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Sofi's Southside (formerly Harry's)

Sofi's Southside (formerly Harry's) (Fringe Venue 264)

42 - 44 Buccleuch Street. Phone: 0131 662 0974

 Bar Food WiFi 18+ Only

Sofi's Southside (formerly Harry's Southsideand The Meadow Bar) Was completely refurbished in 2018. It's been a favourite hang out for Fringe-goers and performers late into the night, and it's new incarnation feels much the same, and much expanded. There's a big selection of drinks, friendly staff and atmosphere, and the venue is close to the Counting House, Udderbelly, As...

news3.jpg (12779 bytes)Harry's Southside used to be called Southside Social, and before that Meadow Bar, and is one of our oldest venues in operation since 2006. It had been closed for two years after a succession of owners, and re-opened in 2016. The venue is a charity helping young people into work in the hospitality industry.

It has been completely refurbished in late 2017, and the new venue is larger, airier and gives performers now a larger and more traditional performance space. There are no longer any toilets in the performance space.

Situated on Buccleuch Street, a busy road in the Southside area of Edinburgh, this venue is located in the heart of the area of Edinburgh most associated with the Fringe, and is close to the Counting House and Pear Tree, BBC, The Gilded Balloon, Udderbelly,  Assembly George Square and the Pleasance Dome.

The main bar is fresh, stylish and modern bar, situated on the ground floor of the venue, which serves food, including main meals and snacks, along with a full range of beers, wines and spirits. There is also free wifi available.

The Performance space is located in the First Floor bar, up a single staircase. It is suited, and aimed at stand-up comedy performance, however it is possible for small-scale theatre or drama in the afternoon slots. Slots are available from lunchtime to 3am.

Performance Space: Upstairs

 - 2m (wide) by 1m (deep) raised to 5cm. 

 - Capacity is 60, mostly seated.

 - 2xSmall Fixed lights to flood light the stage.

 - The room is supplied with a 4 channel mixer (2xJack, 2xPhono Inputs) There is an MP3 Player connection, 2xMicrophones and 2xMic stands. Any additional sound equipment can be supplied by performing companies and stored at the venue.

 There is no other AV equipment, but this can be added by performers. Sight lines are good for performers bringing projectors.

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

 - There is no bar in the room

Harry's Southside Images:

Photos where taken when the venue was set-up in the old format and much smaller - new photos to be added this year.

Onstage at the Southside Social

Onstage at the Southside Social

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Onstage at the Southside Social

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Onstage at the Southside Social