The Festival Theatre
A modern glass frontage disguises the 100 year old theatre behind. The Festival acts as a receiving theatre so has a wide variety of productions including musicals, dance and circus in addition to drama productions. Good bistro for light pre-theatre meals.
The King’s Theatre
Sister venue to the Festival Theatre, the King’s was built as a variety theatre in 1906. The King’s is famous with generations of Edinburgers as the home of the traditional Christmas Pantomime. If you visit don’t forget to look up and marvel at John Byrne’s 2013 mural in the dome. Next to Bennets Bar.
Currently celebrating its 135th birthday, The Royal Lyceum Theatre, to give it its proper Sunday best name, is Scotland’s premier producing theatre. Artistic Director David Greig has promoted and nurtured some of the finest Scottish talent at work on stage today and continues to produce new and exciting work.
Scotland’s New Writing theatre, the Traverse is the spiritual home of drama during the International Festival in August and the keeper of the flame the rest of the year round. If you’re into celeb spotting then the Traverse Bar in August is your place to be. Hollywood, Bollywood, West End and Broadway all rolled into one.
The largest working theatre in the UK, in terms of audience capacity. Originally built as a cinema and modelled on the Roxy in New York, the Playhouse today is used by large scale touring musicals and for concerts.