What We Do
We manage large and small scale events and filming throughout the year as the University of Edinburgh’s involvement in all of Edinburgh’s festival activity. Edinburgh’s busy calendar of events also enables the University to showcase and share the thinking and research led by our academics and students.
Our team co-ordinate the use of the University estate as a major central hub for Edinburgh’s festivals (circa 1.25 million people from around the world attend shows at University buildings each August). We are proud to be the largest landlord for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe providing a home to over one third of the festival's performance and we have a growing list of tenants:
- Assembly Theatre
- Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society
- Gilded Balloon
- Pleasance Theatre
- theSpace UK
- Zoo Venues
Events, Filming and Projects
The campus’s facilities are varied, offering both interior and exterior spaces suitable for use. Some buildings are new, some historic, but all carry a unique character. Our clients use them in different ways including bringing in their own pop up venues.
We work in partnership with University colleagues and external stakeholders to identify and develop cultural events and opportunities to benefit the University and further enhance its contribution to the cultural and civic life of Edinburgh. We can help with projects from the ideas stage to fundraising, delivery and evaluation.
The Festivals, Cultural and City Events website provides opportunities to showcase the thinking and research led by academics and students across the University through feature pieces on our website and engagement with cultural events. If you are a University academic, member of staff or student with a festival project, please let us know about it so we can feature it.
If you are interested in finding out more about the University's available facilities, working with us on a project or you'd like to book a venue for your event, please contact us.