Venue 49 ·  Bristo Pl

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"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 beautiful façade, cosy café and energetic atmosphere have made it a Fringe favourite for three decades. Theatre is our passion and we are dedicated to supporting and sharing it.

With 33 years as a thriving hub of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Bedlam has inspired countless generations of performers, producers and technicians. Welcoming companies from all over the world to participate in the Festival, we are a theatre known for its diversity and enthusiasm. Encompassing both Fringe veterans and debuts, this year’s programme shows our commitment to showcasing the performing arts.

Throughout the rest of the year, Bedlam’s resident company, the Edinburgh University Theatre Company, stage over 30 productions. From taking the tickets to ensuring the building runs safely, every aspect of production is carried out by its student membership. The company was founded in 1896, making the EUTC the oldest student-run theatre company in Britain. For more information on the EUTC, please visit their website.