The Canons' Gait

The Canons' Gait
232 Canongate, Edinburgh, EH8 8DQ
  • Telephone 0131 556 4481
  • Opening times Mon–Thu noon–11pm; Fri/Sat noon–1am; Sun 12.30–11pm
  • Seasonal times Mon–Sat 11am–1am; Sun 11am–midnight.
  • Email
  • Website www.gait.bar
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An attractive choice of craft beers and tasty, well-presented food makes The Gait is one of Edinburgh's true gastropubs.

Events at this venue

There are 23 events at this location

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Adrian Minkowicz - Trevor Lock: Malvinas- Falklands - Let’s Free This Speech!!

Come and listen to an Argentinean and an English comedian have their say about the Malvinas/ Falklands conflict and other easy subjects like the war in Ukraine, decolonization, and the true meaning of freedom of speech. Audience participation is encouraged!

Fri 12 Aug

Lower

Free (donation encouraged) / 0131 556 4481

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

Sat 13 Aug

Lower

Free (donation encouraged) / 0131 556 4481

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

Sun 14 Aug

Lower

Free (donation encouraged) / 0131 556 4481

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 13 more dates until 28 Aug

Alex Leam: The Joy Of Decks

Alex Leam / PBH's Free Fringe Before he became a stand-up, Alex Leam's first showbiz career was as a mobile DJ. He dreamed of Ibiza but ended up doing weddings and pub quizzes. He came out of DJ retirement as he needed new material. Expect to have your favourite songs ruined. Leicester Comedy Festival Award nominee for…

Fri 12 Aug

Cellar Bar

0131 556 4481

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Lower

Free (donation encouraged) / 0131 556 4481

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

Sat 13 Aug

Cellar Bar

0131 556 4481

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Lower

Free (donation encouraged) / 0131 556 4481

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

Sun 14 Aug

Cellar Bar

0131 556 4481

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Lower

Free (donation encouraged) / 0131 556 4481

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 12 more dates until 28 Aug

Bad In Bed: From Arthritis To Insomnia

Ian TC, Brings you his new comedy show exploring your world view when you don't sleep. The Long times alone with your thoughts, the dumb things that keep you awake and what you can do to deal with the boredom. (Like a young Billy Connolly on Speed~The Stand, Fu*king Great~Tom Stade) Special Guest: Craig Wilson!

Fri 12 Aug

Halfway Down

Free (donation encouraged) / 0131 556 4481

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

Sat 13 Aug

Halfway Down

Free (donation encouraged) / 0131 556 4481

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

Sun 14 Aug

Halfway Down

Free (donation encouraged) / 0131 556 4481

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 12 more dates until 28 Aug

Burt Williamson: As Yet Entitled

With the success of his first show, "I've Not Heard of You Either" (★★★★ The Scotsman) comedian Burt Williamson returns to the fringe with another 45 minute offering of "absurd and excellent" (Rife Magazine) stand-up comedy. Simultaneously polite and gratuitous, smart and stupid, no topic is too bizarre or too provocative…

Fri 12 Aug

Halfway Down

Free (donation encouraged) / 0131 556 4481

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

Sat 13 Aug

Halfway Down

Free (donation encouraged) / 0131 556 4481

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

Sun 14 Aug

Halfway Down

Free (donation encouraged) / 0131 556 4481

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 14 more dates until 28 Aug

David Alnwick: Secret Magic Show

Fast-paced comedy magic. 'The most spontaneously funny magician on the Fringe' ****(Broadway Baby). ★★★★★ (The Sphinx). 'Extremely funny' ★★★★ (Deadline News). 'It felt like a stand-up performance and magic rolled into one' ★★★★ (The Violet Curtain) ★★★★★ (World Magic Review).

Wed 17 Aug

Cellar Bar

0131 556 4481

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Lower

Free (donation encouraged) / 0131 556 4481

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

Wed 24 Aug

Cellar Bar

0131 556 4481

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Lower

Free (donation encouraged) / 0131 556 4481

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

Ephemeroids

Free Fringe founder Peter Buckley Hill plays guitar badly and sings even worse. But his songs have occasionally raised the odd titter over his 27-year Fringe career. Some new for this year, some from previous, but no dognose songs: they're at 4pm Canons' Gait. ★★★★★ Scotsman 2021.

Fri 12 Aug

Lower

Free (donation encouraged) / 0131 556 4481

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

Sat 13 Aug

Lower

Free (donation encouraged) / 0131 556 4481

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

Sun 14 Aug

Lower

Free (donation encouraged) / 0131 556 4481

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 12 more dates until 28 Aug

Funny For A Grrrl

Irish comic Mary Bourke and Australian comic Amelia Jane Hunter present a selection of the funniest women on the Fringe. Prepare yourself for a raucous, hilarious night of comedy that you don't want to miss. We handpicked our favourite female comics for an utterly unforgettable evening.

Fri 12 Aug

Lower

Free (donation encouraged) / 0131 556 4481

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

Sat 13 Aug

Lower

Free (donation encouraged) / 0131 556 4481

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

Sun 14 Aug

Lower

Free (donation encouraged) / 0131 556 4481

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 14 more dates until 28 Aug

Hot Ticket

A power-hour of clown from outrageous American comedian and Gaulier-graduate Darius Emadi! Combining warrior prowess, elite athleticism, shark hunting, rugged hip-hop dancing and more to produce 50 minutes of pure stupidity. "Absolute nonsense delivered with infectious energy." -Audience feedback

Fri 12 Aug

Cellar Bar

0131 556 4481

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Lower

Free (donation encouraged) / 0131 556 4481

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

Sat 13 Aug

Cellar Bar

0131 556 4481

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Lower

Free (donation encouraged) / 0131 556 4481

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

Sun 14 Aug

Cellar Bar

0131 556 4481

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Lower

Free (donation encouraged) / 0131 556 4481

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 13 more dates until 28 Aug

How Does He Smell? (Ii)

A challenge. Last year, Peter Buckley Hill did a show based on My Dog's Got No Nose (★★★★ Scotsman). But he put other stuff in the show also. This year, the challenge is to do a WHOLE show based on MDGNN. Can he manage it? Or will he have to pad it out with aardvarks and sheep? He doesn't know. Come and find out. No dogs.

Fri 12 Aug

Halfway Down

Free (donation encouraged) / 0131 556 4481

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

Sat 13 Aug

Halfway Down

Free (donation encouraged) / 0131 556 4481

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

Sun 14 Aug

Halfway Down

Free (donation encouraged) / 0131 556 4481

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 12 more dates until 28 Aug

I Got Bit By A Monkey Once

Matt Harvey / PBH's Free Fringe A comedic storytelling show with four true stories: a monkey bite, a bus trip, an arrest, and a mugging. Official selection for the Poor Life Choices Comedy Film Festival. After sell-out shows in Australia and NZ join Matt for 'an amazing hour' (★★★★ (WinningAtFailing.com)) of 'unfailingly…

Fri 12 Aug

Halfway Down

0131 556 4481

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Sat 13 Aug

Halfway Down

0131 556 4481

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Sun 14 Aug

Halfway Down

0131 556 4481

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 14 more dates until 28 Aug

It Could Be Worse

An hour of split bill comedy from Manchester-based comedians Aaron Wood "A very big future in this business" - Tom Stade and Tegan Marlow "Her performance skills are spot on" - Notts Comedy Review.

Sun 14 Aug

Lower

Free (donation encouraged) / 0131 556 4481

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

Mon 15 Aug

Lower

Free (donation encouraged) / 0131 556 4481

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

Tue 16 Aug

Lower

Free (donation encouraged) / 0131 556 4481

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 12 more dates until 28 Aug

Kate Cheka & Suzie Preece: Split-Billed Platypus

Kate Cheka and Suzie Preece / PBH's Free Fringe Two of the funniest women coming up on the circuit bring you a show tackling all the juicy issues that face fun-time women in their thirties from street harassment to the morning-after pill. With a few sexcapade stories thrown in for good measure. Both are Funny Women…

Fri 12 Aug

Cellar Bar

0131 556 4481

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 12:45 – 13:45
Lower

Free (donation encouraged) / 0131 556 4481

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 12:45 – 13:45

Sat 13 Aug

Cellar Bar

0131 556 4481

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Lower

Free (donation encouraged) / 0131 556 4481

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

Late With Kate

Back for its triumphant umpteenth year. If you know, you know. Kate Smurthwaite hosts the late show that is basically a cult for the most discerning Fringe-goers. With personally selected comedy and cabaret guests and all the usual games, chat and laughter.

Fri 12 Aug

Lower

Free (donation encouraged) / 0131 556 4481

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

Sat 13 Aug

Lower

Free (donation encouraged) / 0131 556 4481

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

Sun 14 Aug

Lower

Free (donation encouraged) / 0131 556 4481

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 14 more dates until 28 Aug

The Laughienda Comedy Club

Manchester's award-winning FREE comedy club comes to Edinburgh for the first time! From the scene that produced the likes of Peter Kay & Johnny Vegas comes four rising stars, each bringing their unique comedy stylings to the Fringe. Featuring Ryan Kenny, James Crook, Jack Kelly & Ciaran Mullins. "Guaranteed…

Fri 12 Aug

Halfway Down

Free (donation encouraged) / 0131 556 4481

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

Sat 13 Aug

Halfway Down

Free (donation encouraged) / 0131 556 4481

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

Sun 14 Aug

Halfway Down

Free (donation encouraged) / 0131 556 4481

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 16 Aug

Mark Grimshaw: Hit Me With Your Autistic

Award-winning autistic comedian Mark Grimshaw presents their debut solo stand-up show. "Witty…A creative writer…A sure crowd-pleaser." - Chortle "Topical, insightful and just plain funny" - York Press "An impressive act" - Notts Comedy Review

Fri 12 Aug

Lower

Free (donation encouraged) / 0131 556 4481

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

Sat 13 Aug

Lower

Free (donation encouraged) / 0131 556 4481

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

Sun 14 Aug

Lower

Free (donation encouraged) / 0131 556 4481

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 14 more dates until 28 Aug

Paul Savage: Well Groomed

Paul Savage / PBH's Free Fringe Paul Savage wanted to do a fun, silly show but shows about trauma win awards. So he's written a fun, silly show about his trauma. Trigger warning: Paedophile Jokes – but about them, not from the point of view of one, obviously. 'Genuinely brilliant, and all-round hoot' (Guardian). 'Paul…

Fri 12 Aug

Cellar Bar

0131 556 4481

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Lower

Free (donation encouraged) / 0131 556 4481

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

Sat 13 Aug

Cellar Bar

0131 556 4481

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Lower

Free (donation encouraged) / 0131 556 4481

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

Sun 14 Aug

Cellar Bar

0131 556 4481

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Lower

Free (donation encouraged) / 0131 556 4481

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 13 more dates until 28 Aug

Rosie Francis And Joe Bingham: Neighbours

Rosie Francis 'An explosive bundle of northern fun'- Sam Rhodes and regular on Joe Wilkinson and David Earl's podcast Chatabix and Joe Bingham 'Incredible, really f*cking good' - Rich Wilson are peers on the comedy circuit and next-door neighbours off it. Expect sharp observations and silliness in this debut split hour…

Wed 17 Aug

Halfway Down

Free (donation encouraged) / 0131 556 4481

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

Thu 18 Aug

Halfway Down

Free (donation encouraged) / 0131 556 4481

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

Fri 19 Aug

Halfway Down

Free (donation encouraged) / 0131 556 4481

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 9 more dates until 28 Aug

Signs In Yellow

I'm a Facebook user, a YouTube abuser, a PlayStation gamer and a meme addict. My eyes are on Netflix, my ears are on Soundcloud and my dreams available for digital download. My identity is split, my nerves are frazzled and sometimes I look in the mirror and don't know who I am anymore. But I want to get better. Winner…

Fri 12 Aug

Halfway Down

Free (donation encouraged) / 0131 556 4481

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

Sat 13 Aug

Halfway Down

Free (donation encouraged) / 0131 556 4481

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

Sun 14 Aug

Halfway Down

Free (donation encouraged) / 0131 556 4481

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 12 more dates until 28 Aug

So My Dad F*cked the Nanny

Isabella Charlton is not upset her dad f*cked the nanny and neither should you be. Her average life became great. From Hong Kong and back, this show will take you along one twisted, irreverent comedian's real life, seemingly endless—and hilariously disastrous—journey of self discovery.

Fri 12 Aug

Halfway Down

Free (donation encouraged) / 0131 556 4481

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 13:30 – 14:17

Sat 13 Aug

Halfway Down

Free (donation encouraged) / 0131 556 4481

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

Sun 14 Aug

Halfway Down

Free (donation encouraged) / 0131 556 4481

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 14 more dates until 28 Aug

Stay On The Bus You Cowards

Reece McLaughlin and Ed Mulvey compress a decade of combined experience on the circuit into a split-bill laugh-stravaganza of fresh standup with all the tired hacky tricks taken out and then a couple put back in. "Quirky, relevant" - Steve Bennett, Chortle; "Reece is a standup comedian" - Trevor Lock

Fri 12 Aug

Halfway Down

Free (donation encouraged) / 0131 556 4481

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 12:15 – 13:15

Sat 13 Aug

Halfway Down

Free (donation encouraged) / 0131 556 4481

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

Sun 14 Aug

Halfway Down

Free (donation encouraged) / 0131 556 4481

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 14 more dates until 28 Aug

Steffan Alun + Support: The Future Of Free Stand-Up

Steffan Alun / PBH's Free Festival The Welsh optimist returns to the festival, and this year he's been thinking about the future. The result? 45 minutes of excellent stand-up comedy. This is Steffan's fifth solo show for Edinburgh. Includes support acts hand-picked by Steffan himself. Warm, friendly stand-up comedy from…

Fri 12 Aug

Cellar Bar

0131 556 4481

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

  • 14:00 – 15:00
Lower

Free (donation encouraged) / 0131 556 4481

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 14:00 – 15:00

Sat 13 Aug

Cellar Bar

0131 556 4481

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Lower

Free (donation encouraged) / 0131 556 4481

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

Sun 14 Aug

Cellar Bar

0131 556 4481

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Lower

Free (donation encouraged) / 0131 556 4481

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 12 more dates until 28 Aug

The Truth Will Set You Free

Anesu takes a raw and honest look at race, colonialism, class and modern morality and how it has shaped him into the social freak; from his weird and unique perspective as a Scottish Zimbabwean. Anesu has written sketches for BBC social. He has immersed over a 2 million views on the his short documentaries.

Fri 12 Aug

Halfway Down

Free (donation encouraged) / 0131 556 4481

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

Sat 13 Aug

Halfway Down

Free (donation encouraged) / 0131 556 4481

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

Sun 14 Aug

Halfway Down

Free (donation encouraged) / 0131 556 4481

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 14 more dates until 28 Aug

Vash Pernikar: My Body Your Choice

Join Vash for an hour of standup comedy and misinformation. Vash, Czech Hugh Grant-lookalike and serial benefit scrounger, asks the burning questions of our day, like How do I make a 0-hour workweek a reality? Why can't I stop looking at pornography? Should I still get vaccinated? Is my life totally hopeless and I should…

Fri 12 Aug

Halfway Down

Free (donation encouraged) / 0131 556 4481

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

Sat 13 Aug

Halfway Down

Free (donation encouraged) / 0131 556 4481

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

Sun 14 Aug

Halfway Down

Free (donation encouraged) / 0131 556 4481

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 13 more dates until 28 Aug