Last chance to see Event National Museum of Scotland

Gilded Balloon at the Museum

31 Jul - 26 Aug 2019

Auditorium, Level 1. Entry via Grand Gallery or Lothian Street at rear of Museum after 17:00.

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Fringe favourites Gilded Balloon present 27 days of inspiring and diverse programming at the museum, showcasing the very best in theatre, children's shows, comedy, music and spoken word.

Booking information

Shows take place on a variety of dates, for further information and booking visit the Gilded Balloon website.

Romantic Romeo

Catchy songs, jokes and slapstick comedy all feature in this hilarious adaptation of Romeo and Juliet. 

Time: 10:30–11:30
Age Suitability: 5+


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Sinatra: Raw

Richard Shelton’s masterful show revealing the man behind the music.  
Time: 12:00–13:00
Age Suitability: 12+


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Fred MacAulay: In Conversation

A live chat show with one of Scotland’s best-loved stand-ups.
Time: 13:30–14:30
Age Suitability: 12+


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Before the Wall

An atmospheric drama about the Second Opium War.
Time: 13:30–14:30
Age Suitability: 14+
Tours: 
Ticket holders are invited to join a Volunteer Guide led tour of our Exploring East Asia gallery to further explore the themes in the performance.


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Esther Rantzen: Everything I’ve Ever Done Wrong (According to my Daughter) 

Esther Rantzen and her daughter Rebecca Wilcox, discuss careers and family.
Time: 13:30–14:30


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The National Trust Fan Club 

Join Helen Wood’s daring one-woman quest to visit every National Trust property and become a certified superfan.
Time: 15:00–16:00
Age Suitability: 8+


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Mark Thompson's Spectacular Science Show

For children and adults alike, science like you have never seen it before. 
Time:
16:3017:30
Age Suitability: 3+


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Iain Dale: All Talk 

Radio presenter, political commentator and podcast host will interview a different high-profile guest each day.
Time: 18:00–19:00
Age Suitability: 12+


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Vir Das: Loved

India’s top comic returns to the Edinburgh Fringe for a limited run only with his brand-new internationally touring show Loved

Time: 19:3020:30
Age Suitability:16+ 


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Lost Voice Guy

He may not be able to talk but he definitely has something to say and his comedy will leave you speechless.

Time: 19:2020:30
Age Suitability: 14+


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Ronni Ancona & Lewis Macleod: Just Checking In

Leading Scottish impressionists unite their astonishing voice skills to create a surreal and dark story. 
Time: 21:0022:00
Age Suitability: 14+


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Ben Hart: The Nutshell

West End star and magician Ben Hart's show will shine a light on magic, life, the universe and the darkest corners of your imaginations.

Time: 21:00–22:00
Age Suitability: 12+


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There Will Be Cake

An improv show from award-winning improvisers Marcus Brigstocke, Rachel Parris, Pippa Evans and Paul Foxcroft. And there will be cake. Actual cake.

Time: 21:0022:00
Age Suitability: 14+


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Comedy Night at the Museum

Comedians from across the globe will blur the line between arteFACT and arteFICTION in a wholly improvised set prompted by genuine artefacts.

Time: 22:3023:30
Age Suitability: 16+


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Colonel Mustard & Friends

Music festival favourite Colonel John Thomas McMustard brings you a show with guests from the world of music, comedy and spoken word. 

Time: 22:3023:30
Age Suitability: 16+


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Donovan In Conversation with Jez Butterworth

Legendary singer-songwriter Donovan talks to award-winning playwright Jez Butterworth and performs an acoustic set in this very special event showcasing the documentary film Donovan and The Beatles in India. 

Time: 21:0023:00
Age Suitability: 14+


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Getting here

National Museum of Scotland
Chambers Street
Edinburgh
EH1 1JF

 

Map and directions

Access

We want everyone who comes to our museums to enjoy their time with us and make the most of their visit. 

 

  • The Lothian Street entrance and Auditorium are wheelchair accessible, and there is access to an accessible toilet.
  • There is also an induction loop in the Auditorium.
  • Guide dogs, hearing dogs and other recognised assistance dogs are admitted.

 

Find out more about our access information.

Press

For press and PR enquiries, contact Gilded Balloon’s Press office at press@gildedballoon.co.uk

The Gilded Balloon is respected internationally for presenting a stunning annual showcase of theatre, comedy and cabaret.  

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