Our standard hire fee is 40% of gross box office receipts, with a minimum guarantee payable to us in advance. The amount of 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 that your slot runs for. 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.
For performances in our pay what you think programme, our hire fee for the performance space, is a small fixed fee paid in advance, plus a percentage of audience donations. For more information on applying to perform in our pay-what-you think created programme click here.
The standard Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society programme registration fee applies.
Monies taken at our venue box offices are banked by us into a dedicated clients' account. Monies from the Fringe Box Office are paid over to us by the Fringe Office after the Festival. We aim to settle with companies one month after receiving final funds from the Fringe Office, paying over your box office receipts in full, less any sums due to us or deducted by the Fringe.
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 stewards, will be in accordance with our tariff or as agreed mutually in advance.
To View the Venues
You are welcome to view the buildings that we use for our venues prior to the Festival where possible. The 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 on other days 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).
To Talk to Us
For more information on performing at C venues, or just to talk through your ideas with us, please contact the programming team at the C venues office in London on +44 (0)845 260 1010 or +44 (0)20 8452 2550.
To Write to Us
5 Alexandra Mansions
London NW2 3AS
or you could fax us on +44 (0)845 260 1001
or email us at email@example.com
Please note that while the information contained in this application pack is correct at the time of going to press, it is subject to change as necessary.
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