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The Pleasance Theatre

The Edinburgh Festival began in 1947 and was designed as a central platform for upcoming acts to perform to the masses. The festival has gone from strength to strength in recent years and is now an event that is attended by all, regardless of their favourite acts.

It is now only the event that has grown in prominence in recent years, but also the many venues that take part. Although several venues can be attended during the festival, one of the most iconic is The Pleasance Theatre.

Although the Pleasance Theatre was first opened in 1985, it has since become an integral part of the festival and is cited as one of the most popular venues. This can be attributed to the fact that a wide variety of shows take place across three different sites.

The Pleasance Theatre is the perfect experience for those wanting to find the perfect starting point when attending the festival for the first time and is the perfect representation of the Edinburgh Festival.

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After enjoying 35 seasons of being part of the Edinburgh Festival, the Pleasance Theatre is a venue that must be explored and offers attendees an insight into the starting platform that talent perform on before making it big, as well as after.

This fringe theatre is the perfect experience for those looking for an event that stays close to its roots and celebrates the independent arts and can be booked with ease using your Good Times card.

It comprises of a main auditorium and a studio space – also giving room to the excellent Depot bar and kitchen. There are cabaret-style tables inside the theatre with beer-to-table service.  The place oozes atmosphere, so just go and enjoy, you can grab quality theatre tickets for as little as £5……or pull up a chair in Edinburgh – now there’s an excuse for a visit.

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