Cap Theatres confirms reopening dates

Jun 10 2021 | By More

Capital Theatre confirms 29 June reopening date

Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre will reopen on Tuesday 29 June 2021, welcoming its first in person audience for 15 months for Blindness, a theatrical sound installation from the Donmar Warehouse with the voice of Juliet Stephenson.

Capital Theatres, which runs the Festival Theatre has also confirmed that The King’s will reopen on Tuesday July 13 with spy thriller with spy thriller A Splinter of Ice starring Oliver Ford Davies as Graham Greene and Stephen Boxer as Kim Philby.

The Festival Theatre. Photo: Thom Dibdin

Fiona Gibson, CEO of Capital Theatres said: “After closing our doors on 16 March and going dark for longer than any of us would ever have imagined, we’re delighted to be able to welcome our audiences back into our theatres.

“We’ve worked closely with Scottish Government and the wider theatre industry to ensure that audiences can feel safe, comfortable and secure as they return to the joy of live performance.

“Our summer programme, using socially distanced seating plans, will build the confidence of audience, staff and artists alike as we look forward to a full programme of events this autumn, bringing you all the thrilling variety and entertainment which Capital Theatres is famous for.”

As previously announced (Cap Theatres to reopen) , Blindness will run in an immersive setting on the Festival Theatre stage.

socially distanced seating

In a more conventional setting, but still using socially distanced seating plans in line with current Scottish government guidance, July will see the theatre staging children’s show Zog, comedy with Caitlin Moran: More Than A Woman LIVE!, silent cinema: A Night of Laurel & Hardy and dance programme Rosie Kay: Absolute Solo II.

As announced at the The Edinburgh International Festival launch (EIF indoors & out) it is bringing Scottish Opera to the Festival Theatre in August, with a fully staged production of Falstaff.

Over at the King’s theatre, the first programmed show following A Splinter of Ice will be in September with Jodie Prenger staring in “the most naturally socially distanced musical in the world”: Tell Me On A Sunday.

Full listings for both proscenium theatres as well at the Studio Theatre are available on our listings pages.

For Festival Theatre shows see here: Festival Theatre Listings.

For King’s Theatre shows see here: King’s Theatre Listings.

For Studio Theatre shows see here: Studio Theatre Listings.


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