Theatre, Cabaret, free events

45 events

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Saturday Cabaret

Weekly Saturday cabaret night.

Steampunk Café, Glasgow

Sat 26 Jul

Free / 0141 204 2929

  • 19:00 – 00:00

Sat 2 Aug

Free / 0141 204 2929

  • 19:00 – 00:00

Sat 9 Aug

Free / 0141 204 2929

  • 19:00 – 00:00
…and 3 more dates until 30 Aug

Friday Folies Bergere

A cabaret and burlesque show starring legendary performer Holly Penfield and beautiful piano virtuoso Chrys Columbine, plus other femmes fatales.

Cellar Door, London WC2E

Fri 1 Aug

Free / 020 7240 8848

  • 21:00

Fri 8 Aug

Free / 020 7240 8848

  • 21:00

Fri 15 Aug

Free / 020 7240 8848

  • 21:00
…and 6 more dates until 26 Sep

High Noon Over Camelot

The Mechanisms / PBH's Free Fringe Gunslingers, lawmen and hellfire preachers draw iron on the burning metal deserts around Camelot. Sheriff Arthur and the Pendragon Gang chase down the mad visions of Father Galahad. Mordred and Gawain face off, surrounded by ghoulish Saxons. Join bloodthirsty space-pirate crew The…

Why Not?, Edinburgh

Sun 10 Aug

Main Room

Free / 0131 624 8633

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Mon 11 Aug

Main Room

Free / 0131 624 8633

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Tue 12 Aug

Main Room

Free / 0131 624 8633

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 10 more dates until 23 Aug

The Big Show

An evening of cabaret.

Wild Cabaret & Wicked Lounge, Glasgow

Sat 26 Jul

Free to all dining guests / 0141 552 6165

  • 20:00 – 22:30

Fri 1 Aug

Free to all dining guests / 0141 552 6165

  • 20:00 – 22:30

Sat 2 Aug

Free to all dining guests / 0141 552 6165

  • 20:00 – 22:30
…and 42 more dates until 27 Dec

Twonkey's Private Restaurant– Free

Paul Vickers / Laughing Horse Comedy Presents ‘A bearded fantasist’ ★★★★ (Time Out). ‘A surrealist’s wet dream’ ★★★★ (Skinny). ‘A true comic original’ ★★★★ (Scotsman). ‘A psychedelic trip’ ★★★★ (Exeunt). ‘Eloquent nonsense’ ★★★★ (BritishTheatreGuide.com). The Lovechild of Brian Blessed and Betty Boop gives you his new…

Laughing Horse @ Espionage, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Mata Hari

Free / 0131 477 7007

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Mata Hari

Free / 0131 477 7007

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Mata Hari

Free / 0131 477 7007

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug back to top

Hendrick's Carnival of Knowledge

If knowledge is the food of the soul, then let us FEAST! This travelling parlour of enlightenment combines exceptional experts & erudite amateurs in a fiesta of learning & fine cocktails. Prepare to be delighted by unusual characters, exquisite libations and wisdom of the most eye-opening variety in the decadent…

Hendrick's Carnival of Knowledge, Edinburgh

Thu 7 Aug

Carnival of Knowledge

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 8 Aug

Carnival of Knowledge

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 9 Aug

Carnival of Knowledge

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 10 Aug

Carnival of Knowledge

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

I Blame Britpop

Marc Burrows / She Makes War Comedian, music journalist (Guardian, Drowned In Sound, Quietus) and 90s throwback Marc Burrows joins gloom-pop indie star Laura Kidd AKA She Makes War, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Britpop with an hour of music and comedy. With special guests every day. Praise for Marc: ★★★…

Fingers Piano Bar, Edinburgh

Tue 5 Aug

Space 1

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 6 Aug

Space 1

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 7 Aug

Space 1

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 9 Aug

Laurence Owen: Lullabies of Pervland

Laurence Owen / La Favorita Freestival 2014 Musical Comedy Awards finalist Laurence Owen sings troublesome songs of lust and bad manners. Boundaries will be pushed. Preconceptions will be challenged. Will anyone emerge unscathed? A bookish and spiky musical lecture on humanity's basic urges. May also contain science…

Fingers Piano Bar, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Space 1

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Space 1

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 5 Aug

Space 1

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 17 more dates until 24 Aug

The Lock-In Cabaret

All the World's a Stage / PBH's Free Fringe Award-winning magicians Griffin and Jones, ‘bizarre, hilarious and anarchic’ (Magic Night), bring their own brand of late night variety entertainment, joined by the finest acts on the cabaret circuit. Expect comedy, magic, variety and burlesque! ‘An extremely funny and…

The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

French Quarter

Free / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

French Quarter

Free / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

French Quarter

Free / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 24 Aug

Nicky Gayner's Empty Nest

Nicky Gayner / La Favorita Freestival London singer Nicky Gayner brings you an uplifting musical cabaret, which will make you laugh and cry! The journey of a mum rediscovering herself. Heartwarming, amusing songs about raising kids, sending them out into the world and the fun that happens next. Drawing on both familiar…

Fingers Piano Bar, Edinburgh

Tue 12 Aug

Space 1

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 13 Aug

Space 1

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 14 Aug

Space 1

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 9 more dates until 24 Aug back to top

Oberon White: I, Pierrot - Free

Oberon White / Free Festival In his Edinburgh debut, operatic maverick Oberon White presents a one-man show like no other. Enter the world of a Pierrot for the 21st-century; expect clowning, opera, poetry and the downright surreal. With a haunting classically trained voice, Oberon White sings music from Bach to Bowie…

Laughing Horse @ Jekyll & Hyde, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

The Crypt

Free / 0131 225 2022

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

The Crypt

Free / 0131 225 2022

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Crypt

Free / 0131 225 2022

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 24 Aug

Tricity Vogue: The Uke of Edinburgh Awards

Tricity Vogue / Free Festival Who will win the Edinburgh Fringe’s most unbelievably prestigious award this year? Tricity Vogue's iconic ukulele cabaret night returns for its fifth year as a grand scale extravaganza for two shows only. The greatest ukelele players in the world compete for the honour of strumming the…

Laughing Horse @ New Empire Bingo, Edinburgh

Sat 16 Aug

Main Auditorium

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Widow, the Virgin and the Lamb

Annie Bashford, Simone Tani, Carmen Arquelladas / PBH's Free Fringe With the Widow's rebellious and unpredictable nature combined with her perverse sense of fun she will lead you on a surreal odyssey into the unknown. Through playful interactions with the audience she will create humorous and darkly subversive scenes…

Serenity Cafe, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Free / 0131 556 8765

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Free / 0131 556 8765

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Free / 0131 556 8765

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 16 more dates until 23 Aug

A Roaring Accordion

Strangely Doesburg / Free Festival The only mime ever to receive a noise citation from the LAPD, Strangely always brings something special to the stage. His rollicking, sing-along, one-man cabaret-riot never fails to impress. Strangely’s interactive songs will delight all ages, drawing audiences into an epic world…

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Top Deck on The Comedy Bus

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Top Deck on The Comedy Bus

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Top Deck on The Comedy Bus

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

Alex the Mind Reader

Alex McAleer / Free Festival Mentalist, mind-magician or psychological-illusionist - call him what you will, Alex McAleer reads minds. This is contemporary mentalism at its best, combining a sharp wit with 'uncanny powers of prediction' (ThisIsCabaret.com). Alex reveals strangers' secrets, demonstrates why you should…

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, Edinburgh

Thu 14 Aug

Studio

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 15 Aug

Studio

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 18 Aug

Studio

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 22 Aug back to top

An Elephant in the Room

John Legg / Free Festival Scottish migrant Wee Leggie returns from Australia with the wrong accent, double bass and swag-full of big hairy things we pretend don’t exist such as euthanasia, stationery-lust and incontinence. Humorous original songs, engaging spoken word and dark satire. ‘A poetic and singing performance…

Laughing Horse @ Finnegan's Wake, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

The Back Room

Free / 0131 225 9348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

The Back Room

Free / 0131 225 9348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Back Room

Free / 0131 225 9348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 23 Aug

And the Goat Remained a Goat

The Creative Martyrs and Richard Wiseman / PBH's Free Fringe Harry Price: ghost hunter, psychic investigator, conjurer and debunker, a man of mystery and contradictions. Uncover his myth with Professor Richard Wiseman, The Creative Martyrs, a little magic, music and some paranormal happenings.

The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Ballroom

Free / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Ballroom

Free / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Ballroom

Free / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 12 more dates until 16 Aug

Auntie Rene's Memory Box

Guy Combes and his twin pronged cherry twanger presents- Cabaret, comedy and daring feats of extraodinary jangly bits from the funny moustache and his funny friends- that's funny laugh at not with. Bring your heirlooms for analysis.

Hotel Ibis, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Courtyard Marquee

Free / 0131 292 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Courtyard Marquee

Free / 0131 292 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Courtyard Marquee

Free / 0131 292 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 8 more dates until 12 Aug

Cabaret Chinwag

Ben Walters Join cabaret critic Ben Walters, formerly of Time Out London, now of the Scotsman and NotTelevision.net, and guests for a weekly natter about the hottest shows and latest rumblings in cabaret at the Fringe. Expect chummy interviews, heated debates, irrelevant interjections and a lo-fi performance or two. An…

Fringe Central, Edinburgh

Wed 6 Aug

Rehearsal Room

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 13 Aug

Rehearsal Room

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 20 Aug

Rehearsal Room

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Cabaret Roulette

A variety of cabaret and burlesque performers develop new acts on a theme chosen by the audience.

The Street, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

The Street

Free / 0131 556 4272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

The Street

Free / 0131 556 4272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

The Street

Free / 0131 556 4272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 8 more dates until 12 Aug back to top

Chris Cook: Charlatan

Chris Cook Magic / PBH's Free Fringe A tender tale of bittersweet love, combining magic tricks and storytelling to make a funny and touching show that reminds us of some of the tricks we play when we're falling in and out of love. Chris Cook is an award-winning young magician with an original style and quick-witted…

The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

French Quarter

Free / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

French Quarter

Free / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

French Quarter

Free / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 17 more dates until 24 Aug

The Creative Martyrs: Cabapocalypsaret

…after the apocalypse, life goes on in the Cabapocalypsaret; The Creative Martyrs play, pluck, strum and urge you to sing along, as we strive onwards toward civilisation… ‘satirical, Weimar-tinged wit’ ★★★★★ (BroadwayBaby). Do join us…

The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Speakeasy

Free / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Speakeasy

Free / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Speakeasy

Free / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 24 Aug

Dandy Darkly's Pussy Panic!

Dandy Darkly / PBH's Free Fringe Dandy Darkly returns to Edinburgh with all new, tawdry tales of sex and death! New York City's satiric, satanic storyteller celebrates sisterhood (as only Dandy dares) with fabulous, frightful fables of celebrity baby obsession, paranormal paramours and one sassy serial killer! Come…

CC Blooms, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Free / 0131 556 9331

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Free / 0131 556 9331

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Free / 0131 556 9331

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 24 Aug

Dizney Rascal

Rebecca Humphries / La Favorita Freestival Disney lied to Rebecca. She never married a Prince, her flat is no castle, and her nannies definitely never looked like Julie Andrews. With live accompaniment and special guests, the star of Comedy Central's Big Bad World exposes the questionable moral messages Walt and co…

Fingers Piano Bar, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Space 1

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Space 1

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Space 1

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 12 more dates until 17 Aug

Hell Is Where the Heart Is

Elyssa Vulpes and The Bêtes Noires / Free Festival Dreams and firelight, shadows and rock'n'roll. Late night tales of witchcraft, mystery and desire from battle-scarred survivors of the Love Wars. Under 18s cannot attend this show due to licensing restrictions at the venue. Age category: 16+

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

The Ballroom

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Ballroom

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

The Ballroom

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 11 more dates until 14 Aug back to top