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.

Address

13-29 Nicolson Street
Edinburgh
EH8 9FT

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
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 Festival Theatre

  • National Theatre: Hedda Gabler

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    Friday 20th Oct, 7.30pm
    By Henrik Ibsen. In a new version by Patrick Marber. Just married. Bored already. Hedda longs to be free…
    Price(s): £16.25
    Audio Description information
    Touch Tour: 5.30pm
    Optimum seating position: Ask Box Office
    BSL interpretation information
    BSL Interpreter(s): Louise Holden & Yvonne Waddle
    Optimum seating position: Front Stalls
  • Rambert: A Linha Curva & Other Works

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    Friday 27th Oct, 7.30pm
    Showing off the full range of the dancers extraordinary skills with live music throughout, it’s a fun and thought provoking evening of dance
    Price(s): £14.25
    BSL interpretation information
    BSL Stage Position- Right hand side (looking at the stage from the Audience)
  • Scottish Opera: La Traviata

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    Sunday 19th Nov, 3.00pm
    Passionate, flamboyant, gripping; Sir David McVicar’s La traviata is not to be missed.
    Price(s): £19.50
    Audio Description information
    Touch Tour: 1.45pm
    Optimum seating position: Ask Box Office
  • Legally Blonde The Musical

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    Thursday 30th Nov, 7.30pm
    OMG you guys!!! This all singing, all dancing romantic comedy is a fun-filled, feel-good pink fest, so bend and snap up your tickets today!
    Price(s): £21
    Captioning information
    Optimum seating position: Seats held, usually Dress Circle - Ask Box Office
  • Legally Blonde The Musical

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    Saturday 2nd Dec, 2.30pm
    OMG you guys!!! This all singing, all dancing romantic comedy is a fun-filled, feel-good pink fest, so bend and snap up your tickets today!
    Price(s): £21
    Audio Description information
    Audio Describer(s): Jo Barrow & Lydia Kerr
    Touch Tour: 1.30pm free but ticketed, book via box office
    Optimum seating position: Ask Box Office
    BSL interpretation information
    BSL Interpreter(s): Ian Hodgetts
    The position of the BSL Signer is if watching from the audience.
    Position- LEFT
  • The Tin Soldier (The Studio, 22 Potterrow)

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    Friday 8th Dec, 7.00pm
    The Tin Soldier is about two people who find each other in a rough tough world, although, like winter, nothing lasts forever(not Sun or Mon)
    Price(s): £10 & £15
    Audio Description information
    Each show makes creative use of Audio Description and British Sign Language
    BSL interpretation information
    Optimum seating position: Front Stalls
  • The Tin Soldier (The Studio, 22 Potterrow)

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    Saturday 9th Dec, 7.00pm
    The Tin Soldier is about two people who find each other in a rough tough world, although, like winter, nothing lasts forever
    Price(s): £10 & £15
    Audio Description information
    Each show makes creative use of Audio Description and British Sign Language
    BSL interpretation information
    Optimum seating position: Front Stalls
  • The Tin Soldier (The Studio, 22 Potterrow)

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    Tuesday 12th Dec, 7.00pm
    The Tin Soldier is about two people who find each other in a rough tough world, although, like winter, nothing lasts forever
    Price(s): £10 & £15
    Audio Description information
    Each show makes creative use of Audio Description and British Sign Language
    BSL interpretation information
    Optimum seating position: Front Stalls
  • The Tin Soldier (The Studio, 22 Potterrow)

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    Wednesday 13th Dec, 2.00pm
    The Tin Soldier is about two people who find each other in a rough tough world, although, like winter, nothing lasts forever.
    Price(s): £10 & £15
    Relaxed Performance information
    Presented in a Relaxed & Friendly environment. Each show makes creative use of Audio Description and British Sign Language. Please discuss your requirements with Box office by calling 0131 529 6000.
  • The Tin Soldier (The Studio, 22 Potterrow)

    Audio Described iconBSL Interpreted icon
    Wednesday 13th Dec, 7.00pm
    The Tin Soldier is about two people who find each other in a rough tough world, although, like winter, nothing lasts forever
    Price(s): £10 & £15
    Audio Description information
    Each show makes creative use of Audio Description and British Sign Language
    BSL interpretation information
    Optimum seating position: Front Stalls