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

As Scotland emerges from the Covid-19 pandemic, the Brunton has re-opened in line with Scottish government guidance. Physical distancing is not in place, but the wearing of a face covering is mandatory in all areas of the theatre – any customer without a face mask with them on arrival will be offered one.

All tickets are contactless and purchase is online or by phone only. There will be no counter ticket sales at the venue which is taking part in the public health authorities’ Covid-19 Contact Tracing scheme. Anyone whose details are not in the ticketing system will be asked to use Check In Scotland. Full details can be downloaded here: Returning to The Brunton FAQs.

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.

Click on the name of the show or the Book Here link to go to the ticketing site.January 2022

Legends Of Swing with Down For The Count Swing Orchestra
Sat 29 Jan 2022
Evening: 7.30pm. (Venue 1)
‘Down for the Count are a mini big band who bring the sounds of the Swing Era back to life, with an electrifying show full of incredible energy and musicianship. Described as “a breath of fresh air on the swing scene” they regularly found at jazz clubs in the UK and abroad. Book here.

February  2022

Wed 9 – Sat 12 Feb 2022
Evenings: 7.30pm; Sat mat: 2.30pm.
Musselburgh Amateur Musical Association with the much delayed East Lothian premiere of Chess. Featuring the music of Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus (of ABBA fame) and lyrics from Tim Rice, the story is based around two chess Grandmasters and their fight over world titles and the love of a woman. Book here.

Girls Night Oot
Fri 11 Feb 2022
Evening: 7.30pm (Venue 1)
It is Saturday night and Lauren’s hen do has finally arrived! Lauren, Kelly-Marie and Ali arrive at Donna’s house to kick off the night, which will be one to remember. The girls sing and dance and share stories of weight gain, funny memories and play a dangerous game of never have I ever that ends in hilarious outcomes. The drinks are flowing, the banter is top notch. What better way to carry the night than a visit to the local club. Book here.

You Win Again
Sat 12 Feb 2022
Evening: 7.30pm (Venue 1).
Prepare to experience the distinct sound of the Bee Gees – one of the greatest bands to have ever graced the stage – in this unforgettable concert spectacular. Immerse yourself in the brothers’ music through the sixties, seventies and eighties – including hits they wrote for artists such as Celine Dion, Diana Ross and Dolly Parton. Book here.

Jersey Beats: Oh What A Night
Thurs 24 Feb 2022
Evening: 7.30pm (Venue 1).
Matt Andrews leads the vocal quartet as tribute to Frankie Valli – telling the story of the band. Comedy host Leye D Johns can’t be kept away from the stage for too long either, bringing a light hearted flavour to proceeding. The Viva showgirls complete the cast line-up bringing the moves of the 60s and 70s to the stage, bringing the era back to life! Book here.

March 2022

Big Girls Don’t Cry
Fri 4 March 2022
Evening: 7.30pm (Venue 1).
Celebrate the iconic sounds of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. This non-stop hit machine, authentically recreated by our phenomenal cast and live band will transport you back in time to 1963 and beyond for a magical evening enjoying all your favourites. Book here.

An Evening with Snooker Greats
Wed 9 March 2022
Evening: 7.30pm.
Seven times World Snooker Champion, Stephen Hendry takes on his arch rival Jimmy “The Whirlwind” White, with host and referee John Virgo. Come and join the UK’s favourite snooker stars as they recreate the matches that saw them rise to the top of their profession. Book here.

May 2022

Rock n Roll Paradise
Sat 21 May 2022
Evening: 7.30pm (Venue 1)
Backed by the dynamic Paradise Band, we pay tribute to the greats of that era, Elvis, Buddy Holly, Eddie Cochran, Jerry Lee, Connie Francis, Brenda Lee, Big Bopper, Ricky Nelson, and some very special guests who will join us as we tour the UK. 2 hours of rock and roll magic, brought to you by the very best tribute artistes, that’s Rock n Roll Paradise. Book here.

December 2022

Buddy Holly & The Cricketers – Holly at Christmas 2022
Thurs 9 Dec 2021
Evening: 7.30pm (Venue 1)
Buddy Holly and the Cricketers once again herald in the Yuletide festivities with Holly at Christmas, the show that is now as traditional as mulled wine and mince pies! Holly’s hits, other contemporary classics and some Christmas crackers are all wrapped up in a fast, furious and funny feast of entertainment to make the perfect gift for all the family. Book here.