Venue 272: The Free Sisters


Edinburgh's premiere party venue and the free mega venue with six rooms of free shows running throughout the day and night, all located around a vibrant and buzzing courtyard. With a huge drinks selection, a wide menu, hog roast, and plenty of new surprises each year! Shows run from 09:00-02:00, with music and dancing trough until 5am, the venue is barely ever closed in August.

Shows at this venue in 2012



  • Free
  • 5-13 & 15-26 Aug 2012

Come to the ugly bug ball where quirky characters such as Egghead, a dancing shark, a skally and weird creepy...   Full listing

The Human Condition - Free. Copyright: BBC.

The Human Condition - Free

  • Satire
  • Free
  • 3-5, 7-12, 14-19 & 21-26 Aug 2012

Based on the book of the same name, The Human Condition is Cameron's hilarious exploration of man, his achievements and...   Full listing

Bless You In Advance.

Bless You In Advance

  • Sketch show
  • Free
  • 17-26 Aug 2012

Three Stand Ups and A Sit Down present Bless You in Advance - a show categorically not about nuns. Or...   Full listing

Stay At Home Dad - Free.

Stay At Home Dad - Free

  • Stand-up
  • Free
  • 3-15 Aug 2012

Hazard! Man doing woman's work! White-van man bagged a successful career chick, got her up the duff and married her....   Full listing

Mugging Chickens.

Mugging Chickens

  • Sketch show
  • Free
  • 2-26 Aug 2012

Egads boys and girls, it's the Mugging Chickens! Back for another clandestine leap into sketch, dance and ribald joke-ology! So...   Full listing

Stand Up, Woman - Free. Julia Munrow.

Stand Up, Woman - Free

  • Play
  • Free
  • 13-16 Aug 2012

Sam Foxton never stands up to anyone - until she tries stand-up comedy. Bullied by her husband, children and best...   Full listing

Fark. Madeleine Culp.


  • Free
  • 3-14 & 17-26 Aug 2012

'Genre busting and highly entertaining' (The Pun). 'Shambolic charm' (Scotsman). Madeleine Culp will show you the art that's everywhere. Finally!...   Full listing

Birth Order. Rachel Anderson.

Birth Order

  • Free
  • 4-26 Aug 2012

Oldest, youngest, middle or only child. We all come somewhere. Psychologists argue that birth order is one of the key...   Full listing

Sinful - Free. Carly Tarett.

Sinful - Free

  • Play
  • Free
  • 2-26 Aug 2012

From the exasperated instructor of a doughnut-gobbling fitness group, to an elderly Welsh classroom assistant with an unusual take on...   Full listing

3 Days Off Jesus. David Burke.

3 Days Off Jesus

  • Stand-up / storytelling
  • Free
  • 2-7, 9-14, 16-21 & 23-26 Aug 2012

Born on the 22nd of December, David Burke is only three Days off Jesus. Join this non-drinking Irish man for...   Full listing

Peter Edwards: Love Everyone. Peter Edwards.

Peter Edwards: Love Everyone

  • Stand-up
  • Free
  • 3, 5-10, 12-17, 19-24 & 26 Aug 2012

From happiness in Heathrow, to neediness in New York, Pete's story is a true-life desperation drama. Through stand-up, he overcomes...   Full listing

Bus-ting to Laugh - Free. Copyright: BBC.

Bus-ting to Laugh - Free

  • Stand-up / improv
  • Free
  • 2-26 Aug 2012

Joe's an illegal immigrant who's been deported several times, but somehow finds the right bus to sneak back across the...   Full listing

This Time It's Personal. Dave Baucutt.

This Time It's Personal

  • Stand-up
  • Free
  • 4-12 & 14-26 Aug 2012

A comedian who started stand-up in 2010 and has since had over 300 hits on YouTube and is currently topping...   Full listing

Shaggers - Free Festival.

Shaggers - Free Festival

  • Stand-up / storytelling
  • Free
  • 3-25 Aug 2012

The worldwide cult-hit returns with the best comedians from around the Festival doing anecdotes, jokes and songs based around sex....   Full listing

Lol-ocaust. Image shows from L to R: Ant Craven, Tom Goble.


  • Stand-up
  • Free
  • 2-6, 8-13, 15-20 & 22-26 Aug 2012

Join rising stars Ant Craven, 'Wonderfully funny' (, and Tom Goble, 'Rising national star' (, as they turn on the...   Full listing

BattleActs! Presents....

BattleActs! Presents...

  • Improv / stand-up
  • Free
  • 3-27 Aug 2012

An ever-changing line-up of the most blistering comedy around, in a late-night revue hosted by (Time Out) Critics' Choice improvisers...   Full listing