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

  • The Addams Family

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    Friday 28th Jan, 7.30pm
    Everyone's favourite kooky family are coming back on stage in this spectacular musical comedy
    Price(s): £26.50-£49.50
    Audio Description information
    Touch Tour: 6:30pm - contact Box Office
    Optimum seating position: Ask Box Office
    BSL interpretation information
    Optimum seating position: Front Stalls
  • Bring it On

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    Thursday 17th Feb, 7.30pm
    Amber Davies and Louis Smith are ready to BRING IT ON as the smash-hit Broadway Musical backflips into the UK
    Price(s): £22.50-£45.50
    Captioning information
    Optimum seating position: Seats held, usually Dress Circle - Ask Box Office
  • Bring It On

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    Friday 18th Feb, 7.30pm
    Price(s): £22.50-£45.50
    Audio Description information
    Touch Tour: 6:30pm - contact Box Office for details
    Optimum seating position: Ask Box Office
    BSL interpretation information
    Optimum seating position: Front Stalls
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

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    Thursday 24th Feb, 7.30pm
    The National Theatre's Olivier and Tony Award®-winning production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time returns to Edinburgh.
    Price(s): £21.50-£45.50
    Captioning information
    Optimum seating position: Seats held, usually Dress Circle - Ask Box Office
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

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    Friday 25th Feb, 7.30pm
    The National Theatre's Olivier and Tony Award®-winning production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time returns to Edinburgh.
    Price(s): £21.50-£45.50
    Audio Description information
    Touch Tour: 6:30pm - contact Box Office
    Optimum seating position: Ask Box Office
    BSL interpretation information
    Optimum seating position: Front Stalls
  • Scottish Opera: A Midsummer Night's Dream

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    Saturday 5th Mar, 7.15pm
    Dominic Hill, Artistic Director of the Citizens Theatre, returns to Scottish Opera to bring his Shakespearean expertise to bear once more.
    Price(s): £22.50-£92.50
    Audio Description information
    Optimum seating position: Ask Box Office
  • Fat Friends: The Musical

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    Friday 11th Mar, 7.30pm
    The “weight” is over! A star-studded Fat Friends – The Musical is back. Bigger and better than ever!
    Price(s): £28.50-£52.50
    Audio Description information
    Touch Tour: From 6:30pm - contact Box Office
    Optimum seating position: Ask Box Office
    BSL interpretation information
    Optimum seating position: Front Stalls
  • Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

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    Friday 8th Apr, 7.30pm
    A brand new production of the Award Winning West End and Broadway show, Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, comes to Edinburgh.
    Price(s): £26.50-£49.50
    Audio Description information
    Touch Tour: From 6:30pm
    Optimum seating position: Ask Box Office
    BSL interpretation information
    Optimum seating position: Front Stalls
  • Magic Goes Wrong

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    Thursday 14th Apr, 7.30pm
    Back with their biggest comedy catastrophe yet, Mischief return with their hilarious new show created with magic legends Penn & Teller
    Price(s): £21.50-£42.50
    Captioning information
    Optimum seating position: Seats held, usually Dress Circle - Ask Box Office
  • Magic Goes Wrong

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    Friday 15th Apr, 7.30pm
    Back with their biggest comedy catastrophe yet, Mischief return with their hilarious new show created with magic legends Penn & Teller
    Price(s): £21.50-£42.50
    Audio Description information
    Touch Tour: From 6:30pm
    Optimum seating position: Ask Box Office
    BSL interpretation information
    Optimum seating position: Front Stalls
  • Northern Ballet's The Great Gatsby

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    Saturday 23rd Apr, 2.30pm
    Lose yourself in the decadence of 1920s New York with Northern Ballet’s sell-out sensation The Great Gatsby, a ballet by David Nixon OBE.
    Price(s): £19.50-£45.50
    Audio Description information
    Touch Tour: From 12pm
    Optimum seating position: Ask Box Office
  • Anything Goes

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    Thursday 19th May, 7.30pm
    The five-star sold-out musical sensation, Anything Goes shimmers and sparkles in Edinburgh for a strictly limited season.
    Price(s): £26.50-£55.50
    Captioning information
    Optimum seating position: Seats held, usually Dress Circle - Ask Box Office