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

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


The Singing Mermaid
Wed 6 to Sun 10 February 2019
Wed & Thurs: 10.30am & 1pm; Fri 10.30am & 2.30pm; Sat & Sun: 10.30am, 1pm & 3.30pm.
Royal & Derngate bring Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks’ enormously popular picture book to life with puppetry and performance. The singing mermaid is tempted away from all of her sea creature friends and her peaceful home at Silversands to join a travelling circus, but she was tricked by the wicked circus master Sam Sly. Will she ever escape? And who will help her? Book here.

The Electrifying Mr Johnston
Friday 15 February 2019
Evening: 7.30pm.
A new play about one of Scotland’s great unsung heroes, Tom Johnston, once described by Churchill as the ‘King of Scotland’, focusing on his struggles to bring “light to the glens.” Plus Bite Sized – script-in-hand new work. Book here.

Miss Julie
Wednesday 6 – Saturday 9 March 2019
Evenings 7.30pm; Matinees Thurs & Sat: 2.30pm.
It is the mid-1920s, Scotland, and the General Strike is in full swing. On a stifling Midsummer’s evening – while the protest explodes into dancing outside – Miss Julie, the Laird’s daughter, and John, the Laird’s manservant, reach out to each other. Set alight by the promise of revolution escalating outside, the pair grasp at the possibility of a different life until only one desperate choice remains. Zinnie Harris’ adaptation of August Strinberg.  Book here.

Get a Life!
Thursday 28 – Saturday 30 March 2019
Evenings 7.30pm
John Shedden and Finlay McLean (plus skeleton!) perform a series of weird and wonderful sketches, so wacky and off-the—wall, they boggle your mind! You’ll meet a variety of hilarious characters from the land of the living (and the dead). Book here.

Innovations Contemporary Dance Platform
Friday 5 April 2019
Evening: 7pm
Innovations Contemporary Dance Platform is making its way to the Studio with a packed evening of dance, presenting works by: Peter Twyman Dance, Unearthed Dance Theatre, Paul Michael Henry, Danns-Ed Company, Kate Jackson & Collaborators, Jennifer Scott Dance Company & Sandro Franchini. Book here.

Dance with Mark Morris Dance Group Family Workshop
Sat 6 April 2019
Morning: 11am
Our friends at Mark Morris Dance Group are in town to present Pepperland. You’re warmly invited to join members of the company as they present a family workshop from age 2 up. No experience necessary. Fun, practical and the perfect way to spend an hour together. Book here.

The Tailor of Inverness
Saturday 11 May 2019
Evenings 7.30pm
Matthew’ Zadjacs tells of the impact of war on ordinary people and families using his father’s own story as inspiration. A story of a boy who grew up on a farm in Galicia (Eastern Poland, now Western Ukraine) and became a tailor in Inverness, of how a life and an identity can be reconstructed. Book here.

Leitheatre present Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Wed 15 May to Sat 18 May 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm.
Tennessee Williams’ portrayal of a day in the life of the Pollitt family, wealthy plantation owners in 1950s’ American Deep South. A powerfully written work with strong and diverse characters, and themes of repression and dishonesty in relation to disputed wealth, dysfunctional family relationships and sexuality and mendacity. Book here.

Little Top
Tue 21 – Wed 22 May 2019
10.30am & 1pm
Starcatchers and SUPERFAN’s first circus experience for babies aged 0-18 months and their adults.
At a time in their development when young children are discovering their own physicality, and the pleasures and perils of gravity, Little Top invites babies to experience all the fun of the circus with a gently thrilling performance which includes spectacular balances, astonishing tumbles and inventive juggling. Book here.

Tidy Up
Thursday 23 May 2019
11am & 1.30pm
When it starts out ship-shape, there’s only one way for it to go… this dance-theatre show gets all messed up! As we wriggle our way through the muddle of life we often discover things anew. So why can’t tidiness be exciting for children or chaos joyful for adults? Who said there’s a ‘right way’ anyway? Book here.

Curious Shoes
Thursday 6/Friday 7 June 2019
Thurs: 10.30am, Fri: 2pm.
A joyful performance for people living with dementia and their loved ones to share. This funny, entertaining and beautifully simple story comes to life through live music, movement and very few words. Book here.

Sat 29 June 2019
Matinee 2.30pm & Evening 7.30pm
An exploration into the public and private personas of the legendary Scottish entertainer Sir Harry Lauder, this new production of the musical play is adapted by director Kally Lloyd-Jones and tenor and broadcaster Jamie MacDougall from the original script by Jimmy Logan. Book here.

Shall We Dance
Saturday 6 July 2019
Evening: 7pm.
After our last sell-out evening, join us for a contemporary, laid-back, fun and glittering evening of ballroom dancing. Learn the basics with instruction from professionals, then dance the night away with live music from Radio Pachuco and watch a fabulous showdance by World Champions and stars of Channel 5’s Baby Ballroom, Andrei Toader and Mia Linnik Holden. Book here.