Each year, our visit to the Edinburgh Festival is an expensive affair, bringing with it, a host of stresses and strains, and a worrying degree of financial uncertainty. We've performed at the festival since 1996, and over the years, we've learnt the importance of good organisation, effective publicity, and being professional.
There are numerous theatre spaces available; some are fabulous, delivering exactly what they promise, but many are not, instead, delivering little more than a promise. Fortunately for Blunderbus, we have been performing at theSpaceUK (Venue 45 1996-2007 and Surgeons Hall, Grand Theatre 2009) for 10 years, and we have always been delighted by the professionalism of the entire team.
From technical or box office staff, to venue manager, everybody at theSpaceUK seems to understand, and tries their very best to support the needs of visiting companies. More importantly, we return to the same venue each year, because we trust the team to deliver a very high level of service time and again.
This is just an overdue email to thank you and theSpace team for all the hard work you guys have done this year and the special care and consideration you've shown to us with our phenomenal run this year.
As usual, you guys were an incredible pleasure to work with, fun to be around, and absurdly flexible around our constant rock star demands. A huge thanks to the production, box office and tech team.
A particular shout out to the guys that helped us get our sound down in all the different venues, as that was a constant challenge that they rose up to.If you could pass this on to theSpace team I'd appreciate it.
A big thanks to your team for making it all happen. I was really impressed with how efficient the whole operation is - it really makes it stress free for us performers.
We would like to come back next year again. Please do let me know what the options are.
Thank you so much for everything. Your venue was excellent (a lot of performers who came to see my show asked about the space) and the support people were fantastic!
Thank you for all your support and please pass on my compliments to the space technical and front of house staff, they were really friendly, very helpful and a pleasure to work with.
We would like to thank you and your team for all their hard work and support. In particular engineers Juliet and Fraser. We hope it has been a successful festival for you all. We would also like to book the 12 noon slot again for next year for the middle week of the festival. I realise that you will be busy with striking all the venues but just wanted to let you know.
We were so lucky to have the Space on the Mile as a venue; it was a great selling point. It was incredibly convenient for audiences, air conditioned, elegant in a relaxed way.
The food/bar and heated/covered seating area
outside was a great facility to have and helped with attracting audiences - particularly on bad weather days.
All the staff were there to help & work with us to make the show as good as it could be. Some were
interested enough to come and see my show, which was lovely. Relationships with other companies was
amiable and made for smooth change-overs. As an audience member at other fringe venues I found that
front of house standards didnt always match those I encountered at theSpace. I would recommend this
venue to other companies and I hope to return in the future.
just a brief note of appreciation for the way in which your staff supported our run of performances at The Space on The Mile this last week. Their professionalism and sense of humour were much appreciated by all in our company. The facilities were excellent - a lovely performance space.
We hope to be back and would love to work with you and all at TheSpaceuk again!
At the time of writing, I would think you are away on a well deserved break after another fantastic Edinburgh Fringe Festival. We thoroughly enjoyed it as we do each year and many thanks to all of your staff for looking after us so well.