Performing at Pleasance Edinburgh

Performing at Pleasance Edinburgh

It is with great sadness that planning for the Pleasance's 2020 season on the Edinburgh Festival Fringe has been suspended in order to safeguard the health and security of our staff, performing companies and audiences.

However, if in the coming months, restrictions are lifted and a clear route emerges that enables us to stage an event in Edinburgh this August, we will do everything we can to do so. If permitted, it is undoubtedly going to be extremely different to the 2020 operation we had planned. It may well be closer to the pioneering spirit of our first years on the Fringe, than the season we had intended for our 36th.

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The information below is for reference only and shows our fully submission process, which is currently suspended. 

 

Join Us

We welcome work from anyone with a good idea, passionately believing that the best new and unknown names should stand side-by-side, in the same programme, with the most established acts performing today. The draw of a big name in one year has so often heralded the discovery of the next. As a not-for-profit charity, we believe in sharing risks and in placing a value on the arts. We do not rent rooms - instead we carefully curate a rich and varied programme from the great volume of submissions we receive.

 

About Submissions

As we programme on a rolling basis, there is no formal deadline but you are advised to apply as soon as possible, as slots are often provisionally filled early on. The deadline to be included in the Fringe's printed programme is Wednesday 8th April.

Please keep in mind that because our final programme depends on the overall artistic and technical balance of the shows in each space, it cannot be finalised until April. We will do our very best to keep you informed about the status of your applications and make decisions as early as possible, but please be patient. Please contact us if you urgently require a decision or if you no longer wish to be considered.

You can find out about the accessibility of our spaces from an artist perspective in our Artist Access Guide.

 

Join us for the Pleasance Open House on the 16th January at 18:00, to attend please RSVP here.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

A guide to some of the most common questions about bringing a show to the Pleasance in Edinburgh can be found HERE. You can also find a recording of this year's Open House event HERE.

 

Contact Us

If you have any queries, or would like to arrange a meeting to discuss performing at the Pleasance, please contact us on submission@pleasance.co.uk or call 0207 619 6868.

We also encourage anyone with additional access requirements, who would prefer to submit via alternative means, to get in touch to discuss how we can best facilitate your application.

 

You can find our more about our Edinburgh artist support initiatives here

 

Download our Information Pack

Download pack

In our Performers' Information Pack you will find a practical guide to our venues, the costs and considerations you should make when preparing for the festival. We recommend that you read this in full prior to making a submission. You can download the pack using the following link.

Our Spaces

View our spaces

We have a huge range of spaces in Edinburgh suitable for almost any show within the breadth of human imagination. You can find more detailed information, including images, plans and 360 degree videos by following this link. You can find out about the accessibility of our spaces from an artist perspective here: http://bit.ly/EdArtistAccess

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