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The Argyle Fringe Venue 293   Bar Food WiFi
15 Argyle Pl. 0131 221 9759
Age Restrictions: 18+ Only
Previously known as 'The Cellar Monkey', and A Free Festival since 2010, this is a modern and stylish basement area, under a traditional bar, with a comfortable lounge feel. Situated just off of the Meadows, it is a short walk across the meadows to the Teviot venues, and other venues across Southside.
Types of Performances possible at The Argyle
Comedy Theatre Events and Tours Music Musicals and Opera Spoken Word 
The Cellar Bar space  is a recently refurbished space, located under the main Argyle bar that has become popular since hosting a Fosters Comedy Award Nominated show in 2014, a show which returned here the following year.

Located down a staircase from the street and main bar, it is suited and aimed at stand-up comedy performance, cabaret or theatre - however it is also suited spoken word and other genres as well.

The venue is a few minutes from the Meadows Underbelly Circus Venue which brings big crowds to the area, and it is also close to Summerhall. Across the other side of the meadows is the main Teviot and Southside venues, meaning you are not very far from the main Fringe action.

The bar is heavily promoted local by it's staff and retains a community feel, attracting a lot of 

Performance Space: Cellar Bar

Stage - 6ft x 3ft,  On the Flay. Wing space to stage left.

Seating - Capacity is 80, 60 seated, arranged facing and to the side of the stage, with sight lights around two structural columns.

Lighting - 2xLED Par cans to Flood light the stage. Colour washes and dimming/programming is possible Additional Lighting can be supplied by companies and fixed as required to small lighting bar. 

Sound -  The room is supplied with a 4 channel mixer, plus a connector cable for MP3 players, 2xMicrophones and 2xmic stands. Any additional sound equipment can be supplied by performing companies and stored at the venue.

Audio Visual - No AV equipment is available, but the room can be used with screens and projectors supplied by the performance group.

Storage - There is a small storage area at the venue for props and equipment. This is in a shared storage area in the cellar (shared with other groups) or in the performance area in an unlocked bar area.

Bar - There is a bar to the rear of the room.

 

Cellar Monkey Video:

Cellar Monkey Images:

 

 Performance in Progress - from the back of the room Empty room, viewed from stage
 
The Performance Space, in the Monkey Cellar, from stage - before it is set-up for performances The Main Upstairs Bar (In the Argyle)

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