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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

Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival:  The Blind Boys of Alabama / The Como Mamas

Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival: The Blind Boys of Alabama / The Como Mamas

21 July 2017
Listen to The Blind Boys of Alabama along with The Como Mamas at Festival Theatre on 21st July.
Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival:  Jools Holland & his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra

Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival: Jools Holland & his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra

22 July 2017
Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival 2017 presents Jools Holland & his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra at the Festival Theatre.
Edinburgh International Festival:  Martin Creed’s Words and Music

Edinburgh International Festival: Martin Creed’s Words and Music

04 August 2017 - 18 August 2017
Artist, musician and Turner Prize-winner Martin Creed invites you to an evening of words, music and more.
Edinburgh International Festival: Greek

Edinburgh International Festival: Greek

05 August 2017 - 06 August 2017
Greek is now a modern opera classic, lauded in productions across the world.
Edinburgh International Festival: Don Giovanni

Edinburgh International Festival: Don Giovanni

09 August 2017 - 12 August 2017
Don't miss this remarkable, provocative staging of Don Giovanni conducted and directed by Iván Fischer.
Edinburgh International Festival: Benjamin Clementine & Special Guests

Edinburgh International Festival: Benjamin Clementine & Special Guests

10 August 2017
Come along for an evening of beautiful music across international cultures with Benjamin Clementine & Special Guests.
Edinburgh International Festival: Macbeth

Edinburgh International Festival: Macbeth

18 August 2017 - 20 August 2017
A major new production of Verdi’s dark operatic thriller, given by Teatro Regio of Turin.
Edinburgh International Festival:  Real Magic

Edinburgh International Festival: Real Magic

22 August 2017 - 27 August 2017
Real Magic takes you on a hallucinatory journey, in a performance about struggle, optimism and the desire for change.
Edinburgh International Festival:  La bohème

Edinburgh International Festival: La bohème

25 August 2017 - 27 August 2017
La bohème is a sumptuous, visually magnificent new production direct from the Teatro Regio, Turin.
Ocean Film Festival

Ocean Film Festival

15 September 2017
The Ocean Film Festival returns to the Festival Theatre with a brand new selection of the most amazing ocean films.
Richard Alston Dance Company

Richard Alston Dance Company

22 September 2017
The ever musical Richard Alston Dance Company returns with a full programme to the Festival Theatre on 23rd September.
Shane Filan: Love Always Tour

Shane Filan: Love Always Tour

23 September 2017
Shane Filan will bring his Love Always tour to the Festival Theatre on 23rd September!
Tap Factory

Tap Factory

24 September 2017
Tap Factory comes to the Edinburgh's Festival Theatre, showcasing urban tap dance in a fun, rhythm-based show!
Daksha Sheth Dance Company

Daksha Sheth Dance Company

27 September 2017
India’s most innovative dance company makes its Edinburgh debut with SARI at the Festival Theatre on 27th September.
Scottish Dance Theatre: Velvet Petal

Scottish Dance Theatre: Velvet Petal

30 September 2017
Set to a fresh dance-punk score, Scottish Dance Theatre bring Velvet Petal to the Festival Theatre on 30th September.
Scottish Ballet Dances Stravinsky

Scottish Ballet Dances Stravinsky

11 October 2017 - 13 October 2017
Scottish Ballet presents an evening of Stravinsky for its Autumn Season with The Fairy's Kiss & The Rite of Spring.
Hedda Gabler

Hedda Gabler

17 October 2017 - 21 October 2017
Following a sold-out run at the National Theatre, this modern production of Hedda Gabler comes to Festival Theatre!
Rambert: A Linha Curva & other works

Rambert: A Linha Curva & other works

26 October 2017 - 28 October 2017
Rambert brings a fun and thought-provoking evening of world-class dance to The Queen's Hall from 26th to 28th October.
Slava’s Snowshow

Slava’s Snowshow

01 November 2017 - 05 November 2017
Slava’s Snowshow, the multi award-winning international sensation for ages 8+, returns to Edinburgh by popular demand.
Balletboyz

Balletboyz

07 November 2017
Celebrated across the world, Balletboyz are back at The Queen's Hall on 7th November with an unmissable performance.
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.
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.
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.