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Venues for Performers

All of our venues and performance spaces available for the Fringe are listed below. Click on the links for full details, plans and photos. There is also Venue Map at the bottom of this page.


How our venues are set-up

For each of our venues below you can click through to a separate page with all of the specifications for each performance space. Our spaces range in capacity from 20 to over 150.

All of the rooms are separate spaces from public areas of venues, apart from stages marked as suitable for music only

All of the rooms are set-up and managed by us, and are supplied as standard with a full PA system, lighting and stage set-up, audience seating, and are ready to go for your show. Many have more facilities available with larger PA systems, lighting rigs and projectors or other AV, backstage areas and so on – These details can be found when you click on the link below for each venue.

Please do not confuse us with other free venue promoters who ask performers to supplier their own equipment, build their own spaces and are often in inappropriate areas of public bars without a separate performance space - or in some cases not really venues at all.


What shows are suitable for our venues

We have spaces suitable for all Fringe genres and we programme a mixture of genres at each venue to provide a varied programme in each space, an indication of genres we feel are suitable are listed for each venue.

If you are planning any free walking tours of Edinburgh, Scavenger Hunts, or similar why not include these in the Free Festival programme, or the can start/end at a free festival venue.


If you have any questions on our venues email us on info@freefestival.co.uk

Click here for general Performers Information and click here to Apply for a Space in one of our venues


Laughing Horse Online

Laughing Horse Online (Fringe Venue 1)

On your Laptop, Phone or Tablet... In Your House. Phone: 020 3287 5533

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 Bar Food

For the 2020 Lockdown Festival, Laughing Horse takes the Free Festival Online! Watch the shows from the comfort of your own sofa, while still getting all the fun and laughs of the annual Edinburgh Free Fringe Festival.

Performance Genres possible at Laughing Horse Online:

No Genres have been listed at this venue

Performance Spaces available in Laughing Horse Online:

The Internet - Twitch Streaming:

The Internet - YouTube Streaming:

The Internet - Zoom Show:

Watch Any Time - Recorded Shows:

Click here for full details, tech specs and room layouts



Free Festival Venues

In 2021, we look forward to welcoming you back at all of these venues in Edinburgh....


View Free Edinburgh Fringe Festival Venues in a larger map.