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: 36 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. Extras by arrangement.
Access: Fully accessible to wheelchair users (lift access from ground floor).

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: Basic general lighting rig with 18 ways of control, manual/memory lighting desk. Smoke machine/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: Fully accessible to wheelchair users (lift access from ground floor, then ramp).

C viva (cellar) ground plan

Photos show the space without seating or stage lighting

C aquila (temple)

Summary: up to 90 seats approx, end-on open stage with black box auditorium
Black box end-on theatre with large raised stage. Raised stage, raked auditorium, upholstered seating.
Auditorium: 9.2m W x 10.9m L. Stage: 7.3m W x 4.4m D. Flat floor black raised stage. Headroom approx 2.7m to lanterns, 3.3m to grid.
Lighting: 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. Extras by arrangement.
Access: Space is on the second floor, two full flights of stairs up from street. Level access from street to ground floor. Chair-lift to second floor (requires transfer from wheelchair to chair-lift chair).

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
Black box end-on studio with large stage. Raked auditorium, upholstered seating. Optional cabaret layout.
Auditorium: 4.2-6.2m W x 9.3m L. 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.
Lighting: 12 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. Extras by arrangement.
Access: Space is on the first floor, one full flights of stairs up from street. Level access from street to ground floor. Chair-lift to second floor (requires transfer from wheelchair to chiar-lift chair).

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

C cubed (main space)

Summary: up to 79 seats, black box theatre with thrust, traverse, in-the-round and cabaret format options
Intimate thrust format theatre space with optional traverse, in-the-round and cabaret layouts and full black box. 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.
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: 24 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. 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. Single width door to space.

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

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 with a smaller seating capacity. May be a more cost-effective option for a larger performance space than our other theatres for companies with a restricted budget. Especially suited for musical theatre and mid-to- large scale theatre, physical theatre, circus theatre, dance, music and children’s shows.
Auditorium: 9m W x 5.4m D. Seating: upholstered, raked on rostra.
Stage: 9m W x 4.5m D. Stage depth variable to 5.3m D with capacity 96, to 6m D with capacity 74, or to 3.7m 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).
Lighting: 36 ways of control, computer lighting desk, some moving lights and 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. Extras by arrangement.
Rigging: points for aerial work available by arrangement.
Additional features: Upright piano may be available by arrangement.
Access: level access to space.

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

C south (church)

Summary: up to 300 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 300 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 may be available by arrangement.
Access: level access to space (accessible toilet reached via external level route).

C south (church) ground plan

C south (studio)

Summary: up to 25-35 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: provisionally 5.3m W x 5.5m D.
Seating: upholstered, one to four rows deep dependent on layout, flat floor space. Capacity variable, 25-35 for standard layouts.
Stage: Size variable depending on layout. Flat floor black vinyl dancefloor stage. Headroom 2.5m+ to ceiling.
Lighting: Basic general lighting rig with 12 ways of control, manual/memory lighting desk. Smoke machine/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).

C south (studio) ground 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 studio) plan

C south (gardens/terrace)

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

C offsite

If you find your own site-specific performance space we can still 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.