Battery venue information

The Dunbar Harbour Battery is an iconic location in the town, a truly special place for our series of sessions.

Check the seating info here before you buy tickets, and get in touch if you have any accessibility needs.

Read our ticketing terms and conditions for the finer detail on how the events will run

Battery seating

Entry and exit from the Battery is via the main arched entrance. All guests will access their seats by walking up the ramp to the rear of the auditorium. The rear rows are most suitable for people with mobility issues.

Read the full accessibility guide on the Battery website

The venue is set up so you can buy tickets for specific rows.

You will be expected to remain in your designated space throughout the event, other than to visit the toilets and bar.

Battery site plan with seating notes. Info included as text after this image.

Choosing your seats

Now that Covid regulations have relaxed beyond Level 0 in Scotland, there will be no social distancing between groups on each row.

All seats are accessed from the rear of the auditorium, up a ramp from the harbourside.

From front to back, the seating rows you can book:

  • Lower deck - seated on the deck immediately in front of, and to the side of, the stage. Accessed from rear via steps.
  • Rows A to E - seated on the banked steps built into the amphitheatre. Accessed from rear via steps.
  • Top rows 1 to 3 - available for everyone, and particularly suitable for guests with mobility issues as the folding chairs which can be removed to accommodate wheelchairs, and there are no steps involved. If you need any help on the night, send us an email after you've booked your tickets.
  • Balcony - ideal for those who want to stand or dance. You'll have a folding chair too, but your view may be partially restricted by railings when seated.

Battery facilities

Toilets will be set up in the car parking spaces at the foot of the access ramp, for the exclusive use of Festival guests. We will have 5 toilets, one of which is accessible.

A Licensed bar is being operated for us by Belhaven Brewery. The venue is licensed for the weekend, so this means you can't bring drinks on or off site.

Food - we're not providing food vendors as part of the Festival, but there are stalls operating in the Harbour area and many great cafes, pubs and hotels within a few minutes' walk.


Aerial view of Dunbar Harbour Battery taken from the side showcasing the layout of the venue

The Battery's purpose-built amphitheatre is the perfect location for intimate musical showcases.

Image credit: Dunbar Harbour Battery

Aerial view of Dunbar Harbour Battery taken from the rear showcasing the location relative to the town.

The Battery is a unique location for live music, situated in the heart of Dunbar Harbour. It's two minutes' walk from Dunbar High Street and less than ten minutes from the railway station.

Image credit: RankinFraser Landscape Architecture

View from the rear of the battery looking towards the stage

View from the rear of the Battery looking towards the stage. The back-most seats will be situated on the decking immediately behind the silver cubes.

Image credit: Dunbar Harbour Battery

View from the Battery stage across main seating towards rear

View from the edge of the stage looking towards the back of the Battery. The majority of the audience will be seated on the large steps.

Image credit: Dunbar Harbour Battery