Dance, Physical Theatre and Circus (acrobatics, contemporary)

Add to favourites
  • ZOO Southside - Main House
  • 19:00
  • Aug 25
  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Circumference
  • Warnings and additional info: Contains haze. This performance must start promptly - any latercomers will be admitted after approx. 5 minutes, if possible. No further latecomers will be admitted.
  • 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


Employing stunning aerial acrobatics in a calculated game of chance, Staged features three performers hanging in the abyss on a platform, which swings, tips and balances as they move. A breathtaking test of their physical limits in a world of increasing uncertainty, Staged is 'not the usual circus adrenaline kick. Circumference have created something rare and revelatory' ( 'At a time when circus is striving with every sinew to reinvent itself... Circumference are testing the conceptual boundaries' (Observer).

Please note that while all media gallery content is provided by verified members of the event, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society does not review or approve this content before it is posted. Reports of inappropriate content or copyright infringement can be directed to [email protected].

General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: The level access is via the rear or the builiding. There are 16 steps from the street level to the seating.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: 11- 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

This show has chosen to opt out of audience reviews.

Participants - for further details on our audience and published review policies, including how to add or opt out of reviews, please click here.

The Scotsman (3/5 stars) 114 days ago

Staged starts life as a wonderful piece of physical theatre, beautifully put together and superbly executed. ...

Read the full review

Broadway Baby (3/5 stars) 115 days ago

Circus is inherently exciting to watch – the whole point of it is to see human bodies interact with the world in a way you didn’t think was possible. What makes it even more exciting is the introduction of custom equipment, where the rules and limits are unknown and left...

Read the full review

Edinburgh Festivals Magazine (3/5 stars) 116 days ago

There are some very unexpected balancing acts in this show by Circumference – and not all of them happen on the wonderfully wayward slatted platform that’s suspended above the stage. When the three perform...

Read the full review

The List (4/5 stars) 118 days ago

Circus-theatre that pulls the rug out from under your feet...

Read the full review

The Skinny (5/5 stars) 119 days ago

Three performers. One hanging platform that shifts, tips and swings at their slightest move. The acrobats cling on to the platform – and each other – in an exploration of trust, chance and staying balanced in an unstable world. Quite a cool idea, but easy enough to grasp these concepts,...

Read the full review

The Wee Review (4/5 stars) 119 days ago

Staged has certainly one of the most striking, and strikingly beautiful, opening visuals of the Fringe. Three figures on a platform suspended above the stage. Two women in flesh coloured underwear lie supine. A man, dressed only in shorts, appears to stand on one woman’s head. He stares out at the...

Read the full review

Participants - for further details on our audience and published review policies, including how to add or opt out of reviews, please click here.

Please login to add a review

Participants - for further details on our audience and published review policies, including how to add or opt out of reviews, please click here.