The Edinburgh Playhouse

The Edinburgh Playhouse
18–22 Greenside Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3AA
  • Box office 0844 871 3014
  • General enquiries 0131 524 3333
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  • Website www.atgtickets.com/edinburgh
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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 42 events at this location

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American Idiot (

Following two critically acclaimed West End runs and a sell-out UK Tour, Green Day’s explosive rock musical American Idiot returns to mark the show’s 10th anniversary and the 15th anniversary of the Grammy Award winning original album.

Tue 5 Feb 2019

£18 / 0844 871 3014

Wed 6 Feb 2019

£18 / 0844 871 3014

Thu 7 Feb 2019

£18 / 0844 871 3014

…and 2 more dates until 9 Feb 2019

Annie

Casting to be confirmed Direct from the West End, Annie returns in 2019! This 'glorious revival' (The Times) is touring the UK. Set in 1930s New York during The Great Depression, brave young Annie is forced to live a life of misery at Miss Hannigan’s orphanage. Her luck soon changes when she's chosen to spend a fairytale…

Mon 30 Sep 2019

£13–£55 / 0844 871 3014

Tue 1 Oct 2019

£13–£55 / 0844 871 3014

Wed 2 Oct 2019

£13–£55 / 0844 871 3014

…and 3 more dates until 5 Oct 2019

Benidorm

Stage version of the long-running ITV sitcom.

Wed 19 Sep

£16–£55.50 / 0844 871 3014

Thu 20 Sep

£16–£55.50 / 0844 871 3014

Fri 21 Sep

£16–£55.50 / 0844 871 3014

Sat 22 Sep

£16–£55.50 / 0844 871 3014

Bill Bailey: Larks in Transit

The master of surreality tackles politics, philosophy and the pursuit of happiness in his latest show. His musical interludes include fashioning a symphony from a ringtone and re-imagining the Stars and Stripes.

Fri 31 May 2019

£40.15 / 0844 871 3014

The Carpenters Story

  • Directed by: Phil Aldridge

Theatre show telling the tale of the brother/sister duo, featuring all the songs that made The Carpenters a legend in the world of music. Featuring timeless hits from the Carpenters repertoire including 'We’ve Only Just Begun', 'Superstar', 'Top of the World', 'Please Mr Postman' and many more.

Sat 1 Jun 2019

£24.50–£26.50 / 0844 871 3014

A Country Night in Nashville

The ultimate celebration of country music.

Fri 1 Feb 2019

£22.50–£27.50 / 0844 871 3014

Dara O'Briain – Voice of Reason

The television regular – best known as the host of Mock The Week – brings his latest routine to the stage.

Fri 16 Nov

£28.15 / 0844 871 3014

Sat 17 Nov

£28.15 / 0844 871 3014

Dita Von Teese's The Art Of The Teese

The international burlesque superstar combines four of her most popular performances including a reworked version of her Martini Glass routine, clad in haute couture costumes by Jenny Packham, Catherine D'Lish and Mr Pearl.

Thu 15 Nov

£33.65–£74.15 / 0844 871 3014

The Dolls: Dragged Up

The tan has barely faded from Agnes and Sadie’s thick skin and they’re in trouble again, and left lip-synching for their lives.

Fri 2 Nov

£30–£55 / 0844 871 3014

Dr. Jordan Peterson

Dr. Jordan Peterson comes to London’s Eventim Apollo – on his tour 12 Rules For Life: An Antidote To Chaos – in May. The renowned psychologist’s answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition, with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research.

Sun 28 Oct

£41.65–£70.15 / 0844 871 3014

FastLove

An affectionate celebration of the life and music of George Michael including his early days with Wham!.

Sat 12 Jan 2019

£23.75–£53.75 / 0844 871 3014

Finest Things

A meet-up group with a focus on the finest dining and highest quality social experiences Edinburgh has to offer. If you're interested in Michelin-star-quality dining, private exclusive events, bespoke experiences and are looking for like-minded individuals to engage with, this is for you. Events will be carefully…

Sun 28 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 871 3014

  • 18:30 – 22:00

Green Day's American Idiot (Touring)

Green Day's rock musical celebrates its 10th anniversary. Ages 18+.

Tue 5 Feb 2019

£17.90–£53.90 / 0844 871 3014

Wed 6 Feb 2019

£17.90–£53.90 / 0844 871 3014

Thu 7 Feb 2019

£17.90–£53.90 / 0844 871 3014

…and 2 more dates until 9 Feb 2019

Illegal Eagles

Tribute band to the prolific Hotel California songsters.

Sun 27 Oct 2019

£27.90–£55.90 / 0844 871 3014

I'm About to Lose Control and I Think Joe Lycett

  • 4 stars

The Birmingham-born comic tours his latest show.

Wed 7 Nov

£24.15 / 0844 871 3014

Islands in the Stream

Musical celebrating the queen and king of country: Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers.

Sun 23 Sep

£24.65–£54.65 / 0844 871 3014

Jersey Boys: The Story Of Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons

  • Directed by: Sergio Trujillo
  • Written by: Bob Crewe (lyrics)

Musical drama about the career of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.

Tue 19 Feb 2019

£21.90–£88.90 / 0844 871 3014

Wed 20 Feb 2019

£21.90–£88.90 / 0844 871 3014

Thu 21 Feb 2019

£21.90–£88.90 / 0844 871 3014

…and 8 more dates until 2 Mar 2019

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Bill Kenwright’s production of the Rice and Webber classic.

Tue 19 Mar 2019

0844 871 3014

Wed 20 Mar 2019

0844 871 3014

Thu 21 Mar 2019

0844 871 3014

…and 2 more dates until 23 Mar 2019

Kevin Bridges: Brand New

The biggest name in Scottish stand-up continues his reign with another show packed with astute observations and deathly funny gags.

Wed 26 Sep

£35.15 / 0844 871 3014

Thu 27 Sep

£35.15 / 0844 871 3014

Fri 28 Sep

£35.15 / 0844 871 3014

…and 2 more dates until 30 Sep

King Crimson

Robert Fripp's pioneering intense psych-rockers return with a new seven-piece, three-drummer line-up.

Tue 13 Nov

£60.15–£75.15 / 0844 871 3014

Kinky Boots

  • Directed by: Jerry Mitchell
  • Written by: Harvey Fierstein, Cyndi Lauper (music & lyrics)

A man reluctantly inherits a shoe factory. To turn the business around he enlists the help of the stiletto-clad Lola. Tony and Grammy award-winning feel-good musical by Harvey Fierstein and Cyndi Lauper.

Mon 10 Dec

£19.50–£78.50 / 0844 871 3014

Tue 11 Dec

£19.50–£78.50 / 0844 871 3014

Wed 12 Dec

£19.50–£78.50 / 0844 871 3014

…and 19 more dates until 5 Jan 2019

Let It Be

Come Together and experience the iconic music of The Beatles with Let It Be, the spectacular new concert jam-packed with over 40 of The Beatles’ greatest hits! Direct from the West End, this international hit show celebrates the legacy of the world’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll band. ‘A non-stop parade of hits’ Daily Telegraph…

Mon 8 Oct

£17.50–£57.50 / 0844 871 3014

Tue 9 Oct

£17.50–£57.50 / 0844 871 3014

Wed 10 Oct

£17.50–£57.50 / 0844 871 3014

…and 3 more dates until 13 Oct

Madagascar the Musical

Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto your stage in this musical based on the hit film.

Tue 2 Oct

£16.90–£49.40 / 0844 871 3014

Wed 3 Oct

£16.90–£49.40 / 0844 871 3014

Thu 4 Oct

£16.90–£49.40 / 0844 871 3014

…and 2 more dates until 6 Oct

The Manfreds

Rock and blues with a twist of jazz.

Mon 5 Nov

£33.65–£61.65 / 0844 871 3014

Matilda: The Musical

  • Directed by: Matthew Warchus
  • Written by: Tim Minchin (adaptation, music & lyrics), Roald Dahl (book), Dennis Kelly (adaptation)

The Royal Shakespeare Company presents Dennis Kelly and Tim Minchin's multi-award-winning musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's much loved tale about an extremely clever girl, who uses her extraordinary powers to free her classmates from the tyranny of sadistic headmistress, Miss Trunchbull. Directed by Matthew Warchus.

Tue 2 Apr 2019

£15–£94 / 0844 871 3014

Wed 3 Apr 2019

£15–£94 / 0844 871 3014

Thu 4 Apr 2019

£15–£94 / 0844 871 3014

…and 20 more dates until 27 Apr 2019

Motown The Musical

  • Directed by: Charles Randolph-Wright, Patricia Wilcox, Warren Adams
  • Written by: Berry Gordy

Nostalgic musical charting the journey of Berry Gordy from boxer to Motown music mogul.

Tue 20 Nov

£15–£87.50 / 0844 871 3014

Wed 21 Nov

£15–£87.50 / 0844 871 3014

Thu 22 Nov

£15–£87.50 / 0844 871 3014

…and 14 more dates until 8 Dec

Noel Fitzpatrick: Welcome To My World

The Irishman talks about his incredible career and life journey to becoming the Supervet, as well as discussing upcoming technologies and advances in animal healthcare.

Sun 11 Nov

£33.65–£49.15 / 0844 871 3014

Priscilla Queen Of The Desert The Musical

The iconic musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert is going on tour! With more glitter than ever before, this smash-hit show features a dazzling array of stunning costumes, fabulous feathers and a non-stop parade of dance-floor classics including It’s Raining Men, I Will Survive, I Love The Nightlife and Finally! Based on…

Tue 5 Nov 2019

£13–£53 / 0844 871 3014

Wed 6 Nov 2019

£13–£53 / 0844 871 3014

Thu 7 Nov 2019

£13–£53 / 0844 871 3014

…and 2 more dates until 9 Nov 2019

The Proclaimers

Scotland's unforgettable musical twins return to the stage with their singalong Caledonian anthems.

Fri 9 Nov

£35.15–£37.65 / 0844 871 3014

Sat 10 Nov

£35.15–£37.65 / 0844 871 3014

Rock of Ages

Here we go again! The smash hit musical is back in the UK. Rock of Ages is an LA love story lavished with over 25 classic rock anthems. Lose yourself in a city and a time where the dreams are as big as the hair, and yes, they can come true! Starring Kevin Kennedy as ‘Dennis’, Zoe Birkett as ‘Justice’, Danielle Hope as…

Tue 30 Apr 2019

£13–£49.50 / 0844 871 3014

Wed 1 May 2019

£13–£49.50 / 0844 871 3014

Thu 2 May 2019

£13–£49.50 / 0844 871 3014

…and 2 more dates until 4 May 2019

The Rocky Horror Show

The Rocky Horror Show returns to Brighton for a run over the Christmas period. The classic musical follows Dr Frank'n'Furter and his weird and wonderful adventures. Featuring the songs 'Time Warp' and 'Sweet Transvestite'.

Mon 28 Oct 2019

£13–£54.50 / 0844 871 3014

Tue 29 Oct 2019

£13–£54.50 / 0844 871 3014

Wed 30 Oct 2019

£13–£54.50 / 0844 871 3014

…and 3 more dates until 2 Nov 2019

Saturday Night Fever

Musical based on the classic 1977 film.

Tue 23 Oct

£17.90–£72.90 / 0844 871 3014

Wed 24 Oct

£17.90–£72.90 / 0844 871 3014

Thu 25 Oct

£17.90–£72.90 / 0844 871 3014

…and 2 more dates until 27 Oct

Seven Drunken Nights

Musical tribute to Irish music giants The Dubliners.

Wed 8 May 2019

£13–£27.50 / 0844 871 3014

Some Guys Have All The Luck: The Rod Stewart Story

The story of the legendary mullet-headed rocker, whose scratchy pipes lent a welcome note of sandpaper to such hits as 'Maggie May', 'I Don't Want To Talk About It' and 'Baby Jane', but who also wrote such enduring classics as 'You Wear It Well' and 'Every Picture Tells A Story'.

Sun 21 Oct

£20.50–£24.50 / 0844 871 3014

  • 19:30

Soul Unlimited: Heatwave & Odyssey

Double bill of funk, soul and disco hits.

Sun 7 Oct

£26.40–£56.90 / 0844 871 3014

Plus Jaki Graham and Gwen Dickey.

Spirit of the Dance

The International smash hit Spirit of the Dance is one of the most successful shows ever to come out of Ireland and has been seen by more than twenty five million people in fifteen countries around the world. Irish in origin and bursting with raw energy, this explosive and powerful show combines heart-pounding Irish Dance…

Thu 31 Jan 2019

£13–£28 / 0844 871 3014

Strictly Come Dancing: The Professionals

The professional dancers from the BBC programme perform.

Fri 10 May 2019

£36.25–£56.25 / 0844 871 3014

Sat 11 May 2019

£36.25–£56.25 / 0844 871 3014

Swan Lake

The Russian State Ballet of Siberia performs a lavish staging of Tchaikovsky's romantic ballet.

Fri 8 Mar 2019

£13–£38.90 / 0844 871 3014

Sat 9 Mar 2019

£13–£38.90 / 0844 871 3014

That'll Be the Day

The UK’s premier Rock & Roll production That’ll Be The Day returns with another brand new show! Highly acclaimed for its stunning LIVE entertainment value, That’ll Be The Day is an outstanding celebration for all true fans of the golden era of popular music. This latest production features a fantastic new-line-up of…

Sun 2 Jun 2019

£28.40–£29.40 / 0844 871 3014

That'll Be the Day

Step back in time with a brand new edition of the popular touring show, and hear rock'n'roll hits from the 50s, 60s and 70s.

Sun 2 Jun 2019

£28.40–£29.40 / 0844 871 3014

Tim Minchin

The beautiful and hilarious piano man of comedy returns to make us all fun in love with him and his wonky, pretty/dirty perspective on the world.

Tue 19 Nov 2019

£33.65–£144.65 / 0844 871 3014

Wed 20 Nov 2019

£33.65–£144.65 / 0844 871 3014

Sat 23 Nov 2019

£33.65–£144.65 / 0844 871 3014

Wannabe: The Spice Girls Show

Go on a Spice World journey for an evening of your favourite Spice Girls hits.

Sat 30 Mar 2019

£13–£36 / 0844 871 3014

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