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Cabaret Voltaire

Fringe Venue 338 - Click here for map

36-38 Blair Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1QR  / 0131 247 4704

Food  Wifi  Licensed
Open from 11:30 to 05:00
18+ Only

Cabaret Voltaire is a celebration of jiggery pokery spanning two floors (and a third floor for the Fringe) at the bottom of Blair street, just of the Cowgate. It resides in a cave and is a world of nooks and crannies, with an eclectic selection of drinks, two bars, with DJ's in the afternoon upstairs, and following the Fringe shows on three dance floors downstairs until 5am. It's right in the centre of the old town for the ultimate Fringe fun!


Shows at Cabaret Voltaire
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Cinema Room 

Cold as Icelandic COMEDY 
AUG 2-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-26 at 14:10 (50 min) - Free 
"Cold as Icelandic" is an internationally themed standup comedy show from a single guy in his late twenties who has spent most of his life living out of a suitcase. Having always been an outsider, bot...
Cabaret Voltaire / Cinema Room 

Comedy Freak Show COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 17:30 (60 min) - Free 
COME ONE, COME ALL TO THIS TRAGIC AFFAIR! Comedy Freak Show is an exhibition of comedic rarities, sometimes referred to as "Alternative" or "Un-funny". Typical features would be socially unusual huma...
Cabaret Voltaire / Cinema Room 

Do You Think That's Wise? - The Life & Times of John Le Mesurier THEATRE 
AUG 2-26 at 13:10 (50 min) - Free 
DO YOU THINK THAT'S WISE? - THE LIFE & TIMES OF JOHN LE MESURIER, written & performed by JULIAN DUTTON "ONE OF THE BEST VOCAL PERFORMERS AROUND," - BBC COMEDY. In this affectionate tribute to one of ...
Cabaret Voltaire / Cinema Room 

EAU DE MUNRO COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 20:00 (45 min) - Free 
Bob Munro presents a journey into the dimly lit surreal reaches of his mind jumping manically from one subject to another in an off kilter fashion calling on personal experiences and observations that...
Cabaret Voltaire / Cinema Room 

Louise Reay: Eraserhead COMEDY 
AUG 2-13, 15-26 at 16:15 (60 min) - Free 
The first show in Edinburgh was banned ... and lawyers told her to can the second show. How will the third show fare? Eraserhead is the third instalment of award-winning comedian Louise Reay’s pro...
Cabaret Voltaire / Cinema Room 

Mike's Back COMEDY 
AUG 2-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-26 at 18:45 (60 min) - £5 Advance tickets from flyerers or PWYW at venue 
Mike’s Back After a sell-out world tour and release of his bestselling novel “Gobsmacked", Michael Hackett brings back his unique brand of storytelling and raucous comedy to the Edinburgh Fringe. Hi...
Cabaret Voltaire / Cinema Room 

Ollie Horn made some funny friends in Japan COMEDY 
AUG 2-14, 16-26 at 12:10 (50 min) - Free 
Ollie is in hot demand as a headlining comedian at comedy clubs all around Asia. His sharp wit, intelligent material, and larger-than-life physicality has won over sell-out audiences in the top comedy...
Cabaret Voltaire / Cinema Room 

Zahra Barri Is Zahra: Warrior Not Princess COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 15:15 (45 min) - Free 
Zahra has never stood in front of a mirror & taken a Selfie. She's more likely to stand in front of the mirror and ask herself to make a change. From Kim Kardashian's Career to Kim Jung Un's Korea, th...
Cabaret Voltaire / Cinema Room 
Long Room 

#AA - Absurdly Asian 2018 - by Jinx Yeo COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 18:30 (60 min) - Free (book a FREE ticket to guarantee entry) 
Nominated “BEST COMEDY”, Fringe World Awards 2018 "The Comedy surprise discovery of this year's Fringe" ★★★★ AdelaideNow.com.au As seen on Comedy Central Asia and ABC TV’s “C...
Cabaret Voltaire / Long Room 

Alex Kealy: A Kealy's Heel COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 17:15 (60 min) - Free 
Political comedian/ball of anxiety Alex Kealy honks on about love (passionate) and politics (jaded) for show number three. As featured in The Evening Standard's Best Jokes of Edinburgh 2017 and the iN...
Cabaret Voltaire / Long Room 

Breathe In...Stand Up! COMEDY 
AUG 12 at 21:00 (60 min) - Free 
Andrew White presents five of the best acts from across the Edinburgh Fringe to bring the laughs for charity. All funds raised from the bucket collection will go towards Caden's Fight and the fantasti...
Cabaret Voltaire / Long Room 

Eleanor Conway: Walk of Shame 2 COMEDY 
AUG 2-11, 13-26 at 21:00 (60 min) - Free 
‘…Conway is chaotic and electric’ SKINNY ★★★★ ‘…A charm and energy you can’t learn’ BROADWAY BABY ★★★★ Fresh off the back of a 100 date, 10 country tou...
Cabaret Voltaire / Long Room 

Laughing Horse FREE Pick of the Fringe COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 16:00 (60 min) - Free 
See the very best comedians from across the Fringe, with a different top-notch comedy line-up each day. Two shows every day, as the Laughing Horse's Pick of the Fringe returns to Edinburgh for its 15t...
Cabaret Voltaire / Long Room 

Laughing Horse FREE Pick of the Fringe COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 19:45 (60 min) - Free 
See the very best comedians from across the Fringe, with a different top-notch comedy line-up each day. Two shows every day, as the Laughing Horse's Pick of the Fringe returns to Edinburgh for its 15t...
Cabaret Voltaire / Long Room 

Matt Watson & Friends COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 14:45 (60 min) - Free 
Come hear the story of a man who has put everything on the line to pursue what he loves, and feel inspired through humour to stop letting passion fall to the side, and start living the dream. Matt Wat...
Cabaret Voltaire / Long Room 

Phantasmagorical THEATRE 
AUG 2-26 at 12:15 (60 min) - Free 
Phantasmagorical The merrily macabre Sylvia Sceptre presents Phantasmagorical, a show of spooky mindreading and Victorian Spirit Theatre. This is as close as you will get to experiencing the thril...
Cabaret Voltaire / Long Room 

Trauma made me COMEDY 
AUG 3-12, 14-22, 24-26 at 13:30 (50 min) - Free 
​ Maff Brown has written for Mock the Week, Vic and Bob, Radio 4 and has been nominated for the Amused Moose Comedy award. He was also recommended as the top ten things to see at the Fringe by G...
Cabaret Voltaire / Long Room 
Main Room 

Ahir Shah: Duffer COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 14:15 (60 min) - Free 
Ahir Shah returns to Edinburgh with a new hour of stand-up about life and what comes after, death and what comes before, and Bohemian Rhapsody. Shah's last show, Control, enjoyed a critically acclaime...
Cabaret Voltaire / Main Room 

Free Festival Nightclubs NIGHTCLUBS 
AUG 3-26 at 22:00 (420 min) - Free 
party the night away, at our all night clubs to end your day of festivities with a boogie and and many a late night beer. Open until 5am every night of the Fringe, August is Party month! ...
Cabaret Voltaire / Main Room 

Joke Thieves COMEDY 
AUG 2-13, 15-26 at 20:30 (60 min) - Free 
Comedy set swapping live! The cult hit show where comedians perform their own jokes, then each other’s. Chortle Award winner – Best Club Show London. Top five comedy shows of the year (List). Top 10 l...
Cabaret Voltaire / Main Room 

Martin Mor is BLOCKED COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 19:15 (55 min) - Free 
Martin Mor is blocked on Twitter by Donald Trump, The NRA, and the Creationist Church. That's three good reasons to come to see this show. "hecklers beware, Mor's put-downs are superb and exquisitely...
Cabaret Voltaire / Main Room 

Perry Air Comedy Award Ceremony COMEDY 
AUG 23 at 15:30 (60 min) - Free 
The biggest names - Coogan, Evans, Eclair… And the biggest competition! Who will win the three most prestigious awards in comedy? The High Flyer Award (Best Show), The Cheap Flight Award (Best Budge...
Cabaret Voltaire / Main Room 

Sean McLoughlin: Hail Mary COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 16:45 (60 min) - Free 
After 30 wasted years, Sean McLoughlin (Chortle Award Nominee 2018, Ricky Gervais tour support) is back at the Fringe to perform the show of his mediocre life. **** The Scotsman **** The List **** Ch...
Cabaret Voltaire / Main Room 

Shady With a Chance of Sunburn COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 18:00 (60 min) - Free 
In a world of constant surveillance and social media there is nowhere to hide. New voices have been amplified and we are starting to question everything. Like, "How do you discover a country that alre...
Cabaret Voltaire / Main Room 

Sketch Thieves COMEDY 
AUG 2-13, 15-26 at 13:00 (60 min) - Free 
Comedy sketch swapping live! The cult hit show where sketch groups perform their own sketches, then each others'. Chortle Award winner – Best Club Show London. Top 5 comedy shows of the year (List). T...
Cabaret Voltaire / Main Room 

The Rat Pack presents: International Stars of Comedy COMEDY 
AUG 2-22, 24-26 at 15:30 (60 min) - Free 
The Rat Pack stand-up comedy returns for a 6th year after 5 sell-out years with the Free Festival. This year we celebrate stand-up comedy from around the world with our international stars of comedy ...
Cabaret Voltaire / Main Room 

Trying to be good COMEDY 
AUG 2-14, 16-26 at 12:00 (45 min) - Free 
Award-winning comedian and writer Daniel Audritt brings his first solo show to the fringe, asking 'what really makes us good or bad people?' Having previously had jokes on shows like 8 out of 10 Cats ...
Cabaret Voltaire / Main Room 

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