The Brunton

The Brunton
Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, East Lothian, EH21 6AA
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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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You can dance, you can jive, having the time of your life. ABBAMANIA - Celebrating 47 Years of ABBA Europe's leading Abba tribute, Abbamania, continue to entertain audiences with their outstanding vocals and musical performance live on stage. Abbamania's widely acclaimed tribute to Abba is a sensational two hour show…

Fri 21 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 665 2240

  • 19:30

Alex Hodgson: Tickety Boo

Scottish songs, humour, stories and fun for all the family to enjoy. This must be one of the most genuine selections of heartfelt writing to enjoy this festival. There is something available for everyone, whilst show casing old new and traditional songs and stories. This extravaganza of a show is both woven and entwined…

Sat 28 Aug

£16 (£14) / 0131 665 2240

Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham

Two of Scotland’s most acclaimed traditional musicians. Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham have become a national institution with their incomparable mastery of fiddle and accordion, bringing excellence in traditional music to venues across the country. Individually they pursue other ventures in performance, television and…

Sat 15 May

£21 (£19) / 0131 665 2240

And Finally..Phil Collins

UK’s Top Phil Collins Tribute. For over 30 years, Phil Collins has written a diverse range of songs that have defined generations. And Finally…Phil Collins are credited as being the UK’s Top Phil Collins Tribute, fronted by singer Chris O'Connell who brings to the stage the charisma and characteristics of the man who…

Sat 4 Sep

£20 (£18) / 0131 665 2240

Be Bop A Lula

Rock'n'roll West End-style show featuring tributes to the golden age of rock: Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochran, Billy Fury and Roy Orbison.

Fri 7 May

£24 (£22) / 0131 665 2240

  • 19:30

Big Band Buble

Scotland’s number 1 Michael Bublé tribute act, Michael Hastie, invites you to a night full of seductive songs and big band classics in a fabulous tribute to the Canadian Crooner and the era of swing. Classic hits such as Haven’t Met You Yet, Cry Me A River and Everything mean that this is one show that will leave you…

Fri 27 Aug

£16 (£14) / 0131 665 2240

Big Girls Don't Cry

Celebrating a decade of Big Girls Don’t Cry featuring The East Coast Boys Step back in time, to the era of romance. Where gents were gents, and gals were gals! Come and experience the iconic sounds of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons authentically recreated by a phenomenal cast and live band. During the sixties and…

Sat 28 Aug

£28 (£26) / 0131 665 2240

The Chicago Blues Brothers

This award winning spectacular is one of Europe’s biggest and best loved productions of the Blues Brothers. The high octane, adrenaline pumping musical mash-up has jump started the legacy of Jake and Elwood for a new generation.

Thu 19 Aug

£22.50 / 0131 665 2240

  • 19:30

Cloudbusting - The music of Kate Bush

Cloudbusting have been championed by BBC One as one of the most authentic tributes in the world. Their passion for Kate’s music has won over sceptical fans everywhere, challenging perceptions of what a tribute band can be and resulting in sell out performances across the UK. Running Up That Hill, Wuthering Heights, Hounds…

Fri 23 Apr

£20 (£18) / 0131 665 2240

  • 19:30

Derek Ryan

Original material and country classics from Irish country music’s golden boy. Irish country sensation Derek Ryan's road to stardom is set to continue with his biggest concert tour yet. Following on from the phenomenal success of his recent TEN tour, Derek Ryan returns to Scotland with a brand new concert tour, playing the…

Thu 6 May

£25 / 0131 665 2240

Dougie MacLean

“Dougie MacLean is Scotland's pre-eminent singer-songwriter and a national musical treasure” (SingOut USA) who has developed a unique blend of lyrical, 'roots based' songwriting and instrumental composition. He is internationally renowned for his song Caledonia, music for 'Last of the Mohicans' and inspired performances.

Sat 14 Aug

£23 (£21) / 0131 665 2240

An Evening with Eric Davidson

Midlothian comedian Eric Davidson brings his unique style of humour to The Brunton. Over the last few years, Eric has been a regular at the Edinburgh Fringe and his uproarious Poetry and Musical Parody have had audiences spellbound with his clever satirical wordplay. Add to this, his hilarious anecdotes you are in for a…

Thu 4 Mar

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 665 2240

  • 19:30

Francis Rossi: I Talk Too Much

Status Quo frontman Francis Rossi discusses his 50 year career in rock'n'roll.

Fri 27 Aug

£30; £40 VIP - Best seats in the house and merch bag which includes tour lanyard and photograph.; £75 SUPER VIP - includes a pre-show meet'n'greet… / 0131 665 2240

  • 19:30


Singalong shows for the entire family from performers Anya Scott-Rodgers, Gary Coupland and Kevin Macleod.

Fri 24 Dec

£12.50 / 0131 665 2240

Mon 27 Dec

£12.50 / 0131 665 2240

The Fureys

Irish folk legends perform timeless classics for a night of Irish music, songs and stories.

Thu 20 May

£22 / 0131 665 2240

  • 19:30

Gladys Knight: Midnight Train to Georgia

Tribute to Gladys Knight, featuring Hayley Ria Christian.

Fri 5 Mar

Cancelled / 0131 665 2240

The Glenn Miller & Big Band Spectacular

Celebrating the golden age of big band and swing. The Moonlight Serenade Orchestra musicians have credits ranging from 1920’s trad jazz, BBC Big Band, Jazz Funk and West End shows behind them. In Concert, in addition to Big Band numbers, there are solos spots from a number of our top notch musicians and fabulous…

Sat 21 Aug

£23.50 / 0131 665 2240


Su Pollard returns in her much loved role in Harpy.

Sat 30 Oct

£20 (£18) / 0131 665 2240

Janey Godley's Soup Pot Tour

NEWS ALERT……Janey Godley and her soup pot are on tour. “Frank Open the door” get ready! So, tell all the Sandra’s, Big Frank and all the lassies fresh from Zumba to grab the soup pot and get ready for the “Queen of Scottish Comedy” coming to a town near you! Live voice over’s and stand up like you’ve never seen before.

Sun 21 Mar

£18.50 / 0131 665 2240

  • 19:30

The Jersey Beats: Oh What A Night

The Jersey Beats celebrate the music of one of the greatest groups of all time, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.

Wed 24 Mar

£24 (£21.50) / 0131 665 2240

Kris Drever

Kris Drever is a Scottish folk singer songwriter Kris has won multiple awards including an incredible 7 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, two shortlist nominations for Scottish Album of The Year (with his trio Lau) and much acclaim for his solo recordings and concerts including glowing reviews from The Herald, The Guardian, Mojo…

Fri 5 Mar

Cancelled / 0131 665 2240

LIONEL: A Tribute To Lionel Richie

A stellar tribute show featuring the greatest hits of Lionel Richie.

Thu 16 Sep

£22 (£20) / 0131 665 2240

  • 19:30

Lost In Music: One Night in the Disco

Tribute night featuring some of the greatest tunes of the 70s, including songs by Donna Summer, Gloria Gaynor, Earth, Wind & Fire, Sister Sledge and Chic.

Sat 13 Mar

£27 (£25) / 0131 665 2240

Maggie Bell & Dave Kelly: Acoustic Duo

A wonderful evening of acoustic blues, soul with a little humour added. Two great voices, two great reputations. Maggie Bell and Dave Kelly's on stage chemistry is immediately apparent. Although both coming originally out of blues / soul explosion of the late 1960s, their repertoire includes folk, rock, country, gospel as…

Sat 13 Mar

£20 (£18) / 0131 665 2240

The Magic of Motown

Tribute to the sweet soul sounds of Motown starring the supremely-talented Magic of Motown band, with hits made famous by the Isley Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Martha Reeves and more.

Sat 5 Jun

£27 (£25) / 0131 665 2240

The Matt Monro Story

Celebrating the life and music of the legendary Matt Monro. The Matt Monro Story is an inpired and unforgettable show. A unique evening of music, warth and love, keeping the memory of his music alive. From Born Free to Walk Away to Portrait of my Love be prepared to be transported in time by this tribute to one of…

Sun 16 May

£25 / 0131 665 2240

  • 19:30

Money for Nothing

Money for Nothing was formed in 2000 as a tribute to one of the world’s premier rock bands – Dire Straits. The abundant energy and the excellence and musicality of their performance makes Money For Nothing a “must see” for any rock enthusiast or Dire Straits fan. Fronting the band is the brilliant guitarist and Mark…

Thu 22 Apr

£22 / 0131 665 2240

  • 19:30

Oh! Carol - The Story of Neil Sedaka

A show dedicated to celebrating these giants of the pop world. From humble beginnings to the dizzying heights of their successes the songwriting genius of Sedaka and Greenfield will go down in musical history as one of the most successful partnerships of all time. Packed full of hits such as Calendar Girl, Happy Birthday…

Fri 13 Aug

£23 (£21) / 0131 665 2240

Radio Ga Ga

The UK's authoritative Queen Concert Show performed live, in a two-hour rock spectacular! Be part of the ultimate celebration of one of the biggest bands to have ever graced the stage - Queen. Radio Ga Ga recreateds the magic, fun and showmanship of the bands touring days, as they played to millions of people every year.

Sat 17 Apr

£25 (£23) / 0131 665 2240

Royal Scottish National Orchestra

The Brunton and the Lammermuir Festival Present The Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Weber: Overture to Der Freischütz Weber: Andante e Rondo ongarese Elgar: Romance Dvorak: Symphony no.8 David Hubbard - bassoon A lovely evening of music delivered by Scotland’s national symphony orchestra. Principal bassoonist David…

Sat 30 Jan

£21 (£19) / 0131 665 2240

Simply reRed

A tribute to Mick Hucknall and Simply Red, guaranteed to keep you singing and dancing all night! With more than thirty Top 40 singles and several of the best-selling albums of the last four decades to choose from, this world class seven piece band recreates every slick groove and perfect melody from Mick Hucknall’s…

Fri 12 Mar

Times to be confirmed / Cancelled / 0131 665 2240

Still Gaun!

Join lifelong friends Paul, Jane and Mark for an evening of fun, laughter and memories of the hit show.

Fri 26 Mar

Cancelled / 0131 665 2240

  • 19:30 – 22:00

The Story of Guitar Heroes

Tribute to guitar-playing legends.

Thu 11 Feb

£26 (£24) / 0131 665 2240

  • 19:30

Sun Records: The Concert

The legendary record label that brought you Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, Rufus Thomas and scores more rockin' pioneers, comes to life live on stage.

Fri 1 Apr 2022

£24 (£22) / 0131 665 2240

  • 19:30

Sun Records: The Concert

The legendary record label that brought us Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, Rufus Thomas and scores more, comes to life, live on stage. Musical visionary, Sam Phillips’ Memphis studio produced: That’s Alright Mama, Great Balls of Fire, I Walk the Line, Whole Lotta Shakin’, Bear Cat…

Sat 27 Mar

£24 (£22) / 0131 665 2240

Sweet Caroline: A Tribute to Neil Diamond

Gary Ryan from Stars in their Eyes pays tribute to Neil Diamond. Expect hits like 'Forever in Blue Jeans', 'America', 'Love on the Rocks and more.

Sat 29 May

£26 (£24) / 0131 665 2240

Sydney Devine

Back by popular demand, Scottish Country legend Sydney Devine hits the road again. For fifty years Scottish country and western singer Sydney Devine has been entertaining audiences through television and on stage. Sydney has sold 15 million albums worldwide. The show will feature great favourites like Maggie, Tiny…

Sat 12 Jun

£23 (£21) / 0131 665 2240

Talon The Best of Eagles: Legacy Tour

World class seven-piece Eagles tribute band. Talon have risen from humble beginnings to become one of the most successful theatre touring shows in the UK and ‘The Legacy Tour 2020/21’ will once again feature the Eagles timeless back catalogue including Hotel California, Take It Easy, One Of These Nights, Take It To The…

Fri 8 Oct

£25 (£23) / 0131 665 2240

Twist and Shout

A Fun-packed Musical Journey Back to the Swinging Sixties! An all-star West End cast delivers a musical powerhouse of a show. Return to a time when skirts got shorter and hair got longer as we revive the hits of The Beatles, Herman’s Hermits, Gerry and the Pacemakers, The Rolling Stones, Cilla Black, Manfred Mann, Dusty…

Thu 12 Aug

£23 / 0131 665 2240

The Very Best of Spatz: Nostalgia 2020

After 3 years of sell out theatre and stage performances, Spatz Showband’s new show is designed to bring back happy memories. Enjoy an evening of pure nostalgia and fabulous musicianship featuring the hits of Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman; the iconic songs of Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Andy Williams, Gerry…

Sat 5 Jun

£20 (£19) / 0131 665 2240

A Vision of Elvis

2008 European Elvis Tribute Artist Champion Rob Kingsley presents the total Elvis package, from custom-made costumes to that curl of the lip.

Sat 24 Apr

£20 (£18) / 0131 665 2240

  • 14:30
  • 19:30

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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1. Mary Hutchison9 Mar 2019, 5:24pm5 stars The Brunton Report

Great theatre great shows

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