The Big Gay StorySlam

Cabaret and Variety (storytelling)

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  • Gilded Balloon Teviot - Nightclub
  • 22:30
  • Aug 25
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United States
  • Group: Big Gay StorySlam
  • Warnings and additional info: Audience Participation, OtherThe nature of a StorySlam means anything can happen! The topics (and language) can range drastically.
  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years

Description

The biggest, gayest set of tales the Fringe has ever heard comes out to play in this theatrical performance-meets-storytelling competition. Featuring diverse, bold, and fabulous LGBTQ+ voices and allies telling 100% true stories from different Fringers every night! Celebrating its international debut (after sold-out runs in the United States), Big Gay StorySlam is an exciting blend of theatre, cabaret and documentary art. There is a place for every story on our stage – do you have a tale to tell? Join us to share your fun, fantastic, queer self at the Big Gay StorySlam!

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Access to the Nightclub is via steps or lift down to Basement level then level access into the performance space. Some additional seating upstairs in the venue.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: 11- 20
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info


How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Theatre Lover 83 days ago

Saw this show twice, both nights were totally different. Stories ranged from the outrageous to the touching. Having this kind of show at the Fringe is so important as it celebrates the diversity of the LGBTQI+ Spectrum. Snap up a ticket for this show whilst you can.

Diana Scott 93 days ago

A great way to see & support some of best LGBTQ

Rickey Blankenbaker 94 days ago

What an awesome concept! If you're looking for a show that has it all, look no further. The night my friends and I went, we heard stories that ranged from light and funny to heavy and sobering. The storytellers were an interesting mix of locals and visitors to the city. We definitely plan to go another night!


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The Wee Review (4/5 stars) 83 days ago

Storyslams are wonderful in part because of their sheer variety. The Big Gay Storyslam sees a handful of queer performers from around the Fringe deliver short sets that are similar in format, but differ wildly in content. A judging panel then decides who gets the prize for the night (you...

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