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 240,000 tickets to our shows in 2016. Our portfolio includes several venues across the city: Udderbelly’s pasture at George Square, our brand new Circus Hub on The Meadows, Topside on Potterrow 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 that runs several festivals and events across the country. Founded in 2000 by directors Ed Bartlam and Charlie Wood to operate one venue at the Edinburgh Festival, Underbelly has grown to include the Udderbelly and London Wonderground festivals in London, Udderbelly Festival in Hong Kong, The Comedy Hullabaloo in Stratford-Upon-Avon, as well as an ever-growing programme in Edinburgh. Through Underbelly Productions, we also produce and promote live shows for UK and international touring. Underbelly also produces large scale events, most recently including West End Live, Pride in London and the Rugby World Cup Fanzone in Richmond.

In short, Underbelly is all about entertainment. In 2015, over 1.1 million people bought tickets to our shows and attractions and we had over 5 million visitors to our events. Our giant upside-down purple cow is now an iconic annual fixture of the London, Edinburgh and Hong Kong skylines.

The Team


Ed Bartlam & Charlie Wood

Operations Manager

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

Head of Press

Fraser Smith

Head of Marketing

Nicki Marsh

Marketing Manager

Jen Pearce

Partnerships Manager

Mary Gleeson

Bar Manager

Roddy Fisher

Financial Controller

Sarah Alsop

Finance Assistant

Jonathan Kettle

Finance Assistant

Jamie Porteous

PA to the Directors

Ruth Allen

Associate Director

Tom Page