Many of our venues in and around the city centre are easily accessible on foot and by public transport so please consider the environment when planning your travel to and from our events. Public transport information is available from Traveline Scotland - travelinescotland.com and 0871 200 22 33 - 24 hours a day.
This red-carpeted plush Victorian auditorium has sumptuous decor and lavish fittings and presents a modernistic face to the world with a glassed in foyer and bars on three levels. Doors: 30 minutes prior to performance start.
An iconic location at the foot of Edinburgh Castle will house one of the most spectacular Spiegeltents: The Paradiso, which becomes the heart of the Festival. Art deco mirrors, stained glass windows, wooden features the tent is finished with velvet and brocade. Wooden booths surround rows of seating. The Spiegeltent will only be in Edinburgh the 10 days of the Festival. Doors: 15 minutes prior to performance start.
Informal, intimate basement, club venue with cabaret style seating and a bar in the room. Access is via stairs from Rose Street. Doors: 15 minutes prior to performance start.
This intimate auditorium is set to become a favourite Festival venue with reserved seating, excellent sightlines and great sound. Located at the west end of Rose Street it was formerly The Charlotte Baptist Chapel. A horseshoe shaped auditorium with comfortable seats and pews frames an area of flat floor seating facing a raised stage. There is a bar at street level. The auditorium is located on the second floor with access via stairs. Doors: 30 minutes prior to performance start.
An original styled Dutch "Kermis- circus" tented venue with tiered rows of benches in a half moon shape gives this venue an intimate, up-close-and-personal experience. Limited wheelchair seating please advise on booking. Doors: 15 minutes prior to performance start.
Festival favourite, the ultimate cabaret and music salon with a central seating area circled by wooden booths. Set in the attractive surrounds of George Square Gardens. Doors: 15 minutes prior to performance start.
The internal ambience of this fabulously atmospheric basement venue is modern, upbeat, and attractive, with natural stone walls, polished wood floor, candle-lit tables, alcove seating, enhanced by art exhibitions. It’s often described as ‘A real New York vibe – right here in Edinburgh‘. Limited unreserved seating and standing. Over 14/18s Only - Please check individual gig listings. This venue is not wheelchair accessible. Doors: 15 minutes prior to performance start.
The clubhouse is laid out cabaret style with a dance area offering unreserved seating. Entrance via Bangholm Terrace. Over 14s only. Doors: 30 minutes prior to performance start.
A relaxed, laidback “L” shaped venue with raised stage and flat-floor seating on chairs, sofas or booths. Doors: 15 minutes prior to performance start.
Set in the heart of Edinburgh with views to the Forth or up to the Castle, the Carnival parade travels down the Mound and long Princes Street to the West end. Activity also takes place throughout West Princes Street Gardens, including the Ross Theatre.
The medieval atmosphere of the Grassmarket with its splendid views of the nearby castle is a vibrant and popular meeting place for visitors and locals alike. Enjoy unique specialist shopping delivered by dedicated craftsmen, artisans and experts and many excellent hostelries.