City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Riddle's Court


Riddle's Court
322 Lawnmarket
Edinburgh EH1 2PG
Venue details
Edinburgh Area: 
Old Town Edinburgh
Telephone (info): 
0131 225 4411 / 0131 225 8189
Edinburgh Fringe Venue: 
277

Edinburgh Old Town, "A' listed courtyard which dates back to 1587 and was the former residence of renowned Edinburgh Enlightenment philosopher David Hume in the mid-eighteenth century. The three-storey, ‘L' shaped house follows in the traditional Scottish close style.

The City of Edinburgh Council owned Riddles Court is mainly used by the Workers Educational Association (WEA) whose courses include workplace adult literacy, confidence building, return to learning/study, and workshops.

Under the banner of Diverse Attractions in August, the venue has become one of the longest-established venues on the Fringe with theatre, comedy, children's shows and film screenings.

THe venue re-opened in 2017 following a £6 million restoration.