The Edinburgh Playhouse

The Edinburgh Playhouse
18–22 Greenside Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3AA
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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.

Events at this venue

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Alan Carr: Not Again, Alan!

Camp humour as the stand-up tries out new material.

Fri 8 Jul

£29.40–£55.40 / 0844 871 3014

Sat 9 Jul

£29.40–£55.40 / 0844 871 3014

Billionaire Boy

Stage adaptation of David Walliams' story about Joe Spud, the richest boy in the country, who transfers to a local comprehensive in the hopes of making a friend.

Thu 28 Jul

£13–£25 / 0844 871 3014

Fri 29 Jul

£13–£25 / 0844 871 3014

Sat 30 Jul

£13–£25 / 0844 871 3014

The Bodyguard

Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge–what they don't expect is to fall in love. A ‘ BRILLIANT! ’ (The Times), breathtakingly romantic thriller, THE BODYGUARD features a whole host of irresistible…

Mon 20 Feb 2023

£13–£101.50 / 0844 871 3014

Tue 21 Feb 2023

£13–£101.50 / 0844 871 3014

Wed 22 Feb 2023

£13–£101.50 / 0844 871 3014

…and 3 more dates until 25 Feb 2023

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…

Tue 13 Sep

£13–£100 / 0844 871 3014

Wed 14 Sep

£13–£100 / 0844 871 3014

Thu 15 Sep

£13–£100 / 0844 871 3014

…and 20 more dates until 8 Oct

Bugsy Malone

Prohibition era in New York, rival gangsters Fat Sam and Dandy Dan are at loggerheads. As custard pies fly and destructive ‘splurge guns’ wreak havoc, Bugsy Malone, a penniless ex-boxer and all-round nice guy, falls for Blousey Brown, an aspiring singer. Will Bugsy be able to resist Tallulah and stay out of trouble while…

Tue 15 Nov

£13–£86 / 0844 871 3014

Wed 16 Nov

£13–£86 / 0844 871 3014

Thu 17 Nov

£13–£86 / 0844 871 3014

…and 3 more dates until 20 Nov

The Carpenters Story

  • Directed by: Phil Aldridge

This highly acclaimed concert-style production continues to captivate audiences across the UK with its spectacular re-creation of the classic songbook that made The Carpenters a legend in the world of popular music. The outstanding vocal talents of Claire Furley and pianist / artistic director Phil Aldridge take…

Mon 25 Jul

£25.50–£74.50 / 0844 871 3014

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – The Musical

‘Who can take a sunrise, sprinkle it with dew, cover it with chocolate and a miracle or two?’ Roald Dahl’s devilishly delicious tale of young golden ticket winner Charlie Bucket and wild confectionary wizard Willy Wonka will take you to a world of pure imagination this festive season. Charlie and The Chocolate Factory…

Wed 29 Mar 2023

£13–£113 / 0844 871 3014

Thu 30 Mar 2023

£13–£113 / 0844 871 3014

Fri 31 Mar 2023

£13–£113 / 0844 871 3014

…and 13 more dates until 15 Apr 2023

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 28 Nov

£13–£97.90 / 0844 871 3014

Tue 29 Nov

£13–£97.90 / 0844 871 3014

Wed 30 Nov

£13–£97.90 / 0844 871 3014

…and 3 more dates until 3 Dec

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 Jul

£20–£28 / 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.

Sat 22 Apr 2023

£27.65 / 0844 871 3014

Dr John Cooper Clarke – I Wanna Be Yours

In celebration of his new autobiography ‘I Wanna Be Yours’, the ‘people’s poet’ Dr John Cooper Clarke’s live show is a breath-taking rollercoaster of poetry, spoken word, off the wall chat, riffs and wicked stories drawn from his incredible life.

Wed 24 Aug

£22–£69 / 0844 871 3014

Auditorium

£22 / 0844 871 3014

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Footloose

Stage adaptation of the Kevin Bacon dance movie.

Tue 19 Jul

£13–£90.50 / 0844 871 3014

Wed 20 Jul

£13–£90.50 / 0844 871 3014

Thu 21 Jul

£13–£90.50 / 0844 871 3014

…and 2 more dates until 23 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.

Fri 5 Aug

£25.90–£50.90 / 0844 871 3014

Auditorium

£23 / 0844 871 3014

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 6 Aug

£25.90–£50.90 / 0844 871 3014

Auditorium

£23 / 0844 871 3014

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Girl From The North Country

  • Directed by: Conor McPherson
  • Written by: Conor McPherson

A new play from Conor McPherson, with music and lyrics by Bob Dylan.

Tue 18 Oct

£13–£99 / 0844 871 3014

Wed 19 Oct

£13–£99 / 0844 871 3014

Thu 20 Oct

£13–£99 / 0844 871 3014

…and 2 more dates until 22 Oct

Girls Night Oot! The Musical

Sequel to smash hit I Will Survive – a night out for the girls with a retro soundtrack.

Sun 24 Jul

£21–£66 / 0844 871 3014

Herbie Hancock

Jazz legend Herbie Hancock makes his International Festival debut with a stunning performance of music spanning his 60 year career. Herbie Hancock is a true icon of modern music. Throughout his illustrious career, spanning six decades and hundreds of awards (including 14 Grammy® Awards), he continues to amaze audiences…

Sun 7 Aug

£59 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Jane McDonald

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

Fri 2 Sep

£34.90–£39.90 / 0844 871 3014

Jersey Boys

This smash hit musical has won 65 major awards and has been seen by over 27 million people worldwide. They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard… and the radio just couldn’t get enough of.  But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage…

Tue 24 Jan 2023

£13–£102 / 0844 871 3014

Wed 25 Jan 2023

£13–£102 / 0844 871 3014

Thu 26 Jan 2023

£13–£102 / 0844 871 3014

…and 8 more dates until 4 Feb 2023

Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny

Famed for his award-winning stand-up and TV presenting roles, comedian Jimmy Carr celebrates an illustrious career spanning more than two decades.

Sun 12 Feb 2023

£38.15 / 0844 871 3014

Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

The original Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice touring the UK.

Mon 12 Sep

0844 871 3014

Tue 13 Sep

0844 871 3014

Wed 14 Sep

0844 871 3014

…and 15 more dates until 29 Oct

Jurassic Live

Join Jurassic Live for a roarsome adventure at the UK's biggest and best award winning dinosaur show! Featuring mind blowing special effects, a brand new show for 2023, professional puppeteers and the UK's most realistic dinosaurs this 90 minute full stage production isn't a show to miss! Jurassic Live really is the…

Thu 8 Dec

£21.65–£34.15 / 0844 871 3014

The Mousetrap

Now celebrating 70 years, Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap is the world’s longest-running play. As news spreads of a murder in London, a group of strangers find themselves snowed in at a remote countryside guesthouse. When a police sergeant arrives, the guests discover that a killer is in their midst!

Tue 25 Apr 2023

£13–£84.50 / 0844 871 3014

Wed 26 Apr 2023

£13–£84.50 / 0844 871 3014

Thu 27 Apr 2023

£13–£84.50 / 0844 871 3014

…and 2 more dates until 29 Apr 2023

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 15 Jul

£26.90–£89.90 / 0844 871 3014

Sat 16 Jul

£26.90–£89.90 / 0844 871 3014

Sun 17 Jul

£26.90–£89.90 / 0844 871 3014

The Music of Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones and Beyond

Experience epic and inspirational music from Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Game of Thrones and beyond as the worlds of TV, film and fantasy are brought to life by a full symphony orchestra and stunning choir, in this unmissable concert featuring the greatest movie music of all time. Featuring music from* Lord of the…

Sat 3 Sep

£32.75–£71.25 / 0844 871 3014

My Fair Lady

The Lincoln Center Theater’s critically acclaimed, multi-award-winning production of My Fair Lady is set to tour the UK after a West End run. This sumptuous production, featuring over 30 members of cast on stage and a full orchestra, is the first major revival of Lerner & Loewe’s much-loved musical on tour for over 15…

Wed 14 Dec

£13–£105 / 0844 871 3014

Thu 15 Dec

£13–£105 / 0844 871 3014

Fri 16 Dec

£13–£105 / 0844 871 3014

…and 18 more dates until 7 Jan 2023

The Official RuPaul's Drag Race UK Series Three Tour

Visiting theatres and arenas across England, Scotland and Wales, expect a night of endless extravaganza as all 12 queens from Series Three of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK werk their way across the country. Acclaimed for their amazing production values, expect the unexpected in this glittering tour which will include Series Three…

Fri 9 Sep

£39.40–£130.40 / 0844 871 3014

PAW Patrol Live!: Race To the Rescue

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

Wed 3 Aug

£28.40–£63.40 / 0844 871 3014

The Proclaimers

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

Fri 9 Dec

£42.40 / 0844 871 3014

Sat 10 Dec

£42.40 / 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 1 Sep

£41.40 / 0844 871 3014

The Pulse

Astonishing acrobatics combine with a live choir in this jaw-dropping, pulsating performance. The Pulse is a monolithic work of scale that unites audience, acrobat and choir into a single mesmerising organism. It’s raw, it’s real, it sings, it sweats – it pulsates. A shimmering mass of sixty acrobats and choir members…

Mon 8 Aug

£25 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Tue 9 Aug

£25 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

The Rocky Horror Show

Ready to thrill you with fun and naughty moments, Richard O’Brien’s legendary rock ‘n’ roll musical, The Rocky Horror Show returns to the UK in 2021 as part of a sell-out worldwide tour, having been seen by over 30 million theatregoers. Directed by Christopher Luscombe and featuring timeless classics, including Sweet…

Mon 13 Mar 2023

£13–£95 / 0844 871 3014

Tue 14 Mar 2023

£13–£95 / 0844 871 3014

Wed 15 Mar 2023

£13–£95 / 0844 871 3014

…and 3 more dates until 18 Mar 2023

RuPaul's Drag Race UK Series 3 Tour

Drag Royalty will sashay across the UK next autumn for The Series Three Tour of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK. Visiting theatres and arenas across England, Scotland and Wales, expect a night of endless extravaganza as ALL 12 queens from Series Three of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK werk their way across the country. Acclaimed for their…

Fri 9 Sep

£35–£125 / 0844 871 3014

Russell Howard

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

Wed 13 Jul

£35.40 / 0844 871 3014

Shen Yun

The gong resounds, the curtain opens, and a heavenly scene is right before your eyes. Fairies emerge from a sea of billowing clouds. Mongolians ride on horseback across grasslands as vast as the sky. Classic stories of love and loss, of humor and heroic deeds, come to life. You will be amazed by how vibrant, exciting, and…

Wed 11 Jan 2023

£67–£143.65 / 0844 871 3014

Thu 12 Jan 2023

£67–£143.65 / 0844 871 3014

Sir Ranulph Fiennes: An Evening With The World's Greatest Living Explorer

Sir Ranulph Fiennes talks to long-time friend and expedition partner Anton Bowring about his life, his adventures and his ancestral heritage. Hear all about the record breaking and immensely challenging projects which saw Sir Ranulph receive the Guinness Book of Records accolade as the ‘Greatest Living Adventurer’.

Wed 1 Mar 2023

£29.40–£80.40 / 0844 871 3014

Six

  • 5 stars

Musical comedy show featuring Henry VIII's six wives finally telling their side of the story through music and accompanied by a six piece band.

Tue 2 May 2023

£13–£87.50 / 0844 871 3014

Wed 3 May 2023

£13–£87.50 / 0844 871 3014

Thu 4 May 2023

£13–£87.50 / 0844 871 3014

…and 2 more dates until 6 May 2023

Some Guys Have all the Luck: The Rod Stewart Story

A live concert celebration of one of rock music’s most successful artists of all time. Over 50 years since the release of Rod’s first album, Some Guys Have All The Luck: The Rod Stewart Story will be hitting the stage, capturing the excitement, energy and charisma that has made Rod a true rock icon. From his humble…

Tue 12 Jul

£22–£72 / 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 8 May 2023

£13–£99.90 / 0844 871 3014

Tue 9 May 2023

£13–£99.90 / 0844 871 3014

Wed 10 May 2023

£13–£99.90 / 0844 871 3014

…and 3 more dates until 13 May 2023

Varna International Ballet - Giselle

The most poignant of all classical ballets is filled with dramatic passion in a chilling and heart-rending tale of love, treachery and forgiveness from beyond the grave.

Thu 2 Mar 2023

£13–£82.15 / 0844 871 3014

Varna International Ballet - Nutcracker

This most famous of fantasy ballets for all the family begins as night falls on Christmas Eve.

Sat 4 Mar 2023

£13–£82.15 / 0844 871 3014

Varna International Ballet - Swan Lake

The greatest romantic ballet of all time is brought to life by Tchaikovsky’s haunting and unforgettable score.

Fri 3 Mar 2023

£13–£82.15 / 0844 871 3014

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