Festival Theatre

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
Cap Theatres confirms reopening dates

Cap Theatres confirms reopening dates

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.

June 10, 2021 | By | Reply More
Cher Show for Edinburgh

Cher Show for Edinburgh

The Cher Show for Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre

A new production of The Cher Show, a jukebox musical telling the story of Cher’s rise to fame through 35 of her hits, is touring to Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre in October 2022.

May 21, 2021 | By | Reply More
Theatres can reopen

Theatres can reopen

Limited reopening set for Monday May 17

Theatres will be allowed to reopen, albeit with strict social distancing requirements and limited audiences, from Monday May 17 2021 as most of Scotland moves into Level 2 of Covid lockdown.

May 11, 2021 | By | Reply More
Cap Theatres to re-open!

Cap Theatres to re-open!

Kings and Festival Theatres announce first dates for 16 months.

The King’s theatre has announced its first  live theatre production – to be witnessed live in person with actors performing live on stage – after being dark for 16 months since the onset of the pandemic in March 2020.

April 9, 2021 | By | Reply More
Osmonds for Edinburgh

Osmonds for Edinburgh

Osmonds musical to visit Festival Theatre

The Osmonds: A New Musical, is set to visit Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre in October 2021 as part of its world premiere tour, starting in London in August and running through to 2022.

November 10, 2020 | By | Reply More
Help Save the King’s

Help Save the King’s

Capital Theatres in desperate straits:

Edinburgh’s Festival, King’s and Studio theatres have put out an emergency appeal for money and vocal support, in the face of going dark permanently.

September 17, 2020 | By | Reply More
Capital Theatres dark to midsummer

Capital Theatres dark to midsummer

Festival, Kings & Studio closed to June 21:

Capital Theatres has announced that its Festival, King’s and Studio theatres will now be closed until Sunday 21 June 2020 due to the Covid-19 lockdown, while the Jazz Festival cancels completely.

April 16, 2020 | By | Reply More
Strictly Reschedules

Strictly Reschedules

Professionals show moves to Festival Theatre:

Ticket holders for Strictly Come Dancing – the Professionals at the Playhouse in June 2020 will have to book new seats for the rescheduled performances, now on sale for the Festival Theatre in June 2021.

April 6, 2020 | By | Reply More
Covid-19 Theatre status

Covid-19 Theatre status

The current status of Edinburgh’s theatres due to Covid-19:

As the Covid-19 situation changes hourly, this page contains the current open or closed status of each Edinburgh theatre.

March 17, 2020 | By | Reply More