Loud Poets: Best of Fringe

Spoken Word (poetry, compilation)

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  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Sight not needed
    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


Showcasing the top spoken word talent the festival has to offer – from the laugh-out-loud funny, through the wonderfully surreal, to the thoughtful and emotional – Loud Poets continue to prove that spoken word has something for everyone. Each night features a unique line-up and Loud Poets’ classic fist-thumping, pint-drinking, side-tickling, heart-wrenching style of spoken word! This is poetry for the masses!

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Sight not needed
  • Accessible entry: There is level access from the john Knox building, If entering using the main entrance there are 9 steps. Once inside a lift that can take customers down to the -2 floor which is the bottom of the raked seating. If not it is 16 steps to the top of the raked seating then 15 steps to the front row.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: 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

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

Carol Murray 66 days ago

These guys never disappoint and Saturday nights show was no exception. The venue is lovely, and the mix of performers was excellent. The line up changes daily, so we didn’t know what to expect, but all 3 poets were brilliant and very different to each other. Jack Macmillan was so funny - we lost the plot and laughed a lot! This show is a fantastic way to end the day - it’s clever, fun and thought provoking. Can highly recommend!

Max 70 days ago

Had a choice between this and a magic show. So glad we chose this ! Although magic on its own way. Funny, poignant, well presented. Loved it.

Jeannette Longworth 72 days ago

So enjoyable - great MC and great poets (10th August). Thought provoking, sad and funny. If you have never seen spoken word work before, you can do no better than start here.

Stuart 76 days ago

Great show. Super professional. Plenty of variety. And the line up changes every night, so definitely planning to go again! 5 stars!

Jamie Anderson 77 days ago

Everyone should go and see this! If you have never seen a spoken word show then this is for you. I have been to 3 shows and each night the cast of Poets have blown me away, not only because of the great poetry but also the fun and banter with the audience. 10/10 will see again

Liam Hainey 77 days ago

I really love the way Loud Poets work so hard to make sure their audience not only see good poetry, but have fun as well. To often that last part is forgotten but never with these folks. They're great. I've performed at some of their open slots in the increasingly distant past, but but I've had a great time as a punter just as, if not more, often as I've been doing my own stuff. Hearty recommendation.

Naomi 80 days ago

Go and see this! I’ve been twice now to see two different line ups of poets and all six have been absolutely phenomenal. They’ll make you laugh, they’ll make you cry, they’ll make you think and they’ll have good banter with any willing audience member.

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Binge Fringe (4/5 stars) 67 days ago

Loud Poets is a poetry collective platforming different, exciting poets every night of their run and, if the other nights are anything like the performance I attended, it’s well worth a visit.

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Edinburgh Guide (5/5 stars) 72 days ago

A stripped-back, return to roots production, this year’s Loud Poets focuses simply on what they do exceptionally well: funny, heart-warming and emotional spoken word. Featuring different poets every night (69 poets over the run), this is a show that you could return to time after time and not be bored....

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The Wee Review (4/5 stars) 73 days ago

Do you see that purple section in your Fringe guide? Yeah, the one just before Theatre but following Music. That’s the Spoken Word section. It’s the smallest segment of the 2019 Festival Fringe guide. Yet, it has all the humour, fervent emotion, social commentary, and yes, knob gags you’ll find...

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Everything Theatre (4/5 stars) 74 days ago

"A perfect way to showcase the depth and variety of spoken word and poetry, and with three unique performers, there is always going to be something for everyone."

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