Comments or questions about the Fringe? Contact us

« back to search results

Download this venue as a PDF

Quaker Meeting House

www.venue40.org.uk

7 Victoria Terrace, EH1 2JL

Venue Description

We aim to provide a varied theatre and events programme but also a calmer space for those who need one. We operate the venue on Quaker principles and all our profits go to charity. Our involvement in the arts is just one aspect of our wish to express our faith through engagement with and in the world.

What makes this venue special?

Just off the Lawnmarket, our friendly venue is centrally placed on the terrace above Victoria Street. This year we are offering a simpler performance space than in previous years, and our building is well-ventilated, light and airy. Our venue profits go to charity. We have been a venue for over 30 years.

Venue Programming

This year we are only able to consider performing companies which are registered charitable organisations, but within that frame, we welcome theatre, music, dance, storytelling and shows for all ages. We also welcome talks and lectures, and may be able to offer rehearsal space, before and during the Fringe dates.

  • Genres of Interest: Cabaret and Variety, Children's Shows, Comedy, Dance, Physical Theatre and Circus, Exhibitions, Music, Musicals and Opera, Spoken Word, Theatre
  • Contact Methods: Via email ([email protected]) or phone (0131 225 4825).

Venue Manager Contact Details

Sue Proudlove
Quaker Meeting House
7 Victoria Terrace
Edinburgh
EH1 2JL
Telephone: 01312254825
Email: [email protected]

Viewing Details

The Venue is open all year (although not as a theatre). Please contact us to arrange viewing.

Disabled Access Information

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilet

Venue Facilities

  • Front of House Staff

Press & Marketing

Performance spaces

Performance Space Details - Theatre (audience capacity 60)

Large airy space with passive vents and opening windows. Wooden floor and black dance-mat flooring for performance area. Black drapes behind performance area. Flexible seating using linked chairs. Upright piano. Please note that this year we are not providing raked seating, and there is no theatre lighting/sound desk - ceiling/house lights only. If you wish to provide your own technical equipment and support, please contact us to discuss.

Technical Details

  • Stage Dimensions (width x depth x height): 6.50 x 3.80 x 4.00
  • Lighting: House lights only Windows with blackout blinds (plentiful daylight if blinds are up).
  • Sound: None
  • Storage: In adjacent room (limited).
  • Dressing Space: Shared space with other companies.

Performance Space Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessibility for audience
  • Wheelchair accessibility for performers
  • Additional Disabled Access Details: We have an accessible WC on the ground floor. Our theatre is on the first floor, accessible by lift.

Performance Space Licensing

  • This performance space does not have an age limit.

Hire Details

  • Deal Types: Straight Hire
  • Proposed Charges and Charge Details: Slot fee is £576 for a six-day week (Mon to Sat). 25% payable on contract; balance payable by end of July. Fees may be negotiable particularly for single slots near fringe deadlines.
  • Usual slot duration: 2 hours

File Attachments

Performance Space Details - Meeting Room 60 (audience capacity 60)

Space (70sqm) for talks/discussions/lectures requiring no lighting. Stacking chairs, some folding tables. Light and airy, with opening windows and great views to the Pentland Hills.

Technical Details

  • Type of space: Empty Room
  • Lighting: Room lights only
  • Sound: New integrated AV system comprising 75" LED screen, and wall-mounted camera which can be preset/zoomed by an operator. Ceiling-mounted microphones throughout space, portable microphones also available.
  • Storage: Minimal - under benches at own risk
  • Dressing Space: Adjacent in vestibule, may be shared with other companies

Performance Space Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessibility for audience
  • Wheelchair accessibility for performers

Performance Space Licensing

  • This performance space does not have an age limit.

Hire Details

  • Deal Types: Negotiable / Straight Hire
  • Proposed Charges and Charge Details: Negotiable depending on type of event and facilities required.
  • Usual slot duration: 2 hours

File Attachments

« back to search results