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The Stand Comedy Club

5 York Place, Edinburgh EH1 3EB, Scotland
+44 131 558 7272
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Great comedy acts & good atmosphere for little money

I became a regular at this venue for several reasons - a variety of good comedy acts - friendly... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Top class comedy!

Just spent a fabulous weekend in Edinburgh for the fringe and this venue is well worth a mention... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Fiona M
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Intimate purpose-built comedy club open 7 nights a week.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“show starts” (14 reviews)
“headline act” (11 reviews)
5 York Place, Edinburgh EH1 3EB, Scotland
New Town
+44 131 558 7272
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I became a regular at this venue for several reasons - a variety of good comedy acts - friendly atmosphere - really nice staff - ticket prices vary (of course) but it;s no problem to get a good evening entertainment for less than £10 -...More

Thank earonn
Reviewed 5 days ago

Just spent a fabulous weekend in Edinburgh for the fringe and this venue is well worth a mention! Top class comedy!

Thank Fiona M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Monday night is Monday night raw Only 3 pound in with 10 different comedians on show Each doing about 10 minutes each Admittedly one or two wasn't funny to us but braveo for trying The host was good and my favourite was a bloke singing...More

Thank Dean C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located in an underground basement, the Stand was easy to locate. We were there on a Monday night which features new talent. Very hip venue and show with limited seating and a bar that served alcohol. T he place filled up quickly and we arrived...More

Thank PhilipARoss01
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Great venue Lovely vibe low ceiling to add to the atmosphere Very friendly staff and nice stocked bar Cracking comics on

Thank Duncan J
Reviewed 19 August 2017

two boys who worked the bar made the experience the worst night ever, they were complete anal, loads of customers complaining about their attitude, threatening people that they would be put out if they made a noise. Call this a comedy club?More

Thank Kenny F
StandBoxOffice, Marketing Manager at The Stand Comedy Club, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi, I'm sorry that you feel that way. We have to ask people to behave when they come to our venues and to respect the rules such as no talking during the show and not to use phones etc. We don't think that is too...More

Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Me and my partner went on a Monday night where comedians who are new to the scene try out their material and majority of them did not disappoint! Brilliant from start to finish with a surprise appearance from Danny Bhoy which was awesome! Word of...More

Thank Robin D
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Venue 3 Billed as Sarah Millican show. Tickets were very cheap (disabled person gets a carer ticket free.) Unfortunately not very accessible. Flight of stairs into basement with a turn half way down. Further couple of steps into performance area. I understood that this was...More

Thank ImeldaRobertson001
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Saw Fred McAuley here and is just perfect for small, intimate shows. Ok bar, but it is small so don't expect as wide a variety of beers etc you'd get in a big venue. Couple of pillars so bear that in mind for viewing when...More

2  Thank markie_wales
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

The comedy was like the curate's egg, good in parts, but the concept of customer service has completely passed them by.

Thank Bradley01965
New Town
Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town,
until after dark when strappy dresses come out to
play. This is the city’s central business district
with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many
of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest
clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street
helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned
Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric
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16 January 2017|
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Response from Karine M | Reviewed this property |
Food is good and affordable.
Kaye A
7 July 2016|
Response from StandBoxOffice | Property representative |
Hi, doors open from 7pm and the show starts at 9pm. Our weekend shows are busy so we do recommend people come early as its unreserved seating. Tickets can be bought in advance via our website.