Brunton Listings

Upcoming shows at the Brunton Theatre

Brunton Theatre
The Brunton, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, East Lothian EH21 6AA.
Phone booking (Mon – Sat, 10am – 4pm): 0131 653 5245

The Brunton Theatre. Photo: Thom Dibdin

The Brunton has two main auditoria. The 296 seat Brunton Theatre stages mostly live productions. Venue 1 has 496 retractable seats and holds screenings and live performances such as bands, talks and stand-up comedians. Here we list all live events at the Brunton.

NB. The Brunton has been dark since March following the discovery of Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC) in the roof and parts of the walls of the two venues. The Brunton Theatre Trust is using alternative local venues for all  its existing programme. (See: Brunton bouncing back)

We currently list those Brunton theatre shows at the Loretto School Theatre, Millhill, Musselburgh. The gate is opposite the Racecourse turnstile, look out for the Brunton flag. NB: The Brunton recommend you do not use Sat Nav, to find your way.

Click on the name of the show or the Book Here link to go to the ticketing site.

October 2023

Battery Park (Sleeping Warrior Theatre)
Fri 6 Oct 2023.
Evening: 7.30pm. (Loretto School Theatre).
Written and Directed by Andy McGregor

It’s 1992 and Tommy McIntosh is the next big thing in Britpop Britain. His band Battery Park, a raucous female-fronted 4-piece from Greenock are recording their debut album and preparing to tour the country supporting Oasis. But then, out of the blue, they disappear from the scene and are never heard of again. A play with live music from the writer/director of Spuds and Crocodile Rock. Book here.

Faith Healer (London Classic Theatre)
Fri 20/Sat 21 Oct 2023.
Evenings: 7.30pm (Loretto School Theatre).
Through the 1950s and 1960s, Hardy, his wife Grace and manager Teddy move from village to village, bringing an unpredictable mix of theatricality and the spiritual. Over four enthralling monologues, Brian Friel interweaves the stories of these three intriguing characters in an extraordinary journey of shifting perspectives and uncertain memories.  Book here.

Artie’s Singing Kettle: Halloween Singalong
Sat 21 Oct 2023.
Morning show: 11am (Loretto School Theatre).
Dress up for this Halloween Special from Artie who is guaranteed to get the family audience singing along. Singing Kettle favourites will include Little Bunny Fou Fou, Ghost Hunt and Shove Yer Granny Off the BusBook here.

Opera Highlights (Scottish Opera)
Sat 28 Oct  2023.
Evening: 7.30pm (Loretto School Theatre).
Four singers and a pianist are flung into the oh-so-familiar setting of a wedding reception, to explore the highs and lows of love in opera. This year’s programme is curated by Derek Clark and includes music from the likes of Mozart, Verdi, Donizetti, and Tchaikovsky, as well as a world premiere by Toby Hession. Book here.

December 2023

Cinderella (Hopscotch Theatre)
Wed 20 – Sat 30 Dec 2023. (Loretto School Theatre).
Wed 20-Fri 22: 7pm; Sat 23: 2pm & 7pm; Sun 24: 1pm & 5pm.
Wed 27-Fri 29: 11am (not Thurs), 3pm, 7pm; Sat 30: 1pm & 5pm.
Cinderella receives an invitation to Prince McCharming’s royal birthday party, but with her step-siblings Hackit and Glackit, the so-called fungal sensations vying for the royal Tik Tok star’s hand in marriage, they stop at nothing to keep Cinderella locked away. Book here.