The Space@Venue 45 has been managed by the same production team since 1995, in that time it has developed into a central venue for professional, student and amateur theatre of originality and excellence from all over the world.
Its central position (just off the Royal Mile) and on the walk through from The Pleasance to The Assembly Rooms gives the venue an outstanding location advantage and with its established array of award winning theatre these unique advantages have meant that Venue 45 has become one the most popular middle sized venues in Edinburgh.
We pride ourselves on our reputation, and that speaks for itself. See our archive page for past years and for news on the Fringe Firsts, NSDF awards and Total theatre awards received by performing companies in 2008 and 2009.
Since 1997, 72% of shows staged at Venue 45 have received 4 or 5 star reviews from the Scotsman. 39% have received feature coverage and several have either won or been nominated for major fringe awards. Please view some testimonials of returning companies.
We have catered for major productions from Berkhoff's 'The Fall of the House of Usher' to an amazing production from the Isle of Orkney (St Magnus Festival Players) with 41 cast members. 77% of theatre companies that have used venue 45 return to perform again.
Old St Paul's Church Hall
63 Jeffrey Street