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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

Little Shop of Horrors

Little Shop of Horrors

21 June 2017 - 24 June 2017
Little Shop of Horrors - A comedy, rock, horror musical based on the 1960s film is on at The Studio in June.
UK Premiere Disney Pixar’s Cars 3

UK Premiere Disney Pixar’s Cars 3

25 June 2017
Edinburgh International Film Festival will kick off its opening weekend with the UK premiere of Disney Pixar’s Cars 3!
MagicFest Gala: Levitations

MagicFest Gala: Levitations

08 July 2017
Back for the 8th year, MagicFest Gala brings the best magic and variety talent from around the world.
John Scofield Uberjam Band with Dennis Chambers / Mike Stern & Randy Brecker Group

John Scofield Uberjam Band with Dennis Chambers / Mike Stern & Randy Brecker Group

14 July 2017
Catch jazz guitar double bill of John Scofield Uberjam Band with Dennis Chambers / Mike Stern & Randy Brecker Group.
Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival:  A Night With Ella - Seonaid Aitken

Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival: A Night With Ella - Seonaid Aitken

15 July 2017
Seonaid Aitken celebrates the songs of Ella Fitzgerald in her centenary year with The Groove Merchant Big Band.
Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival:  Jazz Centenary Gala Concert

Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival: Jazz Centenary Gala Concert

19 July 2017
This Centenary gala concert brings the best musicians from New Orleans to celebrate the early years of Jazz.
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.
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!
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.
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.