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Edinburgh Playhouse Tickets
This incredible retelling of the Wizard of Oz has been a hit on Broadway for almost 20 years.
The hit Disney musical is a real spectacle for the whole family.
Shrek The Musical
Join Shrek, Fiona & Donkey on the journey of a lifetime!
Jesus Christ Superstar
The epic Andrew Lloyd-Webber musical is back in all its glory.
The Wizard Of Oz
Follow the yellow brick road to this magical production.
James Acaster: Hecklers Welcome
The hit irreverent comedian is back with a brand new stand up special.
Peter Pan Goes Wrong
The hilarious hit pantomime where everything that can go wrong - should!
The toe tapping classic dance musical is back and bigger than ever!
Pretty Woman: The Musical
The kind of girl you'll like to meet - this production takes everything you loved about the hit film and adds theatrical spectacle.
Madagascar The Musical
Join all your favourite characters from the hit film in this colourful stage adaptation!
The Drifters Girl
The true story of the woman behind The Drifters - featuring songs such as Little Red Book and Stand By Me.
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Bring the whole family to this classic musical - it'll be Truly Scrumptious!
Everyone's favourite musical is back and better than ever!
Come From Away
This Olivier award winning musical is like no other and will leave you with your faith in humanity restored.
What’s On at Edinburgh Playhouse
The second half of 2023 is a fantastic time for theatre events at Edinburgh Playhouse. Most exciting of all is the hit Wizard of Oz retelling Wicked, flying into town this December! Book tickets for its three-week-long visit and your Christmas holidays will be gravity-defying! Other massive musicals on tour include The King and I in September and Disney’s Aladdin in October.
We suggest looking ahead to 2024 and planning early because there are some amazing Edinburgh Playhouse events to choose from. Jesus Christ Superstar and The Wizard of Oz musical make February a great month for Andrew Lloyd Webber fans, while romance is in the air in April with Pretty Woman: The Musical. Even further ahead, but sure to sell quickly, are West End hit Come From Away and a “truly scrumptious” brand new tour of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
About the Edinburgh Playhouse
Scotland’s Edinburgh Playhouse originally opened in 1929 as a cinema, operating successfully for forty years. Designed by John Fairweather, the venue is modelled on New York’s Roxy Theatre, after Fairweather was inspired by the building’s splendour. In 1973, Edinburgh Playhouse closed and was sold to a property developer. Threats of demolition saw the Playhouse Preservation Action Group campaign to keep it open. In 1980, the building relaunched as a theatre and has been owned by Ambassador Theatre Group since 2010.
Edinburgh Playhouse is an Historic Scotland Category A listed building, and said to be haunted by a ghost called Albert - variously speculated to be a stagehand or night watchman at the venue. These days it is for major events such as the city’s annual Fringe and International Festivals and youth theatre projects. Edinburgh Playhouse also welcomes large touring musicals from the West End and across the UK, such as The Phantom of the Opera, Cats and Les Misérables.
Map and Directions
Frequently Asked Questions
There are five bars and four kiosks at Edinburgh Playhouse across all levels, serving a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and snacks. At The Boards bar, patrons can reserve a table for their party by calling 0131 524 3372. The Ambassadors Lounge, where patrons receive bespoke service, can also be reserved when booking tickets.
Please note that Greenside Lane Bistro is 25 steps up from street level, and the Ambassador Lounge is 33 steps up from street level.