theSpaceUK today announced two new theatre spaces for the 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The two new theatres are an expansion of their theatre hub, Surgeons’ Hall, which is one of the most established, stylish and well located multi space venues at the Fringe.
Located on Nicholson Street, a minutes’ walk from the Royal Mile, opposite the Festival Theatre and yards from Bristo Square, Surgeons’ hall sits in its own buzzing courtyard and is one of the most heavily trafficked locations at the Fringe.
With the new theatre located at the HQ of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, they’ve been named after the biologists JBS Haldane and Alexander Fleming. Fleming Theatre is a 120-seat capacity end on, whilst Haldane Theatre offers a more intimate 50-seater space.
Shows at the two new spaces include fringe heavyweights Phil Hammond and Jeremey Nicholas alongside a fabulous music line-up to take advantage of the unique acoustics available at the new theatres.
After being sacked by the BBC for pledging to stand against his MP, Jacob Rees-Mogg, Phil Hammond kick-starts his political career by asking Fringe audiences to help in Vote Dr Phil? BBC writer and broadcaster Jeremy Nicholas presents tips of public speaking (and the pitfalls that can happen) to the Fringe in Jeremy Nicholas: What Are You Talking About?
Acoustics at the two new theatres are a treat and they’re packed with a fabulous music line-up that includes Back to Black, the Music of Amy Winehouse, The Nashville Story and The Carpenters Story.
Charles Pamment, Artistic Director of theSpaceUK said; “It’s rare to be able to open new theatres at Edinburgh Fringe – and we’re grateful to Surgeons’ Quarter for their fantastic support in helping to develop these two new spaces. Surgeons’ Hall is a fabulous hub packed full of theatres, bars and a vibrant outdoor space. We’re sure that these new theatres in the centre of Edinburgh will offer both companies and audiences the best environment possible to enjoy shows at the Fringe”.