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The Newsroom

Fringe Venue 93 - Click here for map

5 - 11 Leith Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3AT  / 0131 557 5830

Food  Wifi  Licensed  Air Conditioned
Open from 11:00 to 03:00
18+ only

Located on Leith Street, right on the junction with Princes Street and North Bridge, the Newsroom right in the centre of town - a few minutes from the Royal Mile, and close to The Stand, The Waverley Station and the Mound. The shows take place in a stylish basement bar, and is open all day upstairs for drinks, and a wide selection of meals


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The Downstairs Bar  

'Loose Brie Filling My Tin' with Loose Brie, Phil and Martin COMEDY 
AUG 4-9, 11-16, 18-23, 25-28 at 15:45 (60 min) - Free 
Three acts, two idiots, no hope. First they brought you 'Winfamy' (**** edfringereview “bizarre and brilliant,” **** ThreeWeeks “a true pleasure”), and now? Now these incredible idiots bring you thems...
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar  

Aatif Nawaz: Aatificial Intelligence  COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 20:45 (60 min) - FREE ENTRY 
Lazy journalists beware! Aatif Nawaz returns to the Edinburgh Fringe and aims his gag-gun squarely at the buzzfeed generation. Shallow news, poor sources, irresponsible journalist and our scarily naiv...
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar  

Afternoon Tea With Ray Fordyce And Casual Acquaintances COMEDY 
AUG 4-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-27 at 14:30 (60 min) - Free 
After a gap year, Ray Fordyce is back to host an afternoon of entertainment and comedy treats. Featuring a host of comedians and performers from all over the world, this is a perfect opportunity to se...
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar  

Amazing Probably COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 19:30 (60 min) - Free 
Sid Singh isn't the first guy you think of when you think 'Amazing', but so what? What're you, an expert? No? Then chill out dude. Sid's funny as hell so come watch his free show every day. Then go do...
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar  

Beach Hunks: Very Handsome. COMEDY 
AUG 4-18 at 00:30 (60 min) - Free 
Raucous melancholy! Human failure! A whole bunch of jokes! Strong and kind sketch group Beach Hunks are proud to present their debut hour of crushingly absurd comedy. Watch as these chiselled muscle...
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar  

Bob Blackman's Tray COMEDY 
AUG 14-20, 22-27 at 18:15 (60 min) - Free 
Join Bob Blackman's Tray for a series of jokes, local characters and paper plates. "Unfashionably dressed" - The Skinny. "The funniest men in Newcastle-under-Lyme" - Stoke Sentinel.  ...
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar  

Champion of Comedy COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 13:15 (60 min) - Free 
The story of one plucky underdog's rise from obscurity to take the completely fictional Comedy World Championship crown. A show about overcoming adversity, remaining sane in an insane world, why comed...
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar  

Fat Head & The Big Dog COMEDY 
AUG 8-28 at 11:05 (40 min) - Free 
“Fat Head & the Big Dog” is a Stand-up comedy show by Northern Ireland’s fasting rising comedians Aaron McCann and Dave Elliott. Performing separately the show will cover the trials and tribulations ...
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar  

Flo & Joan: Victory Flaps COMEDY 
AUG 4-21 at 22:00 (60 min) - Free 
“The tightest, smartest musical comedy show I’ve ever seen.” (phillysketchfest.com) ‘Victory Flaps’ is the brand new show from British musical comedy duo on the rise, and sisters, Flo & Joan (Nicola a...
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar  

Hey Fat Roland! 40 Minutes Of Idiot SPOKEN WORD 
AUG 4-7 at 11:05 (40 min) - Free 
Spoken word behemoth Fat Roland mixes deadpan comedy and surreal stories with wonderfully odd illustrations. Imagine Johnny Vegas devouring Stewart Lee. On a depressed rollercoaster. Driven by a buffa...
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar  

Kara Sevda THEATRE 
AUG 22-28 at 22:00 (60 min) - Free 
Nuclear winter has descended upon the globe. The last train out of Paris is boarding. But not everyone will be drawn in the lottery. When Celia and Rhys find themselves awaiting the lottery results on...
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar  

Lynch: Improvised Plays in the Style of David Lynch THEATRE 
AUG 4-14 at 18:15 (60 min) - Free 
Enter a world with its veil drawn back, where good and evil battle in darkly comedic style. Enter a world where everyday emotions run higher than even a mid-day soap opera. Enter a world celebrating...
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar  

Puppet Fiction COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 12:00 (60 min) - Free 
Everybody be cool, this is a mother*cking puppet show! The ultimate Tarantino homage, this is Pulp Fiction with strings attached. The award-winning cult show from New Zealand returns to the Edinburgh ...
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar  

The Ukeladeez : Gin Bunnies CABARET 
AUG 19-28 at 00:30 (60 min) - Free 
Two Ladies who like tea, cake, gin and playing the ukulele. We live together, own a fat blind cat and wear comfortable shoes. Yes, The White Stripes of the ukulele scene - "Are they/aren't they?" And ...
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar  

This Is Our Summer Holiday COMEDY 
AUG 4-9, 11-16, 18-23, 25-28 at 23:15 (60 min) - Free 
This Is Our Summer Holiday: Saskia Preston and Sophie Henderson are using up every day of their annual holiday allowance to do their jokes for you. There’s mention of love, sex, awkward encounters wit...
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar  

WAYNE CARTER teaches you to be fabulous CABARET 
AUG 4-28 at 17:00 (60 min) - FREE AND UNTICKETED 
Can a man in a frock with questionable facial (and leg) fuzz teach you to be fabulous? Yes, even against the odds. 'consistently hilarious and perpetually bizarre' Wayne Carter brings his Fabulous sho...
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar  

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