GRID IRON
THEATRE COMPANY

“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.”

Our Current Production

Muster Station: Leith

Our new production, Muster Station: Leith has been commissioned by Edinburgh International Festival and is part of this year’s programme, which is their 75th.

For information about the show please visit our CURRENT page or go directly to www.eif.co.uk/events/muster-station-leith.

Find out more about EIF’s Learning and Engagement work and
Muster Station: Leith’s part in that in this short video.

The Documentary

Documentary film, Doppler: The Story So Far was originally available online from 7pm on 26th March to midnight 9th May.

Running Time: 67 minutes  /  Age recommendation: 14+

We hope you enjoy it!

The film is also available with English captions, Norwegian subtitles and BSL interpretation. You can find links to those versions of the film here.

English captions  /  Norwegian subtitles  /  BSL interpretation

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Our Current Production

From the novel by Erlend Loe, translated by Don Bartlett and Don Shaw.
Adapted and directed by Ben Harrison

We are beyond delighted to announce that, from 12 noon on Thursday 22nd July 2021, tickets for LIVE, outdoor performances of Doppler, will be on sale from Edfringe.com.

Click below for more information about the show.

View Our Showreel

Take a quick trip through some of our early shows. You’ll also find short videos of more recent work on our YouTube channel.

Latest News

From new show announcements, workshop opportunities or even just nice things that have happened for us, we’ll keep you updated here.

Grid Iron at the 75th Edinburgh International Festival

Having kept it secret for quite a long time we are delighted to finally be able to announce that Edinburgh International Festival have commissioned us to create a brand new show for this years’ 75th edition of the festival.

And If Not Now, When?

Grid Iron are delighted to be supporting new Edinburgh art collective, And If Not Now, on the presentation of their first project which will run in the National Museum of Scotland during COP26.

Doppler is back… And this time he’s live!!

We are beyond delighted to announce that we are finally able to bring you LIVE performances of Doppler during the first two weeks of this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Socially Distant, *Yet Digitally Close – a few days left to view

Throughout 2021, Grid Iron, in conjunction with Plum Films have been supporting the graduating HND Acting and Performance students of Edinburgh College in the creation of their digital showcase.  The resulting film is free to view on Traverse Three until midnight on Friday 28th May.

Doppler: The Story So Far is ready and free to view!

Our documentary film about the challenges we faced trying to put on a live theatre show in the midst of the pandemic will be available to view on our website from 7pm on Friday 26th March until midnight on Friday 9th May 2021.

Welcome to our new site!

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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Grid Iron are supported by Creative Scotland as a Regularly Funded Organisation

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