Without Sin

Theatre (interactive, immersive)

  • Summerhall - Courtyard
  • 12:00, 12:20, 12:40, 13:00, 13:20, 13:40, 14:00, 14:20, 14:40, 15:00, 15:20, 15:40, 16:00, 16:20, 16:40, 17:40, 18:00, 18:20, 18:40, 19:00, 19:20, 19:40
  • Aug 27
  • 20 minutes
  • Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
  • Country: Ireland
  • Group: Without Sin
  • Warnings and additional info: Audience participation. Each performance accommodates a two-person audience. Each ticket guarantees entry for one person; audiences are welcome to buy two tickets per performance to enter the box in pairs, or to buy one ticket and attend with a stranger.
  • 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


A contemporary confessional for the modern sinner. A space to listen and be heard, away from the digital divide. Without Sin is an immersive experience for an audience of two, created by an award-winning team of designers and theatre-makers. Enter the box with a friend, partner, relative or – better yet – a stranger, and you will be guided into conversation by light, sound, and a question. Reclaiming the penitential rite as a non-judgmental exercise in reflection and healing, Without Sin invites you to consider our relationships with one another and the places that cultivate connection between us.

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: When facing the main entrance, follow the pavement around the building to your right, take a left onto Summerhall Place then another left into the courtyard via access ramp.
  • Wheelchair access type: Permanent Ramp

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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

Melissa 106 days ago

Without Sin was my favorite show at Fringe. Such a gentle and kind experience. I was paired with a stranger and I hope my words were half as comforting as theirs. Very well designed.

Julia Bolden 107 days ago

My daughter and I loved sharing this two-person immersive experience, which was as satisfying to do together as we had hoped. It sounded like it might be a bit judgmental but it's actually the exact opposite; warm and life-affirming. Our predecessors were strangers to one another; the woman had enjoyed it, the man not so much. There's not much to it. It's really just a game you could play at home but the way it's set up, with you seated in adjoining booths with headphones and a microphone, gently lifts it to another level. Definitely recommended.

Tatiana Al-Chueyr 111 days ago

Sin gives us a break from the busy life, allowing us to stop time. It was recharging to listen and speak about topics that make us humans, in a very safe environment. I loved the experience, it was a shame it only lasted 20 minutes.

Charlotte 115 days ago

I didn't plan to go but am so glad I was given the opportunity. A gently crafted experience that left me feeling positive about humanity. Which if I'm honest isn't always the case in Edinburgh in August.

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Everything Theatre (4/5 stars) 97 days ago

Inside a confessional and protected by a degree of anonymity, two strangers (or friends) reflect about their short fallings. Humbling and unexpectedly cathartic.

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Theatre Weekly (4/5 stars) 108 days ago

An absolute ‘must do’ of the 2023 Fringe

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British Theatre Guide (3/5 stars) 110 days ago

I met my confessional partner, we hugged and parted ways basking in the warmth of our empathic encounter.

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Edinburgh Guide (5/5 stars) 110 days ago

Intimate, astonishingly endearing and not to be missed.

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The Telegraph (4/5 stars) 112 days ago

Something rather special.

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The Skinny (4/5 stars) 112 days ago

A one-of-a-kind show that brings two audience members together, Without Sin calls down a lightning strike of human connection

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Broadway World (3/5 stars) 115 days ago

A grounding, intimate journey.

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