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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


Shows at The Newsroom
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The Downstairs Bar  

At Least We're Out The House COMEDY 
AUG 14-25 at 00:30 (60 min) - Free 
Nominated for Best New Show at this year's Leicester Comedy Festival, Midland boy Jonathan declares no agenda here. No social or political message. Just a class clown still trying to figure it all ou...
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar  

Comedy Shorts CABARET 
AUG 1-25 at 22:00 (60 min) - Free 
Back for its 4th year, Tom Short (Harrogate comedian of the year finalist 2018, Funhouse Champion of Champions 2014,) presents short comedy sets from some of the best acts at the fringe. A great way t...
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar  

Drunk Lion THEATRE 
AUG 1-4, 7-19, 21-25 at 17:00 (60 min) - Free 
Drunk Lion 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 f...
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar  

Dummy COMEDY 
AUG 1-11, 14-25 at 18:15 (60 min) - Free 
Diagnosed at a young age with Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Midwestern American comedian Anders Lee brings his signature, earnest manner to the stage as he takes the audience through the history of Auti...
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar  

Fat Roland: Seven Inch COMEDY 
AUG 1-13 at 13:15 (60 min) - Free 
In the last record shop still standing, Manchester comic Fat Roland re-examines his life through not-so-teenage kicks, surrounded by forgettable (and unforgettable) pop music. Amid the cobweb...
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar  

Girl Code CHAT SHOWS 
AUG 14-25 at 13:15 (60 min) - Free 
Girl Code Imagine if Loose Women was more outrageous, and funnier. "Girl Code" is a comedy discussions show about the highs and lows of womanhood. It features 4 uncensored female presenters who are ...
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar  

It's All Going To Be O.K. COMEDY 
AUG 1-13, 15-25 at 14:30 (60 min) - Free 
The world is going to shxt! Or so it seems. Ophélie and Kuan-wen share with you why they believe in the simple optimism that everything is going to be O.K. Not least because these two have years of...
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar  

Jack and Barney are in the Background COMEDY 
AUG 1-11, 13-25 at 11:00 (45 min) - Free 
Audience wanted! Jack and Barney need to film 30 hours’ worth of stock footage of a ‘comedy show’. The footage will hopefully be used as part of a cutaway in a Hollywood film, or shown on a telly in t...
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar  

Jokers In The Pack COMEDY 
AUG 1-25 at 19:30 (60 min) - Free 
Four of the best jokers from the Fringe pack, perform the finest material from their club sets, which have been honed in comedy clubs across the UK. Each day the pack will be shuffled, offering a var...
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar  

Peyton and Jared Stab Each Other in the Back COMEDY 
AUG 1-13 at 00:30 (60 min) - Free 
These two idiots are about to sell each other out for a chance at making more money than anyone’s ever made at Fringe...about £38.87 depending on the exchange rate (they’re American). Of course, they ...
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar  

Robbie McShane Has Loads of Pals (and a girlfriend too) COMEDY 
AUG 1-11, 13-16, 19-25 at 12:00 (60 min) - Free 
Robbie McShane for the first time in his life, at 25, has a girlfriend. He has also obtained 3 platonic pals in the process. So he now feels he is in an apt position to disseminate the knowledge among...
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar  

Rule Of Three COMEDY 
AUG 1-25 at 20:45 (60 min) - Free 
Three comedians introduced by a guest MC will be doing new material, trying to weave in the new bits without the audience guessing which bit is new. Here's the twist - if the audience guess which bit ...
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar  

So What? Mark Row and Matt Bragg COMEDY 
AUG 1-25 at 15:45 (60 min) - Free 
It seems that in this modern world everyone's got an opinion; and what's more they all want you to know about it! But does anyone really care? When comedians start spouting their wider world views, ...
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar  

Southampton Stand Up Showcase COMEDY 
AUG 1-25 at 23:15 (60 min) - Free 
Rotating bill stand up! Come and see the finest stand ups the University of Southampton Comedy Society and the fringe has to offer! Featuring experienced student performers both new and veteran to the...
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar  

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