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Caberet Voltaire (The Cab)

Blair Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1QR
Dance Space

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Open seven nights a week, Edinburgh's Cabaret Voltaire is a three-roomed entertainment hub that hosts around 60 live and club events each month. As well as catering for all genres of music through its late-night clubs, it also operates as a thriving live music venue earlier in the evening, hosting gigs virtually every night of the year. These range from new local bands right through to established internationally-famous acts.

In early 2008, Cabaret Voltaire opened an entirely new ground floor area, The Speakeasy. Inspired by the prohibition era, this 120-capacity space has all the comfort of a style bar, mixed with the music and visuals of an underground club. It combines original brickwork with a rich mix of art deco and art nouveau style furnishings, elegant lighting and sunken leather booths, all sensitively designed to compliment the historic surroundings. With full at-seat service a key part of its ethos, The Speakeasy is ideal for guests who wish to feel pampered on their night out, or who want to celebrate a special occasions with some VIP-style treatment. It has so far been used to host functions, private parties, intimate acoustic gigs, and charity fundraising events.

The combined capacity of Cabaret Voltaire's three rooms is 600, but the amenities offered are comparable to a 1000-capacity venue. As a result, many live acts and to DJs are foregoing Glasgow and choosing to make their one Scottish appearance in the capital instead.