Studio Theatre Listings

Upcoming shows at the Studio Theatre

The Studio
The Studio, 22 Potterrow, EH8 9BL. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000

The Studio. Pic Thom Dibdin

NB: The Studio  has now re-opened in line with Scottish Government advice. Patrons will be asked to check in to Scotland Test and Protect on arrival and everyone over the age of 5 will have to wear a mask while in the theatre. Full details here: welcomeback.

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

May 2022

Keepers of the Light
Fri 6/Sat 7 May 2022
Evenings: 8pm.
December, 1900. Three keepers disappear from their post on the Flannan Isles lighthouse, 20 miles west of the Outer Hebrides. What happened to the men has never been answered, and becomes the talking point for three technicians who find themselves stranded on the remote station. Book here.

Though This Be Madness
Sat 21/Sun 22 May 2022
Evenings: 7.30pm; Sat Mat: 10.30am.
How can we nurture our collective sanity? Desperate to Stay On the Ball, a recovering mum and love-struck, sleep-deprived teat attempts to… finish a sentence. Unable to reach her sister Ophelia, wrestling a psychosis, she stitches together a fractured fiction told through poetry and performance. Book here.

The Odd Couple
Wed 25 – Sat 28 May 2022
Wed – Fri: 7.30pm; Sat: 2.30pm.
Two friends, both in failing marriages, share a flat. One is disorganised and messy – the other wants to restore order in his own life and for his friend. Leitheatre present Neil Simon’s classic of a “marriage of friends” who hilariously negotiate their differences with rage, frustration, wilful acts, but ultimately with affection. Book here.

Innovations Dance Platform 2022
Fri 3 – Sat 4 June 2022
Evenings: 7.30pm; Sat: 2.30pm.
Four companies come together to showcase brand new dance work in the heart of Edinburgh. Our first 2022 edition features works from Penny Chivas (Glasgow), Ascension Dance (Coventry), Peter Twyman (Edinburgh) and international guests, Lost Movement Company (Italy). Book here.

Caught in This Moment of Time
Fri 24 June 2022
Two show: 2.30pm & 7.30pm.
Ron Coleman lives on the Isle of Lewis with Dementia. In this play he delves into family relationships, personal emotions and imagines the future of Artificial Intelligence. Gritty at times, Ron’s play is ultimately hopeful, and features poetry, dance, folk singing and Gaelic waulking song. Book here.

The Polar Bears: Go, Go, Go!
Sat 23 – Sun 24 July 2022
Two shows: 11am & 2pm.
The Polar Bears are back with another adventure and this time they are off on their holidays. What could go wrong? Join the very lovable but slightly hapless duo as they set off on their holiday adventures. Will they ever reach their destination? Or are they just going around in circles?. Book here.

August 2022

Windows of Displacement (EIF)
Fri 12 – Sat 13 Aug 2022
Evenings: 8pm.
Migration, home, borders and identity pose some of the biggest questions of our time. Addressing these issues and more, Akeim Toussaint Buck presents a recent history of humanity in this timely dance-theatre show, drawing from his own journey of migration from Jamaica to the UK to tell a story that is both deeply personal and universal. Book here.

Vocal (EIF)
Sat 13 Aug 2022
Evenings: 7.30pm; Sat: 2.30pm.
A performance of Persian classical and folk music hosted by Zozan Yasar and featuring Aref Ghorbani, interspersed with conversation around the censorship of music and cultural expression. Book here.

Amber (EIF)
Fri 3 – sat 4 June 2022
Evenings: 7.30pm; Sat: 2.30pm.
An interactive performance documenting a 23-mile walk from Dungavel Detention Centre to the Home Office in Glasgow. Amber responds to the different paths people seeking safety might take in their migratory journeys and the difficulty of judging their need for protection based on the way they arrive to UK shores. Followed by a discussion with the artists and human rights activists. Book here.

A Wee Journey (EIF)
Tue 16 – Sat 20 Aug 2022
Evenings: 7.30pm; Relaxed per Thurs: 2.30pm.
Combining choreography by Palestinian artist Farah Saleh, live music and composition by Turkish musician Oğuz Kaplangi and movement from an ensemble of performers, this collaborative piece centres on compassion and empathy to share the lived experiences of the artists and their relationship to migration. Book here.

We Are Monchichi (EIF)
Fri 19 – Sun 21 Aug 2022
Fri: 6pm; Sat/Sun 2pm.
This dance show for young audiences explores how we connect across cultures and languages. How do we come together when everything is pushing us apart? What language do we choose? How do we face the mountain of cultural stereotypes? Book here.

Detention Dialogues (EIF)
Sun 21 Aug 2022
Evening: 7.30pm.
A series of verbatim scripts featuring the voices and powerful stories of refugees from around the world. The testimonies tell of people’s experiences being held in immigration removal facilities across the UK, revealing uncomfortable truths which all too often go unheard. Book here.

as british as a watermelon (EIF)
Tue 23 – Fri 26 Aug 2022
Evenings: 8pm.
Zimbabwean writer and performer mandla rae has a selective memory and is scrambling to piece together a life mostly forgotten in the name of survival. Through the exploration of mandla’s fragmented LGBTQ asylum and childhood migration memories, as british as a watermelon asks powerful questions about belonging, trauma and forgiveness.. Book here.

Oh Europa (EIF)
Sat 27 Aug 2022
Hourly from 12 noon to 7pm.
Since 2018, artists Gemma Paintin and James Stenhouse traveled Europe in their campervan, asking strangers to sing a love song. Join them in an epic deep-listening experience as they play every single love song they have recorded to date: over a thousand voices singing in 49 languages. Book here.

October 2022

Downs With Love
Wed 19 Oct 2022
Evenings: 7.30pm.
Beth, a young woman who has Down’s Syndrome, lives a very independent life, has her routines and lives simply but happily. She is helped by a new support worker, Tracy and they soon strike up a friendship. On a Friday night, they go to the pub to watch Mark, a local singer. Beth falls for Mark but the problem is – Mark falls for Tracy – who loves both of them. . Book here.

December 2022

The Gift
Sat 17 Dec 2022 – Wed 4 Jan 2023
Two shows daily
Sat 17, Sun 18, Tue 20: 2pm & twilight show 6pm.
Wed 21 – Wed 4 (not Suns): 10.45am & 2pm; Mon 26: 1.15pm & 4.30pm.
A mountain of discarded wrapping. A lonely child with an active imagination. It’s often the cardboard boxes, not the gifts inside that are the most fun. Is the true gift the joy that can come from the imagination? Book here.