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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.

Festival Theatre Edinburgh

About Festival Theatre Edinburgh

13/29 Nicolson Street , Edinburgh South EH8 9FT
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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

The Music Man

21st May 2024 - 25th May 2024

After a show-stopping, high-flying performance of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang last year. Southern Light is back at the Festival Theatre with Meredith Willson’s The Music Man.

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The Tortoise and the Hare

26th May 2024

The perfect introduction to live ballet and music, your little ones will be cheering along as a playful cast of characters re-tell this classic tale.

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I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue

27th May 2024

Join chairman Jack Dee, a panel of top comedians plus pianist Colin Sell for an unmissable evening of inspired nonsense.

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Uncanny Live: I Know What I Saw

28th May 2024

Due to PHENOMENAL demand, the sell-out hit show Uncanny: I Know What I Saw with Danny Robins is back in 2024! Catch it at the Festival Theatre on 28th May!

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NT Live Encore Screening: The Motive and the Cue

29th May 2024

Catch a special screening of The Motive and the Cue, a fierce and funny new play directed by Sam Mendes and starring Mark Gatiss as John Gielgud and Johnny Flynn as Richard Burton!

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Country Roads

30th May 2024

Leave your 9 to 5 worries at the door and get ready as, for one night only, hit producers Entertainers celebrate the Kings and Queens of country music at the Festival Theatre!

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Iain Stirling: RELEVANT

31st May 2024

BAFTA-winning comedian, national sensation and extremely funny Iain Stirling, is bringing his intuitive razor-sharp humour to the Festival Theatre with brand new show, RELEVANT!

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Simon and Garfunkel Through the Years

2nd June 2024

This live concert experience is without a doubt the most authentic tribute to Simon & Garfunkel touring the world today.

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Nadiya & Kai: Behind The Magic

4th June 2024

Following their critically acclaimed debut tour, Nadiya and Kai are back with their brand new show Behind the Magic! Don't miss it at the Festival Theatre on Tuesday 4th June!

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Scottish Opera - La Traviata

7th June 2024 - 15th June 2024

This beloved production, which began life at Scottish Opera in 2008, has been seen at opera houses around the world! Don't miss La Traviata when it come to Edinburgh in June!

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Ballet Black: Heroes

18th June 2024

Now in their 22nd year, Cassa Pancho's Ballet Black return to the Festival Theatre with a new double bill, Ballet Black: Heroes.

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Bluey’s Big Play

20th June 2024 - 23rd June 2024

For the first time ever, hit theatre tour Bluey's Big Play will visit the UK! Don't miss Bluey, Bingo and all the family when they come to Edinburgh's Festival Theatre in June!

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Life Of Pi

25th June 2024 - 29th June 2024

Winner of five Olivier Awards, including Best Play, see the West End spectacle on its first-ever UK tour coming to the Festival Theatre!

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Lea Salonga - Stage, Screen & Everything in Between

30th June 2024

Musical theatre and Disney star Lea Salonga returns to the UK with her new solo tour 'Stage, Screen & Everything in Between' and brings it to the Festival Theatre on Sunday 30th June!

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Bonnie & Clyde The Musical

2nd July 2024 - 6th July 2024

The West End smash-hit Bonnie & Clyde The Musical is set to hold-up Edinburgh following two hell-raising seasons in London's West End!

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Anton & Giovanni - Together

7th July 2024

After the hugely successful Him and Me Tour, the nation's favourite double act, Anton Du Beke and Giovanni Pernice, are back with their brand new live tour - Together!

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Jools Holland & His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra

14th July 2024

Don't miss Jools Holland & his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra at the Festival Theatre, Edinburgh on 14th July!

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National Theatre Live: Nye

18th July 2024

The epic new Welsh fantasia Nye, which sees Michael Sheen playing Nye Bevan, will be broadcast live from the National Theatre on 18th July.

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CATS - The Beyond Broadway Experience

26th July 2024 - 27th July 2024

Join the Beyond Broadway Experience's 200-strong cast as they present Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical, CATS.

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Carmen

4th August 2024 - 8th August 2024

The most popular French opera in the world comes to the International Festival direct from Opéra-Comique – the Parisian opera house where it all began.

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The Marriage of Figaro

16th August 2024 - 18th August 2024

The acclaimed Komische Oper Berlin and director Kirill Serebrennikov, known for his daring, satirical productions, present Mozart’s iconic comic opera.

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Assembly Hall

22nd August 2024 - 24th August 2024

Combining Arthurian cosplay and emotive contemporary dance, Crystal Pite and Jonathon Young present their major new dance work 'Assembly Hall' at the Festival Theatre!

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Rebus: A Game Called Malice

10th September 2024 - 14th September 2024

Transferring John Rebus' maverick detective skills to the stage, this suspense-filled play finds the iconic sleuth uncovering disturbing truths during a murder mystery game!

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A Chorus Line

24th September 2024 - 28th September 2024

Celebrate the lives of theatre’s unsung heroes, as they tell searing stories of ambition, shattered hopes, and what it really costs to follow your dreams.

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Rambert’s Peaky Blinders

1st October 2024 - 5th October 2024

Rambert’s thrilling stage adaptation The Redemption of Thomas Shelby returns to Edinburgh, capturing the Peaky story, with stunning performances from Rambert’s dancers and an iconic soundtrack!

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Dr. Louise Newson: Hormones & Menopause - The Great Debate

7th October 2024

Dr Louise Newson, the leading medical expert on menopause and hormones, brings her inaugural UK theatre tour, accompanied by Dublin-based comedian Anne Gildea, to the Festival Theatre on 7th October.

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Blue Man Group

9th October 2024 - 13th October 2024

The theatrical phenomenon 'Blue Man Group' returns to the UK bringing its award-winning Bluevolution World Tour and comes to the Festival Theatre in October!

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Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells: 50th Anniversary Tour

14th October 2024

Conducted and arranged by Oldfield's long-term collaborator Robin Smith, this show will see the iconic Tubular Bells performed in full, as well as other works by Mike Oldfield!

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Carrie Hope Fletcher

15th October 2024

Award-winning West End sensation Carrie Hope Fletcher is heading out on a brand-new UK tour in 2024, don't miss her live at the Festival Theatre on Tuesday 15th October!

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Ocean Film Festival

16th October 2024

The Ocean Film Festival returns to the Festival Theatre with a brand new selection of the world’s most incredible ocean films!

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Qudus Onikeku/The Q Dance Company - Re:incarnation

18th October 2024 - 19th October 2024

An ode to the richness of Nigerian culture, this dance, music, fashion and visual art creation showcases the depth of ancient Yoruba philosophy mixed with Nigerian youth culture.

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Ed Gamble: Hot Diggity Dog

20th October 2024

Ed Gamble has minced a load of meat (thoughts), piped it into a casing (show) and it's coming to a bun (venue) near you! Catch him at the Festival Theatre Edinburgh on Sunday 20th October!

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Murder on the Orient Express

22nd October 2024 - 26th October 2024

Agatha Christie's classic Murder on the Orient Express gets a thrilling new stage adaptation. Can Poirot solve the mystery before the final stop? Find out when the show comes to Edinburgh in October!

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The Horne Section’s Hit Show

4th November 2024

The six-headed comedy band includes five outstanding musicians and one non-musical stand-up. Expect comedy, songs, enthusiastic dancing, and a lot of mucking about!

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Cinderella

23rd November 2024 - 31st December 2024

Join returning panto favourites Allan Stewart, Grant Stott and Jordan Young with a new magical pantomime for all the family at the Festival Theatre!

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Scottish Ballet’s The Nutcracker

8th January 2025 - 18th January 2025

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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Mary Poppins

22nd January 2025 - 15th February 2025

Direct from the West End, the classic multi award-winning musical Mary Poppins comes to the Festival Theatre from 12th January!

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Priscilla Queen of the Desert - The Musical

12th March 2025 - 15th March 2025

The Bohemians are heading to the Festival Theatre to bring you their 2025 production 'Priscilla Queen of the Desert - The Musical'.

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Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake

8th April 2025 - 12th April 2025

Matthew Bourne’s audacious, rule-breaking reinvention of Tchaikovsky's masterpiece has now become the most successful dance theatre production of all time. Catch it at the Festival Theatre in April!

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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

13th May 2025 - 17th May 2025

Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime as the West End smash-hit production of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe comes to the Festival Theatre in May 2025.

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