Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre


18-22 Greenside Place, Edinburgh, Mid Lothian, EH1 3AA

    The Edinburgh Playhouse - Scotland's Broadway

    The Edinburgh Playhouse is the UK’s largest theatre and hosts the top touring musicals direct from Broadway and the West End, plus regular large events and music concerts. 2013 saw The Playhouse stage Cats, Hairspray, Dirty Dancing and Disney’s award winning musical, The Lion King. Please find details of our upcoming shows below. ________________________________________________________________________________



    Showing Over the Summer:

    The Drifters - Saturday 5th July

    Soul music at its very best, this show celebrates the events, people and culture over the decades of the Drifter's historical legacy, plus brand new recordings.

     MegaMix - 85 Years of Playhouse Hits - 25th - 26th July

    Stage Experience presents the stars of tomorrow. 120 of the area's most talented youngsters take to the stage, to present a concert packed full of huge chorus numbers, stunning solos, and featuring songs from musicals such as Les Miserables, Hairspray, Legally Blonde and Disney's the Lion King.

    Burt Bacharach - Wednesday 30th July

    Burt Bacharach is viewed as one of the greatest composers of all time, and the cult hero of the contemporary music set.  This is a selection of his best loved songs, including 'I'll Never Fall in Love Again', 'The Look of Love', 'I Say a Little Prayer', 'Close to You', 'This Guy's in Love with You' and many more.

    Forth on the Fringe - Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd August

    Join Boogie and Arlene for 2 nights of comedy, music, caberet and dance. This year's headline acts include Jim Davidson, Tim Vine, Jason Byrne and Mark Watson.

    Comedy Gala 2014 - in aid of Waverley Care - Tuesday 9th August

    Edinburgh's biggest comedy event featuring an all star cast. Last year's event was a sell out so be sure to book your tickets early. This year's line up includes Kevin Bridges and Seann Walsh.



    Step out onto the stage of the Edinburgh Playhouse, go behind the scenes into the secret world of backstage, smell the greasepaint, hear about our resident ghost and learn all about our beautiful theatre! A truly unique Edinburgh experience. A fantastic opportunity to step on stage, go up to the fly floor for a bird’s eye view of the stage and much, much more! Tours are available on selected Saturdays and midweek matinee mornings for a number of upcoming shows at The Edinburgh Playhouse. Tours begin at 10.30am and last approximately 90 minutes.


    For a full list of upcoming dates, please visit www.atgtickets.com/edinburgh *

    For bespoke group tours please contact us on 0131 524 3321 or email sarahjanedooley@theambassadors.com



    £12.50 Adults

    £10 Concessions

    £8 Groups 10+ / Schools



    Call 0844 871 3014 *

    www.atgtickets.com/edinburgh *

    or in person at our Box Office


    *Transaction fee applies. Tour routes are subject to change and availability. Tours involve a number of stairs. If you have any access requirements please call 0131 524 3301.

    These prices will be subject to a booking and transaction fee if booked online or elsewhere. £1 of the ticket price paid goes to the Edinburgh Playhouse Restoration Fund.

    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2014 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014


    • Full Alcohol Drinks License
    • Vegetarian Food Available
    • Bar Available
    • Kiosk/ Shop
    • Dinner Available
    • Vegetarian
    • Cafe / Restaurant available on site
    • Evening Meal Available
    • Licensed Bar / Clubroom
    • Snack Bar


    • Toilets
    • Public Toilet Facilities

    Leisure Facilities

    • Entertainment Available
    • Gift Shop

    Payment Methods

    • Switch Card
    • Delta Card
    • Mastercard
    • VISA Card
    • Cheque


    • Taxi Rank < 100m from station
    • Public Parking Nearby
    • Coach Parking Off-site / street
    • Paid Parking within easy distance
    • Disabled Parking


    • Children Welcome


    • Disabled Access
    • Audio Loop Sennheiser Infrared System for the hearing impaired. Headsets are available on request from the Front of House Team
    • No Smoking Permitted


    • City Centre

    Special Requirements

    • Senior Citizens
    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Families
    • School Groups Welcome
    • Non smokers
    • Groups Welcome
    • Young People
    • Children Welcome

    Public Transport Directions

    HOW TO FIND US: The Edinburgh Playhouse is situated on Greenside Place at the top of Leith Walk and close to the east end of Princes Street. PARKING: There is a 24-hour QPARK carpark located on Greenside Ploace next to the theatre.

    Transport within Scotland

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    Access to Public Areas (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to :
      • a public toilet
      • a public toilet suitable for visitors who use a wheelchair
      • the information point
      • the ticket issuing point


    • Seating available throughout the attraction at appropriate intervals, for visitors with limited mobility
    • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for visitors with limited mobility
      • some routes
    • Where appropriate there is a hearing loop system [e.g. ticket counter/ gift shop]

    Attraction Entrance

    • There is a ramp to the main entrance


    • The route from the parking area to the nearest public entrance is :
      • flat, ie. without steps
    • There is a drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance
    • Parking provided for visitors
      • With designated parking for visitors with disabilities
      • Within about 50 metres of the attraction

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.


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