Book Edinburgh Playhouse tickets for events and shows 24/7, either during or outside of box office opening hours.
The Edinburgh Playhouse is a listed building and an iconic part of Edinburgh’s cultural landscape. It opened its doors on 12 August 1929 as a cinema, but was converted into a theatre in 1978-80.
Over the years, the Edinburgh Playhouse has hosted some of the biggest and most successful musicals in the world, including Phantom of the Opera, Chicago, Grease, Cats, Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, Mamma Mia, Starlight Express, Mary Poppins and We Will Rock You.
The theatre has also staged BAFTA Award-winning shows such as Disney’s The Lion King, Alan Carr – Not Again, Alan!, Shagged, Married, Annoyed Podcast, Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Live Show, Footloose, Rock of Ages, Forth On The Fringe, Hairspray, 9 to 5 the Musical, Chicago, Riverdance – The New 25th Anniversary Show, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, White Christmas, Waitress, School of Rock, Strictly Ballroom, My Best Friend’s Wedding, The Commitments, and Richard O’Brien’s legendary rock ‘n’ roll musical The Rocky Horror Show.
The Edinburgh Playhouse has a capacity of over 3,000 and a large stage, making it ideal for hosting a wide range of shows, including dance, musical, rock, and comedy.
Whether you’re looking to see a West End touring show, a new musical, or a big-name comedian, the Edinburgh Playhouse is the place to go.
Book your tickets today and experience the magic of live theatre at one of Edinburgh’s most iconic venues.
Q Park are pleased to partner with ATG customers to offer a 15% discount on pre-booked parking for your visit.
Edinburgh Playhouse is located a short walk from Edinburgh Waverley Station
Cars – QPark (OMNI Centre, Greenside Row) multi-storey car park (approx 2 mins away) has 9 disabled parking spaces and lift to street level. There are disabled parking bays on London Road, approx. 5 minute walk. There is a drop off point outside the omni centre where vehicles can pull up for a short amount of time and then a 50 metre walk.
Taxis – Outside Courtyard by Marriott 1 – 3 Baxter’s Pl, Edinburgh EH1 3AF
Buses – 1, 5, 7, 14, 34, 49 Stop: Omni Centre
Trams – To/From York Place
Trains – Waverley 0.3 miles uphill from the theatre.
Step-Free Access and for Wheelchair Users
Please note that the Edinburgh Playhouse does not have a lift. There is level access from the entrance into Circle Bar located on the right-hand side of the main foyer. An ‘At Seat Service’ is available on request please ask a member of the Front of House team upon arrival.
Recommended seats – For level access with only 1 step, we recommend Circle Row M. In the Circle, there are handrails from Row K to A and our AA + BB seats Our Stalls are 40 steps down (4 flights) from Street Level. There are handrails on these stairs, but there may not be handrails to all seats. There are handrails up the 25 steps (2 flights) to the Balcony. The Balcony has steeper and shallower seats than other levels with no handrails. Our Bistro and Ambassadors Lounge are located up 3 flights of stairs. Our Director’s Box is located up 6 steps.
We have 8 step-free wheelchair positions, and 8 seats are suitable if you wish to transfer to a theatre seat. There is a slight incline to these seats.
Seat width information – In the Stalls, seats are c.40cm (not including armrests). Armrests do not move. Legroom may differ throughout the level. If extra legroom is needed, please book in Row L. In the Circle, Wheelchair spaces widths are up to 110cm. Seats in the circle, including companion chairs next to wheelchair positions, are c.40cm (not including armrests). In the Balcony, seats are c.40cm and have smaller armrests. Legroom is more limited in the Balcony.
Accessible Toilet Information – We have 1 accessible toilet on our Ground (Circle) Level. This is accessed via our Circle Bar (right hand side of the Entrance Foyer). Unfortunately, we have no dedicated accessible toilets on the other levels.
Access Performances – All upcoming Audio Described, Captioned, BSL Interpreted and Relaxed performances are listed on our Assisted Performances page.
Visual Impairment Services – Information about our venue’s audio description, touch tours and other visual services can be found on our Visual Impairment Services page. We recommend seats in Stalls Rows A-E for customers who require a closer view of the stage. For Audio Described shows please sit in Stalls Rows C-E. Touch Tours may also be available to accompany Audio Described performances; this will be advertised on the web or brochure page for each show.
Hearing Impairment Services – Further Information about our venue’s hearing enhancement systems, signed performances and other hearing services can be found on our Hearing Impairment Services page. When using our Infrared System, we recommend seats in the stalls – Rows B-E. On arrival, please notify the door staff that you require a headset and they will call a member of staff to bring one to you. For BSL performances, the interpreter stands on Stage Left or Stage Right depending on the show. We suggest any seats from Row J forward will give you the best view of the interpreter. For Captioned performances, we recommend seats in Mid-Front Stalls or Mid to Front Circle. This may be dependent on the eyesight of the customer. Please avoid rear seats on all levels.
For information on a group booking, assistance dogs or guide dogs please contact the venue.