Support Gilded Balloon

We are heartbroken that for the first time in our history, Gilded Balloon venues have been forced to close. In order for GB to survive, we need your help.

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The closure of our year-round comedy venue, the Gilded Balloon Basement, combined with the cancellation of the Fringe in 2020 has hit us hard. Gilded Balloon has been a platform for local and international talent for the past 35 years and we need your help to allow us to continue to support our artists, our staff and work positively towards Fringe 2021.

We were overwhelmed by the donations and love we received during our Crowdfunder in August.

  • The Fringe wouldn’t be the same without the Gilded Balloon! – Paul Blom
  • The Gilded Balloon has been a popular cultural treasure for 35 years and should be valued as such. The GB team brings so much light and love into our city and all around the country. Thank you – Elaine M
  • Because without Karen, Katy and the Gilded Balloon, comedy as we know it wouldn’t be what it is today – Jenny Eclair

Looking towards the future, we are dedicated to being able to welcome back our wider family to Gilded Balloon. We are now actively looking for support in the form of sponsorship and private donations from our supporters after being unable to receive any further public funding support since the summer. One of our fundraising campaigns which launches this Christmas is ‘Christmas Crackers’ featuring some of the UK’s best-loved comedians bringing festive cheer to all!

We want to continue to be able to provide a platform for performers as well as providing a unique experience to our extended Team GB and our audiences across Scotland and further afield. But we can’t do it without your support.

Thank you pals x