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

  • Scottish Opera: Flight

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    Saturday 3rd Mar, 7.15pm
    Flight tells the tale of a group of total strangers stranded in an airport during an electrical storm.
    Price(s): £19.50
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    Touch Tour: 6pm
    Optimum seating position: Ask Box Office
  • The Play That Goes Wrong

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    Thursday 15th Mar, 7.30pm
    The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society are putting on a 1920s murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong… does!
    Price(s): £15.75
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    Optimum seating position: Seats held, usually Dress Circle - Ask Box Office
  • Northern Ballet’s The Little Mermaid

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    Saturday 24th Mar, 2.30pm
    This beautiful new ballet will re imagine the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairytale and take you on a journey beneath the waves
    Price(s): £18.50
    Audio Description information
    Touch Tour: 12pm
    Optimum seating position: Ask Box Office
  • This House

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    Thursday 29th Mar, 7.30pm
    This House gives us a timely, moving and often amusing insight into the workings of British politics.
    Price(s): £16.25
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    Optimum seating position: Seats held, usually Dress Circle - Ask Box Office
  • Scottish Opera: Ariadne Auf Naxos

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    Saturday 7th Apr, 7.15pm
    In a large country house, two troupes of performers collide in an unfortunate double booking.
    Price(s): £19.50
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    Optimum seating position: Ask Box Office
  • Scottish Ballet- Matthew Bourne’s Highland Fling

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    Friday 13th Apr, 7.30pm
    Matthew Bourne’s Highland Fling follows the antics of James — a young Scot with sex and love and rock and roll on his mind.
    Price(s): £20.75
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    Touch Tour: 6.30pm
    Optimum seating position: Ask Box Office
  • National Theatre- War Horse

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    Thursday 3rd May, 7.30pm
    War Horse takes the audiences on an journey from the fields of rural Devon to the trenches of First World War France.
    Price(s): £30.50
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    Optimum seating position: Seats held, usually Dress Circle - Ask Box Office
  • Scottish Opera : Eugene Onegin

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    Thursday 31st May, 7.15pm
    Tchaikovsky and Pushkin: two of Russia’s greatest artists come together in this sweeping tale of unfulfilled love.
    Price(s): £19.50
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    Optimum seating position: Ask Box Office
  • Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella

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    Saturday 9th Jun, 2.30am
    Matthew Bourne’s interpretation of the classic fairy tale, has, at its heart, a true war-time romance.
    Price(s): £23.25
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    Touch Tour: 1.30pm
    Optimum seating position: Ask Box Office
  • The Last Ship

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    Thursday 14th Jun, 7.30pm
    An epic tale of community, hope and a great act of collective defiance. Original score with music and lyrics by Sting.
    Price(s): £21.00
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    Optimum seating position: Seats held, usually Dress Circle - Ask Box Office