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Festival Theatre Edinburgh

Door open days

28 September 2019

Edinburgh

The Festival Theatre sits on Edinburgh’s longest continuous theatre site. The 19 Nicolson Street locale has been a theatre site since 1830. It has seen three major remodellings during its rich and varied history, with the current glass-fronted building opening in June 1994. It opens onto a fully restored auditorium, blending a dramatic mix of art nouveau, beaux arts and neo-classicism.

 ACTIVITIES

Advance booking essential via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/d/united-kingdom--edinburgh/free--events/festival-theatre/?lc=1&page=1&q=Festival+theatre

Hour-long building tours will highlight the history and heritage of our building and showcase the theatre’s connections with a host of global entertainers. 10:30, 12:30 and 14:30.

Intergenerational dance workshops where visitors can learn dances from across the globe – the vibrant Brazilian Samba, the timeless English Waltz through to jumpin’ jive from America and the dance of the Spanish matador, the Paso Doble. 11:30-12:00 and 13:30-14:00.

Musical storytelling workshops where participants will engage with storytelling and song in multiple languages.  Working together with professional performance artists they will be create original lyrics to a new composition and explore the different styles of staging possible on the largest stage in Scotland. All ages and abilities will be welcome. 12:00-12:30 and 14:00-14:30.

Please note only people with tickets to these activities will be allowed into the theatres, so make sure to book your space!

 

Key Information

Building Date: 1928, 1994

 ACTIVITIES

Advance booking essential via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/d/united-kingdom--edinburgh/free--events/festival-theatre/?lc=1&page=1&q=Festival+theatre

Hour-long building tours will highlight the history and heritage of our building and showcase the theatre’s connections with a host of global entertainers. 10:30, 12:30 and 14:30.

Intergenerational dance workshops where visitors can learn dances from across the globe – the vibrant Brazilian Samba, the timeless English Waltz through to jumpin’ jive from America and the dance of the Spanish matador, the Paso Doble. 11:30-12:00 and 13:30-14:00.

Musical storytelling workshops where participants will engage with storytelling and song in multiple languages.  Working together with professional performance artists they will be create original lyrics to a new composition and explore the different styles of staging possible on the largest stage in Scotland. All ages and abilities will be welcome. 12:00-12:30 and 14:00-14:30.

Please note only people with tickets to these activities will be allowed into the theatres, so make sure to book your space!

Where to find us

Address
  • 13-29 Nicolson Street
  • Edinburgh
  • EH8 9FT