Versatile Space at Slow Progress Records and Coffee

  6 reviews  – 
53 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1NB
Old Town

About this space

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Previously the space has been used as an Edinburgh Fringe venue, a meeting space, a space for art, music and writing workshops, our monthly open mic session, local music social events and pop up markets. If the event you have in mind isn’t on this list we would still love to hear from you and see if we can make it work!

We are located in central Edinburgh, less than a 10 minute walk from the train station and across the road from a multi story car park. There are hotels and hostels on our street too!


Prices

Monday
10:00 – 14:00
from £15 hire fee per hour
Per hour
10:00 – 14:00
from £15 hire fee per hour
Note: All prices include VAT.
Please get in touch if you are a creative/ social enterprise/ community group and we can negotiate pricing to work within your budget.
Tuesday
Closed
Note: All prices include VAT.
Please get in touch if you are a creative/ social enterprise/ community group and we can negotiate pricing to work within your budget.
Wednesday
Closed
Note: All prices include VAT.
Please get in touch if you are a creative/ social enterprise/ community group and we can negotiate pricing to work within your budget.
Thursday
10:00 – 17:00
from £15 hire fee per hour
Per hour
10:00 – 17:00
from £15 hire fee per hour
Per day
10:00 – 17:00
from £100 hire fee per day
Note: All prices include VAT.
Please get in touch if you are a creative/ social enterprise/ community group and we can negotiate pricing to work within your budget.
Friday
10:00 – 17:00
from £15 hire fee per hour
Per hour
10:00 – 17:00
from £15 hire fee per hour
Per day
10:00 – 17:00
from £100 hire fee per day
Note: All prices include VAT.
Please get in touch if you are a creative/ social enterprise/ community group and we can negotiate pricing to work within your budget.
Saturday
10:00 – 17:00
from £15 hire fee per hour
Per hour
10:00 – 17:00
from £15 hire fee per hour
Per day
10:00 – 17:00
from £100 hire fee per day
Note: All prices include VAT.
Please get in touch if you are a creative/ social enterprise/ community group and we can negotiate pricing to work within your budget.
Sunday
11:00 – 16:00
from £15 hire fee per hour
Per hour
11:00 – 16:00
from £15 hire fee per hour
Note: All prices include VAT.
Please get in touch if you are a creative/ social enterprise/ community group and we can negotiate pricing to work within your budget.
Minimum booking duration: 2 hours

Capacity

Standing
up to 40
Theatre
up to 30
Boardroom
up to 10
Cabaret
up to 16
U-Shaped
up to 16
Classroom
up to 12

Catering and drinks

In-house catering
External catering not allowed
Venue doesn’t provide alcohol
BYO alcohol not allowed

Facilities

Wi-Fi
PA system / speakers
Natural light
Paid parking facilities available nearby
Projector
Flatscreen TV
Whiteboard
Flipchart
Conference call facilities
Air conditioning
Storage space
Quiet space
Accommodation available

Music & sound equipment

Own music allowed
Bring your own DJ
Noise restrictions
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Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible

Rules of the space

Allowed events

Promoted and ticketed events
Wedding licence
Temporary event notices (TENs) available

Host rules

No smoking inside the building.
No alcohol to be consumed in the space.
Please ask permission before bringing food into the space.

Cancellation policy: Flexible

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About Slow Progress Records and Coffee

Versatile space in the back of a record and coffee shop in the Old Town of Edinburgh. Perfect for meetings, workshops, rehearsals, acoustic music/ spoken word performances. For meetings we can accommodate up to 16 people, and for performances we can fit a lot more.

The space has a calm and relaxed atmosphere, with a garden view out of the window and easy access to toilets.

The front of our business sells coffee and other hot drinks, soup and various snacks that you are welcome to take into the room with you. We also have a curated selection of new vinyl records for sale.

We currently do not have a full kitchen and also do not allow food to be brought into the room from outside the premises unless with prior permission.

Accessibility: the front of the shop is accessible, however the space is up 5 quite steep stairs so not wheelchair accessible. The toilets are on the same level as the event/ meeting space.


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