The Edinburgh Playhouse

The Edinburgh Playhouse
18–22 Greenside Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3AA
  • Box office 0844 871 3014
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The Edinburgh Playhouse

Built as a "super cinema" in 1929, the category A-listed building has had a turbulent history, changing hands many times before claiming its place as one of the UK's key venues for post-West End tours in the late-1980s. With a capacity of over 3000 on three levels, it is Britain's largest theatre, attracting coach parties from substantial distances away. From the front, it is hard to get a sense of the Edinburgh Playhouse's scale, but inside, you start to appreciate how much architect John Fairweather capitalised on the steeply sloping site to come up with a design that could accommodate so many. Today the building, which has five bars and many period features still intact, programmes a broad range of entertainment, from popular musicals such as Les Miserables and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang to comedians such as Dara O'Briain and Ross Noble; and from big name music acts such as Bob Dylan and Kenny Rogers to high-prestige dance productions in the Edinburgh International Festival.

  • Provides: Wheelchair access

Events at this venue

There are 26 events at this location

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Ant Middleton

An evening with the soldier, adventurer and star of C4's SAS: Who Dares Wins.

Sun 1 Nov

£32.45–£71.50 / 0844 871 3014

Ant Middleton Mind Over Muscle Tour 2020

Ant Middleton, best known as the Chief Instructor for Channel 4’s hit shows, SAS: Who Dares Wins, Mutiny and *Escape *has announced a brand new fully immersive show for 2020, The Mind Over Muscle Tour. The No. 1 Sunday Times Best Selling Author’s tour will bring the ‘elements’ to the audience through lighting, sound…

Sun 1 Nov

£33.90–£70.40 / 0844 871 3014

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical

Long before she was Carole King, the chart-topping music legend, she was an ordinary girl with an extraordinary talent. *Beautiful - The Carole King Musical * tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship…

Tue 5 May

£13–£72 / 0844 871 3014

Wed 6 May

£13–£72 / 0844 871 3014

Thu 7 May

£13–£72 / 0844 871 3014

The Boards

0844 871 3014

…and 2 more dates until 9 May

Billionaire Boy

Stage adaptation of David Walliams' story about Joe Spud, the richest boy in the country, who transfers to a local comprehensive in the hopes of making a friend.

Thu 10 Sep

£13–£70 / 0844 871 3014

Fri 11 Sep

£13–£70 / 0844 871 3014

Sat 12 Sep

£13–£70 / 0844 871 3014

The Book of Mormon

  • Directed by: Casey Nicholaw, Trey Parker
  • Written by: Matt Stone, Robert Lopez, Trey Parker

Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone's Tony Award-winning musical satire chronicling the misadventures of two Mormon missionaries in a remote village in northern Uganda.

Wed 17 Jun

£13–£95 / 0844 871 3014

Thu 18 Jun

£13–£95 / 0844 871 3014

Fri 19 Jun

£13–£95 / 0844 871 3014

…and 13 more dates until 4 Jul

The Commitments

The Commitments is a fantastically feel good celebration of soul. Returning to tour the UK and Ireland 5 years after a phenomenally successful, record breaking run in London’s West End and subsequent sell-out tour. The Commitments is based on the BAFTA award-winning film classic. The Commitments received universal…

Mon 12 Oct

£13–£64.40 / 0844 871 3014

Tue 13 Oct

£13–£64.40 / 0844 871 3014

Wed 14 Oct

£13–£64.40 / 0844 871 3014

…and 3 more dates until 17 Oct

A Country Night in Nashville

The ultimate celebration of country music.

Fri 1 May

£24–£28 / 0844 871 3014

Dita Von Teese: Glamonatrix

The international burlesque superstar presents her latest show.

Tue 28 Apr

£29.50–£69 / 0844 871 3014

Dreamgirls

  • Directed by: Casey Nicholaw
  • Written by: Tom Eyen (lyrics)

Tony Award-winning musical following the story of three friends who are talented songstresses on their way to the big time.

Tue 24 Nov

0844 871 3014

Wed 25 Nov

0844 871 3014

Thu 26 Nov

0844 871 3014

…and 7 more dates until 5 Dec

Forth on the Fringe

Forth on the Fringe is our annual one-stop shop for all the essential acts you need to see at this year’s Edinburgh Festival. 2019 Friday: WEd Byrne, Milton Jones, Andrew Maxwell, Colin Cloud, Christina Bianco, Craig Hill. Ginzilla, My Land, TheTap Pack and Ish Dance Collective. Saturday: Jimeoin. Whose Line is it…

Fri 7 Aug

£25.40–£71.40 / 0844 871 3014

Sat 8 Aug

£25.40–£71.40 / 0844 871 3014

The Greatest Showman (Sing-Along)

  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 45min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Michael Gracey
  • Cast: Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya

A musical version of the life of showman and genius of hype PT Barnum (Jackman), and how he went from running a museum of ‘curiosities’ to promoting Swedish soprano Jenny Lind (Ferguson). Jackman has rock-star charisma and Gracey delivers a kaleidoscopic, family-friendly spectacle. Sing-along presentation.

Sun 17 May

£16 / 0844 871 3014

Heathers The Musical

Greetings and salutations! Welcome to Westerberg High, where Veronica Sawyer is just another of the nobodies dreaming of a better day. But when she’s unexpectedly taken under the wings of the three beautiful and impossibly cruel Heathers, her dreams of popularity finally start to come true. Until JD turns up, the…

Tue 7 Jul

£13–£94 / 0844 871 3014

Wed 8 Jul

£13–£94 / 0844 871 3014

Thu 9 Jul

£13–£94 / 0844 871 3014

…and 2 more dates until 11 Jul

Jane McDonald

The light entertainment chanteuse and Loose Woman presents an evening of music and laughter.

Fri 5 Jun

£34.90–£49.90 / 0844 871 3014

Joe Bonamassa

Virtuoso of blues rock guitar, discovered by BB King when he was 12 and much loved by readers of guitar magazines.

Mon 27 Apr

£65.40–£130.40 / 0844 871 3014

Josh Widdicombe: Bit Much …

The comedian and TV presenter returns.

Sun 31 May

£24.40 / 0844 871 3014

The Lion King

  • Directed by: Julie Taymor
  • Written by: Roger Allers, Elton John (music), Tim Rice (lyrics), Mark Mancina (music & lyrics), Lebo M (music & lyrics), Hans Zimmer (music & lyrics), Julie Taymor (lyrics), Irene Mecchi

Julie Taymor's puppet-powered stage version of Disney's spectacular tale of a dead king and an errant son is a feast of exuberant theatre for the whole family, with show-stopping visual effects, gripping drama and plenty of laughs.

Mon 20 Jan

Times vary / £20–£95 / 0844 871 3014

Tue 21 Jan

Times vary / £20–£95 / 0844 871 3014

Wed 22 Jan

Times vary / £20–£95 / 0844 871 3014

…and 84 more dates until 18 Apr

Menopause The Musical 2

In our brand-new show, Cruising Through Menopause, the hysterical sequel to the smash-hit show Menopause The Musical®, we fast forward five years to catch up with the same four ladies as they set off on the high seas for tales of their lives, loves and losses. Hot flushes, night sweats, mood swings, memory lapses…

Sat 23 May

£35 / 0844 871 3014

Mrs Brown's Boys D'Live Show

Musical based on the smash-hit sitcom.

Fri 17 Jul

£26.40–£46.60 / 0844 871 3014

Sat 18 Jul

£26.40–£46.60 / 0844 871 3014

Sun 19 Jul

£26.40–£46.60 / 0844 871 3014

Once: The Musical

A Broadway and West End hit musical that's a ravishing love story with a bittersweet difference, Once casts a spell over the audience just as its two lead characters cast a spell over each other. Based on a cult 2006 Irish indie feature, originally shot on a micro-budget of just $160,000, it tells the uplifting yet…

Tue 26 May

£13–£53 / 0844 871 3014

On sale Thu 27 Jun

Wed 27 May

£13–£53 / 0844 871 3014

On sale Thu 27 Jun

Thu 28 May

£13–£53 / 0844 871 3014

On sale Thu 27 Jun

…and 2 more dates until 30 May

PAW Patrol Live!: Race To the Rescue

Super entertaining live instalment of popular kids TV show PAW Patrol.

Tue 14 Jul

£28.40–£63.40 / 0844 871 3014

Wed 15 Jul

£28.40–£63.40 / 0844 871 3014

Riverdance

The Irish dance sensation returns by popular demand. This shows feature an all-new production produced by Moya Doherty and directed John McColgan. Bill Whelan's Grammy-winning soundtrack remains.

Fri 24 Apr

£37.50–£53 / 0844 871 3014

Sat 25 Apr

£37.50–£53 / 0844 871 3014

Sun 26 Apr

£37.50–£53 / 0844 871 3014

Russell Howard: Respite

The award-winning comedian sets off on a new worldwide tour.

Tue 18 Aug

£35.40 / 0844 871 3014

Steve Hackett

The one-time Genesis guitarist revisits his time in the band with new versions of songs he co-wrote from the period 1971–1977.

Sun 8 Nov

£43.90–£47.90 / 0844 871 3014

Strictly Come Dancing: The Professionals

The professional dancers from the BBC programme perform.

Wed 3 Jun

£41.40–£78.90 / 0844 871 3014

Thu 4 Jun

£41.40–£78.90 / 0844 871 3014

Sunny Afternoon

  • Directed by: Edward Hall, Adam Cooper
  • Written by: Ray Davies (music & lyrics), Joe Penhall

British singer-songwriter, Ray Davies, recalls his early life and the career of the eponymous pop-rock group, The Kinks, in this musical biography set during the 1950s and 1960s. Directed by Edward Hall.

Tue 10 Nov

£13–£56 / 0844 871 3014

Wed 11 Nov

£13–£56 / 0844 871 3014

Thu 12 Nov

£13–£56 / 0844 871 3014

…and 2 more dates until 14 Nov

Whitney: Queen of the Night

A celebration of the life and music of Whitney Houston through three decades of classic hits.

Sun 10 May

£13–£77.90 / 0844 871 3014

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The Edinburgh theatre scene beyond the Fringe

20 Sep 2018

We explore why Edinburgh's theatre scene is still alive and kicking, way beyond August

If you're arriving in Edinburgh in September, you're likely to be greeted by a litany of old Fringe flyers, with the occasional Festival poster still tacked up on a wall. But don't for a second think this means that Edinburgh's stages are winding down…

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