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The Hanover Tap

Laughing Horse Free Festival Venue

The Hanover Tap

Fringe Venue 259 - Click here for map
112 Hanover Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1DR. Phone: 0131 225 2022
Food  Wifi  Licensed
Open from 12:00 to 02:00
18+ only

Located on Hanover Street, The Hanover Tap was completely refurbished in 2019 and it 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.

The main bar of the Hanover Tap was recently fully refurbished, and serves meals and snacks all day, plus a variety of beer, wines, spirits in a stylish city centre bar.

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, since 2006. 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

 - Stage: 3m (wide) by 1.5m (deep)  stage, corner stage, raised to 5cm. no backstage or wing space.

- Capacity: Around 65, seated - plus room for up to 15-20 standing.

- Lighting: 2 x 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.

- AV: TV Screen

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

- Bar: There is a bar in the room that is not in operation during shows, sound & light is located behind the bar.

- Accessibility:  Not wheelchair accessible, venue in basement. Steps to room, and also steps into main bar.

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