The Wee Red Bar

The Wee Red Bar
Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, EH3 9DF
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The Wee Red Bar

The Wee Red Bar is a much loved Edinburgh institution in terms of a lively and intimate venue for both up and coming and established bands and Djs.

Operating since the early 1980s and located in the grounds of Edinburgh College of Art via a secret, concealed entrance on Lady Lawson Street.

The venue prides itself in its excellent sound quality and puts on many, live gigs ranging from Reggae to Post-Rock, and every other genre in-between. In many cases The Wee Red Bar has given bands their first ever gig. Recent more known names who have graced the stage - Dingus Khan, Frightened Rabbit, Young Fathers and Django Django. All gigs run from 7pm till 10pm so plenty of time to catch the last bus home on a school night.

The most popular and well known club night is The Egg, every third Saturday in the month. Playing the finest in Indie, Garage & Soul, Punk & New Wave, Psych and so much more. Other club nights include XOXO, Temptation and Date Night. Come along with an open mind…

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Events at this venue

There are 7 events at this location

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Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the information displayed here is accurate, always check with the venue before attending (especially during the Covid-19 pandemic).

Embassy Annuale 2022

With performances by Lonely Carp, Freaky Deeks and Fruit Salad, the festival will re-birth with a spectacle of passion. With full camp queers, and collectives laid bare, our performers will bring you on a journey of gripping descent to the underworld. Expect a night of heat and energy, waking the spirits of Annuale from…

Fri 8 Jul

£4–£5 / 0131 651 5859

Fundraiser gig for the Langholm Moor community buy-out

Come and join Sanna, The Paper Sparrows and Amy Hill for a night of great music & great company in support of the Langholm Moor community buyout! The Langholm Initiative are aiming to raise £2.2 million to buy the remaining 5,300 acres of Langholm Moor from Buccleuch Estates to bring this land into community…

Thu 7 Jul

£10 / 0131 651 5839

  • 19:00 – 22:00

Muzzle plus Special Guests

Muzzle plus special guests - two band bill

Sat 23 Jul

£6 / 0131 651 5859

  • 19:00 – 22:00

Renovations // The Thaw // Troglodyte Tea Party

Rénovations and The Thaw will co-headline with support from Troglodyte Tea Party to bring you a night of powerful rock and grunge!

Fri 15 Jul

£7 / 0131 651 5859

  • 19:00 – 22:00

Stuart Moxham

Penny Black Music and 'Mr D are presenting an evening of solo performers at the Wee Red Bar in Edinburgh on the 8th October 2022, with three singer-songwriters, who we believe are outstanding talents. Tickets, which are limited to 100, will be available in advance for £10 from or £12 on the door.

Sat 8 Oct

£11 / 0131 651 5859

This Is Memorial Device

Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh and Edinburgh International Book Festival On festival nights, we present a new play, starring Paul Higgins, based on David Keenan’s novel, This Is Memorial Device. The fictional history of 1980s Airdrie’s mysterious, post-punk legends, Memorial Device, Keenan’s novel has developed a huge…

Sat 13 Aug

Wee Red Bar Main Space

£16 / 0131 651 5859

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 14 Aug

Wee Red Bar Main Space

£16 / 0131 651 5859

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 15 Aug

Wee Red Bar Main Space

£16 / 0131 651 5859

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 12 more dates until 29 Aug

Tom Mudd, Nancy Drone, Audrey Chen and Julian Desprez

Eclectic, experimental line up of sound artists

Sat 9 Jul

£5–£8 / 0131 651 5859

  • 19:00 – 22:00