Splash Test Dummies

Children's Shows (circus, comedy)

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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


Rub-a-dub-dub, The Dummies are back with some splish-splashing circus set to drown you in tears of laughter. From the makers of hit show Trash Test Dummies comes a new production of oceanic proportions! Splash Test Dummies are here, ready to roll out their beach towels and spring into a brand-new hour of circus-filled hilarity for the whole family. See a brilliant array of catch-your-breath stunt work, acrobatics, juggling and the side-splitting, slapstick comedy for which the Dummies are famous. Join the Dummies and come diving from bathtubs to beaches in this aquatic adventure!

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Please make yourself known to FOH upon arrival and they will escort you to your seat via a separate route.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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Lorna Hastings 82 days ago

Absolutely fantastic! I had my mouth to the floor in amazement, my husband had tears rolling down his cheeks and the kids were laughing out loud! It was such a fabulous balance of slapstick, acrobatics and circus skills - utterly daft and clever at the same time, and they were all working really hard. I would recommend this to anyone with kids without hesitation. Loved it - thank you!

Bela Spencer 86 days ago

ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT 5* star entertainment - intelligent humour mixed with great clowning and circus skills - loved the shadow puppets - audience participation and genuine performers . Both myself and my 5 year old daughter were laughing out loud, mesmerised and in awe !
Go see them!! ( I have not be bribed to give this review !) haha

George Cummings 90 days ago

Good old fashioned slapstick, great fun for kids of all ages. The Dummies genuinely seemed to be enjoying themselves, which always helps. Highly recommended, by my grandson (aged 8), and myself (slightly older than 8). “Save me”, seats for next years adventure please.

Susi 96 days ago

Great show as always! (This was our fourth time of seeing the Dummies.) My six year old came close to falling off his chair laughing. We’ll be back next year I imagine.

Clare Rainey 98 days ago

This was a fantastic show. Genuinely funny and had us all in fits! Comedy and acrobatics with plenty of audience engagement. The guys were out in the Circus Hub at the end for photos and were really lovely. Highly recommend!

Danielle Bonner 98 days ago

My kids loved this show last year (they were 5 & 2) they laughed so much at all the antics!

S Selby 99 days ago

Splash Test Dummies was super! My boys, age 3 and 6, loved it! They were chuckling throughout. It was wonderful to see them both laughing and giggling at the silly antics on stage. The show was entertaining: there was juggling, unicycles, bubbles, water pistols, audience participation....
We would defo recommend it. Great fun. Really glad we went to see it!

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One4Review (5/5 stars) 94 days ago

The Splash Test Dummies are back with an hour of circus tricks, belly laughs and downright silliness. The Australian trio are as wonderful as ever, and I don’t think I’ve seen children laugh so much at a show since the … Read More ...

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ThreeWeeks (4/5 stars) 94 days ago

My trusty small co-reviewer and I saw this Antipodean soggy clown show last year and agreed to split our differences at a fair-to-middling three stars. However, on viewing the 2019 programme, it was the first thing she picked out to go and see. To settle the beef, we enlisted the...

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Edinburgh Festivals For Kids (5/5 stars) 95 days ago

We have a confession to make – this is not the first time we’ve seen the Splash Test Dummies, and we definitely hope it won’t be the last !!!! We are super fans as they are super fantastically awesome…
Grab your towel, grab the family and join in the splash-tastic fun before it’s too late….

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Primary Times 95 days ago

Splash Test Dummies is a modern take on traditional circus skills. With an aquatic theme, the audience is treated to juggling, human pyramids and uni-cycling but not as you know it. Highly camp and often cute, the three performers are skilled in their art, both in circus skills and entertaining kids.
There are some brilliantly original moments. Clara, my 7 year old particularly liked their inventive and original use of pool noodles. It did take a good 5 minutes to get going, but stay with it and you are in for an hour of fun.

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The Circus Diaries 95 days ago

I was going to begin this review by referring back to when I first saw Dummies Corp with their original production Trash Test Dummies in 2016. The more recent productions have the same hilarious surprises and top-notch child-centred excitement. Only it turns out I didn’t write a review back then. Slap my wrists.
Even though I have a great time at both, I know I’m not really the target audience for these productions. So, from the little boy in front of me in Don’t Mess: ‘This is amazing! This is amazing isn’t it!’. And from the slightly bigger boy to my left in Splash Test: ‘I’m dying of laughter!’.

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