Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
13–29 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9FT
  • Box office 0131 529 6000
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With its impressive Colin Ross-designed three-story glass façade, the former Empire Palace Theatre is at once welcoming and grand. It boasts one of the largest stages in the UK; so big that it has occasionally been converted into a studio theatre with room to spare. The auditorium seats over 1900 people on three levels. Maintaining a tradition for variety that dates back nearly two centuries, it programmes everything from popular comedy to classical opera. Not only is it the capital’s home for Scottish Ballet and Scottish Opera, it is also one of the cornerstones of the Edinburgh International Festival and, thanks to investment in cutting edge projection equipment, the Edinburgh International Film Festival. Having built a reputation as a leading dance house, it hosts a cutting-edge contemporary dance season alongside large-scale musicals, international ballet productions and a variety of one-night musical and comedy events. At street level, Café Lucia is open daily, and there are bars on each floor open on performance days in addition to private function rooms. The same management runs the King's Theatre.

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Tuesday 9 May

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£24–£44.50 0131 529 6000

Wednesday 10 May

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£24–£44.50 0131 529 6000

Thursday 11 May

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£24–£44.50 0131 529 6000
Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£24–£44.50 0131 529 6000

Friday 12 May

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£24–£44.50 0131 529 6000

Saturday 13 May

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£24–£44.50 0131 529 6000
Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£24–£44.50 0131 529 6000

Monday 15 May

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£26–£32.50 0131 529 6000

Tuesday 16 May

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£26–£32.50 0131 529 6000

Wednesday 17 May

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£26–£32.50 0131 529 6000

Thursday 18 May

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£26–£32.50 0131 529 6000
Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£26–£32.50 0131 529 6000

Friday 19 May

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£26–£32.50 0131 529 6000

Saturday 20 May

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£26–£32.50 0131 529 6000
Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£26–£32.50 0131 529 6000

Sunday 21 May

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£24.20–£52.25 0131 529 6000

Wednesday 31 May

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
Free 0131 529 6000

Thursday 1 June

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
Free 0131 529 6000
Edinburgh Festival Theatre
Prices to be confirmed 0131 529 6000

Friday 2 June

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
Free 0131 529 6000

Sunday 4 June

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
Free 0131 529 6000

Monday 5 June

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
Free 0131 529 6000

Tuesday 6 June

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
Free 0131 529 6000

Wednesday 7 June

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
Free 0131 529 6000

Thursday 8 June

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
Free 0131 529 6000

Saturday 10 June

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Free 0131 529 6000

Monday 12 June

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
Free 0131 529 6000

Tuesday 13 June

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£23–£28.50 0131 529 6000

Wednesday 14 June

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£23–£28.50 0131 529 6000

Friday 16 June

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Saturday 5 August

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£20 0131 473 2000

70th Anniversary Celebrations. Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Sunday 6 August

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£20 0131 473 2000

70th Anniversary Celebrations. Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Wednesday 9 August

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£20 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Thursday 10 August

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£20 0131 473 2000

Spirit of '47. Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Friday 11 August

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£20 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Saturday 12 August

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£20 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Friday 18 August

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£20 0131 473 2000

70th Anniversary Celebrations. Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Saturday 19 August

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£20 0131 473 2000

70th Anniversary Celebrations. Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Sunday 20 August

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£20 0131 473 2000

70th Anniversary Celebrations. Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Friday 25 August

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£20 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Saturday 26 August

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£20 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£20 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Sunday 27 August

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£20 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Friday 15 September

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
Times & prices to be confirmed 0131 529 6000

Saturday 16 September

Friday 22 September

Wednesday 27 September

Saturday 30 September

Monday 2 October

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£22.50–£37.50 0131 529 6000

Tuesday 3 October

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£22.50–£37.50 0131 529 6000

Wednesday 4 October

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£22.50–£37.50 0131 529 6000

Thursday 5 October

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£22.50–£37.50 0131 529 6000
Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£22.50–£37.50 0131 529 6000

Friday 6 October

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£22.50–£37.50 0131 529 6000

Saturday 7 October

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£22.50–£37.50 0131 529 6000
Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£22.50–£37.50 0131 529 6000

Tuesday 17 October

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£25–£31.50 0131 529 6000

Wednesday 18 October

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£25–£31.50 0131 529 6000

Thursday 19 October

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£25–£31.50 0131 529 6000
Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£25–£31.50 0131 529 6000

Friday 20 October

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£25–£31.50 0131 529 6000

Saturday 21 October

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£25–£31.50 0131 529 6000
Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£25–£31.50 0131 529 6000

Thursday 26 October

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£23–£28.50 0131 529 6000

Friday 27 October

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£23–£28.50 0131 529 6000

Saturday 28 October

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£23–£28.50 0131 529 6000

Wednesday 1 November

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Friday 10 November

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£3.55–£39.50 0131 529 6000

Saturday 11 November

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£3.55–£39.50 0131 529 6000

Monday 27 November

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Wednesday 29 November

Thursday 30 November

Friday 1 December

Saturday 2 December

Sunday 10 December

Wednesday 13 December

Sunday 17 December

Wednesday 20 December

Sunday 24 December

Wednesday 27 December

Wednesday 17 January 2018

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£35.50–£62.50 0131 529 6000

Thursday 18 January 2018

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£35.50–£62.50 0131 529 6000

Friday 19 January 2018

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£35.50–£62.50 0131 529 6000

Saturday 20 January 2018

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£35.50–£62.50 0131 529 6000
Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£35.50–£62.50 0131 529 6000

Sunday 21 January 2018

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£35.50–£62.50 0131 529 6000

Tuesday 23 January 2018

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£35.50–£62.50 0131 529 6000

Wednesday 24 January 2018

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£35.50–£62.50 0131 529 6000

Thursday 25 January 2018

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£35.50–£62.50 0131 529 6000
Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£35.50–£62.50 0131 529 6000

Friday 26 January 2018

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£35.50–£62.50 0131 529 6000

Saturday 27 January 2018

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£35.50–£62.50 0131 529 6000
Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£35.50–£62.50 0131 529 6000

Sunday 28 January 2018

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£35.50–£62.50 0131 529 6000

Tuesday 30 January 2018

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£35.50–£62.50 0131 529 6000

Wednesday 31 January 2018

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£35.50–£62.50 0131 529 6000

Thursday 1 February 2018

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£35.50–£62.50 0131 529 6000
Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£35.50–£62.50 0131 529 6000

Friday 2 February 2018

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£35.50–£62.50 0131 529 6000

Saturday 3 February 2018

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£35.50–£62.50 0131 529 6000
Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£35.50–£62.50 0131 529 6000

Sunday 4 February 2018

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£35.50–£62.50 0131 529 6000

Tuesday 6 February 2018

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£35.50–£62.50 0131 529 6000

Wednesday 7 February 2018

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£35.50–£62.50 0131 529 6000

Thursday 8 February 2018

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£35.50–£62.50 0131 529 6000
Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£35.50–£62.50 0131 529 6000

Friday 9 February 2018

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£35.50–£62.50 0131 529 6000

Saturday 10 February 2018

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£35.50–£62.50 0131 529 6000
Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£35.50–£62.50 0131 529 6000

Sunday 11 February 2018

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£35.50–£62.50 0131 529 6000

Tuesday 13 February 2018

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£35.50–£62.50 0131 529 6000

Wednesday 14 February 2018

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£35.50–£62.50 0131 529 6000
Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£35.50–£62.50 0131 529 6000

Thursday 15 February 2018

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£35.50–£62.50 0131 529 6000
Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£35.50–£62.50 0131 529 6000

Friday 16 February 2018

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£35.50–£62.50 0131 529 6000

Saturday 17 February 2018

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£35.50–£62.50 0131 529 6000
Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£35.50–£62.50 0131 529 6000

Wednesday 18 April 2018

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£26.50–£61 0131 529 6000

Thursday 19 April 2018

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£26.50–£61 0131 529 6000
Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£26.50–£61 0131 529 6000

Friday 20 April 2018

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£26.50–£61 0131 529 6000

Saturday 21 April 2018

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£26.50–£61 0131 529 6000
Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£26.50–£61 0131 529 6000

Sunday 22 April 2018

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£26.50–£61 0131 529 6000

Tuesday 24 April 2018

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£26.50–£61 0131 529 6000

Wednesday 25 April 2018

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£26.50–£61 0131 529 6000

Thursday 26 April 2018

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£26.50–£61 0131 529 6000
Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£26.50–£61 0131 529 6000

Friday 27 April 2018

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£26.50–£61 0131 529 6000

Saturday 28 April 2018

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£26.50–£61 0131 529 6000
Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£26.50–£61 0131 529 6000

Sunday 29 April 2018

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£26.50–£61 0131 529 6000

Tuesday 1 May 2018

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£26.50–£61 0131 529 6000

Wednesday 2 May 2018

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£26.50–£61 0131 529 6000

Thursday 3 May 2018

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£26.50–£61 0131 529 6000
Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£26.50–£61 0131 529 6000

Friday 4 May 2018

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£26.50–£61 0131 529 6000

Saturday 5 May 2018

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£26.50–£61 0131 529 6000
Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£26.50–£61 0131 529 6000

Sunday 6 May 2018

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£26.50–£61 0131 529 6000

Tuesday 8 May 2018

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£26.50–£61 0131 529 6000

Wednesday 9 May 2018

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£26.50–£61 0131 529 6000
Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£26.50–£61 0131 529 6000

Thursday 10 May 2018

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£26.50–£61 0131 529 6000

Friday 11 May 2018

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£26.50–£61 0131 529 6000
Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£26.50–£61 0131 529 6000

Saturday 12 May 2018

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£26.50–£61 0131 529 6000
Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£26.50–£61 0131 529 6000

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Comments & ratings

1. pepitoe1 May 2011, 1:09pm Report

Spirit of the Dance - 30.4.11
Had been looking for a really good,entertaining,high quality,night of entertainment.Deeply disappointing.This group were unable to pull off the range of dance quality required to do Irish,Scottish,Spanish and the other range of dance routines.They presented as semi professional,reasonably competetent but not of a standard that should be at the festival theatre.Costumes were tacky,and the group should never try to do highland dancing in Scotland unless really competent,which they were not.
We were so disappointed we left during the interval.
Festival Theatre - "need to do better"

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