Edinburgh Folk Club has been meeting in The Pleasance Cabaret Bar every Wednesday night since 1994. However, late in 2015 the club was told by the Edinburgh University Student Association, who own The Pleasance complex, that the venue would be undergoing major refurbishments and would be closed for a year. A trail around potential venues for a new venue (surprisingly few!) ensued, and now, the club has begun meeting in Summerhall.
Summerhall's recently extended ground floor café has been fully equipped as a performance space – with stage, lights and sound rig – and this has been made available for the folk club’s weekly Wednesday gigs since September, with roughly the same seating capacity as previously available at the Cabaret Bar.