theSpace Venues – Award winning theatres at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

theSpaceUK, the home of live performance at the heart of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Our diverse programme continued to flourish in 2014 with another NSDF (National Student Drama Festival) Award for best show. Well done to winners Naughty Corner for their show ‘The Bastard Queen’.

It was also fabulous to see one of our companies winning the prestigious ‘Bobby’ award too, congratulations to ‘Semitoned’ for their success. An array of other shows were shortlisted for awards including three for the national musical theatre award!

We were very proud to see a wide selection of hot show recommendations as well as a record number of 4 and 5 star reviews. And to top off a great year it’s great so many shows being offered national and international transfers and tours, well done to all.

The festival was our busiest yet with 290 shows gaining 95%+ audience capacities. We were proud to host companies from some 15 different countries performing a wide range of work including theatre, site specific, immersive, cabaret, dance, poetry, comedy, sketch, improv, a-capella, spoken word and music…the list goes on.

We are now beginning to programme for 2015, so please get in touch if you’re hoping to bring your show to the festival, all our theatres are located seconds from the festival’s busy hub – The Royal Mile. And we offer a varied choice of theatres to suit all performance genres.

Please see our venues and technical specifications via the links below.

Perform in our venues in 2015 – application form

Theatre Plans and Technical Details PDF downloads


Please see our venues and technical specifications via the links below or simply fill in the application form with your specific show details and we’ll get back to you asap. Alternatively, feel free to contact us directly to discuss which venue might work best for your show.
e-mail: tel: 0131 510 2399 or 07976 785718

theSpace on the Mile (V39) 2 x Spaces, Space 1 - 55 seat thrust, Space 2 - 55 seat corner.
theSpace @ Symposium Hall (V43) 158 seat amphitheatre.
SpaceCabaret @ 54 (V54) 80 seat, Lounge bar, raised stage.
theSpace @ Niddry St (V9) 102 seat, Thrust stage.
theSpace @ Jurys (V260) 39 seat studio, end on.
theSpace @ Surgeons Hall (V53) 4 x Spaces - Grand Theatre, 100-167 seat raised end on. Theatre 1, 55 seat corner. Theatre 2, 52 seat raised end on. Theatre 3, 41 seat raised end on.
theSpace on North Bridge (V36) 2 x Spaces, Studio 1, 57 seat end on, Studio 2, 67 seat end on.
theSpace @ Venue 45 89 seat thrust, 3/4 round.



"On behalf of all at Hungry Bitches Productions just wanted to drop a note to say thank you. We had a great run with Space UK this year and I particularly wanted to comment on how amazing all the staff were at Symposium Hall, all were so hel..."

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