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The Pear Tree

Laughing Horse Free Festival Venue

The Pear Tree

Fringe Venue 257 - Click here for map
38 West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DD. Phone: 0131 667 7533
Food  Wifi  Licensed
Open from 11:30 to 02:00
All ages until 6pm, then 18+ only

The Pear Tree is located underneath the Counting House, and has a huge and popular outdoor courtyard, seating over 200, and next to a large indoor bar. This venue forms a large complex with the Counting House, Ushers and Pear Tree Venues that is a real Fringe Hub moments from Fringe Central, The Gilded Balloon and the Pleasance Dome.

The Pear Tree is part of a complex of venues which including the Countung House and 32 Below, making this a hub venue with four bars, seven performance spaces plus food and an outdoor courtyard.

Upstairs is the Counting House, home to high-profile acts and smaller shows spread over three rooms, and in the cellar is 32 Below venue with more performances.

During Fringe days and nights the courtyard is always busy with Fringe goers and tourists, and it is a area popular with people visiting nearby venues at Teviot, George Square or are en-route to and from the Pleasance Courtyard. There are numerous bars, a barbecue and plentiful food and drink to keep audiences happy between shows.

Performance Space: The Basement

 - Stage: 2.5m (wide) by 1.5m (deep) raised to 5cm. No wing space or backstage.

- Capacity: Around 120, seated

- 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 a large screen 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 no bar in the room.

- Accessibility:  Not wheelchair accessible, venue is up a short flight of stairs from the courtyard.

Photos of the Pear Tree


Inside the performance space


The courtyard stage and outside