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 2017 has been simply fantastic at ‘theSpaceUK’. Record audience figures (up 16% on 2016 to over 147,000 audience members), a constant flow of sell-out performances, several major awards for shows and lots of 4 and 5 star reviews.

Specific congrats to Italia Conti for winning the prestigious ‘Bobby Award’ (Broadway Baby Award for outstanding work) for ‘The Laramie Project’, a fabulous level of performance by a young company. Also very well done to ‘Misha’s Gang’ from Russia for their achievement of winning the Herald Angel Award – very much one of the festivals most sought after gongs. And to Outland Theatre for ‘Towers of Eden’ winner of the Fringe Sustainable Practice Award for Artistic Quality.

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 2017 such a huge success. Our venues are now very much known as ‘destination’ venues where audiences can settle into smart and welcoming environments and enjoy all aspects of our diverse programme.

If you are a producer, director or a performer and would like to bring a show to the fringe in 2018, then look no further, please click here, 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. You can also view our venue portfolio.

Perform in our venues in 2018 – 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: [email protected] tel: 0131 510 2399 or 07976 785718

theSpace @ Venue 45 89 seat thrust, 3/4 round.
theSpace on North Bridge (V36) Argyll & Perth Theatres, both 50-seat thrust. Fife Theatre 40-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 @ Jurys (V260) Main (39 seat, end on) Studio (31 seat, end on)
theSpace @ Niddry St (V9) Lower (102 seat thrust), Upper (75-seat thrust/100-seat round)
theSpace @ Symposium Hall (V43) 158 seat amphitheatre.
theSpace on the Mile (V39) Space 1 (55 seat thrust), Space 2 (55 seat corner), Space 3 (60 seat end-on)
SpaceTriplex (V38) Big: (90 seat end-on / 130 seat thrust) Studio: (60-seat thrust)


2017 Programme

theSpaceUK Programme
View our 2017 Programme


Three Weeks

'Spaces filled with fringe goodness'

Broadway Baby

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Jennie Scott-Reid

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