New mobile theatre for Edinburgh Festival Fringe

The Pleasance Theatre Trust (PTT) will launch a new mobile theatre venue at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe (EFF). Project 33 is a 120-seat venue built from modular parts that can be quickly assembled and disassembled. It will be located at Pleasance Courtyard, replacing the Pleasance Beside prefab cabins.

“For 33 years PTT has crammed the most fun we could find into the maximum number of spaces around the Pleasance Courtyard,” said PTT director Anthony Alderson. “This year we’ve taken a plunge and invested in a brand new, state of the art modular theatre, which we think provides really exciting opportunities for the work of PTT.”

The new pop-up performance space has almost twice the internal height of its predecessor, providing more space for lighting and other production equipment. Designed by theatre specialists Triple E, the venue can be flat-packed for storage and transport.

Tickets are now on sale for the new venue – which will still be known as the Pleasance Beside – with comedian Brennan Reece inaugurating the space. It will officially launch at the Association of British Theatre Technicians expo in June before going on to host eight shows a day during EFF in August.

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