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

There are 18 events at this location

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Alison Spittle: Mother of God

Lisa Richards It's 2001, the world has changed irreparably and somewhere in the middle of Ireland, a girl fights for the meaty role of Mary of Nazareth in the school nativity. This is a show about righting a wrong and looking like you want it enough. Light a candle for a ticket. Star of RTÉ's Nowhere Fast. As heard on…

Wed 31 Jul

Balcony

£6 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 1 Aug

Balcony

£6 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

Balcony

£6 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 26 Aug

Daliso Chaponda: Blah Blah Blacklist

CKP and InterTalent Group present Daliso shot to fame on Britain's Got Talent and has gone on to amass over 100 million YouTube views, write and star in his critically acclaimed Radio 4 show Citizen of Nowhere, and appear on The Apprentice: You're Fired, News Quiz and The Now Show. In his hilarious, daring new show…

Wed 31 Jul

Wine Bar

£7 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 1 Aug

Wine Bar

£7 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

Wine Bar

£7 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 26 Aug

The Dark Room (For Kids!)

Austin Talent You and your family are stuck inside a live-action video game! How will you escape?! Will you: A) Find light switch? B) Go north? C) Explode in a shower of stinking guts? An interactive adventure featuring terrible prizes and total mayhem! This bit is for parents only: this show is recommended for 11+ but…

Wed 31 Jul

Nightclub

£6 / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 1 Aug

Nightclub

£6 / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

Nightclub

£6 / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 24 Aug

David Correos: Better Than I Was the Last Time

Notorious* Returning after bringing all of the noise in 2019, David's had time to reflect on one heck of a year. Putting his body on the line for your entertainment takes its toll, what the hell happened? How did he end up here? What even is this? One of the most exciting performers to emerge in New Zealand recently…

Wed 31 Jul

Turret

£6 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 1 Aug

Turret

£6 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

Turret

£6 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 26 Aug

Hal Cruttenden: Chubster

CKP and InterTalent Group present Last year’s smash hit show is back (and slightly updated) by popular demand. Hal has literally filled our screens on such shows as Have I Got News For You, Live At The Apollo, The Apprentice: You’re Fired and Bake Off: Extra Slice. His daughters chose the title of the show and he’s…

Wed 31 Jul

Debating Hall

£9 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 1 Aug

Debating Hall

£9 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

Debating Hall

£13 (£12) / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 12 more dates until 14 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 31 Jul

Nightclub

£6 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 1 Aug

Nightclub

£6 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

Nightclub

£6 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 26 Aug

Isma Almas: About a Buoy – Adventures in Adoption

Lee Martin for Gag Reflex Isma has three children of her own, the youngest of whom is adopted. In About a Buoy, her friendly, Bradford-infused, preconception-shattering style allows her to explore the realities of transracial adoption whilst taking the scenic routes of gender, religion, sexuality, race, one homophobic…

Wed 31 Jul

Turret

£6 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 1 Aug

Turret

£6 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

Turret

£6 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 26 Aug

JJ Whitehead: Five Times I Lied to Myself

JJ Whitehead Nobel Prize-winning comedian JJ Whitehead returns with a show about lying. Featured on The Jim Jefferies Show and The Comedy Store. BBC Comedy Award winner. Stand-up packed with Whitehead's usual adventurous sense of humour. 'He lures you into thinking that you haven't paid to watch him but you're just…

Wed 31 Jul

Sportsmans

£6 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 1 Aug

Sportsmans

£6 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

Sportsmans

£6 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 26 Aug

John Pendal: Monster

John Pendal The critically acclaimed storyteller and stand-up comedian returns with his fourth solo show, looking at sex, sexuality, shame and guilt. What would our lives be like without shame? Since beginning his career in stand-up comedy in 2010, John has performed around the world. His first three shows…

Wed 31 Jul

Turret

£6 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 1 Aug

Turret

£6 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

Turret

£6 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 26 Aug

John Robertson: The Dark Room

Austin Talent '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 the light…

Wed 31 Jul

Dining Room

£6 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 1 Aug

Dining Room

£6 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

Dining Room

£6 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 24 Aug

Juliette Burton: Defined

Lee Martin for Gag Reflex in association with ART Award-winning comedian Juliette is full of contradictions: pessimistic optimist? Introverted extrovert? Successful failure? Masculine or feminine? Happy or sad? Mentally ill or healthy? Why must we choose one or the other? After a year of huge change, Juliette had to…

Wed 31 Jul

Sportsmans

£6 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 1 Aug

Sportsmans

£6 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

Sportsmans

£6 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 25 Aug

Konstantin Kisin: Orwell That Ends Well

Lisa Richards in association with Anita Elizabeth Holmes Konstantin Kisin, who made international headlines by refusing to sign a safe space contract for a university gig, offers an intelligent, uncompromising look at free speech and "wokeness" in his debut show. Full of strong gags, tales of rags-to-riches…

Wed 31 Jul

Wee Room

£6 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 1 Aug

Wee Room

£6 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

Wee Room

£6 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 26 Aug

Maisie Adam: Hang Fire

Maisie Adam and PBJ Management 2018 Best Newcomer nominee and Amused Moose National New Comic 2018 winner Maisie Adam returns to Edinburgh with her second hour, working out who is to blame and for what. As seen on ITV2's The Stand Up Sketch Show. Winner of So You Think You're Funny 2017. 'Mightily impressive…

Wed 31 Jul

Billiard Room

£6 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 1 Aug

Billiard Room

£6 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

Billiard Room

£6 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 24 more dates until 26 Aug

Mark Nelson: Brexit Wounds

Live Nation and MZA Having barely survived his car exploding on a motorway, Nelson isn’t exactly about to pussyfoot around the political car crashes currently happening. Award-winning stand-up renowned for brilliantly dark material, host of BBC Radio’s smash-hit The Good, the Bad and the Unexpected, creator of viral…

Wed 31 Jul

Sportsmans

£7 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 1 Aug

Sportsmans

£7 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

Sportsmans

£7 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 25 Aug

Notflix: Originals

Austin Talent The "Spice Girls of improv" return for a fourth triumphant year in their five-star, sell-out, totally improvised musical comedy Notflix. Inspired by audience suggestions, the all-female cast improvise the musical version of your favourite films, creating movies with 100% more singing, 99% more women and a…

Wed 31 Jul

Debating Hall

£7 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 1 Aug

Debating Hall

£7 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

Debating Hall

£7 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 25 Aug

Of Mice and Men

Fringe Management Returning after its critical success in 2015, Nigel Miles-Thomas and Michael Roy Andrew again star as Lennie and George in John Steinbeck's classic story of two outsiders striving to find their place in an unforgiving world. Music by Mahalia Jackson. 'Gripping performances and marvellous acting…

Wed 31 Jul

Wine Bar

£7 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 1 Aug

Wine Bar

£7 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

Wine Bar

£7 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 26 Aug

Patrick Monahan: Started from the Bottom, Now l’m Here

Vivienne Smith Management Smart and funny observations on a new-found, middle-class lifestyle with ski holidays, through the prism of poor, immigrant, living-in-a-caravan roots. As seen on The One Show (BBC), Fake Reaction (ITV), Celebrity Squares (ITV). 'Rip-roaringly funny… fun! Another hour would have suited…

Wed 31 Jul

Nightclub

£7 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 1 Aug

Nightclub

£7 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

Nightclub

£7 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 25 Aug

Tommy Tiernan: Paddy Crazy Horse

Mick Perrin Worldwide Legendary Irish comedian and storyteller Tommy Tiernan has a brand-new show, Paddy Crazy Horse. Tommy mixes a love of comic rebellion and a refusal to be conscripted into a rational view of the world, with a deep love for talking and the poetry of everyday speech. The star of Channel 4’s hit show…

Thu 15 Aug

Debating Hall

£17.50 / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 16 Aug

Debating Hall

£17.50 / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 17 Aug

Debating Hall

£17.50 / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 6 more dates until 24 Aug

Reviews & features

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