Playhouse Listings

Upcoming shows at the Edinburgh Playhouse

18 – 22 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA. Phone booking: 0844 871 3014

Click on the name of the show to go to its ticketing site.


A Country Night in Nashville
Fri 12 Jan 2018

Sat 13 Jan 2018

Mon 15 – Sat 20 Jan 2018
The inspiring and unforgettable story of Alex a determined welder who dreams of becoming a professional dancer. When a romance complicates her ambitions, she harnesses it to drive her dream of attending Shipley Dance Academy.

The Simon and Garfunkel Story
Mon 29 Jan 2018
Direct from it’s success in London’s Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue

Someone Like You – The Adele Songbook
Wed 31 Jan 2018
Celebration of one of our generation’s finest singer-songwriters.

Whitney – Queen of the Night
Thu 01 Feb 2018

One Night of Queen
Fri 02 Feb 2018

Fastlove – A Tribute to George Michael
Sat 3 Feb 2018

Soul Unlimited: Heatwave, Odyssey, Jaki Graham & Gwen Dickey
Sun 4 Feb 2018

This Is Elvis
Mon 12 – Sat 17 Feb 2018
It’s 1968 – the major musical event of the year is the first live TV special for Elvis Presley in what would come to be known as The ’68 Comeback Special. Drawing phenomenal ratings, this event re-establishes Elvis as the major entertainment star of the decade, and twelve months later Elvis stars at the International Hotel in Vegas, performing live for the first time in seven years. This Is Elvis recreates all the drama leading up to the comeback as well as staging the monumental concert. It then proceeds with the King to his Vegas debut.

Icons of the 80s – Go West, Nik Kershaw & Cutting Crew
Sun 18 Feb 2018

The Sound of Music
Tue 20 – Sat 24 Feb 2018
One of the greatest musicals of all time returns to the stage in this magnificent five star production to enchant the young and the young at heart. This wonderfully lavish staging tells the true story of the world famous singing family, from their romantic beginnings and search for happiness, to their thrilling escape to freedom at the start of WWll.

ABBA Mania
Sun 25 Feb 2018

The Rat Pack – Live From Las Vegas
Tue 27 Feb – Sat 03 Mar 2018
The Pack is back and this time, they are bringing Ella Fitzgerald!

Blood Brothers
Mon 5 – Sat 10 Mar 2018
Written by Willy Russell, the legendary Blood Brothers tells the captivating and moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with fateful consequences.

Mon 12 – Sat 17 Mar 2018
The smash hit musical comedy Hairspray is coming to venues across the UK with a production guaranteed to have you dancing the night away!

Russian State Ballet of Siberia’s Romeo and Juliet
Tue 20 Mar 2018
Shakespeare’s tale of primal passion and timeless tragedy is brought to life by Prokofiev’s soaring score, set in bustling Renaissance Verona and with an emotionally charged choreography that befits the world’s greatest love story.

Russian State Ballet of Siberia’s Cinderella
Wed 21 Mar 2018
The world’s favourite rags to riches fairy-tale where dreams can come true is a magical mix of Prokofiev’s energetic score, lively choreography and colourful costumes.

Russian State Ballet of Siberia’s Snow Maiden
Thu 22 Mar 2018
Protected from the outside world by Father Frost, the exquisite Snow Maiden plays innocently amongst the dancing snowflakes in the enchanted Land of Frost.

Russian State Ballet of Siberia’s Swan Lake
Fri 23 – Sat 24 Mar 2018
The greatest romantic ballet of all time is brought to life by Tchaikovsky’s haunting and unforgettable score.

Girls Night Oot!
Sun 25 Mar 2018
Join the girls on a hen night that you won’t forget with a smash hit retro soundtrack… Songs from 60’s,70’s, 80’s, 90’s and Now!

Ellen Kent’s La Traviata
Thu 29 Mar 2018
A tragic tale of searing passion and memorable music, La Traviata is Verdi’s outstanding interpretation of one of the most popular love stories of the 19th century, La Dame aux Camelias.

Ellen Kent: Madama Butterfly
Fri 30 – Sat 31 Mar 2018
The heart-breaking story of the beautiful young Japanese girl who falls in love with an American naval lieutenant – with dramatic results.

Justin’s Band
Sun 1 Apr 2018
Are you ready to be part of Justin’s Band? Because BAFTA award-winning actor Justin Fletcher is going on a Musical Adventure and we would love you to come and play along with the band!.

Crazy For You
Tue 3 – Sat 7 Apr 2018
High energy, high kicking and gloriously glamorous, the acclaimed Watermill Theatre production of Crazy for You is the ultimate feel-good musical. Strictly Come Dancing winner Tom Chambers and West End & TV star Claire Sweeney appear in this multi-award winning, romantic comedy, with Charlotte Wakefield as ‘Polly’.

Russell Brand – Re:Birth
Tue 10 Apr 2018

Motown’s Greatest Hits: How Sweet It Is
Wed 11 Apr 2018

Roy Orbison – In Dreams – The Hologram UK Tour
Thu 12 Apr 2018

The Chicago Blues Brothers
Fri 13 Apr 2018

That’ll Be the Day
Sat 14 Apr 2018

Gary Barlow
Mon 16 – Tue 17 Apr 2018

My Dad Wrote A Porno Live
Wed 18 Apr 2018
The team behind the smash hit podcast take their sell-out show on tour.

Fat Friends – The Musical
Thu 19 – Sun 22 Apr 2018
Starring Scotland’s favourite musical star Elaine C Smith, the hit TV show Fat Friends from award-winning national treasure Kay Mellor is bursting onto the stage in a brand new musical, with original music by Nick Lloyd Webber.

Sheridan Smith
Thu 26 Apr 2018

Faulty Towers Dining Experience
Fri 27 – Sat 28 Apr 2018

Fastlove – A Tribute to George Michael
Sat 28 Apr 2018

Jason Manford – Muddle Class
Thu 03 May 2018

The Carpenters Story
Fri 04 May 2018

The Illegal Eagles
Sat 05 May 2018

Wicked (UK Tour)
Tue 8 May – Sat 9 Jun 2018
An ingenious and witty re-imagining of the stories and characters created by L. Frank Baum in ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’, Wicked tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two young women who first meet as sorcery students. Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.

Titanic The Musical
Tue 12 – Sat 16 Jun 2018
Based on real people aboard the most legendary ship in the world, Titanic The Musical is a stunning and stirring production focusing on the hopes, dreams and aspirations of her passengers who each boarded with stories and personal ambitions of their own. All innocently unaware of the fate awaiting them, the Third Class immigrants dream of a better life in America, the Second Class imagine they too can join the lifestyles of the rich and famous, whilst the millionaire Barons of the First Class anticipate legacies lasting forever.

Summer Holiday
Tue 19 – Sat 23 Jun 2018
In 1963 Cliff Richard and the Shadows took off on a joyous jaunt across Europe in a Routemaster bus in the film Summer Holiday. Now this iconic film is a feel-good stage musical with Don and his fellow London Transport bus mechanics journeying through Paris, the Alps, Italy and then Greece, along the way picking up a girl group in a clapped-out Morris Minor and a young American pop star on the run from her domineering mother!

The Waterboys
Fri 29 Jun 2018

An Officer and a Gentleman The Musical
Mon 02 – Sat 07  Jul 2018
The world premiere of a brand new musical that will simply sweep you off your feet! An Officer and a Gentleman is based on the Oscar-winning film starring Richard Gere. Its feel-good soundtrack includes the hit song from the movie Up Where We Belong along with many 80s classic anthems.

THE BAND: Take That’s New Musical
Tue 10 – Sat 14 Jul 2018
Written by award winning writer Tim Firth, The Band is a beautiful story for anyone who grew up with a boyband and how those songs became the soundtrack to their lives.

The League Of Gentlemen Live Again
Thu 30 Aug 2018

Dave Gorman – With Great PowerPoint Comes Great ResponsibilityPoint
Sun 09 Sept 2018

The Dreamboys
Fri 14 Sept 2018

Mon 17 – Sat 22 Sept 2018
ITV’s award-winning comedy celebrates a decade of all-inclusive hilarity, having followed the ensemble cast of holiday makers and staff for nine series since it first broadcast in 2007, with series ten due early next year. Litten has now written an all new set of Alicante escapades for the much-loved cast members as they swap sangria for the stage – after a quick spruce up at the Blow ‘n’ Go!

Kevin Bridges – The Brand New Tour
Wed 26 – Sun 30 Sept 2018

Madagascar – A Musical Adventure
Tue 2 – Sat 6 Oct 2018
Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto your stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime. Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture.

Noel Fitzpatrick is the Supervet
Sun 11 Nov 2018

Dara O Briain – Voice of Reason
Fri 16 – Sat 17 Nov 2018

Kinky Boots
Mon 10 Dec 2018 – Sat 5  Jan 2019
Winner of every major Best Musical award, including the 2016 Olivier Award for Best New Musical, ‘London’s hottest musical’ (Smooth Radio) Kinky Boots is spending the Festive season in Edinburgh.