Our fabulous venues at the heart of the city

our newest venue - in the heart of the New Town


For 2019 we are opening a brand new multiple-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 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.

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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 an atmospheric 90-seat end-on main theatre with wood-panelled auditorium and a popular end-on 50-seat studio.


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).

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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 thust/flexible format black box theatre with raked seating for up to 79, also offering in-the-round, traverse and cabaret layout options.


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.

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our popular Southside Festival oasis


C south features a superb 110-seat end-on main theatre ideal for aerial work, dance, physical and music theatre, a 300-seat church space, a flexible black box-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 and church.

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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, from storerooms to corridors, and we are able to find suitable venues for shows looking for found spaces such as cellars, castles, attics, vaults, balconies, kitchens, towers, hairdressers, vehicle-based performance, large-scale installation spaces and larger outdoor 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.