Live performance at theSpaceUK

“Where gems emerge”The Scotsman

“theSpaceUK has the kind of lovely, unheralded work that will
surprise audiences once more on Edinburgh stages” ― The Stage

WELCOME to the 75th Edinburgh Festival Fringe and our 27th year of presenting work.

1995 doesn't seem that long ago and the memories are still strong of our first venue hosting 8 shows in what is still the most enchanting venue in town 'Venue 45'. The Fringe has moved on from those days when all involved mucked in to embrace the ethos of the Fringe as a platform for all, the aim simply being to get work on and make it happen!

Whilst so much has changed, it’s with great pride that our ethos absolutely remains buried in the roots of the Fringe as a diverse platform for all. We were very proud to be able to pioneer the return of live grass roots performance to the festival last year and we continue to offer the most established programme for new and original writing as well as established work.

theSpaceUK experience is how the Festival is meant to be seen, every genre of live performance in one spectacular programme, we offer that unique and special experience that can only be found in Edinburgh during August. Whether it be at our very stylish Royal Mile venues, the magical Venue 45 or our state-of-the-art hub at theSpace @ Surgeons’ Hall, complete with its newly designed garden bar and brand new theatres.

We can't make any of this happen without the commitment of all who bring shows, and more so this year! It's to those creatives that we applaud loudly as we move forward with new vigour and passion to present our 2022 programme.

Welcome and Enjoy.

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