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The Pear Tree Fringe Venue 257   Accessible Bar Food WiFi
38 West Nicolson Street. 0131 667 7533
Age Restrictions: 18+ only
The Pear Tree is located underneath the Counting House, and has a huge and popular outdoor courtyard, seating over 200, and next to a large indoor bar. This venue forms a large complex with the Counting House and Pear Tree Venues that is a real Fringe Hub moments from Fringe Central, The Gilded Balloon and the Pleasance Dome.
Types of Performances possible at The Pear Tree
Music Events and Tours 

The Pear Tree is the hub of the Counting House Complex, and the outdoor courtyard has  limitless possibilities for site specific performance, busking and performance in a busy space. Centre piece of the courtyard, amidst it's outdoor bar and barbecue is the 'Pear Tree Stage' - a fully kitted out outdoor music stage and home of the annual Free Music Festival since 2009.

During Fringe days and nights the courtyard is always busy with Fringe goers and tourists, and it is a area popular with people visiting nearby venues at Teviot, George Square or are en-route to and from the Pleasance Courtyard.

Performance Space: The Courtyard

A large and flexible courtyard that can house site specific works, vehicles or busking.

Performance Space: The Pear Tree Stage

Stage - 6m (wide) by 5m (deep)  stage, raised to 0.5m and completely covered outdoor stage. No backstage area or wingspace.

Seating - Capacity is around 300 in the courtyard, and is open to the general public.

Lighting - Full lighting to flood light the stage later in the day.

Sound - 10 Channel Mixer, and full PA, with 4 Mics, Cables and Mic stands. Bands must supply all their own instruments and cables, and all sound must go through our system.

Audio Visual - There is a Video Projector and Large screen.

Storage - There is a very small area for equipment at the venue for props and equipment, shared with other groups, and also the space shared with performers in the Counting House Ballroom between Ballroom shows.

Bar - There is a bar in the courtyard, and just off of it in the indoor Pear Tree Bar.

The Complete complex of venues featuring the Counting House, Blind Poet and Pear Tree

 

Pear Tree Photos:
Band On Stage The Courtyard
The Courtyard The Courtyard

 

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