15-17 Niddry St, EH1 1LG
Located between the Royal mile and Cowgate, The Hive is right in the middle of Old Town Fringe. Both rooms have arched ceilings and are dark, atmospheric and cave-like. This is where Heroes began in 2010.

BIG CAVE – 120 Capacity (150 with standing)  


The Big Cave is the main performance space of the venue, with an arched ceiling, and perfect sightlines.

Stage – 5m x 3m raised Stage, 0.5m high. With small  backstage area accessible from outside the room, and entrances from the audience areas too. .

Seating – Capacity is 120 fully seated in rows, plus capacity for 30 people to stand at the back and sides of the room.

Lighting – Lighting rig comprising of 12xPar Cans, 8xMultiple pin spots and multi-lighting controller. Providing stage flood lighting, colour washes, plus disco lighting effects, all controllable from the sound/light control position at the back of the room

Sound – The room is supplied with a 30 channel mixer (multi XLR, Jack, Phono Inputs). The room has 2xCD Players, 2xMicrophones, and 2xmic stand plus MP3 player and computer imputes, with full multi-core to stage. Additional Sound equipment can easily be added to the sound booth.

Audio Visual – Large screen to the back of the stage. Plus projector fitted to a cradle on the rigging. (Both to be confirmed)

Storage – There is a small shared storage area at the venue for props and equipment

Bar – There is no bar in the room. Both both rooms are located off of the Main Bar.

BUNKA – 75 Capacity 

Located at the rear of the venue, The Bunka is smaller than the main Room, the big Cave – with a flat-on-floor stage, and low arched ceiling.

Stage – A flexible stage area, with size dependent on seating layout, an be up to 4m (wide) and 5m (deep).

Seating – Seating capacity is 75. Due to it’s split level seating it can work very well with around 40 or so.

Lighting – Fixed Spotlights to Flood light the stage.

Sound – The room is supplied with a 6 channel mixer, and has 2xCD Players, 2xMicrophones and 2xMic stands. Any additional sound equipment can be supplied by performing companies and stored at the venue.

Audio Visual – No AV equipment is available, but the room is ideally set-up for use with screens and projectors supplied by the performance group.

Storage – There is a small storage area at the venue for props and equipment

Bar – There is no bar in the room. But both rooms are located off of the Main Bar.