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.
After a pandemic forced pause in 2020 and a triumphant return in 2021, we were delighted to return to a large-scale operation in 2022. Thank you to all of our visiting companies and the amazing Assembly crew for all of their hard work!
Our programme is 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.
2022 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. Please note some detail may change for the 2023 festival.
2022 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
We will open applications for the 2023 festival later in the year.
Please contact the Programming team with any enquries - [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