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.

Nearest Parking/Drop Off – Lawnmarket
The Lawnmarket entrance is our accessible entrance. It is situated near the Ensign Ewart Pub and is a large wooden door with a doorbell which staff will be happy to attend to. If you have not been attended to after 5 minutes, please do call the venue staff directly on the number provided at this entrance.

Public Transport: From both Assembly Rooms and Assembly Hall there is quick access to Princes Street and the tram servicing both Waverley and Haymarket train stations for onwards transport. For more information on available routes, timetables and more information, please visit: https://lothianbuses.co.uk 

Step Free Access:

  • Main Hall  Yes – through Lawnmarket entrance, please see this download.

Accessible Box Office: The Box Office is situated nearby the Front Entrance on Mound Place which is around a 200m journey to the Lawnmarket entrance.

Accessible Toilet: Yes – In the main hall area. 

Accessible Bar: The Bar is situated at Quad Level in the Front Gates (Stairs into the venue )

Induction Loop: No

Nearest Parking/Drop Off – George Street

Public Transport – Bus 41 towards Marchmont, Bus 16/22/12 to Leith. For more information on available routes, timetables and more information, please visit: https://lothianbuses.co.uk 

Step Free Access: Yes – via lift in the front reception

Accessible Toilet: Yes

Accessible Box Office: Yes

​​​​Accessible Bar:  Yes

Induction Loop:

  • Ballroom: No
  • Drawing Room: No
  • Music Hall: Yes
  • Front Room: No

Nearest Parking/Drop Off – Bristo Place/Teviot Place

Public Transport – https://lothianbuses.co.uk 


Step Free Access: No, 26 Steps to venue
Accessible Toilet: Accessible toilet on ground level
Accessible Box Office: At stair level (26 stairs into venue)
Accessible Bar:  At street level (26 stairs into venue)
Induction Loop: No

 

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.

 

 

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.