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The theatre is part of the cultural landscape of Edinburgh and opened its doors for the first time at 2pm on Monday 12th August 1929 being in theatrical use sine then. It is a listed building.
Although originally designed as a variety theatre, by the time the building was completed it had been decided to open it as a cinema. The first film to be screened was ‘The Doctor’s Secret’ an adaptation of JM Barrie’s short play ‘Half an Hour’.
Over the years, Edinburgh Playhouse has played host to the world's biggest and most successful musicals, including Phantom of the Opera, Chicago, Grease, Cats, Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, Mamma Mia, Starlight Express, Mary Poppins and We Will Rock You.
Some of the biggest names at the theatre including BAFTA Award winning shows: Disney's The Lion King, Alan Carr - Not Again, Alan!, Shagged, Married, Annoyed Podcast, Mrs Brown's Boys D'Live Show, Footloose, Rock of Ages, Forth On The Fringe, Hairspray The Musical, 9 to 5 the Musical, Chicago, Riverdance - The New 25th Anniversary Show, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, White Christmas, Waitress, School of Rock, Strictly Ballroom, My Best Friend's Wedding The Musical, The Commitments, Richard O'Brien's legendary rock 'n' roll musical, The Rocky Horror Show, Van Morrison, live music, musical theatre and more. Shows can be from London's West end or Broadway on New York.
The auditorium at the theatre includes The Stalls, Circle and Balcony.
Edinburgh Playhouse (Main Entrance) 18-22 Greenside Place, Edinburgh EH1 3AA
Edinburgh Playhouse has a capacity of more than 3,000 and a large stage, situated at the top of Leith Walk, hosting many West End touring shows, including dance, musical, rock, or Edinburgh International Festival.
Q Park are pleased to partner with ATG customers to offer a 15% discount on pre-booked parking for your visit.
Edinburgh Playhouse is located a short walk from Edinburgh Waverley Station
Cars - QPark (OMNI Centre, Greenside Row) multi-storey car park (approx 2 mins away) has 9 disabled parking spaces and lift to street level. There are disabled parking bays on London Road, approx. 5 minute walk. There is a drop off point outside the omni centre where vehicles can pull up for a short amount of time and then a 50 metre walk.
Taxis - Outside Courtyard by Marriott 1 – 3 Baxter's Pl, Edinburgh EH1 3AF
Buses - 1, 5, 7, 14, 34, 49 Stop: Omni Centre
Trams - To/From York Place
Trains - Waverley 0.3 miles uphill from the theatre.
Step-Free Access and for Wheelchair Users
Please note that the Edinburgh Playhouse does not have a lift. There is level access from the entrance into Circle Bar located on the right-hand side of the main foyer. An ‘At Seat Service’ is available on request please ask a member of the Front of House team upon arrival.
Recommended seats - For level access with only 1 step, we recommend Circle Row M. In the Circle, there are handrails from Row K to A and our AA + BB seats Our Stalls are 40 steps down (4 flights) from Street Level. There are handrails on these stairs, but there may not be handrails to all seats. There are handrails up the 25 steps (2 flights) to the Balcony. The Balcony has steeper and shallower seats than other levels with no handrails. Our Bistro and Ambassadors Lounge are located up 3 flights of stairs. Our Director’s Box is located up 6 steps.
We have 8 step-free wheelchair positions, and 8 seats are suitable if you wish to transfer to a theatre seat. There is a slight incline to these seats.
Seat width information - In the Stalls, seats are c.40cm (not including armrests). Armrests do not move. Legroom may differ throughout the level. If extra legroom is needed, please book in Row L. In the Circle, Wheelchair spaces widths are up to 110cm. Seats in the circle, including companion chairs next to wheelchair positions, are c.40cm (not including armrests). In the Balcony, seats are c.40cm and have smaller armrests. Legroom is more limited in the Balcony.
Accessible Toilet Information - We have 1 accessible toilet on our Ground (Circle) Level. This is accessed via our Circle Bar (right hand side of the Entrance Foyer). Unfortunately, we have no dedicated accessible toilets on the other levels.
Access Performances - All upcoming Audio Described, Captioned, BSL Interpreted and Relaxed performances are listed on our Assisted Performances page.
Visual Impairment Services - Information about our venue’s audio description, touch tours and other visual services can be found on our Visual Impairment Services page. We recommend seats in Stalls Rows A-E for customers who require a closer view of the stage. For Audio Described shows please sit in Stalls Rows C-E. Touch Tours may also be available to accompany Audio Described performances; this will be advertised on the web or brochure page for each show.
Hearing Impairment Services - Further Information about our venue’s hearing enhancement systems, signed performances and other hearing services can be found on our Hearing Impairment Services page. When using our Infrared System, we recommend seats in the stalls - Rows B-E. On arrival, please notify the door staff that you require a headset and they will call a member of staff to bring one to you. For BSL performances, the interpreter stands on Stage Left or Stage Right depending on the show. We suggest any seats from Row J forward will give you the best view of the interpreter. For Captioned performances, we recommend seats in Mid-Front Stalls or Mid to Front Circle. This may be dependent on the eyesight of the customer. Please avoid rear seats on all levels.
For information on a group booking, assistance dogs or guide dogs please contact the venue.
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Jersey Boys at Edinburgh Playhouse£31.50
They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard … and the radio just couldn’t get enough of. But..Valid From 24/1/2023Valid To 4/2/2023Buy Here
Jersey Boys at Edinburgh Playhouse£13.00
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Ellen Kent’s La Bohème at Edinburgh Playhouse£18.75
Starring Ukrainian soprano Alyona Kistenyova, Korean soprano Elena Dee and French soprano Olga Perrier* Directed by Ellen Kent, this brand new production is traditionally staged and features beautiful sets and costumes. La..Valid From 9/2/2023Valid To 9/2/2023Buy Here
Ellen Kent’s Madama Butterfly at Edinburgh Playhouse£18.75
Welcoming back the fabulous Korean soprano Elena Dee, Ukrainian soprano Alyona Kistenyova and Ukrainian mezzo-soprano Natalia Matveeva* Back by overwhelming public demand, this award-winning Opera returns in a new production with exquisite..Valid From 10/2/2023Valid To 10/2/2023Buy Here
Ellen Kent’s Aida at Edinburgh Playhouse£18.75
Welcoming back the fabulous Korean soprano Elena Dee, French soprano Olga Perrier and Ukrainian mezzo-soprano Natalia Matveeva* Aida, the grandest of all Ellen Kent’s operas, returns to the UK with a stunning..Valid From 11/2/2023Valid To 11/2/2023Buy Here
Showaddywaddy at Edinburgh Playhouse£26.50
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The Rock Orchestra by Candlelight at Edinburgh Playhouse£33.00
Featuring the classical reimaginings of a 13-piece Chamber Orchestra, guests will be able to re-live and experience some of the most well-known and well-loved Rock & Metal songs from the last 40..Valid From 18/2/2023Valid To 18/2/2023Buy Here
The Bodyguard at Edinburgh Playhouse£24.50
Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge–what they don’t expect is to fall in..Valid From 20/2/2023Valid To 25/2/2023Buy Here
Sir Ranulph Fiennes: Living Dangerously at Edinburgh Playhouse...£29.40
Amongst his many record-breaking achievements, he was the first to reach both Poles, the first to cross the Antarctic and Arctic Ocean, and the first to circumnavigate the world along its polar..Valid From 1/3/2023Valid To 1/3/2023Buy Here
Varna International Ballet – Giselle at Edinburgh Playhouse...£24.15
The most poignant of all classical ballets is filled with dramatic passion in a chilling and heart-rending tale of love, treachery and forgiveness from beyond the grave. Varna International Ballet – Giselle..Valid From 2/3/2023Valid To 2/3/2023Buy Here
Varna International Ballet – Swan Lake at Edinburgh Playhouse...£25.15
The greatest romantic ballet of all time is brought to life by Tchaikovsky’s haunting and unforgettable score. Varna International Ballet – Swan Lake at Edinburgh Playhouse Varna International Ballet – Swan Lake..Valid From 3/3/2023Valid To 3/3/2023Buy Here
Varna International Ballet – Nutcracker at Edinburgh Playhouse...£24.15
This most famous of fantasy ballets for all the family begins as night falls on Christmas Eve. Varna International Ballet – Nutcracker at Edinburgh Playhouse Varna International Ballet – Nutcracker is at..Valid From 4/3/2023Valid To 4/3/2023Buy Here
Michael McIntyre Live at Edinburgh Playhouse£35.18
Michael McIntyre returns with a brand-new show making mirth from the madness of the last few years. Michael McIntyre Live at Edinburgh Playhouse Michael McIntyre Live is at Edinburgh Playhouse from Thursday..Valid From 9/3/2023Valid To 10/3/2023Buy Here
JIM JEFFERIES at Edinburgh Playhouse£40.65
This Sydney native is one of the most popular and respected comedians of his generation, entertaining audiences across the globe with his provocative, belief-challenging, and thought-provoking comedy JIM JEFFERIES at Edinburgh Playhouse..Valid From 11/3/2023Valid To 11/3/2023Buy Here
I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue at Edinburgh Playhouse...£25.00
Join Jack Dee for an unmissable evening of inspired nonsense. With musical accompaniment from Colin Sell. I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue at Edinburgh Playhouse I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue is..Valid From 12/3/2023Valid To 12/3/2023Buy Here
The Rocky Horror Show at Edinburgh Playhouse£13.00
The Rocky Horror Show is the story of two squeaky clean college kids – Brad and his fiancée Janet. When by a twist of fate, their car breaks down outside a creepy..Valid From 13/3/2023Valid To 18/3/2023Buy Here
Annie at Edinburgh Playhouse£13.00
Set in 1930s New York during The Great Depression, brave young Annie is forced to live a life of misery at Miss Hannigan’s orphanage. Her luck soon changes when she’s chosen to..Valid From 21/3/2023Valid To 25/3/2023Buy Here
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – The Musical at Edinburgh Playhouse...£23.50
Based on the iconic story, this spectacular stage show follows the hit West End and Broadway productions to combine the memorable songs from the original 1970’s motion picture (‘The Candy Man’ and..Valid From 29/3/2023Valid To 15/4/2023Buy Here
Jon Richardson: The Knitwit at Edinburgh Playhouse£27.65
Best known as a team captain on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (Channel 4), host of Dave’s Ultimate Worrier, and upcoming sitcom Meet the Richardsons. As well as Would I..Valid From 20/4/2023Valid To 20/4/2023Buy Here
Dara Ó Briain: So, Where Were We? at Edinburgh Playhouse£27.65
At the end of his last tour, Dara had performed the show “Voice Of Reason” 180 times, over 2 years across 20 countries, from Auckland to Reykjavik, from Moscow to New York;..Valid From 22/4/2023Valid To 22/4/2023Buy Here
Dave Gorman: Powerpoint to the People at Edinburgh Playhouse£32.15
The ‘high priest of the comedy Powerpoint talk’ (The Times) is touring again – as much as anything to demonstrate that a powerpoint presentation doesn’t have to involve a man in a..Valid From 23/4/2023Valid To 23/4/2023Buy Here
Frankie Boyle at Edinburgh Playhouse£29.65
Show policies: no phones/recording, no latecomers, no readmittance Trigger Warnings: Swearing/ Strong Language Frankie Boyle at Edinburgh Playhouse Frankie Boyle is at Edinburgh Playhouse on Monday 24th April, 2023. View all shows..Valid From 24/4/2023Valid To 24/4/2023Buy Here
The Mousetrap at Edinburgh Playhouse£13.00
Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap is the world’s longest-running play. This thrilling West End production is THE genre-defining murder mystery from the best-selling novelist of all time… case closed! As news spreads of..Valid From 25/4/2023Valid To 29/4/2023Buy Here
Seven Drunken Nights – The Story of the Dubliners at Edinburgh Playhouse...£24.50
In partnership with Tourism Ireland and in association with legendary Irish pub O’Donoghue’s, Seven Drunken Nights tells the story of a career spanning 50 years and invokes the spirit of Ronnie Drew,..Valid From 30/4/2023Valid To 30/4/2023Buy Here
Six at Edinburgh Playhouse£13.00
Winner of the 2022 Tony Award for ‘Best Original Score’ and ‘Best Costume Design’, the 2022 Whatsonstage Award for ‘Best West End Show’ and a Gold-Disk winning album, this sell-out Tudor take-off..Valid From 2/5/2023Valid To 6/5/2023Buy Here
Strictly Come Dancing – The Professionals at Edinburgh Playhouse...£40.72
This exhilarating show will showcase the exceptional talent of TV’s hugely popular professional dancers, performed within the wonderful world of the BBC show, with its stunning costumes and sparkling sets. Audiences across..Valid From 7/5/2023Valid To 7/5/2023Buy Here
Strictly Ballroom at Edinburgh Playhouse£13.00
With direction from dancer, choreographer, theatre director and Britain’s favourite TV Judge, Craig Revel Horwood, Strictly Ballroom the Musical will be will be foxtrotting around the UK from October 2022. Bringing together..Valid From 8/5/2023Valid To 13/5/2023Buy Here
Forth On The Fringe at Edinburgh Playhouse£27.40
Forth on the Fringe is our annual one stop shop for all the essential acts you need to see at this year’s Edinburgh Festival. 3 shows taking place over Friday 4th and..Valid From 4/8/2023Valid To 5/8/2023Buy Here
Jimmy Carr – Terribly Funny 2.0 at Edinburgh Playhouse£38.15
Jimmy’s show contains jokes about all kinds of terrible things. Terrible things that might have affected you or people you know and love. But they’re just jokes – they are not the..Valid From 7/8/2023Valid To 7/8/2023Buy Here
Daniel Sloss: Can’t at Edinburgh Playhouse£26.50
‘DANIEL SLOSS – CAN’T is the all-new, 12th solo show by Scotland’s international comedy superstar and we are delighted to welcome Daniel back to Edinburgh Playhouse Daniel Sloss: Can't at Edinburgh Playhouse..Valid From 10/8/2023Valid To 10/8/2023Buy Here