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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Varna International Ballet – Giselle at Edinburgh Playhouse...£13.00
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Varna International Ballet – Swan Lake at Edinburgh Playhouse...£13.00
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Varna International Ballet – Nutcracker at Edinburgh Playhouse...£13.00
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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
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – The Musical at Edinburgh Playhouse...£13.00
Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – The Musical; the devilishly delicious tale of young golden ticket winner Charlie Bucket and the mysterious confectionary wizard Willy Wonka, will embark on its..Valid From 29/3/2023Valid To 15/4/2023Buy Here
Dara Ó Briain: So, Where Were We? at Edinburgh Playhouse£27.65
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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
Six at Edinburgh Playhouse£13.00
Multi award-winning, with a spectacularly successful sound-track storming charts across the globe, this sell-out Tudor take-off has “an incredibly strong and powerful message. Boundary-pushing, genre-redefining” (The Australian) and is “pure entertainment” (The..Valid From 2/5/2023Valid To 6/5/2023Buy 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