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The Pear Tree

The Pear Tree (Fringe Venue 257)

38 West Nicolson Street. Phone: 0131 667 7533

 Bar Food WiFi All ages until 6pm, then 18+ only

The Pear Tree and sister venues The Counting House and 32 Below form a complex featuring four public bars, six performance spaces, dining area and a huge outdoor courtyard and barbecue area. The Pear Tree is located right in the heart of the area most associated with the Fringe, within seconds of Fringe Central, Assembly at George Square, The Udderbelly, Gilded Balloon and...


The Pear Tree is the hub of the Counting House Complex. It has an outdoor music stage with live bands playing through the day, and an indoor performance space for shows.

Upstairs is the Counting House, home to high-profile acts and smaller shows spread over three rooms, and in the cellar is Ushers 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: Pear Tree Indoor Stage

 - 2.5m (wide) by 1.55m (deep)  stage, raised to 0.2m.

 - Capacity is around 100 with a mixture of rows, and cabaret style seating.

 - 2 x PAR lights to flood the stage.

 - 4 Channel Mixer, and full PA, with 2 Mics, Cables and Mic stands and MP3 cables to plug in music.

 There is no screen in this room.

 - There is a very small area for equipment at the venue for props and equipment, shared with other groups, and also the space shared with performers in the Counting House Ballroom between Ballroom shows.

 - There is no bar in the room, however there is one outside and also in the next door courtyard.

Performance Space: The Courtyard Stage

 - 6m (wide) by 5m (deep)  stage, raised to 0.5m and completely covered outdoor music stage. No backstage area or wing space.

 - Capacity is around 300 in the courtyard, and is open to the general public.

 - Full lighting to flood light the stage later in the day.

 - 10 Channel Mixer, and full PA, with 4 Mics, Cables and Mic stands. Bands must supply all their own instruments and cables, and all sound must go through our system.

 There is a giant screen.

 - There is a very small area for equipment at the venue for props and equipment, shared with other groups, and also the space shared with performers in the Counting House Ballroom between Ballroom shows.

 - There is a bar in the courtyard, and just off of it in the indoor Pear Tree Bar.  Pear Tree Photos: Band On Stage

 

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