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The Hanover Tap

Laughing Horse Free Festival Venue

The Hanover Tap

Fringe Venue 259 - Click here for map
112 Hanover Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1DR. Phone: 0131 225 2022
Food  Wifi  Licensed
Open from 12:00 to 02:00
18+ only

Located on Hanover Street, The Hanover Tap was completely refurbished in 2019 and it focuses on delivering great beer and food in a comfortable urban environment. Previously this bar was the Jekyll & Hyde, and has been one of the Free Festival's longest running venues - literally just around the corner from George Street and Princes Street Gardens.

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

The Wee Tap

101 Comedy Club

101 Comedy Club

Comedy

101 Comedy Club

Comedy

The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap
AUG 4-28 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

AUG 4-28 at 20:45 (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

'Funny. Fast. Free' **** (ThreeWeeks). Each night sees four experienced acts performing. All our comedians have been hand-picked from an ethical fair trade farm where they've been grown in only the finest organic dog poo. All our fart jokes are sustainable due to our unique carbon off-set scheme. Each time one of us blows off, a tree is planted in Dagenham, Essex. 'Original, likeable, great timing and hilarious delivery' (Dan Kington, Danny's Comedy Club)....


4 Funny Feckers

4 Funny Feckers

Comedy

4 Funny Feckers

Comedy

The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap
AUG 4-28 at 13:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

Book a PWYC Ticket in advance for this show to guarantee entry, or turn up at the venue for free with the option of donating at the end of the show

Funny Feckers, one of London's most popular comedy nights, returns to the Edinburgh Fringe having packed the house daily at the 2019 Festival. It's a fun and friendly affair which brings people together through laughter and silliness, hosted by cheeky Irish comic Wes Dalton:"An Irish Charmer who has cheekiness and likeability down to a tee". (The Kentish Towner). At the 2017 Fringe, during some improvised crowd work, Wes managed to convince a crazy Dutchman to propose to his girlfriend on stage.The video went viral and the story made it into The Scottish Sun and Edinburgh Evening News.The foll...


Aaaaaaaaaargh! It's the Monster Stand-Up Show

Aaaaaaaaaargh! It's the Monster Stand-Up Show

Comedy

Aaaaaaaaaargh! It's the Monster Stand-Up Show

Comedy

The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap
AUG 4-28 at 15:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

Book a PWYC Ticket in advance for this show to guarantee entry, or turn up at the venue for free with the option of donating at the end of the show

Feast on five of the tastiest up-and-coming comedians on the circuit in this stand-up comedy showcase including your award-winning host, Masai Graham (UK Pun Champion 2016, Joke of the Fringe Winner 2016, Some Guy Called Dave Joke of the Fringe Winner 2021). Showcasing a different line-up every day featuring the best of the fest....


Anesti Danelis: This Show Will Change Your Life

Anesti Danelis: This Show Will Change Your Life

Comedy

Anesti Danelis: This Show Will Change Your Life

Comedy

The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap
AUG 4-28 at 18:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

Book a PWYC Ticket in advance for this show to guarantee entry, or turn up at the venue for free with the option of donating at the end of the show

Award-winning musical comedian and internet sensation, Anesti Danelis, returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe to change your life with his critically acclaimed comedy concert. Inspired by the deep well of vapid internet gurus, and aggressive self-help books yelling at you to “Get Your F**king Sh*t Together!!!” Anesti Danelis has decided that he will also add his voice to the oversaturated void of unsolicited advice. With catchy songs on guitar, piano, and violin you will be serenaded about: stealing from work, living at home, mermaids with unsolicited advice, the dangers of toying with a ...


Make Me Your Queen

Make Me Your Queen

Comedy

Make Me Your Queen

Comedy

The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap
AUG 4-28 at 12:00 (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

Sam Serrano is a "game changer" (concept comedy) of an act with "killer lines" (chortle) that "put the X in X Factor" (York Press). Make Me Your Queen, debut show from 2Northdown Comedian of the year finalist and leicester square comedian of the year finalist, showcases their trademark dark and self deprecating style which has made them an exciting newcomer on the comedy circuit...


Nicole Harris: No Brainer

Nicole Harris: No Brainer

Comedy

Nicole Harris: No Brainer

Comedy

The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap
AUG 4-15, 17-28 at 19:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

Book a PWYC Ticket in advance for this show to guarantee entry, or turn up at the venue for free with the option of donating at the end of the show

The best thing about live comedy is that you never really know what will happen in the moment, so join Award Winning comedian Nicole Harris as she takes you with her on a hilarious journey into the unknown. Nicole will entertain you with her unique and quirky comedy style, finely tuned gags and improvised material based on what's happening around her. She's a bit naughty, a bit risqué, but not one bit forgettable! It's a show of fun and madness that you need to see live. It's simply a no brainer! As heard on BBC Radio 4 Extra "A Force of Nature" (Arthur Smith) "Can't explain t...


Smurf Etiquette

Smurf Etiquette

Comedy

Smurf Etiquette

Comedy

The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap
AUG 4-28 at 17:00 (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

With the sequel to his sold out 2019 show Skydive, Comedian Mat Wills is back with more stories including being handcuffed to a groom…..for an entire Stag Weekend….dressed as a Smurf. What price is a small mans dignity?...