In 1996 two long-standing Edinburgh drama groups, The Makars
and Davidson's Mains Dramatic Club
, merged to form The Edinburgh Makars
We usually put on two or three full-scale productions a
year, one of which is in the Edinburgh Fringe, as well as other one or
two night performances primarily intended for club members and friends.
There are regular clubnights on the first Monday of each month with a
variety of events including playreadings and workshops, as well as
occasional theatre visits and other social occasions.
We have clubrooms
Brunswick Street Lane as well as a costume and scenery store.
To enquire about joining fill out the enquiry form or
contact our secretary, Anthea Taylor.
Acting is not the only way to get involved. There are lighting and
sound designers and technicians, props and costumes, the stage manager,
the set construction team and the front of house staff, not to mention
the director whose task it is to bring all these together.
If you have skills in any of these areas, or want to learn, we would
welcome you as a member.
The annual subscription is £26.00, or you can join as an Associate
Member (subscription £13) if you just want to help backstage or
You are welcome to come along to one of our clubnights or rehearsals free of charge to
meet us and find out more, but you will be expected to become a paid up
member or associate member if you want to get further involved.
We are a registered Scottish charity (SCO20999) and are a
member of the Scottish Community Drama Association