LIST YOUR EVENT FOR FREE

The Pleasance Edinburgh

The Pleasance Edinburgh

About The Pleasance Edinburgh

60 Pleasance, Edinburgh South EH8 9TJ
01316502351
The Pleasance Edinburgh Website
Follow ThePleasance on Twitter
Facebook information can be found here

Pleasance Edinburgh opened as part of the 1985 Festival Fringe with two theatres facing onto a deserted courtyard-come-car-park at an unfashionable eastern end of Edinburgh’s Old Town.

Thirty seasons later the Pleasance has become one of the 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. It a theatre, bar, sports and recreation complex.

Upcoming Events at The Pleasance Edinburgh

How Can I Help You?

31st July 2024 - 26th August 2024

Callum Patrick Hughes returns to The Pleasance after his critically acclaimed 2023 Edinburgh Fringe debut with 'How Can I Help You?'.

READ MORE

Ginger Johnson Blows Off!

31st July 2024 - 24th August 2024

Reigning Queen of RuPaul's Drag Race UK, beloved powerhouse performer Ginger Johnson swaps her crown for a crash helmet as she brings her all-new show Ginger Johnson Blows Off! to Edinburgh Fringe.

READ MORE

Stuffed

31st July 2024 - 26th August 2024

Multi-award-winning theatre makers Ugly Bucket present Stuffed, a roaring call to action amidst the wreckage of a desecrated system.

READ MORE

The Book of Mountains and Seas

31st July 2024 - 25th August 2024

The Book of Mountains and Seas is a comedic and moving drama from American playwright Yilong Liu about dealing with loss, differences, and unlikely friendships.

READ MORE

16 Postcodes

31st July 2024 - 26th August 2024

In her debut storytelling show, Jessica Regan (BBC, Channel 4, The Guilty Feminist) shares lessons lived and learned from a life in no particular order.

READ MORE

Lubna Kerr: Chatterbox

31st July 2024 - 25th August 2024

Join actress, comedian and writer Lubna Kerr for the second instalment of a planned trilogy on life growing up as a first-generation immigrant from Pakistan living in 1970s Glasgow!

READ MORE

Juniper and Jules

31st July 2024 - 26th August 2024

From writer Stephanie Martin comes a queer rom-com about what it means not just to survive without a template, but to carve our own.

READ MORE

The Emu War: A New Musical

31st July 2024 - 25th August 2024

Inspired by the true events of The Great Emu War of 1932, this new comedy musical tells the story of WW1 veterans trying to grow wheat in the Australian outback.

READ MORE

The Room Upstairs

31st July 2024 - 26th August 2024

The Room Upstairs is a heartwarming one-woman show that explores ME, a chronic invisible illness, through the lens of a mother/daughter relationship.

READ MORE

Did You Mean to Fall Like That

31st July 2024 - 25th August 2024

Did You Mean to Fall Like That is a brand new comedy exploring contemporary masculinity and male bisexuality by award-winning writer Stephanie Martin. Catch it at The Fringe!

READ MORE

Seconds to Midnight

31st July 2024 - 26th August 2024

Exploring queer friendship, platonic love and nuclear anxiety, Seconds to Midnight asks what happens in a world with no consequences.

READ MORE

no one is coming to save us

31st July 2024 - 13th August 2024

This world premiere from award winners Pepperdine Scotland and playwright Lewis Hetherington is about young people finding fragile hope in the face of overwhelming environmental threat.

READ MORE

Amy Mason: Free Mason

31st July 2024 - 26th August 2024

After an encounter with a wildlife enthusiast, the Funny Women Award finalist explores what it means to be a human animal (nightmare, tbh).

READ MORE

Óran

31st July 2024 - 25th August 2024

Combining spoken word, lyrical storytelling and a pulsating electronic live score, this is the thrilling story of Òran and his journey to rescue his best friend from the Underworld.

READ MORE

FREAK OUT!

31st July 2024 - 26th August 2024

Coin Toss Collective are making their Fringe debut at the Pleasance with their multilayered, award-nominated theatre show FREAK OUT!

READ MORE

Love’s a Beach

31st July 2024 - 26th August 2024

A smash-hit satire, Love’s a Beach is a modern take on celebrity post reality television. Catch it at Pleasance Courtyard as part of the Fringe!

READ MORE

Rosie and Hugh’s Great Big Adventure

31st July 2024 - 18th August 2024

Jam-packed with songs from Nick Cope's beloved CBeebies Popcast, Rosie and Hugh’s Great Big Adventure is a show is for 3–8-year-old adventurers – and their families!

READ MORE

All the Fraudulent Horse Girls

31st July 2024 - 26th August 2024

From writer Michael Louis Kennedy, and award-winning company Brooklyn Rep, comes this outrageous, queer, absurd colt-comedy-melodrama, galloping into Edinburgh this summer.

READ MORE

Gulliver’s Travels

31st July 2024 - 25th August 2024

With ingenious puppetry, stirring shanties, and sharp, relevant satire, Box Tale Soup bring Gulliver's breathtaking journey to life in this astonishing adaptation.

READ MORE

Me For You

1st August 2024 - 25th August 2024

A new play by Rachel E. Thorn, which was longlisted for the Kenneth Branagh Award, is coming to Pleasance Courtyard and it’s all about the utter selfishness of true love.

READ MORE

Thorbjorn Risager & the Black Tornado

12th October 2024

Thorbjørn Risager & The Black Tornado are one of Denmark’s premier roots-rockers and they play The Pleasance Edinburgh on Saturday 12th October!

READ MORE

More Theatres in Edinburgh

Assembly Rooms

54 George Street, Edinburgh New Town EH2 2LR

The Assembly Rooms are one of Edinburgh City Centre's largest and most impressive multi-purpose unique event spaces, perfect for any occasion from conferences, dinners and performances to exhibitions!

READ MORE

Just the Tonic Comedy Club

,

Boasting the finest names on the circuit, a top-notch night of comedy is always guaranteed.

READ MORE

granton:hub

Madelvic House Granton Park Avenue, Edinburgh North EH5 1HS

granton:hub's aim is to re-purpose the beautiful and historic Madelvic House as a thriving creative and cultural centre, providing benefits to both the local and wider community.

READ MORE

Saint Stephens Theatre Stockbridge

105 St Stephen Street, Stockbridge and Canonmills EH3 5AB

Formerly St Stephen's Church, the building dates back to the 1820s.

READ MORE

Kings Theatre Edinburgh

2 Leven Street, Edinburgh South EH3 9LQ

The King's Theatre is a treasured piece of Edinburgh history and a bustling home to popular stage entertainment, staging quality touring drama, kids' shows and Scotland's No.1 panto.

READ MORE

The Hub Edinburgh

348-350 Castlehill, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 2NE

The Hub, at the top of Edinburgh's Royal Mile, is a multi-functional building comprising a performance space and venues for functions, conferences and weddings.

READ MORE

Howden Park Centre

Howden Park Centre Howden, Livingston EH54 6AE

West Lothian's most exciting venue for arts, music, theatre, comedy, dance, exhibitions, classes and food.

READ MORE

Festival Theatre Edinburgh

13/29 Nicolson Street , Edinburgh South EH8 9FT

The Edinburgh Festival Theatre is a performing arts venue used primarily for performances of opera and ballet, large-scale musical events, and touring groups.

READ MORE

New Town Theatre

96 George Street, Edinburgh New Town EH2 3DH

The New Wee Theatre @ New Town Theatre is the ideal venue for experiencing the very best of the Fringe!

READ MORE

Assembly Hall

Assembly Hall Mound Place, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 2LX

The Assembly Hall is a well known feature located in the heart of Edinburgh, with a memorable backdrop at the top of the city's Mound, and is a great location for holding a special event!

READ MORE

Leith Theatre

28-30 Ferry Road, Leith EH6 4AE

Leith Theatre is on its way to once again becoming a versatile and lively creative hub for Leith.

READ MORE

Scottish Storytelling Centre

43 - 45 High Street, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 1SR

The Scottish Storytelling Centre is a vibrant arts venue with a seasonal programme of live storytelling and theatre, music, workshops and festivals.

READ MORE
All Theatres listings in Edinburgh

Sponsored Links

Hilton Glasgow
Clann An Drumma
The Straits
Paisley First
Open Pass Scotland
Escape The Past
Renfrewshire Council
Fayre Play
Makers Market The Lothians
Renfrewshire Council
Edinburgh Dungeons
ATG

Sponsored Links

Hilton Glasgow
Clann An Drumma
The Straits
Paisley First
Open Pass Scotland
Escape The Past
Renfrewshire Council
Fayre Play
Makers Market The Lothians
Renfrewshire Council
Edinburgh Dungeons
ATG

Popular Events

Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival
The Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival returns from 12th to 21st July 2024, presenting a programme that spans the entire history of the music from ragtime to modern jazz to Chicago blues and beyond.
Castle Street Market
Held in brightly coloured gazebos in the heart of central Edinburgh, Castle Street Market is filled with top quality products and has something to satisfy every taste!
Game On
Get set for Game On - the largest interactive exhibition of the history and the culture of video games.
The Hidden Garden
Award-winning multidisciplinary dance artist Jill Crovisier makes her UK debut with The Hidden Garden at Summerhall as part of the Fringe.
8-Week Mindfulness Based Living Course including Salt Therapy
This 8-Week course will be facilitated by Gary Young from The Mindful Enterprise and is based on the work of international mindfulness teacher Rob Nairn.

Popular Listings

Corn Exchange Haddington Edinburgh Playhouse Festival Theatre Edinburgh Howden Park Centre Livingston Kings Theatre Edinburgh National Museum of Scotland O2 Academy Edinburgh The Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh Traverse Theatre Usher Hall