Klanghaus: InHaus

Theatre (live music, immersive)

  • Summerhall - Lower Church Basement
  • 21:00
  • Aug 27
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: KlangHaus
  • Warnings and additional info: Audience participation, Audience required to walk or move around during the performance, Strobe lighting. Contains loud noises but ear defenders are available in the room. Contains fragrances.
  • Accessibility:
    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


From the makers of KlangHaus, InHaus is another extraordinary leap in the journey of destroying the rule book of gig-going. The audience is immersed in the sound, the lights, integral to the show. 'One show that truly delivers the shock of the new, the most innovative presentation of live music I've ever seen, a total game-changer' (Alex Needham, Guardian). InHaus is a true crossover experience, equally attractive to music, theatre and art audiences. 'A joy-inducing original' ***** (Donald Hutera, Times). 'The walls of the space and music are genuinely in dialogue with each other' **** (Lyn Gardner, Guardian).

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General venue access

  • Relaxed Performance
  • Accessible entry: Temporary WC access through Hope Park Terrace
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 6 - 10
    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: 16 August
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team for more information or to discuss any accessibility requirements.
  • Character Introduction Details
  • Additional information: Information not supplied

Be aware that this show features:

  • Audience invited on stage
  • Performer goes into audience area
  • Total Audience Black Out
  • Flashing Lights/Strobed Lighting
  • Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound
  • Distinctive smells
  • Special effects (e.g. smoke/bubbles/pyrotechnics)
  • Characters expressing anger
  • Audience chill out area
  • Permission to move around and make noise
  • Permission to engage with performer
  • Show guide or synopsis or character list

Show does not feature:

  • Latex balloons
  • Heavily dialogue-driven scenes
  • Audience required to walk around
  • Audience required to undertake directed movement
  • Audience required to sing/speak along with/for performer
  • An intermission

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

Paul Devine 33 days ago

Look I'm not going to lie, I found this a bit daunting initially, being surrounded by strangers and a band I didn't know in such a familiar / comfortable environment. I soon warmed to it though. The room was set up in a cool way, and we were gently encouraged to move around or take part if we wanted. The music was genuinely brilliant, and a good mix of genres. The band seemed like really genuine and nice people who believed in it. I'd love to see them play like this again, now I understand what I'm getting myself in for. I would have stuck around afterwards to chat and buy merch, but I had a very short window until my next show. Will definitely be checking online. A possible suggestion for the band - if you do this again with new songs, maybe have one song that is based around a drone/loop, and possibly encourage audience members to join in for it. Singers or instrumentalists could take part if they feel confident enough, but it'd have to be a looping progression rather than a little more progressive and angular like some of the tracks were. An excellent experience and definitely a highlight for me. Thank you guys!

Máté Tőzsér 35 days ago

Truly unique, immersive space. Music was chaotic in a good way but it invited me and girlfriend to have a good time... and dance. Highly recommended!

Neil Hudson 35 days ago

This was great fun for both audience and band. The immersive nature of the gig meant that something that could have been impersonal and humourless was exactly the opposite. Tne music was really catchy and the band were friendly and fun. By the end of it I felt as if we were all mates.

Claire daly 36 days ago

KlangHaus InHaus is the 10th show I've seen this Fringe... and without a doubt, the most intensely moving. What an extraordinary experience... I was transported to a time of 1990s Berlin squats, New York punk, or some strange part of London in a different era... or even Bristol before gentrification or corporate takeover. In essence, it's like you're invited in to a friend's flat / or a squat during a jam session. But it becomes more... a joyful, immersive experience, an art installation and with a kaleidoscope of musical moments - where we are part of the canvas. I was nearly getting palpitations at some of the more loud punk moments, and weeping at the gentle beauty of others. MUST SEE

Martin burroughs 37 days ago

Absolutely loved it and they will be going on my must see list.
Such a diversity of music, so well played, and in such a mellow yet psychedelic space. But what really made it was the obvious joy of the performers, they genuinely love what they do.
Hope this is repeated, perhaps in a slightly bigger space which helps their aim of people circulating?

Sharon Skinner 42 days ago

Absolutely loved this, been going to gigs for 30 years and have never experienced anything like it. Basically it’s a [loud] gig that occurs all around you, rather than in front of you and there are visuals/artwork projected on the walls, on screens and also on the band as they move around the space. You can chose to immerse yourself in any or all of these. It was very interesting to have many pulls of focus instead of attention being on the lead singer right through (though she was quite mesmerising and hard to look away from!).

I’m autistic and it took me a good ten minutes to get my bearings of ‘this is what’s happening and what the show is’, but after that felt entirely immersed, and joyful. At the end the band invited us back and I absolutely would go again if I could.

There’s some audience interaction, nothing that feels forced or awkward, there were ear defenders if you wanted to quiet the noise & the door appeared to be left open-ish so you could leave if you wanted or needed to.

If you love music, if you love gigs, if you love it loud, if you love that feeling where you briefly make eye contact with a performer at a gig, then you’ll absolutely love this. It’s all of that turned up to 11.

Brian 43 days ago

From reading other reviews this is one that appears to split opinions, I loved it and hope to get the chance to go back before the end of the run.

This is a gig that totally blurs the lines between performers and audience.

I had a few doubts before going in, but on entering there was a backing track playing, I heard the voice of John Peel and thought ahh I'm in the right place. If you spent your teenage years listening to the late Mr Peel on the radio and getting into avant-garde German music from the 1970s, you might just get this.

Leo Avalon 43 days ago

I loved this music. Used my loop earplugs because it was loud at times but also Wow! A variety of music in an unusual immersive setting. The Ghost song was lovely and ethereal, my favorite of the hour. For the rest, we were jamming in our seats or up dancing on our feet. "German Art House Music" is what came to my mind... don't know how accurate that is but I super enjoyed it. Really cool creative folks with a lot of musical talent. This show is not for everyone! But it might be for you.

This is just nuts. 47 days ago

My guess is that the performers will enjoy that title.

The performance has potential they just don’t reach it.

If you like weird chaotic noise played all around you then this might be a show for you.

Otherwise, skip it.

Lovely people. Although I resent that they wasted my time for their own edification. If the show description more clearly described what this chaos was meant to be, this review would not exist and me and others could have saved time and our money.

Peter Napier 47 days ago

Best equal (with DARKHAUS) show on the Fringe. Exceptional.

Karin Petersson 50 days ago

Well… we were four friends going to this show. Two of us found it inspiring, creative and fun. The other two were just bored. No other show made us discuss as much as this one. Brilliant or terrible? Who knows.

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Everything Theatre (4/5 stars) 39 days ago

Transporting, fun and unapologetically loud, KlangHaus invites audiences to the ultimate house party.

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The Guardian (4/5 stars) 47 days ago

like a gig shifting unpredictably beneath our feet.

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