theSpace @ Niddry St

fringe venue
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theSpace @ Niddry St offers an unrivaled location right at the heart of the festival on the Royal Mile. The venue is known by audiences for offering an array of award-winning work. Perfect for theatre, musical theatre, physical theatre, dance, music, and comedy the venue is perfect for large to mid-scale performance.

The venue can boast several awards in recent years including in the prestigious Fringe First and NSDF Award for best show. In 2016 over 15,000 theatergoers saw shows in the two spaces.

Since 2015 the courtyard on Crown Square adjacent to the venue has presented a ‘pop-up-bar’ – perfect for a pre or post show drink as well as a great social hub for audiences to gather and for shows to promote their work.

Lower

The Lower theatre seats 102 and the audience is on three sides of the 8m wide by 4.5m deep thrust stage. The stage itself is at floor level and the clearance above it is at least 2.5m.

The rear rows of seats are raised to create an amphitheatre feel for the venue.

The lighting rig is simple yet effective and should prove adequate for simple designs. The sound rig is a full-range system designed for music.

Audience capacity
102
Stage size
8x4.5m
Stage height
Slightly raised (2cm)
Overhead clearance
2.5m from stage to grid
Storage facilities
Small backstage space for quick changes and prop storage.
Lighting facilities
Simple lighting rig sufficient for most requirements
Sound facilities
Sound system suitable for playback of background music and sound effects

Upper

Niddry Upper is a unique in-the-round or thrust theatre with a 5x5m stage seating 92 (in the round) or seating 73 (thrust). The seating is in an amphitheatre style arrangement and the stage is flat on the floor.

Audience capacity
73 (thrust) or 92 (in the round)
Stage size
5x5m
Stage height
Slightly raised (2cm)
Overhead clearance
2.5m from stage to grid
Storage facilities
Small backstage space for quick changes and prop storage.
Lighting facilities
Simple lighting rig sufficient for most requirements
Sound facilities
Sound system suitable for playback of background music and sound effects