Fringe 2017 Bookings Open!

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Welcome to Paradise

The heart and soul of the largest arts festival in the world.

Volunteer at the fringe

We are now accepting volunteer applications for Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017! To apply, visit our volunteering page.

Paradise Green is dedicated to providing friendly Edinburgh Fringe venues, with the interests of performing groups at the very heart of our operations.  We offer an all-inclusive deal with no hidden extras.  That means, for example, no box office commission and no fees for our in-house marketing.

Our venues have established a reputation for fostering the spirit of the Fringe. We showcase productions of all kinds from established classics to new writing, and of all sizes from solo performances to large-cast musicals.  Both the venues are close together in the heart of the Old Town, just minutes from the Royal Mile.

Paradise Green is a not-for-profit organisation, and our team of staff is made up of volunteers brought together by their love of performance and their desire to experience the Fringe.  By working together to support both our companies and their audiences, we aim to make our venues the most welcoming at the Fringe.

We are committed to programming a diverse and exciting mix of performing arts, reflecting the best that the Fringe can offer. Previous productions in our venues have won Fringe First, Total Theatre and Spirit of the Fringe awards and have received nominations for many others.

We’re here to make your experience of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe enjoyable and productive, whatever your aspirations are for your show!

Our Deal

Our offer is an inclusive deal, with a straight hire fee paid for your use of the venue and we don't take a box office share.

What We Offer

Our aim is to provide a simple, inclusive deal for our performing groups at an honest and transparent price. We don’t take a box office percentage!

We’ll provide you with a well-equipped and well-staffed theatre, so you can concentrate on the important part of bringing a show to the Fringe — the performance.

Fully fitted-out, licensed theatre Included
Standard technical equipment Included
Box Office linked to the Fringe Included
Front of House staff, including ushers where necessary Included
Technicians for daily changeovers Included
Ticket printing Included
Venue brochure entry Included
Press & Marketing support Included
Free Wi-Fi and internet access Included

You need to obtain the rights for the specific piece you are performing and any music you use (if applicable). You also need to register your production with the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Office.

Where there are extra charges, these are always for something over and above the standard deal, and most of our groups pay no more than the standard charges listed. Any extra costs will be clearly identified and discussed with you beforehand.

2017 Dates

We programme our venues using fixed length blocks, detailed in the table below.  We sell our performance blocks in full weeks and don't pro-rate prices for part weeks.

Week From To Quantity
Previews Friday 4th August - 1 performance
1 Saturday 5th August Saturday 12th August 8 performances *
2 Monday 14th August Saturday 19th August 6 performances
3 Monday 21st August Sunday 27th August 7 performances *

On Sunday 13th and Sunday 20th August the venues are closed for cleaning and changeover between companies.  

* There are no morning performances in Paradise in Augustines on Sunday 6th and Sunday 27th August due to the church service.