Theatre (interactive, political)

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  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    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


There are two types of ticket. Everyone gets a Standard ticket. You have to earn an Elite ticket. Together, we're going to tell a story... of a girl from Lowground spun from spiderweb and a boy from Highground carved from clouds. Standards work to build the story, Elites control which path the story takes. That's fair, right? Standard:Elite is a playful, interactive theatre experience about class and privilege that's irreverent, accessible and fun. There are two types of ticket. There aren't two types of people. ***** ( ***** ( Winner: Best New Writing (Manchester Fringe), Best Newcomer (Brighton Fringe).

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
  • Accessible entry: If not taking the accessible entrance there are steps on two levels. First there are a couple of steps from the public pavement into the building's enclosure. Second, after a short distance, there are a few more steps that lead into the building, directly into the box office area. Please visit our website for a video/audio tour of the access routes and entrances.
  • Wheelchair access type: Permanent Ramp

  • 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

Daniel Chedgzoy 80 days ago

Genuinely one of the best, if not, the best thing I've seen at the fringe. This is a story for everyone, no matter your background there's a reminder at the end for everyone. There's only two shows left, so if you can, I urge you to see this show! The cast are absolutely amazing (also just really friendly people) and the story grips from beginning to end. No doubt in my mind this is a 5* show.

Dee 83 days ago

An excellent show. Manages to be both highly entertaining and thought-provoking.

If you're averse to audience participation, don't worry - I've never seen such care not to pressure anyone reluctant to take part. If you are up for it, grab your chance!

Ben L 97 days ago

Standard:Elite was epic. A very unique and enjoyable theatre experience. The two story-tellers were great actors who made the environment very comfortable given such a high-level of audience participation in show. Thematically it was very thought provoking as well. Long live the standards :)

Mark Reynolds 97 days ago

I've spent an awful long portion of my life waiting to see a show like this. Dodgeball, Revolution and Comedy all in one show; this is a must see for anyone interested in unconventional theatre, anyone interested in political satire and anyone looking for a masterclass in audience participation theatre. Truly wonderful and anyone who wants to see politically-motivated theatre done well without an aggressively made point, this is 100% for you. Creative theatre experience that I will remember for a very long time.

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A Theatre Blog About Theatrey Stuff 76 days ago

Whoever said politics and class couldn’t be fun? In Standard:Elite by Hidden Track, privilege is turned into a game; there are standard seats and elite seats. You’re assigned randomly when you enter the theatre and can earn or lose your status depending on how you play, and how lucky you get.

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The List (3/5 stars) 79 days ago

Community orientated theatre that provokes some conversations...

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Broadway World (5/5 stars) 84 days ago

The overall impression is that of an inventive, engrossing work with a little bit of bite, memorably realised by a talented young company. Alternatively playful and sinister, Standard: Elite is consistently entertaining, whether as participant or simply spectator.

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Everything Theatre (5/5 stars) 86 days ago

Shifting between storytelling and interactive game, Hidden Track offer a poignant insight of the inequalities found in modern society. Relying on absolutely voluntary audience participation, their show attains both quality entertainment and thought-provoking political commentary.

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Broadway Baby (4/5 stars) 87 days ago

Hidden Track returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with Standard:Elite, an award-winning choose-your-own-adventure show with a twist that continues to delight audiences of all ages. Prepare to be drawn into a world where ducks can talk, young princes are sculpted from clouds and little girls are spun from spiders webs...

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ThreeWeeks (4/5 stars) 93 days ago

A dice roll can send you rocketing up to the prestigious Elites, or leave you down with the grubby Standards. So begins ‘Standard:Elite’, setting its audience against each other from the get-go to tell the story of a boy from Highground and a girl from Lowground, where the twists and...

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Fringebiscuit (5/5 stars) 93 days ago

Standard:Elite. Witty & fearless interactive storytelling from @HiddenTrackTC, with razor sharp insights into inequality, entitlement & privilege. If you've yet to experience genuinely democratic theatre, this is the time to do it. Inventive & mould-breaking political satire. 5/5

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Total Theatre 95 days ago

I walk into the performance space of Bedlam Theatre where a boy and a girl are cheerfully greeting the audience. Dressed in black and white trousers, shirts and braces, with white facepaint and black lips, their demeanour is hospitable and endearing, like mimes who are excitedly talking to people for...

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The Wee Review (4/5 stars) 96 days ago

This is a show that’s defined by a gimmick… but it’s a good gimmick, one that makes a satisfying splash then spreads quieter ripples of thought and understanding. As you enter the theatre, you’ll be asked to roll dice – to decide, in an echo of the randomness of your...

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