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

  • Wicked

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    Thursday 24th May, 7.30pm
    Winner of over 100 international awards, Wicked has been casting its magical spell across the world for over a decade.
    Price(s): £22.50 - £85
    Captioning information
    Optimum seating position: Front - mid stalls
  • Titanic the Musical

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    Thursday 14th Jun, 7.30pm
    Based on real people aboard the most legendary ship in the world, Titanic The Musical is a stunning and stirring production.
    Price(s): £14 - £43
    Audio Description information
    Audio Describer(s): Amanda Drollinger & Christopher McKiddie
    Touch Tour: TBC
    Optimum seating position: Centre stalls & circle
  • An Officer and a Gentleman

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    Wednesday 4th Jul, 7.30pm
    The world premiere of a brand new musical that will simply sweep you off your feet! Based on the Oscar-winning film starring Richard Gere.
    Audio Description information
    Audio Describer(s): Amanda Drollinger and Christopher McKiddie
    Touch Tour: Contact venue for details
    Optimum seating position: Centre stalls & circle
  • An Officer and a Gentleman

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    Thursday 5th Jul, 7.30pm
    The world premiere of a brand new musical that will simply sweep you off your feet! Based on the Oscar-winning film starring Richard Gere.
    Captioning information
    Optimum seating position: Front - mid stalls
  • Motown The Musical

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    Thursday 22nd Nov, 2.30pm
    The sensational hit West End musical is bringing its unique sound to a venue near you!
    Price(s): £15 - £72
    BSL interpretation information
    BSL Interpreter(s): TheatreSign
    Optimum seating position: Front - mid stalls
  • Motown The Musical

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    Tuesday 27th Nov, 7.30pm
    The sensational hit West End musical is bringing its unique sound to a venue near you!
    Price(s): £15 - £72
    Captioning information
    Optimum seating position: Front - mid stalls
  • Motown The Musical

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    Wednesday 28th Nov, 7.30pm
    The sensational hit West End musical is bringing its unique sound to a venue near you!
    Price(s): £15 - £72
    Audio Description information
    Audio Describer(s): Amanda Drollinger & Christopher McKiddie
    Touch Tour: TBC
    Optimum seating position: Centre stalls & circle
  • Kinky Boots

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    Tuesday 18th Dec, 7.30pm
    Winner of every major Best Musical award, including the 2016 Olivier Award for Best New Musical, 'London's hottest musical' (Smooth Radio)
    BSL interpretation information
    Signer position- Stage right
  • Kinky Boots

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    Wednesday 19th Dec, 7.30pm
    Winner of every major Best Musical award, including the 2016 Olivier Award for Best New Musical, 'London's hottest musical' (Smooth Radio)
    Captioning information
    Optimum seating position: Front - mid stalls
  • Kinky Boots

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    Thursday 20th Dec, 7.30pm
    Winner of every major Best Musical award, including the 2016 Olivier Award for Best New Musical, 'London's hottest musical' (Smooth Radio)
    Audio Description information
    Optimum seating position: Centre stalls & circle