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.


Wicked (UK Tour)
Tuesday 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
Tuesday 12 – Saturday 16 Jun 2018
Evenings: 7.30pm, Matinees Thurs, Sat: 2.30pm.
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
Tuesday 19 – Sat 23 Jun 2018
Evenings: 7.30pm, Matinees Weds, Sat: 2.30pm.
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!

Elvis Costello & The Imposters
Sunday 24 June 2018.
Doors: 7pm
An evening of unforgettable music spanning an unparalleled four-decade career.

Ben Howard
Thursday 28 June 2018
Doors: 7pm.
One of only four UK dates coinciding with the release of his brand new album A Boat To An Island On The Wall.

The Waterboys
Friday 29 Jun 2018
Show time: 8pm.
Showcasing Out Of All This Blue, the band’s 12th (and first double) album which is maybe the most brilliantly daring and accomplished reinvention of The Waterboys to date.

An Officer and a Gentleman The Musical
Monday 2 – Saturday 7  Jul 2018
Evenings: 7.30pm, Matinees Weds, Sat: 2.30pm.
World premiere of a brand new musical to sweep you off your feet! Based on the Oscar-winning film starring Richard Gere, its feel-good soundtrack includes Up Where We Belong, the hit song from the movie, along with many 80s classic anthems.

THE BAND: Take That’s New Musical
Tuesday 10 -Saturday 14 Jul 2018
Evenings (not Fri): 7.30pm, Matinees Weds, Sat: 2.30pm; Fri: 5pm & 8pm.
For five 16 year old girls in 1992, the band is everything. 25 years on, we are reunited with this group of friends as they try once more to fulfil their dream of meeting their heroes.

PAW Patrol Live!
Saturday 28 July 2018
Three perfs: 10am, 1.30pm & 4.30pm.
Mayor Goodway is getting everything shipshape for a big Pirate Day celebration in Adventure Bay. However, when Cap’n Turbot falls into a dark and mysterious cavern, it’s PAW Patrol to the rescue!

Forth on the Fringe
Friday 3 -Saturday 4 August 2018
Evenings: 8pm; Matinee Sat: 1pm.
Forth 1’s Breakfast show hosts, Boogie and Arlene host a collection of the ‘must see’ shows of this year’s Edinburgh fringe.

Frankie Boyle – Prometheus Volume III
Tuesday 7 – Friday 10 August 2018
Evenings: 8pm.
Frankie Boyle brings Volume Three of his eight-volume Prometheus sequence to a baffled Edinburgh Playhouse. Watch Frankie’s consciousness pilot an old man’s body around the stage, telling jokes about some very important things that you don’t care about.

Waverley Care Comedy Gala
Saturday 18 August 2018
Evening: 7.30pm.
Hosted by Joel Dommett & Tom Allen – 2018 marks the 11th year of partnership between Off The Kerb Productions and Waverley Care, Scotland’s biggest charity providing care and support to those living with HIV and Hepatitis C.

The League Of Gentlemen Live Again
Thursday 30 Aug 2018
Evening: 7.30pm.
The citizens of Royston Vasey are off on a road-trip and can’t wait to see all the wonderful local places in our increasingly local country…

Dave Gorman – With Great PowerPoint Comes Great ResponsibilityPoint
Sunday 9 Sept 2018
Evening: 8pm.

The man behind Dave TV’s Modern Life Is Goodish as well as Are You Dave Gorman? and Googlewhack Adventure, is back on the road with a brand new live show. With support from Nick Doody.

51 Shades of Maggie
Thursday 13 Sept 2018
Evening: 7.30pm.
The best-selling send-up of 50 Shades of Grey tells the story of loveable Maggie, who, like most women, has been let down by all the men in her life. At the Social Security Office Maggie meets the handsome and hunky Mr Big!

The Dreamboys
Friday 14 Sept 2018
Evening: 7.30pm.
The boy are back and hotter than ever with a brand new show and special guest celebrity performer – Jake Quickenden.

Monday 17 -Saturday 22 Sept 2018
Evenings: 7.30pm, Matinees Weds, Sat: 2.30pm.
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!

Islands In The Stream
Sunday 23 Sept.
Evening: 7.30pm.
Tribute show featuring the songs of the Queen and King of country music – Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers.

Kevin Bridges – The Brand New Tour
Wednesday 26 – Sunday 30 Sept 2018
Evenings: 8pm.
Scotland’s biggest comedy export is back with his hotly anticipated 2018 tour: Brand New.

Madagascar – A Musical Adventure
Tuesday 2 -Saturday 6 Oct 2018
Evenings: 7.30pm, Matinees Weds, Sat: 2.30pm.
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.

Soul Unlimited: Heatwave, Odyssey, Jaki Graham & Gwen Dickey
Sunday 7 Oct 2018
Evening: 7.30pm.
Return to the glory days of disco, funk and soul with real dance music legends.

Let It Be
Monday 8 -Saturday 13 Oct
Evenings: 7.30pm, Matinees Weds, Sat: 2.30pm.
Relive The Beatles’ meteoric rise from their humble beginnings to the heights of Beatlemania and an amazing reunion concert featuring later hits. Æ review of 2016 tour: ★★★★☆ Upstanding.

Some Guys Have All the Luck – The Rod Stewart Story
Sunday 21 Oct.
Evening: 7.30pm.
Paul Metcalfe stars in this theatrical production celebrating the career of one of rocks greatest icons, from street busker through to international superstar.

Saturday Night Fever
Tuesday 23 -Saturday 27 Oct
Evenings: 7.30pm, Matinees Weds, Thurs, Sat: 2.30pm.
Whilst paying homage to the 1977 John Travolta classic, this all new stage version promises more drama, more music and dancing in the aisles.

The Dolls – Dragged Up
Friday 2 Nov 2018
Evening: 7.30pm.
Gayle Telfer Stevens (River City) and Louise McCarthy (Scot Squad) are back in town! The tan has barely faded from their thick skin and they’re in trouble again and left lip-synching for their lives. Over 16s only.

Maximum RnB with The Manfreds
Monday 5 Nov 2018.
Evening: 7.30pm.
Sixties luminaries The Manfreds, PP Arnold and Zoot Money with an evening of Rhythm and Blues nostalgia.

Joe Lycett: I’m About To Lose Control And I Think Joe Lycett
Wednesday 7 Nov 2018
Evening: 8pm.
Brand new stand-up tour, where Joe Lycett will be sharing jokes, paintings and some of the pathetic internet trolling he’s been up to recently.

The Proclaimers
Friday 9/Saturday 10 Nov 2018
Doors: 7pm.
Thirty one years on and the boys are still going strong.

Noel Fitzpatrick is the Supervet
Sunday 11 Nov 2018
Evening: 7.30pm.
Noel says Welcome To My World with an immersive experience, which will transport him into a virtual theatre thanks to the very latest in creative technology, allowing him to illustrate some of his remarkable techniques.

An Evening with King Crimson
Tuesday 13 Nov 2018
Evening: 7.30pm.
With Pat Mastelotto, Gavin Harrison and Jeremy Stacey all on drums and Bill Rieflin returning on keyboards, guitarist Robert Fripp says that this “double quartet formation” is likely to make more noise than ever before.

Dita Von Teese
Thursday 15 Nov 2018
Evening: 8.30pm.
The biggest name in burlesque in the world since Gypsy Rose Lee, Ms von Teese is credited with bringing the art form back into the spotlight with a new sense of elegance and sophistication.

Dara O Briain – Voice of Reason
Friday 16 -Saturday 17 Nov 2018
Evenings: 8pm.
One of the most recognisable faces on British TV, the fast-talking and downright funny live performer has a brand new show.

Motown The Musical
Tuesday 20 Nov – Saturday 8 Dec 2018
Evenings (not Sun): 7.30pm, Matinees Thurs, Sat: 2.30pm.
Over 40 hits tell the story behind Motown, the personal relationships, the professional struggles, and – of course – the music that made history, defined the sound of a generation and got the whole world moving to the same beat.

Kinky Boots
Monday 10 Dec 2018 -Saturday 5  Jan 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm, Matinees Thurs, Sat: 2.30pm.
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.


American Idiot
Tue 5 – Sat 9 Feb 2019

Jersey Boys
Tue 19 Feb – Sat 2 Mar 2019

Rock of Ages
Tue 30 April – Sat 4 May 2019

Strictly Come Dancing The Professionals
Fri 10/Sat 11 May 2018
Direct from BBC One’s award-winning prime time TV show Strictly Come Dancing, this glamorous production will bring together some of the much-loved Strictly Professional dancers as they take to the stage to dazzle with their dance prowess.