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

It was with great pleasure that were able to pioneer the return of grass roots work to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2021.

We were very proud to present not only the most diverse programme at the Fringe but also to host more than 65,000 audience members, more than any other venue across Edinburgh in August 2021. Collectively our shows received over 500 reviews from a global network of online, print and TV media - many of them 4 and 5 stars. Cambridge University Musicality Society won the coveted Musical Theatre Award for best Musical for their show 'On Your Bike', and we were delighted to be the only venue to receivethe converted 'Bobby Award' for outstanding contribution to bringing work back and the Offie Award (Off West End Award) for pioneering the return to the live stage.

We thank our companies and staff, as well as our partners in Scotland and beyond for joining us in making this very special year happen, none of it would have happened without you!

We now turn to the 2022 Edinburgh Fringe and can't wait to welcome applications from companies wanting to present their work and to join the most eclectic and diverse programme at the modern Festival. Please either contact us directly on 0131 510 2399 or fill in and submit our very simple form here

View our past programmes