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18 - 22 Greenside Place, Edinburgh New Town EH1 3AA
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Box Office 12-6pm Mon-Sat, 12-8pm on performance days.
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About Edinburgh Playhouse

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The Edinburgh Playhouse is a former cinema in Edinburgh, Scotland which now hosts touring musicals and music concerts.

It was the largest cinema building ever built in Scotland and still survives in its original form. It was designed by architect John Fairweather as a ‘super cinema’ with an aim to include as many seats as possible whilst creating a unique experience for the audience members. It opened in the late 1920s and was designed originally with theatrical use in mind which is evidenced by the large stage and full sized fly tower. Its exterior is misleading as it is not clear how big the site actually is from looking at it outside. The Grand Circle is on the street level and the Stalls are accessed by steps down.

There are bars on all levels of The Edinburgh Playhouse, along with a number of suites that can be booked alongside your visit.

The Edinburgh Playhouse is one of the UK’s many haunted theatres. Staff members have reported seeing a man in grey known as Albert appearing on the sixth level of theatre, accompanied by a burst of cold air. His full identity isn’t known, but he is thought to be the ghost of a stage hand or night-watchman who killed himself in the building.

Upcoming Events

Shrek the Musical

Shrek the Musical

12 December 2017 - 07 January 2018
Shrek the Musical, the must-see show for all the family, comes to Edinburgh Playhouse for Christmas! Age 5+.
Flashdance

Flashdance

15 January 2018 - 20 January 2018
Flashdance - The Musical, with its phenomenal choreography, comes to the Edinburgh Playhouse in January 2018.
The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music

20 February 2018 - 24 February 2018
The Sound of Music, one of the greatest musicals of all time returns to the stage in a wonderfully lavish production.
Hairspray the Musical

Hairspray the Musical

12 March 2018 - 17 March 2018
The smash hit musical comedy Hairspray is coming to venues across the UK including a run at the Edinburgh Playhouse.
Russian State Ballet of Siberia’s Romeo and Juliet

Russian State Ballet of Siberia’s Romeo and Juliet

20 March 2018
The Russian State Ballet of Siberia brings Shakespeare’s tale of passion and tragedy to life at Edinburgh Playhouse.
Russian State Ballet of Siberia’s Cinderella

Russian State Ballet of Siberia’s Cinderella

21 March 2018
The world’s favourite rags to riches fairy-tale is brought to the Playhouse by the Russian State Ballet of Siberia.
Russian State Ballet of Siberia’s Snow Maiden

Russian State Ballet of Siberia’s Snow Maiden

22 March 2018
The Russian State Ballet of Siberia brings the exquisite Snow Maiden to Edinburgh Playhouse on 22nd March.
Russian State Ballet of Siberia’s Swan Lake

Russian State Ballet of Siberia’s Swan Lake

23 March 2018 - 24 March 2018
Swan Lake, the greatest romantic ballet of all time is brought to Edinburgh Playhouse by the Russian State Ballet.
Justin’s Band

Justin’s Band

01 April 2018
Join Justin Fletcher and his friends when his brand new show 'Justin’s Band' comes to the Edinburgh Playhouse on 1st April!
Wicked

Wicked

08 May 2018 - 09 June 2018
WICKED, the West End and Broadway musical phenomenon returns to the Edinburgh Playhouse from 8th May - 9th June 2018!
Summer Holiday

Summer Holiday

19 June 2018 - 23 June 2018
The Hit 1960's film starring Cliff Richard is now a feel-good stage musical and comes to Edinburgh Playhouse in June.
An Officer and a Gentleman The Musical

An Officer and a Gentleman The Musical

02 July 2018 - 07 July 2018
The UK tour of An Officer and a Gentleman – The Musical will be coming to Edinburgh Playhouse in July '18.
Benidorm Live

Benidorm Live

17 September 2018 - 22 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.
Madagascar – A Musical Adventure

Madagascar – A Musical Adventure

02 October 2018 - 06 October 2018
Madagascar – A Musical Adventure is coming out of the zoo and into the Edinburgh Playhouse as part of a UK tour!
Kinky Boots

Kinky Boots

10 December 2018 - 05 January 2019
Don't miss the ultimate night out when the Kinky Boots tour comes to Edinburgh Playhouse in December 2018!