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

Silent Cinema: A Night of Laurel and Hardy - POSTPONED

Silent Cinema: A Night of Laurel and Hardy - POSTPONED

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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Ballet West - The Nutcracker - POSTPONED

Ballet West - The Nutcracker - POSTPONED

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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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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Northern Ballet: The Great Gatsby - CANCELLED

Northern Ballet: The Great Gatsby - CANCELLED

18th March 2021 - 20th March 2021

Lose yourself in the decadence of 1920s New York with Northern Ballet’s sell-out sensation The Great Gatsby at the Festival Theatre!
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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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Janey Godley’s Soup Pot Tour

Janey Godley’s Soup Pot Tour

11th April 2021

Grab the soup pot and get ready for Janey Godley, the “Queen of Scottish Comedy”, coming to the Festival Theatre!
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Still Gaun! - CANCELLED

Still Gaun! - CANCELLED

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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Sister Act - CANCELLED

Sister Act - CANCELLED

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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The Rocky Horror Show

The Rocky Horror Show

26th April 2021 - 1st May 2021

Follow sweethearts Brad and Janet on an adventure they’ll never forget when Richard O'Brien's timeless musical The Rocky Horror Show comes to the Festival Theatre Edinburgh!
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Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker! - POSTPONED

Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker! - POSTPONED

4th May 2021 - 8th May 2021

Nutcracker, 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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Trixie Mattel

Trixie Mattel

31st May 2021

Trixie Mattel is on tour with an exciting electro-folk reinvention and stops off at the Festival Theatre on 31st May!
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Jimmy Carr: Teribly Funny

Jimmy Carr: Teribly Funny

1st June 2021

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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An Evening of Eric and Ern

An Evening of Eric and Ern

2nd June 2021

An Evening of Eric And Ern is a brilliant homage to Morecambe and Wise, crammed full of renditions of those famous comedy sketches! Catch it at the Festival Theatre Edinburgh!
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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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Anton and Giovanni - Him and Me Tour

Anton and Giovanni - Him and Me Tour

25th June 2021

BBC Strictly professionals Anton Du Beke and Giovanni Pernice bring their first ever tour together to the Festival Theatre in June!
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Oti Mabuse: I Am Here

Oti Mabuse: I Am Here

11th July 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!
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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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Fascinating Aïda

Fascinating Aïda

23rd July 2021

Dillie Keane, Adèle Anderson and Liza Pulman are heading out on tour and will be stopping off at the Festival Theatre Edinburgh on 23rd July!
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Paul Smith: Changed

Paul Smith: Changed

4th September 2021

Comedian Paul Smith returns with his third national tour show... Changed! Catch him at the Festival Theatre Edinburgh on Saturday 4th September!
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Ocean Film Festival

Ocean Film Festival

11th September 2021

The Ocean Film Festival returns to the Festival Theatre with a brand new selection of the most amazing ocean films.
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AJ and Curtis’ Big Night Out

AJ and Curtis’ Big Night Out

18th September 2021

Strictly Come Dancing star AJ PRITCHARD and his brother, Love Island and Greatest Dancer favourite CURTIS PRITCHARD are bringing you a brand new, action packed variety show in 2021.
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Grease

Grease

28th September 2021 - 2nd October 2021

Grease, the world’s best-loved musical is back, grittier and more glamorous than ever before. Catch it at the Festival Theatre Edinburgh!
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The Osmonds: A New Musical

The Osmonds: A New Musical

5th October 2021 - 9th October 2021

You Loved Them For A Reason... now, for the first time, you can see this sensational new musical at the Festival Theatre Edinburgh and relive one of the world's biggest ever boybands, The Osmonds!
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Anything Goes

Anything Goes

12th October 2021 - 17th October 2021

This major new production of Cole Porter and P. G. Wodehouse’s classic golden age musical comes to Edinburgh, direct from London’s Barbican Theatre and is set to be the musical of 2021.
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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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Lost in Music

Lost in Music

20th November 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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Scottish Ballet’s The Nutcracker

Scottish Ballet’s The Nutcracker

1st December 2021 - 31st December 2021

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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Simon and Garfunkel Through the Years

Simon and Garfunkel Through the Years

14th January 2022

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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Ross Noble: Humournoid

Ross Noble: Humournoid

15th January 2022

The brilliant Ross Noble comes to the Festival Edinburgh on 15th January 2022 with his latest show... Humournoid!
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Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Bedknobs and Broomsticks

19th January 2022 - 23rd January 2022

Enter a world of magic and fantasy as Disney's classic movie Bedknobs and Broomsticks comes to the Festival Theatre Edinburgh as an exciting new musical!
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Paul Carrack: GOOD and READY tour

Paul Carrack: GOOD and READY tour

6th February 2022

Paul Carrack, one of the most revered voices in music and a figurehead of soulful pop for decades, will return to the Festival Theatre Edinburgh with his GOOD and READY tour 2022!
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Singin’ in the Rain

Singin’ in the Rain

26th April 2022 - 30th April 2022

Jonathan Church’s critically acclaimed production of Singin’ in the Rain is back to make a splash. Catch it at the Festival Theatre in April 2022!
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Sarah Millican: Bobby Dazzler

Sarah Millican: Bobby Dazzler

2nd July 2022 - 3rd July 2022

Sarah Millican is bringing her brand new tour, Bobby Dazzler to the Festival Theatre Edinburgh on 2nd & 3rd July 2022!
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