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The Golf Tavern

The Golf Tavern (Fringe Venue 114)

30-31 Wright’s Houses (Next to Bruntsfield Links). Phone: 0131 221 5221

 Bar Food WiFi AirCon All Ages until 8pm

Located on the edge of the Bruntsfield Links is the Golf Tavern. Founded in 1456 the Tavern was previously known as the Golf Hotel. It has served many a golf player, and according to Hamilton is: By far the oldest known golfing pub. Sport was encouraged in the vicinity of the inn – cockfighting, boxing and games of chance – and it was natural that the innkeeper had a role ...

The Golf Tavern is a new venue that is located in or west-end venue hub, with a refurbished traditional bar downstairs, serving a full range of food and drinks. It is also host to Edinburgh's' city centre golf course, which can be utilised by performers for shows.

The Performance space is a cosy upstairs room, with a small stage area and benefits from additional cross promotion from it's owners other venues (Three Sisters, Cab Vol, Espionage) as well as the Free Festival's publicity. There a small backstage area, and dressing room area that can be utilised if needed. 

All photos here are of the room in an unrigged state, the room will be filly rigged and set for shows in August.


Performance Space: The Upstairs Bar

Stage -

Roughly 2m Wide & 2 m deep flat on floor. Backstage through door to stage left - toilet upstairs can be made private and used for changing etc, main bar toilets on ground floor for customers.


 - Capacity 60 seated, with room for 40 people standing. Room is split into cost 60 seat area with a curtain that can be removed if busy so standees can see,


 - 1xPar Can to flood light the stage.

Sound -

4 Channel Mixer, Cables for MP3 Player, 2 Mics, Cables and Mic stands. Performers own sound equipment can be added easily.

Audio Visual -

 There is a large TV screen that can be used at this venue.

Storage -

There is a very small area for equipment in the venues cellar.

Bar -

There is a bar in the room that can be opened or closed during performances.

The Golf Tavern Images (in an unrigged state):

   Looking at the stage area - in front of the TV. Will be rows of seats, drapes etc in August, the photo is taken from where the curtain will divide the seating and overflow area. V

iew from stage area looking back.


The overflow area.


iew from stage area looking back.