theSpace on the Mile

fringe venue
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A venue since 2002, theSpace on the Mile boasts an unrivalled central location. Situated right at the heart of the Festival and part of our 7 theatre hub on the Royal Mile, it is located yards from the outdoor performance stages where thousands of theatre-goers gather daily. Hugely popular with audiences, the venue offers an established platform for theatre, musicals, improv, sketch, comedy theatre, cabaret and spoken word. It also boasts a fabulous on-site bar offering great food and drink offers during the Festival.

Awards! The venue has become known for its constant flow of awards, The Beanfield (Breach TC) winners of The Total Theatre Award for emerging Work, Territory (Fiddy West Productions) winning both the (NSDF) National Student Drama emerging artist awards for both Best Show and Best Ensemble and Bare and Crocosmia (Little Bulb Theatre) winning the prestigious Fringe First Awards. In 2016 the venue hosted some 450,000 theatregoers over the 21-day festival.

Space One

Space One features a thrust stage. Seating 52 audience members, the space is suitable for most types of theatre.

Audience capacity
52
Stage size
5 x 3m thrust
Stage height
Slightly raised (2cm)
Overhead clearance
2.1m from stage to grid
Storage facilities
Storage capacity in this space is limited, please talk to us with regards to your intended set and props and we will advise accordingly
Lighting facilities
Simple lighting rig sufficient for most requirements
Sound facilities
Sound system suitable for playback of background music and sound effects

Space Two

Space Two is the more intimate of the two mezzanine spaces with the audience located on two sides.

Audience capacity
55
Stage size
4 x 4m corner stage (triangular)
Stage height
Slightly raised (2cm)
Overhead clearance
2.3m from stage to grid
Storage facilities
Storage capacity in this space is limited, please talk to us with regards to your intended set and props and we will advise accordingly.
Lighting facilities
Simple lighting rig sufficient for most requirements
Sound facilities
Sound system suitable for playback of background music and sound effects

Space Three

Space Three has a larger stage and offers a traditional ‘End On’ design. The space is a flexible platform for small to mid scale performance.

Audience capacity
59
Stage size
6x4m
Stage height
0.2m off the ground
Overhead clearance
2.5m from stage to grid
Storage facilities
Storage capacity in this space is limited, please talk to us with regards to your intended set and props and we will advise accordingly
Lighting facilities
Simple lighting rig sufficient for most requirements
Sound facilities
Sound system suitable for playback of background music and sound effects