Access tickets service
The Fringe Box Office has staff in place specifically for access enquiries and ticket bookings. This service is here to assist anyone with an access requirement to make the most of what the Edinburgh Festival Fringe has to offer.
The Access tickets service is available to anyone who:
- would like to book specific accessibility services, eg a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units or seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
- requires specific accessibility information for each venue
- requires extra assistance when at a venue, including avoiding waiting in queues and busy environments
- has specific seating requirements
- is a wheelchair user
- requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance.
To find out more about the access tickets service, or to register for complimentary personal assistant (PA) tickets, please email [email protected]. Customers who had access to PA tickets in previous years will automatically have access again this year and do not need to reapply.
Fringe Player access guide
Online shows at the Fringe will take place on a number of different platforms, include our own Fringe Player. Captioning can be switched on for every show on the Fringe Player. Some shows will also offer BSL interpretation as part of the performance, or the option to switch on audio description. To find out which shows offer these enhanced performances use the filters as part of your search.
Changing Places toilets
There four Changing Places in central Edinburgh during August. These are accessible toilets with an adult-sized changing bench and hoist, for people who are unable to use a standard accessible toilet.
Changing Places locations:
- The Booking Office Pub, Waverley Bridge, EH1 1BQ, 06:00 – 00:00
- National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, EH1 1JF, 10:00 – 17:00
- The Scottish Parliament, 1 Horse Wynd, EH99 1SP, opening hours vary – visit changingplaces.org
- Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art – Modern One – 75 Belford Road, Edinburgh, EH4 3DR - 09:00 -17:00
The Fringe Society has gifted sensory backpacks to key partners working with autistic people in Edinburgh.
Each backpack contains a fidget toy, earplugs and a photo story describing the Street Events. Small backpacks also include a soft toy. If you would like more information on the sensory backpacks please contract [email protected].
We are grateful for the support of the Edinburgh Festivals 70th Anniversary Legacy Tourism Innovation Fund, Trespass and Edinburgh Trams.
Blue badge car parking in Edinburgh
Search for a parking space for a disabled person on this map from the City of Edinburgh Council.
Find out more at edinburgh.gov.uk
Lothian bus access information
Lothian buses aim to make travel easier for everyone, including passengers with disabilities and those traveling with young children.
Find out more at lothianbuses.co.uk
Artlink Edinburgh - Arts Access
Artlink works towards making the arts accessible to people with experience of a disability. The Arts Access service creates links between people who want to discover and enjoy the arts in Edinburgh. The service works to ensure that the trickiest part of an Arts Access outing is choosing where to go. They provide ‘What’s On’ information, book tickets, match members with volunteers and organise transport.
Find out more at artlinkedinburgh.co.uk
Euan’s Guide is the disabled access review website that aims to ‘remove the fear of the unknown’ and inspire people to try new places. Many Fringe venues are listed as ‘pop-up venues’
Find out more at euansguide.com
Gig Buddies is a befriending project in Midlothian, which aims to link music fans who have a learning disability with volunteers who share a common interest. Many Gig Buddies enjoy coming to a variety of shows at the Fringe.
Find out more on the Gig Buddies webpage