A feast of entertainment is heading to the New Town venue
The tourists have now departed from Edinburgh and the show posters have been unceremoniously torn down, but the fun lingers on. This autumn and winter, Gilded Balloon has a full programme of comedy, music and theatre to light up the shortening days. Here's what lies ahead.
Scott Gibson: Battlefield The former Comedy Award Best Newcomer presents an evening of new material with support from some famous faces. Thu 20 Sep, Thu 18 Oct & Thu 22 Nov, 8pm.
The Comedy Show Fringe favourites return to the stage every weekend. Featuring Chris Forbes, Katie Mulgrew, Michael Redmond, Morgan Rees, Sarah Callaghan, Fern Brady, Mark Nelson and many more. Fridays 21 Sep–28 Dec, 8pm & Saturdays 22 Sep–29 Dec, 9pm.
Short Attention Span Monthly theatre evening featuring half a dozen brand new plays, conceived, written and rehearsed over the previous few weeks. Wed 26 Sep, Wed 24 Oct & Wed 28 Nov, 8pm.
Jay Lafferty: Besoms A monthly evening of comedy featuring under-represented groups (plus 'at least one boy on the bill'). Thu 27 Sep, Thu 25 Oct, Thu 29 Nov & Thu 27 Dec, 8pm.
Jay Lafferty Mum's the Word A night of comedy constructed specially for anyone with a baby. Katie Mulgrew performs an adult show during which you're welcome to feed, change or nurse your baby. Fri 28 Sep, Fri 12 Oct, Fri 16 Nov & Fri 7 Dec, 1pm.
Sixties on a Sunday Drink, dance and sing along to the music of Fayne and the Cruisers. Featuring the songs of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Searchers, The Drifters, The Beach Boys and others. Sun 30 Sep, Sun 21 Oct, Sun 18 Nov & Sun 30 Dec, 2pm.
New Sh*t You could spot tomorrow's stand-up star at this free night of new comedy. Also featuring some familiar faces trying out new material. Thu 4 Oct, Thu 1 Nov & Thu 6 Dec, 8pm.
Rob Kemp Loud Comedy A raucous night of comedy and fun awaits as a roster of comedians perform new and established material. Thu 11 Oct, Thu 8 Nov & Thu 13 Dec, 8pm.
Jarlath Regan: Irishman Abroad Podcast The comedian, writer and broadcaster hosts his critically acclaimed podcast which has previously featured the likes of Sharon Horgan, Dara O'Briain, Chris O'Dowd and Dylan Moran. Sat 27 Oct, 7.15pm.
Rob Kemp: Elvis Dead Fresh from his Fringe run, see what Evil Dead II sounds like reinterpreted through the songs of Elvis Presley. Sat 3 Nov, 7.15pm.
Sofie Hagen Sofie Hagen: Work in Progress The Danish comedian and former Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer presents a work-in-progress show. Thu 8 Nov, 8pm.
Scott Gibson: Anywhere but Here The Scottish comedian returns to the Basement for a show about his trip to Kavos aged 16. What could possibly have gone wrong? Sat 10 Nov, 7.30pm.
Ray Bradshaw: Deaf Comedy Fam Bradshaw explores what it's like to grow up with two deaf parents, while signing in BSL. Sat 17 Nov, 7.15pm.
The 2017 Edinburgh Fringe multi-award winning comedy musical starring Rob Kemp. Cult classic horror movie Evil Dead 2 is reinterpreted through the songs of Elvis, in tribute to the terror filled sequel and the king of rock'n'roll himself.