Thank you to theSpaceUK for allowing us to make our debut at the Edinburgh Fringe! It was a fantastic
Amicable relationships with companies either side meant that there was a blurring of get in and get out times which made the change overs really easy...and a terrific technical team that made everything run smoothly.
Again, the staff were wonderful. Change-overs were easy and the staff were great to us during that first morning time-slot.
Everybody was very very nice, we TRULY appreciated that kind of attitude. Especially when arriving in Edinburgh for the first time from the US.
I've put shows on in three other spaces at the Fringe and without doubt this was the best year in terms of venue. Lovely space, highly professional staff (much more so than previous venue), who were very helpful and accommodating. The whole set up of theSpaceUK really was outstanding and very welcoming. Although I don't plan on bringing a show in 2010. I certainly hope to come back and perform with theSpaceUK in future years. (Alasdair Richardson, Feltonfleet @ The Fringe)
theSpaceUK has been the Edinburgh home for Top Edge Productions since 2004 and we really have been made to feel at home. In stark contrast to some other Edinburgh venues, the team really care about the companies who use their space, giving superb technical support and unfailing assistance in a crisis.
Technical standards are high, and - which is important if you have a lot of props. Our theatre is also brilliantly located just off the Royal Mile and a stone's throw from the station.
theSpaceUK is well established (and well known - reviewers don't get lost getting there) and the management are showing their commitment to the Fringe project by offering several further venues at the same end of town.
Finally, theSpace are sensible about money. They charge very reasonably, and they recognise that your money belongs to you: you get the box office receipts straight after the show, not several weeks later when you've actually gone bankrupt. We like it so much, we're bringing two shows up this year. Why would anyone want to go anywhere else?
In addition to the technical side, Charles and his team have provided support in many other areas including marketing and press coverage and their accounting for box office receipts has always been carried out promptly and efficiently. We now regard them as friends.
theSpaceUK Note: Margaret sadly passed-away in September 2010. She will be sadly missed by all those that had the pleasure of working with her. Her passion for theatre, notably in her performances as Edith Piaf at theSpace@Venue 45 gave inspiration to all young actors who had the good fortune to see her perform.
Just a quick note to say thank you so much for having us in theSpace @Symposium Hall. We had a wonderful experience at the fringe and have had lots of interest from producers and promoters hoping to develop the show further in London, so should anything exciting come to pass, I'll keep You posted. I can't praise the space team highly enough. They were so welcoming, professional and pleasant to deal with. Karl is a gent, nothing is a problem. Sally and Alex are fantastic. They made our lives so much easier with all their help and smiles each evening. And Claire and the rest of the box office staff there are lovely to deal with and super at their jobs. Congratulations on running the most slick, professional and welcoming venue we've had the pleasure to play in. We really enjoyed our time there.
Best of luck with the rest of the festival. Enjoy the Wrap at the weekend. Hopefully our paths will cross again and we will be back to theSPACE in the not so distant future.
Sharon and cillian
Your first outing at the Fringe can be a terrifying one, full of whats, if's and maybe's. Within 5 minutes of meeting the team at theSpace@NiddrySt any fears I had were allayed. The tech and box office teams were incredibly helpful, professional and with plenty of good advice to offer, as well as being approachable and full of warm humour, any question or problem no matter how big or small was answered quickly with the minimum of fuss.
Squeaky Door Production Company look forward to working with theSpace team at the 2012 Fringe!
On behalf of all at Hungry Bitches Productions just wanted to drop a note to say thank you. We had a great run with Space UK this year and I particularly wanted to comment on how amazing all the staff were at Symposium Hall, all were so helpful and good to us so thanks very much. I hope the rest of the festival is a success for you.