Monkey Barrel Comedy

Monkey Barrel Comedy
9–11 Blair Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1QR
  • Box office 0845 500 1056
  • General enquiries 0131 225 5149
  • Opening times Tue 7pm–midnight; Wed–Sun 10am–4.30pm & 7pm–midnight; closed Mon.
  • Seasonal times Extended license during Fringe (3am)
  • Bar open 10am–midnight
  • Food served Wed–Sun 10am–4pm (dinner available during evening performances if pre-ordered online 7 days in advance). Closed Mon/Tue.
  • Pre-theatre times £35 weekdays, £45 Sat & Sun, pre–order 7 days in advance
  • Average price £12 (set lunch); £35–£45 (depending on night) platter, including prosecco and show ticket
  • Pre-theatre price £35–45 (depending on night) platter, including prosecco and show ticket pre-order 7 days in advanced
  • Email
  • Website www.monkeybarrelcomedy.com
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Monkey Barrel Comedy

Plush, red-hued comedy club offering inexpensive café food.

In the heart of Edinburgh’s old town, Monkey Barrel Comedy’s brand venue brings with it an alternative approach to Edinburgh’s art scene.

By night, we are an award-winning comedy club (Best Small Club, Scottish Comedy Awards 2016) offering great food, drink and top stand-up until midnight.

By day we are a family friendly café offering home-made and locally sourced food and drink. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options are available, as is our children’s menu.

The venue has wheelchair access, ample space for buggies, highchairs and baby changing facilities.

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  • Delivery: ask for details
  • Private dining: Up to 30 covers
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Nick Drake and Belle & Sebastian
  • Live entertainment: Comedy shows, gigs, spoken word events
  • Capacity: 30
  • Largest group: 30
  • Open since: 2016
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 12
  • House wine: £16 per bottle

Events at this venue

There are 15 events at this location

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Albert

Like your comedy a bit more sketch-like? Then have we got a show for you!

Thu 30 Mar

Prices to be confirmed / 0845 500 1056

The Body Snatcher

Peter Berry and John Shedden present their adaptation of the Robert Louis Stevenson short story.

Thu 13 Apr

Times to be confirmed / Free / 0845 500 1056

Thu 11 May

Times to be confirmed / Free / 0845 500 1056

Thu 8 Jun

Times to be confirmed / Free / 0845 500 1056

…and 7 more dates until 21 Dec

An Imp-Revised History of the World

Improvised history from Edinburgh's own Smoky Monkeys.

Sun 9 Apr

Free / 0845 500 1056

Sun 14 May

Free / 0845 500 1056

Sun 11 Jun

Free / 0845 500 1056

Sun 9 Jul

Free / 0845 500 1056

In the Spirit of Burns & Stevenson

Walking tour by Peter Berry and John Shedden as their aliases Burns and Stevenson.

Thu 30 Mar

Free / 0845 500 1056

Thu 27 Apr

Free / 0845 500 1056

Thu 25 May

Free / 0845 500 1056

…and 7 more dates until 7 Dec

The Life and Works of Robert Burns

Peter Berry reads some of Burns' finest work.

Thu 20 Apr

Free / 0845 500 1056

Thu 18 May

Free / 0845 500 1056

Thu 15 Jun

Free / 0845 500 1056

…and 7 more dates until 28 Dec

Monkey Barrel Comedy's Big Friday Show

Monkey Barrel Comedy brings you a cracking night of premier stand up comedy in the heart of Edinburgh every Friday night. All held together by our experienced and deftly interactive host, the legendary Rick Molland ("Molland is the perfect compere" - Three Weeks), each show features three of the best up-and-coming acts…

…and 24 more dates until 27 Oct

Monkey Barrel Comedy's Big Saturday Show

Monkey Barrel Comedy brings you a cracking night of premier stand up comedy in the heart of Edinburgh every Saturday night. All held together by our experienced and deftly interactive host, the legendary Rick Molland ("Molland is the perfect compere" - Three Weeks), each show features three of the best up-and-coming…

…and 20 more dates until 30 Sep

Poetry Through the Ages

Peter Berry and John Shedden read an anthology of local, national and international works.

Thu 6 Apr

Free / 0845 500 1056

Thu 4 May

Free / 0845 500 1056

Thu 1 Jun

Free / 0845 500 1056

…and 7 more dates until 14 Dec

Progress!

Sundays at Monkey Barrel Comedy are our rising star showcase shows! Each week resident host Rick Molland ("Molland is the perfect compere" – Three Weeks) presents a selection of the very best up-and-coming acts from Scotland and beyond, with a stonking national headliner to top it all off. Want to see the stars of…

Sun 2 Apr

Sun 9 Apr

Sun 16 Apr

…and 15 more dates until 30 Jul

Project X

"It's alive!" but hopefully we've not created a monster! Tuesdays at Monkey Barrel are our anything-goes work-in-progress comedy lab nights. All new funnies have to start somewhere! Each week the very finest comic talent from Scotland and beyond will be debuting not just new jokes and bits, but also experimenting with…

Tue 28 Mar

Tue 4 Apr

Tue 11 Apr

…and 20 more dates until 3 Oct

Spontaneous Sherlock's Monthly Mystery

An entirely improvised Sherlock Holmes comedy play, with live Victorian musical accompaniment. Performed by Will Naameh, Sam Irving and Nicola Dove. Music improvised by Jenny Laahs (piano), Nick Lauener (piano/violin) and Graham Coe (cello).

Spontaneous Sherlock's Monthly Mystery

Scotland's hottest improv comedy show, and the biggest free improvised comedy show of EdFringe 2015 and 2016.

Thu 6 Apr

Thu 20 Apr

Thu 18 May

Thu 20 Jul

Theatre Sans Accents: French Taster Workshop

Beginners' French drama/language workshop with complimentary glass of wine and French nibbles.

Wed 5 Apr

£10 (£8) / 07583 015249

Top Banana

Catch the stars of the future right at the beginning every Wednesday night at our new act competition! Each show a welcoming host presents a magnificent seven promising comedy hopefuls vying for the audience vote to become Top Banana. We also have established acts dropping by to road-test some new material, and a…

Wed 29 Mar

Wed 5 Apr

Wed 12 Apr

…and 23 more dates until 25 Oct

Twisted Edge Workshops

Stand-up comedy workshop from Twisted Edge.

Mon 27 Mar

£3 / 0845 500 1056

Mon 3 Apr

£3 / 0845 500 1056

Mon 10 Apr

£3 / 0845 500 1056

…and 26 more dates until 9 Oct