The Edinburgh Playhouse

The Edinburgh Playhouse
18–22 Greenside Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3AA
  • Box office 0844 871 3014
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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 32 events at this location

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Adam Kay: This Is Going To Hurt (Secret Diaries Of A Junior Doctor)

Adam Kay, comedian, former doctor and author the best-selling This is Going to Hurt shares entries from his diaries as a junior doctor in this hour of stand-up and music.

Fri 13 Aug

£24–£34 / 0844 871 3014

Sat 14 Aug

£24–£34 / 0844 871 3014

Ant Middleton

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

Mon 29 Nov

£31–£64 / 0844 871 3014

Tue 30 Nov

£32.45–£71.50 / 0844 871 3014

Bizet's Carmen: An Ellen Kent Production

Senbla presents Opera International's award winning Ellen Kent Production of Bizet's Carmen with international soloists, highly praised chorus and full orchestra An evening of passion, sexual jealousy, death and unforgettable arias. This dazzling production with orchestra features Bizet’s unforgettable melodies including…

Fri 29 Apr 2022

£24.50–£41 / 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, where the villagers have more pressing concerns on their mind than listening to their evangelism. The musical is one of the most commercially…

Wed 9 Jun

£13–£97 / 0844 871 3014

Thu 10 Jun

£13–£97 / 0844 871 3014

Fri 11 Jun

£13–£97 / 0844 871 3014

…and 36 more dates until 24 Jul

Chicago

The classic Broadway music about the 'Merry Murderesses' Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly.

Mon 13 Sep

£13–£69.50 / 0844 871 3014

Tue 14 Sep

£13–£69.50 / 0844 871 3014

Wed 15 Sep

£13–£69.50 / 0844 871 3014

…and 9 more dates until 2 Oct

The Commitments

  • Directed by: Jamie Lloyd
  • Written by: book)

The soundtrack to the smash-hit movie The Commitments played live; expect all the classics from 'Mustang Sally' to 'Take me to the River'.

Mon 7 Mar 2022

£12–£95 / 0844 871 3014

Tue 8 Mar 2022

£12–£95 / 0844 871 3014

Wed 9 Mar 2022

£12–£95 / 0844 871 3014

…and 9 more dates until 19 Mar 2022

A Country Night in Nashville

The ultimate celebration of country music. Featuring the music of Johnny Cash, Alan Jackson, Dolly Parton, the Dixie Chicks, Willie Nelson and Little Big Town.

Sun 10 Oct

£24.50–£43 / 0844 871 3014

Disney's Beauty and the Beast

The brand new touring musical production reimagines the classic Disney musical romance.

Thu 21 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 871 3014

Fri 22 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 871 3014

Sat 23 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 871 3014

…and 30 more dates until 27 Nov

Dita Von Teese: Glamonatrix

The international burlesque superstar presents her latest show.

Wed 2 Mar 2022

£33.95–£77.40 / 0844 871 3014

Ellen Kent's Madama Butterfly

Opera & Ballet International proudly presents an Ellen Kent production with international soloists, highly-praised chorus and full orchestra Winner of The Best Opera Award Liverpool Daily Post Theatre Awards Back by overwhelming public demand, this award winning Opera returns with exquisite sets including a…

Sat 30 Apr 2022

£24.50–£41 / 0844 871 3014

Footloose

Stage adaptation of the Kevin Bacon dance movie.

Tue 20 Jul

£13–£87.50 / 0844 871 3014

Wed 21 Jul

£13–£87.50 / 0844 871 3014

Thu 22 Jul

£13–£87.50 / 0844 871 3014

…and 2 more dates until 24 Jul

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 Anyway…

Fri 6 Aug

£22.50–£47.50 / 0844 871 3014

Sat 7 Aug

£22.50–£47.50 / 0844 871 3014

Hairspray

Prepare to be swept back to 1960s Baltimore with this Broadway smash hit.

Mon 21 Jun

£13–£67.50 / 0844 871 3014

Tue 22 Jun

£13–£67.50 / 0844 871 3014

Wed 23 Jun

£13–£67.50 / 0844 871 3014

…and 3 more dates until 26 Jun

Jane McDonald

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

Thu 17 Jun

Cancelled / 0844 871 3014

Wed 14 Jul

£32–£67 / 0844 871 3014

Jason Manford: Like Me

The comic hits the road again with more observational comedy.

Sun 23 Jan 2022

£31.50 / 0844 871 3014

Josh Widdicombe: Bit Much …

The comedian and TV presenter returns.

Mon 28 Feb 2022

£21.50 / 0844 871 3014

The Magic of the Beatles

A recreation of the full Beatles live show, taking you through their different eras from the skiffle-influenced mop top years of 'Love Me Do' and 'She Loves You' to the later psychedelia of songs like 'Strawberry Fields' and the classic rock such as 'Let It Be'.

Thu 23 Sep

£24.50–£30 / 0844 871 3014

Mrs Brown's Boys D'Live Show

A brand new comedy musical brought to you by Brendan O'Carroll and Mrs. Brown's Boys. The hilarious, emotional and exhilarating show is based on the hit sitcom bringing you back the well-known characters of the original series.

Fri 16 Jul

£24–£86 / 0844 871 3014

Sat 17 Jul

£24–£86 / 0844 871 3014

Sun 18 Jul

£24–£86 / 0844 871 3014

My Best Friend's Wedding: The Musical

The popular 90s rom-com is adapted for the stage as a musical comedy. Starring Alexandra Burke as the fiery food critic Julianne Potter, who realises she's in love with her best friend Michael as he's on the cusp of tying the knot.

Mon 31 Jan 2022

£13–£66.50 / 0844 871 3014

Tue 1 Feb 2022

£13–£66.50 / 0844 871 3014

Wed 2 Feb 2022

£13–£66.50 / 0844 871 3014

…and 8 more dates until 2 Apr 2022

One Night of Queen: Performed by Gary Mullen & The Works

In 2000, Gary Mullen won ITV’s Stars In Their Eyes Live Grand Final, with the largest number of votes ever received in the shows history. The record of 864,838 votes was more than twice that of the runner-up. Gary began touring on his own and in 2002 formed a band The Works, to pay tribute to rock legends Queen. Since May…

Sun 19 Sep

£24.50–£69.50 / 0844 871 3014

PAW Patrol Live!: Race To the Rescue

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

Wed 7 Jul

£26.50–£61.50 / 0844 871 3014

Professor Brian Cox

Professor Brian Cox takes audiences on a journey through space and time. The particle physicist is best known for his popular BBC series Wonders of … and non-fiction titles including Why Does E=mc²? and The Quantum Universe.

Thu 7 Oct

£38.50–£48.50 / 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.

Tue 5 Oct

£37.50–£53 / 0844 871 3014

Wed 6 Oct

£37.50–£53 / 0844 871 3014

Russell Howard: Respite

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

Sat 3 Jul

£31.50 / 0844 871 3014

Shagged. Married. Annoyed. With Chris & Rosie Ramsey

The real-life couple talk about the funnier side of dating and romance.

Sun 30 May

Cancelled / 0844 871 3014

Wed 30 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 871 3014

Thu 1 Jul

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 871 3014

Sun 5 Sep

£32.30 / 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.

Sat 25 Sep

£50.38 / 0844 871 3014

Steve Hackett Genesis Revisited: Seconds Out & More

Off the back of his most successful solo tour yet, selling over 30 thousand tickets for his 2019 UK dates, *Steve Hackett * has announced that his 2021 World Tour will feature the whole of the 1977 Genesis live album Seconds Out in full, plus more! Seconds Out was the hugely successful double album recorded on Genesis…

Sat 25 Sep

£40–£44 / 0844 871 3014

Tue 19 Oct

£40–£69 / 0844 871 3014

Strictly Ballroom

  • Directed by: Baz Luhrmann, Drew McOnie
  • Written by: Baz Luhrmann, Craig Pearce

Musical based on the Australian film set in the cutthroat world of ballroom dancing.

Mon 15 Nov

Cancelled / 0844 871 3014

Tue 16 Nov

Cancelled / 0844 871 3014

Wed 17 Nov

Cancelled / 0844 871 3014

…and 9 more dates until 26 Mar 2022

Tosca: An Ellen Kent Production

Puccini's tale of jealousy and passion between the two doomed lovers.

Thu 28 Apr 2022

£24.50–£41 / 0844 871 3014

Waitress The Musical

The large-scale stage adaptation of the 2007 film brought to you by a female-led creative team that became an instant Broadway hit goes on a UK tour in 2021.

Tue 18 Jan 2022

£13–£102.50 / 0844 871 3014

Wed 19 Jan 2022

£13–£102.50 / 0844 871 3014

Thu 20 Jan 2022

£13–£102.50 / 0844 871 3014

…and 2 more dates until 22 Jan 2022

Whitney: Queen of the Night

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

Sat 6 Nov

£12–£36.50 / 0844 871 3014

Sat 4 Dec

£10.50–£27.50 / 0844 871 3014

You Win Again - Celebrating the Music of The Bee Gees

Direct from London’s West End: You Win Again is out on tour – Celebrating the Music of The Bee Gees. The magical music of the Gibbs’ brothers takes you on a journey like no other, from Idea *album, right through to *Spirits Having Flown, with all the incredible hits they wrote for Celine Dion, Diana Ross and Dolly Parton…

Thu 23 Sep

£24.50–£75 / 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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