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Edinburgh Zoo Nights

There is no one among us who hasn't wanted to visit the zoo after hours. Just what do all those critters do after dark, anyway? Now's there's a way to find out! The zoo opens its gates for a series of adults-only extravaganza featuring dancing, music, street food, facepainting, street performers and animal talks.

Edinburgh Zoo

Fri 23 May

£20 (RZSS members £17) / 0131 314 0340

  • 18:00 – 22:00

Fri 6 Jun

£20 (RZSS members £17) / 0131 314 0340

  • 18:00 – 22:00

Fri 20 Jun

£20 (RZSS members £17) / 0131 314 0340

  • 18:00 – 22:00

Fri 27 Jun

£20 (RZSS members £17) / 0131 314 0340

  • 18:00 – 22:00

Dirty Dancin In Le Shebeen

The dust has settled in the estate after the shenanigans of Maggie's last adventure and now she and her buck-eejit sidekick, Big Sally-Ann are planning a birthday party in the Shebeen.

Grand Opera House, Belfast

Thu 17 Apr

£16.50–£24.50 / 028 9024 0411

  • 19:30

Sun 20 Apr

£16.50–£24.50 / 028 9024 0411

  • 19:30

Mon 21 Apr

£16.50–£24.50 / 028 9024 0411

  • 19:30

Tue 22 Apr

£16.50–£24.50 / 028 9024 0411

  • 19:30

The Island Arts Centre, Lisburn

Thu 24 Apr

£19.50 / 028 9250 9509

  • 19:30

The Market Place Theatre, Armagh

Wed 23 Apr

£14.50 ( £12.50; £12.50; £12.50) / 02837 521821

  • 20:00

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The Big Show

An evening of cabaret.

Wild Cabaret & Wicked Lounge, Glasgow

Fri 18 Apr

Free to all dining guests / 0141 552 6165

  • 20:00 – 22:30

Sat 19 Apr

Free to all dining guests / 0141 552 6165

  • 20:00 – 22:30

Tue 22 Apr

Free / 0141 552 6165

Bluesy Tuesday

  • 20:30 – 01:00
…and 108 more dates until 30 Dec

Henry’s Cabaret

Cabaret and burlesque, plus comedy, spoken word and music, in a night billed as 'a little bit dark, a little bit dangerous' and 'more than a bit entertaining'. Hosted by Miss Annabel Sings.

Henry's Cellar Bar, Edinburgh

Wed 23 Apr

Free / 0131 629 4101

  • 19:00

Wed 30 Apr

Free / 0131 629 4101

  • 19:00

Wed 7 May

Free / 0131 629 4101

  • 19:00
…and 12 more dates until 30 Jul

A Midsummer Night's Dream

  • Written by: William Shakespeare

Propeller's production of Shakespeare's magical play.

King's Theatre, Edinburgh

Thu 17 Apr

£14–£29.50 / 0131 529 6000

Fri 18 Apr

£14–£29.50 / 0131 529 6000

Sat 19 Apr

£14–£29.50 / 0131 529 6000

New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Wed 4 Jun

£12–£30 / 0870 607 7533

Thu 5 Jun

£15–£30 / 0870 607 7533

Sat 7 Jun

£15–£30 / 0870 607 7533

Theatre Royal, Brighton

Wed 11 Jun

£15–£30 / 0870 060 6650

Thu 12 Jun

£15–£30 / 0870 060 6650

Sat 14 Jun

£15–£30 / 0870 060 6650

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The Beehive Comedy Club

Ben Verth presents a weekend packed full of top local and visiting comedians to tickle your funny bone in an entirely appropriate way.

Beehive Inn, Edinburgh

Fri 18 Apr

£9 / 0131 225 7171

  • 20:30

Sat 19 Apr

£9 / 0131 225 7171

  • 20:30

Fri 25 Apr

£9 / 0131 225 7171

  • 20:30
…and 27 more dates until 26 Jul

Comedy in The Basement

A free gig on the Glasgow scene, with a range of acts every week. Food also available to fuel the laughter.

Tennent's Basement Bar, Glasgow

Thu 17 Apr

Free / 0141 339 7203

  • 20:00 – 23:00

Thu 24 Apr

Free / 0141 339 7203

  • 20:00 – 23:00

Dirty Dusting

Three senior cleaning ladies start up a telephone sex line in this heart-warming feelgood comedy drama, starring Benidorm's Crissy Rock plus Pat Dunn, Leah Bell, and Jason Jones. Written by Ed Waugh and Trevor Wood.

Burnley Mechanics

Wed 23 Apr

£20 / 01282 664400

  • 19:30

The Customs House, South Shields

Wed 1 Oct

£20 / 0191 454 1234

  • 19:45

Darlington Civic Theatre

Thu 17 Apr

£18–£20 / 01325 486555

  • 19:30

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Wahala 5

It's Jamaica v the rest of the Caribbean this time. Team Jamaica comprises Richard Blackwood, Slim, Annette Fagon and Rem Conway; rest of the Caribbean are Kat, Glenda Jaxson, Axel and Junior Booker. Host is Kojo.

IndigO2, London SE10

Sat 19 Apr

£28.75–£34 / 0871 220 0260

BBC Comedy Presents

See the rising stars of comedy before they get too big for their boots at this night of comedy shows in development. If you've got an idea for a script and want your material performed, email scotlandcomedy@bbc.co.uk.

The Stand, Glasgow

Wed 14 May

£4 / 0844 335 8879

  • 20:30

Bugsy Malone

A performance of the famous musical set in New York 1929 as a war rages between two rival gangsters, Fat Sam and Dandy Dan.

Groundlings Theatre, Portsmouth

Thu 17 Apr

£14 (£12; Children £10; £5) / 023 9273 7370

  • 19:30

Sat 19 Apr

£14 (£12; Children £10; £5) / 023 9273 7370

  • 19:30

Thu 24 Apr

£14 (£12; Children £10; £5) / 023 9273 7370

  • 19:30

Fri 25 Apr

£14 (£12; Children £10; £5) / 023 9273 7370

  • 19:30

New Material Night

Julia Sutherland hosts a night for comedians to try out their latest gags and see which ones go down well and which ones don't.

Vespbar, Glasgow

Wed 23 Apr

£3 / 0141 204 0060

  • 20:00

Wed 30 Apr

£3 / 0141 204 0060

  • 20:00

Wed 7 May

£3 / 0141 204 0060

  • 20:00
…and 20 more dates until 24 Sep back to top

The Play That Goes Wrong

  • Directed by: Mark Bell
  • Written by: Henry Shields

Award winning company Theatre Mischief presents a play-within-a-play about an amateur dramatic society putting on a murder mystery production.

Cambridge Arts Theatre

Mon 19 May

£15–£25; £15–£20 / 01223 503333

  • 19:45

Tue 20 May

£15–£25; £15–£20 / 01223 503333

  • 19:45

Wed 21 May

£15–£25; £15–£20 / 01223 503333

  • 19:45
…and 3 more dates until 24 May

Darlington Civic Theatre

Tue 17 Jun

£20–£24.50; £17 / 01325 486555

  • 19:30

Wed 18 Jun

£20–£24.50; £17 / 01325 486555

  • 19:30

Thu 19 Jun

£20–£24.50; £17 / 01325 486555

  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 21 Jun

Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne

Mon 30 Jun

£17.50; £10 under 25s; £14.50–£20; £13–£20.50 disabled; £10 under 25s; £14.50; £10 under 25s; £14.50–£22; £13–£20.50 disabled; £10 under 25s… / 01323 412000

  • 19:45

Tue 1 Jul

£17.50; £10 under 25s; £14.50–£20; £13–£20.50 disabled; £10 under 25s; £14.50; £10 under 25s; £14.50–£22; £13–£20.50 disabled; £10 under 25s… / 01323 412000

  • 19:45

Wed 2 Jul

£17.50; £10 under 25s; £14.50–£20; £13–£20.50 disabled; £10 under 25s; £14.50; £10 under 25s; £14.50–£22; £13–£20.50 disabled; £10 under 25s… / 01323 412000

  • 19:45
…and 3 more dates until 5 Jul

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Fresh Mutton Comedy

Alt.comedy night featuring the underdogs of comedy in all their weird and wonderful glory.

The Pear Tree House, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Apr

£2 / 0131 667 7533

  • 20:00

Wed 14 May

£2 / 0131 667 7533

  • 20:00

Wed 28 May

£2 / 0131 667 7533

  • 20:00

Comedian Rap Battles

The Fringe hit returns, bringing with it that unmissable combination of rap fantasies and big egos. With street cred on the line – who'll choke and who'll gain 'nuff respect?

The Shed, Glasgow

Sat 17 May

£8 (£6) / 0141 649 5020

Part of Southside Fringe.

  • 20:30 – 23:00

The Stand, Glasgow

Sun 4 May

£6 (£4) / 0844 335 8879

  • 20:30

Hellfire Comedy Club

Guest acts take to the stage for an evening of laughter.

G Live, Guildford

Wed 23 Apr

£30; £30 inc meal / 0844 770 1797

Emerging stand-up comedy acts straight from the London circuit.

  • 19:00

Thu 22 May

£30; £30 inc meal / 0844 770 1797

Emerging stand-up comedy acts straight from the London circuit.

  • 19:00

Thu 26 Jun

£30 / 0844 770 1797

Guest acts take to the stage for an evening of laughter.

  • 19:00

Watford Colosseum

Thu 8 May

£18 including a curry / 0845 075 3993

  • 20:00

Thu 24 Jul

£18 including a curry / 0845 075 3993

Intelligent humour from Zoe Lyons and Roger Monkhouse.

  • 20:00

Wycombe Swan, High Wycombe

Thu 17 Apr

Old Town Hall

£6; £11 inc meal / 01494 512000

Entertaining stand-up from Phil Nichol and Andrew Bird.

  • 20:00

Thu 24 Apr

Old Town Hall

£6; £11 inc meal / 01494 512000

Enthused stand-up from Patrick Monohan and Lloyd Langford.

  • 20:00

Thu 1 May

Old Town Hall

£6; £11 inc meal / 01494 512000

Engaging stand-up from Ian Moore, with Paul McCaffrey and Geoff Norcott.

  • 20:00
…and 3 more dates until 29 May

Aye Right? How No'?: Comedy Countdown to the Referendum

Vladimir McTavish and Keir McAllister take on the independence debate in a show that blends stand-up, poetry, spoken word and politics. Special guests include Gary Little, Susan Morrison and Alan Bissett.

The Stand, Glasgow

Mon 21 Apr

£7 (£5) / 0844 335 8879

  • 20:30

G Spot

Comedy, cabaret and 'camparet' with host Jojo Sutherland and a host of different guests each time.

The Stand, Edinburgh

Tue 6 May

£5 / 0131 558 7272

  • 20:30

Igor Meerson: Hou I lernt inglish

Mick Perrin Worldwide in association with Dylan Moran Edinburgh Festival's first Russian stand-up ever. Igor ruins the stereotypes about Russia and discovers stereotypes about Britain and the West. Igor tells about his childhood in the Soviet Union, life in modern Russia and internationally. One of GQ's ‘Five new faces…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Below

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

Below

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Below

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 25 Aug back to top