I Piano

Children's Shows (musical theatre, puppetry)

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  • Pianodrome at The Pitt - Amphitheatre
  • 15:00
  • Aug 11
  • 50 minutes
  • Suitability: 5+ (4 and older)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Adrian Hornsby
  • Warnings and additional info: Audience Participation. Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue
  • 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 18 months


Oh no! The piano has lost its music! But a little girl is sure she can help the piano find it again. Together they set off on a magical adventure... meeting a mad conductor in a mountain, a monk on a scooter at the North Pole and an octopus dancing on the bottom of the sea. They play games and discover clues with all three before at last finding the music in each other’s hearts. I Piano is an interactive kids’ show about music and love, told using a piano, shadow puppetry and everyone in the room.

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Information not supplied
  • Wheelchair access type: Permanent Ramp

  • 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

Chris Mitchell 161 days ago

Just lovely. A clever story that takes you from 1) understanding the notes to 2) looking at the world around you to 3)expressing your emotions. Clever, poignant, and hugely accessible. Both my 9 year old and my 6 year old loved it and both love the piano but struggle to keep practicing and find ‘their music’... this show has provided us with a shared story for finding your own piano voice and adventure... plus the shadow puppetry is charming and beautiful and gives the show a real ‘homemade’ / low-fi style of faery charm. Like most really lovely heart felt art, it’s so simple but often magical. Also, a great venue - an amphitheater made out of dismantled and up cycled pianos.

Niamh Walshe 162 days ago

We saw this delightful show today, the kids loved it and were totally engrossed from start to finish. It is a delightful mix of music, clever and beautiful shadow puppetry and enough audience interaction to keep wriggly children entertained. I enjoyed it as much as the kids! The magical Pianodrome was the perfect setting for this fab show...go see it!

Claire daly 163 days ago

What an absolute delight this show was! My 6 year old and his 5 year old pal and his big sister (8) loved the story of how the piano had lost its music, and the quest to find it again. Told with piano, movement and puppetry. A must-see for every parent and child who loves music, loves the sound of piano played beautifully, or loves the feelings and magic you get from music .... 5 stars! Don't be deterred by the trip to Pianodrome on Pitt Street - it's a secret wonderland!

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ThreeWeeks (4/5 stars) 160 days ago

In the unique setting of the Pianodrome, where the seating is made entirely from upcycled pianos, the only intact one sits in the centre. On closer inspection, someone is sleeping underneath the keyboard. He is the spirit of the piano, and he has lost his music, so little girl Zizi...

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Edinburgh Festivals For Kids (4/5 stars) 160 days ago

Subtle and appealing, this calming and gentle show succeeded in winning the children’s attention. It will appeal to children from 4 – 94. Full of musicality and vitality this is a little gem; and is very highly recommended. Grab it now, ends Sunday!

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