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The Pear Tree

Laughing Horse Free Festival Venue

The Pear Tree

Fringe Venue 257 - Click here for map
38 West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DD. Phone: 0131 667 7533
Food  Wifi  Licensed
Open from 11:30 to 02:00
All ages until 6pm, then 18+ only

The Pear Tree and sister venues The Counting House and 32 Below form a complex featuring four public bars, six performance spaces, dining area and a huge outdoor courtyard and barbecue area. The Pear Tree is located right in the heart of the area most associated with the Fringe, within seconds of Fringe Central, Assembly at George Square, The Udderbelly, Gilded Balloon and Pleasance Dome venues.

Pay What You Want: This year our shows in venues are ticketed, so you should book a ticket to guarantee entry - this is because of restricted capacities, COVID restrictions, and so we can keep you as safe as possible. Pay What You Want means you donate to a show in advanced for this ticket and you know you can get in. You can still turn up at the venue for free, and donate at the end of the show - but we recommend getting tickets this year to make sure you get in.

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Pear Tree Indoor Stage

Alpha's All Stars

Alpha's All Stars

Comedy

Alpha's All Stars

Comedy

The Pear Tree / Pear Tree Indoor Stage
AUG 24-28 at 12:00 (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

We live in interesting times. Climate change. Pandemics. War. But do not despair! Alpha Wolf, Britain's leading survivalist, and his friends, will show you what YOU need to survive! Alpha's All Stars features: - Alpha Wolf ('Imaginative, interesting and hilarious' - Zing's Comedy Reviews) - Bunny Hopkyns ('A cross between Brian Pern and Spinal Tap' - Chortle) - Yasser Kayani ('Sometimes dark, sometimes weird, always funny'- Scenesaver) - Doug Graves ('Deliciously brilliant - Kyle Wallace, GB Comedy) - Stephen Catling ('A barrage of silly and inventively twisted ideas' - The Londoni...


Bubba-Licious

Bubba-Licious

Childrens

Bubba-Licious

Childrens

The Pear Tree / Pear Tree Indoor Stage
AUG 4-21 at 11:00 (30 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

Mums and dads who are dying to get their new humans out to the Fringe, this is the show for you! Inspired by a new mum, Kat Placing has devised a show for babbling babies and tireless toddlers! It's a sensory display of colour, sound, light and movement to spark joy and ignite wonder. Created to delight audiences 5m to 3 years. Sold out Adelaide Fringe 2020/2021/2022 ***** "Perfect show for the babies and toddler crowd -KidsinAdelaide ***** "It’s a lovely bite-size instalment to excite the little ones, just enough to ensure a good afternoon snooze" Adelaide Advertiser. ...


Bumble me Tinders! Dating horror stories.

Bumble me Tinders! Dating horror stories.

Comedy

Bumble me Tinders! Dating horror stories.

Comedy

The Pear Tree / Pear Tree Indoor Stage
AUG 4-14, 16-28 at 00:00 (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 risqué sensation is back! After sold-out runs at both the 2019 and 2021 Edinburgh Festival Fringe and the 2020 Perth Fringe World festival, the interactive and ever-evolving circus of debauchery comes to Edinburgh for 2022. Watch comedians share stories, lead audience games, provide good and bad dating advice, and much more. Never the same show twice, Bumble Me Tinders offers hilarity and surprises for audiences of all backgrounds – singles, couples, young, old, kinky, prude, polite or rude. The perfect way to end your day at the Fringe!...


Hot Boys Bathhouse

Hot Boys Bathhouse

Cabaret

Hot Boys Bathhouse

Cabaret

The Pear Tree / Pear Tree Indoor Stage
AUG 4-28 at 01:30 (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

HOT BOYS BATHHOUSE

The wickedest late night show you'll ever see! A comedy variety hour powered by the infernos of Hell and hosted by the Devil, himself.

Written and performed by a trio of international clowns, Hot Boys Bathhouse takes place 666 miles beneath New York City. In our special showroom you will see an ever changing line up of best-of-the-Fringe, invitation only, performers. There's stories, skits, stand-up, music, video, puppetry, dancing… all the species of witchcraft you crave at the Fringe!

So co...


Laughing Horse Pick of the Fringe

Laughing Horse Pick of the Fringe

Comedy

Laughing Horse Pick of the Fringe

Comedy

The Pear Tree / Pear Tree Indoor Stage
AUG 5-28 at 21:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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See the very best comedians selected from across the Fringe with a different top-notch comedy line-up at every show. It's the absolute best way to see a great Fringe comedy smorgasbord with line-ups, including performers selected from shows around the Fringe and the international comedy circuit... and you can Pay What You Can to watch! International Festival sell-out shows 2004-2021. 'Cracking comedy selection' ★★★★★ (Cream of the Fringe) 'A Great Night Out' ***** (South West Live) ★★★★ 'A fantastic night of comedy' (ThreeWeeks) ...


Life's A Drag

Life's A Drag

Cabaret

Life's A Drag

Cabaret

The Pear Tree / Pear Tree Indoor Stage
AUG 4-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-28 at 18:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Winner of Best Cabaret & Variety Show at Fringe World 2022 Life's A Drag takes you on a reality shaking rollercoaster ride of what it really takes to be a QUEEN! Australian Vocal Powerhouse Dean Misdale recounts side splitting real life encounters whilst giving you a behind the scenes look into the world of Drag. Tales of coming out and starting a career in drag right through to current day dating horror stories, Dean rolls all your favourite diva moments into one show stopping cabaret. "unflinchingly honest, perfectly heartwarming, and hilarious" Broadway World, 2022 "authenticity, humour...


Martin Mor – the Antidote

Martin Mor – the Antidote

Comedy

Martin Mor – the Antidote

Comedy

The Pear Tree / Pear Tree Indoor Stage
AUG 4-21 at 19:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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A new hour of stand up from Irish comedian Martin Mor “An adorable Master of feel-good comedy” Clothesline Magazine, Australia “Bearded and brilliant” Big Chilli Magazine, Thailand “A bearded behemoth of comedy…mesmerizing to watch” Gulf Weekly...


Olaf Falafel: STOAT

Olaf Falafel: STOAT

Comedy

Olaf Falafel: STOAT

Comedy

The Pear Tree / Pear Tree Indoor Stage
AUG 4-15, 17-28 at 15:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Olaf Falafel is the holder of 'Dave's Best Joke Of The Fringe' but more importantly he is also the holder of 'Person Whose Show Description You Are Currently Reading And Are Tempted To Book Tickets For'. Olaf guarantees two things - It will be stupid and it will be funny. ...


Olaf Falafel’s Super Stupid Show

Olaf Falafel’s Super Stupid Show

Childrens

Olaf Falafel’s Super Stupid Show

Childrens

The Pear Tree / Pear Tree Indoor Stage
AUG 4-15, 17-21 at 12:00 (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

Join comedian and children’s author Olaf Falafel for an hour of really stupid kids' comedy plus a drawing lesson and possibly something that involves fishing, ducks, bumbags and sausages. Family-friendly frivolity that will leave you feeling a lot less intelligent than when you walked in....


Pottervision

Pottervision

Comedy

Pottervision

Comedy

The Pear Tree / Pear Tree Indoor Stage
AUG 4-24 at 13:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Four performers are all set to recreate Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone but, when two of them drop out on the day (and take all the props and costumes with them), Tom and Lukas have to go it alone and make do with the limited resources they have. With DIY props, charity shop costumes and both performers having to play multiple characters, Pottervision is a wig-changing, wizard-impersonating, audience-immersing Ford Anglia ride through all the ridiculousness of that first magical movie. What could possibly go wrong? There's only one way to find out! Appropriate for ages 14+, P...


Radical Centrist

Radical Centrist

Comedy

Radical Centrist

Comedy

The Pear Tree / Pear Tree Indoor Stage
AUG 22-28 at 19:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

Hurry up and do nothing! Shut up and give me an opinion! Take a hard stance but don't hurt my feelings! If you want a Byron's take on any issue, then don't ask him as he's the worlds foremost, people pleasing radical centrist. So if you love comedy, you will love Byron Bertram, unless you don't like to laugh, because he can work with that....


Raul Kohli: Kohl & The Gang

Raul Kohli: Kohl & The Gang

Comedy

Raul Kohli: Kohl & The Gang

Comedy

The Pear Tree / Pear Tree Indoor Stage
AUG 4-16, 18-28 at 22:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Award-winning comedian Raul Kohli picks up to five of the best upcoming acts on the circuit right now for a late-night comedy extravaganza! Including some very secret special guests. Star of Comic Sanskrit on BBC Sounds. Pick of the Fringe 2016 (BBC Radio 4, Huffington Post, Skinny). 'Dripping with erudite genius' (Fest). 'A clear talent for telling a story' (Bruce Dessau, BeyondTheJoke.co.uk). ...


Uncle Daddy's Comedy Disco

Uncle Daddy's Comedy Disco

Comedy

Uncle Daddy's Comedy Disco

Comedy

The Pear Tree / Pear Tree Indoor Stage
AUG 25-28 at 13:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Aww, sookie sookie now! There's a disco, a stand up comedy disco, featuring the hippest comics in town, can you dig it? Hosted by Tom Lawrinson...


What’s Upset You Now? Live

What’s Upset You Now? Live

Comedy

What’s Upset You Now? Live

Comedy

The Pear Tree / Pear Tree Indoor Stage
AUG 4-28 at 16:30 (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

Hit podcast "What's upset you now?' with Seann Walsh and Paul McCaffrey is coming to the Edinburgh Festival. Join us for an hour packed with laughs as these two hilarious grumps, set the world to rights with guests and input from the audience. Do you get annoyed by the little things in life like 'since when did my local park become a yoga studio?"or "why is it £2.50 to drive over a bridge at the Dartford Crossing and WHY is it a £70 fine if you forget to pay it? It' a memory test and it shouldn't be allowed" Then this is the show for you. The Top 10 comedy podcast is coming to the Edinburgh Fe...