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Cabaret Voltaire

Laughing Horse Free Festival Venue

Cabaret Voltaire

Fringe Venue 338 - Click here for map
36-38 Blair Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1QR. Phone: 0131 247 4704
Food  Wifi  Licensed
Open from 11:30 to 05:00
18+ Only

Cabaret Voltaire has been a Fringe venue for a number of years, and is now part of the Free Festival, with four performance spaces and a music/DJ stage spread over three floors its a busy and vibrant venue. It's located right in the centre of things, just of the Cowgate and seconds from the Royal Mile - close to the City Cafe, Tron, Caves and Free Sisters Venues.



Cabaret Voltaire is a multi-room Fringe venue, located at the bottom of Blair street, just by the corner with the Cowgate. It is just over the road from the City Cafe, and Close to The Caves, and the Three sisters in the vibrant hub of venues along the Cowgate. The venue is also seconds down the hill from the the Royal Mile.

There are three performance spaces in the venue: A large Main Stage for bigger shows, the Tattoo Bar (formerly the Long Room) which has two halves - an intimate space that can be expended. The Cave  is a small 40 capacity space upstairs, that feels just like small Underbelly or Just the Tonic Caves Room.

Performance Space: Main Room

- Stage: Roughly 4m Wide & 2.5 m deep, raised to 6cm. Backstage up flight of stairs and entrance higher than stage itself.

- Seating: 120 Seated, with room for standing at the rear.

- Lighting: 4xPar Can to flood light the stage. More complicated lighting/fades can be used. 

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

- AV: There is a projector screen, but no projector. A cradle can be added to the lighting bar, but projectors must be taken down at the end of the day.

- Storage: There is a very small storage area for equipment up two flights of stairs, shared between all rooms at this venue.

- Bar: There is no bar in this room.

- Accessibility: There space is down a flight of stairs, so not wheelchair accessible.

- Notes: There main room and Tattoo bar are in close proximity of each other, with temporary walls so there is some minimal sound bleed. we do not book shows with music into this room

Performance Space: Tattoo Bar 

- Stage: Roughly 3m Wide & 2m deep, raised to 3cm. No backstage area.

- Seating: 80 Seated, with room for standing at the rear.

- Lighting: 2xPar Can to flood light the stage.  

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

- AV: There is no AV available in this room.

- Storage: There is a very small storage area for equipment up two flights of stairs, shared between all rooms at this venue.

- Bar: There is no bar in this room.

- Accessibility: There space is down a flight of stairs, so not wheelchair accessible.

- Notes: There main room and Tattoo bar are in close proximity of each other, with temporary walls so there is some minimal sound bleed. we do not book shows with music into this room

Performance Space: The Cave

- Stage: Roughly 3m Wide & 2m deep, flat floor - Arched roof so lower head room at sides. No backstage area.

- Seating: 40 Seated, with room for standing at the rear.

- Lighting: 2xPar Can to flood light the stage.  

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

- AV: There is no AV available in this room.

- Storage: There is a very small storage area for equipment shared between all rooms at this venue.

- Bar: There is no bar in this room.

- Accessibility: There space is up a flight of stairs, so not wheelchair accessible.

Cabaret Voltaire Images:

  

 

     

The Tattoo Bar - looking from stage

  

The Cave, stage where sofa is in unrigged room.

 

Main Bar on the Ground Floor