"In a Fringe increasingly dominated by big-name acts and grandstand venues, it is heartening to see its founding spirit so alive at Bedlam."
— Broadway Baby
Bedlam's unique building, cosy café and energetic, creative atmosphere have made it a Fringe favourite for three decades. Devised, scripted, improvised, sung, danced or spoken, theatre is our passion - a passion we imagine we share with you.
With thirty two years as a thriving hub of theatre and comedy, the Bedlam provides a space for artistic freedom and practical development that has inspired countless generations of performers, producers and technicians. Every August the theatre re-opens as Bedlam Theatre (Venue 49), welcoming companies from all over the world to participate in the Festival at a theatre known for its diversity and enthusiasm.
The Bedlam focuses on providing opportunities for young theatre makers and artists, our companies ranging from Fringe veterans to promising newcomers. For many of our shows, it will be their first time at the Edinburgh Festival and we pride ourselves on helping starting companies make a name for themselves. We hope you’ll find your own favourite amongst them!
Throughout the year, Bedlam’s resident company, the Edinburgh University Theatre Company, stage more than thirty productions. From taking the tickets to ensuring the building runs safely, every aspect of production is carried out by its largely student membership, making the EUTC the oldest student-run theatre company in Britain. For more information on the EUTC, please visit their website.