Job Description


Edinburgh Festival Fringe

We absolutely love the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and have been supplying multiple venues of TheSpaceUK’s fringe venues with lighting and rigging since 2015 and this year we were asked to supply equipment for an additional two spaces as well as decorative architectural lighting for the cafe at Venue 45.  In all, we supplied them with almost eight tonnes of equipment this year making this our busiest Edinburgh Fringe to date.

Venues Lighting and Rigging Supplied to: 

  • TheSpace Triplex (both the big space and the studio)
  • TheSpace @ Surgeon's Hall (Fleming and Haldane)
  • Additional decorative lighting for the cafe at Venue 45

These new venues were a new venture for both Enlightened and TheSpaceUK, and from the outset, Giles was very enthusiastic about making these two venues entirely LED.  To help with this, we supplied:


  • ETC ColorSource LED Profiles and PARs (new to our rental stock this year).
  • Briteq EC100 MKII Warm White LED Fresnels (also new to our rental stock this year, offering a more cost-effective and accessible solution for our customers who wish to use LED products)
  • Showtec Cameleon 15 Q4 Wash as house lighting (also new to our rental stock).
  • Zero88 FLX S24 lighting console (also new to our rental stock, offering the simplicity and accessibility of all Zero88 products but with greater control of LED and intelligent fixtures than ever before).

The venues also needed a portable AV solution that could be moved between venues, we provided them with a Panasonic PT MZ670 laser projector and screen with custom bracketry to allow for quick turnarounds.  Essential at The Fringe!

David Johnson Head of Hire at Enlightened said. "It is always a pleasure to support our friends at TheSpaceUK!  I cut my teeth at the fringe, and it holds a special place in my heart, I really enjoy being in a position to continue contributing to a fantastic arts festival that is a truly unique melting pot of new talent and established names from across the spectrum of performing arts.  Giles and his team put on more shows than any other fringe venue, and their enthusiasm is a constant source of energy for me to keep driving the quality of the kit we send up to Edinburgh to be the best it can be.  I am already looking forward to 2020"!

Giles Moss, production manager at TheSpaceUK told us, "We're delighted to have had another record-breaking year at the Fringe supported by our friends and colleagues at Enlightened Lighting. Whether it was advice on trussing or rigging, upgrading to theatrical LED lighting fixtures, sales of production sundries and vinyl dance floor, and of course the dry hire of two trucks full of kit, we knew we could rely on Enlightened for their knowledge and experience. Building Fringe venues leads to some very exacting requirements - a pull-down screen and fitting rigging points to tapered concrete ceiling joists were this year's most challenging topics - and at every turn, Enlightened had advice to offer, suggestions for us to consider and ultimately could supply all the kit we needed. As a mixture of dry hire and production management Enlightened is the perfect partner for us and we thank them for all their assistance in 2019. Here's to 2020"!




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