Pleasance Theatre – Edinburgh

About the Theatre:
Pleasance Edinburgh opened as part of the 1985 Festival Fringe with two theatres facing onto a deserted courtyard-come-car-park at an unfashionable eastern end of Edinburgh’s Old Town.

Thirty four seasons later the Pleasance has become one of the biggest and most highly respected venues at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, with an international profile and a network of alumni that reads like a Who’s Who of contemporary comedy, drama and entertainment.

Information about location:

To contact the theatre on email please contact [email protected]

Information on Fringe Festival event accessibility:
Box Office – you can book tickets for all shows at the Pleasance in the following ways: by phone on 0131 556 6550, online at, or in person at the theatre Box Office (Festival Box Office opening hours 9am till late at the Courtyard and 10am till late at the Dome). There is a lowered access desk at both the Pleasance Courtyard and Pleasance Dome box offices.

Audio described, sign interpreted and captioned performances are arranged on a show by show basis in conjunction with the performing company where possible – please check with the Box Office for further details.

An infra-red hearing loop is available for all venues with advance notice – please check with the Box Office for further details.

If you need to be accompanied by a carer or assistant we will happily provide them with a complimentary ticket – please speak to Box Office staff in advance of the show.

Guide or assistant dogs are more than welcome in all our venues. During performances our staff are also able to look after your dog outside the venue.

Audio Described Performances/Touch Tours

Audio described performances have a trained describer providing a running commentary of a performance’s action around the passages of dialogue. An audio described performance is also sometimes accompanied by a pre-show talk to help set the tone for the performance and provide a context to the show. Audio description is offered through a headset connected to an infra-red audio system. Audio described performances are often offered alongside touch tours, giving visually impaired patrons the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the set, costumes and props through touch ahead of the show commencing.