Edinburgh Fringe Accessibility

The Stand Comedy Clubs and The Stand’s New Town Theatre Venues are always happy to accommodate those with access needs however we do have to be honest and let you know that our venues have a number of steps to gain entry and exit.

Due to the nature of Edinburgh and listed buildings unfortunately access may not be suitable or available for all.

Please call and book in advance so that we can make your visit as hassle free as possible.

We can only accept a limited amount of wheelchair users per show due to fire regulations. This also applies to anyone who has issues standing during a show and may require additional assistance.

Whist our staffs are happy to assist where appropriate, we cannot help to carry customers with large electric wheelchairs.

Carers/helpers are entitled to a complimentary ticket and disabled customers are entitled to a concession ticket. To take advantage of this, please let us know at time of making your access booking. Anyone accompanied by a carer can jump to the front of the queue to gain easy access to a show – please arrive early and in advance of doors opening to do this. Only 1 carer per person would gain early entry. Any other members of a party would have to wait until general access to the venue.

If you arrive late we cannot make guarantees that your original request can be met as it becomes increasing difficult to hold a seat/space. If late, you may not have the best view of the stage and may find the only available space is at the back of the venue.

The Stand Venues

All Stand Comedy Club venues listed below are located within the basement of listed buildings where no lifts, elevators or chair lifts exist due to the listed buildings locations. In all cases, those who have booked access requirements with their booking should make themselves known to front of house to gain early access where available.

Stand 1

Stand 1 is in a basement and access is by stairs at the front of the building from the pavement of York Place. Stairs are well lit and in good condition.

Seven steps down, turn 90 degrees, then two more to gain access. Staff always available to assist where appropriate.

  • Not accessible without stairs (assistance offered)
  • Seating is level and unfixed within the venue
  • 1 Wheelchair Space available per production
  • Street parking and NCP car parks also available nearby
  • Regretfully, staff are unable to assist electric wheelchairs.

Stand 3 & 4

Stand 3 and 4 are accessible from the pavement of York Place with steps leading to a courtyard. The venues are situated in the basement part of the building. There are 15 steps in total with a 90 degree turn. Once inside the venue, Stand 3 has a further 3 steps indoors before leading to the main space.

  • Not accessible without stairs (assistance offered)
  • Seating is level and unfixed within the venue
  • 1 Wheelchair Space available per production
  • Street parking and NCP car parks also available nearby
  • Regretfully, staff are unable to assist electric wheelchairs.

The Stand's New Town Theatre

The Stand’s New Town Theatre venues listed below are located within the same building.

The venue is a listed building where no lifts, elevators or chair lifts exist due to buildings restrictions.

In all cases those who have booked access requirements with their booking should make themselves known to front of house to gain early access where available.

Grand Hall

The Grand Hall has wheelchair access via the main entrance from 96 George Street by a ramp.

There are 8 steps from street level to the venue foyer without using the ramp. Once inside the venue foyer, stall seating is accessible without any further assistance. 3 wheelchair per venue spaces are available, per production. Staff are happy to assist if appropriate.

  • Ramp access to foyer (assistance offered) or 8 steps from street level to foyer
  • Arena and Balcony seating not accessible for wheelchair users. Level and unfixed seating within the venue is used for wheelchair spaces
  • 3 Wheelchair Space available per production
  • Street parking and NCP car parks also available nearby
  • Regretfully, staff are unable to assist with any lifting of electric wheelchairs

Lower Hall

The Lower Hall has wheelchair access via a service entrance at Rose Street North Lane.

Please discuss during your booking for further information.

Within the venue there is also an internal staircase from the foyer. This is a 20 step staircase from the Foyer down to the Lower Hall and Studio. For access from street level at 96 George street, there are 8 steps from street level to the venue foyer.

1 wheelchair per venue space, per production. Staff are happy to assist if appropriate.

  • Not accessible without steps (assistance offered) – access via Rose Street North Lane.
  • 1 Wheelchair Space available per production
  • Seating is level and unfixed within the venue
  • Street parking and NCP car parks also available nearby
  • Regretfully, staff are unable to assist electric wheelchairs

Studio

The Studio has wheelchair access via a service entrance at Rose Street North Lane.

Please discuss during your booking for further information.

Within the venue there is also an internal staircase from the foyer. This is a 20 step staircase from the Foyer down to the Lower Hall and Studio. For access from street level at 96 George street, there are 8 steps from street level to the venue foyer.

1 wheelchair per venue space, per production. Staff are happy to assist if appropriate. Not accessible without steps (assistance offered) – access via Rose Street North Lane.

  • 1 Wheelchair Space available per production
  • Seating is level and unfixed within the venue
  • Street parking and NCP car parks also available nearby
  • Regretfully, staff are unable to assist electric wheelchairs

Committee Room

The Committee Room has wheelchair access via the main entrance from 96 George Street. The venue is accessed by a staircase leading to the first floor from the foyer and has a total of 28 wide steps (including 2x 90 degree turns) to reach the top.

Please discuss during your booking for further information.

Within the venue there is also an internal staircase from the foyer. This is a 20 step staircase from the Foyer down to the Lower Hall and Studio. For access from street level at 96 George street, there are 8 steps from street level to the venue foyer.

1 wheelchair per venue space, per production. Staff are happy to assist if appropriate. Regretfully, staff are unable to assist electric wheelchairs.

  • Not accessible (assistance offered) – 8 steps from street level to foyer & 28 steps from foyer to first floor.
  • Standing event – limited seating available for those with standing requirements
  • 1 Wheelchair Space available per production
  • Street parking and NCP car parks also available nearby
  • Regretfully, staff are unable to assist electric wheelchairs

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