About Underbelly Edinburgh Fringe

The Edinburgh Fringe is the largest arts festival in the world, and Underbelly is one of its largest venue operations; we sold 291,000 tickets to our shows in 2017. Our portfolio includes several venues across the city: Udderbelly’s pasture at George Square, our spectacular Circus Hub on The Meadows, Underbelly Med Quad and our original Cowgate site with several venues and three buzzing licenced bars. We love Edinburgh – there’s simply no better place to be in August!

About Underbelly Ltd

Underbelly is a UK based live entertainment company. Their events and festivals division operates one of the largest operations at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, selling 291,000 tickets for over 150 shows over 25 days in 2017.

This year marks the ninth year of Underbelly on the Southbank, with Udderbelly and London Wonderground festivals – already two of the biggest multi-arts offerings in London - joining forces for the first Underbelly Festival.

Elsewhere, Underbelly also produces Edinburgh’s Christmas, Edinburgh’s Hogmanay, Christmas in Leicester Square, Udderbelly Festival in Hong Kong, West End Live in Trafalgar Square, Pride in London for Westminster City Council and the Society of London Theatre, and produced the 2015 Rugby World Cup Fanzone in Richmond.

Through their Underbelly Productions arm they produce and promote live shows in London’s West End, throughout the UK and on tour internationally, including a major new revival of the West End and Broadway hit musical Five Guys Named Moe at the new Marble Arch Theatre in autumn 2017.

In 2016 Underbelly sold over 1.3 million tickets to their various events.

The Team


Ed Bartlam & Charlie Wood

Head od Operations

Sarah Fleming

Head of Production

David Watson

Production Manager

Kenny Easson

Production Manager

James Oakley

Technical Production Manager

James Turner-Inman

Head of Sound

Dougie Winchester

Cowgate Venue Manager

David Graham

Production Assistant

Rebecca Foster

Executive Producer

Holly Reiss

Executive Producer

Tara Wilkinson

Festival Producer and Programme Manager

Marina Dixon

Programme Manager and Producer

Vikki Mizon

Assistant Producer

Martyn Wood

Programme Administrator

Aisling Galligan

Head of Ticketing

Andrew Ladd

Box Office Manager

Philly Waygood

Director of Communications

Elizabeth Burchell

Head of Press

Fraser Smith

Head of Marketing

Nicki Marsh

Marketing Manager

Jen Pearce

Marketing Manager

Amy Briggs

Partnerships Manager

Mary Gleeson

Bar Manager

Roddy Fisher

Financial Controller

Sarah Alsop

Finance Assistant

Jonathan Kettle

Finance Assistant

Jamie Porteous

Associate Director

Tom Page