Our fabulous venues at the heart of the city

Please note that information on this page relates to our physical venues in Edinburgh. Owing to public health considerations, it may not be possible to operate a physical Fringe this year. For 2021 we will be offering a digital programme. We will look to reintroduce an in-person programme once this is once again both possible and appropriate.

our newest venue - in the heart of the New Town


Our newest multi-space venue on George Street. C viva features a 260-seat thrust format main house, ideal for musical theatre, physical theatre, dance, children’s shows, and an atmospheric brick-walled flexible format cellar space, suited to cabaret, music, spoken word and theatre. .


C viva is located at on George Street, near to the Book Festival at Charlotte Square and minutes from the Mound. The venue has lift/level access to all areas.

View spaces at C viva here

original Royal Mile twin-space venue


Our popular Royal Mile venue at the Roman Eagle Lodge. One of the original Fringe venues, C aquila features the atmospheric 89-seat end-on temple theatre, with wood-panelled auditorium and a popular end-on 55-seat studio. Both spaces have a cabaret layout option.


C aquila is the top of Johnston Terrace, opposite the international Festival Hub and close to C cubed. Access to performance spaces is by stairs (seated chairlift available).

View spaces at C aquila here

original Royal Mile venue with flexible space


Our Royal Mile venue at the Celtic Lodge, one of the original Festival venues in an atmospheric 16th century building. The performance space is a versatile flexible format black box theatre with raked seating for up to 79, offering thrust, in-the-round, and traverse formats, and an end-on studio format option. All formats can have a cabaret layout option.


C cubed is on the Lawnmarket (Royal Mile), close to the International Festival Hub and Fringe Office, close to C aquila. There is a courtyard, café and bar. Accessible via stairs only.

View spaces at C cubed here

our popular Southside Festival oasis


C south features a superb 128-seat end-on main theatre ideal for aerial work, dance, physical and music theatre, a 350-seat church with grand piano, a flexible black box/found space 40-seat studio, an outdoor terrace, and several opportunities for site-specific performance. Set in extensive gardens ideal for outdoor performance.


C south is at St Peter’s on Lutton Place, off Clerk Street, close to other major Southside venues and 15 minutes’ walk or a quick bus ride from the Old Town. Level access to theatre, studio, church and outdoor spaces.

View spaces at C south here

site specific - thinking outside the black box

Off-site venues and on-site found spaces

We are open to receiving applications from site-specific shows, with or without venues attached. We regularly programme work into found spaces within our existing venues, and shows in our programme have performed in spaces as diverse as cellars, castles and historic monuments, corridors, cupboards, attics, vaults, balconies, kitchens, towers, toilets, hairdressers, cars, buses, the closes and courtyards of the Royal Mile, churchyards, and installation performance spaces.

New venues/other options

New venues can come on stream at any time, and some spaces can be reconfigured depending on need, so if you are looking for a format or capacity not listed, do ask as we may be able to help.