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The Hanover Tap

The Hanover Tap (Fringe Venue 259)

112 Hanover Street. Phone: 0131 225 2022

 Bar Food WiFi 18+ only

Located on Hanover Street, The Hanover Tap is a completely new bar for Edinburgh, that focuses on delivering great beer and food in a comfortable urban environment. Previously this bar was the Jekyll & Hyde, and has been one of the Free Festival's longest running venues - literally just around the corner from George Street and Princes Street Gardens.

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The main bar of the Hanover Tap has been completely refurbished in 2016 (this venue used to be called the Jekyll & Hyde). The main bar serves meals and snacks all day, plus a variety of beer, wines, spirits and horror-themed cocktails

Over the past years this venue has become one of the places that is a favourite of performers, and it is the longest continuously running free venue. The Wee Tap space is not a traditional Fringe room (rectangle with a stage area at the end), but it has a unique cosy atmospheric that particularly suits comedians and had two audience spaces either side of a central bar that remains closed during the shows.  

Performance Space: The Wee Tap

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Stage - 

6ft x 6ft Stage on the flat in corner. No Wing space.

Seating - 

Capacity is 85, 65 seated, arranged on two sides of the stage, with additional space for standing along the bar and at the rear of the room.

Lighting - 

2xpar Cans flood light the stage. Additional Lighting can be supplied by companies and fixed as required.

Sound - 

The room is supplied with an 8 channel mixer (4xXLR, 4xJack, 2xStereo Jack and USB Inputs). MP3 player connection, 2xMicrophones and 2xmic stand.

Audio Visual -

 There is a LCD screen available at the back of the stage area for performers to use.

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 behind the bar area (unlocked).

Bar - 

There is a bar in the room, but it is not operational during the Fringe.

Video below is of the room as it was when the Jekyll and Hyde (up to 2015)

Hanover Tap / Jekyll & Hyde Images (photos are of the room as the Jekyll, prior to the recent refurbishment):

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