Underbelly at Edinburgh Fringe

Underbelly was established at Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2000 by founders and directors Ed Bartlam and Charlie Wood. In their first year the venue consisted of 3 performance spaces and sold 9,000 tickets.

Today, Underbelly at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe is one of the largest venue operations at the largest arts festival in the world, where it consists of 21 performance venues, a programme of 200+ shows and sold in excess of 389,000 tickets in August 2019. 

5,000,000 people
Edinburgh, UK

Underbelly at the Edinburgh Fringe is the place to be in August.

Underbelly presented over 200 shows in 2019 across 22 venues and 5 sites; George Square, Circus Hub, Cowgate, Bristo Square and Central Hall.

Enjoy the best circus, comedy, theatre, cabaret and music, plus buzzing bars and mouthwatering food, in the heart of Edinburgh.

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