The Edinburgh Playhouse

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The Edinburgh Playhouse has 3056 seats and is the largest theatre in Scotland. Built in 1929, the Playhouse has been used as a theatre and a cinema, and is now a popular venue for musicals, concerts, opera and ballet. Centrally located, the Theatre is a short walk from Princes Street and Leith Walk.

Getting to The Edinburgh Playhouse

The following Lothian Buses will take you to The Edinburgh Playhouse:
1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 19, 22, 25, 26, 34, 44, 45, 49

Pay and Display on Picardy Place and Union Place, 24hr NCP car park beneath the Omni Centre.

Box Office Opening Hours

Open Monday to Saturday, 12 noon – 6.00pm or until curtain up on show nights.


Theatre bars and refreshment kiosks are located on the mezzanine, circle and balcony levels serving drinks and snacks.

Accessing The Edinburgh Playhouse

The following access facilities are available at the venue:

  • Ramped access at the front doors to circle level which is on the ground floor
  • Wheelchair spaces on circle level
  • Steep stairs only to balcony and stalls levels
  • Sennheiser infrared system, receivers for use with or without a hearing aid available from staff
  • Accessible toilet on circle level, second disabled toilet down stairs at mezzanine level

Venue website:

18-22 Greenside Place