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The White Horse Fringe Venue 296   Accessible Bar Food WiFi
266 Canongate (The Royal Mile). 0131 557 3512
Age Restrictions: All ages until 6pm, then 18+ only
A Free Festival Venue since 2011, the White Horse is stylish Royal Mile Bar, Cafe and Bistro with a clientele mixing fringe-goers and locals that was fully refurbished in early 2011. A free venue for a number of years before Free Festival started to run it, it is a well like intimate space, in a prime location right on the royal Mile.
Types of Performances possible at The White Horse
Comedy Theatre Music Musicals and Opera Cabaret Spoken Word 
wh1.jpg (102830 bytes)The White Horse is in a prime location right on the Royal Mile, towards the bottom end at the top of Cannongate. It's about 3-4 minutes walk from the main area used for flyering and promoting shows so very easy to attract an audience from tourists and Fringe-goers, along with the regulars and locals who also frequent this friendly bar.

Being in the heart of town means that The White horse is close to many other venues - it is just around the Corner from Bar 50, and close to The City Cafe and Cabaret Voltaire.

The Performance space is located at the rear of the main bar, and is all located on the same level so it is wheelchair accessible.

Performance Space: The Back Lounge

Stage - 2m (wide) by 1m (deep) corner stage, flat on floor. No wing space or backstage.

Seating - Capacity is 70 seated, plus standing room some at the back, and can extend standing room into the corridor.

Lighting - 1xFixed Lights 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), 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 good in this space for projectors.

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

Bar - There is no  bar in the room

White Horse Images:

Looking at the Stage area, PA system behind curtain Looking from stage into the audience area
Performance at the White Horse Audience waiting for show - white screen used for a performers projector
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The Main Bar Room in Unrigged state - stage area will be built in this area
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Passage from performance space looking at the main bar Outside the Bar (Less snow in August!)
Room in Unrigged state - stage area will be built in this area It's a bar!

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