139 Cowgate. Phone: 0131 622 6802
All ages until 8pm, then 18+ only
The biggest free venue in Edinburgh, quite often referred to as “The Free version of the Pleasance courtyard”, The Free Sisters is located right in the middle of the Cowgate, with numerous performance spaces, bars, outdoor areas, food stalls and even a hotel. It’s the epicentre of free fringe shows, where people come to watch shows, hang out or party away, with a huge variety of performance spaces to choose from.
Performance Genres possible at The Free Sisters:
Performance Spaces available in The Free Sisters:
Maggie's Chamber: Upstairs 140 capacity (100 seats) venue, with raised stage, full PA system and lighting, and small backstage. Ideal for cabaret shows and the room can be set with small tables or theatre style. Projector and Screen available.
Maggie's Front Room : A smaller room adjacent to Maggies chamber, with a 70 seat capacity cabaret style, small stage on the flat and full PA system.
The Courtyard: A flexible outdoor stage, suitable for music, busking and street performance
The Gothic Room: Located at the back of the main downstairs bar, with raised stage, lighting, PA and a capacity of 80
The Wee Room: A small and intimate 25 capacity room ideal for comedy shows and intimate solo theatre or music
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