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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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A Few Good Jen COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 16:00 (60 min) - Free 
Multi Award-winning Welsh comedian, Jenny Collier, returns with a brand new hour of stand up. After a sellout 2017 run, a smattering of European gigs and another year of performing all over the UK, sh...
Espionage / Kasbar 

A Pair of Jokers COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 19:45 (60 min) - Free 
Laughing Horse NATY winner Donal Vaughan and fellow Irishman Pat McDonagh are here to make you laugh. And that's it. If you want to see a show about a middle class, white guy talk about the struggles ...
Espionage / Kasbar 

Alcohol is good for you - Sam Kissajukian COMEDY 
AUG 2-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-26 at 17:15 (50 min) - Free 
Nominated for Best Comedy at FRINGE WORLD 2016 & selling out all 23 shows at Edinburgh Fringe 2016 & 2017. Sam (Australia) has been crushing stand-up globally and this new show is even better than las...
Espionage / Kasbar 

Bronston Jones: Spilt Milk - FREE COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 23:30 (60 min) - Free 
They say "Don't cry over spilt milk." Comedian Bronston Jones jokes about his life's little problems... and some very big ones too! "Certifiably Unique." - LA Weekly "Very Entertaining." - Broadway ...
Espionage / Kasbar 

Clash of the Tight Tens COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 12:15 (60 min) - Free 
Andy Quirk presents his pick of the finest fringe comedians performing ten minute tasters of their full length shows. Expect a titanic mix of stand-up, sketch and musical comedy. Good clean fun – you’...
Espionage / Kasbar 

Comedy Boxing - New Challengers COMEDY 
AUG 2-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-26 at 21:00 (50 min) - Free 
Comedy Boxing returns to Edinburgh with different competitors each show. Comedians will compete over 4 hilarious rounds of stand up, improvisation, heckling and boxing. With 3 years of sold out shows ...
Espionage / Kasbar 

First World Problems COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 14:45 (60 min) - Free 
East London's premier rapper of first-world problems, Andy Quirk, and his backup dancer Anna J, invite you to join their crew for fist-pumping therapy tackling the inconsequential irks of modern livin...
Espionage / Kasbar 

Jacob Hatton: Correspondence with Canines COMEDY 
AUG 25-26 at 22:15 (60 min) - Free 
Dogs can write. We see it in Christmas Cards and Birthday Cards. Dear Jacob, Happy Christmas, lots of love Laura and Paul and Spot (Woof woof!). Nobody knows why dogs have learned to write but thus fa...
Espionage / Kasbar 

Late Night Comedy Death Camp COMEDY 
AUG 2-19, 21-26 at 00:45 (60 min) - Free 
Henry Ginsberg presents a possibly anarchic, probably slightly depraved and almost certainly alcohol fuelled showcase of the best stand up comedy from this year's fringe. Hopefully everybody makes it ...
Espionage / Kasbar 

Njambi McGrath and guests COMEDY 
AUG 3-12, 14-24 at 22:15 (60 min) - Free 
a showcase of the hottest comedians ...
Espionage / Kasbar 

AUG 15-26 at 13:30 (60 min) - Free 
William Stone ("Belting gags"- Angela Barnes) and Simone Belshaw (South Coast Comedian 2017 Finalist, Funny Women Regional Finalist 2018) are just two pals trying to make sense of life and it’s many f...
Espionage / Kasbar 

Revill's Selection COMEDY 
AUG 3-7, 9-14 at 13:30 (60 min) - Free 
Get your afternoon off to the perfect start with Revill's Selection. Join host Ian Fox (Paul Revill is AWOL) for a frisky, fun and irreverent hour of stand-up comedy. Just like a packet of Revels swee...
Espionage / Kasbar 

The Fresh Prince of Comedy Returns - Kyle Legacy COMEDY 
AUG 2-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-26 at 18:30 (50 min) - Free 
The Fresh Prince of the comedy is a master of the crowd and slave to the laugh. Kyle Legacy is hilarious and so original. If you came to laugh hard, Kyle is at your service. With huge success in 2017 ...
Espionage / Kasbar 
Mata Hari 

Adventures In Dementia - Steve Day COMEDY 
AUG 2-12, 14-19, 21-26 at 13:45 (60 min) - Free 
Steve Day's dad has Alzheimers. There's nothing he can do about it except remember the way he was. Steve has also been deaf since his teens but has new hearing aids so now he's going through all the m...
Espionage / Mata Hari 

Comedy from Salford Uni COMEDY 
AUG 2-11 at 20:00 (60 min) - Free 
The cream of the crop from the University of Salford showcasing the future faces of British comedy. From the UK university with the longest running full-time comedy degree. Stand-up, sketch and more! ...
Espionage / Mata Hari 

EdinBra Fringe Comedy COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 18:45 (60 min) - Free 
The debut season of a revolving line-up of the best established and up-and-coming female comedians from around the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. An early evening show for all comedy fans. This show is al...
Espionage / Mata Hari 

Free Festival Nightclubs NIGHTCLUBS 
AUG 3-26 at 22:00 (420 min) - Free 
party the night away, at our all night clubs to end your day of festivities with a boogie and and many a late night beer. Open until 5am every night of the Fringe, August is Party month! ...
Espionage / Mata Hari 

Gareth Berliner : I paid for 50 minutes of your time. COMEDY 
AUG 13, 20 at 13:45 (60 min) - Free 
In the last 4 years Comedian Gareth Berliner has appeared in the worlds longest running soap (Coronation Street), told a time travelling Doctor to shut up (Doctor Who), punched a postman in the face (...
Espionage / Mata Hari 

Good Evening Edinburgh, It's Sam Kissajukian COMEDY 
AUG 2-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-26 at 21:15 (50 min) - Free 
Nominated Best Comedy FRINGE WORLD 2016, Sam has been crushing stand up globally, and now he's created a MOCK TALK SHOW that's designed to make you laugh hard and have too much fun. So, come along for...
Espionage / Mata Hari 

Laughing Horse FREE Best in Comedy Chat Show CHAT SHOWS 
AUG 2-26 at 16:15 (60 min) - Free 
This chat show is the perfect way to start your Fringe day, as you spend an hour in the company of one of the finest stand-ups on the Scottish comedy circuit. Visit this late-afternoon soiree which ...
Espionage / Mata Hari 

Paul Duncan McGarrity: A practical guide to attacking castles COMEDY 
AUG 2-13, 15-26 at 12:30 (60 min) - Free 
From the age of sieges and chivalry comes a show about Medieval love, adrenaline junkies and an insane quest for glory. Join comedian and archaeologist Paul Duncan McGarrity as he explains how modern ...
Espionage / Mata Hari 

Potatoes, Pies and Haggis COMEDY 
AUG 12-19 at 20:00 (60 min) - Free 
Pies and Haggis are a comedy duo, and together these two friends will take you on a comedy journey full of truth, lies and confessions. During this hilarious one-hour romp these funny ladies tackle to...
Espionage / Mata Hari 

Shakespeare Catalysts THEATRE 
AUG 20-26 at 20:00 (60 min) - Free 
"Abide the change of time." Cymbeline II.4. Following their award-winning production of ‘Gobland for the Goblins!’ (★★★★★ Families Edinburgh), Aulos Productions proudly ...
Espionage / Mata Hari 

Stephen Carlin: The Opinionater COMEDY 
AUG 2-13, 15-26 at 15:00 (60 min) - Free 
No purpose, no point, no means, no future, no ends, no reason, no mind, no entry, no signal, no credit, no news, no access, no all, no areas, no light, no tunnel, no future, no hope, no dark, no line...
Espionage / Mata Hari 

The Vagabonds of Comedy COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 17:30 (60 min) - Free 
Aussie globetrotting comedian-storyteller Frank Hadchiti and Italian surrealist entertainer Fico Fellini met one damp autumn night at a West Berlin comedy open mic night. The following three years bro...
Espionage / Mata Hari 

Aaaaaaaaaaargh! It's the One-Liner Show – Free COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 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 i...
Espionage / Pravda 

Adam Vincent Stuck In The Suburbs With You COMEDY 
AUG 2-20, 22-26 at 17:00 (60 min) - Free 
See this award nominated (best comedy Buxton Fringe 2017) Australian (now lives in Bedfordshire…gutted) who played to full houses throughout Edfringe (2017). See the man who writes for Channel 4’s awa...
Espionage / Pravda 

Angel Comedy Showcase COMEDY 
AUG 3-26 at 13:15 (60 min) - Free 
Award-winning Angel Comedy (Best Club in UK 2015, 2017 Chortle Awards) brings a showcase to Edinburgh Festival 2018. Award-winning comedians and the best new acts, free! Time Out recommended, and Top ...
Espionage / Pravda 

LoveHard: Tales From The Elsewhere COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 20:45 (60 min) - Free 
Welcome to Hopeville. Just your average sleepy Mid-West American town of white picket fences, backs slapped slightly too hard by dubious farmhands, and where everyone knows everyone's secrets. Populat...
Espionage / Pravda 

AUG 3-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-26 at 15:45 (55 min) - Free 
Never mind the bollocks, here's the best comedian you've never heard of. A simple stand up show, from a complicated man, with some lush Art & ludicrous tales thrown in. Damn it, I might even do poem! ...
Espionage / Pravda 

AUG 2-26 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 

Right Wing Comedian COMEDY 
AUG 2-13, 15-26 at 19:30 (60 min) - Free 
Scottish Comedian of the Year Leo Kearse rips into liberals in his follow up to last year's sellout hit "I Can Make You Tory". He takes a scalpel to male feminists, Labour antisemites, snowflakes, #Me...
Espionage / Pravda 

Shaggers COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 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 

The Godfather of Comedy COMEDY 
AUG 2-7, 9-14, 16-19, 23-26 at 22:00 (60 min) - Free 
After his last stretch in the slammer, Tony Corleone has become a sit-down comedian. Don’t worry about nothing. Tony’s gonna explain everything. Brexit, Trump, Terrorism, Gays, MeToo, and how to talk...
Espionage / Pravda 
The Bunker 

Adventures of the Singing Acupuncturist 6: Big O makes it in NY...or does she? COMEDY 
AUG 15-26 at 00:00 (60 min) - Free 
Want adventure? Want to laugh? Want to discover what it is like to move to New York City? Then come and join Big O, the Singing Acupuncturist, in this hilarious hour of comedy where Olivia entertain...
Espionage / The Bunker 

Chris McGlade 'Northern Monkey' COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 19:00 (60 min) - Free 
Chris McGlade is a comedian with a compelling political rage burning inside him delivered with unbridled passion.This one hour show of hard hitting stand up is a follow up to last year's critically ac...
Espionage / The Bunker 

Cosmic Comedy Berlin COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 21:30 (60 min) - Free 
Come and join us for a wunderbar time at Cosmic Comedy Berlin. Laugh your Lederhosen off at a wide range of topics by some of the best comics from the Berlin English comedy scene. They will be sharing...
Espionage / The Bunker 

Excitable COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 17:45 (60 min) - Free 
Its that time of the year again and I'm no longer in my twenties. I'm older, wiser, and now more British. I've live in the UK for the past year and this Canadian has been trying to stay happy amongs...
Espionage / The Bunker 

Kitchen Party Action COMEDY 
AUG 3-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-26 at 22:45 (60 min) - Free 
Standup comedy... Have you ever noticed how the best conversations at a party usually take place in the kitchen? Come to my party its a massive kitchen party. We'll party have a laugh and talk utter r...
Espionage / The Bunker 

Laughing Horse FREE Comedy Selection COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 20:15 (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 / The Bunker 

Mickey Sharma's mixed blessings COMEDY 
AUG 2-14, 16-21, 23-25 at 12:45 (60 min) - Free 
After realising that when it comes to dating, mickey has a definitive bias towards white women. It was time to take a deeper look into whether it was nature or nurture. Mickey asks some tough and at t...
Espionage / The Bunker 

Nicky Wilkinson: Happy COMEDY 
AUG 2-12, 14-26 at 14:00 (60 min) - Free 
Rising comedy star, Nicky Wilkinson, returns to the Edinburgh Fringe with her hotly anticipated show, HAPPY. HAPPY is a fun-packed hour of stand-up, pies, party games and prizes, celebrating all that...
Espionage / The Bunker 

Shaggers COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 16:30 (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 / The Bunker 

Some Like it Holt (Work In Progress) COMEDY 
AUG 2-13, 15-25 at 12:00 (30 min) - Free 
Rosie Holt is not for everyone.- "If that was my daughter I'd be ashamed."- Rosie's mum's mate, "Please don't talk about me on stage" - Rosie's Ex; but those people are idiots. The best people like it...
Espionage / The Bunker 

Stranger Friends COMEDY 
AUG 2-14 at 00:00 (60 min) - Free 
Sunjai Arif presents: Stranger Friends. Come on a journey to the upside down and meet some of Sunjai's weird and wonderful friends. Sunjai has been touring the country with his unique style of comedy,...
Espionage / The Bunker 

We're Sorry - Canadian Comedy Showcase COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 15:15 (60 min) - Free 
Back in Edinburgh for its 4th year, WE'RE SORRY! A rotating showcase of Canadian comedians in town for the fringe. You never know who will pop by. Hosted by Evan Desmarais. ...
Espionage / The Bunker 

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