PERFORM WITH US
Assembly are the longest running of the multi-venue operators at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe; in 2020 we will celebrate our 40th year, following a record breaking season in 2019. We have an international reputation for the quality of our artistic programme, presenting large scale productions and showcasing new talent across five locations in Edinburgh. The Assembly Hall, Assembly George Square, Assembly Roxy and Assembly Checkpoint are all in the centre of Edinburgh’s Old Town, while the iconic Assembly Rooms sit proudly on George Street in the heart of the New Town
Our programme is curated which means that we work closely with visiting companies to ensure we present a range and quality of work that will challenge, delight and entertain our audiences. Our reputation with our audience is significant with over half a million tickets sold in 2019. We welcome shows from a wide range of genres, from theatre & comedy to dance & circus, spoken word and music as well as children’s shows and musicals, to name a few. Companies want to work with us because of the care we take with programming, the specification and operation of our prestigious venues, and the fact we are respected worldwide by media, promoters and industry.
Please read our 2020 Information Pack For Presenters - this is packed full of information and is a useful guide to give you a sense of our deals and spaces. Further detail on all of our performance spaces is available below.
In conjunction with the Fringe Society and all our festival partners, we’ve been working hard to explore all avenues to put on this summer’s festival.
However, due to the continuing spread of the Coronavirus, the increasing threat to people’s health, and the potential need for an extended period of social distancing, we have taken the collective decision to suspend our 2020 programme as it stands.
Whilst the immediate future is uncertain, we are optimistic that the pioneering spirit of the Fringe will continue.
So, whilst we are suspending our 2020 plans for now, and fully supporting our artists’ withdrawal from this year’s Fringe, please be assured that we remain committed to returning fully in 2021. Assembly Festival has provided a stage for new and established artists at the world’s greatest arts festival for the last 40 years and plans to do whatever it can to continue to do this in the future.
We are very sad to have had to make this decision – particularly for the artists who have made such great work and for all those people for whom the festival is so important.
We’ll be in touch once we have more news but for now, stay safe and look out for each other.
If you need anything else or wish to make a general enquiry, please email [email protected]
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Located next to Studio One, TWO is an end on theatre space with a raked auditorium with up to 170 (195 with restricted view) seats depending on stage configuration. Entrance to the stage is availab...MORE INFO
THREE is an end on theatre space with an intimate raked curved auditorium with up to 250 seats. The performance area is flat on the floor and wedge-shaped. Access to the stage is via the back...MORE INFO
FIVE is an end on theatre space with 87 seats in a converted classroom, with its small stage and intimate seating configuration ideal for solo shows; it has played host to some of the most popular ...MORE INFO
FOUR is an intimate end on theatre space with an auditorium of 60 seats, perfect for solo shows and small scale theatre with minimal set. The venue has a very slightly raised stage, with three rows...MORE INFO
The Piccolo is our smaller tent in George Square Gardens; a beautiful and popular space which features raked bench seating and a semi-circular end on theatre space with crossover available. ...MORE INFO
Located opposite the Gordon Aikman Theatre, next to the Gardens, The Box is a thrust theatre space with a raked auditorium of 74 seats on three sides. It’s a wonderfully intimate space for st...MORE INFO
Formerly George Square Theatre, renamed in 2019 to honour campaigner and University of Edinburgh alumnus Gordon Aikman, this is Assembly’s third largest venue and a purpose built theatre whic...MORE INFO
The Main Hall is one of the largest and most prestigious venues on the Fringe, an iconic landmark which sits atop Mound Place, near Edinburgh Castle. Owned by the Church of Scotland, from 1999-2004...MORE INFO
Located in the basement of Roxy, Downstairs is a black box raked auditorium. There is no wing space, but there is access to the back of the stage via a curtain to the dressing room. Full raked end ...MORE INFO
This beautiful building was originally built as the Edinburgh Congressional Church and the high ceilings, sweeping staircase and beautiful wood panelling now help create an atmospheric venue that p...MORE INFO
The Drawing Room is the most intimate of our indoor spaces at the Assembly Rooms. The seating is a mix of flat floor and rake and makes for a great space for smaller scale theatre and comedy. There...MORE INFO
This stunning room hosts spectacular chandeliers and grand Georgian decor. We build a raked seating bank of 350 seats to create an end on space, with a large stage suitable for theatre, physical wo...MORE INFO
Located outside the Assembly Rooms, Front Room is a thrust theatre space with a raked auditorium of 74 seats on three sides. It’s a wonderfully intimate space for stand-up comedy and small-sc...MORE INFO
The Blue Room combines a striking exterior with a classical interior. Located by the Gordon Aikman Theatre, near the Gardens, the performance area is an end on theatre space accompanied by a raked ...MORE INFO
The Bijou is an intimate & striking Spiegel tent located on George Street, outside the Assembly Rooms, perfect for cabaret, circus, music and theatre. The space is flexible, and can be played e...MORE INFO
Located outside the Assembly Rooms, Powder Room is a thrust theatre space with a raked auditorium of 74 seats on three sides. It’s a wonderfully intimate space for stand-up comedy and small-s...MORE INFO