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The Golf Tavern

Laughing Horse Free Festival Venue

The Golf Tavern

Fringe Venue 114 - Click here for map
30-31 Wright’s Houses (Next to Bruntsfield Links), Edinburgh, EH10 4HR. Phone: 0131 221 5221
Food  Wifi  Licensed  Air Conditioned
Open from 12:00 to 01:00
All Ages until 8pm

Located on the edge of the Bruntsfield Links is the Golf Tavern. Founded in 1456 the Tavern was previously known as the Golf Hotel, and is well known as the home of Edinburgh's City centre Golf course. Located close to our venues The Cuckoo's nest and Moriarty's, this forms part of our new West End venue hub, which has become a popular area of town in the last few years.

The Golf Tavern is located in towards the west of the city, in the area of venues located around Tolcross. There is a traditional bar downstairs, serving a full range of food and drinks. It is also host to Edinburgh's' city centre golf course, which can be utilised by performers for shows.

The Performance space is a cosy upstairs room, with a small stage area and benefits from additional cross promotion from it's owners other venues (Three Sisters, Cabaret Voltaire) as well as the Free Festival's publicity. There a small backstage area, and dressing room area that can be utilised if needed. 

All photos here are of the room in an unrigged state.

Performance Space: The Upstairs Bar

 - Stage: 2.5m (wide) by 1.5m (deep)  stage, flat on floor. An entrance to stairs can be used as a backstage area.

- Capacity: Around 60, seated. 

- 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: TV Screen

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

- Bar: There is a bar in the room that can be open or closed during shows.

- Accessibility:  Not wheelchair accessible, venue is on the 1st floor.

Photos of the Golf Tavern