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.

Tue 29 November – Sat 7 January 2017
The jukebox musical to end all jukebox musicals uses the songs ABBA to tell a tale of love, friendship and missing identity. Sophie’s quest to discover the father she’s never known brings her mother face to face with three men from her distant romantic past on the eve of a wedding they’ll never forget. Æ review: ★★★★★ How can I resist you?.


Wed 11 – Thu 12 January 2017
Fresh from hosting the Royal Variety Performance and starring in Bad Education and A League Of Their Own, Jack is at his dynamic best, live on stage!

Whitney – Queen of the Night
Fri 13 January 2017
Celebration of the music and life of one of the greatest singers of our time. With Rebecca Freckleton as Whitney.

Fri 20 – Sat 28 January 2017
An enchanting musical adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, with a huge heart, a medley of magic and a whole lot of wonder. Starring Wendi Peters, Dave Willetts and Kerry Ellis.

Thoroughly Modern Millie
Mon 30 January – Sat 4 February 2017
A brilliant evening of madcap merriment with Michelle Collins as delightfully evil Mrs Meers and Strictly Come Dancing’s Joanne Clifton as the adorable Millie.

Tue 7 – Sat 11 February 2017
Following its smash hit run at London’s Dominion Theatre, Bill Kenwright’s production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Evita tells the story of Eva Peron, wife of former Argentine dictator Juan Peron.

Bon Iver Tour cancelled
Sun 12/Mon 13 February 2017
The band has cancelled its European tour for personal reasons. All tickets will be refunded at point of purchase and none of the missed tour dates will be rescheduled at this time.

The Chicago Blues Brothers
Sat 18 February 2017
Back with a brand new production for 2017 with an all new elaborate stage set the Chicago Blues Brothers are taking you back to 1980 to finish the concert at the Palace ballroom hotel.

Pet Shop Boys 2017
Wed 22 February 2017
The Super Tour will see Pet Shop Boys perform songs from their acclaimed new album Super, as well as classic PSB hits and album tracks from over the past 30 years.

Moscow City Ballet – The Sleeping Beauty
Fri 24 – Sat 25 February 2017
Moscow City Ballet is currently at its outstanding artistic best – winning new invitations to perform internationally. The orchestra, choreography, interpretation, beauty and outstanding virtuoso performances win repeatedly rave reviews. The Sleeping Beauty, the evergreen tale of the love of a handsome prince and beautiful princess, is the glamorous jewel in its repertoire.

The Commitments
Mon 27 February- Sat 4 March 2017
Direct from a phenomenally successful, record breaking two year run in London’s West End, The Commitments is based on the BAFTA award-winning film classic.

The 80’s Invasion Tour
Sun 5 March 2017
The ‘80’s Invasion’ tour is back with four iconic artists from the decade. The new line-up features Paul Young, legendary pop punk princess Toyah, China Crisis and flying in especially from the USA, Martika.

La Cage Aux Folles
Tue 07 – Sat 11 March 2017
Georges and the dazzling drag artiste Albin, star of la Cage aux Folles, live an idyllic existence in the heart of St Tropez. But behind the curtains of this sparkling extravaganza, all may be about to change…

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Tue 14 – Sat 18 March 2017
X-Factor 2009 winner, Joe McElderry, dons the coveted coat in Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s retelling the Biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colours.

Jimmy Carr: The Best Of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits Tour
Sun 19 March 2017
A selection of Carr’s best jokes along with brand new material for the ultimate comedy show.

Micky Flanagan Warm Up
Tue 21/Wed 22 March 2017
Two warm up gigs sees Flanagan testing out new material for his forthcoming – and sold-out – An’ Another Fing Tour.

Lord Of The Dance – Dangerous Games
Fri 24 – Sun 26 March 2017
Celebrating 20 years since he debuted Lord of the Dance, Flatley’s UK tour will star his protégés James Keegan, Morgan Comer and Mathew Smith in the role of the Lord of the Dance. The show is produced, choreographed and directed by Michael Flatley.

Motown’s Greatest Hits: How Sweet It Is
Wed 29 March 2017
“This stunning 100% live show combine’s first class music together with slick choreography, and an amazing band.”

Ellen Kent’s La Bohème
Thu 30 March 2017
Opera & Ballet International present Puccini’s tragic tale of the doomed, consumptive Mimi and her love for a penniless writer.

Ellen Kent’s Nabucco
Fri 31 March 2017
Opera & Ballet International present Verdi’s haunting and melodic take on the plight of the Hebrews as they are forced from their homeland into exile by the Babylonian King Nabucco.

Ellen Kent: Aida
Sat 1 April 2017
Opera & Ballet International present Verdi’s tragic story of war, jealousy and revenge at whose heart is the doomed love of the beautiful Ethiopian slave girl, Aida, and the Egyptian hero, Radames.

Sister Act
Mon 3 – Sat 15 April 2017
An all new production of the smash hit musical comedy, directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood, starring Alexandra Burke. See news preview for further details: Sister Act for Edinburgh.

Funny Girl
Tue 18 – Sat 22 April 2017
Daily: 7.30pm. Matinees: Wednesday, Saturday at 2.30pm.
Sheridan Smith reprises her critically acclaimed role as Fanny Brice in the semi-biographical musical based on the life and career of the film actress and comedian. See news preview for further details: Sheridan Smith for Playhouse.

An Evening With Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
Tue 25 April 2017
Legendary falsetto Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons with the only Scottish date on their 2017 tour.

The Solid Silver 60s Show
Wed 26 April 2017
The Merseybats, Dave Berry, Wayne Fontana and Vanity Fare special guest Chris Montez.

One Night of Elvis: Lee ‘Memphis’ King
Thu 27 April 2017
Europe’s most successful Elvis Presley tribute artist.

The Knights of Music
Fri 28 April 2017
Hosted exclusively by Phillip Schofield the show celebrates the legendary Knights and Dames of the entertainment industry who have transformed the face of music, film and theatre throughout the ages.

That’ll Be the Day
Thu 4 May 2017
This year’s version of the three decades-old Rock & Roll variety production features a fresh new line-up of sensational classic gold hits, spanning the 50’s through to the 70’s & 80’s, mixed as always, with comedy.

Adam Ant Anthems
Sat 6 May 2017
Mr Ant showcases his impressive back catalogue of material including hit singles, B-Sides and personal favourites.

Professor Brian Cox Live
Sun 7 May 2017
A dazzling journey through space and time, delving into ‘high science’ and freewheeling on the edges of the known cosmos from the acclaimed Professor Brian Cox OBE.

Dreamboats and Petticoats
Mon 8 – Sat 13 May 2017
Inspired by the seven smash hit multi-million selling albums of the same name, the West End sell-out sensation features some of the greatest hit songs of the rock ‘n’ roll era.

Micky Flanagan – An’ Another Fing
Sat 27 May 2017
Mr Flanagan puts the material he tested out at the Playhouse in March, out on the road…

The Illegal Eagles
Sat 3 June 2017
This Eagles tribute act is celebrating their own 20 years of UK & international touring.

Dirty Dancing
Mon 12 – Sat 17 June 2017
The classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds, who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives.

Mon 11 – Sat 16 Sep 2017
He’s the one that you want! Tom Parker, from the UK’s top boy band The Wanted, is to star in his first ever theatrical role as ‘bad boy’ Danny in Grease, the No.1 greatest musical.

Greg Davies: You Magnificent Beast
Thu 12 October 2017