This newly opened 35-seat space is housed in a former office block, and has already played host to several productions that allow companies to experiment in a low-risk environment. Big aspirations and open access are its aims. www.discover21edinburgh.com
Founded by writer/director Jen McGregor in 2008 as a new writing company, Tightlaced have produced several shows, with 1933: Eine Nacht Im Kabarett its most high profile to date. www.tightlacedtheatre.com
In Your Face Theatre
Formed by graduates of Telford College's Performing Arts Studio Scotland, In Your Face's productions of Tom McGrath's The Hard Man and the stage version of Irvine Welsh's novel, Trainspotting, put the audience in the thick of the action. www.inyourfacetheatre.com
Originally founded as a youth theatre company, Creative Electric's physical-based style has already seen the company perform in Sweden. The company's aim is to produce a highly-charged interactive experience.