Gilded Balloon Basement

Gilded Balloon Basement
204 Rose Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4AZ
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Gilded Balloon Basement

Gilded Balloon is proud to present a brand new home for comedy, cabaret and theatre in the heart of Edinburgh's west end.

From our weekly line-up night, The Comedy Show, every Friday and Saturday, to some of our hand picked Fringe Favourites every Thursday, there's a whole lot to sink your teeth into …

Please note: The Basement is only accessible via 12 stairs. For more access information, please visit our website.

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Armour: A Herstory of the Scottish Bard

What do the widow and mistress of Scotland’s famous bard discuss over tea? After the death of Robert Burns, his wife Jean Armour and mistress Nancy Maclehose finally meet. Female-led theatre company Fearless Players bring an all-female production dedicated to the women behind Scotland’s history. Using the well-known…

Thu 23 Jan 2020

£13.20 (£11) / 0131 622 6552

Bec Hill: Out of Order

A rare chance to catch this cult comedy favourite and online viral sensation LIVE! Bec Hill is excited to present her funniest, silliest, 5-stariest show, “Out of Order”. She’ll provide the jokes, YOU provide the order. Get ready for stand- up, pop-ups and post-its from the award-winning Australian comedian (and…

Sun 14 Jun 2020

£12 / 0131 622 6552

Belter Comedy

The best and brightest of the comedy scene, testing out brand new and more established material.

Thu 12 Dec

£6.60 / 0131 622 6552

Part of Glen's Guide.

The Comedy Show 2020

Bringing you the very best from the world of comedy with top notch line ups every Friday and Saturday! **Students get £5 tickets on Friday nights on the door, as well as 10% off our bars. Just bring along your student card! **15% off for Edinburgh Residents! Available online or in person. The discount will…

Fri 10 Jan 2020

£12 / 0131 622 6552

Sat 11 Jan 2020

£12 / 0131 622 6552

Fri 17 Jan 2020

£12 / 0131 622 6552

…and 45 more dates until 27 Jun 2020

The Comedy Show Burns Special

This Burns Night weekend, Gilded Balloon bring you the cream of the comedy crop! With MC Gareth Waugh and your headliner Scott Capurro plus a couple of other special guests to be announced! Note the special later start time for 9pm for this weekend!

Fri 24 Jan 2020

£13.20 (£11) / 0131 622 6552

Sat 25 Jan 2020

£13.20 (£11) / 0131 622 6552

The Comedy Show Christmas Special

Chestnuts roasted ✔ Halls decked ✔ Stockings hung with care ✔ Then the only thing left to do this festive season is to get down to the Basement for side-splitting (split sides = more space for roasties) comedy from the likes of Jay Lafferty, Mark Nelson, Christopher Macarthur Boyd and more! Students get £5…

Fri 13 Dec

£13.20 (£11) / 0131 622 6552

Sat 14 Dec

£13.20 (£11) / 0131 622 6552

Thu 19 Dec

£13.20 (£11) / 0131 622 6552

…and 2 more dates until 21 Dec

The Comedy Show

A night of top comedy every weekend from Fringe favourites.

Fri 10 Jan 2020

£13.20 (£11) / 0131 622 6552

Sat 11 Jan 2020

£13.20 (£11) / 0131 622 6552

Fri 17 Jan 2020

£13.20 (£11) / 0131 622 6552

…and 2 more dates until 31 Jan 2020

The Comedy Show Hogmanay Special

Whether you’re looking to laugh off that second helping of Christmas dinner or are looking for some jokes you can tell at the Hogmanay party, we’ve got you covered. Get out of the cold and into the Gilded Balloon Basement for 3 nights of comedy from Katie Mulgrew, Rosco McClelland, Susan Riddell and Scott Gibson, and see…

Fri 27 Dec

£13.20 (£11) / 0131 622 6552

Sat 28 Dec

£13.20 (£11) / 0131 622 6552

Sun 29 Dec

£13.20 (£11) / 0131 622 6552

David Baddiel Trolls: Not the Dolls

Following his five-star Olivier-nominated hit My Family: Not The Sitcom *and the return to number 1 of his seminal football anthem *Three Lions, David Baddiel comes back to the stage with a brand new one-man show, Trolls: Not The Dolls. Trolls – the terrible people who spend all day insulting and abusing strangers for…

Fri 6 Mar 2020

£27 / 0131 622 6552

Fred MacAulay In Conversation

Veteran comic celebrates three decades in the business, from his revelation on his 30th birthday that there must be more to life than crunching numbers as an accountant, to highlights and observations from his career in stand-up, television and radio.

Sun 1 Mar 2020

£11 (£8.80) / 0131 622 6552

Garrett Millerick: Smile

New comedy show from comedian and writer Garrett Millerick.

Sun 17 May 2020

£13.20 / 0131 622 6552

The Ghosting of Rabbie Burns

Heartbroken author Emily Winters takes herself away to her aunt’s old cottage in Ayrshire to get over her cheating ex. As she celebrates Burns night alone, wishing that the right man would show up, she gets a visitation slightly different than what she’d hoped for – the ghost of Rabbie Burns (John Kielty) appears to give…

Fri 24 Jan 2020

£13.20 (£11) / 0131 622 6552

Grace Campbell: Why I’m Never Going Into Politics

Grace Campbell is a force to be reckoned with. From a very young age, Grace has been taking on powerful men. She started with her father Alastair Campbell and his ex-boss Tony Blair, when she was growing up in and around Westminster. Since then Grace has challenged the patriarchy with her feminist collective The Pink…

Sun 8 Mar 2020

£15.40 (£13.20) / 0131 622 6552

Jesus L’Oreal – Inn Stable Condition(er)

‘Halleberrylujah, give praise to the birthday boy as he’s making a festive back comb, er, come back! Your fitness and lifestyle guru Jesus L’Oréal descends once again in a cloud of Myrrh scented Febreeze with a special extended version of his service. Join him for a high-energy service of song, dance and Jehovah’s Fitness…

Sun 15 Dec

£13.20 (£11) / 0131 622 6552

Maisie Adam: Hang Fire

Maisie's second full-length show features the comedian trying to work out how is to blame, and for what.

Tue 21 Jan 2020

£13.20 (£11) / 0131 622 6552

New Sh*t

Free show for new and old comedians to test out their new material.

Thu 16 Jan 2020

£2.75 / 0131 622 6552

Thu 30 Jan 2020

£2.75 / 0131 622 6552

Thu 13 Feb 2020

£2.75 / 0131 622 6552

…and 3 more dates until 26 Mar 2020

Rootsbase: Joy Dunlop

Crowned Traditional Singer of the Year from major Celtic festivals to touring the UK, Europe, Canada, Japan and New Zealand. Through her singing, she showcases Gaelic music and song in a contemporary way that always remains true to its roots. Nominated as Gaelic Singer of the Year 2016, 2011 & 2010, she has also…

Tue 17 Dec

£12.10 (£9.90) / 0131 622 6552

Scott Gibson and Pals Try New Jokes

Join comedian Scott Gibson and pals as they road test new material, half baked ideas, and ramble on about a story or two. Line-ups to be announced soon!

Wed 12 Feb 2020

£10 / 0131 622 6552

Wed 4 Mar 2020

£10 / 0131 622 6552

Sixties on a Sunday

Drink, dance and sing along to the music of the sixties. Featuring the music of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Searchers, The Drifters, The Beach Boys and others.

Sun 29 Dec

£8.25–£8.80 / 0131 622 6552

Sun 26 Jan 2020

£8.25–£8.80 / 0131 622 6552

Sun 23 Feb 2020

£8.25–£8.80 / 0131 622 6552

Sun 29 Mar 2020

£8.25–£8.80 / 0131 622 6552

Sonnet Youth

Monthly spoken word night on the third Wednesday of the month, with local talent, guest comedians and big name headliners.

Wed 18 Dec

£5.50 / 0131 622 6552

Wed 15 Jan 2020

£5.50 / 0131 622 6552

Wed 19 Feb 2020

£5.50 / 0131 622 6552

Wed 18 Mar 2020

£5.50 / 0131 622 6552

Reviews & features

Catch the hottest comedy shows at Gilded Balloon's Fringe preview season

18 Mar 2019

See Rosie Jones, Fern Brady, Jay Lafferty and Liam Withnail run through new jokes outside the madness of August

Want to enjoy some top-tier comedy, but the ol' bank balance is dangerously low? Still flinching at the memory of Fringe hoards? Got a million weddings to attend over August? Fear not, for the good folks over at Gilded Balloon have got you covered.

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