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The Pear Tree Fringe Venue 257   Bar Food WiFi
38 West Nicolson Street. 0131 667 7533
Age Restrictions: All ages until 6pm, then 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, Ushers 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
Comedy Theatre Events and Tours Music Musicals and Opera Nightclubs Cabaret Spoken Word 

The Pear Tree is the hub of the Counting House Complex. It has an outdoor music stage with live bands playing through the day, and an indoor performance space for shows.

Upstairs is the Counting House, home to high-profile acts and smaller shows spread over three rooms, and in the cellar is Ushers with more performances.

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. There are numerous bars, a barbecue and plentiful food and drink to keep audiences happy between shows.

Performance Space: Pear Tree Indoor Stage

Stage - 2.5m (wide) by 1.55m (deep)  stage, raised to 0.2m.

Seating - Capacity is around 100 with a mixture of rows, and cabaret style seating.

Lighting - 2 x PAR lights to flood the stage.

Sound - 4 Channel Mixer, and full PA, with 2 Mics, Cables and Mic stands and MP3 cables to plug in music.

Audio Visual - There is no screen in this room.

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 no bar in the room, however there is one outside and also in the next door courtyard.

Performance Space: The Courtyard Stage

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

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 giant 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. 

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

 

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