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The Counting House

Fringe Venue 170 - Click here for map

38 West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DD  / 0131 667 7533

Food  Wifi  Licensed
Open from 11:00 to 02:00
All ages until 9pm, then 18+ only

The Counting House and sister venues The Pear Tree and Blind Poet form a complex featuring four public bars, six performance spaces, plus a huge outdoor courtyard and barbecue area. The Counting House is located right in the heart of the area most associated with the Fringe, within seconds of Fringe Central, Assembly at George Square, The Udderbelly, Gilded Balloon and Pleasance Dome venues.


Shows at The Counting House
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The Attic 

African in New York Almost Famous COMEDY 
AUG 3-12, 14-24 at 13:05 (60 min) - Free 
As a naive young African student, freshly arrived in New York, one innocent thanksgiving invitation became a hair raising experience with white supremacists. Njambi takes the audience through her disc...
The Counting House / The Attic 

Charmian Hughes - Bra Trek COMEDY 
AUG 2-12, 14-26 at 15:35 (60 min) - Free 
Bra as metaphwoar! Bust out of those stereotype roles that flatten us and join Charmian’s epic quest to boldly find our own fit in world and a bra that fits. Big hit down under! (Funny.. upbeat.. inte...
The Counting House / The Attic 

Dave Chawner; Mental COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 19:20 (60 min) - Free 
A show about mental health (rather than mental illness). As seen on BBC, ITV & Channel 4 As heard on BBC Radio 1, Radio 4 and BBC Radio 5 Live * * * * * - Arts Award Voice * * * * * - Bunbury Magazine...
The Counting House / The Attic 

David Callaghan: One for Sorrow, Two for Joy; Shoes. COMEDY 
AUG 15-26 at 21:50 (60 min) - Free 
A brand new stand up show from Comedian David Callaghan. 'One of my highlights of the fringe' **** (Scotsman). 'Far more original than many big comedy names' **** (Edinburgh Festivals Magazine). 'He r...
The Counting House / The Attic 

Ethnic Cleansing - Ruven Govender COMEDY 
AUG 2-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-26 at 20:35 (50 min) - Free 
One of the funniest Indian comedians in Australia brings you an hour of brilliant ethnic based comedy. "Punchline Power" ★★★★ The Music 2016, "Pocket Rocket of Australian Come...
The Counting House / The Attic 

James Barr - Thirst Trap COMEDY 
AUG 2-14 at 21:50 (60 min) - Free 
2018 dating is a disaster so it’s time to let the crazy out. MTV presenter, comedian and co-host of the UK’s leading LGBTQ+ comedy award-winning podcast ‘A Gay And A NonGay’, James Barr unleashes a h...
The Counting House / The Attic 

Katharine Ferns: Between One Ferns COMEDY 
AUG 2-14, 16-26 at 14:20 (60 min) - Free 
New work-in-progress solo show from Canadian comedian Katharine Ferns is relentlessly funny with her confessional and brutally honest storytelling style of comedy. With seemingly sweet and innocent ch...
The Counting House / The Attic 

Lukas Kirkby Does an Hour COMEDY 
AUG 6-26 at 11:00 (55 min) - Free 
‘Lukas Kirkby Does an Hour’ is a madcap hour of characters, songs and sketches. Characters include Wellyhead, the man who only eats soup, and the old lady with the head of a baby. Songs cover a variet...
The Counting House / The Attic 

Russell Howard Thinks I'm An Idiot COMEDY 
AUG 14 at 20:35 (60 min) - Free 
Audience pick anecdotes from Bentley's Bag of Showbiz Despair. Namedropping frenzy of failure, mass media coverage, trash TV and the dark side of comedy. Want to be a comedian? After this you'll wa...
The Counting House / The Attic 

Russell Howard Thinks I'm An Idiot COMEDY 
AUG 15 at 12:05 (50 min) - Free 
Audience pick anecdotes from Bentley's Bag of Showbiz Despair. Namedropping frenzy of failure, mass media coverage, trash TV and the dark side of comedy. Want to be a comedian? After this you'll wa...
The Counting House / The Attic 

Russell Howard Thinks I'm An Idiot COMEDY 
AUG 15 at 14:20 (60 min) - Free 
Audience pick anecdotes from Bentley's Bag of Showbiz Despair. Namedropping frenzy of failure, mass media coverage, trash TV and the dark side of comedy. Want to be a comedian? After this you'll wa...
The Counting House / The Attic 

Russell Howard Thinks I'm An Idiot COMEDY 
AUG 15 at 18:05 (60 min) - Free 
Audience pick anecdotes from Bentley's Bag of Showbiz Despair. Namedropping frenzy of failure, mass media coverage, trash TV and the dark side of comedy. Want to be a comedian? After this you'll wa...
The Counting House / The Attic 

Sameer Katz: Treesonous Thoughts COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 00:20 (60 min) - Free 
Tired of watching middle class white boys try to be funny? Come watch a middle class brown boy try to be funny! Sameer Katz brings his third show to the Fringe! American born, Cambridge educated, sooo...
The Counting House / The Attic 

Sarah Iles: Ghosted COMEDY 
AUG 2-14, 16-26 at 12:05 (50 min) - Free - donations welcome 
A fun stand-up show where comedian Sarah Iles invites you to her life of trying to date after 12 years out of the game (she was married, not in prison - Insert a hack witty comment here about them bei...
The Counting House / The Attic 

Struan Logan: Struan All Over the World COMEDY 
AUG 2-14, 16-26 at 18:05 (60 min) - Free 
In the hotly tipped debut hour from Scottish comedian and podcaster Struan Logan, he regales his tales of 18 months living out of a backpack through Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia. Before ...
The Counting House / The Attic 

The Piece COMEDY 
AUG 2-14, 16-26 at 23:05 (60 min) - Free 
Pre-show disclaimer: “The Piece takes place in the dark. As you enter the attic space you will be given a glowstick (“phosphorescent rod of safety.”) If you don’t want the performer to bother you, ju...
The Counting House / The Attic 

Tri-Nations Comedy COMEDY 
AUG 2-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-26 at 16:50 (50 min) - Free 
Three headline comedians from different countries battle each other with their best gags to win the audience vote. With different acts every night, the scores are tallied over the festival and the ove...
The Counting House / The Attic 
The Ballroom 

Ashley Storrie: Adulting COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 20:00 (60 min) - Free 
Scotland’s favourite funny girl and viral internet sensation Ashley Storrie returns to Edinburgh with a brand-new show about not growing up. With the world most likely ending quite soon, Ashley believ...
The Counting House / The Ballroom 

CeilidhKids at the Fringe - Free! CHILDRENS 
AUG 2-14 at 10:15 (45 min) - Free 
Family workshop suitable for children aged 3-7 years with parents or carers. We involve everyone: skip, clap and march together to traditional Scottish music. Enjoy discovering very simple (often simp...
The Counting House / The Ballroom 

CeilidhKids at the Fringe - Free! CHILDRENS 
AUG 2-15, 17-20, 22, 24-26 at 11:15 (45 min) - Free 
Family workshop suitable for children aged 3-7 years with parents or carers. We involve everyone: skip, clap and march together to traditional Scottish music. Enjoy discovering very simple (often simp...
The Counting House / The Ballroom 

Dan the Man (Kidz Comedian) - 'What I want to be when I grow up.' CHILDRENS 
AUG 20-26 at 13:45 (45 min) - Free 
Dan the Man (Kidz Comedian) - 'What I want to be when I grow up.' Dan dreams of being lots of different things when he grows up. An opera singer, a serious dancer, even a geenius mind reader! One thin...
The Counting House / The Ballroom 

Diamond Comedy Club COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 01:00 (60 min) - Free 
The Diamond Comedy Club is bringing some of the freshest voices in stand-up comedy to the Edinburgh Fringe for an unmissable late night party! Each night, a different line-up will take to the Counting...
The Counting House / The Ballroom 

DIRTY TATTOOED CIRCUS BASTARDS COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 22:30 (55 min) - Free 
International circus performers Martin Mor and Logy Logan present a brand new, adult rock and roll circus show. Think Cirque De Soleil, crossed with the attitude of MotorHead. WARNING this show conta...
The Counting House / The Ballroom 

Godley's Cream 20 years and Counting COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 17:30 (60 min) - Free 
20 years of fringe shows, 20 years of touring and so many stories. From La to New york to Newcastle and Glasgow. The Godmother of Scottish Comedy, chief Trump annoyer and all round Glasgow mouth piece...
The Counting House / The Ballroom 

Grandma's gonna kill us! - THE NITWITS CHILDRENS 
AUG 2-19 at 13:45 (60 min) - Free 
The Nitwits are the most amazing thing to happen to children's entertainment since a cat first rode a roomba. Matty and Teddlie are loud, naughty, bright and absolutely hilarious. Grandma's gonna kil...
The Counting House / The Ballroom 

Jim Tavare - From Deadpan to Bedpan COMEDY 
AUG 2-12, 14-26 at 16:15 (60 min) - Free 
From Deadpan to Bedpan - A light hearted look at trauma. In 2017 BAFTA winner, double bass player, comedian and Harry Potter actor was involved in a near fatal head-on automobile collision in the hil...
The Counting House / The Ballroom 

Laughing for Palestine - With Frankie Boyle COMEDY 
AUG 13 at 16:15 (60 min) - £15 - On Sale Soon 
Tickets £15 - Charity Fundraiser - Not a Free Show Frankie Boyle and a lineup of top comedians TBC Comedians take a stand for Palestine in this fundraiser for ICAHD UK's Buy-A-Brick c...
The Counting House / The Ballroom 

Mat Ricardo Vs The World CABARET 
AUG 13 at 18:45 (60 min) - Free 
Award-winning cabaret star and the UK’s most successful juggler, Mat Ricardo, had a problem – after a 30-year career as the go-to guy for jaw-dropping dexterity, he'd run out of new tricks. So he did ...
The Counting House / The Ballroom 

Match COMEDY 
AUG 2-15 at 21:15 (60 min) - Free 
Self-proclaimed 'Love Expert' and award-winning clown Kiva Murphy brings you on an absurd journey about the crazy things people do to find their perfect match. Whether you're single or in a relationsh...
The Counting House / The Ballroom 

Not My Audience! COMEDY 
AUG 2-14, 16-26 at 23:45 (60 min) - Free 
The best way to round off a long day at the Fringe! Ever wanted to be part of a comedy show but don't like the idea of being picked on by the comedian? Do you have funny suggestions for stand up topi...
The Counting House / The Ballroom 

Old Jewish Jokes COMEDY 
AUG 15 at 23:45 (60 min) - FREE TICKETED 
6th year of the Edinburgh fringe's most successful-ever Jewish comedy show. It's a fun, revealing and truthful story which also provides an excellent opportunity to hear once again some of the world's...
The Counting House / The Ballroom 

Stand-up Philosophy COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 15:00 (60 min) - Free 
STAND-UP PHILOSOPHY is like stand-up comedy, except that it’s philosophical as well as funny! With a different philosophical theme and line-up each day, the Fringe’s most intelligent comedians join so...
The Counting House / The Ballroom 

Strictly Carl Donnelly! COMEDY 
AUG 2-12, 14-26 at 18:45 (60 min) - Free 
Join this 'observational genius' (Guardian) for his 10th solo show! In 10 years he’s been married, divorced, happy, depressed and twice nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award. This year he’s taking ...
The Counting House / The Ballroom 

STRING THEORY CHILDRENS 
AUG 2-26 at 12:30 (55 min) - Free 
A brand new show from the people who brought you FUNNY STUFF FOR HAPPY PEOPLE. Martin "Bigpig" Mor has been doing family friendly shows all over the world, for over 30 years. In fact he has become a f...
The Counting House / The Ballroom 

The MMORPG Show III - Scruffy Looking Nerd Herder COMEDY 
AUG 16-26 at 21:15 (60 min) - Free 
A wanderer approaches... the time has come, the choosening is upon us. From the makers of Knightmare Live comes The M.M.O.R.P.G show (Spirit of the Festival winners VAULT 2016) to the Edinburgh Fring...
The Counting House / The Ballroom 
The Loft 

A Piece of Cake! COMEDY 
AUG 2-12, 14-26 at 12:15 (60 min) - Free 
Love cake? Love comedy? Love free stuff? We have combined those 3 things, just for you, you amazing human that you are! This is a show that’s all about being lovely, enjoying yummy cakes and great c...
The Counting House / The Loft 

Brett Blake: Reckless COMEDY 
AUG 2-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-26 at 18:30 (50 min) - Free 
“Property tycoon”, “wine connoisseur” and “functional adult” are all phrases you would never use to describe Brett Blake — he’s way too reckless. While his friends are busy getting married and buying ...
The Counting House / The Loft 

Christian Elderfield: Bolloxed COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 17:15 (60 min) - Free 
Insanely talented UK comic Christian Elderfield presents his first solo show 'Bolloxed'. A performance packed with wonderfully punchy storytelling and clever observations. Basically it's a fun show fr...
The Counting House / The Loft 

Comedy Queers COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 00:45 (60 min) - Free 
A fabulous selection of outrageous Queer performers from across the fringe. Hosted by Sian Davies (“The audience relax as soon as she takes the stage. Her affable manner and sharp wit make Sian Davies...
The Counting House / The Loft 

Creme Brulee COMEDY 
AUG 2-12, 14-26 at 14:45 (60 min) - Free 
The brand-new show from award-winning stand-up and screenwriter Ben Clover looks at how a single incident can change your life forever. Features a free cookie and a live curse-placing ceremony  ...
The Counting House / The Loft 

Daniel Muggleton - Mouth Breather COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 16:00 (60 min) - Free 
Daniel Muggleton is an Australian stand-up comedian from Sydney, which is objectively a better city than Melbourne, just trust him. He is currently based in London, UK. He has sold out shows at fest...
The Counting House / The Loft 

Good Women THEATRE 
AUG 2-10, 12-19 at 11:10 (50 min) - Free 
Kathryn Pool is a Liturgical dance sensation in Yorkshire. Her YouTube videos have over a hundred views and all the under-25s in the liturgical dance community know her name. She is a shoe-in the fo...
The Counting House / The Loft 

Harriet Braine's Apocalibrary COMEDY 
AUG 2-19 at 21:00 (60 min) - Free 
A work-in-progress musical comedy show from multi-award-winning comedian Harriet Braine, set in a library at the end of the world. Well, sort of. The world has not been destroyed quite yet (in 2023) b...
The Counting House / The Loft 

Mirth in the Morning with Rhodders COMEDY 
AUG 20-26 at 11:10 (50 min) - Free 
Want some comedy with you coffee? Start the day with radio host and oddball Rhodders, for an hour of Mirth in the Morning. Brought to you by Reading’s Stand and Deliver Comedy Club, you can expect tod...
The Counting House / The Loft 

Rahul Kohli: Kohl & The Gang CABARET 
AUG 3-12, 14-25 at 23:30 (60 min) - Free 
After last year's sell out success, Award-winning comedian Rahul Kohli returns picking up to five of the best upcoming acts on the circuit right now, for a late-night comedy extravaganza! Including s...
The Counting House / The Loft 

Ron the Plumber meets God-Cilla COMEDY 
AUG 2-17 at 13:30 (60 min) - Free 
Comedy in a boiler suit with a lethal set of ratchets. One liners, deranged frontal lobes and jokes that jump hot from the porcelain. Come and meet OCD plumber Ron who will take you on a unique journe...
The Counting House / The Loft 

Scott Mitchell - The Secret Diary of an Expat Dad Aged 43 and 3/4 COMEDY 
AUG 18-26 at 13:45 (30 min) - Free 
Scott Mitchell lives in Singapore. He has been keeping a diary for over 20 years. Join him for the tales of his previous 12 months in Asia plus highlights of his overseas adventures spanning his life ...
The Counting House / The Loft 

Stand Up, Weather Girl! COMEDY 
AUG 3-14, 16-26 at 19:45 (60 min) - Free 
Stand Up, Weather Girl! charts Sam's experience of weather presenting for BBC regional TV. A committed feminist, she has been flattered and appalled in equal measure at the reception her bottom has re...
The Counting House / The Loft 

Tetchy - Work in Progress COMEDY 
AUG 2-11, 13-26 at 22:15 (60 min) - Free 
Watching the world at this point in history feels like watching the moment just before a dog shakes a flea off it's back. The whole world is on edge. Everybody's had enough and we've never been so qui...
The Counting House / The Loft 

The Great Baldini - A Magician's Journey CABARET 
AUG 20-25 at 21:00 (60 min) - Free 
The Great Baldini, the legendary stage magician, tells the story of his life from his boyhood to the present day. Using a series of spectacular illusions he demonstrates how his interest in magic sta...
The Counting House / The Loft 
The Lounge 

一夜限り!真夏の夜のスタンダップコメディ in Japanese COMEDY 
AUG 18 at 18:00 (60 min) - Free 
Stand up comedy entirely in Japanese! 日本語コメディがエディンバラにやってくる...
The Counting House / The Lounge 

AC/DC: Australian Comedians / Dope Comedy COMEDY 
AUG 2-25 at 23:00 (60 min) - Free 
Jim Jefferies! Steve Hughes! Carl Barron! All amazing Australian comedians who won't be at AC/DC: Australian Comedians / Dope Comedy because they're not at Edinburgh this year. Catch a nightly showc...
The Counting House / The Lounge 

Alasdair Beckett-King (WIP): Full Velvet Jacket COMEDY 
AUG 2-14 at 21:45 (60 min) - Free 
Leicester Mercury Comedian of The Year 2017 Alasdair Beckett-King returns to this timeline with an inter-dimensional work-in-progress stand up comedy show. "A singular and truly distinct act, Alasdair...
The Counting House / The Lounge 

Cult Comics COMEDY 
AUG 2-12, 14-26 at 14:15 (60 min) - Free 
Join comedians Sam Golin (as seen on Ginx TV's Console Yourself and Videogame Nation) and Gabriel Ebulue (as heard on BBC Radio 6 Music, BBC Radio Five Live and The Three Track Podcast) for an hour of...
The Counting House / The Lounge 

Filippo Spreafico: Stay For One More COMEDY 
AUG 2-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-25 at 00:15 (60 min) - Free 
Filippo wants you to feel good. He will do it by performing well, maybe with bizarre quips, one-liners while flirting with storytelling and you (yes, you, baby!); maybe with family stories or by chall...
The Counting House / The Lounge 

Frank Lavender COMEDY 
AUG 2-17, 19-26 at 18:00 (60 min) - Free 
Following last years successful debut, character comedian Gareth Joyner brings his northern club comic creation Frank Lavender back to the fringe for debut full hour. 'He works the crowd like an Ita...
The Counting House / The Lounge 

Fur coat nae knickers. COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 19:15 (60 min) - Free 
Please note – this is not a dress code. Money isn’t everything. Or is that only something the well-off say. McBrier came from an upbringing of financial embarrassment. This makes her feel like a phon...
The Counting House / The Lounge 

Hangry Americans COMEDY 
AUG 15-26 at 21:45 (60 min) - Free 
Hungry + Angry = Hangry. American expat comedians Molly Sokhom and Neil Thornton bring you a night of no-fries-left-behind comedy. Exploring the intersection of food and fury, they confuse carbs with...
The Counting House / The Lounge 

Late Night LOLs COMEDY 
AUG 3-25 at 01:30 (60 min) - Free 
Going to bed so soon? But the night has just begun! Enjoy some Late Night LOLs with some of the best comedians at the Fringe. The best show you'll find at this hour. Hosted by award-winning comedian A...
The Counting House / The Lounge 

Laughing Horse FREE Comedy Selection COMEDY 
AUG 6-7, 13-14, 20-21 at 15:30 (60 min) - Free 
See the very best comedians from across the Fringe, alongside hot new talent and Fringe newcomers, with a different comedy line-up at each show, every day, as Laughing Horse's Comedy Selection returns...
The Counting House / The Lounge 

Lewis Schaffer: What Have You Heard? COMEDY 
AUG 2-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-26 at 20:30 (60 min) - Free 
Rumours are spreading about comic Lewis Schaffer. He answers in the only way he knows how: With a show. What are they? Is his life over? Or is it worse, the end of his comedy career?  ...
The Counting House / The Lounge 

Nathaniel Metcalfe: Chameleon, Comedian, Corinthian and Caricature COMEDY 
AUG 2-13, 15-26 at 13:10 (55 min) - Free 
In Edinburgh 2014 Nathaniel Metcalfe performed his second Fringe show. On the very last day, he broke up with his girlfriend of four years. He hasn’t been back since. It doesn’t take a great psycholog...
The Counting House / The Lounge 

Show Up COMEDY 
AUG 2-14, 16-21, 23-26 at 16:45 (60 min) - Free 
The critically acclaimed EdFringe 2017 improvised solo comedy about your crazy life returns! From the New York City comic who brought you the EdFringe hits "Desperately Seeking the Exit" and "Late wit...
The Counting House / The Lounge 

Show Up, Kids! CHILDRENS 
AUG 2-14, 16-21, 23-26 at 12:00 (55 min) - Free 
American improvisor, storyteller and teacher Pete takes the real-life experiences, hopes and fears of kids in the audience (and their parents) and turns them into a totally interactive, one-man, comed...
The Counting House / The Lounge 

Sofie Hagen Tries Something COMEDY 
AUG 2-5, 8-12, 15-19, 22-26 at 15:30 (60 min) - Free 
Hi. Each day I will be doing something different. A work-in-progress stand-up show, a live recording of my podcast Made of Human, a dance show, who knows? Go to sofiehagen.com to see a schedule. ...
The Counting House / The Lounge 

The Puppets' Orchestra and the African Friends CHILDRENS 
AUG 2-26 at 11:00 (50 min) - Free 
A family of puppets is arriving from West Africa (Benin and Togo)! Hand and string puppets, masks and giant puppets too! The show tell traditional tales with lions and giraffes and rabbits! and is als...
The Counting House / The Lounge 

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