Sweet Grassmarket

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Sweet Grassmarket is located in Edinburgh’s Old Town in the heart of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

We offer high quality programming in high quality venue spaces throughout the Festival. You’ll find Sweet Grassmarket in the Apex Grassmarket Hotel, surrounded by restaurants, shops, bars and cafes.

If you're thinking of bringing a show to Edinburgh, check out our tech spec section or go straight to our Edinburgh Fringe Application Form.

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Step away from the herd and enjoy the best programme at the Festival in this haven of calm and comfort just along from the Cowgate. Featuring shows of all genres from around the world, a trendy bar, posh loos and... glorious air-conditioning.

From physical theatre & dance to new drama. From world music to mind-reading. Our innovative performance spaces attract a diverse range of shows, allowing Sweet to truly celebrate the spirit of the Fringe.

Browse our What’s On section for a full listing of the shows performing at Sweet this year and remember to check us out on social media for up to the minute news, reviews and backstage gossip!

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Sweet Grassmarket Box Office

You can book tickets directly through this website or, for the duration of Edinburgh Fringe, call our box office on 0131 243 3596. During the Fringe the box office is open 09:00 – midnight, 7 days a week. 

Edinburgh Fringe Box Office

Tickets booked through this website, over the phone or through the Fringe Box Office can be collected at Sweet Grassmarket or at any Official Fringe collection point. Full details are available here.


Sweet Grassmarket is fully accessible

Click here to visit the Edinburgh Fringe website for full accessiblity details for all of our spaces. Sweet Grassmarket has wheelchair accessible toilets and allows assistance dogs.

Sweet Grassmarket is open to all ages

Children are more than welcome in the Sweet Grassmarket, as long as they’re with a responsible adult. 

Babies under 2 years old do not require a ticket. 

How to get there

  • Sweet Grassmarket

    Venue Number 18
    Apex Grassmarket Hotel, EH1 2HS

Perform With Us

Technical Specifications

Click on the links below to be taken to full tech specs for our Sweet Grassmarket spaces:

Grassmarket 1 (115 seats) 
Grassmarket 2 (60 seats)
Grassmarket 3 (24 seats)
Grassmarket 4 (30 seats)

Click here to download our 2020 Performer's Pack

Edinburgh Fringe Application Form

We are delighted that you are interested in applying to be part of our programme.

Complete our Edinburgh Fringe Application Form

We welcome applications from all genres, and are particularly interested in work that falls into theatre – be that physical theatre & dance, children’s theatre, spoken word, musicals, new-writing or community work.