Festival Theatre

Indoor Covid restrictions extended

Indoor Covid restrictions extended

Shows cancel as Covid measures continue to Jan 24

Indoor events will not resume at normal capacity until Monday 24 January 2022 at the earliest, as the Scottish Government extends indoor Covid mitigation measures for an extra week.

January 11, 2022 | By | Reply More
Bring It On cancels

Bring It On cancels

Selladoor pulls UK tour of Bring It On

Bring It On: The Musical, has  been cancelled at the Festival Theatre after producers Selladoor Worldwide pulled the show’s UK tour, blaming the impact of rising Covid-19 cases and self-isolation requirements.

January 10, 2022 | By | Reply More
Post-Christmas shows cancelled

Post-Christmas shows cancelled

Panto and ballet to close on Christmas Eve

The King’s panto Sleeping Beauty and Scottish Ballet’s The Nutcracker at the Festival Theatre will close on Christmas Eve, cancelling all remaining performances, as Nicola Sturgeon limits theatre audiences to 200 and re-imposes one metre social distancing.

December 21, 2021 | By | Reply More
Listings: Mon 13 to Sun 19 December 2021

Listings: Mon 13 to Sun 19 December 2021

What’s on Edinburgh’s Stages this week…

With most Christmas productions up and running, the Playhouse and the Studio Theatre complete this years offer with new openings from the extreme ends of the Festive selection, at least in terms of size.

December 14, 2021 | By | Reply More
Listings: Mon 6 to Sun 12 December 2021

Listings: Mon 6 to Sun 12 December 2021

What’s on Edinburgh’s Stages this week…

The build up to Christmas sees nearly all the seasonal shows and pantomimes up and running, but there is still room for a bit of an alternative thanks to Saltire Sky who are staging bringing back their hit 1902 down in Leith.

December 6, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

★★★★☆  Seasonal feast

Scottish Ballet’s much-loved version of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker is back at the Festival Theatre over Christmas. This time round, it seems reinvigorated and remarkably fresh.

December 3, 2021 | By | 1 Reply More
South Pacific’s Edinburgh Dates

South Pacific’s Edinburgh Dates

Classic musical sets Festival Theatre dates

The Chichester Festival Theatre revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific will play Edinburgh’s  Festival Theatre and the Glasgow Theatre Royal in October 2022.

November 14, 2021 | By | Reply More
Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing

★★★★☆ Raunchy

Every night is Friday night this week at the Festival Theatre where Dirty Dancing (the classic story on stage) provides enough tight buns, iconic moments and hot dance moves to keep them whooping and cheering to the very rafters.

November 9, 2021 | By | Reply More
King’s Singers

King’s Singers

Southern Light opens public fundraising for the King’s

Southern Light Opera will be opening its 125th season this week with four performances at the Festival Theatre of a greatest hits package, in support of the King’s Theatre redevelopment funding campaign.

September 6, 2021 | By | Reply More
It’s James IV!

It’s James IV!

Rona Munro revisits and extends James Plays

Rona Munro is to return to the Kings James for her next play, James IV – Queen of the Fight, which will premiere at Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre in the autumn of 2022 before touring Scotland.

June 25, 2021 | By | Reply More