Rob Auton: The Rob Auton Show

Comedy (stand-up, spoken word)

  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months


The Rob Auton Show is a show about Rob Auton. Rob Auton has written nine hit Edinburgh Festival Fringe comedy/theatre/spoken-word shows on specific themes including yellow in The Yellow Show, and sleep in The Sleep Show. In his tenth show Rob turns the pen on himself to explore the memories and feelings that create his life on a daily basis. 'A genuine original' (Guardian). 'Makes laughter out of wonder. We need him' (Scotsman). 'Charming, eccentric and uplifting' (Independent). 'Brilliant' (Stewart Lee). 'One of my absolute favourites' (Daniel Kitson).

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: There is 25 steps into the performance space. The surrounding street area has some cobbles/uneven pavements.
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • 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

Rob D 98 days ago

Really funny and moving, a new way to see life.

Rebecca 101 days ago

5 stars! Calm chaos and utterly brilliant. The most disappointing part of the show was hearing I had missed the nine shows that led to this. A poet for the ages and a must-see.

Sarah helen 102 days ago

This is such a poignant lovely funny sunny show. Really recommend.

MILES WALSH 104 days ago

4,000 shows in Edinburgh (or something). Why this one?

Because - it's really funny. And - it's so much more than that.

This is Rob Auton's tenth themed Edinburgh show - and this time, it's all about him. Egotism? Definitely not. If you're not familiar with his work, don't expect straightforward, slick stand-up. His style of presentation has been described as that of "an under-prepared best man" - but for his trademark combination of comedy, poetry and sincerity, it works. It will make you laugh. But it will also make you think. And you may just leave his show feeling a tiny bit happier and more excited about the world than you were when you went in.

A unique talent, at the top of his game, and a must-see show.

Douglas Peters 107 days ago

This was quite an unusual show. As advertised, a combination of comedy and spoken word. Funny in parts, clever in others. Delivery could perhaps have been a bit better. Could he not ditch his voluminous notes? But I enjoyed it.

gabbi paisley 112 days ago

I loved this show definitely worth a watch a great way to start our Edinburgh experience this year.

Shelby House 112 days ago

Good god, this show. One of my favorites of all time, let alone the Fringe. Deeply evocative, side-splittingly hilarious, and totally unlike anything I have ever seen. Rob's sensibility is so unique and poetic, and this show reignited in me a childlike wonder about humanity and what it means to be alive. I didn't want it to end. Do yourself a favor and catch this before it leaves the Festival and Rob moves onto another incredibly inspired hour next year.

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Metro (3.5/5 stars) 99 days ago

Rob isn’t just a giggle-a-minute man, but thoughtful, and endlessly fascinated by the world’s ‘magical everyday’

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Darkchat (5/5 stars) 102 days ago

If you want to see a master wordsmith at the top of his game head to Assembly Roxy go one of the top shows at this year's festival.

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euronews 105 days ago

The Rob Auton Show is his most personal work yet and it might also be his funniest.

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The Telegraph (3/5 stars) 105 days ago

A little bit of Fringe loveliness.

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