Situated on Edinburgh's longest continuous theatre site in the heart of Edinburgh, the Festival Theatre has a modern glass-fronted foyer, revealing a plush art-deco auditorium.

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. Automatic doors on left hand side.
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

  • Scottish Opera – The Gondoliers

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    Saturday 13th Jun, 2.30pm
    Sunny, funny and with more ‘tra la la las’ per square inch than any other opera in the canon.
    Price(s): From £21- £89 (concessions available)
    Audio Description information
    Touch Tour: 1.15pm
    Optimum seating position: Ask Box Office
  • The Phantom of the Opera

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    Wednesday 30th Sep, 7.30pm
    The brilliant original production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera arrives at the Festival Theatre for the first time ever.
    Price(s): From £21- £89 (concessions available)
    Audio Description information
    Optimum seating position: Ask Box Office
    BSL interpretation information
    Optimum seating position: Front Stalls
  • The Phantom of the Opera

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    Wednesday 7th Oct, 7.30pm
    The brilliant original production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera arrives at the Festival Theatre for the first time ever.
    Price(s): From £25- £72 (concessions available)
    Captioning information
    Optimum seating position: Seats held, usually Dress Circle - Ask Box Office
  • Scottish Ballet's The Nutcracker Inclusive

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    Thursday 17th Dec, 2.30pm
    An inclusive performance of Scottish Ballet's The Nutcracker for people with additional needs and their families.
    Price(s): From £12.50
    Relaxed Performance information
    So that we can best cater to your needs, online booking is not available – please discuss your requirements with the Box Office by calling 0131 529 6000 and please note that WC spaces are limited.