University at the festivals

About Us

The Festivals Office co-ordinates the University of Edinburgh's involvement in all Edinburgh's various festivals throughout the year.

Festivals and Events

We deal with the hire of space on the university campus for a variety of creative and cultural events such as concerts, plays, comedy shows and dance performances of all sizes.

The University of Edinburgh is involved in festivals throughout the capital and are proud to be the largest landlord for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.  Our Fringe tenants include:

  • Assembly Theatre
  • C Venues
  • Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society
  • Pleasance Theatre
  • Underbelly


The Festivals Office also helps location managers, film production companies and advertising agencies who are looking for the perfect location for a film or photo shoot.


If you are interested in using any of the University of Edinburgh spaces please get in touch. Our working hours are 9am-6pm, Monday - Friday

Janet Archer (Director of Festival, Cultural and City Events)

Lorna Brain (Festivals Manager)

Anastasia Bishop (Festivals Coordinator)

Kate Lindey (Festivals Coordinator)

Gwen Orr (Festivals Coordinator)

Robin Sanders (Festivals Coordinator)


Festivals Office

  • University of Edinburgh

Contact details



13 Infirmary Street

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