Grid Iron is a multi-award winning, Edinburgh based new writing theatre company. We specialise in creating site-specific and location theatre although we also produce work for the stage.
Since our beginnings in 1995 we have specialised in site-specific and location theatre although we have also produced work for the stage. The company has received 31 awards and many more nominations covering all aspects of our work, from acting, writing, design and use of music to stage management and technical expertise.
Our adventures have taken us to extraordinary places; from the slopes of Edinburgh Zoo to a boat-builders island in a Norwegian fjord, the former General Security building in Beirut, landslide and airside at Edinburgh airport and parks, housing estates, playgrounds and bars all over Scotland and Britain.
“Grid Iron is not just a Scottish national treasure but one of the companies that has shaped British theatre over the last 20 years.”
“We are fortunate in Scotland to have one of the best exponents of the site-specific genre in the world in Grid Iron.”
“Grid Iron are surely now one of the most sophisticated site-specific theatre makers in Europe.”
“Grid Iron, one of Scotland’s boldest and most influential groups of the last two decades.”
“Site-specific is the most vigorously disciplined, &, when good, exhilarating form of theatre. When is it good? When Grid Iron does it.”
“Grid Iron, a company that has always been in the vanguard of site-responsive theatre.”
“One of Scotland’s most relevant, resourceful and committed companies”
“Long before “immersive” became a buzz word, this company were enticing audiences into parallel universes to often-stunning effect.”
From the novel by Erlend Loe, translated by Don Bartlett and Don Shaw.
Adapted and directed by Ben Harrison
Throughout the summer we worked towards giving some live performances of this new out-door, small scale show, originally planned for Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Despite our best efforts, it just wasn’t to be, but read on to find out how you will be able to see the work we’ve done on Doppler so far.
We are delighted to welcome you to our brand, spanking new website, designed by the mighty Paul Galbraith at Edinburgh’s 16K Design Works.
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As those of you who follow us on social media or who are on our mailing list will know, unfortunately we were unable to manage any live performances of Doppler at the end of August after all.
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In collaboration with The Envelope Room, we have a unique opportunity for designers! We are offering 3 bursaries for designers (set, costume, lights or video) to spend an intensive week developing an idea they have for a visual design led, site inspired piece of work.
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Our lovely Patron, Emma Quinn, and her colleague Andy called in to see our newly decorated office and especially the ‘Wall of Quinn’!
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Our brand new show, Strange Tales, a co-production with Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, is receiving lovely four star reviews and great audience reactions. On until 21st December, it’s one not to be missed!
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