Studio Theatre Listings

Upcoming shows at the Studio Theatre

The Studio
The Studio, 22 Potterrow, EH8 9BL. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000

The Studio. Pic Thom Dibdin

Capital Theatres’ Studio is linked to the back of the Festival Theatre but accessed from Pottorrow. A flexible rehearsal and performance space for early years and small-scale theatre and dance, it has a retractable bank of up to 160 seats. The venue is accessible via stairs and a lift.

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


James V: Katherine
Fri 5 – Sat 20 April 2024
Previews Fri 5/Sat 6, Tue 9: 7.30pm.
Tue – Sat 7.30pm; Mats Thurs, Sat : 2.30pm.
See Æ news story: Next James play announced
The latest instalment in the James Plays series from writer Rona Munro. One woman’s love story, during the time that changed Scotland forever.” Any human soul has only two real choices. How we live and how we die…”  Book here.

When Mountains Meet
Thur 25/Fri 26 Apr 2024
Evening: 7.30pm.
A captivating, cross-cultural tale telling the true story of musician Anne Wood, as she meets her father, family and heritage for the first time. An international cast of storytellers and musicians set forth on an unforgettable voyage from the Scottish Highlands to the Himalayas. Book here.

The Collie’s Shed (Shelley Middler)
Fri 10 May 2024
Evening: 7.30pm.
Æ review from EdFringe 2022: ★★★☆☆ Moving Drama
Based in a local Men’s Shed in East Lothian, The Collie’s Shed follows four retired miners as they discover how a review into the policing of the mining strikes in the 80s by the Scottish Government suddenly affects them, their friendships and their relationships. Book here.

August 2024

Please right back (EIF)
Fri 2 – Sun 11 Aug 2024
Eve (not Tue): 7pm; Mats Mon, Wed, Sat 11: 2pm.
Award-winning company 1927 combines fantastical animations with bold storytelling to tell the wild adventures of the mysterious Mr E. Combining handcrafted animation and bold storytelling, Please right back sweeps audiences into a magical, mischievous world, inspired by the writer-director’s own childhood. Book here.

Nigamon / Tunai (EIF)
Thu 15 – Sun 18 Aug 2024
Evening: 7.30pm; Sun mat: 2.30pm.
Émilie Monnet, from Canada, and Waira Nina, from the Colombian Amazon, are interdisciplinary artists who seek to forge links between Indigenous people of the northern and southern hemispheres. They invite you into a mesmerising performance inspired by solidarity for the protection of water and resistance against extraction of resources. Book here.

After The Silence (EIF)
Wed 21 – Sat 24 Aug 2024
Evening: 8pm.
Director Christiane Jatahy fuses the qualities of cinema and theatre to explore structural racism and the legacy of slavery in her native Brazil. Her powerful play is loosely based on Itamar Vieira Junior’s best-selling novel Torto Arado and the 1984 film from Eduardo Coutinho Cabramarcado para morrer. Both of which focus on violence and repression in Brazil. Book here.