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. 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 music shows, 'Aretha' a-capella wizards 'Semi-toned', 'and Elsa Jean McTaggart' Not to mention  top comedian 'Phil Hammond'.

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
Detailed spec
Full specification