The venue: your comments

Author Mark Fisher with a backdrop of Edinburgh Castle

Enter stage right

THIS IS the chapter of The Edinburgh Fringe Survival Guide that introduces the oddball collection of university halls, classrooms, Masonic lodges and back rooms in pubs that Edinburgh offers to anyone wanting to perform. 

It gives tips about location, financial deals, technical facilities, time slots and reputation, as well as a section about running your own venue. As usual, it is full of opinions by experienced Fringe hands.

If you have comments about this chapter of The Edinburgh Fringe Survival Guide, please add them below.

Chance of cheaper accommodation on the Edinburgh Fringe?

TODAY’S Scotsman reports that one of the ideas to find favour in the Edinburgh Festivals Ideas Challenge is a campsite on the Meadows for Fringe-goers. The idea would have to get approval – and apparently the neighbours aren’t keen – but it’s being taken seriously.

The article is here.

One thing to remember if you’re a performer, as The Edinburgh Fringe Survival Guide points out, is you might live to regret cutting corners on accommodation. Living in a tent may sound like a great way to balance your budget, but after performing for two weeks and a couple of heavy rain showers, will it seem such a bargain?