Theatre events in Edinburgh

View all the upcoming Theatre events taking place throughout Edinburgh below or use the calendar to find events taking place on a specific month or date.

Events in Edinburgh

War Horse
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War Horse

18th April 2018 - 12th May 2018
Experience the unforgettable journey of War Horse, coming to the Festival Theatre in April 2018.
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Fat Friends
PROMOTED EVENT

Fat Friends

19th April 2018 - 22nd April 2018
The hit TV show Fat Friends, from Kay Mellor, is bursting onto the stage in a brand new musical at the Playhouse.
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Parkinson: Our Kind of Music
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Parkinson: Our Kind of Music

21st April 2018
Take a journey through Sir Michael Parkinson’s musical DNA in words, pictures and performance in this new live show.
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Faulty Towers Dining Experience
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Faulty Towers Dining Experience

27th April 2018 - 28th April 2018
The world famous Faulty Towers Dining Experience comes to the Bistro at Edinburgh Playhouse for two days only in April!
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Fastlove - A Tribute to George Michael
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Fastlove - A Tribute to George Michael

28th April 2018
Relive the passion, the flare and the unique sensitivity of George Michael in this tribute show at Edinburgh Playhouse.
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Jason Manford - Muddle Class
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Jason Manford - Muddle Class

3rd May 2018
He’s back! Jason Manford will bring his 2018 'Muddle Class' tour to Edinburgh Playhouse in May 2018.
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Wicked
PROMOTED EVENT

Wicked

8th May 2018 - 9th June 2018
WICKED, the West End and Broadway musical phenomenon returns to the Edinburgh Playhouse from 8th May - 9th June 2018!
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A Play, A Pie and A Pint: Margaret Saves Scotland

A Play, A Pie and A Pint: Margaret Saves Scotland

17th April 2018 - 21st April 2018
Traverse Theatre presents: Margaret Saves Scotland, written by Val McDermid, as part of A Play, A Pie and A Pint, Òran Mór feature. Read more
Breaking Boundaries

Breaking Boundaries

17th April 2018 - 19th April 2018
Join the Performing Arts Studio Scotland (PASS) for an evening of new choreography created by their BA (Hons) Dance students. Read more
War Horse

War Horse

18th April 2018 - 12th May 2018
Experience the unforgettable journey of War Horse, coming to the Festival Theatre in April 2018. Read more
Fat Friends

Fat Friends

19th April 2018 - 22nd April 2018
The hit TV show Fat Friends, from Kay Mellor, is bursting onto the stage in a brand new musical at the Playhouse. Read more
Spontaneous Sherlock

Spontaneous Sherlock

19th April 2018
Come along and see Spontaneous Sherlock, Scotland's hottest improv comedy show, at the Monkey Barrel Comedy Club. Read more
Parkinson: Our Kind of Music

Parkinson: Our Kind of Music

21st April 2018
Take a journey through Sir Michael Parkinson’s musical DNA in words, pictures and performance in this new live show. Read more
A Play, A Pie and A Pint: Eulogy

A Play, A Pie and A Pint: Eulogy

24th April 2018 - 28th April 2018
Be prepared to laugh, cry and sing your hearts out when the Traverse Theatre present A Play, A Pie and A Pint: Eulogy, written by Rob Drummond. Read more
Gut

Gut

24th April 2018 - 12th May 2018
Traverse Theatre Company in association with National Theatre of Scotland present Gut, a taut psychological thriller that explores who we can trust with our children. Read more
Stephen Frost’s Celebrity Murder Mystery Play

Stephen Frost’s Celebrity Murder Mystery Play

25th April 2018
Join Stephen Frost and his ‘celebrity’ players as they act out a fabulously funny murder mystery and you, the audience, have to work out - who done it? Read more
Spontaneous Potter

Spontaneous Potter

26th April 2018
Spontaneous Potter, an entirely improvised Harry Potter comedy play, is on every fortnight at Monkey Barrel Comedy. Read more
What the Ladybird Heard

What the Ladybird Heard

26th April 2018 - 28th April 2018
Two crafty robbers, one tiny ladybird, and a whole farmyard of fun in this stage adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks' colourful farmyard adventure. Read more
Creditors

Creditors

27th April 2018 - 12th May 2018
Tony Award winner Stewart Laing returns to Scotland to direct an adaptation of Creditors that bristles with sexual tension and paranoia. Read more
Eddie and the Slumber Sisters

Eddie and the Slumber Sisters

27th April 2018 - 28th April 2018
Eddie and the Slumber Sisters, by the award-winning Catherine Wheels Theatre Company, explores grieving through the eyes of a child with warm-heart, songs and humour. Read more
Faulty Towers Dining Experience

Faulty Towers Dining Experience

27th April 2018 - 28th April 2018
The world famous Faulty Towers Dining Experience comes to the Bistro at Edinburgh Playhouse for two days only in April! Read more
Fastlove - A Tribute to George Michael

Fastlove - A Tribute to George Michael

28th April 2018
Relive the passion, the flare and the unique sensitivity of George Michael in this tribute show at Edinburgh Playhouse. Read more
Live Theatre Broadcast: Key Change

Live Theatre Broadcast: Key Change

30th April 2018
Key Change is a raw and illuminating theatrical portrayal of women in prison braodcast live at Grassmarket Cinema on 30th April. Read more
A Play, A Pie and A Pint: Bubblewrap

A Play, A Pie and A Pint: Bubblewrap

1st May 2018 - 5th May 2018
A Play, A Pie and A Pint: Bubblewrap, written by Hilary Lyon, is the last is this seasons popular feature at Traverse Theatre. Read more
Eddie and the Slumber Sisters

Eddie and the Slumber Sisters

2nd May 2018 - 3rd May 2018
Eddie and the Slumber Sisters, by the award-winning Catherine Wheels Theatre Company, explores grieving through the eyes of a child with warm-heart, songs and humour. Read more
Edinburgh Music Theatre presents Guys and Dolls

Edinburgh Music Theatre presents Guys and Dolls

2nd May 2018 - 5th May 2018
A guaranteed spectacular evening of entertainment at the King's Theatre - so roll the dice, get lucky and book now! Read more
Jason Manford - Muddle Class

Jason Manford - Muddle Class

3rd May 2018
He’s back! Jason Manford will bring his 2018 'Muddle Class' tour to Edinburgh Playhouse in May 2018. Read more
Spontaneous Sherlock

Spontaneous Sherlock

3rd May 2018
Come along and see Spontaneous Sherlock, Scotland's hottest improv comedy show, at the Monkey Barrel Comedy Club. Read more
The Carpenters Story

The Carpenters Story

4th May 2018
Catch award-winning The Carpenters Story when it returns to the Edinburgh Playhouse on 4th May. Read more
Remembering Fred

Remembering Fred

5th May 2018
Strictly Come Dancing stars, Aljaz and Janette bring their ‘Remembering Fred’ tour to the Usher Hall in 2018. Read more
Birdsong

Birdsong

8th May 2018 - 12th May 2018
Birdsong, the critically acclaimed stage show based on the best-selling novel by Sebastian Faulks, comes to the King's Theatre Edinburgh from 8th May! Read more
Wicked

Wicked

8th May 2018 - 9th June 2018
WICKED, the West End and Broadway musical phenomenon returns to the Edinburgh Playhouse from 8th May - 9th June 2018! Read more
Anatomy: Finest Cuts

Anatomy: Finest Cuts

10th May 2018 - 11th May 2018
Anatomy: Finest Cuts is a full-throttle live art cabaret with an unpredictable cauldron of mischievous performance. Read more
Spontaneous Potter

Spontaneous Potter

10th May 2018
Spontaneous Potter, an entirely improvised Harry Potter comedy play, is on every fortnight at Monkey Barrel Comedy. Read more
Wizard World Gathering

Wizard World Gathering

11th May 2018 - 13th May 2018
The Wizarding Worlds from around the globe gather together in Edinburgh for the first time ever! A celebration of magic and fantasy. Read more
Jay Rayner: My Dining Hell

Jay Rayner: My Dining Hell

12th May 2018
Restaurant critic Jay Rayner brings his hilarious one man show 'My Dining Hell' to the Assembly Rooms on 12th May. Read more
Chris Cook - Control

Chris Cook - Control

13th May 2018
Chris Cook returns to MagicFest with his hit show Control, named “Best Show at the Fringe 2017” by World Magic Review. Read more
Grumpy Old Women to the Rescue

Grumpy Old Women to the Rescue

13th May 2018
Join us for 90 mins of brand new 'full-fat', 'batteries included' comedy from the mistresses of grump! Read more
Lewis Barlow - Cards, Coins and Minds

Lewis Barlow - Cards, Coins and Minds

13th May 2018
Lewis returns to this year’s MagicFest for one afternoon only, so don’t miss this rare opportunity to witness his world-class magic in a live and intimate setting. Read more
Billy Reid - Storyteller

Billy Reid - Storyteller

14th May 2018
MagicFest invites you to join Billy as he shares stories from his life in magic, vividly brought to life with dazzling sleight of hand magic. Read more
The Secret Room @ Lauriston Castle

The Secret Room @ Lauriston Castle

14th May 2018 - 17th May 2018
Enter Lauriston Castle and explore untold mysteries in the Secret Room! Read more
The Secret Room @ The Writers’ Museum

The Secret Room @ The Writers’ Museum

14th May 2018 - 17th May 2018
Edinburgh International Magic Festival: Unlock the doors of the Writers’ Museum using magic and illusion. Read more
Thriller Live

Thriller Live

14th May 2018 - 19th May 2018
THRILLER LIVE is a spectacular concert created to celebrate the career of Michael Jackson, the world’s greatest entertainer. Read more
Renz - Poet of the Impossible

Renz - Poet of the Impossible

15th May 2018
Scots-Italian conjurer, playwrite and poet, Renz is back at the Edinburgh International Magic Festival with his full show ‘Poet of the Impossible’ on 15th May. Read more
Sonnet Youth

Sonnet Youth

15th May 2018
A literary rave bringing together poets, authors, rappers, comedians and musicians for a night of no holds barred performances. Read more
Ma, Pa and the Little Mouths

Ma, Pa and the Little Mouths

16th May 2018 - 19th May 2018
Tron Theatre in association with National Theatre of Scotland present the world premier of Ma, Pa and the Little Mouths at Traverse Theatre in May. Read more
Vincent Gambini - The Chore of Enchantment

Vincent Gambini - The Chore of Enchantment

16th May 2018
The world is in turmoil. Can magic provide the much-needed solace and enchantment for these difficult times? Magician Vincent Gambini is not so sure. Read more
Forbidden Stories

Forbidden Stories

17th May 2018 - 18th May 2018
Forbidden Stories is a multimedia performance that explores the theme of borders in the separated island of Cyprus. Read more
Spontaneous Sherlock

Spontaneous Sherlock

17th May 2018
Come along and see Spontaneous Sherlock, Scotland's hottest improv comedy show, at the Monkey Barrel Comedy Club. Read more
Double Feature

Double Feature

18th May 2018 - 19th May 2018
Edinburgh’s favourite comedy double act, Andy Gray & Grant Stott, are back at the King's Theatre in a brand-new play written by Only an Excuse’s Phil Differ. Read more
Magicfest Closing Gala ‘‘Fast and Furious’’

Magicfest Closing Gala ‘‘Fast and Furious’’

18th May 2018 - 19th May 2018
The best illusion and circus acts from around the world assembled to perform a visually stunning and breath-taking spectacle at the Magicfest Closing Gala. Read more
Stories from the Cells – Crime and Punishment

Stories from the Cells – Crime and Punishment

18th May 2018
Explore crime and punishment at Dunbar Town House Museum and Gallery as we use theatre to tell the dramatic stories of those who worked or were imprisoned here! Read more
Festival of Museums:  Death of the King

Festival of Museums: Death of the King

20th May 2018
Watch Edwardian history play out before your eyes with 'Death of the King' at Lauriston Castle on 20th May! Read more
Sunshine On Leith

Sunshine On Leith

22nd May 2018 - 26th May 2018
The essential Scottish musical returns to the King’s Theatre for the first time since 2010 in a brand-new production! Read more
PASS Out 2018

PASS Out 2018

23rd May 2018 - 24th May 2018
Edinburgh College’s Performing Arts Studio Scotland returns to Traverse with their unique take on showcase performances for graduate actors. Read more
Scottish Opera: Eugene Onegin

Scottish Opera: Eugene Onegin

23rd May 2018 - 31st May 2018
Scottish Opera bring Eugene Onegin, a sweeping tale of unfulfilled love, to the Festival Theatre in May. Read more
Spontaneous Potter

Spontaneous Potter

24th May 2018
Spontaneous Potter, an entirely improvised Harry Potter comedy play, is on every fortnight at Monkey Barrel Comedy. Read more
Hidden Door Festival 2018

Hidden Door Festival 2018

25th May 2018 - 3rd June 2018
Leith
Hidden Door returns to Leith, for 10 days and nights of live music, theatre, visual art, film, dance, spoken word, late-night DJs and special events. Read more
Giovanni Pernice - Born to Win

Giovanni Pernice - Born to Win

26th May 2018
'Strictly Come Dancing' finalist, Giovanni Pernice, returns to the stage with a bang in his brand new show 'Born to Win'. Read more
Toddler Room

Toddler Room

27th May 2018 - 1st June 2018
Toddler Room is a beautiful dance show, a magical and sensory experience for the very young, full of wonder and special discoveries. Read more
A Feast of Bones

A Feast of Bones

28th May 2018 - 29th May 2018
While a waitress sits polishing her knives, one cunning customer is about to be served a meal he will never forget. A musical fable about revenge. Read more
Baba Yaga

Baba Yaga

28th May 2018 - 3rd June 2018
Vaselina lives the quiet life but that changes when she is forced to confront a terrifying resident who plays music too loudly. An uproarious new take on an old Russian folktale. Read more
Ogo

Ogo

28th May 2018 - 3rd June 2018
Edinburgh Old Town
Three strangers have received an invitation to travel with Ogo. But Ogo never comes. This magical show is a wonderful tribute to creativity and imagination. Read more
Sherlock Holmes: The Final Curtain

Sherlock Holmes: The Final Curtain

28th May 2018 - 2nd June 2018
Sherlock Holmes: The Final Curtain reunites the dream team of Robert Powell and Liza Goddard in this new thriller at the King's Theatre. Read more
Stick by Me

Stick by Me

28th May 2018 - 31st May 2018
Stick by Me is a quirky new show about friendship and play, and the importance of treasuring little things, that proves that being alone doesn’t mean being lonely. Read more
Gretel and Hansel

Gretel and Hansel

29th May 2018 - 30th May 2018
Seen through the eyes of Gretel, this show investigates sibling relationships, and the complexity of love and jealousy. Read more
Loo

Loo

29th May 2018 - 31st May 2018
Loo is a hot, dry wind from Asia and this show uses evocative music, buried objects and stunning visual effects, to give its audience a first-hand experience of the destructive effect of this wind. Read more
Things to Wear

Things to Wear

29th May 2018 - 31st May 2018
Things to Wear is an ideal first experience of live theatre, full of humour and imagination for Ages 2-6. Read more
We come from far, far away

We come from far, far away

29th May 2018 - 1st June 2018
Based on true stories, this show follows the difficult and amazing journey of two boys who travel alone from Aleppo, Syria to seek refuge in Oslo. Read more
Eddie and the Slumber Sisters

Eddie and the Slumber Sisters

30th May 2018 - 3rd June 2018
Eddie and the Slumber Sisters, by the award-winning Catherine Wheels Theatre Company, explores grieving through the eyes of a child with warm-heart, songs and humour. Read more
Mbuzeni

Mbuzeni

30th May 2018 - 31st May 2018
With singing, music, poetry and the tonal clicking language of Xhosa, Mbuzeni explores obsession in the lives of four young girls. Read more
Stephen Frost’s Celebrity Murder Mystery Play

Stephen Frost’s Celebrity Murder Mystery Play

30th May 2018
Join Stephen Frost and his ‘celebrity’ players as they act out a fabulously funny murder mystery and you, the audience, have to work out - who done it? Read more
The Road That Wasn’t There

The Road That Wasn’t There

30th May 2018 - 1st June 2018
Combining puppetry and shadow play, this is a dark fable drawn from the twitchy edges of children’s literature. Read more
Spontaneous Sherlock

Spontaneous Sherlock

31st May 2018
Come along and see Spontaneous Sherlock, Scotland's hottest improv comedy show, at the Monkey Barrel Comedy Club. Read more
The Hour We Knew Nothing Of Each Other

The Hour We Knew Nothing Of Each Other

31st May 2018 - 2nd June 2018
The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other is a play without words written by Peter Handke focusing on the everyday scenes of a city. Read more
Expedition Peter Pan

Expedition Peter Pan

1st June 2018 - 3rd June 2018
Expedition Peter Pan explores rediscovering the joys of play, shaking off the shackles of adulthood, and flying high with the king of make-believe. Read more
Não Não

Não Não

2nd June 2018 - 3rd June 2018
Não Não is a tender and humorous performance made entirely out of mouldable clay, explores the sensory and messy escapades of young children. Read more
Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella

Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella

5th June 2018 - 9th June 2018
New Adventures return with one of their most popular and beloved productions, Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella! Read more
Spontaneous Potter

Spontaneous Potter

7th June 2018
Spontaneous Potter, an entirely improvised Harry Potter comedy play, is on every fortnight at Monkey Barrel Comedy. Read more
The Darkness or Else the Light

The Darkness or Else the Light

8th June 2018 - 9th June 2018
Strange Town's 14-18s group present a brand new piece 'The Darkness or Else the Light' at Travers Theatre on 8th & 9th June. Read more
The Last Ship

The Last Ship

12th June 2018 - 16th June 2018
The Last Ship, the acclaimed musical by the internationally renowned musician Sting, is coming to the Festival Theatre, Edinburgh! Read more
Titanic The Musical

Titanic The Musical

12th June 2018 - 16th June 2018
Winning sweeping critical acclaim across the board, Titanic The Musical comes to Edinburgh Playhouse in June 2018. Read more
Year Zero

Year Zero

12th June 2018 - 16th June 2018
Immerse Productions are inviting people to take part in their first theatrical attraction, “Year Zero” at The Biscuit Factory from 12th-16th June. Read more
Tim Key: Megadate

Tim Key: Megadate

13th June 2018 - 14th June 2018
Edinburgh Comedy Award-winner Tim Key brings his brand new show 'Megadate' to Traverse Theatre on 13th & 14th June. Read more
Spontaneous Sherlock

Spontaneous Sherlock

14th June 2018
Come along and see Spontaneous Sherlock, Scotland's hottest improv comedy show, at the Monkey Barrel Comedy Club. Read more
The Miss Annabel Sings Show: Pride March

The Miss Annabel Sings Show: Pride March

15th June 2018 - 16th June 2018
Dive Queer Party present a very special dose of anarchic entertainment with The Miss Annabel Sings Show in celebration of LGBT Pride. Read more
Funbox: Dinosaur Safari

Funbox: Dinosaur Safari

16th June 2018
Get ready for some Stone Age singalong silliness as Anya, Kevin, Gary and Bonzo go on their most roarsome adventure yet - Dinosaur Safari at King's Theatre Edinburgh! Read more
Stories and Stovies

Stories and Stovies

17th June 2018
Watch This Space Productions in partnership with The Gilded Balloon bring a new creative storytelling programme to Edinburgh. Read more
Sonnet Youth

Sonnet Youth

19th June 2018
A literary rave bringing together poets, authors, rappers, comedians and musicians for a night of no holds barred performances. Read more
Summer Holiday

Summer Holiday

19th June 2018 - 23rd June 2018
The Hit 1960's film starring Cliff Richard is now a feel-good stage musical and comes to Edinburgh Playhouse in June. Read more
Spontaneous Potter

Spontaneous Potter

21st June 2018
Spontaneous Potter, an entirely improvised Harry Potter comedy play, is on every fortnight at Monkey Barrel Comedy. Read more
Midsummer at the Castle: A Marriage

Midsummer at the Castle: A Marriage

24th June 2018
Edinburgh Living History's promenade play 'A Marriage' is back due to popular demand in the beautiful grounds of Lauriston Castle. Read more
Stephen Frost’s Celebrity Murder Mystery Play

Stephen Frost’s Celebrity Murder Mystery Play

27th June 2018
Join Stephen Frost and his ‘celebrity’ players as they act out a fabulously funny murder mystery and you, the audience, have to work out - who done it? Read more
Spontaneous Sherlock

Spontaneous Sherlock

28th June 2018
Come along and see Spontaneous Sherlock, Scotland's hottest improv comedy show, at the Monkey Barrel Comedy Club. Read more
Kevin and Karen Dance: The Live Tour 2018

Kevin and Karen Dance: The Live Tour 2018

30th June 2018
Strictly professional dancers Kevin and Karen Clifton bring their brand new show to the Usher Hall on 30th June. Read more
Peppa Pig’s Adventure

Peppa Pig’s Adventure

30th June 2018 - 1st July 2018
Peppa Pig, George and friends are back at the King's Theatre with a brand new live stage show - Peppa Pig’s Adventure! Read more
An Officer and a Gentleman The Musical

An Officer and a Gentleman The Musical

2nd July 2018 - 7th July 2018
The UK tour of An Officer and a Gentleman – The Musical will be coming to Edinburgh Playhouse in July '18. Read more
Spontaneous Potter

Spontaneous Potter

5th July 2018
Spontaneous Potter, an entirely improvised Harry Potter comedy play, is on every fortnight at Monkey Barrel Comedy. Read more
The Band

The Band

10th July 2018 - 14th July 2018
Brand new British musical, The Band, featuring the songs of Take That comes to the Edinburgh Playhouse in 2018. Read more
Spontaneous Sherlock

Spontaneous Sherlock

12th July 2018
Come along and see Spontaneous Sherlock, Scotland's hottest improv comedy show, at the Monkey Barrel Comedy Club. Read more
Spontaneous Potter

Spontaneous Potter

19th July 2018
Spontaneous Potter, an entirely improvised Harry Potter comedy play, is on every fortnight at Monkey Barrel Comedy. Read more
Spontaneous Sherlock

Spontaneous Sherlock

26th July 2018
Come along and see Spontaneous Sherlock, Scotland's hottest improv comedy show, at the Monkey Barrel Comedy Club. Read more
PAW Patrol Live!

PAW Patrol Live!

28th July 2018
The most popular rescue dogs on the planet are coming to Edinburgh this Summer! Catch PAW Patrol at the Edinburgh Playhouse on 28th July! Read more
Mark Thomas - Check Up: Our NHS at 70

Mark Thomas - Check Up: Our NHS at 70

29th July 2018 - 26th August 2018
Comedian Mark Thomas uses his own demise to explore the state of the NHS and what the future might hold for all of us. Read more
Meek

Meek

31st July 2018 - 26th August 2018
Presented by Headlong in association with Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Meek is a tale which reflects on our own fraught times. Read more
Edinburgh International Festival: Midsummer

Edinburgh International Festival: Midsummer

2nd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Enjoy this newly expanded version of David Grieg’s heart-warming and humorous love-letter to Edinburgh, featuring original songs by Ballboy’s Gordon McIntyre. Read more
Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

2nd August 2018 - 27th August 2018
Don't miss the legendary show, Faulty Towers The Dining Experience, when it returns for its 11th Edinburgh Fringe! Read more
Pamela’s Palace

Pamela’s Palace

2nd August 2018 - 27th August 2018
Interactive Theatre International brings 'Pamela’s Palace', a brilliantly funny and bittersweet comedy, to the Edinburgh Fringe. Read more
Signor Baffo’s Restaurant

Signor Baffo’s Restaurant

2nd August 2018 - 27th August 2018
Making its Edinburgh Fringe debut, Interactive Theatre International presents 'Signor Baffo’s Restaurant', an interactive children’s comedy. Read more
The Wedding Reception

The Wedding Reception

2nd August 2018 - 27th August 2018
Edinburgh Fringe: The Wedding Reception - The 5-star show that promises love, honour and disarray and a 3-course meal. Read more
Underground Railroad Game

Underground Railroad Game

2nd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Soho Theatre presents... Underground Railroad Game, an R-rated, kaleidoscopic and fearless comedy, at Traverse Theatre in August. Read more
Cirque Berserk

Cirque Berserk

3rd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Britain’s biggest theatre-circus spectacular, Cirque Berserk, makes its eagerly anticipated Fringe debut at EICC! Read more
Edinburgh International Festival: Waiting for Godot

Edinburgh International Festival: Waiting for Godot

3rd August 2018 - 12th August 2018
Waiting for Godot, Samuel Beckett’s iconic absurdist play, is brought to life in what has been called its greatest production for 25 years. Read more
Forth on the Fringe

Forth on the Fringe

3rd August 2018 - 4th August 2018
Radio Forth on the Fringe is one of the ‘must see’ shows of this year’s Edinburgh Festival. See it at Edinburgh Playhouse! Read more
What Girls Are Made Of

What Girls Are Made Of

3rd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Performed with a live band, 'What Girls Are Made Of' is the true story of Cora Bissets's journey, celebrating life’s euphoric highs and epic shitstorms. Read more
Funbox: Dinosaur Safari

Funbox: Dinosaur Safari

4th August 2018 - 5th August 2018
Get ready for some Stone Age singalong silliness as Anya, Kevin, Gary and Bonzo go on their most roarsome adventure yet - Dinosaur Safari at Howden Park Centre! Read more
Edinburgh International Festival: The Barber of Seville

Edinburgh International Festival: The Barber of Seville

5th August 2018 - 8th August 2018
A new production of Gioachino Rossini's comic opera that brings a refreshing immediacy to this irresistible masterpiece. Read more
Edinburgh International Festival: Notes from the Field

Edinburgh International Festival: Notes from the Field

6th August 2018 - 18th August 2018
In an extraordinary solo performance, Anna Deavere Smith draws upon 250 interviews and plays 19 separate individuals to examine the US’s ‘school-to-prison-pipeline’. Read more
Edinburgh International Festival:   Ane Satyre of The Thrie Estaitis

Edinburgh International Festival: Ane Satyre of The Thrie Estaitis

7th August 2018
A workshop presentation and discussion about Tyrone Guthrie’s legendary production of Sir David Lindsay's play. Read more
Frankie Boyle - Prometheus Volume III

Frankie Boyle - Prometheus Volume III

7th August 2018 - 10th August 2018
Frankie Boyle brings his new show: Volume Three of his eight volume Prometheus sequence to Edinburgh Playhouse in August. Read more
Nigel Slater’s Toast

Nigel Slater’s Toast

7th August 2018 - 26th August 2018
A tale of love, loss...and toast. NigelSlater's TOAST tells his childhood through the tastes and smells he grew up with. Read more
Edinburgh International Festival:  Siegfried

Edinburgh International Festival: Siegfried

8th August 2018
A star-studded cast, backed by Sir Mark Elder and the Hallé orchestra, provide the third instalment of Wagner’s monumental Ring Cycle in this concert performance. Read more
Edinburgh International Festival:  Love Cycle: OCD Love

Edinburgh International Festival: Love Cycle: OCD Love

9th August 2018
Intensely kinetic OCD Love is one of two complementary, standalone dance pieces from the world-renowned L-E-V Dance Company. Read more
Edinburgh International Festival:  Hocus Pocus

Edinburgh International Festival: Hocus Pocus

10th August 2018 - 12th August 2018
A captivating visual spectacle for families, Hocus Pocus weaves together dance, theatre and visual art to tell a fantastical tale of bravery. Age 7+. Read more
Edinburgh International Festival:  Love Cycle: OCD Love

Edinburgh International Festival: Love Cycle: OCD Love

11th August 2018
Intensely kinetic OCD Love is one of two complementary, standalone dance pieces from the world-renowned L-E-V Dance Company. Read more
Edinburgh International Festival:  Hansel & Gretel

Edinburgh International Festival: Hansel & Gretel

15th August 2018
A stunning international cast tell this bewitching fairy tale in a concert performance of Engelbert Humperdinck's opera. Read more
Edinburgh International Festival:  La Maladie de la mort

Edinburgh International Festival: La Maladie de la mort

16th August 2018 - 19th August 2018
British director Katie Mitchell presents her own uncompromising stage adaptation of the provocative novella by Marguerite Duras. Read more
Edinburgh International Festival:  The Beggar’s Opera

Edinburgh International Festival: The Beggar’s Opera

16th August 2018 - 19th August 2018
The Beggar’s Opera is brought into the modern day in this brand new production from Paris’s Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord, resident company at the 2018 International Festival. Read more
Edinburgh International Festival:  XENOS

Edinburgh International Festival: XENOS

16th August 2018 - 18th August 2018
Marking the great dancer's final performances in a full-length production, Akram Khan’s XENOS confronts the tragedy of the First World War. Read more
Waverley Care Comedy Gala

Waverley Care Comedy Gala

18th August 2018
Edinburgh’s biggest comedy event, the Waverley Care Comedy Gala, returns to the Edinburgh Playhouse on Saturday 18th August. Read more
Edinburgh International Festival:  The End of Eddy

Edinburgh International Festival: The End of Eddy

21st August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Born into poverty in rural France, this is the story of Eddy’s struggle to understand who he is, who he might become, and his fight to escape. Read more
Edinburgh International Festival:  The Prisoner

Edinburgh International Festival: The Prisoner

22nd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
The Prisoner, co-written and co-directed by legendary theatre-maker Peter Brook, is a provocative exploration of some of the most compelling issues of our times. Read more
Edinburgh International Festival: HOME

Edinburgh International Festival: HOME

22nd August 2018
HOME is a breathtaking spectacle of illusion, choreography, inexplicable construction and storytelling, capturing all the drama and emotion of our everyday lives. Read more
Edinburgh International Festival: La Cenerentola

Edinburgh International Festival: La Cenerentola

24th August 2018 - 26th August 2018
A visually stunning and boldly staged production of Rossini’s opera. The classic tale of Cinderella is radically transformed by renowned director Stefan Herheim. Read more
The League Of Gentlemen Live Again

The League Of Gentlemen Live Again

30th August 2018
The League of Gentlemen return to the stage in 2018 for their first UK tour in over 12 years, including a date at the Edinburgh Playhouse. Read more
Dave Gorman - With Great PowerPoint Comes Great ResponsibilityPoint

Dave Gorman - With Great PowerPoint Comes Great ResponsibilityPoint

9th September 2018
Dave Gorman is back on the road and brings his new show to the Edinburgh Playhouse in September. Read more
51 Shades of Maggie

51 Shades of Maggie

13th September 2018
51 Shades of Maggie returns to the stage this September starring the original Scottish Maggie, River City and Gary: Tank Commander star Leah MacRae! Read more
The Dreamboys

The Dreamboys

14th September 2018
Catch The Dreamboys when they return to Edinburgh Playhouse on 14th September with their brand new show and UK tour for 2018! Read more
Rip it Up - The 60s

Rip it Up - The 60s

15th September 2018
It’s Rip it Up the 60s! Starring Strictly Come Dancing champions Harry Judd, Aston Merrygold and Louis Smith at the King's Theatre Edinburgh on 15th September. Read more
Benidorm Live

Benidorm Live

17th September 2018 - 22nd September 2018
Check-in to the Solana for a dose of Benidorm sunshine and see your favourite stars live on stage for the first time at Edinburgh Playhouse. Read more
Funbox: Rocking All Over The World

Funbox: Rocking All Over The World

22nd September 2018 - 23rd September 2018
Get ready to strut your funky stuff when Funbox bring their new show, Rocking All Over The World, to The Brunton Theatre! Read more
Sarah Millican - Control Enthusiast

Sarah Millican - Control Enthusiast

22nd September 2018 - 23rd September 2018
Sarah Millican's Control Enthusiast tour promises to be funny, frank and unapologetically filthy! Read more
Islands In The Stream

Islands In The Stream

23rd September 2018
Enjoy a superb score and supreme musicianship with the ultimate tribute to two country music legends - Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers. Read more
Madagascar – A Musical Adventure

Madagascar – A Musical Adventure

2nd October 2018 - 6th October 2018
Madagascar – A Musical Adventure is coming out of the zoo and into the Edinburgh Playhouse as part of a UK tour! Read more
Soul Unlimited: Heatwave, Odyssey, Jaki Graham and Gwen Dickey

Soul Unlimited: Heatwave, Odyssey, Jaki Graham and Gwen Dickey

7th October 2018
Don't miss the Soul Unlimited tour when it retuns to Edinburgh Playhouse on 7th October! Read more
Let It Be

Let It Be

8th October 2018 - 13th October 2018
Come Together and experience the iconic music of The Beatles with Let It Be, the international hit show, at Edinburgh Playhouse in October! Read more
Saturday Night Fever

Saturday Night Fever

23rd October 2018 - 27th October 2018
Saturday Night Fever, one of the most loved dance stories of all time, returns to the stage in a spectacular new musical production! Catch it at the Edinburgh Playhouse this October! Read more
The Dolls - Dragged Up

The Dolls - Dragged Up

2nd November 2018
The tan has barely faded from Agnes and Sadie's thick skin and they're in trouble again, and left lip-synching for their lives! Bring yer pals and join The Dolls in Edinburgh for Dragged Up! Read more
Joe Lycett: I’m About To Lose Control And I Think Joe Lycett

Joe Lycett: I’m About To Lose Control And I Think Joe Lycett

7th November 2018
Pop along and see Joe Lycett as he brings his brand new stand-up tour 'I’m About To Lose Control And I Think Joe Lycett' to Edinburgh Playhouse. Read more
The Proclaimers

The Proclaimers

9th November 2018 - 10th November 2018
The Proclaimers have announced they will be touring the UK & Ireland this year and will play Edinburgh Playhouse on 9th and 10th November! Read more
Noel Fitzpatrick is the Supervet

Noel Fitzpatrick is the Supervet

11th November 2018
The Supervet, Professor Noel Fitzpatrick, is delighted to be bringing his first ever live stage show Welcome to My World to Edinburgh Playhouse on November 11th. Read more
Dita Von Teese

Dita Von Teese

15th November 2018
International Queen of Burlesque, Dita Von Teese, brings her critically acclaimed show, “The Art of the Teese”, to Edinburgh Playhouse in November. Read more
Motown The Musical

Motown The Musical

20th November 2018 - 8th December 2018
The Scottish premiere of Motown The Musical hits Edinburgh Playhouse from 20 November until 8 December 2018. Read more
Wendy and Peter Pan

Wendy and Peter Pan

29th November 2018 - 5th January 2019
Full of fairy-dust, adventure and all your favourite characters this magical story is everything a Christmas treat should be. Read more
Kinky Boots

Kinky Boots

10th December 2018 - 5th January 2019
Don't miss the ultimate night out when the Kinky Boots tour comes to Edinburgh Playhouse in December 2018! Read more
Les Misérables

Les Misérables

22nd January 2019 - 16th February 2019
After nearly a decade since the last sell-out UK tour, Les Misérables will play Edinburgh Festival Theatre in 2019. Read more
American Idiot

American Idiot

5th February 2019 - 9th February 2019
Green Day’s explosive rock musical American Idiot returns to the UK for a special 10th anniversary tour and comes to the Edinburgh Playhouse. Read more
Jersey Boys

Jersey Boys

19th February 2019 - 2nd March 2019
The smash hit musical Jersey Boys, is returning to Edinburgh with a two week run at the Playhouse in 2019! Read more
Matilda The Musical

Matilda The Musical

2nd April 2019 - 27th April 2019
Matilda The Musical, the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, is coming to Edinburgh Playhouse in April 2019 as part of a UK tour. Read more
Rock of Ages

Rock of Ages

30th April 2019 - 4th May 2019
We promise you a night of outrageous rock ‘n’ roll debauchery at the biggest party in town when the smash hit musical 'Rock of Ages' hits Edinburgh Playhouse! Read more
Strictly Come Dancing The Professionals

Strictly Come Dancing The Professionals

10th May 2019
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see Strictly Come Dancing – The Professionals at Edinburgh Playhouse in May 2019! Read more

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