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The City Café Fringe Venue 85   Bar Food WiFi
19 Blair Street. 0131 220 0125
Age Restrictions: All ages until 9pm, then 18+ only
Located on Blair Street, between the Royal Mile and Cowgate, the City Café is right in the heart of the Fringe. Refurbished late 2010, and a Free Festival venue since 2008 the City Café has always been a in the thick of things, with performances inside, and the vibrant street performances from the Royal Mile and Tron Square Outside.
Types of Performances possible at The City Café
Comedy Theatre Childrens Events and Tours Music Musicals and Opera Cabaret Spoken Word 
city2.jpg (12941 bytes)The City Cafe is not only a popular performance space, but a popular cafe/bar for Fringe performers because of it's proximity to the Royal Mile and it's inexpensive food and drink. In it's new incarnation as a family friendly diner upstairs, and venue downstairs since it's refurbishment, it has proved even more popular.

The venue is ideal for all types of performance, with a single basement room, with a low ceiling ideal for stand-up shows and any show that suits an intimate feeling space. The space is available all day from Midday until 2am.

citycafeplan.jpg (25014 bytes)Performance Space: City Two - Basement Bar

Stage - 3m x 2m raised stage area, larger area possible on flat floor. No proper backstage area (there is a very small area behind sound booth that can be used for changing). Low flat ceiling. 

Seating - Capacity is 80 fully seated in rows, plus capacity for 20 people to stand at the back and sides of the room.

Lighting - Basic stage flood lighting, 2 x Par cans. additional lighting can be added.

Sound - The room is supplied with an 8 channel mixer, with cable for MP3 player,  2xMicrophones, and 2xmic stands. Additional Sound equipment can easily be added to the sound booth. 

Audio Visual - There is a projector and screen in the room that can be used.

Storage - There is a small  storage area at the venue for props and equipment

Bar - There bar in the room - It will not be open.

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Watching shows from the back of the room Stage and Audience view from the sound booth.
Empty room, looking at stage from the back Looking from stage

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