Venue List

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NamePhoneAddressBox Office?CodeDescriptionShowsPerformances
Argyle Cellar Bar15-17 Argyle Place
293aHidden gem of a cellar bar with a speakeasy-style feel and great acoustics for any show or gig. A great versatile space in a central location close to all the hustle and bustle. PA system, stage area and a set-up to suit any performers requirements. 18+ only.214
Arthur Conan Doyle Centre25 Palmerston Place
EH12 5AP
290The Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre is situated on Palmerston Place, just a stone's throw from Haymarket Station. Set in a beautiful Victorian townhouse, the Centre boasts rich historical features and was created to provide for the physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing of society and community needs in Edinburgh.15
artSpace@StMarks0131 226 00007 Castle Terrace
125Great central setting and performer-friendly atmosphere.23
Assembly George Square0131 623 3030George Square
8Assembly Gordon Aikman Theatre, The Box and The Crate are perfectly located next to Assembly George Square Gardens and Studios for pre or post-show refreshments. The Theatre is a purpose-built venue seating up to 500 and The Box and The Crate are intimate 74-seat studios, all hosting an array of world-class shows. The Cubicle, a purpose-built immersive venue, is located behind the Gordon Aikman Theatre.120
Assembly George Square Gardens0131 623 3030George Square
3Assembly George Square Gardens becomes the beating heart of the Fringe each August, with a real festival atmosphere. Come enjoy spectacular circus, hilarious comedy, stunning cabaret, raucous music or an enchanting children's show in one of our beautiful Spiegeltents. The Gardens are the perfect spot for coffee in the mornings, afternoon cocktails or refuelling on delicious gourmet street food and enjoying drinks in the evenings.491
Assembly George Square Studios0131 623 3030George Square
17Located opposite the Assembly George Square Gardens entrance and next to Assembly George Square Theatre. The five Studios have some of the best audience facilities on the Fringe, with comfortable modern seating. The indoor Studios Bar has plenty of sofas and freshly prepared hot and cold meals. The Flick at Underground and the new immersive venue The Cubicle at Buccleuch Place are also found here.368
Assembly Hall0131 623 3030Mound Place
35The magnificent venue atop the Mound is the most prestigious venue on the Fringe and hosts the finest circus, music, comedy, dance and family shows. Bar and box office facilities on site.123
Assembly Rooms0131 623 303054 George Street
20This classic building in the heart of the New Town is now the centre of a fantastic festival hub, hosting some of the finest theatre, comedy and music from around the world. The Assembly Rooms hosts three spaces indoors: the Music Hall, Ballroom and Drawing Room, with a Spiegeltent (The Bijou) and a studio space (Front Room) outside on George Street.5107
Assembly Roxy0131 623 30302 Roxburgh Place
139Assembly Roxy is our year-round home and is a beautifully converted former church in Edinburgh's Old Town, housing three theatre spaces and a Snug bar inside. Outside on Roxburgh Place, the Roxy garden provides a spacious seating area with a bar and box office to soak up the Festival atmosphere.251
Bannermans212 Cowgate
357aPlease note, there is an age restriction of 18+.11
Boteco do Brasil0131 220 428747 Lothian Street
516In Brazil, Boteco is the friendly neighbourhood bar with lively music and atmosphere, and that’s exactly where our inspiration comes from, the traditional botecos of Rio de Janeiro. You can enjoy a refreshing Caipirinha – our signature drink and an essential part of any Brazilian celebration – or sample the infamous 'urban' menu of the streets from our delicious tapas menu.112
C ARTS | C venues | C aurora0131 581 5555Lauriston Halls, 28 Lauriston Street
6From bardic breakfasts to music, dance, circus: we showcase the uplifting, unsettling, side-splitting, thought-provoking at our new festival hub. Free film and digital screenings. Courtyard café-bar. Part of the vibrant, vivacious variety of C ARTS: a curated programme of international, independent work taking place at multiple city-centre locations, and online, in our 32nd year at the Fringe. It’s a festival all of its own. Make sure you see it all.125
Edinburgh City Chambers (Meeting Point)253 High Street
199The meeting point for walking tours.144
Edinburgh PaletteSt Margarets House,
143Space 13m x 4m adjacent to Gallery 1 with seperate entrance within Gallery 1 Suitable for variety of events between 10.00 and 4.00 during the Fringe Festival Capacity 40 to 50 people118
Edinburgh Playhouse0333 009 669018-22 Greenside Place
59Edinburgh Playhouse is the largest seated theatre in the UK and the 'favourite stage in Scotland' (Billy Connolly) with a capacity of over 3,000! Over the years the theatre has played host to the world's biggest and most successful musicals, legendary bands, artists and comedians.11
Forces @ The Fringe at The War Poets CollectionEdinburgh Napier University, Craiglockhart Campus
EH14 1DJ
594Once a World War One military hospital and now home to Edinburgh Napier University's Business School. Craiglockhart Campus also hosts the War Poets Collection. This comprises of more than 800 items, including many unique items that Edinburgh Napier University is proud to own, such as signed first edition books, volumes of poetry by Sassoon and Owen and three original issues of The Hydra, the hospital’s magazine.11
Frankenstein Pub26 George IV Bridge
304Frankenstein is a unique, themed venue in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town. Spans three floors, each with its own bar and offering a great menu cooked fresh to order. In the evening the venue transforms into a great party space with live DJs and a late licence.484
Gilded Balloon Patter House0131 622 65523 Chambers St
24With seven accessible performance theatres and a stunning large bar and event space, Patter Hoose quickly became the must-visit venue at the festival following its launch in 2019. This fabulously pink venue hub is situated across the road from the Museum on Chambers Street, just a stone’s throw away from Bristo Square.8209
Greenside @ George StreetThe Royal Society of Edinburgh, 22-26 George Street
236With six spaces Greenside @ George Street will become one of the largest multi space hubs at the Fringe. We’re confident that one of our spaces will be just right for you. Add to that a beautiful indoor bar, lobby seating and that infamous Greenside charm we couldn’t be more excited to share with our new Fringe home.671
Greenside @ Riddles CourtRiddles Court
16Set just up from the Royal Mile and over the years some familiar faces such as Dame Maggie Smith and Stephen Fry have graced the stages in this venue make it a wee bit special. With four spaces, a bar and beautiful courtyard seating, Greenside @ Riddles Court is the perfect addition to our Green family.448
Hootenannies @ The Apex31-35 Grassmarket
108This 5 star hotel with views of the castle is a long running venue with a rich history in the Fringe. The Apex Conference Center on The Grassmarket has six amazing performance spaces with a range of sizes to suit any sort of production.472
Just the Tonic at The Caves0330 220 1212Rowantree Bar
88Best Small Venue in the 2009 Scottish Event Awards combined with Just the Tonic, one of the UK's leading comedy providers. Great shows, reasonable prices, amazing building, outstanding performance areas and great bar. Putting the fun back into the Fringe!496
Just the Tonic NucleusThe Charteris Centre
Krua Thai Cookery School19 Liberton Brae
EH16 6AQ
376Krua Thai is located 2.7 miles from Edinburgh Castle. Parking: preferably further up the hill or in Orchardhead Road. Buses: no. 7, 37,47,67 ask the driver to stop at the first bus stop at the bottom of Liberton Brae.674
Laughing Horse @ Bar 500131 226 0000 50 Blackfriars Street
151Located within the four-star A&O Edinburgh Hostel, Bar 50 is a bar and restaurant offering three rooms of Free Fringe shows, drinks and tasty, locally sourced pub grub in laid-back, modern and stylish surroundings, an outdoor beer garden and balcony beer terrace.372
Laughing Horse @ Dragonfly0131 226 0000 52 West Port
414Dragonfly Cocktail Bar is Edinburgh's longest standing cocktail bar where guests can enjoy a variety of original drinks as well as countless classic cocktails. A beautiful hidden space located just off of the end of Grassmarket, with a rich history of Fringe shows, and performances of free & Pay What You Can shows right throughout the day, all week, except Mondays.122
Laughing Horse @ The Counting House0131 226 000038 West Nicolson Street
170The Counting House has been a free venue for over a decade, and is one of the largest free venues in Edinburgh, with six rooms between this venue and its sister venues 32 Below and The Pear Tree every day from 10:00 to 03:00. There's a massive outdoor courtyard, four bars, a full restaurant food selection and giant outdoor screen. What better place could you hang out during the Fringe?125
Laughing Horse @ The Hanover Tap0131 226 0000112 Hanover Street
259Your go-to venue for craft beer in the city centre, featuring a great selection across all styles of beer from local breweries and further afield. Serving hand-stretched sourdough pizzas, burgers and great pub grub – with performances of Free Fringe comedy shows every day from 12:00 – 21:00.125
Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters0131 226 0000139 Cowgate
272Edinburgh’s premier party venue and the central Free Fringe hub. Four rooms of free shows running throughout the day and night, and a buzzing and vibrant courtyard in the centre of the Cowgate. The Three Sisters boasts a wide variety of food and drinks, with plenty of space to relax during the day and party throughout the night until 05:00! Shows run from 10:00 – 02:00.125
Le Monde0131 270 390016 George Street
47An intimate venue on the first floor of Le Monde with 100 seats. Up close and personal performances in a fabulous air-conditioned venue with full bar and restaurant facilities. Located on George Street in the heart of the New Town, very close to Assembly Rooms and St Andrew's Square.481
Marchmont St Giles ChurchMarchmont St Giles Church, Kilgraston Road
589Marchmont St Giles Church111
Meeting Point at Bridgend Farmhouse41 Old Dalkeith Road
EH16 4TE
238Meeting point.124
Meeting Point at Uplands Roast Coffee ShopIn between The Meadows and the University of Edinburgh
298Walking tour meeting point.156
Monkey Barrel Comedy9-12 Blair Street
515Monkey Barrel Comedy is in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town, with the best acts in the best rooms at the Fringe. Home to both Edinburgh Comedy Awards in 2022, and the Best Comedy Show at last year's Fringe. 19 award nominees since 2017. Scotland’s Best Venue 2023 (Chortle Awards). “Down there at the Monkey Barrel, there’s something in the water, and I can't stop drinking it!” Sam Campbell.236
Novotel80 Lauriston Place
188Light, airy, comfortable room with unreserved seating at tables, cabaret style. Full food menu available. Full bar.125
Outside Greyfriars Bobby Bar07803 475 68834 Candlemaker Row
217To find Greyfriars Bobby's Bar from the Royal Mile, turn left onto George IV Bridge, continuing until you reach a railing and the Greyfriars Bobby statue on the right-hand side. The bar is just behind the statue, on Candlemaker Row.135
PBH's Free Fringe @ Globe BarNiddry Street
161This popular bar hosts great PBH Free Fringe comedy in the arch cave every day during the Fringe. Between shows, you can watch live big screen sports or simply enjoy the bar banter with beers. Over-18s only.123
Pleasance at EICC0131 556 6550150 Morrison Street
150bJoin us in the heart of Edinburgh's West End for theatre, dance, music and comedy. The best of the Fringe awaits in the city’s most luxurious venue, where brilliant bars and cafés join a stellar line up of world renowned artists.237
Pleasance Courtyard0131 556 655060 Pleasance
33The Pleasance’s famous cobblestone Courtyard has been entertaining festival audiences since 1985 and is considered by many to be the very heart of the Fringe. Come join us for the best comedy, theatre and children's shows at 'the centre of the cultural universe' (Scotsman).17344
Scottish Comedy Festival @ Waverley Bar3-5 St Mary's Street
438bThe Waverley Bar is located off the High Street, where it turns into the Canongate. As the name of the bar suggests it is a minute's walk from Waverley Station. Established since the fifties as a prominent venue for rising stars in the folk world (vintage poster and photos of banjo-playing Billy Connolly and the Humblebums adorn the wall), with an ambiance that seems to have little changed.125
St Giles' CathedralHigh St
187Founded in the 1120s, St Giles' Cathedral was the home of the Scottish Reformation. It is Scotland's National Cathedral, making it an important and notable venue; it is situated at the heart of the Royal Mile.12
St Ninian's Hall07599 928 44040 Comely Bank
230St Ninian's Hall hosts the Edinburgh Theatre Arts group and creates a uniquely intimate theatre venue. Find us only one mile north-west of the city centre. 50 yards to the east of the junction of Comely Bank Road, Orchard Brae and Crewe Road South, opposite Flora Stevenson Primary School.114
The Jazz Bar1A Chambers Street
57This stylish basement bar is Edinburgh's coolest, multiple award-winning, year-round live music venue, with a crammed programme of multi-genre music and Fringe shows running all day, every day, from 13:00 – 05:00. As well as all the independent Fringe shows hosted by the venue, you’ll hear the bar’s excellent music, with great jazz, funk, acoustic, blues and rocky sounds – and bar service to 05:00 nightly!110
The Liquid Room9c Victoria Street
276aFringe Venue 276.12
The Queen's Hall0131 668 201985-89 Clerk Street
72The Queen's Hall is a 900-capacity venue situated on Clerk Street in the Southside of Edinburgh. Originally built in 1823 as Hope Park Chapel, it was converted to its current role in 1979. It now plays host to all types of live music and comedy, and presents approximately 200 performances every year.22
The Sheraton Grand Hotel 0131 477 77551 Festival Square
229Fringe Venue 22911
The Stand Comedy Club0131 558 90055 York Place
5aScotland's original and world famous purpose-built comedy club, The Stand, is not only at the heart of the Fringe, but open all year round. Playing host again to impressive comedy bills, it's not to be missed. The atmosphere is relaxed and informal, with cabaret-style seating and standing room. All tickets are general admission and the venue is a mixture of seating and standing. First come, first served, queuing advised.17
The Stand Comedy Club 20131 558 900516 North St Andrew Street
5bRound the corner from Stand 1, our little sister club is in its 21st year hosting the latest comedy talent. This intimate studio space is situated in a large, Georgian-style first floor drawing room. The venue is fully seated and has a separate bar and waiting area. For customers with access needs, the first floor is accessible by a steep flight of steps only. This venue is fully seated.499
The Stand Comedy Club 3 & 40131 558 900528 York Place
12Across the road from the world famous Stand Comedy Club (Stand 1), Stand 3 is one of the largest venues in the Stand family, presenting fabulous productions in a superb large theatre space with its own bar. Stand 4 is an intimate studio with exciting Fringe debuts. Venues accessible through courtyard at basement level.370
The Stand Comedy Club 5 & 60131 558 9005The Place, 34-38 York Place
319Stand 5 and Stand 6 are located at The Place – a luxury four-star boutique townhouse hotel, situated in a stunning A-listed Georgian terrace in the very heart of Edinburgh's New Town. Offering comfort, a roof terrace bar and complimentary WiFi, the venue also boosts a stylish restaurant and opulent cocktail bar. Catch another sensational comedy, spoken word & theatre line-up from The Stand family here!248
The Tree of the Dead0131 225 9044Next to St Giles Cathedral, Royal Mile
213Tree with City of the Dead plaque, outside St Giles' Cathedral shop on Edinburgh's Royal Mile.116
theSpace @ Niddry St0131 510 2384Niddry Street
9Right in the middle of it all in the best location and part of our Royal Mile hub (10 theatres) we present two very special spaces, offering an array of new and established work – from theatre to musicals, dance, comedy and music, a real feast for all. The buzzing courtyard bar adjacent to the venue offers audiences pre and post-show drinks and an unrivalled Fringe experience.19184
theSpace @ Surgeons' Hall0131 510 2384Nicolson Street
53The modern festival's smartest multi-space destination venue. The ultimate powerhouse of live performance, offering a pulsating programme of diverse and inclusive work from every genre possible. Part of our 11-space hub at the very stylish Surgeons Quarter, well-stocked bars and great food has made this the perfect destination for audiences who tend to come and spend the day seeing a wide selection of award-winning shows from across the globe.54758
theSpace @ Symposium Hall0131 510 2384Hill Square
43Another high-calibre venue. Two classy spaces, alternatives to the Fringe norm, boasting the most comfortable seats in town! Wonderfully located in our 11-space hub adjacent to theSpaceTriplex and theSpace @ Surgeons Hall. A programme of music, a capella, theatre, improv, sketch and comedy and a stylish garden bar in the adjacent square. A must for all well-heeled theatre-goers.19342
theSpace @ Venue4563 Jeffrey Street
45The original Fringe venue, its unique atmosphere is known in Fringe folklore. It's worth a visit just for that! Here we present new and established work from across the globe. Mid to large-scale theatre, dance, musicals, opera and music make a daily programme of quality to enjoy. Show info:
theSpace on the Mile0131 510 238480 High Street
39Hugely popular Royal Mile venue located at the very heart of the festival. Part of our Royal Mile hub of nine performance spaces. With a reputation for award-winning shows, the three smart, air-conditioned theatres offer the very best shows and entertainment at the festival. Ultra-stylish on-site bars provide the perfect way to start, or end, your night. Style and class on the Fringe. For more info see
theSpaceTriplexThe Prince Philip Building
38Next door to theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, theSpaceTriplex makes up part of our fabulously smart destination hub of 11 performance spaces located right at the heart of the modern Fringe and offers an unmissable platform of diverse live performance. Music, dance, theatre, physical theatre, a capella, opera, comedy and cabaret. A vibrant programme of performance, all under one roof in the most spectacular space in town.14184
Underbelly, Bristo Square0131 510 0395Teviot Place
302Situated at the heart of the festival, Bristo Square is where you can find a variety of venues, including the magnificent McEwan Hall, presenting theatre, musicals, comedy, cabaret and family shows early 'til late.9191
Underbelly, Cowgate0131 510 039566 Cowgate
61Running on the Fringe for over two decades, Underbelly Cowgate is home to some of the best talent and bars you can find at the Fringe. Complete with licensed bars, a café and six vivacious venues, open 'til the wee hours.369
Underbelly, George Square0131 510 0395George Square
300Come and graze in George Square! Food, drink, two fantastic venues and, of course, an upside-down purple cow. If you're looking for Udderbelly, the Wee Coo and a place to soak up the Fringe atmosphere, this is the place to be.358