Spaces

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

Please note that the plans and pictures available here are indicative only and final details may be different. 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 may 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 aquila (temple)

Summary: up to 91 seats wood-panelled end-on theatre with black box auditorium and cabaret format option
Atmospheric end-on theatre with wood-panelled auditorium and raised black box larger stage. Semi-raked auditorium, upholstered seating. Optional cabaret layout.
Auditorium: 9.2m W x 10.9m L. Seating: upholstered, semi-raked on rostra. Stage: 7.3m W x 4.4m D. Black dancefloor stage, raised approx 400mm from auditorium. Headroom approx 2.7m to lanterns, 3.3m to grid.
Lighting: Comprehensive general lighting rig with 18 ways of control, computer lighting desk, some moving lights (by arrangement), some LED colour-changing units, comprehensive general lighting rig. Projector/hazer/extras by arrangement.
Sound: Theatre sound system with mixer, input for company playback device, corded microphone and stand, DI box, amplification, speakers. Extras by arrangement.
Additional features: White cyc available by arrangement.
Access: Space is accessed by two full flights of stairs up from street, staircases approx 1m wide. Seated stair-lift with folding chair available.

C aquila (temple) ground plan
C aquila (temple) lighting plan

C aquila (studio)

Summary: up to 54 seats, end-on format black box studio with theatre and cabaret format option
Intimate black box end-on studio with larger stage. Semi-raked auditorium, upholstered seating. Optional cabaret layout.
Auditorium: 4.2-6.2m W x 9.3m L. Seating: upholstered, semi-raked on rostra. 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: Comprehensive general lighting rig with 16 ways of control, computer lighting desk, some LED colour-changing lights, comprehensive general lighting rig. Projector/hazer/extras by arrangement.
Sound: Theatre sound system with mixer, input for company playback device, corded microphone and stand, DI box, amplification, speakers. Extras by arrangement.
Additional features: White cyc available by arrangement.
Access: Space is accessed by one full flight of stairs up from street, staircases approx 1m wide. Seated chairlift available..

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

C cubed (main space)

Summary: up to 79 seats, very flexible black box theatre with thrust, in-the-round, traverse and cabaret formats
Intimate thrust format theatre space with optional in-the-round, traverse, and cabaret layouts and full black box. Semi-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. Seating: upholstered, semi-raked on rostra.
Stage: Flat floor black vinyl dancefloor stage. Headroom 2.4m to lanterns, 2.9m to grid. 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.
Lighting: Comprehensive general lighting rig with 24 ways of control, computer lighting desk, some LED colour-changing lights, comprehensive general lighting rig. Projector/hazer/extras by arrangement.
Sound: Theatre sound system with mixer, input for company playback device, corded microphone and stand, DI box, amplification, 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 half flight approx 0.8m wide.

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

C cubed (studio format)

Summary: 36-68 seats, typically 52, variable capacity end-on black box studio with theatre and cabaret format options
Intimate end-on format studio space. Semi-raked auditorium (rear two rows raised and three to seven rows on floor), upholstered seating (5 to 9 rows deep), level black vinyl dancefloor stage floor. Especially suited for small-scale theatre, physical theatre, dance, comedy, cabarets.
Auditorium: 4.1-4.9m W x 9.4m L. Seating: upholstered, semi-raked on rostra.
Stage: Flat floor black vinyl dancefloor stage. Headroom 2.4m to lanterns, 2.9m to grid. Stage size variable depending on number of rows of seating. Standard stage 3.7m D x 4.5m W with approx 52 seats. Deeper stage options 4.55m D with approx 44 seats, or 5.35m D with approx 36 seats. Higher capacity options: 2.85m D with approx 60 seats, or 2m D with approx 68 seats. Cabaret stage size flexible.
Lighting: Comprehensive general lighting rig with 18 ways of control, computer lighting desk, some LED colour-changing lights, comprehensive general lighting rig. Projector/hazer/extras by arrangement.
Sound: Theatre sound system with mixer, input for company playback device, corded microphone and stand, DI box, amplification, speakers. Extras by arrangement.
Additional features: White cyc available by arrangement.
Access: Space is accessed by one and a half flights of stairs up from street (approx 25 steps in total), main staircase approx 1m wide, final staircase approx 800mm wide.

C cubed (studio format) ground plan
C cubed (studio format) lighting plan









(Picture shown is of C cubed main space in thrust format –
studio format is similar but with near seating bank only,
and a black drape covering far seating bank.)

C place (studio)

Summary: 34-42 seats, variable capacity thrust format black box studio
Intimate thrust format studio space. Flat floor space, upholstered seating (2 rows deep), level black vinyl dancefloor stage floor. Especially suited for small-scale theatre, physical theatre, music, comedy, spoken word.
Auditorium: 4.8m D x 9.6m W. Seating: upholstered, flat floor.
Stage: Stage size approx 4m W x 3m-3.8m D, depending on number of rows of seating. Standard stage 4m W x 3m D with approx 42 seats. Deeper stage 4m W x 3.8m possible with approx 34 seats. Flat floor black vinyl dancefloor stage. Headroom 2.4m to ceiling in most areas.
Lighting: Basic general lighting rig with 12 ways of control, computer lighting desk, some LED colour-changing lights, comprehensive general lighting rig. Projector/hazer/extras by arrangement.
Sound: Theatre sound system with mixer, input for company playback device, corded microphone and stand, DI box, amplification, speakers. Extras by arrangement.
Access: Space is accessed by one and a half flights of stairs down from street (approx 30 steps), then one flight up (approx 20 steps), access route approx 1m wide. Alternative access route by arrangement: level access to bar and unadapted toilets, space up one flight (approx 20 steps).

C place (studio) ground plan
C cubed (studio format) lighting plan








C place (immersion)

Summary: up to 150 seats approx, variable capacity fully flexible studio space
This space can be used as an empty room space for installation and immersive performance,or to create a bespoke performance space.
Room size: 12.1m L x 8.6m W x 4.7m H (semi-domed ceiling, 4m H at edges of room).
Access: Space is accessed by one and a half flights of stairs down from street (approx 30 steps), access route approx 1m wide. Alternative level access route by arrangement (bar and unadapted toilets on same level).








C place (cellar)

Summary: 50-200 seats approx depending on layout and stage size, variable capacity cabaret format space (non-black box)
Flexible format flat floor space. Seating options include in rows, or cabaret-style at tables and chairs. Flexible panels can reconfigure the room. Basic stage lighting and sound system. Limited standard technical facilities with extras by arrangement. Especially suited for music, cabaret, comedy, spoken word.
Auditorium: 14.9m L x 9.3m W. Seating: flexible, cabaret-style, mixed, flat floor.
Stage: Stage area flexible. Headroom 2.7m-3m to ceiling in most areas.
Lighting: Basic stage lighting with extras by arrangement. Projector/hazer/extras by arrangement.
Sound: Basic sound system with mixer, input for company playback device, corded microphone and stand, DI box, amplification, speakers. Extras by arrangement.
Access: Space is accessed by one and a half flights of stairs down from street (approx 30 steps), access route approx 1m wide. Alternative level access route by arrangement (bar and toilets on same level, unadapted).








C piccolo (clubroom)

Summary: 40+ seats approx, variable capacity cabaret format space (not black box, no blackout)
Intimate cabaret format space. Flat floor space, mixed upholstered and non-upholstered seating cabaret-style at tables and chairs, some seats are stools or bar-stools, flat floor. No blackout, no black drapes, brick and plastered walls, large glass window to street (Cockburn Street). The is a bar and café counter just outside the space, separated by a curtain. No dressing room or set/props storage at venues. Especially suited for small-scale theatre, physical theatre, music, comedy, spoken word.
Auditorium: 8.5m L x 6m-8.5m W. Seating: mixed, cabaret-style, flat floor.
Stage: Stage size approx 2m-3m D x 2m-4mW, depending number of seats. Headroom 2.4m to ceiling in most areas.
Lighting: Basic stage lighting rig, some LED colour-changing lights. Extras by arrangement.
Sound: Basic sound system with mixer, input for company playback device, corded microphone and stand, DI box, amplification, speakers. Extras by arrangement.
Access: Level access from Cockburn Street, access route approx 1m wide. Toilets up one flight of stairs (approx 20 steps), no accessible toilet.

C piccolo clubroom ground plan
C piccolo clubroom lighting plan








C offsite

If you find your own site-specific performance space we can consider your show for inclusion 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.