Venue 14: Gilded Balloon Teviot

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An exciting, vibrant, neo-gothic mini-castle housing nine performance spaces and seven bars including the exclusive roof top bar, The Loft, is a must for Fringe-goers. A massive mini-Fringe under one roof, this iconic venue has spawned the best of the best on the Fringe! All spaces, the café and all seven bars are wheelchair accessible, with the exception of the Balcony and Billiard Rooms. Tickets available 24-hours online.

Shows at this venue in 2012

Mr Snot Bottom's Stinky Silly Show. Copyright: BBC.

Mr Snot Bottom's Stinky Silly Show

  • Stand-up
  • 5 - 8
  • 11am (1 hour)
  • 1-12, 14-19, 23-26 Aug 2012

A deeeesssgusting kids comedian brimming with the topics kids love: boogers, bottoms, pop-offs and smells! Expect gross gags, horrible stories...   Full listing

Ta Daaa!. Copyright: BBC / Serious Comedy.

Ta Daaa!

  • Music
  • 5
  • 11:30am (1 hour)
  • 3-5, 9-12, 18-19, 25-26 Aug 2012

All the way from Eleventy 5 Jellybean Drive, Clown Town, best friends, Frehd and Tim Eee invite you to a...   Full listing

Treasure Island. Copyright: Hartswood Films Ltd.

Treasure Island

  • 7 - 8
  • 12:15pm (1 hour)
  • 1-14, 16-27 Aug 2012

Join honest Jim Hawkins as he sets sail on a frantically funny high seas adventure. Outsmarting Long John Silver in...   Full listing

Clinton The Musical. Copyright: BBC.

Clinton The Musical

  • Music
  • 6
  • 1pm (1 hour)
  • 1-13, 15-27 Aug 2012

It's hard enough being the president by yourself. Bill Clinton's problem is that there are two of him. In 1993,...   Full listing

Big Sean, Mikey and Me. Copyright: BBC.

Big Sean, Mikey and Me

  • Play
  • 5 - 10
  • 1:30pm (1 hour)
  • 1-27 Aug 2012

Join Big Sean Connery, Hibs Boys, sadomasochistic Irish girls, American randoms, London metrosexual weirdos and wee radge Edinburgh wideos on...   Full listing

Botallack O'Clock.

Botallack O'Clock

  • Play
  • 7
  • 1:40pm (70 mins)
  • 1-13, 15-20, 22-27 Aug 2012

Third Man Theatre presents Botallack O'Clock by Eddie Elks, a new black comedy inspired by the life and death of...   Full listing

Martin Dockery: Wanderlust. Martin Dockery. Copyright: BBC.

Martin Dockery: Wanderlust

  • Storytelling
  • 9 - 10
  • 2pm (1 hour)
  • 1-13, 15-27 Aug 2012

A man treks deep into Africa and demands an epiphany. Any epiphany at all. An exhilarating and hilarious true story....   Full listing

Square Eye Pair.

Square Eye Pair

  • 8.50 - 9.50
  • 2:30pm (1 hour)
  • 1-13, 15-20, 22-27 Aug 2012

Winner, best comedy, 2011 Auckland Fringe Festival. What happens when bromance gets in the way of romance? Square Eye Pair...   Full listing

The Oxford Imps.

The Oxford Imps

  • Improv
  • 10.50 - 12
  • 3:15pm (1 hour)
  • 2-27 Aug 2012

The Oxford Imps are back! Fringe veterans from the city of dreaming spires bring you appropriately inspired comedy magic, entirely...   Full listing

I, Tommy. Des McLean.

I, Tommy

  • 14 - 16
  • 3:15pm (90 mins)
  • 3-12, 14-27 Aug 2012

Tommy Sheridan was Scotland's most popular politician before being jailed for perjury in 2011. Step with us now into the...   Full listing

Pun Run.

Pun Run

  • 12
  • 4pm (1 hour)
  • 15 Aug 2012

Britain's only pun-based comedy club hits the Fringe! A one night only, pun-orama of special guests including The Axis of...   Full listing

Gravity Boots. Gravity Boots. Copyright: BBC.

Gravity Boots

  • 7 - 8
  • 4:20pm (1 hour)
  • 1-12, 14-26 Aug 2012

Australia's newest underground hit Gravity Boots hit Edinburgh this year. Their debut show (Shortlisted for the Bank SA's Top Act...   Full listing

Morgan & West: Clockwork Miracles. Image shows from L to R: Rhys Morgan, Robert West.

Morgan & West: Clockwork Miracles

  • Magic
  • 9.50 - 10.50
  • 4:30pm (1 hour)
  • 1-13, 15-27 Aug 2012

Wander into the world of time travelling magicians Morgan and West. Uncover a multitude of magical marvels strewn hither and...   Full listing

Bad Musical.

Bad Musical

  • Music / sketch show
  • 10 - 11
  • 5pm (1 hour)
  • 1-12, 14-27 Aug 2012

The worst musical ever written. The culmination of a decade creating theatrical cack, including multiple sell-out Fringes with Bad Play....   Full listing

Man 1, Bank 0. Patrick Combs. Copyright: BBC.

Man 1, Bank 0

  • Storytelling
  • 10.50 - 12.50
  • 5:15pm (75 mins)
  • 11-26 Aug 2012

Amazing, hilarious and true. Patrick Combs deposited a fake $95, 093.35 junk mail cheque into his bank account as a...   Full listing

Casablanca: The Gin Joint Cut. Copyright: Goodnight Vienna Productions / Phil McIntyre Entertainment.

Casablanca: The Gin Joint Cut

  • 12 - 14
  • 5:15pm (1 hour)
  • 3-12, 14-19, 21-27 Aug 2012

Casablanca: The Gin Joint Cut is a lovingly disrespectful homage to one of the classic films of all time. Casablanca...   Full listing

Chris Brain: A Better Place. Chris Brain. Copyright: BBC.

Chris Brain: A Better Place

  • Stand-up
  • 7.50 - 9.50
  • 5:45pm (1 hour)
  • 1-13, 15-20, 22-27 Aug 2012

Winner NZ Billy T Award for Comedy 2009. Booze, drugs, gambling, exercise, food, you name it, I tried it in...   Full listing

The Fitzrovia Radio Hour.

The Fitzrovia Radio Hour

  • Play
  • 10 - 11
  • 5:45pm (1 hour)
  • 1-14, 16-27 Aug 2012

Recreates the unique spirit of 1940's radio plays, evoking a dinner-jacketed age of casual imperialism and stiff upper lips. New...   Full listing

Michael Workman - Mercy. Michael Workman.

Michael Workman - Mercy

  • Storytelling
  • 8 - 10
  • 6:15pm (1 hour)
  • 1-12, 14-26 Aug 2012

Winner - Best Comedy, Adelaide Fringe 2012. In 1960s Cuba a man is exiled for criticising Castro's regime. Pushed out...   Full listing

Fascinating Aïda: Cheap Flights. Image shows from L to R: Dillie Keane, Liza Pulman, Adèle Anderson.

Fascinating Aïda: Cheap Flights

  • Music
  • 13 - 14.50
  • 6:30pm (1 hour)
  • 1, 3-11, 13-20, 22-26 Aug 2012

Continuing their smash-hit sell-out tour, the Olivier Award-nominated and now a global internet sensation, Fascinating Aida is still Britain's best...   Full listing

The Showstoppers' Family Matinees. Copyright: ABC Television.

The Showstoppers' Family Matinees

  • Improv
  • 10
  • 6:30pm (70 mins)
  • 7, 12-13, 20-21 Aug 2012

Special new family-friendly shows from these brilliant musical comedy improvisers, as heard on BBC Radio 4. 'A blast. Makes your...   Full listing

Lady Sings It Better. Chandra Franken.

Lady Sings It Better

  • 12 - 14
  • 6:45pm (1 hour)
  • 1-13, 15-20, 22-27 Aug 2012

Smashing expectations one soaring harmony at a time, these women reinvent tunes from the greatest male musicians of our time....   Full listing

Celia Pacquola - Delayed. Celia Pacquola.

Celia Pacquola - Delayed

  • Stand-up
  • 9.50 - 10.50
  • 7pm (1 hour)
  • 1-13, 15-27 Aug 2012

The smallest thing can change a life. In 2010, the award-winning Aussie comic moved to London and learned the word...   Full listing

Bob Downe... Smokin'. Mark Trevorrow. Copyright: BBC.

Bob Downe... Smokin'

  • Music
  • 12.50 - 14
  • 8pm (1 hour)
  • 1-13, 15-22, 24-26 Aug 2012

More classic hits! More great prizes! Same hair! Lighter in the loafers and funnier than ever, Australia's Clown Prince of...   Full listing

Gearoid Farrelly: Turbulence. Gearoid Farrelly.

Gearoid Farrelly: Turbulence

  • 7.50 - 8.50
  • 8:15pm (1 hour)
  • 2-12, 14-26 Aug 2012

Gearoid makes his Edinburgh debut with Turbulence, a stand-up show about life's little bumps and major stresses. Turbulent events covered...   Full listing

Sean Hughes Stands Up. Sean Hughes.

Sean Hughes Stands Up

  • Stand-up
  • 12 - 14
  • 8:15pm (1 hour)
  • 1-7, 9-13, 15-27 Aug 2012

Still with his trademark irreverent style, Sean is now more mature (closer to death) and has issues he wants to...   Full listing

Al Pitcher - Tiny Triumphs. Al Pitcher.

Al Pitcher - Tiny Triumphs

  • Stand-up
  • 9.50 - 10.50
  • 8:15pm (1 hour)
  • 1-26 Aug 2012

Now living in Sweden and following a five year absence from Edinburgh, it's time for the Kiwi who has won...   Full listing

Chris Kent - Plugged In. Chris Kent.

Chris Kent - Plugged In

  • Stand-up
  • 8.50 - 9.50
  • 9pm (1 hour)
  • 1-12, 14-26 Aug 2012

What do you get when you cross a burnt out electrician with a stand-up comedian? You get the most high-voltage...   Full listing

Sam Simmons - About The Weather. Sam Simmons. Copyright: Thames Television.

Sam Simmons - About The Weather

  • 10.50 - 11.50
  • 9:15pm (1 hour)
  • 1-12, 14-26 Aug 2012

Nominee - Best Comedy, Edinburgh Fringe 2011. Australia's maestro of suburban absurdism is back. A man is standing next to...   Full listing

The Blanks' Big Break. Image shows from L to R: Sam Lloyd, Paul F. Perry, George Miserlis, Philip McNiven.

The Blanks' Big Break

  • Music
  • 12 - 14
  • 9:30pm (1 hour)
  • 1-13, 15-22, 24-27 Aug 2012

The Blanks, aka Ted's Band from the hit TV show Scrubs, make their Edinburgh debut. They mix a cappella, a...   Full listing

Rubberbandits.

Rubberbandits

  • Satire
  • 12 - 14
  • 10:30pm (1 hour)
  • 8-12, 14-16, 18-19, 25-26 Aug 2012

Their riotous, satirical hit single Horse Outside became a global 10m hit YouTube sensation with follow ups Spastic hawk, Blackman,...   Full listing

So You Think You're Funny?.

So You Think You're Funny?

  • Stand-up
  • 10 - 15
  • 10:30pm (90 mins)
  • 5-7, 12-15 Aug 2012

Twenty-five years of the best stand-up comedy competition in the UK, we have whittled it down to the best from...   Full listing

Terry Alderton. Terry Alderton.

Terry Alderton

  • Stand-up
  • 10.50 - 12
  • 10:30pm (1 hour)
  • 17-18, 20-21, 24-26 Aug 2012

Winner: ThreeWeeks Critics' Award. Two-time winner: Best International Comedian NZ Comedy Guild. **** (Times), **** (Sunday Times), **** (Guardian). Sun's...   Full listing

Late Night Laughs. Copyright: BBC.

Late Night Laughs

  • Stand-up
  • 9 - 12
  • 10:45pm (1 hour)
  • 1-26 Aug 2012

Edinburgh's newest stand-up showcase bounces into the Balloon. Six of the freshest and most exciting new talents in comedy will...   Full listing

The Showstoppers.

The Showstoppers

  • Improv
  • 7.50 - 12.50
  • 11pm (70 mins)
  • 3-22, 24-26 Aug 2012

Fifth Edinburgh Fringe season for this unmissable troupe, who make up a new musical comedy every night based on audience...   Full listing

I Am, I Am.

I Am, I Am

  • 6 - 8
  • 11:15pm (1 hour)
  • 1-12, 14-19, 21-27 Aug 2012

Two of Cambridge's favourite Footlights storm the stage for an anarchic hour of late-night musical comedy. No two performances are...   Full listing

The New Conway Dimension. Image shows from L to R: Michael Burke, John Conway.

The New Conway Dimension

  • 8.50 - 9.50
  • 11:55pm (1 hour)
  • 11-27 Aug 2012

It's like if Michael has organized a space party and Conway has turned up with a variety of lizards and...   Full listing

The Death Of Comedy.

The Death Of Comedy

  • 7.50 - 8.50
  • Midnight (1 hour)
  • 1-12, 14-26 Aug 2012

Ireland's top alternative comedy night takes a holiday to Edinburgh for the Fringe and a series of very special midnight...   Full listing

A Little Perspective with Imaan.

A Little Perspective with Imaan

  • Stand-up
  • 5 - 8
  • Midnight (1 hour)
  • 1-27 Aug 2012

The performance explores perceptions of socio-political corrections from the worms-eyed view of a short statured, un-abled, height deficient, disabled, incumbently...   Full listing

Late 'n' Live.

Late 'n' Live

  • Stand-up
  • 12 - 15
  • 1am (240 mins)
  • 3-27 Aug 2012

The first and the best of late night shows on the Fringe presents its 26th year of unadulterated comedy mayhem....   Full listing