Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose

3 Chambers Street, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 1HT
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Upcoming Events at Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose

Fruit Flies Like a Banana: Kids!

Fruit Flies Like a Banana: Kids!

3rd August 2022 - 28th August 2022

The multi-talented musicians of The Fourth Wall play while dancing a tango, riding hoverboards and even hanging upside down! Music leaps off the stage in this fan favourite from North America.
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Two’s Company

Two’s Company

3rd August 2022 - 28th August 2022

Two's Company is the new comedy drama from the writer of The Ghosting of Rabbie Burns and co-writer of The Wedding Planners, Gillian Duffy... don't miss it at the Fringe Festival!
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Bluewater

Bluewater

3rd August 2022 - 28th August 2022

Conversational and nostalgic, Bluewater takes us on a comical trip down memory lane and teen struggles.
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Jen Ives: Peak Trans

Jen Ives: Peak Trans

3rd August 2022 - 28th August 2022

As the discourse on trans people becomes more toxic in the UK – comedian, trans woman and nuisance Jen Ives is here to sort it all out, hun.
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Men With Coconuts

Men With Coconuts

3rd August 2022 - 28th August 2022

The multi award-winning Scottish improv troupe are back! Men With Coconuts use audience suggestions to create an hour of emotional balladry, lyrical wizardry and musical husbandry.
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The Cambridge Impronauts present: Keeping Up with the Kimprov

The Cambridge Impronauts present: Keeping Up with the Kimprov

3rd August 2022 - 28th August 2022

Tired of all the scripted "reality" TV? Keeping Up With the Kimprov is your daily dose of reality TV, but actually unscripted!
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Lizard Boy

Lizard Boy

3rd August 2022 - 28th August 2022

Equal parts comic book lore and coming-of-age love story, Lizard Boy is the thrilling original rock musical.
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Swallowed

Swallowed

3rd August 2022 - 28th August 2022

Swallowed is a new play presenting an intimate snapshot into the lives of a young couple as they navigate their relationship within a distorted reality.
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Eve: All About Her

Eve: All About Her

3rd August 2022 - 28th August 2022

Award-winning actor and cabaret artist Keith Ramsay blends live music and spoken word to deconstruct the concepts of camp and queer mythology for a post-Stonewall generation.
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Paddy Young: Laugh, You Rats!

Paddy Young: Laugh, You Rats!

3rd August 2022 - 28th August 2022

Following a sell-out 2021 run, the northern scamp returns with his distinctive line in absurdity, bravely taking a stand against his housemates, water snobs, and worst of all, jugglers.
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Shazia Mirza: COCONUT

Shazia Mirza: COCONUT

3rd August 2022 - 28th August 2022

I survived The Island with Bear Grylls – who knew that would prepare me for what was about to come...
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Will Tell and The Big Bad Baron

Will Tell and The Big Bad Baron

3rd August 2022 - 21st August 2022

Enjoy madcap physical comedy with capers around castles, damsels in distress, a jaw-dropping joust and lots of original catchy musical numbers.
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Lippy

Lippy

3rd August 2022 - 28th August 2022

Alexy Walexy's loopy but loveable characters peel back the layers to discover their true authentic selves, then spend the rest of the show wishing they'd brought an extra jumper.
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The Ghosting of Rabbie Burns

The Ghosting of Rabbie Burns

3rd August 2022 - 28th August 2022

Hilarious comedy, The Ghosting of Rabbie Burns by Gillian Duffy, proves that love and relationships haven't changed that much in 200 years after all! Catch it at the Fringe Festival this August!
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Patrick Spicer: Who’s This All of a Sudden?

Patrick Spicer: Who’s This All of a Sudden?

3rd August 2022 - 28th August 2022

Debut hour from one of the most exciting acts on the UK comedy circuit. Patrick Spicer will be recounting his deepest fears and humiliations in a funny and credible way.
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Mythos: Ragnarok

Mythos: Ragnarok

3rd August 2022 - 28th August 2022

A unique troupe of multi-talented actors, wrestlers, comedians and stunt performers merged their worlds to create the world’s first original theatre show with full contact stage combat!
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Leah Lamarr

Leah Lamarr

3rd August 2022 - 28th August 2022

Join this 'breakout star' (Fast Company) of American comedy as she brings her raunchy, clever and hilarious observations on life, sex, crypto and the pandemic to the UK stage for the first time.
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Lucy Frederick’s Big Fat Wedding

Lucy Frederick’s Big Fat Wedding

3rd August 2022 - 28th August 2022

Here comes the bride, forty-foot wide! It's the wedding of the century and you're invited as Lucy Frederick – walks down the aisle.
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The Oxford Imps

The Oxford Imps

3rd August 2022 - 28th August 2022

Oxford's wittiest minds return with their spectacular smorgasbord of devastatingly funny improvised comedy!
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Viva Your Vulva: The Hole Story

Viva Your Vulva: The Hole Story

3rd August 2022 - 28th August 2022

50% of women aren't sure which is their vulva and which is their vagina. Elaine Miller, a funny, frank, factual fanny Fellow of Physiotherapy doesn't think that's OK.
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Ian Lynam: Autistic License

Ian Lynam: Autistic License

3rd August 2022 - 28th August 2022

In a stand-up comedy show exploring diagnosis, relationships, sexuality, creativity and the history of autism, Ian sets out to prove autistic people have more to offer than being good at maths.
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Simon David: White Gay

Simon David: White Gay

3rd August 2022 - 28th August 2022

From racism to body image, porn addiction to gay Tories, Simon David has a catchy song for just about everything wrong with the community he loves to hate!
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Land - A Scottish Musical

Land - A Scottish Musical

3rd August 2022 - 28th August 2022

Land celebrates compassion and community that transcends shifting cultures, asking that we take a second to re-evaluate our relationships with the earth and our neighbours.
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Almost Adult

Almost Adult

3rd August 2022 - 29th August 2022

Anne-Tilley's Almost Adult combines clown-style physical comedy with touching vulnerability. Come along for a good laugh and leave with a single tear rolling down your cheek!
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Harriet Dyer: Trigger Warning

Harriet Dyer: Trigger Warning

3rd August 2022 - 28th August 2022

Harriet Dyer is an award-winning comedian, mental health advocate and an experience to behold. Here doth lie quite the harrowing tale, one you won't forget in a hurry.
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Tinted

Tinted

3rd August 2022 - 28th August 2022

When you're disabled, the lines of consent get a bit... tinted. This play examines bodily autonomy in the group society often leaves behind.
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Will Mars: My Life in One-Liners

Will Mars: My Life in One-Liners

3rd August 2022 - 28th August 2022

Will Mars used to think his life was a joke – but he was wrong, it's more like 300. Brace yourself for more jokes than you thought possible!
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Notflix: Binge

Notflix: Binge

3rd August 2022 - 28th August 2022

The Spice Girls of improv return for a fifth triumphant year in their five-star, sell-out, totally improvised musical comedy.
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Pirates and Princesses vs Sea Monsters

Pirates and Princesses vs Sea Monsters

3rd August 2022 - 28th August 2022

If you're brave, come along and watch 'Pirates and Princesses vs Sea Monsters'. A family show filled with singing, dancing, comedy and even a sea monster...
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BIRD with Kylie Vincent

BIRD with Kylie Vincent

3rd August 2022 - 28th August 2022

Bird is an edgy, heartfelt, thought-provoking piece that can make anyone feel less alone in their trauma. It's honest, hilarious, and tear-jerking. Don't miss it.
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The People vs. The Oxford Revue

The People vs. The Oxford Revue

3rd August 2022 - 28th August 2022

After almost two years of silence, Oxford's critically acclaimed student sketch troupe are making a triumphant return to the Edinburgh Fringe with The People vs. The Oxford Revue
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Ignacio Lopez: El Cómico

Ignacio Lopez: El Cómico

3rd August 2022 - 28th August 2022

Spain's best export, Ignacio Lopez, scrutinises his family tree and his immigrant upbringing in a relentlessly funny show about clashing cultures, legacies, and never fitting in.
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Weegie Hink Ae That?

Weegie Hink Ae That?

3rd August 2022 - 28th August 2022

From sketches to songs aboot aw things Scottish, come see these wee comical dafties dae what they dae best. Fast-paced, witty comedy with clever twists on Scottish culture.
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GRAV by Owen Thomas

GRAV by Owen Thomas

3rd August 2022 - 28th August 2022

Gareth J Bale stars in this multi award-winning one-man show exploring the life and times of one of Wales' most loved sons, Ray Gravell.
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Christy Coysh: Bangarang!

Christy Coysh: Bangarang!

3rd August 2022 - 28th August 2022

What happens when you give a bearded, northern lad with a voice of silk and an ass that won't quit a loop station and a room at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe?
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Angel by Henry Naylor

Angel by Henry Naylor

3rd August 2022 - 28th August 2022

The multi award-winning story of Rehana, Angel of Kobane, returns to Edinburgh in a new production from Torch Theatre.
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The Improv Musical

The Improv Musical

3rd August 2022 - 28th August 2022

Now in our 10th year! Smash-hit production, The Improv Musical returns to take the Fringe by storm.
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PASH

PASH

3rd August 2022 - 28th August 2022

Max is turning twenty-five in one week, and she's desperate to have her first kiss with someone (anyone) before she hits her quarter-life crisis!
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REDEEMher - How I screwed Up My Perfect Mormon Life

REDEEMher - How I screwed Up My Perfect Mormon Life

3rd August 2022 - 28th August 2022

Tatum becomes the virgin bride of her sweetheart, entering an eternal marriage in the Mormon Church but after one night of illicit sex, Tatum is plunged into a deep well of guilt, sorrow and remorse.
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General Secretary

General Secretary

3rd August 2022 - 28th August 2022

One of the Scotsman's Best Duos at the Fringe, Thick 'n' Fast return to take on the world.
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International Comedy Jam

International Comedy Jam

3rd August 2022 - 28th August 2022

You never know who Tehran Von Ghasri's bringing to his stage. Chappelle? Tiffany Haddish? Omid Djalili? Kevin Hart?
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Fruit Flies Like a Banana

Fruit Flies Like a Banana

3rd August 2022 - 28th August 2022

Three performers. 20+ acts. 60 minutes. Music, theatre and dance collide in this madcap variety show.
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What The Heart Wants

What The Heart Wants

3rd August 2022 - 28th August 2022

What The Heart Wants is a new comedy by Bert Tyler-Moore co-creator of The Windsors.
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Kylie Brakeman Presents: Linda Hollywood’s Big Hollywood Night

Kylie Brakeman Presents: Linda Hollywood’s Big Hollywood Night

3rd August 2022 - 28th August 2022

Kylie Brakeman emerged as one of the pandemic's most popular online comedians with over 60 million views and 400k followers across all platforms and you can catch her at the Fringe Festival!
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Drag Queens vs. Zombies

Drag Queens vs. Zombies

3rd August 2022 - 28th August 2022

Award-winning drag stars Kate Butch and Crudi Dench have their star-studded cabaret show crashed by brain-hungry zombies.
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Magic Roman’s Summer Holiday

Magic Roman’s Summer Holiday

3rd August 2022 - 28th August 2022

Join Magic Roman on the most epic holiday ever. Expect adventure, laughter, chaos and... magic! This unforgettable show promises some jaw-dropping moments, perfect for kids and grown-ups alike.
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Pernille Haaland: Resting Confused Face

Pernille Haaland: Resting Confused Face

3rd August 2022 - 28th August 2022

When the pandemic hit, comedian Pernille Haaland did what any desperate millennial with a Tik Tok account would do; sign up for online therapy!
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Business Casual: Feral

Business Casual: Feral

3rd August 2022 - 28th August 2022

American comedy trio Business Casual return to the Fringe with their new hour, FERAL!
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I Wish My Life Were Like A Musical

I Wish My Life Were Like A Musical

3rd August 2022 - 28th August 2022

This comedic musical revue reveals everything you could want to know about being a musical theatre performer... if only there were any who'd admit it.
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RuneSical

RuneSical

3rd August 2022 - 28th August 2022

Sword equipped. Potions ready. High-speed internet connected. Based on the online game RuneScape, join Lance_054 (the first 53 were taken) on a quest where the audience choose what happens next!
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Spoons

Spoons

4th August 2022 - 30th August 2022

How can spoons save your relationship? Find out in this sharp, funny and touching play about a couples counsellor's revenge.
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Les Quizerables

Les Quizerables

Selected dates between 4th August 2022 - 28th August 2022

An interactive late-night quiz for musical theatre queens. Hosted by little Cosette Katie Prichard, Les Quizerables pits the finest Broadway brains against one another.
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KITES

KITES

5th August 2022 - 28th August 2022

KITES is a fast-paced, visually striking play about the rite of passage from girlhood to womanhood in post-war Ireland, exploring gender roles, sexuality, friendship, love and rage.
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Queer Theory: A Tale of 2 Titties

Queer Theory: A Tale of 2 Titties

Selected dates between 6th August 2022 - 25th August 2022

Glasgay and Edinbu**ery are finally mixing their gender fluids to present the Fringe's sassiest & sauciest cabaret ever... it's A Tale of Two Titties by Queer Theory!
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Jazz Emu: You Shouldn’t Have

Jazz Emu: You Shouldn’t Have

8th August 2022 - 21st August 2022

Will he be able to surmount the insurmountable and get every single person in the world to like him? Or is it time for him to face the music?
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The Sneeze by Anton Chekhov, translated and adapted by Michael Frayn

The Sneeze by Anton Chekhov, translated and adapted by Michael Frayn

13th August 2022 - 28th August 2022

ATS Productions invite you to sample five of Chekhov's best, rarely performed, one-act comedic works set in Imperial Russia.
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Impromptu Shakespeare

Impromptu Shakespeare

14th August 2022 - 28th August 2022

The Bard is back! With story and verse improvised in the moment, enjoy a riotous new Shakespeare play every time – performed by Impromptu Shakespeare's whip smart cast.
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Paddy Raff: Raff Out Loud

Paddy Raff: Raff Out Loud

16th August 2022 - 20th August 2022

Don't miss the debut Fringe show from Paddy Raff, one of Ireland's fastest rising stand-ups, award-winning writer and creator and star of BBC NI sketch series The Paddy Raff Show!
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Aquapella

Aquapella

17th August 2022 - 27th August 2022

Bath's international award-winning a cappella group return for their sixth year at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
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The Other Guys

The Other Guys

18th August 2022 - 26th August 2022

After being crowned the Scottish acapella champions The Other Guys are making a triumphant return to Edinburgh to show their award winning moves, beatboxing, and side splitting parodies.
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The Last Romantic

The Last Romantic

21st August 2022 - 28th August 2022

The Last Romantic is a sprightly-sharp satire that questions the philosophies and practices of modern Hollywood.
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Jesus L’Oreal at Gilded Balloon

Jesus L’Oreal at Gilded Balloon

22nd August 2022 - 28th August 2022

Halle-berry-lujah! Jesus L'Oreal, the ultimate lifestyle guru, is back with a high-octane hour of song, dance and interactive Jehovah's Fitness!
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Popular Events

Indie Beer Scotland 2022
Indie Beer Scotland is a brand new craft beer festival and it's coming to BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh on 19th & 20th August!
The Secret Domes at Cask
Cask are thrilled to present our beautiful Secret Domes, which boast some of the best views in Edinburgh from a spectacular vantage point on the rooftop of Waverley station.
Rage Against The Machine - CANCELLED
The one and only Rage Against The Machine will take over Edinburgh's Royal Highland Centre on 24th August with support from Run The Jewels, Nova Twins and Last Internationale!
Christmas at the Botanics
Explore the sights and sounds of Christmas in this magical after dark experience when it returns to the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh!
Anatomy: A Matter of Death and Life
Explore the history of anatomical study, from artistic explorations by Leonardo da Vinci to the Burke and Hare murders.

Popular Venues

Edinburgh Playhouse Festival Theatre Edinburgh Kings Theatre Edinburgh National Museum of Scotland O2 Academy Edinburgh Traverse Theatre Usher Hall