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The Broughton Bar

Laughing Horse Free Festival Venue

The Broughton Bar

Fringe Venue 146 - Click here for map
46-48A Broughton Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3SA. Phone: 0131 556 6608
Food  Wifi  Licensed
Open from 09:00 to 01:00
18+ only

The Broughton has been a Free Festival venue since 2011, under it's old name The Phoenix. It's located in the New Town on Broughton Street, close to the Stand and a number of venues close to the top of Leith walk, including free fest venues The Newsroom and The Place. It is a busy and friendly bar, open from lunchtime until late night every day.

Formerly know as the Phoenix, and a free venue for a number of years, The Broughton bar is a fully refurbished and friendly modern bar that is open from lunchtime, with a full bar, bar menu an restaurant - right the way through until late night. The crowd is a mixture of locals, tourists, and regular Fringe goers and performers who know that it is the place to stop off for food on the way into town. It's proximity to the group of venues near the top of Broughton Street and Leith Walk makes it ideal for shows, and it has been popular with audiences. Broughton street is a busy road filled with bars and restaurant, and is a popular Edinburgh evening destination.

Broughton street and many of the venues in the area are also associated with the Edinburgh LGBT community, and the has been very successful in it's programming of LGBT shows, alongside a wide variety of comedy, theatre, cabaret and music.

It is a popular bar for food, drink and sports on TV and the main bar has a mezzanine level, along with large bar area, with the performance space located in the basement beneath.

Performance Space: The Basement Bar

- Stage: 4m (wide) by 1m (deep)  stage, on flat floor. Can be made larger by removing seating. Main venue entrance can be used as stage entrance/exit during show, and there is an area that can be used as a backstage area.

- Seating: Capacity 60 people, fully seated. It is a larger space than when it was set up as the Phoenix, with a smaller bar area.

- Lighting: 1xPar Can located begin the bar, and small ceiling spotlights.

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

- AV: There is no AV equipment in this room

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

- Bar: The bar in the room is not open, and audiences use the upstairs main bar.

- Access: The performance space is located down a flight of stairs so is not wheelchair accessible

Photo of The Broughton Bar

Photo looking from back at stage area, will be theatre seating and stage/backdrop at far end.