theSpace @ Symposium Hall

fringe venue

Another high calibre venue. This wonderful space in a converted church is located in Hill Square right next door to theSpace @ Surgeons Hall and theSpace Triplex. Offering an array of high calibre music, musical theatre, choral, a capella, sketch and chat and home to the famed Amused Moose Comedy Awards. The venue is simply another gem at the centre of the fringe. A polished professional environment with armchairs for seats, it really is the smartest and most comfortable venue in town.

In recent years the venue has enjoyed an array of sell-out shows including drummers from Japan and Korea, global guitar wizards ‘The Showhawk Duo’ and Fringe award-winning shows, a capella wizards 'Semi-toned', 'Elsa Jean McTaggart' and comedian 'Phil Hammond'.

theSpace @ Symposium Hall Shows

All Time Greatest Hits
American Performing Arts International

Vocal Force returns to the Fringe with an all-new line-up of songs! These young, enthusiastic performers from the USA harmonise their way through hits that will inspire and uplift audiences of all ages!

Almost, Maine
American Performing Arts International

A collection of multiple short scenes connected thematically. Through both comedy and drama, the script explores the inherent heartbreak and wonder of love, under the dazzling aura of the Northern Lights as told by some extremely memorable characters.

Amused Moose Comedy Award: Grand Final
Amused Moose Comedy

Tomorrow's comedy stars showcase their Fringe shows in 2018's most significant Edinburgh final, battling for glory, fame and the shiny moose trophy. Vote alongside international comedy cognoscenti. 'Prestigious talent search' ( Line-up on

Amused Moose Comedy’s National New Comic Award: Final
Amused Moose Comedy

Delight in watching 2018’s hottest breakthrough comics who beat 300+ entrants, while voting alongside international talent scouts to choose who will raise the shiny moose trophy aloft. 'Impressive’ ( Line-up on

Best of Broadway
American Performing Arts International

After sold-out performances and rave reviews at Fringe 2017, we're excited to return with this revue of Broadway hits! Join us as we bring the best of Broadway to the Fringe. A show not to be missed!

Best of Movie Musicals
American Performing Arts International

A great way to start off the day for those of us who love musicals! We’ll highlight the very best songs from the big screen. This revue has something for everyone and is sure to please.

Best of the West End
American Performing Arts International

Sold-out and five-star reviews Fringe 2016 and 2017. Featuring world-class voices and breathtaking harmonies, these professional performers showcase the very best songs from the West End. If you love musicals, you'll love this show!

Blueswater Presents: Logan's Close
Logan's Close

Edinburgh four-piece Logan's Close blend traditional British blues influences with forward thinking ideas to create a truly unique sound. Endless energy, clever harmonies, utterly infectious. 'Brilliant band... one to watch' (Janice Forsyth, BBC Radio Scotland).

The Carole King Story
Night Owl Shows

After a sell out run in 2017, this uplifting show returns to take you on a journey through Carole’s career and music. Featuring I Feel the Earth Move, Natural Woman, You've Got a Friend and more.

The Dolly Parton Story
Night Owl Shows

Journey with Dolly from her humble beginnings in the Smokey Mountains to her arrival as Queen of Country. Featuring passionate renditions of Jolene, 9 to 5, Islands in the Stream, Here You Come Again and more.

The Elvis Presley Story
Night Owl Shows

Travel with the boy from Tupelo through his early career to his crowning as The King. Featuring energetic renditions of That’s All Right Mamma, Hound Dog, Jailhouse Rock, Heartbreak Hotel, Love Me Tender and many more.

Eva Cassidy: The Story
Elsa Jean McTaggart

A portrayal of the life of Eva Cassidy through video, voice and song. Elsa Jean McTaggart returns with a tribute to her all-time favorite artist, with voice and guitar she brings alive Eva Cassidy's essence.

The Girls from Oz - Because, Because, Because, Because, Because...
The Girls From Oz

Sassy and armed with killer harmonies, these Sheilas put on one helluva show! With a unique three-part harmony spin on Aussie songs, all cabaret should be this fun!

The James Taylor Story
Night Owl Shows

Also featuring the hits of Carly Simon, an incredible journey through the careers of the American folk legends. Fire and Rain, You’re So Vain, You’ve Got a Friend and more. 'Immaculate' ★★★★ (ThreeWeeks). 'Masterly' ★★★★ (

The Johnny Cash Story
Night Owl Shows

Journey with the Man in Black from the cotton fields, Arkansas to his undisputed seat in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Powerful renditions of Folsom Prison, Ring of Fire, Walk the Line and more.

The Joni Mitchell Story
Night Owl Shows

Critically acclaimed show returns, taking you on an emotive journey through the life of this folk pioneer. Both Sides Now, Circle Game, Big Yellow Taxi and more. 'Vocal virtuosity' ★★★★ (Southside Advertiser). 'Crystal clarity' ★★★★ (

A Midsummer Night's Dream
BoxedIn Theatre

★★★★★ (Tribe). ★★★★★ (Saint). ★★★★★ ( Join BoxedIn Theatre on a romp through Shakespeare’s most magical comedy. Complete with original music, silly hats and the best tent in Edinburgh.

Nightpiece Film Festival
Nightpiece Media

Now in our fifth year and featuring the premiere of director Al Carretta’s horror 12th feature Th’dread Rattlin, we breathe indie film, presenting a curated selection of shorts from the UK and the rest of the world.

Simon & Garfunkel: Through the Years

A unique concert, which celebrates the unforgettable music of Simon & Garfunkel. Returning to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe after four consecutive sell-out runs since 2014. Tickets sell fast so book early to avoid disappointment!

Steve Richards Presents Rock'n'Roll Politics 2018
Steve Richards

In a different show every day the audience will seize back control of Rock'n'Roll Politics as broadcaster and author Steve Richards conducts a tour of the latest seismic political dramas.

Telling the Wrong Man He Had Cancer and Other Hilarious Stories
Dr Kevin Jones

Kevin Jones, a practising consultant physician, has been on the after-dinner circuit for 30 years. His show celebrates the dark humour found in hospital medicine. Frightening and very funny.

To the Ocean
BoxedIn Theatre

★★★★★ (Tribe). ★★★★★ (Saint). ★★★★★ ( BoxedIn Theatre invite you into a world of family, freedom and fairy tales through a retelling of the Selkie Myth.


Space details

The venue boasts a built-in digital sound console, fixed video projector and over-stage screen as well as an automated voting system (on request) in each of the 156 leather upholstered seats. Audiences really can settle down into the most comfortable seats in one of the best located and most stylish theatres on the Fringe.

The venue also boasts a formal green room and bar and an external garden where audiences relax pre and post-show.

Audience capacity
Stage size
Stage is curved, approximately 7m x 3m at its widest, 4m along the back
Stage height
0.4m off the ground
Overhead clearance
5m from stage to grid
Storage facilities
Very limited storage space; the venue is not suitable for sets or large quantities of props.
Lighting facilities
Lighting rig is simple and is only intended to light the stage. 6 x Source 4 profile spots are mounted at the rear of the auditorium, controlled by a 2-present manual console.
Sound facilities
Full-range musical speaker system with digial sound console