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

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.
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.
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.
Aw Blacks at Festival Theatre

Aw Blacks at Festival Theatre

2nd June 2018
Sing in the City Aw Blacks return to the Festival Theatre this year for another amazing show along with the Hanley & the Baird band.
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!
Marti Pellow plus Special Guests

Marti Pellow plus Special Guests

10th June 2018
Marti Pellow brings 'The Private Collection Tour' to Edinburgh's Festival Theatre on Sunday 10th June.
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!
Bill Murray, Jan Vogler and Friends: New Worlds

Bill Murray, Jan Vogler and Friends: New Worlds

18th June 2018
Look forward to a fascinating encounter between great music and great literature featuring two masters of their art.
Stan and Ollie and Friends

Stan and Ollie and Friends

29th June 2018
Join us at the Festival Theatre for a fabulous evening of Laurel & Hardy films, along with live variety entertainments of music and comedy!
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.
Edinburgh International Festival: Autobiography

Edinburgh International Festival: Autobiography

11th August 2018 - 13th August 2018
Each performance of Autobiography, from Company Wayne McGregor, is unique and an experience for dancers and audience alike that’s never again repeated.
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.
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.
Garbage

Garbage

4th September 2018
The mighty Garbage return to the stage with their first UK tour in over 2 years, catch them at Edinburgh Festival Theatre on September 4th!
Rob Brydon - I Am Standing Up...

Rob Brydon - I Am Standing Up...

14th September 2018
Rob Brydon returns with 'I Am Standing Up...', his first stand up tour since 2009, catch him at the Festival Theatre on September 14th!
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!
Ross Noble - El Hablador

Ross Noble - El Hablador

3rd November 2018
Ross Noble returns to dance around the stage spinning out all the nonsense in his head into a hilarious stand up show!
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.

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