Perhaps it’s no surprise that Edinburgh’s stages are world-beating. After all, this is the city that has a month-long celebration of theatre, comedy, dance, spoken word and music from around the world every year. But when Edinburgh Festival is over, the city’s theatres, concert halls and events spaces keep on hosting and producing top-class performances.
Edinburgh Playhouse has more seats than any other theatre in the UK. But with major West End productions such as Ghost, Billy Elliot and Mamma Mia dominating its stage, you shouldn’t be complacent about booking your tickets well in advance.
Beautiful on the outside and with renowned acoustics on the inside, Usher Hall been entertaining Edinburgh since 1914. All year round, it’s programme is packed with famous pop, rock, blues, jazz and classical artists plus comedy and fascinating talks.
Not only is the Festival Theatre central to Edinburgh International Festival, it’s the official home of the Scottish Ballet and Scottish Opera. It’s famous for cutting-edge contemporary dance productions and international ballet. It also offer live screenings from houses such as the National Theatre.
Dramas are what the King’s Theatre does best. It’s a regular residence for productions by the Royal Shakespeare Company and National Theatre of Scotland plus headline plays straight out of the West End.
Summerhall is Edinburgh’s biggest and newest arts and events complex. It contains theatre and gallery spaces, libraries, small museums and artists’ studios. During festival season, Summerhall is known as Venue 26.
As well as hosting conferences and wedding fairs, this former agricultural hall is a well-known concert, gig ad party venue. It also dabbles in wrestling and other sport. It’s been the chosen venue for the Gin Festival Edinburgh and Edinburgh Art Fair.
The Queen’s Hall puts on a range of theatre, music and comedy. It plays a prominent part in Edinburgh International Festival, Edinburgh Fringe and Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival. The Royal Lyceum Theatre focuses on gritty drama and high brow productions. The Traverse Theatre is dedicated to nurturing new talent and new work.
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