Venue Guide: La Belle Angèle, Edinburgh

Address: 11 Hasties Close, Edinburgh, EH1 1HJ

Telephone number: 0131 220 1161


Brief History: La Belle Angèle was originally formed in the early 90’s and for over a decade stood at the forefront of underground art, music and clubbing culture until it was famously destroyed in the Cowgate fire on Dec 8, 2002. 12 years later the institution that once hosted live performances by the likes of Oasis, Radiohead and The Libertines, not to mention being home to ground-breaking club nights such as Manga and Ultragroove was finally rebuilt and La Belle Angèle has returned. They host so many varied nights from having local acts on their stage like wecamefromwolves, Academy Strangers, Donnie Willow, The Carvelles and many more to the bigger acts such as Twin Atlantic, Alien Ant Farm, The Xcerts and Admiral Fallow.

How many people does it hold? 600

Who has played there? Oasis, The Libertines, Radiohead, Twin Atlantic, Admiral Fallow, Alien Ant Farm, Puddle of Mudd, Wheatus, Hot Chip, Hannah Wants, Mr Scruff, Bondax, Pan Pot, Len Faki, Oliver Huntemann and more.

What’s booked? They have some great gigs coming up including Congo Natty, Mr. Scruff Island, Bad Sounds and many more.

How do I get there?: The nearest bus stops are on South Bridge and Chambers Street. You can get to them directly from the Cowgate or Guthrie Street. Waverley Train Station is a 10-minute walk away as well so they’re not far from anything!

Where to park: The nearest NPC car park is on Holyrood Road or there is on street parking which is free after 6.30pm.

Where should I eat?: There are some really funky places to eat nearby. The City Cafe have the most amazing milkshakes and burgers. Brewdog, well aside from their awesome beers, they do really tasty pizzas. Wings do pretty amazing chicken wings and they really have to be tried! There are so many other options as well all around the venue.

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TicketWeb Tip: Get there early and get a good spot on the dancefloor for the gig. The top bar is ideal if you need some space away from the crowd and also great for photos.

Where can you carry on the party?: If it’s a Friday or Saturday night then right here! The venue sometimes host club nights during the week too so it’s always worth keeping your eyes peeled. Apart from that, we would recommend Opium, The Liquid Rooms, Why Not or Sneaky Pete’s depending on musical preferences of course! 

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