PQA Venues Edinburgh

Riddle's Court (venue 277) , Lawnmarket EH1 2PG


Theatre Weekly, Best of The Fest




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Winner of Best Venue for 2018 according to Theatre Weekly’s Best of The Fest, PQA Venues @Riddle’s Court is an exciting destination venue for all Festival-goers, be it a performer or audience member.

PQA Venues is proud to programme its performance spaces at Riddle’s Court for Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Riddle’s Court is a unique and stunning Category A-listed building (Equivalent to grade 2 listed) along the Lawnmarket, the oldest part of the old town on the Royal Mile.

We are located right at the heart of the action for Edinburgh Festival Fringe and in a prime position on the Royal Mile, with Edinburgh’s extensive public transport network and main line train station just minutes away.

Housed inside Riddle’s Court, a picturesque merchant’s house just steps away from Edinburgh Castle, the venue comprises unique features including exquisitely painted ceilings, authentic working fireplaces and panelled rooms. This will be transformed into three adaptable performance spaces for the period of the Festival with superb technical capabilities.

Riddle’s Court has recently undergone a £6m restoration and refurbishment which has equipped the space as a state-of-the-art venue while keeping the charm of its 400-year history.

PQA Venues provides a vibrant space for ideas and entertainment, where Festival-goers can meet, engage and connect with the exciting variety of experiences that take place throughout the venue.


To get a feel for the PQA Venues @Riddle’s Court and the spaces within, take a tour with our fully interactive 360° video walkthrough and 360° interactive Picture Gallery.
Simply use your mouse or fingers to move the camera around the entire space.


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