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Sofi's Southside

Laughing Horse Free Festival Venue

Sofi's Southside

Fringe Venue 264 - Click here for map
42 - 44 Buccleuch Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9LP. Phone: 0131 662 0974
Food  Wifi  Licensed
Open from 11:00 to 03:00
18+ Only

One of the longest serving free venues in Edinburgh, since 2006, Sofi's Southside(Previously Harry's Southside, Southside Social and The Meadow Bar - they love a name change here!) was completely refurbished in 2018 with a much larger bar, and a brand new performance space. It's a popular city centre, student and community bar with an intimate upstairs performance space, well loved by performers. The venue is close to all southside/Teviot venues.

Sofi's Southside has previously been Harry's Southside, Southside Social, and before that Meadow Bar, and is one of our oldest venues despite many changes - in operation since 2006.

It has been completely refurbished in late 2017, and the new venue is larger, airier and gives performers now a larger and more traditional performance space, next to a 1st floor holding area - above the downstairs bar.

Situated on Buccleuch Street, a busy road in the Southside area of Edinburgh, this venue is located in the heart of the area of Edinburgh most associated with the Fringe, and is close to the Counting House and Pear Tree, The Gilded Balloon, Udderbelly,  Assembly George Square and the Pleasance Dome.

The main bar is fresh, stylish and modern bar, situated on the ground floor of the venue, which serves food, including main meals and snacks, along with a full range of beers, wines and spirits. 

The Performance space is located in the First Floor bar, up a single staircase. It is suited, and aimed at stand-up comedy performance, however it is possible for small-scale theatre or drama in the afternoon slots. Slots are available from lunchtime to 3am.

Performance Space: Upstairs

 - Stage: 2m (wide) by 1m (deep) flat on floor. no backstage or wings.

- Capacity: Around 60, seated plus some standing.

- Lighting: 2 x lights to flood the stage.

- Sound: 4 Channel Mixer, and full PA, with 2 Mics, Cables and Mic stands and MP3 cables to plug in music.

- AV: There is no AV in this room.

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

- Bar: There is no bar in the room.

- Accessibility:  Not wheelchair accessible, venue is up a flight of stairs.

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