theSpaceUK – Award winning theatres at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Welcome to theSpaceUK, producers of the most diverse and exciting programme at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Presenting a rich feast of live performance of some 320 shows over 23 days, including the largest new writing programme at the festival.

We are proud to offer audiences the very best of theatre, music, comedy, cabaret, musicals, dance, physical theatre, sketch, improv, children’s, acapella, spoken word and circus. All this across 16 theatres located at our two wonderfully located performance hubs.

Some featured shows…

5 Out Of 10 Men explores the biggest cause of death among men under the age of 45 – suicide. Knowing EU takes a humorous look at whether it’s better to be in or out and Fourth Monkey returns with a typically challenging season, Genesis and Revelation – four Bible stories subverted with a modern twist – as does award-winning Naughty Corner Productions with Dirty Glitter, a devious throwback to Seventies’ nightclub culture.

Women’s issues are well-represented. Killer Cells – about the agony of miscarriage – contrasts with Broken Fanny, concerning the pressures of adapting to the demands of a new-born. The Point follows the lives of three sex workers, while Tagged examines rising crime amongst young women and Rapture is about a young female Muslim rapper making her way in the world.

Amused Moose changes course and brings its legendary late night comedy show to theSpace this year, NHS doctor and comedian Phil Hammond will be tapping funny bones once again and burlesque artist Miss Glory Pearl premiers as The Naked Stand-Up.

Music includes the ever popular Blueswater, Cat Loud and Toby Mottishead Adelaide Fringe sell-outs The Deer Johns, Van Morrison’s lead guitarist John Sheldon and sarcastic alt-lounge covers of The Lounge Kittens.

There is also plenty of Scottish talent including Iain Heggie’s new work 1%, St Magnus Players’debut Witch, Triad Pictures’ Lifted and Corby Productions’ The Wall, amongst others.

Children will be enthralled by shows like Eden, created with recycled materials, receive an introduction to the Bard with Shakespeare Shorts and can then let off steam by joining in the fun created by the Pesky Pirates and The Giant Loo Roll.

Find Out More

This is just a taster of our wider programme, our shows bring some of the most original, creative and well-received work to the festival and we believe we offer audiences a unique opportunity to enjoy an unrivalled and diverse programme of excellence and originality. We look forward to welcoming you to our venues in August, please read on and enjoy our programme.

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