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
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 Space: The Basement
5m (wide) by 4m (deep) corner stage, semi circular. raised to 6
inches. No wing space or backstage.
Capacity is 60 seated, plus standing room for 20.
1xFixed par Can to Flood light the stage. Additional Lighting
can be supplied by companies and fixed as required.
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.
There is a small area for storage at the venue for props and
equipment, shared with other groups.
The bar in the room is closed during performances.