Welcome to theSpaceUK, the home of live performance at the heart of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
What a year!! 2018 saw an outstanding Fringe at theSpaceUK, our programme received critical acclaim with numerous shows picking up multiple five-star reviews and tour transfers.
Kids Play (Boys of the Empire Productions) picked up the only Broadway Baby Bobby awarded in 2018 for its electric performance. Written by Taggart writer, Glen Chandler the show picked up 5 five-star reviews in the first 2 days of performance. Misha’s Gang (Russian String Orchestra) returned and followed up 2017’s Herald Angel award with a Mervyn Stutter Spirit of the Fringe award and The Mould that Changed the World (Charades Musicals and BSAC), an epic musical about Alexander Fleming’s discovery, was nominated for the inaugural SIT-UP award. Armour: A Herstory of the Scottish Bard achieved The Stage Critic’s Pick and Canoe, a one-hander masterpiece, played to huge critical acclaim and - like Kids Play - transfers to London for a West End run in the Autumn.
2018 was also a bumper year for top-rated performances at theSpaceUK with a 20% increase in sold-out performances alongside a 7% increase in our 5-star reviews. Our ticket sales were up 11% on 2017 with some 168,000 audience members seeing shows across our venues.
We now turn to the 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe and welcome applications from all to join the most eclectic and diverse programme at the modern Festival.
theSpaceUK has looked after us for three years, and we wouldn't dream of going anywhere else.
Producer / Director theSpace @ Niddry St, 2018
Each year, I have grown creatively: from a one week run (2014) to a whole month (2018). The support and sheer zest for the arts theSpaceUK emanates, encourages all to be bold and brave in their fringe experiences.
Actor - Canoe - theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, Theatre 2 2018
Whether it’s your debut show or you’re an experienced performer, theSpaceUK seem to take a real pride that all companies feel an appreciated and valued part of their programme.
Producer, theSpace on the Mile, 2018