Assembly @ the Assembly Rooms: We're back on George Street!

5 July 2017

After a short hiatus following its renovation, Assembly Festival is once again back in the Assembly Rooms in 2017!

Perched up on George St, where it first started in 1981, we are so pleased to return to Assembly Rooms for another year. Some big names have called the Assembly Rooms home over its history with Assembly Festival, launching the careers of homegrown talent onto the world stage.

Jerry Springer The Opera started its life in the Rooms before storming the National Theatre on West End and then heading onto Broadway. The producers of Broadway sensation Hamilton also produced Deaf Jam Poetry in our Rooms not too far in the past. We’ve had the likes of Dawn French and Jeniffer Saunders grace the Rooms’ stages, as well as Jimmy Carr, Dara Ó Briain, John Bishop, one of the earliest productions of One Flew Over The Cookoo’s Nest, Ross Noble, Russell Brand, Rob Brydon’s Keith Bennet Show and these are just to name a few!

Fun little fact: Graham Norton also ordered a pizza in the middle of the day, every day of the Fringe during his season at the Rooms during the early 2000s. We thought you should know. 


Whilst we have a deep history with the Assembly Rooms – this Fringe we look to the future as the Rooms will host the exciting Future Play!

Future Play is produced in conjunction with Assembly Festival and explores the intersection of art and technology. Future play this year includes a Virtual Reality (VR) studio, a gaming and interactive tech zone, an immersive art gallery, a black box theatre, food stalls and a bar. 

So add ‘Seeing a show at the Assembly Rooms’ to your Fringe To-Do-List! Check out the full program for Assembly Rooms here!