theSpace on the Mile (V39)

Radisson Blu, 80 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1TH

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, 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 artiste 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 450000 theatre goers over the 21 day festival.

Theatre Plan & Technical Details:

Space One is arranged as a 55-seat black box theatre with a thrust stage. Although it is best suited to traditional theatre, comedy and the like, it is a very flexible space and you can perform most styles of show there.

Space Two is an intimate 55-seat space suited to theatre as well as all forms of small scale performance art including improv, sketch, monolouges, comedy etc.

Space Three is a traditional end-on theatre seating 60.

A plan and summaries of theSpace on the Mile's technical details are available in PDF formĀ here.

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Prices / Inclusive deals:

When booking one of our venues we prefer to offer companies an all inclusive straight hire package. We believe that the straight hire option is a simple transparent model that gives the performing company clarity with regards to their financial outlay. Additionally, we do not charge companies extra to have their show listings included in the venue brochure and on the venue website. All you will pay is the agreed and all inclusive fee, there are no hidden costs.

We are flexible if you want to talk about a box office split or wish to discuss prices further, so please do not hesitate to contact us with any financial queries.

What do you get in the all inclusive deal:

  • Sole use of the theatre, dressing room for the period of your show
  • Box Office support from 0930-2300 daily, dealing with on the door sales and advance reservations
  • Companies retain their Show (Venue) Box Office funds daily
  • First class technical support from our experienced production team from the time of booking to your get-out
  • Unique in Edinburgh - Our 8 central box offices, all performing companies have their posters and flyers sited in these outlets, this gives instant access to the 80,000 audience members that see shows in our venues.
  • As the festival's largest venue we offer a unique branding presence in the city, our 8 venues are all located on or just off the famed Royal Mile giving an unrivalled presence for audiences to enjoy.
  • Full technical control - we let your own technicians operate your performances
  • Technical rehearsal period one-and-a-half times your slot length
  • A 60 word description of your show in 20,000 Venue brochures
  • A 60 word description of your show in the Venue website
  • Inclusion in the venue press releases
  • Advertising on venue hoardings outside the theatre if applicable
  • We have public liability insurance
  • PRS background Music Cover
  • Comp tickets for cast and crew to all Space Venues shows (after paying patrons, press and promoters have been admitted)
  • On site Press office and and full Press team support

Payment Methods:

A deposit of 20% of the rental will be required on confirmation of the booking and return of contract, 50% by the 1st May and the remaining 30% by 1st July.

Booking Information:

For booking information and available time slots then do contact us at your earliest convenience. Many slots are reserved very quickly by returning companies so do register your interest ASAP and fill in this application form.

If possible please have in mind your preferred time slots and your preferred week(s) if you are not intending to perform for the full 22 day run.

Contact: Charles on 07976 785718 or +44 (0) 131 510 2399 or [email protected]