Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city, boasts a wide range of theatres. Home to the largest all-seated auditorium in the UK, the Playhouse hosts many big touring shows and one-night only events.
The King’s Theatre and Festival Theatre also offer a diverse programme, from plays and popular musical theatre to cutting-edge contemporary dance. After enjoying 60 years of West End success, why not catch Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap when it tours to across Scotland in 2012?
The Traverse, Scotland’s ‘new-writing theatre’, has a varied programme of events which embraces innovation and nurtures new talent. Don’t miss one of the many writers’ workshops and the award-winning 2,401 Objects.
Glasgow boasts both the Pavilion Theatre and the Theatre Royal alongside one of the city’s most historic theatres, the King’s. Scottish Ballet and Scottish Opera both regularly perform at the Theatre Royal, and the productions of A Streetcar Named Desire and Tosca, are just two of the forthcoming unmissable events.
Check out Surge 2012, Glasgow’s festival of physical performance, or why not sit amid the colourful Botanic Gardens during the annual summer Bard in the Botanics festival and watch Shakespeare in the open air?
Outwith the major cities, there is plenty to keep you entertained, with comedy and tragedy to musical theatre. The Eastgate Arts Centre in Peebles opened its doors in 2004 and the Pitlochry Festival Theatre, set amid the stunning Perthshire landscapes, has been keeping audiences entertained for more than six decades. This summer, look out for the Scottish premiere of Patrick Barlow’s The 39 Steps, a comedy take on John Buchan’s classic novel.
Eden Court, in Scotland’s Highland capital, Inverness, boasts a thriving arts and culture scene and is the place to watch all the drama play out. A strikingly modern building, the theatre opened in 1976 and was designed for a range of performances from opera to popular music and drama.
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