. A must see this Fringe!

Carol Westbury 119 days ago

Down the Hatch is a wonderful piece of writing by Kat Harrison, the cast put on a fantastic show for kids and like minded adults. Loved the show, it's a must for kids, free show or donation, they want all to see. It would be a shame to miss it.

Kim MacPherson 123 days ago

Down the Hatch is absolutely hysterical!! So good for children and adults, was laughing out loud. All of the characters are so loveable! Such an amazingly put together production and a fun way to start off my Fringe this year!

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