WE ARE BACK FOR 2023
This August, Panmure House opens its doors once again for the annual Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
This year welcomes a special series for the tercentenary of Smith's birth. To mark this special occasion, we will be welcoming an array of experts to explore the lesser-known aspects of Smith's life and bring them to Edinburgh. The Adam Smith Tercentenary Celebration Lecture Series promises to prompt enquiry and debate. You can register for your place below. The lectures are free.
ADAM SMITH TERCENTENARY CELEBRATION LECTURE SERIES
To mark and celebrate 300 years since the birth of Adam Smith, we have put together a unique series of talks on the great man himself. These free sessions will be delivered by academics in the fields of Philosophy, Economics, and Sociology. These lectures will be looking at the formative parts of Smith's life, his views, his travels and his subsequent impact across the globe.
The lectures are not academic, rather aimed at everyone. We believe all should have the opportunity to connect to Smith as a son of Edinburgh and explore his life, work and the richness of Scottish Enlightenment thought.
Enquiry Concerning Hereafter
David Hume and Adam Smith, were giants of the Scottish Enlightenment in 18th century Edinburgh.
They were also the dearest of friends who stimulated, challenged, cared, pushed, and supported each other as they forged their profound ideas that still very much shape our world today.
Join us for the UK premiere of this fantastic exploration of the human condition.
Smithy's Scavenger Hunt
Are you fascinated with Edinburgh's history? Do you want to learn more about the Scottish Enlightenment, its leading figures, and have a blast while doing it?
Aimed at those aged 8-12, this sixty-minute clue driven activity is complimented with access to the Smith Schools Series website where you and your child can learn more about the rich history of Edinburgh during the Scottish Enlightenment. Includes a certificate and medal of completion.
You may even meet a special guest! Young people must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Dominic Frisby: Gold
A lecture, with funny bits about the extraordinary metal that is gold.
It has captivated humans since the Stone Age, but does it have any future in this digital age?
Dominic Frisby returns to Panmure House to explore our unique fascination with this precious metal.
The Butcher, The Brewer, The Baker and Merryn Somerset Webb
Concerned about the economy? Join Merryn Somerset Webb as she interviews, debates, and argues with a well-known group of economics, politics and financial gurus.
Audience participation is invited and welcomed.
Frequently Asked Questions
Tickets can be bought directly via the Fringe Box Office. By clicking the performance headings above, you will be redirected to the Fringe Box Office page where you can buy tickets for your chosen dates.
We are situated just off the Royal Mile and within close proximity to the Scottish Parliament. Our address is Panmure House, 4 Lochend Close, Edinburgh, EH8 8BL. You can access us easily on foot or by public transport.
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Located just opposite the Royal Mile Primary School, Lochend Close can be accessed via two openings on the street. This leads you out into a courtyard in which Panmure House is located directly ahead. A comprehensive set of directions can be found here, and throughout the Fringe-related web pages.
Panmure House is fully equipped to allow for a comfortable experience for wheelchair users.
The House has both an exterior* and interior lift as well as an accessible bathroom on our ground floor in the Interpretation Suite area. The Panmure Team are fully trained in wheelchair evacuation, and the necessary equipment in event of an emergency is situated on the second floor.
*If you require access into the venue via our exterior lift, the Team kindly ask that you arrive 10-15 minutes prior to curtain up. This allows for setup in advance and prevents any delay to your Fringe at Panmure experience.
Lochend Close is reserved for permit holders only and is heavily monitored by parking attendants. For this reason, we recommend parking at Holyrood Park [£1p/h] and taking the short walk up the mile to Panmure House. A comprehensive set of directions can be found here, including additional parking information.
Please note that Panmure House will not be held liable for parking charges and/or towing in Lochend Close.
Panmure House is a hub of enlightened research, debate and scholarship. At Panmure, we seek to continue the legacy of Adam Smith and his works - to do this, we host an array of events and academic programmes that draw upon the cultural relevance of Smith, and his home. Themes include economics, finance, social theory, ethics and the Scottish Enlightenment.
We cannot make any scheduling changes to the Fringe show programme at Panmure House for any reason. Due to the layout of the venue, we are unable to admit latecomers. This is disruptive to the performers and other Fringe goers so please be aware that latecomers will be turned away from the venue.
Unfortunately we are unable to offer refunds, unless a show has been cancelled by us. Please do contact us if there is an alternative show you are able to attend and we will transfer your ticket if it is possible to do so.