Underbelly Bristo Square Underbelly Bristo Square

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Underbelly Bristo Square

Bristo Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9AG, United Kingdom | 020 7307 8480 | Website

Venue Description

At the heart of the Fringe, Underbelly Bristo Square is home to the grand McEwan Hall, CowBarn and a range of other performance spaces. Bristo Square is also home to the best outdoor area for food and drinks at the festival.


There is ramped access throughout the site and into all venues with the exception of Ermintrude. All of the site is on hard standing. Please enquire with the box office if you have any questions about different sections of seating. The box office counter has a dropped window to facilitate access. The bar also has a low-level section of the counter. The food concessions do not have a low-level counter section; however staff are more than happy to come out from behind the counter to take your order. There is a range of toilet facilities including all-gender toilets, an accessible toilet and baby-changing facilities. Service dogs are welcomed everywhere and water bowls can be provided if required. A large print version of menus for the bar and food concessions are available.


There is an accessible toilet located within the main toilet area of the site. The toilet unit is accessed by a shallow ramp. The door opens outwards and is wide enough for both manual and powered wheelchairs. Inside, there are are fixed handrails and drop-down rails to assist with self-transfer between a wheelchair and the toilet. All handrails are colour-contrasting. There is a low level sink with sensor taps installed. There is an additional accessible toilet located within McEwan Hall.


Friendly front of house, bar and box office staff are on hand to answer any queries.

COVID Precautions

Last updated:

In line with government guidance from 24th February 2022, there are no longer specific COVID restrictions in place. However, most of the site including the bars and food outlets are outdoors. Hand washing facilities with hot running water and soap are provided in the toilets. Hand sanitiser is provided at every bar and food outlet

Assistance dog facilities

Other assistance dog facilities

Service dogs are welcomed everywhere and water bowls can be provided if required.

The venue says it has...

  • Carer Discount
  • Disabled Access
  • Access Statement
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