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

Access video

Events at Festival Theatre

  • Dirty Dancing

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    Thursday 7th Mar, 7.30pm
    Exploding with heart-pounding music, breathtaking emotion and sensationally sexy dancing
    Price(s): £24.00
    Captioning information
    Optimum seating position: Seats held, usually Dress Circle - Ask Box Office
  • Dirty Dancing

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    Saturday 9th Mar, 3.00pm
    Exploding with heart-pounding music, breathtaking emotion and sensationally sexy dancing
    Price(s): £24.00
    Audio Description information
    Audio Describer(s): John Cummings, Janette Knibb
    Touch Tour: 2.00pm
    Optimum seating position: Ask Box Office
    BSL interpretation information
    BSL Interpreter(s): Karen Ward-Welch
    Optimum seating position: Front Stalls
  • Birmingham Royal Ballet: Beauty and the Beast

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    Saturday 16th Mar, 2.30pm
    A cruel prince, cursed to spend the rest of his life living in a castle with the animals he hunted, finds salvation in a beautiful girl.
    Price(s): £24.50
    Audio Description information
    Audio Describer(s): tbc
    Touch Tour: 11am
    Optimum seating position: Ask Box Office
  • Ghost The Musical

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    Friday 22nd Mar, 2.30pm
    Sam, trapped between this world and the next, tries to communicate with Molly in the hope of saving her from grave danger…
    Price(s): £21.25
    Audio Description information
    Audio Describer(s): Judy Gilbert,Jenny Wilson
    Touch Tour: 1.30pm
    Optimum seating position: Ask Box Office
    BSL interpretation information
    BSL Interpreter(s): Nicola williams
    Optimum seating position: Front Stalls
  • Scottish Opera: Kátya Kabanová

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    Saturday 23rd Mar, 7.15pm
    Director Stephen Lawless brings his trademark theatricality to Janáček’s intense drama.
    Price(s): £20.00
    Audio Description information
    Audio Describer(s): Scottish Opera
    Touch Tour: 6.00pm
    Optimum seating position: Ask Box Office
  • Ghost The Musical

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    Thursday 28th Mar, 7.30pm
    Sam, trapped between this world and the next, tries to communicate with Molly in the hope of saving her from grave danger…
    Price(s): £21.25
    Captioning information
    Optimum seating position: Seats held, usually Dress Circle - Ask Box Office
  • Northern Ballet: Victoria

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    Saturday 13th Apr, 2.30pm
    Passion, tragedy, fierce devotion. Northern Ballet's new biopic brings the sensational story of Victoria to life in dance.
    Price(s): £20.25
    Audio Description information
    Audio Describer(s): Northern Ballet
    Touch Tour: 12.00pm
    Optimum seating position: Ask Box Office
  • Doctor Dolittle

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    Thursday 23rd May, 7.30pm
    You’ve never seen anything like it! Doctor Dolittle returns to the stage in Leslie Bricusse’s acclaimed family musical.
    Price(s): £23.50
    Captioning information
    Optimum seating position: Seats held, usually Dress Circle - Ask Box Office
  • Doctor Dolittle

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    Friday 24th May, 7.30pm
    You’ve never seen anything like it! Doctor Dolittle returns to the stage in Leslie Bricusse’s acclaimed family musical.
    Price(s): £23.50
    Audio Description information
    Audio Describer(s): Judy Gilbert, Janette Knibb
    Touch Tour: 6.30pm
    Optimum seating position: Ask Box Office
    BSL interpretation information
    BSL Interpreter(s): Cheryl Underhill
    Optimum seating position: Front Stalls
  • Scottish Opera: The Magic Flute

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    Sunday 9th Jun, 3.00pm
    Sir Thomas Allen returns to Scottish Opera to revive his acclaimed production of Mozart’s most inventive opera.
    Price(s): £20.00
    Audio Description information
    Audio Describer(s): Scottish Opera
    Touch Tour: 1.45pm
    Optimum seating position: Ask Box Office