Hotel Paradiso

Dance, Physical Theatre and Circus (family, contemporary)

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  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    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


Irresistibly colourful, loud and fun show for all the family. Thrillingly spectacular circus skills, physical comedy, clowning, theatrical storytelling and slapstick combine in this follow up to international hit The Hogwallops from good old fashioned contemporary circus company LiT. A rundown hotel becomes a physical playground for the six multinational highly skilled acrobats, clowns and jugglers. Madame and the charming staff of the quirkily ineffective Hotel Paradiso battle to save their home and livelihood from the dastardly banker. 'The UK's most acclaimed family circus company' ( 'Packed with inventive comedy and dazzling physical skills' (

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  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Access into the venue with a wheelchair can become restricted once the majority of the audience have been sat. Please turn up with ample time so you can be admitted first to ensure ease of access.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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Nick And The Nunley’s 113 days ago

This show is by far one of the most exhilarating shows we have seen at the Edinburgh fringe.We would highly recommend this family-friendly show to a friend who is open to a fun-filled hour

Matthew Taylor 117 days ago

Just seen it. Funny, energetic, fantastic!

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Total Theatre 108 days ago

Under the direction of Massimiliano Rossetti, Circus Space alumni Lost in Translation utilise a skilled multinational cast to bring this story of a failing hotel to life. An immediate sense of engagement is encouraged by the well-constructed pre-set, with a Bellboy welcoming us in to the space, and a Concierge...

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The Wee Review (4/5 stars) 109 days ago

Hotel Paradiso from the Lost in Translation Circus company is an innovative and extraordinary show.  Instead of the normal circus ring set up with one act following after another, the company have devised a play and characters and the audience are greeted by the hotel’s bellhop as they enter and...

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The Circus Diaries 111 days ago

The show contains hula-hooping, acrobatics, juggling and russian cradle providing plenty of entertainment and spectacle

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Edinburgh Festivals For Kids (3.5/5 stars) 113 days ago

It’s extremely hard to combine a coherent story and exciting circus acts all within one show, but Lost In Translation manage this with ease…Bold, bustling and bighearted, we thoroughly recommend you pack your bags and enjoy your stay!

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One4Review (4/5 stars) 114 days ago

Hotel Paradiso, from the Lost In Translation circus company, is set in a run-down hotel owned by Madame and run by her trusted employees including Serge the Concierge. This is more than just your average circus show, yes you get … Read More...

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Theatre Reviews Design (5/5 stars) 116 days ago

The circus tricks are amazing, they’re almost incidental to the plot, woven in seamlessly. The troupe don’t take themselves too seriously. They pastiche and parody choreography doing tilter-whirls with plastic ice buckets, juggling to set the dining room scene, dusting the chandelier and getting stuck on it for an aerial actThe finale set reveal is wonderful – allowing for a climatic finale which ties up the loose ends and provides “the big finish.”

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The Scotsman (3/5 stars) 116 days ago

Most circus shows have a theme or vision to wrap their feats around, but rarely do they carry an entire storyline. ...

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