The Venue Access Award has been produced in partnership with Attitude is Everything, to promote best practice across Fringe venues.

The award recognises the unique challenges of managing a Fringe venue and ensuring it is as accessible as possible. It guides venue managers and event organisers through 16 different topics which lead to the achievement of awards (levels one to three, with level one designed to be achievable by all venues).

Level one

We are delighted to announce that the following venues have achieved level one of the Venue Access Award:

  • Assembly Checkpoint
  • Assembly Gardens
  • Assembly George Street Theatre
  • Assembly Hall
  • Assembly Ice Rink
  • Assembly Rooms
  • Assembly Roxy
  • Assembly George Square Studios
  • Bedlam Theatre
  • Gilded Balloon Teviot
  • Gilded Balloon Rose Theatre
  • Gilded Balloon at the Museum
  • Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose
  • Gilded Balloon at Old Tolbooth Market
  • Greenside @ Infirmary Street
  • Greenside @ Nicolson Square
  • Greenside @ Royal Terrace
  • Pleasance@EICC
  • Quaker Meeting House
  • The Stand Comedy Club
  • Stand 2
  • Stand 3 & 4
  • The Stand New Town Theatre
  • Stockbridge Church
  • Venue150@EICC

Level two

We are delighted that the following venues have achieved level two of the Venue Access Award

  • Fringe Central
  • Fringe Shop & Box Office
  • The Greenhouse by BoxedIn Theatre (Pleasance Pop-Up: Dynamic Earth)
  • Roundabout@Summerhall
  • ​Scottish Storytelling Centre
  • Summerhall

Level three

We are delighted that the following venues have achieved level three of the Venue Access Award :

  • Dance Base
  • Pleasance Courtyard
  • Pleasance Dome