PERFORM WITH US
Assembly is the longest-running of the programming multi-venue operators at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. We have an international reputation for the quality and diversity of our artistic programme, presenting large scale productions and showcasing new talent in five historic locations across Edinburgh.
Our application process is now open for 2023. Please see the 2022 documents below as a reference point but note that they will be updated with full details for 2023 in the new year.
Our programme is fully curated, which means 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 400k tickets sold in 2022.
We welcome shows from a wide range of genres from theatre and comedy to dance and circus, spoken word and music, in addition to children’s shows and musicals, to name a few. Companies choose to work with us because of our focused programming, the specification and operation of our prestigious venues and our reputation with the media, promoters and industry.
Please note that we programme on a rolling basis until the final Fringe Society printed programme registration deadline (5th April 2023) and will therefore endeavour to keep you informed as to the status of your application as frequently as possible while applications remain open.
If you have any questions about Assembly and our venues, please contact the Programming team on [email protected].
2023 information pack for presenters
This guide provides a handy overview of who we are, our exciting range of venues and the help and support we offer.
Download our 2023 information pack (PDF 7MB)
Venue accessibility guide for artists
An introductory guide to the accessibility of the venues we typically operate as part of our Festival programme at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Download our venue accessibility guide for artists (PDF 223KB)
Apply to perform with us
2023 Edinburgh Festival Fringe applications are now open.
Click here to complete the 2023 application form.
Please note you will need to create an Eventotron account in order to begin the application process.
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Assembly George Square Studios are opposite the main entrance to the Gardens. ONE is an end on theatre space with a raked auditorium with up to 288 seats depending on stage configuration...MORE INFO
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 stunning Spiegeltent Palais du Variété is our larger tent in George Square Gardens, and is a totally flexible performance space for all genres, including circus. Available conf...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
Roxy Upstairs is one of our year-round theatres, and is an end on theatre space with a raked auditorium of 168 seats. Access to the stage is via a rear door or steps on stage right. ...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 wonderfully atmospheric temporary theatre is built into what was the church nave. Roxy Central is a raked auditorium with a capacity of 250. There is some capability for rigging...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
The Music Hall is the largest space in the Assembly Rooms, and Assembly’s second largest performance space at the Fringe. It is a grand venue with a large raised stage t...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 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