Gilded Balloon Boteco

47 Lothian St, Edinburgh EH1 1HB | Box Office: 0131 622 6552
Venue Opening Times: 10am – 10:30pm


Email: – a member of our team will get back to you within 3 days. Feedback is always welcome.
Phone: Gilded Balloon Box Office (0)131 622 6552.


Bookable Access Facilities
Gilded Balloon provide free tickets for personal assistants. To book your personal assistant ticket, call our Box Office on (0)131 622 6552.
Assistance Dogs
Gilded Balloon welcomes Assistance Dogs in all of our venues. Please ask a member of staff on arrival if you require any assistance
Special Effects
Some of our shows include the use of strobe lighting and/or haze. This is listed on the individual show page on the Gilded Balloon website.
Customers with Medical Requirements
If you need to bring food, drink or medication with you, we are happy to accommodate this. Please contact a member of staff if you need assistance. Our Venue Managers are trained in First Aid.
Early Access
We endeavor to ensure everyone is able to enjoy the show in a comfortable and secure environment. If you require extra time or a specific seat in our venue please speak to a member of staff on arrival or call or email us in advance so we can reserve a seat for you.
Euan’s Guide
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Gilded Balloon Boteco is accessed via approximately 40 steps down with a hand rail on the left-hand side. The main entrance door is fastened open during standard opening hours (see opening hours above).


Underground – accessed by approximately 40 stairs down.


The box office for Gilded Balloon Boteco is located towards the back of the main bar area upstairs.


There are no accessible toilets in Boteco.


Boteco operate a bar and restaurant upstairs from the performance space. Further information here:


Arriving by train: The nearest train station is Edinburgh Waverly and is approximately 15 minute walk or 8 minute car ride away.

Arriving by bus: The nearest bus stops are located on Lothian Street outside the venue. Lothian bus service numbers 2, 41, 42, 47 & 67 stop on Lothian Street and numerous other services stop on South Bridge. Details of timetables are available from Lothian Buses

Parking: The closest Blue Badge parking is along Chambers Street, about 250m from the venue (see map below).

Further information on parking can be found at the Edinburgh Council site: