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11 Bristo Place,
Edinburgh EH1 1EZ

Tel : 0131 629 0430


The Bedlam Theatre is a familiar and prominent landmark that is clearly visible from The Royal Mile in Edinburgh's Old Town. Housed in an imposing former neo-gothic church dating from 1864, the building has a colourful history and is allegedly located near the former site of Edinburgh's first lunatic asylum - hence the name of this distinctive theatre.

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This fully operational theatre has a 92 capacity and is home to Edinburgh University Theatre Company (E.U.T.C). Bedlam is proud of its unique status as the only student-run theatre in the UK and plays hosts to a staggering 90 performances during an academic year.

The University Theatre Company has organised tours to Europe, America and Russia and are proud to house their own festival of new material - FebFest. They have been well received by the press and were awarded the 'Fringe First Award' by the Scotsman. The auditorium has undergone various refurbishment phases and new seating was installed in 2001 to maximise comfort in this small intimate theatre. The Bedlam Theatre provides patrons with refreshments, soft drinks and snacks to patrons in the theatre café prior to performances and during intervals. The café features a collective of photographs pertinent to the venue and theatre company and publicity material.

The Bedlam Theatre can be hired out for various purposes on a hire fee basis. This operation is only available for limited periods in the year and includes the Fringe Season.