theSpace @ Symposium Hall

fringe venue
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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

007 Voices of Bond
Night Owl Shows

Voices of Bond is a spectacle like no other. Fresh from a sell-out run at Edinburgh Fringe 2018, sensational vocalist Phoebe Katis invites you on a journey following the captivating world of 007.

The Aretha Franklin Story
Night Owl Shows

A celebration of Aretha’s incredible legacy delivered in the Night Owl signature show-umentary style. Featuring Cleopatra Higgins as seen in the West End’s Thriller Live and the finals of The Voice. 'She’s on fire' (Tom Jones).

Best of Broadway
American Performing Arts International

After sold-out performances and rave reviews at Fringe 2016-2018, 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 the West End
American Performing Arts International

Sold-out and five-star reviews Fringe 2016-2018. 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!

Brother Sun and Sister Moon
Batties Association

Join drag siblings Sun and Moon in their fairytale tent. Through sensual storytelling and live music, learn to embrace your inner child and all your witchy powers. ★★★★ (Phoenix Artist Club).

Cabaret of Curiosities
Tatwood Puppets

Join the one-eyed magician Count Ocular and friends for a gothic, vaudeville experience in the Cabaret of Curiosities. A unique puppetry variety show for the whole family, full of laughter, wonder and mystery.

The Carole King Story
Night Owl Shows

Following sell-out shows in 2017/18, 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 Smoky 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.

Eva Cassidy: The Story
Elsa 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 favourite artist. With voice and guitar she brings alive Eva Cassidy's essence. www.elsa-jean-mctaggart.com

The Great Health Con
Phil Hammond

We spend trillions on health but like Brexit, nobody knows what it means. So who’s conning who? Is anyone sexually healthy? Is death healthy? And who’s most likely to kill you: doctors, druids or the DUP?

The John Rowe Show
John Rowe Creative

Get your groove on in this fabulously fun musical chat show. A superbly silly mix of funky music, dodgy dancing, spontaneous activities, chit-chat, surprise guests... and donuts! Every show’s different... every show’s a roaring hit! www.johnroweshow.com

Magic Hour
Paul Nathan

Spend a magical evening experiencing magic up-close. Card and coin tricks that happen in your own hand in a tent at dusk. This will be the most magical evening of your life.

Ned and the Whale
Flossy and Boo

A fishy tail of magic and adventure. Sail away on a quest to help Ned find his courage and discover the truth behind the mysterious Kingdom of Spies. A curiously spellbinding brand of storytelling.

Nightpiece Film Festival
Nightpiece Media

Hosted by director Al Carretta and in its sixth year, if you love independent film, then Nightpiece is the event to attend. With submissions from across the globe, our thematic programming is firmly on the film-making pulse.

Princess in the Castle
Nightpiece Media

Psychological thriller. Film premiere. Director Al Carretta's 15th indie feature since 2010. YouTube sensation Connie Castille had a perfect life, then she disappeared. Re-emerging years later, her tale of captivity gets the media in a frenzy.

Simon & Garfunkel Through the Years
Bookends

Following five consecutive sell-out years at the Edinburgh Fringe, critically acclaimed Simon & Garfunkel Through the Years returns this year with a full live band. Sells out fast so book your tickets early!

Steve Richards Presents Rock'n'Roll Politics 2019
Steve Richards

A brand new behind the scenes guide to the latest epic and wild political dramas. What’s happened? Why has it happened? What will happen next? A different show each day.

The Tina Turner Story
Night Owl Shows

A celebration of Tina’s incredible legacy delivered in the Night Owl signature show-umentary style. Featuring Cleopatra Higgins, as seen in the West End’s Thriller Live and the finals of The Voice. 'She’s on fire' (Tom Jones).

A Tribute to Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill
Seventh Avenue Arts

Grab a drink from the bar and sing along to this incredible live recreation of one of the best selling albums of all time. Includes hits Ironic and Head Over Feet.

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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
156
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