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The Place

Laughing Horse Free Festival Venue

The Place

Fringe Venue 532 - Click here for map
34-38 York Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3HU. Phone: 0131 556 7575
Food  Wifi  Licensed
Open from 11:00 to 23:30
All ages until 6pm, then 18+ only

The Place is a boutique hotel and bar, with a new heated outside terrace - It's the perfect place for a quick lunch, afternoon tea or stylish evening BBQs complete with big screen sports - with a full range of beers, wines and spirits, and free shows all day.



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The Baird

A Jewish Sexagenarian and a Liverpudlian Plumber walk into a bar ...

A Jewish Sexagenarian and a Liverpudlian Plumber walk into a bar ...

Comedy

A Jewish Sexagenarian and a Liverpudlian Plumber walk into a bar ...

Comedy

AUG 1-4 at 21:15 (60 min) - Free
The Place / The Baird

2 Shows 1 Gig. Henry Churniavsky (2019 Semi-Finalist in Mot so New Comedian of the Year, London)is a grumpy, sexagenarian. Can it get worse…yes he’s Jewish. Henry talks about getting through the mid-life crisis, but not without the scars. We won’t mention the affair…who catered (Jewish Joke) or the selling of the family car for the 2 seater sports car (classic mid-life crisis) Henry discusses marriage and how he met his wife. Being Jewrotic (Jewish Neurotic), Hypochondria (another Jewish disease) and a number of surgical procedures he had to go through to be at the Fringe. He will also dis...


A Poet's Guide to Surviving the Apocalypse

A Poet's Guide to Surviving the Apocalypse

Spoken Word

A Poet's Guide to Surviving the Apocalypse

Spoken Word

AUG 15-19 at 12:30 (60 min) - Free
The Place / The Baird

2019... the economy has crumbled, politics has turned our society on its head, the apocalypse is here and what we need is a strategy to help us cope, survive and thrive. But most importantly of all, we need that strategy to be delivered to us through poetry. Join the Four Poets of the Apocalypse: Emma Ireland (Contributor to Runner-up 2018 Saboteur Awards), Spike Pike (Veterans for Peace UK), Sophie Sparham (Writing East Midlands, BBC Radio 4, Ted X Talks) and Mike Took (A real writing talent - EdFringeReview.com) for A Poet's Guide to Surviving the Apocalypse because, let's face it, we are ...


Aaaaaaaaand Now! The Ed Factor: An Edinburgh Gong Show

Aaaaaaaaand Now! The Ed Factor: An Edinburgh Gong Show

Comedy

Aaaaaaaaand Now! The Ed Factor: An Edinburgh Gong Show

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 22:30 (60 min) - Free
The Place / The Baird

Seven comedians: you, the audience, decide their fate. Who goes? Who lasts the full five minutes? You decide! Just like Britain’s Got Talent, the audience will have the power to gong acts off! Each evening a different set of comedians will each try and entertain you for the full five minutes, but how far will they get? Only one can be crowned the winner. Brought to you by Teknicolour Smoof, Shropshire's independent comedy club and Free Festival....


An Excellent Cleanser of the Liver - Free

An Excellent Cleanser of the Liver - Free

Comedy

An Excellent Cleanser of the Liver - Free

Comedy

AUG 11-18 at 20:00 (60 min) - Free
The Place / The Baird

Hey, you! Don't watch that! Watch this! The Sheffield Revue Presents.... An Excellent Cleanser of the Liver A brand new show from some comedians you don't know! Guaranteed to make you laugh, or absolutely none of your money back*! Join the Sheffield Revue on an adventure through sketch comedy and time as we all try and figure out what's going on! Brimming with gags, wit and a dollop of absurdism, this is a spectacle to behold, beware, behave at. Some old reviews: “Funny, cleverly written and occasionally exceptional.” **** Three Weeks Edinburgh "Succeeds in producing somethi...


Coming of the Third Age

Coming of the Third Age

Music

Coming of the Third Age

Music

AUG 1-14 at 12:30 (60 min) - Free
The Place / The Baird

Coming of Age is a collection of songs on the theme of growing older. Composed and sung by Anna Durkacz, a late developer who started writing songs at the fine age of 57,the show takes us on an exploration, each piece a little anecdote from Anna's life. It's not for nothing she has been called the "Beryl Cooke of songwriting" and "the Weird Al Jankovtch of the Old Mum Genre". While on the subject of genre: perhaps we might call the show "post-menopausal-post-folk". Anna takes a wry look the ageing process and proves it's never too late. Anna is backed by a fine band of pals,The Professors of ...


Girl Bully

Girl Bully

Theatre

Girl Bully

Theatre

AUG 1-10 at 20:00 (60 min) - Free
The Place / The Baird

Two bitches (Mary and Mary) explore the meaning of the word ‘bitch’ in an evening of comedy and theater. With appearances from our childhood selves, mean alter egos, Ann Coulter, and various other bitches past, present and fictional, we will attempt to get to the bottom of this enigmatic word and how it has come to shape the female experience. Directed by Monica Jones Diaz and in collaboration with Rock Rising Productions. ...


Japanese Sweet Wasabi: No Mask Required!

Japanese Sweet Wasabi: No Mask Required!

Comedy

Japanese Sweet Wasabi: No Mask Required!

Comedy

AUG 5-25 at 21:15 (60 min) - Free
The Place / The Baird

Kilara Sen, a female Japanese comedian from Tokyo, won’t wear surgical masks like other Japanese! This is her debut one-hour show on the Fringe. She shares the truth of a Japanese female's life and feelings proudly but humorously and will amaze you with her Asian-remixed impression medley as seen on Asia’s Got Talent and The Funniest Person In the World. You don’t need to wear a surgical mask for attendance either. 'Funny in translation' (Asian Weekly, US).!...


Jay Light: Fake It Til You Make It

Jay Light: Fake It Til You Make It

Comedy

Jay Light: Fake It Til You Make It

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 23:45 (60 min) - Free
The Place / The Baird

"One of the best roasters in Los Angeles." - Jeff Ross "Not the son I thought I raised." - his mom Jay Light is trying to stop faking it. Sure, not being himself got him this far, but he's spent such a long time burying his true self under layers and layers of facades that never felt right. Watch as he digs through all the rubble -- the goody-two-shoes Christian childhood in conservative Texas, the life of the party who turned out to be a raging alcoholic, and the new feelings he has to deal with as he navigates sobriety -- to uncover the mean streak that lies beneath the sweet exterior wh...


Johnny Depp: A Retrospective On Late-Stage Capitalism

Johnny Depp: A Retrospective On Late-Stage Capitalism

Theatre

Johnny Depp: A Retrospective On Late-Stage Capitalism

Theatre

AUG 1-10 at 15:00 (60 min) - Free
The Place / The Baird

Join Johnny Depp — preteen heartthrob turned wino forever — for a retrospective on every film of his entire career, even the ones we didn’t watch, in order to ask... what happened? Toss your golden doubloons, scissorhands memorabilia, and embarrassing fan letters onto the shrine turned dumpster fire Depp has created for himself. Part ritual & part drunken singalong, Johnny Depp: a Retrospective features rum, promiscuity, and $30,000 worth of candles by which we can pay to watch the Rich consume us all. Jenna Kuerzi as Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow as Johnny Depp as Late Stage Capitalism as Jack...


Jumping Off the Bandwagon

Jumping Off the Bandwagon

Comedy

Jumping Off the Bandwagon

Comedy

AUG 20-25 at 12:30 (60 min) - Free
The Place / The Baird

There's no such thing as a free lunch but there is a free quality comedy show at lunchtime! Whatsapp group dynamics, Instagram validation and threesomes with Siri and Alexa. Stand-up and piano bits about all your favourite contemporary bandwagons. After an immensely successful podcast season, London based comedy partners: Annie Sheppard - tall friendly philosopher who loves to love you and the truth, and Victoria Olsina - non-beanie wearing lesbian from the Argentinian mafia sorting out London’s bathrooms, are here to surprise and delight Edinburgh. #pleaseloveme #messagedeleted...


Jumping The Barriers

Jumping The Barriers

Theatre

Jumping The Barriers

Theatre

AUG 19-25 at 15:00 (60 min) - Free
The Place / The Baird

“Jumping the Barriers” tells the story of a chance meeting on a train between a wealthy young graduate and a homeless northerner, and how this dramatic mirror casts light on the inequality of our society. James seemingly has it all – a good job, a nice flat in London, and a girlfriend who loves him. Everything is sorted. And that’s the problem. Nothing exciting ever happens to him. Enter Nathan, a streetwise scouser who is homeless and has just bunked on the train. Their short train journey shows us how first impressions can be deceiving, how we often take a lot for granted and that we always ...


Laughing Horse FREE Comedy Selection

Laughing Horse FREE Comedy Selection

Comedy

Laughing Horse FREE Comedy Selection

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 17:30 (60 min) - Free
The Place / The Baird

See the very best comedians from across the Fringe, alongside hot new talent and Fringe newcomers, with a different comedy line-up at each show, every day, as Laughing Horse's Comedy Selection returns to Edinburgh for its 16th year. Line-ups include performers selected from Fringe shows and the international comedy circuit, with guests from the best in new talent that is appearing at the Fringe – and it's free! Sell-out shows Edinburgh Fringe 2004-2018. As seen in the UK, Australia and the USA. ★★★★★ “Cracking Comedy Selection” Cream of the Fringe, UK^...


Sets in the City - Free

Sets in the City - Free

Comedy

Sets in the City - Free

Comedy

AUG 11-18 at 15:00 (60 min) - Free
The Place / The Baird

Hey, you! Don't watch that! Watch this! The Sheffield Revue Presents.... Sets in the City A brand new show from some comedians you don't know! Guaranteed to make you laugh, or absolutely none of your money back*! Join The Sheffield Revue for an hour of what is sure to be an eclectic and rib-tickling mix of stand up comedy! Come along and see a different set of hilarious stand-ups a night, all accompanied by one of our fantastic MCs who will pump you all so full of soul you’ll be bursting and ready for a toilet break! Some old reviews: “Refreshing and enjoyable. A great deal of ...


Talk A Big Game

Talk A Big Game

Comedy

Talk A Big Game

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 16:15 (60 min) - Free
The Place / The Baird

From the hit shows Britain, Let's Talk About the Golliwogs, and Puppet Fiction, comedian James Nokise returns to Edinburgh with his new show on... Sports!.. Yep. Sports. With Brexit and Trump, the world's got too crazy, so Nokise's trying his hand at glorious sports jokes for an hour of world cups, world champions but no world events. If Nigel Farage can quit politics, then so can James. Or can he? Sports knowledge not required. May contain traces of politics. 'Nokise is a joy to have on stage' *****(Scotsman)....


The Joy of Jokes

The Joy of Jokes

Comedy

The Joy of Jokes

Comedy

AUG 1-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-25 at 18:45 (60 min) - Free
The Place / The Baird

Truthful stand-up, funny stories, good jokes and a few ad-libs. Ivor Dembina (The Guardian - 4 stars) and his glorious mixture of brand new, old and very old material. They say Jews are funny, Ivor Dembina proves it. ...


The Presented

The Presented

Theatre

The Presented

Theatre

AUG 1-25 at 13:45 (60 min) - Free
The Place / The Baird

A struggling artist working at a movie theater, Chris goes on a surreal adventure into his subconscious while popping popcorn. From childhood moments to famous 19th century actresses, armadillos and fog machines, The Presented is a funny and insightful look at success and rejection in the modern world. "A strikingly original writer & performer." - The Scotsman "The Spalding Gray of Philly." - Broad St. Review ...


What Are You Wearing?

What Are You Wearing?

Theatre

What Are You Wearing?

Theatre

AUG 19-25 at 20:00 (60 min) - Free
The Place / The Baird

"What Are You Wearing?" tells the story of two women. Sarah has just come out of a long term on-off relationship and has not had to date for over ten years. From Tinder to Twitter and from selfies to dick pics, Sarah is thrust into 21st century dating and has no idea what to do. Her long suffering friend Mel however is a serial dater but is yet to find a man. Through a series of horrific dates we see the pressures women have to contend with on a daily basis, how modern dating comes with more expectations than ever before and how appearances aren’t everything and you should never judge a book b...