Festival Theatre Edinburgh

Festival Theatre Edinburgh

About Festival Theatre Edinburgh

13/29 Nicolson Street , Edinburgh South EH8 9FT
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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 at Festival Theatre Edinburgh

Edinburgh International Festival:  XENOS

Edinburgh International Festival: XENOS

16th August 2018 - 18th August 2018
Marking the great dancer's final performances in a full-length production, Akram Khan’s XENOS confronts the tragedy of the First World War.
Edinburgh International Festival: La Cenerentola

Edinburgh International Festival: La Cenerentola

24th August 2018 - 26th August 2018
A visually stunning and boldly staged production of Rossini’s opera. The classic tale of Cinderella is radically transformed by renowned director Stefan Herheim.
Garbage

Garbage

4th September 2018
The mighty Garbage return to the stage with their first UK tour in over 2 years, catch them at Edinburgh Festival Theatre on September 4th!
Julie

Julie

6th September 2018
Vanessa Kirby and Eric Kofi Abrefa feature in this new prduction broadcast live from the National Theatre.
Astronomical

Astronomical

8th September 2018
Astro Gymnastics welcome you along to a spectacular evening featuring a stunning showcase of high level acrobatics, tumble and dance.
Rob Brydon - I Am Standing Up...

Rob Brydon - I Am Standing Up...

14th September 2018
Rob Brydon returns with 'I Am Standing Up...', his first stand up tour since 2009, catch him at the Festival Theatre on September 14th!
Ocean Film Festival

Ocean Film Festival

15th September 2018
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

20th September 2018 - 21st September 2018
The Richard Alston Dance Company returns to the Festival Theatre on 20th & 21st September with a programme full of his trademark lyrical choreography.
Sarah Millican - Control Enthusiast

Sarah Millican - Control Enthusiast

22nd September 2018 - 23rd September 2018
Sarah Millican's Control Enthusiast tour promises to be funny, frank and unapologetically filthy!
Calendar Girls the Musical

Calendar Girls the Musical

2nd October 2018 - 13th October 2018
Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's award-winning musical comedy Calendar Girls is touring the UK and comes to the Festival Theatre in October.
Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake

Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake

16th October 2018 - 20th October 2018
Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake returns with a fresh look for the 21st century! Catch it when the tour comes to the Festival Theatre in October!
Ross Noble - El Hablador

Ross Noble - El Hablador

3rd November 2018
Ross Noble returns to dance around the stage spinning out all the nonsense in his head into a hilarious stand up show!
Nativity! The Musical

Nativity! The Musical

28th November 2018 - 2nd December 2018
After an extended run in the West End, Nativity! The Musical is coming to Edinburgh's Festival Theatre.
Les Misérables

Les Misérables

22nd January 2019 - 16th February 2019
After nearly a decade since the last sell-out UK tour, Les Misérables will play Edinburgh Festival Theatre in 2019.

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Popular Events

Rebus: Long Shadows
Ian Rankin is bringing his beloved creation to the stage for the very first time alongside award-winning playwright Rona Munro. See it at the King's Theatre in October.
Edinburgh Summer Sessions
Edinburgh Summer Sessions will take place at the Ross Bandstand this August bring world-class acts to Princes Street Gardens.
Big Big Gin Festival
The Big Big Gin Festival is launching this October at Edinburgh Corn Exchange with over 100 different gins to choose from. Let your experience be-gin!
Cirque Berserk
Britain’s biggest theatre-circus spectacular, Cirque Berserk, makes its eagerly anticipated Fringe debut at EICC!
Fame
Catch the definitive 30th anniversary tour of Fame, one of the best loved musicals across the world, when it comes to the King's Theatre in October!

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