Edinburgh Playhouse is a former cinema in Edinburgh, Scotland which now hosts touring musicals and music concerts. Its capacity is 3,059, making it one of the UK’s largest theatres in terms of audience capacity.
The Edinburgh Playhouse has a number of quality theatre productions showing throughout the year. Find out what’s on right now and book your tickets here from ATG official bookings!
Tue 28 – NOV 2017 Sat 2 DEC 2017
Beautiful – The Carole King Musical
Long before she was Carole King, the chart-topping music legend, she was an ordinary girl with an extraordinary talent.
Tue 12 – DEC 2017 Sun 7 JAN 2018
Shrek the Musical
Following a record-breaking UK and Ireland Tour, the smash hit blockbuster is back – and larger than life!
Based on the story and characters from the Oscar®-winning DreamWorks Animation film, this hilarious and spectacular production turns the world of fairytales upside down in an all-singing, all-dancing, must-see musical comedy.
Join Shrek, (Steffan Harri) and his loyal steed Donkey as they set off on a quest to rescue the beautiful Princess Fiona (Laura Main) from her tower, guarded by a fire breathing love-sick dragon. Add the vertically challenged Lord Farquaad, a gang of fairytale misfits, and a biscuit with attitude, and you’ve got an irresistible mix of adventure, laughter and romance, guaranteed to delight audiences of all ages!
Fri 12 JAN 2018
A Country Night in Nashville
A Country Night In Nashville recreates the scene of a buzzing Honky Tonk in downtown Nashville, perfectly capturing the energy and atmosphere of an evening in the home of Country Music.
Prepare to be transported on a musical journey through the history of Country, featuring songs from its biggest stars both past and present. Hits from Johnny Cash to Alan Jackson, Dolly to the Dixie Chicks, Willie Nelson to Kacey Musgraves, are showcased by the amazing vocals of Dominic Halpin, Shelly Quarmby and their fabulous backing band, the Hurricanes.
Sat 13 JAN 2018
The Greatest Rock & Roll Band In The World’ is a bold statement but Showaddywaddy has lived up to that title as they recently celebrated their 40th anniversary.
Formed in the 1970s in Leicester from several local bands, they have sold more than 20 million records and have toured the world.
Their live show is dynamic and uplifting featuring all of their biggest hits, many of which reached number one in the pop charts of Europe. Under The Moon of Love, Three Steps to Heaven, Hey Rock & Roll, When, Blue Moon, Pretty Little Angel Eyes and many, many more.
So come and join the Dancing Party… You’ve Got What It Takes!
Mon 15 – Sat 20 JAN 2018
Flashdance – The Musical is the inspiring and unforgettable story of Alex a determined welder who dreams of becoming a professional dancer. When a romance complicates her ambitions, she harnesses it to drive her dream of attending Shipley Dance Academy.
Prepare to be blown away by an astonishing musical spectacle with phenomenal choreography to this iconic score including the smash hits Maniac, Gloria, I Love Rock & Roll and of course the sensational title track Flashdance… What a Feeling.
Sparks will fly and you’ll dance like you’ve never danced before!
Age guidance: 11+
Mon 29 JAN 2018
The Simon and Garfunkel Story
Direct from it’s success in London’s Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, a SOLD OUT Worldwide tour and standing ovations at every performance, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is back!
Wed 31 JAN 2018
Someone Like You – The Adele Songbook
Touring UK theatres for the very first time, Someone Like You (The Adele Songbook) is an immaculate celebration of one of our generation’s finest singer-songwriters.
Thu 1 FEB 2018
Whitney – Queen of the Night
A stunning celebration of the music and life of one of the greatest singers of our time. This award winning production features a sensational line-up of musicians and artistes, and together with a powerhouse and breath-taking performance in the spirit of Whitney, deliver a show that exceeds expectation on every level.
Fri 2 FEB 2018
One Night of Queen
n 2000, Gary Mullen won ITV’s “Stars In Their Eyes” Live Grand Final, with the largest number of votes ever received in the shows history. The record of 864,838 votes was more than twice that of the runner-up. One Night of Queen have been touring for 13 years.
Sat 3 FEB 2018
Fastlove – A Tribute to George Michael
Get ready for an unforgettable evening with a global superstar, as he puts the Boom Boom into your heart in the all new production for 2017 – Fastlove: A Tribute to George Michael.
Sun 4 FEB 2018
Soul Unlimited: Heatwave, Odyssey, Jaki Graham & Gwen Dickey
Tue 6 – Sat 10 FEB 2018
Tanguera is the story of Giselle, a young woman who arrives on the sultry streets of Buenos Aires and meets Lorenzo the dockworker. He falls in love with her at first sight but, like so many immigrants at that time, Giselle struggles to make a life for herself in this new world and she falls into the hands of the local crook Gaudencio.
Mon 12 – Sat 17 FEB 2018
This Is Elvis
It’s 1968 – the major musical event of the year is the first live TV special for Elvis Presley in what will come to be known as ‘The ’68 Comeback Special’.
Sun 18 FEB 2018
Icons of the 80s – Go West, Nik Kershaw & Cutting Crew
Entertainers is proud to bring together your favourite eighties artists all on one stage! The latest line-up includes Go West, Nik Kershaw and Cutting Crew together in one unique concert.
Tue 20 – Sat 24 FEB 2018
The Sound of Music
One of the greatest musicals of all time returns to the stage in this magnificent five star production to enchant the young and the young at heart.
This wonderfully lavish staging tells the true story of the world-famous singing family, from their romantic beginnings and search for happiness, to their thrilling escape to freedom at the start of WWII.
Sun 25 FEB 2018
It is just over 40 years since ABBA won Eurovision and now it’s your chance to thank ABBA for the music!
ABBA Mania is now accepted as the world’s number one touring ABBA tribute production.
Featuring a special concert presentation, which celebrates the music of ABBA in a respectful and enjoyable way, reviving special memories of when ABBA ruled the airwaves.
Tue 27 FEB- Sat 3 MAR
The Rat Pack – Live From Las Vegas
The Pack is back and this time, they are bringing Ella Fitzgerald!
The Rat Pack Live from Las Vegas sends you back in time to the glamorous, golden era of 1950s Las Vegas, when Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Junior and Dean Martin joined forces and become the hottest ticket in town at the famous Sands Hotel.
Join us in reimagining a night at the Sands with Frank, Sammy and Dean plus very special guest Ella Fitzgerald, the sensational Burelli Sisters and a stunning big band.
Mon 5 – Sat 10 MAR 2018
Written by Willy Russell, the legendary Blood Brothers tells the captivating and moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with fateful consequences.
Few musicals have received quite such acclaim as the multi-award winning Blood Brothers. Bill Kenwright’s production surpassed 10,000 performances in London’s West End, one of only three musicals ever to achieve that milestone. It has been affectionately christened the ‘Standing Ovation Musical’, as inevitably it “brings the audience cheering to its feet and roaring its approval” (The Daily Mail).
Mon 12 – Sat 17 MAR 2018
The smash hit musical comedy Hairspray is coming to venues across the UK with a production guaranteed to have you dancing the night away!
It’s Baltimore, 1962 where Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, is on a mission to follow her dreams and dance her way onto national TV. Tracy’s audition makes her a local star and soon she is using her new-found fame to fight for equality, bagging local heartthrob Link Larkin along the way!
Tue 20 MAR 2018
Russian State Ballet of Siberia’s Romeo and Juliet
Shakespeare’s tale of primal passion and timeless tragedy is brought to life by Prokofiev’s soaring score, set in bustling Renaissance Verona and with an emotionally charged choreography that befits the world’s greatest love story. From the grandeur of the masked ball to the intimacy of the lovers’ balcony, this star-crossed story of duels, bitter family feuds and love that cannot be, is unmissable.
Wed 21 MAR 2018
Russian State Ballet of Siberia’s Cinderella
The world’s favourite rags to riches fairy-tale where dreams can come true is a magical mix of Prokofiev’s energetic score, lively choreography and colourful costumes.
Thu 22 MAR 2018
Russian State Ballet of Siberia’s Snow Maiden
Protected from the outside world by Father Frost, the exquisite Snow Maiden plays innocently amongst the dancing snowflakes in the enchanted Land of Frost.
Fri 23 – Sat 24 MAR 2018
Russian State Ballet of Siberia’s Swan Lake
The greatest romantic ballet of all time is brought to life by Tchaikovsky’s haunting and unforgettable score.
Sun 25 MAR 2018
Girls Night Oot!
Join the girls on a hen night that you won’t forget with a smash hit retro soundtrack… Songs from 60’s,70’s, 80’s, 90’s and Now! Starring Donna Hazelton (Chicago), Natalie Tulloch (The Steamie), Lauren Ellis-Steele (Wicked) and Alison Rona Cleland (Legally Blonde).
Thu 29 MAR 2018
Ellen Kent’s La Traviata
Opera & Ballet International proudly presents an Ellen Kent production with international soloists, highly-praised chorus and full orchestra.
Fri 30 – Sat 31 MAR 2018
Ellen Kent: Madama Butterfly
One of the world’s most popular operas, Puccini’s Madama Butterfly tells the heart-breaking story of the beautiful young Japanese girl who falls in love with an American naval lieutenant – with dramatic results. Highlights include the melodic Humming Chorus, the moving aria One Fine Day and the unforgettable Love Duet.
Tue 3 – Sat 7 APR 2018
Crazy For You
High energy, high kicking and gloriously glamorous, the acclaimed Watermill Theatre production of Crazy for You is the ultimate feel-good musical. Strictly Come Dancing winner Tom Chambers and West End & TV star Claire Sweeney appear in this multi-award winning, romantic comedy, with Charlotte Wakefield as ‘Polly’ (Sound of Music, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), it features a fabulous score from the Gershwin brothers’ songbook.
Tue 10 APR 2018
Russell Brand – Re:Birth
Following a series of sold-out preview shows, Russell Brand is coming to a venue near you as part of his new stand-up tour of the UK and Ireland.
Wed 11 APR 2018
Motown’s Greatest Hits: How Sweet It Is
The ultimate celebration of the sweet sound of MOTOWN is back!
Thu 12 APR 2018
Roy Orbison – In Dreams – The Hologram UK Tour
Roy Orbison wrote and performed a catalogue of hit songs including Oh Pretty Woman, Only The Lonely, I Drove All Night, Dream Baby, Crying, You Got It, Blue Bayou, Running Scared, In Dreams, It’s Over and many more….
Fri 13 APR 2018
The Chicago Blues Brothers
Back with a brand new production for 2017 with an all new elaborate stage set the Chicago Blues Brothers are taking you back to 1980 to finish the concert at the Palace ballroom hotel.
Sat 14 APR 2018
That’ll Be the Day
The UK’s premier Rock & Roll production That’ll Be The Day returns with another brand new show!
Mon 16 – Tue 17 APR 2018
Gary Barlow will embark on a solo tour of the UK kicking off in April 2018, playing 33 dates in 24 intimate venues. The tour will see Gary play intimate venues across the UK and Ireland including some never visited before.
Wed 18 APR 2018
My Dad Wrote A Porno Live
Hear the hilarious My Dad Wrote A Porno live as the team behind the smash hit podcast take their sell-out show ON TOUR….
Thu 19 – Sun 22 APR 2018
Fat Friends – The Musical
Starring Scotland’s favourite musical star Elaine C Smith, the hit TV show Fat Friends from award-winning national treasure Kay Mellor (creator of Band of Gold, The Syndicate and In The Club) is bursting onto the stage in a brand new musical, with original music by Nick Lloyd Webber.
An All-Star cast joins Elaine, including West End favourite and winner of the BBC’s I’d Do Anything, Jodie Prenger, star of Emmerdale and Wicked Natalie Anderson and Coronation Street legend Kevin Kennedy. Fat Friends The Musical is a feel-good night out for every body and is set to be a HUGE hit!
Thu 26 APR 2018
Cuffe & Taylor By Arrangement Of Coda Presents…Sheridan In Concert. BAFTA and Olivier Award winning performer Sheridan Smith embarks on her debut UK tour, following the release of her brand new self-titled album, Sheridan. Previously starring in Funny Girl and Legally Blonde, Sheridan is no stranger to the Stage. Touring some of the UK’s most prestigious theatres through April 2018; the tour will be coming to us on 26 April 2018.
Fri 27 – Sat 28 APR 2018
Faulty Towers Dining Experience
This globe-trotting show featuring Basil, Sybil and Manuel continues its London West End residency throughout 2014, as it continues also to tour the UK. This is the same show that swings a sold-out sign at shows from Canada to Sydney Opera House….
Thu 3 MAY 2018
Jason Manford – Muddle Class
He’s back! It’s been a busy few years for Jason Manford since his last smash-hit stand up show but fans of his Absolute Radio show will know this nationally acclaimed comedian hasn’t changed a bit.
Fri 4 MAY 2018
The Carpenters Story
This highly acclaimed concert-style production continues to captivate audiences across the UK with its spectacular re-creation of the classic songbook that made The Carpenters a legend in the world of popular music….
Sat 5 MAY 2018
The Illegal Eagles
The World’s Official No.1 Eagles tribute returns in 2018 for another outstanding show promising more of their trademark musical prowess, acute attention to detail, and incredible showmanship.
Tue 8 MAY 2018 – 9 JUN 2018
Wicked (UK Tour)
Winner of over 100 international awards, Wicked has been casting its magical spell across the world for over a decade and continues to break records at London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre, where it is already the 15th longest running show in West End theatre history.
An ingenious and witty re-imagining of the stories and characters created by L. Frank Baum in ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’, Wicked tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two young women who first meet as sorcery students. Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.
Tue 12 – Sat 16 JUN 2018
Titanic The Musical
n the final hours of 14th April 1912 the RMS Titanic, on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York, collided with an iceberg and ‘the unsinkable ship’ slowly sank. It was one of the most tragic disasters of the 20th Century. 1517 men, women and children lost their lives.
Based on real people aboard the most legendary ship in the world, Titanic The Musical is a stunning and stirring production focusing on the hopes, dreams and aspirations of her passengers who each boarded with stories and personal ambitions of their own.
Tue 19 – Sat 23 JUN 2018
In 1963 Cliff Richard and the Shadows took off on a joyous jaunt across Europe in a Routemaster bus in the film Summer Holiday.
Now this iconic film is a feel-good stage musical with Don and his fellow London Transport bus mechanics journeying through Paris, the Alps, Italy and then Greece, along the way picking up a girl group in a clapped-out Morris Minor and a young American pop star on the run from her domineering mother!
Fri 29 JUN
Mon 2 – Sat 7 JUL 2018
An Officer and a Gentleman The Musical
The world premiere of a brand new musical that will simply sweep you off your feet! An Officer and a Gentleman is based on the Oscar-winning film starring Richard Gere. Its feel-good soundtrack includes the hit song from the movie Up Where We Belong along with many 80s classic anthems including Girls Just Want to Have Fun, Material Girl, Don’t Cry Out Loud and Alone.
Tue 10 – Sat 14 JUL 2018
THE BAND: Take That’s New Musical
Written by award winning writer Tim Firth, The Band is a beautiful story for anyone who grew up with a boyband and how those songs became the soundtrack to their lives.
Featuring the music of Take That, Britain’s most successful boyband of all time, whose songs include Never Forget, Back For Good, A Million Love Songs, Greatest Day, The Flood, Relight My Fire, Shine & Rule the World and starring the winners from the BBC’s Let it Shine, Five to Five.
Sun 9 SEP 2018
Dave Gorman – With Great PowerPoint Comes Great ResponsibilityPoint
Dave Gorman, the man behind Dave TV’s hit show Modern Life Is Goodish as well as Are You Dave Gorman? and Googlewhack Adventure, is back on the road with a brand new live show, With Great PowerPoint Comes Great ResponsibilityPoint.
Wed 26 – Sun 30 SEP 2018
Kevin Bridges – The Brand New Tour
Scotland’s biggest comedy export, Kevin Bridges, is back with his hotly anticipated 2018 tour: Brand New.
Bridges broke box office records when his 2015 tour A Whole Different Story went on sale at the end of 2014, winning awards from Ticketmaster and Ents24 for the Fastest Selling Ticket of the year. The tour saw him sell over 500,000 tickets across 145 dates, including an incredible 16 nights at The Hydro in Glasgow.
Tue 2 – Sat 6 OCT 2018
Madagascar – A Musical Adventure
Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto your stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime. Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar – A Musical Adventure follows all of your favorite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar….
Mon 10 DEC 2018 – Sat 5 JAN 2019
Winner of every major Best Musical award, including the 2016 Olivier Award for Best New Musical, ‘London’s hottest musical’ (Smooth Radio) Kinky Boots is touring the UK in 2018!
With songs by Grammy and Tony winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, direction and choreography by Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray) and book by Broadway legend Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), this ‘dazzling, fabulously sassy and uplifting’ (Time Out) musical celebrates a joyous story of Brit grit to high-heeled hit, as it takes you from the factory floor of Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan!
Don’t miss the ‘freshest, most fabulous, feel-good musical of the decade’ (The Hollywood News) as it embarks on its first ever UK tour! It’s the ultimate fun night out for you and your loved ones, so book now and experience the energy, joy and laughter of this dazzling show.