Edinburgh Fringe Callout

This is a callout to professional companies and artists wishing to present work in an innovative setting at the Edinburgh Fringe 2017.

Volcano has established a partnership with Biscuit Factory/YouthJuice - an Edinburgh-based creative agency specialising in property revitalisation. We will be working with them to transform a currently disused building into a distinctive new off-piste Fringe venue, presenting high-quality Welsh productions alongside other UK and/or international work. Volcano will be presenting Seagulls - our version of Chekhov's The Seagull incorporating a real lake - and also our recent Macbeth. The venue is a large disused church and its grounds close to the foot of Leith walk.

Please get in touch if you are intending to present work at the Fringe and you like the sound of doing it a bit differently, with partners who have an authentic interest in developing the capacity of the Fringe to accommodate innovative work. See below for guidelines on what we are looking for.

We can offer an innovative and affordable performance opportunity in one of the toughest competitive markets, along with generous turnaround times, storage, practical and technical support and collaborative marketing.

If you would like to know more, please drop us a line or call us on 01792 476790. The official Fringe registration deadline is 17:00 on Wednesday 12 April.

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  • We are looking for companies or artists with Fringe-ready, innovative but accessible work that may be suitable for, or enhanced by, presentation in a large unconventional space.
  • We are looking to create a select programme of theatre, circus and music productions or events, and can consider full or part Fringe runs.
  • One-person shows, or very intimate pieces, are unlikely to be suitable, due to the somewhat cavernous nature of the space.
  • MARKETING: The venue is not in one of the mainstream central Fringe clusters. We have local partners and a marketing strategy for the venue, plus experience of presenting Fringe work nearby, but you will need a marketing strategy for your show that pays attention to the location. It is a busy location but floating/undecided Fringegoers will need an incentive to go off-piste. It's a 25-30 minute walk to the venue from Edinburgh Waverley, and there are frequent buses. Remember also that a significant percentage of Fringe audiences come from within Edinburgh, so your show will do better if you have a strategy to attract local audiences.
  • Although we are happy to consider dance in principle, please note that the space will not have a sprung floor.

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