The Brunton

The Brunton
Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, East Lothian, EH21 6AA
  • Box office 0131 665 2240
  • General enquiries 0131 665 9900
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  • Website thebrunton.co.uk
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The Brunton

A meeting place for theatregoers travelling from Edinburgh and East Lothian, this friendly mid-sized Musselburgh venue provides a busy programme of visiting drama, dance, music, comedy, children’s theatre, film, workshops and musicals, as well as amateur and community productions. It also produces its own popular pantomime with a strong local flavour. All seats in the modern 300-capacity theatre have a clear, open view of the stage, making it comfortable for everyone and particularly well suited to children. The multi-million pound refurbishment of the main hall upstairs, which seats 500, hosts a variety of concerts including classical music, comedy and dance performances, as well as regular cinema screenings showing new releases, National Theatre Live and Royal Opera House live screenings. The hall, known as venue 1, is also available to hire. The organisation has close relationships with a number of performing arts organisations, not least the resident children's theatre company Catherine Wheels, which works internationally and with local schools. The spacious curved bar serves drinks before the show and during the interval, while the bistro serves snacks and lunches as well as more substantial pre-theatre suppers. Artwork around the theatre by Glasgow-based glass artist Deborah Campbell was created to replicate themes from the Musselburgh Fisherman’s Walk with fish, creels, seaweed and waves incorporated into the design. There is plentiful parking in the surrounding area.

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Alex Hodgson

Twice National Burnsong winner Hodgson performs modern folk.

Thu 27 Jul

£16 (£14) / 0131 665 2240

  • 19:30

Celebrating 60 Years of Edinburgh Grand Opera

Edinburgh Grand Opera Celebrate 60 years of EGO with highlights from much-loved operas by Verdi, Mozart, Puccini, Tchaikovsky, Bernstein and Bizet. Soloists Ivor Klayman, Susan McNaught, Angela Estrada and David Lynn join the chorus for this sparkling concert.

Thu 24 Aug

Theatre

£15 (£13) / 0131 665 2240

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Counterfeit 70s Show

A nostalgic night of 70s music, interspersed with video clips from the era. The band performs songs by Slade, T Rex, the Bay City Rollers and many more.

Thu 17 Aug

£15–£17 / 0131 665 2240

  • 19:30 – 22:00

The Counterfeit Seventies

Counterfeit Group Ltd Having toured extensively with The Counterfeit Sixties show, the band now bring you their unique 70s show from a decade of glam rock through to new wave music and everything in-between. Featuring the music of Slade, Sweet, T Rex, The Bay City Rollers and many more, this uplifting show will take…

Thu 17 Aug

Venue 1

£17 (£15) / 0131 665 2240

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Dougie MacLean

Scotland's foremost folk/roots troubadour, renowned for his meaningful, haunting music.

Thu 10 Aug

Venue 1

£20 (£18) / 0131 665 2240

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Islands in the Stream: The Music of Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers

Entertainers Show Providers Ltd The music of Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers. Leave your 9 to 5 worries at the door and get ready for a night in the company of country music royalty! This thigh-slapping stage show brings together the beloved glamour and personality of Dolly, along with Kenny’s charisma and energy with…

Fri 11 Aug

Venue 1

£21 (£19) / 0131 665 2240

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Kilkennys

The four-piece from Kilkenny plays Irish folk and ballads.

Fri 11 Aug

Theatre

£16 (£14) / 0131 665 2240

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Kilkennys: The Very Best of Irish Folk and Ballads

The Kilkennys Ireland's newest balladeers come from a city steeped in music, history and folk culture. The band's following is growing internationally and their upward curve has been sure and steady. With passion and pride, they play old Irish folk songs and new songs of their own. Their first studio album, The Colour…

Fri 11 Aug

Theatre

£16 (£14) / 0131 665 2240

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

MacFloyd

Internationally acclaimed tribute combo to Pink Floyd, who recreate (on a slightly smaller scale) the stage effects for which the prog rockers were renowned.

Sat 12 Aug

Theatre

£17 (£15) / 0131 665 2240

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Main Street Blues: High Energy Blues

Main Street Blues Main Street Blues are a high-energy blues band that bring together a powerful mix of acoustic and up-tempo electric blues material. The band performs a range of original numbers plus new and old blues classics. ‘A masterclass in musicianship. Simply first class’ (Press and Journal). ‘Raw sexy music…

Fri 25 Aug

Theatre

£15 (£13) / 0131 665 2240

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mozart's La Finta Giardiniera

Eamonn Dougan conducts the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Experience Ensemble and Nina Brazier directs Ryedale Festival Opera in a production of an opera by the 18-year-old Mozart, performed here in a new English translation by John Warrack.

Fri 22 Sep

£25 / 0131 665 2240

Part of Lammermuir Festival.

Musselburgh Festival Tea Dance

Dance the afternoon away to a variety of music and afternoon tea.

Thu 27 Jul

£3 / 0131 665 2240

  • 14:00 – 16:00

National Theatre Live: Angels In America, Part 2 Perestroika

The second part of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning play.

Thu 27 Jul

£13.50 (£11.50) / 0131 665 2240

  • 19:00

The Nick Ross Orchestra Presents: Sounds of the Glenn Miller Era

The Nick Ross Orchestra The Nick Ross Orchestra presents Sounds of the Glenn Miller Era. Recapture the sounds and memories of a bygone era, as the Nick Ross Orchestra present an unmissable evening of music and song, the classic big band sound of the Glenn Miller era.

Sat 12 Aug

Venue 1

£20 (£18) / 0131 665 2240

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Oh! Carol

Damion Scarcella and Belinda Wollaston bring to life the music and story of songwriting partners Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield who gave the world 'Calendar Girl', 'Breaking Up is Hard to Do', 'Is This the Way to Amarillo', 'Stupid Cupid' and 'Oh! Carol'.

Sat 19 Aug

Venue 1

£21 (£19) / 0131 665 2240

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Pianos @ One

Royal Conservatoire Scotland and St Mary's Music School Showcasing the finest piano and chamber music from RCS and St Mary’s Music School students. Cafe at venue for lunch followed by a delightful concert featuring great composers such as Scarlatti, Schumann, Mozart and Chopin. Hear some of the stars of the future…

Fri 11 Aug

Venue 2

£8.50 / 0131 665 2240

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 16 Aug

Venue 2

£8.50 / 0131 665 2240

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 18 Aug

Venue 2

£8.50 / 0131 665 2240

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

Russian National Ballet: Nutcracker

  • Directed by: Sergei Bobrov
  • Written by: Tchaikovsky

Russian National Ballet production of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker.

Sat 4 Nov

0131 665 2240

  • 20:30 – 22:30

Sally Morgan

Got a goldfish that you flushed down the toilet that you need to say sorry to? Now's your chance to apologise through the medium of Sally Morgan.

Fri 13 Oct

£25 / 0131 665 2240

Scocha

Traditional Scottish music with a rock'n'roll attitude.

Sat 26 Aug

Theatre

£16.50 (£14.50) / 0131 665 2240

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tommy Smith Quartet

The award-winning saxophonist and composer leads the band for a performance of swing, mellow and contemporary jazz, paying homage to jazz icon John Coltrane.

Thu 26 Oct

£18 / 0131 665 2240

  • 19:30 – 21:30

Tommy Smith Quartet: Embodying the Light

The internationally acclaimed saxophonist performs jazz with his quartet.

Thu 26 Oct

£16 (£14) / 0131 665 2240

  • 19:30 – 22:00

Reviews & features

Play time: raising the curtain on experimental and traditional theatre

23 Sep 2016

From the Royal Lyceum to Buzzcut Festival, Gareth K Vile looks at theatrical extremes in Edinburgh and Glasgow

Both Glasgow and Edinburgh have strong traditions of popular and experimental theatre. Although the major venues on both coasts of the central belt often collaborate, each of the cities have their own particular performance personality: Glasgow goes for…

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