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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Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£29–£44.50 0131 529 6000
Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£29–£44.50 0131 529 6000

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Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£29–£44.50 0131 529 6000

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Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£29–£44.50 0131 529 6000
Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£29–£44.50 0131 529 6000

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Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£26–£32.50 0131 529 6000

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Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£26–£32.50 0131 529 6000

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

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£26–£32.50 0131 529 6000

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

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Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£35.50–£62.50 0131 529 6000

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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

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Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£35.50–£62.50 0131 529 6000

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Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£35.50–£62.50 0131 529 6000

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

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

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Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£35.50–£62.50 0131 529 6000

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Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£35.50–£62.50 0131 529 6000

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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

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Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£35.50–£62.50 0131 529 6000

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Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£35.50–£62.50 0131 529 6000
Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£35.50–£62.50 0131 529 6000
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Sunday 4 February 2018

Edinburgh Festival Theatre
£35.50–£62.50 0131 529 6000

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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
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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
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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

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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
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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
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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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