Gilded Balloon Basement

Gilded Balloon Basement

About Gilded Balloon Basement

204 Rose Street, Edinburgh New Town EH2 4AZ
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Gilded Balloon's Basement specialises in curated seasonal programmes with a focus on Comedy and Theatre. Nestled in between the bars and restaurants of Edinburgh's beautiful Rose Street, this is a cultural hub situated in the heart of the west end.

Our intimate, underground venue is a favourite with performers and audience alike with a fully stocked bar and candle lit cabaret seating.

Upcoming Events at Gilded Balloon Basement

Besoms Comedy

Besoms Comedy

24th October 2019
Hosted by self confessed cheeky besom Jay Lafferty this is a monthly comedy night bringing you the best from across comedy’s glorious communities.
The Comedy Show

The Comedy Show

25th October 2019
Every Friday and Saturday night, Basement Theatre becomes Edinburgh’s comedy hub and with a different line-up and headliner each week this is the comedy injection your weekend is craving!
The Comedy Show

The Comedy Show

26th October 2019
Every Friday and Saturday night, Basement Theatre becomes Edinburgh’s comedy hub and with a different line-up and headliner each week this is the comedy injection your weekend is craving!
Sixties On A Sunday

Sixties On A Sunday

27th October 2019
Come on down to the Basement on a Sunday afternoon to drink, dance and sing along to simply the most authentic 60’s band you will ever hear 'Edinburgh’s own Fayne and the Cruisers'!
Rootsbase Music Night

Rootsbase Music Night

29th October 2019
The Gilded Balloon brings you the very best in Trad music every month in the heart of Edinburgh!
Cally Beaton: Invisible - CANCELLED

Cally Beaton: Invisible - CANCELLED

30th October 2019
Catch the 2019 Fringe sell out show 'Cally Beaton: Invisible' for one night only at the Gilded Balloon Basement on 30th October!
The Comedy Show: New Sh*t

The Comedy Show: New Sh*t

31st October 2019
This is your chance to see the freshest comedy first as old pros and new talent try out fresh material at the Gilded Balloon Basement!
The Comedy Show: Halloween Special

The Comedy Show: Halloween Special

1st November 2019 - 2nd November 2019
Don't miss an extra spooky (but just as funny) Comedy Show for Halloween weekend! Plus a special Halloween after party!
The Comedy Show

The Comedy Show

1st November 2019
Every Friday and Saturday night, Basement Theatre becomes Edinburgh’s comedy hub and with a different line-up and headliner each week this is the comedy injection your weekend is craving!
Tommy Tiernan: Paddy Crazy Horse

Tommy Tiernan: Paddy Crazy Horse

2nd November 2019
Tommy Tiernan has a new show 'Paddy Crazy Horse' and brings it to the Gilded Balloon Basement on 2nd November!
The Comedy Show

The Comedy Show

2nd November 2019
Every Friday and Saturday night, Basement Theatre becomes Edinburgh’s comedy hub and with a different line-up and headliner each week this is the comedy injection your weekend is craving!
Shappi Khorsandi: Skittish Warrior

Shappi Khorsandi: Skittish Warrior

4th November 2019
Shappi Khorsandi brings her brand new show 'Skittish Warrior' to the Gilded Balloon Basement on Monday 4th November!
Short Attention Span Theatre

Short Attention Span Theatre

6th November 2019
Short Attention Span Theatre is an evening of short plays written and performed by emerging writers specifically for that event.
Belter Comedy

Belter Comedy

7th November 2019
Belter Comedy is about bringing you the best and brightest of the comedy scene, showcasing brand new gags alongside tried and tested material.
The Comedy Show

The Comedy Show

8th November 2019
Every Friday and Saturday night, Basement Theatre becomes Edinburgh’s comedy hub and with a different line-up and headliner each week this is the comedy injection your weekend is craving!
The Comedy Show

The Comedy Show

9th November 2019
Every Friday and Saturday night, Basement Theatre becomes Edinburgh’s comedy hub and with a different line-up and headliner each week this is the comedy injection your weekend is craving!
Fred MacAulay In Conversation

Fred MacAulay In Conversation

10th November 2019
Fred MacAulay, one of Scotland’s best-loved stand-ups, is back at the Gilded Balloon with his monthly live chat show.
Scott Gibson and Pals Try New Jokes

Scott Gibson and Pals Try New Jokes

11th November 2019
Join comedian Scott Gibson and pals as they road test new material, half baked ideas, and ramble on about a story or two.
Scott Gibson and Pals Try New Jokes

Scott Gibson and Pals Try New Jokes

13th November 2019
Join comedian Scott Gibson and pals as they road test new material, half baked ideas, and ramble on about a story or two.
The Comedy Show: New Sh*t

The Comedy Show: New Sh*t

14th November 2019
This is your chance to see the freshest comedy first as old pros and new talent try out fresh material at the Gilded Balloon Basement!
The Comedy Show

The Comedy Show

15th November 2019
Every Friday and Saturday night, Basement Theatre becomes Edinburgh’s comedy hub and with a different line-up and headliner each week this is the comedy injection your weekend is craving!
The Comedy Show

The Comedy Show

16th November 2019
Every Friday and Saturday night, Basement Theatre becomes Edinburgh’s comedy hub and with a different line-up and headliner each week this is the comedy injection your weekend is craving!
Sonnet Youth

Sonnet Youth

20th November 2019
Sonnet Youth is a literary rave bringing together poets, authors, rappers, comedians and musicians for a night of no holds barred performances.
Larry Dean: Work In Progress

Larry Dean: Work In Progress

21st November 2019
After a sell-out international tour and smash-hit Live at the Apollo debut, Larry Dean comes to the Basement to try out some new material.
The Comedy Show

The Comedy Show

22nd November 2019
Every Friday and Saturday night, Basement Theatre becomes Edinburgh’s comedy hub and with a different line-up and headliner each week this is the comedy injection your weekend is craving!
The Comedy Show

The Comedy Show

23rd November 2019
Every Friday and Saturday night, Basement Theatre becomes Edinburgh’s comedy hub and with a different line-up and headliner each week this is the comedy injection your weekend is craving!
Sixties On A Sunday

Sixties On A Sunday

24th November 2019
Come on down to the Basement on a Sunday afternoon to drink, dance and sing along to simply the most authentic 60’s band you will ever hear 'Edinburgh’s own Fayne and the Cruisers'!
Rootsbase Music Night

Rootsbase Music Night

26th November 2019
The Gilded Balloon brings you the very best in Trad music every month in the heart of Edinburgh!
Harriet Dyer: The Dinosaur Show

Harriet Dyer: The Dinosaur Show

27th November 2019
Harriet Dyer loves dinosaurs, so come and dip your body in her very large catacomb of chaos on Wednesday 27th November at the Gilded Balloon Basement!
Besoms Comedy

Besoms Comedy

28th November 2019
Hosted by self confessed cheeky besom Jay Lafferty this is a monthly comedy night bringing you the best from across comedy’s glorious communities.
The Comedy Show

The Comedy Show

29th November 2019
Every Friday and Saturday night, Basement Theatre becomes Edinburgh’s comedy hub and with a different line-up and headliner each week this is the comedy injection your weekend is craving!
The Comedy Show

The Comedy Show

30th November 2019
Every Friday and Saturday night, Basement Theatre becomes Edinburgh’s comedy hub and with a different line-up and headliner each week this is the comedy injection your weekend is craving!
Short Attention Span Theatre

Short Attention Span Theatre

4th December 2019
Short Attention Span Theatre is an evening of short plays written and performed by emerging writers specifically for that event.
The Comedy Show: New Sh*t

The Comedy Show: New Sh*t

5th December 2019
This is your chance to see the freshest comedy first as old pros and new talent try out fresh material at the Gilded Balloon Basement!
Mum's The Word

Mum's The Word

6th December 2019
The comedy gig designed for people caring for babies! Nurse, feed and change your wee one as comedians perfom their usual adult material, which is why we have an under eighteen months policy.
The Comedy Show

The Comedy Show

6th December 2019
Every Friday and Saturday night, Basement Theatre becomes Edinburgh’s comedy hub and with a different line-up and headliner each week this is the comedy injection your weekend is craving!
The Comedy Show

The Comedy Show

7th December 2019
Every Friday and Saturday night, Basement Theatre becomes Edinburgh’s comedy hub and with a different line-up and headliner each week this is the comedy injection your weekend is craving!
Fred MacAulay In Conversation

Fred MacAulay In Conversation

8th December 2019
Fred MacAulay, one of Scotland’s best-loved stand-ups, is back at the Gilded Balloon with his monthly live chat show.
Belter Comedy

Belter Comedy

12th December 2019
Belter Comedy is about bringing you the best and brightest of the comedy scene, showcasing brand new gags alongside tried and tested material.
The Comedy Show: Christmas Special

The Comedy Show: Christmas Special

13th December 2019
Enjoy an extra festive version of The Comedy Show, with 4 of the UK's best comedians, on selected dates in December!
The Comedy Show: Christmas Special

The Comedy Show: Christmas Special

14th December 2019
Enjoy an extra festive version of The Comedy Show, with 4 of the UK's best comedians, on selected dates in December!
Jesus L’Oreal: Inn Stable Condition(er)

Jesus L’Oreal: Inn Stable Condition(er)

15th December 2019
Your fitness and lifestyle guru Jesus L’Oréal descends once again for a high energy service of song, dance and Jehovah's fitness!
Rootsbase Music Night

Rootsbase Music Night

17th December 2019
The Gilded Balloon brings you the very best in Trad music every month in the heart of Edinburgh!
Sonnet Youth

Sonnet Youth

18th December 2019
Sonnet Youth is a literary rave bringing together poets, authors, rappers, comedians and musicians for a night of no holds barred performances.
The Comedy Show: Christmas Special

The Comedy Show: Christmas Special

19th December 2019
Enjoy an extra festive version of The Comedy Show, with 4 of the UK's best comedians, on selected dates in December!
The Comedy Show: Christmas Special

The Comedy Show: Christmas Special

20th December 2019
Enjoy an extra festive version of The Comedy Show, with 4 of the UK's best comedians, on selected dates in December!
The Comedy Show: Christmas Special

The Comedy Show: Christmas Special

21st December 2019
Enjoy an extra festive version of The Comedy Show, with 4 of the UK's best comedians, on selected dates in December!
The Comedy Show: Hogmanay Special

The Comedy Show: Hogmanay Special

27th December 2019 - 29th December 2019
Get out of the cold and into the Gilded Balloon Basement for 3 nights of comedy from Katie Mulgrew, Rosco McClelland, Susan Riddell and Scott Gibson, and see 2019 out with a giggle.
Sixties On A Sunday

Sixties On A Sunday

29th December 2019
Come on down to the Basement on a Sunday afternoon to drink, dance and sing along to simply the most authentic 60’s band you will ever hear 'Edinburgh’s own Fayne and the Cruisers'!

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