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Old 09-12-07, 12:30 PM   #1
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Hi everyone

I wonder if anyone knows of a good online guide to performing at the Edinburgh Festival, everything from a guide to the venues, street show pitches, who to talk too about publicity, that kind of thing.

I would like to take a show there in 2008 for a 2 - 3 week run, and would be looking for a 150 (approx) seat theatre, located near a good busy street pitch so that I could go out and promote the show in the daytime. The show would be a mixture of sideshow stunts and escapes, and would lean towards comedy for the most part. So it would need to be in a location which is good for comedy and spec acts.

Stage size wouldn't have to be huge, but I coudn't deal with a tiny stand up stage, something more akin to what a small band could deal with. 10ft x 8ft I guess would be a minimum.

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Old 09-12-07, 12:44 PM   #2
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Answering my own question here a little, but I just stumbled across this:

http://www.threeweeks.co.uk/backstage/guide01.html

Its an excellent guide to exactly the sort of questions that I have.

Still, I would welcome any more info people have, venue recommendations & pitfalls in particular, but, anything really!

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Old 09-12-07, 07:58 PM   #3
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if you contact the Edinburgh Fringe directly
www.EdFringe.com
the have guide books that that explain the marketing, venues and running your own show.
and somewhere, I forget where there is actually a map system of the legit venues and you can see the stage set up and seating arrangement, this might also be from EdFringe.com
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