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The Newsroom

Laughing Horse Free Festival Venue

The Newsroom

Fringe Venue 93 - Click here for map
5 - 11 Leith Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3AT. Phone: 0131 557 5830
Food  Wifi  Licensed  Air Conditioned
Open from 11:00 to 03:00
18+ only

A Free Festival venue since 2009, The Newsroom has benefited from a complete refurbishment over winter 2012. Located right on the junction of Leith Street and Princes Street the venue is in an ideal location seconds from Waverley, North Bridge, The Royal Mile and Princes Street

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The Newsroom has an attractive and spacious main bar, which is constantly kept up to date, along with the performance space downstairs. The venue is open all day from 9am serving breakfasts, lunches and dinners as well as a full selections of beers, wines, spirits, cocktails, teas and coffees.

It is just off of the end of Princes Street, and close to Waverley Station, St Andrews Square, The Stand and The Broughton - Leith Street is a main thoroughfare coming into town from Leith, and the bar is well positioned to get local trade, tourists and Fringegoers.

The performance space is in the basement of the venue, and is accessible from the main bar It is low ceilinged and atmospheric, and an ideal space for performance.

Performance Space: The Basement

 - Stage: 5m (wide) by 4m (deep) corner stage, semi circular. raised to 6 inches. No wing space or backstage.

- Capacity: Around 60, seated, plus standing room for 15-20. 

- 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: There is no AV in this room.

- 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.

- Accessibility:  Not wheelchair accessible, venue is down a flight of stairs.

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