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Circus Hub

Created in 2015, Underbelly's Circus Hub was the first ever major venue dedicated to circus at the Edinburgh Fringe.

For 2016, Circus Hub returned with an even bigger programme. UK circus led the way in an international circus programme, featuring Jacksons Lane and Silver Lining, Joli Vyann, Company Here and Now, Briefs Factory, Circa and many more. We were also delighted to announce the return of Camille O'Sullivan, in her first Fringe show since 2012 in our Lafayette big top tent. 

Located on The Meadows on the city's Southside, Underbelly's Circus Hub is made up of two big tops, the Lafayette (750 seats) and The Beauty (250 seats). The two venues are named after one of the world’s most famous circus performers and illusionists, The Great Lafayette and his dog Beauty, who famously both died in Edinburgh in 1911.

These venues provide the opportunity to present spectacular and technically ambitious circus work of a level that has never been seen before at the Fringe, in the heart of Edinburgh. Watch this space for details of our 2017 venues!

Middle Meadow Walk, The Meadows

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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. 

If you require accessibility assistance, please call us directly to make your booking on 0844 545 8252, 7 days a week from 10:00am – 8:00pm.

To plan your journey with Transport for Edinburgh, click here 

If you are coming to see a show at Underbelly's Circus Hub, you may be eligible for a complimentary seat for your personal assistant or carer, please contact to learn more.

We would advise patrons with access requirements to allow extra time to get to Circus Hub and speak to a member of staff upon arrival, who will try to help you with any further requirements you may have. For more information on accessibility and to book tickets, please contact the box office on 0844 545 8282 or email

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5th - 26th Aug 2017

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