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The Newsroom Fringe Venue 93   Bar Food WiFi Air Conditioned
5 - 11 Leith Street. 0131 557 5830
Age Restrictions: 18+ only
A Free Festival venue since 2009, The Newsroom has benefited from a complete refurbishment over winter 2012. Located right on the junction of Leith Street and Princes Street the venue is in an ideal location seconds from Waverley, North Bridge, The Royal Mile and Princes Street
Types of Performances possible at The Newsroom
Comedy Theatre Music Musicals and Opera Nightclubs Cabaret Spoken Word 
nr1.jpg (97472 bytes)The Newsroom has an attractive and spacious main bar, which is constantly kept up to date, along with the performance space downstairs. The venue is open all day from 9am serving breakfasts, lunches and dinners as well as a full selections of beers, wines, spirits, cocktails, teas and coffees.

It is just off of the end of Princes Street, and close to Waverley Station, St Andrews Square Venues, The Stand and The Phoenix - Leith Street is a main thoroughfare coming into town from Leith, and the bar is well positioned to get local trade, tourists and Fringegoers. .

The performance space is in the basement of the venue, and is accessible from the main bar It is low ceilinged and atmospheric, and an ideal space for performance.

nrplan.jpg (51724 bytes)Performance Space: The Basement

Stage - 5m (wide) by 4m (deep) corner stage, semi circular. raised to 6 inches. No wing space or backstage.

Seating - Capacity is 60 seated, plus standing room for 20. 

Lighting - 1xFixed par Can to Flood light the stage. Additional Lighting can be supplied by companies and fixed as required.

Sound - The room is supplied with a 4 channel mixer (2xJack, 2xPhono Inputs) There is an MP3 Player connection, 2xMicrophones and 2xMic stands. Any additional sound equipment can be supplied by performing companies and stored at the venue.

Audio Visual - There is no other AV equipment, but this can be added by performers. Sight lines are difficult for presentations in this room with the post in the middle of the room splitting the Audience.

Storage - There is a small area for storage at the venue for props and equipment, shared with other groups.

Bar - The bar in the room is closed during performances.

Newsroom Images:

Onstage, looking at the Audience Looking at the Stage
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Onstage at the Newsroom Onstage at the Newsroom
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Onstage at the Newsroom Onstage at the Newsroom
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