New Waverley Arches to be transformed into Fringe venue
July 24 2015
Up to 40 free shows will run every day within brick vaults beneath Jeffrey Street, a key part of the £150m New Waverley master plan being delivered by Artisan Real Estate.
Following the festival it is planned to make the 19 arches the centrepiece of a permanent arts and leisure quarter, including a three-storey glass fronted structure and rooftop terrace offering expansive views across the Waverley Valley.
Dan Adams of Freestival said: “This is quite simply one of the most exciting developments to hit the Fringe in years. Together with partners La Favorita, we are creating a brand new entertainment area right in the heart of the city – yet at its core lies a stunning performance space which has remained largely unseen and untouched since mid-Victorian times.”
This will be populated by a range of bars, restaurants and retailers when it opens later in the year.
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