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Gilded Balloon at the Museum

31 Jul - 26 Aug 2024


Tickets from £10

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We are ready to play host to Fringe legends Gilded Balloon once again.  Start your day with on a musical note, enjoy a bit of politics at lunchtime and slide into evenings filled with comedy, plus everything in-between from Friend(s), magic and musicals.  

Find the full line-up, more information and how to book on the Gilded Balloon website.

The Auditorium can be accessed from the Lothian Street entrance to the museum. 

  • Christopher Hall standing holding a bunch of flowers

    Christopher Hall: Girl For All Seasons, 31 Jul-26 Aug, 21:10 (22:30 on 2 Aug)

  • "So you think you're funny?"

    So You Think You're Funny? Competition - Grand Final, 22 Aug, 19:40

  • Deborah Frances-White standing talking into a microphone

    The Guilty Feminist, 12-14 Aug, 19:40

  • Portrait of Mhairi Black

    Mhairi Black: Politics Isn't For Me, 31 Jul-25 Aug (not 12 or 13), 13:00

  • Thepoliticalpartywithmattforde 1080X1080

    The Political Party With Matt Forde, 13 Aug, 13:15 and 19 Aug, 14:45

  • Grace Gampbell wearing a light blue gown and holding onto the leads of three spaniels

    Grace Campbell Is On Heat, 2-11 Aug, 19:40

  • James B Partridge standing with his arms out whilst pages of sheet music fall around him

    Primary School Assembly Bangers Live! 31 Jul-17 Aug, 11:45

  • A birdseye view of a coffee cup with 'Friend (the one with Gunther)' written in the coffee

    FRIEND (The One With Gunther), 1-25 Aug (not 7, 14, 21), 16:15

  • "I wish my life were like a musical"

    I Wish My Life Were Like A Musical, 1-25 Aug (not 7, 14, 21), 18:00

  • Martin Brock in a suit, flashing four Ace playing cards hidden up his left sleeve. There are two smaller versions of himself sitting on his shoulders, one with a magic wand, the other with a smoking finger gun.

    Almost Impossible: Martin Brock, 31 Jul-25 Aug (not 19), 14:45

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    The Oxford Gargoyles, 18-25 Aug, 11:45

  • A coyboy rides a hospital bed next to the words "Chemo Savvy"

    Chemo Savvy, 15-24 Aug, 19:40

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How to get to the Auditorium

To get to the Auditorium, please use the entrance on Lothian Street.

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