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13-29 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9FT
Behind the Festival Theatre’s striking glass façade there lies a welcoming 19th Century theatre.
Edinburgh is very compact, which makes it ideal to explore on foot or by bicycle. See below for information about getting to the venue. If you are looking for general advice on travelling within and to Edinburgh, visit our dedicated page packed with useful tips and information.
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Bus stop (Nicolson Street): 3, 5, 7, 8, 14, 29, 30, 31, 33, 37, X47, 49
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Pay and display parking on Chambers Street
Accessible parking spaces can be booked in advance, contact the venue
NCP: St Johns Hill (4 disabled bays)
NCP: Quartermile (0 disabled bays)
Taxi rank on Nicolson Square
Waverley Station 0.4 miles
Lift access to all levels
Ramped access to main entrance with power assisted door
Wheelchair spaces are in the centre of the Stalls
Accessible toilets on level 1 and level 2
Infa-red system in the auditorium, headsets available from the cloakroom
Box Office has a low counter and loop system
Assistance dogs are welcome and can be looked after by venue staff
Safety & Security
Make sure you arrive at venues in plenty of time as latecomers may not be admitted.
Your safety and security at International Festival events is of the upmost importance to us. Please note that bags may be subject to security searches and you should not bring bags larger than 30cm x 30cm x 15cm to our venues. If you spot anything suspicious during your visit to the International Festival, please do let a member of the team know. Thank you for your understanding and co-operation.