Pleasance Edinburgh opened as part of the 1985 Festival Fringe with two theatres facing onto a deserted courtyard-come-car-park at an unfashionably eastern end of Edinburgh's old town. Twenty-one seasons later the Pleasance has become one of thPleasancee biggest and most highly respected venues at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, with an international profile and a network of alumni that reads like a Who's Who of contemporary comedy, drama and entertainment.
At the 2006 Festival Fringe the Pleasance celebrated its coming of age offering 20 theatre spaces ranging in size from 50-740 across two locations - the Pleasance Courtyard (Venue 33) and the Pleasance Dome (Venue 23). In excess of 270,000 people came through our doors to watch one of the 185 shows happening every day, or simply to take a breather with a drink or a snack at one of our 10 onsite cafes and bars. Given the all-day buzz and legendary atmosphere, it's no wonder that to many the Pleasance is the Fringe!
Pleasance Baby Grand
Pleasance Cabaret Bar