Home of the Edinburgh International Festival, The Hub is one of Edinburgh's most spectacular and unique venues, combining award winning contemporary design with classic Victorian architecture.

Address

Castlehill
Edinburgh
EH1 2NE

Transport

Parking information
The Hub has no parking on-site. There is yellow line parking on Johnston Terrace, and an NCP car park down the hill on Castle Terrace.
Taxi information
Across the street at Lawnmarket.
Bus/Tram information
The closest public bus stops are on George IV Bridge. Services 23, 27, 41, 42, 45 & 67 stop here.
Train
Edinburgh Waverley Station is approx 1 mile from The Hub.

Venue map

Venue access information

The front entrance of The Hub is ramped and there is level access to our outdoor terrace. On entering the building there is one set of automatic doors and one set of non-automatic doors. Our Ground floor has level access to Cafe Hub, which is accessible and Hub tickets, also accessible. There is one accessible toilet facility on our Ground floor. From our ground floor there are five steps leading to our Sculpture Hall. There is a wheelchair lift which bypasses these steps. This does have a weight restriction (225kg). There is an accessible toilet facility on this level. This is the end of the public space within The Hub. The rest of the building is a private event space. From our sculpture hall there is a passenger lift which goes to our 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th floor from our ground floor. The lift has level announcements and the buttons are at an accessible height with braille on them. On our first floor there are two room, our Main Hall and Dunard Library. Our Main Hall has level access from the lift. Our Dunard Library has two steps entering it however there is a ramped corridor going from the Main Hall into the Library. There is an accessible ladies toilet on this floor. Our Gallery is on the 2nd floor. The Main area of the Gallery has level access from the lift. The aisles of the gallery are not accessible. There is an accessible toilet facility on this floor. We have a small meeting room on our 3rd floor. This room has level access from the lift. Our fourth floor is private office space.


Access service information

Audio Description information
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Captioning information
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Events at The Hub

  • Rudolf Bing Memorial Lecture

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    Monday 8th Aug, 5.00pm
    Award-winning producer Peter Gelb draws on his prolific career, spanning opera, film and radio, to deliver a lecture on arts and culture.
    Price(s): £8
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    BSL Interpreter(s): Yvonne Strain
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  • Medea

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    Thursday 18th Aug, 8.00pm
    National Theatre of Scotland brings Liz Lochhead's acclaimed adaptation of the classical Greek tragedy to Edinburgh.
    Price(s): £37
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    BSL Interpreter(s): TBC Contact venue
    BSL interpreter integrated into performance. Audience is standing only, unallocated. Space will be reserved at the front for BSL users.
  • Medea

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    Tuesday 23rd Aug, 8.00pm
    National Theatre of Scotland brings Liz Lochhead's acclaimed adaptation of the classical Greek tragedy to Edinburgh.
    Price(s): £37
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  • Medea

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    Wednesday 24th Aug, 8.00pm
    National Theatre of Scotland brings Liz Lochhead's acclaimed adaptation of the classical Greek tragedy to Edinburgh.
    Price(s): £37
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    Audio Describer(s): Bridget Stevens & Lydia Kerr
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  • Medea

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    Thursday 25th Aug, 3.00pm
    National Theatre of Scotland brings Liz Lochhead's acclaimed adaptation of the classical Greek tragedy to Edinburgh.
    Price(s): £37
  • You Know We Belong Together

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    Friday 26th Aug, 7.30pm
    A cast of actors use music, dance and video to tell their stories in this uplifting exploration of living with Down syndrome.
    Price(s): £21–£26
    Audio Description information
    Audio Describer(s): Caroline Jaquet
    Touch Tour: 6.15pm - meet in the foyer
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    BSL interpretation information
    BSL Interpreter(s): Interpreter TBC see eif.co.uk/access
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