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.

If you’re taking work to the Fringe for the first time and you’re not sure where to start, our 10-week Edinburgh Lab programme can help guide you, in a warm and supportive environment. The course discusses press releases, coverage, reviews, accommodation, logistics and gives lots of creative input along the way.

Sessions will run on Thursday evenings from 23 April for ten weeks.

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

The course cost is £150 and bursaries are available.

Here’s what participants from last year 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

To check out what our current term participants have been up to, come along to one of our end of term sharings. Click here for more info.

Applications are now open. To apply, please complete this application form:

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For queries or more information, please contact education@sohotheatre.com

The deadline for all applications is midnight on Sunday 29 March 2020.

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