Fringe Tickets On Sale Now!


We’re so excited about the Gilded Balloon programme for this year’s Fringe, we just can’t keep it to ourselves any longer! That’s right folks, we’re traversing the entertainment spectrum, picking up the crème de la crème of creative talent long the way!



So You Think You’re Funny? Dates Announced!

So you think you’ve applied for this year’s So You Think You’re Funny?

So you think you’d like us to tell you when this year’s showcases are?

So you think you can contain your excitement?!

It’s official, the SYTYF showcase dates and venues have been confirmed!



Casablanca: The Gin Joint Cut ON TOUR, APRIL 2014

Fringe sell-out, Casablanca: The Gin Joint Cut returns for ONE NIGHT ONLY at The Pleasance Theatre (Edinburgh) before it jets off to Paris for a limited run at the infamous Theatre Dejazet. This Gilded Balloon production is a playful homage to the Hollywood classic, with an innovative script by Morag Fullarton striking a perfect balance between comedy and drama. (more…)

Happyness Comedy Festival 2014

Happyness 2014 Line-Up Announced!

They say, ‘the third time’s the charm’ and this couldn’t be more true for Happyness Comedy Festival 2014; with an outstanding line up effervescing with Celtic charm! We are thrilled to bring Happyness back to Inverness and we hope you’ll come and join us for what’s destined to be a great festival!

Karen Koren , Artistic Director of Gilded Balloon & Happyness Comedy Festival



SYTYF 2014 Open

So You Think You’re Funny? 2014 Applications NOW OPEN!

It is that time of year again, folks! Applications to be part of Fosters So You Think You’re Funny? are now open! If you’re new to stand up comedy, haven’t been performing regularly before June 2013 and think you might have a pretty active funny bone, maybe it’s time you applied  for Fosters So You Think You’re Funny?

Fosters So You Think You’re Funny? is the leading amateur comedy competition in the UK and has seen the likes of Peter Kay, Lee Mack, Sarah Millican, Johnny Vegas, Dylan Moran and Jack Whitehall as winners and finalists in previous years.

The Competition’s Showcases are held throughout UK and Ireland during May and June and dates will be release as soon as possible and will be announced on our website and all social media sites.

 To apply please download the Application Form, fill it in and and return by post to

SYTYF? Gilded Balloon, Greenside House, 25 Greenside Place, Edinburgh EH1 3AA.

SYTYF Application Form 2014


Apply for Fringe 2014

Apply to Perform at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014!

Applications to Perform are Now OPEN!

We are now accepting applications to perform with us  at  the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014.

For lots of detailed information about our venue and performance spaces,  please download and read our Performance Info Pack. This also contains the Application Form that we ask you to complete and return to us by post, along with any additional supporting information that you wish us to consider. Please include any images of your shows, reviews of previews performances or productions by your company.

Once your application is received, it will be logged and then  passed to our Artistic Director for consideration. If we are interested in offering you a performance slot or have any further questions about your production we will be in touch by email in the first instance.