About Underbelly at the Edinburgh Fringe

The Edinburgh Fringe is the largest arts festival in the world, and Underbelly is one of its largest venues. With over 200 shows, 2019 saw 417,500 tickets sold across its 22 venues and 5 sites – George Square, Circus Hub, Cowgate, Bristo Square, and Central Hall. We produced or co-produced 23 shows in 2019, investing over £500,000 to support artists to develop existing and new work.

We love Edinburgh – there’s simply no better place to be in August! Join us for 2020 and experience the best Fringe in the world with Underbelly!

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 417,500 tickets for over 200 shows over 25 days in 2019.

This year marks the tenth 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 Underbelly Festival Southbank.

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 and Pride in London for Westminster City Council and the Society of London Theatre.

The Team


Ed Bartlam & Charlie Wood

Head of Production

David Watson

Production Manager

Kenny Easson

Production Manager

James Oakley

Technical Production Manager

James Turner-Inman

Production Co-ordinator

Rebecca Foster

Head of Operations (Maternity Leave)

Sarah Fleming

Senior Operations Manager

Ryan Beattie

Festival Programmer

Áine Flanagan

Festival Programmer

Aisling Galligan

Senior Box Office Manager

Natalie Norman

Marketing Manager

Annie Wheeler

Head of Brand Partnerships

Mary Gleeson

Head of Bars and Catering

Bertie Woodhead

Bar Manager

Roddy Fisher

Finance Director

Tim O'Sullivan-Guy

Associate Director

Tom Page