The Dark Room (For Kids!)

Children's Shows (game show, improv)

  • Gilded Balloon Teviot - Nightclub
  • 17:30
  • Aug 18-28
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 8+ (8 and older)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Lee Martin for Gag Reflex
  • Warnings and additional info: Audience participation. Most suitable for ages 8 and older
  • 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


You and your family are stuck inside a live-action video game! How will you escape?! Will you: A) Find light switch? B) Go north? C) Explode in a shower of stinking guts? An interactive adventure featuring terrible prizes and total mayhem! This bit is for parents only: this show is recommended for 11+ but younger kids are welcome. There may be some mild language but it's more like Roald Dahl than YouTube. 'Irresistibly dangerous' **** (Stage). 'Robertson had his young audience in raptures' **** (ThreeWeeks). Winner: Best Kid's Show, Leicester Comedy Festival. Winner: Chortle Award.

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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

Adrian Williamson 33 days ago

Brilliant! I don't think I've seen my just turned 10 year old daughter "Darren" laugh so much for pretty much 45 minutes non-stop. Genuinely funny, totally engaging and it worked just as well for everyone in the room. We haven't seen much at the Fringe this year, but this was the best by far! Probably too late to catch it now, but if you can, DO!

Tim Smith 38 days ago

Went with two kids (aged 10 and 14) and a few adults. I was expecting to have to endure it but absolutely loved it. Plenty of humour for kids and adults alike and pretty much full audience engagement. Really really really recommend.

Bill Bennetts 40 days ago

Whole family loved this (2 boys 11 and 9). The host is very funny and engaging as willing participants try to navigate his 1980s style text based video game. Anyone who can make throwing stale bread at audience that funny deserves to be seen.

Arielle Lehmann 45 days ago

My 11 year old boy recommens: it's hilarious, even people who never played video games will enjoy it. You wake up to find yourself in a dark room where are multiple unexpected endings that are really fun to see. It made me want more with every ending. If there is a show to take your kids to - this is it. Teenagers and parents will love it too

Emma Smith 51 days ago

Awesome. Go see this one.

The Ind Family 52 days ago

Absolutely awesome! An interactive show (for those children who want to take part) and a nostalgia fest for adults of the 1980s who remember the sheer frustration of text based games. We were all laughing throughout - 9 year old to 70 years old! Ya'll die.

Diane Wright 53 days ago

I haven’t stopped raving about this and nor have the kids. It is something really special - we all highly recommend it.

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Broadway World (4/5 stars) 39 days ago

For anyone who enjoys games and hilarious yelling at eager children, you absolutely must see it while it is on.

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One4Review (5/5 stars) 43 days ago

As my ten-year-old reviewer said “I’d give it 6 stars if I could”.

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