Today sees the start of the Vive Le Fringe event, part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, held at the Institut Français d'ecosse.
The venue in Randolph Crescent is holding a short seaaon of performances in both the institut building itself and in the gardens outside.
Shows include dance performance Bruit de Couloir by Clément Dazin, where choreography is combined with juggling, L’Enfant qui… by T1J which brings together acrobatics, puppetry and live music.
A solo dance production Madama Butterfly by Cie Nathalie Cornille brings moments of Giacomo Puccini’s opera alive for a young audience.
The Soundimals Tamer by CheeeseCakeCie is a physical theatre show that presents a circus tamer and his invisible - but noisy - creatures in a work that combines dance, circus and sound manipulation.
Meanwhile, Skins and Hoods by Cie du Veilleur is an English-language theatre production exploring culture and race involving film and live action.
Shows run from today until August 31.