Venue information

Address for Festival Theatre

13-29 Nicolson Street
Edinburgh
EH8 9FT

About Festival Theatre


Behind the Festival Theatre's striking glass facade there lies a welcoming 19th Century theatre.

Safety and Security

We ask that you arrive no earlier than 30 minutes before a performance begins. Latecomers may not be admitted.

Your safety and security at International Festival events is of the utmost importance to us. Please note that bags may be subject to security searches. No large bags such as suitcases will be allowed into the venue. There is no cloakroom to store belongings.

If you spot anything suspicious during your visit to the International Festival, please do let a member of the team know.

COVID-19 Policy

We have introduced socially distanced seating plans to allow households and support bubbles to sit together while remaining at a safe distance from others. When you book online you will be asked to select a seating ‘bubble’ with the correct number of seats for your group.

Please wear a face covering for the duration of your visit, unless you are exempt. Hand sanitiser stations will be located around our venues.

Traceability will be especially important this summer to help prevent community transmission. For 21 days after your visit, we may be asked to share your name and contact details with NHS Test & Protect to help them identify people who may have been exposed to COVID-19.

More detailed information about safety at our venues can be found here.