Church Hill Theatre Listings

Upcoming shows at Edinburgh’s dedicated amateur venue

Church Hill Theatre
The Church Hill Theatre, 33 Morningside Road, EH10 4DR.
Tickets are usually sold by the company hiring the venue.

The Church HIll Theatre. Pic: Thom Dibdin

This council-owned venue is run as a sister to the Assembly Rooms and has an audience capacity of up to 353 in its main auditorium as well as a small studio space.

The former Morningside High Church, built in 1892, was bought by the then Edinburgh Corporation in 1963 and opened for the use of Edinburgh’s amateur companies in 1965.

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

September 2023

Seussical (LYAMC)
Wed 6  – Sat 9 Sept 2023
Evenings: 7.30pm, Sat mat: 2.30pm.
The Lothian Youth Arts & Musicals Company with the musical based on Dr Seuss’s many children’s books. The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust that contains the Whos, including Jojo, a Who child sent off to military school for thinking too many “thinks.” Book here.

Up where we belong (Showcase)
Tue 26 – Sat 30 Sept 2023.
Evenings: 7.30pm, Sat mat 2.30pm
The annual celebration of all things musical in support of MacMillan Cancer Support from the company with one aim: “to raise funds for charity by staging an annual show offering the highest standard of entertainment and professionalism”. Expect a well-programmed evening of the highest quality. Book here.

October/November 2023

The MacDougalls – Space Adventure
Sun 1 October 2023.
One show: 1pm
Join stars of stage and screen, Auntie Aggie and Max, as they fly past the planets on an intergalactic musical expedition! From a sunny stop on Mercury, to a meeting with a Martian, there’s so much to do and see on this trip of a lifetime in the homemade rocket ship!. Book here.

Still Waiting in the Wings
Fri 13/Sat 14 October 2023.
Fri: 7.30pm; Sat: 2.30pm
Waiting in the Wings returns almost ten years on, to raise even more money for Brain Tumour Research. Members of Blackout Productions, Forth Children’s Theatre and friends from across Edinburgh and the Lothians, reunite to support the Hogg family who lost their daughter Jenny at 33 years of age. Book here.

Grease The Musical (Allegro)
Tue 31 Oct – Sat 4 Nov 2023.
Evenings: 7.30pm; Sat mat: 2.30pm.
Allegro head to Rydale High for the automatic, systomatic, hyyyyyydromatic story of Danny, Sandy, the T-Birds and those Pink Ladies in the musical which has a bit more grit than many. Book here.

November/December 2023

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (Leitheatre)
Wed 29 Nov – Sat 2 Dec 2023.
Wed – Fri: 7.30pm; Sat mat: 2.30pm.
Leitheatre with Jay Presson Allen’s classic 1966 adaptation of Muriel Spark’s iconic Edinburgh novel. In 1930s Edinburgh, Miss Jean Brodie is in her prime as she teaches her special girls – the ‘Brodie set’ at the Marcia Blane school in Morningside. Book here.

Alice in Pantoland (Balerno Theatre Company)
Wed 6 – Sat 9 Dec 2023.
Evenings: 7.30pm; Fr/Sat mats: 2.30pm.
Balerno Theatre Company and their cast of 35 (not to forget a pair of ten-strong child ensembles) slip off down the rabbit hole with Alice, who has begun to believe that very few things are, indeed, impossible. Book here.

Cinderella (EPT)
Fri 15 – Sat 23 Dec 2023.
Evenings: 15, 19, 20, 21, 22: 7.00pm.
Matinees: 16, 17, 23: 2.30pm.
EPT with Paul Reakes’ take on the ever-popular pantomime. Prince Charming is off gallevanting round the world and leaves Pantomania to be governed by the selfish Duke of Verruca. When the prince returns the duke refuses to relinquish power. Luckily, faithfull Buttons, his friend Kathy and of course the Fairy Godmother are around to work wonders. Book here.


Sunshine on Leith (Bohemians)
Tue 5 – Sat 8 March 2024.
Evenings: 7.30pm, Sat mat: 2.30pm.
The Boehemians Lyric Opera Company take on the jubilant, heartfelt musical about the power of home, the hearth, family and love featuring the songs of The Proclaimers. Book here.

The Addams Family: A New Musical (EMT)
Tue 9 – Sat 13 April 2024.
Evenings: 7.30pm.
Edinburgh Music Theatre take on the musical with a book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, and music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, which sees Wednesday Addams fall for a normie kid and Gomez have to keep a secret. Book here soon.