|Potterrow Student Centre|
|Alternative names||Potterrow Mandela Centre|
|Type||Students' union building|
|Address||Bristo Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9AL|
|Owner||University of Edinburgh|
|Design and construction|
|Architecture firm||Morris and Steedman|
The Potterrow Mandela Centre or Potterrow Student Centre is a students' union building in Edinburgh, Scotland.
The building is operated by Edinburgh University Students' Association. The name "Potterrow" recalls a medieval suburb which stood outside the town walls. Its Victorian buildings and street layout disappeared when the University demolished the area for redevelopment in the mid 1960s.
Potterrow contains a variety of student entertainment and support services including a shop, a bank, two cafés, Edinburgh's largest nightclub, the University's Chaplaincy, The Advice Place and the main EUSA offices.
During the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August, the building is used as a comedy venue under the name Pleasance Dome with five performing spaces, operated by the Pleasance Theatre Trust.
In 1986, students voted to rename the centre in honour of imprisoned anti-apartheid revolutionary Nelson Mandela.
With its distinctive large Plexiglas dome, the building was designed by noted architects Morris and Steedman and completed in 1973. The centre was refurbished in 2012.
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