Access

Assembly aims to be welcoming and accessible to all. We are committed to making your visit as easy and enjoyable as possible but we are aware that the nature of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe can sometimes lead to a few areas where access may be restricted by the venues’ physical layout. Please find more information about our venues below, as well as assisted performances at Assembly Festival.

Step-free access

George Square Gardens is step-free throughout and the floor is made of artificial grass. Although this surface is step-free its level varies in line with the natural contours of the Garden size. The surrounding area of George Square comprises of cobbled streets and flat slab pavements with dropped kerbs.

Accessible Box Office 

The main Box Office is at the corner of George Square and although we do not have a low-level window at our Box Office yet, our Box Office attendants will be more than happy to assist you in purchasing tickets at our Box Office.

Performance spaces

Palais du Variété Spiegeltent

There is step-free access to this venue from within the Gardens.

Outdoor stage

This is located within the Gardens which has step-free access.

Nearest parking

Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9GN

Public transport

The nearest bus stops are:

 

Step-free access

Roxy Central

There is step-free access to the venue on arrival. There is also an accessible toilet located on the same floor with level access.

Nearest parking

There are no dedicated disabled parking places located close to the venue, but Blue Badge holders are permitted to park in the following locations in Edinburgh free of charge: 

  • In public and shared on-street parking bays. 
  • On single or double yellow lines when loading is allowed. 
  • In greenway parking spaces where parking is allowed. 
  • Blue Badge holders are not permitted to park in spaces reserved for residents unless you hold a permit for the relevant zone. Assembly Roxy is located within Zone 3. 

Public transport

The nearest stops are at Surgeons’ Hall, which is 250 metres away. 

 

 

Icon Meaning

 

 

Audio Description.

 

Captioned Performance.

 

 

 Hearing not needed.

 

 

 Induction Loop.

 

 

 Relaxed Performance dates available.

 

 

Step Free Access.

 

 

 Sight Not Needed.

 

 

 Signed Performance dates available.

 

 

 Touch Tours available.

 

The following performances will be captioned. There will be two captioning screens located by the stage. They are 1.5 metres wide and 40cms high.

Tuesday 24 August 2021 – Palais du Variété, George Square Gardens

12:30–14:00 – Myra’s Story

17:00–18:00 – Out of the Blue

18:45–19:45 – Police Cops

 

 

Show information

Some of our shows may feature loud bangs and/or flashing or strobe lighting. Any content warnings will be displayed at the show venue prior to the show beginning but please do ask our Front of House if you would like any more information on anything within each show or feel free to email [email protected] prior to your arrival.

 

Essential companion tickets

Assembly Festival are more than happy to provide free tickets to our shows for any essential companions. If you do require an essential companion ticket for one of our shows, please call our Box Office on 0131 623 3030 or email [email protected] for more information.

 

Assistance dogs

Accessibility dogs are more than welcome across all Assembly venues. Please do say hello to our Front of House Assistants at the venue if you are arriving for a show who will be able to assist you.

 

Assisted performances

We offer a variety of BSL Signed Performances and Relaxed Performances, which can be searched for via the Accessibility filter on the What’s On page. For further information please e-mail [email protected] or call us on 0131 623 3000.

 

Changing Places

The nearest Changing Places Toilet to both George Square Garden and Assembly Roxy can be found in the National Museum of Scotland which is located on Chambers Street. The museum is open from 10:00 until 16:30 each day of the week.

An additional Changing Places Toilet is available at the Edinburgh International Book Festival site at the Edinburgh College of Art on Lauriston Place. This will be open from 14–30 August 2021.

Any other questions?

We're here to help! Give us a call on 0131 623 3000 or email [email protected] and we'll be happy to answer your questions.

 

Feedback

We would love to hear any feedback you might have regarding your experience with us and at our venues. Feel free to email [email protected] any feedback you might have for us.

We also have all our venues listed on Euan’s Guide and please feel free to leave us a review of your experience or some feedback to share with other users.