About

Pleasance

The Pleasance hosts a full, year-round programme of incredible live music, comedy, theatre and film, open to everyone (but with great student discounts!)

Last October, The Pleasance Sessions brought together some of Scotland’s favourite promoters, boutique festivals and respected publications to lay on three weeks of handpicked live acts in the unique setting of The Pleasance Theatre.  

Everybody knows that the Pleasance is one of the best loved Fringe venues with audiences flocking to the famous courtyard every year.  Not everybody knows that outwith the month of August there is a strong and exciting year round program of events on offer.

Don't miss out - check out What's On at The Pleasance


Venue Details and Accessibility

Cabaret Bar
Capacity 175, disabled access
This versatile bar is used for more events than you could shake a stick at. This large space hosts regular comedy nights, acoustic sessions, theatre and dance as well as our ever popular pleasance pub quiz. It is situated to the rear of the courtyard past the Pleasance Bar.

Pleasance Bar

disabled access

A popular hang out for student sports teams and societies, the Pleasance Bar has a lively atmosphere and serves a decent pint.The Pleasance bar opens into the Cabaret Bar on larger events. It is situated on the left as you enter the courtyard.

Pleasance Theatre
Capacity 300, disabled access
The Theatre, located on the first floor hosts regular theatre and dance performances as well as comedy and opera. This fully seated room is the perfect venue for large production stage shows.

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Featured Upcoming Events

Upcoming events at The Pleasance

Grassroots Comedy
Cabaret Bar
Grassroots Comedy every Tuesday!
Wordy Thursdays
Cabaret Bar
Head down to Pleasance for your weekly dose of spoken word.
Grassroots Comedy
Cabaret Bar
Grassroots Comedy every Tuesday!
Wordy Thursdays
Cabaret Bar
Head down to Pleasance for your weekly dose of spoken word.
Grassroots Comedy
Cabaret Bar
Grassroots Comedy every Tuesday!
Wordy Thursdays
Cabaret Bar
Head down to Pleasance for your weekly dose of spoken word.
Independent Label Market
The Pleasance
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