Our Fabulous Venues at the Heart of the City

a powerhouse of pure performance

Features

Historic city-centre building Adam House has been home to our main venue, C since 2000. C has a 227-seat thrust theatre, two end-on black box theatres seating 169 and 109, a permanent 160-seat proscenium arch theatre, and multiple exhibition spaces. Our lively venue bar serves a full range of drinks and food with night-time cabaret, comedy, bands, dancing, DJs and jazz. We programme the C soco festival tent for pay what you think shows in the courtyard of the Ibis hotel next door, and can accommodate outdoor shows close by at the C minto house quad.

Location

C is on Chambers Street, parallel to the Royal Mile, between George IV Bridge and the South Bridge. C's ground floor entrance leads directly into the main box office foyer and the bar. Each theatre is located on its own floor with a spacious lobby. There is lift access to all floors.

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royale - our newest city centre hub venue

Features

C royale, at the Royal Society of Edinburgh on George Street, is our newest hub venue, housing multiple performance spaces from 20 to 120 seats over three floors of this iconic city centre Georgian building. As well as multiple black box studios, both flexible format and with fixed seating, the venue includes a sumptuous bar, space for 'pay what you think' shows, exhibition spaces and grand classical rooms suitable for site specific performance.

Location

C royale is on the the corner of George Street and Hanover Street, just minutes from C hill street and the Mound.

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hill street - our new venue with a long Festival history

Features

For 2017 we are pleased to bring C venues to one of the oldest Fringe venues with a long history, Hill Street Theatre in the New Town. The venue features a 90-seat end on theatre in a wood-panelled room, a 60-seat end-on black box studio, and two found spaces, a 20-seat micro studio and a cellar.

Location

Hill Street is parallel to George Street, between Frederick Street and Castle Street, just minutes from C royale.

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original offshoot venue with terrace garden

Features

In 1996 we re-opened one of the very first Festival venues, St Columba's by the Castle, as C too. The thrust format 155-seat main house is especially popular for children's shows and musicals. The 80-seat church space above is ideal for music, storytelling and workshops.

Location

Just off the top of the Lawnmarket (Royal Mile), C too can be approached from both Johnston Terrace and Victoria Terrace, offering easy access from the Grassmarket and our other venues. Box office and café-bar are in the venue's vibrant terrace garden. Lift access is available.

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original Royal Mile Festival venue

Features

In 2015, we returned to the Celtic Lodge on the Royal Mile, another of the original Festival venues. The performance space is a 79-seat thrust format black box theatre with raked seating, also offering in-the-round, traverse and cabaret layout options.

Location

C cubed is on the Lawnmarket (Royal Mile), close to the International Festival Hub and Fringe Office, mid-way between C nova and C too. There is a courtyard, café and venue bar.

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our popular Southside Festival oasis

Features

In 2014, we launched a new venue in a spectacular Southside setting. C south features a superb 110-seat end-on main theatre ideal for aerial work, dance, physical and music theatre, a 300-seat church, a tent studio, set in extensive gardens ideal for outdoor performance.

Location

C south is at St Peter’s Lutton Place on Clerk Street, close to other major Southside venues. This venue is fully accessible.

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