Potterrow Port, EH8 9AA
The Blundabus and Blundagardens at Potterrow Underpass has been THE alternative venue at Edinburgh Fringe for many years. Offering a home to the fringiest of the Fringe artists, it is an essential part of the cultural makeup of Edinburgh in August.
As the founders Bob and Lucy step away to focus on new projects, John and the Hootenannies team are delighted to have been asked to take over and ensure this special vibe continues.
Fringe 2024 will be a small evolution from 2023. There will be two yurts dedicated to performance spaces:
- One a similar size to the Magical Spiegelyurt (c6.5m diameter), capacity 50
- One smaller (c4.4m diameter), capacity 25
- Walking tours. If you’d like to start a walking tour let us know.
We will continue to be a venue that champions Queer Artists, Artists of Colour and all of the under-represented members of our weird and wonderful community!
We will also continue the fantastic Midnight Yurt Magick programme offering a delicious selection of wild and wonderful Fringe acts for the deep night.
We maintain the mini food market too, offering our customers the best value hot food at The Fringe!
How it works
Our aim is to cover our costs and help great acts have a great Fringe.
Our offer is simple. All shows at Potterrow are Pay What You Want (PWYW).
Punters can buy a ticket in advance to guarantee a seat or pay what you want on exit.
Shows can set any ticket price (usually between £5 and £10)
We offer an 80% / 20% split, in the performer’s favour, on all tickets sold in advance. Walking tours, its 90% / 10% split in the performers favour.
Acts keep 100% of the bucket (PWYW money)
You register your own show with Edinburgh Fringe.
We will have a little box office at this site as well as other Hoots sites, to capture any advanced ticket sales.
Applications for Hoots@Apex are open now.
Our new venues at Hoots@Home Street and Hoots@Potterrow will be accepting applications later in the year.
You have an hour slot, so we’d recommend aiming for 55 minutes.
We’re flexible. Get in touch to discuss.
Slots will be available on the two days before Fringe starts.
Yes, but keep it sensible!
The Edfringe box office pay out goes to Hoots, this is put together with any box office sales, we take our 20% + VAT. We then send the rest to you.
Both yurts will have eight shows a day over the fringe, from midday to midnight.
In Yurt 1, we will also continue the fantastic Midnight Yurt Magick programme offering a delicious selection of wild and wonderful Fringe acts for the deep night.
Walking tours will be mutually agreed around these times.