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. 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

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Events at Festival Theatre

  • In The Willows

    Relaxed Performance icon
    Friday 29th Mar, 2.30pm
    Price(s): £12
    Relaxed Performance information
    An inclusive performance of In The Willows for people with additional needs and their families.
  • Northern Ballet: Victoria

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    Saturday 13th Apr, 2.30pm
    Passion, tragedy, fierce devotion. Northern Ballet's new biopic brings the sensational story of Victoria to life in dance.
    Price(s): £20.25
    Audio Description information
    Audio Describer(s): Northern Ballet
    Touch Tour: 12.00pm
    Optimum seating position: Ask Box Office
  • Scottish Opera: The Magic Flute

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    Sunday 9th Jun, 3.00pm
    Sir Thomas Allen returns to Scottish Opera to revive his acclaimed production of Mozart’s most inventive opera.
    Price(s): £20.00
    Audio Description information
    Audio Describer(s): Scottish Opera
    Touch Tour: 1.45pm
    Optimum seating position: Ask Box Office
  • Cabaret

    Audio Described iconBSL Interpreted icon
    Friday 8th Nov, 7.30pm
    It’s 1931, Berlin is a haven of divine decadence and the legendary Sally Bowles is about to take to the stage at the infamous Kit Kat Klub…
    Audio Description information
    Touch Tour: 6.30pm
    Optimum seating position: Ask Box Office
    BSL interpretation information
    Optimum seating position: Front Stalls