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.

Upcoming Events at Festival Theatre Edinburgh

Scottish Ballet: Cinderella

Scottish Ballet: Cinderella

8th December 2018 - 30th December 2018
Discover the enchanted, sparkling world of Christopher Hampson’s Cinderella, when Scottish Ballet bring the show to the Festival Theatre.
National Theatre Screenings at Festival Theatre in January

National Theatre Screenings at Festival Theatre in January

16th January 2019 - 18th January 2019
Check out all the National Theatre Screenings showing at the Festival Theatre Edinburgh in January!
Banff Mountain Film Festival

Banff Mountain Film Festival

19th January 2019
Experience an extraordinary collection of short films when the Banff Mountain Film Festival to the Festival Theatre on 19th January!
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.
Jasmin Vardimon’s Medusa

Jasmin Vardimon’s Medusa

21st February 2019
Jasmin Vardimon, one of the world’s leading female choreographers, presents her new work Medusa at the Festival Theatre on Thursday 21st February.
Paul Carrack

Paul Carrack

22nd February 2019
Paul Carrack, one of the most revered voices in music and a figurehead of soulful pop for decades, will perform at the Festival Theatre Edinburgh on 22nd February!
Balletboyz

Balletboyz

23rd February 2019
BalletBoyz are back with two brand new works, both set to original scores by world-class composers, catch Them/Us at the Festival Theatre on Friday 23rd February!
Ghost The Musical

Ghost The Musical

26th February 2019 - 2nd March 2019
Don't miss the timeless story of love, despair and hope when Ghost - The Musical comes to the Festival Theatre!
Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing

4th March 2019 - 9th March 2019
Have the time of your life at the Festival Theatre Edinburgh when sensational new production... Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage arrives in March!
Remembering The Movies

Remembering The Movies

31st March 2019
Strictly Come Dancing stars Aljaz Skorjanec and Janette Manrara are back with their brand new show Remembering The Movies, catch it at the Festival Theatre Edinburgh on March 31st!
Eddi Reader

Eddi Reader

26th April 2019
Eddi Reader will be touring Scotland in Spring playing songs both old and new, don't miss her perform at Festival Theatre Edinburgh on April 26th!

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Popular Events

Christmas at the Botanics
Explore the sights and sounds of Christmas when this magical after dark experience returns to the Royal Botanic Gardens!
24 Doors of Advent
Throughout December Edinburgh opens its doors to showcase the unique buildings in the city in this real-life advent calendar.
Kinky Boots
Don't miss the ultimate night out when the Kinky Boots tour comes to Edinburgh Playhouse in December 2018!
King’s Panto: Beauty and the Beast
Edinburgh panto legends Allan Stewart, Andy Gray & Grant Stott return to the King's Theatre in Beauty and the Beast!
Jack and the Beanstalk
Join us at The Brunton for Jack and the Beanstalk, a fun packed panto with an up to date twist on the well-known story!

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