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Red Red Rose Street

From Thursday 25 to Saturday 27 January 2018, Edinburgh's city centre will become home to Red Red Rose Street, a festival of music and words expanding the traditional Burns Night into a three-day celebration of the work of the world-renowned Scottish bard.

What's Happening at Red Red Rose Street Festival 

Red Red Rose Street

Back for a second year, Red Red Rose Street will celebrate all things Burns, with a variety of different events, activities and animation, engaging with businesses, locals and visitors, featuring a variety of free, ticketed and drop-in entertainment across all three days. 

On Burns Night itself, Red, Red Rose Street welcomes individuals and groups (18+) to a fun and friendly evening of toasts, songs and recitals together with the traditional piping in of the haggis and a full Burns Supper in the magnificent surroundings of Freemasons Hall on Thursday 25 January. Josh Littlejohn of Social Bite will give the Immortal Memory address and a donation from every ticket will be made to Social Bite’s campaign to end homelessness in Scotland.

Two Family Ceilidhs will take place in Freemasons Hall from 1.00pm to 3.00pm on Friday 26 January and Saturday 27 January and all ages and abilities are welcome to join in. The ceilidh band will be accompanied by a caller who will help all newcomers learn the steps and enjoy the dances.

Fresh from their success in the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Captivate Theatre, the Edinburgh based award-winning theatre company, will present ‘Rabbie’ by one of Scotland’s leading dramatists and three times Fringe First award winner, the late Andrew Dallmeyer. The musical distils the essence of Burns’ life and his paradoxical personality through his poetry, music and the witty and poignant words of Dallmeyer.

In association with Gilded Balloon, The Burns Comedy Club features three nights of performances from top Scottish comedians, compered by Scott Gibson. From 9.30pm on Thursday 25, Friday 26 and Saturday 27 January, Rosco McClelland, Harriet Dyer and Alfie Brown will present their take on Burns in the intimate surroundings of the Basement Theatre, part of the Rose Theatre Edinburgh.

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