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Pretty Woman: The Musical

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

Madagascar The Musical

Join all your favourite characters from the hit film in this colourful stage adaptation!

The Drifters Girl

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

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Bring the whole family to this classic musical - it'll be Truly Scrumptious!

Grease

Grease

Everyone's favourite musical is back and better than ever!

Lord of the Dance - A Lifetime of Standing Ovations

Lord of the Dance - A Lifetime of Standing Ovations

Join dance great Michael Flatley in a brand new show celebrating his illustrious career.

Peppa Pig's Fun Day Out

Peppa Pig's Fun Day Out

Join Peppa and friends on a fun day out full of muddy puddles!

Here You Come Again - The New Dolly Parton Musical

Here You Come Again - The New Dolly Parton Musical

Featuring the best hits from the Queen of Country!

Jimmy Carr: Laughs Funny

Jimmy Carr: Laughs Funny

The hilarious stand up is back with a brand new tour!

Come From Away

Come From Away

This Olivier award winning musical is like no other and will leave you with your faith in humanity restored.

Blood Brothers

Blood Brothers

The poignant and classic musical back!

Hairspray the Musical

Hairspray the Musical

This fun-filled musical is brimming with dazzling dance routines and show-stopping numbers!

The Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon

This salacious musical is not for the easily offended!

Only Fools and Horses the Musical

Only Fools and Horses the Musical

Direct from a record-breaking four-year sold-out run-in London’s West End - featuring the characters you know and love.

& Juliet

& Juliet

Join Juliet for her new story, told through some of the most glittering pop anthems of the last three decades!

101 Dalmatians

101 Dalmatians

Show-stopping choreography, witty songs and irresistible puppies make this an unforgettable night!

Chicago

Chicago

This award-winning Kander & Ebb musical features a sultry score with hits like "Razzle Dazzle" and "Cell Block Tango."

NOW That's What I Call A Musical

NOW That's What I Call A Musical

Written by award-winning comedian Pippa Evans and choreographed by Strictly Come Dancing legend Craig Revel Horwood.

Greg Davies: Full Fat Legend

Greg Davies: Full Fat Legend

Star of shows such as Taskmaster The Cleaner and Never Mind The Buzzcocks - this is Greg’s biggest live tour yet.

Riverdance 30: The New Generation

Riverdance 30: The New Generation

To mark its impressive 30th year, Riverdance 30: The New Generation will tour globally in 2025, sharing its magic with audiences again.

Tina: The Tina Turner Musical

Explore the incredible journey and extraordinary achievements of a worldwide sensation in this dynamic musical, showcasing iconic tunes.

What’s On at Edinburgh Playhouse

2024 is a magical time for theatre events at Edinburgh Playhouse, from family favourites to West End musicals heading out on tour. April is a great month for musical fans, as Pretty Woman: The Musical and The Drifters Girl visit the city, while love is in the air in June with Grease. Drama, fantasy and romance tread the boards and that’s just the first few months of the year!

We also suggest getting your calendar out and planning ahead for huge Edinburgh Playhouse events in autumn and winter. We particularly recommend grabbing tickets to the uplifting Olivier Award winner Come From Away in September and laugh-a-minute musicals The Book of Mormon and Only Fools and Horses in November.

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 Address

18-22 Greenside Lane, Edinburgh, EH1 3AA

The Edinburgh Playhouse is located in Edinburgh’s New Town, an area known for its shopping and dining. It is also at the base of Calton Hill, one of Edinburgh’s highest points with panoramic views of the entire city. Though a steep walk, the top of the hill also has a collection of monuments. For an easier walk, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery is about 5 minutes away. Edinburgh is a small city, so it is easy to walk around the town centre. The Old Town’s architecture and the Castle are within 30 minutes of the theatre.

Frequently Asked Questions

What time does the Edinburgh Playhouse box office open?

The box office is open 90 minutes before performances begin for ticket collection.

What time does Edinburgh Playhouse open for a show?

Public spaces at the venue open between 90 minutes and two hours before a performance begins, with theatregoers able to enjoy pre-show drinks and food during this time.

What food and drink are available at Edinburgh Playhouse?

Greenside Lane Bistro is open up to two hours before the first performance of the day, offering set menus including meat-free options. Patrons can book a table by emailing GreensideLaneBistro@theambassadors.com.

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.

Does Edinburgh Playhouse have a cloakroom?

There is no cloakroom at Edinburgh Playhouse, so patrons are advised to bring only small bags where possible. The closest left luggage storage facility is at Waverley Station.

Where should I eat near Edinburgh Playhouse?

Pomegranate is a popular and well-reviewed Middle Eastern restaurant just a couple of minutes' walk from the theatre. It serves a range of good value mezze and main dishes, including meat-free options. Italian restaurant Giuliano's is also nearby, and offers a pre-theatre menu in a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

What is the best hotel to stay at near Edinburgh Playhouse?

Just five minutes' walk from the theatre, the 5-star Balmoral Hotel offers luxury rooms and Michelin-starred food in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town. For smaller budgets, Motel One Edinburgh Princes is a clean, comfortable mid-range hotel in a central location.

How do I contact the box office?

Customers can contact the box office team for booking queries on 0333 009 6690.

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