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diary september Tue 17 sep THe johnny cash story sat 21 sep roy ‘chubby’ brown tue 24 sep joe bonamassa

october mon 30 sep - sat 5 oct seven brides for seven brothers fri 11 oct 2013 sat 18 jan 2014 Disney’s the lion king

tue 11 mar 2014 the illegal eagles thu 13 - sat 15 mar 2014 ellen kent operas tue 18 - sat 29 mar 2014 west side story

thu 26 sep sally morgan

january 2014 mon 27 jan - sat 8 feb 2014 evita

april 2014 Thu 3 - sat 5 apr 2014 dance ‘til dawn


february 2014 Mon 17 - sat 22 feb 2014 tonight’s the night

mon 21 - sat 26 apr 2014 fame

sat 28 sep THat’ll be the day

sat 15 feb 2014 the rat pack - vegas spectacular show tue 25 feb - sat 1 mar 2014 russian state ballet of siberia march 2014 mon 3 - sat 8 mar 2014 priscilla queen of the desert

may 2014 sat 3 may 2014 elvis presley - on stage november 2014 tue 4 - sun 9 nov 2014 riverdance wed 12 nov 2014 lee mack fri 14 nov 2014 the dreamboys

See the secret world of backstage at the UK’s largest working theatre. A unique opportunity to step on stage, go up to the fly floor for a bird’s eye view of the stage and much, much more! Tours are available on selected Saturdays & weekday matinee mornings. Tours begin at 10.30am & last approximately 90 minutes. For a full list of upcoming dates, please visit our website* For bespoke group tours please contact us on 0131 524 3321 or email Prices £12.50 Adults £9.50 Concessions/ATG Theatre Card £6.50 Groups 10+/Schools To Book 0844 871 3014* or in person at our Box Office *


*Transaction fee applies Tour routes are subject to change and availability. Tours involve a number of stairs. If you have any access requirements please call 0131 524 3301

Disney’s The Lion King Fri 11 Oct 2013 - Sat 18 Jan 2014 Cover photo by Johan Persson. Photo by Catherine Ashmore. © Disney


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fri 11 OCT 2013 SAT 18 JAN 2014 Tue - Sat eves 7.30pm Wed, Sat & Sun mats 2.30pm TICKETS £25 - £55 Set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains and to the evocative rhythms of Africa, Disney’s The Lion King is a worldwide theatrical phenomenon. It has been seen by over 70 million people worldwide and is still drawing sell-out crowds at London’s Lyceum Theatre in its 14th year. In October this award-winning production will begin its long anticipated season at the Edinburgh Playhouse. A spectacular visual feast, this adaptation of Disney’s classic film transports audiences to a dazzling world that explodes with glorious colours, stunning effects and enchanting music. At its heart is the powerful and moving story of Simba - the epic adventure of his journey from wide-eyed cub to his destined role as King of the Pridelands. DON’T MISS THIS ACCLAIMED PRODUCTION WHEN IT ARRIVES AT THE EDINBURGH PLAYHOUSE!

(Premium seats up to £75)

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Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Masterpiece

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Telling the story of Eva Peron, wife of former Argentine dictator Juan Peron, Evita follows Eva’s journey from humble beginnings through to extraordinary wealth, power and iconic status which ultimately lead her to be heralded as the ‘spiritual leader of the nation’ by the Argentine people. Evita features some of the most iconic songs in musical theatre, including Don’t Cry For Me Argentina, On This Night Of A Thousand Stars, You Must Love Me, and Another Suitcase In Another Hall. Marti Pellow plays Che, a character who reflects the voice of the Argentine people, linked to Eva by destiny he brings conflict to the story of Eva’s rise to fame. As a solo-singer, recording artist, and at the beginning of his career with Wet Wet Wet, Marti Pellow has enjoyed virtually unrivalled chart success, with over 25 hits and three of the UK’s biggest number one singles, including the seminal Love Is All Around. He has performed all over the world, and his West End and Musical Theatre appearances include The Witches Of Eastwick, Chess, Jekyll & Hyde, Chicago and Blood Brothers.


With more than 20 major awards to its credit, including the Oscar winning film version starring Madonna and Antonio Banderas, this smash hit show truly promises to be theatrical event of the year!

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mon 27 jan sat 8 feb 2014 Mon - Sat eves 7.30pm Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm TICKETS £10 - £35 (Premium seats £42)

Atg theatre card Half price Mon 27 Jan £5 off Tue - Thu perfs (Top 2 prices and Premium seats only)

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JOIN OUR MANAGER’S GUEST LIST FOR FREE & RESERVE YOUR TABLE FOR DRINKS We are now open two hours before curtain up on show nights for our ticket holders. Come and relax in the gorgeous surrounding of The Boards and indulge in our specially designed cocktails. To join our Managers Guest List and secure a table call 0131 524 3324 or email

Pre-Theatre Set Course Menu for disney’s the lion king Host your event in a truly unique setting. Let us create a package to suit you in the stunning surroundings of The Boards, our team will ensure your event is an unforgettable experience for you and your guests. For more information please call 0131 524 3324 or email

Free Room Hire Available on Selected Dates* *Subject to a guaranteed minimum bar spend.


Enjoy a delicious 2 course meal in The Boards for just £12.95 per person. Relax and enjoy your dining experience in the comfort of The Boards before taking your seat in the auditorium. Advance booking is required, to reserve your table please call 0131 524 3324 or email Please note tables must be taken by 6pm. Visit to download the menu. The Boards is located on the balcony level. If you have any access requirements please call 0131 524 3301. 11

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written by ben elton Rod Stewart is quite simply one of the best selling recording artists of all time in a career spanning five decades. Tonight’s The Night, the smash hit West End musical comedy insired by the songs of Rod, is the all-singing, all-dancing feel good show which went on to play sold-out theatres across the UK. Tonight’s The Night is back and now is your chance to rediscover the magic of timeless classic songs, from Maggie May to Baby Jane and Hot Legs to Sailing plus many more! Set on the mean streets of Detroit and in the glamorous clubs of uptown LA, Tonight’s The Night tells the story of a shy young man, so tongue-tied that he cannot find the courage to declare his love to the girl of his dreams. How different he is to his hero, that legendary rock n’ roll vagabond Rod Stewart - now there’s a guy who never had any trouble hitting on a girl! One night our hero strikes a deal with the Devil, trading his soul for Rod’s. It seems like a good idea at the time but this guy is about to find out the hard way that you can’t find true love using another man’s moves and that devil or no devil, there’s only one Rod Stewart! Written by multi award-winning writer and comedian Ben Elton (We Will Rock You) this sensational musical comedy features spectacular staging, a world class band and dazzling choreography. 12

Directed by Cjay Ranger, Choreographed by Denise Ranger. Photos of previous cast.

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Giselle Combining powerful emotions and visual splendour in a tale of love, treachery and forgiveness from beyond the grave, Giselle is set to a glorious score and brought to life by magnificent costumes.

mon 17 - sat 22 feb 2014 Mon - Sat eves 7.30pm Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm TICKETS £10 - £32 (Premium seats £37.50)

Atg theatre card £10 off Mon 17 Feb (Top 2 prices and Premium seats only)

£5 off Tue - Thu perfs thereafter (Top 3 prices and Premium seats only)

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Don Quixote

tue 25 feb sat 1 mar 2014 Giselle Tue 7.30pm Don Quixote Wed 7.30pm Sleeping Beauty Thu 7.30pm Swan Lake Fri 7.30pm & Sat 2.30pm & 7.30pm

No ballet can equal this Russian showpiece of thrilling technique, pure panache and explosive balletic fireworks.

TICKETS £17.50 - £36.50

Sleeping Beauty

Atg theatre card £10 off Tue - Sat eves only

(Premium seats £41.50)

(Top 3 prices and Premium seats only)

The classic story of love and innocence, mystery and magic set to Tchaikovsky’s sublime score. Sleeping Beauty features stunning choreography, sumptuous costumes and wonderful sets.

early booking offer £5 off if booked and paid for by Tue 24 Dec 2013

Swan Lake

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The greatest romantic ballet of all time is brought to life by Tchaikovsky’s haunting and unforgettable score. This compelling tale of tragic romance has it all.

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amazing savings for groups of 10+ Did you know, when booking 10 or more tickets you can receive the following benefits: Huge savings on most shows No booking fees Reserve now, pay later Easily adjustable reservations No deposit required Regular updates and priority notifications Dedicated venue sales team For more information or to book tickets call

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Theatre tours We offer groups a discount on our theatre tours, giving groups of 10+ places for only £6.50 per person.

Season highlights

School groups

DISNEY’S THE LION KING Groups 10+ £5 off top 3 prices Groups 30+ £7.50 off top 3 prices Groups 50+ £10 off top 3 prices

We appreciate just how valuable live theatre experiences are for school groups so we offer discounted seats for schools on many productions for groups of 10+. See our current offers below. We can also reserve tickets for you while you confirm final numbers and arrange payment.

Excludes Sat & Sun performances & performances 15- 18 October & 20 December - 3 January. Subject to availability

evita Groups 10+ £5 off top 2 prices plus 1 free ticket Excludes Fri & Sat performances

TONIGHT’S THE NIGHT Groups 10+ £22 tickets Mon-Thu performances

Tours run on selected Saturday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings. However, bespoke tours can be arranged for Groups 10+ for alternative days and times. To arrange a tour please call us on 0131 524 3301.

priscilla queen of the desert Groups 6+ £5 off top 3 prices Groups 20+ £6 off top 3 prices plus 1 free ticket Groups 50+ £7 off top 3 prices plus 3 free tickets

PLEASE NOTE The tours do involve a number of stairs and therefore are not suitable for guests with walking difficulties. Tours last approximately 90 minutes

WEST SIDE STORY Groups 10+ £6 off top 3 prices Mon-Wed evenings Groups 10+ £25 tickets (midweek matinees)

Excludes Sat performances

DANCE ’TIL DAWN Early Booking Offer Groups 10+ £10 off top 3 prices if paid by 30 Sep 2013 Excludes Sat eve Groups 10+ £6 off top 4 prices Groups 20+ £7 off top 4 prices plus 1 free ticket with every 10 Excludes Sat eve

fame Groups 10+ £4 off top 3 prices plus 1 free ticket Excludes Fri & Sat performances

Excludes Fri & Sat performances

West Side Story tue 18 - sat 29 mar 2014

Valid for term-time Wed evenings and Thu matinees. Subject to availability

evita Pupils - £15 plus 1 free adult with every 10 paid pupils (Price bands B & C) Wednesday matinees RUSSIAN STATE BALLET OF SIBERIA Pupils - £9.50 plus 1 free adult with every 10 paid pupils (Price bands A & B) Pupils - £7.50 plus 1 free adult with every 10 paid pupils (Price bands C - E) Tue, Wed & Thu performances

the Ambassador experience Make your special night at the theatre even more memorable. We have a range of bespoke Ambassador Experience packages available from only £15 per person. Packages can be tailored to include a private bar, drinks on arrival, house programmes, complimentary cloakroom and your own personal host. Call us on 0131 524 3301 for more information.

riverdance Groups 10+ £5 off top 2 prices


DISNEY’S THE LION KING Pupils - Best available Stalls and Circle seats for £25 plus 1 free adult with every 10 paid pupils Pupils - Best available Balcony seats for £19.50 plus 1 free adult with every 10 paid pupils

ELLEN KENT OPERA Pupils - £9.50 plus 1 free adult with every 10 paid pupils (Price bands A & B) Pupils - £7.50 plus 1 free adult with every 10 paid pupils (Price bands C - E) WEST SIDE STORY Pupils - £16 plus 1 free adult with every 10 paid pupils (Price bands B - D) Mon - Wed performances. Subject to availability Shows marked with g throughout the brochure also have a group discount available. PLEASE NOTE Concessions apply to standard price tickets and certain prices and perfs only and are sometimes subject to quota control.


‘Sexy, Sassy and Superb’ Scottish Daily Mail

ELLEN KENT’S MAGNIFICENT OPERA FESTIVAL COMES TO EDINBURGH spectacular ellen kent productions for spring 2014

Ellen Kent’s Opera Festival featuring the celebrated Chisnau National Opera and Philharmonic with International Guest Soloists


Direct from the West End and starring Jason Donovan, the feel-good international hit sensation Priscilla Queen Of The Desert The Musical is coming to Edinburgh for 1 week only! Winner of 4 awards, including Best New Musical, and based on the smash-hit movie, Priscilla is the heartwarming, uplifting adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship and end up finding more than they had ever dreamed of. With a dazzling array of outrageous Olivier and Tony award-winning costumes and a hit parade of dancefloor favourites including It’s Raining Men, I Will Survive, Hot Stuff, Go West, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, and I Love The Nightlife, this wildly fresh and funny musical is a journey to the heart of FABULOUS!

mon 3 - sat 8 mar 2014 Mon - Thu eves 7.30pm Fri 5pm & 8.15pm Sat 2.30pm & 7.30pm TICKETS £10 - £39.50 (Premium seats £34.50 & £45)

Atg theatre card Half price Mon 3 Mar £6 off Tue - Fri perfs (Top 2 prices only)

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Verdi’s haunting and melodic chorus of the Hebrew slaves follows the plight of the Hebrews as they are forced from their homeland into exile by the Babylonian King Nabucco. A spectacular traditional production with the celebrated Chisinau National Opera Chorus. A masterpiece of revenge destruction and jealousy featuring amazing lighting and special effects.

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la boheme

La Boheme is one of the most romantic operas ever written. It tells the tragic tale of the doomed, consumptive Mimi and her love for a penniless writer. This classic tale of Parisian love and loss features many famous arias including Your Tiny Hand is Frozen, They Call Me Mimi and Muzetta’s Waltz.



The grandest of all Ellen Kent’s operas returns to the UK. A stunning, traditional production of this magnificent story of war, jealousy and revenge. The doomed love of the beautiful Ethiopian slave girl, Aida, and the Egyptian hero, Radames, set against stunning sets inspired by the Valley of the Kings. Includes spectacular ballet sequences, unforgettable arias including the classic Triumphal March and incredible pyrotechnics with a magnificent wall of fire! Operas sung in Italian with English surtitles

opera festival package £75 per person includes: A top price ticket for each of the 3 operas, a pre-show talk and glass of wine with producer Ellen Kent on the opening performance, and a glossy souvenir opera programme.

Thu 13 - Sat 15 Mar 2014 Nabucco Thu 7.30pm La Boheme Fri 7.30pm Aida Sat 7.30pm TICKETS £10 - £29.50 (Premium seats £35)

Atg theatre card £7.50 off (Top 2 prices and Premium seats only)

early booking offer £5 off if booked and paid for by Mon 30 Sep 2013 (Excludes Premium seats and bottom price)

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THE NO.1 ‘GREATEST MUSICAL OF ALL TIME’ The Times Top 50 Musicals 2013


‘if you buy one theatre ticket, make it this one’ observer


‘this is a show that truly has it all. blazingly undiminished’ sunday express Based on a conception by Jerome Robbins Book by Arthur Laurents Music by Leonard Bernstein Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Entire original production directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins Originally produced on Broadway by Robert E. Griffith and Harold S. Prince by arrangement with Roger L. Stevens

With ground-breaking choreography by the legendary Jerome Robbins, book by Arthur Laurents, an unforgettable score by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, West Side Story changed the face of musical theatre for ever. Based on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and packed with unforgettable songs including Maria, Tonight, Somewhere, America and I Feel Pretty, this production of West Side Story has been described as ‘one of the towering achievements of musical theatre of the last century’ Guardian. Now Joey McKneely’s vibrant stage production of the classic musical, with Jerome Robbin’s original choreography, returns to the UK after international sell out success.


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tue 18 - sat 29 mar 2014 Mon - Sat eves 7.30pm Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm Extra mat on Thu 20 Mar TICKETS £15 - £45 (Premium seats from £45)

Audio described perf Wed 26 Mar 2.30pm captioned perf Thu 27 Mar 7.30pm ambassadors experience packages available Atg theatre card £10 off Tue 18 Mar (Top 3 prices and Premium seats only)

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It’s back - and it’s gonna live forever! ‘A feel-good triumph’


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‘Breathtaking’ The Independent

‘Simone and Cacace free up the action in a thrilling way, regularly raising the roof with impossibly fast and irresistibly exciting big finishes’ SUNDAY EXPRESS Strictly Come Dancing favourites Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace are back with a brand new show Dance ‘Til Dawn! After wowing audiences across the country with Midnight Tango, the dazzling duo return in a sensational dance show straight from the Golden Age of Hollywood. In 1940s LA, a romance unfolds between a beautiful starlet and her handsome lover. Dance ‘Til Dawn will transport you to a time of elegance with stunning sets, a live band, world class dancers and Vincent and Flavia themselves with their flawless footwork and spellbinding choreography. Dance ‘Til Dawn is a classic love story that brings vintage Hollywood glamour to the present. This unforgettable evening of timeless sophistication and breathtaking dance is a must see.

‘Both Cacace and Simone radiate charisma, confidence, and above all an irresistible joy in dance’ daily TELEGRAPH 20

Thu 3 - Sat 5 Apr 2014 Thu - Sat eves 7.30pm Sat mat 2.30pm TICKETS £15 - £35 (Premium seats £45)

Atg theatre card Half price Thu 3 Apr £6 off Fri eve & Sat mat (Top 3 prices and Premium seats only)

early booking offer £7.50 off if booked and paid for by Mon 30 Sep 2013 (Top 3 prices only)

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Based on the Oscar-winning musical film and hugely successful TV series; Fame – The Musical is back and it’s gonna live forever! This brand new production will take you on a hi-octane roller coaster ride through dizzy heights and crashing lows as a group of star-struck wannabes embark on their quest for the ultimate accolade – fame. At the world famous High School for Performing Arts New York, young talented hopefuls undertake the journey of their lives. Ambition, triumph, heartbreak and romance conspire to steer them off course, and the pressure is too much for some. But, these kids are determined to live forever and as they rocket through breathtaking dance routines and show stopping tunes, Fame is the feel-good sensation that you will never forget! Bursting with dynamic dance routines and unforgettable songs including: Play a Love Scene and Fame. Fame has enjoyed seven West End runs since premiering in the USA in 1988 and continues to be performed all over the world.

mon 21 - sat 26 apr 2014 Mon - Sat eves 7.30pm Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm TICKETS £10 - £32 (Premium seats £37.50)

Atg theatre card Half price Mon 21 Apr £5 off Tue & Wed perfs (Top 2 prices only)

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one night shows

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vegas spectacular show

brand new summer show sat 28 sep 7.30pm TICKETS £23 & £24 atg theatre card £5 off c g

sat 15 feb 2014 3pm & 7.30pm TICKETS £17 - £23 Free for kids in £17 seats

Prepare yourself for a party as the legendary That’ll Be The Day, the nations favourite rock ‘n’ roll variety show, returns by popular demand with a brand new Summer Show production.

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Now in its 28th year of touring continuously in the UK and Europe, That’ll Be The Day is living proof that Rock ‘n’ Roll will never die!

Purveyors of cool return for 2 great shows featuring the greatest music of the 20th century. Wonderful memories of legendary performers Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Come Fly With Me, Mr BoJangles, Mack The Knife, Fly Me To The Moon, Sway and many more favourites. ‘MAGNIFICENT’ BBC Always fun and a great night out!

Stay in a superior room with two tickets for a show, pre-theatre dinner and breakfast all from £110 per person.

show and Dine Two tickets for a show and a delicious pre-theatre dinner from £59 per person.

booking To book your package or for further details visit the website or email the reservations team Make the most of your visit to Edinburgh with The Place, an ideal city location, just a short walk from the theatre, New Town shopping and Old Town delights. Let us do the organising and provide you with everything from top seats and fabulous dining to the full comforts of our glorious Georgian property. 22

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heaven heats up tour Tue 11 Mar 2014 7.30pm TICKETS £22.50 & 24.50 atg theatre card £2 off c g

sat 3 May 2014 8pm TICKETS £21 - £33 g

In 1980, The Eagles took a 14-year break and returned with the now classic album Hell Freezes Over. The legendary tribute band Illegal Eagles, have no intention of taking any time off and are back this year with their Heaven Heats Up Tour bringing you all the classic songs.

Using the latest technology, Elvis performs via state-of-the art video screens singing lead vocals backed by a live band, singers and an orchestra. Together, this multi-media creation puts the audience inside an Elvis Presley concert presented exactly like one of his classic live performances in a Las Vegas showroom. If you’ve never seen Elvis Presley live in concert, this is the closest you’ll ever get!

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By Post Please make cheques payable to The Ambassador Theatre Group Venues Ltd, enclose SAE and send to the above address.


Admission Latecomers may not be admitted to the show until a suitable break in the performance and, in some instances, not until the interval. The management reserves the right to refuse admission. Parking There is a 24-hour NCP car park located on Greenside Place next to the theatre. Bars The theatre bars are located on the Stalls, Mezzanine, Circle and Balcony levels. We offer a wide selection of wines, spirits, beers & soft drinks. Mailing List If you would like to be added to our free mailing list to receive details of forthcoming attractions, send your name and address to:

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Restoration Fund £1 of the ticket price on most shows goes to The Edinburgh Playhouse Restoration Fund. Recent projects funded by this include a new and improved air cooling system in the auditorium and a top-of-the-range modern fire alarm system for the building. Lost Property Should you leave any items of personal property in the theatre, please call 0131 524 3333 between 12 noon & 5pm, Mon – Fri.

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ATG Theatre Card ATG Theatre Card offers are subject to availability on selected seat prices and for a max. of 4 tickets per card. Please book early to avoid disappointment. Group Sales Our in-house Group Sales department is open Mon – Fri, 10am – 6pm & group discounts are available for many shows. For details call 0844 871 3034.

Exchange Policy Tickets are non refundable. However, at certain performances, tickets may be exchanged for a £2 charge for this service. Contact the Box Office for details. Babes In Arms Policy The Edinburgh Playhouse is a child and family friendly venue. However, for the comfort of our patrons, children under the age of 2 are not permitted in the theatre unless the show is specifically for pre-school children. At pre-school children’s shows, infants under 2 do not need a ticket as they cannot occupy a seat and are the responsibility of their parent / guardian. Children over the age of 2 must have a valid theatre ticket. To find out about all our facilities for parents with children, or if you have a special request, please call 0131 524 3333. General Enquiries Please call 0131 524 3333 between 12pm & 5pm, Mon – Fri. Venue ACCESS INFORMATION We will always endeavour to meet individual needs. Our Venue Access Team are available from Mon – Fri 10am – 6pm. For more information, details about applicable access rates or to book please call the Venue Access Team on 0131 524 3301 or email edinburghgroupsales@ • Level access to the theatre is through the Main Entrance to Circle Level. Accessible toilet and bar located on Circle Level. The Stalls are located 40 steps from street level, the Balcony is located 25 steps up from street level. Please note that the Edinburgh Playhouse does not have a lift. The Circle Level is our easy access point and we would recommend booking in the Circle for any of our patrons with limited mobility. • Up to 8 wheelchair spaces per performance located in Row M of the Circle. Call 0131 524 3301 for availability and to book. • Sennheiser Infrared System for the hearing impaired. To obtain a headset please ask a member of the Front of House team on arrival. • Guide Dogs welcome. Please advise the theatre when booking. • Audio Brochures & Large Print Brochures are available upon request by calling 0131 524 3301.

Calls via Typetalk are welcome, please dial 18001 0131 524 3301. enhanced performances The Edinburgh Playhouse regularly schedules sign interpreted, audio described and captioned performances for certain shows. For details see individual show pages. To join our database for upcoming enhanced performances please email If you require a headset for an audio described performance please advise our team when booking. Prices are correct at the time of going to press, however we reserve the right to change or vary prices at any time, all discounts are limited and subject to availability.

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Edinburgh Playhouse Autumn 2013