Our fabulous venues at the heart of the city

Please note that information on this page applies to our in-person programme in Edinburgh.

C aquila – original Royal Mile hub venue

Features

Our popular Royal Mile venue at the Roman Eagle Lodge. One of the original Fringe venues, C aquila features the atmospheric 89-seat end-on temple theatre, with wood-panelled auditorium and a popular end-on 55-seat studio. Both spaces have a cabaret layout option.

Location

C aquila is the top of Johnston Terrace, opposite the international Festival Hub and close to C cubed. Access to performance spaces is by stairs (seated chairlift available).

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C cubed – original Royal Mile venue with flexible space

Features

Our Royal Mile venue at the Celtic Lodge, C cubed is one of the original Festival venues in an atmospheric 16th century building. The main space is a versatile flexible format black box theatre with raked seating for up to 79, offering thrust, in-the-round, and traverse formats, and an end-on studio format option. All formats can have a cabaret layout option.

Location

C cubed is on the Lawnmarket (Royal Mile), close to the International Festival Hub and Fringe Office, close to C aquila. There is a courtyard, café and bar. Accessible via stairs only.

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C place – our hub venue in the heart of the New Town

Features

Our New Town venue at the Place Hotel, York Place, C place is a venue with a busy festival history. For 2022 we offer the immersion space for installation and immersive performance, the studio, a versatile flexible format black box thrust space for 40-50, and the bar, with performance area suitable for cabaret, music, spoken word and comedy.

Location

C place is on the York Place, close to George Street and the East End of Princes Street, on the tram line to the airport. There is a bar, outdoor terrace serving food and drink, and full restaurant. Level access is possible only to the bar and immersion spaces, by advance arrangement.

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C piccolo – a new venue on Cockburn Street

Features

The newest Old Town venue on the Fringe, C piccolo occupies a landmark space in Edinburgh's literary history, site of Edinburgh's Press Club, now a popular coffee shop during the day. The coffee shop's dining area is transformed each night during the Fringe to our clubroom space, featuring solo and duo shows, cabaret, music, comedy and spoken word. The performance space is a versatile flexible format cabaret space, offering a pleasant alternative to black box spaces and featuring a large glass window to the street.

Location

C piccolo is on the Cockburn Street, one of the key routes from the Old Town to the New town, just off the Royal Mile (High Street) and, offering a route to/from Princes Street, Waverley Station and Market Street. There is a café-bar. Level access from Cockburn Street (toilets unadapted and accessible via stairs only.

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C site specific – thinking outside the black box

Off-site venues and on-site found spaces

We are open to receiving applications from site-specific shows, with or without venues attached. We regularly programme work into found spaces within our existing venues, and shows in our programme have performed in spaces as diverse as cellars, castles and historic monuments, corridors, cupboards, attics, vaults, balconies, kitchens, towers, toilets, hairdressers, cars, buses, the closes and courtyards of the Royal Mile, churchyards, and installation performance spaces.

New venues/other options

New venues can come on stream at any time, and some spaces can be reconfigured depending on need, so if you are looking for a format or capacity not listed, do ask as we may be able to help.