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The Cellar Monkey Fringe Venue 293   Bar Food WiFi
15 Argyle Pl. 0131 221 9759
Age Restrictions: 18+ Only
A new venue for Free Festival 2014, but also an old venue this was a previous venue when it was the cellar room of the Argyle Bar. In the intervening years, and a new owner, the venue has been transformed into a modern and stylish bar suitable for shows, with a comfortable lounge feel. Situated just off of the Meadows, it is a short walk across the meadows to the Teviot venues, and other venues across Southside.
Types of Performances possible at The Cellar Monkey
Comedy Theatre Events and Tours Music Musicals and Opera Spoken Word 
The Monkey Cellar is a recently refurbished space, located under the Argyle bar that has become popular since hosting a Fosters Comedy Award Nominated show in 2014.

Located down a staircase from the street, it is suited and aimed at stand-up comedy performance, cabaret or theatre - however it is also suited spoken word and other genres as well.

The venue is a few minutes from the Meadows Underbelly Circus Venue which brings big crowds to the area, and it is also close to Summerhall. Across the other side of the meadows is the main Teviot and Southside venues, meaning you are not very far from the main Fringe action.

The bar is heavily promoted local by it's staff and retains a community feel, attracting a lot of 

Performance Space: Cellar

Stage - 6ft x 3ft,  raised to 2.5 inches. No Wing space, however exit and entry is possible from internal venue entrance/exit. There is also a seating alcove to stage left that can be used, but this decreases the capacity.

Seating - Capacity is 80, 60 seated, arranged facing and to the side of the stage, with sight lights around two structural columns.

Lighting - 1xFixed Spotlights 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, plus a connector cable for MP3 players, 2xMicrophones and 2xmic stands. Any additional sound equipment can be supplied by performing companies and stored at the venue.

Audio Visual - No AV equipment is available, but the room can be used with screens and projectors supplied by the performance group.

Storage - There is ample storage at the venue for props and equipment, securely stored in the cellar (shared with other groups) or in the performance area in an unlocked bar area.

Bar - There is a bar to the rear of the room.

 

Cellar Monkey Video:

Cellar Monkey Images:

 

 Performance in Progress - from the back of the room Empty room, viewed from stage
 
The Performance Space, in the Monkey Cellar, from stage - before it is set-up for performances The Main Upstairs Bar (In the Argyle)

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