Scotland's premier dance and opera house with Scotland's largest stage & excellent acoustics, providing the perfect platform for world-class contemporary dance, ballet, opera, musicals and concerts. During August it plays host to Edinburgh International Festival productions.

Address

13-29 Nicolson Street
Edinburgh
EH8 9FT

Contact

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18001
Dedicated Access Staff Contact
BSL bookings via signlive.co.uk

Location

Venue location
Festival Theatre- On Nicolson Street opposite Royal College of Surgeons and Blackwells Bookshop. The Studio- Located behind the theatre on Potterrow. 22 Potterrow, Edinburgh, EH8 9BL

Transport

Parking information
Parking information Pay and display spaces on Chambers Street. Car park Niddry Street. Drop off outside theatre.
Taxi information
Taxi Rank on Nicolson Square.
Bus/Tram information
Bus stops on Nicholson Street 3, 5, 7, 8, 14, 29, 30, 31, 33, 37, X47, 49
Train
Waverley Station 0.4 miles north - level access via Market Street.

Venue map

Venue access information

Entrance doors can be very heavy. Lift access to all areas including function rooms.

Accessible toilets are located on levels 1 and 2. The café and foyer areas can be noisy and crowded.

Wheelchair spaces in centre stalls. High Box Office counter. One wheelchair to borrow. There is no loop at the Box Office. Infra-red coverage throughout auditorium. Neck loops can be collected at cloakroom. No reservations needed. Volume on neck loops can be adjusted.

Meet at Box Office for touch tours. Collect headsets from cloakroom.


Access service information

Audio Description information
Optimum seating position: Ask Box Office
BSL Interpretation information
Optimum seating position: Front Stalls
Captioning information
Optimum seating position: Seats held, usually Dress Circle - Ask Box Office

Events at Edinburgh International Festival @ Festival Theatre

  • Falstaff

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    Thursday 12th Aug, 7.15pm
    Giuseppe Verdi’s operatic comedy Falstaff receives a brand-new staging by Sir David McVicar, conducted by Stuart Stratford.
    Price(s): £36–£41 (concessions available)
    Audio Description information
    Audio Describer(s): Scottish Opera AD Team
    Optimum seating position: Ask Box Office
  • Falstaff

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    Saturday 14th Aug, 7.15pm
    Giuseppe Verdi’s operatic comedy Falstaff receives a brand-new staging by Sir David McVicar, conducted by Stuart Stratford.
    Price(s): £36-£41 (concessions available)
    Audio Description information
    Audio Describer(s): Scottish Opera AD Team
    Optimum seating position: Ask Box Office