Edinburgh: Rose Theatre pop-up music venue set to be city’s hottest ticket

July 26, 2023

Edinburgh: Rose Theatre pop-up music venue set to be city’s hottest ticket

4th August to 28th August

We're very excited to announce that Bellfield Brewery and the Soundhouse Organisation have launched a pop-up live music venue at the Rose Theatre (Venue 76) in Edinburgh for the duration of the Fringe Festival. The programme will offer a taste of the freewheeling feel of the original Fringe, and feature many of Scotland’s most talented musicians alongside our award winning locally produced beer.

Located at the west end of Rose Street (Charlotte Square end) and open from 4pm to midnight 7 days a week, the Rose Theatre will feature two ticketed performances a day in the Cabaret Bar and main theatre alongside spontaneous, pop-up performances in the child and dog friendly Café Bar area, curated by Soundhouse.

Over 25 days the venue will host 50 concerts featuring many of Scotland’s most talented performers. Some of those already confirmed are Fergus McCreadie, Aidan O’Rourke, Su-a Lee, Shooglenifty, Roddy Woomble, Mr McFall’s Chamber and Georgia Cécile.

Douglas Robertson from Soundhouse said,

We’ll present a showcase of the best of Scottish music at this year’s Fringe: we believe our series will be the best that the Fringe has seen in living memory.

“Events at the Rose Theatre will provide the excitement, spontaneity and creativity that has long been replaced by the crass commercialism of the London-owned mega-venues around Edinburgh University.

“Great music, great beer, great venue! What’s not to like?”

Speaking about the venture, Bellfield’s Alistair Brown said,

“Together we will offer some of the Fringe Festival’s most exciting acts alongside award winning, locally-brewed craft beers. Locals and visitors will receive the same friendly welcome from our team that they get in our Abbeyhill Taproom (voted the best Taproom in Scotland 2022).”

Ticket prices are set at £15.00: tickets are available from the Fringe Society from today (Wednesday 26 July 2023)

The Soundhouse Organisation draws on the success of Edinburgh Tradfest whose popularity grows year on year. Bellfield Brewery’s previous festival experience includes a collaboration with Pianodrome at the Old Royal High School in 2022 and the Hidden Door Festival earlier in 2023.

The partners hope to repeat their Festival successes this year at the Rose Theatre where they have secured a month-long lease, prior to the building being redeveloped.

Rose Theatre, 204 Rose Street, Edinburgh, opening hours 4pm-midnight, 7 nights a week

Accessibility: due to the nature and age of the building, none of the performance spaces are wheelchair are accessible.

Box Office: tickets and a full schedule of acts (updated daily) are available at edfringe.com.

Bellfield Brewery has a taproom and beer garden in Abbeyhill, that’s often described as a ‘hidden gem’ due to its tucked away location. Frequented by craft beer aficionados, local people and visitors alike, it prides itself on the quality of its beers and the warmth of its welcome and was recognised as the Best Taproom in Scotland at the Scottish Beer Awards 2022. Bellfield has a range of 22 craft beers ranging from stouts, porters and IPAs, to lagers, sours and lo/no alcohol beers, in keg, cask and can. The beers are brewed at the brewhouse in Abbeyhill. Read more information about Bellfield Brewery or visit the Taproom (see directions).  

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The Soundhouse Organisation is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation, founded in 2013. Passionate about live music, while they look for a permanent, music venue in the city, they put on concerts and programme music for festivals including Edinburgh Tradfest 


Rose Theatre Programme

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