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48 Below

Fringe Venue 146 - Click here for map

Under The Phoenix, 46 Broughton Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3SA  / 0131 557 0234

Food  Wifi  Licensed
Open from 09:00 to 03:00
18+ only

A recently refurbished Cocktail bar, located on Broughton Street beneath the Phoenix Bar, 48 Below is in an area that is fast becoming a popular destination for alternative Fringe venues away from the madness of Southside. 48 Below is close to the Newsroom, The Stand Venues, St Andrew's Square, The Playhouse Theatre and The Omni Complex. The Phoenix upstairs opens early for breakfast every day, and there is a wide variety of food and drink, in an easy-going and relaxed venue.


Shows at 48 Below
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The Basement Bar 

America vs. Sweden COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 00:10 (60 min) - Free 
The two greatest countries in the world send comic representatives to wage hilarious warfare on the stages of Edinburgh. Sweden sends its favorite son, Kris Laios and America sends the world famous* T...
48 Below / The Basement Bar 

Arielle Dundas: Vulva Cupcake COMEDY 
AUG 3-8, 10-15, 17-22, 24-27 at 13:15 (60 min) - Free 
What are we smarty pants progressives supposed to do now? Is hate trumping love really our fault? Can I be funny, politically sensitive, and sobbing simultaneously? Do all my cupcakes have to make a...
48 Below / The Basement Bar 

AUNTIE COMEDY 
AUG 8-20 at 20:45 (60 min) - Free 
A black comedy about a black family living in Hackney. Explores the horror and hilarity of a family overcoming prejudice in all its ugly forms, exploring how that affects the human character in the c...
48 Below / The Basement Bar 

Battered COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 18:15 (60 min) - Free 
Irishman Mark McConnell has pushed his luck in many countries. He has been beaten along his journey, but the spirit of the fighting Irish is strong in this young man! Battered tells the tale of how th...
48 Below / The Basement Bar 

Bleach THEATRE 
AUG 3-11 at 15:45 (60 min) - Free 
Tyler sells his body to hungry punters on a nightly basis. But his working routine is about to spiral out of control and he'll be left questioning whether living in London is really worth the price of...
48 Below / The Basement Bar 

Dirty Poetry SPOKEN WORD 
AUG 3-27 at 22:00 (35 min) - Free 
Whether you are a lesbian couple, a bunch of gay friends, straight and monogamous as hell, or a lonely wanker; this night full of sexually charged poetry has stories in rhyme for people of all sexual ...
48 Below / The Basement Bar 

Forks, Sharks and Leafy Greens CABARET 
AUG 21-27 at 17:00 (60 min) - Free 
Kirsty and Elisabeth take you on a journey through their lives riddled with fears of ruining your child’s life before it is even born; apparently if you do not eat enough leafy greens during pregnancy...
48 Below / The Basement Bar 

LGBTQZX COMEDY 
AUG 20-27 at 14:30 (60 min) - Free 
LGBTQZX is the tale of how an addiction to retro gaming somehow manifested itself into a lifetime of jealousy, gender transition... and karaoke?  ...
48 Below / The Basement Bar 

Martin Huburn - "Tiptonite" COMEDY 
AUG 12-27 at 15:45 (60 min) - Free 
There is a fine line between banter and discrimination Martin is a cheeky yet likable working Class lad from the West Midlands. "Tiptonite" is a thought provoking and cheeky perspective on politica...
48 Below / The Basement Bar 

Meet the stevens COMEDY 
AUG 3-7 at 20:45 (60 min) - Free 
1 Transgender Comedienne - 2 characters It's Sassy verses Classy in this outrageous debut show from a rising star of stand up; transgender comedienne Miss Holly Stevens. In this show golden child Ho...
48 Below / The Basement Bar 

Odette! COMEDY 
AUG 3-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-27 at 22:55 (60 min) - Free 
Meet the Aussie cleaning lady everybody loves to love! Brain child of Gaulier graduate Marina Margarita, the heavily pregnant and hormonal Odette dreams of stardom and romance on American dayatime so...
48 Below / The Basement Bar 

Samantha Pressdee: Back 2 Basics COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 19:30 (60 min) - Free 
A bitter sweet tale of political awakening. After losing everything (including her marbles!) Samantha followed Russell Brand onto the frontline of the revolution - a council estate in Barnet. An adven...
48 Below / The Basement Bar 

Siân Docksey's Totally Casual and Freewheeling Mystic Comedy Lemon Torpedo COMEDY 
AUG 3-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-27 at 12:00 (60 min) - Free 
Siân Docksey has given up on politics to join the occult and become a lemon. Fresh from the "Siân" region of alternative double act Siân & Zoë (★★★★ "A great piece of alternati...
48 Below / The Basement Bar 

Sparkly Unicorn COMEDY 
AUG 12-19 at 14:30 (60 min) - Free 
Leslie Ewing-Burgesse is a very tall London-based Canadian with rainbow hair (it's natural). She might be a ghost. She's almost definitely your imaginary friend, but she's really cool so you don't nee...
48 Below / The Basement Bar 

Stranger in a Strange Land COMEDY 
AUG 3-11 at 17:00 (60 min) - Free 
Saurabh Kikani is many things - stand up comedian, film producer, lawyer, political activist...most of all...disappointment to his parents. He also considered himself a citizen of the world. But in a ...
48 Below / The Basement Bar 

Tales from a Tampon COMEDY 
AUG 21-27 at 20:45 (60 min) - free festival 
Tales from a Tampon Forget the wheel, telephone or sky plus, this little cotton bud with string is one of the greatest inventions of the 21st century. Blocking more leaks than the Hoover Dam and br...
48 Below / The Basement Bar 

The Sheffield Revue Presents: Comedy in a Basement COMEDY 
AUG 12-18 at 17:00 (60 min) - Free 
Come one, come all – come join us, the University of Sheffield’s comedy society, in this wonderful Basement Bar as we dazzle you with our sketch comedians and stand-ups! It’s free! Join us on the wee...
48 Below / The Basement Bar 

The Two Moronnies – Trumped Up CABARET 
AUG 3-11 at 14:30 (60 min) - Free 
Forty-five minutes of sophisticated word play as The Two Moronnies lampoon the lampoonable in their unique, energetic musical style. “Special guests” may include Donald Trump, Nigel Farage, Theresa M...
48 Below / The Basement Bar 

Unprecedented and Unpresidential: How Hillary Clinton Lost the Election COMEDY 
AUG 19-20 at 17:00 (60 min) - free 
It was the race they said Hillary Clinton couldn’t lose. “They” being some members of the media, some pundits and most polls. Except she did lose, didn’t she? Oliver Chinyere is an author, storyteller...
48 Below / The Basement Bar 

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