NSE stages edinburgh fringe

Central Hall Westminster’s sister venue, Nicholson Square Edinburgh (NSE), will play a key role in the forthcoming Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Rooms within the city central space will be transformed when 70 shows take place as part of the Greenside arm of the annual event.

NSE’s clean lines and flexible spaces allow for complete event take-overs such as the Fringe.

NSE’s architecturally stunning Great Hall becomes the Emerald Theatre, while smaller spaces, Leith and Tollcross become Lime and Fern Studios.

Meanwhile the venue’s courtyard area will be bustling with activity and a range of catering options provided by NSE’s new on-site caterer, Eats.

NSE, situated only moments away from Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, is a dedicated conference and events venue as part of the newly formed triumvirate Central Hall Venues – CHV: Central Hall Westminster (one of the homes of The BNC Show), Nicolson Square and St Saviourgate York.

The not-for-profit organisation offers a variety of meeting spaces and comes complete with its own unique experience called ‘Escape the Past’ which is located in the spooky basement. Groups will meet ‘The Anatomist’ and solve clues to be set free.

Organisers of Edinburgh Fringe Festival’s Greenside chose NSE as one of its three performance venues because of its shared values of inclusivity, ethics and integrity, as well as its versatile event spaces and convenient location in the centre of the historic city.

Deborah Gallagher, NSE’s Head of Venue, comments: “We are thrilled to be playing a central role in this year’s 75th anniversary Edinburgh Fringe when Greenside return to the festival after a two-year break due to the pandemic. It’s very exciting to become one of the festival’s major hubs for a month and a real hive of activity with all kinds of interesting, thought-provoking performances.”

This is Edinburgh Fringe’s 75th anniversary occasion and it will run from August 3 to August 29.

PHOTO CREDIT: Matt Chung Photography

About Central Hall Venues

Central Hall Venues is the umbrella name and support network for a new group of conference and event venues situated around the United Kingdom. The group was created by Central Hall Westminster Ltd, an organisation which has been hosting memorable events at its central London venue for the past 20+ years. All surplus funds from running events are gifted back to Trustees appointed by the Methodist Church. The Trustees in turn are able to maintain the upkeep of the properties and donate to charitable works all over the world. Venues run by CHV are contained within Methodist Halls primarily built as meeting places for the public. The organisation’s close ties with Methodism ensures a transparent approach to business and upholds principles of ethics, integrity and sustainability. CHV caters for all events from conferences and meetings to concerts and performances, not just those affiliated to the Church.