Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre Events Tickets from £13.00
Book Edinburgh Playhouse tickets for events and 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 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.
Edinburgh Playhouse What's On
Showing all 25 results
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
I Remember It Well! Judi Dench in conversation with Gyles Brandreth at Edinburgh Playhouse...£107.20
On stage – in person – for one special performance the great Dame Judi Dench and Gyles Brandreth bring their West End sell-out show to Edinburgh I Remember It Well! Judi Dench..Valid From 8/8/2023Valid To 8/8/2023Buy 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 9/8/2023Valid To 10/8/2023Buy Here
Jack Whitehall: Settle Down at Edinburgh Playhouse£29.50
International comedy superstar Jack Whitehall is back with his highly anticipated new live show. Following three complete sell-out arena tours Jack is eager to get back on the road doing what he..Valid From 20/8/2023Valid To 21/8/2023Buy Here
Greatest Days at Edinburgh Playhouse£18.00
Greatest Days features more than 15 record-breaking Take That songs, alongside a heart-warming and hilarious story of love, loss and laughter from award-winning writer Tim Firth that will make your heart Shine...Valid From 28/8/2023Valid To 2/9/2023Buy Here
Mrs Brown’s Boys – Mrs Brown Rides Again at Edinburgh Playhouse...£29.64
Written by and starring Brendan O’Carroll as the beloved “Mammy”, the classic ‘Mrs. Brown Rides Again’ follows Agnes Brown and her dysfunctional family romp their way through what seems to be the..Valid From 7/9/2023Valid To 9/9/2023Buy Here
The King and I at Edinburgh Playhouse£21.00
Following its critically-acclaimed sold out season at The London Palladium, the multi award-winning Broadway production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I is heading on a UK tour in 2023. The..Valid From 12/9/2023Valid To 16/9/2023Buy Here
Disney’s Aladdin at Edinburgh Playhouse£20.00
Sign up for priority access for Disney’s Aladdin here. Don’t miss this extraordinary theatrical event already seen by over 10 million people worldwide where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities..Valid From 24/10/2023Valid To 18/11/2023Buy Here
Varna International Ballet – Sleeping Beauty at Edinburgh Playhouse...£13.00
Varna International Ballet – Sleeping Beauty at Edinburgh Playhouse Varna International Ballet – Sleeping Beauty is at Edinburgh Playhouse on Thursday 18th January, 2024. View all shows booking now at Edinburgh Playhouse.Valid From 18/1/2024Valid To 18/1/2024Buy 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 19/1/2024Valid To 19/1/2024Buy 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 20/1/2024Valid To 20/1/2024Buy Here
Shrek The Musical at Edinburgh PlayhouseTickets From £20.50
Join our unlikely hero Shrek and his noble steed Donkey as they embark on a big, bright, musical adventure! Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks film, the Broadway and West End smash hit..Valid From 22/1/2024Valid To 27/1/2024Buy Here
Jesus Christ Superstar at Edinburgh Playhouse£26.50
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£20.00
Featuring the iconic original score from the Oscar-winning MGM film including Over The Rainbow, Follow The Yellow Brick Road and We’re Off To See The Wizard with additional songs from Andrew Lloyd..Valid From 13/2/2024Valid To 17/2/2024Buy Here
Professor Brian Cox – Horizons: A 21st Century Space Odyssey at Edinburgh Playhouse...£46.26
Horizons has taken over 250,000 people across three continents on a dazzling journey; a story of how we came to be and what we can become. Using state of the art screen..Valid From 15/3/2024Valid To 15/3/2024Buy Here
Pretty Woman The Musical at Edinburgh Playhouse£29.50
Once upon a time in the late ’80s, Vivian met Edward and her life changed forever. Be swept up in their romance in this dazzlingly theatrical take on a love story for..Valid From 2/4/2024Valid To 13/4/2024Buy Here
The Drifters Girl at Edinburgh Playhouse£13.00
Nominated for Best New Musical at the 2022 Olivier Awards, this smash-hit show has a phenomenal soundtrack packed full of iconic Drifters hits including Saturday Night At The Movies, Save The Last..Valid From 30/4/2024Valid To 4/5/2024Buy Here
Romesh Ranganathan: Hustle at Edinburgh Playhouse£35.65
Join Romesh as he examines all of these issues and more, while providing no real answers. Romesh is best known for The Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan, The Ranganation, Rob & Romesh Vs,..Valid From 16/5/2024Valid To 17/5/2024Buy Here
Seven Drunken Nights – The Story of the Dubliners at Edinburgh Playhouse...£13.00
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 19/5/2024Valid To 19/5/2024Buy Here
Tom Allen: Completely at Edinburgh Playhouse£29.64
The household name with his signature acerbic wit and riotous storytelling, Tom is the host of The Apprentice: You’re Fired and co-hosts Cooking With The Stars, Like Minded Friends and he is..Valid From 8/6/2024Valid To 8/6/2024Buy Here
Sarah Millican: Late Bloomer at Edinburgh Playhouse£37.25
When Sarah Millican was a bairn, she wouldn’t say boo to a goose. Quiet at school, not many friends, no boobs til she was 16. Now? NOW she is loud, with good..Valid From 13/9/2024Valid To 13/9/2024Buy Here
Sarah Millican: Late Bloomer at Edinburgh Playhouse£37.25
Sarah Millican: Late Bloomer is a brilliant new comedy show touring venues across the UK, from Edinburgh Playhouse to Princess Theatre Torquay. A follow-up to Sarah’s last tour Bobby Dazzler, Late Bloomer..Valid From 13/9/2024Valid To 14/9/2024Buy Here
Come From Away at Edinburgh Playhouse 2024£13.00
Winner of four Olivier Awards including Best New Musical in London and the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical on Broadway... tickets from £13.00.Valid From 17/9/2024Valid To 21/9/2024Buy Tickets
Wicked at Edinburgh Playhouse£30.00
“One of the most successful musicals of all time” (BBC News), Wicked has been casting its magical spell around the world for two decades. Wicked at Edinburgh Playhouse Wicked is at Edinburgh..Valid From 12/12/2024Valid To 14/1/2024Buy Here