Edinburgh – What's On guide – From April 2024

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April 2024
It’s BIG. It’s HUGE! Pretty Woman The Musical lands in Edinburgh

Welcome to the Edinburgh Playhouse

I am thrilled to welcome you to your new season brochure after stepping into the role of Theatre Director at the start of this year. I am delighted to be joining the team at the celebrated and iconic Edinburgh Playhouse, where we will continue to bring you many more moments of joyous entertainment.

We have some exceptional productions coming up, and there are so many ways to enhance your time at Edinburgh Playhouse. Our restaurant, Pizza al Teatro is the perfect way to dine pre-show. Why not book a table for your next visit and enjoy hassle-free dining, just minutes from your seats.

We’d love for you to get involved with our Creative Learning initiatives. These have really taken off over the last few months with theatre tours, a community choir, teacher CPD events and a partnership with Edinburgh College, offering incredible insights and opportunities to our wider community.

Whether coming to Edinburgh Playhouse in 2024 is a regular hobby, marks your first ever theatre trip, or simply gives you a bit of escapism for a couple of hours, we are delighted to have you here, experiencing the very best of live entertainment with us in the heart of the city.

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Pretty Woman The Musical 8 Madagascar The Musical 9 The Drifters Girl 10 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 11 SIX 12 Lord of the Dance – A Lifetime of Standing Ovations 13 Grease 14 Here You Come Again –The New Dolly Parton Musical 16 Peppa Pig’s Fun Day Out! / Come From Away 17 Edinburgh International Festival 18 One Night Shows 19 Blood Brothers 20 Hairspray The Musical 21 Creative Learning 22 The Book of Mormon 23 Theatre for all 24 Only Fools and Horses The Musical 25 & Juliet 26 101 Dalmatians The Musical 27 Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat 28 NOW That’s What I Call A Musical 29 One Night Shows 31 & 33 We Present Scan & Book Tickets atgtickets.com/edinburgh 5
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Pretty Woman The Musical

Make a date to see Pretty Woman

The Musical live on-stage, starring Amber Davies (9 to 5, Back to the Future, Dancing on Ice), Ore Oduba (Strictly Come Dancing champion 2016), Oliver Savile (Wicked) and Natalie Paris (Olivier Awardnominated for SIX).

Direct from the West End, this smash hit musical features a blazing rock score by Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance, direction and choreography by Jerry Mitchell (Hairspray, Kinky Boots) and all the iconic moments from the movie!

Be swept up in the romance of this dazzling theatrical take on a love story for the ages. A perfect night of escapism for both dates and mates, book your tickets for a trip to Rodeo Drive and get ready for a big night out. Big. Huge!

Ages 12+

★★★★ ‘A dazzling stage show.’ – Daily Express Tue 2 – Sat 13 Apr G6+ | 8 From April 2024

Madagascar The Musical

Join all of your favourite crack-alackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar.

Starring CBBC and Strictly Come Dancing star, Karim Zeroual.

Alex the lion is the king of the urban jungle, the main attraction at New York’s Central Park Zoo. He and his best friends – Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo – have spent their whole lives in blissful captivity before an admiring public, with regular meals provided for them. Not content to leave well enough alone, Marty lets his curiosity get the better of him and makes his escape – with the help of some prodigious penguins – to explore the world.

A Selladoor Worldwide and Theatre Royal Plymouth co-production of Dreamworks Madagascar the Musical. Ages 3+

★★★★ ‘Crack-a-lackin’ feel-good family show.’ –Manchester Evening News Thu 25 – Sat 27 Apr G10+ | | atgtickets.com/edinburgh 9

The Drifters Girl

Direct from the West End, The Drifters Girl is heading to Edinburgh as part of a major UK and Ireland tour.

Nominated for Best New Musical at the 2022 Olivier Awards, this smash hit show delights audiences night after night with a phenomenal soundtrack packed full of iconic Drifters hits including Saturday Night At The Movies, Save The Last Dance For Me and Stand By Me.

Discover the remarkable story of The Drifters and the truth about the woman who made them. From the highs of hit records to the lows of legal battles and personal tragedy, Faye Treadwell is the legendary manager of The Drifters who refused to give up on the group she loved.

Thirty years, and hundreds of hit songs later, there is no doubt that Faye Treadwell was and always will be, The Drifters Girl.

Tue 30 Apr – Sat 4 May G6+ | 10 From April 2024

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

The most fantasmagorical musical of all time flies into Edinburgh for one week only!

In a brand new production of this much-loved family favourite and starring Adam Garcia (Wicked, Kiss Me Kate, Coyote Ugly), Elaine C. Smith (Rab C. Nesbitt, Burds Eye View) and Liam Fox (Emmerdale), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is bursting with unforgettable songs by the Sherman Brothers, including Toot Sweets, Hushabye Mountain, Truly Scrumptious and, of course, the Academy Award-nominated title song, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

The Potts family’s adventures to far off lands in their magical motor car makes Chitty Chitty Bang Bang a fun-filled hit for all the family. Don’t let it take off without you!

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The crowning glory of Broadway, the West End and beyond, the multi award-winning smash hit musical SIX makes its royal return to Edinburgh, following its previous sell out success!

Winner of over 35 international awards, this sell out Tudor take-off has ‘An incredibly strong and powerful message’ (The Australian) and is ‘Pure entertainment’ (The New York Times)

From Tudor Queens to Pop Princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII take to the mic to tell their tales, remixing five hundred years of historical heartbreak into an 80-minute celebration of 21st century girl power. These queens may have green sleeves but their lipstick is rebellious red. Ages 10+

★★★★★ ‘Exhilarating entertainment from six killer Queens. They will, they will rock you!’ – Daily Express

★★★★★ ‘A royal treat.’ – The Daily Telegraph

Tue 11 – Sat 15 Jun | 12 From April 2024
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Lord of the Dance A Lifetime of Standing Ovations

The world-renowned Lord of the Dance is poised to make an exhilarating return.

After celebrating the 25th anniversary in 2022, Lord of the Dance is back with a dazzling revival of this iconic dance extravaganza. The 2024 tour promises to be an extraordinary journey that will captivate audiences again with this record-breaking show.

Lord of the Dance, a production that has enchanted over 60 million people in 60 countries on every continent and graced more than 1000 venues, is a testament to Michael Flatley’s creative brilliance. It has left an indelible mark on the world of dance, solidifying its status as one of the most successful productions in the history of entertainment.

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The world’s best-loved musical is back! Grittier and more glamorous than ever before.

After a whirlwind summer romance, leather-clad greaser Danny and girl-next-door Sandy are unexpectedly reunited when she transfers to Rydell High for senior year. But can they survive the trials and tribulations of teenage life and find true love once more?

With its phenomenal score, bursting with hits including Summer Nights, Greased Lightnin’, Hopelessly Devoted to You and You’re the One That I Want, this thrilling new version is brought to life by a fresh young cast who bring energy, vitality and passion to this ultimate musical classic.

Directed by Curve’s Artistic Director Nikolai Foster, reignite your passion and get ready for an explosion of summer loving.

So round up your Burger Palace Boys, pick up your Pink Ladies and rediscover why Grease really is the one that you want this term!

Book, Music & Lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey.

Directed by Nikolai Foster and Choreography by Arlene Phillips

★★★★ ‘This production has glamour and grit.’ –The Times

‘It’s got style, it’s got meaning!’

G10+ | | Tue 25 – Sat 29 Jun 14 From April 2024
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Here You Come Again

Prior to the West End.

For the first time ever, all of Dolly Parton’s biggest hits can be experienced together in a rollicking and joyous new musical comedy.

Packed with the iconic songs Jolene, 9 to 5, Islands in the Stream, I Will Always Love You, Here You Come Again and more, this lively and touching new musical tells the story of a diehard fan whose fantasy version of international icon Dolly Parton gets him through trying times. With her wit, humour and charm, Dolly teaches him a whole lot about life, love and how to pull yourself up by your bootstraps… even if your bootstraps don’t have rhinestones!

Here You Come Again was originally written by two-time Emmy Award-winning comedy and songwriter Bruce Vilanch with Gabriel Barre (who also directs) and Tricia Paoluccio (who also plays Dolly) and has now been adapted for the UK by acclaimed British playwright Jonathan Harvey (Gimme, Gimme, Gimme and Coronation Street). Ages 11+

Tue 23 – Sat 27 Jul G6+ 16 From April 2024

Peppa Pig’s Fun Day Out!

Peppa Pig is back in her oinktastic brand new live show, Fun Day Out!

Join Peppa, along with her family and friends as they go to the zoo and also the beach for a special party – it’s going to be an exciting and fun-packed day.

Prepare to sing and dance with colourful scarecrows, feed the penguins, build big sandcastles, and even swim in the sea!

Packed full of songs, dance and muddy puddles, Peppa’s Fun Day Out! guarantees giggles and snorts for all Peppa fans, and a perfect introduction to theatre.

Come From Away

Winner of four Olivier Awards including Best New Musical in London and the Tony® Award for Best Direction of a Musical on Broadway. This smash hit show shares the incredible real-life story of the 7,000 air passengers from all over the world who were grounded in Canada during the wake of 9/11, and the small Newfoundland community that invited these ‘come from aways’ into their lives with open hearts.

Tony® Award-winning director Christopher Ashley alongside Olivier Award-winning writers Irene Sankoff and David Hein bring this uplifting true story to the stage in a production that has audiences on their feet night after night. Ages 10+

★★★★★ ‘One of the best musicals of the century.’ – Clive Davis, The Times

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Sat 20 & Sun 21 Jul Tue 17 – Sat 21 Sep

Jimmy Carr Laughs Funny

Thu 8 – Sat 10 Aug

If you like fast-paced, edgy one-liners then get ready to be happy. Jimmy Carr is going back on tour with his brand new show, Jimmy Carr Laughs Funny Ages 16+

Adam Kay Undoctored

Sat 17 Aug

The nation’s twelfth-favourite doctor brings his brand new show on tour, fresh from a recordbreaking run at the Edinburgh Fringe and a sell out season in the West End. Ages 16+


Blood Brothers

by Willy Russell, the legendary Blood Brothers tells the captivating and moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with fateful consequences.

Few musicals have received quite such acclaim as the multi award-winning Blood Brothers. Bill Kenwright Ltd’s production ran for more than 10,000 performances in London’s West End, one of only three musicals ever to achieve that milestone. It has been affectionately christened the ‘Standing Ovation Musical’, as inevitably it ‘Brings the audience cheering to its feet and roaring its approval.’ (The Daily Mail)

The superb score includes Bright New Day, Marilyn Monroe and the emotionally charged hit Tell Me It’s Not True Ages 12+

Tue 24 – Sat 28 Sep G8+ | 20 From April 2024

Hairspray The Musical

The BIG, BOLD and BEAUTIFUL musical – Hairspray is back on tour!

Starring Strictly’s Joanne Clifton (Shrek The Musical, The Addams Family) as the fierce yet fabulous Velma von Tussle Making her directorial debut is Hairspray royalty Brenda Edwards (Hairspray, We Will Rock You) who will bring new energy from behind the scenes.

Hairspray took Broadway by storm, winning eight Tony® Awards. The production went on to win four Olivier Awards in the West End, and multiple awards worldwide.

Join big-hearted Tracy Turnblad, the spirited Seaweed and his sister Little Inez, heartthrob Link Larkin and the resolute Motormouth Maybelle as they strive to change the world.

This feel-good classic is back. Book now!

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Join in!

The entertainment doesn’t stop when the curtain comes down.

We’ve launched our brand new Creative Learning programme and we are looking forward to connecting with our community across the city. We will be providing multi-art opportunities and workshops for people of all ages to get involved.

If you would like any more information or have any access requirements, then please email: EdinburghCreative@theambassadors.com

Sing in the Playhouse Choir

Are you a keen singer and want to join a community choir of like-minded people? Then why not join us to sing some joyful tunes including songs from our shows? The choir is in partnership with Sing in the City, an Edinburgh institution with over 14 choirs across the Lothians & Fife. No experience necessary.

Tue 16 Apr – Tue 18 Jun (10 weeks) 2pm – 4pm Ages 18+ | £8 per session

Musical Makers

Do you love musical theatre as much as we do? Would you like the chance to bust a move and sing the end to Defying Gravity? Then come along to our new musical theatre class: Musical Makers! Our classes consist of one hour of dancing and a further hour of vocal work to your favourite hits from the likes of SIX, Grease or Joseph and other classic musical numbers. We have a selection of sessions for different age groups. No experience necessary.

Mon 1 Jul, Wed 3 Jul, Mon 8 Jul, Wed 10 Jul 6.30pm – 8.45pm | Ages 18+ £12.50 per session

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Teacher’s Theatre Club

Are you a local school or teacher who would like to engage with more exciting opportunities? Then why not sign up to our Teacher’s Theatre Club? We host a range of backstage tours, Continuing Professional Development workshops, exclusive show offers and Insight into Career events. These can also be tailored to the needs of your pupils and can be delivered in school or in the theatre. We can provide resources and artistic ideas that you can take back to the classroom. Please email for more information.

Please note that there is no lift or wheelchair access for the above events. Please email us for any further information or access enquiries.


The Book of Mormon

The biggest musical comedy to hit Edinburgh, The Book of Mormon makes a triumphant and welcome return from October.

This outrageous musical from the creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, and Bobby Lopez, co-writer of Avenue Q and Frozen, follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent on a mission to a place that’s about as far from Salt Lake City as you can get. Acclaimed as ‘The funniest musical of all time’ (Entertainment Weekly) and with sold-out productions across the globe The Book of Mormon has become a worldwide sensation. Ages 14+

★★★★★ ‘This wild, thrilling, go-for-broke, genuinely hilarious musical comedy remains one of the funniest shows in the West End. I’m a believer.’ –

The Daily Telegraph

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Theatre for all

We are committed to making our venues accessible for all and regularly schedule performances that are tailored to allow more people to enjoy the magic of live theatre.

Audio Described

Pretty Woman The Musical Thu 4 Apr 7.30pm

Madagascar The Musical Thu 25 Apr 7pm

SIX Thu 13 Jun 8pm

Grease Thu 27 Jun 7.30pm

Come From Away Thu 19 Sep 7.30pm

Hairspray The Musical Thu 10 Oct 7.30pm

& Juliet Thu 14 Nov 7.30pm

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor

Dreamcoat Thu 19 Dec 7.30pm

BSL Interpreted

Pretty Woman The Musical Thu 11 Apr 7.30pm

Madagascar The Musical Sat 27 Apr 11am

SIX Wed 12 Jun 5pm

Sarah Millican: Late Bloomer Fri 13 Sep 8pm

Come From Away Wed 18 Sep 7.30pm & Juliet Wed 13 Nov 7.30pm

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Tue 17 Dec 7.30pm

Further information

Did you know, that for every performance (not just assisted performances), we have dedicated members of staff on hand to ensure any patrons with access requirements have everything they need? See page 7 for more details.


Pretty Woman The Musical Tue 9 Apr 7.30pm

SIX Fri 14 Jun 5pm

Sarah Millican: Late Bloomer Sat 14 Sep 8pm

Come From Away Fri 20 Sep 7.30pm

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Wed 18 Dec 7.30pm

Touch Tour

Come From Away Thu 19 Sep (Time TBC)

Hairspray The Musical Thu 10 Oct (Time TBC)

For info on Touch Tours please contact EdinburghAccess@theambassadors.com

Only Fools and Horses The Musical

Stick a pony in your pocket –The Trotters are back and coming to the Playhouse this November as part of their 2024/2025 UK tour!

Starring comedy legend Paul Whitehouse as Grandad! The smash hit show Only Fools and Horses The Musical – direct from a record-breaking, four-year, sold-out run in London’s West End – featuring Del Boy, Rodney, Grandad, Cassandra, Raquel, Boycie, Marlene, Trigger, Denzil and Mickey Pearce.

Based on John Sullivan’s legendary television show, this critically-acclaimed, homegrown musical spectacular features cherished material from Britain’s best loved TV series. With a script and original score written by John’s son, Jim Sullivan and comedy giant Paul Whitehouse Ages 6+

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& Juliet

There is life after Romeo! Get whisked away on a fabulous journey as Juliet ditches her famous ending for a fresh beginning and a second chance at life and love – her way. Created by the Emmy-winning writer from Schitt’s Creek, this hilarious new musical flips the script on the greatest love story ever told and asks, what would happen next if Juliet didn’t end it all over Romeo?

After a phenomenal run in London’s West End, & Juliet is heading on a national tour. Picking up three Olivier Awards and six WhatsOnStage Awards, & Juliet will have the audience roaring for more.

Juliet’s new story bursts to life through a playlist of pop anthems as iconic as her name, including Britney Spears’ …Baby One More Time, Katy Perry’s Roar and chart-toppers Since U Been Gone, It’s My Life, I Want It That Way, and Can’t Stop the Feeling! – all from Max Martin, the genius songwriter/producer behind more no.1 hits than any other artist this century, and his collaborators. Break free of the balcony scene and get into this romantic comedy that proves there’s life after Romeo. The only thing tragic would be missing it.

Lorna Courtney and the cast of & Juliet –Original Broadway Cast.
Tue 12 – Sat 16 Nov G5+ | | 26 From April 2024
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101 Dalmatians The Musical

Direct from London comes the smash hit new musical 101 Dalmatians, written by Douglas Hodge (music and lyrics) and Johnny McKnight (book), from a stage adaptation by Zinnie Harris.

When fashionista Cruella de Vil plots to swipe all the Dalmatian puppies in town to create her fabulous new fur coat, there’s trouble ahead for Pongo and Perdi and their litter of adorable, tail-wagging young pups.

Dodie Smith’s classic canine caper is brought to life on-stage with spectacular puppetry, showstopping choreography, witty songs and irresistible puppies!

Book your tickets now – you’d be barking mad to miss it!

★★★★ ‘A very tasty family treat.’ – The Daily Telegraph

★★★★ ‘Delightful. Wild woofs of approval.’ – The Times

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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat returns to the Playhouse this Christmas!

Starring the legendary Donny Osmond as the roofraising Pharaoh, this smash hit London Palladium production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s multi award-winning show has been performed hundreds of thousands of times including multiple runs in the West End and on Broadway, international tours in over 80 countries worldwide and has become one of the world’s most beloved family musicals.

Featuring much loved pop and musical theatre classics, including Any Dream Will Do, Close Every Door, There’s One More Angel In Heaven and Go, Go, Go Joseph Book your dream ticket today!

Tue 3 – Sun 29 Dec G10+ | 28 From April 2024

NOW That’s What I Call A Musical

Tue 25 Feb – Sat 1 Mar 2025


Award-winning comedy actress and EastEnders star Nina Wadia makes her musical theatre debut!

Celebrating 40 years of NOW That’s What I Call Music, this fun-filled evening is bursting with 1980s hits from Whitney Houston, Wham!, Blondie, and more. This heartwarming and funny story takes us on an uplifting journey down memory lane.

NOW is produced by ROYO, Universal Music UK, SONY Music Entertainment and Mighty Village, and celebrates 40 years of NOW That’s What I Call Music. G

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The Elvis Tribute Artist World Tour

Tue 14 May

The world’s most successful Elvis tribute show returns to the UK. Starring three winners of Elvis Presley Enterprises’ Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist – Shawn Klush (USA), Dean Z (USA) and Ben Thompson (UK).

Seven Drunken Nights

The Story of the Dubliners

Sun 19 May

The feel-good show returns to theatres in 2024, in partnership with Tourism Ireland. Telling the story of a career spanning 50 years, this talented cast of musicians and singers bring the music of this iconic group back to life.

The Psychology Of Serial Killers with Jennifer Rees

Wed 15 May

Join expert forensics lecturer Jennifer Rees to explore one of forensic psychology’s most troubling topics. She will debunk common serial killer myths – you may be surprised by what you learn! Ages 14+

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WIN TICKETS to see Stranger Things: The First Shadow AND A ONE NIGHT STAY at a Thistle London Hotel

Enter our prize draw to be in with the chance to win a pair of tickets to Stranger Things: The First Shadow in the West End, plus a one night stay at one of London’s Thistle hotels. To enter, simply sign up to hear from Edinburgh Playhouse by scanning the QR code below or visiting atgtix.co/strangerthingsprizedraw

Brought to life by a team of award-winning creatives, including director of ‘The Crown’ Stephen Daldry, and is described as the ‘West End theatre event of the year’ (Daily Telegraph). Come see this ‘Astonishingly Spectacular, Immersive Thrill’ (Sunday Express) take theatrical storytelling and stagecraft to a whole new dimension.

Open to all UK residents (excluding Northern Ireland) aged 18 years or over. Prize draw closes 11pm on Sunday 5th May 2024. The prize is two tickets to see Stranger Things: The First Shadow at the Phoenix Theatre London, (valid on selected dates for Monday to Friday performances only. Excludes school holidays and Christmas performances. Subject to availability) plus a one night stay at a Thistle London hotel. The winner will be selected and notified within seven days following competition closing. Please visit atgtix.co/strangerthingsprizedraw to view the full terms online.

Fern Brady

I Gave You Milk To Drink

Thu 22 Aug

Scotland’s queen of comedy, Fern Brady (Taskmaster, Live at the Apollo, The Russell Howard Hour, Last Leg), is back on tour with a brand new show. Author of the best-selling memoir, ‘Strong Female Character’ Ages 16+

Russell Kane HyperActive

Fri 28 Mar 2025

The brand new tour for 2024 and 2025 comes with a safety warning: wear strong underwear – pants will be spoiled. Russell is high-energy, high-octane, and HyperActive! ‘Fierce, funny and heartfelt… a thrilling reminder of what comedy can do.’ (The Guardian). Ages 14+

Tim Peake: Astronauts

The Quest to Explore Space

Sun 29 Sep

European Space Agency astronaut Tim will reveal what space flight is like: from the wondrous view of Earth and living in weightlessness, to the dangers and unexpected humour, as well as the years of training and psychological pressures. Ages 12+

Rob Beckett Giraffe

Thu 26 Jun 2025

Yes! Bobby Beckles is back on tour. Smashing the life out of the M25, M1, M5 and any other road that’s in my way. Expectations on me: put on three stone from takeaways and postshow drinking. Expectations of you: leave the gig happier than when you arrived. Ages 14+

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A modern all-day restaurant, nestled between Princes Street and Queen Street. Serving signature Gordon Ramsay dishes, including Beef Wellington and traditional fish and chips, guests can also indulge in bespoke Scottish inspired classics. Unforgettable lunch, dinner or late-night drinks, open 7 days.

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Head to the city’s vibrant neon-lit street food market, located right beside the Playhouse for 11 award-winning traders and 3 bars all under one roof. This foodies paradise caters to all dietary requirements and offers something for everyone with speedy service from midday and post-theatre nightcaps right up until 11pm, 7 days a week.

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Shezan Indian Cuisine

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With a solid reputation built up over 30 years, the family-run Shezan is one of the capital’s best loved Indian eateries and has won a string of awards for its delectable dishes. Located in Edinburgh just a stone’s throw from the Playhouse, Shezan is an ideal dining place to experience top quality Indian and Punjabi cuisine from noon till midnight.

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St James Quarter Car Park

St James Quarter, Leith St, Edinburgh EH1 3AS

A short walk from the Edinburgh Playhouse, St James Quarter boasts a modern car park with 1,600+ spaces, 70 disabled parking bays, 45 electric vehicle charging points, motorcycle/ scooter spaces and dedicated parking spaces for families. Audience members can enjoy fixed-rate parking when you come to see our shows!

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Voco Edinburgh Royal Terrace

18 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh EH7 5AQ

Nestled within the historic gardens at the edge of Edinburgh’s New Town and a stone’s throw away from the Playhouse, Voco Edinburgh Royal Terrace is home to the Terrace Garden, where guests can take in a piece of nature in the city. Come and grab a drink in our gorgeous bar the Nook before your show: present your ticket to the staff to get 15% off your bill!

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The Scotch Whisky Experience

The Royal Mile, 354 Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NE

Explore one of the world’s largest collections of Scotch Whisky at the multi award-winning Scotch Whisky Experience – the only visitor attraction in the world to take you on a grand tour of Scotland’s 5 whisky producing regions. Whether you’re a whisky beginner or enthusiast, tours are interactive, educational and fun.

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Pretty Woman The Musical

Johannes Radebe – House of JoJo

Madagascar The Musical

The Drifters Girl

May Elvis Tribute Artist World Tour

The Psychology Of Serial Killers with Jennifer Rees

Romesh Ranganathan – Hustle

Strictly Come Dancing – The Professionals

Seven Drunken Nights – The Story of the Dubliners

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

June Tom Allen – Completely


Nile Rodgers + CHIC


July Lord of the Dance – A Lifetime of Standing Ovations

Peppa Pig’s Fun Day Out!

Here You Come Again – The New Dolly Parton Musical

Paul Smith – Pablo

August Forth on the Fringe

Jimmy Carr – Laughs Funny

Adam Kay – Undoctored

Fern Brady – I Gave You Milk To Drink

September The Girls Bathroom – Planet Tour

Sarah Millican – Late Bloomer

Come From Away

Blood Brothers

Tue 2 – Sat 13 Apr 7.30pm, 2.30pm (Wed, Thu 11 Apr, Sat & Sun)

Thu 4 Apr 7.30pm, Tue 9 Apr 7.30pm, Thu 11 Apr 7.30pm

Sun 21 Apr 7.30pm

Thu 25 – Sat 27 Apr 7pm (Thu & Fri), 11am & 3pm (Sat)

Thu 25 Apr 7pm, Sat 27 Apr 11am

Tue 30 Apr – Sat 4 May 7.30pm, 2.30pm (Wed & Sat)

Tue 14 May 7.30pm

Wed 15 May 7.30pm

Thu 16 & Fri 17 May 8pm

Sat 18 May 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Sun 19 May 7.30pm

Tue 28 May – Sat 1 Jun 7pm, 2pm (Wed & Sat)

Sat 8 Jun 8pm

Tue 11 – Sat 15 Jun 8pm, 5pm (Wed & Fri), 4pm (Sat)

Wed 12 Jun 5pm, Thu 13 Jun 8pm, Fri 14 Jun 5pm

Mon 17 Jun 7pm (Doors)

Tue 25 – Sat 29 Jun 7.30pm, 2.30pm (Thu & Sat) Thu 27 Jun 7.30pm

Tue 16 – Thu 18 Jul 7.45pm

Sat 20 & Sun 21 Jul 1pm & 4pm (Sat), 10am & 1pm (Sun)

Tue 23 – Sat 27 Jul 7.30pm, 2.30pm (Wed & Sat)

Wed 31 Jul 7.30pm

Fri 2 & Sat 3 Aug 8pm, 1.30pm (Sat)

Thu 8 – Sat 10 Aug 7pm, 9.30pm (Fri & Sat)

Sat 17 Aug 8.30pm

Thu 22 Aug 7.30pm

Thu 12 Sep 7pm (Doors)

Fri 13 & Sat 14 Sep 8pm

Fri 13 Sep 8pm, Sat 14 Sep 8pm

Tue 17 – Sat 21 Sep 7.30pm, 2.30pm (Wed & Sat)

Wed 18 Sep 7.30pm, Thu 19 Sep 7.30pm,

Thu 19 Sep Time TBC, Fri 20 Sep 7.30pm

Tue 24 – Sat 28 Sep 7.30pm, 2.30pm (Wed, Thu & Sat)

Tim Peake: Astronauts – The Quest To Explore Space Sun 29 Sep 7.30pm

October Hairspray The Musical

The Book of Mormon

November Only Fools and Horses The Musical

Mon 7 – Sat 12 Oct 7.30pm, 2.30pm (Wed & Sat)

Thu 10 Oct 7.30pm, Thu 10 Oct Time TBC

Tue 15 Oct – Sat 2 Nov 7.30pm, 2.30pm (Fri & Sat)

Tue 5 – Sat 9 Nov 7.30pm, 2.30pm (Wed & Sat) & Juliet

101 Dalmatians The Musical

Jason Manford – A Manford All Seasons

December Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

February 2025



Tue 12 – Sat 16 Nov 7.30pm, 2.30pm (Wed & Sat)

Wed 13 Nov 7.30pm, Thu 14 Nov 7.30pm,

Tue 19 – Sat 23 Nov 7pm, 2pm (Wed & Sat)

Sun 24 Nov 7.30pm

3 – Sun 29 Dec 7.30pm (Tue – Sat), 2.30pm (Thu, Sat & Fri 27 Dec),
& 5pm (Sun & Tue 24 Dec), 6pm (Thu 26 Dec)
18 Dec 7.30pm,
19 Dec 7.30pm
NOW That’s What
Smith – Pablo
12 & Thu 13 Feb 7.30pm
I Call A Musical
25 Feb – Sat 1 Mar 7.30pm, 2.30pm (Wed & Sat)
Russell Kane – HyperActive
28 Mar 8pm
Rob Beckett – Giraffe
26 Jun 8pm
October Riverdance
10 & Sat 11 Oct 7.30pm, 2.30pm (Sat)
November TINA – The Tina Turner Musical
11 –
22 Nov 7.30pm, 2.30pm (Thu & Sat) Diary
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Based on the popularity of a performance and ticket availability, prices can change at any point during the show’s on-sale period. Due to the varying nature of our shows and their set design, we cannot guarantee an unrestricted view from all seats at all times. For the most up-to-date information please check online. ATG+ Membership, group ticket prices and any special offers are subject to availability and can change or be withdrawn at any time. Family tickets are for 4 people with a maximum of 2 adults. ATG+ Membership offers are for a maximum of 4 tickets per card on selected seats, prices and performances. www.atgtickets.com/membership


No Children under 3 will be admitted to the Venue except where it is specifically stated at the time of booking that the event is suitable for under 3s. Babes in arms (children under 18 months unless otherwise stated at the time of booking and on the ticket) will only be admitted to performances that are specifically aimed for them (pantomimes and shows permitting under 3s only). Where babes in arms are permitted they shall be admitted free of charge. If any other age restrictions apply for a particular performance this will be stated on the relevant production page of our website. Children (ages 18 months to 15 years inclusive) shall require their own ticket which shall be at full ticket price if no child concessions are available at the time of booking. Children (ages 15 years and under) must be supervised at all times. Supervision of children shall be by not less than 1 adult (aged 18 years or over) per 10 children and the supervising adult must sit next to the child/ren. The Management reserves the right to ask parents / supervisors to remove children if, in the opinion of the Management, they are causing a disturbance. Please note that some productions can be loud, if a member of your party is sensitive to this, we would recommend bringing their preferred noise protection.

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