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 spaces which are new for this year will not appear below shown 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 (-1)

Summary: 160 seats, end-on proscenium arch (black box raised stage, traditional auditorium, theatre tip-up seating)
Large traditional proscenium arch theatre space with red and gold auditorium and black box stage. Slightly raked auditorium with red tip-up upholstered theatre seating 9-11 rows deep. Large raised stage area with forestage and wings and black stage floor. The space features a downstage house curtain, and a musicians’ gallery at the rear of the stage. High-ceilinged space which can be equipped for aerial performance. Enhanced sound system suitable for musical theatre. Especially suited for musical theatre and larger scale theatre, physical theatre, circus theatre, dance, music and children’s shows.
Auditorium: 12m W x 10m D, red and gold. Seating: upholstered, permanent tip-up theatre seats, ten rows deep, raked on sloping floor. Stage: Stage width: forestage 7.5m W, pros arch 6.2m W, width between wings 6.2m W, full width including wing space 10m W. Stage depth: full depth 6.7m D, forestage 2.3m D, stage behind pros arch and house curtain 4.4m D. Raised black vinyl stage floor extending into wings. Stage height 0.9m. Headroom 3m to proscenium, 3.1m to lanterns, 4m to ceiling.
Lighting: 48 ways of control, computer lighting desk, comprehensive general lighting rig, some moving lights and LED colour-changing units; specials/extras by arrangement.
Sound: CD player, handheld radio microphone, corded microphone and stand, mixer, amplifier, speakers. System designed to support musical theatre. Additional equipment, e.g. additional microphones/foldback speakers, by arrangement.
Rigging: points for aerial work available by advance arrangement.
Additional features: Downstage black house curtain. Steps up to stage in auditorium. Musicians’ gallery at rear of stage.
Access: Passenger lift access to auditorium. Six steps up from auditorium to stage and dressing room level.

C-1 ground plan
C-1 lighting plan

C (+1)

Summary: up to 227 seats, thrust format space with black box space auditorium
Large thrust theatre space with full black box. Raked auditorium, upholstered seating 3-6 rows deep on three sides, level black vinyl dancefloor stage floor on sprung wooden floor. Large stage area. Especially suited to larger scale theatre, physical theatre, dance and children’s shows.
Auditorium: 13.5m W x 10.6m D. Seating: upholstered, four to six rows deep on three sides, raked on rostra.
Stage: 6m W x 6m D. Flat floor, sprung wooden floor under black vinyl dancefloor. Headroom 2.8m to lanterns, 3.6m to ceiling. By arrangement, stage may be extended to 6.8m D with capacity 207, to 7.6m W with capacity 202, or 6.8m D x 7.6m W with capacity 187.
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: Passenger lift access to auditorium and stage levels, and all public areas. Dressing room three floors below space, access by stairs only.

C+1 ground plan
C+1 lighting plan

C (+2)

Summary: up to 109 seats, end-on open stage with black box auditorium
Large open end-on theatre space with full black box. Raked auditorium, upholstered seating 6-8 rows deep, level black vinyl dancefloor stage floor. Large stage area with wings. High-ceilinged space which can be equipped for aerial performance. Enhanced lighting system suitable for dance. Especially suited for musical theatre and larger scale theatre, physical theatre, circus theatre, dance, music and children’s shows.
Auditorium: 9m W x 12.1m D. Seating: upholstered, six to eight rows deep, raked on rostra, side boxes. Stage: 7.3m W x 4.7m D. Flat floor black vinyl dancefloor stage. Headroom 2.3–2.6m to lanterns, 3.1–3.4m to ceiling (variable height ceiling). By arrangement, stage may be extended to 5.5m D with capacity 97, or to 6.3m D with capacity 85.
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: Passenger lift access to auditorium and stage levels, and all public areas. Dressing room four floors below space, access by stairs only.

C+2 ground plan
C+2 lighting plan

C (+3)

Summary: up to 169 seats (standard arrangement 151), end-on open stage with black box auditorium
Large open end-on theatre space with full black box. Raked auditorium, upholstered seating 6-8 rows deep, level black vinyl dancefloor stage floor. Large stage area with wings. High-ceilinged space which can be equipped for aerial performance. Enhanced lighting system suitable for dance. Especially suited for musical theatre and larger scale theatre, physical theatre, circus theatre, dance, music and children’s shows.
Auditorium: 12.2m W x 12.7m D. Seating: upholstered, six to eight rows deep, raked on rostra, side boxes.
Stage: 9m W x 5.5m D. Flat floor black vinyl dancefloor stage. Headroom 3.6m to lanterns, 4.4m to ceiling. By arrangement, stage may be reduced to 4.7m D with capacity 169, or extended to 6.3m D with capacity 133.
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: Passenger lift access to auditorium and stage levels, and all public areas. Dressing room four floors below space, access by stairs only.

C+3 ground plan
C+3 lighting plan

C (minto house quad)

Summary: up to 200+ seated or standing,flexible outdoor courtyard with some external noise and natural daylight
Technical/storage/dressing room facilities and audience seating by arrangement.
Access: level access from street.

C royale (studio 1)

Summary: up to 61 seats, black box studio with thrust stage and options for cabaret, traverse, in-the-round and flexible layouts.
Thrust and flexible format studio with full black box. Can be configured in cabaret layout or as a flexible studio. Flat floor space with upholstered seating 2-3 rows deep on three sides. Auditorium: 5.6m x 8.7m L.
Stage: 5.2m W x 3.8m D.Flat floor space. Stage variable 3.2m-5.2m W x 2.9-3.8m D and capacity variable 45-61 by adding/removing front rows. Headroom 2.3m to lanterns, 2.5m to grid. Please note all dimensions approximate.
Lighting: Comprehensive general lighting rig with 18 ways of control, manual/memory lighting desk. Smoke machine/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).
Photos: Photo of similar spaces C nova studio 1 and studio 2 (2016) shown.

C royale (studio 1) ground plan

C royale (studio 2)

Summary: around 35 seats, flexible 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 seating. Auditorium: 5.5m W x 5.1m D. Flat floor space. Capacity variable, 23-41 for standard layouts.
Stage: Size variable depending on layout. Headroom 2.5m to ceiling. Please note all dimensions approximate.
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).
Photos: Photo of similar spaces C nova studio 1 and studio 6 (2016) shown.

C royale (studio 2) ground plan

C royale (studio 3)

Summary: around 25 seats, flexible 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 seating. Auditorium: 5.2m W x 34.8m D. Flat floor space. Capacity variable, 20-28 for standard layouts.
Stage: Size variable depending on layout. Headroom 2.2m to ceiling. Please note all dimensions approximate.
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).
Photos: Photo of similar spaces C nova studio 1 and studio 6 (2016) shown.

C royale (studio 3) ground plan

C royale (studio 4)

Summary: 102 seats, traditional proscenium/end-on theatre with black box raised stage and sloped auditorium.
Traditional proscenium/end-on theatre space. Slightly raked auditorium with tip-up upholstered theatre seating 10 rows deep. Raised stage with black stage floor.Especially suited for mid-to-larger scale theatre, physical theatre, circus theatre, dance, music and children's shows. Auditorium: 9.2m L x 7.5m W
Stage: 5.5m W x 4.5m D. Black box raised end-on stage. Black vinyl stage floor. Stage height approx 0.4m. Stage headroom approx 3.5m to grid
Lighting: Comprehensive general lighting rig with 18 ways of control, computer lighting desk, some LED colour-changing units. Smoke machine/extras by arrangement.
Sound: Theatre sound system with CD player, corded microphone and stand, mixer, amp, speakers. Extras by arrangement.
Access: Level access to auditorium (ground floor space). Steps up from auditorium to stage level.
Photos: Photos of similar spaces C +2 and C –1 shown.

C royale (studio 4) ground plan

C royale (studio 5)

Summary: approx 40 capacity, classical room found space studio 7.5m x 5.7m, flexible cabaret format.
End-on/corner format classical room found space housing our 'pay what you think' programme. Flat floor space with flexible cabaret style seating. Professionally equipped to high standard. Auditorium: 7.5m L x 5.7m W
Stage: Size variable. Flat floor stage area. Carpeted floor. Capacity variable, approx 30-50 depending on format. Headroom 3.6m to ceiling. Please note all dimensions approximate.
Lighting: Basic general lighting rig with 6 ways of control, manual/memory lighting desk. Smoke machine/extras by arrangement.
Sound: Basic theatre sound system with CD player, corded microphone and stand, mixer, amp, speakers. Extras by arrangement.
Access: Level access (ground floor space).

C royale (studio 5) ground plan

C royale (studio 6)

Summary: Up to 44 seats, black box studio with end-on stage.
End-on format studio with full black box. Raked auditorium with upholstered seating 4-6 row deep. Auditorium: 7.1m L x 5m W
Stage: Raked seating, flat floor stage. Stage size variable 1.8m-3.5mW and capacity variable 35-53 seats by removing front rows. Headroom 3.3m to ceiling. Please note all dimensions approximate.
Lighting: Comprehensive general lighting rig with 12 ways of control, manual/memory lighting desk. Smoke machine/extras by arrangement.
Sound: Theatre sound system with CD player, corded microphone and stand, mixer, amp, speakers. Extras by arrangement.
Access: Level access (ground floor space).
Photos: Photo of similar spaces C nova studio 3 (2016) shown.

C royale (studio 6) ground plan

C royale (studio 7)

Summary: up to 120 seats, grand classical room found space
Grand classical room found space. Flexible format flat floor space suitable for seated and empty room layouts. Large windows, semi-blackout. Auditorium: 13m L x 6m W
Stage: Flat floor stage. Stage size variable. Carpeted floor. Capacity variable up to 60 depending on format. Please note all dimensions approximate. Headroom 5.5 to ceiling.
Lighting: By arrangement.
Sound: By arrangement.
Access: Fully accessible to wheelchair users (lift access from ground floor).

C royale (studio 7) ground plan

C royale (studio 8)

Summary: 100 seats, end-on format black box space.
Open end-on theatre space with full black box. Raked auditorium, upholstered seating 8-10 rows deep, level black vinyl dancefloor stage floor. Professionally equipped to high standard. Especially suited for mid-to-larger scale theatre, physical theatre, circus theatre, dance, music and children's shows. Auditorium: 12m L x 6m W
Stage: 5m W x 4m D. Flat floor black vinyl dancefloor stage. Stage extendable to 5m D or 6m D by removing front rows. Stage headroom 3m to lanterns.
Lighting: Comprehensive general lighting rig with 18 ways of control, computer lighting desk, some LED colour-changing units. Smoke machine/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).
Photos: Photo of similar space C +2 shown.

C royale (studio 8) ground plan

C royale (studio 9)

Summary: up to 60 seats, grand classical room found space
Grand classical room found space. Flexible format flat floor space suitable for seated and empty room layouts. Large windows, semi-blackout. Auditorium: 8.5m W x 8.1m D
Stage: Flat floor stage. Stage size variable. Carpeted floor. Capacity variable up to 60 depending on format. Please note all dimensions approximate. Headroom 4.2 to ceiling.
Lighting: By arrangement.
Sound: By arrangement.
Access: Fully accessible to wheelchair users (lift access from ground floor).

C royale (studio 9) ground plan

C hill street (theatre)

Summary: up to 90 seats approx, wood-panelled end-on proscenium arch space with black box stage
Intimate end-on theatre space with wood-panelled auditorium and black box stage. High ceiling, raked auditorium, upholstered seating 6 rows deep, raised black stage floor.
Auditorium: 7.3m W x 16m L.
Stage: 5.5m W x 4.5m D. By arrangement, stage may be extended to 5.3m D or 6m D with removal of front rows of seats. Flat floor black vinyl dancefloor stage. Headroom 3.2m to lanterns, 4m to grid.
Lighting: 18 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.
Additional features: Upright piano may be available by arrangement.
Access: Space is accessed by three full flights of stairs up from street.
Photos: Photo of similar space C+2 shown.

C hill street (theatre) ground plan

C hill street (studio)

Summary: up to 60 seats approx, end-on open stage with black box auditorium
Black box end-on studio with large stage. Raked auditorium, upholstered seating.
Auditorium: 5.9m W x 10.5m 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 2m to lanterns, 2.8m 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.
Additional features: Upright piano may be available by arrangement.
Access: Space is accessed by two full flights of stairs up from street.
Photos: Photo of similar space C nova studio 3 (2016) shown.

C hill street (studio) ground plan

C hill street (micro)

Summary: up to 25 capacity, flexible format 18th century style room found space with central table
Flexible flat floor found space 18th century style room with central table suitable for site-specific, immersive, and installation performance.
Room size: 4m W x 6.3m L. Stage area: flexible flat floor. Seating: flexible. Headroom 2.15m to lowest point of ceiling.
Dark blue wallpaper panels bordered in dark wood and dark blue carpet. Dark wooden central table. Flexible space suitable for audience seated around the side, seated at table or standing.
Technical facilities: Basic working light, no sound system unless by arrangement.
Access: Space is accessed by two full flights of stairs up from street. Single width door to space.

C hill street (cellars)

Summary: up to 30 capacity, flexible found space cellars
Flexible semi-flat floor found space cellars suitable for site-specific, immersive, installation and promenade performance.
Stage area: flexible flat floor. Seating: variable. Brick walls, stone floors, low ceilings, dirty and uneven surfaces.
Technical facilities: Basic working light, no sound system unless by arrangement.
Access: six steps down from street. Single width door.

C too (main house)

Summary: up to 155 seats, thrust format space with black box auditorium
Intimate but spacious thrust format theatre with full black box. Raked auditorium with upholstered seating 4-5 rows deep on three sides, level black vinyl dancefloor stage floor. The space features pillars at each downstage corner of stage and and a musicians’ gallery to one side of space. High-ceilinged space which can be equipped for aerial performance. Especially suited for musical theatre and mid-to-large scale theatre, physical theatre, circus theatre, dance, music and children’s shows.
Auditorium: 12.7m W x 8.3m D Seating: upholstered, three to five rows deep on three sides, raked on rostra.
Stage: 5.5m W x 4.7m D. By arrangement, stage may be extended to 5.4m D with capacity 143, to 6.6m W with capacity 141, or 5.5m D x 6.6m W with capacity 129. Flat floor black vinyl dancefloor stage. Headroom 3.4m to lanterns, 3.7m to lowest point of grid, 4m to grid.
Lighting: 30 ways of control, computer lighting desk, some LED lights, comprehensive general lighting rig. Specials/extras by arrangement. Smoke machine/extras by arrangement.
Sound: Theatre sound system with CD player, corded microphone and stand, mixer, amp, speakers. Extras by arrangement.
Rigging: Rigging points for aerial work possible by advance arrangement.
Additional features: musicians’ gallery to one side of auditorium (limited headroom), pillars downstage left and right.
Access: Passenger lift access from street to terrace, accessible toilets, auditorium, stage, dressing rooms. Single width door to space.

C too (main house) ground plan
C too (main house) lighting plan

C too (church)

Summary: up to 80 seats, flexible format Church space (white walls, natural daylight, no blackout)
Church performance space with natural daylight, no blackout, white walls, wooden floor, high ceiling. Seating on upholstered chairs. Flexible format space with default end-on layout (other layouts possible by arrangement). Especially suited to music, readings, spoken word, storytelling and site-specific theatre.
Space: Flexible layout church space approx 15m L x 8m W, set up as end-on by default. Open space, no masking unless by arrangement.
Seating/Stage: Flat floor flexible space with upholstered seating. Stage size can be changed depending on layout. High ceiling.
Lighting: Basic lighting rig to illuminate the stage area, manual lighting desk, some LED colour-changing units. Smoke machine/extras by arrangement. Please note that the space has natural light and there is no blackout.
Sound: Basic theatre sound system with CD player, corded microphone and stand, mixer, amp, speakers. Extras by arrangement.
Access: Level access from street. Passenger lift access from street to terrace, accessible toilets, auditorium, stage, dressing rooms.

C too (church) ground plan
C too (church) 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, 3.2m 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, staircases approx approx 1m 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 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: 4.5m D, extendible to 5.5m D or 6m D by removing front rows. Flat floor black vinyl dancefloor stage. Headroom to grid approx 5.3m (downstage) to 5m (upstage), headroom to roof beams approx 5.1m (downstage) to 4.8m (upstage).
Lighting: 18 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.
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 40-50 seats approx, flexible format black box studio
Flexible format black box flat floor studio seating up to 40-50 approx, with various layouts including end-on, thrust, traverse, long traverse (catwalk), in-the-round, cabaret, seating on floor and standing. Especially suitable for solo shows, small cast pieces, small-scale theatre, spoken word, comedy, music and cabaret performances.
Room size: 8m x 4.5m.
Seating: Variable.
Stage: Flexible, flat floor (typically 3.6m W x 3.2m D with approx 32 seats, or 3,6m W x 2.4m D with approx 39 seats). Headroom to lowest point of ceiling approx 2.4m, apex of ceiling taller. No wing space/masking unless provided by temporary flats in show set. All dimensions approximate.
Lighting: Basic lighting rig to illuminate the stage area, manual lighting desk, some LED colour-changing units. Smoke machine/extras by arrangement.
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: space is accessed by two half flights of stairs up from ground level (approx 1m wide), through single door (approx 0.9m wide).
Photos: This space will be a black box during the Fringe.

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.

Please note... Details may change as we continue to refine our spaces and venues and all dimensions are approximate.