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Festival Theatre

Door open days


The Festival Theatre, situated on the longest running continuous theatre site in Edinburgh, opened in June 1994 boasting, at that time, the largest stage in the UK, a 1,915 seat auditorium, spacious bars and function suites, an iconic glass façade, and state of the art stage equipment and back stage facilities. Visitors walk through the decades as they step through the modern foyer into the 1928 auditorium. The Theatre has a national and international reputation as one of the UK’s premiere presenting venues.

Key Information

On Saturday there will be a 90 minute tour at 11am and drop in workshops in Visual Art and Creative Writing will run from 10am – 12 noon. On Sunday 90 minute tours at 11am and 2pm. Places on the tours and workshop must be booked in advance and participants will need to turn up to book first thing in the morning to secure a place (from 9.30am at the Box Office).

Where to find us

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