Further information

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

Financial arrangements

Our standard hire fee is 40% of gross box office receipts (for pay-what-you-think shows, this includes audience donations), with a minimum guarantee payable to us in advance. The guarantee is based upon the size of space, the time length of your slot, the time of day of your slot, and the weeks of your run. Hire is subject to our standard terms and conditions which are available on request.

The guarantee is normally payable in three instalments, with the first instalment due on acceptance of slot, and the final instalment due on 1 July. With the guarantee, you will also need to pay us a sum on account of Fringe Office charges. Fringe Office charges include Fringe Registration fees, commission on tickets sold through the Fringe Box Office, and PRS charges if your show uses certain copyright music. Final Fringe Office charges are shown on your settlement statement, and any balance of Fringe Office charges will be deducted at this stage.

We offer discounts on guarantees to companies performing for the full run of the Festival. We recommend you consider a full run if at all possible, but we are happy to work with the dates that you are available. We do not limit companies to performing at fixed slot times of one or two hours, but base the timing of each performance space's day on the length of the productions programmed. Because of this, we do not finalise confirmed start times when we offer a slot. Instead we offer a slot within a start time zone, and we confirm times after the Fringe Office programme entry deadline.Reduced guarantee prices are available to companies performing more than one production in our venues and also to companies who have performed at C before, providing that applications are submitted by the end of February.

The standard Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society programme registration fee applies. We aim to settle with companies one month after receiving final funds from the Fringe Office and third party box offices, paying over box office receipts less any sums due to us or third parties, or deducted by the Fringe Office or third parties.

Our policy is to include a full standard package of theatre facilities and services in our standard hire fee, available to all visiting companies at no extra cost. Any additional charges incurred by you, such as those for reprographics, telephone calls, additional lighting and sound equipment, technicians to operate your show or ushers, will be in accordance with our tariff or as agreed mutually in advance.


We pride ourselves as having one of the friendliest and most professional teams of any Fringe venue, and on supporting our visiting companies and artists. If you experience issues with any aspect of your time with us, please come and talk to us so we can do what we can to resolve the problem. Should you feel unable to do this, you may also contact the Festival Fringe Society (participants@edfringe.com or 0131 226 0026) for advice. You can find more information at www.edfringe.com/take-part/your-rights.

View the venues

You are welcome to view the buildings that we use for our venues prior to the Festival, where this is possible. Venues are generally available to view on the days of the Fringe Office’s Edinburgh roadshows/open days, and it may possible to arrange viewing at other times subject to venue and landlord availability. Please bear in mind that most of our theatres and front of house facilities are not set up year round, so all you will generally see are empty rooms and halls.

To see if you can arrange a viewing, please contact the progamming team (details below).

More information

For general information on performing at the Fringe, see the Fringe Office's website www.edfringe.com/take-part.

To apply

Go to our performers' downloads page to get a copy of the application form or apply online here.

Contact us

For more information, or if you have any questions, please email us at info@cvenues.com, or call us on +44 (0)131 581 5500.

Please note that the information in this section of the website is subject to change as necessary.