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What's On at the Edinburgh Playhouse
The incredible songbook of Whitney Houston is the backdrop to this story of romance and duty.
Michael McIntyre Live
See the quaff up close - as this legendary stand up is back with a brand new show!
The Rocky Horror Show
Lets Do the Time Warp Again, shall we? This cult classic comes back to Edinburgh with its special brand of twisted humour.
Everyone's favourite lil' orphan is back to warm all of our hearts - with hit songs "Tomorrow" and "NYC."
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
The classic Roald Dahl tale is deliciously brought to life through sumptuous song and dance.
Agatha Christie’s famous whodunnit is the world’s longest-running play and with good reason! Can you solve the mystery?
Six the Musical
The worldwide historical pop phenomenon is not to be missed for fans of new musical theatre!
Strictly Come Dancing The Professionals
Join all your favourites from the hit BBC show for a glittering night to remember.
Strictly Ballroom the Musical
Skillfully directed by Britain’s favourite dower dance Judge, Craig Revel Horwood, the dance musical also stars the dapper Kevin Clifton.
Featuring the songs of Take That, this fun story follows five best friends from childhood come back together.
This incredible retelling of the Wizard of Oz has been a hit on Broadway for almost 20 years.
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 used as a performance space for 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
Plan Your Visit
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.