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

In Our Yard: Wee Creatives

In Our Yard: Wee Creatives

Selected dates between 4th June 2021 - 27th August 2021

This summer Capital Theatres are delighted to be returning with Wee Creatives, live and in person, delivered in the newly transformed courtyard space at the Festival Theatre!
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In Our Yard: After Zooms

In Our Yard: After Zooms

Selected dates between 4th June 2021 - 27th August 2021

‘After Zooms’ are a re-invention of Capital Theatres popular play days and they are happening live and in-person in Festival Theatre's Courtyard this summer.
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In Our Yard: Family Takeovers

In Our Yard: Family Takeovers

Selected dates between 5th June 2021 - 28th August 2021

Family takeovers are back with two hour sessions delivered outdoors by professional artist, providing an opportunity for families to make, create and play together.
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Verdi’s Falstaff

Verdi’s Falstaff

Selected dates between 8th August 2021 - 14th August 2021

Scottish Opera returns to live music this summer with a boisterous new outdoor production from world-renowned director, Sir David McVicar!
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Banff Mountain Film Festival

Banff Mountain Film Festival

1st September 2021 - 2nd September 2021

Experience an extraordinary collection of short films when the Banff Mountain Film Festival returns to the Festival Theatre on 1st and 2nd September!
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Ocean Film Festival

Ocean Film Festival

3rd 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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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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Yotam Ottolenghi: A life in flavour

Yotam Ottolenghi: A life in flavour

17th September 2021

An exclusive opportunity to hear directly from Yotam Ottolenghi about his life in flavour, and find inspiration for your own cooking.
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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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In the Night Garden Live

In the Night Garden Live

24th September 2021 - 25th September 2021

In the Night Garden Live is the perfect musical theatre experience for the entire family and comes to the King’s Theatre in May as part of a UK tour.
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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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Anything Goes - CANCELLED

Anything Goes - CANCELLED

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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Tim Minchin: Back Encore 2021

Tim Minchin: Back Encore 2021

17th October 2021

Tim Minchin, award-winning comedian, actor and composer, is back on tour this autumn and you can catch him at the Festival Theatre on 17th October!
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Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing

8th November 2021 - 13th November 2021

Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage is back, exploding with heart-pounding music, breathtaking emotion and sensationally sexy dancing.
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An Evening of Eric and Ern

An Evening of Eric and Ern

15th November 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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Ballet Black

Ballet Black

18th November 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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Janey Godley’s Soup Pot Tour

Janey Godley’s Soup Pot Tour

19th November 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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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

7th 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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Burn the Floor

Burn the Floor

9th January 2022

Kevin Clifton is back with the sensational worldwide Ballroom dance company 'Burn the Floor' in 2022!
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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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The Addams Family

The Addams Family

25th January 2022 - 29th January 2022

Everyone's favourite kooky and spooky family are back in this spectacular and hilarious musical comedy.
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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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Bring It On The Musical

Bring It On The Musical

15th February 2022 - 19th February 2022

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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Hannah Gadsby - Body of Work

Hannah Gadsby - Body of Work

13th March 2022

Hannah Gadsby, world class, award winning funny person, has a brand new live show - Body of Work – and it's coming to the Festival Theatre on 13th March!
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SIX

SIX

15th March 2022 - 26th March 2022

The international smash hit ‘SIX’ is the phenomenon everyone is losing their head over and it returns to the Festival Theatre in March 2022!
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Remembering The Oscars

Remembering The Oscars

27th March 2022

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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Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny

Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny

24th April 2022

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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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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Trixie Mattel

Trixie Mattel

1st May 2022

Trixie Mattel is on tour with an exciting electro-folk reinvention and stops off at the Festival Theatre on 1st May 2022!
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Oti Mabuse: I Am Here

Oti Mabuse: I Am Here

8th May 2022

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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Scottish Ballet’s The Scandal at Mayerling

Scottish Ballet’s The Scandal at Mayerling

26th May 2022 - 28th May 2022

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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Strictly Come Dancing: The Professionals

Strictly Come Dancing: The Professionals

29th May 2022

Catch your favourite Pros as they waltz their way across the UK when Strictly Come Dancing: The Professionals tour comes to the Festival Theatre!
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Stewart Lee Snowflake/Tornado

Stewart Lee Snowflake/Tornado

19th June 2022

Don't miss a double-bill of two new 60 minute sets, back to back, from comedian Stewart Lee at the Festival Theatre!
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In Conversation with the Sopranos

In Conversation with the Sopranos

21st June 2022

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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Sandi Toksvig Live! Next Slide Please...

Sandi Toksvig Live! Next Slide Please...

27th June 2022

Sandi Toksvig is touring her new show 'Next Slide Please'. Expect fascinatingly funny facts, silly jokes, a quick-fire Q&A and possibly a game of Covid Lingo Bingo.
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Anton and Giovanni - Him and Me Tour

Anton and Giovanni - Him and Me Tour

1st July 2022

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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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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Zog and the Flying Doctors

Zog and the Flying Doctors

9th July 2022 - 13th July 2022

The roar-some crew are back at the Festival Theatre Edinburgh for a brand new adventure.
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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

15th July 2022

Jools Holland and his much loved Rhythm & Blues Orchestra will return to the Festival Theatre on Friday 15th July 2022.
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Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival: Curtis Stigers

Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival: Curtis Stigers

16th July 2022

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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Sister Act

Sister Act

6th September 2022 - 17th September 2022

Brace yourselves Sisters! The Broadway and UK smash-hit musical Sister Act is coming to the Festival Theatre Edinburgh in 2022!
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The Osmonds: A New Musical

The Osmonds: A New Musical

20th September 2022 - 24th September 2022

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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The Cher Show

The Cher Show

10th October 2022 - 15th October 2022

It’s time to turn back time with this fiercely fabulous kick-ass new musical to honour the original Queen of Sass – the inimitable Cher!
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Gilded Balloon's Basement specialises in curated seasonal programmes with a focus on Comedy and Theatre. Nestled in between the bars and restaurants of...
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