C venues produce venues at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and programme an international programme of new work across the arts. For 2007 it had 22 performance spaces at 7 different venues with over 200 shows between 28th July and 27th August. The 2007 venues are as follows: C (normally Adam House, owned by Edinburgh University), C too (normally St Columba's by the Castle church), C cubed (normally the Celtic Lodge, a masonic lodge), C central (situated in the Carlton Hotel), C baraka (featuring an a la carte North African restaurant), C at Craigmillar Castle (historic site specific venue) and C soco (new megavenue, including the 'Urban Garden tented Festival village and studio theatre complex). In recent years C's programme has won critical acclaim with winning Fringe First, The Richard Prior Award, Total Theatre, Herald Angel, Editors Awards and nominations for If.comedy and Amnesty Awards.
C is one of the few Fringe venues to have its own in-house theatre company, C theatre, which was set up in 1992 and has toured the UK. The 2007 programme includes sell-out fringe staple Shakespeare for Breakfast and a new production of Cinderella. C theatre will return to London for an Autumn production of Shakespeare for Breakfast, 2007.
C venues is also home to Edinburgh's definitive arts events collective The Establishment (events), which features Packed Lunch, The Electric Cabaret and The Midnight Carousel. C venues also hosted the 2005, 2006 and 2007 Editors Awards for Three Weeks, a Festival publication.
Award-winning CtheFilm celebrates all things cinematic. The 2005 season reopened Edinburgh's Art Deco Cinema (the former Odeon), with a duel focus on independent contemporary film makers and film marathons combining recent releases including Harry Potter and the American Pie series - showcasing over 70 titles at the landmark venue and the only cinema license in the UK to run until 5am. The 2006 season saw Future Shorts and Future Cinema arrive at the Festival with experimental shorts and film installations. The 2007 season introduced the Critics' Choice Award for Edinburgh Festival Short Film - chosen and presented by Film Critic, Paul Dale. The season featured work from artists across the world including Stockholm, Jerusalem, Poland, California, London and New York.
C venues is based in North West London excluding July and August, when it is based at Adam House, Chambers Street, Edinburgh.
C venues has a Festival team of 180 people, and the core management team are engaged across the UK in professional theatre and events from Weston-super-Mare to the West End.