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Theatres

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Edinburgh has a huge choice of theatres, all offering an amazing selection of musicals, plays and concerts. So there really is something for all ages, tastes and budgets on the Edinburgh stage.

Edinburgh Playhouse

18-22 Greenside Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3AA

The Playhouse is the UK’s largest working theatre in terms of audience capacity. It hosts many touring musicals, concerts and big productions.

The Traverse

10 Cambridge Street, Edinburgh, EH1 2ED

The Traverse focuses on promoting and encouraging new writing. It has an international reputation for presenting some of the best new drama productions.

Royal Lyceum

30B Grindlay Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9AX

The Lyceum is the largest drama company in Scotland, producing high-quality dramas and a family show every Christmas.

Festival Theatre

13-29 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9FT

The prestigious Festival Theatre is the largest performance area in Scotland. Known as the home for Scottish Ballet and Opera, and one of the leading dance houses in the world.

King’s Theatre

2 Leven Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9LQ

Built as a variety venue in 1906, the historic King’s Theatre now presents West End plays and touring drama and the traditional King’s panto each Christmas.

Concert Halls

Edinburgh has many concert halls offering a wide range of musical shows. Take a look at Edinburgh Concert Breaks for more information.