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32 Below

Laughing Horse Free Festival Venue

32 Below

Fringe Venue 442 - Click here for map
32b West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DD. Phone: 0131 667 7533
Food  Wifi  Licensed  Air Conditioned
Open from 11:00 to 03:00
All ages until 6pm, then 18+ only

32 Below and sister venues The Counting House and Pear Tree form a complex featuring shows in three performance spacesand a huge outdoor courtyard. 32 Below is located right in the heart of the area most associated with the Fringe, within seconds of the venues in George Square and Bristo Square

This year we have two entry methods: Free & Unticketed or Pay What You Can
Free & Unticketed: Entry to a show is first-come, first served at the venue - just turn up and then donate to the show in the collection at the end.
Pay What You Can: For these shows you can book a ticket to guarantee entry and choose your price from the Fringe Box Office, up to 30 mins before a show. After that all remaining space is free at the venue on a first-come, first-served bases. Donations for walk-ins at the end of the show.

Shows sorted by Venue Room

Little Cellar

10,000 Ideas by Robyn Perkins

10,000 Ideas by Robyn Perkins

Comedy

10,000 Ideas by Robyn Perkins

Comedy

32 Below / Little Cellar
AUG 1-11, 13-25 at 16:00 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

Just turn up at the venue, entry is first-come, first-served for everyone. Donations at the end of the show

★ Winner Best Comedy Shaftesbury Fringe UK 2023 ★ ★ Winner Sydney Fringe, Comedy Award, 2019 ★ Every show is unique. Uniquely saucy? Uniquely honest? Uniquely bizarre? The audience will find out on the night. In her latest hour of critically acclaimed stand-up, London-based comedian Robyn Perkins invites you to ask her anything, and she’ll do the rest. Previous questions (all answered truthfully) include: “Would America be better off if it didn’t elect its own presidents?”, “What’s your most embarrassing moment?” and even “Who’s the hottest audience member?”...


Abs Flab

Abs Flab

Comedy

Abs Flab

Comedy

32 Below / Little Cellar
AUG 2-25 at 19:00 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

Just turn up at the venue, entry is first-come, first-served for everyone. Donations at the end of the show

Gill Cordiner is getting older rounder less supple and generally hurtling to the grave but she can’t get her head round that because she’s a 10 in her head . Self confidence can only get you so far then reality bites !.. or does it ? is self confidence and charisma enough to hide the glaring lack of elasticity in your skin ? Gill takes you through a lifetime of dating and relationship fails and helps you ask the question am I delusional too ? A Edinburgh premier of this brand new show from aussie Scottish wild mum of comedy...


Absolute Chaos

Absolute Chaos

Comedy

Absolute Chaos

Comedy

32 Below / Little Cellar
AUG 1-25 at 23:30 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

Just turn up at the venue, entry is first-come, first-served for everyone. Donations at the end of the show

The cult show returns! Think you can take down a comedian? Then come to Absolute Chaos – a comedy heckle show, where you the audience are given free reign to heckle comedians – just be prepared to get heckled right back. Not for the faint of heart, get plenty of liquid courage in you and do your worst! Top Shows of Edinburgh Fringe 2023 - Euronews...


Accordion Ryan's Pop Bangers

Accordion Ryan's Pop Bangers

Cabaret

Accordion Ryan's Pop Bangers

Cabaret

32 Below / Little Cellar
AUG 1-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-25 at 22:00 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

Just turn up at the venue, entry is first-come, first-served for everyone. Donations at the end of the show

Covering artists from all across the pop-music spectrum, Accordion Ryan will sing and play your favourite songs like you've never heard them before! Add in a few of his own hilarious tunes and this show is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face.Fresh off an appearance on Britain's Got Talent and a hit runs at the 2022 and 2023 Edinburgh Fringe, he is excited to bring his talents back this year! Join in and feel free to sing along during this night of music, laughter and overall fun! 'He's amazing...just brilliant!' (Gary: Tank Commander). 'You're funny, I like you' (Simon Cowell)....


American History Sex

American History Sex

Comedy

American History Sex

Comedy

32 Below / Little Cellar
AUG 1-25 at 01:00 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

Just turn up at the venue, entry is first-come, first-served for everyone. Donations at the end of the show

American History Sex is an informative, raunchy, and occasionally wholesome comedy show in which comedian Bobby Sheehan combines his three passions: America, history, and sex. He seeks to answer the question “How soon into a first date should I bring up how much I know about the American Civil War?” For half a dozen years, Bobby has been grinding in the New York City comedy scene, seducing crowds across the U.S., and making them cum back for more. He regularly brings his knowledge of the American presidents (and their genitals) to audiences in NYC. He toured England in the summer of 2023. T...


Andrew Silverwood: Alive on Stage in a Dead Man's Shirt

Andrew Silverwood: Alive on Stage in a Dead Man's Shirt

Comedy

Andrew Silverwood: Alive on Stage in a Dead Man's Shirt

Comedy

32 Below / Little Cellar
AUG 1-25 at 17:30 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

Just turn up at the venue, entry is first-come, first-served for everyone. Donations at the end of the show

Hiya Babes! It's me, Andrew, writing in the first person... I wasn't going to do a new show this year. Honestly, wasn't. Then I ended up going to 3 funerals and a wedding and my ex-girlfriend married another stand-up comedian who looks a bit like me but is not me and life just kept getting weirder. Now I have to talk about it. So let's explore a theory I have about JK Rowling, something I ate in an Amsterdam museum and the reason I got asked to leave Ann Summers together. I'm going to go stand on stage for about an hour, in a dead man's shirt (don't worry, he don't want it back)....


Drama Chameleon

Drama Chameleon

Comedy

Drama Chameleon

Comedy

32 Below / Little Cellar
AUG 1-11, 14-25 at 11:30 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

Just turn up at the venue, entry is first-come, first-served for everyone. Donations at the end of the show

“DRAMA CHAMELEON” Join comedian Mike McAlpine on a hilarious, heartfelt and compelling coming-of-age homage to the 80s. Weep tears of laughter as this product of British manliness attempts to resist the flamboyance, sexiness and charm of a decade that gave us Kajagoogoo, Kraftwerk and A Flock of Seagulls. Hot on the heels of last year’s “A Slice of Elvis”, gulp down Mike’s delicious and generous spoonfuls of 80s nostalgia: authentic, hilarious and, best of all, … completely true. Expect an hour of laughs, over-the-top toe-tappers, shoulder pads and painful memories of youth. ...


King of Comedy

King of Comedy

Comedy

King of Comedy

Comedy

32 Below / Little Cellar
AUG 1-5, 7-13 at 20:30 (50 min) - Free & Unticketed

Just turn up at the venue, entry is first-come, first-served for everyone. Donations at the end of the show

Ring-a-ding-ding, you’ve got the King! Master of the crowd & slave to the laugh, Kyle Legacy is back with more riffs but less hair. Edinburgh's favourite Scouser is well known to be one of the quickest ‘on-the-fly’ comics in the game; selling out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2023, Perth FRINGE WORLD 2021 & the World Record holder for most gigs done at the Edinburgh Fringe with a whopping 230 in 24 days! NO 2 SHOWS ARE THE SAME “The young Ross Noble” ★★★★★ The Funny Tonne “The LeBron James of comedy” ★★★★½ The Australia ...


Loose Lips by Lucy Frederick

Loose Lips by Lucy Frederick

Theatre

Loose Lips by Lucy Frederick

Theatre

32 Below / Little Cellar
AUG 3-4 at 17:30 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

Just turn up at the venue, entry is first-come, first-served for everyone. Donations at the end of the show

AUG 1-11, 13-25 at 13:00 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

Just turn up at the venue, entry is first-come, first-served for everyone. Donations at the end of the show

OMG have you heard...? Jill and Jackie sit down to work with every intention of not indulging their terrible addiction to talking about their co-workers. But Pheme on reception told Jill something HUGE and she can't contain it any more. And Jackie will just DIE when she finds out... or at least... someone will. A new play by Lucy Frederick about the epic joy (and dangers) of gossip. Cast - Stephanie Laing Robyn Perkins Praise for previous plays - "Moving and macabre - like Alan Bennet meets Tales of the Unexpected" **** The Scotsman ...


Stories from the Office of a Sex Dungeon

Stories from the Office of a Sex Dungeon

Comedy

Stories from the Office of a Sex Dungeon

Comedy

32 Below / Little Cellar
AUG 1-12, 14-25 at 14:30 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

Just turn up at the venue, entry is first-come, first-served for everyone. Donations at the end of the show

A BDSM dungeon is only as good as its staff: the dommes, the subs, and of course, the manager. In order to fund her dreams when starting out in standup comedy in New York City, Katharyn Henson worked a day job as the manager of a BDSM dungeon. From her desk in the office of the dungeon, Katharyn served as the conduit between clients and her co-workers, becoming immersed within a world often judged and misunderstood and experiencing real stories involving the brilliant, funny, and flawed people that shape such an unconventional workplace....


The Lezurrection (WIP)

The Lezurrection (WIP)

Comedy

The Lezurrection (WIP)

Comedy

32 Below / Little Cellar
AUG 14-25 at 20:30 (45 min) - Free & Unticketed

Just turn up at the venue, entry is first-come, first-served for everyone. Donations at the end of the show

Come along for a big old helping of queer comedy from award-winning big old queer comedian Kate Martin, as she rampages through tales of mistaken identity, being a double school dropout, growing up with a rare disease and bravely embracing being the only northerner in her family, in her show, The Lezurrection (work-in-progress) At 6ft 1, with the longest wingspan in comedy (*probably), Kate Martin’s a naturally engaging, energetic performer with effortlessly tight gags to match. her unique background has given her a fresh take on the world, a distinctive voice, and fuels her high energy s...


Main Cellar

10 Pound Baby

10 Pound Baby

Comedy

10 Pound Baby

Comedy

32 Below / Main Cellar
AUG 1-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-25 at 12:45 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

Just turn up at the venue, entry is first-come, first-served for everyone. Donations at the end of the show

The average C-section in the USA costs £25-40K, but you can just squat one out in the back like a feral cat for FREE! Comedian and skinflint Leah Renee returns to Fringe with a new hour about the price of believing in yourself. Show reviewers called it 'Funny, daring and quite surprising in places' with 'laugh out loud moments...wryness, poignancy, shock and tenderness' (EdFringeReview.co.uk)....


2 White Guys Rapping: Whose Rhyme is it Anyway?

2 White Guys Rapping: Whose Rhyme is it Anyway?

Comedy

2 White Guys Rapping: Whose Rhyme is it Anyway?

Comedy

32 Below / Main Cellar
AUG 15-25 at 14:15 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

Just turn up at the venue, entry is first-come, first-served for everyone. Donations at the end of the show

Award-winning performer, Daniel Delby is a comedian who can rap, while Acclaimed MC Macshane is a rapper who can make jokes. Together, this A.D.D Duo combine their talented improvisational skills to generate electric, engaging and highly entertaining Freestyle Comedy. Every single show is original and different as they battle it out to cleverly outwit each other using your topics and suggestions to create hilarious improvised raps. If you've never experienced freestyle comedy before... You will not be able to stop laughing as your jaw hits the floor! So, Whose Rhyme is it any...


Abroad: The International Gameshow of Competing Countries

Abroad: The International Gameshow of Competing Countries

Comedy

Abroad: The International Gameshow of Competing Countries

Comedy

32 Below / Main Cellar
AUG 1-11, 13-25 at 21:45 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

Just turn up at the venue, entry is first-come, first-served for everyone. Donations at the end of the show

'An insanely fun and madcap hour, and the perfect remedy for too-serious comedy.' **** (ToDoList.org.uk). Comedians from rivalling nations compete to be crowned the coolest and weirdest based on their traditions, food and cultures. Think Morris dancing vs line dancing. Deep-fried Mars bars vs fake cheese. Thongs vs flip-flops vs sandals. Hosted by two expat, award-winning comedians: Andrew Silverwood (Brit gone Aussie) and Robyn Perkins (Yank gone Brit). Don't miss joining in with a funny hour of games, comedy and really weird facts....


Alcohol Is Good For You

Alcohol Is Good For You

Comedy

Alcohol Is Good For You

Comedy

32 Below / Main Cellar
AUG 1-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-25 at 17:15 (55 min) - Free & Unticketed

Just turn up at the venue, entry is first-come, first-served for everyone. Donations at the end of the show

Join us for a drink and another hour of non-stop inebriated laughter! Same spirited show hosted by Kyle Legacy but with all new faces performing stand-up & sharing their best drunken comedic tales! If they can't make you laugh I guess you weren't drunk enough. Sold Out 7 Years Running!! ...


Alex Watson: Sell-Out

Alex Watson: Sell-Out

Comedy

Alex Watson: Sell-Out

Comedy

32 Below / Main Cellar
AUG 1-25 at 23:15 (45 min) - Free & Unticketed

Just turn up at the venue, entry is first-come, first-served for everyone. Donations at the end of the show

A regular on the UK and Australian comedy scene, stand-up Alex Watson brings her debut solo show to Edinburgh examing adverts, apathy and what it means to be an Aussie abroad....


Comedy Striptease

Comedy Striptease

Comedy

Comedy Striptease

Comedy

32 Below / Main Cellar
AUG 1-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-25 at 00:45 (50 min) - Free & Unticketed

Just turn up at the venue, entry is first-come, first-served for everyone. Donations at the end of the show

The best, most daring stand up comedians from the festival showcase their skills but if they can't make you laugh... then they must Strip! Come along for an hour of high-caliber comedy mixed up with loose, wild & sexy late-night antics hosted by Kyle Legacy. Sold Out Edinburgh Fringe 2019-2023!...


James Cook: Anonymously Viral

James Cook: Anonymously Viral

Comedy

James Cook: Anonymously Viral

Comedy

32 Below / Main Cellar
AUG 1-13, 15-25 at 18:45 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

Just turn up at the venue, entry is first-come, first-served for everyone. Donations at the end of the show

"a genuine laugh every ten seconds *****" - Broadway Baby Audiences agree, Anonymously Viral is "the best Free Fringe show I've ever seen" and "a very funny show by a very funny man". James spent 15 years trying to go viral on social media. Then he did. So what happens when a tweet blows up and the worst people in the world start replying?...


Not My Audience! The Stand-up Panel Show You Control With an App!

Not My Audience! The Stand-up Panel Show You Control With an App!

Comedy

Not My Audience! The Stand-up Panel Show You Control With an App!

Comedy

32 Below / Main Cellar
AUG 1-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 15:45 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

Just turn up at the venue, entry is first-come, first-served for everyone. Donations at the end of the show

The Fringe's cult-hit stand-up comedy panel show that you influence in real time is back. Three top comics answer the daft questions you pick on our exclusive app, you vote on which answers you liked the best, and choose who will take on our fiendish stand-up challenges! Never the same show twice, a must for comedy fans who want to see some of the sharpest comedy minds at the festival be put through their paces. No need to reserve, just rock up with a charged smartphone!...


Off With Your Head!

Off With Your Head!

Comedy

Off With Your Head!

Comedy

32 Below / Main Cellar
AUG 1-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-25 at 20:15 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

Just turn up at the venue, entry is first-come, first-served for everyone. Donations at the end of the show

Are you fit to reign? How long do you think you can survive as ruler? Come and find out in this one-of-a-kind interactive comedy video game! Part comedy, improv, video game and choose your own adventure – where you and two guest comedians try to rule a kingdom! A unique experience at every show, how will you fare, my liege? From veteran performer Sam See (**** - Fest Mag) and video game designer Stephen Case (Trust No Bunny, Not My Audience). ...


Simon Hall - Unhappily Ever After

Simon Hall - Unhappily Ever After

Childrens

Simon Hall - Unhappily Ever After

Childrens

32 Below / Main Cellar
AUG 1-12, 14-25 at 11:15 (45 min) - Free & Unticketed

Just turn up at the venue, entry is first-come, first-served for everyone. Donations at the end of the show

PG poetry for the modern age. Fairy tales are ubiquitous. We all know their stories. We especially know their famous last line “and they all lived happily ever after.” But that is not real life… life goes on, it is hard and tough, it is full of unpredictable challenges. In Unhappily Ever After, we follow the lives of 12 fairy tale characters after the end of their story, as they try to return to normality ans day to day life. How does Sleeping Beauty cope with living in a world she barely recognises? How does Jack handle the social media backlash after killing the giant? Can Peter Pan co...


Teacher Comedy Night: Classroom Confessions

Teacher Comedy Night: Classroom Confessions

Comedy

Teacher Comedy Night: Classroom Confessions

Comedy

32 Below / Main Cellar
AUG 1-4, 6-11, 13-14 at 14:15 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

Just turn up at the venue, entry is first-come, first-served for everyone. Donations at the end of the show

🎉 "Teacher Comedy Night: Classroom Confessions Theatre show" 🍎🤣 As a teacher, you don't laugh you'll cry, so come and cry with laughter! Get ready, Edinburgh, because the ultimate Teacher Comedy Night is hitting the Fringe for the first time ever! (even though its 2pm!) 🌟 Join award-winning comedian Daniel Delby, an ex teacher of 10 years turned full time comedian as he shares hilarious stories from the classroom and teachers from around Australia. The show is for education department workers looking for laugh about the industry but also for parents who want...