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13/29 Nicolson Street , Edinburgh South EH8 9FT
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Opening Hours

Booking Office 10:00am - 5:45pm
Festival Theatre Edinburgh
About Festival Theatre Edinburgh

The Edinburgh Festival Theatre is a performing arts venue used primarily for performances of opera and ballet, large-scale musical events, and touring groups.

If you like a little added sparkle with your live entertainment then the prestigious Festival Theatre is the place for you. Built in 1994, the impressive glass facade imposes a sense of occasion as you enter the sleek and contemporary foyer spaces. Enjoy a drink in our spacious bars and take in the inspiring views across to Arthur's Seat - but don't let the modern entrance fool you - the traditional 1915-seat auditorium, with its sumptuous decor and lavish fittings, has all the grandeur and splendour you need for a truly special theatrical experience.

Upcoming Events

Scottish Opera: La traviata

Scottish Opera: La traviata

15 November 2017 - 25 November 2017
Passionate, flamboyant, gripping; La traviata is not to be missed when it comes to the Festival Theatre in November!
Legally Blonde The Musical

Legally Blonde The Musical

27 November 2017 - 02 December 2017
Catch Legally Blonde The Musical at the Festival Theatre from 27th November.
The Nutcracker - Scottish Ballet

The Nutcracker - Scottish Ballet

09 December 2017 - 30 December 2017
Christmas 2017 sees the return to the Festival Theatre of Scottish Ballet’s much-loved production of The Nutcracker.
Banff Mountain Film Festival

Banff Mountain Film Festival

13 January 2018
Experience an extraordinary collection of short films when the Banff Mountain Film Festival returns on 13th January!
Miss Saigon

Miss Saigon

17 January 2018 - 17 February 2018
The West End smash-hit musical, Miss Saigon, is coming to Edinburgh Festival Theatre January 2018.
Cirque Berserk

Cirque Berserk

20 February 2018 - 24 February 2018
Britain’s biggest theatre-circus spectacular, Cirque Berserk, returns to the Festival Theatre in February.
Simon & Garfunkel Through The Years

Simon & Garfunkel Through The Years

25 February 2018
The Bookends perform the most authentic sounding tribute to Simon & Garfunkel at Festival Theatre on 25th February.
Scottish Opera: Flight

Scottish Opera: Flight

01 March 2018 - 03 March 2018
Presented by Scottish Opera, Jonathan Dove’s life-affirming comedy flies north for its Scottish premiere!
Ballet Hispánico: Carmen

Ballet Hispánico: Carmen

06 March 2018 - 10 March 2018
The Festival Theatre presents the European debut of Latino dance company Ballet Hispánico with CARMEN.maquia.
The Play That Goes Wrong

The Play That Goes Wrong

12 March 2018 - 17 March 2018
Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society bring the brilliantly funny comedy 'The Play That Goes Wrong' to Festival Theatre.
James & Ola: Uncensored

James & Ola: Uncensored

20 March 2018
Catch James & Ola in an uncensored show, packed full of high-energy dance routines and steamy scenes!
Northern Ballet’s The Little Mermaid

Northern Ballet’s The Little Mermaid

22 March 2018 - 24 March 2018
Immerse yourself in a mystical underwater world when Northern Ballet brings The Little Mermaid to Festival Theatre.
This House

This House

27 March 2018 - 31 March 2018
Following sell-out runs at the National Theatre and in the West End 'This House' comes to Festival Theatre in March.
Scottish Ballet: Matthew Bourne’s Highland Fling

Scottish Ballet: Matthew Bourne’s Highland Fling

10 April 2018 - 14 April 2018
Scottish Ballet bring Matthew Bourne’s Highland Fling to the Festival Theatre Edinburgh in April!
War Horse

War Horse

18 April 2018 - 12 May 2018
Experience the unforgettable journey of War Horse, coming to the Festival Theatre in April 2018.