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Pleasance is one of Edinburgh's best-loved Festival venues and this year Edinburgh Science Festival can be found serving science, innovation and creativity within several of its spaces.

Our time-travelling police boxes Moments in Time will be in the courtyard for the duration of the Festival and our special hands-on science zone The Experimentarium will be running Tuesday 9–Wednesday 10 April. 


    Packed lunches are able to be eaten in the courtyard

    There is a cafe on-site

    Pleasance has a bar



See further access information here

    The venue is wheelchair accessible throughout

    Accessible toilets are available on each floor

    There are lifts which can accommodate a wheelchair

    On Tuesday 8 April and Saturday 13 April there will be a Mobiloo on-site. Please bring your own sling.

    A hearing loop is available by request for Upper, Lomond Room and Quaker Hall. Please get in touch by 8 March to request this.

    Assistance dogs are welcome

    Baby change is available


Getting there

You can travel to Plesance on the following Lothian Buses services: 

Many of our venues in and around the city centre are easily accessible on foot and by public transport so please consider the environment when planning your travel to and from our events. Public transport information is available from Traveline Scotland - and 0871 200 22 33 - 24 hours a day.