Cabaret Voltaire

Cabaret Voltaire
36–38 Blair Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1QR
  • Telephone 0131 247 4704
  • Opening times Tue–Sat 5pm–3am; Sun noon–1am; closed Mon.
  • Seasonal times 18–31 Dec Tue–Sat 5pm–5am.
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Cabaret Voltaire

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 Cafe Voltaire to escape to when it all becomes a bit much downstairs.

  • Provides: Free wi-fi

Events at this venue

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Banshee “Bubble” Tour

Banshee are an alternative rock band based in Glasgow, Scotland. The band's sound combines pulsing modern electronics with roaring guitars, pop arrangements and a powerful female vocal fuelled with high energy performances “ One of Scotland’s best unsigned bands” – The Daily Record “A tight band with huge…

Sat 6 Apr

£8.06 / 0131 247 4704

Eclair Fifi

DJ known for her encyclopedic knowledge of Latin freestyle, Italo, rap and R&B.

Fri 22 Mar

£8–£10 / 0131 247 4704

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 2 Apr

£15 / 0131 220 8106

Tue 7 May

£15 / 0131 220 8106

Tue 4 Jun

£15 / 0131 220 8106

…and 6 more dates until 3 Dec

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Carpets

A live tribute by Noel Gallagher's High Flying Carpets.

Sat 20 Apr

£11.25 / 0131 247 4704

The Pleasure Palace

Main Room: Gareth Sommerville Cafe: Jazz Spastiks Boudoir: Luke Anderson

Sat 30 Mar

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 247 4704

Pleasure presents Izzy Demzky b2b Son of George

Main Room: Izzy Demzky Son of George Simon Bays Cafe: Scott Dickie The Boudoir: Luke Anderson

Sat 23 Mar

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 247 4704

Underground Society: End of Term with Adamant [Doubleu]

We welcome Irish rising starlet, ADAMANT to soundtrack our end of term party.

Thu 28 Mar

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 247 4704

Underground Society XLXI: Dave Hill All Night Long

David Hill gets back behind the decks in the vault this week bringing his Detroit Swindle influenced house sets with him.

Thu 21 Mar

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 247 4704

Untapped Talent Cab Vol Takeover in support of Mind

Join Untapped Talent for our Cabaret Voltaire takeover gig on the 24th of March! We'll be raising money for Mind, the mental health charity.

Sun 24 Mar

£6 / 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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