The Pleasance Theatre is part of the Pleasance Complex and is in the main block, upstairs from the Pleasance Bar and Cabaret Bar. The theatre hosts live events throughout the year, and these include live music, comedy and poetry nights. It is also the home of the Edinburgh Folk Club. The theatre is particularly active during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and is known as Pleasance One when this is on. It has a capacity of 320.
The whole complex is situated at number 60, Pleasance, very near to the city centre and is accessible by train, bus, car and on foot. The theatre is located in the Pleasance Courtyard.
By train and tube: The nearest railway station is Waverley Street. It takes about ten minutes to walk from there.
By bus: The bus going nearest to the Pleasance Complex is the number 64 Lothian Bus.
By car: The complex is accessible by car by turning onto George IV Bridge from the High Street and then into Bristo Place; after that, turn left into Lothian Street and on into Potterow; the complex will be on your right.
International: Edinburgh Airport is about 8 miles from the city centre; you can take a bus, train, tram, or taxi right at terminal exit. Or, you could jump the Airlink 100 Express or the N22 night bus.
On-street parking is available, but the number of spots is limited. The nearest car park with yellow lines is Waverley Bridge; the NCP car park at St. Johns Hill is in 10-minuts walk from the venue.
Accessibility for people with special needs
The theatre has very good disabled facilities with wheelchair access and facilities for the visually and hearing impaired. Guide dogs are welcome here, and the staff is very accommodating, but they do ask that you contact the venue in advance so that you can discuss your requirements.