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 6 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 26 Jun

£6 / 0141 423 8699

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Tue 3 Jul

£6 / 0141 423 8699

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Tue 10 Jul

£6 / 0141 423 8699

  • 19:00 – 21:00
…and 24 more dates until 25 Dec

Edinburgh Ragged University

The Ragged University is where people come together to share their knowledge and skills in social spaces like pubs, cafes and libraries. Inspired by the Ragged Schools movement, we seek to communicate what we have invested our time in so to enrich each others lives. Having run since 2010, collectively as a group of…

Wed 27 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 247 4704

  • 18:30 – 21:30

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 3 Jul

£15 / 0131 220 8106

Tue 7 Aug

£15 / 0131 220 8106

Tue 4 Sep

£15 / 0131 220 8106

…and 15 more dates until 3 Dec 2019

The Pleasure Palace

Main Room: Gareth Sommerville (Ultra Groove) The Cafe: Mikey Dean (Jazz Spastiks / Mushroom Jazz) The Boudoir: Luke Anderson

Sat 30 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 247 4704

Pleasure presents: Simon Bays b2b James Cotterill

Main Room: Simon Bays (Tweak_) James Cotterill (Illusion Recordings) The Cafe: Nick Checketts (ODYSSEY.) The Boudoir: Luke Anderson

Sat 23 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 247 4704


A selection of the best comedians from all over the country across 3 nights, 2 rooms and 1 hilarious weekend.

Fri 29 Jun

Free / 0131 247 4704

Sat 30 Jun

Free / 0131 247 4704

Sun 1 Jul

Free / 0131 247 4704

Reviews & features

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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