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- 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
    Captioning information
    Optimum seating position: Seats held, usually Dress Circle - Ask Box Office
  • National Theatre- War Horse

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    Saturday 5th May, 2.30pm
    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
    Audio Description information
    Audio Describer(s): Judy Gilbert & Lydia Kerr
    Touch Tour: 12.30pm
    Optimum seating position: Ask Box Office
    BSL interpretation information
    BSL Interpreter(s): Donna Ruane
    Optimum seating position: Front Stalls
  • 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
    Audio Description information
    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
    Audio Description information
    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
    Captioning information
    Optimum seating position: Seats held, usually Dress Circle - Ask Box Office
  • The Last Ship

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    Saturday 16th Jun, 2.30pm
    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
    Audio Description information
    Audio Describer(s): Myra Galletly & Jo Barrow
    Touch Tour: 1.30pm
    Optimum seating position: Ask Box Office
    BSL interpretation information
    BSL Interpreter(s): Louise Holden
    Optimum seating position: Front Stalls
  • Opera North: Kiss Me Kate

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    Thursday 5th Jul, 7.15pm
    Cole Porter’s Broadway comedy classic comes to Edinburgh in a smash-hit production by Opera North.
    Price(s): £24.75
    Captioning information
    Optimum seating position: Seats held, usually Dress Circle - Ask Box Office
  • Opera North: Kiss Me Kate

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    Saturday 7th Jul, 2.15pm
    Cole Porter’s Broadway comedy classic comes to Edinburgh in a smash-hit production by Opera North.
    Price(s): £23.75
    Audio Description information
    Audio Describer(s): Maggie Mash/ Alice Gilmour
    Touch Tour: 5.30pm
    Optimum seating position: Ask Box Office
    BSL interpretation information
    BSL Interpreter(s): Paul Whittaker
    Optimum seating position: Front Stalls
  • Calendar Girls

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    Friday 12th Oct, 7.30pm
    The marvellous musical comedy, which received fantastic five star reviews in London’s West End, now comes to Edinburgh with an allstar cast.
    Price(s): £22.50
    Audio Description information
    Audio Describer(s): tbc
    Touch Tour: 6.30pm
    Optimum seating position: Ask Box Office
    BSL interpretation information
    BSL Interpreter(s): tbc
    Optimum seating position: Front Stalls
  • Rambert: Life is a Dream

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    Friday 23rd Nov, 7.30pm
    A spectacular new show from Rambert, with lyrical dancing, rich live music and stunning visual effects combining to tell a vivid story.
    Price(s): £15.00
    BSL interpretation information
    BSL Interpreter(s): tbc
    Optimum seating position: Front Stalls