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Laughing Horse Free Festival Venue

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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1 Last Dance with my father COMEDY 
AUG 4-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-28 at 14:30 (60 min) - Free 
Njambi McGrath returns to the Fringe with a roller coaster hour of dark comedy guaranteed to make you laugh and cry. Having survived a beating that nearly killed her, Njambi McGrath is forced to confr...
Espionage / Kasbar 

ACE - Amsterdam Comedy in Edinburgh COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 23:45 (60 min) - Free 
The flourishing Amsterdam comedy scene comes to Edinburgh with a bang, a bash and a bootilicious bounce. This motley crew of born-again cloggies have roots in Egypt, Ireland, Italy, the UK, the US, Ru...
Espionage / Kasbar 

Comedy Boxing COMEDY 
AUG 4-14, 17-28 at 21:15 (60 min) - Free 
The Olympic spirit of competition is here! Comedy Boxing features Australian industry heavyweights Sam Kissajukian (AUS) and Kyle Legacy (UK) as mortal enemies who go head to head over five rounds. Ea...
Espionage / Kasbar 

Curried Mustard COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 01:00 (60 min) - Free 
Show about my life growing up in the deepest darkest parts of india, and being thrown into the west with no language, culture, looks, social skills or intelligence. ...
Espionage / Kasbar 

Head Sets COMEDY 
AUG 4-15, 17-28 at 22:30 (60 min) - Free 
Comics losing their heads and performing with no bodies. This brand new show brings a mixed-bill of the best comics from the Fringe who perform in the U.K. and international comedy circuits...all deli...
Espionage / Kasbar 

Hilarity Bites Comedy Club Pick of the Fringe COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 13:15 (60 min) - Free 
Hilarity Bites Comedy Club present their Pick of the Fringe, following full houses from 2013-2015. Each show will feature four great acts from the UK and International comedy circuit, presented by on...
Espionage / Kasbar 

Hilarity Bites Management Showcase Show COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 15:45 (60 min) - Free 
Hilarity Bites Management are one of the biggest comedy agencies in the North of England, looking after some of the biggest and brightest talent. See some of the most original comedy voices working t...
Espionage / Kasbar 

John Scott Smashes It To F**k COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 18:15 (60 min) - Free 
Award winning comedian John Scott returns to the Free Fringe with a mixture of old favourites and brand new material. John has been ingrained in both the British and global comedy scene for over 15 ...
Espionage / Kasbar 

Laughing Horse FREE Comedy Selection COMEDY 
AUG 5-27 at 17:00 (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 5-27 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 

Shit of the Fringe COMEDY 
AUG 5-28 at 12:00 (60 min) - Free 
Tired of all of the Pick of the Fringe shows? Worn-out by Fringe hyperbole? This afternoon showcase has all the great comedians that get bad reviews and deserve more! It's the best shit show in to...
Espionage / Kasbar 
Mata Hari 

5 Years THEATRE 
AUG 21-28 at 12:30 (60 min) - Free 
Amanda is tired. Of her job, her boyfriend and her life. If she can just achieve the perfect body, surely the perfect life will follow. So what if it costs 5 years of her life. It’ll be worth it. Mayb...
Espionage / Mata Hari 

9 Months And Counting... COMEDY 
AUG 4-19, 22-28 at 15:00 (60 min) - Free 
When Andy's fiancee told him she was 'expecting', she clearly didn't just mean their new baby child - she was expecting him (quite rightly!) to step up and finally make the graduation from being a big...
Espionage / Mata Hari 

Archie Maddocks - Shirts vs Skins COMEDY 
AUG 4-14, 16-28 at 21:15 (60 min) - Free 
This is the debut show of award winning comedian and fiendishly good-looking dynamo love guru* Archie Maddocks. Being mixed race, he’s always felt a pressure to pick a team. Join him as he explores th...
Espionage / Mata Hari 

Begging To Differ COMEDY 
AUG 20-21 at 15:00 (60 min) - Free 
FOR 2 SHOWS ONLY in Edfringe 2016! Daphna Baram, a middle-Eastern Mary Poppins, says it as it is - though sometimes she probably shouldn't. The comedian/ journalist/ ex-Israeli-human-rights lawyer/imm...
Espionage / Mata Hari 

Dirty Rotten Irish Scoundrels COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 16:15 (60 min) - Free 
What happens when you get the The 2 most notorious, underground, cultish, Irish comedians and get them to do a show for free in Edinburgh? A beautiful, artistic, hour of comedy that will penetrate eve...
Espionage / Mata Hari 

Frugl presents Classic Joke Club COMEDY 
AUG 4-14, 16-28 at 13:45 (60 min) - Free 
See the best acts in Edinburgh breath new life into classic joke formats. Never mind why the chicken crossed the road, we find out how and where. Discover the definitive answers behind the number of ...
Espionage / Mata Hari 

Molland vs Sullivan: Freedom of Speech COMEDY 
AUG 4-8, 10-15, 17-22, 24-28 at 20:00 (60 min) - Free 
Nothing will remain sacred when the ‘bombastically liberal’ Rick Molland (ThreeWeeks) meets the ‘shamelessly shocking’ Sully O'Sullivan (Australian Times) in this stand-up comedy face-of...
Espionage / Mata Hari 

Normally Abnormal COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 18:45 (60 min) - FREE 
Award-winning stand-up Dave Chawner takes a hilarious look at identity, recovery and life after eating disorders. 'Makes you laugh as well as think' (BroadwayBaby.com). 'Sharp, insightful, touching, b...
Espionage / Mata Hari 

Revill's Selection COMEDY 
AUG 4-14, 16-20 at 12:30 (60 min) - Free 
Revill’s Selection will be 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. Wi...
Espionage / Mata Hari 

Tamar Broadbent: Get Ugly COMEDY 
AUG 4-16, 18-28 at 17:30 (60 min) - Free 
Living in the trendy part of town, Tamar has become uncharacteristically nervous about leaving the house. She is convinced there must be more to life than dodging hipsters, envying gym girls and keepi...
Espionage / Mata Hari 
Minus One 

Espionage Music Stage MUSIC 
AUG 4-28 at 14:00 (300 min) - Free 
A selection of musicians perform in the Espionage Minus one Bar through the day. Sit back and enjoy singers, musicians, small bands and cabaret acts in the minus one bar, while you enjoy a drink. ...
Espionage / Minus One 

The Free Festival Nightclub @ Espionage NIGHTCLUBS 
AUG 4-28 at 23:00 (360 min) - Free 
Five Floors of Fun, every night of the Fringe until 5am. Top tunes, cheesy classics, dance floors and bars to let you party the night away at the Fringe's ultimate all-night party destination. ...
Espionage / Minus One 

Aaaaaargh! It's the One Liner Show - Free COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 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 

BattleActs! Improvised Comedy COMEDY 
AUG 5-14, 16-28 at 22:15 (60 min) - Free 
BattleActs! is an award-winning, multi-five star late-night comedy party show that has performed to rave reviews around the country. The show sees two teams of fearless improvisers pitched against eac...
Espionage / Pravda 

AUG 4-14, 16-21, 23-28 at 17:15 (60 min) - Free 
FLOSS is a brand new shiny sketch show by Eleanor, Orlando and Dillon. Join these three Cambridge Footlights for a feel-good hour of dizzying highs and devastatingly crushing lows. You don't want to...
Espionage / Pravda 

How can I Drive to a Gig with a Jakey on my Bonnet? COMEDY 
AUG 4-14, 16-28 at 21:00 (60 min) - Free 
All he had to do was drive 55 miles to perform a stand up set at a golf club dinner, follow the instructions about appropriate language and pick up a cheque. What could possibly go wrong? Bruce Fummey...
Espionage / Pravda 

Matt Green: Writing To Harvey Keitel COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 14:45 (60 min) - Free 
Two years ago Matt Green spent 6 hours in a car with Hollywood star Harvey Keitel. Since then people keep asking Matt what Harvey’s like, and presumably the same thing has also been happening the othe...
Espionage / Pravda 

Pun-Man 2: Girls Just Wanna Hear Puns COMEDY 
AUG 5-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-28 at 19:45 (60 min) - Free 
UK Pun Champion Leo Kearse, aka Pun-Man, is here to save humanity from observational comedy with another pun party! If you like award-winning stupid jokes, interactive punning and a confused lycra-cla...
Espionage / Pravda 

Shaggers COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 18:30 (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 

AUG 4-28 at 13:20 (60 min) - Free 
Between the two acts Evan Desmarais and Dylan Gott have performed on; Just For Laughs, North By Northeast, The Toronto Fringe Festival, The Adelaide Fringe Festival, Canadian Music Week, XM Radio, The...
Espionage / Pravda 

Weiners COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 16:00 (60 min) - Free 
The legendary Weiners showcase returns, featuring guest comedians from across the Fringe. Stars of BBC, Comedy Central and Radio 4! All for FREE. This show has sold out in Hoffenheim for 50 years and...
Espionage / Pravda 

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