Edinburgh Playhouse is a former cinema in Edinburgh which now hosts touring musicals and music concerts. It has a capacity of 3047, the largest capacity of any non-sporting theatre in the UK.

Address

18-22 Greenside Lane
Edinburgh
EH1 3AA

Location

Venue location
Located at the top of Leith Walk, next to the Omni Centre.

Transport

Parking information
QPark (Greenside Row) multi-storey car park (approx 2 mins away) has 9 disabled parking spaces and lift to street level. There is a drop off point outside the omni centre. (50metres from main door.)
Taxi information
Outside Courtyard by Marriott 1 – 3 Baxter's Pl, Edinburgh EH1 3AF
Bus/Tram information
1, 5, 7, 14, 34, 49 pass Omni Centre - best stop
Train
Waverley 0.3 miles South

Venue map

Venue access information

The Circle is our accessible level as it is reached through the foyer at street level without any steps. Once in the Circle there are steps involved getting to every seat except for M13-16 & M37-40

The Stalls are down 4 flights of stairs
The Balcony is up 2 flights of stairs.

Regrettably, we do not have a lift.

Full details relating to the number of steps to each seat, hand rails etc. can be found on our website by hovering above individual seats on the seating plan.

Guide Dogs

Guide dogs are welcome in the auditorium or alternatively Front of House staff can look after them for the duration of the performance. Please advise a member of the access team when booking.

Greenside Lane Bistro

Our bistro, situated in the Boards is accessed via a separate entrance to the right of the Box Office. There are 3 flights of stairs (a total of 25 steps) and there is a banister/hand rail the full way up.

In order to get to Circle level from The Boards, there are 2 flights of stairs (23 steps in total). It is worth noting that the last 4 steps down to the foyer do not have a hand rail although it is likely that there will be Front of House staff in the foyer who can offer assistance.

Accessible Bars and Toilets

The Circle Bar, on the right hand side of the foyer, is accessible. There is a unisex accessible toilet within the Circle Bar. Wheelchairs and mobility scooters can be stored in this bar during a performance.

Seinheisser Headsets

On arrival, please notify the door staff that you require a headset and a member of staff will bring one to you. We will ensure the headsets are set to the right channel as amplifying the sound and audio description are on the same headsets. The only adjustment that might need to be made is to the volume on the headset. All headsets must have the writing facing the stage as this picks up the signal.

At Seat Service

We offer a free at-seat service from a short menu of drinks and snacks, which can either be ordered on the day of your visit in advance using the ATG app, or can be ordered at the theatre either before the show or during the interval. If you are seated in the Stalls or Circle you will find a menu on the back of the seat in front of you. Simply wave it in the air and a member of staff will come to you. If you are seated in the Balcony and would like to take advantage of this service, please ask a member of staff.


Access service information

Audio Description information
Optimum seating position: Centre stalls & circle
BSL Interpretation information
Optimum seating position: Front - mid stalls
Captioning information
Optimum seating position: Front - mid stalls

Events at Edinburgh Playhouse

  • Madagascar The Musical

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    Thursday 25th Apr, 7.00pm
    Filled with outlandish characters, adventure galore and an upbeat score, you’ll have no choice but to “Move It, Move It!”
    Price(s): £20- £48
    Audio Description information
    Optimum seating position: Centre stalls & circle
  • Madagascar The Musical

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    Saturday 27th Apr, 11.00am
    Filled with outlandish characters, adventure galore and an upbeat score, you’ll have no choice but to “Move It, Move It!”
    Price(s): £22- £55
    BSL interpretation information
    Optimum seating position: Front - mid stalls
  • Six

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    Wednesday 12th Jun, 5.00pm
    Six the musical is a sell-out Tudor take-off with a Gold-Disk winning album featuring songs such as Don't Lose Ur Head and Ex-Wives.
    Price(s): £13- £49
    BSL interpretation information
    Signer Position – Down Stage Left. Optimum seating position: Front- Mid Stalls (lower seat numbers are on same side of stage as interpreter).
  • Six

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    Thursday 13th Jun, 8.00pm
    Six the musical is a sell-out Tudor take-off with a Gold-Disk winning album featuring songs such as Don't Lose Ur Head and Ex-Wives.
    Price(s): £13- £49
    Audio Description information
    Optimum seating position: Centre stalls & circle
  • Six

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    Friday 14th Jun, 5.00pm
    Six the musical is a sell-out Tudor take-off with a Gold-Disk winning album featuring songs such as Don't Lose Ur Head and Ex-Wives.
    Price(s): £13- £49
    Captioning information
    Optimum seating position: Front - mid stalls
  • Grease

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    Thursday 27th Jun, 7.30pm
    Directed by Curve’s Artistic Director Nikolai Foster reignite your passion and get ready for an explosion of summer loving.
    Price(s): £13- £76.50
    Audio Description information
    Optimum seating position: Centre stalls & circle
  • Grupo Corpo

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    Wednesday 7th Aug, 7.30pm
    Legendary dance company Grupo Corpo summons Brazilian history, culture and  spirituality in two UK premieres; Gil Refazendo and Gira.
    Price(s): From £23.50
    Audio Description information
    Audio Describer(s): Janette Knibb & Amanda Drollinger
    Touch Tour: 6.00pm
    Optimum seating position: Centre stalls & circle
  • Sarah Millican: Late Bloomer

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    Friday 13th Sep, 8.00pm
    Crowned Queen of Comedy at the 2011 British Comedy Awards, Sarah Millican's Late Bloomer will feature new material in Sarah's chatty style.
    Price(s): £34.25- £34.25
    BSL interpretation information
    Optimum seating position: Front - mid stalls
  • Sarah Millican: Late Bloomer

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    Saturday 14th Sep, 8.00pm
    Crowned Queen of Comedy at the 2011 British Comedy Awards, Sarah Millican's Late Bloomer will feature new material in Sarah's chatty style.
    Price(s): £34.25- £34.25
    Captioning information
    Optimum seating position: Front - mid stalls
  • Come From Away

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    Wednesday 18th Sep, 7.30pm
    Experience this joyous story and soaring music as locals and global passengers come together to forge friendships that will last forever.
    Price(s): £13- £65
    BSL interpretation information
    Signer Position – Down Stage Left. Optimum seating position: Front- Mid Stalls (lower seat numbers are on same side of stage as interpreter).
  • Come From Away

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    Thursday 19th Sep, 7.30pm
    Experience this joyous story and soaring music as locals and global passengers come together to forge friendships that will last forever.
    Price(s): £13- £67
    Audio Description information
    Audio Describer(s): Amanda Drollinger and Christopher McKiddie
    Touch Tour: Touch Tour – 5.30pm. Please contact venue to book a place on the touch tour.
    Optimum seating position: Centre stalls & circle
  • Come From Away

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    Friday 20th Sep, 7.30pm
    Experience this joyous story and soaring music as locals and global passengers come together to forge friendships that will last forever.
    Price(s): £13- £72
    Captioning information
    Optimum seating position: Front - mid stalls
  • Hairspray The Musical

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    Thursday 10th Oct, 7.30pm
    This fun-filled, feel good show is bursting with show-stopping numbers and dizzying dance-routines that you can’t help but shimmy to!
    Price(s): £13- £63
    Audio Description information
    Optimum seating position: Centre stalls & circle
  • & Juliet

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    Wednesday 13th Nov, 7.30pm
    & Juliet is the hilariously irreverent new musical that proves when it comes to love, there’s always life after Romeo…
    Price(s): £13- £61
    BSL interpretation information
    Optimum seating position: Front - mid stalls
  • & Juliet

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    Thursday 14th Nov, 7.30pm
    & Juliet is the hilariously irreverent new musical that proves when it comes to love, there’s always life after Romeo…
    Price(s): £13- £61
    Audio Description information
    Optimum seating position: Centre stalls & circle