Summerhall Summerhall

Summerhall

1 Summerhall, Edinburgh, EH9 1PL, United Kingdom | 0131 560 1581 | Website
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A girl and a gun - great show & great venue!

4.5

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Overview

Summerhall is a fab place. It is also an old place - and was originally designed to be the uni's Vet School - but don't let that put you off - because they're really trying to improve disabled access. We went as part of the Fringe to see a show called A Girl and A Gun which was being held in the Anatomy Lecture Theatre (each room is named after it's previous incarnation - which in itself makes for an interesting visit!). We got into the venue no problem and stayed for a few drinks afterwards. Summerhall is not always easy to navigate particularly if you need level access - but it is possible to access lots of the building.

Transport & Parking

5

We were lucky as we found a spot right outside the level access gate. There is some on street parking nearby but it is often busy. It is right on the corner of the Meadows so there are plenty of bus routes nearby.

Access

4

It's a funky quirky building - and the disabled access follows that theme! Don't be put off by the steps at the front of the building - the main accessible entrance is around the side. Our show was in one of the rooms on the Ground Floor - which we accessed easily from the Courtyard. The Courtyard houses several bars and food outlets during festival time - but although busy it was fairly easy to navigate.

Toilets

3

The accessible loo on the ground floor is right next to the standard loos - which mean there is generally a queue and people using it. It is also next to several stairs - which means that depending on which way you approach it you might have to nip back out in to the courtyard and back in through another door to get to it - once you know this though it's easy.

Staff

5

Really helpful - seemed genuinely friendly and asked us several times if we needed any help.

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The show was great too! A thought provoking piece with a cast of two - one of whom changes every day - which makes for interesting viewing! Definitely go and see it if you get a chance - A Girl and A Gun.

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