Performers Info


The Edinburgh Fringe Festival is the largest international arts festival in the world and has been the launching pad of many internationally acclaimed comedians and artists. If you think you have something to offer the eager, entertainment-hungry fringe-goers, then you have come to the right place!

The Gilded Balloon has, since 1986, been the kindergarten of many a young comedian making their way amongst a sea of talent. We are most famous for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival’s most prestigious stand-up comedy competition ‘So You Think You’re Funny?‘ and ‘Late’n’Live‘, the very best late night show on the Fringe and ‘celebrated comedy abattoir that has slain a thousand comics!’ – Scotsman. Not only known as the home of comedy, the Gilded Balloon has housed an array of diverse and unique theatre, children’s shows, music and exhibitions.

We accept applications to perform from January¬† each year. If you are interested in bringing a show to the Gilded Balloon for the 2016 Edinburgh Festival Fringe please read and/or download our Performers Information & Application Pack 2016. In this pack you’ll find all the vital information you need, from general info about Edinburgh and the Gilded Balloon, to venue space dimensions and specs. The Info pack also has an application form which we ask you to complete and return to us.

Hopefully we’ll be seeing you at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe!