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Espionage

Fringe Venue 185 - Click here for map

4 India Buildings (Entrances on Victoria Street and Cowgate), Edinburgh, EH1 2EX  / 0131 4777 007

  Wifi  Licensed  Air Conditioned
Open from 12:00 to 05:00
12+ to 9pm, then 18+ only

Espionage is located right in the heart of the Fringe, and is the one of the biggest and most central free Fringe venue in the City, with four performance spaces spread over five floors. Located just off of the High Street and right next to the Underbelly, it’s in the heart of the action – and you can enter through the doors on Victoria street, or off of the Cowgate - and journey into the venue to experience the best in Fringe Comedy, Theatre and Music - all in an atmospheric and cavernous venue, that is fully air conditioned.


Shows at Espionage
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Kasbar 

#AA Abnormal Asian COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 21:00 (60 min) - Free (book a FREE ticket to guarantee entry) 
"The Comedy surprise discovery of this year's Fringe" ★★★★ AdelaideNow.com.au "Identifies the perfect East-West fusion" ★★★★ H...
Espionage / Kasbar 

2 Girls 1 Capo COMEDY 
AUG 21-27 at 23:30 (60 min) - Free 
If you like profanity, women and very catchy tunes then Meat Market is for you. Best friends and outraging people since they met, Becki and Zube from Meatmarket always draw a crowd. Meat Market's fil...
Espionage / Kasbar 

Afternoon Tea With Ray Fordyce and other thoroughly pleasant people COMEDY 
AUG 3-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-26 at 13:30 (60 min) - Free 
Ray Fordyce is your host for an afternoon feast of comedy and entertainment. Featuring 3 or more different acts each day, this show is a must for any Fringe visitors. ...
Espionage / Kasbar 

Comedy Boxing: The Rematch COMEDY 
AUG 3-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-27 at 22:15 (60 min) - Free 
Aussie wit vs British banter. Two comedians compete over four hilarious rounds. Stand-up, crowd heckling, improvisation, roasting & actual boxing. With sold out shows Internationally & across Australi...
Espionage / Kasbar 

Delusions. COMEDY 
AUG 4-20, 22-27 at 18:30 (60 min) - Free 
DELUSIONS. A brand new stand up hour from John Scott, now returning to Edinburgh for his tenth run. This is a semi biographical show about mental health combined with topical satire. Obviously there ...
Espionage / Kasbar 

Katie Mulgrew: A work in progress show COMEDY 
AUG 21-27 at 14:45 (60 min) - Free 
I'm gonna faff about for a bit. It's free. Come if you're not doing owt else. **** FEST **** THE SKINNY ****ED FEST MAG  ...
Espionage / Kasbar 

Laughed Punk COMEDY 
AUG 3-16 at 23:30 (60 min) - Free 
Late Night laughs as Matt Duwell brings the best in alternative and off the wall comedy from the fringe that embody the spirit of punk. Expect stand up, satire, sketch, musical comedy and everything e...
Espionage / Kasbar 

Laughing Horse FREE Comedy Selection COMEDY 
AUG 4-27 at 17:15 (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...
Espionage / Kasbar 

Laughing Horse FREE Comedy Selection COMEDY 
AUG 17-20 at 23:30 (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...
Espionage / Kasbar 

Laughing Horse FREE Comedy Selection COMEDY 
AUG 4-27 at 19:45 (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...
Espionage / Kasbar 

Revill's Selection COMEDY 
AUG 3-8, 10-15, 17-22, 24-27 at 12:15 (60 min) - Free 
Revill’s Selection is the perfect way for any comedy lover to start their day. Just like a packet of Revels sweets the show will have different types and flavours of comics to suit all tastes. With a ...
Espionage / Kasbar 

The Pigeon Dying Under the Bush COMEDY 
AUG 3-11 at 14:45 (60 min) - Free 
Award-winning comedian Sarah Callaghan fresh from two hugely successful shows and tours of Australia returns with a show inspired by an incredibly lucky escape – forcing her to re-evaluate everything ...
Espionage / Kasbar 

The Quarter To Fun Show COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 00:45 (60 min) - Free 
A different line up every night, hosted by Jon Pearson. Who said fun has to happen before 1am? Join Jon as he presents some of the finest acts at the Fringe that are willing to stay up until 01:45! A ...
Espionage / Kasbar 

The Rock 'n' Roll Relationship Show (Unplugged) COMEDY 
AUG 12-20 at 14:45 (60 min) - Free 
Join Aaron Ayjay as he takes you on a comedic and sometimes musical journey through dating, marriage, divorce, death and other life experience stuff. ...
Espionage / Kasbar 

We're Sorry "Canada's 150th" COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 16:00 (60 min) - Free 
A showcase of some of the top Canadian acts at the fringe! ...
Espionage / Kasbar 
Mata Hari 

Adam Vincent How Not To Kill Yourself When Living In The Suburbs COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 16:15 (60 min) - Free 
Quirky, honest, dark and irreverent humour from this critically acclaimed Australian stand up and writer (The Last Leg) forced by love and money to live in suburban UK where he can’t escape the clutch...
Espionage / Mata Hari 

Alistair Green: The Nan Tapes COMEDY 
AUG 3-13, 15-27 at 12:30 (60 min) - Free 
The Nan Tapes. A double act. Find out about the plague of 'rats as big as cows' that are heading for British shores that the government doesn't want you to know about but its definitely true because ...
Espionage / Mata Hari 

Blank Canvas COMEDY 
AUG 3-15, 17-27 at 13:45 (60 min) - Free 
A place where comics can try out and develop new ideas. It could be a sitcom reading, new material or formats for TV and radio. Performers will include Tom Ward, Tony Law, Helen Bauer, Eshaan Akbar, A...
Espionage / Mata Hari 

Classic Joke Club COMEDY 
AUG 3-14, 16-27 at 15:00 (60 min) - Free 
Join the funniest acts in Edinburgh as they share classic jokes handed down to them by their family. Chickens, mothers-in-law, doctors, elephants, Englishmen, Irishmen, Scotsmen (and other nationaliti...
Espionage / Mata Hari 

FRINGE SECRETS: The Laugh or Cry Speakeasy SPOKEN WORD 
AUG 23 at 17:30 (60 min) - Free 
The Laugh or Cry Speakeasy is an hour of true stories you'll never forget. To The Moon's monthly storytelling night comes to Edinburgh, where our guests share their deepest, darkest secrets, with a r...
Espionage / Mata Hari 

IlluminArchie COMEDY 
AUG 3-13, 15-27 at 18:45 (60 min) - Free 
IlluminArchie is the hilarious new show by, "super cool, super smart storyteller" (Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard) Award winning comedian, Archie Maddocks. He is described as "poignant, inventive and ...
Espionage / Mata Hari 

Kate Butch in 'Kate If You Wanna Go Butcher' COMEDY 
AUG 4-8, 10-14, 16-22, 24-27 at 21:15 (60 min) - Free 
Join the Comic Sans of Drag, Kate Butch, for an hour of comedy, songs and games. Catch 'a great comedian' (WhatsOnStage), in her debut solo show, fresh(ish) from appearing in the cult Edinburgh smash,...
Espionage / Mata Hari 

Lily Lovett Lovett Lovett, I'm Lovin' It Like That COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 20:00 (60 min) - Free 
Come and delve into Lily's dark yet hilarious world of celebrity and social media obsession. Inbetweeners star Lily Lovett brings you celebrity impressions with music and audience interaction to creat...
Espionage / Mata Hari 

Nik Coppin: Globetrotter COMEDY 
AUG 3-8, 10-15, 17-22, 24-27 at 17:30 (60 min) - Free 
Nik Coppin returns with some new hilarious anecdotes and jokes from his many shows and journeys around the world. A well travelled stand-up comedian, his comedic exploits have taken him to the far rea...
Espionage / Mata Hari 
Pravda 

Aaaaaaaaaaaargh! It's the One Liner Show - Free Show COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 12:00 (60 min) - Free 
Enjoy an hour of the best up and coming one liner comedians on the circuit, in this celebration of puns, one liners and wordplay. Audience members are encouraged on stage to tell their favourite gags ...
Espionage / Pravda 

Angel Comedy Showcase COMEDY 
AUG 4-8, 10-15, 17-22, 24-27 at 13:15 (60 min) - Free 
Angel Comedy is the most popular comedy night in London According to Trip Advisor and Time Out - come and see what all the fuss is about - with ***** acts and a brilliant compere. You can't hope for m...
Espionage / Pravda 

Dirty Rotten Irish Scoundrel COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 19:30 (60 min) - Free 
Underground Irish comedian "Ireland's answer to Frankie Boyle" Andrew Gilmore returns to Edinburgh to allow his comedy demon to run amok on stage. Expect to be blown away with an hour of non-stop laug...
Espionage / Pravda 

Erich McElroy Tops Trump COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 15:45 (60 min) - Free Ticketed 
It's pretty hard to top the most controversial figure in modern political history but American-born, British-based comic McElroy has stacked the deck. He’s got all the ALTERNATIVE truth, the FAKEST ne...
Espionage / Pravda 

Head Sets COMEDY 
AUG 3-14, 16-27 at 22:00 (60 min) - Free 
Comedians losing their heads and performing with no bodies! This sell-out show returns for a second year with more of the best comedians from the Fringe...all delivering comedy from their floating hea...
Espionage / Pravda 

Jenny Collier: Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Jen COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 17:00 (60 min) - Free 
Following the success of last year's show 'Jen-Hur', which received reviews such as '★★★★★ An Excellent comedic work' - Edfest Mag and '★★★★ A bri...
Espionage / Pravda 

Pottervision! COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 14:30 (60 min) - Free 
POTTERVISION! The Harry Potter Parody show that celebrates and highlights the absurdities of those magical movies. Join us, four full grown men pretending to be twelve year old children as we re-enact...
Espionage / Pravda 

Shaggers COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 18:15 (60 min) - Free 
The worldwide hit show returns with a line-up of superb and varied comedians from all around the Fringe doing material based around the hilarious, cheeky subject of shagging. ‘A tour de force of lau...
Espionage / Pravda 

Sidekick COMEDY 
AUG 3-14, 16-27 at 20:45 (60 min) - Free 
Some people are life's heroes, its leading men and women. They're full of swash, buckle and daring-do. Others are happy to stand at the side and hold their jackets. For every Fred Flinstone, there is...
Espionage / Pravda 
The Bunker 

Boycotted: Comedy From Israel COMEDY 
AUG 17, 19-24, 26-27 at 00:30 (60 min) - Free 
Starring The Three Stars of Israeli Comedy: Shahar Hason, David Kilimnick & Yohay Sponder A rabbi, a loving Yemenite and a self-loving Jew walk onto the stage. Want to see how the joke ends? Come to s...
Espionage / The Bunker 

Bronston Jones: God Bless Merica 3 - FREE COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 18:15 (60 min) - Free 
For the third year, American atheist Bronston Jones looks at the state of his nation and mutters "God Bless 'Merica... because it'll take a miracle to fix it." This is an ever updating show with an Am...
Espionage / The Bunker 

Charlotte Gittins: Mirror Image COMEDY 
AUG 3-14, 16-27 at 17:00 (60 min) - Free 
In a world on the edge of breakdown, words start to crumble. Whip-smart character comedy from Charlotte Gittins, star of Fringe hits Austentatious (***** Times) and Folie à Deux (***** BroadwayBaby.co...
Espionage / The Bunker 

Geraldyne: Improv from Music COMEDY 
AUG 16-27 at 13:15 (60 min) - Free 
Geraldyne are a team of improvisers that grew up mishearing song lyrics. We’ve practised a lot and think we’ve finally got the act of hearing stuff down… Every show we invite a guest musician to per...
Espionage / The Bunker 

James Bone's TOWNIES COMEDY 
AUG 3-13, 15-27 at 22:00 (60 min) - Free 
The Townie Tavern is like any regular pub, except in this place regulars include a New Age Traveller, an Old Skool Raver, and a disgraced ex-Met Police Chief. With each of them working out their raiso...
Espionage / The Bunker 

Laugh Train Home Comedy Showcase COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 20:45 (60 min) - Free (OPTION to reserve seat) 
In its fifth year, the best comics of the Fringe are brought together for this premier comedy showcase. Robyn Perkins (5 stars 'exceptionally charasmatic' -Voice Mag) hosts different four/five-star co...
Espionage / The Bunker 

Mickey Sharma - SHARMANATOR!! COMEDY 
AUG 3-12, 14-19, 21-26 at 14:30 (60 min) - Free 
Mickey is 34 now. And times for play is over. He's 34 and responsibilities are piling up. He's gotta take care of his ageing parents, he's gotta try and get on the property ladder and most important o...
Espionage / The Bunker 

NAKED COMEDY 
AUG 3-16 at 00:30 (50 min) - Free 
"Funny, clever & incredibly entertaining... Naked is an absolute joy to watch." Aussie Theatre "Naked is a little gem of a show." The Plus One Melbourne "Stripping herself back and becoming vulnerab...
Espionage / The Bunker 

On The Edge COMEDY 
AUG 3-15 at 13:15 (60 min) - Free 
On The Edge 5 acts, 5 friends, 5 different backgrounds, 5 ways to have you in hysterics. We’ve got women, we’ve got guys, we’ve got an Arab, a Jew, a posh one, an arty one and one that we can’t even ...
Espionage / The Bunker 

Present & Correct COMEDY 
AUG 3-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-27 at 10:45 (60 min) - Free 
Present and Correct returns to Edinburgh with a brand New Sketch Show! A staple of the Fringe, Present and Correct with have you balling with laughter before you've even thought about Lunch! So begin ...
Espionage / The Bunker 

Rodney's Really #Good Family Show CHILDRENS 
AUG 3-27 at 12:00 (60 min) - Free 
Comedy character Rodney, mixes silly one-liners with magic & music to leave audiences of all ages in stitches. With over 60,000 fans on social media and an app, music album and children's joke book on...
Espionage / The Bunker 

Sarah Bennetto: All My Life's Mistakes, Catalogued (Volume 1) COMEDY 
AUG 3-13, 15-26 at 19:30 (60 min) - Free 
One dimwit comedian's every dumb decision. Presented in list form. 50 great mistakes guaranteed. This show in its entirety will be a numerical list; a catalogue of errors. Dovetailing in and out of e...
Espionage / The Bunker 

Shaggers COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 15:45 (60 min) - Free 
The worldwide hit show returns with a line-up of superb and varied comedians from all around the Fringe doing material based around the hilarious, cheeky subject of shagging. ‘A tour de force of lau...
Espionage / The Bunker 

Spiltting the Bill COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 23:15 (60 min) - Free 
Three mad lads from the west of Ireland up for "The Craic" perform their stand up comedy show. Using observations, dry wit, dark humor and audience engagement they illustrate the world from their own ...
Espionage / The Bunker 

The Tinder Games CHAT SHOWS 
AUG 18, 25 at 00:30 (60 min) - Free 
London’s loneliest comedians battle it out to try and convince someone from Tinder, Grindr or Her to come to the show for a date. Award winning comedian James Bennison hosts this 'uniquely entertainin...
Espionage / The Bunker 

The Tinder Games CHAT SHOWS 
AUG 14 at 22:00 (60 min) - Free 
London’s loneliest comedians battle it out to try and convince someone from Tinder, Grindr or Her to come to the show for a date. Award winning comedian James Bennison hosts this 'uniquely entertainin...
Espionage / The Bunker 

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