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Edinburgh Self Catering - Theatre Guide
Edinburgh Playhouse

A premier theatre with over 3,000 seats and the
place to find West End Shows, comedy, musicals
and fun family Christmas pantomimes.

The Kings Theatre

Built in 1905 and refurbished in the 1980's this
1350 seat theatre is a fine example of an ornate
Edwardian building. The Kings Theatre is also renown for the annual
pantomime, an Edinburgh city tradition. Through the year the Kings Theatre is also host to the Royal National Theatre as well as local amateur productions.

The Scottish Storytelling Centre

Situated on the Royal Mile. Offers storytelling, theatre and literature. The Centre includes John Knox House, the Netherbow Theatre, the George Mackay Brown Library and the Storytelling Café. Seasonal shows year round include Yulefests, Robert Burns nights and storytelling Ceilidhs. Lots of family fun!

The Festival Theatre

Formerly the Empire Theatre. This theatre changed hands many times during the century and was a bingo hall for 30 years. Now this impressive glass front building with its restored Empire auditorium, and art deco interior, is home to the largest stage in the UK. Through the year the theatre offers quality dance, opera, musicals and large scale theatre.

Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh

On the eastern outskirts of Edinburgh this smaller, mid scale friendly theatre, with only 296 seats, has a varied programme offering childrens theatre, comedy, drama and dance from touring and amateur performances.

The Royal Lyceum Theatre

Just a 5 minute walk from Princes street on the West end is Lyceum Theatre, a fine example of Victorian architecture. Thrillers, dramas, murder mysterys and family Christmas productions presented in this lovely building, a theatre since 1883.

Usher Hall

Grade A Listed building built in 1896 owned and managed by the City of Edinburgh. Seats 2,900 people and is Edinburghs flagship concert venue having hosted Elton John, Paul McCartney, Bing Crosby and other fine musicians. Renovation and extension work now completed.
Edinburgh - A Leading UK Theatre Destination!
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Sign from the Edinburgh Playhouse located on Leith Street