Playhouse to reopen

Aug 26 2021 | By More

Venue sets September 5 opening date

The Edinburgh Playhouse is to reopen at full capacity on Sunday 5 September 2021 – after 536 days of being dark – with two performances of Shagged, Married, Annoyed with Chris & Rosie Ramsey.

The reopening follows the Scottish Government’s recent announcement removing all legal restrictions for social distancing in venues – although all patrons will still have to wear face coverings – and a capacity dispensation for the 3,059 seat venue from the Edinburgh City Council.

Rosie and Chris Ramsey will be opening the 3,059 seat Playhouse on September 5 2021

Following Shagged, Married Annoyed – for which there are a handful of seats left for both performances – the Playhouse will get back to musicals business on Tuesday 14 September with a gala performance of Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5 the Musical, which runs to Saturday 18 September.

Colin Marr, Theatre Director at the Edinburgh Playhouse said “I am absolutely thrilled to be able to reopen our theatre doors after more than 500 days of closure. It has been a very difficult time for everyone and to be given the go ahead to reopen this iconic venue, is an incredible feeling.

“I can’t wait to welcome back my full team, our wonderful audience members and the incredible gigs, comedians and musicals that we’ve all missed so much this last year and a half.”

proof of Covid status

The Ambassador Theatre Group which owns the Playhouse says that “once audiences have purchased tickets, they will be contacted just ahead of their visit to confirm the details of what they can expect, so that they can be confident that venues will be operating in accordance with the most up-to-date guidelines.”

This includes mandatory face coverings in Scotland, eTickets, the option of refreshments delivered to seats, contactless payments and hand sanitiser stations.

In addition statutory guidance, ATG is asking all over 18 audience members for proof of Covid status – which is either full vaccination or negative test within 48 hours. It has introduced additional safety measures at the Edinburgh Playhouse including staggered arrival times and designated entry points.

Outline Listings for 2021

Full listings for the Edinburgh Playhouse are on our dedicated page here: Playhouse Listings

September 2021

Shagged, Married, Annoyed Podcast
Sun 5 Sept 2021
Evening: 8pm.
Tickets and details. Book here.

9 to 5 The Musical
Tue 14 – Sat 18 September 2021
Evenings: 7.30pm; Weds, Sat mats: 2.30pm.
Tickets and details. Book here.

One Night of Queen
Sunday 19 Sept 2021
Evening: 7.30pm.
Tickets and details. Book here.

Nick Cave & Warren Ellis
Monday 20 Sept 2021 
Evening: 8pm.
Tickets and details: Book here .

Steve Hackett Genesis Revisited – Seconds Out & More
Saturday 25 September 2021
Evening: 7.45pm.
Tickets and details: Book here.

Mon 27 Sep – Sat 2 Oct 2021
Evenings: 7.30. Mats Weds, Sat: 2.30pm.
Tickets and details: Book here.

October 2021

Riverdance – The New 25th Anniversary Show
Tue 5/Wed 6 Oct 2021
Two shows daily: 2.30pm & 7.30pm.
Tickets and details: Book here.

Blood Brothers
Tue 12 – Sat 16 Oct 2021
Evenings: 7.30pm; matinees Weds/Thurs, Sat: 2.30pm.
Tickets and details: Book here.

October/November 2021

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
Thu 21 Oct – Sat 27 Nov 2021
Evenings: Tue – Sat at 7:30pm.
Matinees: Wed, Sat, Sun: 2:30pm
Extra mats: Fridays  22 Oct and 26 Nov. 2:30
Tickets and details: Book here.

Ant Middleton – Mind Over Muscle
Tuesday 30 November 2021
Evening: 7pm.
Tickets and details: Book here.

December 2021

Adam Kay – Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas
Wednesday 1 December 2021

Evening: 7.30pm.
Tickets and details: Book here.

Abba Party Night
Thursday 2 December 2021
Evening: 7.30pm.
Tickets and details: Book here.

Whitney – Queen of the Night
Saturday 4 December 2021
Evenings 7.30pm.
Tickets and details: Book here.

Heathers the Musical
Tue 7 – Sat 11 Dec 2021
Evenings: 7.30, mats Thurs – Sat: 2.30pm.
Tickets and details: Book here.

White Christmas
Tue 14 Dec 2021 – Sun 2 Jan 2022
Evening shows: 7.30pm; Matinees: 2.30pm; Suns & Xmas Eve: 1pm & 5pm.
Tickets and details: Book here.


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