Who are we: theSpaceUK is a production company specialising in live theatre, music and event production. We have 20 years experience in producing an array of live production across all genres of performance art. Our fourteen Award winning Edinburgh Festival venues have become widely established and continue to host some of the festivals most talked about shows.
Our Fringe Programme: Our focus is very much on programming a wide range of performance genre. We will programme established theatre as well as seeking out and giving new and developing theatre an opportunity to blossom on the Edinburgh stage. We have a strong belief in the ethic of the fringe as a platform for the unknown artiste and focus very much on advising, promoting and developing the acts that perform with us in Edinburgh. The Awards won over the years, many by unknown or new acts reflects this pedigree. But you don’t have to be told your the best or brightest to simply get it on and see where it goes on the fringe…quite often that journey surprises many!
Educational: The Edinburgh Fringe is not just about Awards and reviews. It’s primarily a fantastic platform for performers, producers, directors, technicians, set designers, stage managers and more to gain invaluable experience in working in the busy environment of a daily working theatre. Our ongoing relationships with Performance Arts departments in Schools and Universities from across the globe (many of whom return year after year) is testament to our commitment to work closely with developing and progressive young artistes.
Those Awards: Since 1995 we have built a solid platform for showcasing performance genre from across the globe. We have been proud to host several fringe first winning shows ( 1 every year since 2008), and to produce the national theatre award for best emerging show & best ensemble and the Three Weeks Editors Award for best show. The vast majority of our shows (95%) will receive media coverage during August, either via print or online, and many will receive 4/5 star reviews in the popular Edinburgh press as well as coverage in national and international media. In essence our spaces have become very well known in Edinburgh as a solid platform for new, developing and established theatre of a very high calibre.
Are we different, Why us?: Our focus on giving opportunities to all forms and levels of performance art is perhaps a little different to many fringe venues. Several awards have been won by previously unknown companies and we are very passionate about promoting the very essence of the festival as a platform for developing art. We have great pride in our technical know-how and theatre design, something many of our companies have been very complimentary about – see what some of them had to say here. On a logistical front we tend to offer straight hire rentals – quite rare in Edinburgh – we feel this gives the company clarity in its budget and in essence when a show sells well the company receive the benefits – not the venue! These are also ‘All Inclusive’ – see the venue pages for what that includes but it basically means the fee we quote covers everything – oh and we do not charge extra for inclusion in the venue brochure / website or for your tickets etc etc….
Take advice – the festival is an open access festival which means that now and again venues exist that probably don’t follow the correct ethical guidelines adopted by most. Please do take advice from the fringe team regarding the reputation and historical activities.
theSpace UK Team
|Management Team:||Charles Pamment, Giles Moss, Gareth Hughes, Jon Rand, Ian Gregory, Olly Ansell, Wayne Garnett, Brooke Gallagher|
|Senior Technical team :||Ruth Stringer, Matt Stott, Lee Stone, Jamie Hiles, Pawel Maciejewski, Adam King, Louise Marr|
|Technical team:||(TBC for 2012)|
|Senior Box Office Managers:||Alison Storm, Camilla Born|
|Box Office Managers / Supervisors:||(TBC for 2012)||Box Office / Front of House team:||(TBC for 2012)|
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Special applause in order of appearance to: Dan & Louisa Balfe, Paul McVeigh, Kev, Berger, Chris and Dave at Showscape, Chris and Kevin at Saville Audio Visual, Sonny Mann and the Chapel of Karaoke, QMCW, Sebastian (Polski), Al, Gav, John and Ed, Nick Gardiner, Bill Davies, Cat Rand, Malcolm Hardee (oi oi rip), Charlie Chuck, Troika TC, Charlotte Wormstone, Nigel Cook, OSP, BBC News, Livewire TC, Bruno, Top Edge TC, Broadway Baby, Spencer J, Malcolm Kennedy, ZTC, Kathryn Toon, Simon Rae, Mick Reilly, Ben Roberts, Lenny Hughes, Barry Rowlands, Paul Seaby, David Keller, Three Weeks, Hal Himsworth, Mark Seeley, Ben Motz…
Applause to: All who have performed, worked or simply been part of what we do…