If you’re taking a show to the Edinburgh Festival, this course gives you the tools to navigate through all the logistics and checklists in the lead up to August.

Led by Lee Griffiths with guest award winning producers, marketeers and theatre technicians.

If you’re taking work to the Fringe for the first time, or you’ve coming back to the festival after a long break, our 8 week Edinburgh Lab programme can help guide you, in a warm and supportive environment. Lab sessions are 2 hours and take place weekly on Thursday evenings. A practical course covering topics like: press releases, printed and digital marketing, risk assessments, managing your tech rehearsal, coverage, reviews and logistics. Join the Soho Theatre Lab community heading to this year’s festival!

The Edinburgh Lab programme will be led by Lee Griffiths, with guests. Previous guests include Bec Hill, Underbelly, Lornette Harley, Kitty Edgar, Idil Sukan, Alex Hardy, Kelly Fogarty, Jenny Kassner, Beth Vyse and Edinburgh Comedy Awards winners Richard Gadd and Sam Simmons.


Edinburgh Lab – Summer 2022

Session 1 -12th May

Session 2- 19th May

Session 3 – 26th May

Session 4 – 2nd June

Session 5 – 9th June

Session 6 – 16th June

Session 7 – 23rd June

Session 8 – 30th June


Applications for the next labs running from May till July 2022 have now closed. We aim to get back to all applicants by Friday 29 April 2022.

Applications for Winter 2022 labs will open in September 2022. Join our Labs mailing list here – and be the first to know!


For queries or more information, please contact education@sohotheatre.com or visit our FAQs page by clicking here.


Here’s what participants from last term had to say:

“The Edinburgh Lab was so much fun and really useful. We got to hear from a bunch of great people about their advice on how to enjoy the Fringe and get the most out of it, and we all saw each other throughout the month too, which was really nice. I’d definitely recommend it to anyone taking a show up.” – Will Hall

“Gained such a good grounding on everything I needed to know at Edinburgh and ended up with a huge trove of emotional support as well!” – Mark Brittlestone

“Edinburgh is a real beast, this lab gets you ready for it and I could not be more grateful to have been accepted into it! Not just knowledge but new friends and colleagues!” – Roann McCloskey

“I have taken part in the Comedy Lab Plus and the Edinburgh lab for my comedy duo LADYLIKES and I can’t imagine things going as well for us as an act without the Soho Labs. You are nurtured, encouraged, mentored, supported and pushed (in the best possible way)” – Phoebe Batteson-Brown


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