The Pleasance Courtyard The Pleasance Courtyard

The Pleasance Courtyard

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh, EH8 9TJ, United Kingdom | 0131 556 6550 | Website

(As) Accessible (as it can be) Fringe Fun!


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This review is especially helpful for those who have or use the following: Assistance Dog - Visual, Hearing Aid, Walking Aid, Wheelchair, Powerchair, Hidden Impairment, Speech Impairment, Autism, Learning Disability


During Fringe, get2gether took a group of 35 members along to support our Patron, Rosie Jones. The Fringe is of course, by nature, an extremely inaccessible experience - lots of people and noise, lack of pavement space and if people are also drinking then they are less aware of the people around them. However, due to the Pleasance Box Office, we managed to have as accessible and PLEASANT time as possible. Georgie in particular answered all of my questions (and there were many) which meant I was able to plan for as much as possible and get such a big group along to support Rosie. I would always recommend emailing before booking so they can help talk you through it all. Nature of the fringe meant that the courtyward was 'chaotic and overwhelming' (feedback from some members of our time) but we found some quiet in the cafe and people were able to rest physically and mentally before the show. A quiet space like this will always be appreciated by so many different people. The security person helped get us all upstairs and the tech people made sure we all found our seats. FOH were also fantastic.

Transport & Parking


Lots of buses to South Bridge and then it's a 5-10 minute walk depending on if you're using a stick or a walker. Very busy street for crossing, traffic, cars,





Not sure how well signposted they were but they were at least on ground level next to the cafe



Everyone we met at Pleasance were very friendly and helpful. Big shout out to the Pleasance Box Office who helped make this experience possible - lots of liasing to ensure a wide variety of access needs were considered - including scoping out a quiet space, making sure 15 people had access to the lift and there was a space for walkers. Security and FOH staff were so really helpful in giving instructions and clearing space for access. Rosie Jones had attracted a lot of people with disabilities to her show who just need more time. I think the more that famous comedians like Rosie are in the public eye, the more organisations will be thinking about access and luckily Pleasance have started.


Courtyard was very busy and loud but we found a space in the big cafe for our group, The security guard was so helpful and we managed to get our group in and sorted before the rest of the audience came in Rosie Jones' team at Off the Kerb and the Pleasance team made it possible for us to meet the legend herself Our group of 35 were very very excited to see Rosie Jones at The Pleasance Theatre in Aug 2023

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