Cabaret Voltaire

Cabaret Voltaire
36–38 Blair Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1QR
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Triple-roomed subterranean venue set into the caverns of the Old Town with a musical programme that covers all aspects of underground music seven nights a week and tasty bites from Harajuku Kitchen, who take over the kitchen at weekends. Expect big name DJs in an intimate surrounding as well as up and coming artists along with the hottest bands in the scene, with the luxurious sanctuary of The Speakeasy to escape to when it all becomes a bit much downstairs.

Events at this venue

There are 9 events at this location

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All the Young Nudes

A relaxed life drawing club with music and a bar to aid the flow of inspiration.

Tue 18 Dec

£6 / 0141 423 8699

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Tue 25 Dec

£6 / 0141 423 8699

  • 19:00 – 21:00

The NewbyCore Breakfast Club

Monthly business breakfast club that brings together the best speakers from across the country in a fun and informal environment, while at the same time allowing you time to network with like-minded professionals and creatives.

Tue 1 Jan 2019

£15 / 0131 220 8106

Tue 5 Feb 2019

£15 / 0131 220 8106

Tue 5 Mar 2019

£15 / 0131 220 8106

…and 9 more dates until 3 Dec 2019

Pleasure Palace

Main Room: Gareth Sommerville (Ultragroove) The Cafe: Jazz Spastiks The Boudoir: Luke Anderson (Hector's House Edinburgh)

Sat 29 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 247 4704

Pleasure presents IDA

Main Room: IDA (ACID FLASH) The Cafe: Jonny Herd (Lo.pass) The Boudoir: Luke Anderson (Hector's House Edinburgh)

Sat 15 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 247 4704

The Psychedelic Wizard of Oz ✺ Hogmanay ✺ Cab Vol ✺ Free party

Hect㋡rs and Pleasure's psychedelic Hogmanay shindig

Mon 31 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 247 4704

Sulta Selects

Transforming Edinburgh's prestigious Usher Hall into a house and disco party with Denis Sulta, Honey Dijon and Horse meat Disco.

Sat 22 Dec

£10–£12 / 0131 247 4704


  • 23:00 – 05:00

Underground Society Xxxix: Ryan Fyvie + Hosch & Ekka (5AM)

We're welcoming back local DJ/Producers Hosch & Ekka to soundtrack our last party of 2018 alongside our resident Ryan Fyvie.

Thu 27 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 247 4704

Underground Society Xxxvii: Merlot All Night Long

Our resident AFROdesiac is back this week along with his love for all things Afro House.

Thu 13 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 247 4704

Underground Society Xxxviii: Residents Christmas Showdown (5AM)

7 Hours of sheer party courtesy of our residents Merlot, Dave Hill, and Ryan Fyvie.

Thu 20 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 247 4704

Reviews & features

Culture class: have a creative outlet for your student worries

20 Sep 2018

So you know all about the masters and the tastemakers – how about becoming one yourself? We take a look at some of the hands-on visual art activities on offer in Glasgow and Edinburgh

Forget naff posters, how about creating something by hand to decorate the walls of your new student digs? Edinburgh Printmakers and Glasgow Print Studio offer a range of courses in printmaking – from afternoon classes in simple stencil screen-prints…

Hogmanay Clubs: Edinburgh 2014

4 Dec 2014

Featuring Witness, Mungo Hi Fi, Microtrauma, Craig Smith and Gasoline Dance Machine

If Edinburgh's Hogmanay Street Party isn't your cup of champagne and you'd rather see in the new year dancing underground, up close and personal with disco lights for fireworks, here's your guide to the best clubs to get your groove on...

Edinburgh's club scene: what happens now?

28 Feb 2012

Representatives from Bongo, Cab Vol, Electric Circus, Summerhall and G1 Group have their say

Rob Hoon. Manager of Bongo Club’s parent organisation, Out of the Blue. Despite being a beautiful, blossoming city of international renown and appeal that hosts the biggest arts festival in the world, Edinburgh’s all year round independent music and…

Edinburgh's Cabaret Voltaire venue to close for refurbishment

3 Feb 2012

Owners G1 promise 'a wholly new look' for club and music venue

Veteran Edinburgh club venue Cabaret Voltaire is due to close for six weeks, from Mon 20 Feb–Sun 1 Apr. The club will be subject to a major refurbishment according to a statement released by G1 Group, who have owned the venue since July 2011: ‘A six…

Cabaret Voltaire's Alternative Freshers' Week

19 Sep 2011

A list of reasons to attend the week-long club extravaganza

SBTRKT Welcome to Edinburgh, say Cab Vol, as they introduce nine big student specials in a row. Allow us to take you through who’s appearing, starting with Young Turks-signed London producer Aaron Jerome, aka SBTRKT, playing at Sugarbeat. The…

Cabaret Voltaire The Fourth Birthday: Life’s a cabaret

19 Feb 2009

For four years now, Cabaret Voltaire has been the hard act which every other club in Edinburgh has had to follow. The hard work and determination of owner Sarah David accounts for much of this success, although this year we decided to let some of her…

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