Edinburgh - Pleasance Dome

Planning your journey to the Pleasance Dome

How To Find Us

If you require any assistance in planning your journey here please email [email protected] or call us on 0207 609 1800 (our box office is open from 14:00 daily). We welcome calls from customers using Typetalk.

Please note the Pleasance Dome is only open during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Venue Address

Potterow, 1 Bristo Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9AL

By foot

Approximate walking times from/to the Pleasance Dome:

1 min - Bristo Square

8 mins - Pleasance Courtyard

8 mins - Royal Mile (Fringe Office)

11 mins - Waverley Station

11 mins - Assembly Hall

13 mins - Edinburgh Castle

15 mins - Princes Street (Scott Memorial)

Please note that all times quoted will vary depending on the time of day, the weather and how much of a hurry you are in!

By Car 

Finding parking space in Edinburgh at the best of times can be a challenge, and this is never more evident than during the Festival. Public transport is recommended wherever possible, and Edinburgh City Council run a number of car parks servicing the City Centre).

The most convenient for the Pleasance Dome is the Q-Park Quatermile (EH3 9AU) with 374 spaces including 10 disabled bays. 

By Bus

The Pleasance Dome is well served by local bus services. The following all run along Nicholson Street (Festival Theatre), from which both the Courtyard is a very short walk (please note that all services run via North Bridge):

8 Muirhouse - Royal Edinburgh Infirmary, Moredon (via St. Andrews Square)

3/3A Birkenside or Mayfield - Wester Hailes (via Princes Street)

5 Oxgangs - Brunstane, Asda (via Meadowbank)

7 Newhouse - Ferniehill (via Leith Walk)

14 West Granton - Greendykes (via Leith Walk)

29 Silverknowes - Govebridge (via Princes Street)

30 Clovenstone - Musselburgh (via Princes Street)

31 East Craigs - Bonnyrigg Toll then Cockpen Rd or Polton Mill (via Princes Street)

33 Baberton - Hyvots Bank (via Princes Street)

37/37A Penicuik - Silverknowes (via Princes Street)

49 Portobello, Asda - Rosewell (via Leith Walk)

In addition the following services stop at Bristo Square and are convenient for the Pleasance Dome:

2 Gogarburn - The Jewel (via the Grassmarket)

41 Cramond - Craighouse Campus (via Princes Street)

42 Portobello - Silverknowes (via Princes Street)

Please note that most buses in Edinburgh require you to give them the exact fare and cannot give you change!

By Train 

The Pleasance Dome is a short walk or taxi ride from Edinburgh's Waverley station.

Taxi Drop-off points

The bus stop directly outside the Dome on Potterrow.