The Stand

The Stand
The Stand
5 York Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3EB
  • Box office 0131 558 7272
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  • Seasonal times Festival: extended hours and venues, New Year late opening
  • Bar open Mon–Wed 7.30pm–1am; Thu 7pm–1am; Fri/Sat 6pm–1am; Sun 12.30–4pm, 7pm–1am.
  • Food served Mon 7.30-8.30pm; Thu 7–8.30pm; Fri/Sat 6–8.30pm; Sun 12.30–3.30pm.
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  • Website www.thestand.co.uk
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Cheerful cavern with all the ingredients required for eating, drinking and being merry.

Eating & Drinking Guide

The 2019 edition of The List's Eating & Drinking Guide is out now – only £5.95 (+p&p).

Of course the comedy is the main event at The Stand, but folk still flock to this basement cavern two hours before the show starts to bag a cabaret-style table and load up on big plates of filthy Tex-Mex style food. Log-sized burritos stuffed with juicy pulled beef have just the right hit of spicy heat to leave you reaching for a pint. Pre-seasoned nachos come loaded with super spicy veggie or meat chilli and dripping with melted cheese. The chef doesn’t scrimp on the dollop of fresh, garlicky guacamole, a nod to one of your five a day. Large nachos are delivered in trough-like plates; a challenge for two or even three people, all washed down with bottles of craft beer from the fridge or draft lager. The food may not be the star at The Stand, but it certainly sets you up for the night.

The List's rating
6.6

Menu

Cooking

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Suzy Pope visited The Stand on 15 March 2019
  • High point: You won’t be hungry after the generous portions
  • Low point: Big plates but little tables
  • Notable dish: Pulled beef burrito with just the right level of spice and stodge for a good night out
  • Average price: £9.50 (dinner)
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Before the show 40s French café music on day of review.
  • Live entertainment: Comedy 7 days a week
  • Capacity: 100 seated (plus 60 standing)
  • Largest group: 8
  • Open since: 1993
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 14
  • House wine: £16.95 per bottle

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Wednesday 11 December

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Thursday 12 December

Friday 13 December

Saturday 14 December

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Sunday 15 December

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Monday 16 December

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With headliner Gareth Mutch and host Kimi Loughton

Tuesday 17 December

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Wednesday 18 December

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Thursday 19 December

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With Paul Tonkinson, Ron Vaudry and host Gus Lymburn.

Friday 20 December

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With Paul Tonkinson, Ron Vaudry and host Gus Lymburn.

Saturday 21 December

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With Paul Tonkinson, Ron Vaudry and host Gus Lymburn.

Sunday 22 December

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With Jay Lafferty, Stuart Murphy, Joe McTernan and host Ro Campbell.

Monday 23 December

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With headliner Ben Verth and host Vladimir McTavish

Friday 27 December

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Saturday 28 December

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Tuesday 31 December

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Wednesday 1 January 2020

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Thursday 2 January 2020

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With Dave Johns , Ed Patrick and your host Billy Kirkwood

Friday 3 January 2020

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With Dave Johns, Ed Patrick and your host Billy Kirkwood.

Saturday 4 January 2020

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With Dave Johns, Ed Patrick and your host Billy Kirkwood.

Sunday 5 January 2020

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With Ryan Cullen, Cubby, Natalie Sweeney and host JoJo Sutherland.

Monday 6 January 2020

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With host Gareth Waugh and headliner Ro Campbell.

Tuesday 7 January 2020

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With JoJo Sutherland, Gus Lymburn, Robin Grainger, Susan Riddell and host Ro Campbell.

Wednesday 8 January 2020

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Thursday 9 January 2020

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With Paul Sinha, JoJo Smith and Liam Withnail.

Friday 10 January 2020

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With Paul Sinha, JoJo Smith and host Liam Withnail.

Saturday 11 January 2020

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With Paul Sinha, JoJo Smith and host Liam Withnail.

Sunday 12 January 2020

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£6 (£5; Members £1) 0131 558 7272

With MC Hammersmith, Wayne Mazadza, Kimi Loughton and host Stuart Murphy.

Monday 13 January 2020

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With host George Fox and headliner MC Hammersmith.

Tuesday 14 January 2020

Wednesday 15 January 2020

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Thursday 16 January 2020

£10 (£7; Members £5) 0131 558 7272

With Mick Ferry and Brodi Snook.

Friday 17 January 2020

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With Mick Ferry and Brodi Snook.

Saturday 18 January 2020

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With Mick Ferry and Brodi Snook.

Sunday 19 January 2020

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With Keir McAllister, BMR, Jordan Wistuba, Ashley Manning and host Amy Matthews.

Monday 20 January 2020

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With host Jordan Wistuba and headliner Jamie MacDonald.

Tuesday 21 January 2020

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With Joe Heenan, Wayne Mazadza, Kimi Loughton, Joe McTernan and host Stu Murphy.

Wednesday 22 January 2020

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Thursday 23 January 2020

£10 (£7; Members £5) 0131 558 7272

With Carl Donnelly and Mike Milligan

Friday 24 January 2020

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With Carl Donnelly and Mike Milligan

Saturday 25 January 2020

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With Carl Donnelly and Mike Milligan

Sunday 26 January 2020

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Monday 27 January 2020

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With host Gareth Waugh.

Tuesday 28 January 2020

Wednesday 29 January 2020

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Thursday 30 January 2020

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With Brennan Reece and your host Raymond Mearns.

Friday 31 January 2020

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With Brennan Reece and your host Raymond Mearns.

Saturday 1 February 2020

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With Gary Little, Brennan Reece, Hal Branson, Susan Riddell and host Raymond Mearns.

Sunday 2 February 2020

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Monday 3 February 2020

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With host Amy Matthews and headliner Stuart McPherson.

Tuesday 4 February 2020

Wednesday 5 February 2020

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Thursday 6 February 2020

£10 (£7; Members £5) 0131 558 7272

With Keith Farnan, John Scott, Gus Lymburn, Krystal Evans and host Jay Lafferty.

Friday 7 February 2020

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With Keith Farnan, John Scott, Gus Lymburn, Krystal Evans and host Jay Lafferty.

Saturday 8 February 2020

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With Keith Farnan, John Scott, Gus Lymburn, Krystal Evans and host Jay Lafferty.

Sunday 9 February 2020

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Monday 10 February 2020

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With host Gus Lymburn and headliner Chris Forbes.

Tuesday 11 February 2020

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Wednesday 12 February 2020

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Thursday 13 February 2020

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With Seymour Mace, Andrea Hubert, Keir McAllister and host Kai Humphries.

Friday 14 February 2020

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With Seymour Mace, Andrea Hubert, Keir McAllister and host Kai Humphries.

Saturday 15 February 2020

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With Seymour Mace, Andrea Hubert, Keir McAllister and host Kai Humphries.

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Part of Glen's Guide.

Monday 17 February 2020

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With host Stu Murphy and headliner Freddy Quinne.

Tuesday 18 February 2020

Wednesday 19 February 2020

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Thursday 20 February 2020

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With Paul Currie, Ria Lina, Wayne Mazadza, Ross Leslie and host Susan Morrison.

Friday 21 February 2020

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With Paul Currie, Ria Lina, Wayne Mazadza, Ross Leslie and host Susan Morrison.

Saturday 22 February 2020

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With Paul Currie, Ria Lina, Wayne Mazadza, Ross Leslie and host Susan Morrison.

Sunday 23 February 2020

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With Chris Forbes, Stu Murphy, Krystal Evans and host George Fox.

Monday 24 February 2020

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With host Krystal Evans and headliner Paul Currie.

Tuesday 25 February 2020

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Wednesday 26 February 2020

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Thursday 27 February 2020

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With Gavin Webster, Jonny Pelham, Donald Alexander, Amy Matthews and host Bruce Devlin.

Friday 28 February 2020

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With Gavin Webster, Jonny Pelham, Donald Alexander, Amy Matthews and host Bruce Devlin.

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With Gavin Webster, Jonny Pelham, Donald Alexander, Amy Matthews and host Bruce Devlin.

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With host Jamie Dalgleish and headliner Donald Alexander.

Tuesday 3 March 2020

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Thursday 5 March 2020

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With Carl Hutchinson, Ed Patrick, Ashley Storrie and host JoJo Sutherland.

Friday 6 March 2020

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With Carl Hutchinson, Ed Patrick, Ashley Storrie and host JoJo Sutherland.

Saturday 7 March 2020

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With Carl Hutchinson, Ed Patrick, Ashley Storrie and host JoJo Sutherland.

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With Donald Alexander, Stephen Buchanan and host Chris Forbes.

Monday 9 March 2020

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With host Amy Matthews and headliner Keir McAllister.

Tuesday 10 March 2020

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Wednesday 11 March 2020

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Thursday 12 March 2020

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With John Lynn, Kai Humphries, Marise Gaughan, Joe McTernan and host Raymond Mearns.

Friday 13 March 2020

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With John Lynn, Kai Humphries, Marise Gaughan, Joe McTernan and host Raymond Mearns.

Saturday 14 March 2020

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With John Lynn, Kai Humphries, Marise Gaughan, Joe McTernan and host Raymond Mearns.

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Monday 16 March 2020

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With host Ross Leslie.

Tuesday 17 March 2020

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Thursday 19 March 2020

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With JoJo Sutherland, Stephen Buchanan and host Martin Mor.

Friday 20 March 2020

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With JoJo Sutherland, Stephen Buchanan and host Martin Mor.

Saturday 21 March 2020

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With JoJo Sutherland, Stephen Buchanan and host Martin Mor.

Sunday 22 March 2020

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With host Ben Verth.

Tuesday 24 March 2020

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Wednesday 25 March 2020

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Thursday 26 March 2020

£15 (£12; Members £12) 0131 558 7272
£10 (£7; Members £5) 0131 558 7272

With Mark Nelson, Damian Clark, Jay Foreman and host Jay Lafferty.

Friday 27 March 2020

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With Mark Nelson, Damian Clark, Jay Foreman and host Jay Lafferty.

Saturday 28 March 2020

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With Mark Nelson, Damian Clark, Jay Foreman and host Jay Lafferty.

Sunday 29 March 2020

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With headliner Stu Murphy.

Wednesday 1 April 2020

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Thursday 2 April 2020

£10 (£7; Members £5) 0131 558 7272

With Markus Birdman, Mary Bourke, Marc Jennings and host Ray Bradshaw.

Friday 3 April 2020

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With Markus Birdman, Mary Bourke, Marc Jennings and host Ray Bradshaw.

Saturday 4 April 2020

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With Markus Birdman, Mary Bourke, Marc Jennings and host Ray Bradshaw.

Sunday 5 April 2020

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With BMR.

Monday 6 April 2020

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With headliner Amy Matthews.

Tuesday 7 April 2020

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Thursday 9 April 2020

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With Keir McAllister, Gordon Southern and host Jo Caulfield.

Friday 10 April 2020

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With Keir McAllister, Gordon Southern and host Jo Caulfield.

Saturday 11 April 2020

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With Keir McAllister, Gordon Southern and host Jo Caulfield.

Sunday 12 April 2020

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With Keir McAllister, Gordon Southern and host Jo Caulfield.

Monday 13 April 2020

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Tuesday 14 April 2020

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Wednesday 15 April 2020

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Thursday 16 April 2020

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With Tom Wrigglesworth, Raul Kohli and host Stu Murphy.

Friday 17 April 2020

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With Tom Wrigglesworth, Raul Kohli and host Stu Murphy.

Saturday 18 April 2020

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With Tom Wrigglesworth, Raul Kohli and host Stu Murphy.

Sunday 19 April 2020

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Monday 20 April 2020

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Tuesday 21 April 2020

£12.50 (£10; Members £10) 0131 558 7272

Wednesday 22 April 2020

Thursday 23 April 2020

£10 (£7; Members £5) 0131 558 7272

With Jason Cook, Lynn Ruth Miller, Stuart McPherson and host JoJo Sutherland.

Friday 24 April 2020

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With Jason Cook, Lynn Ruth Miller, Stuart McPherson and host JoJo Sutherland.

Saturday 25 April 2020

£17.50 0131 558 7272

With Jason Cook, Lynn Ruth Miller, Stuart McPherson and host JoJo Sutherland.

Sunday 26 April 2020

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Monday 27 April 2020

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Tuesday 28 April 2020

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Wednesday 29 April 2020

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Thursday 30 April 2020

£10 (£7; Members £5) 0131 558 7272

With Giants and host Ashley Storrie.

Friday 1 May 2020

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With Giants.

Saturday 2 May 2020

£17.50 0131 558 7272

With Giants and host Ashley Storrie.

Sunday 3 May 2020

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With Giants and host Ashley Storrie.

Monday 4 May 2020

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Wednesday 6 May 2020

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Thursday 7 May 2020

£10 (£7; Members £5) 0131 558 7272

With Mark Maier, Diane Spencer and Kevin Shepherd.

Friday 8 May 2020

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With Mark Maier, Diane Spencer and Kevin Shepherd.

Saturday 9 May 2020

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£17.50 0131 558 7272

With Mark Maier, Diane Spencer and Kevin Shepherd.

Sunday 10 May 2020

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Tuesday 12 May 2020

Wednesday 13 May 2020

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Thursday 14 May 2020

£10 (£7; Members £5) 0131 558 7272

With Scott Capurro, Jamie MacDonald and Sammy Dobson.

Friday 15 May 2020

£12 (£10; Members £6) 0131 558 7272

With Scott Capurro, Jamie MacDonald and Sammy Dobson.

Saturday 16 May 2020

£17.50 0131 558 7272

With Scott Capurro, Jamie MacDonald and Sammy Dobson.

Sunday 17 May 2020

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£6 (£5; Members £1) 0131 558 7272

Monday 18 May 2020

£3 0131 558 7272

With headliner Scott Capurro.

Tuesday 19 May 2020

£12.50 (£10.50; Members £10.50) 0131 558 7272

Wednesday 20 May 2020

£7 (£5) 0131 558 7272

Thursday 21 May 2020

£10 (£7; Members £5) 0131 558 7272

With Dave Fulton, Luca Cupani, Rosco McClelland and host Susie McCabe.

Friday 22 May 2020

£12 (£10; Members £6) 0131 558 7272

With Dave Fulton, Luca Cupani, Rosco McClelland and host Susie McCabe.

Saturday 23 May 2020

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With Dave Fulton, Luca Cupani, Rosco McClelland and host Susie McCabe.

Sunday 24 May 2020

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With Dave Fulton, Luca Cupani, Rosco McClelland and host Susie McCabe.

Monday 25 May 2020

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Tuesday 26 May 2020

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Wednesday 27 May 2020

£12 (£10; Members £10) 0131 558 7272

Thursday 28 May 2020

£10 (£7; Members £5) 0131 558 7272

With Gareth Waugh and Anja Atkinson.

Friday 29 May 2020

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With Gareth Waugh and Anja Atkinson.

Saturday 30 May 2020

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With Gareth Waugh and Anja Atkinson.

Sunday 31 May 2020

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Wednesday 3 June 2020

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Saturday 20 June 2020

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Sunday 7 March 2021

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