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

£13.20 (£11) / 0131 622 6552

Bec Hill: Out Of Order

An innovative and interactive stand-up comedy act by award-winning Australian comedian.

Sun 14 Jun

£12 / 0131 622 6552

The Comedy Show

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 31 Jan

£12 / 0131 622 6552

Sat 1 Feb

£12 / 0131 622 6552

Fri 7 Feb

£12 / 0131 622 6552

…and 41 more dates until 27 Jun

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

£13.20 (£11) / 0131 622 6552

Sat 25 Jan

£13.20 (£11) / 0131 622 6552

The Comedy Show

A night of top comedy every weekend from Fringe favourites.

Fri 31 Jan

£13.20 (£11) / 0131 622 6552

David Baddiel – Trolls: Not the Dolls

One-man show from David Baddiel about his interactions with internet trolls.

Fri 6 Mar

£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

£11 (£8.80) / 0131 622 6552

Sun 5 Apr

£11 (£8.80) / 0131 622 6552

Sun 3 May

£11 (£8.80) / 0131 622 6552

…and 2 more dates until 5 Jul

Garrett Millerick: Smile

New comedy show from comedian and writer Garrett Millerick.

Sun 17 May

£13.20 / 0131 622 6552

The Ghosting of Rabbie Burns

Hilarious comedy about a heartbroken author who is visited by the ghost of Rabbie Burns, who offers up some dating advice.

Fri 24 Jan

£13.20 (£11) / 0131 622 6552

Grace Campbell: Why I'm Never Going Into Politics

Grace Campbell discusses the world of politics, being the daughter of Alastair Campbell and hanging out with Putin's kids.

Sun 8 Mar

£15.40 (£13.20) / 0131 622 6552

New Sh*t

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

Thu 30 Jan

£2.75 / 0131 622 6552

Thu 13 Feb

£2.75 / 0131 622 6552

Thu 27 Feb

£2.75 / 0131 622 6552

…and 2 more dates until 26 Mar

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

£10 / 0131 622 6552

Wed 4 Mar

£10 / 0131 622 6552

Short Attention Span Theatre

An evening of short plays written and performed by emerging writers.

Wed 11 Mar

£6.60 (£4.40) / 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 26 Jan

£8.80 / 0131 622 6552

Sun 23 Feb

£8.80 / 0131 622 6552

Sun 22 Mar

£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 19 Feb

£5.50 / 0131 622 6552

Wed 18 Mar

£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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