Edinburgh Playhouse is a former cinema in Edinburgh which now hosts touring musicals and music concerts. It has a capacity of 3000, 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
There are disabled parking bays on London Road, approx 5 minute walk away. QPark (Greenside Row) multi-storey car park (approx 2 mins away) has 9 disabled parking spaces and lift to street level.
Taxi information
Outside Omni Centre
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.

We are delighted to introduce the ATG Access Membership Scheme, designed to make it easier for our customers to book accessible seats, and to make it much clearer for our staff to ensure they deliver a consistent service. Really importantly, it’s free to join! For more information go to http://www.atgtickets.com/access/access-scheme/

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.

Ordertorium

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

  • Matilda The Musical

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    Tuesday 9th Apr, 7.30pm
    Matilda The Musical is the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, inspired by the beloved book by Roald Dahl.
    Price(s): £15 - £82
    BSL interpretation information
    Optimum seating position: Front - mid stalls
  • Matilda The Musical

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    Thursday 11th Apr, 7.30pm
    Matilda The Musical is the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, inspired by the beloved book by Roald Dahl.
    Price(s): £15 - £82
    Audio Description information
    Touch Tour: Contact venue for details
    Optimum seating position: Centre stalls & circle
  • Matilda The Musical

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    Tuesday 16th Apr, 7.30pm
    Matilda The Musical is the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, inspired by the beloved book by Roald Dahl.
    Price(s): £15 - £82
    Captioning information
    Optimum seating position: Front - mid stalls
  • Annie

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    Thursday 3rd Oct, 7.30pm
    Direct from the West End, Annie returns in 2019! This 'glorious revival' (The Times) is touring the UK.
    Price(s): £13-£47
    Audio Description information
    Audio Describer(s): Chris McKiddle
    Touch Tour: TBC
    Optimum seating position: Centre stalls & circle
  • We Will Rock You

    Audio Described iconBSL Interpreted icon
    Thursday 10th Oct, 7.30pm
    The worldwide smash hit musical by Queen and Ben Elton returns to the UK.
    Price(s): £13- £66.90
    Audio Description information
    Audio Describer(s): Chris McKiddle
    Touch Tour: TBC
    Optimum Seating for Audio Description - Circle and centre Stalls Optimum Seating for BSL - Stalls High numbers.
    BSL interpretation information
    BSL Interpreter(s): TBC
    Optimum Seating for BSL - Stalls High numbers. The signer will be on stage right.
  • The King and I

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    Thursday 17th Oct, 7.30pm
    The critically acclaimed The King And I is embarking on a World Tour direct from its record breaking sold out season at The London Palladium
    Price(s): £16- £64
    Audio Description information
    Audio Describer(s): Chris McKiddle
    Touch Tour: TBC
    Optimum seating position: Centre stalls & circle
  • The King and I

    BSL Interpreted icon
    Wednesday 23rd Oct, 7.30pm
    The critically acclaimed The King And I is embarking on a World Tour direct from its record breaking sold out season at The London Palladium
    Price(s): £16- £64
    BSL interpretation information
    BSL Interpreter(s): TBC
    Optimum Seating - Stalls high numbers (auditorium left as you look at the stage.) The Signer will be on stage right.
  • The King and I

    Captioned icon
    Thursday 24th Oct, 7.30pm
    The critically acclaimed The King And I is embarking on a World Tour direct from its record breaking sold out season at The London Palladium
    Price(s): £16-£64
    Captioning information
    Optimum seating position: Front - mid stalls
  • The Rocky Horror Show

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    Wednesday 30th Oct, 7.30pm
    Richard O’Brien’s legendary rock ‘n’ roll musical returns having now been seen by over 30 million theatregoers.
    Price(s): £13- £45
    BSL interpretation information
    BSL Interpreter(s): TBC
    Optimum Seating. Stalls High numbers. (Auditorium left as you look at the stage.) The signer will be on stage right.
  • The Rocky Horror Show

    Audio Described icon
    Thursday 31st Oct, 7.30pm
    Richard O’Brien’s legendary rock ‘n’ roll musical returns, having now been seen by over 30 million theatregoers.
    Price(s): £13-£51
    Audio Description information
    Audio Describer(s): Chris McKiddle
    Touch Tour: TBC
    Optimum seating position: Centre stalls & circle