Fringe Performance & Rehearsal Space

August 2019

Contact our Events Team today!
0131 550 3660

Dovecot Studios, an award-winning visitor attraction, is Scotland’s only working-tapestry studio. Located in the heart of Edinburgh Old Town, just round the corner from The Pleasance and The Festival Theatre, this is a unique and quirky venue perfect for a Festival Fringe performance.

Studio 10
This space is ideal for rehearsals or performances; a white studio space with natural light and wooden flooring, it can accommodate up to 40 people theatre style.

July 2019 Availability
Monday to Saturday 10:00-17:00

August 2019 Availability
Monday & Tuesday 10:00 -17:00
Wednesday to Friday 10:00-19:30
Saturday & Sunday 10:00-17:00

Studio 10 is £36.00 (including VAT) per hour

Further Details
Dovecot have a fully licensed in-house café, run by award-winning caterers The Pantry, where visitors can fuel up before catching a show.

There are also many exciting events happening at Dovecot Studios during July and August attracting up to 20k visitors to the building, including:

  • Julie Cope’s Grand Tour: The Story of a Life by Grayson Perry – Dovecot presents an exhibition on the work of the ever-popular artist, celebrated Turner Prize winner, and self-styled ‘unapologetic fetishist’, Grayson Perry.
  • Dazzle Contemporary Jewellery Exhibition – Dazzle, the major annual jewellery exhibition, returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for its 36th edition featuring 60 contemporary jewellers showing over 3,000 pieces.
  • CLOTH #19 Fair – Dedicated to raising the profile of independent textile designers and makers from across the UK, Cloth is must attend shopping event this summer.

Dovecot Studios is a fully accessible building with wheelchair access to all levels with public toilets and baby changing facilities.

We are more than happy to promote performances on our social media and can help to sell tickets via our website (please note that we do ask for a 10% commission from ticket sales).


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Gallery & Shop

Mon-Sat 10am-5pm

Tapestry Studio Viewing Balcony

Mon-Fri 12-3pm Sat 10am-5pm


Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

Sat 10am-5pm

Festive Opening Hours

Dovecot is open Monday to Saturday as usual during the festive period. We will be closed on 23, 24, 25, 26 December, and 1 January. We will close early on 31 December.