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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 since 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.
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, 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 Commitments, Richard O'Brien's legendary rock 'n' roll 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.
If you want to see high-quality acting by actresses and actors, give applause and a standing ovation at curtain call - whether drama or a tragedy, then visit Edinburgh Playhouse.
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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Wicked Edinburgh Playhouse Tickets£30.00
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Backstage Tours at Edinburgh Playhouse 2024
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Varna International Ballet – Sleeping Beauty at Edinburgh Playhouse...£14.00
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Varna International Ballet – Nutcracker at Edinburgh Playhouse...£13.00
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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. From the impressive splendour of the Palace ballroom to the moon-lit lake where swans glide..Valid From 20/1/2024Valid To 20/1/2024Buy Here
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1974: The ABBA Tribute Show Edinburgh Playhouse Tickets£32.50
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The Rock Orchestra by Candlelight Edinburgh Playhouse Tickets...£35.75
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Jesus Christ Superstar at Edinburgh Playhouse£21.50
Timothy Sheader (Crazy for You, Into the Woods) directs this mesmerizing new production of the iconic global phenomenon, Jesus Christ Superstar. Originally staged by London’s Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, this reimagined..Valid From 6/2/2024Valid To 10/2/2024Buy Here
The Wizard of Oz at Edinburgh Playhouse£13.00
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James Acaster: Hecklers Welcome at Edinburgh Playhouse£32.00
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Sing-a-Long-a The Greatest Showman at Edinburgh Playhouse£18.25
Sing-a-Long-a The Greatest Showman at Edinburgh Playhouse on Saturday 24th February 2024 at 19:00. From the producers of Singalonga Sound of Music and Singalonga GREASE, the smash hit film musical that everyone..Valid From 24/2/2024Valid To 24/2/2024Buy Here
Sing-a-Long-a Matilda Edinburgh Playhouse 2024 Tickets£18.25
Sing-a-Long-a Matilda at Edinburgh Playhouse on Saturday 24th February 2024 at 14:00. Calling all revolting children and their parents – come and be a little a bit naughty at Sing-a-Long-a Matilda the..Valid From 24/2/2024Valid To 24/2/2024Buy Here
Peter Pan Goes Wrong at Edinburgh Playhouse£13.00
The members of the Cornley Drama Society are back on stage, battling technical hitches, flying mishaps and cast disputes as they attempt to present J.M Barrie’s much-loved tale. But will they ever..Valid From 27/2/2024Valid To 2/3/2024Buy Here
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Georges Bizet’s timeless masterpiece, “Carmen,” is an extraordinary opera that continues to captivate audiences worldwide. Set in 19th-century Spain, the opera weaves a tale of fiery passion, obsession, and tragedy between Carmen,..Valid From 13/3/2024Valid To 13/3/2024Buy Tickets
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Professor Brian Cox – Horizons: A 21st Century Space Odyssey at Edinburgh Playhouse...£46.26
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