CUPS OF COFFEE
Each year we work to assemble a team of individuals who aim to create a great fringe at every level of our operation. From Artistic Programming to Venue Management, from Bars to Box Office Bedlam has long been a jumping off point for those who are looking to try engaging in both artistic management and front of house work in a professional context. We often recruit people of all ages and backgrounds to our team aiming to assemble individuals who best represent the aims of our venue and the fringe in their approach to their work. If you think that describes you, or even if you just want to find out more go ahead and drop us a line.
Bedlam is known for a lot of things but above all people know us for our programme. Fringe has a lot to offer with just over 3000 shows in the Festival guide this past year. At Bedlam we aim to showcase the best of every category by programming drama, comedy, shakespeare, movement, dance and really anything that we feel fits our ethos and would work in our space. We’re happy to chat about our vision and our programming process so just drop us aline if you have any questions, or thoughts, or just feelings – though we can’t promise a reply to an email about your feelings.
Applications to perform with us formally open on the 10th of December at the same time that we release our programme.
'It wasn't until we called the Bedlam home for a month last year, did we experience true professionalism, enthusiasm, and a bond with the dedicated, earnest and hard- working Staff that will be life-long for all of us. We highly recommend the Bedlam to any company traveling to the Fringe, not only for its obvious high quality of shows and reputation amongst Fringe venues, but for its dedicated commitment to professionally execute theatre as a means of political and artistic change in society.'
'In a Fringe increasingly dominated by big-name acts and grandstand venues, it is heartening to see its founding spirit so alive at Bedlam.'
'Bedlam, parked as it is at the very heart of the Fringe and with such great facilities inside, is a highly thought of festival institution. But with a new student management team every Fringe it has that spark of excitement you'd only normally get from a brand new venue.'
'I love watching the wide variety of shows they programme, I love sitting in the entrance before hauling myself up to flier in the streets, I love sitting in the cafe playing scrabble or eating cake whilst I delay flyering in the streets, I love the friendly staff that welcome you in and effortlessly make you feel like part of the family and I love their magnificent stage.'
'A kitsch and atmospheric venue. Bedlam is the space where everyone searches for the little gems of the fest.'
'Whether you're an artist or audience...when you step through the Bedlam doors you're part of a family. It's a vibrant theatre for all ages.'