Gilded Balloon Teviot

Gilded Balloon Teviot
13 Bristo Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9AJ
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Gilded Balloon Teviot

The Gilded Balloon is one of the largest and most well-known venues at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The Gilded Balloon has experienced a dramatic evolution from its modest origins of one studio theatre with seven shows per day in 1986, to operating nine venues with over 130 shows per day featuring performers from across the globe in 2015! The Gilded Balloon’s position as a premier venue is based on intriguing, imaginative, adventurous and international programming covering exciting dance and physical theatre, spine-chilling plays and challenging drama and children’s shows. The venue’s reputation, however, comes from promoting, supporting and nurturing comedy, presenting the cream of stand-up, improvisation and character comedy.

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Events at this venue

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Alice Fraser: Chronos

Lee Martin for Gag Reflex in association with TGA Everything’s a matter of time, one way or another. Come see Australian comedian Alice Fraser (The Bugle) use her hour to turn time inside out and back to front. It’ll be fun! It’s a comedy show! No-one’s going to die, except you know… we’re all going to die. As heard…

Wed 5 Aug

Sportsmans

Cancelled / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

Sportsmans

Cancelled / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Sportsmans

Cancelled / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 24 more dates until 31 Aug

Attenborough and His Animals

Clownfish Theatre presented by James Seabright The magic of David Attenborough live! A blue whale swims through the depths. Racer snakes pursue an iguana across the desert. Two hapless fools recreate wonderful scenes of the natural world. Clownfish return to Edinburgh Fringe with an updated version of their hit show.

Wed 5 Aug

Sportsmans

Cancelled / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

Sportsmans

Cancelled / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Sportsmans

Cancelled / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 31 Aug

Brodi Snook: Lover, Lover

Mick Perrin Worldwide Bolshie, self-serving bachelor girl and main character on the planet, Brodi Snook met and kissed a tall, hot, nice, hot, tall boy. And it f*cked everything. Join me (I'm out of third person now) as I ride the rollercoaster along the fine line that separates infatuation and the Seventh Circle of…

Wed 5 Aug

Turret

Cancelled / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

Turret

Cancelled / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Turret

Cancelled / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 31 Aug

Card Ninja

Javier Jarquin Warning: This show contains ninjas not magic. After sold-out shows at festivals around world, the one-man Fringe phenomenon returns. A hilarious journey to become an assassin using ordinary playing cards. Expect risky and deadly fun. Audience Participation

Wed 5 Aug

Wine Bar

Cancelled / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

Wine Bar

Cancelled / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Wine Bar

Cancelled / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 31 Aug

Christopher Macarthur-Boyd: Babyface Dynamite

Off The Kerb Productions A new hour of stand-up from the biggest wee fanny in Scottish comedy. Guaranteed to include jokes about sex, drugs, and pasta. As seen on BBC Scotland's Up for It and The Comedy Underground. 'Endlessly enjoyable… the personal and political housed seamlessly' ★★★★ (Skinny). 'Intelligent…

Wed 5 Aug

Billiard Room

Cancelled / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

Billiard Room

Cancelled / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Billiard Room

Cancelled / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 30 Aug

The Dark Room (For Kids!)

Lee Martin for Gag Reflex You and your family are stuck inside a live-action video game! How will you escape?! Will you: a) Find the light switch? b) Go north? c) Explode in a shower of stinking guts? An interactive adventure featuring terrible prizes and total mayhem! For parents only: this show is recommended for 11…

Wed 5 Aug

Nightclub

Cancelled / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

Nightclub

Cancelled / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Nightclub

Cancelled / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 29 Aug

The Giant Killers

The Long Lane Theatre Company The Giant Killers tells the true story of the first working-class men to compete in the FA Cup. A team of mill workers from Darwen go head-to-head with the Old Etonians in a match that inspired a nation. The Giant Killers was first performed at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2017, the first-ever…

Wed 5 Aug

Wine Bar

Cancelled / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

Wine Bar

Cancelled / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Wine Bar

Cancelled / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 31 Aug

Impromptu Shakespeare

Bursting with love, poetry, comedy, tragedy, mistaken identity and everything in between, Impromptu Shakespeare brings you an entirely new and unique "Shakespeare" play inspired by audience suggestions to delight Shakespeare nerds and newbies alike. Featuring a cast of leading theatrical and comedic improvisers, they've…

Wed 5 Aug

Nightclub

Cancelled / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

Nightclub

Cancelled / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Nightclub

Cancelled / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 31 Aug

Jamie MacDonald: 2020 Vision

Jamie MacDonald Attitudes towards disability have changed since Jamie's school made him the first blind hurdler in Glasgow and – let's face it – the world. Blindingly funny jokes aren't enough these days – comedians must have a personal struggle now. Jamie wants some of that action! Irritatingly he can't see anything…

Wed 5 Aug

Sportsmans

Cancelled / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

Sportsmans

Cancelled / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Sportsmans

Cancelled / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 24 more dates until 31 Aug

John Robertson: The Dark Room

Lee Martin for Gag Reflex 'Watching audiences tackle the challenge and fail is one of the funniest sights around, don't miss it' (Daily Telegraph). The audience is trapped in a retro video game with a sadistic, end-of-level boss. Escape and win £1,000 or be brutally murdered by the rest of the crowd! Will you: a) Find…

Wed 5 Aug

Dining Room

Cancelled / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

Dining Room

Cancelled / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Dining Room

Cancelled / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 29 Aug

Justin Moorhouse: Things

Blue Book Artist Management Brand-new show from star of Live At The Apollo, 8 Out of 10 cats, Celebrity Mastermind and regular on The News Quiz and Fighting Talk. This show is being written and changed but it is planned that it will contain these things: a Paloma Faith story (she won't be there), some reminiscing (not…

Tue 11 Aug

Dining Room

Cancelled / 0131 622 6552

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 12 Aug

Dining Room

Cancelled / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 13 Aug

Dining Room

Cancelled / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 17 more dates until 30 Aug

The Kagools: Cirque du Kagool

Gilded Balloon and The Kagools Multi-award-winning physical comedy duo, The Kagools, return with their hit show. An enchanting, bold, high-energy experience that's beautifully choreographed, hilariously funny and unashamedly joyful. Join The Kagools as they continue to propel silent comedy into the 21st century with…

Wed 5 Aug

Wine Bar

Cancelled / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

Wine Bar

Cancelled / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Wine Bar

Cancelled / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 31 Aug

Michael Shafar: 50/50

Michael Shafar After surviving testicular cancer, one of Australia's fastest-rising comedians Michael Shafar debuts with his critically acclaimed show 50/50 that is equal parts raw, honest and hilarious. Michael was diagnosed with late-stage cancer in 2017, but after five rounds of surgery and 24 weeks of chemotherapy…

Wed 5 Aug

Turret

Cancelled / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

Turret

Cancelled / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Turret

Cancelled / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 24 more dates until 31 Aug

Patrick Monahan: Classy

Vivienne Smith Management Born in Iran and raised in a Teeside caravan, Patrick reflects on life today in his mixed-class relationship. A modern day Byker Grove meets Downton Abbey. Comedy observations on polar opposite backgrounds and the mundane, such as choosing a colour for the new kitchen or agreeing on which new…

Wed 5 Aug

Nightclub

Cancelled / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

Nightclub

Cancelled / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Nightclub

Cancelled / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 31 Aug

Scaredy Kat: Pussy Boy

Mick Perrin Worldwide Cute! Sexy! Seriously unhinged! The baby queen of RuPaul's Drag Race UK has decided it's time Edinburgh found out what it means to be a pussy boy. Through a look at her childhood, an analysis of her psyche, and a critique of the world; Scaredy has her own songs, comedy and animation just begging…

Wed 5 Aug

Nightclub

Cancelled / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

Nightclub

Cancelled / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Nightclub

Cancelled / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 31 Aug

Spontaneous Potter

The Spontaneous Players An entirely improvised Harry Potter comedy play, based on an audience suggestion of a fan-fiction title. With live musical accompaniment! Previous titles performed include Harry Potter and the Chamber of Commerce, Harry Potter and the Neville Wears Prada, and Harry Potter and the Struggle for a…

Wed 5 Aug

Debating Hall

Cancelled / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Debating Hall

Cancelled / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Debating Hall

Cancelled / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 31 Aug

Stephen K Amos Talk Show

Bound & Gagged Comedy in association with Glorious Management Join festival favourite Stephen K Amos as he chats with guests hand-picked from the worlds of theatre, comedy and music. 'Great variety show featuring a diverse range of performers, gloriously presided over by the immensely funny charismatic host' ★★★…

Fri 7 Aug

Nightclub

Cancelled / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Nightclub

Cancelled / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 9 Aug

Nightclub

Cancelled / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 10 more dates until 29 Aug

Tom Crosbie: Nerd Degree Burn

Lee Martin for Gag Reflex Somehow, Tom Crosbie, the nerd's nerd, never actually got a degree. He wanted to study at the school of hard blocks, but sadly, there isn't a qualification in Rubik's Cubes, which only makes his baffling proficiency with them more impressive. Living on his prodigious wits, Tom has amassed an…

Wed 5 Aug

Dining Room

Cancelled / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

Dining Room

Cancelled / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Dining Room

Cancelled / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 24 more dates until 31 Aug

Reviews & features

How to experience the magic of the Edinburgh Fringe in 24 hours

1 Aug 2018

If you only have a day to spend and are looking for some fun, we've got you covered

It's the biggest arts festival in the world and it transforms the city of Edinburgh during the month of August. Over 50,000 performances of over 3000 shows took place in 300 venues last year. 'How do I begin to work my way through this titanic…

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