Paradise in Augustines

Edinburgh fringe venueParadise in Augustines is a lively and popular venue with a reputation for award-winning theatre, run by Paradise Green since 1998.  Each August, Augustine United Church is transformed from a working church into two unique performance spaces. The Sanctuary, located in the Church's main hall, is a large and beautiful theatre space, and downstairs you'll find our versatile Studio, both seating over 100 people.

Augustines is situated within the conservation area of the Edinburgh World Heritage Site. The idiosyncrasies of the tower and its unique three-tier octagonal spire are an unmistakable part of the Edinburgh skyline.

Situated on George IV Bridge, Augustines is just seconds from the Royal Mile. There are three shallow steps outside the building and a ramp is available for wheelchair users upon request. Once inside, there is step-free access to both spaces.

Augustines Coffee Bar

Friendly and welcoming, the Coffee Bar serves a range of snacks, ice-creams and hot and cold drinks.

Paradise in The Vault

Paradise in The Vault has been running since 2007 and consists of two purpose-built theatre spaces which provide the perfect setting for imaginative and original works. Beautiful, atmospheric and intimate, The Vault has become popular with performers and audiences alike.

Situated in the lowest level of Augustine United Church, features of the vaulted basements have been incorporated into the design to create truly unique theatre spaces. The permanent nature of the conversion means that the facilities and comfort are of a standard not usually found in a Fringe venue.

Owing to the idiosyncratic way Edinburgh's Old Town has grown up, Paradise in The Vault has a different venue number, postal address and entrance to its sister venue Paradise in Augustines.

Tucked away next to the back entrance to the Sheriff's Courts, the Vault space has a street level entrance and a lift for those patrons with reduced mobility. The Annexe space has restricted access - there are some steps into the auditorium space.

The Vault Coffee Bar

Enjoy a range of snacks, ice-creams and hot and cold drinks in our coffee bar located in the foyer.