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

  • The Tin Soldier (The Studio, 22 Potterrow)

    Audio Described iconBSL Interpreted iconCaptioned 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
    Captioning information
    Optimum seating position: Seats held, usually Dress Circle - Ask Box Office
  • The Tin Soldier(The Studio, 22 Potterrow)

    Audio Described iconBSL Interpreted iconCaptioned icon
    Thursday 14th Dec, 2.00pm
    Two people who find each other in a rough tough world, although, like winter, nothing lasts forever (Matinees 2pm -14,15 & 20 to 23 Dec)
    Price(s): £10 & £12
    Audio Description information
    Each show makes creative use of Audio Description and British Sign Language
    BSL interpretation information
    Optimum seating position: Front Stalls
    Captioning information
    Optimum seating position: Seats held, usually Dress Circle - Ask Box Office
  • Scottish Ballet: The Nutcracker

    Relaxed Performance icon
    Thursday 14th Dec, 2.30pm
    Pauline Lafferty, a former Scottish Ballet dancer, describes the movement and action on stage whilst allowing time to enjoy the music.
    Price(s): £12.00
    Relaxed Performance information
    An inclusive performance of Scottish Ballet's The Nutcracker for people with additional needs and their families.
    Please discuss your requirements with Box office by calling 0131 529 6000.
  • The Tin Soldier (The Studio, 22 Potterrow)

    Audio Described iconBSL Interpreted iconCaptioned icon
    Thursday 14th 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
    Captioning information
    Optimum seating position: Seats held, usually Dress Circle - Ask Box Office
  • The Tin Soldier (The Studio, 22 Potterrow)

    Audio Described iconBSL Interpreted iconCaptioned icon
    Friday 15th 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
    Audio Description information
    Each show makes creative use of Audio Description and British Sign Language
    BSL interpretation information
    Optimum seating position: Front Stalls
    Captioning information
    Optimum seating position: Seats held, usually Dress Circle - Ask Box Office
  • The Tin Soldier (The Studio, 22 Potterrow)

    Audio Described iconBSL Interpreted iconCaptioned icon
    Friday 15th 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
    Captioning information
    Optimum seating position: Seats held, usually Dress Circle - Ask Box Office
  • The Nutcracker: Audio Described Performance

    Audio Described icon
    Saturday 16th Dec, 2.30pm
    Pauline Lafferty, a former Scottish Ballet dancer, describes the movement and action on stage whilst allowing time to enjoy the music.
    Presented by: Scottish Ballet
    Price(s): £8 for a VIP ticket
    Audio Description information
    Audio Describer(s): Pauline Lafferty
    Touch Tour: 1pm - free but ticketed, book via box office
    Optimum seating position: Ask Box Office
  • The Tin Soldier (The Studio, 22 Potterrow)

    Audio Described iconBSL Interpreted iconCaptioned icon
    Saturday 16th 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
    Captioning information
    Optimum seating position: Seats held, usually Dress Circle - Ask Box Office
  • The Tin Soldier (The Studio, 22 Potterrow)

    Audio Described iconBSL Interpreted iconCaptioned icon
    Tuesday 19th 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
    Captioning information
    Optimum seating position: Seats held, usually Dress Circle - Ask Box Office
  • The Tin Soldier (The Studio, 22 Potterrow)

    Audio Described iconBSL Interpreted iconCaptioned icon
    Wednesday 20th 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
    Audio Description information
    Each show makes creative use of Audio Description and British Sign Language
    BSL interpretation information
    Optimum seating position: Front Stalls
    Captioning information
    Optimum seating position: Seats held, usually Dress Circle - Ask Box Office