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International Festival venues


22 Potterrow

T: +44(0)131 529 6000

Located behind the Festival Theatre on Potterrow, The Studio is a flexible multi-purpose cultural space.

The Studio © Fctt 4
Getting there

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.

  • Pay and display parking on Chambers Street
  • Accessible parking spaces can be booked in advance via the venue
  • NCP: Holyrood Road (4 disabled bays)
  • Q-Park: Quartermile (10 disabled bays)
  • Bus stop (Potterrow): 2, 41, 42, 47
  • Bus stop (Nicolson Street): 3, 5, 7, 8, 14, 29, 30, 31, 33, 37, X47, 49
  • Taxi rank on Nicolson Square
  • Waverley Station 0.5 miles
  • Find out about walking routes and cycling paths, bike security and bike parking options
  • Go green and try car-sharing to save costs and our planet - see goCarShare and TripshareEdinburgh

Venue accessibility
  • Lift to all levels
  • Level access to main entrance and automatic doors
  • Wheelchair spaces are located at the front of the auditorium
  • Accessible toilet is on level 1
  • No loop system in the auditorium
  • Box Office has low counter and no loop system
  • Assistance dogs are welcome and can be looked after by venue staff

Read disabled access reviews on Euan’s Guide

Safety and security

Arrive at venues in plenty of time as latecomers may not be admitted.

Your safety and security at International Festival events is of the utmost 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. No larger bags (or similar) will be allowed into the venue. There is no cloakroom to store belongings.

If you spot anything suspicious during your visit to the International Festival, please do let a member of the team know.