Underbelly’s Circus Hub made of a duet of domes: Freedome 300 & Freedome 700 was the first ever major venue dedicated to circus at the Edinburgh Fringe, the largest arts festival in the world.
Underbelly Edinburgh’s new ‘moo-vellous’ venue ensured all vistitors to the Meadows had a jolly good time this year. With its first-class line-up of 12 international shows, featuring European, UK and Fringe premieres and performers from across the globe, it was bound to do a good job by creating just the right setting for a thrilling circus experience.
The two vast geodesic domes (total base area: 989m2) located on the city’s Southside were given their own names after famous circus artists who died in Edinburgh a century ago: the Lafayette (750 seats) and the Beauty (250 seats). Jam-packed with audience, the white tents provided unique opportunity to showcase spectacular circus work spanning comedy, theatre, music and family shows brought by masters of the stage.