Originally built in 1860, The Voodoo Rooms is split into three separate areas, with a grand and opulent design to the area befitting of its history. Under its current guise since 2007, with an expansion in 2010, the venue has a central cocktail bar as well as two concert rooms, of which the larger one, the Ballroom, holds approximately 180 people. During August, it’s also a well-regarded venue for the world-famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival, hosting a series of shows throughout the day.
Located on West Register St, right in the very centre of Scotland’s capital, behind the Apple Store on Princes Street, the venue is easily accessible by foot or by train.
By train and tube: The Voodoo Rooms are just one minute’s walk away from Edinburg Waverly train station.
By bus: Edinburgh’s central bus station is just 6 or so minutes walk away from The Voodoo Rooms, so any bus towards Edinburgh Central will take you near the venue.
By car: As the venue is located in the heart of Edinburgh, getting there by car can be rather difficult. But, following the A1 directions should be the easiest route.
International: If you’re flying into Edinburgh, there are regular trams and buses that will take you into Edinburgh city centre, within touching distance of The Voodoo Rooms. It takes approximately half an hour to get to the centre by bus, and you can jump any other bus that drives to Edinburgh Central.
There are three 24-hour car parks all within a few minute’s walk from the venue; NCP on Leith Street is the nearest, but there is also Q-Park Omni in Greenside Row and the Waverley Train Station car park. All of the parking lots have dedicated yellow lines.
Access for people with special needs
Unfortunately, there is no mobility access to the Voodoo Rooms as the venue is located at the top of a steep flight of stairs.