Access

Assembly aims to be welcoming and accessible to all. We are committed to making your visit as easy and enjoyable as possible but we are aware that the nature of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe can sometimes lead to a few areas where access may be restricted by the venues’ physical layout. Please find more information about our venues below, as well as assisted performances at Assembly Festival.


Nearest Parking/Drop Off – Lawnmarket
The Lawnmarket entrance is our accessible entrance for both audience members of Main Hall and Rainy Hall. It is situated near the Ensign Ewart Pub and is a large wooden door with a doorbell which staff will be happy to attend to. If you have not been attended to after 5 minutes, please do call the venue staff directly on the number provided at this entrance.

Public Transport: From both Assembly Rooms and Assembly Hall there is quick access to Princes Street and the tram servicing both Waverley and Haymarket train stations for onwards transport. For more information on available routes, timetables and more information, please visit: https://lothianbuses.co.uk 

Step Free Access:

  • Main Hall  Yes – through Lawnmarket entrance, please see this download.

Accessible Box Office: The Box Office is situated nearby the Front Entrance on Mound Place which is around a 200m journey to the Lawnmarket entrance Accessible

Accessible Toilet: Yes – In the main hall area. 

Bar: The Bar is situated at Quad Level in the Front Gates (Stairs into the venue )

Induction Loop: No

Nearest Parking/Drop Off – George Street

Public Transport – Bus 41 towards Marchmont, Bus 16/22/12 to Leith. For more information on available routes, timetables and more information, please visit: https://lothianbuses.co.uk 

Step Free Access: Yes – via a lift in the front reception

Accessible Toilet: Yes

Accessible Box Office: Yes

​​​​Accessible Bar:  Yes

Induction Loop:

  • Ballroom: No
  • Drawing Room: No
  • Music Hall: Yes
  • Front Room: No

Nearest Parking/Drop Off – Bristo Place/Teviot Place

Public Transport – https://lothianbuses.co.uk 


Step Free Access: No, 26 Steps to venue
Accessible Toilet: Accessible toilet on ground level
Accessible Box Office: At stair level (26 stairs into venue)
Accessible Bar:  At street level (26 stairs into venue )
Induction Loop: No

Nearest Parking/Drop Off – Buccleuch Place

Public Transport: Bus 300 to Leith, Bus 41 towards Marchmont, Bus 2 towards Haymarket. For more information on available routes, timetables and more information, please visit: https://lothianbuses.co.uk   

Accessible Box Office: The main Box Office is at the corner of George Square and although we do not have a low-level window at our Box Office, our Box Office attendants will be more than happy to assist you in purchasing tickets at our Box Office.

Step free access:

Please Note: George Square Gardens itself is our much loved outdoor venue which is built upon a fake grass site which although level, may vary in height across the site. The surrounding area of George Square varies between cobbled streets and flat pavements.
 

  • George Square Gardens (Variete & Piccolo): Yes
  • Gordon Aikman Theatre, The Box and The Blue Room: Yes
  • One & Two: No
  • Three, Four & Five: Yes

Accessible Toilet:

  • George Square Gardens (Variete & Piccolo): Yes
  • George Square Theatre, The Box and The Bubble: Yes
  • One & Two: In Main Studio Area
  • Three, Four & Five: Yes

Accessible Bar:

  • George Square Gardens (Variete & Piccolo): Yes
  • Gordon Aikman Theatre, The Box and The Blue Room: Yes
  • One, Two Three: In Main Studio Area
  • Four & Five: Yes

Induction Loop: No

 

Nearest Parking/Drop Off – Roxburgh Place

Public Transport: Bus 31 towards Haymarket, Bus 41 towards Marchmont, Bus 300 towards Leith. For more information on available routes, timetables and more information, please visit: https://lothianbuses.co.uk 

Accessible Box Office: The Box Office is on ground level and although we do not have a low-level window at our Box Office, our Box Office attendants will be more than happy to assist you in purchasing tickets at our Box Office.

Step Free Access:

  • Central: Yes
  • Upstairs: 25 Steps
  • Downstairs & Snug Bar: 18 Steps

Accessible Toilet: In central area

Accessible Bar:

  • Central: Yes
  • Upstairs: Yes, before ascending to the venue
  • Downstairs & Snug Bar: Yes

Induction Loop: No

 

Nearest Parking/ Drop Off

Accessible parking is available at the venue itself, and the car park on site can also be used for drop offs.

Public Transport

Lothian Bus Services 12, 26 and 31 service nearby the venue. For more information on available routes, timetables and more information please visit www.lothianbuses.co.uk There is nearby access to the tram servicing both Waverley and Haymarket train stations and the airport for onwards transport.

Step Free Access

There is level access in the venue

Accessible Box Office

The Box Office is situated on level access within the venue

Accessible Toilet

Yes

Bar

There is no bar in the venue but Murrayfield Ice Rink do operate a small canteen

Induction Loop

No

 
 

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible toilets are available at all of our venues.

Wheelchair access is available at all venues with the exception of the following theatre spaces:

Assembly Hall Baillie Room
Assembly George Square One
Assembly George Square Two
Assembly Roxy Upstairs
Assembly Roxy Downstairs
Assembly Checkpoint
 

If you are a wheelchair user we will assist you in every way possible. You can reach us at 0131 623 3000 or access@assemblyfestival.com for further information.

 

Show Information

Some of our shows may feature loud bangs and/or flashing or strobe lighting. Any content warnings will be displayed at the show venue prior to the show beginning but please do ask our Front of House if you would like any more information on anything within each show or feel free to email access@assemblyfestival.com prior to your arrival. 

 

Bookable Personal Assistant Tickets

Assembly Festival are more than happy to provide free tickets to our shows for any personal assistants. If you do require a personal assistant ticket for one of our shows, please call our Box Office on 0131 623 3030 or email access@assemblyfestival.com or more information. 
 

Accessibility Dogs

Accessibility dogs are more than welcome across all Assembly Venues. Please do say hello to our friendly Front of House Assistants at the venue if you are arriving for a show who will be able to assist you. 
 

Assisted Performances

We are currently in the process of programming shows for Assembly Festival 2018, but we hope to offer a variety of BSL Signed Performances and Relaxed Performances, which will be confirmed closer to the time of the Festival. For further information please e-mail access@assemblyfestival.com or call us on 0131 623 3000.

 

Any Other Questions?

We're here to help! Give us a call on 0131 623 3000 or email access@assemblyfestival.com and we'll be happy to answer your questions. 

 

Feedback

We would love to hear any feedback you might have regarding your experience with us and at our venues. Feel free to email access@assemblyfestival.com any feedback you might have for us. 

 

We also have all our venues listed on Euan’s Guide and please feel free to leave us a review of your experience or some feedback to share with other users.