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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 

A Poke in the Eye COMEDY 
AUG 3-15, 17-27 at 20:30 (60 min) - FREE TICKETED 
Georgie Morrell: A Poke in the Eye One woman. One eye. And her (sort of) blind life… The debut 4* stand up show from comic, Georgie Morrell after it’s successful Edinburgh run and transfer to Soho A ...
Cabaret Voltaire / Cinema Room 

Adele Cliff: Cliff Notes COMEDY 
AUG 3-15, 17-27 at 19:25 (40 min) - Free 
Adele Cliff, writer of one of Dave's Top Ten Funniest Jokes of the Fringe 2016, takes you on a trip through her head to examine all the notes she's made on various topics over the last couple of years...
Cabaret Voltaire / Cinema Room 

Conor O'Toole and Ruth Hunter are fine with this. COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 12:00 (50 min) - Free 
Conor O'Toole - "Ireland's prince of alternative comedy"- meg.ie "His ability to tease out the humour and beauty that reside in the smallest of details is remarkable." **** Fest Magazine "He certainl...
Cabaret Voltaire / Cinema Room 

Hello Humans COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 15:30 (60 min) - Free 
Hello Humans, Jay here (Bath, Reading, Leicester, and New Act of The Year finalist, broadcast on Radio 4 Extra -humble really) doing a show about pyjamas, relativity and meeting Odin (maybe a hallucin...
Cabaret Voltaire / Cinema Room 

Iguana Mum COMEDY 
AUG 3-13, 20-27 at 18:00 (40 min) - Free 
Wish big, wish high, but be careful what you wish for. That's what marriage and kids have taught Sindhu (rhymes with Hindu — convenient because she is one). The 2016 BBC New Comedy Award finalist talk...
Cabaret Voltaire / Cinema Room 

Newcastle Brown Tales COMEDY 
AUG 4-13, 15-27 at 13:00 (60 min) - Free 
After his critically acclaimed debut hour, Rahul Kohli returns with a show unlike anything else: an hour of true stories from his drunken adventures. From the wacky to the hilarious to the downright u...
Cabaret Voltaire / Cinema Room 

Rotating Bill COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 16:45 (60 min) - Free 
Crashing back into the fringe for its triumphant 3rd year, Rotating Bill is back to bring you top quality stand up. Featuring different line ups everyday and special guests, it's a sure fire way to en...
Cabaret Voltaire / Cinema Room 

Shehan Wanigasekera: Wa Niga Wit Attitude & Lenny Sherman: Work in Progress COMEDY 
AUG 3-15, 17-27 at 14:15 (60 min) - Free 
Shehan is an Aussie comedian living in London. Shehan's style of comedy is a mix of observational and ethnic humour. He has been doing comedy for 6 years No Props, No weird stuff, no long winded stori...
Cabaret Voltaire / Cinema Room 

Stella Graham - Rage Against The Unclean COMEDY 
AUG 15-19 at 18:00 (60 min) - Free 
Ever felt your inner volcano explode at the sight of a motorway middle lane driver, or had an office job so boring you applied to join the North Korean Circus? Then this is the show for you. Coventry ...
Cabaret Voltaire / Cinema Room 
Long Room 

Andrew Ryan's Pick of the Fringe COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 12:15 (60 min) - Free 
Cabaret Voltaire / Long Room 

Big Cat Small Flap COMEDY 
AUG 15 at 13:30 (60 min) - Free 
Big Cat Small Flap is a surreal stand-up show about the famous giant talking cat called Mr Nibbles and his life and observations on being different in today's crazy world asking the questions; What is...
Cabaret Voltaire / Long Room 

Comedy World War 5 COMEDY 
AUG 4-27 at 21:00 (60 min) - Free 
The hit-show in its fifth year! Four international top comedians per night, one against one, no allies. Like in every world war, different line-up each night. Always started by a German (Christian Sch...
Cabaret Voltaire / Long Room 

Dino Wiand - Yorkshire Ripper (Self Sabotage) COMEDY 
AUG 22 at 18:30 (60 min) - Free 
Dino grew up on an American Spy base in Yorkshire. Dino’s oddball, random, self deprecating, sometimes confusing Dadaist style comedy has been described as Andy Kaufmanesque. The show is in two halves...
Cabaret Voltaire / Long Room 

Dylan Gott: Cool Guy, Lots Of Friends COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 17:15 (60 min) - Free 
Canadian comedian Dylan Gott performs a brand new hour of stand up comedy about being a virgin until 23 (he's 31 now) and how that affected attempting a long distance open relationship with the only p...
Cabaret Voltaire / Long Room 

Jojo's boobs are killing her - Raising money for comedian Jojo Smith COMEDY 
AUG 3-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-27 at 18:30 (60 min) - Free 
Our Friend Jojo Smith Planned to do an Edinburgh show this year, in this timeslot to pay for a much needed operation, but about a week before the festival started she had to cancel her run because she...
Cabaret Voltaire / Long Room 

Katharine Ferns is in Stitches COMEDY 
AUG 3-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-27 at 13:30 (60 min) - Free 
Brutally funny storytelling show from Canadian comedian Katharine Ferns (MTV, ichannel) is a comedic journey about learning to laugh at the visible and invisible scars of surviving mental illness, dom...
Cabaret Voltaire / Long Room 

Komödie Distillery COMEDY 
AUG 8, 15 at 18:30 (60 min) - Free 
Four of the hottest up and coming acts from the London scene come together for a comedy compilation show to make you chortle. Featuring a diverse group of comedy voices, these acts will set you aligh...
Cabaret Voltaire / Long Room 

Laughing Horse FREE Pick of the Fringe COMEDY 
AUG 4-27 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 14t...
Cabaret Voltaire / Long Room 

Marcus Ryan - Love Me Tinder COMEDY 
AUG 3-13, 15-27 at 14:45 (60 min) - Free 
Critically acclaimed one-man show finally comes to the UK! SOLD OUT seasons in Perth 2015, Scarborough 2015, Adelaide 2015, Melbourne 2014/15 and a tour of Canada, this self-appointed online dating ex...
Cabaret Voltaire / Long Room 

Matt Price : The Weed Fairy COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 19:45 (60 min) - Free 
My Dad is known by West country Police as Anthony Price AKA the “Weed fairy.” Check out a review of a preview for this show published on May 31st 2017 : http://broadwaybaby.com/shows/matt-price-the-...
Cabaret Voltaire / Long Room 

Self Sabotage COMEDY 
AUG 22 at 13:30 (60 min) - Free 
Have you ever made a mistake that you instantly regretted? And then made that same mistake when you really should know better? Then done it a third time and realised you suffer deep, terrifying psycho...
Cabaret Voltaire / Long Room 

Stranger in a Strange Land COMEDY 
AUG 8 at 13:30 (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 ...
Cabaret Voltaire / Long Room 
Main Room 

Ahir Shah: Control COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 14:00 (60 min) - Free 
A stand-up show about freedom, fascism, complacency, complicity, and milk. ***** List **** Guardian ...
Cabaret Voltaire / Main Room 

Ahir Shah: Control COMEDY 
AUG 16, 23 at 17:45 (60 min) - Free 
A stand-up show about freedom, fascism, complacency, complicity, and milk. ***** List **** Guardian ...
Cabaret Voltaire / Main Room 

Christian Schulte-Loh: Rise of the 50 Foot German Comedian COMEDY 
AUG 4-15, 17-22, 24-27 at 17:45 (60 min) - Free 
He's back! The German giant returns. Christian is a regular on German TV and in all major British comedy clubs, including The Comedy Store. He has gigged in more than 30 countries and is known as 'a f...
Cabaret Voltaire / Main Room 

Joke Thieves COMEDY 
AUG 3-14, 16-27 at 20:15 (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 5 comedy shows of the Year (List). Top 10 late...
Cabaret Voltaire / Main Room 

Maff Brown: There's always one COMEDY 
AUG 3-13, 15-22, 24-27 at 15:15 (60 min) - Free 
Another stand up show from the Mock the Week and Shooting Stars writer. After a pretty much sold out run last year, Maff returns to the Festival with a brand new show of one liners. Maff has been vote...
Cabaret Voltaire / Main Room 

Martin Mor: All the Best COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 19:00 (60 min) - Free 
Martin comes from Northern Ireland, and after a successful career as a circus performer, he turned his attention on the unsuspecting comedy circuit. With over 30 years experience as a professional per...
Cabaret Voltaire / Main Room 

Stateless COMEDY 
AUG 23 at 15:15 (60 min) - Free 
Born in Iceland, educated in the U.S, grown a beard in China; Helgi Steinar is a borderless comedian who has now found himself living in Edinburgh, trying to understand Scots as much as he tries to un...
Cabaret Voltaire / Main Room 

Struan Logan: Mingalabar COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 12:00 (30 min) - Free 
Scottish comedian Struan Logan spent three months in South East Asia, performing stand-up in Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong along with travelling through Vietnam, Taiwan and his favourit...
Cabaret Voltaire / Main Room 

The Rat Pack presents... COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 16:30 (60 min) - Free 
The Rat Pack presents... returns to Edinburgh for a 5th sell-out year. The best stand-up and cabaret now bigger and better than ever. Check out the line-ups at www.theratpack.co.uk. 'Classy stand-up...
Cabaret Voltaire / Main Room 

Tom Toal - Better than Before COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 12:45 (60 min) - Free 
Nominated for Amused Moose Best Show, Tom Toal returns with his funniest show yet. "a master of storytelling" - Punchline A show about how following your dreams can sometimes lead to mini nightmares...
Cabaret Voltaire / Main Room 

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