theSpace Venues – Award winning theatres at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

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

Our diverse programme continued to flourish in 2014 mirroring Fringe First and NSDF awards in recent years 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 shows winning the prestigious ‘Bobby’ award too, congratulations to ‘Semitoned’ for their success.

An array of others shows were shortlisted for various awards including three for the musical theatre award. It was also good to see a wide selection of hot show recommendations as well as a record number of 4 and 5 star reviews. To top off a great year its always good to hear of shows being offered both transfers as well as options for national and international tours, well done to all.

The festival was our busiest yet with 254 sell out shows and 290 shows gaining 95%+ audience capacities. We were proud to host companies from some 15 different countries performing a wide range of genre performance 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, all our theatres are located seconds from the festival’s busy centre on the Royal Mile, 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.



"Thank you for your help with regards to the festival. As expected thespaceUK were exceptionally helpful during the whole festival no matter what we threw at you. I would particularly like to thank and congratulate the tech team at Surgeons ..."

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