Join the C team

Please note that information in this section relates to opportunities most of which are part of our in-person Edinburgh Fringe season. Owing to public health considerations, it may not be possible to operate a physical Fringe this year. For 2021 we will be offering a digital programme. We have some opportunities for voluntary roles as part of our digital programme, mostly in administration, press and marketing, box office, information and video technology, but these may be different the roles we would normally offer as part of the in-person Fringe season. We will look to reintroduce an in-person programme once this is once again both possible and appropriate.

We're looking for

The C venues Edinburgh Festival Fringe volunteer programme offers people with an interest in the arts and the creative industries the opportunity to experience the Edinburgh Fringe as a Festival volunteer, to meet new people and to gain new skills.

The right team

The Fringe’s reputation as a breeding ground for new work and new talent relies heavily on those who organise it and welcome performers and production companies from all over the world. Having the right team on board is essential to the smooth running of our venues and to the success of our corner of the Festival. Whether you’re looking for hands-on experience or have skills you’d like to put into practice, if you want to be part of the largest arts event on the planet we’d like to hear from you.

Opportunities available

Our volunteer Festival team covers all areas of our operation, from box office and front of house to technical and stage management. We also have opportunities in administration, marketing, events, client services, arts industry services and IT.

The benefits of taking part

Being part of a venue team can offer benefits for those interested in starting or developing a career in the creative industries. These include personal development, training and skills, practical experience in a professional festival/arts environment and networking opportunities. The programme offers hands-on experience and peer to peer learning, and we are happy to arrange mentorships and specialist training for those interested in career development. The more you put in, the more you can get out of it.

Who are we?

C venues seeks to present the very best independent, new and dynamic work at the Fringe. Our curated season, encompassing drama, musicals, music, dance, comedy, cabaret, circus and visual and performance art, is one of the key programmes on the Fringe, with over 100 events taking place in our theatres, foyers and exhibition spaces, created by more than 1,000 participants. We are Edinburgh’s leading venue for inter-disciplinary, found space, immersive and site-specific performance. International work forms a key part of our programme.

What do we do?

The Fringe takes place in July and August each year. From mid July we construct our performance spaces and venues from scratch, in empty halls and function rooms. The shows arrive for rehearsal over four days, 24 hours a day. From late July we open the venues for performances for four weeks: every day on average 10 different works will be shown. During the Festival our venues may be open for up to 20 hours out of every 24, and over the Festival more than 100,000 audience members will pass through our doors. After the Festival we dismantle our spaces and venues, leaving the buildings as we found them until the next year’s Fringe.

What next?

If you think that you could fit the bill then please fill in and send us a C venues volunteer team application form.

If you have any questions, email, call +44 (0)131 581 5510, or write to us at C venues team applications, 5 Alexandra Mansions, Chichele Road, London NW2 3AS