Spaces

Please note that the plans and pictures available here are subject to change. Our spaces are recreated from scratch each year and vary from year to year. Pictures and plans are typically those from the previous Fringe and are included for general guidance only. The inclusion of equipment on the ground and lighting plans is a guide to the level of provision at the previous Fringe, and is not an indication of provision for the coming Fringe.

Please note that plans for spaces which are new for this year will not appear below until plans are finalised. If you have specific questions about the plans or technical provision in any of our spaces, please contact the production department at production@cvenues.com.

C viva (main house)

Summary: up to approximately 263 seats, thrust format black box space with raked seating.
Large thrust theatre space with full black box. Raked auditorium, upholstered seating 4-6 rows deep on three sides, level black vinyl dancefloor stage floor on sprung wooden floor. Large stage area. Professionally equipped to high standard. Especially suited to larger scale theatre, physical theatre, dance and children’s shows.
Auditorium: 15.3m W x 10.6m D. Seating: upholstered, four to six rows deep on three sides, raked on rostra.
Stage: Stage: 6m W x 6m D with (extendable to 7.8m W x 8m D with seating capacity 228). Flat black vinyl dancefloor. Headroom 2.8m to lanterns, 3.3m to ceiling.
Lighting: Comprehensive general lighting rig with 36 ways of control, computer lighting desk, some LED lights, comprehensive general lighting rig. Projector/hazer/extras by arrangement.
Sound: Theatre sound system with CD player, corded microphone and stand, mixer, amp, speakers. Extras by arrangement.
Access: External access to venue and access to box office foyer via ramps. Level access within venue to space. Dressing room access by stairs only.

C viva (main house) ground plan
C viva (main house) lighting plan

Photos show a previous space with a similar layout and equipment

C viva (cellar)

Summary: approximately 50-80 theatre format, 40-70 with cabaret seating, 90-120 cabaret seni-standing or 100-140 standing, depending on stage size and format, flexible format brick-walled studio.
Flexible format studio with blackout. Options for end-on, thrust, traverse, corner and in-the-round, cabaret and empty room layouts. Flat floor space with upholstered fully-flexible seating.
Auditorium: 10.7m x 10.6m approx, pillar in middle of room.
Seating: upholstered, one to five rows deep dependent on layout, flat floor space. Capacity variable depending on stage size and position.
Stage: Size variable depending on layout. Flat floor stage, natural colour wooden floor. Headroom 2.6/3.1m to ceiling (2.4m under beam).
Lighting: Comprehensive general lighting rig with 18 ways of control, computer lighting desk, some LED colour-changing units. Projector/hazer/extras by arrangement.
Sound: Theatre sound system with input for playback device and mic (playback device and mic not supplied as standard) mixer, amp, speakers. Extras by arrangement.
Access: Access: External access to venue and access to box office foyer via ramps. Lift access to space, then ramp (not suitable for electric wheelchairs). Dressing room access by stairs only.

C viva (cellar) ground plan

Photos show the space without seating or stage lighting

C aquila (temple)

Summary: up to 89 seats approx, end-on open stage with black box auditorium and cabaret format option
Atmospheric end-on theatre with wood-panelled auditorium and raised black box larger stage. Semi-raked auditorium, upholstered seating. Optional cabaret layout.
Auditorium: 9.2m W x 10.9m L. Seating: upholstered, semi-raked on rostra. Stage: 7.3m W x 4.4m D. Flat floor black raised stage. Headroom approx 2.7m to lanterns, 3.3m to grid. White cyc available by arrangement.
Lighting: Comprehensive general lighting rig with 18 ways of control, computer lighting desk, some LED colour-changing units, comprehensive general lighting rig. Specials/extras by arrangement.
Sound: Theatre sound system with CD player, corded microphone and stand, mixer, amp, speakers. Projector/hazer/extras by arrangement.
Additional features: White cyc available by arrangement.
Access: Space is accessed by two full flights of stairs up from street, staircases approx 1m wide. Seated stair-lift with folding chair available.

C aquila (temple) ground plan
C aquila (temple) lighting plan

C aquila (studio)

Summary: up to 55 seats approx, end-on open stage with black box auditorium and cabaret format option
Intimate black box end-on studio with larger stage. Semi-raked auditorium, upholstered seating. Optional cabaret layout.
Auditorium: 4.2-6.2m W x 9.3m L. Seating: upholstered, semi-raked on rostra. Stage: 4-5m W x 4.5m D, extendable to 5.3m D by removing front row. Flat floor black vinyl dancefloor stage. Headroom approx 2.4m to lanterns, 2.9m to grid. White cyc available by arrangement.
Lighting: Comprehensive general lighting rig with 16 ways of control, computer lighting desk, some LED lights, comprehensive general lighting rig. Specials/extras by arrangement.
Sound: Theatre sound system with CD player, corded microphone and stand, mixer, amp, speakers. Projector/hazer/extras by arrangement.
Additional features: White cyc available by arrangement.
Access: Space is accessed by one full flight of stairs up from street, staircases approx 1m wide. Seated chairlift available..

C aquila (studio) ground plan
C aquila (studio) lighting plan

C cubed (main space)

Summary: up to 79 seats, very flexible black box theatre with thrust, in-the-round, traverse and cabaret formats
Intimate thrust format theatre space with optional in-the-round, traverse, and cabaret layouts and full black box. Semi-raked auditorium, upholstered seating 6-8 rows deep, level black vinyl dancefloor stage floor. Especially suited for mid-scale theatre, physical theatre, dance, comedy, cabaret and children’s shows.
Auditorium: 4.1-4.9m W x 11.3m L. Seating: upholstered, semi-raked on rostra.
Stage: Stage size variable by rearranging front rows of seating. Thrust: standard stage 3.3m D x 4.5m W, extendable to 4.2m D and/or to 5.3m or 6m W. Traverse: standard stage 4.2m W x 3.6m D, extendable to 4.5m W or 5.3m W. In-the-round: standard stage size 4.5m x 3.4m D, extendable to 5.3m W or 6m W. Cabaret stage size flexible. Flat floor black vinyl dancefloor stage. Headroom 2.4m to lanterns, 2.9m to grid.
Lighting: Comprehensive general lighting rig with 24 ways of control, computer lighting desk, some LED lights, comprehensive general lighting rig. Projector/hazer/extras by arrangement.
Sound: Theatre sound system with CD player, corded microphone and stand, mixer, amp, speakers. Extras by arrangement.
Access: Space is accessed by one and a half flights of stairs up from street (25 steps in total), main staircase approx 1m wide, final half flight approx 0.8m wide.

C cubed (main space) ground plan
C cubed (main space) lighting plan

C cubed (studio format)

Summary: 34-65 seats, variable capacity end-on black box studio with optional cabaret layout
Intimate end-on format studio space. Semi-raked auditorium (rear two rows raised and three to seven rows on floor), upholstered seating (5 to 9 rows deep), level black vinyl dancefloor stage floor. Especially suited for small-scale theatre, physical theatre, dance, comedy, cabarets.
Auditorium: 4.1-4.9m W x 9.4m L. Seating: upholstered, semi-raked on rostra.
Stage: Stage size variable depending on number of rows of seating. Standard stage 4.55m D x 4.5m W with approx 41 seats. Deeper stage 5.35m D x 4.5m W possible with approx 34 seats. Higher capacity options include 3.7m D with approx 49 seats, 2.85m D with approx 56 seats, or 2m D with approx 65 seats. Cabaret stage size flexible. Flat floor black vinyl dancefloor stage. Headroom 2.4m to lanterns, 2.9m to grid.
Lighting: Comprehensive general lighting rig with 18 ways of control, computer lighting desk, some LED lights, comprehensive general lighting rig. Projector/hazer/extras by arrangement.
Sound: Theatre sound system with CD player, corded microphone and stand, mixer, amp, speakers. Extras by arrangement.
Access: Space is accessed by one and a half flights of stairs up from street (25 steps in total), main staircase approx 1m wide, final staircase approx 800mm wide.

C cubed (studio format) ground plan
C cubed (studio format) lighting plan









(Picture shown is of C cubed main space in thrust format –
studio format is similar but with near seating bank only,
and a black drape covering far seating bank.)

C south (main theatre)

Summary: up to 110-128 seats, end-on open stage with black box auditorium
Large open end-on theatre with full black box. Raked auditorium, upholstered seating. Large stage area with wings. High-ceilinged space which can be equipped for aerial performance. Our largest stage. Especially suited for musical theatre and mid-to- large scale theatre, physical theatre, circus theatre, dance, music and children’s shows.
Auditorium: 9.5m W x 5.4m D. Seating: upholstered, raked on rostra.
Stage: 9.5m W x 6.1m / 5.25m / 4.4m / 3.55m D. Stage depth approx 6.1m with capacity 74, 5.25m with capacity 92, 4.4m D with capacity 110, or 3.55m D with capacity 128. Flat floor black vinyl dancefloor stage. Headroom to grid approx 5.3m (downstage) to 5m (upstage), headroom to roof beams (above grid) approx 5.4m (downstage) to 5.1m (upstage), headroom to lanterns approx 4.8m (downstage) to 4.5m (upstage). White cyc available by arrangement.
Lighting: Comprehensive general lighting rig with 36 ways of control, computer lighting desk, some moving lights and LED colour-changing units, comprehensive general lighting rig. Projector/hazer/extras by arrangement.
Sound: Theatre sound system with CD player, corded microphone and stand, mixer, amp, speakers. Extras by arrangement.
Rigging: Rigging points for aerial work available by arrangement.
Additional features: White cyc available by arrangement. Upright piano available by arrangement.
Access: Level access to performance space. Access to dressing room up half a flight of stairs (alternative arrangements can be provided).

C south (main theatre) ground plan
C south (main theatre) lighting plan

C south (studio)

Summary: up to 30-40+ seats approx, flexible format black box studio
Flexible format studio with full black box. Options for end-on, thrust, traverse, corner and in-the-round, cabaret and empty room layouts. Flat floor space with upholstered fully-flexible seating.
Auditorium: approx 7.7m-5.5m D x 6.5m-5.5m W.
Seating: upholstered, one to four rows deep dependent on layout, flat floor space. Capacity variable, 30-40+ for standard layouts, up to 45-50 possible in some layouts, maximum capacity approx 50 seated or 60 standing.
Stage: Size variable depending on layout. Flat floor black vinyl dancefloor stage. Headroom 2.4m+ to ceiling. White cyc available by arrangement.
Lighting: Basic general lighting rig with 12 ways of control, computer lighting desk, some LED colour-changing units. Projector/hazer/extras by arrangement.
Sound: Basic theatre sound system with input for playback device and mic (playback device and mic not supplied as standard) mixer, amp, speakers. Extras by arrangement. Access: Fully accessible to wheelchair users (lift access from ground floor).
Additional features: White cyc available by arrangement. Baby grand piano available by arrangement.

C south (studio) ground plan
C south (studio) lighting plan

C south (church)

Summary: up to 350 seats, end-on format church space (natural daylight, no blackout)
Very large church performance space with natural daylight, no blackout, stone walls, high ceiling. End-on format with seating on pews. Especially suited for music, concerts and choral performance and some site-specific theatre. Seating ranges from 200 with full sightlines to 350 with some restricted sightlines.
Stage area: flexible, flat floor. Seating: fixed wooden pews, flat floor.
Technical facilities: Lighting/sound by arrangement.
Additional features: Grand piano available by arrangement. Church organ available by arrangement.
Access: Level and lift access to performance space and changing area.

C south (church) ground plan
C south (church) lighting plan

C south (tent)

Summary: up to 40 seats, variable format black box tent space (some noise bleed, near-blackout)
Stage area: flexible flat floor. Seating: variable.
Lighting:Basic stage lighting.
Sound: Basic studio theatre sound system with input for playback device, corded microphone and stand, mixer, amp, speakers. Extras by arrangement.
Storage: Limited shared storage space by arrangement.
Access: Level access.

C south (tent) ground plan
C south (tent) lighting plan

C south (narthex/chapel)

Long corridor and octagonal chapel available for site specfic performances
Narthex: 16.7m x 2.7m, up to 74 seats or 80 standing
Chapel: 7.7m L including lobby, octagon 4.5m-2m W, lobby 2.7m L x 2.3m W, up to 26 seats or 40 standing.
Technical facilities by arrangement. Blackout by arrangement. Seating flexible. Level access.

C south (narthex and chapel) ground plan showing empty room layout
C south (narthex) ground plan with seating layouts
C south (chapel) ground plan with seating layouts

C south (gardens/terrace)

Extensive gardens, lawns and terrace, with various possible performance areas
Technical facilities by arrangement. Mostly level access with some slopes.

C south (external) ground plan
C south (terrace) ground plan

C offsite

If you find your own site-specific performance space we can include your show in our programme.
We may also be able to help you find site-specific spaces around Edinburgh or within our venues.

Please note... Details may change as we continue to refine our spaces and venues. All dimensions and specifications are provisional and approximate. Capacities and stage sizes may vary.