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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  

@JohnLewis - Never Knowingly Undertweeted COMEDY 
AUG 2-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-26 at 12:00 (60 min) - Free 
John Lewis is a 'computer scientist, father of four, social liberal, atheist, and not a retail store'. John Lewis is also 'a chain of high-end UK department stores'. Unfortunately for both Johns Lewis...
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar  

Afternoon Tea with Ray Fordyce and Other Spiffing Personnages COMEDY 
AUG 2-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 14:30 (60 min) - Free 
Ray Fordyce is back as your host for this afternoon tea trolley of delights. Featuring up to 5 acts every day from the world of comedy and entertainment, this is a show not to be missed ...
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar  

Common People COMEDY 
AUG 2-11 at 20:45 (60 min) - Free 
COMMON PEOPLE Janet Garner and Paul Cox are ordinary, common people and very happy with it.They aren’t trying to educate anyone, teach them where they are going wrong or how they should think and if ...
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar  

Corydon Ovium THEATRE 
AUG 2-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-26 at 22:00 (60 min) - FREE 
Corydon Ovium the latin for Clown Sheep. Multi-media horor theatre piece, with elements of black comedy. Looking at Anxiety and the Evil source that feeds on it. The Ringmaster welcomes you to their t...
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar  

Drunk Lion THEATRE 
AUG 2-26 at 15:45 (60 min) - Free 
Written & performed by Chris Davis Directed by Mary Tuomanen Drunk Lion follows an alcoholic Lion who spends his days drinking into oblivion in a cantina, until he meets Chris, a young foreigner lea...
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar  

Interruption Show COMEDY 
AUG 12-26 at 20:45 (60 min) - Free 
The hit show show from California where comedian DALIA MALEK (SF Sketchfest, Second City's Diversity in Comedy Festival, CPK's Lunchtime Special, Chortle Student Comedy Award Finalist) and rotating co...
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar  

It's a Joke Life COMEDY 
AUG 2-13 at 17:00 (60 min) - Free 
Take a tough teenage life, mix it with weird family situations and mysterious coming of age feelings, then season it all with strict religious heritages, the discovery of sexuality, a complicated adul...
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar  

Jade Allen: Over Easy COMEDY 
AUG 16-26 at 11:00 (45 min) - Free 
‘Over Easy’ is the comedy breakfast show to set you up for your day. In our downstairs room we can pretend last night never happened (or never ended…), and let Jade take you on a strange, delightful ...
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar  

Jeffrey Baldinger: Living in a Hyperbolic Chamber COMEDY 
AUG 14-26 at 17:00 (60 min) - Free 
With "Living in a Hyperbolic Chamber." Jeffrey Baldinger takes the audience through his life of ridiculous misadventures, while it's narrative focuses on the use of language in every part of the world...
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar  

Jon Long - Troubadour COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 23:15 (60 min) - Free 
Award-winning stand up and musical comedian Jon Long (Musical Comedy Awards Audience Favourite 2016 and Winner of Comedy Store King Gong) is out to entertain you. To do so he'll be employing all the t...
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar  

Loose Brie Solve Everything COMEDY 
AUG 2-12, 14-26 at 19:30 (60 min) - Free 
Martin and Phil have always felt like there's something important they're supposed to do. Now they've figured out what it is. They're going to solve everything. All of it. The whole shebang. In an hou...
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar  

NIGHTMARE FUEL THEATRE 
AUG 2-12, 14-26 at 18:15 (60 min) - Free 
caution NIGHTMARE FUEL contains the following - Demon birth, Gaslighting, Cheerleader Intestines and Vampire Cunnilingus This is NIGHTMARE FUEL - a brutal clown show that will leave your nipples stif...
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar  

RISK THEATRE 
AUG 2-15 at 11:00 (45 min) - Free 
“FREE COPY OF RISK MAGAZINE WITH CHOCOLATE BISCUITS” These are the words on Gabby and Matt’s lips this one winter afternoon at South Kensington tube station, as they work to support themselves while ...
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar  

Siân Docksey: Interdependent Woman COMEDY 
AUG 2-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-26 at 13:15 (60 min) - Free 
Siân’s mother worries about her. So Siân has said she’s a successful stand-up comedian on a cruise ship. This is a show that attempts to maintain that lie. All aboard! You are all invited to an exclu...
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar  

The Late Night Evil Show COMEDY 
AUG 2-26 at 00:30 (60 min) - Free 
We all have some evil in us; there is a Mr Hyde to our Dr Jenkins, a yin to our yang, a fig roll to our jaffa cake. Embrace your dark side at the Late Night Evil Show. Come to our evil lair for an...
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar  

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