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Attention music, theatre and comedy promoters!
The University of Edinburgh Festivals Office use a number of their buildings year round for highly exciting and different projects. Our portfolio of special and often unusual spaces have lent themselves to some original concerts and events.
If you have a project or event that you feel could use a different or unusual venue call us to arrange a site visit, 0131 651 2120.
For example, the majestic McEwan Hall was transformed during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2007 into a unique venue for Silent Disco and on Halloween in 2006 “Most Haunted Live” made it their home, broadcasting live from the Hall over three spooky nights.
George Square Theatre hosted a live link up to London for the X Factor final in December 2007 – the eventual winner Leon hosted a local party for all his friends and family.
Did you know that George Square Theatre has a long pedigree of hosting gigs? Including Simple Minds in 1979 and The Cure in 1980? It has also seen the very best of stand up in Dave Gorman and controversy with a talk by Richard Dawkins.
St Cecilia’s Hall on the Cowgate has been used for intimate and unusual concerts such as Kristin Hersch “Paradoxical Undressing” as part of The Edge Festival during Fringe 2008. “Three Blows at St Cecilias” in July 2008 showcased a wide range of innovative acoustic compositions, including unaccompanied singing, non-amplified improvisation and interactive mechanical music contraptions.
Adam House on Chambers Street has a bijou 160 seat theatre in the basement, which is perfect for small scale theatre, rehearsals and showcases.
In October 2008 Snow Patrol used the grand surroundings of the Assembly Hall on the Mound for the launch of their new album “A Hundred Million Suns”. The former parliament building is used during the Fringe by Assembly Theatre and makes a perfect venue for a large concert, ceremony, conference or event throughout the year.
Please see our Venue Information Pack.