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Laughing Horse Free Festival Venue
The Lockup

Fringe Venue 238 - Click here for map

141 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JS  / 0131 622 6802

  Accessible  Licensed
Open from 11:30 to 02:00
All Ages until 10pm, Then Over 18s

A brand new pop-up venue for Fringe 2019, located in the heart of the action on Cowgate, between the Free Sisters and Brewdog

Shows at The Lockup
List Shows: By Room and Name | By Start Time
Shows sorted by Venue Room
Lock Up 1 

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaah, it's the One Liner Show. COMEDY 
AUG 1-25 at 12:00 (60 min) - Free 
Enjoy an hour of the best up-and-coming one-liner comedians on the circuit in this celebration of puns, one-liners and wordplay, all held together by your host Masai Graham (UK Pun Champion 2016). &nb...
The Lockup / Lock Up 1 

Angel Comedy Showcase COMEDY 
AUG 3-12, 14-24 at 13:15 (60 min) - Free 
Award-winning Angel Comedy (Best Club in UK 2015, 2017, 2018 - Chortle Awards) brings a showcase to Edinburgh 2019. A total sell out in 2018 and 2017 Award-winning comedians and the best new acts, for...
The Lockup / Lock Up 1 

Comedy Striptease COMEDY 
AUG 1-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-25 at 22:00 (60 min) - Free 
The best, most daring stand up comedians from the festival showcase their skills but if they're not funny enough they must perform a striptease dance. Come along for an hour of high calibre stand up m...
The Lockup / Lock Up 1 

Irish Comedy Invasion COMEDY 
AUG 1-25 at 17:00 (60 min) - Free 
If you want a break from hearing about Trump and Brexit, and want a safe space where you will be able to hear Irish comedians (and one US Deep South Homeboy) talking about anything and everything else...
The Lockup / Lock Up 1 

Jasper Cromwell Jones' Alternative Book Festival COMEDY 
AUG 1-25 at 20:45 (60 min) - Free 
Famous adventurer and posh idiot Jasper Cromwell Jones (played by award winning comedian Joe Bor) presents an Alternative Book Festival with other weird and wonderful authors. In 2016, Jasper reached ...
The Lockup / Lock Up 1 

Nicky Wilkinson: Game On COMEDY 
AUG 1-11, 13-25 at 15:45 (60 min) - Free 
After her 2018 hit show 'Happy' ("Wilkinson's relatable, down-to-earth humour leaves us in stitches" ★★★★ -, Wilkinson is back with an outrageously fun ...
The Lockup / Lock Up 1 

AUG 2-11, 13-25 at 19:30 (60 min) - Free 
Michelle de swarte’s show “ON IT” is a hilarious frank take on how she made the transition from “party girl” who consumed a bottle of wine on a good day and couldn’t chance a fart, to sober woman who ...
The Lockup / Lock Up 1 

On The Edge Comedy COMEDY 
AUG 1-25 at 14:30 (60 min) - Free 
On The Edge Comedy is a Brighton comedy institution, we've hosted some of the very biggest names in comedy on our stage. This year we've upped sticks from the seaside and travelled north to bring you ...
The Lockup / Lock Up 1 

Shaggers COMEDY 
AUG 1-25 at 18:15 (60 min) - Free 
The worldwide hit show returns with a line-up of superb and varied comedians from all around the Fringe doing material based around the hilarious, cheeky subject of shagging. ‘A tour de force of lau...
The Lockup / Lock Up 1 
Lock Up 2 

Adventures in Dementia - Steve Day COMEDY 
AUG 1-10 at 16:15 (60 min) - Free 
Steve's dad died last year of Alzheimers. There's nothing he can do about it except remember the way he was. Steve has also been deaf since his teens but has new hearing aids so now he's gone through ...
The Lockup / Lock Up 2 

Alcohol is good for you - Sam Kissajukian COMEDY 
AUG 1-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-25 at 17:30 (60 min) - Free 
Nominated for Best Comedy at Fringe World 2016 and sold out all 23 Edinburgh shows in 2016-18. Sam (Australia) has been crushing stand-up globally and this BRAND NEW show is even better than last year...
The Lockup / Lock Up 2 

Becky Brunning: Bloom COMEDY 
AUG 1-4, 6-18, 20-25 at 15:00 (60 min) - Free 
Funny Women Finalist, Broadchurch Actor and Most Promising Junior 1998* Becky, accidentally got gay married and now the biological clock is ticking. She brings her new 'nigh-octane' show to reckon wit...
The Lockup / Lock Up 2 

Cerys Nelmes’ 80s Gameshow Mash-Up COMEDY 
AUG 19-25 at 16:15 (60 min) - Free 
80s Game Show Mash Up - Join comedian and compere extraordinaire, Cerys Nelmes, as she whisks you back to the 80s for a Game Show Mash Up extravaganza! Featuring all your favourite much loved shows in...
The Lockup / Lock Up 2 

EdinBra Fringe Comedy COMEDY 
AUG 1-25 at 18:45 (60 min) - Free 
A revolving line-up of hilarious female comedians from around the Fringe with an hour of stand-up comedy to be enjoyed by all. ...
The Lockup / Lock Up 2 

Even More Twisted COMEDY 
AUG 14-18 at 21:15 (60 min) - Free 
An evolution of his successful 2018 Edinburgh Fringe and Perth Fringeworld show "TWISTED", Aaron Ayjay continues to take you down the dark and twisted road of musical comedy in "Even More TWISTED", wi...
The Lockup / Lock Up 2 

Interviewing Electric Frog COMEDY 
AUG 1-25 at 13:45 (60 min) - Free 
When a seemingly innocent career retrospective interview with maverick film director “Electric Frog” brings up controversies he’d rather leave buried, proceedings take a distinctly bizarre & hysterica...
The Lockup / Lock Up 2 

Javier Jarquin: Boring AF COMEDY 
AUG 1-11, 13-25 at 20:00 (60 min) - Free 
Javier is boring. An utterly pain-staking and underwhelming human being. He's not one to watch. He has no buzz about him. No media attention and definitely no fan club. You're already bored reading ab...
The Lockup / Lock Up 2 

Left Wing Conspiracy Theorist with Dyspraxia 2 COMEDY 
AUG 11-18 at 16:15 (60 min) - Free 
After the success of his debut hour Left Wing Conspiracy Theorist with Dyspraxia (a learning difficulty that affects coordination and origination skills), gag merchant and political comedian Don Biswa...
The Lockup / Lock Up 2 

Needle Dicks COMEDY 
AUG 19-25 at 21:15 (60 min) - Free 
Funny, young, hot and one of them is ethnic. Character and stand-up comedy brought to you by award-winning stand-up comedian Jacob Hatton (BBC Radio 4, Soho Theatre Young Company) and co-founder of on...
The Lockup / Lock Up 2 

SalFunni Comedy COMEDY 
AUG 1-13 at 21:15 (60 min) - Free 
Students from the University of Salford return to the Edinburgh Fringe for 2019 with more top notch stand up, sketch and more. Salford Uni is one of the few universities to offer a comedy writing an...
The Lockup / Lock Up 2 

Slacktivist COMEDY 
AUG 1-25 at 12:30 (60 min) - Free 
Through the years, the major conspiracies have dominated the headlines, JKF, Twin Towers, Why British Bake Off went to Channel 4! But now, Croydon's 9th best truth detective, conspiracy theorist and s...
The Lockup / Lock Up 2 

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