Edinburgh Playhouse What's On & Shows Booking Now
Book Edinburgh Playhouse Tickets for shows 24/7 either during or outside of box office opening hours. 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.
Edinburgh Playhouse What's On
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Dr John Cooper Clarke: I Wanna Be Yours at Edinburgh Playhouse...£22.00
In celebration of his new autobiography ‘I Wanna Be Yours’, the ‘people’s poet’ Dr John Cooper Clarke’s live show is a breath-taking rollercoaster of poetry, spoken word, off the wall chat, riffs..Valid From 24/8/2022Valid To 24/8/2022Buy Here
Professor Brian Cox Horizons World Tour at Edinburgh Playhouse...£41.40
Horizons takes audiences on a dazzling cinematic journey; a story of how we came to be and what we can become. Using state of the art LED screen technology, Arenas will be..Valid From 1/9/2022Valid To 1/9/2022Buy Here
Jane McDonald at Edinburgh Playhouse£34.90
The BAFTA award-winning star always delivers phenomenal show along with her fantastic live band and backing singers. With stunning production and songs played from her new hit album ‘Let the Light In’,..Valid From 2/9/2022Valid To 2/9/2022Buy Here
The Music of Lord of the Rings and Beyond at Edinburgh Playhouse...£32.75
Experience epic and inspirational music from Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Game of Thrones and beyond as the worlds of TV, film and fantasy are brought to life by a full..Valid From 3/9/2022Valid To 3/9/2022Buy Here
The Official RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Series Three Tour at Edinburgh Playhouse...£39.40
Visiting theatres and arenas across England, Scotland and Wales, expect a night of endless extravaganza as all 12 queens from Series Three of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK werk their way across the..Valid From 9/9/2022Valid To 9/9/2022Buy Here
The Book of Mormon at Edinburgh Playhouse£13.00
The New York Times calls it ‘The best musical of this century.’ The Washington Post says, ‘It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals.’ And Entertainment Weekly raves,..Valid From 13/9/2022Valid To 8/10/2022Buy Here
Girl from the North Country at Edinburgh Playhouse£13.00
Celebrated playwright Conor McPherson (The Weir, The Seafarer) boldly reimagines the legendary songs of Bob Dylan, like you’ve never heard them before, in Girl From The North Country. A heart-breaking and universal..Valid From 18/10/2022Valid To 22/10/2022Buy Here
The Tiger Who Came To Tea at Edinburgh Playhouse£14.50
A musical play adapted and directed by David Wood, based on the book by Judith Kerr direct from a smash-hit West End season. Following a smash-hit West End season, the tea-guzzling tiger..Valid From 20/10/2022Valid To 22/10/2022Buy Here
Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Edinburgh Playhouse...£13.00
Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Edinburgh Playhouse Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is at Edinburgh Playhouse from Tuesday 25th October, 2022 to Saturday 29th October, 2022. View all shows..Valid From 25/10/2022Valid To 29/10/2022Buy Here
Saturday Night Fever at Edinburgh Playhouse£13.00
Follow the story of Tony Manero as he embarks on a reckless yet thrilling road to dancing success. It’s a homage to the 1977 John Travolta classic with more drama, more music,..Valid From 1/11/2022Valid To 5/11/2022Buy Here
Fastlove – A Tribute to George Michael at Edinburgh Playhouse...£32.50
Few shows have reached the dizzy heights of Fastlove, now touring in 18 countries, selling over 250,000 tickets worldwide. Join us for one very special night as we celebrate the late great..Valid From 10/11/2022Valid To 10/11/2022Buy Here
Bugsy Malone at Edinburgh Playhouse£13.00
Prohibition era, New York. A city full of mobsters, showgirls and dreamers. Rival gangster bosses Fat Sam and Dandy Dan are at loggerheads. The custard pies are flying and Dandy Dan’s gang..Valid From 15/11/2022Valid To 20/11/2022Buy Here
The Commitments at Edinburgh Playhouse£13.00
The Commitments received universal critical acclaim following its London World Premiere and was quickly hailed as a smash hit musical sensation. With over 20 soul classics performed live on stage including: Night..Valid From 28/11/2022Valid To 3/12/2022Buy Here
1974: The ABBA Tribute Show at Edinburgh Playhouse£25.00
1974: The ABBA Tribute Show at Edinburgh Playhouse 1974: The ABBA Tribute Show is at Edinburgh Playhouse on Wednesday 7th December, 2022. View all shows booking now at Edinburgh Playhouse.Valid From 7/12/2022Valid To 7/12/2022Buy Here
Jurassic Live at Edinburgh Playhouse£21.65
Featuring mind blowing special effects, a brand new show for 2023, professional puppeteers and the UK’s most realistic dinosaurs this 90 minute full stage production isn’t a show to miss! Jurassic Live..Valid From 8/12/2022Valid To 8/12/2022Buy Here
The Proclaimers at Edinburgh Playhouse£42.40
Since then, their enduring appeal across generations has carved a niche for themselves where pop, folk, new wave, and punk collide as the emotional honesty, political fire, wit and sing-along raucousness of..Valid From 9/12/2022Valid To 10/12/2022Buy Here
My Fair Lady at Edinburgh Playhouse£13.00
The Lincoln Center Theater’s critically acclaimed, multi-award-winning production of My Fair Lady is on its way to Edinburgh after a triumphant West End run. My Fair Lady at Edinburgh Playhouse My Fair..Valid From 14/12/2022Valid To 7/1/2023Buy Here
Shen Yun at Edinburgh Playhouse£67.00
The gong resounds, the curtain opens, and a heavenly scene is right before your eyes. Fairies emerge from a sea of billowing clouds. Mongolians ride on horseback across grasslands as vast as..Valid From 11/1/2023Valid To 12/1/2023Buy Here
Sing-a-Long-a Encanto at Edinburgh Playhouse£17.50
Please note this is a screening of the movie not a live stage show. From the producers of Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music and Sing-a-Long-a Frozen, the brand new smash hit film musical..Valid From 14/1/2023Valid To 14/1/2023Buy Here
Jersey Boys at Edinburgh Playhouse£13.00
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
Ellen Kent’s La Bohème at Edinburgh Playhouse£13.00
Senbla presents Opera International’s award-winning Ellen Kent Production featuring the Ukrainian Opera & Ballet Theatre Kyiv, with international soloists, highly-praised chorus and full orchestra Ellen Kent's La Bohème at Edinburgh Playhouse Ellen..Valid From 9/2/2023Valid To 9/2/2023Buy Here
Ellen Kent’s Madama Butterfly at Edinburgh Playhouse£13.00
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Ellen Kent’s Aida at Edinburgh Playhouse£13.00
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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 12/2/2023Valid To 12/2/2023Buy Here
The Bodyguard at Edinburgh Playhouse£13.00
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...£13.00
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...£13.00
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...£13.00
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
The Rocky Horror Show at Edinburgh Playhouse£13.00
Starring Strictly Come Dancing winner Ore Oduba as Brad and directed by Christopher Luscombe, the Rocky Horror Show is a guaranteed party and features timeless classics, including Sweet Transvestite, Damn it Janet,..Valid From 13/3/2023Valid To 18/3/2023Buy Here