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Finnegan's Wake

Laughing Horse Free Festival Venue

Finnegan's Wake

Fringe Venue 101 - Click here for map
9b Victoria Street, Edinburgh, EH1 2HE. Phone: 0131 225 9348
  Accessible  Wifi  Licensed  Air Conditioned
Open from 11:00 to 03:00
18+ only

A Free Festival venue since 2011, and a fully refurbished Irish bar re-opened in late 2010, Finnegan's Wake is a large music bar with free music and bands in the evenings, and during the day Free Festival show performances in their back room area. The venue contains a popular and intimate performance space, and is exceptionally well located next door to our Espionage venue, moments from the Royal Mile and Grassmarket, and very close to The Underbelly

Finnegan's Wake is well known for it's music and Irish sports on TV. It is a large, central and popular bar with a small room at the back where Fringe performances take place during the day until 8pm before the music starts in the main bar.

The venue is exceptionally well located moments from the Royal Mile and Grassmarket, and close to the Underbelly and Cowgate venues - The back room is located on the same floor as the main bar, and is an intimate room which is fully wheelchair accessible, in a venue with full facilities for disabled customers.

Performance Space: The Back Room

- Stage: 2m (wide) x 1m (deep) raised to 5cm. No Wing space or back stage, though entrance from disabled toilet entrance is possible that is next to stage.

- Seating: Capacity 40 seated, in rows plus some room for standing.  

- Lighting: 2 x  fixed spotlights to flood the stage.

- Sound: 4 Channel Mixer, Cable for MP3 player, 2 Mics, Cables and Mic stands. Performers own sound equipment can be added easily

- AV: There is a large TV Screen in this room.

- Storage: There is a very small storage room for equipment at the venues cellar for props and equipment, shared with other groups

- Bar: There is no bar in the room.

- Access: The performance space is located on the ground floor and is fully wheelchair accessible, with a disabled access toilet.

- Notes: The performance space is next to the main bar, there is a low level of sound bleed that is sometimes higher on busy days.


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