Spiegeltent at St James Quarter

BBC Spiegel tent at St James Quarter
Venue details
30 St James Square
Edinburgh Area
Fringe Venue
About the venue

The BBC ups sticks from its most recent location in High School Yards in Edinburgh's Old Town, and sets up camp at the new shopping centre at St James Quarter in the New Town for Fringe 2022. Just the Tonic have a few shows here and the venue is listed in the Fringe programme as Just the Tonic at St James Quarter.

Many well-known personalities of the small screen and BBC radio can be found here at a specially erected Spiegeltent.

This year's shows include:

  • The Afternoon Show with Janice Forsyth, Grant Stott and Nicola Meighan
  • The Digital Human with Aleks Krotoski
  • Wheel of Misfortune
  • Breaking the News
  • Take the Floor
  • Front Row
  • Sacked in the Morning
  • Quay Sessions
  • Travelling Folk
  • Anything But Coldplay
  • BBC Radio 5 Live: Nihal Arthanayake
  • Sunday Morning with Sally Magnusson
  • Out of Doors
  • Upload
  • Brown Girls Do It
  • In Tune

If you'd like to be in the studio audience see the ticket information below.

BBC at the Fringe

In 2021, the Beeb operated out of a base at High School Yards. In previous years, the Beeb made its home in August in the picturesque surroundings of George Heriot's School.

The venue is in an open sided marquee with socially distanced seating, with additional seating in an adjacent picnic area where the audience can watch via a big screen.

Highlights in previous years include popular Radio 4 shows Just a Minute, Loose Ends, and Front Row and the likes of Russell Kane, Jo Whiley, Sara Cox, and Tim Vine. A staple is the BBC live final of the Radio New Comedy Award in Edinburgh.

Shows include Q&A style panels where, for example, journalists, presenters, comedians, and producers will share personal insights into the world of broadcasting and performance.

Tickets to BBC at the Edinburgh Festival 2022

It's free to join a BBC studio audience but you need tickets. As these are usually in high demand the BBC distributes tickets via random draw a few weeks in advance.

Apply by 11.55pm on Monday 25 July 2022. You can apply for two tickets per recording and receive tickets for a maximum of five BBC events at the 2022 festival.

A limited number of tickets will be available on a first come, first served basis at the BBC Spiegeltent.

Tickets for top BBC shows can be acquired through through the BBC.


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