theSpace @ Venue 45

fringe venue

theSpace @ Venue 45 is one of the festival's original venues, first managed by theSpaceUK in 1995 and perfectly located just off the Royal Mile on Jeffrey Street. The venue has an established reputation for producing theatre, musicals, dance, physical theatre, music and opera.

The 89 seat thrust space has a unique ambience all of its own and that twinned with a 70 year pedigree as a Fringe venue makes it one of the most well-known theatres on the Fringe. Audiences know the venue well, as do many of our companies who return to use it year after year.

Suitable for casts of 1 to 25, the venue has ample storage and large dressing room facilities.

Space details

The venue consists of an 89 seat theatre with a thrust stage performance area of 7.2m deep by 3.6m wide on ground level. The central block of seating is raised and the space is blacked by drapes from all sides. A large dressing room is provided and set and prop storage space is available in the caverns underneath the church above. There is easy access to the building from Jeffrey Street for get-in and strikes.

A lighting rig of about 60 lanterns giving general cover and specials are available.

Audience capacity
Stage size
Stage is 4m x 8m in a thrust arrangement. The acting space is within and behind the four pillars
Stage height
Ground level
Overhead clearance
3.6m from stage to grid
Storage facilities
Storage space limited but can hold large/tall items. Large dressing room available, accessible from behind stage
Lighting facilities

Lighting rig provides a warm wash with specials including standard profiles and LED pars.

Sound facilities
Sound system suitable for playback of background music and sound effects
Detailed spec
Full specification