Access

If you are coming to see a show at an Underbelly venue, you may be eligible for a complimentary seat for your personal assistant or carer, please contact access@underbelly.co.uk to learn more, or fill out this form to register yourself on our access list. For more information on accessibility and to book tickets, please contact the box office on 0131 510 0395 or access@underbelly.co.uk.

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society also offer an access booking service if you have questions or reqiure assistance regarding shows at non-Underbelly venues. You can find out more at https://www.edfringe.com/experience/accessibility-and-additional-needs.

Circus Hub
Underbelly's Circus Hub is accessible from level access routes, and most of the route is accessible by a concrete pedestrian walkway within a park. The final part of the journey to Circus Hub (approx. 50 metres) is over grass. We do not currently have any hearing loops. 

The nearest drop off point for Underbelly Circus Hub is Buccleuch Place. 

The main box office counter at Circus Hub is low to facilitate access.  We do not have a low counter at our bar or our concessions however staff are more than happy to come out from behind the bar to take your order!

George Square
The Udderbelly has ramped access for wheelchair users and those with mobility or sight issues. We recommend turning up at least 20 minutes prior to your performance and making yourself known to a member of front of house staff - they'll ensure you are given plenty of time to make your way to your seat. We also have an accessible toilet with ramped access which contains baby changing facilities. We do not currently have any hearing loops. 

The nearest drop off point for Underbelly George Square is at Crichton Street, there is level access through to George Square and Bristo Square from here.  

The main box office counter at George Square is low to facilitate access.  We do not have a low counter at our bar or concessions however staff are more than happy to come out from behind the bar to take your order!


Bristo Square
Cow Barn, Daisy, Buttercup, Clover, Dairy Room, Dexter, Jersey, Friesian and McEwan Hall are fully accessible. We recommend turning up at least 20 minutes prior to your performance and making yourself known to a member of front of house staff - they'll ensure you are given plenty of time to make your way to your seat. We also have an accessible toilet with ramped access which contains baby changing facilities. We do not currently have any hearing loops. 

The nearest drop off point for Underbelly Bristo Square is on Teviot Place, in front of the medical building.  There is level access to Bristo Square by heading to the access entrance beside the bar or level access to the medical quad through the archway on Teviot place.

The main box office counter at Bristo Square has a dropped window to facilitate access.  We also have a low counter at either side of our main bar.  Unfortunately, none of our concessions at this site have a dropped window but staff are happy to come out from behind the counter to take your order!

Cowgate

Cowgate has numerous temporary spaces with limited accessibility, however the Cow Café and Belly Dancer have ramped access with a nearby accessible toilet. The remainder of the venues are accessed via a spiral staircase, so wheelchair users may not be able to access them without being carried. We would advise patrons with mobility issues to allow extra time to get to the venues in Cowgate and make yourself known to a member of staff upon arrival. We do not currently have any hearing loops. For more information on accessibility and to book tickets, please contact the box office on 0131 510 0395 or boxoffice@underbellyedinburgh.co.uk

The nearest drop off point to Underbelly Cowgate is on the Grassmarket square.  From here, there is level access across the road (kerbs are dipped at crossings) all the way through to the lane.

The main box office counter at Cowgate is low to facilitate access.  We do not have a low counter at our bars however staff are more than happy to come out from behind the bar to take your order!

Below you'll find some information on the number of steps between each area of Cowgate, should you require this information:
Victoria Street entrance to Victoria Street box office = 16 steps
Victoria Street box office to White Belly/Belly Laugh level = 22 steps
White Belly/Belly Laugh level to Jelly Belly bar level = 16 steps
Jelly Belly bar level to Beer Belly bar level = 16 steps
Cowgate lane up to Belly Button level = 15 steps
Belly Button level up to Big Belly level = 16 steps