Fringe grants to Edinburgh venues | Help to recover from Covid

Fringe grants to Edinburgh venues

Help to recover from Covid

Edinburgh venues including Monkey Barrel and The Pleasance have received grants from the Fringe to help their post-Covid recovery.

Monkey Barrel Comedy has been awarded funding to help set up streaming of its shows, as well as staff training and development.

The Pleasance will get help providing 16- and 17-year olds from the local community with training and work experience.

And the Scottish Comedy Festival, based in the Beehive Inn during the festival, has won funding to help expand Fringe opportunities to local performers.

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, which co-ordinates the festival, also made awards to C Venues to help under-represented groups bring work to the Fringe and Summerhall to improves accessibility.

As well as the venues, 15 productions – none of them explicitly comedy - have been awarded funds to bring work to the festival either this year or next.

The size of the grants have not been disclosed, but they come from a £75,000 fund raised by selling tickets to streamed live shows last year and a direct donation from investment and stockbroker firm AJ Bell.

Published: 3 Jun 2021

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