theSpace Venues – Award winning theatres at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

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

What an incredible year! Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 has been simply fantastic at ‘theSpaceUK’. Record audience figures (up over 16% on 2015 to over 118,000 audience members), a constant flow of sell-out shows, 4 and 5 star reviews and lots of features and award nominations. A whopping number of our shows managed to attain the highly sort after ‘sell out’ laurel awarded by the fringe society, very well done to all.

If you were able to join us in the audience this summer then it was lovely to see you, we very much look forward to hosting you again.

As the most diverse and largest producers of new work at the festival we thank all our fabulous companies for making Fringe 2016 such a huge success.

Our venues are in the very best locations in Edinburgh and we are proud to offer companies and our audiences facilities far beyond the average fringe venue.

If you are a producer, director or a performer and would like to bring a show to the fringe in 2017, then look no further, please click on the ‘Perform in 2017’ tab above, fill in the very simple info form and submit it. We will then come back and talk to you by return. One point, we do tend to get very busy so do get in touch as soon as you can.

Perform in our venues in 2017 – application form


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

SpaceTriplex (V38) Big: (90 seat end-on / 130 seat thrust) Studio: (60-seat thrust)
theSpace on the Mile (V39) Space 1 (55 seat thrust), Space 2 (55 seat corner), Space 3 (60 seat end-on)
theSpace @ Symposium Hall (V43) 158 seat amphitheatre.
theSpace @ Niddry St (V9) Lower (102 seat thrust), Upper (75-seat thrust/100-seat round)
theSpace @ Jurys (V260) Main (39 seat, end on) Studio (35 seat, end on)
theSpace @ Surgeons Hall (V53) Grand Theatre (119 seat thrust), Theatre 1 (55 seat corner), Theatre 2 (51 seat end on), Theatre 3 (41 seat end on)
theSpace on North Bridge (V36) Argyll & Perth Theatres, both 50-seat thrust
theSpace @ Venue 45 89 seat thrust, 3/4 round.


2016 Programme

theSpaceUK Programme
View our 2016 Programme


Elaine English

Thank you for a most professional experience, our first time at the Fringe! We were met most graciously, and escorted…

Adam J S Smith

Just wanted to say a massive thank you for making our show such a success!! I'm already talking to folks…

Tom Younger

I'd like to say thanks for giving us the opportunity to perform with theSpaceUK this year. We've been incredibly satisfied…