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.

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Upcoming Events at Festival Theatre Edinburgh

The Phantom of the Opera - CANCELLED

The Phantom of the Opera - CANCELLED

23rd September 2020 - 31st October 2020

The brilliant original production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera arrives at the Festival Theatre for the first time ever in 2020!
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Jimmy Carr: Teribly Funny

Jimmy Carr: Teribly Funny

3rd November 2020

Join Jimmy Carr for the ultimate comedy show when he brings his new tour, Terribly Funny, to the Festival Theatre Edinburgh!
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Bring It On The Musical - CANCELLED

Bring It On The Musical - CANCELLED

24th November 2020 - 28th November 2020

Amber Davies and Louis Smith are ready to BRING IT ON as the smash hit Broadway Musical back flips into the UK.
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Scottish Ballet’s The Nutcracker

Scottish Ballet’s The Nutcracker

5th December 2020 - 31st December 2020

This winter, banish the dark skies and enjoy a visual feast as we take you and your family on a fantastical adventure with Scottish Ballet’s The Nutcracker!
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Paul Smith: Changed

Paul Smith: Changed

9th January 2021

Comedian Paul Smith returns with his third national tour show... Changed! Catch him at the Festival Theatre Edinburgh on Saturday 9th January!
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Trixie Mattel

Trixie Mattel

13th January 2021

Trixie Mattel is on tour with an exciting electro-folk reinvention and stops off at the Festival Theatre on 13th January!
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Ballet Black

Ballet Black

15th January 2021

The hugely popular Ballet Black returns to the Festival Theatre with a mixed bill full of lyrical contrasts and beautiful movement.
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Simon and Garfunkel Through the Years

Simon and Garfunkel Through the Years

16th January 2021

The Bookends presents Simon & Garfunkel Through the Years. This live concert experience is without a doubt the most authentic tribute to Simon & Garfunkel touring the world today.
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Silent Cinema: A Night of Laurel and Hardy

Silent Cinema: A Night of Laurel and Hardy

31st January 2021

Maestro Will Pickvance accompanies live on piano four of his favourite short films from those masters of comedy Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy.
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Ross Noble: Humournoid

Ross Noble: Humournoid

11th February 2021

The brilliant Ross Noble comes to the Festival Edinburgh on Thursday 11th February with his latest show... Humournoid!
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Ballet West - The Nutcracker

Ballet West - The Nutcracker

12th February 2021

The Nutcracker 2021 Ballet West’s Touring Company is proud to present the ever-popular ballet 'The Nutcracker' at venues across Scotland, including the Festival Theatre Edinburgh!
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Lost in Music

Lost in Music

13th February 2021

Get ready to recreate the Magical 70’s and let us take you on a musical journey straight to the heart of Disco!
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Grease

Grease

16th February 2021 - 20th February 2021

Grease, the world’s best-loved musical is back, grittier and more glamorous than ever before. Catch it at the Festival Theatre Edinburgh in February!
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Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights

1st March 2021 - 6th March 2021

Shot through with music, dance, passion and hope, Emma Rice transforms Emily Brontë’s masterpiece into a uniquely theatrical experience.
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The Addams Family

The Addams Family

9th March 2021 - 13th March 2021

Everyone's favourite kooky and spooky family are back in this spectacular and hilarious musical comedy.
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Fascinating Aïda

Fascinating Aïda

21st March 2021

Dillie Keane, Adèle Anderson and Liza Pulman are heading out on tour and will be stopping off at the Festival Theatre Edinburgh on 21st March!
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Singin’ in the Rain

Singin’ in the Rain

23rd March 2021 - 27th March 2021

Jonathan Church’s critically acclaimed production of Singin’ in the Rain is back to make a splash. Catch it at the Festival Theatre in March 2021!
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Scottish Ballet’s Swan Lake

Scottish Ballet’s Swan Lake

8th April 2021 - 10th April 2021

Lose yourself in the raw intensity of Swan Lake, this sleek and unmissable ballet, returning to Edinburgh in April!
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Still Gaun!

Still Gaun!

14th April 2021

Still Game stars Mark Cox (Tam), Jane McCarry (Isa) & Paul Riley (Winston) are coming to the Festival Theatre Edinburgh for an evening of fun, laughter and memories of the hit show!
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Remembering The Oscars

Remembering The Oscars

15th April 2021

Get ready to celebrate the Oscar-winning songs in this exhilarating new dance spectacular with Strictly's favourite couple, Aljaz and Janette!
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Oti Mabuse: I Am Here

Oti Mabuse: I Am Here

18th April 2021

Don't miss a night of electrifying choreography with Strictly Come Dancing and The Greatest Dancer star, Oti Mabuse, at the Festival Theatre Edinburgh on April 18th!
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Sister Act

Sister Act

20th April 2021 - 1st May 2021

Brace yourselves Sisters! The Broadway and UK smash-hit musical Sister Act is coming to the Festival Theatre Edinburgh in 2021!
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Round the Horne

Round the Horne

22nd April 2021

Take a step back in time to the BBC’s Paris Studios and experience this comedy classic live!
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Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker!

Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker!

4th May 2021 - 8th May 2021

Nurcracker, the sweetest of all Matthew Bourne’s treats returns to the Festival Theatre for one week only!
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Burn the Floor

Burn the Floor

9th May 2021

Kevin Clifton is back with the sensational worldwide Ballroom dance company 'Burn the Floor' in 2021!
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SIX

SIX

11th May 2021 - 16th May 2021

The sell-out London smash hit ‘SIX’ is the phenomenon everyone is losing their head over and it returns to the Festival Theatre in May 2021!
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Strictly Come Dancing: The Professionals

Strictly Come Dancing: The Professionals

3rd June 2021 - 4th June 2021

Catch your favourite Pros as they waltz their way across the UK when Strictly Come Dancing: The Professionals tour comes to the Festival Theatre in June 2021!
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In Conversation with the Sopranos

In Conversation with the Sopranos

14th June 2021

Get the real story behind what Vanity Fair called “the greatest pop-culture masterpiece of its day” when three of The Sopranos’ most iconic cast members sit down for a chat.
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Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival: Jools Holland and His Rhythm and Blues Orchestra

Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival: Jools Holland and His Rhythm and Blues Orchestra

16th July 2021

Jools Holland and his much loved Rhythm & Blues Orchestra will return to the Festival Theatre on Friday 16th July 2021.
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Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival: Curtis Stigers

Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival: Curtis Stigers

17th July 2021

Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival is delighted to welcome back Curtis Stigers with his own top class US band. His shows have been outstanding highlights of the Festival’s last decade.
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Scottish Ballet’s The Scandal at Mayerling

Scottish Ballet’s The Scandal at Mayerling

21st October 2021 - 23rd October 2021

Reimagined and redesigned by Scottish Ballet, this dramatic world premiere will be the first time MacMillan’s iconic ballet is produced in the UK outside of London.
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